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post #73 of 273

 

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Originally Posted by darkhunter139 View Post

Inspired by this thread I bought a net....now I need a mat.  Any recommendations?

 

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post #74 of 273

im not gonna read every ones cous i have a simple solution or opinion to this . as a begginer or if u just want learn a sertain aspect of your play or swing using a net is a good advantage. it alsows u to get away from worrying about were the ball goes( the fairway or ruff or how far) and just concentrate on what ur working on.

post #75 of 273
I worked a lot on my swing one winter by only hitting on a net. When I ended the previous season, I was slicing the ball. When I went out to hit balls on the range the next season, my ball went left instead. Some small adjustments on the clubface and I had a draw pattern.

I would say it's crucial to use a video camera or at least have someone watch you while hitting on a net. I do it almost exclusively to ingrain a change in my swing. The good thing is that I can stand and hit balls four hours, hundreds and thousands of balls. After some time, some changes are bound to stick.

You will of course have to worry about where the ball goes at some point, but if you know what you are working on and use the video camera to make sure you do the right thing, you can get a lot done that way. If you don't have full control of what you are doing or what you are looking for, you can just as easily incorporate a wrong change.

During the season, you can work like this a bit safer. I hit balls for 5 months without seing the ball flight. In the season you can just have a range session or play some golf to see if the ball flight is acceptable and your changes are going the right way.
I feel comfortable enough with my knowledge and changes to make changes without seeing the ball flight. I must say that I used Evolvr that winter, which of course made a big difference. Video feedback from instructors is of course an advantage.

My tendency when working on something on the range or course is that I start thinking about other stuff when I see the current swing thought is starting to stick. Of course, a few holes later, my initial thought has started to revert. By hitting on a net, you don't get the feedback of the ball, so it's easier to stay focused on that one thing for a longer period of time.

A swing change is done by reptitions, correct repetitions. There is no better way to hit lots of balls in a short period of time than at a net.
post #76 of 273

I don't know if I necessarily agree with this.  I think it serves its purpose but the only way to really improve is to do it in a "live" environment.  While hitting into a net maybe able to help with working on certain techniques the reality is that most of us at one time or another do hit that perfect shot.  It is about trying to replicate that shot over and over again.  But almost more importantly it is imperative to be able to hit it consistently and while actually on the course...otherwise in my view it doesn't help all that much.  Why is so much of practice in other sports actually a real game?  Thoughts?

post #77 of 273

lol odly enough i tyred to think of a great name for my son i thought about zeph then thought that was a little super hero ish but i named his seph any ways i agree with every thing zeph said u dont have to worry about sertain things ur mind isnt directed else were and u can work on ur swing footing etc

post #78 of 273

iv for all my life swung the golf club over my neck and bent my arm and have been frustrated with not being able to aim the ball and cutting it BADLY so im learning to swing all over again thanks to my neck im able to fucus just on my backswing and down swing if i was at a driving range i would be to fucus on what the ball was doing and were it was going and defenetly how far.

post #79 of 273
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iv for all my life swung the golf club over my neck and bent my arm and have been frustrated with not being able to aim the ball and cutting it BADLY so im learning to swing all over again thanks to my neck im able to fucus just on my backswing and down swing if i was at a driving range i would be to fucus on what the ball was doing and were it was going and defenetly how far.

thanks to my net (sorry for miss spelling)

post #80 of 273

I ordered a net and it arrived a couple of days ago.  Yesterday I  set it up in the back yard and started using it.  What I found is I seem to swing better using it.  Giving that some thought, and reading previous posts, I conclude that it is all in my head.  What I mean is, since I know I cannot see how far the ball will go, I concentrate just on my swing, and I think that is going to be a good thing.

post #81 of 273

I got a net last weekend and used it every chance I could during the week.

When I went out to the range yesterday my shots were so much better.

I had much fewer miss hits than usual and a ton of really solid shots.

As someone who hasn't been playing that much I think all the extra repetitions are drastically improving my ball striking.

Now I just need to find a decent mat, the cheap one that I got is already starting to come apart, it'll probably last a month at best

post #82 of 273
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Originally Posted by sebsmash View Post

I got a net last weekend and used it every chance I could during the week.

When I went out to the range yesterday my shots were so much better.

I had much fewer miss hits than usual and a ton of really solid shots.

As someone who hasn't been playing that much I think all the extra repetitions are drastically improving my ball striking.

Now I just need to find a decent mat, the cheap one that I got is already starting to come apart, it'll probably last a month at best


I hear ya sebsmash... I've had pretty much the same experience.  My net arrived last Monday and since then I've been using it in the back yard.  Today I went to the practice range and noticed an improvement.

post #83 of 273

I have had a hard time convincing myself to buy a mat. I have a net in the backyard, but not no grass at the moment. I have always felt that mats mess up your swing being that a fat shot on grass can look like a perfect shot on mat. Do any of you guys have any trouble transitioning from mat to grass prior to a round or is it just me? I play better when the course has a grass range.

post #84 of 273

I bought a net around 2 years ago and it has helped my swing a lot in the fall and early spring. When the courses around me aren't open yet, I pull out the net and start swinging. It's also great to use right before a round. A guy once told me that it is very important to hit a couple balls before each round. It gets the muscles loose and kind of reminds your muscles of what your going to be doing for the next couple of hours heh. The net has saved my swing through the winter and I plan of using it for a long time.

post #85 of 273
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Originally Posted by Timothyjack View Post

I have had a hard time convincing myself to buy a mat. I have a net in the backyard, but not no grass at the moment. I have always felt that mats mess up your swing being that a fat shot on grass can look like a perfect shot on mat. Do any of you guys have any trouble transitioning from mat to grass prior to a round or is it just me? I play better when the course has a grass range.

 

Spring crimped nylon mats are your friend.  They are as close to the real thing as you can get.  My one review is on this kind of mat.

post #86 of 273

You've convinced me.  I'm going to invest in a net for home use.

post #87 of 273

Wow, i can't believe that so many people are buying into this idea. The only time a net is an advantage is if they are total beginners and can not get consistent contact with the ball. As soon as they can consistently get the same contact or feel YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE BALL IS GOING...If you don't know where the ball is going how do you know what you are doing is correct?

 

Sure you saw somebody post earlier that it is a key note that they have to understand the swing...well if they understand the swing enough to analyze what is happening without seeing the end result, they they are smart enough to put aside the need distance that you claim is the  root or evil in fixing a swing on a regular driving range.

 

If the majority of people were able to analyze their own swing then there would not be simulators and golf instructors charging $100's per hour to help them.

 

I wonder, How far away from the hitting location is the net? 5, 10, 20 yards maybe? Next time you go and play and you hit a bad shot, could you tell in the 1st 20 yards that it was bad? Every time? (this of course only applies to shots that actually got air-born...)

 

 

QUESTION 1: Has anybody ever hit the ball and thought "ohh that felt great", then look up and see it isn't where you thought it would be? Well get used to it if you buy a net...

QUESTION 2:  What other sport do you try and learn by practicing and practicing and gaining muscle memory that is hard to break  prior to seeing what the results of your practice is?

post #88 of 273
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Originally Posted by dlance View Post

Wow, i can't believe that so many people are buying into this idea. The only time a net is an advantage is if they are total beginners and can not get consistent contact with the ball. As soon as they can consistently get the same contact or feel YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE BALL IS GOING...If you don't know where the ball is going how do you know what you are doing is correct?

 

Sure you saw somebody post earlier that it is a key note that they have to understand the swing...well if they understand the swing enough to analyze what is happening without seeing the end result, they they are smart enough to put aside the need distance that you claim is the  root or evil in fixing a swing on a regular driving range.

 

If the majority of people were able to analyze their own swing then there would not be simulators and golf instructors charging $100's per hour to help them.

 

I wonder, How far away from the hitting location is the net? 5, 10, 20 yards maybe? Next time you go and play and you hit a bad shot, could you tell in the 1st 20 yards that it was bad? Every time? (this of course only applies to shots that actually got air-born...)

 

 

QUESTION 1: Has anybody ever hit the ball and thought "ohh that felt great", then look up and see it isn't where you thought it would be? Well get used to it if you buy a net...

QUESTION 2:  What other sport do you try and learn by practicing and practicing and gaining muscle memory that is hard to break  prior to seeing what the results of your practice is?

 

People underestimate how hard it is to make a swing change.  Of course people need to hit balls outside, but I myself have seen my clients make bigger swing changes faster hitting into a net.  Typically it is easier for them to focus on their swing.  As that gets more comfortable they can implement the new pieces easier outside. As far as

 

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YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE BALL IS GOING...If you don't know where the ball is going how do you know what you are doing is correct?

people can hit straight shots and do plenty of things wrong.  The idea would be to get some direction from a good Instructor, use a net to help practice the new information, and of course also hit balls outside. 

post #89 of 273
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Originally Posted by dlance View Post

Wow, i can't believe that so many people are buying into this idea. The only time a net is an advantage is if they are total beginners and can not get consistent contact with the ball. As soon as they can consistently get the same contact or feel YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE BALL IS GOING...If you don't know where the ball is going how do you know what you are doing is correct?

I completely disagree: http://thesandtrap.com/t/53895/hitting-into-a-net/0_100#post_655061 .
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Originally Posted by sk golf View Post

 

People underestimate how hard it is to make a swing change.  Of course people need to hit balls outside, but I myself have seen my clients make bigger swing changes faster hitting into a net.  Typically it is easier for them to focus on their swing.  As that gets more comfortable they can implement the new pieces easier outside. As far as

 

people can hit straight shots and do plenty of things wrong.  The idea would be to get some direction from a good Instructor, use a net to help practice the new information, and of course also hit balls outside. 

 

 

How many of these people hitting into a net at home have an instructor with them?

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