This Week In Golf: Jan 30 - Feb 5

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

this week in golf

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

This Week In Golf: Jan 30 - Feb 5

Mark Wahlberg shanks it into crowd on Waste Management Phoenix Open 16th hole

American film star Mark Wahlberg had a nightmare moment yesterday - as he shanked his tee shot into the crowd on the famous 16th Stadium hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Related: Waste Management Phoenix Open 16th Hole Memorable Moments

Not only was it in front of 20,000 people in a hostile environment, it was also live on the PGA Tour's Facebook! Skip to 6 minutes on the video for the shot.


New Golf Tourism England Sponsorship to attract more Scandinavian golfers

Ullna Indoor Golf users will have the chance to win a trip to England¹s Golf Coast via social media

Golf Tourism England is launching a sponsorship campaign at Scandinavia's largest and more popular indoor golf facility to attract more visits from Scandinavian golfers throughout February.

Centring on the state-of-the-art Ullna Indoor Golf, the targeted, month-long campaign will promote England’s world-class golf offer to drive inbound tourism.


Chris Wood opens new Mizuno fitting centre at Burnham and Berrow

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Three-time European Tour winner Chris Wood has opened a new Mizuno fitting centre at GM Top 100 course Burnham and Berrow in Somerset.

It is the 14th centre of its kind in the UK and Ireland, with others based at venues including Gleneagles, Celtic Manor, Royal Birkdale and Woburn Golf Club.


Paul McGinley's pro golfers win Abu Dhabi Invitational

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The Ryder Cup-style event saw McGinley’s side beat Peter Schmeichel’s Celebrity All-Stars 13-6 at Yas Links Golf Club. All competitors played from the back tees with the professionals playing off a +5 handicap.

Among the stars lining up in the field for the tournament were football legends Peter Schmeichel, Ruud Gullit, Dwight Yorke and Roberto Di Matteo, cricketers James Anderson, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis, rugby union World Cup winners Mike Tindall and David Campese and pop star Ronan Keating.

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