Ahoy there! European Tour pro Richard Finch to appear at opening of new nine-hole adventure golf course in London
European Tour pro Richard Finch will be guiding putters through choppy waters when he appears at the opening of a brand new nine-hole adventure golf course in London over the 2016 Easter weekend.
Finch will be the guest of honour over the opening weekend of Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf, which is based at Metro Golf Centre in Barnet.
Crazy golf fans are encouraged to come along and see Finch in action on the course – which features fast-flowing water holes and a 20ft long shark prop – on Saturday 26th March between 12noon and 2pm.
If you can’t wait that long to test your skill on the mini-golf equivalent of the high seas, the course officially opens at 10.30am on the day before [Good Friday].
The course is the brainchild of Josh Bartlett and David Lowe, who own artificial grass specialists Showcase Greens Adventure Golf Limited.
The pair designed the course themselves and completed it using Showcase Greens’ bespoke Tour Putt Ultimate putting green grass, which they developed in collaboration with their company’s preferred supplier LazyLawn.
Construction of the course took three months in the Winter of 2016.
David is understandably excited at the launch of the course: “We’re inviting adventurous mini-golfers from far and wide to come to our launch event in Barnet.
“This has been an exciting project to work on and we’re really looking forward to opening to the public over the Easter weekend!” he added.
Prices for the course start from £1.50 for children, £6 for adults, £16 for family tickets and £20 for adult groups.
For more information, please contact David Lowe on 0843 659 5877 or search for Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf on Facebook and ‘Like’ the page.
A Cottingham artificial grass supplier has pushed turnover to more than £1m and increased sales by 92 per cent in the past five years.
David Lowe who is licensed to sell LazyLawn products in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, installed more than 16,500 square metres of artificial turf in 2013, compared with 1,317 square metres, worth £79,000, in 2009. He is now the company’s top seller.
Mr Lowe put his success down to a focus on artificial golf greens for the hospitality industry. He said “It’s definitely a growing market and I’ve seen a huge increase in enquiries.
A school in Hull has transformed a gravel courtyard into a ‘chill zone’ in which children can relax, thanks to the installation of artificial grass from LazyLawn.
The UK’s biggest artificial grass brand rolled out 200 square metres of turf at Westfield Primary School, in Cottingham, turning its courtyard into a lush, green outdoor retreat and saving money in the process.
The gravel in the courtyard was making a mess on nearby pathways and causing blockages in the drains, prompting the school to act.
“Everyone at the school was amazed when the lawn was completed,” said school business manager Vikki Garner, “and at the first break time the children insisted on taking off their shoes before going on it, because it’s so soft.”
The school opted for the Wonder Yarn brand of artificial grass for its realistic look and feel and its hard-wearing durability – perfect for coping with boisterous children at break time.
Vikki continued: “Putting LazyLawn in the courtyard has transformed this area from somewhere the children used to run through to get to the playground to a ‘chill zone’ where they are happy to sit and read or play quiet games.
“It has also saved us money from getting the drains cleared every few months! We have had a number of other schools visit and they cannot believe how stunning it looks and we can wholeheartedly recommend it.”
LazyLawn is the preferred artificial grass brand for a number of big names, including JD Wetherspoon, Selfridges, IKEA, Center Parcs, Big Brother and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and was the first artificial grass brand to ever appear at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Find out more about the UK’s leading artificial turf by visiting www.lazylawn.co.uk.
Alternatively, call 0843 659 5885 or follow @lazylawn for the latest news.
One of Hull’s largest family attractions has called on the UK’s biggest artificial grass supplier to install a new low maintenance adventure golf course.
LazyLawn has added the artificial touch to a nine-hole pirate adventure golf course at One Stop Golf, after rolling out 700 square metres of its realistic looking turf.
Using a mix of four artificial turf textures and colours, LazyLawn has laid a course that offers the same playing experience as a natural one, minus the maintenance costs.
Ben Rozenbroek, owner of One Stop Golf, comments: “The area was previously unused, so adding a pirate adventure golf course was the best way to utilise the available land. “I’ve seen other adventure courses built with artificial grass and thought it would be the easiest way to install and run one.
“Now the course is installed there are no maintenance costs and the artificial grass won’t wear down, get muddy or have any divots like natural turf, so it requires very little upkeep.
“We’re delighted with the finished course and with the feedback we have received from visitors – everyone loves it.”
LazyLawn used a selection of four turfs, which was key to creating a putting green that looked realistic, but also offered an authentic putting experience.
David Lowe, of LazyLawn East Riding, comments: “As the golf division of LazyLawn, One Stop Golf called upon us to install and build this bespoke project, which took five weeks to complete.
“We used a selection of four turf types, which was key to creating a course that is realistic in appearance, but also offers an authentic playing experience.
“Grass Park Junior was the turf selected for the fairways and Nylon Pro used for the putting greens, both were chosen due to their low, dense pile, while the bunker was installed using beige Fun Grass.
“Wonder Yarn 26mm was used for the course’s rough as its pile height creates a drag on the club, but also because our W-shaped yarn offers added durability and allows the blades to recover after activity, just like natural grass.
“In keeping with the pirate theme, we created a water theme throughout using blue wet pour.”
LazyLawn has worked with a number of well-known brands, including Center Parcs, JD Wetherspoon, Selfridges and Big Brother.
For more information on installing a LazyLawn golf course, contact David Lowe on 0843 659 5877. Alternatively, go to www.lazylawn.co.uk or follow @lazylawn to find out more.
Below is our most recent install in Lincoln. We used the wonder yarn 26mm to create this amazing striped effect lawn. The customer wanted something that was maintainable and also to give the large lawn some character.
One Stop Golf in Hull, have recently opened a new and exciting short game area to complement the rest of their outstanding facilities.
A 350 square metre short game area and bunker, together with a 100 square metre nylon pro putting green have recently been built. The putting green is ideal for chipping from 10 yards and in, with the short game area ideal for shots from any direction, with realistic stopping properties to allow perfect pitching practice throughout the year.
Showcase greens are happy to undertake any project no matter how big or small and would welcome enquiries from any private or commercial operator. With many years experience in the business they are happy to tackle any project, David Lowe, a director of Showcase Greens said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen by One Stop Golf to create their outstanding foot golf course and a state-of-the-art adventure golf layout. They have invested over £1 million in their centre and it is one of the best in the region. We are also delighted to have been chosen by Centre Parks to build their new adventure golf course at Woburn – this is recently opened and the customers and their clients are delighted with the product.”
For more details please contact David Lowe at Showcase greens on (07525) 174190 Or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.showcasegreens.co.uk
Our team tested out the new electric golf buggies from I-motion caddies, from the unique modern design these caddies held up to the challenge of getting us around a full golf course. The new electric buggy equipped with larger softer wheels and looking more fun to ride than compared to the old fashioned milk float look-a-likes. the buggies handle the lawns without any damage to the greens
AN ARTIFICIAL grass supplier in Cottingham is celebrating after winning a £300,000 contract with Center Parcs.
Showcase Greens secured the work to install an adventure course at a new £200m Center Parcs complex in Woburn, Bedfordshire, after refurbishing other golf courses for the group.
The works include transforming 1,500sq metres of artificial turf into a nine-hole golf course at the Woburn Forest holiday village, which is due to open in March next year.
David Lowe, owner of Showcase Greens, said: “This is an exciting project to be involved with and we are delighted to have been selected by Center Parcs to install their latest adventure golf course.
“We specialise in installing artificial golf greens and have extensive experience in combining artificial turf types to create courses that are realistic in appearance.
“In order to emulate the different textures of grass a golf course requires, we are using five types of artificial grass with varying pile heights and colouring.
“The result will be a low- maintenance adventure golf course that looks authentic and delivers the same golfing experience as a course covered in natural turf.
A ten-man team will work on the project from September, with work expected to be completed in December.
A second nine-hole golf course will be installed during autumn next year.
Mr Lowe said Showcase Greens won the contract on the back of its good reputation with Center Parcs.
He said: “We have also worked on other projects for Center Parcs previously, completing refurbishment work on adventure golf courses at a number of other sites.”
“Our hard-wearing turf is ideal for the large numbers that are expected to use the golf course and provides numerous benefits for greenkeepers, as it requires no watering, no mowing and it’s impossible to create divots in the turf.
“Artificial golf courses are growing in popularity as more clubs become aware of the major benefits they offer.
“We are currently installing about 35 artificial golf greens every year and are confident the trend will continue to grow.”
Showcase has completed a number of high-profile projects in the past, including supplying artificial turf for the London 2012 Olympic Village, creating a temporary installation at Wimbledon for the Lawn Tennis Association and installing the garden on Channel 4?s Big Brother.
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