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Types of Equipment

If you are visiting a driving range in the near future, it is helpful if you familiarize yourself
with the various driving range equipment available. There are several devices available that can
help you practice and improve your golf game every time you visit the driving range. As we start
to enter the upcoming winter months you will be delighted to know that you do not need to
stop to your practicing. You can continue to golf outdoors during winter despite frigid
temperatures. However, you will want to prepare yourself for a more difficult time. If you are
curious what driving range equipment can be made available to you, please see below.
Range ball management systems: These systems are quite sophisticated. A range ball
management system can pick, wash, and dispense all in one! You truly get the best
bang for your buck with this type of a system. You can even customize your system to
make sure it is offering exactly what you need. If you manage a driving range, you may
want to note that labor expenses can be reduced through the use of a range ball
management system.
 Golf ball dispenser: You can program various features of modern golf ball dispensers
including ball count and even bucket size.
 Dispenser payment systems: These payment systems are extremely convenient both
for the consumers and business owners alike. Payment can be taken in many forms
including: tokens, cash, credit cards, membership cards, pin numbers, you name it!
 Golf ball pickers: Both standard and heavy duty are available.
 Golf cart adapters & cart protector: All of your golf cart needs will be met so that you
can easily transport your belongings and yourself across the driving range.

 

Weather and Golf

It is no secret that the weather outdoors can directly affect your golf game. Having the
proper driving range equipment is the best way to ensure that you are at your best while
golfing. However, there are many weather factors that you are unable to avoid. If you are used
to golfing all year long you have likely noticed these subtle changes in your golf game as it
pertains to the weather. You may have also noticed these changes if you have golfed while
traveling to different locations with various weather patterns that may be unlike where you
live. It is best to learn how the weather can impact your golf game so that you can plan for it
and accommodate your strategy accordingly. All in all it is important to remember that these
changes only account for a mild change in your game, so try not to let it get into your head.
1. Temperature: Warm air rises making it less dense than cooler air. Thinner air reduces
the drag and therefore increase the driving distance. Less dense air will cause less of a
lift. A lower trajectory reduces slices and hooks.
2. Barometric pressure: Lower barometer readings mean lighter air is present. If you have
never checked the barometric pressure before a golf game now may be the time to start
and notice how it affects the air.
3. Humidity: Drier air is denser meaning more drag, this reduces the distance that it
travels.
If you have any questions about weather and your golf game, we suggest making notes on
how you performed in relationship to the weather that day. We also recommend using the
proper driving range equipment to ensure that you perform at the greatest level possible for
your skill level.

 

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!

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. 



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.

 

 

4 Essentials to keep in your Golf Bag

Your golf bag is full of the items you know you will need. From your clubs to your gloves, everything is packed away and ready for the next time you go and hit the course. However, your bag should be storing more than just your golf equipment. Here are the top 5 things we recommend you also keep in your bag at all times. 

 

Sunscreen- Golf is an outdoor sport and with outdoor sports comes the sun. While hats will help protect your skin, you still need another barrier. Having a waterproof sunscreen of at least SPF 30 will allow you to protect your skin. Any exposed skin is susceptible to getting burned, don’t risk it. You can even find sunscreen sticks that are great for your face and that won’t leave sticky residue. 

 

Snacks- Don’t rely too heavily on the beverage cart, your wallet and stomach will thank you. Trail mix, dried fruit, or at the very least a granola bar should make it into your bag. At some point on the course, you will get hungry so having a snack ready to go will help you get through the course until either the beverage cart comes around or you make it back to the clubhouse. 

 

Socks- Yes we know, you have a pair on your feet already, but having an extra pair on hand is always a great option. If the morning dew soaks into your shoes or you accidentally step in mud or a puddle, a fresh pair of socks will protect your feet. 

 

Umbrella- The rain won’t stop just because you are on the course so you might as well be prepared. Especially in states where the rain is known to go off and on like a tap, having an umbrella on hand means you can take it out when you need it and put it away when you don’t. Plus, if the sun is bearing down, this provides another way to stay cool and protect your skin along with your sunscreen. 

 

Having these items in your bag has you covered for a variety of different scenarios. Looking for more golf related items to add to your collection? Find the golf course accessories you need with us. Or if you are looking for golf ball barrier netting we have that too. 

 

 

Top Golf Club Accessories

The life of a golf club is very difficult if you stop to think about it. They are mercilessly tossed around in the back of golf carts, toted around with little thought as to their well-being, then brutally used to smack balls around for a couple of hours. After a few years of this, they are thrown to the side and discarded for the newer models with better swinging power and all of the new features. With this much mistreatment of golf clubs, it only seems fitting that you at least accessorize them a bit and help them live better lives. And while you’re at it, your efforts might just make things a little bit better for you and your golf game. Read on to find out about some of the things you can buy in order to treat your golf clubs better and prolong their life spans.

If you don’t already have a proper golf club bag, you should be embarrassed. This is the main thing (besides skill and clubs) that makes or breaks a golfer. If you have all of your clubs in one organized location that is easy to access whenever you need to, you can be sure to always have the correct golf club on hand when you need it. A well organized bag can almost be handier than a caddy, since you will be familiar with it and able to quickly access the clubs yourself. You can also find bags with other pockets that come in very handy for storing the rest of your golf accessories.

Additionally, a proper cleaning kit will work wonders in prolonging the lives of your golf clubs. While you are out golfing, your clubs will get grass stains on them; they will get dirty from hitting the ground and probably get scuffed up from the occasional sand trap. If you have the proper cleaning supplies, you will be able to restore your golf clubs to the condition they were in before they got dirty. This could either be simply a rag and a cleansing solvent, or a miniature washing machine that is sold by some large golf accessory dealers.

If you aren’t feeling satisfied with the grips on your golf clubs, you can always replace them. Maybe they slipped out of your hands when you were swinging and they fell into a lake, or maybe they just made your hands sore with prolonged use. Either way, it’s possible to strip your golf clubs of their previous grips, and replace them with entirely new ones. You can find the new ones in almost any golf club store or on the internet where you can order very specific items. Better grips can improve a lot about your game, including the power of your stroke.

While golf clubs are an important purchase, items to extend the lives of your golf clubs are equally important. You have made an investment by buying your golf clubs, and you want to do the best you can to make sure that your money does not go to waste. Whether this is something to make your playing experience better or something to protect your clubs from the elements, it will certainly be worth the money.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of golf club accessories and that we have caused you to think differently about your golf game. Please feel free to check out the driving range equipment and golf course accessories on our site. We have everything the experienced or novice golfer could ever need. 

Low End vs High End Golf Balls

Every level of golfer has come to ask the same seemingly unknown question; is there really a difference between different golf balls? While some golfers find a ball they like and use it for their entire golf careers, changing up the type of ball you use may actually be worth it. Here we are going to cover features of low and high end golf balls tohelp you get an idea on what you might do. 

Higher end golf balls can range from $50 dollars per dozen and higher. Professionals all have their favorites and that is easy enough to look up online but there are some key features that will give you an idea about these higher end balls. 

They often have a urethane cover which feels like rubber which means that they can easily take on damage because of the softer exterior. More damage means more replacement which can increase overall cost. However, these balls generate more spin because of the often multi layered construction that maximizes control. 

Lower end golf balls can be as cheap as $10- $15 per dozen and are much more durable because of a harder exterior material. This material is often Surlyn lonomer, resulting in a sharp yet short clicking sound when hit. These balls almost always are mde of two pieces, an inner core and outer later which means the ball will go far, but there is a complete lack of control. 

For beginners who are just learning the sport, focus should be on hitting the ball straight and getting used to the swinging motion. Lower end balls are great for this because of their lack of spin and easy replaceability. 

Serious golfers who already have the control needed, investing in more expensive balls could up their game, allowing for practice with curves etc. 

Whichever level of ball you go with, practicing and consistency are key to figuring out which type of ball works best for you. See more about our driving range supplies or even miniature golf supplies on our website.

 

 

Basic Golf Etiquette

As with many sports, there are certain unspoken rules that players should follow and golf is no exception. We have highlighted several important rules that you should be following on the course to make your day, and those you play with more enjoyable. 

 

First on the list is a classic, do not show up late. Golf is often an all day affair and requires planning and booking. Not only are the members on your roster expecting you to show up on time, but the course and other groups who are playing expect you to arrive on time. If anything, be at least 10 minutes early giving you time to stretch and hang out before hitting the course. 

 

Cursing, throwing your clubs aside and giving out unwanted golf advice are ways to not only make your group uncomfortable but also the other players on the course. Take a breath and move on, golf is supposed to be a fun activity and your sourness can permeate the whole group.

 

A violation of golf course decorum that can also be dangerous is hitting the golf ball into the group ahead of you. A more simple matter of etiquette is not stepping on someone else’s line. Avoiding crossing the line between a player and the hole is just good manners. 

 

Playing from the championship tee box when you do not compete professionally or consistently average under 85 only delays the game for others. You know your skill level, own it and try to get better by properly playing, not by showing off. 

 

Golf is a fun way to exercise and get outside so make sure that it is enjoyable for everyone and yourself. Having the right golf course equipment and driving range equipment can make all the difference along with following these basic rules of etiquette.

 

 

Parts of a Golf Course

Every golf course has a different layout, features, and challenges. However, understanding the basic parts of a golf course will help you adapt to each course. We will be breaking down the 5 major parts of any golf course to give you a basic understanding of what to expect. 

 

Tee- Each hole begins on a close cut area of grass, known as the tee. The majority of courses have several tee boxes that allow players to choose their starting point depending on their skill level. 

 

Fairway- Finding the fairway is essential to becoming a great golfer. Identifiable based on the short cut grass, the fairway is located between the tee box and the green. Don’t forget to pay attention to the different types of grass, different shots may prove to be more useful. 

 

Rough- The longer cut area of grass that surrounds the fairway and green should be avoided. The grass on this part of the course is usually longer, requiring you to use more club. 

 

Green- Players putt once they reach the green where the hole is located. The grass dictates a lot of what level of power to use while putting so make sure to check if it is wet or dry. The conditions largely depend on the conditions of the overall course. 

 

Hazards- Lakes, creeks, ponds, or any place marked with yellow or red stakes are hazards. If the ball is found there and can be played, go for it. However, if it cannot, you take a one stroke penalty. A note on sand traps, they are also considered to be hazards but they can be hit out of with no penalty. 

 

Now that you understand a little more about what to look for on a golf course, make sure you have the right golf accessories and driving range equipment to set you up for success.