Artificial Putting Greens
Want to know more about artificial putting greens? Read on…
In the game of Golf, the ball is struck by a club causing it to roll towards the cup. This process is called ‘Putting’. A putting green is the ground on which the game of golf is played. The grass on this putting green is cut quite short. This facilitates the rolling of the golf ball.
Most golf grounds grow the grass and keep it cut very short so that the ground is perfect for a game of golf. However, with the advent of new technologies, artificial turf has begun to take the place of real grass.
The invention of artificial turf is credited to David Chaney and his team of RTP researchers in 1960. Since then, this artificial turf has been used in all kinds of sporting grounds where grass played a major role. Initially, the artificial grass was not very popular with players and fans alike due to its unforgiving surface which made the players more prone to injuries. It was subsequently banned by many football leagues.
New technological research has come up to resolve these issues. Now the playing surfaces are made with sand or rubber filling. This makes the surface of these artificial greens more natural and easy to play on. Nowadays, artificial turf has begun to regain its importance and role in professional sport.
These artificial putting greens have quite a few benefits compared to real grass. They are:
- The synthetic putting greens have the look and feel of natural grass.
- No maintenance is required for the artificial putting surfaces. This includes no mowing, no watering and no chemicals.
- The artificial greens do not fade easily.
- Artificial grass allows for heavy usage without losing out on its shape and form.
- This artificial grass is environmentally friendly and very safe to use.
- Artificial or Synthetic Turf is available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit the requirement of the client or the project.
These benefits of artificial putting greens have aided its expansion into home use. People are using small and large pieces of artificial turf to make lawns and sit outs in their backyards and gardens.
Artificial greens and turf are now used for landscaping, home lawns, and even for indoor putting greens and practice greens.
These indoor practice greens are used by learners of golf and in arcades. People also install home putting greens or backyard putting green surfaces inside their homes or in their backyards if they are interested in keeping up with their practice of golf.
This artificial turf is also used in parks and schools for making green spaces for playgrounds.
|By Madhavi Ghare
A fact that European Tour star, Darren Clarke wasn’t slow in praising: “I couldn’t believe how true the ball rolled on a European Golf artificial putting green, I had to have one for myself.”
In order to improve your putting game you need your very own artifical putting green. These portable greens make it easy to groove your putting stroke. You can use this practice putting green either indoors or outdoors depending on the climate.