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Indoor Golf Mat Selection - with lowest shock to wrists and arms


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#1 golf_bhoy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

I've decided to put up a practice area in my basement for the winter. The biggest issue I'm running into is selecting the proper hitting mat. I've done all the searches and read a bunch on the forums, and based off of that have come up with the attached summary table.

Cliff notes on table:
  • DivotAction -$315-Price; Divot Action-Mixed reviews on durablility and wrist shock-Wrsit Shock=Medium
  • TrueStrike-$738-Low Shock-Realistic Divot Simulation-CostDurability (mixed)Customizeable-Wrist Shock=Low
  • FairwayPro-$350-Durable; Divot Simulation-Wrist shock?-Medium
  • Country Club Elite-$329-Customizable; Durable; Price; Good reviews-No Divot Action; Wrist Shock?-Medium-High
  • Thick Turf & Foam-(ebay)-$215-Durable, Price, Customizeable-No divot simulation; Wrist Shock?-Medium-High; (similar to CCE?)

A couple questions I still have unanswered and would like some help on:

1. I injured my wrists back in April hitting off hardpan mats at the range (wrists are ok now, but still can be sensitive), so this is my main area of concern when selecting a mat. I would like one which minimizes wrist shock. I won't be using the mat for hundreds of balls a day, but when I do hit a few, I would like the smallest possible shock to the wrists and arms.

2. The shock column above is definitely a guess on my part, but is based on some reviews I've read; looking for some more feedback there.

3. Which mat would you recommend? I'm leaning toward either the DivotAction for the CCE; the fairway pro looks decent, but the turf itself does not look all that forgiving and I would be worried about shock. I wish there were some more reviews on the DivotAction...

I really appreciate the help on this and any feedback or suggestions would be great!


Cheers,

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#2 russc

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

I can only comment on the Country Club Elite.I rate the wrist shock as low;in fact it is too soft.i have a TFCC tear in my left wrist and this mat has  never exacerbated my problem

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for the feedback on the CCE. Sounds like we have similar wrist issues...so that's definitely good to know.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

I just got the Dura-ProTM Real Feel Country Club from http://www.dwquailgo...ts_mirrors.html. I'm very happy with it. Like Russc said, it's almost too squishy (in a good way IMO)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

I have the Fairway Pro and really like it.  Had some wrist issues in the past and never notice soreness or irritation when I'm using it a lot.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

If your problem is a TFCC tear try the "wrist widget".
By the way I bought only the strip "country club  elite"so i can easily take it to the range

Edited by russc, 20 November 2012 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

I do actually have the wrist widget. :)
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

Just bought a Fairway Pro, will give you feedback after some practice time

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Would like to hear more feedback on this also. Hope to order one soon.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Are the Country Club Elite from Real Feel Golf and the Dura-Pro Reall Feel the same with DW Quail putting their label on the Dura-Pro? If not any thoughts how they compare? Thanks.

Edited by srw2249, 22 November 2012 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

I have the 5' x 5'  Real Feel Country Club Elite.  I hit about 50-75 balls a day into a Net Return and haven't experienced any shock that you get from the driving range mats at most courses.  Their customer service is excellent.

http://www.realfeelgolfmats.com/

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

View Postpropredicr, on 25 November 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

I have the 5' x 5'  Real Feel Country Club Elite.  I hit about 50-75 balls a day into a Net Return and haven't experienced any shock that you get from the driving range mats at most courses.  Their customer service is excellent.

http://www.realfeelgolfmats.com/

Do you have the mat on concrete or carpet...does that make a difference do you think?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

I used The Golf Mat by Vijay Singh.  It was awesome.  I still have it actually.  Google it, they have shock resistance built in.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Looks like the vijay mat is discontinued.

Anyone try any Fiberbuilt products?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

View Postgolf_bhoy, on 26 November 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

View Postpropredicr, on 25 November 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

I have the 5' x 5'  Real Feel Country Club Elite.  I hit about 50-75 balls a day into a Net Return and haven't experienced any shock that you get from the driving range mats at most courses.  Their customer service is excellent.

http://www.realfeelgolfmats.com/

Do you have the mat on concrete or carpet...does that make a difference do you think?

I have that mat (same 5x5 size) in my backyard cage.  Sits on concrete.  Great mat....very durable.  I've had mine for a few years now and it sits outside 365 days a year.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

It appears that both DuraPro and AlllTurfMats have mats that look almost identical to the CCE and take regular tees.  I am wondering if they are the same.  Also, does anyone have a recommendation as to what size is sufficient to be able to hit all clubs including driver?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

View PostRobDMB, on 27 November 2012 - 08:42 AM, said:

It appears that both DuraPro and AlllTurfMats have mats that look almost identical to the CCE and take regular tees.  I am wondering if they are the same.  Also, does anyone have a recommendation as to what size is sufficient to be able to hit all clubs including driver?

5x5 for driver.  A square shape is best so you can rotate the mat around.




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