|   |   |   |   |   |   |   | 

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sea Ranch GC, Gualala, CA.
    Posts
    1,278
    Rep Power
    21

    Question practice golf balls, backyard "safe"

    What's better for practice golf balls: whiffle plastic or foam?
    For backyard use with long irons (to keep it low, under the fence)
    golf's a relaxing betting game.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Livin' the dream at the SPCC
    Posts
    8,511
    Rep Power
    28
    Wiffle will break, foam go too far. It's a dilemma.
    fred3 antagonizer
    2010 recipiant of TRG Commendation of Excellence
    Member GR Club 5K
    Member GFF Crew

    *Plus many more accolades that are the cause of jealousy

  3. #3
    Get the "almost golf" balls and a cheap net. That's my garage set up. The "almost golf"balls are firm enough to give you some feedback, but soft enough that you won't need a heavy duty net. They would definately not be contained in the yard but that's the dilemma HB was referring to. If you really want ball flight info, get your cheap ass to the range.
    Maxfli Fire- Driver-LW
    Putter- Scotty Cameron limited edition Studio Select Newport

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sea Ranch GC, Gualala, CA.
    Posts
    1,278
    Rep Power
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by Horseballs
    Wiffle will break, foam go too far. It's a dilemma.
    yep. esp. with my 1-iron thin shots them wiffles get crushed, in a wasteful way
    golf's a relaxing betting game.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sea Ranch GC, Gualala, CA.
    Posts
    1,278
    Rep Power
    21

    time

    Quote Originally Posted by Home-slicer
    Get the "almost golf" balls and a cheap net. That's my garage set up. The "almost golf"balls are firm enough to give you some feedback, but soft enough that you won't need a heavy duty net. They would definately not be contained in the yard but that's the dilemma HB was referring to. If you really want ball flight info, get your cheap ass to the range.
    it's the time. and I do goto the range, but I gotta look for a grass range. them astro turf on concrete gives me delusion that I can hit well.

    occasional 30 min backyard "practice" -- with ale -- feels better than nothing. extra fun when there are guests.
    golf's a relaxing betting game.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by ironman
    it's the time. and I do goto the range, but I gotta look for a grass range. them astro turf on concrete gives me delusion that I can hit well.

    occasional 30 min backyard "practice" -- with ale -- feels better than nothing. extra fun when there are guests.
    I'm just messin with ya man. Seriously though, the "almost golf" balls and a net is the way to go.
    Maxfli Fire- Driver-LW
    Putter- Scotty Cameron limited edition Studio Select Newport

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Pacific Dunes, Bandon, OR
    Posts
    5,472
    Rep Power
    24
    I don't know about long irons but I chip almost balls to my dog. They are good. I've skulled a few into windows and haven't broken any yet.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    The Masters
    Posts
    2,602
    Rep Power
    19
    Yeah, you can really blast those foam balls. I can hit full swing wedges-8iron into my trees and usually get a rejection...the lower lofted the iron the greater the leaf penetration power. I will occasionally blast a 3iron shot off my shed...no damage to shed yet, but watch out for hot ricochets.

    I pretty much stick to chipping and mirror work (check setup, top, follow thru, etc.)...I have an old mirror I keep leaned up against the fence. I have had a few power lob shots that have flown on me, but no damage yet.
    The views expressed by The Purist do not necessarily represent the views of The Purist. Any posts by the Purist should not be relied upon for truth or accuracy, and should be viewed at your own risk.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The easiest
    Posts
    6,334
    Rep Power
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by poe4soul
    I don't know about long irons but I chip almost balls to my dog. They are good. I've skulled a few into windows and haven't broken any yet.
    Good Dog!!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Has anyone heard of golf balls getting "stale"?
    By david_dicks in forum Golf Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 01:34 PM
  2. Are colored golf balls "ghey"?
    By Nacho_D/FW in forum Golf Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 08-01-2005, 06:31 PM
  3. "This practice green is part of my backyard" Guy
    By buddha33 in forum Golf Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-18-2005, 04:36 PM
  4. Opinions needed on "used" golf balls
    By rockford35 in forum Golf Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-15-2005, 06:30 AM
  5. What are "practice" balls...
    By joshmv in forum Golf Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-20-2005, 10:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •