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SYNLawn To Build Indoor Putting Green at 2014 KC Golf Show

image of kid at kansas city golf showKANSAS CITY — Producers of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Expo announced Wednesday that SYNLawn will be the Official Turf Company of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Show, and will build a showcase green right on the show floor where golfers can try out putters, compete for prizes and more! The three-day consumer golf expo returns to the Overland Park Convention Center for a third year, February 21-23, 2014.

The On The Green interactive area — featuring a state-of-the-art SYNLawn green complete with a putting surface, simulated rough and even a bunker — is certain to be a gathering point for golfers all weekend, as they step onto the green to try out new putters or compete in one of the show’s interactive contests. Added to the show’s 50-Foot Putting Challenge, Long Drive Challenge, Closest-To-The-Pin Challenge, Short Game Central, Main Stage, Free Lesson Area, Testing and Fitting Zone and 19th Hole Lounge, attendees will have no shortage of activities to keep them moving about the show floor and engaging with exhibitors in all parts of the hall.

Great deals, indoor hitting range, fun golf contests, giveaways and unbelievable prizes help K.C. golfers kick off 2014 at Overland Park Convention Center

The return of sponsors like SYNLawn, Edwin Watts Golf Shop, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Amini’s Galleria, RMI Golf Carts, Old Kinderhook, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Hendrick Cadillac and many others is a sure sign of the confidence the Kansas City golf industry has placed in the Kansas City Golf Show to provide a significant return on investment for participating exhibitors. The Kansas City Golf Show has proved to be a hit with Heartland golfers in each of its first two years, with over 7,000 attendees passing through the doors each weekend. Even an epic snowstorm couldn’t keep the crowds away in 2013, as thousands of eager golfers drove through a foot of snow that fell just 24 hours before doors opened to make the 2013 Kansas City Golf Show a success.

image of synlawn putting green at kansas city golf show

Those attendees enjoyed show-only specials on golf-related products and services, free lessons, try-and-buy opportunities with the year’s hottest new equipment, and an giveaway package that included free golf, golf balls, magazine subscriptions and more.

This year’s show promises to once again mark the kickoff event of the spring golf season for golfers in the Kansas City area, who will benefit from the success of the show’s first two years in the form of increased participation and special offers from the region’s biggest golf and golf-related exhibitors, including courses, club and product manufacturers, destination resorts and more.

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The Kansas City Golf Show is one several high-end consumer golf expos produced nationally by Varsity Golf Shows, a Seattle-based marketing, communications and event production company with a strong reputation for providing outstanding values to U.S. golfers. In addition to the Kansas City Golf Show, Varsity also operates successful golf shows in St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.) and Hartford (Conn.) and will be launching new consumer golf expos in Omaha (Neb.) and Louisville in 2014.

image of synlawn putting green at kansas city golf show

For a full recap of last year’s show, or to view more information, visit varsitygolfshows.com/kan.

image of child safe synthetic playground surfaceKansas City, MO – When administrators from the Blue Springs School District began to look at ways to improve playground safety for their students, as well as lower overall maintenance costs, district representatives came up with a plan. The plan was to build a “Pilot Playground” program using SYNLawn’s Playground System in an effort to replace old, decaying mulch which was prone to cause multiple injuries while kids were playing at recess.

The school district set up a system to track and compare differences in playground injuries over a two year span. Within a six month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse’s office with injuries suffered on the playground. No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground’s new padded underlay beneath the playground’s artificial grass surface.

“The pilot playground was a courtyard play area in the middle of the school. We literally had to go through the school to replace the existing playground surface.” says Angela Grego, owner from SYNLawn of Kansas City. “The administrators were astonished at the radical decline in the number of kids going to see the nurse.”

playground at cordill mason elementary

So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the Missouri school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds with the safer, artificial grass play system by SYNLawn. Using a combination of SYNBermuda Premium 220, SYNTipede Platinum 322 and SYNLawn’s exclusive “Trample Zones”, the replacement of the Blue Springs School District playgrounds is currently nearing completion with nearby school districts taking notice.

synthetic playground at voy spears elementary

SYNLawn’s Play Systems continue to prove to be the safest, most durable and beautiful alternative to old, unsafe playground surfaces. Contact your local SYNLawn representative today for more information on how your school district can lower maintenance costs, improve safety and reduce injuries to the children in your area using SYNLawn’s Playground System.

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