10 Things You Didn't Know About Kim Koivu

Get to know the Finnish professional golfer with these 10 facts.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kim Koivu
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Get to know the Finnish professional golfer with these 10 facts.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kim Koivu

1. Koivu was born in Helsinki, Finland.

2. He did not start playing golf until he was 16.

3. Unbelievably, in 2007, he turned professional at the age of 26.

4. Kim was the focus of a video series with YouTuber Peter Finch called 'The Rookie Year' in which they followed Kim's progress throughout his rookie season on the European Tour in 2019.

Koivu hitting a shot with a TaylorMade P730 iron. Every club in his bag is made by the brand (Getty Images)

5. The Finn won his first European Challenge Tour title in 2018 at the inaugural Belt & Road Colorful Yunnan Open. He then became the first Finnish player to win the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge later that year.

6. In 2018 he also won his 3rd Challenge Tour tournament of the year at the Rolex Trophy which came a couple of weeks after the Finnish Challenge victory.

7. Koivu uses a full bag of TaylorMade (opens in new tab) golf clubs and he is also signed to Puma Golf to wear the brands apparel and shoes. He is also signed to management company, Modest! Golf which was founded by Niall Horan.

8. According to Koivu's official website, his coach is called Timo Rauhala.

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9. The website also states that his home club is St Laurence Golf Club in Finland. Opened in 1990 the club has two championship courses, the Kalkki-Petteri (Old Course), and Pyha Lauri (New Course). There is also a six-hole par-three practice facility. The club has hosted a European Challenge Tour event in the past.

10. One of his biggest interests outside of golf is tennis.

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Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.