...natural for any man to want to practice golf. And one
of the most difficult things to do in golf is putting!
Putting takes a great deal of practice to get right!
BACKYARD PUTTING - You Need A Space
IF you want to effectively practice your putting in the
backyard you need to develop a place where all this can
happen within reach of your grill yet not in the way of what
your wife is doing in her flower garden! In golf,
it can be difficult to arrange a tee time that works into your
busy life and the cost is often very expensive. However, if
you have a backyard putting green, you can practice putting
anytime you want.
Backyard Putting Green Is An Investment
I know what you are
thinking... who has a putting green in their backyard?
Itís almost like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous... Home
Putting Greens are an investment of course, but the fact
is that it is an investment in yourself and your property.
Itís important to realize that although a backyard putting
green will cost you a bit now in the long run youíll be saving
money. The backyard putting green will pay for itself in just
a few months if you are an avid golfer who visits the local
green frequently. Your wife mike like having you around
the house more as well! All that money you
used to spend on green fees will now be kept securely in your
The first consideration should be the amount of space you have
to work with. You may have somewhat limited space which could
lead you to believe that a backyard putting green wonít be
suitable in your yard. This isnít necessarily the case as a
backyard putting green can be custom designed to fit almost
any size or shape of yard.
Keep in mind that there are many Backyard putting green kits
available on the market to help you set up your green dream.
They have the green cups and flag. Shop around the net,
there are many that even offer free shipping.
Those residential green kits
provide you the steps to building a putting green the way it
should be as well. Do It Yourself folks out there can
definitely tackle the job.
LIKE NATURAL GREEN!
It is a matter of preference,
but I prefer natural grass over artificial turf. Most
use nylon tour turf. Installation is easy too.
Which is great, but it feels like putt-putt golf to me... But do your research.
One key benefit however to using artificial turf is that the
green will roll up and out of the way if you move it.
However, you may have a bare spot in your yard if it has been
there a while. If you have Bermuda grass in your yard
and the material is not particularly resistant, then you might
have the grass coming through it.
There are a lot of alternative
putting green technologies out there. But
for natural greens... just any grass surface won't do. You need proper golf green grass
seed suited to the environment you plan to place your green.
Also pay attention to the soil below the grass. You need
the proper root zone mix. More upkeep with natural grass, but the feel is impeccable and
more what you will see on the golf course!
Many homes already have landscaping in the forms of
trees and shrubs in place. If you want to change it by
installing a backyard putting green, give some thought to
having those items moved. If this is done by a professional
gardening service there is much less risk of the plants dying.
Trying to move them yourself, unless you are experienced could
result in disaster.
Children, especially toddlers, might mistake the new
mini-golf course in the backyard for a personal playground. If
you have small children in your home, you may want to invest
in a fence to go around the backyard putting green.
Personally, I like having my kids play golf with me. We
get to bond in a special way. In fact, many
families actually have two separate areas in their yards; one
for adults in the form of the backyard putting green and then
a sandbox or swing set for the children. This keeps everyone
happy and if the child has a place all their own to play they
will be less interested in the green.
Donít be surprised once itís installed if your friends that
love golf happen to drop with their putter often to check out
your professional backyard putting surface. Constructing
Backyard Putting Greens in your backyard, has a way of
attracting the golf loving buddies, and even those who
previously never showed interest in golfing.
Spending an afternoon on the backyard putting green alone or
with family & friends is a great way to visit and pass the
time. Of course, it also helps to improve your handicap. Home
putting to me can't be beat...except maybe Augusta! LOL!
Back yard putting... a
backyard golf course is no longer just for the stars...its for
the AVERAGE JOES like you & me as well!