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TESTERS ANNOUNCED! BirdieBall Putting Mat


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(6) TESTERS WANTED BirdieBall Putting Mat  

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  1. 1. Where do you practice your putting?

    • I don't
      29
    • Carpet
      448
    • Putting Green at the course
      824
    • Turf Setup
      253


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  1. Mark - Gardner, KS
  2. Limited practice at the course
  3. Years ago the fibers would get smashed down and then there was a slope or trough you didn't necessarily want.  The newer synthetic lawn greens seem better but I haven't tested them for a long period to know how they hold up. 
  4. I mostly place public courses so probably the Slow but wouldn't be opposed to the Medium or High.  I get onto a few private courses a year and the Medium might be nice to try out.  The High would be more for kicks to see what that's really like.
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Justin Miracle 

Colorado Springs, CO

The winters go back and forth temperature wise that I can usually get to the range/practice green occasionally. When I can’t I just use the living room. 
 

the ones I have used were very basic and it seemed like I was making the exact same putt every time. 
 

I would like to test the high speed mat. 

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1. Caleb, Champaign, IL

2. I use the carpet in my bedroom. As a college student living in an apartment, options are limited so this opportunity would be great due to the ability to move and pack up the birdieball green. I believe I would add a unique demographic to the focus group.

3. I have not used putting mats in the past nor currently. 

4. I would like to test the Fast/Championship speed greens. 
 

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Josh - Troy,  Ohio

Started golfing in March so no experience during winter. 
 

No experience with a mat but considering buying one this winter. Birdieball is on the short list. 
 

I play public and private so either slow or medium is fine. 
 

Thanks 

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  1. Peter, Chicago
  2. I have a PuttOut mat with the pressure trainer
  3. I had an old mat with a little ramp at the end that sent the ball back to you, it was poor quality but there wasn't much else out there. I then used carpet and then moved to the PuttOut a year ago.
  4. Medium, 10-11 stimp
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Gary, New Jersey

I usually practice on a narrow strip mat in my family room in the winter.

I have only used the cheap narrow mats in the past. They like to retain the curves from rolling them up.

I would like to have a medium speed so I can ramp up or down on my local public courses.

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This is a great opportunity and apparently the have enough stock to do this thats great. Good luck to the testers. I have some "grass" carpet that i use on occasion but I just dont spend the time when im home to practice i need to force myself to get to the course and focus. Good Luck all

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56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
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  1. First Name and Location - Jonathan - Charlotte, NC
  2. How do you keep your putting sharp through the winter? Carpet + course
  3. Current/Past Experience with putting mats - Cheap unbranded mats
  4. Go to www.birdieball.com and tell us which speed green you'd want to test - 11-13, Championship course (my club usually runs in this range)
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  1. Dan St. Louis
  2. I mostly practice around the house on the carpet to stay sharp through the winter.
  3. The only experience I have with putting mats is within stores and pro shops.
  4. Slow 9-10
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Adam- New Orleans 

I like to practice on a putting green if possible. I work on my game year round in my practice cave in my garage. 
 

I’ve owned a bunch of different mats, but haven’t found one that is close to a real green. 
 

I’d like to test medium if selected. 

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1) Brendan - Albany/NY

2) I have an artificial turf carpet that I have in front of the golf simulator that I practice putting on. It works but I find it too hard as it is just thin carpet on concrete. Bounces a lot because the concrete is not flat as well. Makes for a challenge!

3) I’m really not a fan of putting mats as they typically are your straight carpet to inclined hole which I hate or too expensive to get a legitimate patch of turf to practice on. Birdie all has caught my eye before but I thought the price was too much for the size I wanted.

4) Medium 10-11 would be ideal or Slow 9-10

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  1. Doug, Highlands Ranch, CO
  2. During the winter I will get creative with my kids and we simulate a mini golf type putting games in the house.
  3. Currently have a rollup generic mat that does not roll true do to creases from when its folded/ rolled up.  All mats I have had have been pretty much useless.  I always resort back to the good old fashioned carpet and putting cup!
  4. I would prefer the medium, but would also take the fast.  I feel that practicing on faster greens makes you a better putter 
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  1. Colten - Mapleton, UT
  2. How do you keep your putting sharp through the winter? I currently use a Putt Out mat with a Putt Out hole
  3. Working at a golf course in the past, I’ve putted on Big Moss, Putt Out, and Perfect Practice putting mats
  4. I would choose the medium speed green as I feel it would be most relatable to the course I play in Utah. 
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