Golf driving mats can be useful when it comes to improving your golf skills but not everyone who is on a tight budget can afford them. This is where the knowledge of building your own golf driving mat comes in handy.
Making your own mat is not as difficult as you think! By following these step-by-step instructions, you can make your own driving mat in no time.
A notable benefit of creating your own golf mat is that you can customize it according to your requirements. For example, you can opt to have more or less padding according to your comfort zone.
Apart from that, if you are an artistic person who likes to add something extra to each of your possessions, then you can do the same as well with your driving mat and personalize it according to your taste.
1- First of all, assemble the items which are needed for making a driving mat. This includes plywood, artificial turf, hand saw, knife, bonding spray/glue and carpet padding.
2- Next step is to cut the plywood piece using a handsaw into a 3 by 5 foot rectangular shape. This is the ideal size and shape though it can vary depending on your comfort level.
If you have enough space to stand on the piece of plywood and you are able to hit the golf ball with comfort, then the size is apt for a golf driving mat.
3- After that, you need to cut a piece of carpet padding and artificial turf. They need to be the exact same size of the plywood.
This is done to make sure that the padding and turf cover the plywood piece completely and perfectly.
4- Using the bonding glue or spray, stick the piece of carpet padding to the plywood piece. If you need a softer mat, then you can add another layer of carpet padding.
5- After the carpet padding has been put in place, you will have to again spray the glue onto the top of the padding.
6- Place the piece of cut artificial turf on the padding. Care should be taken to avoid creases.
7- Let the mat rest for a day or two before using it to practice your golf skills!
It is recommended to use a bonding spray or glue in a well ventilated area.
By following these steps, you will be able to make your own fuss-free golf driving mats that are easy to maintain and great to practice on!