Having your own personal putting green is a great way to practice your short game and entertain guests. However, the process of installing the green is little different than your typical synthetic grass installation. When you want to add long-lasting fun to your backyard, remember these typical install key ingredients for your putting green:
1.) Decomposed Granite: Use this as your sub-base to form a perfectly smooth surface. You want your putting green to lay as flat as possible. Decomposed granite features clay-like texture that give the ball realistic roll properties.
2.) Three-inch Nails: Unlike most synthetic grass installations which require 6-inch non-galvanized nails, putting greens need three-inch nails because they are smaller and less likely to show after your installation.
3.) Small granule green silica sand or Envirofill: The small granules will help keep your putting surface smooth and act as an abrasive for chipping onto the green or getting the ball to “check.” Without the infill, the ball would bounce. When you incorporate the small granule infill, it allows the ball’s back spin to grab on the surface just like a real putting green.
Keep these three things in mind and you will be one step closer to the perfect personal putting green.