19 Things You Didn't Know About Gavin Green

Get to know Mayalsian professional Gavin Green a little better

Things You Didn't Know About Gavin Green
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Get to know Mayalsian professional Gavin Green a little better

20 Things You Didn't Know About Gavin Green

1. Green was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2. He has Irish, Chinese and Portuguese descent

3. He started playing golf aged 7 when his dad Gary took him to the driving range

4. His home club is Monterez Golf & Country Club to the west of Kuala Lumpur

5. He played in the 2007 Johor Open in Malaysia on the Asian Tour at the age of 13 and made the cut in the event the following year

6. He made the cut at the 2009 Johor Open aged 15 for the second consecutive year after a second round 65

7. He had a very successful amateur career with 21 wins including many US college golf victories as well as the Malaysian Amateur Open

8. He attended the University of New Mexico where he studied Business Management. He achieved multiple All-American honours and was Mountain West Conference golfer of the year

9. He won a tournament on the Asian Development Tour by 11 strokes as an amateur in 2014

10. As an 18-year-old amateur, he played with Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els in the 2012 Johor Open

11. He turned professional in 2015 off +3

12. He won twice on the Asian Development Tour in 2016 as a pro

13. He represented Malaysia at the 2016 Olympic Games

14. He has a tattoo of the Olympic Rings on his right arm

15. His biggest win came in 2017 on the Asian Tour at the Taiwan Masters

16. He went on to become the first Malaysian golfer to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2017

17. He cites his interests as sports, socialising and cooking

18. His younger brother Galven is also a promising player

19. He has played TaylorMade clubs his entire professional career as well as in his amateur career

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x