Stop Hurting Yourself at the Driving Range! Get the Right Golf Mat

Ever went to the range and felt like the mat is killing your hands? That’s caused by the traditional golf mats that don’t absorb shock or vibration. This causes a lot of drawbacks on your practice because you can’t hit down and through the ball as taught by most golf swing trainers. It isn’t realistic to the fairway so you can’t simulate the same swings on a golf course. Because the traditional mats are hard and doesn’t absorb shock during impact, the club easily bounces off the mat which causes a lot of stress on the hands, wrists, and shoulders. Now with new technology, there are better golf training aid mats to help you improve and prevent injury. Here are a few that I suggest.

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The Golf Mat, endorsed by Vijay Singh, uses “Virtual Turf” technology that is able to simulate actual divots without creating shock and stress to your hands and arms. This means that you can swing down and through the ball as you would on an actual golf course. The mat is made by having springs that will depress and absorb shock during impact. I can’t say that this will feel exactly the same as a real fairway, but I guarantee it will feel much better than the traditional mats. You will immediately notice that the shock and vibration taken by your hands and arms during impact is significantly reduced. This kind of golf training aid will definitely improve your game and also get rid of the discomfort you feel at the usual driving ranges.

Putting Mats – Practice For Women Golfers

Is buying a putting mat really going to help your game?  The resounding answer is YES!!  For years, we’ve seen men on the TV and movie screens practicing their putting on mats in their offices.  Why’d they do it?  Because it worked!  So make it work for you too.  Here are some tips on what to buy:

  • Putting mats generally come in two lengths:  six and eight feet.  Is there an advantage of one of ther other?  Obviously if you want to practice a longer stroke, get the 8 feet.  Otherwise, you’ll be OK with the 6 feet. If you really want a challenge, there are some up to 15 feet!
  • Are you going to leave your putting mat in one place or will you be moving it around or taking it with you?  If you will be moving it, don’t get an electric or even a battery-operated one as it may limit your practice time.
  • Are you lazy?  Then get a golf putting mat that returns the ball to you!  No kidding — this will greatly enhance your time on the mat and you’ll only need a couple of balls (only one if you’re really good!).  Many of the electric ones will also let you adjust the length.
  • Do you want to use your putting mat indoors or outdoors or both?  The outdoor mats often come oversized and include flags, cups, multiple locators and a carrying bag.  You can also use these to practice chipping from just off the green.
  • Do you want your putting mat to challenge you?  If so, you can get one with a “lake” or a “sand trap” or even an incline.
  • Consider buying your putting mat online as they are often less expensive and the convenience of delivery is always a plus.  We’ve done some of the leg work for you.  Visit our site [http://www.women-golfers.com/GolfPracticeEquipment.shtml] to see our recommendations!

Writing about this great sport as it relates to women golfers has become a passion. I am asked over and over for more information on products and resources, trips, public courses, where to start playing, etc. specifically for women. Women represent the fastest-growing segment in the golf industry and the really smart companies realize it as they devote more and more time in catering to our needs.

I Can’t Say Enough About My Golf Practice Mat

Golf is an expensive sport and hobby. If you are like me, you look for ways to save money in everything you do. Trying to save money and enjoy golf at the same time is no different from anything else we try to cut corners on. For myself, I have spent golf cart loads of money at the driving range trying to get that golf swing that makes my friends squirm.

Golf equipment is best summed up by the old phrase, you get what you pay for. Golf practice mats are one on the best ways I have found to cut down on my golf game expenses. Instead of driving to the golf practice range, I have purchased a large assortment of used golf balls and hit them off my practice mat. Now I don’t have a large backyard to set up my golf practice mat, and fortunately I don’t need acres of grass to practice. I have set my golf practice mat up in my garage with a large net to keep balls from flying through the walls.

Practicing my golf swing anytime I want has been a great encouragement to me, and has helped me to build my skills. I don’t miss spending 10 dollars every other day to go to the driving range and my mat has paid for itself in less than 6 months. When I have some free time, instead of loading up my golf clubs and driving 15 minutes to the nearest practice range, I simply step out to my garage and hit balls until I’m tired. I have a set method of practice I use to help me with muscle memory and being able to practice anytime I want has greatly increased my swing accuracy.

My distance has increased slightly but the important part of practicing is my accuracy. It doesn’t matter how far I hit the ball if I’m hitting it from the rough or from under a tree. Getting to the fairway is a great boost to my confidence and I am enjoying my game more all the time, after all isn’t that what is all about?

When looking to purchase a golf practice mat, there are important things to consider. I use to be in the habit of dropping my club during my downswing and that resulted in hitting the practice range driving mat. I don’t know about the driving range practice mats in your area but the ones where I live are not very thick and forgiving. Hitting a fat shot on a practice range mat has caused pain in my wrist and damage to my clubs. What I love most about my golf mat is the thickness and the real feel when hitting down on the ball.

I can use real wooden tees on my golf mat because it is two inches thick, no more rubber tees you find at the practice range. Also because of the thickness of my mat and the way it is produced, I can hit down on the ball just as I do at the golf course giving me golf course like results. No club bounce when striking down on the ball allows me to practice shots at home that I have not been able to practice at the driving range.