Golf mats

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Re: Golf mats

Postby emptyBurce » Wed May 03, 2017 5:04 pm

JohnMeyer wrote:Out of interest is the divot action insert your making equate to the one you can buy here for 99.95/124.95?

http://www.customdesigngolf.com/divotac ... -mats.html

I assume the short fairway grass is the one to be used. Based on how this works I assum it doesnt take a real tee?


That's the one. Unfortunately, $125 USD shipped to Eastern Canada with duty would run around $250 CAD. This is quite steep for what it is. I think I am going to be able to make two of them for about $25 since I already have the hitting surface. I apologize if that wasn't the point of your question.
I will be using short fairway grass. I will be modifying the Ultimate Par commercial hitting strip from AllTurfMats, the grass surface is quite nice and seems robust. It does transfer a little bit of green dye onto the sole of your clubs, very little though compared to some driving range mats.
As far as the real tee part, I have one of those very short rubber tees that has an "x" cut into it to accept a real tee. I plan to glue that into the DA insert. It actually sits under the hitting surface so it doesn't get in the way while hitting. Painted it black as well so it doesn't interfere with the GC2 readings. Also paint white tees for the same reason.

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Re: Golf mats

Postby VincentVega » Wed May 03, 2017 5:06 pm

JohnMeyer wrote:Out of interest is the divot action insert your making equate to the one you can buy here for 99.95/124.95?

http://www.customdesigngolf.com/divotac ... -mats.html

I assume the short fairway grass is the one to be used. Based on how this works I assum it doesnt take a real tee?


Correct. I had the 12 x 18 version initially and wanted a longer version, so I decided to try making one. The fairway turf along with the hitting strip I used is fairly thin, so no real tees. I use the tomahawk tees that just sit on top of it. The ones he makes has a hole where you can insert a tee. But I feel like the rubber tee sitting underneath the middle of the mat really restricts the movement of the lexan downward. I found that leaving the very middle of the insert bare provided the most realistic divot simulation. It will probably be tomorrow night because I'm about to head to the course, but I'll post a clip that really shows how well it reacts.
GC2 U.S. CDT(GMT-5)

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Re: Golf mats

Postby VincentVega » Wed May 03, 2017 5:26 pm

Found this clip from when I first made it. Not the greatest quality, but full screen should do the trick.

https://youtu.be/hMxjufFDjP4
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Re: Golf mats

Postby emptyBurce » Sun May 07, 2017 11:09 am

VincentVega wrote:Found this clip from when I first made it. Not the greatest quality, but full screen should do the trick.

https://youtu.be/hMxjufFDjP4


Finished making the mat per your description and some pics I found online. It is awesome! Definitely not going to get any injuries with this thing. One question though, it seems to sag just a touch in the middle after a strike, the end foam pieces don't go back to perfectly flat. Not a big deal, but just wondering if it is normal. I built it to 23" long and 12" wide with 3" wide foam supports at each end, leaving about 17" for the compression zone. This probably wouldnt happen if it was shorter but I don't think I would want it any shorter.


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