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The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

Jul 3rd, 2016

We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Mar 10th, 2016

This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!

Speedgolf Championship 2016

Speedgolf Championship 2016

Jan 16th, 2016

The British Open Speedgolf Championships will return to Dale Hill Golf Club in East Sussex on August 14 2016. Come on in if you can shoot a 77 in 34 minutes and 4 seconds. We're sitting this one out.

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Faldo "USA favourites for 2016 Ryder Cup"

Nov 29th, 2015

Faldo calls USA as favourites for 2016 Ryder Cup, citing a potential raft of European rookies tilting the odds in Davis Love III's favour. We also take a trip down bad memory lane to Faldo's nadir at Valhalla 2008...

Rule Changes for 2016 from USGA and R&A

Rule Changes for 2016 from USGA and R&A

Oct 26th, 2015

The USGA and R&A have announced four changes to the Rules of Golf, including the much-anticipated ban on the anchored stroke. This is that they have come up with.

Spieth: 2016 Masters ‘haunted me’

Spieth: 2016 Masters ‘haunted me’

May 25th, 2018

Jordan Spieth is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour these days. Still just 24, the Dallas native already has a trio of major trophies on his mantle and he is only a PGA Championship victory from completing the career sweep of the Tour’s most prestigious tournaments. Spieth will be looking to improve upon his 2015 second-place finish at the PGA later this year.

Macmillan Longest Day Challenge 2016

Macmillan Longest Day Challenge 2016

Apr 23rd, 2017

On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...

Poulter plans to put 2016 behind him

Poulter plans to put 2016 behind him

Jan 2nd, 2017

Poults is knocking on the door of 41, and has had a tough old time of it for the past 18 months. But he has positive plans for 2017 and beyond. 

It's the 2016 GolfPunk Staunchie Awards

It's the 2016 GolfPunk Staunchie Awards

Dec 24th, 2016

It's been a hell of a year. Here are the results of the GolfPunk Staunchie Awards where we honour the finest achivements in 2016 from equipment manufacturers to people who were just nice to us.

GolfPunk's 2016 Quiz

GolfPunk's 2016 Quiz

Dec 22nd, 2016

Roll up, roll up! It's the annual GolfPunk Quiz. 10 fiendish questions to test your golfing knowledge of the 2016 season...

American Golf crowns 2016 long drive champion

American Golf crowns 2016 long drive champion

Aug 22nd, 2016

Friday night saw an incredible display of power hitting as Lucas Dornan became the American Golf Long Drive Champion, winning a hamper of products from Garmin and a place in the World Long Drive Championship.

GolfPunk's PGA Championship Quiz 2016

GolfPunk's PGA Championship Quiz 2016

May 23rd, 2016

It's the BMW PGA Championship and you know what that means. The golf season has properly landed in the UK. To celebrate, we have devised this cheeky little quiz to test your knowledge of the European Tour's flag ship event. Tuck in, the grass in lovely!

FootJoy gets off to a flying start in 2016

FootJoy gets off to a flying start in 2016

May 8th, 2016

FootJoy has announced a flying start to 2016 after the latest Golf Datatech reports confirmed the brand was responsible for the top six best-selling shoe models since the turn of the year. They're kicking it!

The British Bread Open 2016

The British Bread Open 2016

Apr 4th, 2016

Amateur golfers were teeing it up on The Thames in London this weekend. But instead of using standard issue golf balls, they were using balls made from bread. Welcome to the British Bread Open.

What Golf Needs 2016

What Golf Needs 2016

Mar 16th, 2016

What golf needs in 2016: We've been pondering over producing a wish list for some time, but seen as though it's January and New Year's Resolutions are still relevant-ish, we thought we'd get our thinking caps on and pull something together. You never know, it might just make that little bit of difference. 

The GP Jukebox March 2016

The GP Jukebox March 2016

Mar 16th, 2016

Here it is, so kick back and enjoy our intrepid music selections for this pleasant Sunday... (and beyond)...

Puma Golf Spring/Summer 2016

Puma Golf Spring/Summer 2016

Feb 25th, 2016

We flew all the way to Puma HQ in Herzogenaurach at the end of last year to get the low down on the Spring/Summer clothing collection. Jen Rust, Senior Director Of Merchandising takes us through this year's range.

Six Of The Best Mallet Putters for 2016

Six Of The Best Mallet Putters for 2016

Feb 23rd, 2016

Why wouldn't you use a mallet putter? They are bigger, more forgiving and easier to line up. It's no wonder so many tour players have switched to them in recent years. Here we check out six of the best for the upcoming season.

6 More Of The Best 2016 Drivers

6 More Of The Best 2016 Drivers

Feb 10th, 2016

We want to hit the ball further in 2016. We're not sure we're ready to start working out though, so we thought we'd see which driver might help us hit longer drives this year. There are limitations in place on driver design by the R&A and USGA, but the manufactuers won't stop striving to produce drivers that hit the ball consistantly further.

Puma's hot new 2016 range

Puma's hot new 2016 range

Dec 15th, 2015

We got a heads up of the new 2016 Puma apparal a little while ago when we went and got the exclusive on Alvaro Quiros signing with the cat. And we’ve not been able to say anything about it until now. Next years range is probably they’re strongest, most inclusive range Puma have ever released.

6 Of The Best 2016 Drivers

6 Of The Best 2016 Drivers

Oct 29th, 2015

Everyone wants to hit the ball further. It’s a given. Tell everyone from the best players in the world to the weekend warrior that a new driver can gain them ten yards, and they will want to try your driver.

The Brand New 2016 FootJoy D.N.A.

The Brand New 2016 FootJoy D.N.A.

Oct 27th, 2015

We love the look of the FootJoy D.N.A., it’s sporty but it still looks like a golf shoe. And when it was released two years ago it was a total game changer for FootJoy.

Luke Donald to host 2016 British Masters

Luke Donald to host 2016 British Masters

Oct 20th, 2015

After an incredibly successful return to the European Tour circuit this year it has been announced that Luke Donald will be the next famed English Golfer to host the British Masters and next year they are heading to the Grove in Hertfordshire.

A golf love letter to the Phoenix Open 16th

A golf love letter to the Phoenix Open 16th

Jan 30th, 2019

It's back! The event that totally signals the start of the golf season proper. I look forward to this week as soon as Christmas makes way for the new year and, no offence to the Saudi International, there's only one game in town this week.

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Mar 27th, 2018

As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.

Golf tips – Ian Poulter: Bravery Off The Tee

Golf tips – Ian Poulter: Bravery Off The Tee

Oct 19th, 2017

Scaredy Cat Scaredy Cat, sitting on the, errmm, golf mat. No need to be afraid anymore. Ian Poulter is here to show us how to attain true bravery on the tee. No matter what is in front of you...

Rickie Fowler recreates famous RC WAG picture

Rickie Fowler recreates famous RC WAG picture

Apr 16th, 2017

The picture of Rickie Fowler after the USA had won the 2016 Ryder Cup became one of the iconic picture of the bi–annual contest. And now Rickie has created the pose on #SB2K17! 

 La Reserva de Sotogrande joins WLG elite

La Reserva de Sotogrande joins WLG elite

Jan 5th, 2017

The host venue for the prestigious European Nations Cup 2017, La Reserva de Sotogrande, is the latest high-quality Spanish club to successfully apply for membership of World of Leading Golf (WLG) - an association representing many of the world's top golf clubs and resorts. 

Brickendon Grange Golf Club wins

Brickendon Grange Golf Club wins

Dec 14th, 2016

Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.

Footgolf on the up and up

Footgolf on the up and up

Nov 21st, 2016

A Welsh golf club has told the BBC that the introduction of footgolf led to it increasing its turnover by 30 per cent at a time when its membership was falling dramatically. 

Tyrell Hatton equals St Andrews course record

Tyrell Hatton equals St Andrews course record

Oct 8th, 2016

Tyrrell Hatton equalled the Old Course record with a brilliant 62 at St Andrews to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Ryder Cup 4-ball pairings

Ryder Cup 4-ball pairings

Oct 1st, 2016

It's on!! After all the drama of this morning's matches here are the afternoon 4-ball pairings

Ryder Cup Picture Spectacular

Ryder Cup Picture Spectacular

Sep 29th, 2016

Things are heating up at Hazeltine, and these are only the practice days?! Here are the best pictures so far + added japery...

GolfPunk Radio Ryder Cup Special

GolfPunk Radio Ryder Cup Special

Sep 28th, 2016

Join the boys as they go crazy for the Ryder Cup & pay tribute to the great Arnold Palmer. Feat: GP Editor Tim Southwell, Danny O, The Foozler & the legendary golf broadcaster Bob Bubka!!    

 Miguel Angel Jimenez tipped to be next European Ryder Cup Captain

Miguel Angel Jimenez tipped to be next European Ryder Cup Captain

Sep 27th, 2016

 A nationwide Ryder Cup golf survey* commissioned by Europe’s No 1 golf retailer, American Golf, has revealed that UK golf fans believe that Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez should be the next Team Europe captain for the Ryder Cup set to be staged in France in 2018.

GolfPunk's Ryder Cup Quiz

GolfPunk's Ryder Cup Quiz

Sep 27th, 2016

Getting excited yet? Yes, us too. Here's a little Ryder Cup Quiz to get you in the mood...

Davis Love in astonishing Ryder Cup claim

Davis Love in astonishing Ryder Cup claim

Sep 24th, 2016

Davis Love III has gone mad. He says his Ryder Cup team for Hazeltine is the greatest line up of golfers ever assembled. Nurse, could you see to this please...

How navy seals won the Ryder Cup for USA in 2008

How navy seals won the Ryder Cup for USA in 2008

Sep 22nd, 2016

Did you know.. the USA have actually won the Ryder Cup and not all that long ago either. When Paul Azinger went up against Nick Faldo in 2008, he took his lead from navy seals. This is what happened...

Team Europe predicted Ryder Cup pairings

Team Europe predicted Ryder Cup pairings

Sep 20th, 2016

The first couple of sessions at Hazeltine are going to be critical. USA are clear favourites but Europe's legendary pairings have blown the odds to smithereens in recent times... Darren Clarke has a lot to think about...

I kissed a golfing German. And I liked it

I kissed a golfing German. And I liked it

Sep 1st, 2016

The last time I kissed a German I was on a school exchange in Dusseldorf in 1979. I can still see Elke now with her peroxide blond Mohican and henna safety pin tattoo on her chin. What's this got to do with the 2016 Ryder Cup? Read on...

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Aug 25th, 2016

When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.

GP's Troon Course Guide

GP's Troon Course Guide

Jul 11th, 2016

Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...

The last time GolfPunk took over Troon

The last time GolfPunk took over Troon

Jul 7th, 2016

GolfPunk last took over Troon at 2004's Open.  We are doing it again this year.  Here's what went on last time.... WARNING: Disturbing content.

The Foozler Goes Caddying

The Foozler Goes Caddying

Jul 6th, 2016

They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates  

Putter Of The Year 2015

Putter Of The Year 2015

Apr 14th, 2016

Ever wonder what the Head of R&D at Callaway does all day? Well, on this particular day, Alan Hocknell was picking up a coveted Staunchie in Orlando. Putter Of The Year is the Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser!

Golf Shoe Of The Year 2015

Golf Shoe Of The Year 2015

Apr 13th, 2016

This is great. adidas Golf receive the award for Golf Shoe Of The Year with super-awesome-excitedness!!

Fred Couples out of The Masters

Fred Couples out of The Masters

Apr 5th, 2016

Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Masters due to "acute back problems." Here's the low down and why it will be the smallest field since 2002.

A golf simulator for £400?!

A golf simulator for £400?!

Mar 23rd, 2016

Your own golf simulator in your house. Got to cost thousands, right? Nope, not the Optishot. This unit costs less than £400.00 and will slip right into your house with virtually no fuss.

Breaking News: Olazabal to miss the Masters

Breaking News: Olazabal to miss the Masters

Mar 19th, 2016

Breaking News: Jose Maria Olazabal has announced he won't be taking part in this year's Masters. The two-time Masters champion is believed to be suffering from a form of rheumatoid arthritis.

Jordan makes the cut

Jordan makes the cut

Mar 12th, 2016

Jordan Spieth had to hole out three times from off the green to ensure that there was no question of missing the cut at the Valspar Championship on Friday.

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Mar 11th, 2016

Adam Scott has seemingly changed his mind about playing in the 2016 Olympics, according to former British Open Champion Ian Baker-Finch, who will captain the Australian team in Rio later this year.

OGP Jesper Parnevik Takes The Biscuit in Challenge

OGP Jesper Parnevik Takes The Biscuit in Challenge

Mar 10th, 2016

Original GolfPunk Jesper  Parnevik gets the Biscuit Tin treatement – a series of random questions like 'Did they really land on the moon?' 'What would you think if you met yourself at a party?' 'Can you lend me a fiver?'... that sort of thing...

GolfSpiv calls the Valspar Championship

GolfSpiv calls the Valspar Championship

Mar 8th, 2016

Spiv was not far away from a monster payout as Danny Willett contended to the end at the WGC Cadillac. Then he hit the water on 18 and that dream was over. Still, the Yorkshire man produced a nice Each Way. 

No apologies from Bunker Mentality

No apologies from Bunker Mentality

Feb 24th, 2016

Bunker Mentality have headlined their new SS2016 season collection with two new styles, which they believe, shows their leadership of golf fashion.  To see what's in the new polo range read on.

Where is the Scottish Open going?

Where is the Scottish Open going?

Feb 24th, 2016

According to reports from north of the border, Bunkered Magazine has heard that Dundonald Links may be the venue for this year’s Scottish Open.

Phil Mickelson’s back for the Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson’s back for the Scottish Open

Feb 12th, 2016

Phil Mickelson has confirmed he will play in this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. Rory might not be showing, but we are pumped that Phil's coming back.

Rory seeks Irish Open inspiration

Rory seeks Irish Open inspiration

Feb 12th, 2016

The Waste Management Phoenix Open absolutely nailed it last weekend. And this is where Rory has been looking for inspiration for the Irish Open, which he will again host this year with his foundation.

Valderrama to host Spanish Open

Valderrama to host Spanish Open

Feb 10th, 2016

The European Tour has announced that Valderrama will stage the Spanish Open for the first time in April, with the Sergio Garcia Foundation as official host of the event at the course in Sotogrande, southern Spain.

Who to bet on at Pebble Beach

Who to bet on at Pebble Beach

Feb 9th, 2016

It's the West coast swing, and the PGA Tour returns to Pebble Beach. Here's the Golf Spiv's take on where the value lies.

Big Max Launches Autofold FF

Big Max Launches Autofold FF

Feb 8th, 2016

BIG MAX is set to introduce its latest model for 2016, the innovative Autofold FF. So if you are looking for a trolley for the new season check this out. It really is as compact as you like.

Bridgestone Tyres Back UK Golf

Bridgestone Tyres Back UK Golf

Feb 8th, 2016

Bridgestone UK’s tyre division has extended its presence in golf with the sponsorship of three major tournaments in 2016, including the British Masters at The Grove.

Waste Management Phoenix Open breaks records

Waste Management Phoenix Open breaks records

Feb 8th, 2016

Records were being broken off the course rather than on it at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend. Over 600,000 people came. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Win for Willett

Win for Willett

Feb 7th, 2016

Danny Willett sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by a single shot.

Phoenix Waste Management Open -The Wrap

Phoenix Waste Management Open -The Wrap

Feb 7th, 2016

This one went down to the wire, and then some. This was thrilling stuff. But Rickie could not quite hang on in there, and with a miss left on the fourth extra hole it was all over. 

Song holds on

Song holds on

Feb 1st, 2016

It was not to be this time for Jordan Spieth, as South Korean Song Young-Han held on to both his nerve and his narrow lead to finally get over the line for his maiden victory.

Torrey Pines storm

Torrey Pines storm

Feb 1st, 2016

Bad weather is really having a go at golf this weekend. The Singapore Open did not finish until Monday morning, and the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines is still suspended because of terrible weather.

Tiger Woods invited

Tiger Woods invited

Jan 31st, 2016

Tiger Woods has been invited to play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club on May 19-22. This could potentially see Woods teeing it up with Rory McIlroy, who is hosting the event.

Branden Grace wins

Branden Grace wins

Jan 30th, 2016

Branden Grace shot a final round 69 to finish at 14 under par and take the 2016 Qatar Masters by two shots from Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Thorbjorn Olsen, who shared second place.

Paul Lawrie leads in Qatar

Paul Lawrie leads in Qatar

Jan 29th, 2016

Paul Lawrie has a two-shot lead after the third round at Doha Golf Club. He seems to like it there as he is now going for an unprecedented third win of the Qatar Masters.

New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

New Scotty Cameron Select Putters

Jan 28th, 2016

Titleist have launched their new Scotty Cameron Select putters. The key update is the introduction of innovative face inlay technology to produce responsive feel and feedback that golfers have described as “soft but solid.”

New Galvin Green range launched

New Galvin Green range launched

Jan 26th, 2016

Galvin Green is introducing its most comprehensive collection of premium golf wear for 2016 in more fabrics, styles and colours than ever before under their ‘Art of performance’ banner.

TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood

TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood

Jan 26th, 2016

The driver might be the TaylorMade M2 that get’s the attention, but after hitting it, the M2 Fairway wood is the main event. This wood rocks.

Jordan ends round in a six ball

Jordan ends round in a six ball

Jan 23rd, 2016

Jordan Spieth featured in a six-ball on his last hole at the Abu Dhabi Championship, as he became one of the few golfers to finish a fog-interrupted third round.

Topgolf readying for Las Vegas Launch

Topgolf readying for Las Vegas Launch

Jan 21st, 2016

Topgolf are gearing up to launch their showcase venue on The Strip in Las Vegas. And they are recruiting 850 people! They've clearly got big plans, and we are loving what they are doing. And the scale of their ambition. Here's what they are up to.