Australia's Most Amazing Synthetic Golf Greens

"Don't Even Think About Buying A Synthetic Golf Green Until You Read This Important Message"

From The Desk Of Cameron Strachan
- Somewhere west of Brisbane, Queensland

Dear Golfer,

If you're in the market for a synthetic golf green (or you're just thinking about it) then you've found the right page. My name is Cameron Strachan and I've spent a considerable amount of the last 7 or 8 years learning everything there is to know about backyard golf greens.

I've been in the golf business since 2001 and have been helping golfers all over the globe improve their game and increase enjoyment. And in 2013 I installed my own backyard golf green and let me tell you, the thing is awesome!

But please beware, because not all synthetic grasses are the same. Some golf grass isn't actually golf grass at all and can be a serious let down. If you don't get the right information, it can be a costly mistake.

With that said, here are 9 important factors you need to take into account before making any decision regarding your own backyard golf green:

9 Insider Secrets For Making An Informed Decision On Whether A Synthetic Golf Green Is A Right Fit For You

1. Is the grass any good for golf?

My biggest concern when I was in the market for a synthetic golf green was, is the thing going to be any good?

I realised there were lots of companies selling artificial grass, but most grasses actually come from hockey and lawn bowls. These products can look good, but they simply don't perform that well. So when I discovered a "made for golf" product I was interested to see how it performed.

And I was blown away with how good the green was. My first shot, from around 80m, landed on the green, took a hop forward and then spun back to a foot! I was hooked.

And from that moment, I knew this new technology was incredible and ideal for the serious golfer looking for the ultimate in backyard golf experience.

2. Will the green get too quick?

This was another concern because the synthetic golf greens I'd seen previously were way too hard and fast. I've since learned that if you get the wrong type of grass (it's everywhere) your green will eventually get too fast. So quick in fact, it will be too fast for any decent putting practise.

A premium grass will hover around 10 on the Stimpmeter day after day. This is a very good speed and is much more realistic and offers way more enjoyment. Not much fun when your downhill putt rolls off the green and into the garden bed!

So beware, while you can save some $$$$ buying cheap offshore made grass, you really do get what you pay for.

3. What is the maintenance like?

I don't know about you, but I don't have a lot of extra time at the end of the week. So I didn't want a golf green that was going to be high maintenance. Some fake golf grasses take lots of rolling and care. One brand required over 50 hours of rolling and brushing before it was ready for use and then regular brushing each week to keep the thing in shape.

... that wasn't for me.

So I can tell you, my golf grass is really low maintenance. The big thing is to keep debris off it for any length of time and give it the odd brush. Total time is around 20 or so minutes every other week. Easy.

By the way: initially I was in the market for a real golf green. I learned quickly that the maintenance on a real life green was horrendous. Hours and hours each week and it costs huge money to keep the thing alive. A real life green is almost impossible to take proper care of if you don't have a full-time gardener.

4. Where is the grass made?

I need to be careful here. But the fact of the matter is many cheaper models of synthetic grass aren't made here in Australia. Yep, you can save a few $$$ but when it comes to artificial golf grass, you really do get what you pay for.

Is it chemical free?
Is it stable?
Is it safe?
Is it UV protected?
Is it made for golf?
Is it pet and kid proof?
Is there a real guarantee backed by local businesses?

These are just some of the questions you need to ask. My golf grass is made right here in Australia for the game of golf using the best products available. There are no nasty chemicals and the grass can withstand anything our harsh climate can thrown at it.

Further, my manufacturer stands behind their products and offers a real guarantee. On the very rare occasions there have been an issue, they don't hide and play dumb. They get onto the front foot and deal with things. This is how I like to run my biz and it's a relief to have a manufacturer that has the same mindset.

5. Can I chip and pitch onto it?

This was important to me because putting is fun and everything, but I wanted to work my entire short game. And here's the thing...

... my mate had a synthetic golf green but it was almost useless. It was too fast and impossibly hard. When I attempted to chip onto it, the ball bounced like concrete. At this point I didn't think it was possible to have a realistic golf green in my backyard that would allow me to hit lofted shots.

But...

My grass can absorb the impact of lofted shots. It's amazing and adds a completely new dimension to your golf green. If you have the room you can actually have a golf green that can allow full lofted shots that spin and stop.

And this makes your backyard golf green into your own golf course. You can scatter tees around your property and hit all sorts of shots into the green. Can you say FUN?

6. What about the grass you can buy from the hardware store?

Listen up. Synthetic grass is everywhere these days and you can even buy it from those big hardware stores (they sell everything). But is it any good?

It depends. If you're after a cheap install job and you're not really that fussed about performance, then go for it. But, if like me, you're a golf tragic and want something realistic then buyer beware. These cheap grasses are almost useless because they are thin pile and wear very quickly. Once this happens, your golf green is going to be quicker than any golf green you've ever played - way too fast and you won't be able to stop the ball.

And I've seen greens become unusable in months (not years). So make sure you get a product that's going to last and help you enhance your game and backyard.

Then there's also the UV factor. While almost everyone will say their product is UV protected, there are certainly varying degrees of UV protection. Get the wrong grass and your green will fade, shrink and it could even disintegrate in our hot Aussie sun. And sometimes this disintegration happens in weeks, not years.

7. Can I do it myself?

Yes. We've driven the DIY golf green market in Australia. We have a range of options to suit most budgets, ranging from something small (15m2) right up to something huge (250m2 +).

And I've even created a handy DIY multi-media guide that walks you through the process of self install. I give this away FREE to any customer who buys my amazing golf grass.

If you're the handy type and want to install your own putting green, please follow the steps below and we can work out what you'll need.

By the way: We can help you with all the accessories, including cups (Aussie made versions), flags, tape, hitting mats and more.

8. Can I see some samples of what you do?

Yes. We have an Instagram page that has over 1000 images of our work. Please click here to see images of our synthetic golf greens (and other stuff).

9. How much do these golf greens cost?

I know this is the most important question and everyone is keen to get a price. The fact is, the price for every golf green is different. Plus, there are many variables, including,

- the size of your green
- install or DIY
- location
- putting only or you want to hit onto green
- access issues

The list goes on. But as a ballpark, for install, please allow $215m2 - $230m2 + GST

For DIY, the starting price for grass, fringe, cups, flags and freight, usually hit around $1500 + GST

Like I said, it's difficult to give an exact price without knowing more information. If you're keen to learn more, please see below.

Still want more info? Ok great. I have put together a comprehensive guide, audios and videos that live inside my app. You can get access to the app here

There you have it. 9 points that will help you make an informed decision. If you'd like to get a FREE and no stress quote, please click the button below.

What should I do next?

The very best thing you can do (in my humble opinion) is to arrange a time to chat to me. I have some special software that can book a time from you online right away.

The chat is informal and there's absolutely no pressure from me to buy anything. I guarantee I won't go the hard sell and my mission is to help you get enough information so you can make an informed decision.

And yes, I will even give you some price ideas over the phone. All I ask is you have some dimensions of your proposed golf green handy because everything comes down to the size;

- what grass can be used
- play options
- and the price

Please book a call to chat by clicking the big bad button below. I look forward to chatting to you.

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