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Host club for Japan Olympics fails to resolve women's issue

Host club for Japan Olympics fails to resolve women's issue

Feb 7th, 2017

The Kasumigaseki Country Club, host golf club for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance."

And they're off at the Olympics

And they're off at the Olympics

Aug 11th, 2016

And they're off at the Olympic golf, as Brazil’s Adilson da Silva took the opening tee shot this morning to end golf’s 112-year absence from the games.

Will Sergio be playing in the Olympics?

Will Sergio be playing in the Olympics?

Jul 6th, 2016

Sergio Garcia is in, but Brendon De Jonge is out. We're talking the Olympics of course. More importantly he's been honest about his withdrawal...

Danny Willett set for Olympics

Danny Willett set for Olympics

Jul 5th, 2016

Danny Willett spent the day looking dapper at Wimbledon in his green jacket, and seemed to confirm his participation in the Olympics this summer. 

Jason Day out of the Olympics

Jason Day out of the Olympics

Jun 28th, 2016

Jason Day has announced via Twitter that he will not be playing in the Olympics and, like Rory McIlroy last week, it’s because of the Zika virus.

Shane Lowry out of Olympics

Shane Lowry out of Olympics

Jun 28th, 2016

Shane Lowry has pulled out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. The Irish team is now in tatters.

Jason Day doubtful for Olympics

Jason Day doubtful for Olympics

Jun 4th, 2016

Jason Day may be another golfer who doesn’t make it to the Olympics this year over fears of the Zika virus. Here's what he had to say at Muirfield Village in the run up to the Memorial tournament.

McIlroy to pull out of the Olympics?

McIlroy to pull out of the Olympics?

May 24th, 2016

Waaahhh??? We thought Rory was nailed on for the Olympics. Everything he'd said up to now indicated an intense desire to represent on the podium. Until now.. Don't do it Rory!!Rory is golf's golden ticket right now

Why Rory won’t be wearing Nike at the Olympics

Why Rory won’t be wearing Nike at the Olympics

Apr 29th, 2016

As Rory McIlroy is from Northern Ireland he actually had the choice to represent either for Ireland or Great Britain in the Olympics. And he chose Ireland. But there is some fallout from this decision.

Major places up for grabs at The Olympics!

Major places up for grabs at The Olympics!

Apr 5th, 2016

Now who's interested? In a move that is bound to turn tour pro heads and have them queuing up for 5 ring tattoos, the PGA has announced that golf medal winners at the Olympics will receive exemptions to all majors in 2017.

Paul Casey pressing for the Olympics

Paul Casey pressing for the Olympics

Mar 8th, 2016

Paul Casey is behind Justin Rose and the on-form Danny Willett for a place at the Olympics. He’s still very much hoping that he can play in Rio this year. He’s motivated for sure.

Tim Henman on the Olympics

Tim Henman on the Olympics

Jan 27th, 2016

Tim Henman was at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week, and mingled with the golfers to listen to their frankly rather diverse views about golf being in this year’s Olympics.

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Jan 20th, 2016

The PGA Tour is trying to organize a test event for the new Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro. But the Tour is struggling to find anyone who has time in their already hectic schedules. But they have to do it. Can they pull it off?

The best reason we've seen yet for golf in the Olympics...

The best reason we've seen yet for golf in the Olympics...

Jan 4th, 2016

If like some of us on the GolfPunk team you're an '80's child (well one of us), you might remember the Sega and Nintendo console wars. Hell would have frozen over before you could ever imagine Mario and Sonic in the same game. Yet here we are in 2016, and not only are they in the same game, they're going to be playing golf together. Thank you Mario and Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games!

Jordan on the Olympics

Jordan on the Olympics

Nov 25th, 2015

Jordan Speith will be treating the Olympics in 2016 as if were  “a fifth major.” And he really wants to enjoy the whole experience, which is what the Olympics is all about for competitors. 

Adam Scott Holiday or Olympics?

Adam Scott Holiday or Olympics?

Nov 18th, 2015

Adam Scott confirmed today that he is by no means certain to play at the Olympics in Rio next year, even if he does qualify. He’s also been highly critical of the organisers for not including a team event, something we’ve been crying out for as well.

Aussie Olympics Debate

Aussie Olympics Debate

Aug 7th, 2015

There’s an interesting debate going on right now between some of Australia’s top players. A year out from golf’s return to the Olympics, Adam Scott and Jason Day have differing views on the new competition. Scott is not ruling out a no-show, while Day can’t wait to have a go at getting a gold medal round his neck.

 Lexi Thompson 100% up for Olympics

Lexi Thompson 100% up for Olympics

Jun 9th, 2016

Lexi was speaking on Wednesday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and she made it absolutely clear what her feelings about the Olympics were.

Paul McGinley gets the bigger Olympics picture

Paul McGinley gets the bigger Olympics picture

Apr 22nd, 2016

Paul McGinley was happy to quote a piece he had written in support of the Olympics on hearing the news that Louis Oosthuizen had joined Adam Scott’s boycott of the Olympics.

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Mar 11th, 2016

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.

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Sep 11th, 2018

Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Feb 9th, 2018

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. 

Golf officially confirmed for 2024 Olympic Games

Golf officially confirmed for 2024 Olympic Games

Sep 17th, 2017

Back in June, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee recommended golf to be included in the 2024 Games, and on Friday the go-ahead was given at the 130th IOC session.

IOC calls for change at Olympic golf venue

IOC calls for change at Olympic golf venue

Jan 28th, 2017

The International Olympic Committee has officially requested the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizers to address the issue of Kasumigaseki Country Club, the scheduled Olympic golf venue that does not extend full memberships to women.

More Olympic golf controversy

More Olympic golf controversy

Jan 24th, 2017

There’s more Olympic golf controversy as a Japanese non–profit group has demanded the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be moved from the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which does not accept women as full members.

Justin Rose gets an MBE

Justin Rose gets an MBE

Jan 1st, 2017

Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose has been named in the Queen's New Year Honours list for 2017 after his success in Rio.

Rio Mayor has assets frozen over Olympic GC

Rio Mayor has assets frozen over Olympic GC

Dec 10th, 2016

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has vowed to appeal a judge’s decision to freeze his assets after it was alleged he waived an environmental fee for a company that built the golf course used at the 2016 Olympic Games.

All Hail The Vikings!!

All Hail The Vikings!!

Nov 27th, 2016

First they rape our buildings and pillage our women, now they've won our World Cup. Brilliant work from the Danes who shot seven birdies to win the Cup at -20, four shots ahead of France, China and the USA.

Vikings charging at World Cup

Vikings charging at World Cup

Nov 26th, 2016

Denmark take a four shot lead into the final day at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf after shooting a two under par 70 in the third round Foursomes.

Mo Farah does a Happy Gilmore

Mo Farah does a Happy Gilmore

Nov 11th, 2016

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!

Rickie Fowler Gets An Olympic Tattoo

Rickie Fowler Gets An Olympic Tattoo

Sep 16th, 2016

Rickie Fowler has dived in and got himself another tattoo. Never just your typical tour pro, Fowler has got himself the Olympic rings tattooed on his fore arm.

It's GolfPunk Radio!!!

It's GolfPunk Radio!!!

Sep 12th, 2016

We've only got Mr Bob Bubka, TalkSport's voice of golf to chat about the game with us for GolfPunk Radio!!!

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Aug 25th, 2016

When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.

First Olympic women's hole in one

First Olympic women's hole in one

Aug 20th, 2016

China's Lin Xiyu hit a hole-in-one on the par-three eighth during the third round of the women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics.  Here's a video of Lin's historic ace - the first ever in women's Olympic golf.

Olympic golf a TV hit

Olympic golf a TV hit

Aug 18th, 2016

The Olympic golf was a hit on TV worldwide. In the USA, where the last 90 minutes of the event were broadcast by both NBC and The Golf Channel, an average of 8.8 million watched over that period.    

Bubba's bizarre 5ft putt

Bubba's bizarre 5ft putt

Aug 14th, 2016

Bubba had a bit of a brain frazzle yesterday in what was otherwise a great round of golf. He somehow contrived to hit a 30ft putt a mere 5ft. Check out the video here. 

‘The Hitler Trophy’

‘The Hitler Trophy’

Aug 14th, 2016

Golf is back in the  Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904. However, it did actually make another little-known appearance around the notorious Berlin Games of 1936. This new book tells this intriguing story.

Justin Rose wins Olympic Gold

Justin Rose wins Olympic Gold

Aug 14th, 2016

In a thrilling final round it all came down the 18th, as Rose and Stenson fought it out toe to toe. A beautiful shot into the green from Rose sent the ball within a couple of feet of the hole. Stenson bogeyed and Rose won by 2. 

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Aug 13th, 2016

We should be in for a real treat tomorrow for the final round of the men’s Olympic golf, as the last group out will be Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. 

Marcus Fraser leads the Olympic golf

Marcus Fraser leads the Olympic golf

Aug 11th, 2016

Australia’s Marcus Fraser was the surprise leader on day one of the Olympic golf, when he shot an eight under 63. But Stenson is lurking. 

 Men’s Olympic draw confirmed

Men’s Olympic draw confirmed

Aug 8th, 2016

The International Golf Federation has announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the Men’s Golf Competition at Rio 2016. Check out the top pairings and full schedule here.

McIlroy banters back at trolls

McIlroy banters back at trolls

Aug 7th, 2016

Rory was trolled yesterday by Irish boxer and flag bearer Paddy Barnes. But Rory was not going to take it lying down. Here's how he responded. 

Animals on the course at Rio

Animals on the course at Rio

Aug 6th, 2016

The new course in Rio is according to reports teeming with wildlife, and not just Zika bearing mosquitos.

Irish flagbearer takes the mick out of Rory

Irish flagbearer takes the mick out of Rory

Aug 6th, 2016

Irish Flagbearer Paddy Barnes has been critical of Rory’s decision not to play in the Olympics over fears of the Zika virus. Now he's found a new way of taunting Rory. 

Odds for golfer to win Olympic gold

Odds for golfer to win Olympic gold

Aug 4th, 2016

Those berks who pulled out of the Olympics are going to be sick to the stomach next week when this all kicks off. HOOOORAAAYYY!!!! Golf is at the Olympics. Here are the odds for who will be wearing gold for his country at the end of the week.

Squash irked by Olympic golfer withdrawals

Squash irked by Olympic golfer withdrawals

Jul 16th, 2016

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.

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Jul 14th, 2016

At just 20-years old, Charley Hull will be the youngest member of the Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics, and will complete with Catriona Matthews for women’s Olympic Gold.

Rory can’t be bothered to watch Olympic Golf

Rory can’t be bothered to watch Olympic Golf

Jul 12th, 2016

Rory has given golf in the Olympics another good kicking this afternoon, as he has told a press conference at the Open that he won’t even be bothered to watch the Olympic golf.

Monty weighs into Olympic debate

Monty weighs into Olympic debate

Jul 9th, 2016

Colin Montgomerie has stated that if he was on the International Olympic Committee he would question whether to allow golf to remain in the Games given that so many of the top players have withdrawn.

Puma Ignite Disc

Puma Ignite Disc

Jul 6th, 2016

Puma bring Disc to golf, who wants to tie shoe laces anyway?

The Great Olympic Shambles

The Great Olympic Shambles

Jun 30th, 2016

It’s all kicking off with the Olympics, golfers having a go at the Olympics, Olympians having a go at golfers, and now the girls are getting involved too. It’s a right old mess.

Lynx On Mission To Get People Playing

Lynx On Mission To Get People Playing

Apr 22nd, 2016

Lynx are taking it back to the old school with their Predator clubs, making them available as Open Stock. What does this mean, and why is it important? Let's jump into a time machine back to the '90's. 

Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from Olympic contention

Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from Olympic contention

Apr 21st, 2016

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from Olympic contention has his management company, Chubby Chandler's ISM, has issued a statement. Here it is in full plus some of the fallout from Adam Scott's withdrawl.  

What Golf Needs 2016

What Golf Needs 2016

Mar 16th, 2016

What golf needs in 2016: We've been pondering over producing a wish list for some time, but seen as though it's January and New Year's Resolutions are still relevant-ish, we thought we'd get our thinking caps on and pull something together. You never know, it might just make that little bit of difference. 

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Mar 10th, 2016

This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!

Sir Matthew Pinsent

Sir Matthew Pinsent

Feb 7th, 2016

We all know that golf is coming back to the Olympics in Rio after a break of 108 years. Yet we don’t feel that golf, at least at a professional level, has really embraced this development. And this pisses us right off.

The Tiger of Bangladesh

The Tiger of Bangladesh

Feb 1st, 2016

Here’s someone that really, really wants a bit of Olympic action. Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman makes no bones about its importance to the wider world ahead of the sport's return at the Rio Games in August 2016.

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

Dec 29th, 2015

Golf Channel president, Mike McCarley, has reported that the changing of the guard at the top of professional golf is already having a positive impact in terms of bringing in younger viewers.

Agronomy challenges

Agronomy challenges

Nov 28th, 2015

With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now built, the main concern has become whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed.

Olympic Golf Venue Completed

Olympic Golf Venue Completed

Nov 22nd, 2015

Olympic officials have announced that the Gil Hanse-designed golf course that will be used for next year’s Games is “100 percent complete.”

Drugs In Golf

Drugs In Golf

Jul 23rd, 2015

Ever wondered why isn't golf compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency Standards? What have the governing bodies and tours got to be afraid of?