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Golf mat that won't aggravate golfers elbow?


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#1 Fade to Black

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hi All, looking for a soft, but durable golf mat for use at home - outdoors.

I do suffer from the occasional but of golfers  elbow, so looking for a mat that has some "give" to it to cushion the strike.

Mat will likely be left outdoors 24/7 do must be able to withstand rain and sun.

With a 2 year old at home, I don't get to hit the range as much as I'd like, so trying to make up for it with some time using a mat/net at home.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

Go to Tractor Supply or Rural King & purchase a 4' x 6' x 3/4" horse stable mat, about $30. The mats will absorb most of the shock and provide a real turf feel.

https://www.tractors...ack-4-ft-x-6-ft

You can then purchase a cheap golf mat or use even low cut pile carpeting as a mat by placing it atop the horse stall mat. It works great as an alternative to $300+ real feel mats. FWIW
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

For the past four months, I've been carrying with me different length rubber tees, and I use them when there are mats at a range. I also throw a cigar cutter in the bag for when I need to adjust a tee. I've had a terrible left elbow and wrist, but they didn't hurt yesterday when I played so I think I'm finally in recovery from decades of mat use. Good luck with your home project!!

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:39 PM

I have used a Real Feel CCE for a few months, but replaced it with 2 Fiberbuilt panels. The Fiberbuilt is really easy on the joints.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

Picked up a small sliding matt.  SKLZ Glide pad  soft feeling turf and the glide feature is fantastic.  Iv'e even taken it to an outdoor range and stood on there supplied matt and hit off my glide matt.  [spring time when no grass was available]  Regular matts kill me. These are under $100.00  U will need some type of matt to stand on to have an even surface.

Country club elite matt {$500] has great reviews on line. Kinda pricey but looks impressive.

Good luck in your search.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:36 PM

Go to custom design golf and check out their divot action mat.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:30 PM

Never ever hit off mats, grass only. I've had two surgery s not worth it.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

I bought the CCE last year.  It is a really nice mat to hit off of except it killed ny elbows.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

My recommendation would be to fix your elbow first (do a search in the Instruction forum for many threads on it...the Theraband exercises will do more than any other treatment, IMO).  Then for hitting balls, a CCE is probably the best mat to fit your requirements.  Mine is outdoors 24/7 and it will last ages.  Get a large size that you can rotate.  Good luck with your elbow.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:53 AM

Fiberbuilt advertises no strain on the elbows, shoulders and wrists so I would check them out


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

Definitely going to check Fiberbuilt and CCE. Rough pricing for a mat? Upwards of $250?
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

This may be another answer, I had elbow problems for a long time, it took a lesson on Trackman to see that I was hitting 10*+ down on iron shots. The instructor, before even talking about it, asked if I had elbow problems considering I was slamming a metal rod 90+ mph into the ground at a pretty severe angle. If I went to the indoor driving range it felt like my elbow was going to fall apart.

I shallowed out my swing a fair amount and now trend in the 2-4* down range, haven't had any problems since.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:28 AM

Yeah swing has a lot to do with it I think.  Probably more than the mat.  Not just your angle of attack but also how you use your arm muscles.  When I relax and keep them loose and fast, it doesn't hurt.  But when I'm working on a tweak on my swing and make things happen, starts hurting lol.  Use your big muscles and the arms won't hurt as much.
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