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Polypropylene Vs. Nylon Putting Surface

For those of you considering a backyard putting green in the tri valley or bay area, there is a simple question you should ask yourself before calling an installer.

Can I hit shots to my green over 35 yards?

If your answer is NO, then a Nylon putting surface is probably for you.  The only advantage a sand-filled polypropylene putting surface will give you is the ability to hit shots up to 150 yards away with a realistic ball response.    If you are not building a par 3 golf hole in your backyard then Nylon is the way to go.

Nylon Turf

   Advantages: Looks better, multi-directional surface (same putting speed in every direction), no maintenance.

Disadvantages:  can receive golf balls from a max of only 35 yards.  Farther than 35 yards away, your balls will have a unrealistic bounce.

 Polypropylene turf

   Advantages: receives golf shots up to 150 yards.

Disadvantages: requires 10 hrs maintenance annually, grainy putts (putts will be slower against the grain) has a browner, sandy look.  If not maintained, your ball speed will get faster and faster every month untill it is an unrealistic speed.

Forever Putting Greens would love to install your project, consult with us today!

Added by: Mike O’Neill