Perfect Practice Perfect Putting Mat

We test out this home practice putting mat endorsed by Dustin Johnson

Perfect Practice Perfect Putting Mat
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you have space for it at home at home - and the floorboards aren’t too wonkey - the Perfect Practice Putting Mat is a great training aid that will help hone your stroke. The various lines do a great job of providing clear visual feedback and the wooden sections are well made and look good.

Reasons to buy
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    Ideal for honing consistency of your stroke and your start lines

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    Nicely made

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    Endorsed by Dustin Johnson

Reasons to avoid
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    You will need to make sure you have a flat floor with enough space

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Perfect Practice Perfect Putting Mat Review

Having seen adverts for the Perfect Practice Perfect Putting Mat online we decided to buy one direct from the vendors website. The version we bought is 9ft long but there are also shorter and longer ones to choose from depending on your needs. 

The putting mat essentially comes in three main parts. There is the mat itself which is attached to the raised, wooden end part with two holes, of different sizes in it, a wooden backstop and four wooden slats that fit together to create a channel for the ball to roll back to back the player (which worked really well). Assembly was straight forward, only taking a couple of minutes in total and the end result looked good.

So how did it actually test for us? Is it one of the best putting mats (opens in new tab) out there and a worthy training aid (opens in new tab) to add to your setup? Let's find out. 

Two different holes sizes on mat

We tested the Perfect Practice Perfect Putting mat on two different surfaces, a tiled floor (kitchen) and a carpeted floor, to see how consistent and true the roll of the ball was. The good news is, the mat worked very well on both - as long as you are careful with how you store it and take care when unfurling it you should be able to get a smooth roll. 

There are various different lines on the mat to help with both the path of your stroke and the start line of your putts. These are the elements that really matter when it comes to consistency on the greens and finding the best putter for your stroke. Clear visual aids like these (which also help with alignment) are a great way to practice golf indoors and making any putting stroke improvements improvements you need.

We also loved that there are two different hole sizes to aim for and the far end of the mat is raised to promote a more positive stroke. The pace of the mat is on the fast side without being too lively. The 9ft version we tested does require a reasonable amount of space at home so we would highly recommend measuring the area you are intending to use it in at home, but overall this mat tested very well indeed so it was a worthy addition to our guide on the best golf mat (opens in new tab) for this year.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X