Spurk Golf Mat Review [Worth The Money?]

If you’ve ever played golf in the Winter, there’s a chance that you’ve been asked to use an artificial grass mat to hit off whenever your ball finishes on a closely moan area.

Now, this does make sense to help protect the course during months when it becomes wet and boggy. But what doesn’t make sense is the quality of the mat that clubs give you to use. Poorly designed and not fit for purpose.

Upstep the guys at Spurk Golf. They’ve developed a golf mat that is a different level from what you would normally find at your local club.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the Spurk golf strike mat and see if it’s worth your money.

Spurk Golf Mats Reviews

Spurk Golf Mat Reviews

Spurk Golf

Spurk Golf was created in 2017 by a couple of keen golfers who were fed up with using poor-quality Winter golf mats when playing golf.

When playing Winter golf, many clubs will require golfers to use an artificial mat for fairway protection. These mats are usually not very good and often move about as you’re hitting your shot.

Spurk Golf decided the best way to deal with this problem was to create a Winter golf mat that felt like an actual piece of the fairway to hit off, that wouldn’t move around when hitting, and offered a consistent strike throughout.

Why Use A Winter Golf Mat?

A Winter golf mat is a great way to protect the golf course during the months when it’s cold and wet.

These periods can mean wet fairways that promote more and bigger divots. So, by using a golf mat to hit off, the golf course isn’t taking any impact in areas that require more maintenance such as a fairway.

This will keep golfers and greenkeepers alike happy in the long run because it keeps the course in the best possible condition.

Our Verdict

Having used an artificial mat for Winter golf in the past, I’m certainly not a fan of the options that most golf clubs offer. They’re large and clunky, and leave you with a shot that feels about 3 inches off the ground which is incredibly disconcerting.

The Spurk Golf strike mat fixes this. Out of all the golf mats I’ve previously used, this mat is a cut above the rest.

It’s lightweight and really easy to carry around with you on your golf bag as it comes with a handy little bag for storage.

When you get to your ball on the fairway, the mat is so easy to line up and actually helps with alignment. If you’re struggling with your line, simply point the mat at where your target is and you can line yourself up with the mat.

The unique and clever thing about this golf mat is the six spikes at the bottom of the mat which easily slide into the ground and provide a very solid and secure base to hit off. These spikes don’t seem to make any damage to the course and actually help slightly with aeration which is often needed during the Winter months.

Unlike other golf mats, the Spurk won’t have any movement at all when placing the club behind the ball and when hitting.

Spurk Golf mats come in a couple of different artificial turf lengths, the short pile and the long pile mats. The short pile is great for a tight lie and works great on a flat course with not too many slopes. For more sloping golf courses, the long pile mat might be required to cope with the greater slopes and borrows.

Having tried both, I really liked the short pile option as it gives a super clean lie to hit off and get the best strike possible. For golfers that struggle with hitting the golf ball from the ground, the long pile grass mat will give that little bit more forgiveness underneath to help get the ball in the air.

In terms of price, it’s not cheap. However, for a small price, you do get a mat that will last you many a Winter season and can really help your game during those periods.

Overall, if you’re a golfer that plays in the Winter, Spurk Golf mats are a must-have golf product for your bag. No other mats can offer the same level of usability, from the solid base to the clean strike, the Spurk is the best mat to hit off on the course and in practice. If you need help with lining up, it works brilliantly as an alignment aid, and the lightweight design is easy to carry on the course.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for our look at the Spurk Golf Mat. As mentioned, it’s the best choice if you’re after a golf mat for this Winter.

The design is a different level to other options and for a little bit more, you get a really quality product that can be used on the course, on the range, or even in the garden.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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