May 18th, 2018
The Golf Nurse is back with a photo shoot that caused tremors from Mauritius to Manchester... Plus Part 2 of her Biscuit Tin Interview
The Golf Nurse is back with a photo shoot that caused tremors from Mauritius to Manchester... Plus Part 2 of her Biscuit Tin Interview
This has got nothing at all to do with Easter. Or bunnies. But there's always time to have a little wander in Paige Spiranac Land....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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!
With the Solheim cup a month away they have the Solheim tartan, they even have a tartan fairway what they don’t have is a home player. Yesterday, Carly Booth may have answered Catriona Matthew’s prayers and give the Team Europe captain the excuse she needed to select a fellow countrywoman for the team.
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!
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.
Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?
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...
Sunderland of Scotland, has revealed its collection for Spring Summer 2019.
Rory McIlroy has welcomed the sweeping changes that have been implemented to the rules of golf and hopes that the new rules will bring a greater clarity within the sport.
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
Here she comes: It's Carly Booth, the new GolfPunk Golf Nurse!!! Lesson1: How To Hit Perfect Lob Shots. Take it away, Nursey!!
The Golf Nurse Will See You Now: This won't hurt a bit she says, as Carly Booth shows us how to aproach an elevated pin.
The Golf Nurse Will See You Now: This won't hurt a bit she says, as Carly Booth talks us though playing to an elevated green...
Perfect Your Putting with Golf Nurse Carly Booth
Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'
World of Golf London, one of the busiest driving ranges in Europe with an average of 13 million balls hit each year, is enjoying a record period and has seen its business boosted by Ryder Cup fever following Europe’s victory in Paris.
We love Blair O'Neal here at GolfPunk. And we realised we hadn't written about her for a while. So here it is, A Day In The Unreasonably Busy Life Of Blair O'Neal...
Charley Hull is in contention after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.
Santiago Luna stayed in control throughout the final round as he marched to victory at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters.
With one week to go until this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway, the full list of professionals has now been announced for the Staysure Tour event which takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Golf Channel presenter Alex O'Laughlin works hard for a living. But she knows how to have a good time while doing it. So here we are, A Day In The Life or is it A Life In The Day?... anyway, here it is...
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
SRIXON® has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel golf ball. Available in Soft White™, Tour Yellow™ as well as a Soft Feel Lady model in Soft White™ and Passion Pink™. The new Soft Feels are available now.
Stars of the ladies’ game, Amy Boulden, Trish Johnson and Carly Booth are all in for a bid to win €50,000 as they compete in the Warwickshire-based, Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie
Kabooommmm!!!! Here it is, part one of the Carly Booth shoot + Biscuit Tin interview.
Major global golf footwear manufacturers have been putting their faith in the Softspikes® Fast Twist 3.0® insert system since its introduction to the market in 2017.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, also offers golfers protection against flying and biting insects with their excellent Mosquito Repellent Bands.
It's the start of the season and you're going to need all the help you can get to shoot some decent scores. Some fresh wedges will ensure maximum control around the greens, and lets face it who doesn't like seeing that ball rip back when it lands. Without further ado here are six of the best wedges for 2017...
We've been looking back at the best read articles of 2017, and it came us no surprise to us to find that there are a lot of Paige Spiranac fans out there. Here's GP's take on 'A Day In The Life Of Paige Spiranac, The Overlord Of Instagram....'
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...
With just days until the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the full field of European Senior Tour professionals has been revealed.
Carly's been up to some serious golf travel capering. Check her out as she bounds – literally – through India...
Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse The stuff that's floated our boats and upset us this week...
Jeff Ritter can help you get the ball close from the trickiest of lies. Downhill chip over a bunker. No problem!
Stockport Golf Club played host to GolfPunk favourite, Carly Booth, as she was aiming to raise as much money as possible for British Learning Disability Powerlifting.
The guys on the European Seniors Tour represent a golden, pioneering age of golf. Many of them, like Sam Torrance, were there at the start of the European Tour in 1972, when events took them to ridiculously hard to get to destinations, and players slept 4 to a room to save costs. Subsequently they have very interesting stories...
It’s not a boat and it’s not in a garden, but it is one of the hidden gems of Scottish golf.
What a difference a day makes, as Donald Trump has now de-friended Carly Booth on Twitter.
Donald Trump makes a lot of noise on Twitter, but he doesn't listen to many other people. He does now listen to Carly Booth however...
Carly Booth has been talking to The Telegraph’s James Corrigan, and there’s plenty of positive news as she prepares for the US Women’s Open.
'Win a round of golf with Carly Booth at The Grove' we said. So Pete Corley did just that. And here's the evidence of a sensational day at The Grove, featuring Driver Off The Deck Challenge and plenty more surprises...
Carly Booth, Caroline Hedwall, Meghan MacLaren and Kelsey MacDonald all qualified for the US Women’s Open through Sectional Qualifying at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
With 400 yard bombs, Tour players and over 5000 entrants, The 2017 American Golf Long Drive Championship is breaking all records
FootJoy is launching its season–long FJ Walk of Champions campaign.
Introducing the characters that inspired us to launch this magazine, and now website.
Here we go... the first five GolfPunk Top 50 Of All Timers!!!
Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time: Numbers 45-41
Numbers 25-21. Wow this is difficult!!!!
Into the Top 20 now...
Tommy Fleetwood has backed blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan’s ‘March of the Men’ campaign, which seeks to recruit more young men to the stem cell register.
From The Oscars to Rickie Fowler, soggy driving ranges to Laurel & Hardy. The stuff that's made us smile... or otherwise this week...
Police officers are appealing for information after thousands of golf balls were stolen from a luxury hotel.
What's floated our boats & bunched our bottoms this week?
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour will pay a £250,000 bonus if a player can win four tournaments on the 2017 schedule.
Tiger has sensationally pulled out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with back problems. No, surely not.... say it ain't so...
QHotels is the UK’s largest golf resort operator, and it's now offering visiting golfers the opportunity to double their enjoyment with a BOGOFF offer – Buy One Get One Fourball Free – at each of its 10 UK venues.
With their new Supersoft Golf Ball, Callaway have combined their lowest compression golf ball ever with a soft cover and their Premuim HEX Areodynamics surface pattern. Result: long, straight and Supersoft.
John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.
David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year.
Justin Thomas is leading the SBS Tournament of Champions with a third straight 67 and has a 2-shot lead over an in-form Hideki Matsuyama.
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.
Former South African golfer Wayne Westner has died in an apparent hostage drama on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Wednesday morning.
Hot off the press!! Carly Booth signs for Cobra PUMA Golf.
Muirfield Golf Club has been told to "get out of the dark ages" when it decides whether or not to admit women members in the New Year.
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
Following directly on from winning the Golf Writers' Association Trophy, Henrik Stenson has now landed the big one – European Tour Player of the Year. It's going to be a very happy Christmas down at the Stensons.
GolfPunk celebrates this week's movers & shakers... and laments the oxygen takers....
The stuff that's floated our (& the readers') boats this week. And the stuff that has annoyed the bejeeses out of us...
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.
Golfers can get free golf for the rest of the year if they snap up a new five-day 2017 QFairway membership - available at six of QHotels award-winning resorts.
Ireland’s historic Luttrellstown Castle Resort will be the imposing stage for the 2017 Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professional Championship.
Glencor Golf Holidays, the UK based golf tour operator, has launched a new brand to help golfers to continue to identify great value holidays in Europe despite the weaker pound and the current complications around the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Original Golf Nurse Carly Booth has been up to some properly good golf capering lately. Here's a little tribute to the lovely lass. A Day In The Life Of Carly Booth...
The phrase 'World Cup' has a certain cachet in the sports world. Outside of maybe the Summer Olympics, the football World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Now golf has tried to get in on the power of the 'World Cup' brand with the World Cup of Golf. But the stars aren't turning out.
The humble golf waterproof has changed so much over the years. The Ping Zero Gravity is one of the lightest yet.
It’s the perfect phone call. The opportunity to go somewhere great and play golf. On the line is my Austrian friend Natascha, who had just offered me the chance to come out to her homeland and sample a new golfing Mecca. Yesss.
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.
Welsh Rugby international Andy Powell laughs up his infamous golf buggy escpades in a new spoof video...
It's challenge number two for Carly, Mel & Rosie versus Manchester City. Nearest the pin
Carly has been up to a lot of golf japery recently. On this Ryder Cup Saturday she's bunkered down in front of the telly shouting encouraging stuff to the Europeans. Go Carly and Go Europe!!!
Steve Wheatcroft hit one of the worst shots under pressure ever at the Canadian Open.
The R&A has introduced two new measures to its Pace of Play Condition in time for The Amateur Championship, which is being played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales.
Lofoten Links Golf Course, on the island of Simsøya in Norway, is a spectacular golf course. From the end of May to the end of July the course is open 24 hours a day and you can golf in the midnight sun. Imagine seeing the Norther Lights whilst playing golf?
The official interpretation of the Rules of Golf from The R&A is now available free in an updated edition for 2016 - 2017 and it's now also avaialble on Android as well.
We all hate slow play, and our feelings are shared by one of the UK’s largest golf groups, They’re getting about pace of play, with a high-visibility, long-term programme now in place at all venues.
The good people at Oceânico had a go at bettering the recent par-5 speed record set at Valderrama, and have unofficially broken it with Ricardo Santos and Portugal’s former goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira on the team.