Thanks to European Golf, Cottingham Park now hosts a large, 220m2 infill green. The base preparation took a week, to excavate all levels, bunkers and contours, with the grass installation taking only 3 days. Our cushion underlay was used to keep the specialist silica sand active, and to enhance ball reaction when receiving shots. The putting surface is then cut and shaped, allowing the fringe grass to be cut and seamed together, creating one large green. The infill-putting surface is then filled with graded silica sand, and top-dressed with green coloured sand, custom made for our turf to be used as a top dressing. The fringe was also sand in filled, but not to the extent of the putting surface, just enough to aid stability and prevent any damage when chipping. 9 tee stations all with different types of product were used, so that you chip from a different surface each time. Shortcut, fairway, semi rough, and rough were the products used. Once the sand is in filled, the green is then rolled for a consistent ball speed, and true roll. The total time to construct and install the brand new facility was a miniscule 10 days.
In November 2014, European Golf travelled over land and sea to install 400 square metres of synthetic turf. The install consisted of a target green including 1 bunker. In total, the base work took 10 days, removing of 200 tonne of soil in order to create and shape the correct ground levels. We then used 200 tonne of Aggregate, the Coral Stone was used as a type 1 material substitute, perfecting the contours and shaping of the final levels, ready for the underlay cushion to be laid. Once the area was covered with the cushion, the putting surface was laid and cut to shape. Our half metre border of second cut fringe surrounded the green, then adding another, longer, second cut fringe grass to add definition and character to the green. The third and final cut was a short type of grass to replicate a fairway, which was also surrounding the green. Our specialist silica sand was then placed over the putting surface, finally using a green coloured, top dressed sand to finish the install. After the 10 days of base work, the installation of turf took around half the time (5 days)! The green was rolled for a consistent ball speed and true roll.
European Golf were involved with the development and construction of a complete indoor golf facility in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool. The Sports Dome building wanted to host 100m2 of short chipping area, putting green with bunker, and a 9 hole adventure golf course that portrays a natural seaside theme – and we delivered! Not only did we install these facilities, but we also constructed a separate driving range facility, boasting a 2 x 30m tee line, two coloured targets, and one 150m2 five-hole chipping green. We then used a short grade synthetic grass to cover the driving range area.