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Posts in the FORE! thread have inspired us to invest in a home practice set up. The net was found on FB Market for $50.00, but it only came with a 1'X 1' pad, so we ended up ordering the pad that @Jwrags linked in his set up.

This is what we ended up with and its getting a ton of use, and it's saving our lawn from getting beat up from us striking chip shots for practice.

It does have sides we can put on it but at this point we don't see a need for them.
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The set up seems to be Gypsy approved.
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I have on of these on preorder and should get it in a few weeks, Need to find a mat next. Will probably be used in my backyard most of the time but and going to see if I can make room in my garage for the winter.

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Facebook market is a great place to score nets and the other things you need to set up a home practice set up, it can be done for less than you think.
 

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Looks nice! It is so convenient to just go hit a couple of dozen shots when you have a few minutes.
 

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Looks nice! It is so convenient to just go hit a couple of dozen shots when you have a few minutes.
Or in our case, the need to get off the computer for a few minutes.
 
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I have on of these on preorder and should get it in a few weeks, Need to find a mat next. Will probably be used in my backyard most of the time but and going to see if I can make room in my garage for the winter.

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The mat that @Jwrags linked in the FORE thread is what we ordered. Its affordable and comes with some nice add ons like two different tee pegs, some practice balls (which are kinda weird) and some regular tees, as well as some face tape for the club faces so you can see where you're hitting the ball.

The quality seems to be nice. We'll see how durable it is.


 

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Not entirely a joke. I have an old PW in the back yard I use to blast the bamboo sprouts as they pop up after the rhizomes creep under the fence from the neighbor's yards.
 

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The mat that @Jwrags linked in the FORE thread is what we ordered. Its affordable and comes with some nice add ons like two different tee pegs, some practice balls (which are kinda weird) and some regular tees, as well as some face tape for the club faces so you can see where you're hitting the ball.

The quality seems to be nice. We'll see how durable it is.


Between my son and I hitting off of it over the past several weeks we have probably hit close to 1000 shots off of it, many which were totally chunked, and it still looks brand new. I try and move my hitting location around as well as turning the mat. I think it will have a lot of life.
 
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Looks nice! It is so convenient to just go hit a couple of dozen shots when you have a few minutes.
I have begun to seriously work on my game. First lesson in ages scheduled for Sunday. It was supposed to be last week but he only worked with my son. I set up a net and mat in my garage and have been trying to hit 50-100 shots a day, divided between two sessions. Currently only using my 8 iron. Playing a par 3 course tomorrow.
Practice set up:
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We ended up getting the mat with the ball tray because it was only 20.00 more and shipping was next day. The mat you linked was probably all we needed but it was two weeks out to arrive. We were impatient. :)
And, turns out, we actually enjoy using the tray.
 

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The mat that @Jwrags linked in the FORE thread is what we ordered. Its affordable and comes with some nice add ons like two different tee pegs, some practice balls (which are kinda weird) and some regular tees, as well as some face tape for the club faces so you can see where you're hitting the ball.

The quality seems to be nice. We'll see how durable it is.


Thanks @Tricia do you feel that you could roll it up for storage if needed? I’ll probably not be able to leave it set up permanently.
 

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Just got a picture of my outside setup yesterday. It’s been either insanely hot or rainy/severe thunderstorms multiple afternoons per week lately so I haven’t been using it as much as I would like. A fun thing with this location is that my driveway Ring cam records my whole session, so I can go back and rewatch it. I sometimes like to set up in the back of my yard against the woods instead though.

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And then here’s my little inside putting and chipping area. I use this a bunch throughout the day when I need a break from sitting at my desk. Rubber balls for inside chipping. :)

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These Spornia nets have been showing up on my FB feed.
 
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Just got a picture of my outside setup yesterday. It’s been either insanely hot or rainy/severe thunderstorms multiple afternoons per week lately so I haven’t been using it as much as I would like. A fun thing with this location is that my driveway Ring cam records my whole session, so I can go back and rewatch it. I sometimes like to set up in the back of my yard against the woods instead though.

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And then here’s my little inside putting and chipping area. I use this a bunch throughout the day when I need a break from sitting at my desk. Rubber balls for inside chipping. :)

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We got some of those rubber balls with our mat set up. I don't like the way they hit, so not using them but can see how they'd work inside if you want to chip when it's not conducive to do it outside.
 

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Those nets are all over my FB also so I preordered one. Seem to get very good reviews.
We went with this one for $50.


Really happy with it.
 

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What hitting mat are you using @MissySki ? I still need to pick one. Have a handful that I’ve been looking at and haven’t made up my mind. Some get pretty price.
 
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What hitting mat are you using @MissySki ? I still need to pick one. Have a handful that I’ve been looking at and haven’t made up my mind. Some get pretty price.
The matt we got is the 8 mm thickness.
In the link I provided, there were three different thickness options.
5mm, 8mm and 15mm.
We opted to go with the 8mm because of delivery time and affordability. So far we're happy with it.
Quoting my post with the link below.

The mat that @Jwrags linked in the FORE thread is what we ordered. Its affordable and comes with some nice add ons like two different tee pegs, some practice balls (which are kinda weird) and some regular tees, as well as some face tape for the club faces so you can see where you're hitting the ball.

The quality seems to be nice. We'll see how durable it is.


 

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What hitting mat are you using @MissySki ? I still need to pick one. Have a handful that I’ve been looking at and haven’t made up my mind. Some get pretty price.
I have the Pro version of this one:

Golfguru Golf Mat, 5x4ft Golf Hitting Mats Practice with 10 Golf Balls, 9 Golf Tees, Golf Hitting Training Aids for Backyard Driving Chipping Indoor Outdoor Training https://a.co/d/irCbG4e

It’s 15mm thick and feels great so far! There still looks to be the option to use a $20 coupon for it on Amazon as well.
 

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