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Can a complete beginner learn the game of golf in six months and beat Thomas Bjorn on the 16th hole at this year's Made In Denmark? We will find out...
The Rookie Prepares To Take On Thomas Bjorn
Earlier this year, ECCO Golf revealed ‘The Rookie’; a brilliant new video series following a complete beginner named Lasse on his journey to learn the game of golf in just six months with the aim of beating European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn at the European Tour’s Made in Denmark.
Lasse has now learnt his trade and will take on Thomas Bjorn on Wednesday at the famous 16th hole at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort in the Made In Denmark Pro-Am.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, 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 has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x