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Test In-Progress: Spornia Compact Hitting Net

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Equipment Type: Hitting Net
Vendor: Spornia


Testing and reviewing the Spornia hitting golf net will be:

We have a couple of veteran testers and a couple who will be doing their first reviews. Looking forward to following along with their tests!


For the second year in a row, California-based Spornia claimed a spot on the podium in our annual Best Golf Practice Net Buyer’s Guide.


In 2020, it was silver. This time around, gold.

We loved how easy the SPG-7 net was to set up and take down while maintaining a stable platform for both indoor/outdoor use. But hey, that’s just us.

Pandemic or no pandemic, at home golf practice gear continues to strike a chord with golfers.

Here’s a chance to find out for yourself.

We are looking for 4 testers, international included! To get signed up please use the Signup link top right --->


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Greetings to all. I would first like to say how grateful I am to MGS and Spornia for the opportunity to test this product as well as the forum community in general. I’m still pretty new around here and it’s very likely that you don’t know anything about me. My name is Rich, and I moved to California two years ago. I am originally from north Texas, went to Colorado for college, moved to Houston to take a swing at a Ph.D program that didn’t work. Eventually moved to Florida when my wife received a job opportunity out there, and then I moved us all the way to California when a job opportunity for me came up. This will be my first test so be gentle! These two take up the majority of my time outside of work. 


As a random note, I’m a natural lefty, but I golf as if I am right-handed. I was a switch hitter in baseball and played tennis left-handed so for whatever reason the right-handed golf swing is more natural to me. I am a chemical engineer by day working as a process engineer for a company that manufactures citrus processing equipment. I work with a small group within the company in Technical Research and Development, so I apologize in advance for being a data and numbers guy.

I picked up golf in college because I took a part time job at the nearby Golfsmith, mainly to work in their tennis area as I was into tennis at that point. So much that I obtained Certified Stringer certification when I was 15 and later Master Racquet Technician around the age of 20. Being surrounded by all of the golf equipment and regularly fielding questions about golf, it piqued my interest in the game. I won’t lie, the added benefit of being able to make a little extra money based on Golfsmith’s commission scale was enticing for a college student. I worked there for about two and half years before graduating, doing a little bit of everything including fitting and a lot of club building.

Two of my managers were former teaching pros so I had access to quality advice for my quirky swing. I typically played once or twice a week for about 18 months before I moved away from Colorado. Since then, I have played much less frequently as I have some anxiety issues with heading to the course by myself. Until about 2 months ago, my clubs were hiding in the garage, completely unused for the past four years since my youngest was born. I’ve never held a true handicap, but I was typically shooting right around 90 back when I was playing consistently. In a typical round, I would have a few catastrophic holes and play fairly solid the rest of the time. I will be the first to admit that I have a fairly slow tempo with a smooth transition. I’m still working on getting my swing back to where I would like it, but currently I’m topping out around 100 MPH. I could always use a little more swing speed, and that is something I’m currently working on, but I am also looking into some lessons to straighten up my swing.

Due to family and work obligations, I’m lucky to get out to the range once a week, which is why I purchased a Callaway net and a Rapsodo MLM a few months ago to make it less inconvenient on everyone for me to practice. The Rapsodo is now gone because it was not a good fit for my use, and the net is already showing some signs of wear as well as being inconvenient from a portability standpoint. While it is technically portable, I don’t think anyone enjoys spending the time breaking one of those basic nets down into the 20 connector pieces and detaching the netting and packing it to move it, etc. I don’t want to, so I move it back and forth from the concrete patio out to the grass area in the back yard each time. I don't believe that I should be seeing this kind of damage from a 7-iron at a month of use. 

I’m excited for the Spornia net as it looks to be much more portable and also much more convenient for indoor use. With my kids' stuff taking up so much space, I don’t have a ton of indoor space, but I have room in the garage to be able to use it for some feel type practice. The ceiling in my garage is too low for full swings at my height, but I could use the shorter wedge practice anyway. For this test, the main things I’m looking at are the convenience, portability, and durability. I want to be able to set it up and take it down each time without spending a lot of time, and I want to be able to move it from outside to inside and back again without significant hassle. I know for myself, if practice isn’t convenient, it’s hard to find time amongst the other obligations of the day.

With all of that out of the way, please feel free to ask any questions that may help to direct my testing for specific applications that may be helpful to you. What’s useful to me, may not be important to you and my overall hope is to provide information that can help the majority.

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Driver: Srixon Z565, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu
3 Wood: Snake Eyes Viper Tour, Aldila NV
Hybrids: Snake Eyes Viper Tour 18 and 24 deg, Aldila NV
Irons: Srixon I-701 5-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120
Wedges: Callaway X-Forged 50, 54, and 58, Nippon Modus3 Wedge 115
Putter: Yes! Marilyn

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Hey Spies, it’s TR1PTIK here for another member review!

For those who don’t know me, I’m a 34-year-old husband and father of two. I currently reside in Texas (DFW area), after 20 years of life in the Midwest, and started playing golf with my dad at the age of 10. However, I didn’t really take up the game in earnest until my mid-20’s.
What makes me love golf so much are the challenges it presents and how so often it reflects life on a greater scale; taking the good breaks with the bad ones and learning to grind out a positive result in less-than-ideal circumstances.


As of now, I’m a 10.3 handicap who plays once per week, but practices (in some form) almost daily. I’m completely obsessed with the game and trying to improve. I swing somewhere in the 105-110 MPH range which has always given me an advantage off the tee. Unfortunately, my accuracy has declined in the past year or two, but the upside is that my iron play and short game have received a nice boost.

I previously owned a Rukket Haack Net and had space in my garage or the backyard to practice, but I sold it when we moved to Texas knowing we’d be in an apartment and I wouldn’t have anywhere to use it. Now that we are in a house again, I have space for full swings and will often practice without a ball to work on some changes I’ve been trying to make. I’m looking forward to being able to add a net and ball to the equation so I can get a better sense of how the changes are working at impact.

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When it comes to practice nets, the main concerns I have are durability, ease of use, and ability to use all the clubs in my bag. Portability is also a factor since I like to take my clubs (or at least a club) with me when we travel.
As mentioned, I’ve previously used the Rukket Haack Net and had a cheap $75-$80 net I purchased off eBay before that. At $250, the Spornia SPG-7 will be the most expensive net I’ve used, and I expect it to best these other nets in pretty much every way.

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My plan for now is to hit as many balls as I can to test durability. I’ll also experiment with setup location to determine exactly how much space is required to use the net effectively and evaluate ease of use and portability. Finally, I will attempt to quantify the net’s effectiveness as a training aid. I am currently working on some swing changes but have struggled without the ability to hit balls at home or time to frequent the range. I am eager to put the net to work and see (via video analysis) if I can get the changes to take and improve my consistency on the course.




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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Rev Kev's Introduction    Spornia Hitting Net Review 

I would like to thank the folks at Spornia and MGS for selecting me to be a part of this test.  Here's my pretest intro:


About me


As my screen name suggests I'm the Senior Pastor of a Lutheran Church (LCMS) in St. Petersburg, FL.  I'm 64 (soon to be 65) with a wife and four children all but one out of the house, at the moment.  My wife, daughter and I enjoy going to baseball games and often arrange our summer vacations around trips to different ballparks.  Here we are this summer in Pittsburgh celebrating the 4th of July together.


My job keeps me busy under the best of times.  Since my church has a school the past two academic years have been extremely difficult due to COVID, lots of hours, a number of sick people, staff constantly due to quarantines.  My golf game has suffered because of it.  I'm hopeful that a hitting net will allow me to keep my game sharp despite not being able to get to the range.


About my game

My current FSGA handicap differential is 6.2.  It was below 1 around 10 years ago but had also climbing to as high as 10.1 not long after that due to a significant amount of weight gain and an illness.  Frankly, I came close to quitting at this time and it was only because of friends that I played what I would call social golf.


Shedding pounds, working out some and over speed training has helped me get it back under control.  My driver swing speed is 95,  up from 84 when I was playing poorly.  I'm also currently taking lessons online.  Through these I've discovered that there is a good deal of practice that may take place at home without swinging a club.  My teacher changed my grip significantly, my posture a smidge and now has me working on using my core for the take away.  He's given me a drill that will work very well hitting balls into the net to get that move settled in.




About my practice



When I was playing my best golf I would play at least weekly, work on my long game once a week at the range (unless I played more than once) and have a couple of lunch break or after work sessions on the practice green at the local muni which is right around the corner from my church.  At home would only be over speed training of some sort.


Lately I have been unable to maintain that schedule because of work and also an extremely wet and hot summer season.  As I write I'd love to be on the range and it's pouring out.  I did put in a good deal of practice after my first video lesson and am anxious to find time to do the same after the second one.  It was odd to play the day that I received that video analysis.  I've yet to be able to get to the range to really work on it.  

How I will test


My back yard is functional, not beautiful.  It certainly does not have the type of grass that one would use to hit golf shots from.  I've purchased a driving range quality hitting mat complete with plastic tee for use with my net.  I'm hopeful that between it and my personal LM (I have both the swing caddie SC200 and Rapsodo) that I will be able to truly measure what my ball flight would be with the shots that I hit - at least some of them.  From experience on the range I know what launch angles and ball speeds will create the maximum carry distance with each club.  


We recently purchased and assembled a nice little utility shed (the advantage of two adult sons close by home).  It has stood up well to a Florida summer that has included two tropical systems and lots of thunderstorms.  My mat is staying dry and I anticipate that the net will also.  I intend to try it in two flat outdoor spaces, heading from the shed to the side yard and also from the grill pictured above towards the shed.


We also have a waterway behind our property and the back part of our yard slopes towards it.  I'm going to try the net on that portion of the yard.  This will allow me to test its portability, ease of set up, time of set up as well as functionality for working on side hill, down hill and uphill shots.  


While I live in Florida I did live in northern climates until the age of 50.  I've had a good deal of experience hitting into indoor nets including a winter where I played in an indoor golf league.  I found that this was extremely helpful for my on course partial shots.  Rather than trying to hit those by feel, I learned how far a shot where the clubhead traveled from knee to knee and waste to waste with several different clubs (it was the only way to execute chips and pitches on a simulator.)  I would love to recapture that skill!


We do have an indoor space that would be suitable for hitting shots into a net but unfortunately we are currently undergoing some remodeling and it needs to be used as a bedroom.  Accordingly I will need to leave the indoor portion of this test to my testing teammates.  Should you have any questions or anything further that you'd like to see tested don't hesitate to reach out and ask either now or as the testing takes place.  


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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Personal Life


My name is Ben Howell and I am 30 years old, living in Birmingham with my wife and two daughters. 

I love being outdoors and social (two great things about golf) and fun competition (again, great thing about golf).  I also love to travel and eat out whenever it is feasible. I work as a major account sales rep for Xerox




I started playing golf later in life. Growing up in a small town we did not have a golf course, and put most of my energy into baseball and football. I thought golf would be too slow and boring (wow was I wrong). Ended up playing college football at the University of Alabama which didn’t leave much time for anything else, but I did pick up golf sparingly. 

After college started playing golf more, but wasn’t till about 4 years ago that I really started getting more serious about it. I play an average of twice a month I would say now, and I’ve played more this year than any year previous. 

Just started keeping an official handicap this year, I am currently at a 10.5. I also got my first two lessons ever this August, which makes me very excited for this specific testing opportunity! Weakness of my game is approach shots and pitches. 


Goals for this test


Personally do not do much practicing at home besides some chipping. Would like to see how much my technique in my lessons can be engrained from using this net. 

I do not have any sort of trackman type application with this, so interested to see how no ball flight response affects training. 

Would like to test this outside in my yard vs inside my garage. 

Would like to test durability vs real golf balls and with different clubs, especially woods. 

Personal golf goals are to get to hitting 55% GIR or greater on a consistent basis, currently at about 25%. 



If there is anything you would like to see tested or are curious about this product, please let me know. I am very excited to test this out, especially in this learning stage of my golf life! 

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Congrats testers! The Spornia net is such a great product and I have all the confidence in the world you'll love it. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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Congrats Gents!..cant wait to get your thoughts..

Lookin at one of these myself...ENJOY!

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Congrats Spies!!  Based on the recent product review, odds are you're gonna "love it and keep it". Have fun with the testing!

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Well this is exciting! Thanks Spornia and MGS. I was in my backyard, where I will test the net, when I read this. Based on the way she’s running about my puppy is excited, also. 


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Woohoo! Congrats guys! Good group! I’ll try to hide my jealousy from all of the things I hear about this net you’re going to love it! 

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2 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

Congrats guys! 

@Ben_Howell34 perfect timing for working on those new swing thoughts?!

I’m very excited to use this to work on my new swing! 

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Congrats Testers!  Very jealous....I'll be keeping my eye on this as I have been eyeing one of these to hit balls in my back yard.

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Should be fun to see how this all works for some of you guys indoors as well. For some of us it is all we have and don't quite have the space outside for this to work. Will be it be portable enough to put up in a garage or even bigger living room type area? Hoping a few of you will be able to test this out for us!

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I am looking forward to reading your reviews.  I will be in the market for a net.  I plan on waiting to see how your experience with this net goes.

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Sweet! Who wouldn’t love one of the top performers in most wanted testing for their home set up?! 

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This is a great opportunity for some testers to get a quality hitting net. I absolutely love mine! It's easy to set up and take down and I just don't think you can find a better value for the money. I can't wait to see who gets chosen to review it and good luck everyone!

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Currently use a small hitting mat with foam of plastic balls because I havent been able to get a hitting net...have used a couple borrowed from a buddy from time to time. He has gone thru a couple because of poor durability. I would like to practice more with real golf balls. The foam and plastic just aren't the same feel. Would love the opportunity to test a quality product I would recommend to friends! Good luck all!

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Another great opportunity to grow in the game through applied interest to one part of the game in order to evaluate a product, the hitting net this time, and report back to the forum and industry real experience by people not paid for their time and effort!  No doubt Spornia stands to gain from candid responses but so too does any other hitting net maker or and suppliers who provide associated products that enhances the hitting net practice experience.  

Thanks again for the opportunity to volunteer and all the best to those chosen as I have no doubt this will be a game and interest improver for anyone receiving this to test 👍

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great looking net for those who need to take it down often. Interested to see if its big enough to catch mishits and how close you need to be for wedges

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MGS forum is turning into a dynasty for testing this year, another great one 

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Another great testing opportunity!  This could fit nicely right outside my back sliding glass door up against the deck 👍

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They just keep rolling in! Another great opportunity to test some QUALITY gear... best of luck to those who apply!

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Here's another great opportunity - I'm trying to work on my game while maintaining a busy work schedule.  I'd love the opportunity to test an device like the Spornia hitting net to see if it helps keep me sharp between rounds when I'm not able to get to the range - which has been far too often the past year and a half. 😞


Thanks MGS and Spornia for the chance and good luck all.

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Would be pumped to see if I could fit this in my garage and build a home setup

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Would love to try this out in my garage!  I had a backyard hitting net ages ago but it was bulky to store and difficult to set up.  

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Would love to test this thing out. Have a net currently thats a pain to set up and move. Would like to easily go from inside to outside or take it to friends places, mine sucks for that.

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My hitting net is held together with zip ties I use it so much! Love to try a new one out.


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This would be an amazing test! I'm all about practice nets being from Chicago, very important for my winters (and Summers). My Rukket pop-up net is nice but the inner net continually ends up with holes.

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I’ll give this net a real work out.  I have been using a driving net that is close to 30 years Ace Auto Golf that is flexible and stores in a circular bag.  Be curious if this Spornia net is as good.  I use this at home and take it with me on vacation. Even had it set up at the plumbing counter in the springs for customers to hit while waiting for their orders. And I have to say, this Ace net is still in great shape.

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I would enjoy the convenience of working on my game at home.  I have been looking into setting up a hitting bay at home.  The Spornia would be perfect!

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I promise to give it a great work-out and review as I'll use it most everyday!

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I’ve enjoyed reading the reviews on my golf spy.com for a long time. This is the first product I’ve applied to test. I’ve got a large back yard and this is the kind of net that would work perfectly. I’ve tested running shoes for several companies and am used to providing detailed feedback. 


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This would be a perfect addition to my warehouse! Currently have some weights, speed sticks, and a Perfect Putt mat here at the office, but nowhere to bang balls

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I currently use a SKLZ golf net in my garage (and outside) that is completely worn with holes throughout the net that I’ve patched. Once I saw the MyGolfSpy review about best hitting nets the Spornia has been on my list. Thanks for the opportunity. 

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