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I practise every day in my backyard, using a variety of clubs hitting balls into my net, focusing on contact and developing a natural relaxed swing (espeically since getting rid of my right sided swing, best thing I ever did over last couple of weeks!! Was a waste of time and sore back was all I ever got to show for it)..

Anyway was hitting my driver, and I got really locked into a great rythm, and began really pounding some into the net.. After I guess about 20 shots, one went right through the net, straight into my fence, destroyed the fence with a nice decent size hole and smashed into the neighbours shed on the other side.. It really was a great hit :) Anyway, very fortunate that it didn't do further damage..

It got me thinking about any other golfers who have had backyard accidents, love to read your stories!



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I'm too chicken to do anything beyond hitting soft pitches into an old tire. I just know if I take a full swing I'll end up replacing someones siding, window or pet!

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Was practicing full lob shots - I always hit with the house on my left side, so errant shanks, toes go to the open part of the yard, not at the house.      One day I was gathering up balls & had the idea I would hit a full lob shot back to where I usually hit from (house is now on my right).  Well, took practically a full swing - SHANK CITY - blasted a line drive dead right - BOOM !!    My wife comes running out of the house & sees my prominent ball mark in the aluminum siding about a foot away from the sliding glass porch door !     Phew, got very lucky on that one ...


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I have really never learned not to do stupid things but when I was 14, I used to jones to hit a golf ball so bad that I would go to the back yard with my driver and smack a nice slice in between all the houses.... I never heard anything about it but one time someone asked if I hit golf balls in the back yard once.... I don't remember if I owned up to it or not...

I hit the metal roof of a neighbors house a while ago. Generally the trees are so dense the golf ball gets knocked down immediately but this time it made it through 50 yards of dense forest, smacking the roof. Thank gawd it was a wedge. Man that was loud, and I ran like a 11 year old....geez...

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This didn't happen in the backyard (I live in a town home and really don't have one anyway), but I got a hitting net and used our largest bedroom as a practice area. I used it for a couple of months and usually hit into a specific 1 sqft section of the net. Eventually, that section wore out and one 8-iron shot went through the net and made a golf-ball sized indentation in the stucco wall behind it. It's a fairly easy repair, but I did report this to the manufacturer and they sent me a replacement net.

I haven't practiced for a while now mostly because we had to convert the room back because of family staying over and never really got back to converting it back to a practice area.

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lived in a townhome for a while.  had a full 9 iron swing sized lot in the back.  shanked one through the parking lot ....hit nothing.

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Was practicing chips/flops in my front yard a few weeks ago.  Just punching it from one section of grass, over the walkway, onto the other section and back again.  Sure enough, caught one clean and low on the face that went hot and put a nice door-ding in my car.  Lucky I guess as it hit inches from the window (not sure if that would have meant no damage or broken glass).

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