Southwest Greens Designs and Installs a Synthetic Golf Green at Two-Time U.S. Open Winner Retief Goosen's New Home

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Having had a Southwest Greens golf green at his former house, which he used regularly for putting and chipping, Goosen was keen to replicate an updated version at his new home.

Two-Time U.S. Open Champion Retief Goosen puts on his new Southwest Greens synthetic putting green

Upon moving into his new home in Surrey, England, two-time U.S. Open golf champion Retief Goosen had Southwest Greens design and install a state-of-the-art synthetic golf green. Having had a Southwest Greens golf green at his former house, which he used regularly for putting and chipping, Goosen was keen to replicate an updated version at his new home.

“I am delighted with my new green,” said Retief Goosen. “I really appreciate the effort Southwest Greens has taken to listen to my requirements; not only designing an excellent practice facility for me at home, but the amazing shaping work they did, redesigning the garden area and incorporating the green perfectly with the surrounds.”

Working with the experts at Southwest Greens, Goosen’s vision became a reality, with the new installation placing an emphasis on longer chipping shots, as well as putting with a 300m2 zone (with 120m2 of it being the synthetic golf green). Using a professional golf course shaper, Southwest Greens was able to provide Goosen with a challenging golf hole with various options to assist him in practicing all types of short game golf shots. With Southwest Greens’ trademarked sand-filled Pro System, the green accepts approach shots from any distance; with the ball bite and ball roll reacting like a PGA-caliber surface.

“On behalf of the entire Southwest Greens team, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to work with Retief and to be associated with one of the world’s greatest golfers,” said President of Southwest Greens Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kevin Holinaty.

Southwest Greens International provides synthetic putting greens that are low maintenance, longer-bladed and that exhibit natural ball roll and ball speed control. Leading the industry in both technology and installations, Southwest Greens’ artificial golf greens and synthetic putting greens exhibit a lifelike quality with natural appearance and playability and continue to be recognized by amateur and professional golfers alike. For more information on Southwest Greens, visit their websites at:, and the Southwest Greens Facebook page.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST GREENS: Southwest Greens International (SWGI) was founded in Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1996. Today, the company is a multi-million dollar network of more than 90 franchise operations worldwide and is considered the global leader in designing and installing state-of-the-art synthetic turf projects (both Golf and Grass) for residential and commercial use. Recently acquired by Shaw Industries, SWGI's corporate headquarters now operates out of Kennesaw, Ga.

SWGI's product is the preferred putting surface for more than35 professional golfers on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, including Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Annika Sorenstam and Suzann Pettersenas well as avid amateur golfers. SWGI was selected by Nicklaus Design ® in 2004 to produce premium synthetic golf greens for residential customers.

Southwest Greens’ business mix includes the following products:
Southwest Greens - Golf Turf Solutions
Nicklaus Design Golf Greens
Championship Putting Courses
Golf Courses
Driving Ranges
Indoor Golf Greens
Tee Lines    

Southwest Greens - Grass Turf Solutions
Residential Play & Playground Areas
Horseshoe Pits
Pet Turf
Indoor Recreational Facilities    

Headquartered in the United States in Dalton, Ga., Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales and 25,000 associates worldwide. Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. As a leader in the synthetic turf sports field market, Shaw Sportexe has more than 800 fields in play.


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