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Congratulations to Bernhard Langer, GWAA Player of the Year

syntheticgrass Congratulations to Bernhard Langer, GWAA Player of the Year

The Golf Writers Association of America has named Global Syn-Turf endorser Bernhard Langer the 2014 Senior Tours Player of the Year. Mr. Langer garnered an overwhelming 90% of the GWAA's votes, and will be honored (along with the Rory McIlroy, PGA Tour Player of the Year, and Stacy Lewis, LPGA Tour Player of the Year) at the GWAA's annual awards dinner during the Masters week at Augusta in April.

Mr. Langer's distinction as the GWAA Player of the Year was well deserved as he had six professional wins in 2014, including the Charles Schwab Cup and the PNC Father/Son Challenge last month, and was named the Champions Tour Play of the Year. Undoubtedly, Mr. Langer's performance in 2014 has cemented his reputation as the most consistent and disciplined player in his class.

As a Global Syn-Turf endorser, Mr. Langer practices on Global Syn-Turf putting greens installed at his private residence in Boca Raton, FL, during the offseason. Having a Global Syn-Turf putting green installed enables him to stay on top of his golf game when away from the greens and at his own convenience -- requisite in acquiring the discipline needed to succeed on the golf course.

Global Syn-Turf sends congratulations to Mr. Langer for his exceptional year, and wishes him luck during the next season.

Global Syn-Turf's putting greens are the number one choice for the professional golfer. Global Syn-Turf's Putting Green Series provides resilience, smoothness and firmness -- which characteristics contribute to the overall speed of the putting green -- and yield green speeds up to 15 with infill and nine to 10 without. Moreover, Global Syn-Turf putting greens have no need for watering, fertilizer, disposal of grass clippings, and best of all, no need for lawn mowers -- all of which free up the golfer's time for practicing his game.

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April 8, 2015   |   Putting Greens, Putting Greens, Golf, Golf, Golf Course, Golf Course, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer

Putting Greens - US is Back to More Resilient Surfaces

 

Shock pads are the ideal way to add safety and resilience to the artificial grass surface. In sports industry, shock pads are often referred as an "insurance policy." According to FIFA-endorsed regulations, the shock-attenuation testing (or G-Max) is recommended for every sports field. You can get a good G-max without a shock pad, but if you like to have safer, more resilient surface, you might consider installing shock pads beneath the turf.

Shock pads make sense. Do you want to improve safety? Just lay down the pad before synthetic turf installation. From Astroturf with its nylon carpet, most artificial grass manufacturers turned their attention to infill solutions.

Rubber infill lowers G-Max to acceptable levels. When the surface compression is high, the surface feels much softer. It works great for children, but in competitive sports and golf, you need the ball rolling with a certain speed. For example, the acceptable green speed with infill for our putting greens can be as high as 14-15 on the Stimp-meter BRD. On the softer sports fields athletes get more tired than usual. Ideally, the surface must feel normal yet ensure safety.

But there is a definite mishap with the infill. It migrates on the turf surface, and the level thins especially in areas with heavy traffic. It is not just about uneven surface. Migration of infill hardens the surface reduces infill compaction and causes the degradation in performance over time. Again, it does not apply to residential or commercial projects where the traffic is low to medium. But in sports industry shock pads are crucial.

Shock pads reduce the amount of infill (and subsequent infill "splash") by lowering the height of the fiber pile and increasing the density of the pile itself. The concept of having shock pads inside infill itself had changed due to low shock-attenuation levels and extensive maintenance. Today, most business owners regard shock pads like just like an extra insurance.

Shock pads differ in density and thickness. If you are installing putting greens, it is a good idea to install 8 mm shock pad. Important thing to understand about the quality of shock pads is its tear and wear resistance, low water absorption and high shock absorption.

In this sense, chemically Closed-Cell Polyethylene Foam is the perfect material for padding. Low moisture permeability and high buoyancy combined with a smooth, delicate feel and superior physical and chemical properties, the foam is the ideally shock-€absorber.

Advantages of Closed-Cell PE Foam

- Closed-cell, chemically cross-linked structure

- Lightweight

- Shatterproof

- Non-dusting

- Excellent buoyancy

- Excellent chemical and grease resistance

- Superb strength and tear resistance

- Low water absorption

- Excellent strength and shock absorption

- Impervious to mold, bacteria and mildew

- Nontoxic

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April 8, 2015   |   Putting Greens, Putting Greens, Golf, Golf, Golf Course, Golf Course, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer, Putting Green, Putting Green, Golf Equipment, Golf Equipment

Wyndham Championship and the next results on PGA leaderboard

syntheticgrass Wyndham Championship and the next results on PGA leaderboard

Up to now, PGA leaderboard reviles the top players of this year PGA Golf Championship tournament, with Rory McIlroy ahead. But, for the next golf game the winners are not participating due to the recovery time. The Wyndham Championship is the next stop on the PGA Tour men's golf schedule in North Carolina, just a few days following from an entrancing PGA Championship major tournament that was hold in New York. On the last PGA leaderboard, Rory McIlroy has topped the winnings in the last three tournaments he played, including Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone, and a PGA Championship that was hold last Sunday. However, none of the three are participating in the Wyndham Championship today, due to a routinely recovery time for many of the stars of the game to take the week off before or after a major. Today's action will receive three hours of live TV network coverage that will probably have low viewing rating. So who are on the leaderboard for this tournament on day one?

On the first day of the golf tournament, Brian Stuard was rated at a top on the PGA leaderboard with an opening round of nine under par with Camilo Villegas is one stroke behind at seven under. Heath Slocum, William McGirt, Webb Simpson, and are current on the same platform at six under. Other several players, including Brandt Snedeker, are all at five under par. Today's Wyndham Championship golf tournament, the PGA leaderboard showed Hath Slocum with a five under par with a total of 130 points. Following Brian Suard with one point behind, with Camilo Villagas falling under two par with 132 point. However, Global Syn-Turf, Inc., who is a leading manufacturing and supplier of synthetic turf, watching how Villegas's positive incentives to take a league in this year's tournament. According to the PGA leaderboard first round leads haven't been so kind to him, because after opening with a 7 under par 63 score on Thursday, he noted to the middle georgia's news source that "I think if I have a good week this week -€” not just today but this week -€” it'll show that I really want to make the team. I want to make a good argument for myself to be a pick." After starting back on the ninth par, he had three early shots before getting closer to the next post. Vellegas followed his birdie shot on the fourth with an eagle on the five under par in fifth hole, placing his second shot about 3 feet from the stick. He claimed only possession of the lead two holes later with a birdie, sinking a 15-foot putt on the third under par of his seventh try.

At Global Syn-Tuft, Inc. we love to watch and to follow PGA leaderboard to recognize who will be the next winner for PGA Golf tournament, because we support our sport team satisfaction to playing on synthetic grass. At GST, we believe that choosing to play a sport on our synthetic grass has a great outcome for the environment and players comfort. ...
April 8, 2015   |   Golf, Golf, PGA Golf, PGA Golf, PGA Leaderboard, PGA Leaderboard

PGA Golf and other Sport

syntheticgrass PGA Golf and other Sport

Stanley Bishop, a president of The PGA of America and an aggressive and profound leader, announced that the PGA's moving to a $10 million purse, the pool of prize money available to golfers in a professional tournament. As Global Syn-Turf, Inc., a leader in artificial grass manufacturing since 2009, continues following the PGA Golf of America - an organization of golf professionals.

According to the SB Nation, the purse has an a $2 million increase from last year, which set the bar for all the other majors golf tournaments, such as Masters, U.S. Open and British Open, to bump their purses from last year's $8 million total. This announcement definitely that upset the synergy of having all four majors golf leads pay out the same amount, consequently the rest of major golf organizations increased their purses this year to at least $9 million, but none matched the $10 million commitment by the PGA last year. In addition to the big boost to the winner's earnings, the $10 million purse also means that the second-place finisher takes home seven figures of the price money. The PGA golf leaderboard shows a mashed lower pay-off for the inferior places, but should someone separate himself into solo second, he'll earn a $1.08 million check. That's $700k less than the winner, still an enormous profit for not even winning a tournament. 

The source of the most of the pool of the money, the purse, comes from different TV networks that broadcast PGA Golf tournaments. According to an article in Forbes, major TV network provides 60 percent of each tournament's purse. The rest of 40 percent of the prize money is provided by the tournament's sponsors, who range from golf clubs and equipment, golf courses to organizations such as Global Syn-Turf, who produces highest quality synthetic grass. The sponsors typically take in revenue from sources such as product advertising, ticket sales, quest parking and franchises, from which they hope to pay their share of the purse, with something left over as profit. Then the shares are divided amongst the winners. Each successive place down the line receives a smaller piece of the pie. Typically, each golfer who makes the final tournament's cut earns some of the prize money. On the Champions Tour the champion receives 15 percent of the purse. In European Tour the winning player will reserve 16.67 percent of the purse. As of 2012, no regular tournament on the PGA Tour offers a purse of less than $1 million. The lowest-paying event on the official PGA Tour calendar is the ADT Skills Challenge, with a total purse of $800,000. Each of the four major tournaments, such as U.S. Open, Masters, British Open and PGA Championship -- offer purses of $8 million, with $1.44 million going to the winner.

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In Global Syn-Turf, Inc. we report that according to financial data the revenue that two other field sports, American Football and Baseball, are less overall accumulate than PGA Golf tournaments do. For instance, NFL Super Bowl is the most popular world of sponsorship that pools the prize money for the winning team. The Super Bowl is TV advertising's biggest and most expensive stage, hitting only around $4 million per 30-second spots this year. Consequently, Major League Baseball hopping to reach $9 billion in 2014 for their main sponsorship revenue. Either way, Global Syn-Turf, Inc. hopes to support our country's favorite sports teams in the future. ...
April 8, 2015   |   Golf, Golf, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer, Golf Players, Golf Players, PGA Golf, PGA Golf

PGA Leaderboard names Bernhard Langer his Champion

syntheticgrass PGA Leaderboard names Bernhard Langer his Champion

The PGA of America is the home to some of the most important events in golf, such as the PGA Golf Championship, the Senior PGA Golf Championship, The PGA Grand Slam of Golf and The Ryder Cup. PGA Golf tournament includes many extraordinary golf players, but only one stood out for Global Syn-Turf (GST), a leader in artificial synthetic grass industry. In 1985 PGA Golf leaderboard named Bernhard Langer the Master of Golf Champions.

Golf Tornament Senior Open Championships

Bernhard Langer, a professional golfer from Germany, won his first of two major PGA Golf Championships that held in 11-14 April 85' at age of 27. Langer scored with two strokes ahead of runners-up Steve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd, and Curtis Strange. That year PGA golf leaderboard showed a 69 (-3) on Saturday put Floyd in the lead after 54 holes at 212 (-4); Strange was a stroke back, followed by Langer and Ballesteros at 214 (-2). Despite an opening round 80, Strange led by three strokes with six holes to play in the final round, but bogeyed the 13th, 15th, and 18th holes and finished two strokes back. According to the Register-Guard associated press, "It was 'a dream come true," for Langer, who surged from four strokes back with nine holes to play. He claimed his first American title and became only the third foreign player to do the green jacket that goes to the Masters champions." The 1985 PGA golf leaderboard recorded that Langer won by two shots with a 282 total, 6-under-par on the Augusta National Golf Club course. "I was looking at the leader boards and I thought it was going to be another case where I played well and came in second again," Langer said to the associated press. In the final round, the leaderboard recorded Langer rolling in four birdie putts in the 13 to 18-foot range, finishing the four-stroke deficit and wining by two. He won by using two different putting techniques, conventional from distances of 20 feet or more and a cross-handled grip from inside 20 feet.

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On July 27, 2014 the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club reworded a victory cup for a closing round of 67 (-4) that Langer win by a staggering 13 shots from Colin Montgomerie. As the Golf Leaderboard reported that Langer shot a final-round 67 for a four-round total of 266 (-18). He broke the Champions Tour record for margin of victory that had been held for 17 years by Hale Irwin. Langer's final round victory march, taking the lead of Wales' first Senior Major Championship to 43 put scoring 503, which is the second highest in the history of the championship. With Langer's incredibly winning total made even more remarkable given that only four other players broke par for the Senior Open Championship. In his interview after the match, Langer stated that "This [was ] unusual," which earned him a place in next year's Open Championship at St. Andrews. He continued, "I've won a tournament by 17, the World Championship under 25 years, but this just doesn't happen, not with the competition you're facing.... So it's been an amazing week for me." With the excitement and satisfaction he continued to his next match competition in Blaine that is holed by 3M Championship. At Global Syn-Turf, the world's leading synthetic grass manufacturers will continue watching the PGA Golf Leaderboard for Langer's success in PGA Golf tournaments.

Congratulations Bernhard Langer - 2014 Senior Open Champion! ...
April 8, 2015   |   Golf, Golf, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer, Golf Players, Golf Players, PGA Golf, PGA Golf, PGA Leaderboard, PGA Leaderboard

Top 10 Famous Golf Courses

syntheticgrass Top 10 Famous Golf Courses

Golf is the most prestigious and symbolic for high social status game in the world. There is a big contradictory about its origins, but most golf courses in United States were built based on original designs and ideas from Europe. Top ranked, famous golf courses in America were built in the late 1890s. Most of them remain private, not accessible to the general public. But the history behind oldest golf courses is astonishing. Mysterious challenges of the game were developed in the architecture of natural landscapes by most prolific golf course designers of the last century. Original ideas, history behind the scenes of putting green can amaze the most sophisticated golf enthusiast. (photo: William Poultney Smith, AW Tillinghast and George Crump.) 


Pine Valley Golf Club

 Pine Valley Golf Clubs

Pine Valley Golf Club was ranked highest in Golf Magazine 100 Top Course in United States and the world in 2012. Designed and build by George Arthur Crump Jr. in 1913, Philadelphian hotelier and golf course architect, it is still considered the most challenging golf course in history. Golf fanatic and successful hotel businessman, Mr. Crump with his friend Joseph Baker travelled to Europe to study the most famous golf courses in Britain and the Continent, and by the time of their return George decided to make a significant improvement in the golf industry in his homeland.

Most golf courses at this time were built with a minimalistic approach to the site base. Instead, George used European ideas. During his hunting expeditions to New Jersey region, his decided to purchase 184 acres of sandy ground deep in pinelands, where he drained and pulled out twenty-two thousands of stumps with steam-winches and horse-drawn cables. His idea of a golf course was out of ordinary. No hole of his course was laid out of parallel to the next. No more than two running holes can be played in the same direction. You can't see any hole other the one you are playing. Unlike any other traditionally designed golf course, a round of golf of Pine Valley Course required a player to use every club in his bag.

George Crump was so obsessed with building his golf course; he died without seeing his project through. Some say; he committed suicide, others reported he died from an infected tooth. Nevertheless, four last holes he never completed was made by other golf course's architects after Crump's death in 1918.

The unique in its approach to the game, Pine Valley Golf Course has not been hosted any professional golf tournaments due to its limited space for thousands of spectators. This club is private except for one day in September of every year for general public to watch the Crump Cup, nationally recognized tournament for amateurs. 


Augusta National Golf Club

 

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club was designed by Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie and opened for play in 1933. Interesting enough, initially, Alister MacKenzie was not a golf architect. He was a military surgeon in Britain army during Boer War when he became acknowledged with military camouflage. Later on, he said, "the brilliant successes of the Boers [during his service in South Africa] were due to the great extent to their making the best use of natural cover and the construction of artificial cover indistinguishable from nature."

After war, MacKenzie left medicine, became a member of several golfs clubs in England, and remained on Green Committees for years until 1930. His modern for his time ideas about golf courses included undulating greens, narrow and long greens angled from the center of the fairway, large free-form bunker shapes, and additional contouring. Those ideas became part of his development of Augusta National Golf Course. MacKenzie's golf architecture was born before the era of massive scale land preparation, and he was seeking to adjust the beauty of natural land layout with the game needs.

Augusta National Golf Course was open exclusively for male golfers until 2012, stressing out for 79 years that it is a private club and has the right to defend its membership policies.


Cypress Point Golf Club

 

Cypress Point Golf Club

The same golf designer, Alister MacKenzie, who designed Augusta National Golf Course, was the lead architect of Cypress Point Golf Club along with Robert Hunter. Located in Monterey, California, this private golf club is regularly rated among the best golf courses in the world. It has a single 18-hole course, and the 16th is played over the ocean. Opened in 1928, this golf course is another beautiful design idea of MacKenzie naturalistic approach. MacKenzie let the course fall where it does naturally, and the Monterey's coast is the most spectacular place on earth. Falling through the dunes of the coast, the course travels into Del Monte forest and reemerges to the coastline for the most amazing finishing holes. Some say that it is a "truly the Holy Grail of golf."

 

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

 

Shinnecock Hills Golf Clubs

Claimed to be the oldest golf club (1891) in United States, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is located in Southampton on Long Island, New York. It has hosted the U.S. Open four times. Can you imagine, how much the founders paid for 80 acres of land back in 1889? $2,500. The pay-off was quick with $4,400 paid in membership for newly signups.

This golf club was originally designed by Willie Davis from Royal Montreal Clubs with 12 holes in 1891. Willie Dunn from Scotland added six more holes, getting the course to 18. In 1985, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club held second U.S. Open. It appears though that the course wasn't challenging enough, and it was abandoned in 1901. In 1937, William Flynn redesigned the course into 6,740-yard configuration. It hosted 2004 U.S. Open only after extension of 256 yards.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is often called "favorite ladies club" for its acceptable of women golfers from the first day of its opening.

The ownership of the land is under a question though. Indian Nation of Shinnecock claims that this land was illegally seized in a white land grab in 1859.

 

Oakmont Country Club 

Oakmont Country Club

Oakmont Country Golf Club is one of the older in United States (opened in 1903). It was built by Henry C. Fownes, former iron manufacturer from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. His Carrie Furnace Company, sold to Carnegie Steel Corporation in 1896, made him a wealthy man at the age of 40. He spent his retirement years playing golf and investing in his private golf club. His idea of a golf course was simple. He purchased 200 acres of vast farmland, got one hundred and fifty workers, and with two dozens of mule teams, slowly built a link-style course. Today, his golf course is considered one of the most difficult in the United States. It has large, extremely fast, and undulating greens.

At those times, Haskell ball became more and more popular, and Fownes build his course to handle this new technology at 6,400 yards. It is 1,200 feet longer than recommended 6,000 yard length.

Without today's technologies, bulldozers and earth-moving equipment, Fownes has built Oakmont Country Club relying on the natural landscape. His course originally had 100 bunkers, and fairways over existing hills and swales presented Oakmond's mysterious challenge.

Herbert Warren, a famous journalist, called Oakmond "an ugly old brute" in the New Yorker. No long after, the club committee planted trees to make the course look more beautiful, but in the mid-1990s trees were removed due to its destructive effect on the course. The wind is a big factor in navigating the course, and it is no doubt a challenge for golfers.

Merion Golf Course (East)

 

Merion Golf Club

Merion Golf Course (Haveford Township, Pennsylvania) is a private golf club founded in 1896 by members of Merion Cricket Club. Designed by 32-year-old Hugh Irvine Wilson, a Princeton University graduate, the Merion East was open in 1912. Hugh was an excellent golfer himself, but he has no idea how to build golf courses. To achieve his goal of building decent golf course, he traveled to Scotland and England to bring back traditional ideas. Distinctive Scottish-style bunkers, we know today as the "white faces of Merion," are the result of this trip.

Merion Golf Course hosted 5 U.S. Opens from 1934 to 2013. This club was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

 

Pebble Beach Golf Links

 

Pebble Beach Golf Club

Located in Pebble Beach, California, Pebble Beach Golf Links golf course is mentioned among the most spectacular courses in the world. Its wide open views of Carmel Bay on the south side of the Monterey, Peninsula are incredible. Established in 1919 as part of the complex of the Hotel del Monte, it was originally designed as a local excursion route for visitors. One of its designers, Jack Neville, was focused on placing as many holes as possible along the coastline. This created a "figure 8" layout. Various changes to the course were made up to 2014. Pebble Beach hosted U.S. Open five times. The next scheduled time is 2019.

Pebble Beach Golf Links is not private anymore. It became public in 2001.


Winged Foot Golf Club

 

Winged Foot Golf Club

Winged Foot Golf Club is ranked number 8 by Golf magazine. It is a 36-hole golf course in Mamaroneck, New York. Its architect, Albert Warren Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects and writers on sports in the history of golf. He designed around 265 golf courses. Shackelford wrote. "Humor and quirkiness abound on his holes, but every course is a strong test of skill from the first hole to last."

Tillinghast always felt that greens were essential to any course. In writing about Winged Foot, he said that its "holes are like men, all rather similar from foot to neck, but with the greens showing the same varying characters as human faces."

Winged Foot Golf Club had hosted six U.S. Open, two U.S. Amateur, various PGA Championships, and U.S. Women's Open. It is a private golf club for the rest of the year.

Sand Hills Golf Club

 

Sand Hills Golf Club

Sand Hills Golf Club was built in 1995 and designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. It is located in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. Ranked high, this golf club remains unqualified, but claims to be a links course as Pebble Beach Golf Links. When the main design was done, there were a hundred different holes on the course. It was slowly reduced to 18. Sand Hills Golf Club does not have all characteristic of seaside links, but it is one of the most naturally arranged golf courses. There is no better place for a golfer to disappear for a few days due to its remote location.


Fishers Island Golf Club

 

Fishers Island Golf Club

The Fishers Island Club is a private country club on the east of Fishers Island, New York. Founded in 1926 and design by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks, it was called the "Cypress Point of the East." This link-style course is only two miles wide and eight miles in length. Accessible only by ferry, Fishers island Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the world. The island itself became very popular among the most affluent New Yorkers who have bought property there in their search for secluded seascapes. It is impossible to play at this golf course for anyone who is not a part of its up-scale community.

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April 8, 2015   |   Putting Greens, Putting Greens, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf, Golf Course, Golf Course, Putting Green, Putting Green, Golf Green, Golf Green, Golf Club, Golf Club, Golf Clubs, Golf Clubs

Golf Players Making Marks as Business Tycoons

Golf has been always the best place to build business relationships. The latest research shows that a great percent of business is made on golf courses. Professional golf players seem to enjoy their business perspectives right after they hit their retirement age. While most of us wait for retirement to play golf, golf pros swing a club to retire into a large business.

Gary Player:The Black Knight
 Gary Player The Black Knight
Gary Player was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1935 in the poor family of gold miner and housekeeper. He lost his mother when he was eight. Gary played his first game at the age of fourteen, at 23 won British Open, and at 29 became the only non-American to win all four majors after he won the 1965 U.S. Open. To say, Gary Player has a productive life is to say nothing.

Ranking third in total professional wins, Gary Player has nine major championships of the PGA tour and three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. He and his wife, Vivienne Verwey, has six children and 21 grandchildren. But his success in golf didn't forbid him to continue expansion in life. Gary Player is a great example of how a person of a substantial character can build a thriving business off it.

Nicknamed "The Black Knight," Mr. Fitness, International Ambassador of Golf, Player was awarded the Bob Jones Award in 1966, which stands for the highest honor by U.S. Golf Association. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

As Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player started by designing golf courses. It led him to his brand of merchandising, apparel and wine, events, publishing, real estate development. He founded the Player Foundation to focus on education for underprivileged all around the world. Funds partly came from games he played with corporate VIPs.

Gary Player designs course not just in United States. He planned 325 courses in 35 countries by 2014. Today, when golf as an industry dries up in States, he has secured his contracts in Middle East, China and India. In his interview with Forbes, Player said: 

"A lot of golf architects are saying when things are rosy and cozy, 'Well I'm not going to go to China or India and design courses, are you crazy? Now all of a sudden all there are no golf courses in America. Well, they're thinking otherwise. But it's a little bit late. It's a little bit late because 80 percent of the golf designers have gone out of business."

Gary's son, Marc Player said that the golf course design business generated $23 million in 2013. His real estate ventures and licensing deals make $5 million. And $8 million come from corporate sponsors, Rolex, Callaway and SAP. At 77 years old, Gary is making more money from his businesses than the $14 million in PGA and Senior Tour profits he gained over 60-year career.
 
Jack Nicklaus: The Golden Bear
Jack Nicklaus The Golden Bear
Jack Nicklaus was born in North Palm Beach, Florida in the family of pharmacist Charlie Nicklaus and his wife, Helen. Jack started up with golf at the age of 10 and joined Scioto Country Club the same year. The initial idea was to heal a volleyball injury. At 13, he broke 70 records at the club for the first time and was qualified into U.S. Junior Amateur.

Jack fulfilled his father's wish and attended Ohio State college with a major in pharmacy. To survive and to support his family, Jack took college programs to study insurance, and was making his living in the insurance field until his professional golf career took off.

Jack Nicklaus won total 18 career major championships over the last 25 years. But as practice shows, golfers change their careers more often than any other type of athletes. Golf is a sport for rich and powerful. According to Jack, the competitive game was a part of his business life.

"Most people work all their lives so they can eventually stop and go play golf," he says. "I played golf my whole life and when I stopped, I went to work."

The architecture and design of golf courses are still a profitable business. Nicklaus Design, has designed more than 380 course in 36 different countries. Swinging toward the golf course design seems to be a natural course of action for every talented and ambitious golf player since times of George Crump and AW Tillinghast.

He also runs Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, and the golf merchandise enterprise, which includes golf balls venture and beverages. 

In is interview with Forbes, Jack said that his intention is not to become rich, but to provide well for his family.

"It was never important to me to be the wealthiest person,"  Nicklaus said to journalists. 
Arnold Palmer: The King Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer built his fortune on licensing agreements and iced tea. He was always regarded as one of the greatest players in the history. Older than Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Arnold is 85 years old (he was born in September 1929). Legendary super-start, "The King" with his unmistakable charm and swing, seven-time major champion's fame is bigger than ever. And not just because his outstanding performance in golf. 

In 1972, Palmer with his partner, Ed Seay, opened Palmer Course Design company. They have designed over 200 course around the globe. Since 1971, Palmer owned Latrobe Country Clubs, where his father was head professional and greenskeeper.

Arizona's "Arnold Palmer" beverage venture didn't start up as easy. But in 2012 with no special advertising, his company made almost $200 million in sales.

First time in the history, Palmer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014. He was honored the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

Greg Norman: The Great White Shark Greg Norman Great While Shark
Greg Norman has also built a successful business on course design and a shark logo. He was born in 1955 in Queensland, Australia. Called "The Great White Shark" Norman won over 85 international tournaments. His father was an electrical engineer, and his mother was the daughter of the carpenter and a fine golfer herself. Norman began playing golf at 15, and turned professions in 1976, at the age of twenty-one.

Norman was the first person in PGA Tour history to gain $10 million from the game. He has been a spokesman for several companies, including General Motors-Holden. As a fact, Commodore model was named after Norman.

As much as Norman was a tragic figure in American golf history, his losses were increasing his popularity in general. Martial art fan, he takes his philosophy from the putting greens to his business career. Norman's dream to become a major brand like Ralph Lauren turned to make $2 million stake in the golf clubs manufacturing Cobra. It jumps into $40 million five years later,

Norman, under the umbrella of Great White Shark enterprises, designs golf courses, sells clothing and wine, meat. He builds resorts and runs investment funds. It is a mixture of partnerships, own ventures and licensed products, distributed internationally.

Norman rests his biggest opportunities in China where he is named the official adviser to the Chinese Olympic golf team. They call his "Dabai Sha" (big shark). His wines become more popular among Chinese.

According to Forbes, Norman has more fun in big business play than he ever had in golf. He doesn't talk much about it. He takes pictures of his head inside 1,400-pound African crocodile and spends summer hunting and fishing at his ranch in Colorado.

It says a lot about Greg Norman. Golf was a great starting point in his life. It seems that he is more of a team player than a single shot.
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April 8, 2015   |   Landscaping Business, Landscaping Business, Golf, Golf, Golf Players, Golf Players, Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus

Bernhard Langer - The Record Breaker

syntheticgrass Bernhard Langer - The Record Breaker

Bernhard Langer received first place in the Senior Open Golf Championship! Global Syn-Turf congratulates him on not only receiving first place, but also breaking over fifteen records as well!

Langer's 13 stroke winning margin over his rival Colin Montgomerie was enough to obtain the trophy as well as break the former stroke margin record of 12, set in 1997. His rival Colin calls it a "great performance." Bernhard's win puts him at rank 2 overall, just behind Colin Montgomerie.

The course looked greenly vivid, and the putting green artificial grass looked well maintained and real. The environment was great, and Bernhard not only won but broke records as well. It truly was a wonderful event to watch.

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April 8, 2015   |   Golf, Golf, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer, Golf Courses, Golf Courses, Pga Golf Leaderboard, Pga Golf Leaderboard, World Golf Championship, World Golf Championship, Pga Golf Tournament, Pga Golf Tournament

The British Open Has Started!

The British Open has started with a burst of intensity from the competitors.

Rory Mcllroy currently leads at the number one spot in the leaderboard with six birdies and a total score of -6.

Tiger Woods has been performing slightly better than before, holding 69th place.

It's wonderful to watch as the golfers swing away on the beautiful courses. The putting greens and artificial grasses are absolutely gorgeous both on TV and in real life. The best part about all this is that you can now install putting greens right in your own backyard!

Just ask Bernhard Langer, a professional two-time master golf champion promotes our artificial grass. Now you can have the most elegant putting greens installed right in your own backyard! The putting greens can be found right here on the Global Syn-Turf website under products and putting greens.

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April 8, 2015   |   Putting Greens, Putting Greens, Golf, Golf, Bernhard Langer, Bernhard Langer, British Open, British Open

Phoenix, Arizona prefers a stylish modern lawn

All over the United States but particularly in Phoenix, AZ, when it comes to artificial grass, there are 3 types of customers who are poised to be among the proud, forward-thinking group who desire and demand a todays' modern lawn.

1. Commercial and small businesses. Artificial turf is a preference due to its ability to look good, but without the need for chemicals and fertilizers. Child care facilities like the synthetic grass because of its durability as well as its soft and child-friendly surface. This is why businesses like day care facilities, veterinarian's offices where they cater to animals and children are perfect examples for this category.

2. The second type includes those that are too busy or simply don't want the added cost or responsibility needed to maintain a natural lawn turf. Typically these clients also have smaller areas of grass or lawns. Nevertheless, these individuals are willing to pay an upfront one-time cost in order to have a year round perfectly manicured lawn grass.

3. The last, but certainly not least, are those who are in need of a home recreational section or area. For example, putting greens. This type of putting green turf is a time-saver for the avid golfer who can't find the time to get to the golf course or golf green very often, but more importantly it adds value to the home.
 

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April 8, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Artificial Lawn, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass For Dogs, Artificial Grass For Dogs, Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Grass For Dogs, Grass For Dogs, Cat Grass, Cat Grass, Pet Grass, Pet Grass, Pet Turf, Pet Turf, Pet Turf, Pet Turf, Putting Greens, Putting Greens, Golf, Golf, Golf Course, Golf Course
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