In October 2011 Southwest Greens designed and installed a state of the art synthetic golf green at the new residence of Retief Goosen, in Surrey, England.
Retief, a two-time winner of the US Open, moved house at the beginning of the year and was unable to export his existing Southwest Green from his old residence. He'd used the green regularly for putting and chipping since it was built in 2008 and was keen to replicate the same facilities at his new home. Once Retief had found the right location he instructed Southwest Greens to design and install a green, giving more emphasis to longer chipping shots as well as putting.
Southwest Greens was able to visualise Retief's requirements and designed and shaped a 300m2 zone, with 120m2 of it being the synthetic golf green. Using a professional golf course shaper Southwest Greens was able to provide Retief with a challenging golf hole with various options to assist in practicing all types of short game golf shots. With their trade-mark product, the Southwest Greens sand-filled Pro System, the green accepts approach shots from any distance, with the ball bite and ball roll reacting like you would expect to see on a PGA caliber surface.
"I am delighted with my new green, I really appreciate the effort Southwest Greens has taken to listen to my requirements; not only designing an excellent practice facility for me at home, but the amazing shaping work they did, redesigning the garden area and incorporating the green perfectly with the surrounds" said Retief Goosen.
"On behalf of the entire Southwest Greens system, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to work with Retief and to be associated with one of the world's greatest golfers" said Kevin Holinaty, President of Southwest Greens EMEA.
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