ProGreen Artificial Putting Greens
Improve Your Short Game with a Backyard Putting Green
When it comes to golf, everyone knows that you "Drive for show, Putt for dough." This means that the putting green is where the game is truly won. So, the best way to improve your golf game is to work on your short game. Can you think of a better way to practice putting than on your very own backyard putting green?
Backyard putting greens are steadily growing in popularity all across the nation, and it is clear to see why. They provide golfers with a convenient way to practice, not to mention they can make you the envy of the whole neighborhood. If an artificial putting green in your own backyard sounds like the perfect addition to your home, then call us today at 855-464-TURF.
ProGreen has been an industry innovator of synthetic putting surfaces since 1987. Our putting greens are the surface of choice all over the world. We were the first artificial grass company on the Golf Channel. We were also the first to develop a green-colored top dressing sand, and the first to make a PVC cup support system.
Artificial Grass Backyard Golf
"Drive for show, putt for dough:" the age-old adage that depicts the secrets behind being a world-class golfer. It suggests that the game of golf is won on the putting green; therefore, if you are interested in improving your overall game, you should focus heavily on your short game. Of course, finding at least an hour per week to spend at the country club or driving range is not always possible, so maybe putting would not be such a challenge if golfers had better access to putting greens.
What is more convenient than having a putting green right in your own backyard? A ProGreen Maintenance-Free Putting Green System makes practicing your short game much easier and much more convenient. Instead of weekly putting green practice, you could find time every day to work on your short game. Just take a look at what it has done for ProGreen founder Steve Walker: "Since I've had my own backyard putting green, I've cut 6 strokes off my handicap. I try to practice just 10 minutes every day on my chipping and putting."
Artificial turf putting greens are the ideal alternative to natural grass. They have a natural look, roll and ball bounce similar to the green you would find on a professional golf course. The ball speed can even be varied simply by adding or deleting sand. Yet, a synthetic grass putting green does not require the extensive maintenance that a natural grass green does, and it will help reduce water usage since it does not require regular irrigation either.
ProGreen has been installing artificial putting greens since 1987. While many of our competitors are continuing to use the same system we did 10 years ago, we have continuously improved upon our technology to ensure optimal performance. We have added more density to our turf and made the fibers much softer, resulting in a truer ball roll. We have our own cup support system, seam tape and our proprietary ProFlex In-fill system. It's a combination of rounded silica sand, rubber and our own multi-flex sand. This prevents the green from getting hard and compacted, and it softens the surface to simulate a real green. ProGreen's high quality product and service standards have elevated the company to national recognition.
ProGreen has over 3,000 synthetic putting green installations worldwide and has installed many 18-hole and 9-hole synthetic golf courses throughout the country. ProGreen Synthetic Grass has the largest putting green distributorship network in the United States and has distributors in Canada, Mexico, Japan and Thailand.
Your Own Putting Course
Have you been searching for a way to turn your love of golf into a small business? Of course, the dream is owning your golf course or country club. However, those ambitions comes with serious financial risk, and not one that everyone is prepared to take. Yet, there are other options to turning your dreams of golf entrepreneurship into reality, and ProGreen Synthetic Grass is here to help.
With golfers focusing heavily on putting to improve their golf game, chip and putt courses are popping up everywhere and thriving. A chip and putt course is a miniature course with par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes. Basically it is a miniature golf course without the windmills, castles, animals and other theatrics. The average putting course has undulations, rough hazards and dogleg angles. It completely mimics playing real golf, except all strokes are made with a putter.
The chip and putt course is less of a financial undertaking than regulation golf courses, which makes it the perfect option for anyone starting out in the golf industry. Of course, as with any business venture, there are important factors to consider. In order to set yourself up for optimal success, you’ll need to keep expenses to a minimum, especially in the first few years. With a golf course, even a miniature one, two of the largest expenses are maintenance and liability. However, by investing in ProGreen’s artificial putting green turf, you will be eliminating most all expenses related to maintenance, including watering, mowing, fertilizing, down-time and pesticides.
Synthetic putting green systems have made great strides in the past few years. ProGreen uses a very dense artificial fiber, mixed with our proprietary ProFlex infill. The appearance and playability are nearly indistinguishable from natural grass, even from 200 yards out.
To help make your putting course complete, be sure to include one of ProGreen’s Tee-Turf mats at every hole. These mats are so unique that you can insert a tee anywhere on the surface. ProGreen Tee-Turf mats also allow the golfer to hit down and through the ball.
For putting green courses, maintenance costs are almost non-existent with artificial turf, which helps to increase your profit margin. Plus, liability insurance is much less because the golf balls are not getting airborne. Clearly, putting courses provide the least amount of financial risk when it comes to golf entrepreneurship.
Stimp Speed and Synthetic Putting Greens
ProGreen has taken the initiative to correct the negative reputation of artificial turf putting greens and the inconsistent stimp ratings.
Invented by Ed Stimpson, a Harvard grad and the 1935 Massachusetts Amateur champion, the Stimpmeter is the universal device used to measure the speed of putting greens by applying a known force to a golf ball and measuring the distance traveled in feet. This distance is the stimp rating, and it tells golfers how easily a golf ball will roll across a given green.
The current problem is that synthetic putting greens give inconsistent readings. There are two types of artificial turf putting greens: sand-filled and non-infill. When sand-filled synthetic putting greens are first installed, the Stimp rating is slow, about a 7 or 8 on the Stimpmeter. Over an extended period of time the ball roll often becomes too fast, between 11 and 13.
Non-infill artificial putting greens start at approximately a 10 when first installed, and go up dramatically from there. Both sand-filled and non-infill putting greens seem to have the problem of increasing stimp ratings, but why? Well, when first installed, the fibers are standing tall and firm. Over time, wear and tear causes them to lose some of their durability and they begin to fall under the pressure. The more the fibers begin to bend, the faster the ball will roll. So, as the years progress, the stimp ratings of artificial putting greens tend to increase.
Of course, that is no longer the case for ProGreen synthetic putting green systems. We have been working on better ball roll control for years, and have come up with a putting green system that controls the Stimp speed better than any other putting green system available. First, we've increased the number of fibers. More fiber tips touching the ball as it rolls across the surface decreases the resistance when the fiber is new, which means a faster roll when first installed, and it also helps to slow down the ball roll over a period of time, maintaining a more consistent Stimp rating overall, usually between an 8 and 10.
Secondly, to combat the ball from rolling too fast over a period a time we've made the surface softer with our proprietary infill ProFlex. If the surface is softer, the fibers will not bend over like they would with a harder surface. This keeps the fibers more upright, causing more ball roll resistance. The size and shape of ProFlex also helps creates resistance to keep the ball from rolling too fast.
The composition make-up of a ProGreen Sand-Filled Putting Green System™ allows the user to vary the Stimp speed at any time. Our Non-infill Greens are made with nylon yarn and combined with our revolutionary construction design keeps the ball roll at a consistent 9 on the Stimp Meter. So, if you are looking for an artificial putting green surface with a consistent stimp rating year after year, there no better choice than ProGreen Synthetic Grass.
Face Weight: 26 ounces per square yard
Backing: Dual Polypropylene 18/13
Perforation: 16 ounce Poly Urethane Coat
Face Yarn Type: Polyethylene Blend Dual Yarn System
Height: 9/16" (+/- 1/8") Face Weight: 36 ounces per square yard.
Primary Backing: Dual Polypropylene.
Secondary Backing: Reinforced double backing.
Face Yarn Type: Twined Proprietary Polypropylene Blend.