- Authentic Grain & Stimp Speeds
- Portable Putting Mats Roll Up for Easy Storage
- Drop-In Cups & Extraction Flags
- Revolutionary Putting Practice: Perfect Feedback Means Perfect Practice
- Rolled Flat: Just Like a Well-Maintained Natural Putting Green
- Find a Size That Fits Your Space & Needs
BirdieBall Indoor Putting Greens are the best rolling practice greens on the market. Check out the comparison video below! We compared the roll of the BirdieBall Putting Green with a top woven synthetic green & a felt green.
How do BirdieBall Putting Mats compare to a natural grass putting green?
Finally there is an authentic, true-rolling, portable, indoor putting green! Unlike any other putting mat on the market, the BirdieBall Putting Green replicates the roll of the golf ball exactly like the roll on a real putting green. Made from a thick cross section, high density, engineered, aerated polymer foam, the BirdieBall Putting Mat compresses and rebounds back as you walk on it. The feel is exactly like a natural green. A natural grass green has a base which is springy and spongy. On the surface of this spongy base is grass which has been mowed down extremely tight to the sub-base.
BirdieBall Putting Mats have these same components; a spongy base with grass-like texture mowed to a very short height. Like on a real green, the grass blades are cut down to "nubs." These nubs are oriented at a slight angle, which creates the grain on the putting surface, allowing you to roll the ball with the grain or against the grain. The same is true for the BirdieBall Putting Green. The soft, thick base supports the golf ball while it is rolling, just like on a real green. As with a natural grass green the nubs of grass control the speed. The longer the nub the slower the green, the shorter or tighter the faster the green will be. We "mow" our greens to a height replicating the height of the grass on a real green. For example, for our tour speed greens we mow the nubs to .100" or less than 1/8". This height with the angled nub creates two speeds; 11 on the stimpmeter (see definition below) going into the grain, and 13 on the stimpmeter going down grain. Boasting US Patent # 8,979,663
Are BirdieBall Putting Greens Legitimate?
The best way to answer this is to read the reviews. We are the largest online indoor putting green company in the world. We have sold tens of thousands of them. Our customers rave about them. The Colorado Golf Association purchases dozens at a time to take to schools so they can teach kids on a surface that is realistic. They are designed for the VERY, VERY serious and discerning golfer who understands putting green roll, grain and speed. Any custom size and speed is available. Cameron Crawford, the winner of the 2012 Utah Open, credits the BirdieBall putting green with part of his success. His father, Scott Crawford, purchased a 27' long mat for his son and just two months later said, "his stroke average dropped by two strokes, and he was the low amateur at the Utah Open. He is going to turn pro now. I just want to say thanks for a great product!" -Scott Crawford. Beatriz Recari, reigning International Crown, Spanish Team Champion, Solheim Cup Team Winner, Three time LPGA Tour Winner, European Tour winner and what seams like the maker of more long critical putts than anyone on tour, has a BirdieBall Putting Green in her home.
BirdieBall Putting Greens are so unique that they are PATENTED!
First Roll-Up, Store-Away Putting Green that Does Not Require an UpHill Ramp for the Golf Ball to Fall Into an Actual Cup.
Speed is the single most important attribute of a successful putt. Learning the amount of energy required to make a golf ball roll a desired distance is of paramount importance to putting. This is compromised when practicing on a putting green with an uphill component. All other competitor's putting greens that do not have an expensive sub-base either have an uphill ramp or do not have an actual golf cup, hole and flag. The BirdieBall Putting Green 1/2" thick allowing the golf ball to fall into the cup without going uphill first.
What is the Bi-Directional/Dual Stimp option?
The Birdieball putting greens are engineered to mimic the grain of a real putting green. Because of this, you have the ability to putt against the grain (for a slower putt) as well as with the grain (for a faster putt). In order to utilize both sides of the grain, you simply need cups on both ends of the putting green.
Not like any other Putting Green on the market.
Conventional indoor putting greens can be made of carpet like woven plastic. These woven surfaces are often made of rigid plastic fibers like Nylon and Polypropolene. Practicing on woven plastic fibers, felt, or other surfaces which were not created as a putting surface first and foremost will not allow the golf ball to roll properly. Unlike these surfaces which are manufactured to a particular pattern (which the golf ball will follow) BirdieBall Putting Greens have a surface texture which is random. This allows the golf ball to roll naturally with gravity supported by the soft sub-base like a real putting green.
Other "drop-in-the-hole" putting greens require a base and are very very very (yes that's 3 very's) expensive. But with our putting green technology, now you can roll out the green, experience putting the way real greens roll, and put it away when you’re done. And as an added bonus, our greens cost about 1/10th of the price of other at-home putting surfaces.
BirdieBall Putting Greens Can Be Shimmed to Create Thousands of Different Breaks
The thickness of the BirdieBall Putting Green allows you to put shims under the surface to create authentic lofted contours and breaks. Shims come standard with most BirdieBall Putting Greens. These breaks can be created with simple household items like a towel or magazine. Practice straight, downhill, uphill, right-to-left and left-to-right putts. The possibilities are endless.
BirdieBall Putting Greens can be made up to 30 feet long, allowing for practice of difficult long lag putts.
What sizes do the Putting Greens come in?
The putting greens come in 2 foot, 3 foot, and 4 foot widths. Anything wider than 4 feet will require a seaming process. We can seam the greens together at the shop, or send you 2 greens to seam together yourself at home. It saves the customer money, and is much easier than it seems (no pun intended). Check out our video on the easy seaming process. We hand cut every green to order, so we can essentially cut the greens to any length.
Can I use the Putting Green outside and inside?
The greens are primarily manufactured as indoor greens. The only natural “enemy” of our putting green material is the sun’s UV rays. The dark green color absorbs heat, so if you leave it in the sunlight for too long, it can get overheated and create "waves" in the green. If you are going to use the green outside, we recommend only short term use.
One of the options is "choose your stimp." What is that?
Stimp is the measurement of how far a golf ball rolls on the green. It is measured using a Stimp Meter; a device that releases a ball down a channel at approximately 20 degrees. The ball is rolled in four directions around the hole. The average distance in feet is called the Stimp. BirdieBall greens are stimp controlled! Pick Your Speed! We have developed a unique technique to treat the surface, which allows us to make your green any speed. A word to the wise: Municipal courses are slower than private or higher end public courses, which are in turn slower than championship courses. So you have the advantage of practicing with the speed you normally play. You specify the greens speed during the ordering process.
If you are unsure of the speed of the course you normally play, call the course and ask them what the "Stimp" reading is on the greens you play.
Slow, Public Municipal: 9-10 Stimp
Medium, Private: 10-11 Stimp
Fast, Championship: 11-13 Stimp
If a speed is not specified, we will ship the most popular, medium speed.
How do the extraction flags work?
The 2 piece extraction flag and cup work in tandem to stop the ball at the cup. When the golf ball drops into the cup, the base of the flag dampens the roll. The cup underneath stabilizes the flag.
Plus, when the ball(s) drop into the cup you simply pick up the flag stick, and dump the balls out. Just like the flags on the practice green at your local course.
Competitor's greens are a lot more expensive, are they better?
Are you looking for a grass-like green that simulates an actual natural surface? Fake plastic grass, is not what a putting green looks or feels like. A real natural surface is first above all else a spongy base. This spongy base is a function of the root system of the grass and often aerated soft sand base. Next the grass is mown to a very short height with the cuttings also providing a surface which leaves your footprint as you walk on it. The result of the Patented BirdieBall processing leaves you with EXACTLY the same look, feel and funcion. So similar that even the nubs lean slightly to one direction creating the same angle created by the natural grass following the setting sun. So,so similar that the green actually leaves footprints, just like a natural green. Just wait a few seconds and like a natural green it will spring back. When a golf ball rolls on either a natural or BirdieBall Putting Green surface the golf ball is supported during the roll by the sub-base, it does not ride on the top of the grass. The nubs of grass control the speed. Wooven, synthetic, artificial putting greens, like the outdoor variety have a surface where the golf ball rolls on top of the weave. These wooven greens do not allow the golf ball to roll true. The golf ball will follow the pattern of the weave. Watch a golf ball come to a stop on a wooven surface. The ball will wobble then fall one way or the other. That is because the golf ball as it slows down falls off the top of the artificial, stiff fiber. The BirdieBall Putting Green's sub-base supports the golf ball for the perfect true roll. Never falling to one side or the other when stopping. REAL HOME PUTTING PERFECTED....AT A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD!!! If you are considering a putting green from someone who sells artificial turf fields and outdoor installed putting greens on the same website, keep in mind what they are going to be selling you. Is it really engineered as a putting green?
Will the BirdieBall Putting Green help me in reading breaks?
Breaks are a function of the loft of the green and speed at which the ball is rolled at. With a slower putt the break is bigger; while a faster putt will yield less of a break. But if the putt is too fast, the ball lip out of the hole. The Roll Teach surface allows you to get the speed just right to have the ball die in the hole. Contouring Shims are standard with BirdieBall Putting greens, and can be used to create breaks by placing them under the green. Then you can practice slow, medium and fast putts. You'll be reading the breaks in no time.
Where are BirdieBall Putting Greens Made?
Evergreen, Colorado USA!!!!