The typical golf practice made real experience would be to in a perfect world, to always practice your golf swing on grass.After all, the game is played on grass, so it only makes sense to strike your practice shots from real turf as well. Unfortunately for golf facilities this not always possible, maintaining a continuous teeline can prove to be costly and are generally the reason facilities opt for golf practice mats.
That being said traditional driving range mats don’t provide accurate shot analysis and feedback. Why? Because the hitting surface is much harder than a typical fairway. An iron that descends into turf carves a divot. An iron descending onto a rigid surface bounces back up. This lack of realism greatly diminishes your capacity for quality practice. Any golfer who loves his 7-iron at the driving range but hates it out on the course will understand.
The benefits of a quality golf practice mat.
The TrueStrike golf mat, addresses this problem head-on with an innovation called Fairway Forgiveness™. As the name suggests, this is a mat that imitates the softness of the fairway, absorbing the clubhead as if it were cutting through real turf. The result is an accurate ball flight, tests undertaken by their American distributor Pro Putt Systems state the percentage is within 5% accuracy of a shot taken off a genuine fairway.
Further benefits include greater protection for golfers from injury, as the shock and vibration is dispersed within the layer of gel directly below the TrueStrike top surface. This gel reacts to the descending clubhead, compressing downward like actual turf, thereby simulating the real conditions of golf.
A recent mat upgrade to TrueStrike in the 16 bay floodlight driving range at Scalm Park Leisure, is an example of changing attitudes in investing in realistic practice for their customers. According to its website it is a golf holiday campsite offering a driving range, practice putting green, 18 hole golf course and fishing. The family run leisure facility is based near Selby in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside.
A great addition to any forward thinking facility, your customers are sure to be genuinely impressed by the realistic feedback that TrueStrike provides. Why not visit our TrueStrike installation section for more examples of more driving ranges