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#1 NikeDD59

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

I can't wait to order this thing once it is available.

A portable golf mat which gives way like a divot.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it similar to the Vijay Singh endorsed mat, but alot smaller and portable?

www.fairwaypro.com


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#2 Mattro

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

I also saw it and can't wait to get one.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:53 PM

I'd be curious to see how it is.  The one thing that would be a concern for me is still the jarring effect compared to the golf mat.  It seems like this product provides give, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of cushioning.  If it does though this thing could be awesome based on portability...
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:15 AM

Any word on the price?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:32 AM

View Postoregondrew, on Feb 3 2009, 03:15 AM, said:

Any word on the price?


229.95 but if you join the mailing list you save 30.00.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

View PostNikeDD59, on Feb 3 2009, 03:32 AM, said:

View Postoregondrew, on Feb 3 2009, 03:15 AM, said:

Any word on the price?


229.95 but if you join the mailing list you save 30.00.


So $30 off if you give them a throw away email account?   :lol:  Easy deal there!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

That looks pretty handy. Tough to find grass ranges around here. But 229.00? Boo. Thats a lot of golf for me...

I'm sure a lot money went into makin it and so on.

Really looks good though. Hopefully ranges u'll start installing these things.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

...sure its written somewhere, but can the turf be replaced after a while?

Think Im gona bite the bullet and get one. Took a lot of convincing :D

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:28 PM

looks like great idea to me.Wrist damage makes early spring and fall tough to practice on mat.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

It looks promising, but I'd have to hit a bucket or so off of it first before I spend $200


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

It still doesn't look like it completely addresses the issue since it appears to just slide forward and doesn't allow for any downward deflection like the Vijay Singh mat.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:28 PM

230.00  !?!  give a year or two it will be at target for 19.95 like the inside approach.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:46 PM

View Postcapt.murphy, on Feb 3 2009, 09:28 PM, said:

230.00  !?!  give a year or two it will be at target for 19.95 like the inside approach.


I don't think you can compare the functionality of this unique item to a 19.95 stationary unit that is made of foam,rubber, and metal.

I came across the video clip from the golf channel and you guys can check it out here.

http://www.fairwaypro.com/GolfCentral/

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:59 PM

View Postgolftracker, on Feb 3 2009, 07:16 PM, said:

The forward motion is far more important for the true feel of taking a divot after striking the ball. I was at the PGA show and spoke with Ted Sheftic, a Golf Digest top 100 teacher for the past ten years, and he is number one in Pennsylvania. He said in his 40 years of teaching impact golf training no other mat can allow him to do this type of training until now with FairwayPro. He said he is going to formally endorse it and put FairwayPro it on his academy web site.

Ted is my teacher and a very good guy.  It was funny, I was on the range at Merion and I heard a teaching pro going through many of the same teaching points that Ted uses.  The next week, when I had a lesson with Ted, he mentioned his son was the teaching pro at Merion.

I am looking for an indoor mat for winter practice, so I will look into it.  Sounds a bit $, though.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:11 PM

does it address the issue of producing true fat shots off its surface?  with range mats, you can hit behind the ball and still get a good shot/ball flight.

does it eliminate that false sense of security?

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:20 PM

Interesting product . . . $200 . . . hmm . . . that's a lot of golf for me too . . . plus I don't really like hitting balls that much anymore . . . but if it works for short game shots . . . would probably still get cited if I used it at the park . . . $200 . . . that's still too steep for me. Oh well.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:56 PM

I ordered my fairway pro today and can't wait to try it!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:48 AM

I think most of us are stuck on the price at this point. Give us a review when you get it.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, I agree, but I also realized that driving ranges which allow me to hit off the grass cost twice as much for a large bucket. 20.00 and I have to drive a long ways in order to practice like that. I will give my review once I get it. Stay tuned, I can't wait to use this thing as a short game mat in my backyard.


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:17 AM

Anyone try this yet?

$195 with free shipping
http://www.dwquailgo...airway_pro.html

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:41 PM

Any update on this?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

I have to say I was skeptical about this product. Not many reviews yet, so let me tell you what I felt. I have only had my FairwayPro a few days but have noticed quite a bit of difference in the feel. It does give more of a realistic feel to the impact. Construction seems good.
I like the feedback I get from my off hits. Still need to hit more, the turf is thick but the under cushion is thin. Not sure yet how that will hold up. It does look strong however. Mechanics are good..doesn't look cheap and plasticy.
I will check back in a few days with more reaction.

I bought mine from this website, they were giving free shipping and no taxes which kept the price barely..laugh..under 200$ at 199$
As I am at the range alot and practicing 2-3 hours a day I will give feedback...
Price seems ok..I was looking for a mat as I had gone through one mat already in one year. let us see how this holds up


http://www.practicer...w...&Task=Click

Edited by inspirational1, 20 July 2009 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:31 PM

update on Fairway Pro....was working good. Had some problems with the spring sticking after hitting about 100 balls...it was actually quite annoying. I contacted Jim (owner)...as his # was on the packing slip and got his wife and told her the problem. I found also that the fairway pro also seemed to slip when hitting it.

Jim and his wife agreed to take a look at the unit since we live in Los Angeles. They held the product and tested it, Jim had mentioned that there needed to be some spring adjustments. He fixed it.

I will give an update if the problem was fixed. Its is conveinent to take to the range. Although I almost left it one time. OOOPPPs.,...

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:11 AM

I decided to wait on getting this because of concerns about the same issues you are now having. It looks great, but it seems it will slip easily if nothing is there to keep it in place better. And, it's a bit pricey to take that risk.


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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:33 PM

update on fairway pro


To be honest we have just returned last week the Fairway Pro. Like I said we had to take it to get adjusted. Although the owners were nice the conclusion I came to is that if you are a casual golfer I is a great system. Concept is great but the kinks still need to be worked out. Maybe it was just our unit but we are trying to go to the professional level and was looking for a mat we could hit hundreds of balls a day and it would stand up.

We found Fiberbuilt mat our next choice of mat they seem really sturdy and have individual plates of mat you can replace if you want. website is http://fiberbuilt.com/golf/index.htm

we talked to Chris in customer service the mats are 350 with shipping 108 but we asked if there were any factory defect mats for discount. We got a mat which has some cracks at the fold which we didn't mind since we wont be moving it. The hitting surfice is new.

we got it for 300 with shipping included. Great deal . we have had the mat for a week now and are extremely happy. better than any range mat. allows you to hit down and through the ball, heavy duty.

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The S3RN Fiberbuilt Golf  mat is excellent for teaching and training. The grid line pattern provides traction, stance alignment and reference.

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same turf used in places like golf tec and other video simulator golf mats.

100% satisfied would recommend this mat above all others.

If you still want the Fairway pro mat let me know, however I think it needs some more time to get it right or work the bugs out.

Sincerely,

Andrea and Surya

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:25 PM

I just joined up here and this is my first entry. I heard about Fairway Pro from my teaching pro and did some web searches and came across a review at www.golfgearreview.com which convinced me to give it a try. I also read the comments on this blog which is why I decided to chime in.

I bought a Fairway Pro and find it to be the closest thing to hitting off the fairway compared to any mat I have ever tried. I have hit off Fiberbuilt at my club and it's like hitting off air. Or like teeing up. I want to practice hitting down and through the ball and Fairway Pro lets me practice that. But I think everyone should have their own preference how they practice and play golf.




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