Easy on wrist and elbows and feels good to hit off. Does not replicate your typical tightly mowed fairways. Feels more like the first cut of rough but with a perfect lie every time. Almost too easy to hit down and through at times. I do like this 1’ x 4’ strip though cause I like to switch out the mat surfaces I use in my simulator so I don’t get used to the exact same lie/surface every shot.