My brother took me to the driving range over the weekend, and I think I'm gonna take up golf.
I bought an inexpensive set of clubs yesterday, picked up the Wilson Ultra set at Academy for $179. I know it's not great, but should be ok to start with.
What I'm looking for now are a few things I'd need for practice. I'd like to get a net, a chipping/driving mat, and a putting system.
The putting system seems to be straightforward, but the mat and net seem to each have a lot more variability in terms of quality.
I live in an apartment, but have quick access to plenty of room outdoors. I need something that's easy to set up and yet big enough for me to drive into, and that'll last. For the mat I'd like something that I can actually stand on and chip/drive off of, maybe 3x4 feet or so, something that has a rubber tee would be nice.
I've looked a little already, and products in both categories seem to have alot of negative feedback with nets that don't last and mats that wear out too soon.
I'm hoping you guys have some good recommendations. Also, if there's anything else in general you'd recommend for a bbeginning golfer I'd appreciate it.