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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.

Aug 24th, 2020 Article

Andy Sullivan launches auction to support the NHS

PING Pro, Andy Sullivan, is paying tribute to the NHS heroes who have worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic by putting a one-of-a-kind PING tour bag up for auction. “Auctioning off this bag is my way of saying a small thank you to each and every one of our NHS heroes, so I hope that we can raise as much money as possible for such a great cause.” . .

Aug 24th, 2020 Article

Johnson crushes the field at Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson stormed to number one in the world ranking after a superb 11-shot victory at the Northern Trust at TPC Boston. It was somewhat of a formality after the American took a five shot lead into Sunday's round and never looked in trouble. Johnson's finished the event thirty under par which is just one shot off the record for the lowest score in a PGA event.

Aug 21st, 2020 Article

Ben Loveard wins Faldo Series Championship

Following a dramatic two hole playoff finale, Ben Loveard claimed a well-deserved victory at Royal Ashdown Forest to win the England South I Boys Championship. For the second time in as many weeks, the final day of the Faldo Series was live-streamed to the Series’ social media channels and media partners channels with real-time broadcasts from streaming partner ContentLIVE. Harvey Evans (+2)

Aug 14th, 2020 Article

Caddie loses his man the match

Segundo Oliva Pinto was all square with Tyler Strafaci heading down the 18th hole in their last 16 match at the US Amateur when his caddie’s actions led to him losing the hole before even getting to the putting surface.