The lake is glistening as the morning sun shines across the calm water. A gentle breeze sweeps past as you read the tough but makeable 15-foot putt.
Tapping your ball with just the right weight, you watch it roll true, right into the hole. You smile and think, “too bad no-one was here to see that.”
Then, you head into your cottage for a coffee before returning to get some more practice shots on the top-quality Pro-Green Synthetic Turf Systems green installed by Northern Turf Solutions (NTS).
“As any golfer will tell you, there is always room for improvement in your game,” says Drew MacIntosh, who co-owns Northern Turf Solutions with Dana, his wife. “That’s the beauty of having your very own green at your home or cottage – you can practice any time.”
As an avid golfer himself, Drew understands the desires and necessities of a quality lakefront or backyard green. He was looking for his own when he found Pro-Green. Seeing a hole in the marketplace, Drew and Dana became Muskoka and Simcoe’s only supplier of the North American-made product.
NTS can make backyard and lakeside dreams a reality, whether it’s practicing chips or putts to improve your short game, hosting family or friends for a social visit, or simply tapping some putts to relax.
The NTS motto is “take back your weekend,” and it rings true.
“The best part of our product is not having to water or cut the grass as the turf is set at just the right height and always looking beautiful with minimal maintenance,” explains Drew. “We can accommodate a large array of sizes and designs to make your green the perfect fit. We can even set it up so your existing landscape can be part of the experience; try hitting it from your grass to the green like you would at a full course.”
However, it’s not only golf greens they can expertly install for their clients, says Dana. There is no lead in any of the products, making it a great choice for playgrounds, dog runs, family backyards or just to replace real grass in areas of your yard where the grass is hard to maintain.
“Some of our clients in subdivisions had such small areas of grass, they realized it was more convenient to put in turf rather than to own and maintain a lawnmower,” says Dana. “As well, because the Pro-Green turf is designed to drain water faster than natural grass, it is a popular addition to the landscape around pool areas.”
But, for avid golfers like Drew, the number-one reason for calling Northern Turf Solutions has always been for world-class putting greens so everyone can feel like a pro for a day.
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN