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The Benefits of Using Synthetic Turf Tee Lines: Innovative Technology has Allowed New Products to Emerge

By Scott Smockum

In the synthetic turf world, there are three types of yarn: nylon, polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene (PE). When considering a synthetic turf that is going to be stomped on and hit from, durability should be at the top of the list. Therefore, when comparing the yarns for durability, nylon is the strongest of the three. Polypropylene is a close second, while the softest would be polyethylene.

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The Benefits of Using Synthetic Turf Tee Lines: Strike a Happy Medium

By Scott Smockum

Synthetic turf tee lines are beneficial to all concerned; course owners are happy as they can open earlier and generate revenue from the much-anticipated traffic, members are pleased as they can finally hit golf balls, and superintendents are content as the synthetic turf offers the course’s natural grass some additional time to regenerate and grow. It also allows turf mangers to focus on other more important areas of the course, which may need a little more work.

Synthetic turf tee lines are not only great for early season use, but they also work well to provide much needed relief for natural turf throughout the year on an as-needed basis (e.g. wet days, tournaments, during long-drought periods, or generally whenever rest or more time is needed for the natural sod to recuperate).

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The Benefits of Using Synthetic Turf Tee Lines

An increasing number of golf courses and driving ranges are installing synthetic turf tee lines at the back of a natural tee deck to act as a relief for the natural grass. Photo courtesy Synthetic Turf International of Canada

By Scott Smockum

After a long winter, most golfers are eager to get back on the course and resume play. This is often a difficult time for most superintendents as the weather is not warm enough to promote grass growth, but it is visible and relatively green—and to most golfers, if there is grass, the course should be open, right?

Owners eagerly welcome the traffic, but most courses are not ready to open. One answer to this urge of members wanting to get back on the course is to open the driving range and let the divots start to fly.

Natural grass driving ranges prove to be an uphill battle during the best growing conditions; the average tee deck simply cannot keep up with the demand. As a result, an increasing number of golf courses and driving ranges are installing synthetic turf tee lines at the back of a natural tee deck to act as a relief for the natural grass.

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