Sep 11th, 2018
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
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.
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!
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.
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’.
The British Golf Show is set to launch this year from 17th – 18th May 2019 at Wycombe Air Park, near Marlow, in Buckinghamshire.
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.
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.
Great to start the year with a winner in Hawaii with our 2 point selection Xander Schauffele winning at 25/1 from our other selection Gary Woodland at 29/1 by 1 shot having equalled the course record in the final round!!! A profit of 42 points.
2020 Ryder Cup Captain elect Padraig Harrington invited GolfPunk to go All Back To His with him where he treated us to a trick shot spectacular, showed us his man cave, took us on at pool & table tennis and let us hoist the Wanamaker Trophy and Claret Jugs!!!!
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...
Whistling Straits better brace itself for an Irish Invasion after Padraig Harrington was confirmed European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup...
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.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot... and today is her birthday!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renowned golf architect Keith Foster pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a Virginia courtroom to illegally transporting up to $500,000 worth of items made from endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife. He faces a five-year prison sentence.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What a monumental Bunch Of Arse. Georgia Hall became the first British woman to win a major in 14 years and the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year cretins didn't even allow her to speak at the trumped-up awards ceremony on Sunday night.
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.
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.
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.
For golfers, the game never stops. adidas is continuing to push the boundaries with adicross, the urban-inspired, non-traditional line that’s meant for golfers both on and off the course.
Galvin Green, the leading high-performance golf clothing brand, is introducing a distinctive range of carbon-inspired garments with a technical look and subtle tone-on-tone patterns for the serious golfer wanting style both on and off the course this winter.
It was just as well that a sharp frost had prevented the members at Paramus Golf Club in New Jersey getting an early start last Friday, as the ninth fairway became an emergency runway for a small airplane.
PGA Catalunya Resort, home of Spain’s No1 course*, has today unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance.VV
Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago's growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination.
Bettinardi Golf has signed Eddie Pepperell, who 20 months ago purchased a Studio Stock 8 putter from his local stockist in Thame, Oxfordshire.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I am feeling properly nervous. I’m off to play in the Mallorca Press Cup, and my game is going to be under serious scrutiny from fellow members of the golfing fourth estate.
Callaway Golf announced Friday it had entered into an agreement to acquire Jack Wolfskin, an outdoors apparel, footwear and equipment brand based in Germany. Callaway will pay almost $500 million.
Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Coummunity, the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stages is offering brand-new winter sun packages to give golfers the chance to experience the courses which witnessed the drama of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
In a new series, we will be writing about what we think to be the finest golf hotels in the world. OK, so it’s very subjective, but when we stay somewhere we absolutely love, then we are going to write about it, and first out of the traps is the wonderful Castillo Son Vida in Mallorca.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
Part 2: Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time: Numbers 15-11: From Mickelson's Tiger Trump to Michael Jordan's Gangster Problem
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
Kingsbarns Golf Links has released details of a record-breaking year at the famed Fife course.
Winter is now fully upon us, but it is not time to hang up your sticks - far from it. Here's how you can get your Winter fine tune with TrackMan at the London Golf Club Academy.
Crazy golf club Swingers has secured a multi-million-pound investment from a private equity company to grow the business.
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
Renowned for delivering glitz and glamour on a widespread scale, there are few places in the world that can rival the French Riviera, and golfers can experience all this and more when staying at the exclusive Royal Mougins Golf Resort over the coming months.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I’ve never had a proper pair of golf shorts before in all my days of golf foozling. Not a real, proper pair, actually designed for the golf course. Until I received a pair of adidas Ultimate 3654 golf shorts.
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
Recently back in the news for his coaching work with Alexander Zverev, Ivan Lendl is a huge name in professional tennis, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. But he has a great golf story to tell as well.
Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announce its International Division’s latest partnership with Cape Wickham Golf Links, Australia’s premier golfing destination.
Golf took on an entirely different form courtesy of a group of coaches from women’s coaching initiative, love.golf, at their annual conference in St. Pancras, London.
Harry Kane has been making serious strides with his golf game, and has posted a video of himself making a putt to card his first ever under-par round. Good work!
With the festive-season fast approaching, Titleist is getting into the Christmas spirit by offering free personalisation on the #1 ball in golf. The initiative sees Titleist offer golfers the perfect Christmas gift, with the chance to add a custom Christmas greeting to the #1 ball in golf.
Bespoke golf travel company Gastro Golf has joined forces with Turismo de Lisboa and Lisboa Golf Coast to promote a selection of tailor-made packages to play and stay at some of the best golf courses and resorts in and around Europe’s westernmost capital city through two separate media campaigns.
The popular, luxurious four-star Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort Portals Nous, in Mallorca, is to undergo a €6m renovation and expansion during the winter, ahead of the 2019 holiday season.
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.
60% of ex-professional sportsmen take up golf. Who are the best ever? Only 10 made our list…
Flagbearers of golf hybrid footwear, ECCO GOLF, have added several new styles to their women’s ECCO BIOM® HYBRID 3 offering, with the popularGORE-TEX® waterproof design now available in a range of eye-catching Spring/Summer colour combinations that feature the refined derby cut lacing style.
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
Titleist celebrated an incredible milestone for the Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
One of the country's most popular golf-break destinations has a new look after being rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort.
Big Bertha is one of the most iconic names in golf equipment, designed to push the boundaries of innovation and performance, and today Callaway has announced the latest addition to the Big Bertha Family, the new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids featuring ground-breaking technologies to deliver faster ball speed and easy launch.
MacGregor has launched its MACTEC water repellent golf bags.
As the build up to the Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson head-to-head continues, here's a little taster as Phil takes on Tiger at a bit of Golf Pong. And the winner is................?
It's Q School time at Lumine in the Costa Daurada. And here's how the course has been set up.
I’m packing my bag for Belek in Turkey, which is back on the rise as a leading golfing destination after three quiet years following the shooting down of a Russian fighter back in 2015.
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.
Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..
Jodie Kidd..at Brocket Hall? Yes Sir, No Sir.
Are you committing these rule infringements when you play? After Brendon De Jonge's recent whopping 4 shot penalty at the Northern Trust, you can't be too careful! Check out our Top 10 Golf Rule Breakers....
GolfSupport.com has surveyed 686 avid British golf enthusiasts to see how confident they are with the definitions of a range of golf words and phrases.
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Golf depends on the weather. The winter months bring on the “Shall I, shan’t I” feeling. It’s rarely too hot to play a round but in the winter months, the wind, rain and snow can put us off playing. The expression “fair weather golfer” has become a little derisory; c’mon, a bit of wind and rain won’t hurt you! But, ice and snow… hmmm.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2018 World Golf Awards held at La Manga, Spain, over the weekend.