Beach Bum Turf Co. is known for creating synthetic grass putting greens that offer golf enthusiasts the opportunity to work on their short game in the comfort of home. The concept of bringing artificial grass golf greens to residential as well as commercial settings is nothing new for us, and the artificial turf practice surfaces we provide look, feel, and play like the very finest natural grass greens. We have built two 9-hole Par 3 Golf Courses using our products. We custom design both backyard and indoor putting greens depending on your tastes and needs by designing and installing synthetic turf that has continuously evolved over the course of our business. DIY putting greens are also available. Beach Bum Turf Co. has made practicing easier than ever for golf lovers.
Not only do our synthetic grass putting greens provide the perfect tool with which to streamline your short game, they also add beauty and value to any home. Keep your practice regimen local, as in just outside the back door, with a little help from the professionals at Beach Bum Turf Co.
Beach Bum Turf Co. Nylon Putting Greens
Perfect for the backyard or where you dont have much room to chip.
Nylon vs Polypropylene. Which is the best green for you? The putting quality in a nylon turf is more superior than a polypropylene turf. It also has less maintenance than a polypropylene turf. It is recommended for shots under 30 yards , as anything beyond that will not provide consistent holdability because the ball becomes to bouncy. (Note the club and ball selection will vary the holdability characteristics.) The fibers in a nylon putting green turf are curly in nature. This is due to the typical texturizing process that takes place during the manufacturing of the fiber, or yarn, itself. During the later stage of manufacturing, the turf goes through a hot oven. At this stage, the fibers are “heat set” creating a memory. This memory is a significant characteristic of nylon compared to polypropylene putting turf because it allows you the freedom of not having to install a topdressing or an infill. (Polypropylene requires infill.)
There are 2 reasons to use infill on a nylon putting green. The first is to adjust the speed of the green. In elementary terms…the shorter the fiber, the stiffer the fiber…the faster the ball will roll. This allows you to match the speed at your local country club. The second reason one would add an infill to their nylon putting green turf is if they plan on chipping to it from any distance. The infill will act like a hidden bunker within the fibers thus dispersing the energy of the ball when it lands on the green, giving the ball a better, more natural performance characteristic. That said, should you want a nylon putting green to hold a shot from any sort of distance, you would want to purchase a nylon turf with a high pile height. A higher pile height will allow you to have more infill within the fibers, thus giving you a better chipping ball performance by reducing the bounce of the ball.
Beach Bum Turf Co. Polypropylene Greens are great for people that have large spaces. Perfect for the person that hits long chip shots. We have built two golf courses using this type of material here in the United States
Polypropylene is the more economical choice for artificial turf in the marketplace today. As stated earlier, polypropylene is just a fancy word for plastic. The fibers in a polypropylene turf are made of a thick unstable fiber that requires infill in order for the fibers to stand up straight. The infill required in a polypropylene turf is anywhere from 4 to 12 pounds per square foot depending on the height of the fiber being used. Polypropylene is a good product for longer approach shots (from distances beyond 50 yards) because of the amount of infill it has within the fibers. Like the nylon, this infill acts as hidden bunker absorbing the energy of the ball. Since polypropylene is less dense than nylon, it allows more infill…giving the turf a better, more natural holdability characteristic. The putting characteristics of a polypropylene turf will have a grain to it. This grain will create putts faster in one direction than another. Poly will require more attention to maintenance to make sure that the turf is putting as well as it can. The poly fibers will crush with extended use, creating a firmer and faster surface. Once this happens, you will need to maintain the turf by brushing the fibers (to ‘fluff’ them back up) and re-roll the green to crimp the fibers back down. (Note: A lawn roller is an added purchase needed, and often over-looked, when buying a polypropylene putting green over a nylon putting green.) Polypropylene turf does make a great alternative to nylon when chipping performance characteristics (from distances beyond 50 yards) are more of a priority than the turf’s putting performance.