Thursday, October 20, 2016

Copperleaf Practice Mats are Open

The artificial grass practice mats were open for play this past week. This turf surface, manufactured and installed by TurfHound Tee Surfaces, is the premier artificial turf product in the industry and is widely used in local area Club’s and throughout the country. Golfers have been impressed with the visual quality of the product, but more importantly, with the feel of the club striking the surface. It provides a consistent area for our golfers to practice their swing and warm up before going out to the golf course.

Members warming up before their round

There are two distinct turf areas within the 28 teeing stations. The shorter turf area is designed to resemble our tee boxes and fairways while the longer turf area is designed to resemble our rough height of cut. The shorter area has a rubber slot to be able to place our plastic tees in at any height. Please feel free to use any club to hit from either area.

The square box represents tees and fairways while the outside area represents our rough height

For the remainder of the month, the new mats will be used so that the “real” turf grass in front of the tee can be adequately fertilized and allowed to recover prior to the cooler weather in the winter months and slower growth. It is our anticipation to rotate between the grass and artificial turf surfaces as needed with the main objective to have a turf area that is representative of the playing experience out on the golf course. Weather will be a large determining factor as to the quality and condition of the grass; however, your practicing methods will have the greatest impact. Please do not scatter your divots within the practice area but rather concentrate your shots to a confined area. This will greatly aide in turf recovery.