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how do they cut the greens at golf courses? Do they use a special grass cutter?

Synthetic Turf for Golf Greens

Synthetic turf is ideal for many sporting applications. New technology means that synthetic turf is now an excellent alternative for golf greens. The latest designs have reduced the need for extensive rolling to keep the putting surface smooth and even.  Synthetic turf can also be contoured to suit the various dips and curves of the green. It is the ideal solution to help in saving the environment and to slash the ongoing costs of maintaining golf and putting greens. Just imagine the savings in water resources alone, not to mention the fertilizing and constant mowing. 

 Golfers would want to be sure that their game is not being adversely affected by synthetic turf. But they have nothing to worry about because the properties of synthetic turf closely resemble natural grass as far as putting goes. It allows the ball to run and check up as near to natural as possible and in fact, golfing professionals endorse synthetic turf. 

 Golf greens are not the only places that synthetic turf could find application, of course. Not only other sporting facilities, but also places like retirement villages and even shopping complexes could well benefit from its installation. Any commercial enterprise that spends money on the upkeep of lawn areas can benefit from replacing that with synthetic turf.

 New technology has meant that synthetic turf is much improved from that of former years. Older style synthetic turf tended to go hard after several years, so it did not feel or act like real grass. This meant that for golf applications a great deal of rolling was necessary to achieve the same standard of game that was possible on real grass.

 This problem was offset to some extent by the lack of other maintenance; no watering, fertilizing or mowing was needed, thus saving costs. However, new technology in plastics and ongoing experience in under-fill and laying means that the problem has been successfully overcome.

For more information about using synthetic turf for golf greens click on this link: http://www.prograss.com.au/supergreen/

Southwest Greens Backyard Putting Greens Put the Environment on Par With Your Game

Let’s be honest... no one ever invested in Orange County backyard putting greens in order to “go green.” It’s all about elevating your game to be sure, but if an added benefit of installing artificial grass was that it helped the environment wouldn’t you be on board? Of course you would, and with our Orange County golf greens that’s exactly the case. Chances are you aren’t aware of how environmentally unsound maintaining natural grass can be. This fact alone makes our synthetic turf home putting greens such a sound investment. Combine it with what our outdoor and indoor putting greens can do for your game and the positive returns are off the charts.

How, you may ask, is simply maintaining a yard of natural grass detrimental to the environment? Well, it turns out that not only is yard work not fun, it’s also a drag on both the atmosphere and our natural resources. Do you use a gas lawnmover to mow your yard? Many of us still do, and using one for just an hour is the equivalent of gassing up your car and going on a 100 mile trip. As if that weren’t enough, every time you mow you release something called hydrocarbons into the air. Once in the atmosphere these hydrocarbons reinvent themselves as smog. Of all the factors contributing to an increase in smog, chances are you never considered mowing to be one of them. Still it happens every time you cut your grass.

Water shortages are a big deal in California, and part of being environmentally conscious is conserving where you can. Studies have shown that one of the most wasteful areas in any household is water use is in maintaining natural grass lawns. In fact the average family uses approximately 25 gallons per square foot of lawn! Are you wasteful in this area? If so, just think of the money you’ll save with a backyard putting green that requires zero water or maintenance, ever. That means more money in your pocket, less yard work, and of course your very own private practice facility.

Perhaps you’ve never considered the merits of “going green,” but doing so via our putting greens requires nothing more of you outside of the initial installation. In fact the only fingers you’ll lift are the ones holding your putter! Enjoy the game you love and watch your game improve exponentially with the convenience of a Southwest Green. And be a friend to the environment in the process!

Southwest Greens of Orange County is a franchise owned and operated by Bill Nardiello. I purchased this franchise in 2008 to serve and offer the best custom putting greens and synthetic turf solutions to residential and commercial customers in Orange County. Our team brings over 60 years of land development, quality home building and remodeling experience combined with corporate management and leadership excellence.

Phil Rowe chip on artificial golf greens


Phil Rowe chip on artificial golf greens at the synthetic golf green designed by Jose Maria Olazabal at Real Golf San Sebastien

putting made easy with Wood Bay’s golf greens’ roller


Supers... need your members to think they are on the Tour? Members... need to lower your score by playing on Tour quality greens. Use the greensiron 3900 to raise the quality of your greens and give your putting surface that Masters look. Think I'm joking? Take a look at the video and then Google "Wood Bay Turf Technologies" NOTE: Website currently being redeveloped but still serviceable Video editing and voice over, courtesy of Lindisfarne Productions www.showtellmove.com

When a golf course lists its price for greens fees including golf cart, Is that per person?