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I recently met a golf course architect named Terry LaGree from a company called Barbaron out of Florida. Terry is a great architect, who also happens to be responsible for golf course renovations at The Golf Club at South River.
One of his newest ventures is what really caught my attention. Terry is a partner in a company called Harmony Pointe Greens, a company that makes synthetic golf greens which are mainly used for practice facilities. These greens are not only a much better solution for someone that can't devote lots of time and money to maintenance, but they are also environmentally sustainable. They are made out of 100% recyclable materials and don't require chemicals to maintain. You can read more about the product HERE.
What really struck me having read more about the product is how much Harmony Pointe has integrated product and design to create an amazing offering. By partnering with Barbaron, a real life golf course architect responsible for some amazing courses, they ensure that customers get the most out of their Harmony Pointe experience.
Taking into account how the product is going to be used (shot angles, distances, spin), Harmony Pointe, through their partnership with Barbaron essentially ensure that people don't spend thousands on a golf green that doesn't function well. While I likely won't have the budget to put one of these in my backyard for years and years to come, I definitely think these folks have come up with a concept that will spread like wildfire.
At Orange Element, we're hopeful we can continue our relationship with Terry and perhaps even do work for Harmony Pointe one day.