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  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ cowboyjoe


    dazzday wrote: »
    Looking for a mat for a driving style mat fror my net in the garage.
    Imprtance that it has good feedback, is easy on the wrists and will last!

    Found a few options i found below:

    https://carrollgolf.ie/products/four-layer-mat/

    https://www.networldsports.ie/golf/golf-mats/forb-driving-range-golf-practice-mat-5ft-x-5ft.html

    https://www.donedeal.ie/golf-for-sale/golf-mat-for-indoor-outdoor-delivered-to-your-door/24603121?campaign=3

    ANybody have any experineces with the above or any other recommendations?

    In order to bypass the UK and Brexit I ordered one from the Net world sports.ie site thinking they were an Irish company (also have an Irish phone number). They are based in Wrexham Wales. Ive been waiting on my new mat and chipping net to leave a warehouse for 2 weeks. Don't go near them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Jimbee


    cowboyjoe wrote: »
    In order to bypass the UK and Brexit I ordered one from the Net world sports.ie site thinking they were an Irish company (also have an Irish phone number). They are based in Wrexham Wales. Ive been waiting on my new mat and chipping net to leave a warehouse for 2 weeks. Don't go near them.

    I ordered a impact Net off them during the lockdown it didn't arrive for months­, but when the package arrived there were 2 parcels and 2 Nets, happy days


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    I would second staying away from networldsports."ie"

    I ordered a 9x9x9 practice net and mat on the 15th December and paid €50 for 2-4 day delivery., the first 2 boxes arrived within the 4 days, the final box arrived on the 4th Jan and I'm still missing parts so the whole thing is unbuilt in the shed.

    Can't get any response from them, even though their website is being updated so they are still working.

    A strong "Avoid" from me.

    Also the quality of the mat is pretty poor imo, its 15mm but 13 of that is grass so there is nothing underneath it. I bought a solid 1mx1m rubber impact mat from mcsports.ie for €25 to go under it, I wouldnt use the forb one without it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ cowboyjoe


    I finally managed to get through to the Net World Sports.ie call centre (answered by a very nice Welsh person) and she happily cancelled my order. They have no idea if the mat made it to Ireland or if it is in a warehouse awaiting some confirmation to be shipped - almost 3 weeks after purchase. Very disingenuous to make out they are an Irish domain company - moral of this story: do your homework and let the buyer beware.


  • Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭ Innish_Rebel


    I've used Golfbays uk Last Summer - very happy with the mat - No wrist pains, great to hit irons off & takes a Tee - I've actually gone with BirTees (https://birteegolf.com/) now as I was breaking tee's the whole time.
    https://golfbays.co.uk/collections/hitting-mat/products/hitting-mat-insert-tee-into-the-mat-1-5m-x-1-5m
    But with Brexit etc not sure what the situation is now


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  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ searay


    dazzday wrote: »
    Looking for a mat for a driving style mat fror my net in the garage.
    Imprtance that it has good feedback, is easy on the wrists and will last!

    Found a few options i found below:

    https://carrollgolf.ie/products/four-layer-mat/

    https://www.networldsports.ie/golf/golf-mats/forb-driving-range-golf-practice-mat-5ft-x-5ft.html

    https://www.donedeal.ie/golf-for-sale/golf-mat-for-indoor-outdoor-delivered-to-your-door/24603121?campaign=3

    ANybody have any experineces with the above or any other recommendations?

    I bought one of the DoneDeal mats. Very good for forgiveness and you can use normal tees.

    I’ve also used the Carroll golf one in a range. Thought it was good, how much is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ dazzday


    Looks like NetSportsWorld is out so!
    searay wrote: »
    I bought one of the DoneDeal mats. Very good for forgiveness and you can use normal tees.

    Good to hear - did you buy with or without the rubber base? Do you think its a must have?
    I have the below so wondering if id need the rubber mat as well?
    https://www.woodies.ie/safagrass-rubber-mat-black-1m-x-1m-1040351
    searay wrote: »
    I’ve also used the Carroll golf one in a range. Thought it was good, how much is it?

    Four layer mat is coming in at €266 + 60 shipping.


  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ searay


    dazzday wrote: »
    Looks like NetSportsWorld is out so!



    Good to hear - did you buy with or without the rubber base? Do you think its a must have?
    I have the below so wondering if id need the rubber mat as well?
    https://www.woodies.ie/safagrass-rubber-mat-black-1m-x-1m-1040351



    Four layer mat is coming in at €266 + 60 shipping.

    I bought the base and it is needed to keep it in position. The base doesn’t quite match the mat size which is the only downside to it. Don’t think the woodies thinks would hold it as it doesn’t have the grips.

    Using tees is a big plus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ dazzday


    I've used Golfbays uk Last Summer - very happy with the mat - No wrist pains, great to hit irons off & takes a Tee - I've actually gone with BirTees (https://birteegolf.com/) now as I was breaking tee's the whole time.
    https://golfbays.co.uk/collections/hitting-mat/products/hitting-mat-insert-tee-into-the-mat-1-5m-x-1-5m
    But with Brexit etc not sure what the situation is now

    Seems identical to https://ypdgolf.ie/product/tee-turf/ €321 + shipping


    Other options i am looking at :

    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/green-tec-pro/ €289 + shipping
    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/imax-classic-airlastic-range-mat/ €313 + shipping
    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/quattro-excell-mat/ €338 + shipping


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ ClutchIt


    cowboyjoe wrote: »
    In order to bypass the UK and Brexit I ordered one from the Net world sports.ie site thinking they were an Irish company (also have an Irish phone number). They are based in Wrexham Wales. Ive been waiting on my new mat and chipping net to leave a warehouse for 2 weeks. Don't go near them.

    Oh Noooo! Just ordered a mat off them last Fri :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    ClutchIt wrote: »
    Oh Noooo! Just ordered a mat off them last Fri :(

    For the first time in 26 days, I got an email reply from them today a few mins after posting on this thread....


    /waves at NWS team :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 595 ✭✭✭ plumber77


    I ordered a plyometric box from Networldsports for gym work last week and it arrived today. No hassle transaction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ ClutchIt


    My mat has arrived from networldsports. 3.5 weeks. Not too bad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,564 ✭✭✭ Russman


    I ordered one of these.....no idea how good it is (or not), it arrived this morning but I haven't had a chance to open it up yet.

    https://www.elverys.ie/elverys/en/Black-Friday-Promotions/-Precision-Golf-Practice-Net-Multi/p/000000000001115538


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    GreeBo wrote: »
    For the first time in 26 days, I got an email reply from them today a few mins after posting on this thread....


    /waves at NWS team :)

    And finally the missing parts of my net arrived this week, Happy Christmas GreeBo!
    :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ Blured


    Russman wrote: »
    I ordered one of these.....no idea how good it is (or not), it arrived this morning but I haven't had a chance to open it up yet.

    https://www.elverys.ie/elverys/en/Black-Friday-Promotions/-Precision-Golf-Practice-Net-Multi/p/000000000001115538

    Did you get a chance to try it out? Was it any use?


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    ClutchIt wrote: »
    My mat has arrived from networldsports. 3.5 weeks. Not too bad.

    How are you finding it?
    I found that once I added the 15mm rubber mat from mcsports it works out pretty well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ mk7775


    I got this net from Elverys for €75 quid (there was a 15% discount at the time):

    https://www.oneills.com/precision-multi-sport-practice-net.html

    and this mat from net world sports:

    https://www.networldsports.ie/forb-launch-pad-golf-practice-mat-dual-side.html

    Both do a grand job for the back garden as long as its not too windy, the net could end up in the neighbors garden!!

    The "rough" side on the matt is probably wearing out the bottom of my 7 iron a bit, but nice to be able to get a few swings in! I doesn't hurt my wrists or anything like that though.

    Just to note it says "pop up design" in the description, I wouldn't be taking it down after every use, probably takes 10/15 mins to put together from the box. Can just leave it face down in the garden and lift it up when using - there are 4 pegs / stakes included to keep it in the ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    Do you use anything to get yourself level with the mat (i.e. do you stand on something?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ mk7775


    No I just wear my golf shoes, which have a small bit of a heel in them - I hadn't even thought about it until now!

    I haven't noticed any height difference - feels the same as I would hitting off a mat at a range.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,521 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    mk7775 wrote: »
    No I just wear my golf shoes, which have a small bit of a heel in them - I hadn't even thought about it until now!

    I haven't noticed any height difference - feels the same as I would hitting off a mat at a range.

    So *that* explains all those hooks! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    https://carrollgolf.ie/products/portable-hitting-mat/

    Does anyone have this mat or know how much it costs.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ cowboyjoe


    mk7775 wrote: »
    I got this net from Elverys for €75 quid (there was a 15% discount at the time):

    https://www.oneills.com/precision-multi-sport-practice-net.html

    and this mat from net world sports:

    https://www.networldsports.ie/forb-launch-pad-golf-practice-mat-dual-side.html

    Both do a grand job for the back garden as long as its not too windy, the net could end up in the neighbors garden!!

    The "rough" side on the matt is probably wearing out the bottom of my 7 iron a bit, but nice to be able to get a few swings in! I doesn't hurt my wrists or anything like that though.

    Just to note it says "pop up design" in the description, I wouldn't be taking it down after every use, probably takes 10/15 mins to put together from the box. Can just leave it face down in the garden and lift it up when using - there are 4 pegs / stakes included to keep it in the ground.

    I've actually bought both of these since lockdown. Both do the job really good. Only small issue is with the o neill's net, the steel pegs into the ground, they have bent or warped from me pushing them back in after strong wind or a storm have moved net a little. Overall very pleased.
    A great portable net, its really strong and you would get it up or down in 10/15 mins as u said. I've left mine up the last 7 weeks though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    cowboyjoe wrote: »
    I've actually bought both of these since lockdown. Both do the job really good. Only small issue is with the o neill's net, the steel pegs into the ground, they have bent or warped from me pushing them back in after strong wind or a storm have moved net a little. Overall very pleased.
    A great portable net, its really strong and you would get it up or down in 10/15 mins as u said. I've left mine up the last 7 weeks though.

    Hi,

    Does the mat move around after every shot. Also is there a way of tying it down


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,842 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Does the net take a driver hit ok? Have it in my cart on another site, but wasn't sure about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ cowboyjoe


    Hi,

    Does the mat move around after every shot. Also is there a way of tying it down

    - no haven't noticed that at all....used driver, 5 and 7 regularly and no issues with movement..don't think there is any holes for tying down...but it's heavy ish so generally stays put
    Kiith wrote: »
    Does the net take a driver hit ok? Have it in my cart on another site, but wasn't sure about it.

    It hasn't moved from any stroke from any club, and I've hit heaps of drives. It looks light but it's really solid. You'll need soft ground, and a mallet/ hammer, to anchor it good and tight with the pegs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    dazzday wrote: »
    Seems identical to https://ypdgolf.ie/product/tee-turf/ €321 + shipping


    Other options i am looking at :

    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/green-tec-pro/ €289 + shipping
    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/imax-classic-airlastic-range-mat/ €313 + shipping
    https://ypdgolf.ie/product/quattro-excell-mat/ €338 + shipping

    Hi, Did you buy a mat yet?

    Im in the market for a new mat as mine is past it.

    Looking at the ypd options also and interested to know if you got one?

    Thanks, IB


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ ClutchIt


    GreeBo wrote: »
    How are you finding it?
    I found that once I added the 15mm rubber mat from mcsports it works out pretty well.

    Mine is the Forb launch pad. Its very heavy for its size so don't have any need to add anything else to it. Its a good mat.


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