It is no secret that golf courses nationwide have been struggling because of the recession. With fewer members and dwindling fees, golf courses have been forced to make cuts affecting service and course upkeep, further driving down membership. In a recent article by USA Today, the newspaper covers the extent of the challenge facing golf courses, citing their inability to cope with lighter crowds. According to the article in the past year private clubs have lost an estimated 5 to 15 percent of their membership, costing an average of $187,000 to each course.
Since golf courses are caught in a “catch 22” of membership cancellations because lacking maintenance and not enough money to make the changes, PEM Surface Creations offers slip-resistant golf matting as an affordable and quality solution. The matting constructed specifically for the era of spikeless golf shoes, withstands environmental and chemical degradation, extreme temperature and wind uplift, making it highly durable for many years of use.
Besides from its longevity, PEM’s slip-resistant textured surface reduces slippage in high traffic areas, including bridges, steps, walkways and cart paths. The matting provides low maintenance and cleans with only a sweeping or wash down
As membership shrinks, golf courses will need to find a durable and cost effective solution to continue operating during this “correctional phase.” PEM golf matting is used on more than 2,000 golf courses nationwide and has been the choice for many golf courses as the recession continues, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response.