Golf is obviously a favorite pastime for millions of people around the world. It has been estimated there are 50 to 60 million golfers worldwide and anywhere are from 26 to 37 million in the United States alone. Even a so-called “cold” country like Canada has been estimated to have 5.2 million golfers, which is about 20% of the population. So what can all these millions of golfers do when bad weather strikes, especially in wintertime where snow covers the golf courses? You could, of course, head off for Florida or California or the other warm weather countries to play. But unless you have an awful lot of money that can still only fill up a couple of weeks. What else can you do? Why, practice of course. Now, that might seem difficult to do since many of the golf ranges or practice ranges are also closed in winter. But that doesn’t mean your backyard or the local park or an open field is closed. There are open spaces everywhere where you can get in some good quality practice even with snow on the ground. All you need are the right tools and the willingness to get yourself warmed up.
A good golf net is imperative for winter practice. These offer you the opportunity of working on your swing without having to try to find your white ball in the white snow or even having to chase them at all. You can find good golf practice mats that can simulate driving off the tee [you use your own tees in a hole in the mat] or one of the golf mat varieties that have tough fibers that act like grass and that stand up to drivers and irons as you hit off their surface.