Building you own hitting mat is one of the easiest ways to save on your golf simulator setup. Golf mats range anywhere from $200-$1000 depending on the size and quality of the mat. In this guide we show you how to build a golf mat for a fraction of the price! Keep reading to learn how to build yourself a world-class golf mat.
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This will give you a very high quality hitting mat that can come in at only a few hundred dollars.
The great thing about building your own golf mat is that you can customize it to your liking. You can easily double or triple this to make an entire hitting platform from ball to net. Instead of the landing pad, you can use astroturf or an outdoor carpet material. In general, you can get away with mixing and matching materials. Find left over materials, visit the junk yard, and use your imagination!
Using a hitting insert is a huge plus because it prevents you from needing to buy (or build) a whole new mat once it starts to wear and wrinkle. Simply replace the hitting insert! After you get all your materials, building the mat consists mostly of stacking all these materials on top of each other with some glue.
The only semi-difficult part may be cutting out the area for the hitting insert. Luckily the interlocking puzzle floor tiles and fairway material come out to the same height as the hitting insert. So cutting out the right length and width is all you have to worry about.
To build, you will simply lay down your interlocking panels to the desired size of your mat. next, lay the fairway material and plan out where you will want to make a cutout for the hitting insert. Once you’ve made your cutout, glue or tape down the fairway material down to the interlocking puzzle pieces. Then insert your hitting mat! Pretty easy!
The negative side to building your own golf mat is that you run the risk of ending up with a lower quality product prone to wearing down and breaking.Building your mat may save some money up front, but considering there are some quality mats available for only $100-$200 more, in the end it may be worth the slightly higher cost.
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