Built an indoor hitting net this weekend..

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Scott Rushing
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Built an indoor hitting net this weekend..

Since i have high ceilings in the house and garage, after I cleared an unused garage bay, i bought some PVC piping and put together a driving net.   Sort of used this video to ge tthe idea.  Easy to assemble and disaseemble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fIByOjBMA

I used some stuff I already had for the net though I may buy a net off Amazon.  But so far it works well.  I would suggest you get at least a 2" PVC piping for stability.  But it's been in the 10's and 20's and 30's here so no real way to get to the range.  But this is letting me hit balls and keep the swing a little less rusty.  And all for about $25 of PVC pipe. 

 

 

Aimee
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cool project

watch out for hitting too much off a mat and giving yourself tendonitis!

It's not how...it's how many

Scott Rushing
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Good point Aimee..  My goal

Good point Aimee..  My goal is to try and hit about 10 minutes a day there until the weather improves.  I'll try and remember to put an extra layer of padding under the mat and also to wear my tendenitis brace as well.

So far so good.  I felt like I hit some decent shots, but the key was I was swinging.  Hoping to play tomorrow afternoon, should be 50 and sunny..

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DON
Memory Foam mat

You might want to add a memory foam bath mat under your regular mat to take up tie shock of impact. Kohl's has then pretty cheap and they should work very well for this purpose and it you put the foam mat under another mat it should last pretty much forever.

Two things I would recommend would be to add a few VERTICAL lines to the center of the net. I added TWO RED lines to my white net so I had an aiming line to hit at. If you add two lines about FOUR inches apart, you will know if you hit the ball where you are aiming or not. Another thing to add would be a line from left to right so you have an idea of your launch angle of your shots. I used some 1/16 inch nylon cord that I wove into the netting for this. If you want to do some MATH, you can figure out how far off the ground to put the line for hitting your driver, and maybe one or two more for your irons. Put one line at the right height to have around a 15* launch angle and you know when you get that with your driver. Combined with the vertical  target lines, you will KNOW when you hit a good shot or not, at least in terms of launch angle to direction. Much better than just hitting balals into the net and having little or no knowledge of where the ball is going. It's almost as good as hitting with a launch monitor, only cheaper. Depending on the color of your net, you might want to use YELLOW, GREEN or RED cord for the lines, or maybe WHITE if your net is BLACK like the one in the video was.

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DON
Well Scott, any update???

Just wondering if you havd had enough time to hit balls into your new net to tell if it is going to help you or not. My BET would be that it will do a lot of good for your consistancy. Let us know how it's going when you get a free minute or two.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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I think it will / is Don. 

I think it will / is Don.  Honestly, since the weather improved and I was playing 3 times last week I didn't use it too much.  I used it tonight for about fiftenn minutes and that plus the masking tape on the iron clubface easily let me see how I was hitting it.  Honestly what I thought was hitting off the toe turns out to be more hitting it a smidgen thin, not enough to line drive the ball but enough to feel like a toe shot. 

But the weather is about to turn poor here for the next week.  So i think I'll get more use out of it and that should help me stay loose. 

I did schedule my first lesson at GG for Friday.  I want to take one and then decide if I like the guy and the setup and if so I'll upgrade it to a 3 lesson or 6 lesson pack.  It's neat what they do..you essentially buy a GG gift card for that amount, $129 for 3 or $199 for 6.  Then each time you come you user that card to pay.  if you stop taking the lessons you can spend the money on anything at GG.  SO you don't really risk losing any money.    So I'll probably buy the 6 pack and if I don't need it I get to use the money for other things.  But if I do, I only wind up paying about $35 a lesson.  Not bad for a 30 minute lesson with all the trimmings.

 

 

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Did you install the colored

Did you install the colored cords like I described in my first post about your net? I took some colored cords to a local golf shop and installed the lines in one of thieir nets. A few weeks later I came back and they had added the same lines to ALL of the other nets. Seems their customers liked the lines and found them to be quite helpful when demoing clubs, and they ended up buying more clubs so the store was happy.as well.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Actualy I haven't yet.  Thus

Actualy I haven't yet.  Thus far I'm hitting into a couple hung quilts/blankets and haven't spent the money on an actual net yet.  I may at some point buy and install one but for now I'm OK hitting into the net.  I may use some duck tape and install some target/alignment lines though.  But for now this is working well..

 

I did put an extra layer of padding under the carpet I'm hitting off of.   For now that's working OK.  I may order a large hitting mat first and hit off that.

 

 

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