SofTrak Synthetic Golf Greens Dealership Established in Vermont

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SofTrak Synthetic Golf Greens Dealership Established in Vermont

Thu, 07/17/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

United Turf Industries, developer of
SofTrak Synthetic Golf Greens the high-performance,
low-maintenance turf for residential and commercial use that closely
simulates the look and feel of natural grass greens today announces
the establishment of a new SofTrak dealership in Vermont and Eastern New
York through Bob Kelly.
Kelly, an avid golfer and longtime member at Burlington Country Club, will
cover Vermont and the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence,
Warren and Washington in New York with his dealership, SofTrak Synthetic
Golf Greens of Vermont, LLC (802.985.9555 or BobKelly8@adelphia.net).
Prospective customers can view and test an installed SofTrak Synthetic
Golf Green by appointment. Measuring 1,200 square feet, the SofTrak green
features two feet of fringe around its perimeter and five cups built into
its undulating surface. A sand bunker and a couple tee boxes located 15
and 30 yards away - from which to hit onto his green from - are scheduled
to be added as well.
For further information about SofTrak, visit www.unitedturf.com.
A graduate of Middlebury College (VT) and a retired Certified Public
Accountant, Kelly didn't plan on getting into the burgeoning synthetic
putting greens business. However, while researching synthetic turf brands
and the companies that supply them before purchasing a putting and
chipping green for his backyard, Kelly had an epiphany.
"I saw an excellent business opportunity that simultaneously gave me the
high-performance green I wanted for my personal use," says Kelly. "The
fact that PGA Tour players select SofTrak to practice on at their private
residences, coupled with the comprehensive training SofTrak dealers
receive in the design and installation of the greens made this an easy and
exciting decision."
Exclusively supplied by United Turf Industries of Wichita, KS
(www.unitedturf.com), SofTrak's sophisticated construction process
includes two layers of crushed stone base, which enables undulations and
contours to be designed into the green as well as quick, thorough drainage
of water.
SofTrak’s proprietary RQS in-fill -- a sand-like material that is unique
to the industry in that it resists hardening over time -- ensures SofTrak
greens provide consistent-rolling putts and accept shots into greens from
more than 125 yards. Also, the surface fibers of SofTrak greens are UV-ray
resistant to help maintain the lush, green appearance.
Kelly is confident his dealership will thrive in Vermont and Eastern New
York. He says he could discover no synthetic greens supplier in the area.
Also, because residents so value the natural beauty of the area, he
expects them to respond favorably to SofTrak greens, which look like
natural turf greens and blend seamlessly into existing landscapes.
In addition to thousands of homeowners and commercial businesses
nationwide -- from retirement communities and college campuses to golf
shops and condominium complexes -- PGA TOUR stars Fred Couples and Steve
Flesch use SofTrak in the convenient comfort of their respective venues.