Greenskeepers

About Greens Come True

Greens Come True is a company that wants to change the way we play and practice golf. Golf is often thought of as a game that only allows a select group of people to participate in its joys. At Greens Come True, we want people of all ages to enjoy the game that has brought our families and friends together over the years. Our products promote the game of golf to be played anywhere you can imagine and you don't need a country club membership or tee time to play!

Steve McKeown
Co-Founder/Visionary

For almost 20 years now I have been creating my own personal chipping and putting areas in my back yard. I have always been fascinated with the short shots in golf…the shots that take creativity and touch in order to get the ball close to the hole, so chipping and pitching have always been my favorite shots to practice. Getting the ball on the green is half the battle of the game and for most of us chipping and pitching is the way we get there! There’s nothing like that feeling you get when you chip one close to the hole, so I wanted to create that feeling at home! I have been an avid golf fan and a fan of sports in general, but after watching The Players at TPC Sawgrass over the years I became enamored with the island green on the 17th hole. I became consumed with how I could have my own island green at home…so that’s when I began constructing my first floating chipping green. Over the years I have made several variations, some had lights, some had bunkers, some had flowers, and it seemed the options were only limited to my imagination! Since the greens were lightweight and could float, they became a huge hit at parties we would throw at our home, so much so that friends started asking me to make them one for their own homes and that is when I knew I was on to something. While away on one of our many family outings we brought a green to the beach for a camping trip, with my toes in the sand I was hitting shots and practicing outside the motor home. Different crowds of people began to stop and watch in fascination! With each passing person they would stop and watch a few shots…some would ask where they could get one and others you could just see the childlike joy in their faces while watching me hit. That was when I decided to turn this two decade long hobby into a business with hopes of spreading that same joy to all of my customers! In my personal experience, a family that golfs together, stays together. My wife and I had our first date on the golf course and that has become our motto ever since we had our first child. Not long after he was born we strapped our clubs to the stroller and hit the links and now get the chance to spread the joy of this game and bring our friends and family together with our own greens at home. We hope to do the same for you!





Gabe Nickens
Co-Founder/Superintendent

The game of golf has always been my first love! I have been playing golf for over 25 years and firmly believe you can learn everything you need to know about someone in the course of 18 holes. Golf can teach a person so many things to help them in everyday life: respect, etiquette, adversity, sportsmanship, focus and confidence. I started playing golf when I was 10 years old with my Dad and grandparents while living in San Antonio. It didn't take long to know that golf was the game for me! I have always done everything left handed, but we didn't have a left handed set of clubs when I was younger so I picked up the game learning to play with right handed clubs...and I still play right handed today. Over the years the game of golf has been the one true constant in my life. I played all throughout grade school, high school, and in college before getting serious about my degree. These days I still get the competitive juices flowing by playing in amateur events around my hometown of Dallas, TX. Steve and I met during our sophomore year of high school and since we were both the "new kids" at school, we naturally gravitated towards each other. We have always kept in touch over the years and when Steve came to me with the idea of creating these chipping greens, it just made perfect sense. He sent me out a few so that I could play around with them and they have now become a staple of my home life! I use our greens to keep my short game sharp and my girls love chip and pitch to them with their pink golf balls! I knew Steve had created something that could bring people together and I had to be a part of the journey. Now we want you to come along with us!