⛳️ The very first synthetic golf green I saw was terrible! A total disgrace because it was just way too hard and fast.
The second green I saw wasn’t much better. Still way too fast – it was like putting down the windshield of my car and trying to stop it.
So when the opportunity presented itself to get my own backyard green, I didn’t consider the synthetic variety.
But then another issue …
… on top of the initial cost to build, I realised how hard it was to maintain a real life green.
👉 the constant mowing
👉 the watering
👉 the chemicals to keep it alive
A green keeper mate of mine convinced me to think of another option.
“Cameron, and what happens if your green gets a disease in it, what are you going to do then?”
So my dream of owning a backyard golf green was almost over before it began.
The way forward?
Research. And lots of it. I spent the next 12 months looking into all sorts of options to see if there was any product out there that,
🏌🏼♂️ Was highly realistic for golf (would putt well, but also be able to absorb the impact of chip, pitches and even full shots)
🏌️♀️ Was low maintenance because I’m not overly handy and I didn’t want to be spending all my time maintaining the thing
🏌🏼♂️ Was long lasting. I’m a fairly serious golf geek and I wanted to be able to use the thing regularly without it breaking down or getting too fast
🏌️♀️ Looked fantastic. This was potentially the most important thing because I still had to convince the wife this was going to be a good thing. She was worried about the cost, but more so, about it ruining our dream property.
It became obvious that synthetic grass was the only true option. I just didn’t have the budget to employ a full-time gardener to look after it.
And I discovered an Australian-made product that was making waves in the industry. It was early days and it appeared this sun grass ticked all the boxes.
I was sceptical. I really was and I had trouble getting over the debacle of those earlier models I had seen. But I took a leap of faith an installed a 180m2 golf green, with a tee and bunker.
And I’ll never forget my first shot from my 85m tee…
… I plonked down a Pro V, grabbed my sand wedge and took aim for the flag. The ball zipped off the club face, landed on the middle of the green and then spun back to a foot!
The first emotion was relief because I hadn’t wasted my money. The green was truly amazing!
And over the years I hit over 10,000 shots into it (and never a pitch mark). The green became the focal point of our property and was the scene of many Putting Parties and Par 3 Competitions.
My little golf green was my pride and joy. Each day after work I would wander down, with a beer in hand, and my little daughter following behind me. The hours spent putting and playing with her were the best ever. Way better than any birdie I’ve made.
And this quality family time was the hidden secret these golf greens offer. A way to share time with family and friends and blend it with golf was truly remarkable…
… and since then, I’ve become the owner of Supreme Greens and just a little crazy about sharing the benefits of this truly amazing product.
If you’re a serious golfer and you have the room (around 15m2 as a start) then I invite you to check out my most popular video I’ve put together.
In it, I share all the ins and outs of getting your very own backyard golf green and give you all the necessary information to make an informed decision on whether these are a right fir for you. You can watch the video by clicking the link below:
Thanks for reading and good golfing,