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Gleneagles wins best resort in GB&I

Gleneagles wins best resort in GB&I

Dec 6th, 2017

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.

TaylorMade M CGB Irons

TaylorMade M CGB Irons

Sep 7th, 2017

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. 

Topgolf going gangbusters

Topgolf going gangbusters

Mar 17th, 2016

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!

Victory for GB&I in the 28th PGA Cup

Victory for GB&I in the 28th PGA Cup

Sep 18th, 2017

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.

Walker Cup 2017 Meet the GB & Ireland team

Walker Cup 2017 Meet the GB & Ireland team

Sep 9th, 2017

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 stands down

GB&I Walker Cup captain stands down

Aug 31st, 2017

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.

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Aug 8th, 2017

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.

Callaway launches new GBB Epic Driver

Callaway launches new GBB Epic Driver

Feb 15th, 2017

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.

GB&I Walker Cup squad announced

GB&I Walker Cup squad announced

Jan 26th, 2017

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 takes the mick out of Rory

Irish flagbearer takes the mick out of Rory

Aug 6th, 2016

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. 

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Jul 14th, 2016

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.

Trump to visit his GB&I Courses

Trump to visit his GB&I Courses

Jun 22nd, 2016

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.

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Feb 15th, 2018

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.

Foxhills keen to break into Top 10

Foxhills keen to break into Top 10

Feb 2nd, 2018

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.

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Feb 2nd, 2018

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 takes custom fit to another level with Quads

Silvermere takes custom fit to another level with Quads

Feb 2nd, 2018

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 Wins

Carnoustie Golf Links Wins

Feb 1st, 2018

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.

Wentworth greenkeeping team receives BIGGA Award

Wentworth greenkeeping team receives BIGGA Award

Jan 27th, 2018

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.

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Jan 24th, 2018

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.

England's oldest golf course at risk to erosion

England's oldest golf course at risk to erosion

Jan 23rd, 2018

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.

Which country offers the most bang for your golfing buck?

Which country offers the most bang for your golfing buck?

Jan 18th, 2018

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.

Muswell Hill Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years

Muswell Hill Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years

Jan 17th, 2018

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.

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

Jan 17th, 2018

‘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.  

Slaley Hall wins best in the north

Slaley Hall wins best in the north

Jan 17th, 2018

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.

Royal County Down retains title

Royal County Down retains title

Jan 14th, 2018

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.

15 great tips for your next golf holiday

15 great tips for your next golf holiday

Jan 10th, 2018

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 and TaylorMade Golf partner

Your Golf Travel and TaylorMade Golf partner

Jan 9th, 2018

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 underway at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel

Work underway at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel

Jan 8th, 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.

Progress for New Hoylake Golf Resort

Progress for New Hoylake Golf Resort

Dec 31st, 2017

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. 

Why Northern Ireland is a must go golf destination

Why Northern Ireland is a must go golf destination

Dec 30th, 2017

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.

 72-year-old man threatened with axe

72-year-old man threatened with axe

Dec 29th, 2017

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.

Piltdown Golf Course

Piltdown Golf Course

Dec 25th, 2017

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.

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Dec 20th, 2017

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.

How to win  £2 million mansion with its own golf course

How to win £2 million mansion with its own golf course

Dec 20th, 2017

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 confirmed dead

Two people confirmed dead

Dec 18th, 2017

Two people are confirmed dead after a fire broke out at popular golf hotel, Cameron House, early this morning.

QHotels scores 10 out of 10

QHotels scores 10 out of 10

Dec 9th, 2017

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.

87-year-old wins Welsh golf club league

87-year-old wins Welsh golf club league

Dec 9th, 2017

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 battle against Coul Links goes global

The battle against Coul Links goes global

Dec 9th, 2017

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.

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

Dec 8th, 2017

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 reinforces its status

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reinforces its status

Dec 8th, 2017

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. 

Scottish Nature Heritage response

Scottish Nature Heritage response

Nov 28th, 2017

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 named as Europe's best golf hotel

The Belfry named as Europe's best golf hotel

Nov 27th, 2017

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.

Leeds Golf Centre starts £9 million expansion process

Leeds Golf Centre starts £9 million expansion process

Nov 10th, 2017

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. 

Boost for Scottish Highland golf

Boost for Scottish Highland golf

Oct 19th, 2017

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.

Coul Links planning is in

Coul Links planning is in

Oct 17th, 2017

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? 

UK's biggest Golf Operator sold

UK's biggest Golf Operator sold

Oct 13th, 2017

QHotels, which owns ten leading golf resorts in England and Scotland, has been bought in a deal worth £525 million.

46% of European countries have seen growth in golf participation

46% of European countries have seen growth in golf participation

Sep 20th, 2017

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. 

Frilford Heath launch 6-hole course

Frilford Heath launch 6-hole course

Aug 31st, 2017

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. 

75,727 sign anti-Trump course petition

75,727 sign anti-Trump course petition

Aug 20th, 2017

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?

Vandals leave excrement in hole

Vandals leave excrement in hole

Aug 17th, 2017

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….

Wentworth wins sustainability certification

Wentworth wins sustainability certification

Aug 14th, 2017

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.

Travellers demand £500 ransom

Travellers demand £500 ransom

Aug 12th, 2017

A group of travellers issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.  

193 UK golf clubs vulnerable

193 UK golf clubs vulnerable

Aug 2nd, 2017

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. 

Badgers destroy golf course

Badgers destroy golf course

Jul 30th, 2017

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.

Ballyliffin GC to host DDF Irish Open

Ballyliffin GC to host DDF Irish Open

Jul 13th, 2017

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.

Golf Tourism England launches new website

Golf Tourism England launches new website

Jul 4th, 2017

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 launches academy

Stoke Park launches academy

Jul 4th, 2017

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.

Golf’s positive impact on society

Golf’s positive impact on society

Jul 1st, 2017

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. 

Mannings Heath GC and Wine Estate

Mannings Heath GC and Wine Estate

Jun 27th, 2017

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.

Dramatic fight back

Dramatic fight back

Jun 25th, 2017

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.

Helicopter blows golf ball into hole

Helicopter blows golf ball into hole

Jun 25th, 2017

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!

A half in one

A half in one

Jun 25th, 2017

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!

Record broken at the 122nd Amateur Championship

Record broken at the 122nd Amateur Championship

Jun 20th, 2017

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.

Queen's Course renovation programme

Queen's Course renovation programme

Jun 14th, 2017

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. 

Four more clubs join

Four more clubs join

Jun 7th, 2017

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. 

English Golfer dies from lightning strike

English Golfer dies from lightning strike

Jun 7th, 2017

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.

Castle Stuart Ladies Open role

Castle Stuart Ladies Open role

Jun 6th, 2017

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.

Club issues Blackfly warning

Club issues Blackfly warning

May 31st, 2017

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.

 How Affordable Golf Clubs Really Are

How Affordable Golf Clubs Really Are

May 31st, 2017

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.