Synthetic grass has become accepted as a viable playing surface and as it continues to expand it is used in an ever widening number of sports. The improvement in the look and feel of synthetic grass means that being able to tell the difference is increasingly difficult. A sport that appears set to benefit from the improvements in synthetic grass technology is golf, particularly with the availability of artificial grass putting greens that can be easily installed in your backyard.
Companies are able to install synthetic grass greens with greater ease than ever before and the cost has been dropping so that it is even more accessible to the average golfing nut. The fact that a golf course green is very similar in consistency and grass length as that of a patch of synthetic grass means that the surfaces are not terribly dissimilar. The difference lies in the amount of maintenance that is required to keep the two surfaces in top playing condition.
The fact that there have been a number of top professional golfers who have announced that they use artificial grass greens to practice on has paved the way for the club golfer to try it too. The theory is that if the top golfers think they will benefit than your average Joe should too.
A green on a golf course is cut and manicured to look as carpet-like as possible. Installing synthetic grass into your backyard will give you the same result except the grass fibers will always be at the perfect length so that the ball will always roll properly without needing to keep the grass a certain length. Laying an artificial grass putting green is a little different to laying lawn because you won’t want it to be perfectly flat. A putting green should have the odd hill and swale in the design in order to present a challenge to the golfer who will be using it for practice.
Your short game should see a lot of improvement if your synthetic turf putting green is used on a regular basis.