Category: GOLF

How To Make Your Outdoor Putting Green More Challenging

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Artificial putting green turf is designed to mimic the behavior of grass on an actual golf course, from ball roll to bounce and other features. Regular putting greens are a fun addition to any home, but if your goal is serious practice, you need to level it up with some serious challenges. Here are some great ideas to try: Adding Contours and Slopes with Putting Greens Most golf courses feature subtle undulations designed to test players' ability to read the greens and adjust their putting strokes. It’s one of the easiest designs to execute with artificial grass, regardless of your...

What to Look for in a Backyard Putting Green Installer

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Home putting greens are a wonderful way to elevate your golf game and add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space. But turning that dream into reality requires more than buying some artificial turf. A quality installation makes all the difference, so choosing the right installer is key. Here's a guide on how to find and vet the best backyard putting green installers: Essential Putting Green Qualities to Consider Before you start searching, it's helpful to understand the qualities that set a great installer apart. Experience: Look for an installer with a proven track record, specifically with backyard putting...

Does Artificial Putting Green Turf Need Infill?

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Dreaming of perfecting your short game in the comfort of your own backyard? An artificial grass putting green can be a wonderful training aid for golf enthusiasts, not to mention a beautiful addition to any landscape.  But as you explore the installation process, you might stumble upon this common question:  "Does putting green turf really need infill?" The answer? Infill is not an optional extra for a serious putting green – it's a crucial component for both performance and longevity. Here's why: What Infill Does for a Backyard Putting Green Infill is a granular material, typically composed of sand, rubber,...

What Kind of Turf Do You Use for a Putting Green?

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Backyard putting green installation requires a different type of artificial grass versus those we use for general landscaping. To mimic the playing conditions of a real golf course, our putting green turf typically has these features:  • Shorter Blade Height: Putting green turf has a very short blade length - typically no higher than 0.5 inches. This lower cut more closely mimics the speed and texture of a real golf green. Landscaping artificial tends to have longer blades that slow down the ball roll and reduce accuracy on putts. • Minimal Thatch Layer: Artificial putting green turf should have little...

How to Position Your Backyard Putting Green

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Location, location, location – this real estate agents' mantra is also true for backyard putting greens. Before you even start looking at your putting green grass options, you should already have a solid idea of where you want it in the first place.  Of course, it doesn't have to be perfect, and we'll talk it more during our consultation. But in the meantime, we recommend taking a walk around your property while keeping these tips in mind. Optimize Sun Angles for Visibility Few people think of sunlight direction when planning out their backyard artificial putting green, but it can actually...

The Long-Term Cost Savings of Artificial Grass Putting Greens

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For golf fans nothing quite beats the luxury of having your own putting green in your backyard. It provides a convenient spot for practice, reduces your trips to the golf course, and offers an impressive outdoor leisure space for friends and family. While a natural grass putting green might be your initial dream, it's always a good idea to consider the long-term costs and maintenance. That's where an artificial grass putting green steps in, offering you significant long-term cost savings and convenience. The Initial Investments: Purchase, Installation, and Landscaping Costs Before beginning our discussion on cost savings, it's essential to...

Why Infill Is a Must for Backyard Putting Green Artificial Grass

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Infill may be invisible, but it’s absolutely critical for putting green artificial grass. This crucial material fills the blades of synthetic turf to enable the look, feel, and performance that make today’s faux lawns and home putting greens nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. But what exactly is infill and what types are out there? We’re answering those questions and mor What Is Infill and Why Do You Need It? It refers to the material that fills the turf backing to the top of the grass blades. It’s usually fine-grained sand or granules of rubber, minerals, or organic materials like...

How Do Temperature Changes Affect the Best Artificial Putting Green?

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Whether you're a golf enthusiast looking to practice your shots or a homeowner planning the perfect backyard leisure spot, the best artificial putting green is an incredible addition to any home. It’s a breeze to maintain and offers the perfect ball for games. It also handles temperature changes without sustaining damage, unlike natural turf. Here’s why: Hot and Dry Temperatures Natural putting greens wilt and brown in hot and dry temperatures because they need a lot of water and expert care to stay healthy. These conditions can also lead to harder ground, which can drastically affect the roll of the...

On the Green: The True Roll of Putting Green Artificial Grass for Golfers

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Precision and performance are paramount in golf. As every golfer knows, an impeccable playing surface can make all the difference between a birdie or a bogey. One of the critical aspects that can drastically impact a golfer's performance is the “roll” of the ball on the putting green. If you dream of having a backyard course that always delivers true roll, you can’t go wrong with choosing putting green artificial grass. Why Does Ball Roll Matter in Putting Greens? The roll of the golf ball on the putting green is a crucial element that directly impacts the golfer's score. The...

How Putting Green Artificial Grass Creates a Professional Practice Surface for Golf

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If you’re not familiar with FieldTurf putting green artificial grass, you may have doubts about how it performs. First, it’s nothing like your local putt-putt course – it’s super fun, but nowhere near a real golf course. At FieldTurf, we specialize in providing artificial grass solutions that truly mirror the experience of playing on a natural golf course. In fact, our artificial putting greens are used by everyone from leisure golfers to PGA pros looking to stay sharp between tours.  Let’s walk you through some of the reasons why: Unparalleled Putting Turf Quality for Realistic Play One of the standout...

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