How to Make a Golf Practice Net

By Jamie Lisse
A personal golf net allows you to practice in your backyard.
A personal golf net allows you to practice in your backyard.

If you are looking to improve your golf game and your swing you can do so with a golf practice net. You can even use it to practice your stance. While you can purchase practice nets, it is easy to make your own golf practice net in your backyard. Having your own golf practice will also save you time and money from having to go out to the driving range.

Use a post digger to dig two holes 10 feet apart. You will need the holes to be at least one foot deep but no deeper than two feet. These holes will be for your posts of your practice net.

Bury the ends of each 12-foot metal post or wood beam in the holes that you dug with the post digger. Firmly pack the dirt back in the holes to keep the posts in place.

Attach a 10-foot by 10-foot baffle net to the posts with one-foot pieces of nylon rope as ties a foot apart on the posts. Leave a little slack in the net. A baffle net is a sports net that is woven tightly to prevent things like golf balls from slipping through. Baffle nets can be purchased at sports equipment stores; if you can't find one, a tarp can be used.

Anchor the practice net with some metal ground stakes. Use two 12-foot pieces of nylon rope from the top of each post to attach to metal ground stakes on each side of the net. This will help keep the practice net in place during play and inclement weather.

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About the Author

Jamie Lisse has been writing professionally since 1997. She has published works with a number of online and print publishers. Her areas of expertise include finance and accounting, travel, entertainment, digital media and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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