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I'm blessed 2 have a Skytrak and hitting bay at home -a dream I'd had for several years that came true n 2021.

One thing I've realized is my distances with irons is shorter n the bay vs the course by about 5 yards.

Been researching this online and every thing I've read says the opposite should be true.

Curious if anyone else has the same experience and any guidance u have.

Based on the research I've done, I know a lot depends on the mat ur hitting off. I'm using a FrankTec mat with 15mm grass and 15mm cushion. Under that I have foam interlocking matting you'd put on a concrete floor (I'd read of the impact 2 wrist hitting off mats on concrete and wanted 2 eliminate the danger)

 

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24 minutes ago, ShaunieBoy652 said:

One thing I've realized is my distances with irons is shorter n the bay vs the course by about 5 yards.

Been researching this online and every thing I've read says the opposite should be true.

Curious if anyone else has the same experience and any guidance u have.

 

I’d say that if you are within 5 yards you are doing pretty well.  Could simply be that you don’t swing as well in your simulator space.  Could be other things as well 

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From my experience, I also get more yardage out on the course.  Usually about 5-10 yard difference.

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You can do a control experiment to see if it's just being indoors or if it's the turf interaction with the mat by comparing tee'd up distances.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I’d say that if you are within 5 yards you are doing pretty well.  Could simply be that you don’t swing as well in your simulator space.  Could be other things as well 

I know personally I'm going to hit further off turf, because I tend to hold back when hitting off mats due to past elbow issues. The indoor aspect could definitely play in also, even if subconsciously there's a bit of a hold back due to being in an enclosed space.

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2 hours ago, ShaunieBoy652 said:

I'm blessed 2 have a Skytrak and hitting bay at home -a dream I'd had for several years that came true n 2021.

One thing I've realized is my distances with irons is shorter n the bay vs the course by about 5 yards.

Been researching this online and every thing I've read says the opposite should be true.

Curious if anyone else has the same experience and any guidance u have.

Based on the research I've done, I know a lot depends on the mat ur hitting off. I'm using a FrankTec mat with 15mm grass and 15mm cushion. Under that I have foam interlocking matting you'd put on a concrete floor (I'd read of the impact 2 wrist hitting off mats on concrete and wanted 2 eliminate the danger)

 

I am 5-10 shorter in my indoor bay vs the course. Especially noticeable with irons. Combo of the mat and being indoors IMO.

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Have you used the Sky Track on the course to verify the distances?  Perhaps you aren't actually hitting it shorter when inside.

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