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.
GolfBuddy is introducing its latest laser rangefinder for 2017 –the LR7.
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...
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.
British Fashion label Ted Baker has announced the launch of their first ever golf specific apparel collection. And we are liking the cut of their jib.
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...
Ian Poulter has announced that his clothing business – IJP Design – will cease trading online next month.
The AQUA golf bag range from BIG MAX is set to expand for another season as the brand adds two innovative new designs to the award–winning series.
Don't be put off by the grainy picture. This is an epic golf fail, and this one's going viral. Here's how not check out if the safety nets are working down at the driving range!
The PowaKaddy Freeway family has been given an upgrade for 2017, with a number of improvements on the FW3, FW5 and FW7s models.
"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...
Callaway Apparel is launching its Spring Summer 2017 collection, which combines modern colours, styles and fits with innovative and performance fabrics.
Callaway has today unveiled its 2017 Footwear Collection, which blends performance–enhancing design features with a host of innovative styles and striking colours for men and women.
This is an amazing gadget called Golf Pro. It does the dirty work so you'll always have a plentiful supply of balls on hand.
TNT is the new nickname for the three Belgian Bombers who are all teeing it up this week in Dubai at the Desert Classic.
Engineered specifically for women by combining performance–enhancing innovation with considered aesthetics, PING has unveiled details of its new G Le (Ladies edition) family for women.
Callaway has today announced its full golf ball line–up for 2017, including a new addition to the Chrome Soft line, the Chrome Soft X, which offers soft feel with Tour–level distance, workability and control.
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.
Say hello to Nurse Jill, your latest Swingin' Siren...
Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.
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.
Bunker Mentality continues to show style leadership as the brand launches it’s A/W knitwear range with distinctive and alternative designs.
Ted Baker is to launch a golf-inspired menswear range for spring 17.
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.
Paige Spirana has been down at the driving range, and she's absolutely nailing it!
"One of golf's greatest injustices" rectified as Woosie finally inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame. About time too!
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.
Ian Poulter is desperate to get back to playing at the Ryder Cup.
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!!!
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.....
Ian Poulter named as Ryder Cup Vice Captain by Darren Clarke.
Ping have improved their clothing line massively. Check out their latest tech heavy but super smart collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We got a heads up of the new 2016 Puma apparal a little while ago when we went and got the exclusive on Alvaro Quiros signing with the cat. And we’ve not been able to say anything about it until now. Next years range is probably they’re strongest, most inclusive range Puma have ever released.
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.
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
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
So the world's worst thieves have struck a golf club in Wales. Taking a leaf out of the Home Alone robbers playbook, 1,000 range balls have been stolen from a ball dispenser at Southerndown Golf Club in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
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.
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.
Better known for their laser range finders, Bushnell also make some of the smallest, easiest to use GPS range finders.
Range finders are great. Used properly we've found that they really help speed up play by taking doubt out of the shot.
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...
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.
Ed's letter. How Not To conduct yourself with a major winning Ryder Cup legend...
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...
In the final round at the BMW PGA Championship, playing partners Pablo Larrazabal and Haotong Li had a curious little side bet.
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?...
adidas launch the adiPure old school range and quite frankly it's right up our Strasse...
It's gator time again, and today it is a big beast stalking two cranes on a Florida golf course.
Stuburt, a British brand dating back to 1860 with a fine reputation for producing quality affordable golf shoes for players of all abilities, has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2017 golf shoe collection ranging from just RRP £44.99-£89.99.
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.
Under Armour has released an extensive range of polos, trousers, shorts, and tops, which will feature ground–breaking technology for 2017.
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.
Mizuno is launching a new collection of golf apparel for Spring Summer 2017 aimed specifically at serious golfers.
These days, the polo shirts on offer from golf brands are put through the kind of technological rigmarole previously reserved for NASA.
MacGregor, one of the oldest and most famous brands in the world of golf, is launching its DCT elite driver, fairway woods and hybrids, which are designed to suit golfers of varying standards, and offer you great bangs for your bucks.
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.
Motocaddy has refreshed its premium Dry and Pro-Series bags with a modern update, including a brand new colour range and standout features.
The island of Sardinia has joined the growing number of regions supporting Italy Golf & More – the first pan–Italian international promotional golf project.
PUMA Golf has introduced its new Spring Summer ’17 Collection for juniors.
When Guerin Rife unleashed his new EVNROLL range of putters at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show, we were blown away. Last week at the 2017 PGA Show, we got even more of a treat...
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.
It's always an exciting time when PING announce new putter launches. And 2017 is no exception. There are some corkers here. They look great and there's enough tech spec to down Beef on National Arbys Day
Hot off the press, Wilson launch their D300 game improvement range of clubs today, aimed at enabling you to hit it straighter and get it closer. And they're looking fancy!
Odyssey's new range of 2017 O-Works putters hit the streets today and the big story is the new Microhinge Face Insert Technology. So insert that in yer golf pipe and smoke it!
When Jason Day tees it up as a Nike athlete, he will be sporting the newest material innovation on a polo to hit the golf course.
Tiger has revealed a most peculiar alter-ego on Twitter. He claims it's a "Christmas tradition that my kids love". And Rory McIlroy has answered him straight back.
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.
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?
Just when you thought the Trump/Clinton election debacle couldn't get any nastier...
Ever wondered what would happen if your ball landed in an orange or thought about eating grass on the course? The answers to those and other strange golf rules questions can be found here...
Check out Arnie in full flow in this classic footage. It's Arnold Palmer vs Guy Boros!
Surely it's going to be called the 'Carl Spackler Collection'? No? What about 'Gunga Galunga'? No?! 'The Danny Noonan Range'?...
Justin Rose is the latest golfer to be named in the Fancy Bears Russian hacking leaks.
Charley Hull's medical records have been leaked online by Russian cyber terrorists.
Cardinal was founded by Paul Lawrie when he wanted to create a new performance golf clothing brand from scratch, with designs that appealed to golfers of all ages, and using materials sourced only from the highest quality suppliers. We like what he's come up with.
TRENDYGOLF has selected the finest fabrics from Italy and England to launch its own new essentials clothing range.
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!
PXG launch a new range of tech filled putters. They loook great, but they come at a high price.
We've got an awesome set of Honma irons to give away. But first of all find out which set will work for you.
Another new golf season and another brand new collection of our friends at Bunker Mentality. Their ‘Golf Lifestyle Game Day’ collection is all about technical performance backed up with design lead style.
A member of the gallery at Quail Hollow tossed a golf ball with an earplug attached at Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler while the pair was on the tee at No. 6. The thrower was escorted out of the tournament.
ETIQUS, who make quality timepieces exclusively for golfers, has announced it is to collaborate with Druh Belts & Buckles to launch an exclusive range of belts.
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.
We've been thinking for a while that streetwear is the next direction for golf fashion to take. Nike Golf seem to agree with us.
Legendary comedian and golf nut Ronnie Corbett has sadly passed away today aged, 85.
The new Mazda MX-5. Just you, your golf clubs and an exceptionally cool ride...
There are so many drivers on the market this season, it’s hard enough to know where to start. Even within each brand – why should you try one driver over another? Cobra have three brilliant King driver options, so how should you choose between them?
Skechers Performance Division has launched a new premium spikeless golf shoe category, which they are calling GO GOLF Elite™. Here's what they have been up to.
It’s very easy for a manufacturer to slap a new coat of paint (normally pink, lavender if you’re lucky), stick in a lighter shaft, and tell you it’s a ladies set. But they aren’t really ladies clubs, and aren’t designed to help with their golfing problems. Taylormade have set out to design a set of clubs specifically built for the female golf swing.
Welcome to our new lifestyle section in which we review everything fancy from cars to watches. First up, the Nissan X-Trail...
David Massey was obviously bored one cold night at the Burgess Hill Golf Centre. The PGA professional coach decided he'd entertain himself, and us, with a variety of range based trick shots. We love how sweetly he connects with some of those bouncing balls, he's launching them miles!
It's all space ships, spiral locks and speed channel faces at the Cobra King launch at the fantabulous N1 Driving Range in Greenwich.
I remember the first pair of MyJoys I ever had. Black with a baby blue saddle, they had a skull and crossbones on one shoe, and MDK on the other. Murder, Death, Kill, it’s not the greatest swing thought but it worked for me at the time. But I digress. FootJoy have updated the MyJoys site with some new shoe options.
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.
It’s like the guys at Odyssey have designed a putter just for me with the new Odyssey Works Big T V–Line.
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.
FootJoy sought the perfect opportunity to launch its 2017 Autumn/Winter Performance Golf Apparel Collection on The European Tour’s current links swing.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
GolfBuddy is introducing two new models of GPS watch for 2017, including its most advanced ever model WTX.
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.
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.
FootJoy has announced details of its 2017 men’s performance spikeless shoe range.
Galvin Green continues to revolutionise golf clothing with the ‘virtually weightless’ BOW Shell Layer jacket that features exclusively in its 2017 Part One apparel range.
The PGA Tour announced this week that rangefinders will be permitted at four tournaments on the Web.com Tour, Mackenzie Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamerica respectively this summer.
Bushnell Golf has unveiled the new Tour V4 SHIFT laser rangefinder, providing golfers with a brand new function added to the extremely popular Tour V4 released in 2016.
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.
Wilson Staff has a ball designed for every category of golfer this season with the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.
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.
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.
Bushnell Golf has launched its most advanced laser rangefinder to date, the Pro X2. Here's the spec.
The man behind the man… Damian Taylor reveals the secret to Pablo Larrazabal’s success.
Put.... the..... gun...... down.... Adam....
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'...
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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.
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.
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!
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.
If alligators aren't enough, here's another hazard on an Florida golf course. Orange Tree Golf Club is warning its members to beware of aggressive hawks nesting on the course.
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!
Dunning is continuing its quest to establish itself as the brand of choice for the aspiring elite golfer.
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.
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...
A solution has arrived that may just offer a viable and affordable solution for golf clubs who are affected by the issue of slow play.
With the Approach G30 Garmin introduces a new compact GPS golf handheld that easily slips into your pocket or can be mounted almost anywhere.
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.
Exclusive GolfPunk offer: Get 20% off TravisMathew gear now!!
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.
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.
Todd Hamilton, winner of the 2004 Open at Royal Troon, was displaying another part of his game this last weekend. He was caddying!
Great LIGHTBULB MOMENT tip from GolfPunk and Haywards Heath Golf Club Coach James Verrall. This will really help you make the most of your winter range time, and have you ready to hit the fairway running in 2017.
PUMA Golf has launched its new Spring Summer ’17 Collection showcasing the brand’s lightest, most cutting-edge offerings to date. The line features re-imagined essentials, next-gen materials, sophisticated, yet fun detailing and an evolved colour palate. Bring it on.
SkyCaddie’s latest trade-in is extending until Monday 19th of December. If you trade in any old GPS or laser device, you will get up to £80 off a brand-new top-of-the-range SkyCaddie Touch GPS handset (RRP £279.95).
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.
Ten of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging amateur golf holes have been shortlisted to be crowned the UK’s best, as online voting now begins for golfers to choose their favourite.
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.
Four–time Olympic Champion Mo Farah has been down at the driving range, and giving it the full Happy GIlmore treatment. Take it away Mo!
A golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but left US tax payers with a whopping great bill.
Golfers as Superheroes. Is your money on 'The Force' or 'The Magician this week at the WGC HSBC Champions?
According to a rogue tweet by Sky Sports Commentator Ewen Murray, Close House will host the 2017 British Masters, with Lee Westwood as host.
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.
Captain Clarke brought in Dynamo to add some inspirational magic to the European Ryder Cup team.
To acknowledge the hard work of the British armed forces and emergency services, Topgolf UK has launched a new initiative; ‘The Hero Club’.
GolfBuddy have launched what they claim is golf’s most versatile and wearable audio unit to date with the new Voice 2.
Poults will receive the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at this year’s PGA annual fundraising lunch.
Golfer sets course ablaze. Literally!
We spoke to Chervo founder Peter Erlacher to find out exactly what we should be wearing this Autumn and Winter.
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...
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.
SkyTrak have announced a new 0% interest-free finance deal. And if you put just £200 down, it’s yours to take away.
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?
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.
Bushnell Golf further enhanced its position as the distance-measuring device of choice for the world’s best golfers and caddies at The 145th Open Championship.
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.
Danny Willett spent the day looking dapper at Wimbledon in his green jacket, and seemed to confirm his participation in the Olympics this summer.
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...
Leica Sport Optics has signing two times European Tour winner, Lee Slattery, to become global Brand Ambassador for the company’s Pinmaster II and Pinmaster II Pro Laser Rangefinders.
The Renaissance Club believes it is a great option if the R&A is looking for an alternative Open Championship venue in East Lothian.
Bushnell Golf has unveiled the latest addition to its family of rangefinders with the new Tour V4. It's now smaller, and faster for instant distance measurement.
Latvian Golf Sisters. Texas Bobcats. Swingin' Sirens. Introducing Krista and Mara Puisite
There’s an amnesty in UK golf pro shops until May 31st – and a £50 bounty if you bring in your old laser or GPS golf rangefinder, literally dead or alive!
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 is the year FootJoy step up their apparel collection. Quietly in the background they’ve become one of the biggest apparel brands in golf. In on-course shirt sales they are now the number one brand in the UK.
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.
It’s a big year for J.Lindeberg. With the man himself, Johan Lindeberg, going back to the company after nine years away (and wait until you check out our exclusive interview with golf's fashion icon later this week), JL were always going to be under scrutiny this year.
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.
There’s no stopping Topgolf at the moment, as they have now announced that they are off to Orlando, for what will be their thirty third US location.
Lexi Thompson has taken part in a photo-shot with Red Bull in which she wears a range of outfits from circa 1904, when the Olympics last included golf.
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.
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.
If anyone’s been watching the European Tour coverage, they may have noticed Paul Lawrie has a new golf bag, with Cardinal emblazoned down the side. So who or what is Cardinal?
The first morning draw, plus how come the European Team is dressed up like Droogs from A Clockwork Orange?...
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Our friends on the European Tour have shared this with us. It’s a video of two of the Tour’s big hitters, Lukas Bjerregaard and Tommy Fleetwood on the Dubai practise range with Pro Tracer to see how they perfect their drives and what tips they have.
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?
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.
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..
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!
Helping Our Gravy & Bunching Arse this weekend were...
The Top 10 Presidents Cup shots ever: Amazing hole-outs, chip ins and just about every jaw dropping shots you've ever seen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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…
Meet us at Putney Bridge, Franny, we said. And bring your Lambretta...