Oct 30th, 2015
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
The Scottish government has refused planning permission for a controversial plan to build an 18-hole championship golf course in the Highlands of Scotland. The plan had been to build a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, near Dornoch.
You know something is iconic when its value on the second hand market can be more than when it was new. It happens to some old cars, it happens to certain fine wines and expensive spirits and occasionally it happens to golf clubs that are owned by famous dudes but it doesn’t happen often to regular golf kit.
The unlikely pairing of John Rahm of Spain and America’s Ryan Palmer saw off the challenge of Rahm’s countryman Segio Garcia and Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Zurich Classic trophy. The pairing that came together after Palmer’s original partner Jordan Speith pulled out and Rahm’s would be partner, Wesley Bryan, was out with a shoulder injury.
It is now some two weeks since Tiger’s historical victory in The Masters and the frenzy that went with it. CT Pan’s win at the Heritage was impressive but taking nothing away from CT, the event did suffer somewhat from a Masters’ hangover. So, what is there to wet us golf lovers’ appetite this week? That will be the Zurich Classic Team event
Scotty Cameron has created his most technically advanced putter line to date with the 2019 Phantom X family – a collection of nine new modern mallets engineered to take putting performance to the next level. There is, quite literally, something for everyone here!
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
Ian Poulter has not been making friends and influencing people it would seem at the Scottish Open, as a leading Gullane member has sent a long and caustic letter to the Scottish Open tournament director titled: “Ian Poulter is an a—hole”.
Two events this week the Scottish Open and the John Deere Classic. We concentrate on the Scottish Open, the last event before The Open. Two near misses last week in Ireland with both Jon Rahm and Andy Sullivan placed!!
Check out this amazing footage as Storm Hector creates carnage at the site of the Scottish Open.
Good to be back with a winner last week as Webb Simpson at 80/1 wins the Players Championship at Sawgrass. The European event this week is the Belgium knockout hosted by Thomas Pieter's and his wife, it's too much of a novelty event to get involved with, so we concentrate on the Byron Nelson in the USA.
The next generation of Scotty Cameron Select putters – introducing new four-way sole balancing technology – continues the evolution of a line engineered for performance, milled to precision and designed with elegance.
Put.... the..... gun...... down.... Adam....
Scotty Cameron has added a high–MOI mallet with enhanced toe flow to his new Futura line of putters – the Futura 5.5M – combining the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade.
Bryson DeChambeau, the golf scientist, has won the John Deere Classic in Illinois and with it a place in this week's The Open.
Spain/s Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole in a playoff with Englishman Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open, and with it his first European Tour victory in over five and a half years.
The Scottish Open is really the last chance for players to get their game ready ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The Golf Spiv looks under the bonnet to see where the value lies.
Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the supergroups to watch out for.
There are rumours flying around that the Scottish Open could be held at Trump International Aberdeen in 2019.
Phil Mickelson will not be playing the 2017 Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, he has confirmed.
Golf performance tracking brand Shot Scope has received a grant from Scottish Enterprise for £500,000.
Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence.
Rickie Fowler has built himself a four–shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic, and looks in a great position to claim his first victory in more than a year. Catch him if you can!
The 2016 John Deere Classic has been voted the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year, and also recevied awards for its social media engagement.
Massive congratulations to Sergio Garcia as he wins the Dubai Desert Classic by three shots over Henrik Stenson. Here's how he did it to earn his first European Tour victory for three years.
Sergio Garcia has a three–shot lead at the end of moving day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Could Sergio be set for first European Tour victory in three years?
Strong winds have delivered the second major blow to the Dubai Desert Classic after Tiger Woods' earlier withdrawal
A ground-breaking co-sanctioning agreement between the LET and LPGA has been reached that will see Dundonald Links host both the 2017 men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens.
VisitScotland and Aberdeen Asset Management have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be part of the newly announced Rolex Series as part of an enhanced European Tour schedule for 2017.
Adam Scott and Rafa Cabrera–Bella have been enjoying some fine dining, if you like eating live bugs that is!
In The PGA Takeaway, Teryn Schaefer recaps the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, where Justin Thomas successfully defended his title, Anirban Lahiri brought his #CurryPower and Zac Blair chased a lizard on the course.
In the third round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, Anirban Lahiri separates himself from the field with his 7-under 65 and Justin Thomas closes strong with five straight birdies coming down the stretch. And there's a hole in one from Kevin Na!
Tiger Woods comes back this week at the Safeway Classic. And he's making that comeback alongside his former nemesis and new best buddy Phil Mickelson.
Will Tiger Woods make his comeback next week at the Safeway Classic?
Ever wondered why the pros flock to Scotty Cameron putters? Check out this video to se the attention to detail that goes in to his designs, and just maybe the best looking putter ever!
What is Rory putting with, and who is helping him improve his stroke?
Sex offender footballer Adam Johnson is getting visits from his golf coach in jail, who seems to think it would be a good idea for Johnson to be out and playing golf again....
Paige Spiranac made the cut at the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, and is now tied 58. Here's how she got on.
To celebrate Open Week, and the launch of their new Canary Wharf store, our friends at Scottsdale Golf have been out and about actively trying to bring new people into the game. Here’s how they went about it.
Paige Spiranac is set to make her first visit to the Scotland when she takes part in next week’s Ladies’ Scottish Open at Dundonald Links. And shes looking absolutely amazing to boot.
The European Tour has issues an apology over the set up of the Castle Stuart course for the Scottish Open, as forty mile an hour winds hit the course.
Phil Mickelson has happy memories of Castle Stuart. Back in 2013 he played there and won, and used his success in the Scottish Open as a springboard to winning The Open at Muirfield. But could this be his last appearance there?
The Greenbrier has been canceled due to the horrific flooding that took place this week. But how will that affect The Open?
Brian Stuard has won the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic, which had a Monday finish. He held on to claim his maiden PGA Tour victory in a three-way playoff.
Rain. Stopped. Play. That pretty much sums up day three at The Zurich Classic. While a few players managed to tee off in their third round, the leader Brian Stuard only managed the six holes to finish his second round.
The Spiv won last week with money on Charley Hoffman, so who is he backing to bring home the bacon this time around?
Step Brothers favourite Adam Scott takes on Jon Daly in a made for TV grudge match...
Scottish Golf has launched its biggest-ever campaign to encourage more people to get outside playing and enjoying the game of golf at clubs across the country.
An American tycoon has given £2 million to Scottish charities because he fell in love with the country’s golf courses.
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.
The merger of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA) went through last year, and the new unified body came into existence on October 1 2015. But only months later it has lost it’s new CEO. What’s occurring?
Adam Scott raised the trophy last night at the Honda Classic, pipping Sergio Garcia by one shot for his first title in two years. While he only managed a level par 70, Sergio could only muster a 71, and no one made a run at the the two of them.
Adam Scott shot a 66 last night to take a share of the lead last night with Sergio Garcia at the Honda Classic last night. Sounds great. Except he threw a quadruple bogey in there.
The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!
What is it with Rory and the Honda Classic? He wins in 2012 and now he's missed Honda Classic cut for the second time in a row.
Last night Sergio Garcia took a share of the first round lead at the Honda Classic, shooting a 65 despite tangling with an alligator. Garcia shares the lead with Michael Thompson, the 2013 Honda Classic winner. Check out the highlights.
The Honda Classic GolfPunk Fantasy League Challenge. Picture of ducks taken yesterday by the 3rd green by Getty's Dave Cannon. Lovely stuff...
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.
So who should you be looking out for this week? Here’s my top five to do well this week at the Honda Classic.
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.
Click here for Scond Round Article!! (Apologies we put the wrong link on email!!) Charley Hull and Catriona Matthews were amongst seven players tied for the lead after the first round of the Bahamas LPGA, alongside US players Paula Creamer, Ashley Ramsey and Alison Lee and Japanese players Mika Miyazato and Haru Normura, each shooting a 5-under-par 68.
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.”
According to phone call records from between 1997 and 2000, obtained by the BBC though Freedom of Information laws, Bill Clinton wanted a retirement job as a Scottish MP so he could play more golf.
The best viral golf videos of 2015!!
Male Player Of The Year 2015, Lady Player Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year: Here's your verdict...
Team OPf teh Year 2015 & Comeback Of The Year 2015 – who won the Staunchies?
The Top 5 Drop Me Bacon Sandwich Moments from 2015 PLUS GP Headlines Of The Year...
Wow this was a close run thing! Two ladies swapped the lead until late into Christmas Eve. Here's the low down...
One of the most coveted Staunchie Awards is Lord & Lady Staunchness, given to people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the name of golf and/or GolfPunk...
Hey Hey it's the Staunchies: 15 categories for you to vote for your favourites from 2015. And have a chance to win (another) Tom Tom Golfer GPS watch worth £199.99!!
This is a great little video that the European Tour has put together. You can watch Rory's final round of the year at the DP World Tour Championship in just ten minutes flat.
It's without doubt been a disappointing season for Adam Scott, who needs a late win to secure his record of a tour win every season, which is what he has done for the last 14 consecutive years. In front of what will undoubtedly be a highly partisan Ozzie crowd, Scott is properly pumped up for the occasion.
Adam Scott confirmed today that he is by no means certain to play at the Olympics in Rio next year, even if he does qualify. He’s also been highly critical of the organisers for not including a team event, something we’ve been crying out for as well.
It was Ker-Ching day for Graeme McDowell as he won a one-hole play off to trouser $1,116,000 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Play was suspended at the OHL Classic in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. But here's who is winning....? And now it seems to be back on.
On a lightening and rain-affected day it was USA’s Derek Fathauer who rose to the top of the leaderboard. He shot another six under 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Jason Bohn.
It's go time again. We bring you the tee times and pairings for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which is in Mexico if you didn't know.
The humble putter cover has become a piece of golfing art in recent times. Scotty Cameron started the craze with his tour covers and highly sought after limited editions. But they have become mass produced, inhibitively expensive, and almost impossible to get hold of. Scott Readman believed there was another way.
Right. Hang on in there, please. We are about to try to explain how the Race To Dubai works. We thought the Top 60 line up was complete following the completion of the Hong Kong Open. We were wrong..
Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Illionois.
What do you do when you find yourself in a world of technically driven sportswear when you’re a heritage brand originating in woolen underwear? You give yourself a makeover is what! And that’s exactly what Scottish heritage brand Lyle & Scott have done, fusing a whopping 141 year heritage with technical, performance golf wear for AW15.
One of the great things about the US PGA is that club pros can qualify for the event, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia. One such player who has qualified to play at Whistling Straits this week, who you might not have heard of, has already played, and beaten, Sergio Garcia before.
Troon North, Scottsdale, Arizona
Winner, winner, haggis dinner!! Rickieeeeeeaaahhhh!!!!
If the Ping Anser is the original heel toe-weighted putter then the Newport is arguably the current gold standard.
Changing your headcovers is a great way to stop being a corporate shill and give your golf bag it’s own identity.
We love a Lyle & Scott lambswool sweater, but they can be a bit warm for everyday wear.
Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.
"He's the number one player in the world, and he's showing why." That was Adam Scott taking about Justin Rose immedately after finishing second to the Englishman by two shots at Torrey Pines in the FarmersInsurance Open.
Is this the perfect golf club? Just look at it. Makes you want to put it in a glass case and sell tickets. Or just whip it out of the bag from 153-yards and hit the greatest shot of your life. Wilson Staff tip their cap to a classic with the new 2019 blades...
This week's golf betting tips from the legendary Nick Fleming. It's the Omega Desert Classic and the Farmers aka Flutter Central...
So close last week at the Sony Open with Andrew Putnam 69/1 leading until the final stages eventually finishing 2nd to Matt Kuchar. But now I focus on the Desert Classic.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot... and today is her birthday!!!
Wilson Golf has extended its line-up of European Tour players with the signing of exciting Scottish player David Law on a multi-year deal.
The home of Scotland's only Seve Ballesteros-designed golf course has joined one of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands and will be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.
When 21-year-old Kim Smith, the tall green-eyed brunette model, actor and brainiac hit her first hole in one she felt perfectly complete. Her father, a handsome swaggering Texan, had been teaching her the game since 'practically the day I could walk' she says...
Just when it looked like Coul Links had got the all clear, there has been a very significant development in this ongoing tale.
POTUS Donald Trump is going to be golfing at one of his Scottish courses next week, and it could become one very expensive game of golf…
Effingham Golf Club has used a trip back in time as the inspiration for its new-look championship course after completing a major renovation and upgrade of its classic course and club facilities. GolfPunk investigates...