Practice nets are a great concept! They allow you to take FULL swings at REAL golf balls in your own yard (for INDOOR use SEE FRAMED NET).(GOLF WIDOWS TAKE NOTE; this might help keep your husband closer to home).
Not only are they great for working on your stroke and rhythm, but also are great for loosening up before a round or league play. (helps avoid those embarrassing moments on the first Tee). Having a practice net has helped me a lot. Going out cold costs me strokes on those first few holes.
So get off to a good start and psyche out your opponent.
Oh, did I mention the money you won't need to spend at the driving range.
Get an edge on your opponent, don't go out COLD!!