September 23, 2015

Golf Barrier Netting and Nylon Nets Custom Built

For any property owner or manager that has a location near a golf course, driving range, fairway, or hitting/practice area - there will certainly be situations where a protective barrier is necessary to protect infrastructure and people from incoming golf balls.  Whether it be errant shots, proximity issues, or changes in the local course fairway, there are many instances where incoming golf balls destroy windows and siding or actually cause physical injury to a person on the property.  With the many advancements in golf club and ball technology, golfers are hitting further distances than ever - putting a lot of property at risk that typically didn't have any issues with flying golf balls in the past.  At Gourock.com we hear dozens of stories from customers that tell of multiple broken windows, solar panels, siding panels, car windshields, roof shingles, and even impacts to people's heads and torsos from driven golf balls coming from the course or range.

This is obviously a major concern for property owners that wish to feel secure at their own location and avoid all from all of these potential situations.  Luckily, Gourock.com can very much contribute to a solution by being your source for Golf Barrier Netting.  Golf barrier nets are nets that have a small enough mesh size to property block and contain golf balls that are coming-in from a typical hitting distance, without the mesh size being unnecessarily small (which will only increase netting weight, diminish visibility, and add product cost).  Also, the twine thickness of golf barrier netting really does need to be relatively thin so that there aren't a lot of issues with wind shear/drag, or having too much netting weight (which can affect the installation poles and hardware, as well as adding cost for no real benefit).  And thirdly, golf barrier nets are the type of product that generally get hung/installed with the intention of staying up all the time - so they need to be fabricated from a material that allows for continuous outdoor exposure for the long haul.

So a netting option that is strong, thin, light, dependable, with a low wind-shear.  How about having it produced to most any customized dimensions that is needed for the job, and 100% Made in the USA?
Well at Gourock.com we have a perfect option for your consideration, which is the 1" mesh DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting.  We supply this netting in a couple of different twine thicknesses:

  • #18 (1.8mm, 191 lb./tensile)
  • #12 (1.7mm, 116 lb./tensile)
Both of these twine options feature an additional Tar-Coating - which is an extra protective coating applied to the netting to maximize resilience to UV exposure and moisture.  Both options are produced with a 5/16" rope bordering sewn-in the the perimeter edges and are available to price out and order online through our custom golf barrier netting calculator, which is located on this part of the Gourock site.

The #12 X 1" nylon netting is the thinner of the two options, and is the most popular selection for most residential installations or for customers that want to truly minimize the visual effect of the barrier netting when it is up.  It is a very long-lasting tarred material that will still have at least 50% of it's original new tensile strength after 7 years of outdoor usage and exposure.
























The #18 X 1" nylon netting is the selection for most commercial or industrial installations - as its extra twine thickness and tensile strength allows for the material to retain at least 50% of its original tensile strength after 10 years of outdoor usage and exposure.  This netting is the most recommended for driving ranges, commercial course fairways, municipalities, and other non-residential netting installations.  That said - many, many people use the #18 at home and some commercial clients prefer to use the #12 at their facility.  There is always personal preference involved based on expectations and pricing, so we do have both options readily available at Gourock.com for your convenience!
























Now the majority of golf barrier nets are fairly straightforward rectangular or square-shaped panels that are produced according to the height and width that our customers need for their area.  However, there are many times that the netting itself needs to be produced with even more customization in mind so that the material closely lines-up with existing structures, poles, or cabling supports that may already be in-place.  We see this for both residential customers that are putting up a barrier netting that is going to hang form a roofline or gutter, and also of large golf driving ranges that have different height poles along their total length.  Tapered and angled netting panels for both situations are facilitated and shipped by Gourock all the time, no problem at all!  If you are in the position where you think that a more customized shape to the barrier netting is worth a consideration, certainly feel free to use the upload option on our contact page to forward over the labelled sketch/drawing of the netting panel that you are seeking and we can take a look and reply back with a quote for you (or - clarifying questions if required).  Also, we do supply free samples of the 1" DuPont® nylon golf barrier netting as well - so as you're doing your research feel free to also send us a mailing address and we'll get the sample swatches in the mail for you.

Below are three recent examples of golf barrier netting jobs that were specified by our customers, and then produced and shipped out to their job sites in order to best fit their installation areas.  Each of these were made from the 1" tarred twisted-knotted nylon netting with 5/16" rope bordering installed.  The first drawing are some commercial range nets that were made from the #18 twine thickness, the second was a private residence that was built from the #12 twine thickness, and the third example drawing was a private residence that opted for the thicker #18 twine for increase resilience to their local environment (very high UV and wind).
Each one of these has dramatically different sizing characteristics, but all also reflect a taper to the shape - allowing you to get a bit more context into some of the custom nylon netting options available to you from Gourock.com




-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 22, 2015

Customized Nylon Golf Cage Nets & Netting

There are many golfers that love to train and practice their swing within their own hitting environment, and a perfect solution for this is to use some appropriate netting to properly contain driven golf balls.  There are quite a few different techniques and approaches that work well for golf impact and hitting areas, but one of the most recommend is a netting enclosure.

Often called Golf Cage Nets, these netting enclosures are 3-dimensional netting productions that include side walls, ceiling netting, and end panel(s) that are all seamed-together with rope bordering.  So right out of the box you are all set to hang/suspend/clip the netting right up to the framing or installation structure that you're using for the project.  Overall, the most commonly considered "standard" golf cage netting is 10' high X 10' wide X 10' deep, and the front end (10' X 10') is "open" so that you have the area to be driving and hitting from.  At Gourock.com we have a very popular standard-issue poly/knotless golf cage net that is a fantastic solution for many people - and it is available so also be supplied with an optional steel framing as well.  Here is the part of the Gourock site that you can take a look at this golf cage netting option.

Alternatively - we also provide golf cage nets produced from the 100% American-Made DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  The nice aspect of this option is that we provide an online pricing and ordering calculator that allows you to have the nylon golf cage nets made to any dimensions that you require for your project.  These nets don't have a framing option (we don't do custom framing structures), but most any custom net like this is being needed as a component of an existing structure, or as part of a project that is incorporating the installation structure on it's own.  Also - the nylon nets have a couple of different twine thicknesses available to select from (currently the #15 X 3/4" nylon and the #21 X 3/4" nylon) as well as optional impact panels nets, and divider net options depending on the width of the cage.  So if you are seeking a golf cage net that is produced to your own specific sizing preferences, and is ready within a business week (on avg.), here is the part of the Gourock site that brings you to the Custom Golf Cage Net Calculator.

And then, one of the other options that we have available at Gourock.com are golf nets that are quite customized, and produced to very unique sizes/shapes and with different features that are specifically requested by our customers for the job.  We have many examples of customized golf cage nets and netting enclosures noted throughout this company blog as well as on the Gourock site, and we have nets like these prepared for all kinds of customers ranging from private/residential users all the way up to commercial and collegiate training installations.

These highly-personalized netting productions are also built from the 3/4" twisted-knotted nylon netting, and the best way to start-off getting your requested examined is to use the upload option on our contact page to send over a drawing/diagram (with dimensions) of what you're ultimately aiming for.  At that point we can take a look, and in most cases reply back with the initial pricing quote for the production.  Or, of course, we'll followup first with any clarifying questions about your request and get those answers squared-away first.
Here are a couple of examples of some customized golf cage nets from the last few weeks that incorporate some pretty specific sizes, construction details, and features.  These were requested by our customers, examined and quoted/drawn-up for approval, and then produced and shipped direct to their final locations.

Example 1
netting details:  #15 X 3/4" twisted-knotted nylon
custom features:  expanded sizing/volume, completely enclosed (no "open" end), center-ceiling line
intended use:  training facility, training ball containment














Example 2
netting details:  #21 X 3/4" twisted-knotted nylon
custom features:  tapered shape, specific dimensions, secondary layer impact netting
intended use:  private use indoor installation (to match-up with available room size)

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 11, 2015

Custom Nylon Batting Cage Nets

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of customized netting productions featuring DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon.  This is a nylon netting that is 100% American Made, and our customized netting productions are also hand-made in the USA as well.  Over the years we have supplied thousands of custom-built netting products, including a very wide variety of unique batting cage enclosure designs.

Generally speaking, custom batting cage nets are constructed per-order according to whatever particular Height' X Width' X Length' that you need for the overall project.  There are various different twine thicknesses of the nylon netting available, as well as different bottom-edge bordering options available to select from.  At the Gourock.com homepage we provide a very convenient "Custom Batting Cage Calculator" where you can get pricing and product details.
We also mail out free netting samples of the twisted-knotted nylon netting, so as you are doing your research into your batting cage project feel free to drop us an email and we'll mail the samples out your way.

As seen throughout this blog and on the Gourock.com site, custom batting cage nets often feature many different personalizations such as additional ceiling lines, entrance doors, notched shapes, tapered shapes, and other one-off characteristics.  The best way to get a price on something more highly specialized for the batting cage construction is to contact us and forward the details, and we can reply back with a quotation for the job.

Here is an example of some custom batting cage nets that have been produced and shipped in the last couple weeks.  These were built from the #36 X 1-3/4" (381 lb.) DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon, and were fully rope bordered on all edges with 5/16" braided polyester ropes.  There were a couple of specifically-requested entrance doors and locations that were needed, and these nets were delivered to a commercial batting cage and baseball training facility.


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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