Sep 18th, 2015
Damn you mother nature. First we had lightning then the light ran out. Just when it was all kicking off!!
Damn you mother nature. First we had lightning then the light ran out. Just when it was all kicking off!!
At GolfPunk we are always looking out for new golf destinations, and when this video caught our eye, we thought we had to share it. Golf in Ecuador! We are loving the idea, and are ready to pack our bags at a moment's notice.
Here's the latest Podcast from our friends over the pond at 18Birdies.
It's all happening at Kingsbarns. Morning wrap and pic caption capering...
Ian Poulter shot a second round 67 to help his Valspar gravy and potentially increase his chances of keeping his UPSPA Tour Card...
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.
Justin Rose is the latest golfer to be named in the Fancy Bears Russian hacking leaks.
Another one bites the dust as Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of the Olympics due to Zika threat.
The latest golf equipment news including Ping's new iron, and Justin's and Dustin's putting woes...
Former world champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya the latest to call out Donald Trump as a golf cheat.
The multi-award-winning, independent, five-star Finca Cortesin - one of Europe's leading golf resorts - has joined World of Leading Golf (WLG), the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues.
As we reported last week, the new owners of Brocket Hall, the hotel and golf club in Hertfordshire which went into administration a year ago, have thrown out their 920 members. Now the fight back has begun.
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.
It's on and Editor Tim has made his picks. They include Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Tony Finau. Reckon you can beat that? Dive on in.
adidas is taking performance golf footwear to the next level. Today, adidas Golf announced the TOUR360 XT, the newest model of the TOUR360 franchise that features the highest-performing cleated outsole the brand has ever made.
Bespoke golf holiday company Gastro Golf added two new European destinations to its already impressive list of golf holiday venues – the island of Mallorca and Bulgaria.
The Team USA vs. Team Europe Celebrity Golf Cup for the Ryder Cup Trust is heading to St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the first time this year from 22 to 25 July.
Latest figures have revealed a strong 2018 for market-leading electric trolley company, PowaKaddy, with the brand increasing its market share year on year.
Golfers seeking the breakthrough technology and proven performance of Titleist 718 AP3 and AP2 irons can bring an extra edge to their game with the introduction of new limited all-black editions.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.
Ryder Cup legend and two-time Masters Champion José María Olazábal has become the latest recipient of the PGAs of Europe Lifetime Achievement Award.
Families looking to escape the British winter for some sporting action under sunny skies over February half-term can enjoy discounts of up to 20 per cent when staying at Spain’s five-star La Manga Club resort next month.
The Algarve has retained its place as the top European golf destination after sealing its latest major success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.
HONMA Golf, the premium Japanese brand that recently signed world No.1 Justin Rose to use its clubs, is introducing a new golf ball to its extensive range next month.
If it's good enough for golf-geek extraordinaire (3-time major winner and 2020 Ryder Cup captain!) Padraig Harrington, it's good enough for us. Check out Wilson Golf's new super lightweight distance driver, fairways and hybrids. It's golf-drool central...
So close last week at the Sony Open with Andrew Putnam 69/1 leading until the final stages eventually finishing 2nd to Matt Kuchar. But now I focus on the Desert Classic.
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club in east Kent, known as ‘The Club on the Cliffs’ thanks to its stunning position perched on top of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, has joined Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.
Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, in the Algarve, is hitting the accelerator in the war against slow golf as 2019 gets off to a turbo-charged start.
Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.
During 2018 saw the rise of all-inclusive golf holidays abroad, and GolfHolidaysDirect.com have listed the top all-inclusive golf holidays valid throughout 2019.
With a December christening at Chee Chan Golf Resort, the course architects at Golfplan have again showcased their skill at integrating world-class golf holes with signature elements in the local landscape and culture.
adidas is adding another rising star to its ranks. Today, adidas Golf announced a multi-year contract with tour professional Jordan Smith to wear adidas’ apparel and footwear on and off the course.
That's right, Rickie, you just loaf about in multiple forms while we do all the work. Enjoying yourself? Not surprised, you're rocking the new PUMA Golf Play Loose range for 2019. Nice.
Slaley Hall has been voted ‘best golf hotel/resort in the north of England' in the 2019 Today's Golfer Travel Awards … for an unprecedented fifth successive year!
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA will make its debut as a Rolex Series event when the 2019 edition takes place from 16–19 January.
Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is at the forefront of European golf’s drive to become more eco-sustainable after revealing that it is using up to 30 per cent less water since becoming the first course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly, variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens.
Golfers and families will have even more to look forward to when staying at the five-star Sirene Belek Hotel from 2019 with the luxury Turkish venue undergoing a major €2million refurbishment this winter.
Golfers across Ireland have more reason than ever to discover the best-value golf in Portugal following the announcement of two new flight routes to Lisbon this month.
Leading luxury golf lifestyle brand, Peter Millar has launched a new Spring Summer 2019 Ladies collection that is inspired by the seaside.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s fairways will be graced with some of the world’s best golfers this week as they compete to be crowned champion at the ‘Home of Champions’.
From venerable golf clubs to courses in historic settings or alongside ancient buildings, the past is ever-present when you play golf in Northern Ireland.
The British Golf Show is set to launch this year from 17th – 18th May 2019 at Wycombe Air Park, near Marlow, in Buckinghamshire.
Three-time cancer survivor Nick Edmund has revealed plans to undertake two more marathon golf-walks during 2019 – just weeks after completing his second epic walk carrying a set of golf clubs on his back, this time around Scotland.
Jason Dufner may have been without a hat sponsor in 2018, but he’s now become a DUDE for 2019.
Leading luxury golf lifestyle brand, Peter Millar has announced the launch of its new Spring Summer 2019 men’s collection, featuring an extensive line-up of essential on and off-course garments.
Padraig Harrington has to be the right choice for the Ryder Cup captaincy, and it’s a brave decision on his part. But it is his time, not his turn to be Europe's captain.
Golfers can take advantage of the most affordable golf in Europe when staying at Souillac Golf & Country Club this spring and summer – with seven-night unlimited golf breaks available from just €175 per person.
When it comes to choosing a place to live in Naples Florida, there are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from. Choosing to live in a golf community doesn’t narrow it down much, Naples has plenty of those too. So how do you choose, and what do you base your choice on?
Moor Park Golf Club has unveiled an exciting new vision for the future that will see the prestigious venue revert to its roots and become an exclusive private members' golf club again.
Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has announced that it will be hosting the 21st edition of the Dom Pedro International Golf Classic from 12th to 19th January 2019.
Club de Golf Alcanada is laying the foundations for a successful 2019 as their green renovation project gathers pace.
Justin Rose has reclaimed the world No. 1 spot, even though he did not play at the Tournament of Champions last week in Hawaii, which was won by Xander Schauffle.
When Ian Poulter realised that he was not going to make the Tour’s minimum event requirement, after winning last year’s Houston Open, he got his thinking boots on.
Prince’s Golf Club has risen an impressive 10 places into the top 50 of Golf World magazine’s latest Top 100 England rankings following the redevelopment of its Himalayas nine.
Cody Blick shot a magnificent 63 in the final round to earn his conditional PGA Tour status... without his own clubs, as they had been stolen the night before. Now Cody has his clubs back, and there is some story behind their return...
Lucy Li, the youngest person ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open as a 11-year-old in 2014, may well have compromised her amateur status, as she has appeared in a promotional video for Apple’s new watch.
Rory McIlroy has welcomed the sweeping changes that have been implemented to the rules of golf and hopes that the new rules will bring a greater clarity within the sport.
Like most of the golf courses with “Plantation” in their name, Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isles, NC has a story behind it.
If you like your metal woods to go for miles and look the absolute business, you've come to the right place. Mizuno has announced that its highly anticipated ST190 range will be available to the public from Feb 2019.
TaylorMade Golf has announced today the fourth and most innovative generation of its high-performance line of M series irons, the all-new M5 & M6 irons have been engineered to both further increase distance and enhance sound and feel.
The New Year saw the much-anticipated release of TaylorMade's M6 range of drivers, fairways and hybrids - and Clubs to Hire (CTH) customers can rent them on golf breaks from March 1.
Fancy winning a pair of golf shoes as worn by Major champions, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson? Luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand, G/Fore is giving away three pairs of golf shoes to celebrate the beginning of the New Year and the launch of its new international website www.gfore.co.uk.
Titleist will continue to build its long association with the world’s best players through their sponsorship of Sky Sports Golf’s coverage of the 2019 PGA Tour and World Golf Championships (WGCs).
Callaway Golf has officially announced its new 2019 product lineup. Top of mind for the Company’s innovative new equipment line include Epic Flash Woods, Apex Irons, Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters, and ERC Golf Balls.
Your Golf Travel (YGT) have gone ‘The Extra Yard’ & for the first time ever, this January groups booking holidays for 2019 to travel between 1st January - 31st December will receive huge offers, such as free golf break, TaylorMade TP5 balls plus airport lounge passes.
Patrick Reed has confirmed his plans for the Masters dinner he will be hosting, following his maiden Major victory at Augusta National last year.
Wilson Golf has announced that Gary Woodland has signed a multi-year deal to join its Advisory Staff. The addition of Woodland, who is currently ranked in the top 40 worldwide, brings his considerable experience and genuine passion for the game to the Wilson Advisory Staff.
Irish golfer Michael Dolan waited until he was 59 for his first hole-in-one; a month later, his second earned him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup after he aced the eighth hole at Son Vida, Mallorca.
Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.
The 2019 PGA Tour promises to be one of the most exciting ones in recent history. With players like Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose leading the way, the Tour is star-packed from top to bottom. But, besides the big names, there are also several players you should keep your eye one this year.
A promise made, a promise kept. After the 17½-10½ victory over the USA, 2018 Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn revealed that he had promised his team that he would get a tattoo of the winning score “on a part that only Grace [his girlfriend] will see”. And now he has fulfilled his promise.
One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
The Els Club Dubai, one of Troon International Division’s marquee destinations, is set to further bolster its already impressive offering following three exciting new announcements.
The clubhouse at Machrihanish GC has been consumed by fire in an incident that occurred yesterday.
With two weeks to go in the American Golf charity Christmas raffle in support of On Course Foundation, the South’s golfers’ are proving to be the U.K.’s most generous, with 1500 more tickets sold than their nearest rivals, the Central region.
S&G Response has handed over a cheque to the founder of the Street Support Network, a Charity dedicated to providing year-round resources for people experiencing homelessness in Greater Manchester. The funds were raised through their One Million Yards golfing challenge.
If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts for someone who loves their golf then look no further. Our friends over at Golfbidder.co.uk have some fantastic golf products suitable for family and loved ones that you’ve left till the very last minute, all for reasonable prices!
For a seventh year running, the renowned La Cala Resort played host to some of the rising stars of world golf in December’s Alps Tour Qualifying School.
Arccos has upgraded its award-winning Caddie platform with a powerful set of new features led by crowd-sourced hole locations, voice command shortcuts and enhanced putting aides.
Winter doesn’t have to be a time to put the golf clubs into hibernation with Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago resort offering plenty for players to get excited about in the new year, with three-night, two-round breaks bookable from only €314 per person.
Madeira’s Palheiro Golf is celebrating the completion of a quarter of a century as one of Europe’s most picturesque and dramatic golf courses.
Officials at eight golf resorts expect to give away hundreds of free winter memberships following the early take-up of their MATCH PLAY offer.
A review of Scotland’s National Golf Tourism Strategy has extended the industry’s target for the value of the sector to £325 million following a strong period of growth.
SkyCaddie’s new SX500 has burst onto the scene offering best-ever levels of GPS accuracy including the ability to give distances to today’s pins – a first for any GPS device. And now you can snap up the SX500 for a huge £50 off RRP if you trade-in any of your old distance measuring devices.
TaylorMade Golf, makers of one of the most sought after putters on Tour in Spider Tour, announced today the expansion of its benchmark putter platform with the introduction of MySpider to the UK market.
Francesco Molinari has won the World Sport Star of the Year at the BBC's Sports Personality show, and deservedly so after a remarkable 2018 season.
800 members of Wimbledon Park Golf Club will trouser £85,000 each after agreeing to the sale of their course to Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club for £65 million.
Fourteen-year-old Kuang Yang clinched his place in the 2019 Volvo China Open by winning the Volvo China Junior Match Play Championship at Southern Wood Golf & Country Club in Fujian on Wednesday.
Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich has announced the launch of a junior foundation with the aim of bringing through the next generation of local golfing talent to elite and professional level.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
Players from all over Europe took advantage of outstanding golf, first-class hospitality and temperatures in the mid-70s as Spain’s La Manga Club delivered a fitting finale to the 2018 season at the 18th edition of the popular La Manga Club Golf Open.
During the last week of November, players congregated in Vilamoura for the 31st edition of the pre-eminent Grande Troféu de Vilamoura over the weekend, where Jamie Lindsay Mann emerged victorious after three thrilling rounds of golf.
Modry Las Golf Club has rounded off an impressive record-breaking season that has laid the groundwork for a special anniversary year in 2019.
Wilson Golf has taken the aesthetics from its award-winning FG Tour V6 and C300 irons and combined it with ground-breaking super game improvement technology with the launch of its revolutionary Wilson Staff D7 distance irons for the 2019 season.
Madeira has been named Europe's ‘up and coming' golf destination by Square Mile, the luxury magazine for those working in the City of London's financial industry.
PUMA Golf has introduced its Spring Summer 2019 apparel and accessories collection for men, women and junior golfers.
PUMA Golf continues to take golf footwear to the next level, today introducing NXT generation footwear designed on a completely new IGNITE spikeless traction platform with three unique, versatile, and fashion forward upper silhouettes.