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Howdy all,

 

I was looking at buying or building a golf net in my backyard and came across this which seems like a decent deal and was curious if anyone knew much about it since googling about it has not come up with any answers.

 

 

http://www.edwinwattsgolf.com/JandM-ONCOURSE-OVERSIZE-DRIVING-NET/10028644/Product

 

Appreciate any info on it.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 6

I was just looking at nets also and see a lot on ebay

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I had a net like this in the past and there were a few issues with it...

 

1.) The material of the actual net - was not very durable - golf balls would actually cause it to snag/rip and holes would form in the net over time.

2.) The netting material was too light - so you had to have a lot of room behind the net as it would allow any ball hit with power/speed to travel until the slack of the net had reached full tension.  This was a problem for me as golf balls hit into the net would actually hit into the drywall behind the net... Until I realized the net needed to be moved into the middle of the garage - far from the wall.

3.) This created a new issue - needing sand bags or weights to anchor the net down so that it wouldn't move when balls were hit into it.

 

I ended up buying several large tarps and hanging them vertically behind the net to add a buffer since the net started to form holes.

 

If/when I get a new net... I'll be spending more money as you get what you pay for.  And unfortunately these $100 nets aren't very durable.

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Thanks Beachcomber.

 

Yah I figured at that price the quality couldn't be the greatest, but thought I could even get a net like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nylon-Golf-High-Impact-Black/dp/B00768EVMM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=375JU1I1UUAH9&coliid=IFBX3J45O2DRJ
 

and hang it inside of this cage if the netting was poor to help reinforce it a bit.

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I just bought the Callaway tri-ball 9x10 net and have nothing but good to say about it. The target is soft so it doesn't make a loud bang when you hit it. Another nice thing is collecting the balls is really easy. Walk around the back, tip it up and all the balls roll to the front. It's like all the other big nets in that it will blow over in the wind. I just use a bungee on the back leg and it works well. To move it I remove the back leg, leave the front leg assembled and just lean the whole net against the house. Takes only a minute to re-assemble it. Found it on sale for 120.

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Originally Posted by Cantari View Post

Thanks Beachcomber.

 

Yah I figured at that price the quality couldn't be the greatest, but thought I could even get a net like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nylon-Golf-High-Impact-Black/dp/B00768EVMM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=375JU1I1UUAH9&coliid=IFBX3J45O2DRJ
 

and hang it inside of this cage if the netting was poor to help reinforce it a bit.

No worries.  The Nylon netting that you linked looks like the type of netting I've seen at courses that have hitting areas - and it is much better than the netting found on the golf net originally linked above.  The Nylon material is thicker/courser/denser and can hold up to multiple high speed hits.

 

Personally, I've been thinking about buying a new golf net for awhile... The two that I've been targeting are:

 

1.) The Net Return Pro

http://www.thenetreturn.com/

http://www.myperfectgolfswing.net/videos/the-net-return-pro-series-golf-net/

- There are a few TST users of this site that use this Net and have given it high praise.

 

2.) Swing Box

http://iswingbox.com/store/

- The Swing Box looks like the best option for me given I have limited space to put the net in.  But I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

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