Lets face it every golfer could use more practice. Golf is one of those games that is essentially a “real world” game, meaning that the things that you can do to practice effectively outside of the course are generally only movement drills. Swinging a club correctly is “movement practice” that can be performed in your back yard during the times that you are not on the course, but the actual art of driving is very difficult to simulate without doing it. The same is true for putting, where anyone can work on their depth perception skills and their strike pressures by setting a cup up at the end of a hall in your home and putting balls into it. The only way to truly simulate putting is on a course however, where you have variations in the pitch of the ground and real world factors that must be adapted to in order to master the art. These two skills are going to make up the majority of your game, and the more time that you can spend on a golf course is going to directly impact your scores. This is why so many golfers are opting for the construction of backyard putting greens in their yards, so as to be able to practice their putting in a real world condition, on grass and with all of the factors of outside conditions happening all around them. Only through these real world practice sessions do you begin to feel the way the ball rolls, and understand the nuances of the green itself. For a golfer, a home that has a backyard putting green is worth far more than one without one.
You could try to do a DIY putting green in your back yard by buying some artificial turf at your local home improvement store and diffing up your back yard, but this scenario really is one that benefits from professional installs. It isn’t like attempting to install pavers yourself where if you don’t do a great job the only harm is that it doesn’t look as nice, with a backyard putting green the ball isn’t going to roll right and you aren’t going to be as satisfied if the turf does not feel like a natural green. The pitfalls of amateur installations is generally that the turf bags and comes loose after a while, or just doesn’t feel right because you do not have the correct tools to compact the underfill and shape it correctly. Most people who try to build their own will say that it takes about 30 hours of work to install it, and even after all of that they are not completely satisfied that the install wouldn’t have been better if done by professionals. We specialize in backyard putting greens made from the best artificial turf surfaces, so we can assure you that you will be completely happy and will use your new putting green often, improving your game and your home values at the same time.