Looking to carve out some extra practice time at home? Installing an artificial turf putting green is the best way to perfect your short game without driving to the golf course.
OC Turf & Putting Greens installs professional-quality putting greens to give our clients the most accurate putting practice possible. But just what makes one synthetic grass putting green installation better than another?
A critical part of a successful installation is infill: a material installed on top of the turf’s blades. Below is your crash course on the role infill plays in an artificial grass putting green system.
The Way Your Golf Ball Rolls
Professional golf courses are made from artificial turf with densely-packed, upright fibers. This prevents matting, which interrupts the accurate roll of a putt.
Synthetic turf infill plays an important role in the prevention of matting. The proper amount and distribution will give you the most authentic play experience possible.
How Fast Your Ball Rolls
Infill also ensures adequate drainage. Without proper infill, rainwater and other waste will accumulate on the surface of your artificial grass putting green installation and impact the speed of your golf ball.
How Stable Your Putting Green Turf Is
Aquedate infill will also weigh down your artificial turf putting green installation, preventing lifting during play, wind or changing ground temperatures.
By keeping your turf more stable, infill reinforces the fasteners used to install your turf, which helps prevent bubbles and wrinkles from forming on the surface of your putting green.
Whether Your Artificial Turf Putting Green Installation Will Mold
Artificial turf is an inorganic material, so it’s far less prone to mold spores than natural grass.
However, proper infill is required to prevent water from sitting on the surface of your putting green and causing fallen leaves and debris from turning into mold and mildew.
At OC Turf & Putting Greens, our contractors ensure a flawless final result for every residential and artificial grass putting green installation. Our putting green styles are tested to the highest play standards, so you can expect to practice just as well at home as you do on the golf course. Contact us online, or call (888) 526-2289 today; we’d love to provide you with a quote for your next project!