WHY SYNTHETIC GRASS FOR GOLF?
From club to club and green to green, there is one thing that every course, putting surface, and driving range has in common; it’s all around well-maintained. When it comes to organic grass, this needs A LOT of maintenance. It’s not an easy accomplishment. Traditional grass needs regular watering, trimming, fertilizing, and pesticide treatment. Synthetic turf frees up a lot of time, whether you want to add it to your personal or commercial property. Here are some important benefits of synthetic turf for you to consider.
Synthetic golf greens are a comfortable pick for those looking to decrease the amount of time and resource spent on green up-keep. Chemical herbicides and pesticides won’t be needed. Watering and trimming will be no longer necessary. This will save money in the long run because| you won’t have to invest as much into grass maintenance equipment. You’ll be able to spend more time on the things that matter more - like improving your golf game!
REDUCE SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If you do or know someone who suffers grass-specific allergies, you know how annoying it can be. Installing synthetic grass can assist you decrease the free-floating pollen and eascut down on typical symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and sore throat. Read our article on how artificial grass can decrease your symptoms here.
Artificial greens are developed to survive any weather that comes their way. It will allow you to enjoy practicing your game year round in some cases. When you buy a top-notch turf like Southwest Greens, products are resilient to UV exposure, foot traffic, and play. Our turf products are designed and tested for the best aesthetic and results.
Once more, provided that you choose a high quality turf, you can be assured it will look and feel like natural turf. We’ve collaborated with Nicklaus Design to offer you the best golf surface in the industry - Golden Bear. This grass is guaranteed to provide you the greatest bounce, aim, and roll and the best overall golf experience.
While the grass itself will not change your swing, you can depend on artificial grass to offer more consistent practice. It will always be the prefect length and hold up to years and years of play. There’s practically no downtime once the turf is installed, so you can keep working on your game throughout the year (weather permitting).
HOW TO SELECT THE PERFECT KIND OF GRASS
We offer green systems specific to your application. Our golf greens are constructed to look and play like regular grass; the style of the product behaves like a naturally rolled putting turf. It's the same with our tee surfaces and fairway/ fringe material; as they absorb shock and behave exactly like natural club to ground interactions. Here are some other factors to think about when trying to choose synthetic grass.
BACKYARD GOLF AREA OR COMMERCIAL LOCATION?
Location, location, location. Are you considering installation of a putting green in your Fresno backyard? Upgrading sections of a commercial golf course you manage? This will hugely affect the style of grass you will want.
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO PRACTICE?
The skills you need to work on will hugely affect which green will be the correct pick. Are you looking for a putting surface? Driving range? How about a chipping area? Bunker escapes? We have choices of turf looks, lengths, and colors to accommodate your objectives.
WHICH USEFUL CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU WANT?
Do you need conventional artificial grass to flank the golf greens? How about a tee box? Will there be any trees or live plants in the area that the turf will need to be installed around? These are good questions to think about when planning for artificial golf turf.
GOLF GREEN INSTALLATION
Installing golf greens is something we highly advise you leave to the experts. Some do-it-yourself projects end up being more problems than their worth, plus you can face issues early on, like edges peeling up, lumps appearing in the turf - the list goes on. Here’s a quick look at what installing synthetic grass looks like.
A green professional should set up a time to view the site where you’d like to place artificial golf greens. They can assist you on what kind of digging will need to be done, which grass is a good choice, and what your investment estimate will be.
First, any regular grass is eliminated, and the soil 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 composed of crushed stone.
CUSHION PADDING (select projects)
After the aggregate layer is put down and leveled, a cushion padding is added. Cushion is added to aid playability and provide added shock absorption or deflection. Pad is added based on the application and expected outcomes.
Once your aggregate and cushion are installed, the grass surface is added. The green is created from high-tech polypropylene and shaped to look like real grass.
After turf surface installation comes the grass infill. The ideal infill will be a blend of fine-coated silica sand to give the artificial turf weight and that real feel. If you are interested in a cooling technology like HydroChill®, it is added to the infill before the infill is applied to the green.
The last step of the installation process is brushing or rolling. This is what causes the best turf effect on a putting green or the lush lookaesthetic of landscape, adding to the realism. Depending on fringe cuts, sand traps, bunkers, etc., this phase 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 synthetic golf greens 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 golf greens. When you’re ready for a quote, our team of professionals is here to assist. You can schedule a free consultation by contacting us.