Improving Your Game With A Golf Net
"How will a golf net improve my game?", you may ask. A golf net helps golfers improve accuracy, stance, and and swing; especially when it's hard to make it to the range. It is easy for each individual golfer to achieve any goal they make using a CrocBox golf net. Every golfer has different goals they want to reach, and the golf nets make it easier to achieve these goals anywhere.
Improvement in golf is a never ending struggle; there is no perfect. The bulk of golfers in the U.S., according the to USGA, is a 15 handicap; but, Golf Digest notes that most don't participate in the USGA system. 1.25% of golfers in the U.S. are a 1 handicap (that’s 26,000 in America out of 26 million golfers).
You will find that most experts have their own golf net to further their skills. Someone that realizes he or she must always improve their game to stand out is someone who is a great golfer. A golf net is a great way to practice your golf game, improve confidence, and gain abilities. You will see that a CrocBox net is an important investment in your golfing career.
Outliers, a book by Malcom Gladwell, states that 10,000 hours of practice can achieve mastery; that’s 90 minutes per day for 20 years!
I am fortunate to have a big yard, so chipping and short game practice is fairly easy. Up to 50 yards. Beyond that, I have two choices: go to the range, or use a practice net. The former is helpful, but can be costs time and money. Finding time to go, driving there, getting my bucket (two if I'm feeling up to it), hitting my shots and lots & lots of self-analyzing. At the range I attend, a large bucket is $6.00, so after 3 practice sessions a week, I'm in it for roughly $20.00 or more. I would start practicing as soon as the Masters commercial started showing on T.V. and continue into October. That's roughly 32 weeks, but when you add in life happenings, it is realistically 25 weeks of practice. 25 weeks X $20.00 = $500.00. This price tag doesn't include balls, new driver, tees, clothes and of course greens fees. Consequently, I'm looking at $2500 to $3000 per golf season.
The latter option is much more cost effective. But, which sports net do I buy? My old golf net/sports net was fairly large, however, it took a while to assemble and made practice more of a chore than something that was actually constructive. I did some research and gambled on a product called the CrocBox. This item is unique, as it needs to be buried in your yard. After delivery, I dug the hole, set it in place and started hitting. This practice net only needs one golf ball! The CrocBox stays in the yard all year long and is ready to go in a short amount of time.
Now that I had the net, I found myself practicing every day. Not 90 minutes, but usually 30 minutes. I found myself trying different techniques, set-ups, stances, grips, etc... Next I bought a phone holder tri-pod from Amazon so I could view my swing and try to make some tweaks as I saw fit. The only problem was I couldn’t judge distance or ball flight. My biggest fear was I was grooving the wrong swing by not seeing my flight path. Thin is thin, and fat is fat. Those shots I could feel. But was I coming over the top, how was my swing speed, were my hands coming through? I was still hitting the range once a week to make sure I wasn’t destroying my swing with no ball flight feedback.
The Aha moment was the purchase of the ZEPP golf swing analyzer. This little gizmo hooks on your golf glove and then sends it to my smart phone. Now I was looking at my actual swing from every angle I wanted. Swing speed, hand alignment, tempo, everything. It is truly amazing.
By doing short bursts of concentration when I practice, my consistency on the golf course has improved, over thinking has subsided, and confidence has soared. The ZEPP and a quality golf net has made practice actually fun.
An added bonus with the golf net is the ability for my family to do it together. My kids even love the ZEPP and are rapidly improving; along with my wife.