What our golfers say

Clubs and PGA Professional Testimonials

No one wants to play off mats, any mats, so ask yourself – why does the Smart Mat® receive so much tremendous feedback from Golfers?
Answer: It really must be as good as they say it is!

Royal Troon utilised the Smart Mat exclusively to protect the course prior to the 2016 British OPEN Championship

Don’t forget, the Smart Mat is forged in Scotland – where we really do know golf!

“I have to say I am very satisfied with your excellent service. My father-in-law has already used his and thinks it is great. ”

“Winter golf made easy. This takes all the hard work out of winter golf 10 out of 10.”
“I much prefer this smart mat to the imitation turf ones issued by my golf club, the hole where the ball sits is off-centre so worthwhile experimenting with the mat both ways round.”
“I am a member of Windermere golf club and it insists on winter mats. Several of my colleagues have got a Smart Mat and we all agree – they are brilliant for ensuring a smooth follow through.
“It is the best mat I have ever used 10 out of 10 excellent value.”
“Because it is arched you can strike down on the ball unlike when using a mat.”


“We have now introduced the Smart Mat at Royal Troon Golf Club for winter play and the feedback from members is extremely positive: “Best winter mat I have ever used”;”Feels great to play off”; “Very handy to slip in to the pocket between shots”; “I hit my iron shots further than usual in the winter” are some of the comments we have had. We feel it is a great product at a very reasonable price and it is the best winter mat we have used.”

Kieron Stevenson,
Head Pro Royal Troon Golf Club

“I am pleased to tell you that the Smart Mats are selling at a fantastic rate! Please could you begin count down as quickly as possible and blast off another box of 50 sets in my direction”

Andrew Myers,
Class AA PGA Pro, Reddish Vale Golf Club

“We doubted to use the Smart Mat on our course. As the weather forecast isn’t as in Spain we were obligated to close the course more than we wanted. This was the most important reason to use the Smart Mat. Last winter we could open the course much more due to the Smart Mat. In the beginning of the season, the fairways looked amazing and this lasted the whole season. There are a lot of people who were sceptical in advance, but afterwards they changed their thoughts. This should be used in every golf club in Belgium and we hope a lot will follow!”

Frank Salembier (hcp 3.1),
Manager Waregem Golf

“Thank you for the prompt delivery of 50 Smart Mats, it’s right not to call them just mats! 5 days in and I only have 3 left, enough said. Send another 50 ASAP”

Nick Ryan,
PGA Pro, Ringway Golf Club

“Hi divotEND, had a successful first weekend on mats and the Smart Mat went down very well. Of the 50 sets I ordered I only have 15 left and could do with another box ASAP please”

Carl PGA Pro,
Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club

“The 2012/13 winter season was the first time our club used the Smart Mats. They proved to be a great success in the protection of the course with a huge reduction in the number of divots and most of our members found them great to play off, especially when the ground was wet and mucky. There is also the added benefit that we make a few £ pounds from the sales. We will be stocking them again this winter.”

Peter Hanna PGA Pro,
Lurgan Golf Club

“First of all I was sceptical about the use of winter mats. But after testing the Smart Mat I’m convinced that this is a big improvement for the course in winter time. It enables me to strike the ball as well as on a normal summer fairway. Don’t be afraid to hit down on a ball like a normal summer shot. It is a perfect winter exercise/drill to keep your swing in shape for the summer. And of course it helps the sustainability of the course during the winter time.”

Thibault Werbrouck, PGA Pro,
Waregem Golf (former Challenge Tour player)

“Your product is a great one and the amount of customers we have in our shop who talk about their friends having one and how they just had to have one as well is amazing.”

The Pro Shop,
St Andrews

“First time we have used mats at Chevin Golf Club but the feedback about the Smart Mat has so far been excellent. Within the space of a couple of weeks since we started selling them we are now on our fourth box.”

Willie Bird,

“A great success, what a terrific sensation hitting off this “Smart Mat”!! By the way they are selling like the proverbial hotcakes in Cruden Bay!! Best regards, Jim”

Cruden Bay

“Hi Guys, Just thought I’d let you know how pleased I am with the Smart Mat. I’ve used it for 3 rounds now, I can’t believe how easy it is to use compared to the bit of artificial turf I had been using. Our course wants us to play mats from semi rough as well, this has proved to be no problem for the Smart Mat, in fact I’m going to miss this come Spring, great product guys."


“We provide ‘astro turf’ type mats free to borrow for a round but virtually all members are trying them then returning to buy the Smart Mats from the club. All owners of the Smart Mats are using them in preference to Preferred Lies (lift & place).”

Golf Magic forum

“These are a huge advance on old-style winter mats. They inspire confidence and are a fun to play off. Also a fantastic tool for practising your golf or preparing ahead of a round, allowing you to swing downwards without taking a divot or offering a consistent surface to hit warm-up shots from. A truly great product.”

South Africa

There are more tremendous comments coming in all the time – far too many to put in the one page. Some of us have to use mats for almost half of every year so it’s about time golf with mats plays AND feels like NATURAL GRASS GOLF. We expect that one of the next comments we cite here will be yours.