Tildenet, one of the most innovative netting companies in the world, has been selected to supply indoor teaching nets for several of PGA’s highly acclaimed Academies, and has already installed them at St Andrews in Scotland, Bayhood 9 in Beijing and in November of this year for Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria.
The Tildenet netting system is made to measure and retractable, allowing the net to be fully drawn back and stored when not in use, opening up space for other purposes including conference venues and functions. Its unique design cuts out any chance of rebound providing a safe attractive area to practice or teach golf day or night all year round.
“We are very proud of our association with the PGA academies,” says Andrew Downey, Managing Director at Tildenet, “The Tildenet indoor golf teaching system is a simple but effective design, so easy to install that our clients have used their own staff or locally sourced labour to complete the work. The indoor netting system is practical, safe and it looks fantastic. Hundreds of Golf Clubs and teaching pros have used the Tildenet indoor netting systems to create all weather indoor teaching facilities to maintain coaching revenue throughout the year whatever the weather”
St Andrews academy golf practice and teaching centre first opening in 1992, but was extended in August 2006, which was when Tildenet came on board with 4 practice net bays for teaching and 2 for the R & A’s research centre.
Bayhood No. 9, an international course one hours car ride from the Forbidden City of Beijing, where you can play 18 holes of golf beneath the shadow of the Great Wall, now features Asia’s first PGA branded golf academy, set in the futuristic Nelson Haworth designed driving range, which features a two tier facility. It has also been rated the best new course in China by Golf Digest Magazine.
Pravets, meanwhile, will be hosting the PGA Professional Championship of Europe for the next three consecutive years. Located within easy reach of Sofia, 60 km from international airport on a highway, it is beautifully situated along the shores of a natural lake.
First launched in 1975, Tildenet, began primarily marketing to the agricultural and horticultural industries. They now export to over 100 countries and have extended their range of products for markets such as construction, sport and recreation. Their products have withstood the test of time (many installations survived well over 20 years) despite having been used in some of the world’s most punishing climates. The continuing ability to meet the needs of customers, develop new applications and investigate other uses has established Tildenet as one of the major brands of netting on the world market today. “We’re looking forward to expanding these golf products to the ever burgeoning golfing world and we aim to make it as worldwide as Tildenet’s other products.” adds Andrew.