Golf Mat Review – “This Mat Tells Me When I Hit it Fat, and Takes a Real Tee!”

Bob  wrote us this golf mat review after purchasing a Country Club Elite® practice mat for his backyard. We love what he did did with it.

      “I love your mat!”

Hi Jay!

I live on a pond, so I bought some floating balls, floating rope, and your golf mat.

I love your mat.

Backyard Aquatic Driving Range

Backyard Aquatic Driving Range

It actually lets me know when I hit a fat shot. I can put a tee right in it, instead of rubber tees, too!

My friends are very impressed. I knew if I built it, they would come.



Bob Harrison


Click Here to build your own backyard driving range

Thanks for the review Bob, it is much appreciated.

I have rekindled many old friendships and began some new ones since I built my backyard golf course – Jay

Commercial Golf Mat Reviews By Ron Jaworski Golf Courses

The new Real Feel Golf Mats® are in & the

New Age Learning Center is looking better than ever! You won’t believe how awesome these mats are – come hit a bucket! – Ron Jaworski



Valleybrook 5x5 Driving Range Mats Review

New Mats At Valleybrook Country Club Driving Range

This is the  driving range at Valleybrook Country Club, NJ.

5×5 is the typical commercial sized golf mat – this allows the Range Mats to be rotated 90-degrees and also shuffled around for even wear. The golf ball trays are a commercial plastic with a flange that slide under the mats to keep them in place.  Golf Ball Trays are nice to have and an added safety feature – so that golf balls don’t go rolling around everywhere.  

We also supplied for the teaching area at Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club.

The club had some extra pavers from another project and they worked out beautifully.


Golf Practice Mat Review

Running Deer Practice Mat Teaching Area


“From fairway wood to pitch shots the Real Feel Golf Mats® are beyond the best”

“I actually ordered the mats without ever using one thinking they are not cheap so they must be good. After using the product I will never use another mat.

You can feel fat shots as well as feel the  resistance of wedge shots.   From fairway wood to pitch shots the Real Feel Golf Mats® are beyond the best.” 

Bruce Chelucci, PGA  Director of Instruction New Jersey Academy of Golf / Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club

Golf Digest 2015-2016 Best Teacher’s In State. Bruce Chelucci has worked extensively with golf professionals, collegiate and high school golfers, and aspiring young players. He is equally comfortable in working with professionals and high level amateurs as he is with golfers of all ages and abilities, including beginners.

“Real Feel Golf Mats are the BEST!  – Amazing Feedback “

“Real Feel Golf Mats are the BEST! You feel like you are hitting off a perfect lie every shot.  The reaction to miss hits and pure shots gives you amazing feedback.  We love our mats here at Running Deer and can’t wait to have them at all of our Ron Jaworski Golf properties!”
-Rob Waitkus, PGA  – Member Services Director Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club
PS  We used the 20 foot putting green at a ton of events over the past year! Especially when we had a rain out we would do a contest indoors and used in shop for new scotty putters … was able to sell 5 of the 6 we got right away!

Masters Tickets Lottery – You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play!

I live a charmed life.

My high school buddy TC called me prior to the 2017 Masters Tournament and said he may have some Masters Tickets … would I be interested.
I said it’s on my bucket list.

We dropped everything and flew down on Spirit Airlines (I Do NOT recommend them. The weather was so bad we got diverted to Myrtle Beach and drove from there.
The people that we where supposed to hand our tickets off to for Fridays Rounds had their flight cancelled due to weather – so we actually got to attend for 2 days.

I’m hoping that I can return the favor to TC or maybe one of you through this post.

Go here –> set up and account –> and join the Masters ticket lottery.
I applied for each day to increase my odds.

Here is the email that I received from the credentials committee  :

2019 Masters Ticket Information

The Masters Tournament is pleased to announce that the 2019 ticket application for Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets is now available at These tickets will be awarded by random selection after the designated deadline date.

As in the past, only one application per person or address will be accepted (one per household) and all applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

To complete the 2019 Masters ticket application click on the button below, enter your email address and password and select “Sign In”. If you have forgotten your password, click on the link “Forgot your password?”

If your email address or home address has changed, do not create a new account. You may edit your information once you are logged in or you may contact the TicketOffice for assistance at (706) 667-6700.

Create Your Application

Thank you for your continued interest in the Masters.


Credentials Committee
Masters Tournament

And here is my entry confirmation:

The Masters Tournament Ticket Office has received your application
request for tickets.

The random selection for Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets will take place after
the June 1st application deadline and all applicants will be notified in early July via email
when the process is completed.

Confirmation and payment instructions will be posted to successful
applicant accounts at that time.

Thank you for your interest in Masters Tournament tickets.

This email was system generated.  Please do not reply.

The Masters ticket lottery is only open until June 1, so act now!

Winners will be notified in late June. If you do happen to win, tickets are priced at $115 for competition days and $75 for practice round days. You are allowed to apply for any and all days but you can only win tickets for one day.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the ticket lottery process:

  • You must apply online.
  • You can’t apply from multiple addresses. One application is all you get.
  • You must be 21 years or older to apply, due to a legally binding ticket agreement that must be signed.

I hope that you get to cross something of of your bucket list.

We appreciate you


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What Other’s Are Saying About Their Country Club Elite® Golf Practice Mat:

“Great family fun with our new Golf Mat and Practice Green!”

My husband recently received his Golf Mat and Putting Green purchases from Real Feel Golf Mats. He and our young boys are more than thrilled! They had them out of the boxes before the delivery driver left!

As with any online purchase, my husband was half expecting cheaply-made mediocre quality, but to his surprised, these mats are fantastic! He’s very impressed with the quality, weight and sheer size. He says the Golf Mat feels just like the driving range (but better — he can use his own tees!). I’m happy too because “Dad and the boys” spend more time hitting balls at home than away at the range. I love hearing them playing away in the garage for hours, having fun!

Thanks RF.

“Rarely does a purchase give one long term pleasure over many years and your mat has done this for me.”

Jay– I remember like it was yesterday that afternoon I spent with you test driving your practice mat in your back yard . (Probably 8, 9 years ago).
I purchased it on the spot and started beating on it, mostly outside,back in CT, during that and all subsequent golf seasons and in my basement in some off-seasons.
I recently moved and the mat moved with me into my new basement practice facility.
The hitting surface is virtually unchanged, no thanks to severe summer sun exposure every year and several winters when I just left it outside to await the next warm golf season.
It STILL tells me when I’ve hit the ball fat. And when I pure it, it tells me that as well.
On a more personal, though philosophical, note, I want to salute your initial and ongoing rationality in all you had to do to create the product I purchased lo these many years. wish you continued success in the future. You deserve it. Excelsior!
Bill Brahm


Skytrak Simulator Room Review

Skytrack Launch Monitor review

“The SkyTrak really meets my needs”

for the following reasons:

  1. Easy to set up and use.
  2. Plenty of data that allows me to compare from shot to shot and from club to club.
  3. Multiple shot tracing options. (Just like on TV!)
  4. Options to compete with others, such as closest to the pin.
  5. Multiple options for purchasing and using golf simulator software. I use TheGolfClub.
  6. Reads the ball, not the club, so it is more accurate.
  7. Less expensive than other launch monitors I priced.


How To Build A Cheap Golf Simulator Room

I used two scraps or plywood I had laying around, but cutting 4’x8’x3/4″ thick piece of plywood in half would work great. I glued and screwed the pieces together and covered it with a piece of green, 1/4″ cheap artificial grass carpet from Lowe’s.  My whole system including the hitting mat, Skytrak, computer, projector, screen, netting, etc, all came in under $3000, which pleased me greatly.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018  Steve Foster wrote:

I have attached a pic of me using the Real Feel Golf Mats® hitting strip / adjustable Tee Range Mat Combo purchased from you. This set up is in my basement. I live in Iowa and you can appreciate the impact on my game of being able to hit shots year round. You will notice that I constructed an elevated area to stand on which brings me up to the same level as the hitting strip. This was easily constructed from 1 4×8 sheet of plywood and some green carpet which was glued and stapled to the plywood.


This set up is ideal for me in several ways. The built-in, adjustable, and reusable tee on one end, means that I just set the height and go! No more finding the tee and pushing it back in the mat, no more broken tees! It is the same height every time, and I have been using the same tee for hundreds of shots with no sign of wear. This system is also much less expensive than a 5×5 piece of RealFeel mat.


When I want to hit iron shots, I simply slide the hitting strip backwards and hit off of the mat itself. I have had this mat for more than a year now, and have hit 1000″s of shots with it. It has lots of wear left! This system works particularly well when using the course simulation feature of my SkyTrak. Sliding the mat back and forth so easily allows me to “play” both iron shots and tee shots with ease.


Hitting from the mat has had a positive training effect on my game beyond the extra repetitions allowed from having this setup in my basement. I was initially concerned with how “divots” might work on the RealFeel mat. I do have a rather upright swing, and was concerned that the “bounce” I experience on other types of mats, might not be ideal. The RealFeel mat accepts my “digging” style by accurately giving me a “fat” shot when I hit behind the ball. It also “trains” me to swing on a more shallow plane, producing better shots. After a winter of this “training”, my irons flew higher and straighter.


In summary, I am a very happy user of theReal Feel Golf Mats® hitting strip with the Adjustable Tee System. Thank you for your help in deciding what to purchase, and for the support after the sale. If this picture is not perfect for your use, please suggest how I might improve it.


SkyTrak Golf Simulator... Really meets my needs

SkyTrak Cheap Golf Simulator Room room idea

Special Invitation To Jacobs 3D

Biran Manzella and Michael Jacobs will be special guests in J.R. mats Inc. PGA Booth# 1865 on Wed. from 10-12.

To Request an invitation please contact:

Michael Jacobs:

Brian Manzella:


Utilizing the groundbreaking golf swing research of Dr. Steven Nesbit, who began his study for the USGA over 20 years ago, a ultra high end software

was created that is already changing the way the game is being taught worldwide. That software is Jacobs 3D®, a proprietary swing analysis program written for the use of the Jacobs 3D   Initiative, a program headed up by former PGA Met Section teacher of the year, Michael Jacobs and Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor Brian Manzella.

Jacobs and Manzella are presenting a Jacobs 3D® seminar at the Four Seasons Resort – Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 from 7:00 pm until 9:30pm, during the week of the PGA Merchandise Show.

The seminar is an invitation only event and the cost is $100 per attendee.

Seminar Agenda

7:00pm Welcome and introduction to the Initiative by Brian Manzella
7:20pm Michael Jacobs will discuss the Jacobs 3D® Swing Analysis System and cover
The Hub Path, Quivers, Linear and Angular Contributions to the Swing, Notes from Dr. Nesbit, and PGA Tour Swing Samples
8:20pm Brian Manzella will discuss using the findings from Jacobs 3D® in real world teaching and the Post Modern golf swing.
9:20pm Michael Jacobs will speak about the the future of Jacobs 3D®
9:30pm Adjourn

To request an invitation, please email Michael Jacobs —

To hear more about Jacobs 3D please stop by the J.R. Mats Booth # 1865 on opening day of the PGA Merchandise Show 2016 between 10-12.