Dream Green
Golf in your backyard with Y-Turf from Young's Landscape Management.
by Glori Gayster

Golf season is here and most golfers can never get enough of the game. Now, you never have to leave home in order to practice your putt or try a new swing. The Young’s Landscape Management Y-Turf division provides synthetic putting and practice surfaces that offer an ideal way to improve your score.

Whether for an avid player or new to the game, more and more homeowners view the installation of a synthetic putting green at home to be a wonderful addition. The custom-installed greens are great for backyards, side yards or poolside, providing unlimited fun and entertainment.

Authentic in both look and feel, Y-Turf offers synthetic surfaces with unparalleled quality, durability and performance regardless of the season. From a simple putting surface to a full short-game practice area, Young’s landscape design team and on-staff golf professional can design a green that will add beauty to any home and hours of family enjoyment.

“At Y-Turf, we offer a range of synthetic surfaces to fit different types of applications,” says Dan Bailey, a division manager of Young’s Landscape Management, Inc. in Moorestown, N.J. “This enables us to customize the green to meet a client’s specific needs.”

For clients who are specifically looking for a great putting surface, Y-Turf can install a nylon turf product used at some of the leading golf academies across the country. It is easily designed to match the home’s style and shaped to fit the environment.

But, sometimes a putting green is simply not enough and a golfer may be interested in a short game practice area. In these instances, Y-Turf offers one of the most sought after synthetic hitting surfaces—a product found at such top-rated courses as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and, locally, Manufacturers’ Golf Club.

Either way, Y-Turf provides a great way to extend the golf season. The weather-resistant synthetic turf offers a year-round surface that withstands heat, hurricanes and nor’easters with relative ease. In addition to being virtually maintenance free, golfers will love the authentic performance with putting speeds of 11 on the stimp meter.

Y-Turf is a specialized division within Young’s Landscape Management and the professional team offers comprehensive services to complement the installation of the synthetic putting green and practice surfaces.

Young’s has been designing artistic home exteriors for more than 20 years. Its premium services not only include traditional landscaping but also spectacular hardscaping with the installation of paths, walls, pool areas and full outdoor kitchens.

In addition, the exteriors may be augmented with artistic lighting to accentuate style, extend playing time and ensure safety and security. Young’s designers can also bring even more life to the area with flowing water features and challenging sand traps.

“It has been about two years since I installed a Y-Turf putting green and practice area at my home,” says Brian Bohling of Moorestown, N.J. “Young’s designed the area, which includes three sand traps and four tees—one at 60 yards, 50 yards, 40 yards and 25 yards.”

Bohling continues: “The convenience of being able to practice at virtually any hour or on any day has boosted my confidence as I focus on various shots. My putting and chipping skills have improved greatly. But, what I truly underestimated was how much my family enjoys it, too.”

As with any landscaping and hardscaping project, the process begins with a detailed discussion about the homeowner’s and golfer’s motivations, goals and expectations. Ideally, the meeting will take place at your home in order to explore the current environment and offer suggestions to best suit the area for enhancement. A detailed rendering is provided to illustrate how the Y-Turf surface and green will complement a home’s existing exterior or new landscaping plan.

“We will then work together with the client to fine tune even the smallest nuances to get the design just right,” Bailey adds.

The synthetic surfaces provided by Y-Turf may be ideal for golf but this new-age, authentic turf is also a viable alternative for the entire property. It is safe and clean for both children and pets as well as reduces the potential for bacteria, fungus growth and chemical ingestion. Y-Turf products are ADA compliant and fully wheelchair accessible. As for cost effectiveness, homeowners will save time and money by eliminating irrigation, fertilizers and related lawn maintenance needs.

So, don’t let your golf game suffer. Start practicing earlier, continue throughout the fall or take some swings between winter snowfalls. It’s as easy as walking outside your door.

Y-Turf, Young’s Landscape Management, Inc., 1-877-90-YTURF, Y-Turf.com.

Glori Gayster is a freelance writer and marketing professional based in South Jersey.