Mo Norman used to say “bacon strips, not pork chops.” You want your divot to be thin like a bacon strip, not thick like a pork chop. The standard thickness of a strip of bacon is 1/16th of an inch. The Divot Board is perfect because it forces you to manage your radius and be consistent to about 1/16th of an inch. Too far down, you’ll thump the mat (taking a pork chop divot). Even slightly to high, you’ll miss the sequins all together.
Remember a golf swing is a circle. Your divot should curve slightly to the left as your club works back up and around. Don’t try to chase the ball down the target line.
If you can make consistent divots on the Divot Board, you’re going to be hitting laser like short irons.