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Final Reviews: Spornia SPG8 XL Net

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Equipment Type: Hitting Net
Vendor: Spornia

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  • Welcome to Testers Wanted where we recruit readers like you for objective feedback on products that roll into HQ throughout the year!

    Raise your hand if you’ve considered purchasing a hitting net in the last year? Okay, now raise your other hand if you have the space for Spornia’s 8’X8′ SPG XL net?

    If so, we need testers like you to assess and report back to us at MyGolfSpy

  • New eight-foot by eight-foot golf hitting net
  • New upgraded premium material for simulation (frame, netting, etc.)

The Spornia net needs no introduction after winning last year’s Hitting Net test at MyGolfSpy. However, they have just gone bigger.

Also for those interested in learning more about our process and how we select our testers please check out this thread as we lay out the entire process: How to Become a Tester (Do not apply within thread)

Please send a congrats to our testers!
@Golfspy_CG2
@cciciora13
@goaliewales14
@mynerds

First Impressions
Aesthetics
The Numbers
On The Course
The Good, The Bad, The In-between
Play it Or Trade it

Sporina SPG-8 XL Net – Official MGS Forum Review by mynerds

Introduction - May 31, 2022

A full introduction can be found in the comments section.

Thank you to Sporina and MyGolfSpy for this amazing testing opportunity!

Hello! My name is Mark, I am a high-handicap player near Chicago and have played golf mostly in social contexts like Top Golf and par 3 courses for a few decades. I am a natural righty, but golf lefty. By day, I work as a cybersecurity consultant. By night, I am husband, dad, and fur-dad to these three:

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My daily schedule is chaotic with both my wife and I juggling full-time jobs and chasing around our sassy toddler, so I am not always in control of when I get to practice.  When I can find time to get to the range, I find myself trying to “get my money’s worth” and hit as many balls as possible even when slower, shorter, deliberate practice would be more beneficial. I will be testing the net both indoors and outdoors, and tracking any discernible improvement to my golf game that regular, frequent practice may bring.

I’m extremely excited to test the Sporina SPG-8 XL Net and have high expectations given the SPG-7’s status as MGS’ Best Golf Hitting Net 2021.

First Impressions (4 out of 5)

My full first impressions can be found in the comments section.

The shipping weight of the product is 30lbs. For reference, below is the package up against my sedan and all 5'10" of my wiry self with the unboxed net in the carrying bag.

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My first point of inspection was the quality of stitching on the bag. Unfortunately I spotted areas with less-than-stellar stitching and several spots with loose or frayed threads:

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I also inspected the quality of the roof pole channel which was a weak point for the SPG-7. It was the thinnest material on the SPG-8 by far - even thinner than the material for the bag. Despite the thinness of the material, the roof pole channel did not tear though I did find threading the roof pole challenging.

Taped to the outside of the box in a "packing slip" container was not a packing slip but instead a supplemental instruction and warning that "the spring steel opens forcefully" and that set up should occur "far away from people vehicles, and structures." Typos galore aside, this warning should be heeded.

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Minus one star for the stitching issues and the thin roof pole channel material, despite its previously documented weakness.

Aesthetics (5 out of 5)

With everything set up, it became clear that the "XL" is no misnomer. It is difficult to adequately describe how imposing this thing is.

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There are a few temporary hitting nets in my neighbors’ yards. To me, other nets seem like toys and the SPG-8 seems more like a tool. I love the look of the net and didn’t mind leaving it out for prolonged periods of time. Even as a "portable" net, I wanted to minimize my setup time. I shared some details on how I’ve left the net mostly assembled while retaining my garage parking space in the comments.

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The Numbers (3 out of 5)

At the beginning of the test, I expected the SPG-8 to catch every single ball. Unfortunately, it did not meet this expectation. I kept count of every single ball that I hit, balls which were caught but bounced out of the net, and balls that missed the net entirely. Out of 600 balls hit, 27 (4.5%) were caught but bounced out of the net, and 2 missed the net entirely. Further, 3 balls were caught by the net but still managed to contact the wall behind it, more than a foot away. While the wall was not damaged, there are small indentations and marks on the drywall.

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Spornia lists “Ball rolls gently down not touching the floors” as a “main feature” of the product. They make smaller nets (presumably for better players) and, as their largest and most expensive option, I expected it to contain all my shots. Minus 1 star each for the ~5% of balls that bounced out of the net, and for the balls that missed the net entirely.

On the Course (5 out of 5)

Did use of the net translate to improvements on the course? I’ve gained confidence in my irons, improved my dispersion, and am carrying the ball 15 yards further than a month ago. Here is Rapsodo's analysis of a session using my 9i compared from a month ago (left) to this week (right).

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In terms of results, I played my personal best round at the local municipal 9-hole and (using the WHS adjusted gross score) broke 50 there for the first time and had my first true par on a par-4.

While the performance gains are a product of several things (see the next section), the net was the catalyst for bringing all the pieces together. Without question, I would not have seen these same improvements without the net.

The Good, the bad, the inbetween (3 out of 5)

By itself, I don’t believe any net alone is enough to improve your game. To achieve its full value, I needed to also purchase a launch monitor, quality hitting mat, and follow at home lessons/drills. Before purchasing the launch monitor specifically, I was developing bad habits hitting into the net that I only recognized once I was on the range. Once the launch monitor was in hand, I was able to recognize my mistakes and work towards correcting them.

Minus one star against Spornia’s main feature claim of “get instant feedback on your shots” – it just wasn’t true for me.

A quick note on the chipping net – I ended up using it only once. I already owned a small chipping net and if I’m working on my wedges, I’m just not going to spend the time attaching the Spornia net to the SPG-8. No fault of Spornia there, it just isn’t an important feature of the net to me.

The testers also fielded a few questions to customer support via MGS to clarify the purpose of white strap on the net, the Velcro straps, how to use the support ropes, and whether we were missing tie down stakes. Minus one star for unclear instructions and lack of customer service response. I’ll update with any future communications though.

Lastly, after getting used to the setup and takedown process I was able to reduce my setup time to 1:04 without the roof net and 3:17 with the roof net. Threading the roof channel really is the weakest aspect of the net.

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Play it or Trade it? (5 out of 5)

Without question, I will be playing with the SPG-8 for the remainder of the season and am looking forward to its use indoors over the long Chicago winters. I will continue to improve my hitting area and hope to add heaters and possibly a projector to create a true indoor hitting simulator. Where breaking 100 seemed like a lofty goal 6 months ago, now breaking 90 seems like a potential goal for next year. Without this net, I don't believe that goal would be possible.

Conclusion (25 out of 30 stars)

Overall, the Spornia SPG-8 XL edition lives up to its name as an extra large hitting net. While the extra foot of coverage may benefit high handicappers like me who struggle with the occasional extremely off-center shot, even the XL edition missed a few of my shots that would have ended up in neighbors yards had I been outside at the time.

If you’re in the market for a hitting net, I would recommend the SPG-8 only if 1) cost isn’t your highest priority or 2) if you’re looking to use it as part of a golf simulator with their projector-friendly target sheet. Otherwise, I would recommend the SPG-7 instead, and use any cost savings towards a high quality hitting mat and/or indoor launch monitor for a complete at-home hitting experience.

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Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx Max 10.5°, MCG C6 Red 50 R

Wood:     :cobra-small: LTDx Max 3W 15.5°, MCG C6 Red 50 R

Hybrid:     :titleist-small: TS2 4H 23°; 5H 25°, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Black 60 Graphite Regular

Irons:       :callaway-small: X-20 Irons (5-PW)

Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 - 54.11 (56°), :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 - 60.10; :Fuji: Vista PRO 60i R

Putter:      :odyssey-small: White Hot Pro 1 / :odyssey-small: 2-Ball Ten Armlock

Bag:         :taylormade-small: Supreme Cart Bag 2022

Balls:      MaxFli Tour

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Play it Or Trade it

Sporina SPG-8 XL Net – Official MGS Forum Review by cciciora13 

A full introduction can be found in the comments section.

Hello fellow MGS enthusiasts. First I want to thank MGS and Spornia for this wonderful opportunity. My name is Chris and I live with my wife in Franklin, WI. We also have a one year old golden retriever named Henry. I work as a physical therapist by day and play as about an 8-9 handicap whenever I can get out on the golf course.

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Golf is a passion of mine but practicing was never one of my strong suits. I usually opt to play a round on the course instead of hitting the range so this will be interesting to see how hitting balls affects my game. Time is of the essence with our busy schedule so portability and easy assembly/disassembly is a must with this net. I have high expectations as it has big shoes to fill after the SPG-7’s was labeled MGS’ Best Golf Hitting Net 2021. I expect it to live up to the test. 

 

Overall, The packaging in the box was pretty straight forward. The net came basically fully assembled in the box and was ready to go immediately after you took it out of the box. The carrying bag is nice to keep everything compact, but it is a little tight to get on and off the net repeatedly. Since I need to take down and put up the net every time I put up the net, I have ditched putting it in the carrying bag as it is too cumbersome.  

 

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Aesthetics (4 out of 5 Stars)  

I’m not exactly sure what an ideal net should look like but this net fits the bill. I like the all black coloring of the net, tarp and the surrounding netting. It helps the net be less noticeable or distracting out of the corner of the eye when taking a swing. The white target on the tarp cloth and the white Velcro lines are also nice as they can be utilized to get lined up. The are really helpful in lining up my mat and the Garmin R10 behind the mat to ensure accurate readings. As I said in the first impressions- this net is BIG. At almost 35 lbs it is not the easiest to carry or fold down and times and will give you a workout to get it set up. The positive of it being big, is that you can feel no pressure swinging the golf club and worrying about missing the net. That allows for more realistic numbers on the Garmin R10 and allows for a full swing with swing speed without worrying about breaking something. I have shanked a couple of shots throughout my hundreds of shots of testing and had no issue with it missing the net, which was reassuring. If you were planning on utilizing a projector, I’m sure a screen could be added where the target is to allow for the video to be casted.  

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The Numbers (4 out of 5 stars) 

  • I have put a little over 750 balls into this net and the net seems to be holding up well. I noticed no damage to he tarp, or the netting. I have not had an instance where a ball might go thru the netting, and the return feature is nice. The ball seems to come right back to where it started. The initial set up and take down time was about 5 min. Set up was pretty straight forward, but the takedown took a little getting used to the process and following the steps correctly. I can now set up the net in a little over 1.5 min, and to take it down, a couple of minutes. It stores nicely in the garage. I just wish the directions were easier to follow as it seemed straight forward but needed to be done in a certain way. 

 

 

 

 

 
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On The Course 5 out of 5 stars) 

  • As I said before, I absolutely love the net. It seems solidly made and have had no issue with the tarp, or the netting missing balls. The noise from hitting a ball into the net is muted, which I like as I don’t want to disrupt my neighbors. I don’t hit the ball super high, so I don’t utilize the roof net- which makes set up and take down a breeze. I purchased a Garmin R10 to go along with the net which makes my practice sessions a whole lot more meaningful. It seems to be translating to improvements in my game. The last 3 rounds I have played were scores of 75, 77, and a nine hole score of 37. It seems to have translated to my Ball striking as I have been striping them. The 8 foot net size is a little big, but I like the extra confidence it provides me in that you would really have to hit a poor shot to miss the net. The net fits perfectly in both my outside location on my patio, as well as in my garage and will allow me to hit balls during the colder months which I miss in Wisconsin.  
     

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The Good, the bad, the inbetween (4 out of 5 stars) 

  • Is the $210 dollars worth it for the extra foot you gain between the SPG7 vs the SPG8? In my opinion no. You would need to really shank a ball in order to miss the net. I think the funds would be better spent on a quality golf mat to hit balls, or put towards a simulator to see feedback on your swing compared to just hitting balls aimlessly.  

 
 

Play it or Trade it? (5 out of 5 stars) 

  • PLAY IT. I think this net is very versatile in both an indoor and outdoor set up. The ability to easily set up and take down the net makes the price point worth it. I also think that the tarp and netting is of high quality and should last a long time. I am really excited to now be able to hit golf balls during the cooler months and work on my game at the comfort of my own home. I highly recommend this net or the smaller SPG7 net by Spornia to anyone looking to work on their game at home.  

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Conclusion 

This net is of high quality in terms of build, design, and set up/take down. It allows for easy use in both an indoor and outdoor setting, and is nice and compact when storing it in my garage. I hit 500 balls into the net over the course of my testing and had no issues with the net giving way or missing the net. Take down and set up takes a little getting used to and the directions could have been a little more descriptive. Is it worth the extra $200 bucks for the bigger net? In my opinion, No, but Spornia does make one dang good net!  
 
 Final Score 26 out of 30 stars 

 

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:odyssey-small: 2-Ball DFX - Original (Winn jumbo grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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Introduction

Full Intro Found Here

Hello fellow spies!  Before I get into this introduction, I want to thank MGS and Spornia for this amazing testing opportunity!  For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mike, or Goalie. 

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I do currently have a hitting net that I got as a gift a few years back so I will be doing a compare and contrast throughout this review while just focusing specifically on reviewing the SPG8.  Some of the main areas I want to focus on during my testing are:

  • Speed of setup
  • Portability
  • Durability (Driver ball speeds around 165 mph)
  • Ability to handle “bad shots”
  • Ability to handle wedge shots (height)
  • Weather testing (wind, rain, etc.)

 

First Impressions (4 of 5 Stars)

When the SPG-8 XL first arrived, the first thing that shocked me was the size and weight of it.  I’m used to my 5 lbs. hitting net that rolls up into a little tent case.  When went to grab it off my porch, I did a double take!  When they said an XL net is coming, they meant XL.  The stated product weight of the SPG-8 XL is 30 lbs.  The height is actually one of the reasons I LOVED the net from the start.  The added height of it looked as if I could actually hit wedges into a practice net without them going over it!  The weight to me just meant there are solid materials holding this net together.

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The only downside I’ve had from the first impressions was that the width has always been a concern.  We all hit bad golf shots, and I worried from the start if this net could keep in one of those.  (Spoiler alert: the answer is no it cannot.)

Aesthetics (4 out of 5 Stars)

If you look across the Spornia line of nets, you’ll notice all of them are basically identically in style. Mostly all black with a white target line on the bottom and a white target and logo on the target sheet.  This is a great look and the branding is really well done so that everyone will know what brand you’re using without being a distraction to the hitter. 

If you are wanting to use a projector with this hitting net, you can switch out that target sheet for an all-white one on their website ranging anywhere from $40 - $60 depending on which model you have at home. 

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The reason I’m only giving this category a 4-star review is because of the chipping net that comes with the net.  The chipping net just appears to be an after thought in the design and production. You have this very well constructed net and then “here throw this circle on there with these four Velcro straps anywhere you want.”  I would like to see it integrated more in the design like have a designed hook in for it.  That why the placement will be exactly where it can be shown off the best and adding to the overall effect rather than taking away.

The Numbers (5 out of 5 stars)

 As I mentioned earlier on, I have been trying to get back into my groove where I was throwing darts at the end of the season.  To the point where a course forced me to alter my handicap even though every round that I’ve played had been accurately entered through the USGA.  I wanted to get that feeling back, which meant spending the time with my swing to find those feels again.  This net was easily able to do that for me!  A few weeks ago, I shot my lowest handicap index round in 2 years at an index of 15.7 and the week before that an index of 16.  In that round I started off -2 through 2!!

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The lowest index I have on record is a 10 for context. 

 

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As I’m now heading into the time of year that is very outing heavy for me, I feel confident that I’m trending in the right direction!  There are some things (putting) that this net can’t help me with that is still keeping my index above where it should be, but that is getting address and is separate from this review. 😊

On The Course (4 out of 5 stars)

Obviously, this isn’t a product that we will take on the course and use.  This section is going to be dedicated to the over use of the product.  The two major tests for me with this product were:

  • Can I hit a full LW into it and not go over the net?
  • Will it handle “bad shots?”

The test with the LW went extremely well!  Typically, these types of nets are limited to 9 irons and up depending on your ball flight and other factors.  I started with my 9i and slowly worked my way down.  Hitting ½ and ¾ shots with each new club before I went for a full shot.  Once I was finally able to hit that LW, the target sheet was able to catch it with the overall height of the SPG-8 XL!  This is a HUGE plus for the usage of this product!  This meant I can fully practice any club in my bag without having to flight the ball down to ensure I didn’t send it over the net into the neighbor’s house.

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With the “bad shots” test, I hit a few foam balls that I had laying around the house and just hit slight shanks.  I knew that they were going to exaggerate any strikes that I made due to their weight and overall product characteristics.  I didn’t feel like hitting a full swing with them would be representative of what an actual golf ball would do in that situation.  The SPG-8 did NOT keep in those foam balls.  Looking on Spornia’s website, you can purchase “extenders” that might be a good option for someone who extremely worries about this situation. 

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For $30, I believe this might help, but we all know it can never be a 100% fix.  There will always be that ONE shot that escapes the net that has us saying, “Don’t let me here glass!!”

The Good, the bad, the in-between (3 out of 5 stars)

The few main things that stick out to me in this miscellaneous category are:

  • Not having to worry about hitting a support pole during my swing
  • Instructions needing updated
  • 2 stakes missing

In most dome style hitting nets, like the one I currently had, the support poles run right on the outside.  This means if you’re standing too close to the hitting net in fear of hitting a ball out of it, there is a good chance on your follow through, you could hit, and damage, one of those support poles.  With the SPG-8 XL, those areas of your follow through are just netting.  If you did happen to hit them, the likelihood of causing permanent damage is a LOT lower.

With the instructions I felt that there were a few items that weren’t really updated from the prior models, chipping net, white Velcro strips, and the stability strings.  As I mentioned earlier, the chipping net almost seemed like an after thought and the lack of instructions didn’t help the situation.  There were absolutely zero instructions mentioning anything about the chipping net.  It felt like it was a “here’s the net, you figure out where it goes.” 

The instructions also left out the purpose of the white Velcro strips towards the bottom front of the ball returner.  This question was asked in our group chat, and no one could determine what they were actually indeed to do.  I would recommend that the instructions have a labelling section calling different items out in them to help determine their use.

Lastly, the stability strings.  Upon setting up the SPG-8 for the first time, I noticed string tied in the eyelet of each side of the net.  Typically, with tents, those strings are used to help stabilize the structure and should be stretched out and staked into the ground.  When I went back into the bag, there were only 4 stakes in the bag and not 6.  I looked in the instructions and nothing in there mentioned those strings or even how many stakes you should have in the packaging.  I ended up ordering 2 additional stakes from Amazing to use for those strings.  I tried having them not staked in, but the net just didn’t feel as solid without them.

Play it or Trade it? (4 out of 5 stars)

I am 100% “playing” the SPG-8 XL!  I have actually already sold my old hitting net to a friend, so this is my one and only!  I will say that I do question the value of the product being $210 over that of the SPG-7 net.  The difference between the SPG-7 and SPG-8 XL is 1 cubic foot.  The SPG-7 is 7’x7’x7’ whereas the SPG-8 XL is 8’x8’x8’.  I know the extra height has allowed me to ensure I can hit my wedges, but is that really worth $210?  That is a question you will have to determine for yourself.

Conclusion

Overall, I think the SPG-8 XL is a great addition to the Spornia line-up!  While I do feel they need to update the instructions and packing materials, i.e. number of stakes, this net is amazing to hit into it.  I was able to hit everything from my LW up to my driver.  This is a net I could see pairing really well with a Skytrak system to create an in-home studio on a budget.  While the SPG-8 XL is a bit on the large and heavy side for portability, it still can be taken down and setup in mostly any place you have room to make a swing.

Final Score (24 out of 30 stars)
 

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Taylormade MG3 TW Grind
LW: Taylormade Hi-Toe Low Bounce
Putter: PXG Battle Ready One & Done

 

 

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We've got a good group here! Congratulations testers! I have a feeling you all will enjoy this and I'm looking forward to your reviews. 

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2 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

Congrats testers! We’re all expecting big things from you!

see what I did there? XL net… big things… 

ok, I’ll go crawl back under my desk again. 

I’m here for the XL responsibilities and the XL puns. Incredibly grateful and excited to put this product to the test! Thanks MGS!

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Congrats fellas! Looking forward to reading about your experiences with the net, and if the work you put in on them translates to the course.

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5 minutes ago, goaliewales14 said:

Thank you MGS for this opportunity!!  Always excited to make my neighbors less nervous when they see me bring golf balls into the backyard 🤣

 

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38 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

 

Best thing about this testing, we won't have to go far to chase our shots 🤣

That is the hope. 😂

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Congrats guys, can't wait to read reviews especially for us northeasters who might want to get an indoor setup for the winter

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Please everyone welcome our testers for the Spornia XL Net!
@Golfspy_CG2
@cciciora13
@goaliewales14
@mynerds

Looking forward to how these work out for you guys and to see how it differs from the standard model previous members have tested. 

congrats everyone ! 

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2 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

I'd like the testers to shank a few shots, sky a few shots, throw a few worm burners in to see how well the Spornia reigns those types of shots in😀🤣😅, you know for scientific purposes....not that I hit those types of shots often🤦‍♂️😄

 

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This uh... this will definitely be a part of the review, intentional or otherwise 😅.

Additionally, I'm the type of person who reads the instruction manual of every purchase (much to my wife's frustration). Professionally, I deal with identifying and assessing product use and misuse cases (albeit in an entirely different industry). I have a few scenarios in my mind that I want to test assuming that they're not already explicitly advised against by the product itself. As a benign example, I have indoor and outdoor space available to test the net in. Is it permissible to leave the net up outside for prolonged periods of time? If so, how is it going to hold up against the notoriously volatile Chicago weather? We had days last year with rain, sleet, hail, and sun in the same afternoon. If the product is delicate in it's exposure requirements then the ability to set up and take down quickly and easily will be a make-or-break for outdoor use.

To be clear, I'm not talking about intentional product abuse. I don't think anyone benefits from evaluating this thing in artificially ideal conditions though. Can I wash the target sheet with a garden hose if/when I hit a fat shot out of my grass? Can I be confident setting this thing up in the 3rd car garage bay without fear that a shank will hit an adjacent vehicle in the garage? If skying shots with my sand wedge to test the roof net risks putting holes in my garage ceiling, so be it! I'm plenty comfortable with patching and drywall compound 👷‍♂️

I have high expectations for the SPG-8 based on the previous, glowing reviews. It's tempting to think it's a forgone conclusion that this will live up to the performance of the SPG-7. I assure ya'll it's going to be put through its paces, and I'm not resting on our laurels!

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Please everyone welcome our testers for the Spornia XL Net!
@Golfspy_CG2
@cciciora13
@goaliewales14
@mynerds

Looking forward to how these work out for you guys and to see how it differs from the standard model previous members have tested. 

Congrats Guys!  Really looking forward to the reviews on this!

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Congrats everyone - great group, you'll enjoy, I know that I love my Spornia.

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Would love to tear this in my mountain home in the trees.  Nearest range is 25 miles at club.  

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I would LOVE to try one of these... I have a hitting mat, but no net and the neighbors frown on golf balls hitting their houses 

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I have built  a large net built off batting cage material now. Would be great to compare. 

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I have the space and the need to practice more. Would be nice to try something that could be used outdoors as well as in the garage during the winter.

 

 

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I usually go to a range with good chipping and approach facilities. But I was looking for way the practice at home since I've moved to a place with LOTS of space and a large garage for indoor use. I also have the 3bays swing analyzer and really look at the ball flight as much as I can't see the ball flight most of the time. So I was looking for a net to hit into , but this net being offered has the advantage of targets for hitting into and as chipping targets which is a definite plus. Fingers crossed as I'd love to try it. 

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I just took down a practice  net in my garage which I made a few years ago and I'd love to try this. The size of the testing model is not an issue and it would be used both in my backyard and in the garage during the winter. I'd love to provide an honest assessment of the unit. Thank you for the opportunity.

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I have another brand now and it has at least 3 holes in it.  We use it indoors all winter.  

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WIth our long winters in Winnipeg Canada, this would help with practicing swing changes and improve my game.  

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Just purchased a device to measure my shots and would love to be able to use is at home hitting into the net and improving my short game

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Seeing that I now have worn a hole into my Net Return impact screen I could use a replacement.

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That’s would be awesome to have that!  I would share with my neighbors!

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Have purchased multiple golf nets and all last only 2-3 months eventually netting tears and holes are created. I need to test and find a durable netting material that will last. I can easily hit 200 balls a day as practice in my past nets. I would love to review the product and give an honest review. Hope I can be part of testing group. 

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It's about time for me to replace my hitting net in my garage! I can compare the two to provide good feedback.

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The system I have at home, the net was supposed to be top quality.   I have had a patch holes and have resorted to hitting into a sheet and have the net as backup.  The walls just can't take much more to many holes I have to patch.  But worth it to get better.

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I'd like to participate in this and have a situation that my be interesting/beneficial to the test. I bought an SPG-7 net before the SPG-8 came out and use it with a Flightscope Mevo+ and Titleist RCT Pro v1. 

I would like to do a comparison of both nets to see what, if any, benefits the extra foot gives.  My thought is the SPG-7 is perfect if you use a camera device because you can get as close as you want.  I'd like to compare this larger net to see if there is any additional benefit to a doppler device.

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On 5/2/2022 at 7:42 AM, WaffleHouseTour said:

I too would be curious about changes in quality.  I leave mine laying flat (weighted down w a few strategically placed rocks), rather than folding it up after each use.  I've noticed the materials really faded over the summer. I don't really care about the color change, but it does make me nervous that the material may be weakened or compromised. 

Yeah similar situation for me, some of stitching is starting to fray for me. 

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Have a putting green and a chipping net. Would love to have this to fill out the practice space

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This would be awesome…my net from the last couple years just ripped and now it’s functional any more…keeping my fingers crossed!  My kids,  3 (just got his first set of clubs) & almost 6 (been golfing for 3 years) we’re super bummed when I tried to set it up yesterday.  

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I used to have a big net for outdoor use. It really seemed to help my ball-striking. One day I hit the frame and it snapped. The net was rendered useless as I wasn't able to repair the frame. Now I only am able to chip into a bucket around the pool. I'd love to have a new hitting net to practice my swing. This net looks sturdy enough without being overly bulky. I like how they incorporated the chipping targets too. I would test the crap out of this thing.

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I would love to be a tester for the SPG-8 XL. Especially after I spent five weeks going back and forth between ordering the SPG-7 and SPG-8. Initially, I was going to purchase the SPG-7 based on the 2021 Most Wanted ranking, but when I saw there was a larger version, I was intrigued. The idea of having an extra foot in width and height seemed comforting in the event I hit an errant shot -- I just moved into the neighborhood and didn't want to have a reputation of taking out windows. However, the price difference between the two models is $200 and the new XL model weighs an additional 14lbs more, which would make it less portable. I tried to find some thorough reviews and research on the new XL model, but there was really nothing substantial. I'm one of those golfers who will pay a premium to have the best because I believe that quality matters, so I would have been glad to pay the extra $200 for the XL upgrade, but I just couldn't find enough value based on the limited information online. The Spornia website says "new upgraded premium material for simulation", but what the heck does that mean? Seriously, you would think they'd give a bit more detail to justify the price gap between the two models. Ultimately, I decided to err on the side of caution and go with the SPG-7, however I may have buyer's remorse. If chosen to be a tester, I'd give the SPG-8 a thorough review and comparison to the SPG-7. I would want other potential buyers that are in my situation to have enough information out there to make an informed buying decision.

I also have a short-throw projector and the new Bushnell LaunchPro (aka rebranded GC3), so I would test this as a practice net and sim play.

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Would love to be a part of this testing. I’ve actually been looking at nets for outdoor use as I practice almost every day at home.

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