Replicating the Speed of the Greens at Augusta

Posted on in Augusta National, Putting Greens & Golf, Specialty Sports, Stimp Speeds, Stimpmeter, Synthetic Turf International, The Masters.

Getting an accurate speed for the greens at Augusta is next to impossible, but how hard is it to replicate?

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The famed Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

It’s been rated as the number one course in the country, and its fairways, greens, bunkers and water hazards have been seen by more eyes than any other course in the world.  Yet, the track in Augusta, Georgia known as Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive and closely guarded golf courses in the world.

And while it may not be the most exclusive golf course in the world (we’re not saying it isn’t), it certainly has the perceived reputation as being one of the toughest.

The fact is no one really knows for sure just how tough it is.  This is because the club has forbidden Augusta to be officially rated by the United States Golf Association.

But in 1991, a team of experts descended upon the hallowed grounds to do just that.  Led by the late Ross Goodner and the inventor of the course ratings system, Dean Knuth, the group set out to provide those of us who would never set foot between the ropes of Augusta a rating for the course.

Course ratings tell how difficult a course is to a scratch golfer, or a golfer with a handicap of zero.  Next to that rating is the slope rating, which tells how difficult the course is for a bogey golfer (handicap of 18) in relation to the course rating.

In 1991, Goodner and company rated Augusta National at 76.2, which basically meant that a scratch golfer could expect to shoot around 76.   At the time this would have made Augusta National one of the ten toughest courses in the United States.

Then in 2010, Knuth set out to re-rate Augusta, and he is very good at what he does.

He walked the course over the three practice rounds to establish that the course rating had increased to 78.1, still one of the ten toughest in the United States.  This is due, in no small part, to the course being lengthened by more than 500 yards since 1991.

But Knuth also provided an educated guess at the stimp speed of the greens.  Stimp speed measures how far a ball will roll when gravity pulls it down a ramp angled at about 20 degrees.  He arrived at 12 feet, basing this on counting the number of paces players were walking on the greens during those practice rounds.

The greens at Augusta have the reputation for being some of the fastest in the world.

One of the primary reasons for this dates back to 1980, when the greens at Augusta National changed from Bermudagrass to Bentgrass because officials there felt it would produce a more consistent option for tremendous green speed year round.

Now, several things make getting a stimp speed at Augusta impossible.  First, stimp meters aren’t allowed through the gates, making any stimp speed an educated guess at best.  Second, and probably more important, it is widely believed that there isn’t a long enough stretch of Augusta green that is perfectly flat.

One professional jokingly recommended rolling the ball uphill to try and get an accurate stimp speed.  Augusta officials don’t want this information to get out to the general public, and thus, they don’t gather the information for themselves.

So, since most people will never get the chance to play at Augusta, how will they ever know how fast the greens roll, and how ticklish every short putt can be?

Synthetic Turf International manufactures and sells the most realistic synthetic putting surfaces on the market today.  STI can provide a green that rolls true at a speed of 10.5 feet.

A putting green infilled with ceramic sand can roll true at speeds up to 14 feet.

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STI installation experts created a miniature version of the famed 12th green at Augusta.

Our network of over 100 dealers can install a putting green that will meet your budget and exceed your expectations every time.

We can’t recreate the natural greens at Augusta National, but we can provide the closest synthetic putting surface to replicate greens like those found at Amen Corner, with stimp speeds, undulations and breaks as close to the real thing as possible.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World…and a better short game.

STI Part of Tiger Woods Quicken Loans Announcement

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Synthetic Turf International provides putting surface for the Tiger Woods Quicken Loans PGA Tour Announcement Event in Washington, D.C.

 

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Synthetic Turf International played a role in Tuesday’s announcement that the PGA Tour stop at Congressional Country Club would be getting a new title sponsor.

Tiger Woods was on hand to announce the new agreement with Quicken Loans at an event hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation in Washington, D.C.

During the event, Quicken Loans sponsored a putting challenge, where CEO Bill Emerson and Tiger Woods putted on a Synthetic Turf International putting green provided by Peter Albanes of Albanes Landscaping, Inc. in New Market, Maryland.

STI was honored to be a part of the event, which honored military families in the D.C. area, in addition to helping the Tiger Woods Foundation move toward its goal of improving the lives of underserved youth.

The families won almost $5,000 toward their mortgage payments, while Quicken Loans donated $30,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Lt. Col. Glenn L. Laird putts on STI’s custom green.

“It was a dream come true to putt alongside Tiger Woods with my whole family watching,” said D.C. resident, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn L. Laird, who was one of the clients who took part in the putting challenge.

The event was scheduled to announce to the new PGA Tour event, the Quicken Loans National, which will be held at Congressional between June 23-June 26.  In its eighth year, the tournament has raised almost $15 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.

 

Synthetic Turf Council to Hold Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas

Posted on in Lawn & Landscape, News, Sports Fields, Spring Membership Meeting, Synthetic Turf Council, Synthetic Turf International.

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will host its Spring Membership Meeting at The Tropicana Las Vegas from March 17 through March 19.

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The 2014 Spring Meeting will attract more than 200 industry leaders for the purpose of providing educational opportunities for buyers, end users, architects and engineers on the applications and benefits of synthetic turf.

Throughout the three day event, there will be numerous opportunities to hear presentations from industry experts.

Monday, March 17, the “Whistle Stop” Seminar will give attendees a chance hear more about the wide range of applications for synthetic turf, the environmental benefits of such applications as well as the STC’s Landscape Guidelines and other industry trends.

Synthetic Turf International General Manager, Dakota Harp, will be speaking on the uses and benefits of synthetic turf across numerous applications during this seminar.

There will two exhibitor showcases where companies will have an opportunity to display new and improved products for 2014.

Tuesday, March 18, featured speaker, Chris Nowinski will present a lecture on Player Safety and the Effects of Concussions on the Brain.  Nowinski is the executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, and the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis.”  A Q&A session will follow.

Tuesday will also feature a discussion panel, moderated by STC Chairman, John Baize, on the STC’s position on concussions and player safety.

On Wednesday, March 19, featured speaker, John Sorchan, PhD, will lecture on Player Performance on Various Types of Turf and present his findings on base pad research.  Sorochan is an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science & Management in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

Additionally, Adam Thoms will present a lecture on Temperature Predication Modeling.  Thoms is a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

The STC Spring Membership Meeting will conclude at noon on Wednesday, prior to the American Sports Builders Association Certified Builder Exam.

The Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.  For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org.

Synthetic Turf Suggestions for Homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations

Posted on in Lawn & Landscape, Synthetic Turf Council, Synthetic Turf International, Water Conservation.

The Synthetic Turf Council and Synthetic Turf International offer suggestions to Homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations when considering synthetic turf.

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With warmer weather on the way across much of the country, now is the time for homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations to consider synthetic turf as a viable application in many residential communities.  The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that for every square foot of natural grass replaced with less water dependant alternatives saves 55 gallons of water each year.

Since there are a wide range of products available in the marketplace, some of which are of uncertain quality and durability, the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and STI helped develop guidelines for to help buyers of residential, commercial and municipal landscape synthetic turf to make an informed decision.

The STC recommends purchasing products with a minimum face weight (yarn weight) of 40 ounces per square yard and a minimum total weight of 67 oz./ sq. yd.  The pile height, which refers to the length of an individual blade of turf, should be at least 1 ½ inches in length.  Anything longer may look more natural, but could increase yarn weight and cost.

The STC advises purchasing turf products with a tuft bind of 6.8 pounds or more.  The greater the tuft bind, the better the product.  Additionally, the water permeability rate, which determines how well the application drains, should be no less than 25 inches per hour.  It’s important that the turf system with infill and base materials should drain to accommodate local weather and rainfall patterns.

The infill system helps keep the turf from moving as it provides an even weight distribution.  The infill system also minimizing the expansion or contraction of the turf when temperature changes.

The infill material should consist of silica sands that are round, sub-round or sub-round to sub-angular.  Acrylic silica sand or Envirofill are also options for infill material.

When selecting a contractor for installation, the STC suggests only hiring contractors who are well-established businesses, complying with all federal, state and local contractor laws.  They should also be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org), and the licensing board in your state.  The Contractor Licensing Office in every state is available at www.clsi.com/state_contractor_license_board.htm.

The contractor you select should provide references of recent completed projects in your area.  They should also provide you with samples of infill and turf, identifying where it was manufactured.

They should also provide you with shipping labels and bills of lading, to verify the location of manufacturing.

Finally, the contractor should provide you with a contract that specifies base preparation details, warranty information with contact information should a warranty claim be filed and a certificate of insurance, showing Worker’s Comp and General Liability Insurance.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.

 

Drought Conditions May Lead to Mandatory Water Rationing in the Southwestern U.S.

Posted on in ISO Certified, Lawn & Landscape, News, Pet Turf, Press, Sustainability, Synthetic Turf International, Water Conservation.

Water Rationing May Force Residents in the Southwest to Seek Drought Proof Options for Lawns and Landscapes


Lake Mead's water level has dropped over 120 feet below capacity in recent years

Dalton, Ga. (February 7, 2014) – California residents are being urged to reduce water consumption on a voluntary basis by twenty percent after state officials announced that they were not going to provide additional water services for over half the residents of the state on January 31.

This announcement came on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a drought emergency, with more than a dozen communities in danger of running out of water before summer.  Gov. Brown encouraged residents to “take shorter showers and turn the water off when brushing your teeth.”

Drought conditions are predicted to “persist or intensify” through at least April in parts of 17 U.S. states, according to the Climate Prediction Center at the National Weather Service.  Many of those states are located in the Southwestern region of the country.

Lake Mead, the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam, has dwindled to some of its lowest levels ever.  According to the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation, water levels are more than 120 feet below capacity.

Fed by the Colorado River, Lake Mead is a source of water for much of the Southwest, as well as an energy provider for Southern California and parts of Arizona and Nevada. Water levels are projected to drop at least 20 feet in 2014, according to a recent New York Times report.

Water rationing is voluntary in some areas, but as drought conditions worsen, it may become mandatory.  That means no car washes, and no water for lawns or landscape irrigation.  These measures may force homeowners to change they way they maintain their yards and green spaces.

Here are four ways to drought-proof your yard:

* Choose your plants wisely. You may want to choose plants solely based on aesthetics, but picking plants that thrive with less water is the key to keep your yard looking good no matter the conditions. Talk with the experts at your garden center about which types of plants make the most sense for your climate, and which ones might be a little more drought-resistant than others.

* Go easy on the grass. For some it’s hard to imagine a picturesque yard without a lush and expansive yard.  But the truth is, a green lawn usually requires a lot of water to maintain. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced with less water-dependent alternatives saves 55 gallons of water per year. If you don’t want to part ways with your lawn in favor of natural landscaping that’s more water-friendly, you have another option: synthetic turf.

Any sports fan would know that synthetic turf has come a long way over the years, and now looks more natural than ever. Companies like Synthetic Turf International (STI) specialize in providing synthetic turf for residential and commercial uses that looks and performs like natural grass that could save 99,000 gallons of water each year for an average lawn of 1,800 square feet. The SoftLawn® product from STI requires virtually zero maintenance, can be easily maintained with a leaf blower and is made from 100 percent biodegradable or recyclable materials. Considering the average homeowner spends 150 hours a year maintaining his lawn, you can save a lot of time and money by going synthetic. Examples of synthetic lawns can be found at www.synthetic-turf.com.

* Add mulch. Covering the soil around your plants with a layer of mulch or compost can help improve water retention, inhibit growth of water-hungry weeds and cool soil temperatures to keep your plants comfortable when temperatures rise. Natural mulches break down and are absorbed into your soil, which means there’s little maintenance besides adding a new layer when appropriate.

* Make your water work harder for you. No matter what you do to drought-proof your lawn, you’ll likely still have to do some watering. Drip irrigation systems can make your water go further by applying it directly to the root of plants. If you’re watering by hand, water in the morning when temperatures are cool, and apply water to the soil rather than directly to the plants. Installing a rain barrel is a great way to put the water that runs off your house to good use – and you can use that water even if watering restrictions are in effect.

If you’re tired of maintaining your yard when the mercury soars and the rain stays away, it might be time to adjust your planting strategy this spring to make your yard naturally resilient. Most drought resistant improvements are good for the environment too, allowing you to feel good while you also save yourself time, money and effort.

About Synthetic Turf International

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Synthetic Turf International (www.synthetic-turf.com), a division of Controlled Products, produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.  To learn more, visit www.synthetic-turf.com, call (800) 405-7455 or contact the company at 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721.

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Synthetic Turf is Providing Drought Proof Options for Lawns

Posted on in Lawn & Landscape, News, Pet Turf, Sustainability, Synthetic Turf International, Water Conservation.

Dry Conditions in California Make STI Pet Turf and Landscape Products an Attractive Idea for a Drought Proof Option for Lawns

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California is suffering the worst drought conditions in its 163-year history.

Now could be the best time to install a synthetic turf lawn for residents of California.

Near record drought conditions across the Pacific and Pacific Northwest are affecting everything from ski lodges to tomato farms, and with projected water shortages in California, natural lawns will suffer.

California Governor, Jerry Brown, declared a drought emergency on January 17, encouraging residents to “take shorter showers and turn off the water while brushing teeth.”  Then, on January 31, California officials announced that they would not provide additional water services for over half of the state’s population, and more than a million acres of farmland.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California does not have the water reserves it had when it was able to transfer water to districts in Northern California in 1977, the worst drought year in the state’s 163-year history.

According to a recent report in the San Jose Mercury News, the State of California received less rainfall in 2013 than in any other year since California received statehood.

Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatolist at UC Berkeley, is projecting that, based on tree ring data, “the 2013-14 rainfall season is shaping up to be the driest in 434 years.”

Rainfall projections like that led Gov. Brown to make the official drought declaration, going as far as to urge residents to cut their water consumption by 20 percent.

Water reservoirs in California are at lower points than in 1977.

Conditions are near-perfect for synthetic lawns and landscapes already.

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STI offers many drought proof options for lawns and landscapes that are natural in appearance and pet and kid friendly.

Obviously, residents won’t be watering their lawns, making synthetic turf the best drought proof option to maintain a healthy green landscape, while allowing Californians to do their part to conserve water.

Synthetic Turf International manufactures the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry, using state-of-the-art technology and the latest research and innovative practices.  All of this helps STI provide a durable landscape with a lush, fresh cut appearance that is aesthetically pleasing, realistic and relatively maintenance free.

By eliminating the need for pesticides, fertilizers and extensive watering, our synthetic turf helps homeowners and business conserve millions of gallons of water each year, making it an attractive drought proof option for residents and business owners throughout the State of California.

Synthetic turf is also a much cleaner option than mulch or shredded rubber because it does not support stain or odor causing bacteria, mold or mildew, and it is loved by pets and owners alike.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.

 

Jeffrey McDaniel Joins Synthetic Turf International as Regional Account Manager

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Industry Leading Worldwide Manufacturer and Installation Network of High-End Synthetic Turf Poised for Significant Growth with the Addition of a Dedicated Regional Account Manager.

 

Dalton, Ga. (February 3rd, 2014) – Synthetic Turf International, STI General Manger Dakota Harp is pleased to announce , Jeffrey McDaniel has joined STI as the division’s Regional Account Manager.” In this newly created role, McDaniel will make a significant contribution towards leading the division’s growth strategy, brand awareness, and marketing efforts.”

Harp went on to say, “The experience and talent that Jeffrey will be bringing to our team is a huge step in the right direction for the future of STI.  His skills and fresh insight will be key in developing programs that benefit all of our customers as we help others Experience A Greener World.”

McDaniel has years of experience in the installation of synthetic turf products, and he has received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN.  He is also currently performing his graduate work at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.  This experience will be leveraged to better service our existing customer base and acquire new customers.  McDaniel will be heavily focused on the support of our customer base with additions to our training programs and marketing initiatives.

 

About Synthetic Turf International

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Synthetic Turf International (www.synthetic-turf.com), a division of Controlled Products, produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.  To learn more, visit www.synthetic-turf.com, call (800) 405-7455 or contact the company at 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721.

STI at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

Posted on in Callaway Tank Booth, EZTee, Lawn & Landscape, Putting Greens & Golf, Sports Fields, Synthetic Turf International, Tee Lines & Hitting Mats.

Synthetic Turf International Attended the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, Where Their Callaway Tank Putting Green Turf Installation Was Featured Prominently

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STI was well represented at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida last week.  The show offered golfers and golf merchandise dealers a glimpse at the newest products from manufacturers all over the world.

Tuesday’s Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Club provided attendees an opportunity to test new products before they hit stores later this year.  All the top manufacturers were there with everything from balls to clubs, shoes to…synthetic turf.

STI displayed portable versions of the EZTee® products at the Demo Day, as well as a mini putting green.  Of course, the weather didn’t cooperate.  Strong wind gusts and rain thinned the crowd after noon, causing the show to be closed for about an hour.  Demonstrations and lessons by top PGA teaching professionals were available throughout the day.

The PGA Merchandise Show was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, occupying over one million square feet.  According to PGAmagazine.com, over 41000 industry professionals were in attendance.

Several STI products were on display throughout the show.

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STI provided all the turf displayed in the Social Media Booth at the show.  Attendees were invited to step into this booth to see what was trending on social media sites at the show.  They could also live tweet about their favorite new products.

Toronto-based shoemaker, Bion Footwear, also displayed STI turf in their booth.  On Thursday, the Bion booth hosted an event featuring live music, where many booth visitors took off their shoes and experienced a greener world in stockinged feet.

Mizuno’s product testing booth at the indoor driving range featured both the EZTee® Hybrid and EZTee® Poly products.  Visitors were given a chance to test not only Mizuno’s equipment, but also the playability of the EZTee® products themselves.

Callaway Green 2014 PGA Show

One of the major attractions at this year’s show was the full size tank on display at the Callaway Golf booth.  The tank was part of Callaway’s promotion of the Odyssey Tank Putter.  The tank rested on a sand bunker in the middle of a putting green.

The green was made up of STI turf, installed by STI dealers, and was part of thousands of photos taken throughout the week.  The green provided STI an enormous amount of exposure at the show, and gave visitors to the Callaway Tank Putting Green a chance to experience the playability of STI’s NP 50® synthetic greens while testing out the Odyssey putters.

Several of STI’s top dealers from across the U.S. and Canada were present to help out with everything from setting up STI’s own booth to talking with prospective customers about the wide range of STI products available.  The STI booth featured two putting surfaces, and three EZTee® mats.

The booth received lots of traffic during the week, which officially kicked off the 2014 season for STI.

The weather was cold, and at times uncooperative, but all in all, the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show was a huge success.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World…and a better golf game.

Golf Range Association of America Cover

Posted on in EZTee, Putting Greens & Golf, Synthetic Turf International, Tee Lines & Hitting Mats.

Synthetic Turf International’s EZTee® Tee Line Range Renovation at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, NJ was Featured on the Cover of Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Magazine’s December Issue.

You can visit many courses around the world and find a range with an EZTee® tee line, but the recently renovated range at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, NJ is a top tier example of what every course’s driving range should look like.  That is exactly why the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) chose the Fiddler’s Elbow EZTee® renovation for the cover of their December issue.  They also featured a full page spread and article titled, Happy Landings for a Practice Center Designed to Spark a New Era.

 

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This article in the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Magazine talks about the new era of practice facilities that is starting to explode across the world.  Many courses are realizing that they have to view their ranges as more than just a driving range.  These area are now being designed to incorporate an all encompassing feel that truly embraces a practice facility and stand alone mentality.  Unfortunately most people do not have time to fit in 18 holes of golf every day, or in the extremely unfortunate cases they cannot fit 18 holes in a week.  These higher end facilities that offer a practice range that is enjoyable and appealing to be on are experiencing more and more traffic from members sharping their skills and hitting the ranges when they cannot get an entire round.  Obviously this additional traffic puts a lot of stress on the superintendents and grounds crews that have to maintain the natural ranges.  That is why EZTee® has become a world-renowned, popular solution for these practice facilities and driving ranges.  EZTee®  can allow these courses to maintain a full strip of hitting surface versus individual mats, and they can even add additional surfaces for aesthetics and alternate hitting surfaces.  These solutions offered by Synthetic Turf International allow golf courses to offer higher quality and consistent facilities to their members, and they allow the superintendents to remove a lot of the stress from the natural grass.  There is no doubt that EZTee® and Synthetic Turf International can provide the perfect solution for your range or practice facility.  Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas, and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World and a better golf game today.

 

Golf Range Association of America Fiddlers Elbow Featured Renovation

 

View the Golf Range Association of America December issue and the article featuring Synthetic Turf International’s EZTee® tee line range renovation at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, NJ here.  You can also take time to look up more information from their other publication, PGA Magazine.

 

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RPN Hot Products for 2013!!!

Posted on in News, Playground Surfaces, Synthetic Turf International.

The RPN Hot Products have been chosen for 2013, and Synthetic Turf International made the list with their SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems.

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It is a great honor to be chosen by Religious Product News as one of the RPN Hot Products for 2013.  Synthetic Turf International was chosen for this honor in light of a commitment to providing superior products and services for churches. Today’s churches are experiencing tremendous growth, and they need great products to continue that growth.  Synthetic Turf International will be included in the annual  Religious Product News’ 2013 Hot Products & Services issue, and are authorized to use the Hot Products logo in all publications and marketing.
The SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems that received the RPN Hot Products award are featured in numerous playground settings around the world.  These systems take into account fall height protection, ADA and ABA accessibility, safety, durability, aesthetics, and maintenance.  These systems are IPEMA certified to ensure the SoftLawn® playground safety surfaces meet and exceed all quality standards and fall height requirements.  These systems allow all kids to play regardless of limitations they may experience.  Safety is always a first priority, and it is never more important than when children are involved.  The durability of the SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems ensures that the playground surface will last and continue to provide the necessary performance expected of a playground safety surface.  Aesthetically you will not find a better option for your playground surfacing needs because the SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems provide a soft touch and feel combined with a uniform beautiful and lush appearance.  Then you always have to consider the maintenance associated with these playground surfaces.  Many options can be dispersed or tend to break down over time.  The synthetic turf SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems are easy to maintain throughout the life of the product.
To learn more about the SoftLawn® playground safety surfacing systems that were selected for the 2013 RPN Hot Products, you can visit our playground applications page or gallery page.

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