Extend Your Golf Season With An Artificial Putting Green
By Santiago Caicedo
Always wanted a backyard golf green in Miami? Artificial putting greens are just like the real thing you'll find at any course in West Palm Beach
There is nothing ?˜artificial' about artificial putting greens anymore. You are going to have to completely reprogram your view of what it really means to have a backyard golf green at your home. Artificial putting greens are not your run-of-the-mill, cheap outdoor deck covering. This can now be a part of your landscape, and you can practice your putting and chipping on greens that can be described in no better way than to say - just like the real thing!
The research has been done, and the surface and construction of artificial putting greens has been refined to the point where you may not be able to tell the difference between the real bent grass at your local Broward golf club, and the backyard putting green you just installed. Here's why:
- The artificial turf used for today's artificial putting greens has provided a surface that virtually duplicates the surface that you will find at any golf course. Each tuft of synthetic turf emerges from the surface of the carpet the same way that a sprig of grass would poke its way from the earth below.
- The woven pattern of the artificial putting greens surface is similar to that of real grass. So, it not only provides the look of real grass, but it also offers the golfer the ?˜feel' of a natural putting surface.
- There is a crushed rock base underneath the synthetic turf that allows for contouring and sloping the putting green. The offers a ?˜real green' feel and it also allows for excellent drainage and fantastic stability and support for the artificial putting greens surface.
Even the construction is similar to that of a real grass green. With the crushed rock base you can have all of the natural contours, slopes and speed that comes with a natural putting surface. In fact, you can even have your backyard putting green contoured in the same way as your favorite putting green. Now you don't have leave your Miami home to make a few practice putts and chips in your spare time. It acts like a real green, too.