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...
We had a battalion of Beefalikes at the GolfPunk Clubhouse for the week, who'd won a competition with Beef's beefy sponsors Arby's!
Ian Poulter will be playing The Open after coming T2 at a 36–hole qualifying competition at Woburn.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2006, when ‘Lord’ Byron was found dead on the porch of his ranch, golf not only lost one of its brightest and most respected heroes, but also the last remaining link to a bygone era – a Golden Age when Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Jimmy Demaret vied with Nelson for parity on the burgeoning PGA Tour.
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.
The only trophy won by Robert ‘Bobby’ Jones still known to be in private hands, is to be sold at Bonhams next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 May. It is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
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.
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.
Australia’s six-times PGA Tour title winner imagines a round with Kylie, Sir Les and a violent ex-con by the name of Chopper...
"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...
Valderrama has interviewed everyone from Ian Poulter to Tony Jacklin. The pros love him. Some, including Paul Casey, will only be interviewed by Valdy when GolfPunk comes to town. But there was one dude Valdy really wanted to meet: "Get me Beef!" he said to us. So we did.
Byeong Hun An holds a one–shot lead over Martin Laird going into the final round of the Waste Management Open in Phoenix.
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 Lodge of Four Seasons, a resort in Missouri, is launching an innovative pricing model in 2017 in the hope of offering golfers better value in 2017.
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...
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.
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.
"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.
Welsh Rugby international Andy Powell laughs up his infamous golf buggy escpades in a new spoof video...
Ian Poulter is desperate to get back to playing at the Ryder Cup.
Beef and Arby’s got together in July, and now the first ads are ready for broadcast. Check them out here. They're hilarious.
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!!!
Watch this 8 year old girl destroy a drone with one decent drive!!!
Robert Allenby has had a shocker. The Aussie golfer was arrested outside a casino for disorderly conduct and trespassing in the early hours of Saturday August 13th having missed the cut at the John Deere Classic.
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.
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?
Grimsby Golf Centre has become the second golf club to switch entirely to FootGolf, and it is reporting that user numbers have tripled in size since it changed over. Is this good or bad news for golf?
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.
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.
Indian star Anirban Lahiri is the latest talent to join ISM’s stable.
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.
Byeong Hun An has become the first Korean winner of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. His breakthrough 2015 season also yielded another prestigious title as the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year.
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?
John McLaren, Luke Donald’s caddie for the past six years, has “surprised” Donald by announcing that he is moving on.
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.
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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...
Open Championship hit by rail strike, as MerseyRail network deals with major disruptions.
Lee Westwood has left Chubby Chandler’s ISM management group after 24 years, and made a surprise move to IMG. What on earth is going on?
Broke Hill Golf Club has changed the fortunes of an amateur golfer literally dogged by bad luck.
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...
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.
The signs are not good for Rory to prevail here in Texas. Only one player, Dustin Johnson, who lost their opening match last year went on to make the last 16.
The European Senior Tour will make history in the United Arab Emirates this month as the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters becomes the first European Tour event to be played on a nine–hole golf course.
Phil Mickelson's caddy Bones is the latest victim to fall foul of the Mexican trots. And Phil's brother has now taken charge of his bag.
Rory may be coming back from a rib injury, but he's now had to contend with a bout of food poisoning as he remains in contention at the WGC Mexico Championship.
Ever wondered what would happen if a golfer snap-hooked his drive into an unsuspecting photographer? No, us neither. But that's what happened at Graeme McDowell's Fantasy Golf Camp...
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.
Gabby Barker, smokin' it down the fairways of Texas...
Our undercover Kilted Caddie has somehow managed to get his name on the board at St Andrews, but he’s very aware of the dangers of being blackballed.
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.
A golfer has claimed that he was seriously injured by a Portaloo that was being hauled by a forklift driver, while he was playing a round at Fox Run Golf Links in Ilinois.
Curb your enthusiasm lads. That's what's happening at Woodmont GC in Maryland after members reared up about Obama's attempts to join...
A herd of abandoned of horses is causing chaos at a Hampshire golf club.
Original GolfPunk Nicki Colsearts has been talking about his experience of playing in the USA, and we totally get it.
There’s a rumour going round that Stoke Park is on The Trump’s golf shopping list, and it is believed that the King family, who own Stoke Park, have been made aware of Trump's interest.
The boat owned by Rodney Dangerfield's "Al Czervik" in "Caddyshack" is up for sale on YachtWorld.com, and it could be all yours for $129,000. But it looks like it needs a bit of work doing....
The European Tour has appointed a new Official Starter, with Alastair Scott stepping into Ivor Robson’s shoes.
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.
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.
Wesley Bryan may have earned his PGA Tour card, but he still loves a good trick shot. He and his brother George have been on top of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and here's what they have been up to.
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?
Russell Knox was mobbed by music fans who mistook him for pop star and golf lover Justin Timberlake. We're not getting this one at all.
Things are getting nasty in a court case of home owner versus Golf Club in Pennsylvania...
Six Derbyshire golf clubs have set up a group so they can work together to attract people to join and visit their clubs. We love a good golf trail!
Check out Arnie in full flow in this classic footage. It's Arnold Palmer vs Guy Boros!
An unlicensed drunk took a tipper truck for a joyride around Frinton Golf Club and the surrounding areas.
Patrick Reed is the latest golfer named in the Fancy Bear Olympics drug leaks.
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.
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.
Part 2 of Valdy's interview with Beef, in which Beef sings a sweary grime song and Valdy gets upset... Plus Tarby, Arbys and the Jamega Tour...
Authorities say they're investigating reports that two police officers used a golf cart to run down and kill a groundhog during a tournament hosted by a New York police department's union.
Watch as a six year old torments One Direction golf-nut Nial Horan
Charley Hull felled by asthma and fever at the UL International Crown in Chicago. Melissa Reid has to play 4-balls alone...
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!
The growing number of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics has disappointed the sport of squash, Professional Squash Association (PSA) chief executive Alex Gough has said.
An injured baby beaver has been found at a golf course in Calgary, and rescued by the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.
Wasps Legends will be hosting the World Golf Rugby Classic in La Manga from June 23rd to 26th. And it's all for the Dallagio Foundation.
Shane Lowry leads the US Open by 4 shots going into the final days play at Oakmont.
As Brazil prepares for the return of golf to the Olympics, some of the local wildlife is still to get to grips with the game.
Next time you're at a PGA Tour event, steer clear of Bud Cauley. This spectator got more than he bargained for when he filmed Bud's recovery shot!
Ice Ice Baby: When she’s not blazing it up on the ice winning World Championships and getting us all hooked on curling at the Winter Olympics, Eve Muirhead will be out on the golf course, playing off two and owning the course record at her home club.
Hidden Valley Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska, suffered an incredible amount of damage after a hail storm on Monday. Just check out the damage!
Palmetto Golf Club has reinstated Kevin Kisner who had been suspended for making a Vice Sports video featuring drinking, gambling and golf cart racing.
Hassocks Golf Club says it has been running at a loss for many years and has only avoided closure because of substantial ongoing subsidies from its owner. Now it has revealed that it is going to lose 9 holes to houses.
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.
Legendary comedian and golf nut Ronnie Corbett has sadly passed away today aged, 85.
A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course.
Check this out. Mark Wahlberg completely stiffs playing partner Bubba Watson!
Jason Day retained his lead last night at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but he's got some competition. While he could only manage a seventy, Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell shot solid 67's to jump up to join Henrik Stenson in second place.
Hollywood Walk of Famer, Mark Wahlberg tweeted this picture of himself celebrating his hole-in-one ball on Friday, with a ball that was given to him by Rory McIlroy no less.
Rory McIlroy was recently interviewed by a class of kids from his old school in Holywood, Belfast. Class 10 C of Sullivan upper school questioned the superstar, and while he didn’t let too much out of the bag he gave an insight to growing up.
It's been a long, long winter and Matty Du Plessis has clearly gone a bit mad. Cabin fever has set in and he's started talking to himself. And he's made this video to prove it: Golf's Top Excuses...
There were dramatic scenes last night as Jason Day’s wife Ellie was stretched off court side after being smashed into by Lebron James following a loose ball at the Cleveland Cavaliers VS Oklahoma City Basketball game.
"After you, sir." "No I insist, after you!" "Alright then, but once I've holed this tee shot I insist you follow me in, sir." "It will be my pleasure, my friend." What we're trying to say is that two golfers scored aces one after the other on the same hole whilst playing a match.
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.
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.
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
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.
Arby’s are turning up the heat on their links with golf, as they are about to become the PGA Tour’s first ever restaurant sponsor. And there's free food for golfers into the bargain.
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...
Billy Horschel bagged a massive win for himself and club manufacturers PXG when he beat Jason Day in a play–off at the Byron Nelson event in Texas.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
European Tour star Thomas Aiken show his fun side by getting Valdy completely hammered at Wentworth...
The man behind the man… Damian Taylor reveals the secret to Pablo Larrazabal’s success.
Put.... the..... gun...... down.... Adam....
When Retief Goosen turns up for his photo session with GolfPunk, he’s exactly as you expect him to be – quietly confident.
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'...
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Tony Aarts nearly lost his life to a 10–foot alligator while he played golf at his Fort Myers, Fla. club but fought off the alligator with his Cleveland putter. And now he's been rewarded with a new putter and wedges.
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!
Paul Lawrie, the 48-year-old former Open champion, has joined Chubby Chandler's International Sports Management.
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.
An alleged burglar carried out a morning raid on a Belfast golf club while wearing a pink dressing gown, the High Court heard on Thursday.
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!
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...
There’s an amazing South African rail tour golf package from Wedge & Wildlife. Here’s your chance to play some of the countries top courses in total luxury.
Amateur golfer David Colby had an amazing hole–in–one on the 17th hole at the Stadium Course during the CareerBuilding Challenge, and had no idea that it had actually gone in until the roar of the crowd told him so.
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.
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Golf Tourism England has revealed its first video in a mini-series designed to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions up and down the country. Here's England's Golf Coast. Lovely stuff.
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 first Web.com event of 2017 is the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, but it has been absolutely battered by high winds and storms, leading to a first–round scoring average of 80.4!
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.
Bi-planes and flash Mercs didn’t come easy in the 1930s; it did help if you were the greatest British golfer of your age.
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.
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.
Tommy Morrissey is an inspirational five-year-old golfer who only has one arm. He's been amazing PGA Tour pros again ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
A golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but left US tax payers with a whopping great bill.
How One Length irons could help your game, straight from the horse's mouth. Because everyone loves hitting a seven iron, right?
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.
Major-winners, including Rory McIlroy, have been turning to Southport-based Tour coach Phillip Kenyon to transform their putting. He is using golf’s new secret putting weapon – the Green Stage, by Zen.
England rugby hero and World Cup winner Mike Tindall answers our friends at American Golf's questions on the game. Watch to find out how he got into golf, what is the best part of his game and who was the worst golfer in the England team.
Captain Clarke brought in Dynamo to add some inspirational magic to the European Ryder Cup team.
Poults will receive the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the game at this year’s PGA annual fundraising lunch.
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.
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?
The UK branch of the animal rights organization PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) have written an open letter to Andrew ‘‘Beef” Johnston yesterday, asking him to become a vegan and change his nickname from “Beef” to “Tofu.”
Seriously this is the most dangerous Trick Shot we think we've ever seen. For the other guy that is. Check this out...
Beef's got his own song!!! How many golfers can say that...
Friday 22nd July marked Luke Sport’s 5th annual Golf Day in association with the John Hartson Foundation, a fantastic charity that runs the ‘Grab Life by The Balls’ campaign. These guys know how to throw a proper golf party!
Beef has signed with the perfect new sponsor, as he's now a spokesman for a beef sandwhich specialist.
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.
Danny Willett spent the day looking dapper at Wimbledon in his green jacket, and seemed to confirm his participation in the Olympics this summer.
Crazy golf gets political with a new crazy golf course in Derby
One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
What's the strangest place you would imagine finding a golf course? In a prison?
Just how hard is the US Open at Oakmont going to be? These videos give us some idea...
Audemars Piguet pull together their dream team of ambassadors and let them loose on the golf course after dark...
The Renaissance Club believes it is a great option if the R&A is looking for an alternative Open Championship venue in East Lothian.
Where's the value at this weeks BMW PGA Championship? The Spiv has five big tips for Wentworth...
Weekend wrap up: European Ryder Cup stars Rory & Sergio in great form. Watch Sergio's breath taking sudden death play off win here.
Tamworth's Golf Course sold for £25.2 million, it has today been revealed by the council. Another one bites the dust.
How this plastic toy is better at golf than you, and he definitely has a better caddy!
Jeunghun Wang has joined International Sports Management as he enters the most exciting phase of his young career. It's another signing coup for Chubby Chandler.
Latvian Golf Sisters. Texas Bobcats. Swingin' Sirens. Introducing Krista and Mara Puisite
To mark Rory’s return to Augusta, Bose have launched a limited edition of his favourite headphones. But there are only 500 of them, so if you want in you'll need to move fast.
Shipley Golf club uses helicopter to help move 80 tonnes of rock to repair seventh hole damaged in floods
Bubba Watson has a new sock deal. Which might sound as dull as ditchwater, but as this video shows, is anyhing but.
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.
Golfers from across Europe who also love their football eagerly accepted the invitation to indulge in their passion for both sports this month by taking part in ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s ‘Derby & Golf Weekend’.
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.
A golf course owned by US presidential runner Donald Trump has been accused of flooding a nearby village to just to improve the look of the course.
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.
A crafty fox was captured on Twitter in the process of trying to rob a golfer of his wallet. Here's the evidence.
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.
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.
Charl Schwartzel has won his 11th European Tour title at the Tshwane Open, with a massively comfortable, no-drama, eight shot victory. And with the victory won a magnificent 'teaball' device, designed for a giant.
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.
Another golf course is going to be closed. But this time it’s not going to be turned into a housing estate. Instead it’s going to become a vineyard.
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.
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.
Callaway has launched a Matte Black version of its Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedge, which came out last year and was designed by five-time Major winner and Callaway Staff Professional, Phil Mickelson.
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.
Back in November we saw the FootJoy FreeStyle for the first time. A golf shoe inspired by a tree frog? Now hear us out, it all sounded a bit crazy frog to us, but it does actually make a lot of sense.
The first morning draw, plus how come the European Team is dressed up like Droogs from A Clockwork Orange?...
We had a good search around Twitter last night to see which golfers had been inspired by David Bowie. And we could only find one. Hats off to Jesper Parnevik! A man with impeccable taste, who we already knew was cool. Did we miss anyone? Let us know.
The recent storms have taken their toll around the UK since Christmas, and lots of golf courses have been badly affected. Here's some of the courses that have taken the brunt of the bad weather.
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.
Don’t read too much into Samuel L. Jackson playing golf with Donald Trump, the actor says in the January issue of United Airlines’ Rhapsody magazine.
It’s going to be quite a month for golf in January with a total of nine events to be enjoyed.
Golfers who refused to give up their club despite mounting pressure from All England Lawn Tennis Club have rejected a “bribe” of £50,000 each to let the world-famous tournament expand on to their grounds.
The Top 5 Drop Me Bacon Sandwich Moments from 2015 PLUS GP Headlines Of The Year...
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.
The PGA Tour without the Blue Monster? It's on the cards after Donald Trump's monstrous outburst about Muslims sees the PGA threatening to strike it off the rosta...
The 10th running of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters came to an end on Saturday, with the twenty six year old Chinese LPGA player Shanshan Feng strolling to a record 12-shot victory.
Playstation are launching a new game – 100ft Robot Golf. 100ft Robot Golf does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s impossibly huge robots playing golf!
Five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel has been named the ‘UK golf resort of the year’ for 2015 by Square Mile, the City of London’s leading lifestyle magazine.
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.
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has built an impressive five-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa.
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.
A one-eyed alligator named after a character from the film Happy Gilmore now lives at a Gator farm after it was captured on a golf course in Richmond, Texas, earlier this week.
He was an ingenious shot maker and a superb putter, but he’ll be remembered as a sharp-talking fairway dandy and British golf’s first natural showman.
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.
As we remember those who fought for our freedom in conflict it is also worth remembering those who left the lush fairways to fight. These courageous men are not only heroes of our beloved game but heroes full stop. GolfPunk salutes not only these amazing men but all of those who have and indeed are...fighting for our freedoms.
According to a report on the BBC local news site, a 105-year-old golf course in Leicester has closed as the city council looks to save £90m by 2018. The closure of Western Park municipal golf club will apparently save the authority a paltry £123,000 a year.
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..
Direct Golf has been taken over by Sports Direct after a fiercely fought battle for control of the business between Direct Golf's John Andrew and Sports Direct's Mike Ashley.
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.
Soren Kjeldson holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open as the incredibly low scores kept coming on day 2.
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...
Gorgeous George swears that this playlist will get your handcap down if you listen while you practice... worth a go.
How to hustle the President of America at golf...
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.
There were some cracking shots hit in the first round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Rory's water save was incredible, while how did that approach from Phil Mickelson not go in the hole?
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.
George Coetzee achieves a lifetime ambition by finally getting an audience with his favourite Golf head cover sock puppet, Valderrama. And when they met it was muydaahh....
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...
Rake Rat's Revenge: Robert Allenby's caddie Mick Middlemo was either sacked or resigned mid round after an ugly altercation between the two...
To be fair, he did say he was “half handy”, however, what a start for The Golfspiv…
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...