Need suggestions for a good indoor mat under $250

MixedBagMixedBag Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭
Just seems to be a lot to choose from and I don't trust Amazon reviews. Is 3'X5' big enough? I've considered just buying a decent Dura-Pro Plus mat with the FairwayPro Divot Simulator? Would that be a good combo for concrete floors? Thanks
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]M1 10.5 [/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] F9 3/4[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]F9 5/6[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] AMP Cell 4/5h[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] CG16 5-PW[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Grindworks[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 86 Series - 50* and 56*[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Sunset Beach[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 60*[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM Chaska (silver) / Lajosi mid-mallet prototype[/font]

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  • GimmieHendrixGimmieHendrix Unregistered Posts: 153
    I did extensive testing on this, have a bunch here from Fiberbuilt all the way to cheap astroturf. It depends on what you need. For putting a good Pro Putt type green is worth it. For hitting mat honestly I have a $20 square yard from dept store that hits better than the $800 Fiberbuilt system, and shows no wear after months of usage. My two cents, YMMV. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • MixedBagMixedBag Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭
    It will be a hitting mat only.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]M1 10.5 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] F9 3/4[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]F9 5/6[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] AMP Cell 4/5h[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] CG16 5-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Grindworks[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 86 Series - 50* and 56*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Sunset Beach[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 60*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM Chaska (silver) / Lajosi mid-mallet prototype[/font]
  • Even FurtherEven Further Members Posts: 195 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #4
    I bought this 4' x 5' one a few months ago and I'm happy with it. "usaturf" on ebay.



    https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649
    Driver... Cobra LTD Elements Chrome+
    Fairway... Adams Tight Lies (2013)
    Irons... 4-P Wilson F5 Kuro Kage 85R
    Wedge... Cleveland RTX-3
    Putter... Odyssey DFX 6600 Super Stroke 2.0 XL
  • MixedBagMixedBag Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭




    I found this one on Amazon as well. Have you seen any issues with shock absorption? I plan on using mainly for irons on my garage floor.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]M1 10.5 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] F9 3/4[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]F9 5/6[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] AMP Cell 4/5h[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] CG16 5-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Grindworks[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 86 Series - 50* and 56*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Sunset Beach[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 60*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM Chaska (silver) / Lajosi mid-mallet prototype[/font]
  • Even FurtherEven Further Members Posts: 195 ✭✭
    No shock issues. I did get the one with 1" turf, then foam layer under that. Some are .50" or .75" turf.
    Driver... Cobra LTD Elements Chrome+
    Fairway... Adams Tight Lies (2013)
    Irons... 4-P Wilson F5 Kuro Kage 85R
    Wedge... Cleveland RTX-3
    Putter... Odyssey DFX 6600 Super Stroke 2.0 XL
  • checkswingcheckswing Members Posts: 263 ✭✭
    Thread jack - looking for putting mat.
  • GimmieHendrixGimmieHendrix Unregistered Posts: 153
    OK so here's what's beside me right now. A multi-hundred-dollar Fiberbuilt hitting mat and a $15USD dept. store turf. I've spent a few months testing them, I'd just as soon hit off the $15 mat to be honest. And I like it because it's small so you can put it outside, or patio, etc. Not as bulky, and probably more realistic. No shock issues. Just get one square yard of any quality turn or synlawn IMO. I have a ton of Fiberbuilt stuff here, it's durable enough but I don't think it's organic, i.e. it builds a bad stroke IMO. I would avoid it. The cheaper mat seems to build a swing that translates perfectly to the actual course. I stopped thinning them greenside about a month after starting using it. Did not experience any such change from the Fiberbuilt, they have an artificially soft dynamic. A bit of shock is good, that's how real ground works. Worst case a cheap yoga mat beneath it for tiny bit of cushion.



    The cheap mat shows zero signs of wear after thousands and thousands of shots.


    Thread jack - looking for putting mat.




    If you don't need durability the birdie ball mats are best bang for buck, you can get a nice long one for $99 that hits real decent. If you can't get a big one just get a 10' self return for $30, some have two lanes for two speeds, they are fine. I bought a Big Moss, heavy, and decent but probably wouldn't buy another. I have a 20 x 3 Pro Putt by Rymar green in my hallway and a 8 x 15 in my sideroom. Photo below, so good, I love this green. It's amazing product, well worth the price.
  • JDMRN81JDMRN81 Members Posts: 437 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #9
    I picked up this one from Amazon about 2 years ago. Price went up a little bit since but it still looks new, has a little bit of cushiness/thickness to it, and you can put a tee in it if you want to hit off a tee....



    https://www.amazon.c...customerReviews
    Ping G400 Max 9* AD TP-6
    Ping G400 Stretch 3w AD IZ-7
    Ping i500 3-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide Forged 54*/58* Project X LZ 6.0
    Toulon Columbus 34" CG custom matte black/blue
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes
  • poktangjupoktangju Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #10
    where did you get the $15 turf from?




    OK so here's what's beside me right now. A multi-hundred-dollar Fiberbuilt hitting mat and a $15USD dept. store turf. I've spent a few months testing them, I'd just as soon hit off the $15 mat to be honest. And I like it because it's small so you can put it outside, or patio, etc. Not as bulky, and probably more realistic. No shock issues. Just get one square yard of any quality turn or synlawn IMO. I have a ton of Fiberbuilt stuff here, it's durable enough but I don't think it's organic, i.e. it builds a bad stroke IMO. I would avoid it. The cheaper mat seems to build a swing that translates perfectly to the actual course. I stopped thinning them greenside about a month after starting using it. Did not experience any such change from the Fiberbuilt, they have an artificially soft dynamic. A bit of shock is good, that's how real ground works. Worst case a cheap yoga mat beneath it for tiny bit of cushion.

    where did you get the dept store turf? would def pick one up for $15.



    The cheap mat shows zero signs of wear after thousands and thousands of shots.


    Thread jack - looking for putting mat.




    If you don't need durability the birdie ball mats are best bang for buck, you can get a nice long one for $99 that hits real decent. If you can't get a big one just get a 10' self return for $30, some have two lanes for two speeds, they are fine. I bought a Big Moss, heavy, and decent but probably wouldn't buy another. I have a 20 x 3 Pro Putt by Rymar green in my hallway and a 8 x 15 in my sideroom. Photo below, so good, I love this green. It's amazing product, well worth the price.
  • GimmieHendrixGimmieHendrix Unregistered Posts: 153
    This is the cheapie I use. I bought two, one for outside, one for inside, hit them all summer as well as the Fiberbuilts. I expected this to be dead by now, they look brand new: https://www.rona.ca/en/artificial-grass-carpet-3-3-x-3-3-green-11445001



    That's CDN$ so it's like 19 cents American or something like that. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
  • Russ757Russ757 Members Posts: 7,654 ✭✭
    Monster
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    Bag 1
    TM 2017 M2 10.25 * Tour Ad DI 6
    TM 2017 3HL 16.5* Tour Ad Di 7
    TM M1 Rescue 19.5 Tour Ad Di 85
    Srixon U65 22* Tour Ad 95
    Srixon 565/765 5-9 110 Fibers
    Cleveland RTX 4 47*, 51*, 55*, 59* 125 Fibers
    Cameron Del Mar


    Bag 2
    Cobra F6+ 10.5 * Fubuki Alpha 70
    Cobra Baffler 16* Fubuki Ax 85
    Cobra F7 19.5* Fubuki Ax 465
    Cleveland 588 MT 4 95 Fiber
    Srixon ZTX-2 5-PW 110 Fiber
    Cleveland RTX2 51*, 55* 59* 125 Fiber
    Odyssey X Milled 9ht
  • GimmieHendrixGimmieHendrix Unregistered Posts: 153
    Mike90210 wrote:


    Costco sells this Fiberbuilt mat for $270 https://www.costco.c....100461497.html




    Flight station. More than a mat, holds training rods in various angles, etc. I think a cramped mat builds a bad stroke, I avoid those. YMMV.
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