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Putting Green Types For Putting and Chipping

When you go looking for an artificial putting green for installation into your backyard or as a commercial undertaking you will quickly understand that there will be a choice of materials it can be made with. These materials will give you a vastly different type of putting surface and costs will be affected as a result.

The two types of materials that most artificial putting greens are made from are nylon and polypropylene. In broad terms nylon is the better material, providing you with a surface that most closely matches a real grass surface. But the differences come down to the way in which the grass performs in different situations and this will have a bearing on what type you buy.

Anyone who is going to be using their backyard putting green for the purposes of only putting, in other words they don’t expect to be chipping to the green, a surface made from nylon fibers will be most appropriate. The fibers will act in much the same way as grass and the pace of the green will be match the same. Apart from trying to speed the green up, a nylon artificial green will not necessarily require infill.

If you are planning on using your backyard green to concentrate largely on chipping from medium to longer distances you will be better served with a polypropylene green. This type of surface will require infill and that will give it a greater capacity for receiving a ball that has been chipped from a distance of around 20 yards and beyond.

In some cases the type of material you use might come down to a matter of cost. Nylon is more expensive and may put the project out of reach. In both cases you will have a putting green at your disposal that will provide you with a realistic practice surface.

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Improve Your Short Game On An Artificial Putting Green

With so many advances in technology over the last decade it is hardly surprising that the artificial grass industry has moved ahead with great strides. This is particularly the case with sporting grass and artificial putting greens have gone from looking like bits of green carpet to expanses that could be easily mistaken for natural grass.

The manufacture of good quality artificial grass putting greens has also been combined with reduced costs making them accessible to the wider market. This has meant that many people have begun installing putting greens in their own backyard taking advantage of the convenience of being able to simply walk out the back door and onto the green for some putting training.

Apart from the convenience factor there are a few other benefits that you can immediately see by using artificial grass as your chosen option. The first is the low maintenance aspect of installing artificial grass. If you want to keep the grass looking its best, though, there is going to be some regular brushing or raking just to keep it free of moss and debris. You will also have the opportunity of custom building your putting green so you can add features or a layout that will allow you the maximum possible use.

Whether installing the putting green improves your game dramatically is going to be up to how much time you choose to devote to practicing. The grass itself so closely replicates real grass that it will be like putting on the golf course itself. That is, if the golf course you play on has greens that are extremely high in quality.

The days of having to pack up your golf clubs and driving out to the practice range is gone for the all-important short game. For the driving you are still going to have to head out to the driving range but then, it’s your short game that’s going to save you the most number of shots if you can get it in order.

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