WHY ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR GOLF?
From club to club and green to green, there is one thing that all courses, putting surfaces, and driving ranges have in common; it’s constantly well-maintained. When it comes to natural turf, this needs A LOT of upkeepwhich is no easy feat. Natural turf demands regular watering, mowing, fertilizing, and pesticide treatment. Synthetic grass frees up a lot of time, whether you are looking to add it to your personal or commercial property. Here are some important benefits of synthetic greens for you to take into account.
Synthetic greens are a comfortable choice for those who are searching to decrease the amount of time and money spent on green maintenance. Hazardous herbicides and pesticides won’t be necessary. Watering and trimming will be a thing of the past. This will save money over time because| you will not have to invest as much into grass maintenance equipment. You’ll be able to spend more time on the things you care about - like enhancing your golf game!
REDUCE SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Do you experience seasonal allergies? If you do or know someone who suffers grass-specific allergies, you know how terrible it can be. Installing synthetic grass can help lessen the free-floating pollen and eascut down on typical symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and sore throat. Go through our article on how artificial grass can decrease your symptoms here.
Artificial greens are developed to manage any weather that comes their way. It will allow you to enjoy practicing your game year round in some cases. When you buy a superior-quality grass like Southwest Greens, products are durable to UV exposure, foot traffic, and play. Our turf products are designed and tested for the best look and performance.
Moreover, provided that you choose a high quality grass, you can be assured it will feel like real grass. We’ve partnered with Nicklaus Design to get you the best golf surface in the industry - Golden Bear. This grass is guaranteed to offer you the greatest bounce, aim, and roll and a world-class overall golf experience.
While the grass itself will not change your swing, you can bet on artificial grass to give more consistent practice. It will constantly be the ideal length and hold up to years and years of play. There’s nearly no downtime once the green is installed, so you can keep improving throughout the year (weather permitting).
HOW TO SELECT THE CORRECT KIND OF TURF
We offer turf systems specific to your project. Our golf greens are manufactured to look and behave like regular grass; the style of the product behaves like a traditionally rolled putting turf. It's the same with our tee surfaces and fairway/ fringe material; as they soak up shock and behave exactly like natural club to ground interactions. Here are some other factors to take into account when trying to select artificial grass.
BACKYARD GOLF AREA OR COMMERCIAL LOCATION?
Location, location, location. Are you seeking to install a putting green in your Atlanta backyard? Upgrading sections of a commercial golf course you supervise? This will greatly affect the kind of turf you'll want.
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO PRACTICE?
The skills you desire to work on will hugely affect which turf will be the right opyion. Are you searching for a putting surface? Driving range? How about a chipping area? Bunker escapes? We have choices of green styles, lengths, and colors to accommodate your requirements.
WHICH REALISTIC TRAITS DO YOU NEED?
Do you need organic artificial grass to go around the golf greens? How about installing a tee box? Will there be any trees or live plants around that the turf will be required to be worked around? These are great questions to think about when planning for artificial golf grass.
GOLF GREEN INSTALLATION
Installing golf greens is something we definitely advise you leave to the experts. Some DIY projects end up being more work than their worth, plus you can face problems early on, like edges peeling up, lumps showing up in the grass - the list goes on. Here’s a quick look at what installing artificial grass looks like.
A turf professional should come out to inspect the site where you’d like to put your synthetic golf turf. They can help advise you on what kind of digging will required to be done, which grass is a fine selection, and what your investment estimate will be.
First, any natural grass is removed, and the ground is leveled. Then a base of crushed aggregate will be moistened and molded to form particular features like breaks and bunkers. This aggregate is generally composed of crushed stone.
CUSHION PADDING (select projects)
After the aggregate layer is laid and leveled, a cushion padding is added. Cushion is added to assist playability and provide added shock absorption or deflection. Pad is added based on the application and expected outcomes.
Once your aggregate and cushion are added, the grass surface is added. The turf is created from high-tech polypropylene and designed to look like real grass.
Now comes the turf infill. The ideal infill will be a combination of fine-coated silica sand to give the artificial grass weight and that real feel. If you are interested in a cooling technology like HydroChill®, it's added to the infill before the it's is applied to the green.
The last step of the installation procedure is brushing or rolling. This is what creates the best grass effect on a putting green or the lush appearance of landscape, helping the turf look more real. Depending on fringe cuts, sand traps, bunkers, etc., this phase of the installation process will vary.
You can see a video of our installation here for a more thorough understanding.
WHAT DO PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS THINK?
PGA Heroes such as Jack Nicklaus, Rickie Fowler, and Anika Sorenstam all use and endorse the artificial golf grass by Southwest Greens. These professionals all know that our synthetic putting greens are the finest in the market. Find out why in this article.
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We hope this article has been beneficial if you’ve been considering artificial putting grass. When you’re prepared to know your estimate, our group of professionals is here to assist. You can book a slot for a free consultation by contacting us.