Step A: Pull Back The Turf
Step B: Determine Cup Placement: Before digging, decide on the locations and spacing for your putting green cups. Typically, there are multiple cups strategically placed throughout the green to vary the difficulty levels. Measure and mark the positions where you want the cups to be installed.
Step C: Digging the Holes: Using a shovel, carefully dig holes at each marked position for the cups. The depth of the hole should be just below the height of the turf to ensure the cups sit flush with the surface. Make sure the holes are wide enough to accommodate the cup size and allow for a snug fit.
Step D: Adjusting the Hole Depth: To achieve the correct cup height, you may need to adjust the hole depth. Place a level across the hole and compare it to the surrounding turf. If the hole is too shallow, continue digging until the desired cup height is achieved. If the hole is too deep, add a layer of sand or fine gravel to raise the cup.
Step E: Inserting the Cups: Once the holes are prepared, take the putting green cups and insert them into the holes. Gently press them down to ensure a secure fit. The top lip of the cup should be just below the height of the turf, creating a smooth surface for the ball to roll over.
Step F: Leveling the Cups: To ensure the cups are level, place a level across the top of each cup. Adjust the cup’s position if necessary, making sure it is perfectly horizontal. This step is crucial for a fair and accurate golfing experience.
Step G: Securing the Cups: To prevent the cups from shifting or coming loose, you can add a small amount of adhesive around the base of each cup. Be cautious not to use excessive adhesive, as it may interfere with the ball roll. Also, use a 2×4 wood and rubber mallet and pound the crusher dust around the cup to compact the cup. Then put the piece of cloth or towel between the cup and the 2×4 on top of the cup, and hammer gently down to compact the cup into the ground. Do not hammer too hard to chip the cup. Again, make sure the cup sits just above the ground and almost near flush with the turf.
Step H: Finishing Touches: Inspect the surrounding around each cup to ensure it is smooth and flush with the cup’s lip. Clear and smooth any raised areas of crusher dust around the cups.
Step I: Pull the turf back over the cups and see where the cups are located due to the cups slightly being above the surface. Make sure to align the putting green turf to where you want it. When you find the center of the cup, drill a hole in the center and then star shape to the cup’s inside edges. Make sure not to scrap the cups. Then cut the inside of the turf in the cup in a circular motion. Adjust the turf so it fits snugly around the outside of the cup.