Central Alabama Community College is located in Alexander City, Alabama. Some may not consider this area to be in tremendous need of an indoor practice facility for a college golf team but we are located on the eastern side of the Central Time Zone which puts into darkness early in the afternoon late fall through early spring and Alabama does experience a great number of electrical storms in spring, summer and fall seasons.
CACC Golf has enjoyed a tremendous tradition in winning and if your team is not able to practice, other teams are getting better, while you're inside watching horrific weather or having to head home during the shorter days in winter. We have solved these problems by coming inside and getting a lot of work done.
This year we installed 5 indoor hitting bays as well as a 15'x 35' putting & chipping green. After a visit to the PGA Merchandise Show in 2008, I had no doubt in what netting system I was going to utilize – The Net Return. At the PGA Show, the Net Return booth kept drawing me nearer as I spotted people hit non-stop golf shots into the net using only 1 golf ball and without having to chase it down. I introduced myself to the Net Return staff and told them of my plans for the on-campus indoor practice facility and I was delighted to see how great these people were to work with.
My life has been surrounded around golf. I began playing at the age of 5 and that equates to 48 years of practicing, playing, teaching and coaching the game of golf. I've been fortunate to have played competitively across the globe and teach a large number of talented players. Throughout these many years in the golf industry the Net Return may be one of the most common sense and tremendous products I've come across.
Installation of the nets for our 5 full swing hitting bays took me less than an hour. The engineering of the frame and the net makes set-up and breakdown a breeze. The Net Return system is built to last while still being extremely light weight. In our situation, where we need to do a bit of vacuuming in the room, the Net Return System simply slides off to the side while we're cleaning up and then with no effort at all, we slide it right back to its position. Since the first of the year, our Men's Golf Team has fired thousands of hard-hit golf shots into our new nets and there is absolutely no sign of wear or tear.
Regardless if a golfer is looking for an indoor or outdoors practice net system the Net Return is the only way to go. No other company can compare with quality, craftsmanship, engineering and price like the folks at Net Return. At this year's PGA Show, it was a pleasure for me to stop in to say hello to these fine people and give honest and unsolicited testimony to their product to those who stopped by.
If anyone has any concerns of the Net Return, I would be pleased to answer any questions. This is a great product!
Coach Dave Jennings
Central Alabama Community College
Men's TROJAN Golf Team