Golfers are gear heads, equipment nerds and endless tinkerers, so when one of those late-night infomercials comes on promising instant results after having a few drinks, we listen a little more intently and have a tendency to get a little click-happy online. That’s where our Late Night Online Purchases franchise comes in, a review of a certain piece of equipment, training aid or something else that caught our eye with the help of our friends at BudgetGolf.com.
One of the biggest culprits of lost strokes is a shoddy short game. The ability to get your golf ball up and down from just off the putting surface can save decent rounds from going badly and turn good rounds into great ones. While mindlessly smacking balls at your short game practice area would make you think you’re getting better with your wedges, the SKLZ Quickster Chipping Net turns that monotony into fun.
Hitting chips close requires a few different skills, from proper setup and address to impact, ball flight and how the ball will react from different lies. The most underrated of those skills is the ability to match your ball flight with the intended landing zone. If you can’t hit your spot on the green with the right trajectory, you’re never going to get better. That’s where the Quickster Chipping Net comes in.
Its design is brilliant in its simplicity. The Quickster offers three circle targets as well as a catch-all net at the bottom of the piece of equipment. The design brings into play productive and enjoyable practice as you can challenge yourself or your friends to contests to see who can score the most points with a certain number of shots.
The Quickster even lends itself to indoor use. If the weather is not agreeable for a round or even an outdoor practice session, the Quickster sets up in seconds and will have your short game sharp when the rest of the competition is cooped up inside sitting on the couch. At only $34.97, the net will practically pay for itself when you get into the pockets of your buddies with your new and improved short game.
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