Dec 4th, 2016
A new survey on golf clubs in university towns and cities has found the majority do not offer incentives for students. Another missed trick!
A new survey on golf clubs in university towns and cities has found the majority do not offer incentives for students. Another missed trick!
As we wrote recently, changes to the drink driving limits in Scotland from 80ml per 100ml of blood to 50mg, have had a really bad impact on Scottish golf clubs. One club has even closed down permanently on the back of the change.
At least three more golf clubs are involved in schemes to sell off their land in order to build housing – in one case this will even result in the club shutting down.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have confirmed the dates for the major Tour events they will play host to in 2019, as the world-renowned venues continue to drive their reputation as world class golf destinations.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have announced a series of major golf events to be hosted at the world-renowned venues to continue driving their world class golf destination.
Is that a kilo in your seven iron or are you just pleased to see me?... It's official, there are drugs in golf.
Former pro Ice Hockey player, Jeremy Roenick had a bit of a domestic issue this weekend at his house in Arizona. It was the not so small matter of a rattle snake in the garage. So how did he sort it out? With his golf clubs of course!
As well as being deterred by the high cost of club entry and expensive drinks, it seems that people are continuing to turn away from nightclubs and looking for more unusual and unique experiences when they go out for the night. Including golf....
A Hampshire golf club has had to pay for the clearance and disposal of rubbish that was dumped by its entrance. So golf clubs better beware of fly–tippers.
English golf clubs saw an unexpected boom in their collective number of members in 2016, according to new figures from Sport England.
What can you get for 99p these days? How about a bag of Haribos? You could get something from the pound shop if you can borrow 1p from someone. Or you could get yourself a brand new bicycle made entirely out of golf clubs.
Six Derbyshire golf clubs have set up a group so they can work together to attract people to join and visit their clubs. We love a good golf trail!
The father of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan had his golf clubs stolen hours before he was set to play in a tournament in memory of his son.
Here’s some better news about the health of golf in the UK. According to a new survey, the number of British private members’ golf clubs that have reported financial growth has shot up from just a third in 2011 to well over a half.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the CMA’s decision that Ping Europe Ltd broke the law by banning the online sale of its golf clubs.
Thorbjorn Olesen has got back his missing clubs just in time to try to and win his way to a Ryder Cup debut in the Nordea Masters.
During a spectacular summer of golf, a group of historic golf clubs will celebrate a number of important milestones that coincide with The Open and the Seniors Open returning to Scotland. Links with History, which features some of the finest courses in Fife, has announced a run of notable anniversaries as well as confirming encouraging year-on-year booking figures.
Kingsbarns Golfing Society is celebrating after hosting a memorable grand match to mark its 225th anniversary. Played over the revered Kingsbarns Golf Links in Fife on a glorious spring day, the commemorative tournament was supported by representatives from some of the world’s oldest golfing institutions.
Tommy Armour golf clubs are to make a comeback. The brand will be sold exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores in the USA, but will be sold online as well for UK fans of the brand.
You may have to sit down for this announcement... scores of lobbyists, contractors and others who make their living influencing the government, pay President Trump’s companies for membership in his private golf clubs, a status that can put them in close contact with the president...
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 set of golf clubs owned by Donald Trump is up for auction, with an estimated value of $30,000.
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.
The R&A will focus more of its marketing for The Open Chmapionship at golf clubs and general sports fans in an attempt to broaden the game’s appeal.
Donald Trump has offically resigned as director of several UK companies that are linked to his Scottish golf courses.
Ever had your golf clubs stolen? I have and it hurts like hell on a jet ski. You want revenge. Or at least your clubs back. Kira Kazantsev reaction, however, beggars belief...
This is when you realise that a Lamborghini Huracan is perhaps not the best vehicle for your golf clubs!
The amazing new limited edition Titleist C16 Concept clubs. You'll have to work extra hard if you want to get hold of a set! Check out the videos!
Here we go... the first five GolfPunk Top 50 Of All Timers!!!
A landmark legal case has dismissed a golfer’s claim against his club’s committee. It means that members of Scottish golf clubs cannot sue fellow members for personal injury.
There’s more Olympic golf controversy as a Japanese non–profit group has demanded the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be moved from the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which does not accept women as full members.
Japanase ultra–premium golf brand Miura has been sold to a new investor, who plans to grow the brand globally and produce clubs for the average golfer.
Honma Golf, the premium Japanese golfing equipment company, is set to relist on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.
A man walked into a shop and walked out again with golf clubs worth over $1000. Problem was, he hadn't paid for them...
Why exactly are two inflatable T Rexes wrestling on a golf course?
As we reported two weeks ago, Lewisham Council is planning to shut down Braeside Golf Club, which is based at Beckenham Place Park. Now the members are setting up a campaign to save the club.
Here's a classic video of how golf can really get to you! We've all been there. Almost.....
A new initiative from North Yorkshire Police is encouraging golfers to mark their golf clubs in order to reduce crime. We're right behind it. We know the pain of club theft, big time.
Well, not exactly, but the Chinese Communist Party has banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs, in its latest update of party discipline rules.
TaylorMade have gone back to the drawing board for 2018, and come out with a new technology to help everyone hit better iron shots.
Every so often a club manufacturer claims that they have a game changer on their hands. The next big leap? According to TaylorMade it's Twist Face.
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
Maybe the most forgiving irons on the market, check out the new Cleveland Launcher HB irons...
Cleveland launch their new irons for the rest of us, great looking forgiving irons for the average golfer.
We've just received the breaking news that Sergio Garcia has split with TaylorMade.
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
There aren’t many golfers good enough out there to use blades. But it doesn’t mean we don’t like drooling over a shiny new set. And these new CBX irons from Tour Edge Exotics are certainly drool-worthy.
Is the new TaylorMade P790 the most important new release this year? It well could be. Long, forgiving, and attractive, it's everything most of us want from an iron...
The MP-18 Irons might be the sexy new launch for Mizuno. But we think this new Shockwave CLK Hybrid might be even more impressive.
Check out your first real look at Mizuno's next classic blade...
Better, badder, longer. But not bigger. How Ping's engineers have ripped up the rule book with the new G400 driver
No doubt about it, the Ping G400 is their best ever fairway wood. It might even be THE best ever fairway wood...
Why your golf will improve with a set of Ping's all new G400 irons....
Ping's new i200 irons might just be their best design ever. Forgiving, attractive, and soft. What more do you want from a golf club?
Rapper Flo Rida's latest music video is called Zillionaire and part of his lottery ticket winning fantasy is to play with gold golf clubs and gold golf balls.
Why the new Mizuno JPX 900 driver is their most important driver in years!
Old Sports Auction are holding their latest online Golf Memorabilia auction, which kicks off today and will run for two weeks. And the star lot could fetch over £50,000.
They're finally here! The all new Titleist 917 drivers! And they're bloomin' gorgeous!
Check out the latest irons from PXG, the extra forgiving 0311XF.
We think the JPX 900 Forged could be the best Mizuno iron ever. Here's everything you need to know about it...
Srixon are launching two new gorgeous drivers. Check these mean looking boomsticks here...
Lynx have got a tour proven driver for a hell of a lot less than most of the competition.
We've got an awesome set of Honma irons to give away. But first of all find out which set will work for you.
You don't need to spend a fortune on a driver when this one is this good for £179...
We love the Callaway Apex irons, they're super easy to hit and look great. These new limited edition Apex Black irons look even better!
PXG launch their 0311 and 0311T irons in a black finish, unlike anything seeen in golf before...
John Daly has been having a Twitter spat with American Airlines. And we can't blame the poor fellow. AA had lost his clubs which were meant to be on their way to Qatar. Except they weren't.
We’re in Orlando getting ready for the PGA Merchandise Show, and when the first few people are reading this piece we will be hitting the brand new TaylorMade M2 Driver. We’ll let you know what we think of it as soon as we’ve hit it. In the meantime, here is what we’ve been told so far.
As well as the new M2 driver, TaylorMade's other big launch is the M2 Iron. Designed for distance and forgiveness, these could be the irons you are looking for in 2016.
Late last year we were spirited away to Dubai to try the latest Callaway products. Today we can finally tell you about the new XR OS irons, the most forgiving clubs in the Callaway lineup.
As well as the Callaway XR OS Irons we got to hit the matching XR OS Hybrids on our recent excursion to Dubai. They might just be the easiest to hit hybrids we’ve ever tried.
Ping irons tend to be chunky. It’s not a criticism, just a statement of fact. They’re engineered, and if forgiveness come from them being chunky then so be it. With the new G irons though, these look much slicker. In fact, they look positively attractive. A wolf in sheep clothing, or in this case a G in I clothing.
We all aspire to a bespoke tailored Saville Row suit, or a pair of handmade shoes. Some of us might have dabbled with Nike ID, miadidas, or most likely as golfers, with a pair of FootJoy MyJoys. And at this point we all know that we should have custom fit golf clubs. PGE, parent company to Vega have just launched the Custom Shop, where you can arguably get the most bespoke golf clubs on the market.
Helping the GolfPunk Gravy this week & Bunching Arse... Including the man with 4,000 hickory clubs, Ellie Day, Lebron James, Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Tiger Woods and Butch Harmon...
From Danny Willet inviting us round his house to getting wiped out by 'the lurgy', what's 'Helped GolfPunk's Gravy' and 'Bunched Arse' this week...
Bridgestone aren't as well known for their clubs as they are their balls, but some of our favourite irons ever have had the big B stamped on the back.
Srixon are back with a bang for 2015. The long irons in the set feature tungsten weights in the toe, moving the sweet spot to the centre of the face for more forgiveness.
Ball speed is everything, and the Fly-Z irons are Cobra's fastest, and longest hitting irons to date.
These Works putters feature their most successful face insert, the butter soft White Hot, with the Fusion RX layer over the top.
One of the few putters still designed in the UK, Radius putters are CNC milled from one block of forged S20C steel.
Ok we know the TaylorMade Ghost putters used to be white, so what if the name doesn't make much sense anymore?
Golf took on an entirely different form courtesy of a group of coaches from women’s coaching initiative, love.golf, at their annual conference in St. Pancras, London.
Bespoke golf travel company Gastro Golf has joined forces with Turismo de Lisboa and Lisboa Golf Coast to promote a selection of tailor-made packages to play and stay at some of the best golf courses and resorts in and around Europe’s westernmost capital city through two separate media campaigns.
At GolfPunk we are always looking out for new golf destinations, and when this video caught our eye, we thought we had to share it. Golf in Ecuador! We are loving the idea, and are ready to pack our bags at a moment's notice.
60% of ex-professional sportsmen take up golf. Who are the best ever? Only 10 made our list…
Flagbearers of golf hybrid footwear, ECCO GOLF, have added several new styles to their women’s ECCO BIOM® HYBRID 3 offering, with the popularGORE-TEX® waterproof design now available in a range of eye-catching Spring/Summer colour combinations that feature the refined derby cut lacing style.
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
Titleist celebrated an incredible milestone for the Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
One of the country's most popular golf-break destinations has a new look after being rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort.
MacGregor has launched its MACTEC water repellent golf bags.
As the build up to the Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson head-to-head continues, here's a little taster as Phil takes on Tiger at a bit of Golf Pong. And the winner is................?
I’m packing my bag for Belek in Turkey, which is back on the rise as a leading golfing destination after three quiet years following the shooting down of a Russian fighter back in 2015.
Eddie Mercx, Hercule Poirot, Audrey Hepburn, Tintin, Enzo Schifo, Plastic Bertrand, Kim Cleisters, George Lemaitre, and, … errm, chocolates! … you Belgians have had a lot to be proud of over the years. And now, you've got a world class golfer Or two) to add to your ranks of the great and the good.
Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..
Jodie Kidd..at Brocket Hall? Yes Sir, No Sir.
Are you committing these rule infringements when you play? After Brendon De Jonge's recent whopping 4 shot penalty at the Northern Trust, you can't be too careful! Check out our Top 10 Golf Rule Breakers....
GolfSupport.com has surveyed 686 avid British golf enthusiasts to see how confident they are with the definitions of a range of golf words and phrases.
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2018 World Golf Awards held at La Manga, Spain, over the weekend.