Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:12 PM
This is possibly the worst hitting mat I've every tried. I saw the TrueStrike at the PGA merchandise show and suggested it to our pro. He got a couple of them and put them on our range. They were okay for a couple weeks, but there were a number of problems right off. First, it was hard to get the ball to stay on the gel part. You have to roll the ball onto it, the tap it down with your foot or your club. Sounds like no big deal, but trust me it is a pain. Second, you can't tell how you hit the ball. The gel is soft, so you don't get harsh feedback like on other mats, but the gel provides very vague, muted feedback. I just couldn't tell when I was hitting it clean and when I was fatting it. Finally, the coving on the gel part wears very very quickly. After just a couple weeks, we had worn a depression in the middle of the gel pads, so it was like hitting out of a divot. Even worse, once the covering on the pad starts to wear, the club starts to stick to the surface when you hit a ball. It is even more harsh than a firm mat! These things really really suck, and a bunch of people at my club are mad at me because I suggested them.