Pure 2 Improve Golf Putting Mat Review

The Pure 2 Improve Perfect Stroke Golf Putting Mat is a product that promises to be an "essential tool" for any golfer looking to get better at putting, so what did we make of it?

Pure 2 Improve Golf Putting Mat Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A good product for the price that can help you identify any basic mistakes in your setup and flaws in your stroke. It's a good length and runs well but would be improved with a real hole and ball-return mechanism

Reasons to buy
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    Good length and runs smooth

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    Lines are excellent for helping with alignment and club path

Reasons to avoid
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    No hole or ball-return mechanism

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Holing more putts is the fastest way to lowering your scores so investing in one of the best putting mats is a good decision golfers can make. We tested the Pure 2 Improve Perfect Stroke Golf Putting Mat to see if it could be beneficial for your game, with the mat coming it at a very reasonable price.

It measures 275cm x 30cm so is plenty long enough to roll some putts, with three distinct markers at seven, five and three feet away from its blacked-out hole marker. There's a number of lines to help you with your alignment and stroke, and therefore become a better putter. I quickly discovered that my putter was aiming to the right and that I had a fairly momental alignment issue - so it's these kind of simple, basics that a mat like this can help with.

A putter and ball on a putting mat

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Once rolled out, it feels very well made, albeit it does occasionally kink up in places, and seems to attract fluff that can be difficult to vacuum out. It's nice and thin, which ensures that it rolls at a good speed but I struggled to find a flat floor in my apartment on both laminate and carpet.

If you're purchasing the Pure 2 Improve mat, make sure you have a perfectly flat floor that you can place this 2.75m mat down on and you'll certainly find it very useful if you're looking to improve your putting from close range.

It doesn't feature a hole or a ball retrieving mechanism, so I'd also recommend purchasing some kind of aftermarket hole. I used it with the PuttOut trainer, which definitely helped with my aim and not having to keep running after my golf ball.

A pure 2 improve putting mat

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If you don't have an aftermarket hole, it is still useful to work on your distance control to try and stop the ball inside the hole section.

Overall, for the price it is a good product as long as you have enough room to use it on a flat floor and consider purchasing some kind of aftermarket hole. I also used the Perfect Practice Putting mat, which comes with two holes in a raised section and a useful ball returning mechanism. I'd use that over the Pure 2 Improve mat but it does come in at over three-times the price.

If you're looking for a good golf mat, the Pure 2 Improve Perfect Stroke Golf Putting Mat is certainly a product that can identify some flaws in your putting stroke and help you with your alignment, stroke and distance control - and they're things that will make you a better golfer.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV