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.
Polypropylene Vs. Nylon
Can I hit shots to my green over 35 yards?
If your answer is NO, then a Nylon putting Green Turf 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.
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.
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.
O’Neill’s Green Services (925) 443-7888 would love to install your project, consult with us today!