The Benefits of Using Synthetic Turf Tee Lines: The Pros and Cons of Each Yarn—Nylon

By Scott Smockum

Nylon is the most durable product. However, it is the most expensive yarn. Another drawback to nylon is it will also be the first to settle down, making it difficult to stick in a natural tee. It can be said that nylon does not wear out, it just simply mats down. Unfortunately, this matting down effect can increase the chance of a club head catching a ‘knot,’ stopping the club and golfer immediately—something superintendents will want to avoid. As nylon does not wear out, it will not leave a green stain on the bottom of the user’s irons after hitting a bucket of balls. For users who have hit off of a driving mat or synthetic turf that left a green streak on the bottom of their clubs, there is a good chance it was not nylon.

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