Monday August 25, 2003If putting into a cup on the living room floor just isn't having the desired impact on your handicap, it might be time to take things to the next level. Masterstroke Australia have launched a new range of D-I-Y backyard golf green kits that allow any avid golfer with a few hands-on skills to install a maintenance free, premium putting green in their own back yard. The greens use Masterstroke's "Pure-Putt" synthetic grass to achieve realistic bounce, pitch, roll, acceleration, deceleration, turn and stopping characteristics for putting and chipping.Kits come complete with a detailed instruction manual, free design advice covering the most suitable green for the available area and the desired contours and undulations, plus free telephone support.Masterstroke offers a range of four standard greens available in single or double widths and custom sizes are available.Prices start at AUD$1,000 for the 5m x 3.6m, 3-hole "Troon", the 8m x 3.6m, 4-hole "Carnoustie" costs AUD$1,650 and at AUD$2,400, the 12m x 3.6m, 6-hole Turnberry is the largest in the standard range.Recently launched at the PGA Expo at Homebush, more information on Masterstoke Putting Greens can be found at www.themasterstroke.com.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon