If you love the game of golf, then you know that there are numerous reasons for installing a turf putting green in your backyard. In golf, a good consistent putting stroke will improve your score more than any other club in your bag. You will have more fun and gain bragging rights over people who have beaten you time and again on the course.
However, to convince the other people who live at your home that this is a good idea and worth the initial cost, it is important to understand the practicality of a turf putting green in your back yard. The following is a list of 4 reasons a backyard putting green is the perfect addition to your home.
Easier Maintenance (less grass cutting, less water usage)
Having a large area of artificial turf in the middle of your back yard will save you a ton of time, lawn mower gas, and water. Honestly, you will be doing more than saving your short game, you will also be saving the planet!
While the above paragraph is a little tongue-in-cheek, there is some real truth to the benefits of a putting green. Lawn maintenance will no longer take your Saturdays and you really will save money in gas and water. While you are experiencing these savings, you will also see the beauty of your yard increase. Your grass has never looked cleaner or better kept than it will when artificial turf is covering the majority of your yard.
Increased Home Value
Having a putting green in your backyard increases the value of your home when it comes time to sell. This is not an opinion or a subjective statement, but one that is data-driven and confirmed by realtors and home buyers alike.
Even though not every family or every person has a desire to practice putting in their backyard, at first sight the artificial turf looks and feels better than any other backyard most potential buyers have seen. You can also explain to them the other savings that you have experienced since the green was installed. Anything that sets your home apart from the other thousands of homes on the market is a good thing, but one that appeals to so many people in so many ways is certain to speed up your selling time and increase your property value.
Great Way to Spend Family Time and Introduce Them to The Game
All of us who have families are always looking for ways to spend more time with your children and our spouse. A backyard putting green is a great way of increasing family time while doing something that you love. The best part about it is that after the initial investment, it pretty much costs nothing.
Aside from spending quality time with your family, it is a great way to introduce your children to the game without spending an arm and a leg. You can teach them the intricacies of putting and chipping without even getting in the car and without investing a huge amount in new equipment. All you really need to get started is the putting green, 1 or 2 clubs, and a few golf balls. You will quickly learn whether or not your children have a love for the game and you can help them to gain an appreciation for something that you already enjoy and are passionate about.
Improve Your Short Game
If you are reading this article, then this is probably the primary reason you are looking into installing a backyard putting green. The other reasons are great, and may even be more beneficial in the long run, but improving your game is what brought you here.
We have all heard the phrase, “Drive for show, putt for dough” and we all know the truth behind that phrase. Our putting and short game is where a round of golf is normally won or lost. Even in an age of advanced technology where drives are going further than ever and any par-5 is reachable in 2, if you cannot putt you cannot win. Having the ability to walk out of your back door and work on your game is invaluable and will improve your golf score more than anything else you could do.
It is one thing to desire to have a putting green in your backyard, it is another thing to pursue that goal. The 4 reasons explained in this blog will help you to decide whether or not a putting green is for you and your family. It is more than just a golf decision, since there are some real benefits outside of the game of golf to make this happen.
Author Bio: Guest Post by Brian Peña @ Red Birdie Golf.
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