Tour Greens - 25 Years of Tour Quality Putting Greens
When Steve White finished his collegiate golf career at Clemson University and elevated his practice routine in hopes of making the PGA tour, he never thought he would end up in the synthetic grass business - much less building Tour Greens, the nation’s leading designer and builder of Tour-quality commercial and backyard putting greens. But after 25 years, that is just what he has done.
He dedicated himself to designing and building the world’s best synthetic grass putting greens and founded The Putting Green Company when other golfers in the area started asking him to build greens in their backyards.
Around the same time, former PGA Tour Champion Kenny Knox had started his own putting green business named Tour Greens. Known for his superior putting ability, Knox had used his expertise in putting and construction to design backyard putting greens for many current and former PGA professionals.
Eventually, Steve took all of this knowledge and experience and with the help of a new business partner, bought Tour Greens from Knox and combined it with his company to create what is Tour Greens today.
As Tour Greens celebrates 25 years, it has evolved into a company that is redefining backyard luxury, leisure and training.
Staying true to its heritage, Tour Greens remains committed to providing tour-quality, synthetic grass putting greens in which one can practice their entire short game. The company recently partnered with the Arnold Palmer Design Company and has completed short game practice facilities at the homes of PGA professionals Brendan Todd and Abraham Ancer. Its extensive investments in every critical element of the manufacturing process along with its commitment to design have made it the choice of the Pros.
Throughout its journey, Tour Greens realized that even those not playing on or aspiring to be on the tour, appreciate the performance, appearance and fun associated with their backyard putting greens.
From the executive looking for a quiet place to unwind after a long day at the office to busy parents wanting a fun and engaging place to play with their kids, the demand for backyard putting greens is strong as ever.
“Today’s greens come in all shapes and sizes. One project may call for re-creating the 12th at Augusta and another ask for a green in the shape of a tooth,” says Steve. “Whatever the design, we’re creating complete backyard practice facilities with multiple turf cuts, bunkers and tee boxes built for practicing virtually every shot one can imagine.”
As a member of the Recreational Group family of companies, Tour Greens is also helping people “Bring the Fun Home.” Choosing from RG’s full array of backyard amenities, homeowners can transform their space with a variety of synthetic grass solutions like bocce courts and backyard playgrounds to innovative, VersaCourt game courts. This versatile product line is being used to create everything from stand-alone basketball, shuffleboard and pickleball courts to complete multi-sport game courts.