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#1 aaronpoling

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

I am not sure the correct place to post this, but thought that since this is related to practice, maybe start here.

I am looking for an affordable Golf mat to use outside. Preferably something large enough that I can stand on while hitting to give myself a consistent lie.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

This Forum is more focused on inside but you might still find some good info.

https://golfsimulato...rf-and-flooring
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:29 PM

I'm not sure what is "affordable" but there is no such thing as an inexpensive good golf mat.  Though I use mine indoor, from my research, Fiberbuilt had the best reviews and I've been happy with it.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

View PostGolfbeat, on 17 May 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

This Forum is more focused on inside but you might still find some good info.

https://golfsimulato...rf-and-flooring
Thank you for the link! I will definitely check it out

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

View PostJDFish, on 17 May 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

I'm not sure what is "affordable" but there is no such thing as an inexpensive good golf mat.  Though I use mine indoor, from my research, Fiberbuilt had the best reviews and I've been happy with it.

I understand what you are saying. I was hoping to stay$100 or under for this, as the net is going to be around $100 as well.
But I was finding that you kind of get what you pay for.
Appreciate the recommendation of Fiberbuilt. Will definitely check them out


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:36 PM

This is the one I have, and I'm very happy with it:

https://www.amazon.c...ds=golf mat 4x5

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:02 AM

Country club elite 5x5 from Costco website, not cheap but very happy with it.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:42 AM

Just a note -- the CCE (Country Club Elite) has been known to cause injury.  It has left me with Tennis Elbow.  The surface seems to decerate the clubhead a lot -- causing repetitive stress type injuries.  Do your research.

It's not suitable for outdoor use -- but I bought a Divot Action, and took my CCE back to Costco.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

Has anyone tried this?

https://athome.fiber...cts/flight-deck

It seems like a nice low cost option but will I  have to buy a separate mat to stand on I’m wondering. I’m going to only be hitting 30-50 yard wedges...
I change too much to list it. Working on that...

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:27 AM

I have a home simulator and have been using the “multi club use” mat by Dura Pro.  The site is dwquailgolf.com

I originally had a different thicker mat but had he same issues as others did.  Too much “grab” with a fat shot and elbow pain.  Switched to this mat two years ago.  I use it all the time and it wears great.  Still enough feedback on fat shots but doesn’t beat you up.  Price is really fair too. I have the 5 x 5 mat and would recommend it.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

I don't have a golf mat at home, but I've seen both driving ranges near my home has old mats they no longer use, and one of the ranges even has a sign to buy them.  You could always try a local driving range and see if they have any old mats they'd be willing to sell you.  If so, you could probably get it for a decent price, and they are good quality, albeit used however.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:42 AM

View PostMountainGoat, on 17 May 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

This is the one I have, and I'm very happy with it:

https://www.amazon.c...ds=golf mat 4x5
Have this as well in the garage.  Highly recommend.  Will take a tee.  Its a little mushy feeling under the feet but holds up well and you can definitely have a steep AoA and not worry about injury.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:09 PM

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

I have a home simulator and have been using the “multi club use” mat by Dura Pro.  The site is dwquailgolf.com

I originally had a different thicker mat but had he same issues as others did.  Too much “grab” with a fat shot and elbow pain.  Switched to this mat two years ago.  I use it all the time and it wears great.  Still enough feedback on fat shots but doesn’t beat you up.  Price is really fair too. I have the 5 x 5 mat and would recommend it.

I just bought a 5x5 for $139 on their site. Pretty good deal and it comes with a ball tray...
I change too much to list it. Working on that...

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

I hate to be the downer here but this is why golf courses and ranges can get away with installing these swing killer mats in the first place. I would think at least a segment of the golf world, especially teachers, would be fighting against this. I’m sorry, not trying to derail or troll. But gosh I would quit the game if that was my only option. Then again I hate turf on athletic fields too.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

View PostTechgolfer1, on 04 August 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

I have a home simulator and have been using the “multi club use” mat by Dura Pro.  The site is dwquailgolf.com

I originally had a different thicker mat but had he same issues as others did.  Too much “grab” with a fat shot and elbow pain.  Switched to this mat two years ago.  I use it all the time and it wears great.  Still enough feedback on fat shots but doesn’t beat you up.  Price is really fair too. I have the 5 x 5 mat and would recommend it.

I just bought a 5x5 for $139 on their site. Pretty good deal and it comes with a ball tray...

Not sure which one you purchased.  The multi use 5x5 I have is $261 on their site.  Their site has so many different mats it can get a tad confusing...

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:59 PM

I'm a very big fan of divotaction:

https://www.customde...trade-mats.html

I have a regular old range mat, and cut out an area to insert the divotaction. Very easy on the elbows and wrists. OK feedback on fat shots, but I'm guessing other ones are more punishing.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:54 AM

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:

View PostTechgolfer1, on 04 August 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

I have a home simulator and have been using the “multi club use” mat by Dura Pro.  The site is dwquailgolf.com

I originally had a different thicker mat but had he same issues as others did.  Too much “grab” with a fat shot and elbow pain.  Switched to this mat two years ago.  I use it all the time and it wears great.  Still enough feedback on fat shots but doesn’t beat you up.  Price is really fair too. I have the 5 x 5 mat and would recommend it.

I just bought a 5x5 for $139 on their site. Pretty good deal and it comes with a ball tray...

Not sure which one you purchased.  The multi use 5x5 I have is $261 on their site.  Their site has so many different mats it can get a tad confusing...

I got the dura mat 5x5 residential for $139. Their website is like information overload and I almost went elsewhere because it’s so cluttered. I’ve never seen anything like it. Looks like a great mat for the price. According to them it’s the AAA grade...
I change too much to list it. Working on that...

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 07:00 AM

View PostQwiklap, on 18 May 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Just a note -- the CCE (Country Club Elite) has been known to cause injury.  It has left me with Tennis Elbow.  The surface seems to decerate the clubhead a lot -- causing repetitive stress type injuries.  Do your research.

It's not suitable for outdoor use -- but I bought a Divot Action, and took my CCE back to Costco.
After elbow surgery and a wrist injury, my docs at the Hospital for Special Surgery told me to avoid mats...unless I want to keep getting injured. :russian_roulette:

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

View Postsheldonjhacker, on 05 August 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

View PostQwiklap, on 18 May 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Just a note -- the CCE (Country Club Elite) has been known to cause injury.  It has left me with Tennis Elbow.  The surface seems to decerate the clubhead a lot -- causing repetitive stress type injuries.  Do your research.

It's not suitable for outdoor use -- but I bought a Divot Action, and took my CCE back to Costco.
After elbow surgery and a wrist injury, my docs at the Hospital for Special Surgery told me to avoid mats...unless I want to keep getting injured. :russian_roulette:



Wow, what a surprise huh? So slamming your wrist, arms, and shoulders into concrete with a steel club is unhealthy? Hmm

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:40 PM

View PostTechgolfer1, on 05 August 2018 - 06:54 AM, said:

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:

View PostTechgolfer1, on 04 August 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

View PostIMAway, on 04 August 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

I have a home simulator and have been using the “multi club use” mat by Dura Pro.  The site is dwquailgolf.com

I originally had a different thicker mat but had he same issues as others did.  Too much “grab” with a fat shot and elbow pain.  Switched to this mat two years ago.  I use it all the time and it wears great.  Still enough feedback on fat shots but doesn’t beat you up.  Price is really fair too. I have the 5 x 5 mat and would recommend it.

I just bought a 5x5 for $139 on their site. Pretty good deal and it comes with a ball tray...

Not sure which one you purchased.  The multi use 5x5 I have is $261 on their site.  Their site has so many different mats it can get a tad confusing...

I got the dura mat 5x5 residential for $139. Their website is like information overload and I almost went elsewhere because it’s so cluttered. I’ve never seen anything like it. Looks like a great mat for the price. According to them it’s the AAA grade...


Yes I agree... the website is info overload.  Having said that, I hope the mat you bought works for you.  I've been on their site several times and I just saw this for the first time.  It's on the page of the mat you purchased... I'll copy and paste it below.... the bold part would concern me.  I bought Style D and it works great.

Residential mats aren't recommended for commercial settings. Light chipping with irons is fine for skilled golfers who can pick the ball clean off the mat with their irons/wedges. Golfers of any skill level who take too steep of a descending blow on the ball to simulate taking a divot can cause damage to the mat. These mats aren't intended for down and through fat shots.
This could result in damage to the mat and would void the warranty. Our Residential mats are great mats when used as intended.

For full swing down and through shots to simulate a divot, you will need to purchase one of the following mats:
STYLE BCommercial Driving Range Golf Mats | STYLE DMulti-Club Champion Golf Mats are both perfect for home use.

The following mats are engineered for taking a full swing - hit down and through shots. They will last 8-10 years:
Zoysia Ultimate Fairway Driving Range Golf Mats | STYLE EUrethane Wood Tee Golf Mats | STYLE F5 Star Perfect ReACTION WoodTee Golf MatsThese are the mats the pros use!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:50 PM

 Techgolfer1, on 04 August 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

Has anyone tried this?

https://athome.fiber...cts/flight-deck

It seems like a nice low cost option but will I  have to buy a separate mat to stand on I’m wondering. I’m going to only be hitting 30-50 yard wedges...

fiberbuilt are great.  I have the 4x5 system.   People have bought mats to stand on and than hit off the flight deck.  Nice to hit off.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

 Techgolfer1, on 04 August 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

Has anyone tried this?

https://athome.fiber...cts/flight-deck

It seems like a nice low cost option but will I  have to buy a separate mat to stand on I’m wondering. I’m going to only be hitting 30-50 yard wedges...

I have the Flight Deck and have been mostly satisfied with it. However, it has it's downsides too. I had to build a platform to stand on surrounding the Fiberbuilt due to the mat setting the ball so high off the ground. It is definitely low punishing as I tend to hit fat golf shots and I don't have any pain or injury. Aside from having to build my platform, the other downside is the fibers have worn down from repetitive use. I have a Skytrak and play at least 18 holes a day on it. YMMV if you're only going to be chipping and pitching.

I have read lots of complaints from guys that have used Country Club Elite causing pain. Some actually refer to their 'tennis elbow' as CCE elbow.

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