When your club’s local rule requires you to use a turf protection device on the fairways you no longer need to chose those soiled, third hand, fat synthetic grass or carpet mats.
When using those mats your ball sits up to 20mm higher than the surface of the grass so, to hit with any success, you need to shorten your grip and change your carefully programmed downward swing arc. Perfecting one swing is hard enough so needing your natural swing for summer and another sweeping variety for winter is one too many! Make a slight miscalculation and those mats grab your club head, magnify the impact, possibly damaging the shaft or injuring your hands.
If you hit a ‘fat shot’ our innovative design promotes distribution of the impact force away from the club head to the outside extremities of the SMART MAT®, anchoring its feet. The low friction surface, similar to natural grass, allows the club’s blade to pass across the SMART MAT®. The likelihood of injury to hands or equipment that is usually associated with synthetic grass mats is greatly reduced.
The SMART MAT’s feet are shaped to embed within the blades of the grass so your ball’s ‘at rest’ height will be a scant millimetre or two above the grass – the perfect fairway lie.