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How Long Putting Green Grass Should Be

Posted on: August 26, 2015

And Other Considerations for Your Backyard Putting Green

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So, you’re considering installing a backyard putting green! These can be an excellent addition to any home or business, providing both a method of improvement, and a place of relaxation. But, have you considered how long you should make your backyard putting green, both the grass and the green itself? Yes, it certainly makes a difference, and if you haven’t thought about it, the experts at Capitol Turf Pros might have some answers for you.

Ready to change your putting game with a backyard putting green of your own? Contact Capitol Turf Pros today!

The Length of Your Putting Green Grass

The height your turf stands has a huge impact on the roll of your ball, and thus drastically changes your putting game. How hard you hit the ball, what angle you take, and determining how far it will roll before tapering movement are all tied into the length of your putting green. Because of this, getting the right length of turf is integral to simulating a perfect game.

Industry standard for putting greens is .125” (1/8th an inch), which is believed to maximize optimal ball roll while maintaining clean grass. Our turf pros would recommend about the same, unless you are considering having multiple lengths across your putting area.

Why would you do this? Not all courses are the same, and you may have a few in the area you frequent that do not adhere to the standard eighth of an inch (due to terrain, grass breed, etc). So, why would you practice on grass that is different from your favorite course? Something to keep in mind when you plan to have your turf installed!

The Length of Your Green

The length of the green itself should also be considered. You may consider having multiple tracks themselves, to simulate various situations and improve the challenge of your home course according to who is playing. You may be needing a pee-wee green if you plan on teaching your kids, or you may want something quirky or challenging for the professional golfer in your home.

Get Your Backyard Putting Green with Capitol Turf Pros

In the end, the size and shape of your green should reflect your personal needs. Are you creating a course that provides a challenge, to keep you sharp while at home? Or are you creating something fun for the family to relax with?

The specialists at Capitol Turf Pros would encourage you to consider the solution that suits your needs best, and if you need help reaching a conclusion, our team is here to help! Contact us today to find out more about our top-quality polyethylene turf, and how it can help you create the backyard putting green you want.


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