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Technically, anyone can install a backyard putting green. However, not everyone can install a putting green correctly. Learn what to search for when finding a qualified team for artificial putting green installation.
Even experienced artificial grass installers can run into issues when installing a putting green for the first time. We recommend finding an installer that’s experienced and knowledgeable. If the person installing your putting green isn’t offering the following things, we recommend looking elsewhere:
Putting Green Portfolio
When looking for an installer specifically for synthetic putting greens, make sure their website features a portfolio with a range of putting green projects. This shows you that they have done enough of these projects to have an understanding of the turf installation process. This doesn’t always mean that they will do a quality job, but with more experience comes more expertise. The foundation for an artificial putting green must be compacted, smoothed, and contoured professionally.
Understanding Of The Process
When you and your installer are discussing installing a putting green, make sure they are knowledgeable about the additional steps and measures that need to be taken when doing a project of this kind. If they are unaware of basic terms or seem unsure of what they’re pitching to you, this should be a red flag. Your installer doesn’t need to golf themselves, but they at least need to have the basic knowledge required to produce the best results. Ensure they understand the process of seaming artificial putting greens too because a visible seam will affect the ball roll.
Option To Customize
It’s also important that the installer takes the time to understand what you’re looking for with your putting green. These projects are entirely customizable. From the shape, size, and stimp speed of artificial putting green turf. Obstacles and sand bunkers can even be installed for an added challenge. So if an installer is pitching you a generic putting green with no customizations, it’s probably best to find someone else to install. Having a putting green that fits your game style will be vital. If not, you might as well have just purchased a cheap artificial putting green kit.
Make sure that your installer uses quality artificial putting green material for your project. You want this investment to last, so take some time to research and find putting green turf that is from a trusted manufacturer and makes sense for your project. This will also help you better understand the pricing. If they’re charging a high price for low-quality materials...Run.
We hope these tips help you make the right decision when choosing an installer for your backyard putting green project. Reference our Cost of Installing a Putting Green article to better understand the investment required. And to save yourself the hassle of looking for a professional team, check out our putting green portfolio here, and let's get started today!