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Divot on matts

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I am working on my swing into a net.  Without being able to take a divot I am looking for a way to verify I am hitting down and taking a divot in front of the ball.

Is it a valid test to put a paper towel an inch or two behind the ball and see if you it the towel?

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That might work. I would wonder if the swing would create too much wind and move the paper towel before impact.

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Assuming you're laying a single paper towel flat on the mat, I'd put it way closer than that. Almost touching really. If you put the paper towel 2 inches back you could still be hitting the shot fat. Search divot and mat in the forums here and you'll find lots of suggestions, most involving painter (or masking) tape.
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Tape works (and doubles as cheap impact tape), or cardboard instead of paper.  I use cut-up beer cartons sometimes because it's thin and stiff.  (and readily available.. lol).

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Paper towel does not move and it gives great if not messy feedback.  Tears a part off exactly at the point of impact with the ground.

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Originally Posted by inthecup

Paper towel does not move and it gives great if not messy feedback.  Tears a part off exactly at the point of impact with the ground.

Interesting. I stand corrected.

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Instead of a paper towel, use a cloth towel.  Your wrists will tell you if you don't miss the towel!

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How do the "Matts" feel about getting divots in them?  I'm guessing they must hurt?

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