With a powerful swing and a number 7 iron, both employees
lofted the balls (without tees) into the air and deliberately
hacked divots into the turf. For the sake of non-golfers, it
should be explained here that in an ideal golfing drive, the
club will strike the ball first and then the ground. As
the club hits the ground, a lump of grass is often removed.
This lump of grass and the damaged area is called a
The result of the drive tests on the various turf surfaces is remarkable. As expected, on the non-hybrid turf area, the sparks flew. The heavy hits from the golf clubs produced deep holes in the turf.
On the hybrid turf, in contrast, it proved impossible to produce holes in the surface: the club bounced off the surface of the matting. Other advantages: the synthetic turf element is not damaged and driving off an area that has already been heavily used causes no problem, as the synthetic turf still supports the ball to some degree.
The hybrid turf is thus not only an alternative, but in fact
a real improvement for golf courses, both on driving ranges as
well as on the course itself.
Conclusion: tests passed!
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