You don’t have to be a professional golfer to enjoy the benefits of practising your short game on a putting green. However, it can be a bit of a pain in the neck when you have to drive to the golf club to do those all-important putting drills that could make the difference between winning the weekend monthly medal or coming 20th. Never fear there are things you can do that mean you don’t even have to leave your back garden or even the house to practice holing in those nervy 3 footers we all miss from time to time.
Many golf enthusiasts are choosing to install artificial grass putting greens in order to make practising convenient and easy. Even if your house does not boast a big back garden there is still lots of opportunity to build your own putting practice space and get your average putts below 30 a round. If you’re looking for somewhere to put in a putting green in your home or business consider one of these locations!
In the Corner of a Patio or on The Decking
If you have a patio or some decking at the rear of your home or in the garden, chances are you have some unused space in a corner that would be perfect for a small putting green. Installing artificial turf is a great way to make use of this space and create a fun spot to practice your putting.
In the Garden
You may think that this an obvious one, but you could install an artificial grass putting green in your garden and make a feature out of it. As well as being perfect for practising your putting imagine the fun you could have when golfing friends visit to socialise. If you have a green thumb, why not combine your love of gardening with your love of golf? I mean what better way of appreciating the stunning beauty of your garden than doing so while honing your putting skills before your round at the weekend.
In an Outdoor Space Like a Man Cave or Garden Bar
During lockdown many people took it upon themselves to build bars and man caves in their gardens to not only give themselves something to occupy their mind but also relax away from the confines of the front room. So if you love your golf why not take it one step further and throw an artificial grass putting green into the mix. That way you can practice until your heart’s content while you are watching your favourite programme, listening to some tunes or having a cheeky beer or two. You’ll also probably find a lot of your friends popping round for a chat just to take advantage of your new toy.
There may be a number of reasons you decide not to put a putting green in your garden. Lack of usable space or reluctance to change the aesthetics. If that is the case, and you have a garage why not utilise that space. These days garages are much more than somewhere to house your car. Installing a putting green in your garage could be the ideal way to maximise practice time. If the weather is nice you can open the garage doors to get the benefit. Alternatively in the depth of winter you can continue to practice while keeping warm and dry.
Now there is a chance we may have missed some obvious contenders, but hopefully this article will have got you golf lovers thinking about how you can turn a bit of unused space into a useful and fun practice area.