Like any sport, golf is a game that requires practice to gain mastery; however, practice at a driving range or golf course can be expensive. You can save time and money by creating your own back-yard practice area. With some pieces of wood, some netting and a few tools, you'll soon have a place to work on improving your golf swing.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Cut the 2-by-4 beam into two 6-foot pieces, two 5-foot pieces and four 3-foot pieces.
Set the circular saw to a 45-degree cut, and cut a 45-degree cut into the ends of the 3-foot beams. Each beam should be cut twice--once on each end--so the slopes both point in the same direction, creating a trapezoid shape. The cuts should be made across the 2-inch side, not the 4-inch side.
Nail a 6-foot beam to a 5-foot beam, so they form a "T". The 6-foot beam should be the stem of the "T" and centered across the width of the 5-foot beam. The beams should be touching along their 4-inch sides.
Nail two of the 3-foot beams to the 5-foot beam and 6-foot beam, positioned on each side of the 6-foot beam. The 45-degree cuts allow the beams to rest flush against both the 5-foot and 6-foot beams.
Screw three hooks into the 2-inch side of the 6-foot beam, positioned 8 inches from the top, 8 inches from the bottom and centered between the top and bottom hooks.
Repeat Steps 3 through 5 with the remaining beams.
Position the two end posts about 5 feet apart with the hooks facing toward the opposing post.
Hang the netting from the hooks, passing the hooks through the mesh loops.
Test the tension of the net with lighter golf shots until you are sure your net has enough slack to catch the balls without them bouncing back at you. Adjust the width if needed to achieve the correct tension.