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  1. 1. Wear your golf shoes when practicing off the mat?

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proper footing = important.

though i've practiced before in sneakers, i prefer golf shoes. If I'm golfing on course, I'd be wearing golf shoes so why not replicate the same while practicing>?

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Golf shoes 90% of the time. If I am there with the kids (meaning they hit 85-90% of the balls) then I might hit in tennis shoes or even sandals (the ahletic ones), but it's only about 5-10 wedges in that case.

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I'll often practice putting and sometimes chips and partial wedges in nub-soled workout shoes. But for full shots, I prefer to have the spikes on.

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I should add that I hate hitting balls off the mat to begin wih. I'm about 6 or 6 1" and apparently have a very wide stance. Hitting driver off the mats sucks, as my right foot is always right on the back edge of the mat, begging me to move it just a little further....

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Same theory with sports as anything else (learning to drive, shoot, boat, ride ATV's). Practice with what you'll be using to perform.

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I don't hit off mats.

I don't always wear golf shoes (but when I do I prefer FootJoy). Sometimes wearing tennis shoes a very good lesson in balance of the golf swing.

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I don't hit off mats.

You kinda sounded like the guy from the dos XX commercial.

I don't always drink beer (but when I do I prefer dos XX) haha

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If I'm wearing sneakers I usually just keep 'em on. If I have dress shoes I'll change into the golf shoes I keep in the trunk. And about 1/2 the time I go barefoot - really helps with balance.

PS, I love the comments from those who say "I don't hit off mats". Consider yourself lucky to have that option; it doesn't exist in many places like here.

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You kinda sounded like the guy from the dos XX commercial.

To bad Dos XX is swill. I have it on good authority that for the first three takes, the actor said... "I don't always drink beer. But when I do, I prefer to use Dos XX to shampoo my dog." The entire set crew had to take five while he worked it out.

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Same theory with sports as anything else (learning to drive, shoot, boat, ride ATV's). Practice with what you'll be using to perform.

I second this post.

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I wear golf shoes. I reminded myself of why back in February, when I wore normal walking shoes to a golf show and tried swinging a driver off a mat. Damn if I didn't fall over a few times and miss the ball plenty. I looked pretty stupid. And it was at a Bridgestone Challenge, so tons of folks were lined up to see it!

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I must be missing something. How do golf spikes give you more traction on the smooth surface of a rubber mat? There's nothing to bite into.

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I almost never wear them at any range. Don't where them on the course occasionally either. A little slippage from time to time reminds me to stay in control and not over swing.

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