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Golfing In The Winter

Golfing in the snow is a great winter past time. Many people often wonder if
it is even possible, and the answer is yes! However, it is not nearly as “easy” as it is
during the warmer months – not that golf is ever considered easy. Making sure you
have the best driving range equipment can ensure you have your best shot at a
successful swing. Of course the biggest difference between snow golf and summer
golf is there is snow and ice rather than grass! In fact, they call in the “whites”
instead of the “greens.” This one change can make for an entirely new experience.
The temperatures in the winter can make it difficult to stay warm and
precisely hit the ball. You lose the most heat through your hands and head so it is
best to wear proper coverings. Consider wearing a warm hat and flexible gloves.
Your hands will be best kept warm if you add hand warmers inside your gloves so
that you can have a proper swing. Wear lightweight clothing so that you can move
your body with agility. It is harder to hit the ball just as far in the winter as it is in
the summer so you will want to prepare as best as possible. Having the best driving
range equipment possible is the only way to make sure stand the best shot at having
a successful snow golf experience.
We have a wide range of the best driving range equipment available. If you
have any questions about the right fit for your body type, size, or event we would be
happy to help advise you. We look forward to helping you have fun this winter
engaging in snow golf!

Improving Your Golf Game

Golf is a very intricate game that takes a great deal of patience and practice.
Having the proper golf driving range equipment can also help make all the
difference. There are many tips and tricks that you can use to help improve your
game but nothing replaces good old fashioned hard work. Make sure you go into a
golf routine with an open mind knowing that it is a marathon and not a race. It is the
simple, every day improvements that will make long-term differences. Below are a
few tips to improving your technique that you will want to take into consideration.
 Slow Down: A common mistake many golfers make is moving too quickly
when in fact you can increase your swing speed by taking your time. Make
sure you get set-up before you even swing. Consider observing your
surroundings, the wind speed and direction, use sunglasses when necessary,
and don’t forget to focus.
 Grip: Don’t tense up so much that you are using an incorrect grip and
pressure as this can strongly influence your swing. Too firm of a grip means
that the flow of the club will be too rigid and can cause slicing. Too loose of a
grip and you could lose your club entirely – yikes!
 Eye On The Ball: Don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball the entire time!
Many golfers get distracted by looking at the target and forget to keep their
eye on the ball through the entire swing.
 Consistency: Remember that practice makes perfect and helps to improve
muscle memory. A lot of your swing falls back on muscle memory so the
more you practice the perfect swing the more naturally it will come.
Practice regularly using the proper golf driving range equipment and you are
sure to improve your golf game in no time!

Improving Your Golf Game

Have you been struggling to improve your golf game? Maybe you feel like
you’ve just been in a rut recently. A lot of times we get complacent with our
activities when we don’t force ourselves to be challenged. This complacency is
particularly obvious in golf, which requires a great deal of discipline. You will want
to utilize the driving range equipment at your facility to the best of your ability to
continue to challenge and push yourself as you improve. Below are a few basic
things you can do to keep up your golf game.
1. Set Goals: Setting both long-term and short-term golf goals allows you to
work on specific things. If you know specifically what you want to improve it
becomes easier to take steps towards improving those things. Allowing
yourself to set both long-term and short-term goals allows more immediate
gratification while working towards a longer goal.
2. Get Fitted: It is important that you use both the proper clubs and balls. Make
sure you are properly fitted for the ones that fit your body just right.
3. Experiment With Your Swing: A lot of times we just accept our swing for
what it is. This can be particularly true the longer you have been a golf
enthusiast. If you want to improve, a great place to start is by experimenting
with your swing. You might surprise yourself!
4. Create A Routine: You may have noticed that most professional athletes
have a specific set of steps they do before a main event. This is because it
creates muscle memory within the body and leads to optimal performance.
Consider creating your own golf routine that you enter into before each
swing.
If you are looking for ideal driving range equipment we have the best
solutions for you. We look forward to helping you improve your golf game!

Golf Accessories For Your Course

There are an infinite amount of golf course accessories that you could possibly have at your course. Depending on the skill level of your players will determine what you should have on hand. However, it is nice to accommodate all skill levels by being prepared. Many more experienced golfers will bring all the gear that they need themselves. However, even the most experienced golfers forget things or have items break and will need something new on the spot. Below are a few of the most popular golf accessories that we carry.  

  • Baskets: If you are looking to practice short-range shots a basket is extremely helpful. We have a variety of styles and sizes to offer. 

  • Range Banners: Range banners are excellent distance markers. It is important that their bright colors stand out so that everyone can notice them. Over time these banners can get damaged by normal wear and tear as well as affected by natural weather impacts. If you find yourself needing to replace your range banners we have solutions available. 

  • Range Bags: Range bags can come in many different styles including: draw string, mesh, and stackable cordura. 

  • Rubber Tees: Rubber tees are becoming very popular and can be a good option for harder ground. You have to chase after them in the same fashion you would a wooden tee.

  • Tee Dividers: Tee dividers are a nice way to help separate hitting mats. These can come in a variety of different styles and colors. Tee dividers give your course a unique look that many players appreciate. 

If you have any specific golf course accessories in mind please feel free to reach out to us. We have many different solutions available and would be happy to chat with you about your needs. We look forward to serving your golf course for years to come!

 

 

Protecting Your Range

Depending on a variety of factors it is likely that your golf range will need golf ball barrier netting. This type of netting will protect you and nearby objects such as homes, cars, buildings, etc. This extra layer of protection is most helpful but can be costly to replace. You want to make sure that you purchase a high quality golf ball barrier netting from the start so that it will last you for years to come. Below are  a few specific reasons why you need to consider purchasing this type of netting. 

Location: Depending on the location of your facility you will want to take into consideration the proximity of your range to nearby houses and buildings. In order to help prevent property damage installing this barrier is essential.

Insurance: Your insurance may very well require you to get this type of netting in order to be covered. This will likely depend again on the location of your range and its proximity to housing. However, most golf ranges are located near homes.

Skill Level: You want to welcome all skill levels to golf at your location. What this means is that novice players may have inaccurate shots and cause more accidental damage than they would have expected. By putting in place this barrier netting you are helping ease everyone’s fears and welcome more players to your facility. 

If we can help advise you or answer any questions you may have regarding golf ball barrier netting we are always here to help. Please feel free to reach out to our support team at any time. We look forward to helping you create a safe and fun facility for players of all skill levels!

 

 

Backyard Fun

With summer in full swing it is the perfect time of year to enjoy your backyard. If your current space is not your dream backyard, now is the perfect time to start designing. More people than ever have started building out the backyards of their dreams due to the COVID19 pandemic. With more people than ever spending more and more time at home this has dramatically increased the desire to have the perfect home both inside and out. Adding a miniature golf course to your backyard is a great way to enjoy family fun for all ages. Spending time outdoors with family is the perfect way to bring people together during these difficult times. 

There are many layouts and designs or even custom designs that you can create with backyard miniature golf courses. Designers have the ability to completely transform your space based on your layout, desires, and of course budget. There are many fun displays that can also be created to help keep your course exciting and entertaining. Have a vision? Just ask your designer. Typically the sky is the limit with these unique backyard miniature golf courses.

If you need miniature golf supplies for your newly created space we have what you are looking for. We have fun and colorful balls and clubs that are perfect for all ages. We even offer special novelty balls that the kids are sure to love. Whatever miniature golf supplies you may need for your newly transformed space we’re happy to accommodate. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We’re excited for you to enjoy your new miniature golf course!

Learning About the Golf Net

Maintaining your stride when it comes to golf is all about practicing. Whether you go to the driving range on the weekends or regularly play with a few friends, there are many different ways to keep up your skill. One of these is through using a golf net. 

 

When it comes to golf nets, there are two main mesh styles, knotted and knotless. Knotted is ideal for the beginner golfer since it can be repaired if it breaks unlike the knotless format. When it comes to safety, these nets are measured in ‘ply’ which is the equivalent of the numbers of layers used to make up the net. Depending on your level of play and how often you think you will be using the net, durability is another factor. Nylon is the ideal material because it holds up better overtime in comparison to polyester. 

 

Once your net is set up, you will slowly start to realize how beneficial practicing with it is. Practicing this way is not about the distance or location of where the ball ends up. Rather it is about fine tuning your swing itself and therefore how the strike feels. Once you secure the feeling, you will better be able to practice on consistency. This will improve your whole game significantly and then allow you to practice achieving the same motion while on the course. Over time, you will be able to call upon each swing in its playable moment through the power of muscle memory. 

 

Wherever you are using the golf net at your local golf club or even have one set up in your backyard, a large benefit of it is having one accessible to you. Especially as we saw during quarantine when golf courses were shut down to accommodate local and national regulations, the opportunity to practice is huge. Spending a short amount of time each day on using your practice net will not only help to keep your golf game up, but also keep your stress levels down. 

 

At Rangemaster, we carry golf driving range equipment as well as golf barrier netting. You can also find two popular variations of a golf net on our website. 



5 Essential Items for Golfing in the Summer

 

With summer well on its way for many parts of the country, golfers are preparing to hit the course and enjoy some much needed sunshine. Although there are always some items that golfers should have on them, the hot weather means that we can add or change a few of them to accommodate the temperature change. Here are some of our top items to bring with you on the golf course in the summer. 

 

Moisture Wicking clothing- This material type is ideal for the golf course and is available in all different styles, colors, and even sleeve lengths. The right clothes can make a big difference in your comfort when you hit the course, especially if you are going when the sun is high. The cloth itself is what absorbs the sweat yet avoids making the material wet and sweaty. 

 

Hydrate- Yes this is important year round, but in the heat it is even more important. COVID19 restrictions have made it so more courses are allowing you to bring your own beverages and if you are using a golf cart, take advantage of the space. Water, Gatorade, or another sports drink can be put in a cooler with a few ice packs to keep you safe on the course. 

 

Sunscreen- Another year round essential but during the summer months, it is even more important to be reapplying sunscreen, especially on the arms, back of the neck, and face. If you don’t want to constantly be reapplying, consider using sun sleeves as another alternative. 

 

Cooling towel- A great solution to hot days, this towel can even be kept in your drink cooler and then brought out when you need it. For the best relief, apply it to the back of the neck while you walk to your next shot. 

 

Breathable socks- Sweaty socks can cause a lot of problems on your feet so make sure to protect them with the right pair of socks. Many golfers use wool socks and others even change socks while on the course. Whatever it takes to keep your feet dry is ideal. 


Spending time on the golf course is a great way to pass the time during summer. We sell driving range equipment as well as golf ball barrier netting to keep you safe while on the range and course.

Essential Golf Clubs for Beginners

When you think of golf, one of the first images that comes to mind is a golf bag overflowing with different clubs. While tournaments you are allowed to carry 14 clubs, beginners should in no way carry around that many clubs. In addition to the weight, having too many clubs to practice with can be overwhelming. Starting with a few essential clubs allows you to build your skills. Here are the clubs that we believe a beginner should carry with them, 

 

  • 3-Wood/Driver- Known originally as the the 3-wood due to the material it was made out of, the now known driver is the most commonly used club at the driving range and is used for finding the fairway. Essential for hitting off the tee, this is perhaps the first club you should add to your bag.  

  • A hybrid: One of the most versatile clubs is the hybrid. This club  can get you out of tricky situations and are easier to maneuver and use than a long iron.  While many golfers exclusively practice with the driver on the practice field it is also worth getting comfortable with this club. 

  • Irons: There are many different irons but in a beginners bag, you should not have very many. Working with the 5-iron, 7-iron and 9-iron will allow you to get used to the clubs while also being able to take into account their differences and how to use them. Once you are comfortable with these, consider adding another into the mix. 

  • A Wedge: Assuming you start with the irons listed above, the only wedge you might need is a sand wedge to get you out of sand traps and back on course. 

  • A Putter: This is the club that can make the biggest difference in your score. Understanding how to use your putter and practicing with it should not be something you skip over. 

Golf, like many things in life, is all about practice. Take the time to get experience using these clubs and enjoy being on the golf course. We carry a variety of driving range equipment as well as golf course accessories to make your course efficient and professional. 

 

 

4 Mini Golf Obstacles

Some mini golf courses are indoors, others are outdoors, and others many even start inside and then end outside. Regardless, there is one thing that all the best mini golf courses have in common; obstacles. The mini golf obstacle is unlike a regular golf course obstacle because they are designed to fit into the theme of the whole or even entire course. They are meant to not only challenge whoever steps up but can also completely change the direction of the game. We are going to look at several fun mini golf obstacles that you may see the next time you play. 

 

The Cylinder- They can be either small or large but either way, they require precision and accuracy to be able to pass. Often brightly colored, the cylinder is either a direct path to the hole or can sometimes lead you a different direction depending on the course. This is a classic and is often seen on some of the first few holes. 

 

The Pipe Hole- This type of obstacle is a game of chance for new players on the course. There are usually 2-3 holes that lead to the other side of the hole but each one leads to a different spot. Unless you know which hole goes where, you are playing a guessing game. One of the pipes could even lead to a hole in one if you have the right speed going in and out of the pipe. 

 

Loop de Loop- Just as much fun to say as it is to play, the loop de loop is challenging for both experienced and new players. It requires accuracy to get up the ramp but needs to have enough speed and force to clear it. Usually you can either take the risk of the loop or go around it. If you are just playing for fun, take the chance to do it but if you are playing competitively, you will probably be better just going around it. 

 

The jump- Exactly as it sounds, the jump shot means you have to have speed to go over not only the obstacle, but whatever lies underneath, often water. If you fail to make the shot, your ball may get wet or could get lost completely and require you to politely ask for a new one. 

 

We hope that with whatever obstacles you encounter on the course that you have fun playing them. For mini golf supplies, visit us online. We also carry driving range equipment and golf ball barrier netting.