Good build quality golf net in your backyard or garage will allow you to work on all aspects of your game using real clubs and golf balls without having to take a trip to the driving range or your nearest club house.
So let’s take a look at the five essential things you will need to be aware of before choosing the right net for you.
#1. Material Strength
This might be one of the most important things about golf nets that you need to consider. The better and stronger material the longer it will last. With good quality material you also be able to use all of your golf clubs without risking a hole in the net. The fact is that the cheaper golf nets that have low quality material tend to have nets that last a short time and are less than ideal for drivers or other high impact clubs.
You might be thinking how you can know the difference? Well, it is our job here to tell you the difference. Material strength is a part of our rating system making the decision easy for you.
#2. Ball Retrieval
I key point about golf nets that is often forgotten is how good is the net when it comes to ball retrieval. Some nets are terrible when it comes to getting the balls back causing wasted time for the golfer getting his/her golf balls back from the net. The greatest golf nets for this are designed to return the ball back to the golfer.
#3. Easy of Setup
This is necessarily essential for the overall quality of the golf net but it is a nice bonus when you can set it up with ease in a few minutes. It also helps if you intent to move it around the garden or between your home and summerhouse for example.
#4. Size and Portability
Golf nets come in different sizes and we think that generally speaking larger is better as it allows you more flexibility when it comes to your practice. You should however keep in mind the various locations you indent to use the golf net on and of the size might hinder your plans in some way.
You should also keep portability in mind. Some golf nets are heavy and need to fasten to the ground and while they might be smaller in size than other golf nets, they are less portable. To have a portable golf net is great as it allows you to move it around.
So what should you be looking to pay for good quality golf net? Generally speaking, the higher price the better net but the price between 100$ and 200$ is acceptable as a good price. Look out for the low quality nets in this price range; looking at the criteria listed above. There are of course nets available for much higher price than that but those tend to be exceptional quality that most golfers don’t really need.