With a full time day job, a full MBA school schedule and a wife and son at home, it’s hard for me to get to the driving range during the week. If I get one range session per week, then I’m actually doing well. My weekends are really the only time I am able to play 18 holes because of my busy workweek. It’s no wonder I can’t seem to get over that hump and break 80 as I have set out to do. If I ever want to get better at the game of golf then I will need to practice more, period. This is all possible now that I have my very own golf net I can setup quickly and spend 30 minutes in the evenings smashing golf balls and honing my swing.
I recently had the opportunity to review the Rukket Haack Golf Net. It’s an absolutely awesome product, I will say that up front. The Rukket Haack Golf Net was designed by Chris Haack, an SEC golf coach who also lists several professional players as his students.
When fully setup, the Rukket Haack Golf Net measures 10ft W x 7ft H x 3ft D. It’s an enormous net and provides a very large hitting area. In fact, I even shanked a couple and the right side of the net was able to catch the golf ball. The instructions to setting up the golf net are simple and easy to comprehend. No fancy jargon or 24 pages to read through. I will admit, the first time setting up the Haack Golf Net took some time, as I had to keep referring to the instructions to get it setup correctly. But once setup for the first time, it’s easy-breezy each time after that.
Here’s the setup of my Rukket Haack Golf Net that I use on the driveway at my house:
Here’s some video of me hitting into the Haack Golf Net:
In this particular video, I am hitting a 6-iron. I’ve hit everything from a PW to a 3-iron into the Haack Golf Net with no problems. I have not tried a driver or any metal woods into it. I still want to add a 3′ x 5′ golf hitting mat to my setup and I think I will fill more comfortable hitting woods once I get that. For now, I’ve been using the Range to Go system I reviewed about a year ago.
As you can see from my setup above, I am about 4-5 feet away from the golf net. I feel this is a comfortable distance in order to catch the ball safely. I have found setting the golf net up in the grass and hitting from the concrete works best. If I set the golf net on the concrete, the golf balls bounce hard and end up getting away from me. If you choose to setup the Haack Golf Net in the garage or basement, I would recommend putting some carpet or turf down to soften the bounce of the ball as it comes off the net.
This is an absolute great product. In full disclosure, this is the first golf net I have ever owned, so I don’t have something to compare it to directly. What I have used in the past is some old sheet and blankets that I draped over a wire running across my garage. This is definitely much better than that.
- Easy to setup. I can set it up in my driveway or garage in less than five minutes.
- Very lightweight and transportable. Can take anywhere with you.
- Easy breakdown. You can have the entire golf net broken down in under five minutes.
- Convenient carry bag.
- How durable is the netting? I have no issues as of yet, but after 5,000 balls or more will the net begin to wear? Jury is still out.
- The red loops connecting the top of the net seem like they could break easily.
- Can’t see the ball flight. Some people need to see the ball flight.
You can buy the Rukket Haack Golf Net at Rukket.com or purchase the golf net on Amazon and get free two day shipping via Amazon Prime, which is how I received my delivery. This golf net is a tremendous product and I would recommend to anyone looking to get a golf hitting net in the basement or garage for the upcoming cold months.
Disclaimer: Front9Back9.com was not monetarily compensated to complete this golf review. Rukket Sports did agree to send a product free of charge in exchange for a written review and product promotion.