This Week In Golf: Dec 19 - 25 2016

Catch up with all the latest news from the world of golf

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Catch up with all the latest news from the world of golf

This Week In Golf: Dec 19 - 25 2016

Dave Stockton installs Augusta putting green in his garden


US Putting guru Dave Stockton has installed this huge putting green in the garden of his Augusta, Georgia home featuring an Augusta National Golf Club logo in the centre of it.

Stockton, his son, and Back Nine Greens designed the putting surface, and plan to use it for clinics ahead of the 2017 Masters.


Ian Poulter receives PGA Recognition Award


12-time European Tour winner Ian Poulter, who began his career as a young PGA assistant pro back in the 1990s, received a PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at the annual PGA lunch at Grosvenor House.

The 40-year-old Ryder Cup hero follows in the footsteps of several golfing legends to have won the award including Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie.


New PiviX Spike Launched


New for 2016, PiviX is a lightweight, low profile golf spike that incorporates spring-flex traction technology engineered to ergonomically feed the spikes into the turf.

Equipped with SLIM-Lok, the company’s new low profile fastening system, this durable cleat has a patented “C” wear indicator which turns solid when spikes need to be replaced.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV