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SKLZ Glide Pad

 

I'm back with another edition of the Tuesday awesome, and this time around you'll be happy to know we've left the apparel realm (assuming underwear counts as apparel).

 

Today's Awesomeness is the SKLZ Glide Pad Divot Simulator/Golf Mat. The Glide Pad is a really cool little mini-mat that makes improving your lies, and improving your overall practice experience ever so convenient.

 

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Why It's Awesome

  • It's lightweight and super-portable.
  • It gives when you make contact with it which simulates actual divot feel, and more importantly, doesn't make your wrists hurt.
  • It goes anywhere (like I said, portable), which means you can turn this:

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and this:

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and this:

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into this:

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which makes it really easy for me to try and chip balls through this (from my deck no less):

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If there's a knock on the Glide Pad is that it does raise the ball up a bit more than a flat lie would, but if you're afflicted with a sketchy yard (I am), or a sketchy driving range (I am), then the SKLZ Glide Pad is any easy and convenient way to avoid having to practice out of crap without risking your wrists.

 

Retail price for the SKLZ Glide Pad is just south of $100.

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Now I'm torn between underwear and this....

 

That's some fancy dancy underwear.........  turn it inside out and get the above product... :lol:

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Does it move at all when you hit it?  I've had other smaller mats that jump around if you take a full swing with it.

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Does it move at all when you hit it?  I've had other smaller mats that jump around if you take a full swing with it.

 

It moves a little with each swing, but because it's designed to rebound, it's fairly minimal. I don't find myself adjusting it much.

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So in all seriousness.....how is this better than a mat like below that you can get for about $30.  I made a 75x175 yd driving range in my backyard and I use mats over the grass to avoid absolutely destroying the tee area.

 

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So in all seriousness.....how is this better than a mat like below that you can get for about $30.  I made a 75x175 yd driving range in my backyard and I use mats over the grass to avoid absolutely destroying the tee area.

 

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It sounds like the forward movement would put less strain on your wrist than a stationary mat. 

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