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Sep 25th, 2020 Article

R&A announces four new honorary members

Four of golf’s great champions have accepted invitations to become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. With 11 major championship victories between them Catriona Matthew OBE, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Nick Price are among the most successful and influential professional golfers of the modern era and are outstanding ambassadors for the sport.

Sep 24th, 2020 Article

Historic Welsh course to be given over to sea defences

Rhyl Golf Club which is located on the North Wales coast and was designed in 1890 by the world-famous James Braid is in danger of being forced to close. The members have been informed of plans by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh government to incorporate the course in a new sea defence project. In a statement on its website the club states

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

England Golf announcement on Coronavirus rules change

When the UK government announced the change to the COVID-19 rules, we wondered how this would impact on golf societies planning events. England Golf has now made an announcement providing advice to the golf world. It's still not one hundred per cent clear but it does not bode well for larger groups of golfers hoping to get together. In a release put out on Twitter, England Golf said

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

PGA drives recruitment with #PGADraft2020 campaign

The PGA is looking to inspire the next generation of professionals through a dedicated campaign aimed at potential students, anyone considering a career in golf or those who have never given it a thought. The campaign – #PGADraft2020 – calls on the experiences of The PGA’s greatest asset, namely its Members, and brings to life the range of career options available.

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

John Daly shock cancer diagnosis

Two-time major champion and ultimate GolfPunk John Daly has revealed his diagnosis with bladder cancer. The big man underwent surgery after the tumour showed up during a routine check-up for kidney stones. Although the cancer was removed there is sadly a high chance of it returning and so Daly will be under constant medical supervision for the coming year. . We wish the big man well!

Sep 4th, 2020 Article

Record breaking 2020 Women’s Golf Day

As women and men around the world united on Tuesday, September 1st,  to celebrate the 5th annual Women’s Golf Day (WGD), they set new heights for the ground-breaking movement.  Despite the pandemic, WGD experienced record-breaking growth.  In 2020 alone, Women’s Golf Day has achieved over 60M impressions and reached 28M people worldwide.  

Aug 31st, 2020 Article

Joe Long wins the 125th Amateur Championship

Joe Long savoured success at Royal Birkdale to win The 125th Amateur Championship. The Englishman showed composure over the renowned links in Southport to defeat fellow Englishman and good friend Joe Harvey, 23, in an exciting 36-hole final. Long recorded a 4&3 victory, to become the first Englishman since Harry Ellis in 2017 to win The Amateur Championship.   

Aug 31st, 2020 Article

A tale of two putts

Jon Rahm was sitting pretty in the clubhouse looking set to take the BMW Championship after a sparkling final round 64 when Dustin Johnson decided to spoil the party. The World number who had started the day in the joint lead and three clear of Rahm holed an unlikely forty five foot putt at the last to force a playoff.

Aug 28th, 2020 Article

Callaway Golf sponsors Women’s Golf Day

Callaway Golf is announced as an Official Sponsor of Women’s Golf Day (WGD), joining an impressive roster of industry sponsors that are supporting the 5th Anniversary of the global event on September 1st.  The two organisations come together with a shared vision to empower, support and engage with the diverse female golfer community across the world.

Aug 28th, 2020 Article

Huge increase in rounds of golf played

Shot Scope, an industry leader in advanced GPS and automatic shot tracking technology, has reported a huge increase in rounds of golf played following the easing of lockdown restrictions. “With the UK and US markets recording nearly 40% and 35% growth respectively, and as golf is the perfect outdoor social distancing activity, it is clear that the game is thriving right now.”

Aug 28th, 2020 Article

Cameron Adam storms to Faldo Series victory

Exciting Scottish talent, Cameron Adam, continued his fine form in 2020 with a dominant display in the Faldo Series England North Boys Championship at St Annes Old Link Golf Club.

Aug 24th, 2020 Article

Golfers flock to Tandridge Golf Club

The long-term future looks bright for Tandridge Golf Club with the historic Surrey venue reporting a huge rise in demand for memberships since golf resumed after the Covid-19 lockdown. It is a welcome turnaround for the club featured by GolfPunk last year under its ' ' banner.