Looking for a durable, textured flooring surface for your golf course? Look no further than PEM’s golf course matting! Our slip-resistant flooring will perfectly service every high traffic area on your course, thus providing players safety and comfort.
New bridge matting at The Golf Club at Tennessee.
Recently, the fine folks at The Golf Club of Tennessee contacted us about installing our slip-resistant matting on their bridges and steps. Because these areas tend to see high levels of foot traffic, we suggested that they go with our high friction golf course matting. Not only can this particular application hold up over time, it can greatly reduce the risk of slips and falls.
The club ended up installing 2,500 sq. ft. of 2ft wide PEM High Traffic/High Friction flooring on all of their bridges and steps throughout the entire course. The additional slip-resistant properties of the high friction grit coating have enhanced the overall surface of the bridge, providing peace of mind for both course employees and customers.
Aside from its slip-resistant properties, our golf matting is also easy to install! Simply apply a 1/4″ bead of adhesive in a herringbone “V” shaped pattern every 4-6 inches. This will ensure that your flooring will remain secure during the lifespan of your application.
New high traffic matting at the Golf Club at Tennessee.
In an effort to make the adhesive application as simple as possible, we have created an adhesive bead pattern diagram that will help you through the process. As always, if you need any help, please feel to drop us a line at 800.783.2358. We are here to serve you!
PEM Golf Course Matting has been installed on over 2,000 golf courses worldwide. If you would like to learn more about our Golf Course Matting and/or our High Friction Golf Course Matting, please feel free to reach out today!
Last month, Golf Digest released their list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. We were extremely excited to see that our PEM Golf Matting was installed at 28 of the Top 100 listed courses. Guess what? The news just keeps on getting better and better!
Recently, Golf Digest released a list of America’s Top Public Golf Courses. As you might know, the PEM headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Six of the courses to make the list were based right here in St. Louis. In fact, four of the 6 courses have—you guessed it—our slip-resistant matting!
If you happen to live in the St. Louis area or you simply appreciate beautiful greens, here are the four courses where you can find PEM Golf Matting.
Golf Course #1 & 2 – This stunning St. Louis staple has served as the home for several historical PGA Championships. From Gary Player’s big U.S. Open victory in 1965 to the 2008 BMW Championship—this course has seen it all.
Golf Course #3 – Our PEM Golf Matting can be found at both 18-hole courses. This award winning course was selected to host the U.S. Open Men’s Regional Qualifier in June 2010.
Golf Course #4 – Many golf enthusiasts consider the greens at this family-oriented club to be the best of the best in the STL. In fact, in 2010 it was named the #1 Country Club & Golf Course in Saint Louis by Ladue News.
As St. Louisans, and, of course, avid golfers, it truly delights us to know that there are so many great courses in and around the St. Louis area! We’ve been providing top notch, slip-resistant matting to America’s greatest courses for over 15 years. Learn more about PEM Golf Course Matting or contact us today!
So you are now the proud owner of PEM slip-resistant matting. Congrats! We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you to our family. If you properly maintain your matting, it could—depending on the application—last nearly a decade. If you truly want your matting to stand up against the test of time, we suggest following our 3 trusty tips. What are they, you ask? Let us explain…
#1 Leaf blowing: While our slip-resistant matting is quite sturdy, we do not recommend using a rake to remove leaves or debris from the surface of your matting. Over time the metal teeth will begin to weaken the surface of your matting, increasing the chances of rips and tears. In short, use your best judgment before using a yard tool to clean your matting.
#2 Power wash: Wait! Before you go all Tony Montana on your pool deck matting, golf matting, kennel matting, and/or yoga matting we ask that you take a step back and… breathe. We are not suggesting that you turn your power washer on full blast to see if you can change the color of your matting. Our matting should be cleaned using the low pressure setting. Not only is this more than enough pressure to clean your surface, it will not harm your matting.
#3 Right matting, right surface: One of the best ways to ensure that your slip-resistant matting remains in tip top shape is to make sure the matting you purchase is truly suitable for your application. For example: don’t purchase lightweight matting for high traffic areas. Yes, it will suffice in the short term, but it will wear quickly.
If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 800-783-2358.
Have you read the latest issue of Golf Digest? We’ll you better! They’ve created a list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. For the past 49 years, Golf Digest has scoured the nation looking for the top courses to play. Whether you’re a daily golf die-hard or a weekend warrior, this is a one-stop-shop for your ultimate courses wish-list.
PEM is honored to see many familiar names on the 2013-2014 rankings. In fact, our slip-resistant matting is installed at 28 of the Top 100 listed courses! That’s right, our golf course matting can be found at over 25% of our country’s greatest golf courses.
Why do so many prestigious courses choose PEM golf matting? Well, we might be biased, but there are a number of reasons!
- Superior Protection – The last thing a golf course manager wants is a player being hurt on his or her course. Our matting has a textured surface to reduce the risk of slips and falls. Plus, we offer a high-grit coating for the ultimate protection.
- Easy Installation – Our matting is easy to install. It’s delivered in rolls for easy transport and can be trimmed with a razor knife, ensuring you achieve a custom fit for your course application.
- Looks Great – Our golf matting is available in 6 colors, including black, grey, blue, chocolate brown, sand and hunter green. It’s easy to clean with a quick sweeping or washing down with a hose. Need a custom color for your club? We can help!
- Long Lasting – PEM slip-resistant matting will last for season after season. We hear from our customers years after purchase, and they all rave about how great their matting looks. An investment in PEM now will protect your course for years to come.
We could go on, but we get it – we’re golfers too. You’d rather be outside on the course! We’ve been providing top quality, slip-resistant matting to America’s greatest courses for over 15 years. Learn more about PEM Golf Course Matting or contact us today!
Have you heard of the Golf Industry Show? It’s a one-stop-shop for all everything you could need to run a golf facility! PEM is excited to announce we will be attending the 2013 event in sunny San Diego, California.
Golf Industry Show
February 4-8, 2013
San Diego, California
We’ll be showing off our New-for-2013 PEM Edging in addition to the full line-up of PEM Golf Matting. Plus – ask about our High-Grit surface for both new and existing matting applications.
PEM is excited to see some familiar faces as well as make new friends at this year’s event. Looking for things to do while you’re in the area? Well first and foremost, we obviously recommend you stop by our booth! PEM will be in booth #1943 for the five-day event. Stop by, say hello and have a chat!
Just in case you don’t want to spend the full five-day event chatting with us, we thought we’d offer up some other Golf Industry Show activities:
Win a Roll – Stop by the PEM Booth and register to win a FREE roll of PEM Slip-Resistant Matting! That’s right – we’re giving away several rolls this year and YOU could win! We’re confident that once you try our matting at your facility, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it.
San Diego Discount Coupons – The great folks at the Golf Industry Show have wrangled some great deals for you to take advantage of while you’re in the area. Free appetizers and discounts at many local eateries, discount admission to local museums and shopping discounts at area stores. You’ll definitely want to download these coupons before you get there!
Attend a Session – Golf Industry Show has lined up some great educational presentations for this year’s event. Learn about design and construction, tech tips and more! Check the Golf Industry Show website for a complete list of scheduled presentations.
Mark your calendars and pencil us in. We want to see YOU at the Golf Industry Show!
It’s no secret – the average golfer will cover a lot of ground while playing a course! Cart or no cart, you’re going to feel it by the end of the day if you’re not wearing comfortable shoes. The golf industry has seen a surge of “comfort shoes” as players seek out footwear that combines the best of comfort, fashion and performance.
It would be easy to mistake these shoes for your every-day casual shoe. Their discreet design abandons traditional spikes and spikeless or soft-spikes, opting instead for a design that allows the foot to move naturally during the golf swing. Will this style of footwear stand the test of time? Or will they run their course (no pun intended) like the soft-spike movement of the late 90’s? Only time will tell.
One thing is certain – no matter what golf shoe a player chooses, PEM Golf Course Matting will provide a safe, slip-resistant surface! In fact, we’ve shipped many orders this year to course supervisors searching for a way to provide traction to players wearing the latest comfort shoes. These courses are proactively responding to industry trends. As more and more pros wear comfort shoes on the tour, they believe the trend will spread like wildfire with an increasing number of amateur golfers sporting the sneaker-like golf shoes.
PEM is on top of the new shoe technology! We’re happy to report outstanding results in all conditions. If you’re searching for a slip-resistant golf course matting to protect players on your course, contact us today. No matter the fashion – PEM has you covered!
Just when you thought our matting couldn’t get any better…
Make a safe and seamless transition to PEM slip-resistant matting with the new PEM Edging!
The angled 45-degree edge creates a natural transition to the matting, increasing the already superior safety features of your PEM matting. Plus – the black color will blend in with the décor and look great for years to come!
PEM Edging is easy to install with both new matting and EXISTING applications!
Start 2013 with an Easy Transition! Contact PEM today to learn more about our new Edging.
Rob Amelung, PEM Surface Creations Vice-President, was recently playing a round of golf at Tapawingo National Golf Club in Sunset Hills, Missouri. This course has three championship nines featuring gorgeous greens and inviting fairways.
Like many courses, Tapawingo struggled to maintain grass leading to their practice green. This area created a two-fold problem:
- The high-traffic area meant grass would be destroyed easily
- Mulch was not an option because it would create unnecessary mess
PEM Golf Course Matting was the perfect solution! Tapawingo installed the slip-resistant matting on a walkway leading to their practice green.
PEM is a great way to provide a safe surface on areas where grass struggles to grow. Sometimes referred to as “goat trails”, these sore-spots present challenges for even the most seasoned golf course superintendent.
Are you sick of battling worn-down, dying grass and washed-away mulch? Consider PEM Golf Matting for your course! The textured surface reduces the risk of slippage while the porous construction allows water to pass through, creating a safe, dry surface for golfers!
PEM Golf Course Matting has been installed on over 2,000 golf courses worldwide. Contact Us to learn more about our Golf Course Matting and – NEW – High Friction Golf Course Matting.
Do you know the number one type of accident among people visiting a golf course?
Slips, Trips and Falls!
In a presentation given at a PGA conference, a Travelers Insurance study titled, “Safety on the Fairways”, was referenced. In the study, 33% of visitors involved in an accident on a golf course attributed their misfortune to slips, trips and falls. Think the mishaps are reserved for visitors?
The number two type of accident for employees was… you guessed it – Slips, Trips and Falls! Seeing a trend here?
Safety on golf courses is just as important for visitors as it is course employees. PEM Golf Course Matting provides a safe surface to cut down on the risk of accidents. The unique looping design and textured surface provide a slip-resistant non-skid surface for golfers and employees alike. The porous construction allows water to pass through, keeping the surface dry and allowing for moisture to evaporate. This is key for applications on wooden bridges and steps, where algae growth is a concern.
Think your existing surfaces are skid-free? Have you checked them lately? Many surfaces become slippery over time due to the wear-and-tear of regular use. Even gritty concrete can become worn and slick – especially when wet! Carefully review your existing surfaces under all conditions to determine your greatest risks for slips, trips and falls.
PEM Golf Course Matting is the perfect solution for cart paths, stairs, ramps, bridges and more. No matter the application – PEM will keep you safely grounded.
Contact PEM to learn more about our Golf Course Matting.
High Friction Matting at Innsbrook Resort
We love any opportunity to see our matting in action, and that’s exactly what we got earlier this month when we visited Innsbrook Resort Golf Course in Innsbrook, Missouri. This 18-hole public course boasts some gorgeous views and stunning lakes. It’s a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Innsbrook has been a PEM customer for some time now, having used our matting on bridges and cart paths throughout their course. They most recently placed an order for our NEW High Friction Matting, which was unveiled at the 2012 Golf Industry Show in Las Vegas.
PEM High Friction Matting is perfect for the toughest applications. We apply aluminum oxide “grit” material to our already-durable slip-resistant matting to create even more grip and weatherability. This winning combination was the perfect solution for Innsbrook’s slick, high-traffic surfaces.
This tiered pathway leads to one of the course’s more challenging holes. The wooden railroad ties were often slippery, especially in the mornings when shaded and damp with morning dew. PEM High Friction Matting was installed on the wooden ties to provide a safe surface for the occasional disgruntled golfer storming off the tee.
Innsbrook also installed PEM High Friction Matting on a highly-traveled footbridge crossing over to a green. Golfers found the bridge to be especially slippery when wet. The matting was easily installed using a combination of adhesive and screws.
The matting has received great reviews from both the golfers and the Innsbrook Resort Golf Course management team. We look forward to additional feedback throughout the season!
Want to learn more about PEM High Friction Matting? Contact us today!