Jump to content

Practice mat that indicates divot location?

8 posts / 1032 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

I'm looking for a mat that indicates divot location, specifically location of first ground strike.

All I've found is a patent application, nothing seems to be on the market (this patent would be perfect): 

A golf practice mat that allows a golfer to practice hitting golf shots from a synthetic turf surface that emulates natural grass while still being able to...

True Strike etc are nice and soft and allow divots to be hit, but don't show exactly where the divot is located.

I want to work on my skills and develop skills for hitting the ground consistently in a place of my choosing. I need an indicator to do this, as there's not enough grass in my backyard (and the wife would disapprove), and the council will chase me off city parklands.
Regards and thanks – Brendan


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Register for free today and you won't see this ad spot again!

Just a thought, but could you put down some powder, or something similar that would show where the club is striking the mat?

Maybe even sand?3 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Athletes foot spray works great too. Spray it down, let it dry and you’ll be able to see where you’re hitting. Should work on any kind of mat! Also works great on the clubface to see where you’re hitting the ball there too.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Big Duffer said:


 could you explain how to use the string, I've heard of this but it somehow escapes me

I've been using a piece of painters tape instead of a string or anything that is loose. The string or piece of grass can be moved by breeze created by the swing. The tape only moves if you hit it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2020 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
  • Posts

    • Just for grins, if you could only buy golf infomercial "as seen on TV" golf clubs, what would your bag set up look like?
    • Historically: Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Bobby Jones  Truthfully: Ben Hogan, Fred Couples, Reteif Goosen, Curtis Strange. Fantastically: Ben Hogan, Fred Couples, Brooks Koepka, Payne Stewart
    • eh For the sake of referencing somewhere to start, Ill begin with reaffirming your belief that, playing mini tour golf is a tough way to make a living.  From my own experience I understand how you came to the conclusions of just how hard it is for anyone to achieve golf excellence.  Speaking from deeper depths of my experience, I can say that's where our common ground stops.   Playing golf at its highest level isn't strictly about talent. Not about hitting 350 yard drives while shooting 29 for 9 holes against friends. Playing golf.at its highest levels is about belief.  You mention the impossibility of a 22 year old with a 5 handicap ever doing anything with their game. I was a 27 year old weekend golfer (I didn't even carry a legitimate handicap index) when I realized I hated sales jobs and landed a job at a private club, a club that offered no restrictions to the course if I wasn't on the clock. Not long after I discovered local mini tours. After a number of painful years donating my tournament entry fees to the purses, I started playing good enough to finish in the money. Not long after I was actually winning.  My point being, there are a number of threads here, those of which detail the dreams of chasing golf greatness. Stories that offer and speak to the side of success.     
    • Yes. I checked out her site. I’m guessing it’s not her thing
    • By the simple fact that you referred to this event as "The Bob Hope" I am compelled to comment and share my two cents. I grew up in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic era myself. When this, and the Crosby or AT&T in Monterey were the two flagship Pro-Am events. Ironically enough, it was this very season that I realized, the LPGA hosts a Pro-Am of their own, and it draws the names the PGA used to.  I can't help but think it's due to the fact that, even though the pros tear up the desert courses, the ams have always struggled. Not to mention the players on the LPGA Tour are no longer the stereotypical "dikes on spikes." But rather, not only being pretty damn cute, have a game that is fun to watch. I think the best thing that could have happened to this tour stop in the desert was picking up a sponsor as major as American Express. I say, because the big name Ams have clearly chosen the LPGA event, the PGA should drop the pro am portion and make it a full fledge tour stop held on the Stadium Course. Then leave the big draw pro am to Pebble Beach. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Cy McCaffrey
      Cy McCaffrey
      (38 years old)
    2. MPD
      (63 years old)

  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...