Guide to Installing Golf Cups for Putting Greens

Without golf cups, you can’t have the most extraordinary putting greens! Where are all those holes-in-one going to end up, after all? As long as you are familiar with the full putting green installation procedure, installing the cups is simple. If you feel this isn’t something you’d be able to do then don’t be afraid to hire a professional installer.

Learn how to set up a backyard putting green and related elements like golf cups in the steps that follow.

Steps To Installing Golf Cups In Your Artificial Putting Green

1. Prepare The Installation Site

The land where your backyard putting green will be installed has to be prepared first. Remove any obstacles, including grass, sprinklers, and plant life (such as weeds and plants). After that, cautiously remove up to 3 to 4 inches of sod. Remember to leave a little gradient for effective drainage.

2. Install the Putting Green Base

The putting green base has to be installed next. Crushed rock, decomposed granite, and class II road base are a few of your alternatives. Compaction is the key to a good installation, regardless of the base type you select. So that you may create a level and consistent surface, we advise hiring a vibrating plate compactor.

TIP: Use a yard hose to lightly wet the base. In order to achieve maximum compaction, this lubricates the base particles and helps them to slip into position when you pass over the base with the compactor.

3. Decide Where to Place the Golf Cups

It’s time to set your golf cups now that you have a flat, compacted surface. You will need to utilize your imagination and ingenuity in this situation. To ensure you have enough distance to practice your putting, we advise allowing at least three feet between each cup.

4. Make the Holes for the Golf Cups

Making the holes for your golf cups comes next. Because the base naturally changes as a result of rain and foot activity, we advise against setting the cups down directly on it. This will eventually make your cups less stable. Concrete should be used to secure the area.

Your golf cups’ size will determine the size of the hole. The hole should be approximately an inch deeper than the cup after adding about 2 inches to its diameter. You’ll need the concrete to lock the cup in place, so this makes room for it.

5. Insert the Cups

You may now place your golf cups into the holes that you have prepared. To make the outside move up and down smoothly, gently lubricate them with silicone spray.

6. Apply Concrete Around the Cup and Level It

Applying the concrete is the next step after setting the cup in place. Using a level, pour concrete all the way around the cup to ensure evenness. Give the concrete at least 24 hours to dry. Use concrete that dries quickly for expedited installation.

7. Finalize the Base

You may finish the base once the concrete around the cups has cured. The plate compactor may have left some minor bumps on the foundation. Use a hand tamp or the bottom of a shovel to level them out. A layer of decomposed granite will provide a super-smooth surface.

8. Lay the Putting Green Turf over the Base

When rolling out fake grass, take extreme care not to disrupt the base. If not, it could cause creases and wrinkles under your putting green. So that the turf has a natural appearance, they ought to be facing the same direction. Use a sharp knife to trim away any surplus after fitting the grass.

9. Roll Out the Best Artificial Turf

It’s now time to get the putting green surface ready. Roll it out and then use a sharp knife to trim away any extra grass. Try cutting from the rear so you can more easily see the tufting. To prevent damaging the grass, cut as near to the stitching’s side as you can without cutting into it.

10. Seam and Trim the Putting Green Turf

The putting green turf should then be secured in place using seam tape, glue, or staples. Use a carpet stretcher to keep your carpet from creasing. To reduce movement when seaming, use infill bags on the sides of the synthetic grass every five feet.

11. Cut the Turf Over the Golf Cups

Finally, you may trim the grass over the golf cups. To create a precise cut, use a circular cutter or a sharp utility knife. Make sure there isn’t a big space between the cup and the putting green surface.

12. Secure the Contour

Your putting green is nearly complete! Now all you have to do is fix the contour. To do this, secure the grass around the base’s edge with a hammer and nails. This will assist in keeping it in place, particularly in strong winds.

13. Apply the Infill

At last, apply the infill. Your putting green will seem more realistic as a result. Additionally, it ensures that your putting green lasts for a very long period and enhances the hold-up ability of chip shots. Using a drop spreader, first evenly distribute the filler across the lawn. Make sure to fill in every crevice and corner. After that, brush it about with a medium-bristle broom until it’s smooth and level.

You’re done now! On your very own synthetic putting green, you can now spend hours practicing! There are many benefits of installing your own artificial putting green so don’t miss out. Contact us at (800) 674-TURF so we can assist you in adding golf cups to your artificial turf putting green.

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