Golf in your own backyard


Photo and plans for backyard golf are credited to The R House by Lindsey Redfern

I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m really hoping one of the DIY TV reality stars knocks on my door and offers an amazing make-over in one weekend. My list of wants is ready to go, and high on the list is the ability to golf.

Last winter we gifted each other and indoor/outdoor putting green to practice on. We dabbled 15 or 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights for several months, but as the weather got warm our little faux grass mat never made it outdoors.

A nice putting green would be amazing. I’d put it over by the vegetable bed where Dave’s grill stands. That way we could put and chat while he grills our dinner. I found this fun plan by Lindsey Redfern on Pinterest that uses a bulb dibble, plastic cup and strategic mowing to create a putting green. This is for kids but I think with slight modification such as forgoing the mini flag and maybe introducing a creeping bent grass to a section of the lawn might do the trick.

My other thought is golf wiffle balls and creating a tee box or just a flat spot off our cement patio. Our house is way up on the hill, well above our neighbors homes. My golf skills are nominal enough I rarely get the ball off the ground at the driving range. Dave would have to temper his strength, but even with his skills could we hit a wiffle far enough that it would actually reach our neighbors? And if it actually did make it that far would it break or hurt anything, or just be embarrassing when we went to retrieve the balls out of their yard? Might be worth testing… after a glass of wine.


About Kary Beck

Mother and wife, gardener, wine enthusiast, avid online bargain hunter, and owner of two black-and-tan cocker spaniels.
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