Practice?! We’re talking about practice? Who remembers former NBA-superstar Allen Iverson’s famous rant? Practice, it’s essential for us golfers. But what happens when we cannot get to a golf course or a driving range to work on our game. What if, we were in isolation? Too soon? One way or another, we need to work on our game. So we might set up an area in our backyard… If we have one.
I’m fortunate to currently have a backyard and I have a lavish set-up. It’s a place that I use during the season when I don’t feel up to going out to a range. I use it to just unwind and decompress when I’m feeling “off”. Heck, I’ll use it in the dead of winter too in weather that is -15*C. I did this past winter before leaving for the PGA Show.
So, here’s my set-up. “The UTNT Practice Centre For Deprived Golfers” and the cost.
- Callaway Golf Practice Net ($25 CAD)
- Folded up carpet remnant (free)
- Balls (Free. I’ve found them walking along creek beds while fly fishing)
- Turf “mat” ($19 CAD. It was an actual practice mat that fell apart after 20 swings)
- Tiki Torch holder ($4 CAD)
Not seen though is the Big Moss Putting “Augusta” Putting mat. That’s kept indoors. I admit that I received that item for review a long time ago. Maybe 5 years ago or so.
In total, I am in for $48 CAD. It’s modest, not fancy, and borders on embarrassing. But, it’s what I can have within my means. It’s mine, bought and paid for, and it’s effective.
Until The Next Tee!!