When I first built my golf simulator room, I tried to use as many items from around my home to save some money. My golf stance mat is a perfect example of that. An old bunk bed provided the top, some used astro turf covered it and everything sat on some 2×4’s I found on the side of my house. Not the best golf stance mat but it worked. In fact it was perfect for my extra thick turf top protecting my Optishtot. For those that want a more professional do-it-yourself golf stance mat you may need to put in a little more work. Here is a DIY stance mat you can easily put together for around $100.
DIY Golf Stance Mat
4′ x 4′
(1) 4’ X 8’ X 1/4” Sheet of Plywood
(1) 4’ X 4’ X 2” Sheet of Insulating Styrofoam
Instructions: DIY Optishot Golf Stance Mat
Place the piece of styrofoam between the 2 pieces of plywood and match up the edges.
Take the Optishot swing pad and place it on top of the plywood and mark a line running the length of the plywood.
Take your stance on the plywood with your golf club where you want the Optishot swingpad to sit. Where the club sits will be the center of the swing pad. Mark the spot.
Place your Optishot swing pad on the plywood so that the tee hole (or middle of the pad) is where you marked the center of the swing pad.
Draw an outline of the swing pad
Note *if you use the Matzilla Turf, you will need to make additional room for the turf as well as cut 1/4″ piece of plywood to place in front of the swing pad so the turf does not dig into the styrofoam.
Remove the plywood and using a saw, cut out the rectangular outline of the swing pad. Place the plywood back down on the styrofoam (do not cut the bottom piece of plywood)
Outline the rectangular plywood cut out onto the styrofoam and cut the styrofoam that same size. This is where you will place the swing pad.
Glue the styrofoam to the plywood sheets.
Glue a rectangular piece of plywood into the styrofoam cutout so that the swing pad does not slip.
Finally, place the swing pad in the rectangular opening on the golf stance mat.
This is just one of the many ways to build a golf stance mat. If you have other ideas on DIY golf simulator builds please feel free to comment or contact me.