Research & Performance

Can artificial grass really help your golf game?

That is the question we asked Dave Pelz. To which he replied, “let’s find out.” It’s one thing to look like a golf green. It’s quite another to actually perform like one. Therefore, he decided the only way to find out if a SYNLawn golf green can truly perform was to research and test it.

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SYNLawn has always manufactured top quality golf products with superior nylon fibers and strict quality control standards.

Our internal labs continuously test SYNLawn products for wearability, resiliency and overall workmanship.

However, when it comes to understanding true golf performance we knew we had to find an expert.

Partnering with short game guru, physicist, and former NASA scientist, Dave Pelz, we began testing all aspects of SYNLawn artificial putting greens.

The first series of testing began with a direct comparison of our synthetic golf grass to natural grass found on professional golf courses.

Ball reaction for putting, chipping and approach shots were measured and analyzed by Dave Pelz and the Pelz Golf Institute on both natural and SYNLawn artificial grass surfaces.


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Data was collected using precise instrumentation and equipment exclusively designed by the Pelz Golf Institute. All products and installation techniques were thoroughly researched, studied, and measured at SYNLawn’s state-of-the-art test facility at the Pelz Golf Institute in Austin, Texas.

The test facility was designed to study and enhance design characteristics for all SYNLawn Golf products and installation techniques for the most realistic golf experience possible.

After a year long of testing, analysis, and development, SYNLawn and Dave Pelz introduce the most complete, realistic golf experience in the artificial turf industry. Every aspect of the game comes to life in your own backyard with the SYNLawn Golf system designed by Dave Pelz.

Real Products

dave pelz research real products imageSimply the most lifelike artificial grass versions of putting green surfaces, fringe or collar grass, fairway grass, and challenging rough.

Real Installation

dave pelz research real installation imageAuthentic golf course design incorporated in every installation with the SYNLawn Greensmaster installation program for authorized SYNLawn locations.

Real Practice

dave pelz research real practice imageExclusive professional golf instruction provided by Dave Pelz to teach you to use your SYNLawn putting green to improve your game through challenging drills called the Elements of Practice.

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