Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Original Steve LaPorte Indoor Putting Greens teams up with Hanae Mori/ICP Perfumes for the 2nd time in just 2 years.

by Steve LaPorte

The Original Steve LaPorte Indoor Putting Greens has just teamed up with Hanae Mori/ICP Perfumes for the 2nd time in just 2 years to provide several custom indoor putting greens with product logos and accessories.  These indoor putting greens with be used in multiple regions of the country for events and product promotions.
"I look forward to working with Hanae Mori/ICP Perfumes again. Providing quality indoor putting greens to our customers has been our specialty for the past 15 years.  I am proud to have ICP Perfumes as a client and look forward to working with them on this project and many more. We take pride in serving our clients and providing the best quality indoor putting greens on the market today."


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Choosing the Best Indoor Putting Green Surface by Steve LaPorte


There are many things to consider when purchasing an indoor putting green, especially if you are looking for surface that will last.  Most indoor putting greens are actually made from outdoor artificial turf.  These tend to be more tolerant to the elements but less attractive for indoor use.  You will typically see a shiny, plastic look to the surface of this type of outdoor material.

 Many of these are made from polypropylene (olefin) which is very stain resistant and is not discolored from bleach or harsh chemicals. The downside to polypropylene is that the surface is much less durable than nylon and is typically used for outdoor applications or areas around pools or in basements.

Nylon is considered the top of the line when it comes to durability and is the most common for indoor surface applications.  Nylon products are very durable and considered very stain resistant.

Some indoor putting greens are made from a very lightweight foam material that actually resembles foam packaging material or the foam swimming pool noodles or floaties that you see in and around pools.

Another type of surface that you may encounter is a felted surface similar to that of a pool table surface.  This felt option along with the foam has little to no surface tufts to resemble the real grass blades on an actual golf course.  Because of this, the golf ball tends to roll much faster on these particular surfaces.  Too fast of surface on a limited size indoor putting green, may create some difficulties for accurate indoor putting practice.

Here at The Original Steve LaPorte Indoor Putting Greens we use a very dense nylon surface for each of our putting green models.  This quality nylon surface has a low luster which resembles a wool-like finish giving it a much more elegant look than the shiny plastic materials that are so common.

15 years ago, the very first 5' x 11' indoor putting green that we manufactured as a prototype and for advertising material was then placed in a home between the kitchen and family room and has received constant use in a heavy traffic area.  It is still in use today and looks almost as good as it did 15 years ago.

Please take all things into consideration when choosing the right indoor putting green for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our line of putting greens and accessories.   Be sure to ask if there are any current specials or coupon codes that could apply to your order.
There are many things to consider when purchasing an indoor putting green, especially if you are looking for surface that will last.  Most indoor putting greens are actually made from outdoor artificial turf.  These tend to be more tolerant to the elements but less attractive for indoor use.  You will typically see a shiny, plastic look to the surface of this type of outdoor material.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Indoor Putting Greens


I wanted to share this article to help you out when buying an indoor putting green.


Here is a link to our 5'x11' indoor putting green that was featured in the article.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SHOULD YOU BUILD YOUR OWN INDOOR PUTTING GREEN? by Steve LaPorte


Many of you out there on the forums and blog sites are talking about building your own indoor putting green for the house or basement to save money.  I have built a lot of them over the years and realize that the surface material is the most important feature.  I have yet to find anything even close at the local builders supply that would resemble an adequate surface to putt on.  Sure you can get the lumber and hardware to build that bulky thing, but is that all necessary to elevate the surface just to get a deeper hole?  What about being able to move that monstrosity if you need too?  Why pay all that money for bulky base material to then top it with a subpar material?  I can tell you from experience that there is a much easier way.
On our homepage at www.stevelaporte.com  click on our demonstration video that shows how a portable indoor putting green works.  It demonstrates the speed of our surface (9-10) using the stimp meter.  It also demonstrates how our unique cup/flag system works without having to elevate the surface.  Notice how true the ball rolls. Also, note the bounce and roll out when chipping onto the green with our portable chipping mat. There is also a removable back stop to keep any missed putts from rolling off the green.
If you still insist on building your own, then contact me and I can provide the surface.  I can also make custom sizes to meet your needs.  Mention that you read this blog and I'll throw in a free chipping mat with one of our greens.   Make your indoor game enjoyable!




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Indoor Putting Green-Customer base and product reviews by Steve LaPorte

Its important when promoting your product to develop a solid customer base.  Here at The Original Steve LaPorte Indoor Putting Greens we have been able to provide our products to many well known companies. 
By designing and manufacturing the best indoor putting greens available, we have built a solid customer list with repeat customers. 

We pioneered the ability to provide company logos to the surface of our putting greens.

Our customers use our putting greens at their events and in turn, this helps our customers promote their products and services.  A solid product creates a solid customer base. 

Here are some of the well known companies that have choosen our indoor putting greens to promote themselves.


To view our complete line of products visit www.stevelaporte.com

Promote your company with indoor putting green with logo by Steve LaPorte

Generating traffic at your trade show or special event can be a challenge.  Don't let it be.  Instead offer a challenge.  A putting challenge.  I can provide you with an indoor putting green with company logo.  Hand your attendees a putter and a couple of balls and invite them to sink some putts allowing you ample time to do your thing by promoting your company or products.  Taylor the challenge to provide adequate time with each attendee.
More examples of my logo putting greens can be found at www.stevelaporte.com and click on the "logo" tab in the navigation bar.