Revisiting Truline Putting Greens

Jumping into our time machine all the way back to 2010, we took a look at the Trueline Putting Greens “Big Murph”. At the time, it was simply put, the best indoor putting green we had tested to date. Offering tour level speeds, roll away capability and more importantly, something that simulated putting on a golf course.

We wanted to revisit with the brand and their products to see if the same bold thoughts are still true.

About Truline Putting Greens:

The “Big Murph” measures 12’ Long x 65” wide and was named after Bob Murphy, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour and current golf broadcaster on NBC. Other facts about the Big Murph:

• Will not leave “trails” or “grooves” on putting surface
• Regulation cup (4.25 diamter)
• Ability to easily create various degrees of break (system provided)
• 17” of putting surface beyond the cup (ideal putt believed to roll 17” past the cup)
• Indicators may be placed on both sides of green, at any distance, to assist with various practice putting drills
• Portbale – Rolls up easily for storage or transportation
• Lightweight
• Made in the USA

When we tested the Big Murphy back in 2010, the number one question received was about the speed. At the time, the stimpmeter reading was just about 10 on the greens, which simulated your local golf course rather well. Truline listened carefully to THP readers response and now offer two different speeds. Standard Speed, which is similar to the original, and the new Tour Speed, which is said to be the speed used on tour. Getting a chance to work with the new Tour Speed quickly reminded me of just how fast the greens are on tour.

The Big Murph arrived at THP HQ and immediately the unboxing committee was ready to tackle the large box. When you unroll the green there is an expectation of wrinkles, because every green we have tested since the greens from Truline had them. Not a single wrinkle. It looked as though it had been setup for a year and was ready for action. Taking a second to drop the cup in the pre-cut regulation sized hole and a small backstop that keeps your golf ball of choice on the green, we were ready to roll.

Just like our first experience with the Big Murph this one was as true as a golf course (maybe better). Unlike many of the home putting greens that try and simulate and get close to actually putting, working with the Truline options you feel as though you are on the course. Feedback is real. Speed is real. Most importantly, practicing with a purpose can be real. The green comes with a kit that includes skinny black tubing that allows you to create breaks and they were very easy to work with. Want to test out the tricky right to left from 5-7 feet? No problem. This was as close to true rolling as we have seen without the actual blades of grass.

Can the Big Murph be rolled up to store? The answer is yes, with a small caveat. Yes, you can roll it up with no problem and based on the size, most people probably will. There are no damages or wrinkles that take place from doing so and it rolls back flat just like the day you got it. The caveat is the product is large and heavy, so doing so might take a second person, depending on your size and strength.

Revisiting the Truline greens has been a blast. It is a great putting green, training aid or just fun device that never gets old. With prices ranging from $350 to $479 they are not the least expensive option out there, but come with a quality that we can tell you will last for years to come. For more information on the Big Murph or any of the Truline products, check out their website here.

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  • I gave this a look while shopping for a putting mat, as it seems to check a lot of the boxes of what I’m looking for. In the end though, since I wasn’t sure if I would use it enough to justify the cost, I went with something not as expensive. I do wish my putting mat was 12′ though, and it’s the one thing I wish my current mat was, is a bit longer. The added bonus of being able to create some breaks in the mat is also another huge bonus. As I continue to try to get better, and hopefully get my boys into the game, something a bit larger like this might be more justifiable.
  • Thanks for the fresh look on these. I also looked at them awhile back, went with a different brand but want a larger option now that I’ve got the space to leave it laying out.
  • Damn that would seriously come in handy right now.
  • Great article. This seems like one of those products where you get what you pay for. Seems like a high quality and real green feel mat for a high price tag. If you are looking for something as comparable to the green at your local muni course, this seems to be the one.. Just need to be willing to make the investment.
  • That is a giant friggin putting green!
  • That is a giant friggin putting green!

    They have the Little Murph as well.

  • I have a much cheaper putting mat but this is on my list for when we get the stand alone garage built!!
  • I definitely need to update my old putting system. These look fantastic! I wonder how much of a difference the extra width of the Big Murph (65") makes compared to the Little Murph (45").
  • I definitely need to update my old putting system. These look fantastic! I wonder how much of a difference the extra width of the Big Murph (65") makes compared to the Little Murph (45").

    20"? :D

    Genuinely the Little Murph is fantastic and perfect for most homes or offices.

  • That looks like a really quality product. One of those would be sweet to have in coordination with my SkyTrak garage setup in the future.
  • I’ve known Paul for about 20 years crossing paths in the automobile business. I have one of the original prototypes in which I bought off of him about twelve years ago, I have dragged this thing around the country in my vehicle for various golf trips. I’ve had it outside and inside during the summer on my deck living in Michigan during s early winter snow fall :( it is got rained on, sun baked and on a few occasions used as a driving range mat and it still looks incredible and performs just as good as the first day I recieved it. Other than my Springer Spaniel chewing the back stop one year which by the way was replaced within 4 days via UPS at no charge this product truly is worth every penny. Zman
  • Great article, to be honest I haven’t heard of them before this morning and from I can see even though it is a bit pricy you get what you pay for. I can see myself putting one in my theater room in the future for sure, love you can add breaks to mix it up
  • This is at the top of my list for my next in-home golf investment! Great review!
  • Would definitely love to have one of those set up in my living room right now. :)
  • I love the look of these, they seem like a top quality product. I’m in the market for a new putting mat to take me through this working from home isolation, but sadly these are a little rich for me sadly. They are the perfect candidate for shopping after a couple of beers – watch this space :LOL:

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