12/03/2015

If you’re looking to improve your golf game indoors, Rukket’s Monster Cage might be the way to go.

A net is a net is a net you might think as it pertains to golf.

And it’s true, there are ways to improvise practice without investing in professional equipment. Any empty field works, or perhaps you’d rather stack cardboard against a wall in your basement and take swings. Maybe fishing nets or old hockey goals catch your precision shots.

Viable options, sure and we encourage them. But there is something to be said for a professional net system. The Rukket Monster Cage is one such contraption that might as well be a driving range in a warehouse or large garage.

Rukket is an American owned and operated company, whose primary marketing, according to the company’s website, “through word of mouth and demonstrations.” Rukket makes nets and goals for multiple sports including soccer, lacrosse, golf, baseball and softball.

The golf products are particularly great. Rukket boasts a variety that cover all aspects of the game. The 3-in-1 portable driving range contains a chipping net, a mat and a practice all in a moveable device. It’s a small package that helps with precision and power and retails for $199. Other golf products include portable nets and other targets.

But “The Monster Cage” is the pick of the bunch. Below, USGolfTV founder and PGA instructor Todd Kolb talks about the benefits of the training tool (that doubles as a facility).

What stands out immediately, is the size.

The “Monster” refers to a 10×10 structure that provides ample room to the golfer. Not only can a player swing freely, but there’s also enough space for an instructor to critique a swing without having to move the student out of the cage. Why is that important? The student can stay in his stance or at least maintain a visual of one without walking in and out.

Furthermore, the net itself allows for a golfer to swing with full effort and not risk a ricochet. Watch Todd in the video. He swings with his driver—and trust us he’s pretty good with the big stick—and the ball dies in the net (also notice: it doesn’t get caught either. Three or four balls is all you need—at most).

The easy assembly and replaceable net is a bonus. The limitless practice is the real worth. Golfers can easily simulate entire rounds in a span of a half-hour or less. As Todd suggested, there’s also space to place a radar gun or set up video near or in the Monster Cage.

And if you want to take a break from golf, maybe other sports would tickle your fancy. Hockey? Sure. The cage can sustain wrist and slapshots. Soccer? Why not. Baseball or softball? The cage is perfect for a tee of either the golf or hardball variety.

The Rukket Monster Cage gives golfers an opportunity to practice all year round regardless of climate. It is simple and practical. Sometimes that gets the job done.

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