Southwest Greens - the UK's leading supplier of high-quality synthetic putting greens - has successfully completed a stunning centrepiece for the new short-game academy at Nailcote Hall.
Nailcote Hall is home to the British Par-3 Championship and the 2,200 sq ft green has completely transformed an area of the golf complex which was sited among some large trees and previously unusable.
However, Southwest Greens' superior quality Pro System synthetic turf is unaffected by the shade and the difficult ground conditions, making it an ideal choice for the area.
The project is the latest in a series of high-profile synthetic green installations carried out by Southwest Greens this year - at venues such as Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Old Thorns Hotel and Golf Club, Olympic Golf Centre in Kent, Foxhills Golf & Country Club and Urban Golf's new Smithfields indoor venue in London.
Using the industry-leading Pro System, which gives a Tour standard putting surface as well as excellent shot-holding capabilities, the green at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire, will offer an all-year practice area.
The Southwest Greens Pro System means a golf club can create a world-beating synthetic short-game practice facility that bears all the hallmarks of a real turf green - but with a fraction of the running costs.
The end result is a low-maintenance, hard-wearing golf green that looks, feels and behaves just like the real thing. Golfers can practice putts of all lengths and difficulty and with the addition of light rough, fringe and bunkers, as well as realistic breaks, contouring and even tiers, any golf venue can create a superb short-game area.
The artificial green has the added advantages of being all-weather and capable of handling high traffic levels.
The artificial bent grass construction allows the green to hold pitches and chips and stimp meter speeds can even be adjusted according to the club's needs.
Matt Leslie of Southwest Greens UK, said: "We are delighted to be involved in the Nailcote Hall project, which is another good example of how synthetic greens can create a valuable all-year short game zone for clubs and golf and leisure complexes.
"Our Pro System is firmly established as the best synthetic turf in the market, and this installation starts to address the lack of year-round short game practice areas available to golfers. This is a superb example of what can be done and reinforces our ability to deliver the ultimate in bespoke synthetic greens.
"We are building a list of case studies that other clubs, ranges and academies can visit to see for themselves what is now possible with the latest generation of synthetic turf technology."
World Cup and Dunhill Cup player Mark Mouland, together with six-time Welsh Champion and World Cup player (and also Mark's father) Sid Mouland, will be running the academy at Nailcote Hall.
Southwest Greens UK, based in Hampshire, has also installed greens for over 30 Pro golfers including Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Tim Clark and US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, all of whom use Southwest Greens practice greens at home to sharpen their personal short games.
Southwest Greens is the world market-leader in the development and installation of synthetic surfaces for golf, with more than 7,000 installations worldwide.