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I'm in the process of building a simulator in my garage and I trying to figure out which hitting mat would be best. Mat will be on smooth concrete. I'm looking for something that won't hurt my joints but isn't to unrealistic when you fat a shot. I hit off of CCE where I take lessons and notice after a few bad shots I  can feel my elbow getting sore. Below are the mats I was looking at. If anybody has any suggestions it would be appreciated.

 

1. Carl's Anti-Fatigue Mat

2. Fiberbuilt Player Preferred Mat
3. EZ Tee Hybrid Mat
4. Mega Mat
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9 minutes ago, NeumannJ said:

I'm in the process of building a simulator in my garage and I trying to figure out which hitting mat would be best. Mat will be on smooth concrete. I'm looking for something that won't hurt my joints but isn't to unrealistic when you fat a shot. I hit off of CCE where I take lessons and notice after a few bad shots I  can feel my elbow getting sore. Below are the mats I was looking at. If anybody has any suggestions it would be appreciated.

 

1. Carl's Anti-Fatigue Mat

2. Fiberbuilt Player Preferred Mat
3. EZ Tee Hybrid Mat
4. Mega Mat

 

I watched an awesome video on creating the ultimate hitting mat, but I will be damned if I can find it, but I can summarize what it said.  A little background on what I have/use.

 

I have an outdoor hitting area with a 10' x 10' x 10' hitting cage and I have an indoor Foresight Simulator with a GC Quad.

 

The simulator has a beefy Fiberbuilt (FB) hitting area that consists of a heavy rubber base with a mat on top.  That mat will take a tee, as will the others I talk about. The FB mat is no better than the one I use outdoors.  The simulator mat is expensive.

 

The outdoor mat comes from eBay and it is the same as the ones from DW Quail. I can not find the urethane backed mat on DW Quail, but that is what I show from eBay. The DW Quail mat has a 1" rubber backing which allows it to hold up better outside.  The non-rubber backed mat will tend to flatten more quickly.

 

The method is to add a backing to the non-backed mat - because it is cheaper. Buy the mat from eBay and then buy some inexpensive yoga mats and some 3M Super 77 or an adhesive like that and attach the yoga mat to the back of the golf mat and you have a sturdy mat that will last a long time.  Mine sit outside and have not deteriorated at all since I set it up.

 

I use a DW Quail mat with the thick backing as my stand mat and a 15" strip with the yoga backing as my hitting area.  That allows me to change out the hitting mat (if it ever wears out but it also gives me a straight line between me and the hitting area that can act as an alignment aid.  I also put tees into the end of the hitting area to use as intermediate aiming points.

 

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PXG Gen 5 0311 9º, Ventus Red

PXG 0311 Gen5 18º  & 21º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0311 Gen5 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen5 Black  5-W. G, Mitsubishi MMT 80 

PXG Sugar Daddy II Milled Wedges - 54º, 60º, MMT 90

L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1,   L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ajlacombe said:

 

I watched an awesome video on creating the ultimate hitting mat, but I will be damned if I can find it, but I can summarize what it said.  A little background on what I have/use.

 

I have an outdoor hitting area with a 10' x 10' x 10' hitting cage and I have an indoor Foresight Simulator with a GC Quad.

 

The simulator has a beefy Fiberbuilt (FB) hitting area that consists of a heavy rubber base with a mat on top.  That mat will take a tee, as will the others I talk about. The FB mat is no better than the one I use outdoors.  The simulator mat is expensive.

 

The outdoor mat comes from eBay and it is the same as the ones from DW Quail. I can not find the urethane backed mat on DW Quail, but that is what I show from eBay. The DW Quail mat has a 1" rubber backing which allows it to hold up better outside.  The non-rubber backed mat will tend to flatten more quickly.

 

The method is to add a backing to the non-backed mat - because it is cheaper. Buy the mat from eBay and then buy some inexpensive yoga mats and some 3M Super 77 or an adhesive like that and attach the yoga mat to the back of the golf mat and you have a sturdy mat that will last a long time.  Mine sit outside and have not deteriorated at all since I set it up.

 

I use a DW Quail mat with the thick backing as my stand mat and a 15" strip with the yoga backing as my hitting area.  That allows me to change out the hitting mat (if it ever wears out but it also gives me a straight line between me and the hitting area that can act as an alignment aid.  I also put tees into the end of the hitting area to use as intermediate aiming points.

 

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Nice set up. 'll be using the GC3 for my setup. Ideally the mat I was looking for would 9'x5' which I don't know if the DW quail does. That way right and  left handed golfer can hit without moving the mat.

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1 minute ago, NeumannJ said:

Nice set up. 'll be using the GC3 for my setup. Ideally the mat I was looking for would 9'x5' which I don't know if the DW quail does. That way right and  left handed golfer can hit without moving the mat.

 

Ahh the left-handed golfer 🙂  My Fiberbuilt it 8 x 5 for that reason.

 

A thought for you - if you are hitting centrally in the area is that you can do the center strip like I mentioned for replaceability and then do two stand matts on either side - adjusting the size of all 3 to suit your area.

 

From my experience the standing area gets crushed  down at different rates than the hitting area - making the separated solution more cost effective when making changes.  I like my outdoor mats better than the indoor Ffiberbuilt one as well. They have a more consistent surface.

PXG Gen 5 0311 9º, Ventus Red

PXG 0311 Gen5 18º  & 21º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0311 Gen5 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen5 Black  5-W. G, Mitsubishi MMT 80 

PXG Sugar Daddy II Milled Wedges - 54º, 60º, MMT 90

L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1,   L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, ajlacombe said:

 

Ahh the left-handed golfer 🙂  My Fiberbuilt it 8 x 5 for that reason.

 

A thought for you - if you are hitting centrally in the area is that you can do the center strip like I mentioned for replaceability and then do two stand matts on either side - adjusting the size of all 3 to suit your area.

 

From my experience the standing area gets crushed  down at different rates than the hitting area - making the separated solution more cost effective when making changes.  I like my outdoor mats better than the indoor Ffiberbuilt one as well. They have a more consistent surface.

Unfortunately I cant use a centered hitting strip. The garage door rails are in the way. But there is enough room if you move a little to either side. 

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20 minutes ago, NeumannJ said:

Unfortunately I cant use a centered hitting strip. The garage door rails are in the way. But there is enough room if you move a little to either side. 

 

Easy to solve that with this.

PXG Gen 5 0311 9º, Ventus Red

PXG 0311 Gen5 18º  & 21º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0311 Gen5 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen5 Black  5-W. G, Mitsubishi MMT 80 

PXG Sugar Daddy II Milled Wedges - 54º, 60º, MMT 90

L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1,   L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, ajlacombe said:

 

Easy to solve that with this.

I don't need a door opener. Only reason I can use the space as a simulator is because the door isn't automatic so there no overhead part. The rails where the door roll up on are the problem. Can't really do much with them unless I remove them but that's no an option. Right now I leaning towards the EZ Tee or fiberbuilt player preferred. 

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11 minutes ago, Chipperyamane said:

Also, dumb question I have only hit irons bc currently the space doesn’t have room to swing driver. Does the CCE take a tee? I could probably check this myself but the setup is not attached to home and have to go outside to the garage space. 

 

Your mat does take a tee.  The issue with winter is if the mat gets wet and then freezes - it then loses some of the bounce for the shot.  When I went to the hitting strip that greatly improved everything throughout the year for my outside setup.

 

Cost for the simulator?  You can see their prices on Foresight. I have the Eagle Plus - current price is $26,000. But like with many other things you will end up buying more stuff like lighting and video cameras. I also added a TV for shot data to be displayed on after each shot.

 

You might be able to do the simulator for cheaper, but from Foresight they use a beefy aluminum frame and everything is already there to be assembled - also if it does not work you have someone on the hook for help.

 

The GC Quad is amazing.

PXG Gen 5 0311 9º, Ventus Red

PXG 0311 Gen5 18º  & 21º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0311 Gen5 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen5 Black  5-W. G, Mitsubishi MMT 80 

PXG Sugar Daddy II Milled Wedges - 54º, 60º, MMT 90

L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1,   L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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