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The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

Jan 18th, 2016

Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.

Women's British Open must go ahead

Women's British Open must go ahead

Jun 11th, 2020

It was disappointing to hear of the cancellation of the Evian Championship but if France was going insist on a 14 day quarantine period for players the decision was inevitable. The loss of the Evian now puts even more importance on the Women's British Open which is due to be played at Royal Troon from 20th to 23rd August.

Tee booking systems crashing

Tee booking systems crashing

May 13th, 2020

Today is the day we can all get back on the course after an almost insufferable seven weeks or so. Golfers have been rushing to book tee times and clubs systems have been crashing under the volumes.

Motorcyclists vandalise Surrey course

Motorcyclists vandalise Surrey course

Apr 27th, 2020

A quite mind-boggling act of vandalism took place at Walton Heath at the weekend as thugs on motorbikes delighted in churning up a green one of the courses. This truly unbelievable video footage shows the animals doing doughnuts on the green and then riding off as walkers watched in disbelief.

World’s biggest golf lesson

World’s biggest golf lesson

Apr 23rd, 2020

Here’s a chance for golfers to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home! At 2 pm BST on 5th May 2020, PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. GolfPunk is going to jump on board as out pre-COVID-19 putting was truly shocking.

Tiger’s Master’s dinner from isolation

Tiger’s Master’s dinner from isolation

Apr 8th, 2020

Every year on the Tuesday of the Masters week the top golfers gather for the traditional Champions Dinner. Yesterday it would have been Tiger Woods as defending champion selecting the menu but 2020 is sadly no ordinary year. Woods instead spent the evening tweeting a message that he was sharing dinner with his family.

R&A cancel the Open

R&A cancel the Open

Apr 6th, 2020

Well, the R&A finally made a decision and somewhat surprisingly for some the decision was to cancel the 149th Open Championship because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tournament will now take place at the same venue, Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, in 2021.

LPGA moves Evian Championship

LPGA moves Evian Championship

Mar 29th, 2020

The LPGA has announced the movement of the Evian Championship to 6th to 9th August, the week before the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. At the same time, the signs are that both the R&A and USGA will announce the postponement of the Open and US Open in the coming week.

Players Championship cancelled

Players Championship cancelled

Mar 13th, 2020

The Players' Championship in Florida is cancelled and no further tournaments will be played up until the Valero Texas Open. The announcement came from Tour saying it was " the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause."

Coronavirus spectre looms over Masters

Coronavirus spectre looms over Masters

Mar 10th, 2020

Italy has just gone into lockdown and around the world sports events are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. All golf events cancelled to date have been mainly in Asia but now Europe and the USA are beginning to take action to stem the spread of the virus. The Masters is only a month away, and the signs are not promising.

Golf legends awarded Medal of Freedom

Golf legends awarded Medal of Freedom

Mar 8th, 2020

Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player will receive the highest honour a civilian can receive from President Trump at a ceremony on 23rd March. Sorenstam learned of the honour last year after a game of golf where she and Senator Lindsey Graham took on Gary Player and President Trump.

Justin Rose avoids penalty at Bay Hill

Justin Rose avoids penalty at Bay Hill

Mar 6th, 2020

Trial by television was with us again at the Bay Hill Classic on Thursday. No Patrick Reed this time but rather the squeaky-clean Justin Rose. Rose had a tricky chip from the back of the 11th which he ran some 10 feet past the pin but did he move the ball at address?

Scott Piercy rues use of social media

Scott Piercy rues use of social media

Mar 6th, 2020

What did Scott Piercy think when he chose to share social media posts which at best one could describe as controversial? Surely he realised in this day and age that such views might not sit well with the public? Clearly not and it will hurt him in the pocket as sponsors start to distance themselves from the player.

Magical Kenya Open postponed

Magical Kenya Open postponed

Mar 6th, 2020

The European Tour has announced the postponement of the Magical Kenya Open Presented by Absa which was due to take place between 12th and 15th of March. This followed the decision by the Government of Kenya to postpone all meetings and conferences in the country of an international nature.

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Mar 5th, 2020

A careless error on his card has dumped England's Eddie Pepperell out of the Qatar Masters at the Education City Golf Club in Doha. The 2018 champion had hoped to find that form of two years ago and force his way into the world's top 50 in time to qualify for The Masters.

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

Mar 4th, 2020

As previously reported, the Golf Hall of Fame recently amended the qualification criteria moving the minimum age for both male and females to 45 from 50. So, it was hardly a ‘dropped my bacon sandwich’ moment when we learned that Tiger was on the list of finalists.

Coronavirus threatens Oman Open

Coronavirus threatens Oman Open

Feb 27th, 2020

It was a worrying time for the European Tour as Italian golfers Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Gagli were quarantined in Muscat and originally forced to pull out of the Oman Open over fears they may have contracted the coronavirus. However, the pair will now play, partnering each other after Gagli’s test proved negative.

R&A announce venue for 152nd Open

R&A announce venue for 152nd Open

Feb 25th, 2020

Royal Troon first hosted The Open in 1923, and the great event will return to the famed links course in South Ayrshire a century on from that first staging. In 2023 Royal Troon will be staging the event for the tenth time, the last time being 2016 when Henrik Stenson prevailed in a mighty battle with Phil Mickelson.

Top 3 Shots of last week

Top 3 Shots of last week

Feb 24th, 2020

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!

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

Feb 21st, 2020

He has been saying for a while now that he needs to get off to better starts in events and in Mexico yesterday Rory McIlroy delivered. The World Number One soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue an excellent run of form of late with a six-under-par 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club.

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Feb 20th, 2020

Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.

Now Kostis calls out Reed

Now Kostis calls out Reed

Feb 20th, 2020

We thought Brooks Koepka had rather put the boot into Patrick Reed with his comments about building sandcastles but ex-CBS golf commentator Peter Kostis went even further this week inferring that Reed was a serial cheat.

Fittest golfer in the world?

Fittest golfer in the world?

Feb 9th, 2020

Our Bryson may not quite be ripping it up on the golf course but word has got to us that he made the Sports Illustrated Top 50 Most Fit Athletes. Quite excited to learn who had made this Top 50 ( 25  men and 25 women) we were somewhat disappointed to find the definition of ‘fit’ not quite matching GolfPunk’s.

Golf Hall of Fame changes

Golf Hall of Fame changes

Jan 23rd, 2020

Call us old cynics but are the latest set of changes at the Golf Hall of Fame just a dressed way to get Tiger Woods inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame a few years earlier and boost the quality of the list of possible inductees for the 2021 draft? The rules were only changed some four years ago to move the minimum age from 40 to 50 and now it is being edged back to 45.

World-first for gender equality

World-first for gender equality

Jan 17th, 2020

Berkhamsted Golf Club has decided to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy, a long-standing top men’s amateur in the UK. This is a world-first for elite amateur golf and has the backing of the R&A and England Golf. The event which is entering its 61st year – has transformed from being a men-only tournament, into one which invites both sexes to compete for the same prize.

PUMA grabs a slice of Beef

PUMA grabs a slice of Beef

Jan 15th, 2020

We wondered why GolfPunk favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston posted a video on Instagram about his love for cats. We know he is a big softy but now all has become clear. Beef announced ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship that he is joining the PUMA gang.

Pete Dye dies at age of 94

Pete Dye dies at age of 94

Jan 10th, 2020

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.”

Tiger announces first outings for 2020

Tiger announces first outings for 2020

Jan 10th, 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.

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Jan 9th, 2020

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.

Ko takes Player of Year

Ko takes Player of Year

Jan 9th, 2020

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.

LPGA players pledge aid to Australia

LPGA players pledge aid to Australia

Jan 8th, 2020

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.

Tournament of Champions 2020

Tournament of Champions 2020

Jan 6th, 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.

GolfPunk’s Hall of Shame 2019

GolfPunk’s Hall of Shame 2019

Jan 3rd, 2020

2019 is behind of us but it was not a great display by some who let down our great game and so have been inducted into the GolfPunk Hall of Shame. So which five golfers find themselves with the unwanted invite?

World Handicap System

World Handicap System

Jan 2nd, 2020

Get ready folks there is a new handicapping system on its way. For those across the pond things will not be much different but for golfers in the UK, and to a slightly lesser extent Europe, there is a fair bit changing. The new World Handicap System will be introduced in the USA and dozens of other countries in January 2020 with the changes coming to the UK, Sweden, Portugal and Italy in November.

PGA Pro busted for solicitation

PGA Pro busted for solicitation

Dec 12th, 2019

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey was arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Central Florida. Gainey has been a pro golfer since 1997 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008, where he became famous for wearing gloves on both hands when playing.

Engström extends her lead in Kenya

Engström extends her lead in Kenya

Dec 7th, 2019

LET 2018 Rookie of the Year, Julia Engström, carded a two under par 70 at Vipingo Ridge course to extend her lead in the Magical Kenya Ladies Open to seven shots over the field. Esther Henseleit who needs to win the event for a chance of grabbing the LET order of merit title could only manage a 71 and sits in joint second.

Stewart Golf launch HottMitt

Stewart Golf launch HottMitt

Dec 3rd, 2019

We must say we like the look of the new Stewart Golf HottMitt. Who wouldn’t want toasty warm hands on the golf course? The mobile phone or device holder and charger does look like a bit of techfoolery (Is that a new word? - Ed) but each to their own. But might there be other uses?

Most valuable putts in golf

Most valuable putts in golf

Nov 26th, 2019

This weekend the biggest winner’s cheque on Tour were nabbed by Jon Rahm on the European Tour and Kim Sei-young on the LPGA Tour. Check out how both closed out their respective events and raked in a rather obscene amount of cash.

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

Nov 24th, 2019

GolfNow the biggest online tee time agency in the golf industry has grabbed an even bigger share of the market following the acquisition of EZLinks Golf by GolfNow owner, NBC Sports Group. Part of the EZLinks Golf portfolio is the online tee time booking platform TeeOff. So, what does this consolidation signal to the golf industry?

BBC gives up The Masters

BBC gives up The Masters

Nov 20th, 2019

For the first time since 1955 there will be no live coverage of any golf on the BBC in 2020. The BBC has lost their rights to show any live coverage of the Augusta event which means that the UK pay TV Channel Sky is now the only place to watch live coverage of the majors. This is the end game for millions of golf fans who have seen the free to air coverage of their favourite sport fade and die in the hands of the BBC over the past decade.

One Ball Rule costs Pro 8 shots

One Ball Rule costs Pro 8 shots

Nov 17th, 2019

In a week where there has been much discussion about the Billy Mayfair affair Russell Henly has reminded us all that the vast majority of tour players are honourable golfers. On dishing out signed golf balls to fans after finishing his second round at the Mayakoba Golf Classic Henly realised he had violated the One Ball rule and called an eight shot  penalty on himself.

Luckiest shot ever?

Luckiest shot ever?

Nov 16th, 2019

We have reported a lot of lucky shots over the years but this latest one really must be up there. Thomas Detry was staring down the barrel of a disaster at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday when lady luck smiled down on him. When we say smiled we mean totally beamed and showered him with lucky dust as what transpired will go down as one of the luckiest breaks in the history of well, lucky breaks.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Nov 11th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again 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...

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Oct 31st, 2019

It’s been a while since this fine course has featured a major event and it’s been even longer since GolfPunk played it. If we recall correctly you head south out of Dublin on the M9 and you can’t miss it – well you can as its in middle of nowhere, if we recall. 

Annika Sorenstam making history again

Annika Sorenstam making history again

Oct 31st, 2019

Stop Press: Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam is set to become the first female professional to compete in the PNC Father Son Challenge. We’ve just picked the Brigadier up off the floor spluttering something about it never happening at West Hill or something. Yes, it is called a father son event but this is 2019 and actually the fairer sex has competed before.

Record 42 penalty strokes

Record 42 penalty strokes

Oct 18th, 2019

Former LPGA player Ann Walker was not exactly burning it up at the recent Senior LPGA Championship but then her score got a lot worse in fact 58 shots worse! Unfortunately, our Ann did not pay attention when the new rules were announced at the beginning of the year. The result, 42 penalty shots imposed for her opening round and a further 16 for her first five holes on day two.

The Great British Open Challenge

The Great British Open Challenge

Oct 16th, 2019

Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!

Round of a Lifetime

Round of a Lifetime

Oct 15th, 2019

We love Carnoustie. It’s probably one of the bestest courses in the UK, forget that the World! So, what better venue for a ‘Round of a Lifetime’ for one Edward Johnson from Massachusetts, U S of A.

Hero Women's Indian Open Final

Hero Women's Indian Open Final

Oct 7th, 2019

A year after finishing tied for second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, Christine Wolf enjoyed a much happier experience at DLF Golf and Country Club as she claimed her first Ladies European Tour title.  The 30-year-old Austrian, who had led by three going into the 18th hole 12 months ago before a nightmare double-bogey wrecked her chances, was able to take care of unfinished business.

Open de España Final

Open de España Final

Oct 7th, 2019

Jon Rahm successfully defended a title for the first time in his career as he stormed to a five-stroke victory at the Mutuactivos Open de España.  The 24-year-old secured his fifth European Tour title in just his 39th start, becoming the fastest Spaniard to reach five victories surpassing the late, great Seve Ballesteros who reached that milestone on his 49th appearance.

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 2

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 2

Oct 5th, 2019

Australia’s Whitney Hillier carded a one-under round of 71 to claim a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Hero Women’s Indian Open. She leads by a single shot from Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord with Linda Wessberg of Sweden and Meg MacLaren of England a further shot back.

Open de Espana Day 2

Open de Espana Day 2

Oct 5th, 2019

The large crowds at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid were delighted as Spanish players took command of the Open de Espana. Adria Arnaus and Rafael Cabrera Bello hold the halfway lead on eleven under par with Samuel Del Val one shot back and world number five and defending champion, Jon Rahm, sitting menacingly two back on nine under.

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 3

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 3

Oct 5th, 2019

Christine Wolf shot an excellent five-under-par 67 in the third round of the Hero Women’s Indian Open to take a one stroke lead into the final round at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram. The 30-year-old Austrian will be determined to make amends for last year when she dumped her third shot into the water at the 18th to take a double bogey and lose the event by two shots.

Titleist Releases latest innovation

Titleist Releases latest innovation

Oct 1st, 2019

Not happy with having the most popular golf ball those clever chaps at Titleist continue to push the boundaries of ball technology. The Titleist Golf Ball Research & Development team were thrown into a room and told they could not come out until they came up with a new golf ball. The result, the Experimental EXP•01 Golf Ball.  

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

Only a fortnight after playing her part in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory at Gleneagles, Carlota Ciganda claimed the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Terramar Golf Club in Sitges, Spain to add another unforgettable moment to her remarkable career.

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

Laura Fuenfstueck of Germany shot a four under 67 to keep the lead but is being hunted down by home favourite Carlota Ciganda who is just two shots back going into the final round of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Golf Club Terramar, near Barcelona.

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Sep 29th, 2019

Businessman Jeremy Ord from South Africa's had an outrageous slice of luck when playing the short 13th hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Ord was playing alongside professional Branden Grace in the team event in Scotland when he came close to a hole-in-one following a number of lucky breaks.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Sep 28th, 2019

Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck produced back to back rounds of 68 to lead by three shots at the halfway stage of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges, near Barcelona. The 24-year-old from Langen was out of the traps quickly, racking up four birdies in her first 12 holes and made just the one bogey, on the par-4 14th, at Terramar Golf Club.

BMW PGA Championship Final

BMW PGA Championship Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Danny Willett made a welcome return to form winning the BMW PGA Championship with a comfortable three shot victory after posting a five-under-par 67 on Sunday at Wentworth.  Overnight joint leader, John Rahm of Spain struggled to card a 70 whilst South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout's charge slightly petered out leaving him third.

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Nelly Korda shot a four-under 67 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open to take her first European Title.  Blustery conditions made it challenging at Golf du Medoc and despite being in a final round containing two local favourites, Korda managed to hold off Joanna Klattern and Céline Boutier for her maiden win on this side of the pond.

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sep 23rd, 2019

The Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson delivered another first-time winner when Sebastian Munoz saw off 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, on the first hole of a playoff. It was the Columbian’s first tour victory and follows the win by Joaquin Niemann of Chile at last week’s win at the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

It was as you were at Wentworth as both overnight leaders shot four-under-par rounds of 68 to extend their lead to three shot over the field. Chasing them are Englishman Justin Rose, South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who both carded 69, and India’s Shubhankar Sharma who had one of the round of the day, a six-under 66.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

France’s Joanna Klatten made a strong push at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France with third round six-under-par 65 at Golf du Medoc Resort bringing her within one of World Number one Nelly Korda, setting up for an exciting final round.

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

A rejuvenated Danny Willett heads the leaderboard alongside Jon Rahm of Spain on eleven-under-par after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Two shots back sit Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, world number four Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

World number ten Nelly Korda lived up to her favourite billing shooting a second round seven-under-par 64 to take a six-stroke lead into the weekend on 10-under-par at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Medoc, near Bordeaux.

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

Sep 20th, 2019

Matt Wallace is a man in form. Following a third place in the KLM Open in Holland last week he shot a flawless seven under par 65 to take a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. Londoner, Wallace leads Spain’s Joh Rahm and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by one shot. With Justin Rose a further short back after a five under 67.

Ashes stars take on different white ball

Ashes stars take on different white ball

Sep 19th, 2019

They may have been looking to run up high scores in the Ashes over the summer but yesterday three of England’s heroes were looking to go low at the ProAm event at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.

Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony

Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony

Sep 13th, 2019

The teams were introduced, the crowds were bedecked in the colours of the teams and Sharleen Spiteri and Texas hit the stage to liven up proceedings. First points in the fashion stakes probably went to Europe with their mid length coats and Solheim Cup tartan scarves winning it out over the the not quite so flattering short jackets of Team USA. A real spectacle indeed and here are some of the best images.

Casey takes European Open

Casey takes European Open

Sep 9th, 2019

Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.

Unique Prize on offer

Unique Prize on offer

Sep 9th, 2019

We very much like the prize being offered to the winning professional at this year’s Highland Golf Links Pro Am. As well as a cheque for a few bob the winner will receive a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt, which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000!

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Aug 30th, 2019

What happens when you pair one of the world’s biggest pop stars with the world’s number two golfer at a Pro-Am event?  Well it’s no joke but what you actually get is a lesson in bunker play in the middle of the round, oh and a very near miss!

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Aug 27th, 2019

The Solheim Cup is just three weeks away and Team USA captain, Juli Inkster, used her picks to add some experience to her rookie Solheim Cup line up last night.  This will be Stacy Lewis’ fifth Solheim Cup and Morgan Pressel’s sixth.  

Ko Wins CP Women’s Open

Ko Wins CP Women’s Open

Aug 26th, 2019

World number one, Jin Young Ko, walked arm in arm up to the 18th green at the CP Women’s Open yesterday with defending champion and local girl Brooke Henderson, as she cruised to a five shot lead over her nearest rival, Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen, to confirm that she is in her class of her own on the LPGA Tour this year.

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Aug 23rd, 2019

There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour.  Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.

FedEx Cup turn off

FedEx Cup turn off

Aug 23rd, 2019

This Sunday evening the winner of the FedEx Cup Tour Championship will pick up a cheque for a cool $15 million dollars. The same evening at the CP Women's Open Aurora, Ontario, Canada the winner will take home a cheque for a paltry $337,500. However, earlier in the day in far flung Czechoslovakia those competing in the final round of the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will take home the combined sum of roughly $135,000!

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

Aug 22nd, 2019

The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.

Stop slow play update

Stop slow play update

Aug 19th, 2019

The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.  

Titleist goes back to black

Titleist goes back to black

Aug 14th, 2019

After exhaustive reseach, including feedback from tour players, their caddies and PGA professionals, Titleist have produced their latest tour bag collection. This is a glimpse of what is to come from Titleist in 2020 and clearly the theme is a sleak jet black look.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

Aug 7th, 2019

Well we have run out of majors but Tiger will still be coming out to play in August as the FedEx Cup Playoffs commence this week in Jersey City, with The Northern Trust. It’s all change with the play-offs and we had to read it a few times before we sussed it out. So here’s how it will work..

Fairy tale Women’s British Open

Fairy tale Women’s British Open

Aug 4th, 2019

She is only 20, has never played a major championship or even played outside Japan until this week and now Hinako Shibuno finds herself leading the Women’s British Open at Woburn. She takes a two-shot lead into the Sunday but there is plenty of talent queuing up behind her should she slip up on the final day.

Smiling Cinderella steals hearts and title

Smiling Cinderella steals hearts and title

Aug 4th, 2019

As majors go, the AIG Women’s British Open was a classic.  Hinako Shibuno, the 20 year old Japanese rookie, who had never set foot in a tournament outside of her home country holed, in some style we might add, a 20ft putt on the 18th to secure the title. Just moments before Lizette Salas had missed a much shorter chance in front of an amazing crowd.

Buhai goes clear at Women’s British Open

Buhai goes clear at Women’s British Open

Aug 3rd, 2019

It was all getting quite crowded at the top of the leaderboard on day two at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn on Friday until the overnight leader, Ashleigh Buhai, who was out late in the day, suddenly put her foot on the accelerator to open up daylight between her and the field.

Want to hit it straight

Want to hit it straight

Aug 3rd, 2019

If you are playing partner or opponent is hitting the ball remarkably straight have a quick nosey at what ball he is playing. If you see the name ‘Polara’ then that will explain why and you can show the seaky devil a red card, as the ball is illegal. Having said that it also sounds fun!

#HELPTHEGRAVY & #BUNCHOFARSE

#HELPTHEGRAVY & #BUNCHOFARSE

Aug 2nd, 2019

What's floated our golf boat and upset us at day two of the AIG Women’s British Open. The GolfPunk team took to the fairways, well ok the path bits down the sides, to see what was good and bad on the Marquess course at Woburn Golf Club.

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Jul 31st, 2019

Defending Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall is set to tee off at 12.16 on Thursday alongside Brooke Henderson of Canada and Japan’s Mamiko Higa and according to her she is “actually very excited. I don't feel any pressure. It’s really nice for me to be home because I've been in the US the whole year.”

Titleist Launch New TS Hybrids

Titleist Launch New TS Hybrids

Jul 31st, 2019

Hybrids are becoming a bigger component of all golfers’ bags. Titleist have always been at the forefront of design and technology when it comes hybrid clubs. The new Titleist TS hybrids represent a new standard in hybrid performance – combining the explosive speed and distance of TS metal woods with the advanced technology that has made Titleist the most played hybrids on the PGA Tour.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

Jul 28th, 2019

South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship.  Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.

The Giant of Portrush!

The Giant of Portrush!

Jul 21st, 2019

They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

Jul 20th, 2019

As we sit and watch the various trials and tribulations of the players at the 148th Open, something pops up and immediately the whole team at GolfPunk are in total agreement, an event which I can assure you is as rare as rocking horse poop.  The chance to own a luxury residence at the Hamilton Grand one of the most iconic buildings located virtually on top of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews and in time for the 150th Open in 2021.  The very definition of lovely stuff!

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

Jul 20th, 2019

The GolfPunk team love the game of golf and are big supporters of the idea of improving the etiquette on the course and in general.  However, this week the big news running around social media was about the US amateur golfer that carded an impressively poor 194 for 18 holes and things got worse when the Florida State Golf Association confirmed it was actually a 131 over par 202!

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club

Jul 20th, 2019

A front nine of such resplendent grace, your heart could stop and you would not notice... In the week the Open comes to Royal Portrush GolfPunk recalls its splendid neighbour Portstewart Golf Club - You Little Beauty

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Jul 20th, 2019

There were a number of rulings made by the R&A officials on day three of the Open but none was more interesting as that for Lee Westwood. And hats off to the 46 year-old Englishman who showed pure class and honesty in dealing with the situation.

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Jul 19th, 2019

Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.