Glen Gorse trials slip resistant landscaping carpet

A synthetic surfaces firm has created what it claims is a ground-breaking way of eliminating worn grass on golf courses.

Notts Sport helped Glen Gorse Golf Club in Oadby, Leicestershire, roll out slip-resistant landscaping carpets.
The firm said this was the first successful installation of the carpet, targeted at golf clubs trying to mend worn and slippery paths, buggy parking zones and practice areas.
Notts Sport designed the VHAF NottsSward surface for an existing path running beside the 15th tee set in mature parkland.
Course manager Frances Kempster said: "The gravel we used for the path kept getting washed into the rough, leaving three to four-inch gulleys on either side."
Now the real grass butted up to the edge of the VHAF NottsSward path with no further problems with washout, he said.
Shaun Patrick, chairman of Notts Sport, said: "Following our trial installation at Glen Gorse, we believe we have tapped into a new source of business."
He said the surfacing, in 15 colours, eliminated mud and worn grass from heavy-wear areas. Recent rainy summers and winters had increased demand for the product.

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