Artificial turf is a great landscape alternative and can be very safe for athletes playing sports. Artificial turf started out being a sport application. With the advent of artificial turf using crumb rubber to having a pad under the turf for cushion and impact reduction. Global Syn Turf has some great pad options to create a softer artificial turf application kids playing in a backyard on a swing set or professional athletes on a sport field. Global Syn Turf has a 5 mm and 8 mm shock pad to make everyday synthetic turf softer under your foot and it is great under putting green turf to help golf balls check up. They also have .75", 1.25" and 2.125" pad that creates a critical fall height of 2-7' depending on the artificial turf, infill and base work. Global Syn Turf is a leader in artificial turf manufacturing in and creates solutions to everyday applications like the 5 different pads they offer.