In addition to safety of patrons using the Driving Range, safety must also factor in errant golf balls that might escape the boundaries of the range. Unless the range is on a large parcel of land, safety fences are required to contain golf balls. Golfers with higher swing speeds hit the ball farther and higher, meaning that safety nets must be placed far enough away from the tee bays and be high enough to contain even the long hitters.
Golf Expert Consulting can advise on required safety fence heights.
We perform golf ball trajectory analyses and recommend safety fence heights for Country Club International in Australia. CCI is that nation's leader in designing and installing safety fences.
The height of safety fences depends on:.
As an example, consider an existing Driving Range which has identified some errant golf ball issues. To do an errant golf ball analysis, we'd consider the following:
We have been consulting on the safety of golf since 1999 all around the world: residential, golf course, golf driving range, insurance claims and litigation over errant golf ball disputes.
Safety should be the number priority of golf course management. We can provide the advice you need to avoid injuries and litigation.
Unless the Driving Range sits on 10 acres, it likely requires fences to contain golf balls. Get an analysis of what height produces what % containment.
Do you need an expert witness for a litigation involving errant golf balls? Count on us to provide the expert opionions you need.