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Tagged with "2020"

Jan 10th, 2020 Article

Tiger announces first outings for 2020

Tiger Woods will open his account for 2020 and quest for his record breaking 83rd tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines from 23rd to 26th January. Woods last seen leading Team USA to victory at the Presidents Cup will then head to the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in mid-February.

Jan 10th, 2020 Article

Pete Dye dies at age of 94

Pete Dye, designer of some of the world’s most famous golf courses, has died in the Dominican Republic at age 94. His family announced his sad passing on social media: “It is with much sadness that we announce our leader, mentor and hero Pete Dye passed this morning at the age of 94.  Pete made an indelible mark on the world of golf that will never be forgotten. We will all miss him dearly.”

Jan 9th, 2020 Article

Ping signs Eddie Pepperell

Ping has signed up Eddie Pepperell on a multi-year equipment deal. Eddie will be all Pinged up , as it were, as he will be wearing a Pink hat and carry a Ping staff bag as well as playing the clubs. It seems Eddie’s antics on Twitter also endeared him to the bosses at Ping and once again he amused his audience with an offer to Prince Harry.

Jan 9th, 2020 Article

Ko takes Player of Year

World number one, Jin Young Ko was the runaway winner of the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) Female Player of the Year. The South Korean star was the overwhelming choice with Nelly Korda way back in second place.

Jan 9th, 2020 Article

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods et al we think the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) were spot on in voting for Brooks Koepka as Player of the Year for 2019. Koepka’s performance at the four majors was undeniable impressive – to win one, finish second in two and tie fourth in the other is quite some feat.

Jan 8th, 2020 Article

LPGA players pledge aid to Australia

No one can ignore the terrible fires ravaging Australia and to help in the relief efforts of those affected by the fires, a number of LPGA players including the Korda sisters, Marina Alex, Australian Sarah Kemp and England’s Charlotte Thomas, have publicised that they will be making a donation.

Jan 8th, 2020 Article

European Tour events in danger

The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.

Jan 6th, 2020 Article

Tournament of Champions 2020

The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.

Jan 6th, 2020 Article

FootJoy Tour X

The FootJoy folk never seem to stand still and the latest iteration is the Tour X which seeks to combine all that was good from previous tried and tested FootJoy models. The new Tour X has been born from the synthesis of 3 Tour-proven models, the DNA, Tour-S and Fury.

Jan 5th, 2020 Article

2020 GolfPunk Reader Predictions - Men

It's 2020 and it's time to get Brexit done but also we've figured out who is going to win the majors oh and the Ryder Cup. Four different winners this year with a popular first time winner!

Jan 5th, 2020 Article

2020 GolfPunk Reader Predictions - Women

It's 2020 and and  we've not only figured out who is going to win the majors in the men's game but we have also sorted out who is going to prevail in the women's majors. For the women we are struggling to look beyond the strong South Korean contingent however, we think 2020 will provide the odd surprise!

Jan 5th, 2020 Article

What every eco-friendly course needs

We applaud all measures being taken by golf clubs to protect our planet and allow Greta Thunberg to go back to school. We’ve seen a number of measure from banning plastic tees to solar powered clubhouses but the latest initiative by Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca caught our eye – Donkeys!