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Backyard Putting Greens: What You Need To Know

Whether you are just getting into golf or consider yourself to be a professional, installing a putting green in your backyard can help improve your short game. Plus, it makes a fun attraction for family and friend gatherings. Read on to learn more about installing a Shawgrass backyard putting green. 

Why Go With Artificial Grass?

While it is entirely possible to have a natural grass putting green area on your property, artificial turf takes the win for ease and convenience. Some of the practical benefits of going synthetic are:

Long-Lasting & Durable

Artificial grass is extremely durable these days, as long as you choose a reputable manufacturer. At Shawgrass, our turf systems are developed by the same research and development team that is responsible for the world-class athletic fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. Our grass is guaranteed to handle heavy use, won’t fade from UV rays, and will last for many years to come.

Unique Designs

We can help you style your entire backyard, not just the putting green area. We’ll help you make a design as simple or as unique as you want it. You can include residential grass for other areas of the yard that won’t be used for the putting green or opt to install pet-specific turf for your furry loved ones.

Convenient Solution

When you have a putting green on your property, you can take advantage of any little extra time you might have to practice your golf game. You’ll save money by not having to drive to your golf club or favorite driving range. Just grab your equipment and hit the green! Plus, you won’t need to mow, apply fertilizer or pesticides, or reseed the surface to keep it looking great all year long. 

Increase Property Value

Installing artificial grass should be thought of as a home improvement investment because it will increase your property value. Your initial investment on artificial turf may be significant to start, but over the years, you’ll quickly recoup your investment and even save money in the long run. Check out our life cycle cost comparison analysis to discover what your return on investment could be. 

Invest In Your Health

Physical activity in an outdoor environment has been associated with reduced negative emotions and fatigue, increased energy, and more, according to this study. Even just a few hours a week can greatly improve your well-being. Here are some more health-based benefits you will experience by installing a putting green out back.

Better Cognitive Ability

All sports offer cognitive benefits like better concentration, improved focus, and increased problem-solving skills. Playing golf increases your heart rate, which will help to improve blood flow to the brain and body. Research suggests that Increased heart rate from exercise can help nerve cell connections, which can delay mental limitations like dementia or Alzheimer’s. By working on your golf technique and score, you’ll naturally give yourself a confidence boost, too. 

Lower Stress Levels

Golf is a great way to destress after a long day at work. Many people who have installed a putting green at their home find they have an easier time shifting from “work mode” to “relax mode.” It’s a great way to let the stress of the day go and release tension that may have built up. You might find you will even sleep better because consistent exercise also helps regulate your body.

Improve Your Concentration

While you might enjoy the social aspect of the golf course or driving range, have you ever noticed you’re holding back if it starts to get crowded? Are you getting the most out of your practice in these conditions? When you have a space to practice at home, you can relax and concentrate on perfecting your putt.

Find Your Weakness

When practicing at the range or course, it can be difficult to recognize your weaknesses. You might find it a little harder to analyze your strokes and how you control your body during the motions of golfing. Practicing at home can give you the focus you need to identify your weaknesses so you can work on improving your game and posture. 

More Quality Family Time

A backyard putting green not only improves your game, but it makes for a great activity the whole family can enjoy. It can make a great centerpiece for hosting parties for friends and family, too. Even beginners can enjoy simple games like seeing who can have the longest putt or who can make the most putts in a structured time frame. 

Get The Greens

If you’re ready to start planning your new backyard oasis, we’re here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can help you get the putting green you deserve.

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