7 Reasons to Install an Artificial Golf Putting Green in Your Garden
Golf is one of the most participated sports in the UK. It’s a great way to relax and unwind away from our hectic lives.
It can also help to get you active whilst minimising strain on your joints, when compared against many other sports. This means it appeals to people of all ages.
With more and more people across the country installing artificial grass because of its many benefits, there has also has been a sharp increase in the amount of artificial golf putting greens being installed.
But why are so many people choosing to install their own artificial putting greens? In today’s article we look at 7 of the reasons why.
1. Practise Your Putting Skills at the Drop of a Hat
Managed to find a few quiet minutes to yourself? Have a spare 10 minutes before the game begins?
Why not utilise that time for some putting practise?
With your own artificial putting green in your garden, you can squeeze in a few minutes of practise at the drop of a hat. Just grab your putter and off you go.
2. It Saves You Time
In today’s world we are always in a rush. With longer and longer working hours and busy family lives, the amount of time we have during the week for leisure activities is minimal.
Currently, you may have to drive for 30 minutes or more to reach your nearest golf course or driving range to squeeze in a bit of practise. This reduces the amount of time available for actually improving your golf.
If it’s a 30-minute drive away, that’s 60 minutes of time wasted in the car that could be better spent with a club in your hand.
However, with your own practise area in your garden, it will take you seconds to step out of your back door and onto your putting green. It maximises the little free time you have and that extra practise will really start to show when you’re out on the course.
3. It Saves You Money
Spending time down at the practise green costs you money. And in the long term, the costs can really start to add up.
Rather than spending all that money that you’ll never see a return on, why not invest in your own artificial putting green and put that money to good use?
Yes, there is an initial outlay in installing the putting green, but over time the costs will be clawed back and, of course, there will be a boost to the value of your property, too.
You’ll find that you’ll save lots of money whilst improving your game, so it’s a win-win situation.
4. It Adds Value to Your Property
Who in their right mind would not want their very own artificial golf putting green right in their back garden? With approximately one million people in England playing golf as regularly as twice per month, according to statista.com, it seems that a home putting green would appeal to a lot of potential buyers and really help your property to stand out from the crowd.
The increased demand for your home will mean that it’s likely to fetch a higher price. This makes installing an artificial putting green a fantastic investment.
5. Great for Entertaining Family & Friends
With your very own home artificial golf putting green you can provide hours of fun and entertainment when you have friends and family visit your home.
And your guests don’t even have to be avid golfers to enjoy the hours of fun they will have playing on your putting green, as who doesn’t like minigolf?
You can even set up a crazy golf course by placing obstacles and features on your putting green for your guests to attempt, to maximise the fun.
It’s also a great way to encourage the kids to get outside and get involved in a social activity.
6. No Mud or Waterlogging
Even the best real grass golf putting greens can be unplayable during certain times of the year, particularly during the autumn and winter months when we experience high levels of rainfall.
But don’t let a boggy putting green stop you from getting that vital practise in. Installing an artificial golf putting green will mean that you can play in practically all weather conditions.
An artificial surface, if installed correctly, will be free-draining, meaning that rainfall will drain straight through it without sitting on the surface and ruining practise.
No more muddy feet and no more waterlogged greens stopping play.
7. It’s Lockdown Proof
The devastating effects of the coronavirus meant that in 2020, the UK found itself in lockdown. Public places, such as golf courses and driving ranges, had to close to help stop the spread of the virus.
This meant that golf, along with many other things, was put on hold for quite some time. And for those of us who need a regular golf fix to retain our sanity, this was very bad news indeed.
We can, of course, all agree that staying at home was the best way to stop the spread of the virus and it helped to minimise deaths and the pressure put on the NHS.
There are matters that are far more important than playing golf during times such as these, but having an activity that you can enjoy, and one that can be done from home, is a fantastic reason to install your own artificial putting green.
In case we ever find ourselves in a lockdown environment again, as a golfer, you know that with a garden putting green you’ll have a fun activity that can be done without having to leave home.
Choosing to install an artificial golf putting green in your back garden is a fantastic investment in your property.
Golfers and non-golfers alike will have hours of fun playing on their very own garden artificial putting green.
There will be no more ‘rain stops play’ or having to waste time and money driving to your nearest golf course or driving range to play, either.
With so many benefits, it’s little wonder that more and more homeowners are choosing to install an artificial putting green in their garden.
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We’d be more than happy to send you a free sample so that you can see for yourself how amazing it would be to have your home putting green installed.
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