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  • Divot Action

    Anyone here have Divot Action turf? I see that Fiberbuilt has a big following here, and I would like some information. Accuracy, and response are always vital, but I am most interested in a turf that will be easy on the joints. Thanks in advance!

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    I purchased an official Divot Action about a year ago. It is very, very easy on the joints. So easy that you barely feel any feedback from hitting the surface.
    I DISLIKE the Divot Action very much because the hitting surface quickly wore out, so much that there is now a permanent divot. When I set up to the ball, the ball sits in the divot lower than the bottom of the leading edge of the club face - it's very unnerving to see that every time I set up to swing, so I don't use it anymore. It ended up being a big waste of money.

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    • #3
      I had a divot action for about 2 weeks quickly invested in a fiberbuilt very happy with the fiberbuilt. The divot action makes hitting feel not real if that makes any sense just was weird to me.

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      • #4
        I made a Divot action myself and it came out much better than the official ones. I agree the original is too flimsy, it gives way too easy so with the help of an veteran from here, I made a better version. Use 1/4in Lexan from amazon and then I used Synlawn Precision Putt turn pressure sensitive glued to it. Much more firm than original but yet gives enough to be good on the joints. I actually have a 12x18 version available if someone is interested. I’d sell for $75 shipped

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        • gnomike
          gnomike commented
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          I'm glad you posted this! I received a 1/4" lexan sheet by mistake and was on the fence on whether to use it or exchange for the 3/16" that I'd originally wanted. Did you set it up with any center foam support, or just around the outer edge?

        • cooke23
          cooke23 commented
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          Given I use a CCE mat for my stance mat it sits pretty high as it is so no middle foam was needed. If your stance mat is thin, you could definitely put a middle foam

      • #5
        I also made my own DIY Divot Action with the help of a few pictures from forum members who bought the official version. My issue is that I needed to replace a 10" x 30" section I cut out for a CCE insert.

        Performance wise I liked the Divot Action but I was constantly cracking the plexiglass underbody and got tired of repairing/replacing it every couple of months. I went to the Fiberbuilt and zero maintenance is lovely.

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        • #6
          I also made a DIY version with 3/16" lexan. I had no issues with sagging when I used it. I think diy versions are better because you can get the thickness you need based on the length you are working with. For my setup 1/4" felt a little too rigid. But i eventually went to fiberbuilt and haven't looked back.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by cooke23 View Post
            I made a Divot action myself and it came out much better than the official ones. I agree the original is too flimsy, it gives way too easy so with the help of an veteran from here, I made a better version. Use 1/4in Lexan from amazon and then I used Synlawn Precision Putt turn pressure sensitive glued to it. Much more firm than original but yet gives enough to be good on the joints. I actually have a 12x18 version available if someone is interested. I’d sell for $75 shipped

            Do do you have the Divot Action, or one you built yourself for sale?

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            • #8
              Yeah, i have a new one I built using the 1/4in lexan for sale. I prefer the 24in version so I’m selling the 18in one.

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              • #9
                I am loving my Fiberbuilt, it is much nicer on the elbow then hitting off covered cement. If you take too large of divots you will know it.

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                • #10
                  I love my 1' x 3' fiberbuilt strip! I'm in the process of installing putting turf in my sim room, though, so thought I'd take the opportunity to put in a 1/4" DIY divotAction and try it out until the turf on top gets destroyed, then cut the FB strip back in. For a while at least I'll have a perfectly flat, clean look sim room. Hope I don't like it too much lol

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                  • #11
                    I have a divot action insert and am a big fan as it really is so easy on your joints and I've been thrashing my mat for a year now! It's called the to-go I think, which actually is supposed to sit to the side of your mat and is very handy (if not a little weird looking) to bring to the range also if you wanted.

                    I also had great experience with John at Divot Action. He was extremely helpful, responsive and knowledgeable and has a neat little product. For me personally, and not judging anyone here, I like to support companies like his in the industry instead of trying to copy his design to get it a little cheaper. But each to their own!

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                    • cooke23
                      cooke23 commented
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                      Yeah, I bought one from John as well. It worked well for a few months but then it started to sag quite a bit and the turf on the top got worn out and I have a heavy groove down the middle. I think for a 24in one.....they may want to look into using slightly thicker lexan or maybe more ridgid clips in the middle.

                  • #12
                    I purchased the 12x18 divot action about a year ago and it was much better than hitting off my firm stance mat. I too wore a groove and it is now not great to hit from as the ball sits on a depression. I tried to make mi own but turf/green carpet from Lowe’s was too thin and glue not good and I cracked the lexan. I got a 12x12 fiberbuolt and it seems fine but sits about .25 or so inches above my hitting Mat that it is cut into. Also, I get diners that come loose and stick to the ball with static electricity which I never got with regular mat or divot action.
                    Now I am entertaining thoughts of getting a hitting strip of syn lawn tee strike or tee line turf that is 12”x18” to put in my cutout. Not CCE as that is too punishing.
                    Anyome have access to a small piece of either of those products? I tried calling the store 2 hrs away in St. Louis but they tell me they have no remnants. And I wanted to try it as a hitting surface before I purchase a large section to cover my sim floor.

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