Here is a synthetic golf green we installed in country Queensland last year. Unfortunately the black soil has moved quite a bit and has cracked. The green was totally useless – the putting cups had moved and the green was really bumping.

The ground has shifted and the hole is no longer a useable hole.
The ground has shifted and the hole is no longer a useable hole.

 

The black soils has cracked badly.
The black soils has cracked badly.

 

Bruce and I travelled to Goondiwindi this week to fix it. This involved rolling back the synthetic grass, adding some cement to the ground (to help stabilise the black soil), adding a layer of crusher dust, compacting and then reapplying the grass. It took most of one afternoon and a few hours in the morning. We even gave the green a new sprinkling of infill to ensure it was rolling optimally.

Adding the cement and crusher dust, then smoothing it out.
Adding the cement and crusher dust, then smoothing it out.

 

Compacting the crusher dust to ensure firm base
Compacting the crusher dust to ensure firm base

 

The green got a sprinkling of infill for a better roll
The green got a sprinkling of infill for a better roll

 

All good again. The green is spot on.
All good again. The green is spot on.

 

After a few hours the green was back better than ever – mostly thanks to Bruce. I didn’t do much, mostly got in the way. I did help by doing most of the driving though. Richard and Alison were very happy with the result and Richard’s putting wasn’t going too badly as you can see from the video below. The bottom line is we take pride in our creations. Sometimes bad stuff happens – and typically, even if it’s no our fault, we’ll come by and fix any issues with your putting green. This service is for our full install clients.


    1 Response to "Sometimes things can go wrong"

    • Len Waith

      Dear Sir I am a member of a sandscrape golf club in central Victoria and I am after some information on changing to synthetic greens. I would like to go to the committee with as much information as possible.
      Approximate cost per metre for a green of about 20 metres diameter. Approximate time to complete per green.
      Any information you have to help with this would be of great value.

      Thanks Len Waith

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