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Old 09-26-2014, 04:36 PM
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and bad footing in general, is my #1 hate when playing. If I don't have confidence that my lead foot will stay where I plant it, it messes up everything.

Rubber tee pads should be abolished. Between the clumps of mowed grass on them, and dew that soaks your feet, they are crazy slippery if you try to play a morning round.

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Old 09-26-2014, 04:41 PM
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There are some rubber pads that are better than concrete when wet, and some that are like an ice rink. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is, but I really hate the latter on a dewy morning.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:57 PM
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Mashnut, you seem to be local to here, so how would you describe the tee pads at Mountain Pride? They are half metal, half cloth? I actually like the "cloth" part, it seems pretty grippy. I can imagine the metal gets super slick when its wet though.
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:07 PM
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Even know those t-pads at Mountain Pride look like metal they are really gray stamped vinyl (or similar semi flexible plastic). I haven't played them when they are wet, but i'll bet they are super slippery.

If a t-pad looks wet ill try a half powered swing to check the footing. Usually I just find a spot near the t-pad that works where I can get good footing and not fall on my arse. I do really like the rubber t-pads when they are dry but when wet they are pretty much guaranteed to shank my throw into the tullies.

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Old 09-26-2014, 05:14 PM
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The rubber ones with the diamond pattern at mountain pride are pretty bad when wet or with a little dust on them there are a few of the other kind of rubber pad out there too that are a lot better. The cloth next to them is just upside down carpet scraps, most people just use that side if it's wet and it works fine since the ground is so firm out there.

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Slippery pads suck. For me, winter golf helps address the issue. In snow and ice, often there's no choice but to practice standstill technique, and you know that skill is going to come in handy sometime. I'm not good at it yet, but I'm getting there.

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Old 09-26-2014, 06:20 PM
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It's not just water---some rubber pads get a little sand or dust on them, and get slick.
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One of the new local ski resort courses just put something similar to these in... Really nice, even when wet!

Forgive me if the link doesn't work.... posting from work!

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2'x2' pavers at Joralemon, some have this diamond pattern in them.
Almost TOO grippy.

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If a t-pad looks wet ill try a half powered swing to check the footing. Usually I just find a spot near the t-pad that works where I can get good footing and not fall on my arse. I do really like the rubber t-pads when they are dry but when wet they are pretty much guaranteed to shank my throw into the tullies.
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