Originally Posted by iacas
I disagree, and the thread linked in a post after yours explains a good bit of why.
it certainly gets into the discussion, that's for sure.
(first 8 or 9 pages is this topic, the last couple have a lot of pictures and ideas for home nets)
for me, indoor net and good mat definitely helped me work on good contact. A little climbing chalk on the mat and I can see club path. A little knowledge of physics and you can infer the ball flight. In addition, if you have lessons and are instructed to do a few drills, hitting into a net is great.
The whole discussion is about using it as a tool the best you can - taking an all or nothing approach to the topic is short sighted and a bit silly. It's like saying driving range time or trackman time is pointless because you aren't actually playing down a fairway. Hell, recreational rounds are a waste of time because it's not a competition mentally. Heck, why aren't there just 4 comps a year - the Majors - and the rest of the time everyone just sits in a chair visualizing golf - of course, visualizing is a waste of time.
think of the money courses could save not having to upkeep ranges and practice greens......for the children
I guess - for the price of a good $80 mat. and a couple old blankets and a couple clamps from Home Depot - it's pretty cheap for someone to just try it out for themselves and not bother worrying about the positions 'for' or 'against'.