Greengauge first engaged with our UK bowls surface manufacturer Leigh Spinners in the late 1990’s.
Manufactured in England our Greengauge artificial bowls surfaces have evolved to our current offering of the Greengauge Punch 1350 and 1700 bowling surface systems. In tandem with that development we allow offer various weighted options of Greengauge Bowling underlays suitable for our Greengauge Punch surfaces. The Needle Punched surface was initially developed as a slower speed outdoor bowls surface designed with longevity in mind. It remains today the dominant surface in Europe within the hotel/holiday industry. Over the last 20 years the Needle Punch surface has been installed successfully around the world.
The number 1350 or 1700 number refers to the actual weight of the surface. Manufactured on an exclusive basis here in the UK since 1994.
Note: Leigh Spinners were formed in 1913 and are members of the Sports and Play Construction Association – SAPCA. A Company with a strong history of tradition, workmanship and innovation whose products stand the test of time. ISO 9001 certification has been achieved and this provides increased customer confidence and allows Greengauge to supply the bowling market specifically if any Clubs demand that level of certification. Their in-house testing facilities means that product assessment can work within a tight, just-in-time, basis.
Our 1350g/m2 Greengauge Punch surface has a 7 year pro-rata guarantee and our recently developed World Bowls approved 1700g/m2 surface Greengauge Punch surface has a 10 year pro-rata guarantee. Both surface types are UV stabilised to a 600KL level of protection which, after testing, was determined as the maximum level for this type of material combination.
The Greengauge Punch bowls surface is a fibre-bonded textile surface made from specially selected colour-stable polypropylene fibres. The construction incorporates a polyester base material for maximum stability. The fibre has a low-glare finish, which is soft underfoot, pleasant to play on and does not abrade or damage bowls.
There is a choice of underlays which marginally affect speed however the Needle Punch surface itself substantially determines the variable between of between 12.5 and 14 seconds which for many Club bowlers is an ideal speed for a bowling green given the sometimes windy conditions experienced outdoors.
For projects involving base construction we offer:
- Site Survey
- Base works
- Floodlights & Drainage
The Greengauge systems all allow free passage of water both vertically and in conjunction with the underlay transversely to provide maximum drainage potential over porous macadam or concrete laid to a suitable fall with perimeter drain. This allows almost continuous playing opportunities even in extremely adverse weather conditions. Snow however can make roads to the jack slightly more challenging!
Greengauge woven (BowlsWeave in Australia and GreenWeave in New Zealand)
Greengauge Punch 650 needle punch bowling surfaces
Use of an industrial wet/dry suction cleaner plus occasional light brushing to remove leaves and other organic debris is the main requirement.
Greengauge will not easily support the growth of moss or mildew. Moss can be treated with a proprietary moss killer if required.
Greengauge Outdoor Punch 1350/1700 and Synthetic Underlay specifications: Click here