Feb 3rd, 2017
Callaway has announced its 2016 financial results today, and they are clearly on a roll.
Callaway has announced its 2016 financial results today, and they are clearly on a roll.
It's time for the last major of 2016. Here's our USPGA quiz. Quite easy this one...
We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
The British Open Speedgolf Championships will return to Dale Hill Golf Club in East Sussex on August 14 2016. Come on in if you can shoot a 77 in 34 minutes and 4 seconds. We're sitting this one out.
Faldo calls USA as favourites for 2016 Ryder Cup, citing a potential raft of European rookies tilting the odds in Davis Love III's favour. We also take a trip down bad memory lane to Faldo's nadir at Valhalla 2008...
The USGA and R&A have announced four changes to the Rules of Golf, including the much-anticipated ban on the anchored stroke. This is that they have come up with.
Jordan Spieth is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour these days. Still just 24, the Dallas native already has a trio of major trophies on his mantle and he is only a PGA Championship victory from completing the career sweep of the Tour’s most prestigious tournaments. Spieth will be looking to improve upon his 2015 second-place finish at the PGA later this year.
Lydia Ko has beaten Minjee Lee in a play-off to win the Mediheal Championship in California - her first victory since 2016.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
Poults is knocking on the door of 41, and has had a tough old time of it for the past 18 months. But he has positive plans for 2017 and beyond.
It's been a hell of a year. Here are the results of the GolfPunk Staunchie Awards where we honour the finest achivements in 2016 from equipment manufacturers to people who were just nice to us.
Roll up, roll up! It's the annual GolfPunk Quiz. 10 fiendish questions to test your golfing knowledge of the 2016 season...
Friday night saw an incredible display of power hitting as Lucas Dornan became the American Golf Long Drive Champion, winning a hamper of products from Garmin and a place in the World Long Drive Championship.
It's the BMW PGA Championship and you know what that means. The golf season has properly landed in the UK. To celebrate, we have devised this cheeky little quiz to test your knowledge of the European Tour's flag ship event. Tuck in, the grass in lovely!
FootJoy has announced a flying start to 2016 after the latest Golf Datatech reports confirmed the brand was responsible for the top six best-selling shoe models since the turn of the year. They're kicking it!
This year’s second major, The US Open, will take place at Oakmont Country Club on June 13-19, 2016. Here's a little taster video of things to come.
Amateur golfers were teeing it up on The Thames in London this weekend. But instead of using standard issue golf balls, they were using balls made from bread. Welcome to the British Bread Open.
What golf needs in 2016: We've been pondering over producing a wish list for some time, but seen as though it's January and New Year's Resolutions are still relevant-ish, we thought we'd get our thinking caps on and pull something together. You never know, it might just make that little bit of difference.
Here it is, so kick back and enjoy our intrepid music selections for this pleasant Sunday... (and beyond)...
Six of the best fairway woods for 2016. We're convinced at least one of these will be better than your current fairway wood.
We flew all the way to Puma HQ in Herzogenaurach at the end of last year to get the low down on the Spring/Summer clothing collection. Jen Rust, Senior Director Of Merchandising takes us through this year's range.
Why wouldn't you use a mallet putter? They are bigger, more forgiving and easier to line up. It's no wonder so many tour players have switched to them in recent years. Here we check out six of the best for the upcoming season.
We want to hit the ball further in 2016. We're not sure we're ready to start working out though, so we thought we'd see which driver might help us hit longer drives this year. There are limitations in place on driver design by the R&A and USGA, but the manufactuers won't stop striving to produce drivers that hit the ball consistantly further.
We got a heads up of the new 2016 Puma apparal a little while ago when we went and got the exclusive on Alvaro Quiros signing with the cat. And we’ve not been able to say anything about it until now. Next years range is probably they’re strongest, most inclusive range Puma have ever released.
Everyone wants to hit the ball further. It’s a given. Tell everyone from the best players in the world to the weekend warrior that a new driver can gain them ten yards, and they will want to try your driver.
We love the look of the FootJoy D.N.A., it’s sporty but it still looks like a golf shoe. And when it was released two years ago it was a total game changer for FootJoy.
After an incredibly successful return to the European Tour circuit this year it has been announced that Luke Donald will be the next famed English Golfer to host the British Masters and next year they are heading to the Grove in Hertfordshire.
Tiger Woods announced Friday he has had back surgery, which will put him out until 2016.
It's back! The event that totally signals the start of the golf season proper. I look forward to this week as soon as Christmas makes way for the new year and, no offence to the Saudi International, there's only one game in town this week.
As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.
Scaredy Cat Scaredy Cat, sitting on the, errmm, golf mat. No need to be afraid anymore. Ian Poulter is here to show us how to attain true bravery on the tee. No matter what is in front of you...
The picture of Rickie Fowler after the USA had won the 2016 Ryder Cup became one of the iconic picture of the bi–annual contest. And now Rickie has created the pose on #SB2K17!
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour shot of the year, as voted for by My European Tour fans, for his approach shot to the 18th at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
The host venue for the prestigious European Nations Cup 2017, La Reserva de Sotogrande, is the latest high-quality Spanish club to successfully apply for membership of World of Leading Golf (WLG) - an association representing many of the world's top golf clubs and resorts.
Paige Spiranac's lovely Christmas message, plus a catch up of her recent Instagram capering...
Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.
Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, which was held in the Algarve.
A Welsh golf club has told the BBC that the introduction of footgolf led to it increasing its turnover by 30 per cent at a time when its membership was falling dramatically.
Emilliano Grillo was rated the top rookie for the 2015-16 season by his own peers. Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this past season were eligible to vote.
Tyrrell Hatton equalled the Old Course record with a brilliant 62 at St Andrews to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Relive the final epic day at Hazeltine with this 40 minute, ad free, highlights package.
It's on!! After all the drama of this morning's matches here are the afternoon 4-ball pairings
Things are heating up at Hazeltine, and these are only the practice days?! Here are the best pictures so far + added japery...
Join the boys as they go crazy for the Ryder Cup & pay tribute to the great Arnold Palmer. Feat: GP Editor Tim Southwell, Danny O, The Foozler & the legendary golf broadcaster Bob Bubka!!
A nationwide Ryder Cup golf survey* commissioned by Europe’s No 1 golf retailer, American Golf, has revealed that UK golf fans believe that Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez should be the next Team Europe captain for the Ryder Cup set to be staged in France in 2018.
Getting excited yet? Yes, us too. Here's a little Ryder Cup Quiz to get you in the mood...
Davis Love III has gone mad. He says his Ryder Cup team for Hazeltine is the greatest line up of golfers ever assembled. Nurse, could you see to this please...
“They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the team room.
Did you know.. the USA have actually won the Ryder Cup and not all that long ago either. When Paul Azinger went up against Nick Faldo in 2008, he took his lead from navy seals. This is what happened...
The first couple of sessions at Hazeltine are going to be critical. USA are clear favourites but Europe's legendary pairings have blown the odds to smithereens in recent times... Darren Clarke has a lot to think about...
Just when you thought the Captain's Picks palaver had finished, Darren Clarke has thrown in the name of Graeme McDowell into the mix...
Even now this all seems like a dream, a blur, an apocryphal tale. But it happened. And we were there, representing both sides of a complicated and utterly dramatic story...
The last time I kissed a German I was on a school exchange in Dusseldorf in 1979. I can still see Elke now with her peroxide blond Mohican and henna safety pin tattoo on her chin. What's this got to do with the 2016 Ryder Cup? Read on...
Did Darren call it right? Here's your chance to put him right. Or wrong...
It's a hell of a job making these three captain's picks. Believe us, we've been arguing about it for days and we aren't even making the decisions...
So the votes are in. Well, not exactly votes. The opposite of votes. It all came down on Darren Clarke's shoulders. Who would be his three Captain's picks for Hazeltine?
When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.
Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...
GolfPunk last took over Troon at 2004's Open. We are doing it again this year. Here's what went on last time.... WARNING: Disturbing content.
They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates
We're in the money! Well, the Open winner will be. Check out who will win what, all the way down to last place!
Ever wonder what the Head of R&D at Callaway does all day? Well, on this particular day, Alan Hocknell was picking up a coveted Staunchie in Orlando. Putter Of The Year is the Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser!
This is great. adidas Golf receive the award for Golf Shoe Of The Year with super-awesome-excitedness!!
Jordan Spieth has played at Augusta National a total of three times, including this year's Masters. This infographic shows you exactly why.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Thursday tee-times and pairings for The Masters. Check them out here. And here's our take on the top pairings.
Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Masters due to "acute back problems." Here's the low down and why it will be the smallest field since 2002.
Shell Houston Fantasy Challenge: Join now and take on the GolfPunk berks!!
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will miss the par-three competition at the Masters this year. He thinks the event is becoming too much of a hassle.
Your own golf simulator in your house. Got to cost thousands, right? Nope, not the Optishot. This unit costs less than £400.00 and will slip right into your house with virtually no fuss.
Breaking News: Jose Maria Olazabal has announced he won't be taking part in this year's Masters. The two-time Masters champion is believed to be suffering from a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
Jordan Spieth had to hole out three times from off the green to ensure that there was no question of missing the cut at the Valspar Championship on Friday.
Adam Scott has seemingly changed his mind about playing in the 2016 Olympics, according to former British Open Champion Ian Baker-Finch, who will captain the Australian team in Rio later this year.
Original GolfPunk Jesper Parnevik gets the Biscuit Tin treatement – a series of random questions like 'Did they really land on the moon?' 'What would you think if you met yourself at a party?' 'Can you lend me a fiver?'... that sort of thing...
Spiv was not far away from a monster payout as Danny Willett contended to the end at the WGC Cadillac. Then he hit the water on 18 and that dream was over. Still, the Yorkshire man produced a nice Each Way.
Bunker Mentality have headlined their new SS2016 season collection with two new styles, which they believe, shows their leadership of golf fashion. To see what's in the new polo range read on.
According to reports from north of the border, Bunkered Magazine has heard that Dundonald Links may be the venue for this year’s Scottish Open.
Cracking highlights from Pebble Beach where Sung Kang & Hiroshi Iwata lead, with Mickelson lurking...
Phil Mickelson has confirmed he will play in this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. Rory might not be showing, but we are pumped that Phil's coming back.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open absolutely nailed it last weekend. And this is where Rory has been looking for inspiration for the Irish Open, which he will again host this year with his foundation.
The European Tour has announced that Valderrama will stage the Spanish Open for the first time in April, with the Sergio Garcia Foundation as official host of the event at the course in Sotogrande, southern Spain.
It's the West coast swing, and the PGA Tour returns to Pebble Beach. Here's the Golf Spiv's take on where the value lies.
BIG MAX is set to introduce its latest model for 2016, the innovative Autofold FF. So if you are looking for a trolley for the new season check this out. It really is as compact as you like.
Bridgestone UK’s tyre division has extended its presence in golf with the sponsorship of three major tournaments in 2016, including the British Masters at The Grove.
Records were being broken off the course rather than on it at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend. Over 600,000 people came. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Danny Willett sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by a single shot.
This one went down to the wire, and then some. This was thrilling stuff. But Rickie could not quite hang on in there, and with a miss left on the fourth extra hole it was all over.
Who do you think will handle the Arena Of Menace (the 16th!) and win in Phoenix? Join the Phoenix Waste Management GP Fantasy Challenge now!!
It was not to be this time for Jordan Spieth, as South Korean Song Young-Han held on to both his nerve and his narrow lead to finally get over the line for his maiden victory.
Bad weather is really having a go at golf this weekend. The Singapore Open did not finish until Monday morning, and the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines is still suspended because of terrible weather.
They are rarer that hen's teeth, white peacocks, and the Giant Ibis. Introducing Jason Gore's Albatros at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Tiger Woods has been invited to play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club on May 19-22. This could potentially see Woods teeing it up with Rory McIlroy, who is hosting the event.
Branden Grace shot a final round 69 to finish at 14 under par and take the 2016 Qatar Masters by two shots from Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Thorbjorn Olsen, who shared second place.
Paul Lawrie has a two-shot lead after the third round at Doha Golf Club. He seems to like it there as he is now going for an unprecedented third win of the Qatar Masters.
Titleist have launched their new Scotty Cameron Select putters. The key update is the introduction of innovative face inlay technology to produce responsive feel and feedback that golfers have described as “soft but solid.”
Galvin Green is introducing its most comprehensive collection of premium golf wear for 2016 in more fabrics, styles and colours than ever before under their ‘Art of performance’ banner.
The driver might be the TaylorMade M2 that get’s the attention, but after hitting it, the M2 Fairway wood is the main event. This wood rocks.
Jordan Spieth featured in a six-ball on his last hole at the Abu Dhabi Championship, as he became one of the few golfers to finish a fog-interrupted third round.
Topgolf are gearing up to launch their showcase venue on The Strip in Las Vegas. And they are recruiting 850 people! They've clearly got big plans, and we are loving what they are doing. And the scale of their ambition. Here's what they are up to.