Mats & Nets Frequently Asked Questions
How to hit a golf ball off a mat
Assume your normal stance, set up your alignment sticks, and move your golf ball in front of your lead foot. When setting up your swing, place your chosen club face behind the ball in your normal swing position. Play a few shots from this position, see how they feel. Play and practice consciously, and by this we mean pay close attention to your swing and follow-through. Make sure you’re shifting your weight on the downswing towards the target, but avoid swaying.
Do golf mats damage clubs?
It is a common concern of golfers that golf mats can damage their clubs. This is true of driving range mats, because these mats often have rubber or concrete underneath them. Real grass allows your golf club to make divots on your shots, which is perfectly normal gameplay but also far kinder to your clubheads. Because driving range mats have a hard foundation, your club coming into contact with them could lead to greater wear and tear. Putting mats, however, shouldn’t damage your clubs, because you’re not taking a big strong swing and bringing your putter into contact with the mat.
Are putting mats worth it?
If you’re struggling with your putting accuracy from varying distances, then putting mats are absolutely worth it. You don’t need to be on the golf course to perfect your putt, you can practice it at home with a compact putting mat before heading back to the green. Putting mats come in different lengths, so if you know you’re not as confident at putting the golf ball from further away, these practice mats are a great option for you to hone your ball control and accuracy.