Green Planet Grass has just completed two synthetic grass bowling greens at the new Cockburn Bowling & Recreational Club facility at Visco Park in Yangebup.
As well as the two new bowling greens, the facility includes a large multi-purpose activity & function room, meeting & office facilities, beach volley ball courts and 2 futsal pitches.
The new bowling greens (one undercover) have been installed using Green Planet Grass’s Excel UltraMax. Excel UltraMax is a 36 stitch 10mm pile height synthetic surface, widely used throughout Australia by KCL Sports & in Western Australia by Green Planet Grass in the construction of bowling greens. Manufactured in Melbourne by APT Asia Pacific, the Excel UltraMax is exclusive to Green Planet Grass and KCL Sports in Australia.
The shorter pile height and higher stitch count, requires less sand to infill the surface of the green and a shorter time is needed to bring the surface up to speed for bowling. The yarn is UV stabilized for harsh Australian conditions, producing a long lasting, high performance surface. The Excel UltraMax has been used in retirement and lifestyle villages for half size greens and in full size installations for bowling clubs.
Sand filled synthetic grass bowling greens have been around for over 20 years. During this time, they have evolved from a higher pile height and low stitch count, using polypropylene yarn, to the most recent specifications of low pile height, high stitch count polyethylene yarn.
Jon Hastings from KCL Sports pioneered the use of polyethylene springlock yarns for the DryMax Pro synthetic bowling surface. Between them, KCL Sports & Green Planet Grass have installed nearly 300 synthetic bowling greens.
For more information and news on the latest developments in bowling green surfaces, contact Tony at Green Planet Grass on (08) 0459 490 983.