If you’re amature golfer or playing at the professional level, you’re likely aware of the importance of your short game. Installing a backyard putting green in Augusta can be the perfect solution to enhancing your weakness without the distractions you might have at your golf club. Practicing in the convenience of your home can help to better your game and your overall fitness. Read on to find out more.
ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER
Before committing to a backyard putting green installation, there are a handful of elements you should take into account before installing.
WHY ARTIFICIAL IN REPLACEMENT OF REGULAR TURF?
Natural grass vs. artificial grass—this is one of the most common queries we get. Here’s our take on the topic.
At first glance, regular green putting greens might look like the best choice. It will look good and cheaper to install, right? Well, not so fast…
Initial installation of natural turf is less costly up front, but the maintenance of natural grass will becoming time consuming and costlier in the long run. Putting green surfaces have to be kept short for proper ball rolling, so it would need to be cut three or four times a week for regular play in the growing season. Also make note of fertilization, pest removal—and on the opposite side of the scale—if it’s a specifically dry season, you’ll have to irrigate regularly to keep it healthy.
All of these minor costs over time will add up. Synthetic greens will cost a little more for initial installation, but you’ll quickly recollect that investment.
IS YOUR TERRAIN LEVEL OR SLOPED?
While it is a possibility to have your putting green on a slight slope, it’s usually suggested that you try to level the area as best as possible. If you have a large amount of space and are going to install more golf greens in than just a single putting area, you could let it be naturally sloped.
Golf greens that have too much severity of slopes, bumps, swales, twists, or any of these traits can become complex at a fast turf speed. For example, a putt that misses the hole placed on a steep slope with a fast stimp putting turf will not come to rest near the hole. You can know more regarding the relationship between green characteristics here and how it affects gameplay.
ARE YOU SETTING UP ON SOIL, COMPACT STONE, OR CONCRETE?
Regardless of what kind of artificial grass you’re choice, you’ll want a strong base for the ground. Removing regular grass and compressing the soil as much as possible is crucial for a thriving installation.
If you want to install your artificial golf turf over concrete, you might desire to consider adding a cushioning layer under the turf for more ease. No matter the base, you will need a good filling to keep your green looking good and performing the way it should.
OBTAIN THE HEALTH BENEFITS
BETTER COGNITIVE ABILITIES
Playing golf increases your heart rate, which will assist you to better your blood flow to the brain and body. Research indicates that increased heart rate from exercise can help nerve cell connections, which can defer mental constraints like dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Golf is a great method of destress after a long day. It’s a great way to let the stress of the day go and release mental or physical tension. Constant exercise might help you sleep better, too, so you feel refreshed waking up each day.
Are you getting the most out of your golf practice at your club, or do you find yourself getting distracted by the crowd? When you practice at home, you can give your full focus to your practice.
With an artificial putting green, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on keeping your green nice and short for appropriate play. Maintenance will mostly contain removing leaves or debris frequently as needed. We also recommend you get the turf professionally cleaned every 12 months for optimal performance.
EXTRA FAMILY TIME
Having a putting green on your property is an entertainment center in itself— and it is not just for golfers anymore. You can get the whole family in on the fun that golf has to offer. Getting your kids involved in sports while they're young can help foster a life-long love they might grow with golf. At the very least, you will make some fantastic memories with your family and friends.
High-Quality synthetic greens will assist you cut back on the number of chemicals needed on your property. You can say "see-ya" to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides with synthetic turf. You can send your kids and pets out onto the turf without any worry about them stepping in hazardous chemicals.
WHY SOUTHWEST GREENS?
If you are wondering what makes us different from the rest of the turf folks out there, search no further. Our synthetic turf is:
- Made in the USA
- 100% recyclable
- Designed for durability
- Professionally designed and installed
- True playability
Our collaboration with Nicklaus Design enables us to offer the most accurate playing surface for sale available today, too.
Are you prepared for a backyard putting green
? Check out through our golf collection
to see some of the grass colors and designs we provide. When you’re ready, contact Southwest Greens of Augusta
for a no-pressure consultation.