Indoor Putting Mat

SKLZ Accelerator Pro, Birdie Ball, Boomerang
Fellow golfwrxer's,



The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.
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  • dgrove12dgrove12 Posts: 166
    khoyng82 wrote:


    Fellow golfwrxer's,



    The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.




    No complaints here about the Birdie Ball. Just ordered the 4x13, built a 2x4 base, installed real cups and got the Robocup ball return. Great setup IMO.
  • ryandb1ryandb1 Members Posts: 73
    Boomerang is excellent for speed...
  • i like my big moss works nice easy to store
  • NextgenNextgen Members Posts: 12
    edited Dec 19, 2011 #5
    dgrove12 wrote:

    khoyng82 wrote:


    Fellow golfwrxer's,



    The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.




    No complaints here about the Birdie Ball. Just ordered the 4x13, built a 2x4 base, installed real cups and got the Robocup ball return. Great setup IMO.
    &nbsp;<div><br></div><div>&nbsp;I've got the birdie ball 4x10 with Robocup. Ive had it about 5 months, and it has held up well. Had it sitting on carpet and it worked well. Just added a 2x4 base. Good luck.



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  • mr.hahamr.haha Posts: 439 ✭✭
    ive tried some of the skllz and other B&M store putting greens and they pale in comparison to the Truline big murph tourspeed that i purchased. of course the truline was around 400 but it has been well worth it.
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  • NWS AlpineNWS Alpine Members Posts: 2,608 ✭✭
    Big murph is awesome. I have a birdie ball and it's good for the price but it really needs a solid floor under it. Doesn't work well with carpet.
  • sackgolfsackgolf Posts: 172
    I have not tried any of them but thanks for thread/question. Looking forward to checking them out.


    khoyng82 wrote:


    Fellow golfwrxer's,



    The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.
  • sackgolf wrote:


    I have not tried any of them but thanks for thread/question. Looking forward to checking them out.


    khoyng82 wrote:


    Fellow golfwrxer's,



    The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.





    Me too. Especially comments on ones that work well on top of carpet
  • CTEagleCTEagle Members Posts: 275
    I have the SKLZ Accelerator pro and it works just fine as a cheap indoor putting mat. Mine has a tendency to scrunch up on the sides a little bit but I think that might be more due to the rug underneath. I will say that having the lines is nice, because you can see if you're starting the ball off on line and also check the length of your back swing.
  • 1lovesputters1lovesputters Members Posts: 680 ✭✭
    edited Dec 21, 2011 #11
    I'd love to see your setup!



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    dgrove12 wrote:

    khoyng82 wrote:


    Fellow golfwrxer's,



    The weather has definitely turned here in Ohio and it's time to look for a inexpensive indoor putting mat to work on the game in the off-season. I've seen mixed reviews on the Birdie Ball putting mat. Has anyone used the SKLZ Accelerator Pro putting mat or the Boomerang Carnoustie? I'm looking for a simple mat that won't curl up and rolls the ball true and at a realistic speed.




    No complaints here about the Birdie Ball. Just ordered the 4x13, built a 2x4 base, installed real cups and got the Robocup ball return. Great setup IMO.
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  • Is any info available about the stimpmeter ratings for the different mats? Would be a nice bechmark.
  • John KreeseJohn Kreese Posts: 566 ✭✭
    The boomerang is SOLID. Highly recommended.
  • I just bought a Birdie Ball after doing research here and other places. Delivered fast. Have not set it up yet, so cant comment on that.



    Stimp was 9-10 for medium I think. I got 22. footers that was medium one way, fast the other. Their website has the stimpmeter info. Plus, they had some really great deals going on when I ordered last week; free upgrade from them, and found a coupon code online too.



    Its warm enough to play golf in December, and now it rains every day. Gotta love Ohio.
  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    Words can't describe how good BigMoss greens are. The only problem is that they are big $$$. OP, where are you located? What i reccomend is to find a putting turf company near you and inquire if they have scrap pieces that they'd be willing to sell you at a dicount. Their "scrap pieces" tend to be perfect! Thats how I got my green and i'm loving it!



  • inexpensive option that i bought a few years ago was this - [url=&quot;http://customdesigngolf.com/&quot;]http://customdesigngolf.com/[/url] and they are portable and easily stored. I bit the bullet and got a tour links this fall, however not its now a permanent fixture in my basement image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • EddieCEddieC Posts: 135
    Birdieballs nice enough although you'll feel ripped off when you first see it,,,,it's simply green foam matting material, but it works. I have mine on a basement cement floor and it rolls true, the cups work well to hold the ball. One caution, if you have a big dog, do not let it walk/run/play on the thing. If the dog has nails it will shred the mat. My sister in law and her German Sheppard stopped by to visit and it tore a few holes in the mat by just walking on it. Otherwise, it's a nice enough green to roll putts on.
  • I have a Birdieball 13.5 x 4 as well, like it a lot. looks cheap, but rolls very true, 10-11 stimp
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  • scjrscjr #GolfWRX Posts: 1,227 ✭✭
    I have a Big Moss and Boomerang. Great combination. image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    I've been really happy with my StarPro 3x9 mat.
  • Have the same one. For a little over $100, it is hard to beat. I am sure there are better putting mats, but you paid high dollar for them. I like and recommend BirdieBall for the value.




    runpuddrun wrote:


    I have a Birdieball 13.5 x 4 as well, like it a lot. looks cheap, but rolls very true, 10-11 stimp
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  • rob8rob8 Members Posts: 262
    bought the birdie ball last winter and would not recommend it. everything about it seemed cheap to me.
  • ellzeeellzee Members Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Just ordered a 3x12 mat from Artificial Turf and Putting Greens. Claims to be realistic bentgrass. We'll see. Interesting website!!! Will report back.
  • HipCheckHipCheck Toed it a lil, Romes. The Right CoastMarshals Posts: 6,223 mod
    NWS Alpine wrote:


    Big murph is awesome. I have a birdie ball and it's good for the price but it really needs a solid floor under it. Doesn't work well with carpet.




    I have the Little Murph and it's great. Zero complaints and it's fine over berber carpet. I never roll it up, but it's easy to do so.
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  • danattherockdanattherock Members Posts: 3,517 ClubWRX
    Great thread. I just ordered a Big Moss 15' x 2' putting mat with a hole on each end. Got a long hall way upstairs by my office. This should be much nicer than putting on carpet. Ordered mine from In The Hole Golf (website). $199 isn't cheap, but should be worth having from the reviews I have read here and elsewhere. Thanks for the ideas guys. Might add a Boomerang as well, heard great things about it.







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  • fsuspfsusp Members Posts: 909 ✭✭
    edited Jan 14, 2012 #26
    I finally built a frame/base for my Birdie Ball green. I like it a lot more. I saw a bunch of cool posts about this on another site, and their cool work inspired me. My buddy was too into the beatdown FSU gave UNC in hoops today to bother moving out of the pics.



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  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members Posts: 2,687 ✭✭
    I have a Little Murph and I simply love it!



    It sits in my great room and gets used almost everyday.
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  • injapan1injapan1 Members Posts: 9
    fsusp wrote:


    I finally built a frame/base for my Birdie Ball green. I like it a lot more. I saw a bunch of cool posts about this on another site, and their cool work inspired me. My buddy was too into the beatdown FSU gave UNC in hoops today to bother moving out of the pics.





    Looks great! I am debating on purchasing a BB green myself. Any feedback on the roll of this thing?



    Kris
  • PZeroPZero Members Posts: 11,351 ✭✭
    injapan1 wrote:


    Looks great! I am debating on purchasing a BB green myself. Any feedback on the roll of this thing?



    Kris




    I have a BB green. It rolls true and you don't have to worry about creases in the mat when it arrives. When you first pull it out of the box you'll be a little disappointed since it's made of foam. After putting on it your disappointment will go away.
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  • PZero wrote:

    injapan1 wrote:


    Looks great! I am debating on purchasing a BB green myself. Any feedback on the roll of this thing?



    Kris




    I have a BB green. It rolls true and you don't have to worry about creases in the mat when it arrives. When you first pull it out of the box you'll be a little disappointed since it's made of foam. After putting on it your disappointment will go away.




    This is exactly how I felt. It lays flat and putts true. I use it on top of carpet and have no problem. It works well and was much less expensive than the others. Glad I purchased.
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  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    Looks good!
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