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Golf Bedlam

Oct 13th, 2020 Article

20 Pandemic rules for the driving range

For all of us who believe that someday during our time on earth we will actually be able to play golf as we have seen on TV, we can always work on our sweet swings at the local ball launching pad aka The Driving Range- TDR. I sped off to my local DR after the PGA Championship at Harding Park won in exciting fashion by Cal’s Collin Morikawa. PANDEMIC RULES OF THE ROAD AT THE DRIVING RANGE. FORE!

Sep 9th, 2020 Article

Paige v Lefty - battle of the bunker

In the blue corner multi major winner and legend in his lifetime Phil ‘Lefty’ Mickelson and in the pink corner former LPGA player and Instagram sensation Paige Spiranac. Both have recently posted instructional videos to help us ordinary folk get the ball out of that dratted sand! But which one gave us the best video? We have judged both of the instruction videos and here is the result.

Sep 2nd, 2020 Article

Looking for love? Get your golf kit on

In a new study, can reveal that wearing your favourite sports kits online could affect how lucky in love you are! Apparently the tested who did the swipe left or is swipe right thingamajiggy? The most attractive sports kit to wear on Tinder is rugby. Out of 300 swipes, 208 matched, as it seems the appeal of the rugby hunk is as strong as ever.

Aug 16th, 2020 Article

Kim within millimeters of two holes-in-one in a round

Most of us are happy with just the one hole-in-one in our lives but Si Woo Kim came within a whisker of claiming two aces in his third round at Sedgefield Country Club. Kim took the near-miss in his stride stating that he had expected it to go in but was happy to make birdie on such a tough hole. 

Jul 22nd, 2020 Article

Eddie Pepperell has ‘A Round With Radar’

When news got to us that Wayne 'Radar' Riley had invited Eddie Pepperell for a game in his ‘A Round With Radar’ series we had to go and check it out. Obviously there is some excellent banter between the two guys each of which is never short of a few words but it is also an interesting interview.

Jun 16th, 2020 Article

The Great DeChambeau debate!

There has been a heated debate about our call for something to be done about the golf ball as a result of the distance Muscles DeChambeau is now hitting the ball. So, we decided the best thing for it was to have a poll.

Apr 19th, 2020 Article

John Daly’s Corona cure

John ‘Wild Thing’ Daly took to the t’internet at the weekend sending out a video on YouTube wishing everybody to stay safe, stay healthy and stay smart. He then proceeded to offer his cure for the dreaded COVID-19 and surprise surprise it included a bottle of vodka!

Apr 2nd, 2020 Article

Golf Joke of the week

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier is back from isolation to delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Mar 21st, 2020 Article

The Lefty Challenge gathers momentum

I must say as a lefty I am in awe of these young pros who seem to be able to switch around and bomb the ball, playing left-handed. It is well known that lefty-in-chief Phil Mickelson is very handy playing right-handed, but it seems a couple of the world's best can switch round with ease and bomb it!

Feb 24th, 2020 Article

Top 3 Shots of last week

There was plenty of excitement at the last week’s events and plenty of great play. Here is GolfPunk’s pick of the best shots and we use the word ‘best’ in a rather loose way for one of them!

Feb 16th, 2020 Article

It can happen to the best

We’ve all been there in that bunker slashing away trying to get that damn ball up and out as you see your chances in the competition dissolve in front of your eyes. At the Genesis Invitational on Saturday Ryan Palmer had a similar horrific moment which made us amateurs feel not so bad. Tiger Woods also had his nightmare on the greens which included a four-putt!

Jan 21st, 2020 Article

Encouraging signs on slow play

Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?