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