A friend of mine in Phuket has got the first product specifically designed for golf in synthetic grass world and and his first project was a client who had asked for a golf green to be built in his garden. I was a little skeptical at first as to how good a surface this could be and if the ball reacted like a normal green. I was invited to take a look and hit a few chips and was amazed there was so little difference between this and a normal green. The green made the same sound when the ball landed and even reacted with back spin. The big advantage is that’s it needs no maintenance, only the occasional brush to get rid of sand and leaves. It contains the newly developed “ Helix “ yarn which has the highest UV content currently available in the market place today and prevents any discoloring.
A forward thinking teacher at the local school, concerned by pupils spending more time on their computers has built a 6 hole putting green with a practice bunker and four chipping tees. Along with a new football pitch and a tennis court, this could be the way forward in countries like Thailand that has extreme year round temperatures, and plenty of rainfall in the low season.