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Hi! I need help with getting a basic outside setup for home. I'm looking to improve my game with a hitting net, mat, and LM. Here are the keys:

 

  • I to need to put away everything after use. Used predominantly outdoors with no current plans to bring it inside. I have a paved patio I could put this on or a lawn.
  • I would like a net that makes me feel confident I'm not going to damage my house as the setup will be close to a lot of windows. Probably would like to have minimum 10ft of ball flight, 13ft preferred.
  • Working on my face to path consistency and assessing ball flight (my biggest issue right now is left-to-right dispersion), so I'd like a LM that can do path and face to path well enough to actually work on it.
  • I want to be able to play some simulated games (wedge distances on range, at least one simulated course).

 

My current thoughts are:

  • Mat: Fiberbuilt flight deck and a dura-pro mat for standing (the mats are 1.75" but only 3x3). Want to come in under $200.
  • Net: Spornia SPG-7, but I'm worried it's too small to protect my house (or neighbors) from stray hits with driver. Maybe a Rukket or ???. Hoping to come in under $300 if possible.
  • LM: Used Mevo+ with pro package would be ideal, but I'm open to other suggestions. I think around $2300-2500 would be the max I'm willing to spend.

 

Thanks!

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I have a callaway net that's rated for 150 ballspeed. I live in the 160 range and haven't damaged it yet. $140-160

 

I bought the Teestrike pro 4x5 mat based on reviews and a buddy who has it and likes it a lot. $200

 

I have the mevo+ with pro package. You can get it for $2700 out the door right now. 

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Personally, if there was even the slimmest chance of hitting your house or worse your neighbor, I would use a cage. Granted it would be near impossible to set up and take down each time. But if you have a .01% chance of missing the net, then in 100 days of hitting 100 balls a day you will statistically send one ball flying past the net.

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Admittedly, I haven't been able to use it much due to work, life, etc., but it seems to be accurate when set up correctly. I will say I am at a place where a miss-hit or pop-up is going to miss any net, even if it were the larger SPG8. If I were to be in an enclosed space where there were things that could get damaged, I would seriously consider more safety netting, especially above.

 

Otherwise, the LM, net, and mat are as advertised.

 

Oh, I also forgot to mention that I bought a 3x3 zoysia mat off of DW Quail to stand on. It's about the right height to match the flight deck.

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Nice, yeah life happens!  It’s crazy to me the cost difference from the Spornia  SP7 vs SP8. I’m going to be buying one in the next month or so, I just don’t know about the cost difference. Thanks for the reply and hopefully more time opens up for you. I amm lol so love the look of the goSports elite net, but it only goes 7.5’ tall and there are like 0 reviews on that sucker online. Great price compared to the net return.

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On 10/29/2022 at 10:57 AM, elsie451 said:

Personally, if there was even the slimmest chance of hitting your house or worse your neighbor, I would use a cage. Granted it would be near impossible to set up and take down each time. But if you have a .01% chance of missing the net, then in 100 days of hitting 100 balls a day you will statistically send one ball flying past the net.

This is definitely the case.  I launched one on top of my neighbor’s house one time (luckily just a bounce and not a missile).  I could no longer use the net outside from that point on.  I would subconsciously slow mid-swing in fear of breaking something which would screw up my mechanics and make it even more likely to miss the net.  Luckily, I have a garage with extra space and moved my net inside after reorganizing a bit, but I still get timid and don’t follow through properly (unless it’s just a practice swing and not hitting a ball - my brain will let me do that).  Needless to say, I need to hang some additional nets to create something similar to a cage or the fear will always be there.

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12 hours ago, NHenson815 said:

This is definitely the case.  I launched one on top of my neighbor’s house one time (luckily just a bounce and not a missile).  I could no longer use the net outside from that point on.  I would subconsciously slow mid-swing in fear of breaking something which would screw up my mechanics and make it even more likely to miss the net.  Luckily, I have a garage with extra space and moved my net inside after reorganizing a bit, but I still get timid and don’t follow through properly (unless it’s just a practice swing and not hitting a ball - my brain will let me do that).  Needless to say, I need to hang some additional nets to create something similar to a cage or the fear will always be there.

happened to me once. Skied a driver over the net. Never hit driver again into my net. I can get close enough to the net with irons that it’s not a concern or problem. I would def need a cage or something better to ever think about pulling out a drive in my yard. 

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