Jan 10th, 2017
Lovely stuff: Valderrama – the head-cover-sock-puppet-lovechild of Roland Rat & Frank Spencer gets totally busted by Ian Poulter...
Lovely stuff: Valderrama – the head-cover-sock-puppet-lovechild of Roland Rat & Frank Spencer gets totally busted by Ian Poulter...
Ian Poulter will be playing The Open after coming T2 at a 36–hole qualifying competition at Woburn.
Ed's letter. How Not To conduct yourself with a major winning Ryder Cup legend...
Over 250 people took part in a walk to protest against plans to build a Ryder Cup–standard golf course and massive housing development in Bolton.
Off the back of his T2 at The Players Championship, Poults has got involved in a Twitter row with Golf Channel's outspoken Brandel Chamblee.
Kaboom! McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Beef and now Ian Poulter. All at the BMW next week in leafy Surrey.
Ian Poulter has retained his PGA Tour card after a change in rules over medical exemptions.
After the news last week that Ian Poulter had lost his PGA Tour card, we look back on some of the magical moments that the Englishman has given us over the years.
Ian Poulter has lost his PGA Tour card after signing for a second round 71 to miss the cut at the Valero Texas Open.
Ian Poulter is on the brink. His PGA Tour card is slipping away after a first round 75 and only a stellar second round will save him...
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
Ian Poulter admitted being "hot under the collar" after struggling with his putter on the final day of the RBC Heritage. He's not lost his Tour card yet, as he has one last chance at the Valero Texas Open.
Ian Poulter is in the hunt for his first professional victory in over four years after shooting a three–under par round of 68 at Harbour Town Golf Links, trailing leaders Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald.
Gleneagles is not on “standby” to host next year’s Ryder Cup, despite claims that some of the American players are anxious about playing in France after recent terrorist incidents.
The countdown to the 42nd Ryder Cup has begun as ticket registration is now open. Here's how to get a chance of a ticket.
European Tour golf returns to Sicily’s Verdura Resort for the first time in five years this spring and the exclusive Sicilian venue is offering an array of VIP packages to mark the occasion – including the chance to tee it up alongside the continent’s best players.
Ed's Letter: Why Ian Poulter needs to summon the spirit of 2004 to save his card...
SSP Chawrasia blows the field away in India to make it back to back Indian Open wins!!
Ian Poulter shot a second round 67 to help his Valspar gravy and potentially increase his chances of keeping his UPSPA Tour Card...
Billionaire JP McManus has spoken for the first time about his “dream” of bringing the Ryder Cup to Limerick.
Ian Poulter has announced that his clothing business – IJP Design – will cease trading online next month.
"I've loved GolfPunk from the start," says Ian. Time for some serious chat down, street style...
Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter gives us GolfPunks a great tip on how best to warm up before hitting the course...
Two former UK Ryder Cup venues have been awarded ‘honourable member’ status of World of Leading Golf, an association representing many of the world’s top golf clubs.
Jim Furyk has vowed to ditch the controversial final selection dates for his wild card picks for the Ryder Cup in France, 2018.
Guaranteed money for the 2022 has been cut by the Italian government, according to reports from the Associated Press. And if organizers cannot find new funds, the city is in danger of losing the event.
TNT is the new nickname for the three Belgian Bombers who are all teeing it up this week in Dubai at the Desert Classic.
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.
The European Tour has announced a change to its membership regulations for the 2018 season. And Thomas Bjorn will get an extra wildcard pick.
It’s Ryder Cup time again already, as this week the decision as to who will captain the USA Team in France is set to be announced. And there is a clear favourite emerging.
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...
Poults has put out this great little video on Instagram. It’s a walk through his office, or rather his collection of golf clubs that span the course of his career.
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.
There is a simple reason why Rory wasn't wearing a cap at the Ryder Cup. Here's one small mystery of 2016 cleared up then.
Say hello to Nurse Jill, your latest Swingin' Siren...
TaylorMade are launching an amazing Star Wars accessories collection, just in time to fill up Christmas stockings up and down the land!
Ian Poulter has been in another Twitter tirade, when a car salesman who had previously delivered vehicles for Poults called him a 'd--k.' Prepare for Twitter handbags.
Peel Holdings is planning to build a new world–class course on the Hulton Park Estate near Westhouhgton in Bolton, and is pitching it as a potential Ryder Cup course.
Tony Jacklin has welcomed Thomas Bjorn's appointment as 2018 European Ryder Cup captain but the former captain has his concerns about the Paris venue.
Thomas Bjorn had only been Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced that the selection process is going to be reviewed to make sure he has all the players he wants.
Thomas Bjorn will be announced as the next Ryder Cup Captain for Europe at the Club National, France in 2018. The European Tour is expected to confirm the appointment later today.
Denmark take a four shot lead into the final day at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf after shooting a two under par 70 in the third round Foursomes.
Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan are two strokes behind leaders Spain after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. Russell Knox's 'zero to hero' experiment, however, seems doomed
The European Tour has appointed a new Official Starter, with Alastair Scott stepping into Ivor Robson’s shoes.
Heritage Golf Club has been awarded the ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course’ for the third year in a row at the World Golf Awards.
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he will not be afraid to change the rules regarding Ryder Cup eligibility following last month's defeat at Hazeltine.
The phrase 'World Cup' has a certain cachet in the sports world. Outside of maybe the Summer Olympics, the football World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Now golf has tried to get in on the power of the 'World Cup' brand with the World Cup of Golf. But the stars aren't turning out.
Padraig Harrington is not ready to take up the captaincy of Europe's Ryder Cup team, if offered the job for the 2018 tournament, and he wants to face the Americans in Paris as a player.
Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters and Ricardo Gouveia take on the Bottle Smash Challenge!!!
"One of golf's greatest injustices" rectified as Woosie finally inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame. About time too!
Cinderella Story! "I feel like this has the potential to change Duncan's life." Why Russell Knox has chosen a complete unknown as his World Cup partner...
Ian Poulter came back with a bang as he goes seriously low to lead the Macau Open after round one.
Emilliano Grillo was rated the top rookie for the 2015-16 season by his own peers. Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this past season were eligible to vote.
Graeme McDowell believes that Padraig Harrington could be a winning Ryder Cup captain. Here's why.
Ian Poulter is desperate to get back to playing at the Ryder Cup.
Relive the final epic day at Hazeltine with this 40 minute, ad free, highlights package.
This is it. Just the singles matches left. This Ryder Cup has been truly brilliant, and for as much as the American crowds at Hazeltine have been infuriating it's made for great TV. We've gone down the pairings, and made our predictions. It's going to be a battle out there, but we think the Europeans can do this. COME ON EUROPE!!!
Rory lead an amazing fightback on day one of the Ryder Cup, plus we've got the Saturday morning pairings & predictions!
It's on!! After all the drama of this morning's matches here are the afternoon 4-ball pairings
Check out Team USA's Ryder Cup WITB's, and why three of their top players have changed drivers this week!!!
Golf is better than football. It's official. Pep Guardiola said so. Claims Miracle at Medinah was his greatest moment in sport.
Things are heating up at Hazeltine, and these are only the practice days?! Here are the best pictures so far + added japery...
We check out Team Europe's What's In The Bag's and highlight the two new putters going into play this week.
We unveiled the incredible Team Europe in our alternative Ryder Cup already, here come the Americans, captained by Paige Spiranac!!!
Captain Clarke brought in Dynamo to add some inspirational magic to the European Ryder Cup team.
Tiger desperately wants to play his part on the USA Ryder Cup team. Only problem, as this video proves, his forgot what his part is this time around!
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!!
Forget the Ryder Cup, it's all about the alternative Swingin' Siren Ryder Cup. Check out our Team Europe here...
Bubba Watson has been named as the 5th Team USA Ryder Cup Vice-Captain.
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.
Getting excited yet? Yes, us too. Here's a little Ryder Cup Quiz to get you in the mood...
The new Nike Golf Club Charge the Cup collection has been launched to celebrate the Ryder Cup.
Well, that was bonkers!
Ryan Moore snatched the final Ryder Cup spot following his play off defeat at the Tour Championship.
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...
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...
A Scottish girl got a real treat when a former Ryder Cup star rewarded her entrepreneurial spirit by giving her a set of custom-made golf clubs.
How a struggling gardener from Manchester ended up inventing the world's greatest team sporting event.
Jordan Spieth is desperate for that Ryder Cup. And he thinks his time is now.
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...
Francesco Molinari sent the home crowd wild as he fired a final round 65 to win the Italian Open in Monza.
Poults has been taking his vintage Ferrari F40 for a spin and sharing the experience on Instagram.
From the land down under, our latest Swingin' Siren Liz Elmassian!!!
Davis Love has picked three of his final four Ryder Cup players for Team USA, and he has definitely played it safe.
William Hill has reported that only 9% of money placed on the match has been for Europe to win, with 89% on a USA win and 2% on the draw.
The FedExCup: Bunch of Arse or Helping the Gravy? Who's currently in and out of the Top 70 for the Barclays?...
The FedExCup: Bunch of Arse or Helping the Gravy? There's $10,000,000.00 up for grabs but does anyone really care? We're not so sure so we came up with three very viable alternatives to the season end.
Ben Crane and Robert Streb are given a baseball bat and some garden tools to put them to the Tin Cup Challenge. Here's how they got on.
The USA had a Ryder Cup team building night, that didn't exactly go to plan...
Check out the new Galvin Green Waterproof suits Team Europe will be wearing at the Ryder Cup.
William Hill suspended betting on Luke Donald being named as one of DC’s three wild card picks on Monday night. What was behind this?
Foxhills Club & Resort has been announced as the host venue for Great Britain & Ireland’s eagerly anticipated PGA Cup clash with the United States in 2017.
Darren Clarke explains his Ryder Cup picks. Check out the video here.
As the FedEx Cup is about the get under way, a new trend is emerging. And it’s all to do with growing a moustache.
Powerful memories will be stirred when golfing legends and sporting celebrities gather for Tony Jacklin’s Charity Invitational at The Belfry on 6th September 2016.
American Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III, is expecting Tiger Woods to have a major impact on the competition. Here’s why.
Europe’s team to defend the Ryder Cup will contain at least five rookies after the nine automatic qualifiers were decided this weekend.
Thomas Pieters needs to win this week's Czech Masters and the Made In Denmark event next week to have any hope of making Europe's Ryder Cup team. But he’s in the running.
As the highest ranked Englishman confirmed for the World Cup, Danny Willett was given the honour of choosing his team-mate for the Melbourne based event.
Teenager Alfie Fox will have the chance to test his golfing skills against the cream of the game’s best up-and-coming junior players after claiming a convincing victory in the 2016 Paul McGinley Junior Cup at Quinta do Lago in Portugal.
Beef has been playing down his chances of getting a wildcard selection for next month's Ryder Cup, and has said he would not pick himself if he was captain of Europe's team.
Sam Torrance thinks that Russell Knox should be playing Ryder Cup. Here's why.
The PGA of America has announced plans for the first U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour, to build support and excitement for the United States Ryder Cup Team and the spirit of the Ryder Cup.
Brandt Snedeker takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Canadian Open after posting a six-under-par 66 at Glen Abbey in Ontario. But there's a hot Canadian amateur on his tail.....
TaylorMade are betting big on Star Wars this Christmas, as they announce new accessories range for mid November.
Shane Lowry boosted his chances of automatic qualification for the European Ryder Cup team in September with his strong performance at the US Open.
Ian Poulter named as Ryder Cup Vice Captain by Darren Clarke.
Denise van Outen will make her debut in this year’s Celebrity Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport.
Darren Clarke has picked his Vice Captains for the Ryder Cup.
Eight major champions and 12 of the world’s top-50 players will play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory McIlroy Foundation, at the K Club in Straffan, County Kildare, from May 19-22. The stars are coming out to play.
According to RyderCup.com, Bryson DeChambeau does not yet hold the required designation to even earn points towards making the team.
The official wine of the 2016 Ryder Cup has been announced. Mouton Cadet has previously worked with the European Tour and is now partnering with the Ryder Cup. Here’s the skinny.
It has been a testing few days for Poults. First he got heckled at the Valspar by a golf troll, who clearly fears his presence at the Ryder Cup, and took his revenge through Twitter. And now what?
As we reported the other day, Ian Poulter was heckled at the Valspar and then properly trolled on Twitter. Poults was having none of it, and shamed the troll on Twitter. And he's more than made his point, as the troll has been sacked.
The Ryder Cup will be going on a 'Trophy Tour' around Europe to build up support for Darren Clarke's team ahead of this year's contest at Hazeltine.
Ian Poulter was on the receiving end of some heckling at the Valspar Championship this weekend, and Poults was having none of it. He tried to get the perpetrator sacked from his day job. This is what occurred.
The test event scheduled for Friday March 8th will be closed to the public, and will only feature nine Brazilian players. The event will only feature five men and four women porfessionals in a stroke play format. Another missed opportunity?
Here's Brian Harman getting the crowds going with this brilliant chip in at the 16th at the Waste Management in Phoenix.
Ian Poulter has been out shopping, Poulter style. He has added the new £200,000 458 Ferrari Speciale Aperta to his collection and has also had a Ferrari 275 from the 1960s restored.
No one had ever heard of golf in Shubham Jaglan's poor Indian village. Until, that is, the five-year-old Shubham happened upon a six iron one day and decided to take on the world. Six years later he won back-to-back junior titles in the US.
Europe storm into impressive lead: Video, photo and daft caption round up from a one sided morning.
The first morning draw, plus how come the European Team is dressed up like Droogs from A Clockwork Orange?...
Yesterday we brought you news that Gareth Bale had received a cheeky offer from the European Tour to sign up for Q-School. That led to us digging out stories of all the other football players who've tried to make it in golf. Now, former World Number 9 tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan is having a go in Asia. Will they never learn?...
Lee Westwood has just posted this video of Arsenal fan Ian Poulter getting a surprise birthday gift from Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup team meeting.
Eighteen-year old Henderson’s success has not gone unnoticed, as she has just won The Canadian Press female athlete of the year. She picked up 21 votes (37 per cent) in the annual survey of editors and broadcasters from across the country.
In a surprise early unveiling, Julie Inkster has been announced as the US Solheim Cup Captain for 2017.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, before I was ever a golf punk, years before I became a sneaker head, and before I even knew what a foodie was, I was a Star Wars nerd. I’ve been waiting 34 years for what I witnessed at 12.05 this morning. Was it worth the wait?
At 12.05 tonight our dreams come true. Real Star Wars films, about the real Star Wars characters. Now if you're anything like us you've probably got some geeky Star Wars memorabilia. Maybe even some bits from the new film. But have you got any Star Wars golf gear? We've trawled the internet to find the places where golf and Star Wars collide.
Rome will host it’s first Ryder Cup as Italy have won the bidding process for the 2022 Ryder Cup. This will be third time the tournament has been played on continental Europe, and the event will be played at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, 17km from the centre of Rome.
There’s winning from the front, and there’s reversing into a win. It’s safe to say Matt Jones did the latter at the Australian Open. Shooting a two over final round, Jones did just enough to keep Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott at bay.
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...
Local boy Matt Jones continued his impressive form in Sydney at the Emirates Australian Open. Jones has now shot 67, 68, 68 and leads World Number One Jordan Spieth by three shots after Spieth shot a third round 67.
I’ve just come back from a top secret launch in Dubai. Playing with different clubs, on jet lag, in the desert, I had an absolute dog of a round. But I’d have fancied my chances of beating 92 if I'd added it up. Poor Weiyu Zhu didn’t at the Australian Open
Has every TV goon got it in for Tiger, or what?! First Nick Faldo weighed in with "Tiger is finished in the majors", and now Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has ripped into him by claiming Tiger doesn't deserve to ever be a Ryder Cup captain or assistant...
Apparently, not everyone shares Golf Channel pundit Brandel Chamblee's opinion that Tiger Woods is not worthy of being on the Ryder Cup captaincy team. No less than Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter has had his say...
Yes. it's official. Tiger Woods will be one of the vice-captains for next year's Ryder Cup.
After his mad dash to Hong Kong, Ian Poulter still hadn’t done quite enough to be eligible for next years Ryder Cup standings. But through luck, perseverance and injury, Poults will be still able to qualify for the best event in golf.
Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Wales... your Solheim-Cup-venue-getting dudes took a hell of a beating!!! Yes indeed, Scotland wins the Solheim Cup 2019.
It has been an exceptional rookie season for Sheffield- born Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won his first professional title at the British Masters earlier this month. He’s also had seven other top-five finishes in this his rookie year on the European Tour, which is impressive to say the very least. But what about the Ryder Cup? Here's what Ian Poulter thinks.
Invitee Dustin Johnson looks set to miss the cut after bogeying his last hole to finish +1 and one shot the wrong side of the weekend. You can't imagine this will go down well with the hosts but at least Dusty & Paulina will get to sample the delights of Hong Kong.
What do you do when your European Tour membership is under threat and your Ryder Cup chances are in jeopardy?
Star Wars has taken over the internet today, so we thought it only right we added our tuppence worth. With The Force Awakens trailer going live this morning, we had a look around for some of the best Star Wars golfing gubbins.
The Top 10 Presidents Cup shots ever: Amazing hole-outs, chip ins and just about every jaw dropping shots you've ever seen.
Bill Haas beats Sang-moon Bae to win the Presidents Cup for USA. Sang-moon departs for 24 months military service. The two are not related.
Here are the Thursday morning Foursome pairings for the Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Incheon, South Korea. UK is eight hours ahead, and USA 13 hours ahead.
Day 2 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was another fun and enthralling watch as the young guns continued firing despite the pressure increasing on them with mounting publicity from the media.
While Nicky C didn’t manage to keep the lead going into round two of the italian Open, Scandanavians Jens Fahrbring and Lucas Bjerregaard zoom to the front at Monza. Fahbring shot a 64 with nine birdies, while his playing partner Bjerregaard put a 65 together, with five birdies and an opening eagle at the first.
Damn you mother nature. First we had lightning then the light ran out. Just when it was all kicking off!!
Blimey - now it's getting really complicated. BUT NEVER FEAR - we've figured it out and made it way easy to understand. We've even got a table and everything!
The first day of the 45th Walker Cup saw Great Britain & Ireland off to a fast start, but the Americans clawed their way back to end the day GB&I 7 – USA 5.
On a rain interrupted Day 3 at the Russian Open it was the Lee's who came out on top, defeating the weather to produce some spellbinding golf. That's Lee Slattery and Craig Lee.
Golf can be a serious business when it comes to having a positive effect on the economy. A new report from Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre reveals that the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles made a contribution of £106 million to the Scottish economy, which is pretty amazing for an event that’s in theory only three days long.
So we've switched the golf on, and this is the first thing we see. Brian Harman take a bow son. With odds of 67 million to one, the left hander just nailed this hybrid on the 14th hole at The Barclays for his second hole in one of the round.
That's all well and good but what about Amy Boulden?
So here we go with the FedExCup. First up is the Barclays. Last year's winner was Hunter Mahan: Gonna put him in your team?
Ahead of the US Open, Spanish tennis ace and 14-time Grand Slam winner, Rafa Nadal has joined the Costa Brava Barcelona 2022 pitch team. And he's a mad keen golfer!
The FedExCup is the end of season tournament on the PGA Tour. Introduced in 2007, after a bit of chopping and changing, it has proven to be the exciting end to the season that the PGA Tour were looking for.
And here are Day 4 pairings and tee times for the 2015 Wyndham Championship. With 19 players within 5 shots of the lead, this could be anyone's. But could it be Tiger's?
On the quiet Maximilian Kieefer is having one of the best seasons on the European Tour. At this point the 25 year old from Germany has not missed a cut, with highlights being his resultts at the Nordea Masters and the Dubuai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by Rory McIlroy. In total he's had four top tens this season, and currenty lies in 46th place on the Race to Dubai.
The Signature Course Thracian Cliffs Golf Resort Bulgaria
The Gleneagles Hotel, Host Venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup, is marking the one-year anniversary of the event with a week of golfing offers and Ryder Cup themed activities.
The race to select the host for the 2022 Ryder Cup is entering the final stages, and Spain has outlined its credentials to host golf’s biggest event, with some serious numbers.
Here are the starting times for Day One of the Bridgestone Invitational.
And here it is. The starting times for moving day at the Quicken Loans National from Gainesville, Virginia.
Your chance to win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch and 2 dozen Vice Golf Balls. Pick your 10 players now and get in amongst the action.
Ian Poulter’s IJP Design may be known for it’s checked trousers, but at least they’ve gone about it properly, officially registering their deigns with the Scottish Tartan Authority.
You’re on the coast, playing a classic links, for arguments sake lets say Royal North Devon...
Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry will be teeing it up at the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, California, on a sponsor’s exemption. But not everyone's happy about it.
Now here's a proper golfers pad! It has its own smart golf course, five swimming pools, 57 bedrooms and a helipad! Oh, and I forgot to add that it comes complete with its own marina.
Ryder Cup stars Thomas Pieters and Ian Poulter are among the latest luminaries confirmed in the star–studded field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, along with fan favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.
Check out Jodie Star, out latest Swingin' Siren. She probably loves golf more than you...
GolfPunk sit down with golf's coolest character Andrew Beef Johnston to discuss everything from super imposing daft pictures on jockeys to his humble pitch and putt beginnings...
Ladies European Tour star Noemi Jimenez will take time out from her busy tournament schedule to help Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa celebrate Women’s Golf Day alongside hundreds of golf venues around the world next month.
Stars from the European Tour have united in their praise for Sicily’s Verdura Resort, hailing it as one of the best and most spectacular tournament venues in the world, and we would have to agree!
Why do they call it Moving Day? No one actually moves any differently from any other day. It's not like they all start vogueing or break dancing or anything. Well? Anyone?...
It's gator time again, and today it is a big beast stalking two cranes on a Florida golf course.
All good golfers understand that the key to successful putting is feel. A feel for distance, a feel for the speed of the green, a feel for the stroke, and above all, a feel for the putter itself. And in a game where narrow misses can be costly, and small errors lead to big scores, putting is also about precision.
Construction workers at the first of two new courses in the Algarve region of Dia das Mentiras have been the first to experience what is believed to be the world’s deepest bunker.
It's the lowest cut ever in LPGA history. If you weren't -5 after 36 holes you were on your way home. No worries for Michelle Wie or Stacey Lewis...
Meet Matty Du Plessis, the only 12 year old golf rapper we are aware of. And a really, really nice kid. Clever too. Watch this...
Jesper Parnevik was out golfing with Ottawa Senators All–Star and fellow Swede Erik Karlsson at Medalist Club in Florida on Saturday when they were rudely interuputed by an alligator.
It's all about the flow. Jonathan Yarwood has spent a lot of time with Scotty Cameron and his learnings are right here for you GolfPunkers. We don't want thanking. Just money. Cheers.
The island of Sardinia has joined the growing number of regions supporting Italy Golf & More – the first pan–Italian international promotional golf project.
Our favourite ex Miss Missouri has been hitting the links again. Here's what she has been up to of late.
It was carnage at Torrey Pines last night as a plethora of the world's tops stars crashed out of the Farmers Insurance. Tiger, DJ, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler... the list goes on and on...
Two of Norway's most prestigious golf clubs have become the first Scandinavian members to be welcomed into the World of Leading Golf – an association representing many of the planet's top golf clubs and resorts.
We love a Z-Star here at GolfPunk Towers. And there's a new ball in town for 2017 – the Z-Star XV, launching in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK. Let's roll...
After Greg Eason’s ‘decuple bogey’ at the Web.com Great Abaco Classic in the Bahamas, we delve back in the GP archives to bring you the alternative way of labelling golf’s ‘less than heroic’ scores.
Victorious Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III was brought crashing down to earth, literally, when he suffered broken bones in a snowboard accident, with his collarbone getting the worst of it.
Callaway has announced that it has reached a Staff Pro agreement with Daniel Berger. Already a standout performer on Tour, Berger joins the company following a breakout season, highlighted by his first PGA Tour win in June at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
As great as 2016 was for the world of golf – four different winners of golf’s four major championships, Justin Rose holding off Henrik Stenson in Rio for the gold medal as golf returned to the Olympic Games, and the United States winning the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 - it’s possible that 2017 could be even better.
Rickie Fowler was 28 on Tuesday , but he kicked off his birthday celebrations early with Cindy Crawford necking Champagne out of the Ryder Cup on Monday night.
Award-winning Assoufid Golf Club, situated close to Marrakesh, ends 2016 on a high as its reputation as a must-visit international golf experience continues to build.
Tiger had four birdies in his first eight holes, including three in a row on holes 6 through 8. And at that point, he was tied for the lead at four under. But then.......
Greg Norman has taken on a political role by setting up a call between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President-elect Donald Trump.
A 12-star showdown is set for the 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, January 19-22, with defending champion Rickie Fowler set to go head-to-head with Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett.
It seems that the golf prank carried out by two Australians, when they gate crashed North Korea's World Cup Of Golf tournament, has not been received with the level of humour they might have hoped.
What happens when two Australian chancers gate crash the North Korean World Championships and then butcher the place?
Members of Lewisham People Before Profit have now occupied Beckenham Place Park Manor house and golf course.
The much anticipated Acushnet IPO was launched yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. How did it go?
After being named Golfer Of The Year by his fellow tour pros, winning his first major and being an essential part of the victorious USA Ryder Cup team, it's all cocktails, jet planes and carp fishing for Paulina & DJ as they head off on their hols...
Danny Willett's brother PJ has defended his unfortunate Ryder Cup article in today's Telegraph
A golf club captain has been barred from his own golf club after twice bringing a gun to the course!
Check out Arnie in full flow in this classic footage. It's Arnold Palmer vs Guy Boros!
Justin Rose is the latest golfer to be named in the Fancy Bears Russian hacking leaks.
Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and David Lloyd go head-to-head in a series of golf challenges at American Golf. Find out which star posts a 313yd drive, who can get nearest the pin and who can hold their nerve on the green.
Charley Hull's medical records have been leaked online by Russian cyber terrorists.
Elin Nordegren has got herself a new fella, but you will never guess who...
Olympic Golf medal favourite Lydia Ko got off to a slow start in her first round at the Olympics, and needed a par save on her first hole when her opening tee shot went into a bunker.
Dustin Johnson remains in stellar form as he hunts down world number 309 Luke List in Canada, while Canadian amateur Jared du Toit threatens to rewrite history books!
One Direction’s Niall Horan will be pulling in the crowds when he returns for the BMW Championship Celebrity Pro-Am, which kicks off today. And here are the other supergroups for those of us who don't give a monkey's about One Direction.
We've all seen the footage of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as kids. Well say hello to Sevie Trowlen, the little kid with a big name and an awesome golf swing!
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!
Murray cod are the top predator of the Murray-Darling river system in Australia. And this one seems to have developed a taste for golf balls.
Ricky Wysocki is a true disc golf talent. He’s got all the ‘shots’, and we’re dead impressed down here at GolfPunk Towers. He’s got everything you need for disc golf in his locker. Check out the video here.
Legendary comedian and golf nut Ronnie Corbett has sadly passed away today aged, 85.
Celebrity golfers aren't an unusual sight at Golf Son Gual, in Mallorca, but there may well be more of them now that golf-coach-to-the-stars Robert Baker is giving lessons in the club's academy.
Kevin Harvick is a NASCAR racer, and clearly a bit of a golf junkie. As a big fan of the 12th at Augusta, he thought he’d build one in his own back yard. We think he’s made a pretty good stab at it.
When the Golden Bear invites you round to his house with a load of other Ryder Cup wannabes, you don't say no. You say, 'What time?', 'Will Tiger be there?', 'Should I bring wine?', 'What kind of wine do you like, Jack?', 'What are Barb's favourite flowers?', 'Will there be cake?'. That sort of thing.
Four European Tour stars. One hole. Zero golf clubs. Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, and Peter Ulhein take on the Dude Perfect Challenge.
50-year-old Jesper Parnevik is getting big television ratings back home in Sweden as the star of Sweden’s most popular reality-TV show, The Parneviks.
This video from Abu Dhabi needs very little introduction. Berks on golf boards. The berks just happen to be Jordan, Rory, Jason and Henrik.
It was Thorbjorn Olesen's day at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He shot a great 7 under 65 at St Andrews to get to seventeen under par, and hold a three shot lead over Germany’s Florian Fritsch.
You're playing the final round of the Wyndham Championship with the most famous golfer on the planet. You're in the penultiumate group just two back from the lead. Then you do this on the third hole. Boom!
Ed's Letter: Is Brooke Henderson about to gatecrash the Asian/America LPGA monopoly? The Canadian won the Portland Classic with a tournament record score on her way to becoming the third player in LPGA history to win a tour event before turning 18. It's on.
Last night Tiger Woods shot his best round in 749 days. His seven birdie 64 at the Wyndham Championship was his lowest round since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
Here are the starting times and pairings for Day 3 of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Golf Nurse Carly Booth and golf pro Henni Zuel star in the #thisgirlgolfs campaign, which has launched ahead of the RICOH Women's British Open, starting tomorrow at Turnberry, Scotland.
GolfPunk cover starrs, past, present and future – how they doing?
The Open is accepting mobile payments for the first time this summer. Mastercard is enabling spectators to order and pay for their food and drinks through the Qkr! with Masterpassapp whilst on the course, and they've enlisted Ian Poulter to lead the charge.
Who looks in fine fettle before The Open kicks off? And who should you avoid at all costs...
It has been four and a half years since Ian Poulter last won a tournament outright. But, after battling the elements, he has a three–way share of the lead at the Scottish Open.
Starting from next Tuesday, you can get a Sky Sports Golf package for just £18 a month as part of a completely new programming package. So that's right in time for The Open....
Someone clever once said: ‘Golf is a game in which you yell ‘Fore’, score six and write down five’. Mind you, he could have been wrong, as these 10 confessors comprehensively prove otherwise.
2010 USA Ryder Cup team member Jeff Overton is recovering after a "life-threatening infection in his spine", his wife has revealed in a statement on Facebook.
Former Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, has been recognised for his record–breaking European Tour career, as he becomes the latest addition to the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members of the European Tour.
GolfPunk's resident sock-puppet-rascal-love-child-of-Roland-Rat-&-Frank-Spencer takes on European Tour star Graeme Storm. And talk soon turns to surrender monkeys and the art of cake making...
The current owner of the Belfry golf resort has decided to sell the four–times Ryder Cup venue, so another change in ownership is now on the cards.
Plans for a £240 million plans Ryder Cup–standard golf course and huge housing development in Bolton have been revealed.
The Belfry is planning to expand its rooms by more than a third, replace its Bel Air nightclub with a luxury spa, create a new 500–seat conference facility and a new indoor waterpark.
Wow. South Korean Si-woo Kim became the youngest ever winner of the Players Championship after a sublime final round 69 saw him over the line.
Strap yourselves in and get ready for pyrotechnics on the tee, nearest the pin competitions and some old fashioned ding-dong match play drama. The Golf Sixes is a very welcome innovation in the much beleaguered world of professional tournament golf.
The story of the day was undoubtedly Ian Poulter losing his PGA Tour card after missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open, but at the other end of the leaderboard, Bud Cauley and Tony Finau took the lead heading into the weekend.
In a make or break week at the Valero Texas Open, Ian Poulter is battling for his PGA Tour career as he slumped to a round of 75, with a missed cut looking increasingly likely.
Well after a two week stretch to fit in the Masters and RBC Heritage, the PGA Tour heads back to Texas, this time for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.
Wesley Bryan claimed his first career PGA Tour title as he shot a final round 67 to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.
It's on! Scotland full–back Stuart Hogg takes on European Tour Pro Richie Ramsay... at Murrayfield...
Jason Dufner will enter the final round of the RBC Heritage with a one–shot-lead over Graham DeLaet after firing a third round 65 (–6) at Harbour Town Golf Links.
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!
Double Major Champion Martin Kaymer will lead the field as the qualification process for The 2018 Ryder Cup gets under way at the D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague from August 31 to September 3.
It's all going off in court in the case of Monty versus Mrs Monty. Monty is claiming £5,000,000.00 in damages which is exactly the same amount his ex- Gaynor Knowles is suing him for. Nasty business divorce.
The biggest field of professionals in the history of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will gather at The Heritage Golf Club this November for the third outing of a tournament that will also now take up a premier place on the international golf calendar.
As it approaches its 10th Anniversary celebrations this summer, The Shire London has announced that Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, will be its Honorary Captain for 2017–18.
Kent and Yorkshire are showcased by Golf Tourism England (GTE), the membership body representing the golf tourism industry in England, in two more videos highlighting some of the best regions to play golf in England.
A secret sanctuary in southern Majorca, adults-only hotels Pure Salt Port Adriano and Pure Salt Garonda have re–opened this month with an exclusive golf package that will take guests to some of Europe’s best courses.
A man won £44,000 after placing a £10 bet on the winners of two golf tournaments.
This is sensational. Major winner, Ryder Cup legend as a player and Captain – Tony Jacklin CBE gives Valderrama both barrells as they sing together and plot revenge over a certain Mexican golf nuisance....
He might have forearms like dinner plates (eh? – Ed) but when it comes to sock puppets, Paul Casey is like putty in Valderrama's hands. If he had any, that is...
The Merseyside coastline houses the most prestigious dynasty of links courses in England, but S&A, as it is affectionately known, has become their less-famous, uncharted younger sibling – their Paul Ross to Birkdale’s Jonathan.
The man behind the man… Damian Taylor reveals the secret to Pablo Larrazabal’s success.
GolfPunk goes in search of sandy beaches, glorious golf courses and feisty rum...
Put.... the..... gun...... down.... Adam....
"We found this cheap B&B in Coventry. I soon found out why. There was somebody sleeping in the bed during the day when I was out. So I was on the night shift!"
We've all done it – hit a bad shot and walked up to hit the next one with the same expectation. Jamil tells us how to avoid this pitfall. It's kind of a 'That one was heads, so the next one will be tails' kind of thing...
Rory McIlroy has shrugged aside illness, sore ribs and a whole load of Trumpery to take the half way lead at the WGC in Mexico.
Here we go... the first five GolfPunk Top 50 Of All Timers!!!
Numbers 35-31. Who's made this cut? Some absolute corkers in here...
Numbers 30-26 in our Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time 'Hall Of Fame'...
Numbers 25-21. Wow this is difficult!!!!
Numbers 15-11. This is where the real gravy starts...
Who are the Top 5 GolfPunks Of All Time?
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have backed the changes to the rules of golf with Rory expressing the belief that the "revolutionary" modernisation and simplification could stop people turning away from the game.
Celtic Manor Resort has become the latest UK golf venue to introduce a flexible membership scheme, thanks to its new partnership with PlayMoreGolf.
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.
Gavin Craig, 28, is the country's number–one ranked player of footgolf, and In May he will join UK teammates in California, taking on the Americans in a three–day Ryder Cup style tournament, the Jansen Cup.
He does things on the golf course that mesmerise and amaze us. Off the course he’s nuttier than a squirrel at a nut festival. Here he comes, right atcha, Bubba Watson.
He's renowned for bombing it off the tee but this time Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters has gone too far. Literally, he drove it past the fairway into his girlfriend!
Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi–sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
We know the perils of playing a lot of golf, and being ill–equipped in the underwear department. Could these babies be the key to our future success?
Wales' Amy Boulden finished T21 as world number six Jang Ha–Na of Korea won the Women's Australian Open by three shots in Adelaide.
Italian golf fashion brand Chervo has drawn inspiration from the Artic for its Autumn–Winter 17/18 collection.
Voting has now opened for members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to decide whether or not women members will be admitted.
The Danish satellite ECCO Tour is returning to PGA Catalunya Resort for the third successive year.
Jose Maria Olazabal was playing in the Allianz Championship in Florida this weekend, and the golfing gods were smiling. Here's a big slice of luck!
Sergio Garcia has a three–shot lead at the end of moving day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Could Sergio be set for first European Tour victory in three years?
You've got to feel for Tiger Woods. Not only did he have to take his first commercial flight in 10 years, he also almost missed his plane due to anti-Trump protestors being in his way at Los Angeles LAX Airport. Blimey, he'll be getting the bloody bus home next...
Lee Westwood has launched an event for Icons of Football 2017, which sees two teams of footballing icons do battle in a Ryder–Cup–style competition.
Callaway Golf is introducing a new addition to their hugely successful Steelhead XR family with the launch of the new Steelhead XR Pro Irons.
I have to confess that the term 'decuple bogey' is not immediately familiar to me. But one English Golf Pro knows exactly what it is as he recorded one this weekend on the Web.com Tour.
Four of the biggest names in golf today got 'into the groove' for the new golfing year by mixing it up with one of Britain’s top DJs and broadcaster. Is golf really catching up?
An animation of planned renovation work at a California golf course so impressed watching members that it was given a standing ovation.
Verdura Resort’s has become the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties network.
John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.
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Lynx Golf, th British golf equipment brand, has added two-time Ladies European Tour winner and double Solheim Cup star, Becky Brewerton, to its team of professional playing ambassadors.
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.
Former South African golfer Wayne Westner has died in an apparent hostage drama on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Wednesday morning.
Tania Tare is the new trickshot queen on the block. We posted her Christmas tree trick shot yesterday, and here's what she describes as her hardest trick to date – Flipcup 2.0.
We were delighted that Danny Willett rightly got nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year award, but a little bit miffed that he came last, and by a country mile. But how has golf got on in the awards in the past?
Ian Poulter has received a PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at the annual PGA lunch at Grosvenor House. And it's not before time.
Tiger Woods is leading a $30 million project to transform two Chicago Park District-run courses into an 18-hole championship course that could host PGA Tour events.
The European Tour's youngest interviewer, Little Billy, puts some tough questions to fifteen-time winner Thomas Bjorn, and now officially the new European Ryder Cup Captain.
Carolin Pinegger is proving there is more to Austria than Sigmund Freud, Arnold Scharzenegger, blokes that start world wars and The Sound Of Music...
Designer brand G/FORE has launched a new limited edition golf bag, and we are absolutely loving it! That's Christmas sorted.
First they rape our buildings and pillage our women, now they've won our World Cup. Brilliant work from the Danes who shot seven birdies to win the Cup at -20, four shots ahead of France, China and the USA.
Rumours are rife that the International Golf Federation is about to submit a bid to include a team competition in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Thomas Pieters is officially knackered and ready for the season to end, but he is still ready to fight for Belgium in the World Cup of Golf next weekend.
Westwood has spoken out about his unhappiness that Chris Wood did not pick him as his partner to represent England at the World Cup of Golf later this month, with the Bristolian instead opting for his close friend, Andy Sullivan.
The European Tour has officially announced the Rolex Series, a new alliance of leading tournaments, which is designed to strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards.
A golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but left US tax payers with a whopping great bill.
'A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much.'
According to a rogue tweet by Sky Sports Commentator Ewen Murray, Close House will host the 2017 British Masters, with Lee Westwood as host.
It was an excruciating week for the European Ryder Cup team in Hazeltine. For Lee Westwood it was particularly painful.
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.
I have never before set foot in Turkey, and the recent news coming out of the country has not been exactly great. But I hate it when a county gets pilloried and shunned when there’s a bit of trouble. So here's what is to be enjoyed at the Regnum Carya.
To mark Jamie Donaldson’s 146-yard wedge to within a foot of the flag, the Welshman was invited to unveil a commemorative plaque on the 15th fairway of the PGA Centenary Course. Now it is to be moved. Here's why.
Cristiano Ronaldo will make an emotional return to his first club Sporting Lisbon with European champions Real Madrid next month, and football fans can be there to see it as part of a new three-night golf package.
Thomas Pieters has strong ties with the USA. But does that mean he will join the PGA? Here's what Nicolas Colsearts thinks.
There was a big fuss about Darren Clarke’s secret weapon, which was meant to be big data. But what did that really contribute to Team Europe? We’re just not sure now, and think that judgment is altogether more important.
Peter Willett’s article in National Club Golfer before the Ryder Cup described American fans as a "baying mob of imbeciles", "cretins" and "dim Yanks". Now Danny Willett is backing him up.
One of the greatest Ryder Cup battles ever has to be the encounter between Rory McIlroy and Team USA's talisman player Patrick Reed. Watch their amazing putting duel here.
So we’ve lost the Ryder Cup, and we are spending today getting over it. But there are some real positives that have come out of these three epic days of battle: and none more so than the new Pieters and McIlroy partnership.
It's the final day of the Ryder Cup. Europe trail by 3 points going in to the singles. It'll be a Herculean effort to win at Hazeltine, but the boys can do it. Here's the proof...
Where's Tiger? Has anyone seen him? We haven't and we've been watching the Ryder Cup since last Monday (thanks Sky)... We're worried.
The fight back continues from Team Europe, with the Spanish duo of Garcia and Cabrera–Bella securing a valuable, perhaps invaluable, half against Spieth and Reed, who for so long had looked comfortable victors.
It's finally here!!! The Ryder Cup starts this morning and we've got the morning foursomes pairings plus our predictions.
The two most annoying things on your tv this weekend other than Monty and Ken Brown are the shouts of "Baba Booey!" and "Mashed Potato!" What idiots started them?
‘The Numbers Game’. Hear from golf data analyst Mark Broadie, and captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke on the critical role data analysis will play in the Ryder Cup.
Andy Sullivan is top dog on the Ryder Cup dart board. Even the Ryder Cup downtime is competitive ...
Piers Morgan is switching allegiances at the Ryder Cup. Good riddance we say...
Paul McGinley and Ballantine's whisky have put together an interactive course management game that you can play right here!
Darren Clarke has a secret weapon. He is bringing a team of six data specialists with him to the United States.
Standard Life Investments, Worldwide Partner of The 2016 Ryder Cup, have released ‘State of Mind’. Hear from sports psychologist Bob Rotella, and Ryder Cup captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke on how ‘getting in the zone’ allows a golfer to deliver on their potential.
Johnny Miller has come out with some ridiculous remarks ahead of the Ryder Cup.
“They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the team room.
Luxury fashion brand Peter Millar is continuing as an Official Licensee with Ryder Cup Europe.
GolfPunk TV Pilot Episode1 presented by Tim Southwell, Denise Van Outen & Carly Booth. Filmed on location in Mauritius, Scottsdale, Pebble Beach, Wentworth and some other places. Hope You Like It.
Tiger Woods may be coming back to the PGA Tour in October, but his immediate focus will be on his role as Ryder Cup assistant captain. And Phil Mickelson is already impressed by him.
Poults will receive the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at this year’s PGA annual fundraising lunch.
Thomas Pieters says he has been taking advice from fellow Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts in the build-up to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
We spoke to Chervo founder Peter Erlacher to find out exactly what we should be wearing this Autumn and Winter.
41 years ago, Roger Maltbie folded his $40,000 winner's cheque, put it in his back pocket and went out to celebrate. And never saw the cheque again. Until now...
Paul Casey fell away in the final round while Rory McIlroy bagged his first PGA Tour win since May 2015 after overhauling a six shot deficit.
Just when you thought the Captain's Picks palaver had finished, Darren Clarke has thrown in the name of Graeme McDowell into the mix...
Paul Casey shot a blistering 66 in the third round at the Deutsche Bank to finish -15 overall and taker a three shot lead into the final round on Monday.
Even now this all seems like a dream, a blur, an apocryphal tale. But it happened. And we were there, representing both sides of a complicated and utterly dramatic story...
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...
Lee Westwood is totally confident that Europe's six Ryder Cup rookies have the bottle to handle what is likely to be a very hostile American crowd at Hazeltine.
Did Darren call it right? Here's your chance to put him right. Or wrong...
It's a hell of a job making these three captain's picks. Believe us, we've been arguing about it for days and we aren't even making the decisions...
So the votes are in. Well, not exactly votes. The opposite of votes. It all came down on Darren Clarke's shoulders. Who would be his three Captain's picks for Hazeltine?
Thomas Pieters and Patrick Reed both won this weekend, and while one staked a claim for a Ryder Cup spot, the other cemented his automatic pick. Check out the weekends highlights here...
We love Jordan Spieth at GP Towers. He just comes across as such an unaffected, down to earth, good-natured fellow. And here's him signing a fans Budweiser bottle at Bethspage on Friday. We love the gesture.
Paul Casey is backing Russell Knox to be one of Darren Clarke’s wildcard captain’s picks. Here's why.
University of Bedfordshire student James Tobia is caddying for Russia’s only female golfer and GolfPunk favourite, Maria Verchenova. Here's his plan of attack.
West Lothian Golf Club has got a local funeral director to sponsor a hole that is called ‘The Coffin’.
Check out the Callaway bag that Jim Furyk shot 58 at the Travelers with while, what was that unusual putter Russell Knox was using to win the event with?
Mel Reid has turned to Huxley Golf to create a private practice area at home.
Seriously this is the most dangerous Trick Shot we think we've ever seen. For the other guy that is. Check this out...
Steve Wheatcroft hit one of the worst shots under pressure ever at the Canadian Open.
Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne will be completing a round of golf with a difference this Thursday. The Golf Challenge 2016 will see a round of golf played - with each hole in a different first-class cricketing county.
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.
The Tony Jacklin Partnership has been officially launched at City Golf London by Tony Jacklin CBE.
Danny Willett spent the day looking dapper at Wimbledon in his green jacket, and seemed to confirm his participation in the Olympics this summer.
Galvin Green have announced their Part 2 collection which features a host of new styles and colours, and they will be available in time for the Ryder Cup.
Darren Clarke, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, has expressed fears over the impact of golf at the Olympics this year. Here's what he had to say for himself.
One of Scotland’s most iconic golf courses, The King’s Course at Gleneagles, has been officially reopened after an extensive development programme to restore the course to its original glory.
What's the strangest place you would imagine finding a golf course? In a prison?
Audemars Piguet pull together their dream team of ambassadors and let them loose on the golf course after dark...
Ian Poulter will be out of golf for the next four months with a foot injury, and looks likely to miss the Ryder Cup, at least in a playing role.
The Renaissance Club believes it is a great option if the R&A is looking for an alternative Open Championship venue in East Lothian.
Weekend wrap up: European Ryder Cup stars Rory & Sergio in great form. Watch Sergio's breath taking sudden death play off win here.
Darren Clarke has a secret weapon, and it’s Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s charismatic manager. DC is an avid Liverpool fan, and has plans to get the German football manager to rally the troops.
Ryder Cup legend Christy O’Connor Senior died peacefully in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning, aged 91. We look back at his long life.
Melissa Reid is every golfer’s dreamboat. Very pretty, and brilliant at golf. As she strikes a pose for our photographer, the whole room gasps.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot...
May the fourth be with you! Otherwise known as Star Wars day. We don't need any excuse to put Star Wars on the site, so here we are with a round up of all the goodies you can add to your golf bag.
Latvian Golf Sisters. Texas Bobcats. Swingin' Sirens. Introducing Krista and Mara Puisite
Here’s another project we came across on Kickstarter. It’s the ultimate heated vest specifically designed for golfers to stay loose and comfortable in the most severe weather conditions.
Paul McGinley was happy to quote a piece he had written in support of the Olympics on hearing the news that Louis Oosthuizen had joined Adam Scott’s boycott of the Olympics.
Lynx are taking it back to the old school with their Predator clubs, making them available as Open Stock. What does this mean, and why is it important? Let's jump into a time machine back to the '90's.
The Welsh Government has agreed to form a joint venture partnership with Wesley Clover, the parent company of Celtic Manor Resort, to construct an international convention centre on the grounds of the resort in Newport.
When Michael Jordan came out of retirement in 1995 he switched from his iconic No 23 Chicago Bulls shirt to No 45. Now Keegan Bradley pays tribute to his hero with his shoes.
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.
Tony Finau got onto our radar last year, and we thought he was a proper GolfPunk. Today was his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, when he won the Puerto Rico Open in a playoff against old hand Steve Marino.
The Spiv is back with the inside track....The WGC World Match Play is one of my favourite events of the year. I love Match Play. The only problem is that there isn’t enough of it around on the Tour. This makes it difficult to place a bet. An out of form player with a strong competitive nature can easily win this one.
Video highlights and picture caption capering from day two from The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill where Jason Day is -13 with Stenson and Rose lurking...
A 7-year-old in Spain returned a trophy after realizing he had made a scorecard error.
New Zealand’s top ranking golfer Danny Lee has donated $90,000 to New Zealand Golf to help progress the development of the game in his home country.
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.
Paul Casey has not being pulling his punches in an interview with The Times over his frustrations about the Ryder Cup, which he is ineligible for as he not playing on the European Tour.
We got called out on twitter the other week over the fact that The Shire was not the only golf course to be designed in the UK by Seve Ballesteros. So we looked further under the bonnet, and this is what we found – a controversial mystery wrapped up in a lot of anecdotal evidence involving the Dave Thomas-designed Westerwood Golf Club in Glasgow.
These custom wedges by Golf Alchemy are the most interesting clubs we've ever seen at GolfPunk.
Golfers are a funny bunch. From Tiger's red shirt to Sergio's constant regripping, these weird traits and superstitions help make these some of the best players of all time.
Associated Press have reported that an exhibition match is being set up between what will be Team Rory and Team Rickie. And it’s set to be held just a week before the US Open.
This is how Ha Na Jang celebrated Samuari style after winning at The Coates in Florida this weekend. This was posted by the Ocala Golf Club and Equestrian Club where the event was held. We like their sense of humour. Worth a check out for sure.
It was maiden victory time for South Korean Ha Na Jang yesterday at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida.
A very rare Ferrari has been sold at auction in Paris, for a whopping great £24.6 million pounds. So we don’t think that it will be going to Ian Poulter’s Ferrari museum. We reckon that’s too much coin even for Ian. But we’d like to be proved wrong.
The five-star Vidago Palace, near Chaves, in northern Portugal, is the latest high-profile destination to be accepted into World of Leading Golf (WLG). If you looking for luxury and golf, this could be for you.
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.
Nike Golf has announced the addition of Australian athlete Ryan Ruffels to its talent roster. Ruffels, who will represent the brand head to toe, will have his first ever PGA Tour start at the Farmers Insurance Open this week.
Sergio has predicted there will be up to five players who make their debuts in this year's European team.
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.
There has been another small step forwards for golf, as at last week's EurAsia Cup Darren Clarke – the Victorious Captain – managed to persuade the powers that be to let his players wear shorts.
Jamie Donaldson does a Norman! Out of action for weeks possibly longer...
Ernie’s putting has been under scrutiny for some time. Well, ever since his terrible miss at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship back in October.
It seems to be the year of crazy golf. With Swingers opening in a wartime bunker this spring in London, and adventure golfs popping up all around the country, this time it’s one of the games most iconic golf courses thats embraced the craze.
Emiliano Grillo knocked a great 406 yard drive down the middle of the fairway at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Thursday, only to find that it had rolled into a really bad divot. He took to Twitter to protest.
It’s going to be quite a month for golf in January with a total of nine events to be enjoyed.
Team OPf teh Year 2015 & Comeback Of The Year 2015 – who won the Staunchies?
Valdy specialises in taking on famous tour pros and golf-loving celebrities with his cheeky one-liners and below the belt references. And they love it.
Allright so he's not a real budgerigar but he is leading the BMW Masters and his name – Lucas Bjerregaard – sounds a lot like budgerigar and, well, it's Friday morning and we're all a bit over excited about the weekend.
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...
Rory McIlroy has won the Association of Golf Writers trophy, joining Seve Ballesteros and Lee Westwood as the only golfers in the long history of the prestigious award to win it on three separate occasions.
He was a short, no-nonsense Welshman whose tough attitude inspired perhaps the greatest victory in the history of the Ryder Cup. Meet Woosie’s predecessor and childhood hero, the man who kept the Cup alive …
Golfers at the Victoria Golf Club on Vancouver Island in Canada are a pretty hardy bunch by the looks of it. Here’s a great video of some Canadian golf mentalists playing on through 100 kilometer per hour winds.
Hey Hey it's the Staunchies: 15 categories for you to vote for your favourites from 2015. And have a chance to win (another) Tom Tom Golfer GPS watch worth £199.99!!
Reports doing the rounds in Ireland are suggesting Rory could be close to getting married to his American sweetheart Erica Stoll.
The USGA has announced that Diana M. Murphy will be its next president. Murphy will become only the second woman ever to lead the governing body in its nearly 121-year history, 20 years after Judy Bell held the post.
Matt Jones not only won the Australian Open at the weekend, but also secured himself a place for the 145th Open Championship, which will be played at Royal Troon in July 2016. Find out who else will also be joining him.
Everything from scaling tall buildings in Dubai to Marmite on toast... It's Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse: What's made us go 'yippee!!' and what made us go 'fiddlededee' this week...
We like rum at GP towers. To be fair we like most booze. But rum has a special little piece of our heart from trips to Mauritius, and a recent excursion to the Caribbean. It has never helped us be any good at golf though. However for Rod Pampling it helped him shoot 61 at the Australian Open and got him a start at the Open at Troon next year.
So who the hell is Matt Jones? Well, he's an Australian golfer, who then moved to the US to attend Arizona State University, which has two famous alumnae who are also playing Whistling Straits today – Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey.
Nicky Colsaerts shoots second round 66 to climb up the leaderboard at the Emirates Australian Open. Colsaerts made six birdies and one bogey in his five under round to make up for a disappointing opening 73.
It's without doubt been a disappointing season for Adam Scott, who needs a late win to secure his record of a tour win every season, which is what he has done for the last 14 consecutive years. In front of what will undoubtedly be a highly partisan Ozzie crowd, Scott is properly pumped up for the occasion.
Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius has been named ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course’ for the second year in a row at the annual World Golf Awards. World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism through their annual awards programme, and is part of the World Travel Awards.
To our great disappointment, Paul Casey has decided not to rejoin the European Tour. So he won’t be coming to Hazeltine for the Ryder Cup. Boo hoo!
Ian Poulter, Danny Willett, and Anirban Lahiri got to play out every three year old boys fantasy, get their hi-vis on, and got to go and play in a crane at DP World, the worlds busiest port, and title sponsor of the DP World Tour Championships.
It's all happening at the DP World Championships in Dubai...the main issue is what scenario attracts you the most?
New European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley, has visited PGA Catalunya Resort the candidate course for Spain’s bid for The 2022 Ryder Cup.
It’s the Sunday driver, where we find you a driver that you have probably never have heard of before, and this week we’ve got the most adjustable, non-adjustabe driver ever!
Thai golfing legend Thongchai Jaidee shot a 66 to take the lead at the BMW Masters. The former Paratrooper is one shot in front of Bjerregaard, Byeong-hun An and Sergio Garcia at the Lake Malaren Golf Club.
Lee Elder The first African-American to play in the Masters…
Steve Williams has had a pop at Tiger in his new book out on Monday. In excerpts from Out of the Rough he describes how Tiger treated him “like I was a slave.”
And they're off! Poulter, Rory, John Daly – they're all out to win the big one
Right. Hang on in there, please. We are about to try to explain how the Race To Dubai works. We thought the Top 60 line up was complete following the completion of the Hong Kong Open. We were wrong..
Helping Our Gravy & Bunching Arse this weekend were...
Hong Kong Open serves up a tense and dramatic final day. Justin Rose and Luca Bjerregaard went in to Sunday tied for the lead with Patrick Reed eyeing up a big move...
The leading group going into the weekend in Hong Kong saw a David and Goliath type match up. The Dane, Bjerregaard took the money with a 63, one shot better than Englishman Rose. They both go into the final day of the final full field tournament of the 2015 European Tour schedule, sharing the lead at 14-under.
Blimey, the Hong Kong Open has got a better field than the Shriners this week. Here's the low down, plus selected tee times and a chance to tyake a tour of three-time major winner Padraig Harington's man cave!
Darth Vader playing golf? Surely not!!
As far as golf goes, Denise Van Outen cannot be stopped. And who in their right mind would try to stop her? Not GolfPunk, that's for sure. And we are delighted that DVO has joined us as roving video reporter!!
Helping Our Gravy & Bunching Arse this weekend were...
Monday Morning Quick Livener: What Helped Our Gravy and Bunched Our Arse This Weekend...
Tiger calls Davis Love III to offer his services as Ryder Cup assistant.
25,000 fans pour through the gates every day for the Presidents Cup in South Korea. But there is something slightly disconcerting about the noises they do and don't make...
An analyst for the Golf Channel has called Jordan Spieth’s post-round comments at the President’s Cup “slightly classless.”
Whether you like him or not, Phil Mickelson will always entertain. Holing out of the fairway bunker from 137 yards for eagle on the par-4 12th hole, we love the gentlemanly handshake he gives playing partner Zach Johnson. 'Preciate it!
What a pallaver! And what was Lefty thinking? Changing his ball mid-round?! I mean, really?!
Tomorrow marks the return of the British Masters at Woburn, after a seven-year lay off. Hosting is Ian Poulter, one of Woburn’s two Touring Pros alongside Charlie Hull. It’s good to see the event back, as there has been too little European Tour golf in the UK for too long. Here's our preview of the tournament.
According to new European Tour C.E.O Keith Pelley, Paul Casey ‘would love’ to play in Europe again. Casey has been focusing on the PGA Tour, and as a result has climbed from 75 to 23 in the World rankings. But the big drawback is that since he resigned from the European Tour he has become ineligible for selection to the Ryder Cup. And he loves Ryder Cup.......
Just three more events for players to qualify... This week at the British Masters at Woburn, The Portugal Open and the Hong Kong Open. The Top 60 only will get in.
Just two days after suffering from a terrible attack of the dreaded yips, Ernie has hit back with a fine 6 under performance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
In act of great sportsmanship, Phil Mickelson phoned up fellow professional golfer Suzann Pettersen to offer her his support after the controversy at the Solheim Cup.
Callaway’s Apex irons were one of the big success stories over the last couple of seasons. We all want more help, but we don’t want to use chopper big bats. The Apex felt great, and the ball flew miles, without looking like a garden rake. The Apex CF16 is their update.
At last, a European Tour event in England!! And a really, really, good line up: The British Masters is hosted by Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter and will see a star studded field take to the Woburn course on 8th October.
Cracking line up for the Lacoste Ladies Open De France including Solheim Cup stars Cristie Kerr, Charley Hull & Carlota Ciganda. Not to mention our own GolfPunk Golf Nurse Carly Booth, Amy Boulden and From Russia With Glove sensation Maria Balikoeva
He wowed us at the Open in St Andrews, and he secured the Walker Cup win at Lytham. Now Irish golfer Paul Dunne has turned professional.
Suzann Pettersen's apology issued via her instagream account at 9.25am today
It’s all kicked off at the Solheim Cup this morning! Europe lead 10-6 going into the singles, but the morning resumption of Saturdays four balls was shrouded in controversy as Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen came from 1 down with three to play against Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome to win the match one up. Then everyone went bersek and lots of people started crying.
USA 14.5 Europe 13.5: Europe can't scrape the last half point they needed. USA complete astonishing comeback:
Europe lead 5-3 going into the Saturday foursomes: Here are the pairings.
Europe have an 8-4 lead after superb morning foursomes
Day 2 in pictures, video and even words!!
Includes Brittany Lang's games room shame, Catriona Matthew's veteran jobes and the outer universe experience that is Charley Hull.
The Solheim Cup is, without doubt, the biggest event on the Women’s Golf Calendar. However the debate about whether Women’s golf is doing enough to inspire young girls to get some clubs and head to the range remains shadowed by a large grey cloud that looms heavily over the game. But there are a standout few, who are flying the flag for women’s golf high above that thick grey cloud
Wowzers!! This capped an incredible day at the Solheim for Melissa Reid and Spaniard Carlota Ciganda in Germany
So they've all had a nice week off and now it's back to business for the world's 70 best golfers as they descend on Conway Farms this weekend for the penultimate tournament of the 2015 FedEx Cup.
Got the Monday morning blues? Never fear, we have a short term solution all the way from the Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale. This'll put bullets in your revolver, Brandi's Happy Juice. Take it away Brandi!
Boom: New Zealand's Lydia Ko has become the youngest ever winner of a major, winning the Evian Championship. Lydia was 18 years and four months old when she bagged the victory yesterday, six months younger than the previous holder of that record, Morgan Pressel.
GB& Ireland's young guns got off to another great start in the Sunday morning foursomes, when they won three of their four matches to book a 10-6 lead before the crucial 10 single matches. Only one of the foursomes matches went to the USA, with the pairing of Beau Hossler and Denny McCarthy beating Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley.
Lexi Thompson is right in the mix, one shot ahead of Lydia Ko, and one behind the South Korean leader Lee Mi-Hyang. This is our wrap on moving day at the Evian Championship, the fifth and last women's Major of 2015.
Michelle Wie has finally come over to the Punk-side. As she heads into the Evian Championship, she's sporting a fancy new X-Ray Specs inspired hair-do and a pair of pink basketball inspired high-top Nike golf shoes
For the love of... over to you, Valdy and Nicky C...
The Russian Open was the first week for tour players to score Ryder cup points. Yet if Lee Slattery, David Horsey, Pablo Martin Benavides or James Heath make the final 12 we will eat our hats and then apologise profusely to them. Here are our tips as to which rookies will make the team at Hazeltine in 2016.
England's Lee Slattery held his nerve to win his second European Tour title with a one-shot victory over Argentinian Estanislao Goya at the Russian Open. Slattery is now top of the new Ryder Cup points table.
Poults & Rickie in the mix as Spieth and Day go their separate ways...
Various brands have made sneaker style golf shoes, but this new Jordan brand Golf shoe based on the Jordan 6 Low might be the best we have seen since the Nike Dunk golf shoes, and the first collectible golf shoe. Based on the shoe Michael Jordan won his first NBA title in, this is a historic choice of kicks for the sneakerheads out there.
This weeks top betting tips from the elusive, mysterious Golf Spiv!!!
Five days after this encounter, Ben An won the BMW at Wentworth and a cheque for loads of cash. We're not saying Valdy is 100% responsible but it's pretty obvious Ben wouldn't have won without this radical pep-talk...
The PGA Course at The Belfry 12th hole Par 5 559 yards
Jordan Spieth missed the cut this week at The Barclays. It happens. We got so used to Tiger Woods being seemingly infallible when he was World Number One that everyone panics that the end of the world is nigh when the official best player in the world misses the cut. A panic that Jordan will never play a good round again. Yet even the best don’t play the weekend every tournament.
Barclays 2015 Round 2 Leaderboard
It was Bubba Watson’s day at the Barclays yesterday, as he shot a 2 under 68 to add to his opening day 65. Going into moving day, Bubba leads Henrik Stenson, Tony Finau, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner by a single shot.
In Depth: The incredible story of Melissa Reid's golfing come back. Mel gives us the lowdown on her career so far and comments on the golfing fireworks that are about to explode at the Solheim Cup.
We're hella excited about the new G/Fore Apparel collection. We recently caught up with founder and designer Mossimo Giannulli to find out his inspiration behind the brand, and about G/Fore's initial foray into high end golf clothing.
Here are the Day 3 starting times and pairings for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. All times EST. David and Goliath are the final pairing - Hoge versus Woods. Popcorn and beer time.
And here they are for what promises to be an absolutley incredible final day. Jason, Jordan and Justin for starters. Let's not forget Martin and Brandon, and and and. But we think it is going to be a J.......
Brian Gaffney, club proffesional at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, part-time real estate agent, full-time nice guy. With a 71 final round, Gaffney was the best club pro in the field, and is in a tie for 71st place as this is posted.
Anirban Lahiri has been in the mix all week, but we think he has been slightly ignored with all the other drama going on around him, which doesn’t seem quite fair given his achievements this week.
Tony Finau has had an up and down week at The Barclays, but what a way to finish the tournament, finishing at five under, and tied 16th. The big hitting Hawaiian pulverised the ball down 18, hitting a 306 yard drive over the trees and to within 12 ft of the pin. The rest was easy...
Here are the day 2 starting times for the US PGA. Bubba, Furyk and Casey catch the eye. As do Rickie, Jason and Dustin. And yes, Jordan, Rory and Zach are going out again tomorrow. John Daly teeing it up with Monty seems to work. Fun, fun, fun.
The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.
Michael Jordan not only dances like your cool dad, he has his own line of golf shoes...
American Golf has opened a National Academy at High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire. Opened by Stoke City and Republic of Ireland footballer Shay Given, the Academy has a 9 and 18 hole course.
So we've seen the future of golf fashion and we wanted to share it with you. Californian brand G/FORE launched their new range of apparel at Urban Golf Soho last week.
So three of our favorites won this weekend across the world, and here is what they used...
To be fair, he did say he was “half handy”, however, what a start for The Golfspiv…
All time great GolfPunk, Ryder Cup Legend, and President of this very website, recently went back to The Belfry to recreate his greatest ever shot on The Brabazon.
After opening rounds of 65-65, Martin Kaymer went on to record a stunning eight shot victory at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014. Two months earlier he'd won the Players at Sawgrass. Which meant he'd won on both Mothers' and Fathers' Days. Which was a bit selfish if you think about it.
Valdy comes face to face with one of his heroes, Ryder Cup Captain & Player legend Mr Paul McGinley for a chat about punk rock, narrow fairways and football...
Meet us at Putney Bridge, Franny, we said. And bring your Lambretta...