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Hitting Mats

vibgyor1111vibgyor1111 Members Posts: 36
Looking to purchase a mat to set up in my yard. Looking at the 3x4 real feel country club elite, which runs around $240, but saw another that was pretty highly rated on amazon. 3x5 gorilla perfect reAction for $127.00. Anyone have experience with these, or any other brand. I'm going to be putting this down on an area of dirt that I'm going to level out, so it will not be sitting on concrete of a true hard surface. TIA

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  • GodfatherGodfather Advanced Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    edited March 14
    How many shots are you going to hit per week? CCE is a good quality mat, but if you are hitting tons of balls, some guys complain of elbow soreness. Fiberbuilt, divot action, and true strike (gel insert) are generally regarded as good option for hitting tons of shots.



    Looking at the Gorilla - it looks like the kind that takes a tee. I’ve never been a fan of those and would prefer a mat with a pad and regular turf. I actually liked my cheap residential (white foam) mat better than a more expansive one from DW Quail that looked similar to CCE. It just wore out faster.
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  • balls_deepballs_deep Advanced Members Posts: 357 ✭✭
    Yeah I got tennis elbow from CCE. Your club gets very slowed down by it so if you're steep at all you'll get sore.
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  • jeff1727jeff1727 Advanced Members Posts: 191 ✭✭
    edited March 14
    I have also have the CCE and limit my time to 10-15 mins a day. Anymore and my elbow is not to happy with me. I am more of a picker than a digger and it still bothers me.
  • mcasella08mcasella08 Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    I have had the CCE for over a year, it looks 100% brand new and I have never had any elbow pain. Really teaches you to hit down on the ball. Don't go cheap.
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  • HoosierMizunoHoosierMizuno Advanced Members Posts: 3,317 ✭✭
    edited March 15
    mcasella08 wrote:


    I have had the CCE for over a year, it looks 100% brand new and I have never had any elbow pain. Really teaches you to hit down on the ball. Don't go cheap.




    disagree. i have the CCE. its extra thick and what seems like really good quality. i've had it for 3 years now and have hit a a lot throughout the winters. i've had issues both with wrist and elbow soreness that got to the point i had to take a break hitting balls. the last thing you want to do on this mat is hit down and through. no, you don't get the jolt at impact like the thin mats sitting on concrete, but this mat doesn't allow your club to exit like it would on actual turf. it will actually teach you to begin picking the ball because you won't want the sensation of hitting down



    its seems there are better options available now. now that spring is approaching i'll be trying to sell my CCE and look to buy something different this fall
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