Who has had the pleasure of bowling on a Tiff Dwarf green? For those of you that put your hand up, I'm fairly confident in thinking that you enjoyed the experience of having a green where the line of the bowl is true and there is plenty of finish on the delivery.
If you regularly play on couch like our club, you will will most certainly enjoy a game on Tiff. There is really no comparison.
For those that were not aware, the Sports Club's plan to extend the club includes removing the current couch greens and replacing with elevated synthetic greens at the back of the block. I can understand the reasoning for synthetic greens - whilst they have a higher establishment cost, the running cost is lower and the green is usable all year.
However, for my part, I'd much prefer to have natural greens to play my sport. After all, most of the clubs we play against in Zone 10 have natural turf and to be a competitive club, we also need a natural turf.
An alternative proposition is a hybrid scenario - i.e. one synthetic green where Green 2 is now, and one natural (preferably a Tiff variant) at the back of the car park. This combination has several benefits:
What do you think? Leave your comment or suggestions.