Hi Jay, Here is a picture of my set-up. The pin is 90 yards from the mat. I dug out and put 2 inches of crusher run rock as a base for drainage. Think this will prolong life of base. I also keep it covered with a tarp. I am extremely pleased with your mat. There is nothing that comes close to the quality, durability, or feel of your product available at local golf shops. Results of having the opportunity to practice more are obvious. Thanks again for providing a product over the internet that truly lives up to its promises.