T40 hitting mat on right with nice stance on left
This is my own setup giving me a firm stance area and my favourite T40 hitting surface
T40 hitting mat 1.5m x 1.5m
My current choice of hitting surface
T40 hitting strip 30cm x 120cm
T40 hitting strip - great surface to hit and putt off
3D40 Range/stance mat - perfect for adding a firm stance mat alongside the T40 hitting surface
3D40 and range/stance mat surface
GOLF HITTING MATS T40
If you've hit shots at a driving range you'll be familiar with the type of mat where the clubhead skids through and you end up with a great result regardless of strike.
In contrast, there are other thicker pile mats that offer a more realistic feel, encourage quality ball striking but are extremely punishing on fat shots and can be quite jarring on the body.
For the UK and European markets, Hybrid Me offers the T40 hitting mat.
It is a tee turf (approx 4cm thick including the foam shockpad backing) that accepts a real golf tee(although for simulator usage we recommend using Birtee Pro tees or winter tees that sit on the surface of the mat). We feel T40 provides a realistic feel for hitting down and through the surface at contact whilst providing excellent feedback on fat shots. They also provide a nice roll for putting so that you do not need to have two different surfaces for simulator usage.
The original mat from Hybrid Me 'T35' was less dense but showed a wear pattern quite quickly where the fibers are softened.
The newer, T40 mat, is just a little more dense than T35 but is far more durable and doesn't show the same wear pattern. It is slightly firmer under foot and is more suitable for commercial usage where the wear pattern isn't desired. It retains the nice feel of T35 and is now our recommendation for the majority of users.
Many golfers, including myself, like a firm stance area, to fully utilise the ground and to use the T40 for the hitting surface. This is where we offer a range of options depending on your plans so you can have the best of both worlds.
One option is simply to purchase a 1.5m x 1.5m range/stance mat that offers a durable, firm stance area and then just pair that up with a 1.5m x 1.5m T40 mat.
If you are looking to raise your subfloor using wood or foam/rubber tiles then you may simply want to drop a smaller hitting strip into your floor and just stand on whatever artificial turf you are placing down. Here - an affordable 30cm x 120cm or 30 x 150cm hitting strip of T40 will do the job nicely.
If you just want a heavy duty, standalone mat with firm stance and lovely hitting surface we have the Hybrid Me Combi Mat that includes a heavy duty rubber base, a 1.5m x 1m firm stance area and a replaceable 1.5m x 0.5m T35 hitting strip ensuring you don't have to replace the whole mat due to future wear and tear, just the hitting strip.
More details including photos of the Hybrid Me T35 Combi Mat can be found here.
View our video below to see a comparison of the TrueStrike, T-35 and Country Club Elite® Real Feel Golf Mat ™.
T35 and T40 mats are priced at £336 for a 1.5m x 1.5m section or £105 for a 1.2m x 0.3m hitting strip or £120 for a 1.5m x 0.3m hitting strip(with 3 holes cut out for inserting winter tees) including delivery to mainland UK.
For a firmer stance mat and hitting area combined we have two options:-
T40 firm bundle (includes a 1.5m x 1.5m T40 mat plus a 1.5m x 1.5m range/stance mat) - costing £600
T40 left/right bundle (includes two 1.5m x 1.5m range/stance mats for left/right handed use plus a 0.3m x 1.5m T40 hitting strip which can be placed down the middle of the strips) - costing £675
We also offer a selection of durable range mats with thinner pile - should you not wish to use the tee turf type surfaces. Some of these mats are more forgiving and may be better suited for the higher handicapper.
Please contact us to discuss the Hybrid Me mats and your requirements and we'll be glad to provide advice on which mats will best fit your needs.