WHY SYNTHETIC 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 always well-maintained. When it comes to natural grass, this needs A LOT of workwhich is no easy feat. Traditional turf requires regular watering, trimming, fertilizing, and insecticide treatment. Artificial turf frees up a lot of time, whether you want to add it to your personal or commercial property. Here are some important advantages of artificial greens for you to consider.
Synthetic golf greens are an easy option for those who are searching to reduce the amount of time and money spent on grass up-keep. Harsh herbicides and pesticides won’t be required. Watering and mowing will be a thing of the past. This will save money in the long run because| you won’t have to spend as much on turf maintenance equipment. You’ll be able to allocate more time on the things with higher priority - like improving your golf game!
EASE SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Do you experience seasonal allergies? If you do or know anyone who suffers grass-specific allergies, you know how terrible it can be. Installing synthetic turf can assist you reduce the free-floating pollen and eascut down on typical symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and sore throat. Read our article on how synthetic grass can reduce your symptoms here.
Artificial greens are developed to manage any weather that comes their way. It will allow you to relish practicing your game all year round in some cases. When you install a high-quality turf like Southwest Greens, products are resilient to UV exposure, foot traffic, and play. Our turf products are designed and tested for the best appearance and results.
Moreover, provided that you purchase a top-notch turf, you can be confident it will look and feel like traditioanl turf. We’ve partnered with Nicklaus Design to get you the finest golf surface in the industry - Golden Bear. This grass is guaranteed to offer you the best bounce, aim, and roll and the best overall golf experience.
While the turf itself will not change your shot, you can depend on synthetic turf to provide more consistent practice. It will always be the prefect length and endure to years and years of play. There’s practically no downtime once the grass is installed, so you can keep improving all year long (weather permitting).
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT TYPE OF TURF
We provide turf systems tailored to your application. Our golf greens are manufactured to look and play like regular grass; the style of the product behaves like a regular rolled putting green. It's the same with our tee surfaces and fairway/ fringe material; as they soak up shock and mimic natural club to ground interactions. Here are some other factors to think about 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 Vancouver backyard? Upgrading sections of a commercial golf course you administer? This will majorly affect the kind of turf you'll require.
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO PRACTICE?
The skills you desire to work on will significantly impact which green will be the right pick. Are you looking for a putting surface? Driving range? How about a chipping area? Bunker escapes? We have choices of turf\green looks, lengths, and colors to satisfy your objectives.
WHICH USEFUL TRAITS DO YOU WANT?
Do you want organic synthetic grass to surround the golf greens? How about installing a tee box? Will there be any trees or live plants in the area that the turf will have to avoid? These are good questions to think about when planning for synthetic golf turf.
GOLF GREEN INSTALLATION
Installing golf greens is something we definitely suggest you leave to the pros. Some do-it-yourself projects end up being more difficult than their worth, plus you can face problems early on, like edges peeling up, lumps appearing in the grass - the list goes on. Here’s a quick glimpse of what setting up artificial turfs looks like.
A green professional should set up a time to inspect the site where you’d like to put your artificial golf greens. They can assist you on what kind of digging will need to be done, which grass is a great selection, and what your budget estimate will be.
First, any natural green is removed, and the ground is leveled. Then a base of crushed aggregate will be moistened and shaped to form specific characteristics like breaks and bunkers. This aggregate is usually consist of crushed stone.
CUSHION PADDING (select projects)
After the aggregate layer is installed and leveled, a cushion padding is added. Cushion is added to improve playability and give added shock absorption or deflection. Pad is added based on the application and wanted outcomes.
Once your aggregate and cushion are done, the green surface is added. The turf is made from top-notch polypropylene and styled to look like organice grass.
After turf surface installation comes the grass infill. The best infill will be a mix of fine-coated silica sand to give the synthetic grass weight and that real feel. If you are interested in a cooling technology like HydroChill®, it's added to the infill before the infill is applied to the green.
The final stage of the installation procedure is brushing or rolling. This is what causes the best turf 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 PRO GOLFERS THINK?
PGA Stars such as Jack Nicklaus, Rickie Fowler, and Anika Sorenstam all use and endorse the synthetic golf turf by Southwest Greens. These experts all know that our artificial golf grass are the best on the market. Find out why in this article.
GET A QUOTE
We wish this article has been beneficial if you’ve been considering synthetic putting grass. When you’re ready for a quote, our team of professionals is here to guide you. You can book a slot for a free consultation by contacting us.