Mar 3rd, 2017
Introducing the characters that inspired us to launch this magazine, and now website.
Introducing the characters that inspired us to launch this magazine, and now website.
Jesper Parnevik won his first Champions Tour event last night at the Insperity Invitational, shooting a blistering last round 67 to win by four shots at Woodlands Country Club.
We love innovation and new thinking in golf, and here’s a great story on a new company that is trying to push the envelope. Introducing =Range Ball =.
Callaway today announces the signing of talented young English golfer Matthew Jordan.
From Miller Barber to Jim Furyk by way of Eamon Darcy and Natalie Gulbis. The weirdest golf swings ever. How do these guys get away with it???
The GolfPunk guide to the best in the business when it comes to splitting fairways...
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
10 caddies earned more than $700,000 on the PGA Tour last year. And whoever is on the bag of the FedEXCup winner will walk away with a cheque for over $1,000,000.00. But who are the greatest caddies of all time?
Mallorca’s reputation as a golfing destination has been growing year on year, with courses such as Son Gual leading the way. But the island has also started to build a reputation as a serious cycling destination.
The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball will take centre stage at next week’s Volvik World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma, when some of the biggest hitters will be looking to strike the ball distances of more than 400 yards.
Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments are open at topgolf.com/UKtour, with the UK leg of the tournament taking place at 6pm on 18th September at Topgolf Watford.
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!!!!
It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.
With the Ryder Cup looming, Callaway have (re)launched the Chrome Soft Truvis golf balls in patriotic styles...
SRIXON® has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel golf ball. Available in Soft White™, Tour Yellow™ as well as a Soft Feel Lady model in Soft White™ and Passion Pink™. The new Soft Feels are available now.
The dopey commentator may have got his name wrong but Matt Wallace had an amazing hole-in-one during moving day at the US PGA Championship.
Steve Staunton has won this year’s first Celeb-Am at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Staunton put in a stunning performance on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory with a score of +1 (35). He fought off competition from the likes of ex-Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore and former Strictly judge Len Goodman.
It was a roar that reverberated around Royal Lytham St Annes. Everyone in the field knew it could only mean one thing. The home favourite, Georgia Hall, had birdied the first hole to tie for the lead at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It was just the start that she wanted.
Slaley Hall is revelling in its new-found – and somewhat surprising – status as a gateway to Edinburgh.
Swapping their cricket bats for golf clubs, Matthew Hoggard MBE, Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Harmison MBE are all heading to the Cromwell Course for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
What do you mean it's your first time? Well, let us hold your hand and walk you through the basics...
With six qualifiers hitting over 400 yards, record qualifying distances, thousands of returning American Golf long drivers and competitors from all over the world, the final of the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship is set to be the most competitive ever seen when American Golf and Callaway welcome the finalists to Chester Racecourse on August 2nd .
Titleist has continued its Major domination at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Links with the #1 ball in golf being trusted by more of the world’s best golfers than any other brand.
Here are our top twenty weirdest Open Championship moments.
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie
The months of September and October are, historically, two of the warmest on the holiday island of Mallorca - so autumn is a great time to combine golf with a bit of culture in the capital city, with the events season in full swing.
An iconic image of Severiano Ballesteros and a new-look logo now greet visitors to The Shire London’s brand-new website at www.theshirelondon.com, after the Hertfordshire venue unveiled its much-improved online portal.
The GEN i1 may look like an ordinary golf ball, but its actually packed full of technology, and according to its founder, Jason Koo, it has a “launch monitor” inside. It's also supported by an expletive loaded video.
Major global golf footwear manufacturers have been putting their faith in the Softspikes® Fast Twist 3.0® insert system since its introduction to the market in 2017.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, also offers golfers protection against flying and biting insects with their excellent Mosquito Repellent Bands.
'Backstopping'. It's golf's latest term for us to get to grips with and it's causing mayhem with golf's morality and presents an awkward scenario for the rule book...
Shinnecock is clearly tough this year, but it doesn't look anything like as tough as it was for these – here it is, the Top 5 Hardest US Opens Of All Time...
Watch this Top 10 rundown of the best golf tantrums!
It's the start of the season and you're going to need all the help you can get to shoot some decent scores. Some fresh wedges will ensure maximum control around the greens, and lets face it who doesn't like seeing that ball rip back when it lands. Without further ado here are six of the best wedges for 2017...
We've been looking over some of the best read stories for 2017, and this story about the golf ball you cannot lose attracted a lot of attention from GolfPunk readers. Golfer looking forlornly for ball in rough/trees etc: "Someone really should invent a golf ball you can't lose..." Well, someone has...
The ball that gave Sergio an extra 19 yards in Singapore is hitting the shelves.... It's the new Callaway’s Chrome Soft ball, which the company is claiming will literally be a ‘game-changer.’
It's the Players Championship this week at TPC Sawgrass - check out these Top 10 Putts on the infamous 17th hole with shots from Tiger, Bubba and more.
A man from Franklin, Tennessee has put together the most amazing collection of golf balls. All in all, he has amassed over 15,000 golf balls. Watch his fascinating story here.
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson were teamed up at the Zurich Classic, and it was not long before all eyes were fixed on Justin Rose as he stripped off to play his call out alligator infested waters.
The breakthrough performance of Titleist AVX – a new high performance golf ball providing remarkable distance and exceptionally soft feel through proprietary core, cover and aerodynamic technologies – will now be available to golfers everywhere.
We love a Top Ten at GolfPunk and clearly so do you, our readers. Here is our definitive list of woeful wrecks...
One of Scotland’s top golfing champions has swung into action to launch the newly renovated leisure facilities at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Falkirk.
History beckons on the final day of the 2018 Masters. PLUS 3-minute highlights from round three...
It's Masters Monday and to celebrate here we bring you the Top 20 Masters Dramas Ever
Titleist is reaffirming support for dedicated golfers across the UK & Ireland by rolling-out its Loyalty Rewarded promotion once again in 2018.
Volvik, brand leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls, is introducing celebratory gift packs of its top-selling VIVID golf balls designed to give avid golfers a memorable present and boost sales for retailers across the year.
Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.
We've been looking back at the best read stories of 2017, and at Number One it's the Lexi Thompson incident when she was left heart–broken and in tears after being landed with a four–stroke penalty while leading the final round of ANA Inspiration.
Wilson Golf has signed an exciting crop of talented young golfers on the European Challenge Tour to play Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges this season.
Volvik, the market leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls, is expanding its highly successful VIVID golf ball range with the introduction of two more balls offering even greater spin and feel – the new VIVID Lite and VIVID Soft.
The continued pursuit of breakthrough technology and performance by Titleist golf ball engineers has resulted in the all-new Titleist Tour Soft golf balls, available in golf shops across the UK & Ireland, from February 1st.
The new Titleist Velocity golf balls are designed with proprietary high-speed technology to deliver even more distance on every shot. With the introduction of new high-visibility colour options – VISIWhite, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink– the power of Velocity is also packed with personality.
Srixon are introducing a new third-generation AD333 TOUR golf ball. This all-new ball model delivers tour performance for golfers with moderate swing speeds. The Srixon AD333 TOUR is available in pure white and officially launches in the UK on 2nd February.
Callaway has launched its 2018 Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls, featuring graphene, the strongest and thinnest material on planet earth.
Callaway has revealed the Rogue Hybrids, the world’s first hybrids to feature Jailbreak Technology.
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has completely re-designed the construction of its popular DX2 Soft and DX3 Soft Spin balls to enhance their performance for the 2018 season.
Playing golf in Florida continues to throw up surprises. Here’s an alligator and a Burmese python fighting it out on the fairway.
Callaway has today unveiled its Mack Daddy 4 Wedge line featuring an all-new proprietary Groove-In-Groove Technology that sets a new standard in shot-stopping spin and performance.
Callaway has introduced a 2-in-1 sports band featuring GPS distances along with fitness components to encourage golfers to live a healthier lifestyle.
It's time to be thinking about getting away from the cold and grey, and where better to head that to Tenerife.
Callaway has announced today that Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, an Odyssey putter and a Callaway Chrome Soft ball.
We've been looking back at the best read articles of 2017, and it came us no surprise to us to find that there are a lot of Paige Spiranac fans out there. Here's GP's take on 'A Day In The Life Of Paige Spiranac, The Overlord Of Instagram....'
The 'self-correcting' golf ball is no more, as Polara files for bankrupcy...
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 2 at the Heroes Challenge in Albany, the Bahamas. So who is Tiger Woods teeing up with?
It's time to turn left out of Gatwick and head North to the Baltic for an Estonian adventure.
As it is Black Friday we thought we'd have a little look see at what the best deals are on offer from the UK's leading golf retailer - American Golf. Here'w what we found.
Volvik is introducing a patriotic flavour to its top-selling VIVID golf balls with special boxes and packs designed for golfers looking to reflect their national colours on the fairways.
The NedBank Challenge has already thrown up a Mongoose versus Cobra fight, and now it is Joost Luiten’s turn to encounter the wildlife at the Gary Player Country Club. But this time it is a crocodile. Play it where it lies?
Oulton Hall’s Golf Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary this month with the coaches having overseen more than 35,000 golf lessons in that time.
Tigers Woods is hitting the golf ball so far he thinks the USGA has to make a change to stop it.
It's that time of year when you're allowed to dress up as an idiot ghost, ghoul, or your favourite cartoon character, all in the name of collecting candy. While there are a lot of treats on display below, there's a couple of tricks in here too.
Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times, blame it on the bogies. Oh and the golf balls. That's what Bubba Watson has done as he has finished up his contract with Volvik after only the first year of a multi-year deal.
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
Fancy booking yourself a nice 18 somewhere fancy? Or just a quick 9 at your local. Book your tee times right here...
Tiger Woods is back and it's now official. He's going to be playing in his own Hero's Challenge in the Bahamas at the end of November.
For the love of..., I mean..., this is getting ridicu.... JUST HIT IT YOU %£$&^%$*%%^%^%*^$$£!@@!%!!!!!!!!
Ian Baker-Finch was playing golf at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, and Tiger Woods was also out on the range. This is what he made of Tiger’s swing.
Top golf professionals are often paid a king’s ransom merely to mention a product in interview or on social media. Yet Oulton Hall got a plug on prime-time TV courtesy of the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old golfer.
He was a short, no-nonsense Welshman whose tough attitude inspired perhaps the greatest victory in the history of the Ryder Cup. Meet Woosie’s predecessor and childhood hero, the man who kept the Cup alive …
"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."
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...
Volvik has made a sensational impact on the UK golf ball sector since its arrival in April, with sales of more than one million coloured balls over the past six months.
It's time for Callaway's Autumn Winter Collection, and this is what their ambassadors, Marc Warren and David Horsey, have to say about the key pieces. Take it away gentlemen....
Callaway has today announced the launch of two new iron models for the better player; the new Apex MB and X Forged.
With just days until the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the full field of European Senior Tour professionals has been revealed.
Sometimes the rules of golf just seem so unfair, as New Zelander Ryan Fox was hit with a two–stroke penalty when a spectator stole his ball!
Wilson Golf is putting colour behind the world’s softest golf ball by extending its DX2 range with the first low-compression Matte finish ball in five striking colours, plus a re-designed construction.
Volvik is introducing a special gift box of four brightly decorated balls as stocking fillers for Christmas.
Following the success of its golf ball range over recent years, Mizuno is launching a new, softer, next-generation two-piece JPX golf ball that promises excellent all-round performance at a great price.
Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse The stuff that's floated our boats and upset us this week...
The softest Titleist golf ball is now even longer with the introduction of the new Titleist DT TruSoft, available in golf shops throughout the UK & Ireland from 2nd October 2017.
Callaway is bringing a nine-hole golf experience back to the San Diego Padres' stadium for the third year in a row, with the Links at Petco Park running from the 5th to the 10th October.
American Golf has celebrated the ‘Best of British’ with its inaugural Golf Awards held at the Belfry on Thursday night. And the winners are......
Jeff Ritter can help you get the ball close from the trickiest of lies. Downhill chip over a bunker. No problem!
GolfPunk's gone all Hello magazine after the worlds of golf and entertainment came together to celebrate the wedding of comedian Russell Brand and his partner Laura Gallacher. Laura is, of course, daughter of Ryder Cup ledge Bernard Gallacher, and sister to Sky Sports and GolfPunk pal Kirsty.
With a potential ban for green books on the horizon, we’ve looked back at what other bits of golf equipment have been banned in competition (and occasionally had the ban lifted again) throughout the history of golf!
The guys on the European Seniors Tour represent a golden, pioneering age of golf. Many of them, like Sam Torrance, were there at the start of the European Tour in 1972, when events took them to ridiculously hard to get to destinations, and players slept 4 to a room to save costs. Subsequently they have very interesting stories...