Jan 17th, 2018
The hard-working golf team at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating after being ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 15 golf resorts.
The hard-working golf team at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating after being ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 15 golf resorts.
Gleneagles is the newly-crowned 'No.1 Golf Resort in Britain & Ireland', an important accolade that brings the curtain down on a stellar 2017 that has seen the 850-acre Perthshire estate win a host of golf industry awards.
Before there was PXG, TaylorMade had CGB. A different three little letters that pretty much mean the same thing, hi-tech, easy to use, and super long. Now they’ve brought that name back with the new M CGB Irons.
Welsh Rugby international Andy Powell laughs up his infamous golf buggy escpades in a new spoof video...
The global golf entertainment business Topgolf(®) today announced it has a broad search underway for new locations in smaller and mid-size cities in addition to major U.S. markets. These guys are getting serious!
We may have been trounced in both the Walker Cup and the Solheim Cup, but there was some sweet revenge for GB&I in the 28th PGA Cup held at Fox Hills Club & Resort this weekend.
Ouch. 19-7. That's a landslide... USA have won back the Walker Cup and deservedly so at the Los Angeles Country Club.
The GB & reland Walker Cup team take on USA at the Los Angeles Country Club. But who are they, where have they come from, and what are their intentions? Find out here...
GB&I Walker Cup Captain Craig Watson has stood down from next week’s match at Los Angeles Country Club because of a serious illness in his immediate family.
The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.
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There's gonna be a jail break. That's what Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott sang. Before he died exactly 31 years ago to the day. Which is weird because today, that's right, 31 years to the day, Callaway are launching their own jail break.
The R&A has announced an initial 19–man squad for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team to face the United States at Los Angeles Country Club in September.
Irish Flagbearer Paddy Barnes has been critical of Rory’s decision not to play in the Olympics over fears of the Zika virus. Now he's found a new way of taunting Rory.
At just 20-years old, Charley Hull will be the youngest member of the Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics, and will complete with Catriona Matthews for women’s Olympic Gold.
Wasps Legends will be hosting the World Golf Rugby Classic in La Manga from June 23rd to 26th. And it's all for the Dallagio Foundation.
It's been a busy week for the Trump, but that’s not going to stop him for coming to visit his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland – Mexican flag, slumping polls, or a shake up of his top team.
International golfers drawn to Royal Dornoch’s famous links have helped provide a £20,000 cash boost to a number of the club’s neighbours.
Royal Aberdeen, the sixth oldest golf club in the world, has finally voted to allow women to join the club after 228 years of existence as a men only golf club.
Ambitious Foxhills Club & Resort is targeting a place in the top-10 – despite an impressive showing in the inaugural Golf World Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland.
A GolfPunk reader has written to us fearing that his local municipal course, Deangate Ridge in Kent, is being closed in order to turn it into housing - setting a dangerous precedent for municipal golf courses.
Silvermere Golf and Leisure Complex in Surrey has increased its custom fitting business significantly with the addition of 4 GCQuad launch monitors from market-leading technology brand Foresight Sports.
Carnoustie Golf Links has been named Environmental Golf Course of the Year 2018 at the Golf Environmental Awards, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group and The R&A.
The final part of a series of major improvements to historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Championship Course has got underway.
The greenkeeping team at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water has been recognised for its incredible performance in preparing the course for the BMW PGA Championship 2017 with the BIGGA Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year Award sponsored by Rigby Taylor.
There were more visits by US consumers to Scotland in the first nine months of 2017 than in the whole of 2016 according to new research, indicating continued growth from the US market and underlining its importance to Scotland’s visitor economy.
Parts of Royal North Devon GC, famously England's oldest golf course, have been washed away by recent storms, and more damage is feared by staff according to a report on the BBC.
Our friends over at Leadingcourses.com are crazy about stats. They love digging into all the data provided by golfers that use their platform. It’s a reiterative circle, because with the data provided by golfers, they create new, interesting information for golfers. This time they bring you the best, and “worst” countries in Europe to play golf.
Founded in 1893, Muswell Hill Golf Club proudly enters its 125th year in 2018. Today it celebrates its status as North London’s premier 18-hole parkland course.
‘The flames of the clubhouse fire at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 2001 consumed not only the members’ lockers, golf clubs and dozens of prized trophies and memorabilia, but also the traditional golf club way of life.’Now its tranformation has been captured in new book.
Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, in Broughton, Lincs, has won the title of ‘best golf course in the east of England' in the 2018 Today's Golfer travel awards.
Slaley Hall has been voted ‘best golf hotel/resort in the north of England' … for an unprecedented fourth successive year, in the 2018 Today's Golfer Travel Awards.
For only the third time ever, Golf Digest have released their World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings, and at Number One it is again Royal County Down.
Royal Dornoch's commitment to its community and natural environment has earned it a coveted global sustainability accolade.
Getting your Golfing year off to a flying start is important but let’s face it: January is mostly short days and rock-bottom temperatures. Which probably makes it the best month to plan your time in the sun.
Your Golf Travel, the world's largest golf travel company, have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brilliant new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2018.
Work is underway on the third loop of nine holes at the prestigious and multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, to complete a three-year renovation of the 27-hole course.
Steve Jeffs, a 31-year-old English gym teacher, has just broken the Guinness World record for “Fastest hole of golf, individual.”
The Belfry has announced Matthew Galley as its new Head PGA Coach, joining a team of world-class teaching professionals based within the resort’s PGA National Golf Academy.
Haywards Heath GC, in the heart of Mid Sussex, is the home course of GolfPunkhq.com. So we thought it was time to be pay a tribute to our own golfing playground.
Plans for a new golf resort in Hoylake have moved closer after councillors agreed to allow plans and site investigations to begin. It looks like this project will eventually get the green light and make the Wirral a must go destination for golfers.
For a small country, Northern Ireland punches far above its weight on the global golf stage, having produced three champions with six Major titles between them in the last decade – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke. Here's why Northern Ireland is a must-go destination for 2018.
An elderly man was threatened by two axe-men who tried to steal his Range Rover in a golf club car park, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.
It’s been quite a while since GolfPunk has been down to Piltdown Golf Club in Mid Sussex, and a return visit was long overdue. A lot has changed at the club over the past couple of years, and we needed to find out what was occurring.
We hate it when any track closes, and now Kingsway Golf Course in Scunthorpe is facing closure as the Council wants to pull the rug, despite there being a 1,500 signature petition against its closure.
A millionaire is holding a competition to give away his £2.3million mansion for £10.50 a ticket, and it will come complete with a Rolls-Royce, a fully stocked wine cellar, as well as a gardener and housekeeper. What's not to like?!
Two people are confirmed dead after a fire broke out at popular golf hotel, Cameron House, early this morning.
The course where Justin Rose first learned to play golf is set for closure, and the action group trying to save it is furious with the local council for not taking into account their views.
In response to a RSPB news release issued yesterday, Coul Links has issued the following statement.
QHotels, managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), is celebrating a full house after all 10 of its four-star golf resorts were listed in the inaugural Golf World ‘Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland' ranking.
According to Wales Online, 87-year-old Graham Davies "was the most consistent scorer" from March to September in the Ashburnham Golf Club's stags section. Age and experience beat the young guns.
The fight against the proposed Coul Links golf course has gone global and viral with an online protest. The armchair warriors are up in arms, but we think they are completely misguided.
Your Golf Travel has partnered with Million Dollar Holdings to provide travellers with the opportunity to purchase tailor-made golf and travel insurance policies.
Kedleston Park has been recognised by England Golf as an Official Championship Venue. The Derbyshire club will play host to next year’s English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) from the 17th to the 19th of July.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has further reinforced its status as one of the UK’s leading networks of golf venues as Golf World magazine publishes its first ranking of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the UK and Ireland.
Developers behind the proposed Coul Links major golf course proposal have welcomed the response from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to their planning application, and now believe there is a strong platform for taking forward a multi-million pound investment in East Sutherland that will generate numerous jobs.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a second consecutive year, as well as ‘England’s Best Golf Course and ‘England’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a fourth year running at the 2017 World Golf Awards, held at La Manga Club Resort over the weekend.
There may be an age difference of 86 years, but a long-standing golfing friendship is set to become even closer.
Leeds Golf Centre has begun an application process to extend its existing facility into a multi-million-pound golf complex, complete with accommodation lodges, spa, fitness facilities and driving range expansion.
Top golf professionals are often paid a king’s ransom merely to mention a product in interview or on social media. Yet Oulton Hall got a plug on prime-time TV courtesy of the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old golfer.
Additional air connections to the Highlands of Scotland have helped tee up record breaking visitor numbers to one of the country’s best-known golf courses.
The planning application for the new Coul Links golf course has now finally been lodged. So what’s been occurring? And what are the outstanding issues?
In a great new initiative, plans have been approved in Lincoln to build golfing retreat lodges to help dementia sufferers enjoy the great game.
QHotels, which owns ten leading golf resorts in England and Scotland, has been bought in a deal worth £525 million.
It’s road trip time as we head up to the British Masters at Close House. And where better to stay en route to Newcastle than Oulton Hall in Leeds.
Despite many golfers concerned for the sport’s future, the latest KPMG Golf Participation Report for Europe has demonstrated that golf as a sport has seen some growth in the past year in England, despite the closure of 16 golf courses across the country in the past year.
Castle Stuart is pitching a new accommodation and coaching package to visitors to help them make the most of their stay in the Scottish Highlands.
The new Adare Manor golf course in Limerick will open in March 2018, and will become the most expensive course in the whole of Ireland.
Oxfordshire’s largest golf club, Frilford Heath has announced the launch of a brand new six–hole golf course to encourage beginners and youngsters to get into the game.
One of the oldest golf courses in the world will be getting a new name.
75,727 people have signed a petition demanding that Aberdeenshire Council reject plans to expand the Trump International Golf Links course. But are they just bandwagon jumping?
Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent and host of the 1932 Open Championship, has announced extensive and ambitious plans to redevelop the Himalayas nine.
Police were called to Ramsey Golf Club in Cambridgeshire earlier this month after school vandals left fencing broken, sheds beyond repair and portable toilets overturned. And there was worse to come….
Better news from Wentworth, as it has been awarded a prestigious international sustainability certification in recognition of the Club’s commitments to the environment and local community.
A group of travellers issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.
Wenttworth's PR agency have been on our case over our story about a 30% dip in their membership. Here's the update.
The men’s and women’s Scottish Opens, both sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, have given the local North Ayrshire economy a £4 million boost.
An industry financial analyser has stated that there are 193 golf clubs in the UK that are currently ripe for acquisition, and vulnerable to hostile take over.
A father and son who recently took over a golf course in Lincolnshire are “living in fear” of badgers who have been causing chaos with the course.
A refreshing blast of change is occurring within the DDF Irish Open, as 2018 will mark the first time Ballyliffin Golf Club will play host to this increasingly high–profile event.
The UK’s newest golf course is set to open on Monday, and it already has a full membership.
Golf Tourism England (GTE), the membership body representing the golf tourism industry in England, has unveiled its new website showcasing the outstanding quality of golf England has to offer across several regions of the country.
Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel is investing a ‘significant six–figure sum' in its golf academy as it looks to build on the success it has achieved in the last few years.
Getting out on the golf course has never been better for you or your community, according to a report commissioned by England Golf and the PGA, which looks at the benefits for society of the sport.
At GolfPunk we are proud of our Sussex roots, so when we heard that Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine estate will be hosting a PGA EuroPro tournament, sponsored by Nokia, we thought we would share this with you.
Harry Ellis battled back from four holes down with five to play to win the 36–hole final of The 122nd Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s yesterday.
A player taking part in his club’s monthly competition had stopped at the ninth hole when an air ambulance landed on the fairway. But when it took off, the downdraft from its rotor blades blew the payers ball 25ft from the edge of the green and straight into the hole!
Mark Mcleod, 28, and Hugh Kinniburgh, 63 were playing a match play event for the Lanark Trophy. When they came to the par three 10th, it was a hole–in–one for both players!
Fish that were stranded on a Moray golf course after heavy rain have been returned to the River Spey.
Icelander Gisli Sveinbergsson set a new course record during yesterday’s first qualifying round at The 122nd Amateur Championship, which is being played at Princes and Royal St George’s.
Wentworth members have been told they could be expelled from the club if they publicly criticise it or its owner.
Gleneagles has completed an 18–month renovation programme – including the installation of innovative drainage technology inspired by the heart’s response to atmospheric pressure – to take the iconic Queen’s Course back to its design roots.
The Shire London is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer with two special events on its Severiano Ballesteros–designed golf course.
Four golf clubs have joined the PlayMoreGolf partner network during May, 2017, further highlighting the increasing importance for UK golf venues to adopt a more flexible approach to membership.
Philip Shard, 60, from Rushmere St Andrew, died at Ipswich Hospital on Wednesday after he was struck by lightning at Fynn Valley Golf Course on Saturday, May 27.
One of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year.
A Herefordshire golf club has issued a warning to golfers about one of the most common insects in the UK after a man lost his memory following a bite.
Golf over the years has unfortunately gained the association of being an ‘expensive’ sport, mainly because of the membership price of golf clubs. Now Golfsupport.com has calculated how long residents in 18 towns and cities would have to work to earn a membership.