I would like to make some type of barrier to keep rolling golf balls
from leaving the lawn and entering the shrubbery.
I have been practicing short shots in the back yard. If I hit it a bit
too long or a bit too flat, it will roll off tyhe edge of the lawn and
into the never-never land of the shrubbery.
What in have in mind is something light that I can push into the dirt
with my hand and remove.
It needs to be about 6-8" tall and somewhat rigid. The total length
will be about 20', but needn't be one piece -- four 5' sections would
My first thought was for a piece of 1x6 or even something thinner;
maybe even strips of 1/4" pegboard. I'd drill holes in the bottom edge
and glue heavy wire for the stakes.
I stopped by a local hardware store looking for some type of plastic,
but didn't see anything. I bought a roll of rain gutter screen and
some tent stakes, but the screen is too flimsy. It needs to be
Does anyone have a better idea than the pegboard?
I had never heard that term before. I looked for wire mesh in the
local Ace Hardware, but didn't find anything that I thought might
work. A search on "hardware cloth" turned up all sorts of options.
I'll go look at Home Depot and OSH or I can order online. Plastic
hardware cloth looks like a good possibility. I can tie it to a few
Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up buying a roll of hardware
cloth at OSH. It's 3' x 20' mesh with 1/2" squares. It's painted with
a green plastic coating. Works perfectly.
I first tried a roll of rain gutter screen, but it was only 5-6" tall
and too flimsy. Some balls would bounce over or even under. The
hardware cloths has stopped a few "equator shots". ;-)
Look in sporting goods department. Plastic tent stakes and some variety
of table-tennis nets spring to mind. If they don't have tent stakes long
enough, surveyor equipment store will have longer ones, or you could
make from wood. They also make a stiff plastic mesh used for erosion
control on construction sites- a full-line concrete products company
would likely have that, as well as reusable stakes to go with it.
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