I stand just far enough away from the net that I’m not going to hit the frame in the follow through with the club.
The ball shouldn’t ricochet back towards you with that net. The bigger problem is the wind likes to knock it down.
Fortunately my wife doesn't care how much I golf. We are both in our mid 30s. She doesn't play but loves tagging along and driving the cart. Shes there to drink a few cocktails, look for balls in the woods with a retriever and make fun of my game. We even went on a cruise to Bermuda this summer and let me play at Port Royal while she tagged along as well.
Im off weekends and she works 95% of weekends so those are wide open for me
Keep swinging in a simulator in the winter to stay consistent. That's a big if being I plow snow for the town and can be called into work at any second
My last round last week outside, back 9 hit 5 of 9 GIR. Amazing how much smoother a swing is when you're constantly playing. Im still a 18ish handicap, short game betrays me from time to time. Wish there was a better way in winter to improve the short game. I have an indoor putting mat and chipping net with soft balls, works good for ball striking I guess