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The New Gold Standard in Artificial Putting Greens
Backyard Artificial Golf Greens is the impetus for the inception of ProGreen Canada, created in 1998 operating from Toronto, Canada. Understanding the difficulties of having a real backyard golf green, ProGreen Canada searched out alternative surfaces that could mimic the playability of a real golf green, something that would not only be minimal maintenance but long-lasting.
The synergy of ProGreen International and Sprinturf in 1987 formed the basis for the creation of a synthetic putting surface that introduced the real prospect for the average homeowner to own a backyard putting green rivalling the performance of any golf green found on private and or exclusive golf courses without the headaches.
With a twenty-five-year history and going strong, ProGreen Canada has installed more than 500 putting greens. Along the way, installation processes were perfected together with product innovations solidifying the PG AUGUSTA golf green as the industry-foremost putting surface.
ProGreen Canada’s PG AUGUSTA is a top-level putting surface critical to a proper ball roll. Equally important is the infill ingredient that provides the proper ballast adding a tremendous aesthetic and assists with the ball-to-surface interaction. Our infill is infused with Microban, an antibacterial agent, addresses long-held concerns of moss, mould, and algae growth familiar in the artificial golf green industry.
ProGreen Canada parlayed the timing of its inception in the artificial golf green industry with the sudden timing of the growth in the artificial landscape grass industry. Multiple factors including pesticide bans, water shortages and warmer temperatures lead to innovative products that mimicked real grass to the delight of homeowners challenged with hard to grow grass areas. ProGreen Canada has been steadfast, trusting that homeowners discerning product quality and realism if deciding to go with artificial grass. ProGreen is the most chosen product compared to all others, with 4 million ft2 sold and installed, no others come close.
After 20 years, we’ve seen it all, we’ve combined the best turf, the best base, with an Infill that matters = A GOLF GREEN THAT EVEN THE BEST OF PROS WOULD ENVY
The Traditional Base Construction
The traditional artificial golf green sub-base construction until now is the old tried and true method of installation. It consists mostly of a big excavation and disposal of existing soils from the site. This process is followed by replacing the extracted materials with a highly compactable stone aggregate. This method is still the go to method of a good golf green ball roll but in some instances, it poses problems over time.
The beefy base excavation process is not only tedious but perhaps more importantly environmentally problematic when introducing a new compacted stone aggregate into a landscaped environment. This highly compacted base allows for very poor drainage and as such the new base materials are considered by most to be detrimental to the environment especially if nearby vegetation, shrubbery or trees are part of the landscape.
Secondly, even the best installed compacted aggregate base is not without worry of degradation over the years. As an example, a heavy rainfall just before a big frost event can easily destroy the playability of the golf green, as can rodents tunneling under the green surface creating caverns throughout the surface.
The Perfect Base Construction for a True Ball Roll for the life of your green
New and Improved golf green construction
ProGreen Canada recent partnership with Ultrabase Systems enables for a NEW GOLD STANDARD for golf green construction.
Ultrabase invented a panel base putting greens over a decade ago. It’s all about perfect ball roll and UBS panels & our PG AUGUSTA turf deliver perfection with every stroke. Dead flat or contoured to challenge any skill level, ProGreen Canada is improving golfers’ games on every continent in the world.
- Strong enough to support heavily infilled green systems
- Turf will not move
- Compensates for subbase irregularities even if they occur after installation
- Creation of contours and valleys is easier and more realistic than ever before
- Easy installation anywhere
- Panels do not need to be moved or repositioned when a new turf is installed
- Light-weight interlocking panels enable easy
- Installation, disassembly and re-installation
- Sturdy structural design supports heavy loads
- Patented barb design helps keep turf in place
- Resilient yet structurally firm design compensates for sub-base irregularities due to weather or burrowing animals
- Mimics grass greens contour through perfect flexibility as a result of engineering
- Easy installation lowers required skill level via step-by-step approach that is systematically proven.
- Interlocking modular panels ensure easy installation and structural integrity/consistency
UltraBaseSystems in Action
The UBS golf system eliminates the need for compacted stone bases on putting greens or poured concrete tee lines. The result–a playing surface that feels more like real grass under foot with the perfect ball roll tournament players expect in their own practice facilities. Build it indoors, on a rooftop, or leave it permanently in your backyard, with UBS the customer’s dream green becomes a reality
This new cutting-edge base technology provides ProGreen Canada a superior base replacement using common-sense engineering to eliminate the costly and tedious process of the traditional golf green base construction.
Slope and CrowningIt can’t be overstated when considering an artificial golf green, the crucial component for a long lasting and true ball roll is the sub-base construction. The smaller the green size the subtler the undulation, breaks left, and right are also determined on site. The lager the green size allows for more exaggerated sloping and sometime different tiers are elements always considered in the final design. Depending on soil conditions and geographic locations base depths are determined usually 6-8” 40% clear stone for drainage, 40% ¾” crushed stone and 20% limestone and all compacted to 95% for final smooth grading. The backing of almost all artificial Golf Greens are non-porous and as such golf greens bases are designed to be crowned or sloped with a minimal of 1” slope every 8’ to ensure water runs off the surface. For low lying areas where under wet conditions o-pipe or French drains may also need to be considered.
The Perfect Turf
Not be confused with a nylon putting surface (not recommended for the outdoors!) Our PG AUGUSTA has absolutely the best ball roll of any polypropylene putting surface available and is 100% American made! Our PG AUGUSTA putts true on the day installed, and stays that way for the life of the product 25-30 years and even better it putts the same in every direction. ProGreen Canada can get the ball speed to run to a 10.6 on the stimp-meter. Either install over a big beefy aggregate base or using our Ultrabase panel system our PG Augusta turf gets infilled with 2 lbs. of Envirofill which helps mimic the ball acceptance from bump and run shots or lob shots just like a real green from 40 yards out.
Our PG AUGUSTA feels incredibly soft and cushioning underfoot as in the raw state our PG AUGUSTA has a very natural bent grass spring feel like no other turf in its class.
The Perfect Infill for Perfecting Your Putts
Standing water mixed with a sand infill used in most golf green construction is a moss or algae nightmare waiting to happen that needs to be avoided at all cost. ProGreen Canada has partnered with Envirofill to set a new GOLD STANDARD as the perfect in-fill solution for golf greens
ProGreen Canada now uses Envirofill - Microban® in all its golf green installations for the antimicrobial protection that is infused into Envirofill during the manufacturing process to help prevent the growth of bacteria and microbes that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration.
DEFINED: Coated sands such as Envirofill, are especially highly round granules of sand coated with an acrylic polymer.
Coated sands offer superior durability and consistent performance. The roundness of the sand avoids compaction and the antimicrobial infused coating inhibits the growth of bacteria in the infill profile
- Combination of natural and synthetic product made specifically for turf
- Sustainable: Can be used for two lifecycles (16-year warranty)
- Consistent Gmax and playing surface over turf lifecycle.
- Limited migration
- Helps keep putts straight & true
- Clean and safe
- Minimal Maintenance
- Cooler Temperatures