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Bring Golf to Your Own Back Yard

Bring Golf to Your Own Back Yard By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

If you hope to be as good at playing golf as Tiger Woods or Vijay Singh, you should consider installing back yard putting greens at your home. You can practice putting for free and play at any time that is convenient for you.

Having back yard putting greens installed at your home is becoming all the rage among golf fans today. If you have not been practicing your putts, it probably is because you do not have the extra time or there are no convenient putting greens in your area. Maybe you should think about getting your own putting greens installed in your back yard. You can enjoy having them accessible for entertaining and/or perfecting your golf game either indoors or outdoors.

Types of Back Yard Putting Greens

  • Synthetic. These types can be designed to your specifications regarding the size of the putting greens, the slope of the land, how the slope will affect the layout of the putting greens, fringe areas, chipping areas, sand bunker capability, as well as other landscaping suggestions that could enhance the finished product. This material can be installed in any type of climate and requires minimal maintenance.
  • Turf grass. The recommended and most common grass used for back yard putting greens is creeping bent grass. This type of grass should be placed in full sun for optimum turf growth and performance. These types of back yard putting greens should be mowed at three-sixteenths to one-quarter inch at least four times each week. In order to keep the turf grass looking its best, you should water it in the early hours of the morning.

You can also purchase flag and cup sets, hole cutters, and even mowers for your back yard putting greens. This can be a small investment that will pay off in no time.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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