Just imagine all the fun and practicing you could do at your leisure. You could even have a game of golf with your son or spouse right there. The possibilities are endless. Artificial putting greens are becoming common, and each day more and more golf enthusiasts are considering installing one in their backyard. Here is the way to make the same.
- Artificial Turf
- Sand Netting Metal Frame
- Chalk Dust
- Vibrating Compactor
- 11 PVC Pipes (10 foot)
- 6 Three Way Connectors
- PVC Cement
- 2 Elbow Connectors
- PVC Purple Primer
- Zip Ties Ladder
The first thing that needs to be decided is the size of your putting green. Selecting an area that does not allow water to pool or accumulate is essential. Clear the area of all debris, rocks, stumps, and any other organic material that can rot.
Lay a 4" layer of gravel. Cover the gravel with silica sand. This helps in the drainage and will not allow anything to grow under the putting green. If you have a vibrating compactor, run it over the surface to make it firm. If you do not have a compactor, do not worry, several stomps over the surface will do the trick.
When using multiple pieces of turf, make sure all turf the pieces are laid out in one direction. After the turf has been unrolled, water it once. The suction allows it to adhere to the gravel layer laid down before.
It is now time to construct the driving-range frame at one end of the putting green. 10 by 10 by 10 feet is the standard measurement for driving range cages. Many ready-made frames are available at golf-supply companies.
However, it is also very easy to build one yourself. You can use eleven 10-foot lengths of PVC pipes, 6 three-way connectors, and two elbow connectors to build a driving-range frame.
Connect the PVC pieces to make a box with three sides. Paint a purple primer on the PVC. Then, link the PVC pieces to each other with the help of PVC glue.
Hang thin mesh netting from three walls of the driving-range frame and use zip ties to affix the netting at every foot to the top bar. Coat the back netting with chalk dust to help you see exactly where your drives hit the netting.
Following the aforementioned method, might prove beneficial. You can also design it simple or add more details to the same. Golfing on your homemade artificial green will be a satisfying experience and you can now enjoy hours of golfing fun with family or friends. Moreover, you can even hold mini golf-tournaments in your own backyard.