With five weeks or so until opening day, I can happily report that my indoor swing training is working very well. My back feels looser and I feel that my indoor driving net has was well worth the effort of constructing it. With all the practice I am doing in the off-season I can only think that the best is yet to come for my golf game.
First, I want to thank Kevin for suggesting that I put a ribbon in the hitting net as an aim point. I actually took it one step forward and placed an adjustable hit point. I attached the strap to my net and as you can see, it has a slid-able aim point.
I purposely went this route because I want to use three specific irons; PW, 7-iron, and 5-iron. Obviously, the low setting is for the 5-iron and it adjusts up accordingly. I stand about six feet from the net for each club and the bottom aim point is about 3 feet off the ground. I came up with these distances after some trial and error, so if you want to use these distances; I suggest you use them as a starting point. Now that I am set, I find that the quality of my practice is much better.
I am still having a bit of a challenge striking the DIY hitting mat, but I am working through it. I am hitting a bit behind the ball, so it is time to break out the alignment sticks. My hitting mat is a bit small, but I will figure out how best to incorporate my training aids over the next week or so.
Lastly, it is time to start chipping. I have all the tools, so now it is time to devote the time my short game. The good thing is I have room to make a 5 yard and 10 yard hitting position. Of course I still need set this up and ensure that the landing area has more rugs so my golf balls do not bounce around all over the place. Again, I will have to experiment with the final set up. When I figure it out, I will share all the details.
As you can see my indoor training is going very well and I cannot help think that the best is yet to come. I am excited that the first month of the season because I will not use this time getting my swing back. I plan to start out the gates at a gallop!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!