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As everyone searches for new ways of getting exercise and having fun while we’re stuck at home due to social distancing measures put in place to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, there are some clever products out there that can help you adapt your favorite pastimes to your home.
For example, check out this nifty vent cover that allows you to play putt-putt right in your living room. Available on Amazon for $9.98, the YLing Home Golf Practice Hole Putting Mat for Indoor Golf Cup is designed to be popped right into vents on your floor.
They’re only suitable for 10-inch long by 4.25-inch wide vents, which is a standard size, so measure yours before you snag one. The air will still flow continuously through thanks to the built-in vent holes. The cup in the center is 4 inches instead of the standard 4.25 inches, so sinking your ball will be just a little bit tougher — and will thus help you improve your skills.
It’s made of high impact plastic, so don’t worry about the ball destroying it. And it’s easy to install; simply replace your current vent cover and use your own golf clubs to play!
If you’d prefer something a little more advanced, this 9-foot by 3-foot par-three putting green from Putt-A-Bout would work great in a backyard or basement. It’s priced at $42.99 and has a solid 4.6 out of 5-star rating from more than 3,000 customers. It’s an Amazon’s Choice product for the category of “golf gifts for men” and would be a fun Father’s Day gift.
The product description promises that the high-quality putting surface will stay smooth and it has a non-skid backing to help it stay in place. The putting green has three practice cup cutouts as well as built-in sand trap cutouts to catch missed shots.
You could also go for something like the Enshey Golf Automatic Putting Cup for $19.89, which returns your balls to you automatically. It is battery-powered and extremely portable. You can play pretty much anywhere!
The product has 4.2 out of 5 stars with more than 80 ratings. This could be a great stress-reliever right now.
If you know someone eager to get back out on the golf course this spring but can’t because they’re following stay-at-home orders, one of these would make the perfect thoughtful gift. Or you might want to just get something for yourself. Just so you’re ready!