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==Pop up Chipping Net==
At the beginning of the summer both the boys were out at every opportunity on the golf course. I didn't mind to be honest as it was nice for them to be bonding, getting fresh air and exercise and of course leave me to the housework and catching up with my reading! However the other half wanted to be able to utilise the garden a little more for practising golf for both himself and little Jack.
Because our garden is not overly large, but large enough, we bought a few things that would be useful for smaller spaces yet still be helpful in improving both stance, accuracy and grip. A great purchase was the air flow balls which are perfect for not smashing the greenhouse and of course getting your swing and grip right. However these balls are not ideal to get see the result of your swing as the light weight ball will of course not land how a regular ball would do. Therefore regular balls are still needed to be used in our garden (much to my annoyance) but the other half thought that getting a chipping net would be ideal to keep Jack from smashing the ball.
This pop up net was purchased from Amazon for a brilliant price of £7. I purchased it with a few other items and didn't have to pay postage because of the free super saver deal that they have on there. I don't think this sort of item could be bought any cheaper either online or indeed in a high street store and I was happy with the price.
The chipping net itself is a great item which doesn't take up much storage space (space we are rapidly running out of due to golf bags and buggies in every spare foot!) because of the fact it is pop up. It has a 20 inch diameter and is round in appearance. It came housed within a rather small cardboard box but the net inside was folded in on itself to a nice small size and was easy to get to the full size with a simple shake out. Of course getting it back into the cardboard box after use is not as easy but still manageable.
Once the chipping net has been popped out the back side of the net is taller than the front giving the net a kind of wonky tube like frame. The netting is made to a good standard and of a strong material that won't tear or rip easily. Included in the box are a couple of little plastic peg like items which is needed to push into the grass so that the chipping net itself will not get either knocked over with the force of a golf ball hitting it or indeed a gust of wind. These pegs are easy to push into the ground (especially this muddy and slightly sodden grass that we have at the moment and even in the summer when the ground was a little harder it still took no bother at all).
The chipping net did get a lot of use over the summer and is still used a great deal now. The boys tend to use a proper golf ball with the net rather than either their air flow or foam practice balls. They position the net up on the top section of our garden and stand the foot drop down the garden and play chipping their balls over a flower bed and up into the net. Using a proper ball will enable them to get a more accurate feel of how they are handling the ball and the results should be the same when they take this practice to the course itself.
I have to say that this little chipping net is a fantastic buy and well worth every penny. I like the fact that it is getting the little man away from the telly (not that he is there much) and outside in the garden. Its ideal for him to play around with when I am doing the weeding or other garden bits and pieces which seem to take up a lot of time. I also love the fact that it can be stored so easily and take sup hardly any room in the greenhouse where we have a few of his outdoor type toys.
Already it has paid for itself in fun factor and I am sure items like this are so beneficial for improving both the little man's and big man's game. The net also states on the box that it can be used inside the house although I don't fancy this idea much but I guess if we had a bigger house and a room without anything breakable in then I might come around to that idea. However as it stands I feel it is an outdoor item and that way it shall remain.
I can't find a single fault with this item. It is an affordable golf accessory which is aiding the user to get more skilled at being able to chip the ball from the ground into a small area. This takes practise and patients and Jack is mastering it really well. I think this sort of thing would make a great Christmas present for any keen golfer young or old and idea for those wanting to practice their game and who have only a limited amount of space.
A top score of 5 stars out of 5 is well in order for this wonderful pop up chipping net. Highly recommended!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.