A golf mat is a key piece of any proper golf simulator or home practice area configuration. A great mat will simulate golf course conditions, reduce joint fatigue and injury potential, and (obviously) protect your lawn or floor.
Durability is one of the biggest factors in choosing a mat. While you can buy a hitting surface for less than $100, few, if any, of those mats will last for even one entire season.
When choosing the right golf mat for you, consider these factors:
Performance - Does it have a realistic feel?
Durability - How long will it last and is it guaranteed?
Space - What size space will you put it in? Will you need to put it away after each use?
Portability Needs - Do you want to take it to the range or the office or will it stay in your home practice area?
Budget - Cost vs. Features
Injury risk - The better quality mats will actually significantly lower your risk of “golfer’s elbow” by reducing club head bounce.
Performance Golf Mats for Improving Your Strike
If improving is truly at the top of your priority list, you're going to need to hit a lot of golf balls, over a long period of time. Therefore having a strong durable commercial grade golf mat might be what is best for you.
At Shop Indoor Golf we believe we have built the best golf hitting mat on the market. The SIGPRO series of golf mats are realistic, strong, and lightweight.
Putting them at the very top of the golf mat lineup. With our proprietary foam backing, these mats are comfortable for anyone from the scratch golfer, to the most casual of golfers. We built this mat to create a new and exciting experience while golfing indoors.
The two most recognizable brands in golf mats are FiberBuilt and TrueStrike golf mats. These mats have been around since the beginning and are tried and true options for any golfer.
These mats won’t hide a bad strike! They might be bad for your ego, but they are very good for building your skills.
The difference between the two really comes down to personal preference. TrueStrike mats will feel slightly firmer under foot than Fiberbuilt mats, but Fiberbuilt grass fibers allow the ball to "stand up" so the club can glide underneath more like it would real grass.
Flexible and Mobile Golf Mat Options
If you are using a flex space, such as a living room or garage, that won’t allow a heavy duty, permanent mat, the Cimarron Premier Golf Mat and The Net Return Pro roll up like a carpet for quick and easy storage.
The 5’x5’ Cimarron Premier Golf Mat is built with commercial grade woven nylon on a 5/8” closed-cell ensolite foam backing. It comes with pre-cut rubber tee holes and one rubber tee, and can be used indoors or outdoors.
The 6’ W x 10’ L Net Return Pro Turf Golf Mat was designed with the idea of providing a surface for continuation of automatic ball return from The Net Return Pro Series Net (although you can use it with any net).
It has exceptional durability, allowing you to hit any club - driver through putter - on the mat. It is also appropriate for indoor or outdoor use…or both!
The Superior Short Game Practice Mat
The Big Moss High Impact Golf Mat is the perfect option for chipping and pitching.It is an ideal add-on to a Big Moss putting green for realistic feedback on short game work, while also allowing for full swings with a proper descending blow.
Available in 4’x5’ or 5’x5’ sizes
The ball sits higher on 1” dual nylon fibers woven into a 3/4” foam base
Club won’t bounce at impact and fibers will supply proper divot simulation
Tee holes on both ends for right- and left-handed golfers
Use Your Golf Practice Mat To Get “The Perfect Strike”
Your Practice Mat can help you fine tune your Iron play. Yet sometimes it can be hard to see that pure strike without seeing that divot fly to reassure us. Well, use this drill to improve that pure strike ability on your Irons with your mat today.
This drill will help you to improve:
That perfect strike zone
Eliminate heavy or fat shots
Create that muscle memory of hitting behind the ball
Check out the drill here and start improving your Iron play and creating that Perfect Strike on your Golf Mat.
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