This week is Masters week and I am down in Augusta teaching people from all over the world for VIP Sports Marketing at their Lodge on Heath which is located directly across from Gate 9 of The National.
Because we do not have access to a range it is important that I am constantly looking for equipment which will allow me to give the guests the best experience. I have a few simple requirements for the equipment I select: it must be of good quality, look good, be very compact and portable, and most of all I must be able to set up and take down the equipment quickly.
It has taken a while but I have finally found what I have been searching for and it is appropriately named the Sklz Quickster Net. First it comes in a bag with a carrying strap which is less than 4 feet long and the entire size of the bag is slightly larger than that of those collapsible lawn chairs people carry around to kids games and camping. Next the frame is made of a lightweight metal tubing that comes in three sections, each piece of the section is attached to the other by bungee cord which makes it impossible to not connect the pieces(which are snap and click) together correctly. As you connect the pieces the bungee cord disappears inside the tubing.
The netting for the Quickster has a little pin that inserts at the top of each pole and a grommet that attaches at the bottom of the frame.
The total elapsed time from the moment I opened the bag until I was ready to give my first lesson was less than 2 minutes!
I have definitely found the piece of equipment that will make my off course teaching much easier.