Are golf practice nets worth investing in? I am lucky enough to have a garden large enough to get a full size driving net and after spending a lot of time and money at the practice range I decided to purchase one. After a little searching around online I decide the best golf practice net that seemed to be available in the UK was from Huxely Golf and their product called the Rota Net 2.
The net arrived quickly and I work from home so I managed to down tools and unpack it straight away. I didn't think my girlfriend would really want divots all over the garden so I ordered a mat to hit balls from as well. The practice net was easy enough to put up by myself although I did have to consult the instructions as it was a bit confusing to start with around where to put the metal stakes in the ground to hold the net up. But once they were in it was all straight forward.
For a golf practice net this is probably one of the larger ones available.
The practice net itself is very impressive. With this being one of the larger practice nets it is also one of the more expensive but I think this certainly pays through with the quality of it. The main target area you hit into is double netting so you can hit your driver as hard as you can. It also has an over-hanging roof section so you can use your most lofted club without having to worry about clearing the net! It can be taken down and put back up again in minutes which is a testiment again to it's quality.
But the big question is - was it a worthwhile investment? If all you did was hit balls into the net and play on the course I don't think it would help your game. The one thing a golf practice net is good for is working on a technical change to your swing. If you are working on something very specific such as keeping flex in your right knee during your back swing and you do not care about the end result too much, then a practice net is perfect. The problem is - as just mentioned, you can't see the end result. What feels like a good connection with the golf ball could end up being a big push right.
Overall I'm happy with the investment I made in the net. It doesn't replace practice at the course or on the range - but it is something that is useful to use for a week or so after a lesson when trying to work more on technical aspects.
Have you thought about getting a Golf Practice Net? Or if you have one what has your experience of them been?