Jul 31st, 2016
Mel Reid’s new home practice area
Courtesy of Huxley Golf
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Mel Reid has turned to Huxley Golf to create a private practice area at home.
To help her focus in on her short game, Huxley Golf installed an all-weather putting and chipping green at Mel’s home.
Working with a relatively small area, the Huxley Golf team cleverly designed and installed a 180 sq. ft green that will enable Mel to practise ‘every putt in the book’.
With well positioned undulations, the three hole green offers the ability to make uphill, downhill, left to right, right to left and straightforward putts on the world-leading artificial surface.
Whilst the putting green itself was created using Huxley Golf Premier Putting Turf, the rest of the garden was covered with Huxley Golf Premier Leisure Turf 20 to facilitate chipping practice.
Commenting on her new Huxley Golf green, Mel said: “I’m keen to capitalise on my top ten finish in the Women’s British Open last year so I’m working really hard. With a full global schedule too, I need to take every opportunity I can to practise – and that’s just been made much easier now that I can practise at home whenever I wish. I’m really pleased with my new Huxley green – it doesn’t matter if time is short or the weather is bad as now I can still work on improving my short game.”
It’s not been one of Mel’s best days today, as she carded a 74 to finish tied 65th in the Ricoh British Women’s Open.