DUFF TEST: SKLZ Quickster Chipping Net
SKLZ Golf, an industry leader in fitness and training equipment, has released their new Quickster Chipping Net to help you improve your short game at home. I had the chance to test out this exciting new product for myself. Overall, I was very impressed.
BORING SPECIFICATION STUFF
The SKLZ Quickster Chipping Net is simple, compact and can be assembled in a matter of seconds. Featuring a 2.25" x 2.25" net face, this little trainer won't take up much space in your garage, back yard, or even in your hallway (as condo-dwellers like me may prefer). Each hole in the net is backed by a mesh pocket, and there are three holes total. Your golf balls roll down into a collection slot at the bottom of the Quickster after hitting the net. The entire net can be folded down and stored in an included sleeve bag that looks a lot like an umbrella pouch.
ASSEMBLY and Performance
Setting up the SKLZ Quickster Chipping Net is a cinch. Simply remove the net from the storage bag, insert the plastic rods into the corners of the net face, and you're ready to go. It really doesn't get any easier than that.
From a performance perspective, there are pros and cons to using the Quickster Chipping Net. While the net is perfectly capable of serving as an impromptu training device, I found it to be a bit flimsy. Sometimes the entire unit would "bounce" or move when a golf ball hit the net, which became frustrating at times. Of course, this is probably why the company suggests resting the net on grass and not a slick surface. The net itself was sturdy and receptive to my chips, and the ball collection area worked fine.
Why you should buy this training aid
If you are looking for an inexpensive ($39.99) and portable chipping trainer, look no further than the SKLZ Quickster Chipping Net. This is the perfect short game trainer for people who travel often, who live in small homes or who do not have immediate access to a short game range in their area.
Why you should not buy this training aid
Beginner golfers might have a hard time hitting the targets at first. I would consider this trainer as a "value product", and as such you may be able to find higher-quality short game nets (but they will cost more).