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Getting Religious About Your Golf Game

Getting Religious About Your Golf Game

May 06 2014

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. - Billy Graham When those prayers for a hole in one or birdie are not answered, it's easy to start blaming everything around you - the course, the ball, the turf. These justifications often sound something like this, “The grass was too dry, the grass was too wet, the grass wasn't mowed even,or the grass had divots," and so on. A great golf course pays attention to very specific aspects of their grass. Compaction, mowing height, soil PH, fertilizing, watering, drainage, and seed type are just a few of the things continually worried about at world-class golf courses. The good news is that if golf is your passion, and you want to have a chance to work on that putt at home 24/7. And you don’t have to worry about any of these things if you install an artificial turf putting green. The more you can practice at home, the less time you might be spending on your knees at Tee Time. Following are some simple guidelines to help you find the right turf for the perfect putting green. • Find a product that offers a warranty. A good product should offer at least a 10-year guarantee. • Choose synthetic turf that is lead-free so you never have to worry about contaminating children or pets. • Research the infill systems used. Anti-microbial silica sand is top grade. It keeps bacteria and germs from incubating in your lawn. • Make sure the drainage system of the product is adequate and avoids pools of water on the surface during rain storms. • Color fastness can be an issue with inferior products, so do your research to make sure the color looks as natural as the real thing after years of use. After finding the right artificial grass for you, it’s time to stop letting turf problems get in the way of your game. With your new artificial turf putting green you’ll have fewer reasons for a disappointing game...but wait, you’ll also have no more excuses either!

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