Jun 17th, 2016
28-year-old Andrew Landry has finished his amazing opening round at the US Open, and entered the record books. Here's why.
28-year-old Andrew Landry has finished his amazing opening round at the US Open, and entered the record books. Here's why.
It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.
Shane Lowry leads the US Open by 4 shots going into the final days play at Oakmont.
After 125,000,000 steps and 16,000 rounds, the 2018 FJ Walk of Champions concluded at the Home of Golf in October, with the event’s Grand Final.
The Walker Cup is returning to the Old Course at St Andrews in 2023 for the first time in almost fifty years.
St Andrews is quite rightly holding the 150th-anniversary Open championship. Some of us here at GP think it should never leave the place but that's another story.
Andrew Beef Johnson was interviewed before the Arsenal v Liverpool game at the Emirates, and has this golfing advice to gve to Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.
An £850,000 tax fraudster has boasted of enjoying trips to top golf courses just months after she was jailed for almost four years, including a round at St Andrews!
A Twitter poll conducted by TalkSport's Mike Parry and Mike Graham has caused a social media storm after they asked whether or not Andrew "The Beef" Johnston was an inspiration or a clown.
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.
The UK branch of the animal rights organization PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) have written an open letter to Andrew ‘‘Beef” Johnston yesterday, asking him to become a vegan and change his nickname from “Beef” to “Tofu.”
A company called the Fusion Group has acquired St Andrews pub 1 Golf Place and will rename it The Golf Inn.
We were there last year as Tom Watson came down the 18th in the fast fading light. Huge crowds were both following him, and waiting for him at the green. We were going to witness Tom’s last moment s at St Andrews ……or were we?
520 miles, 10 and a half hours, one bust up with the KFC staff at Keele services and a mildly annoyed Audi A4. But we're here. St Andrews. The 144th Open Champinship. The Rule Pub Diner. The GolfPunk clubhouse in association with Under Armour. And loads of other things and that.
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston had a go in a horn blowing competition during last week’s European Masters in Switzerland.
Miguel Angel Jimenez has won the Senior British Open, beating defending champion Bernhard Langer by a single shot.
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston has signed up as the first of a series of new ambassadors for the Golf Foundation to help promote this charity’s ‘Golf for All’ philosophy, which encourages young people of all abilities to enjoy all the benefits of golf.
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston came so close to making a return to the winners circle, but a birdie from fellow Englishman Matt Wallace on the first playoff hole put paid to that.
Ice Ice Baby: When she’s not blazing it up on the ice winning World Championships and getting us all hooked on curling at the Winter Olympics, Eve Muirhead will be out on the golf course, playing off two and owning the course record at her home club.
It is understood that Prince Andrew used a taxpayer-funded helicopter to fly Jim Yong Kim to the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club at Deal on the Kent coast where he is official patron.
Andrew "Beef" Johnston was among four players who qualified on Sunday via their Race to Dubai standings.
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.
Everyone loves Beef Johnson, what’s not to like? He is a lovely chap and is nice to everyone both on and off the course and boy can he play golf. That’s why it was sad to see Beef’s loss of form and subsequently learn that this great bloke from London was struggling mentally. In this, Men’s Mental Health Month, we really enjoyed watching the video of Beef and Tubes, the Soccer AM presenter, playing a few holes and chatting about mental health and other stuff.
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.
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.
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!
The nominations for the 59club Service Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with some of the highest-profile and best-loved venues across the globe in the running for a golf industry sales and service excellence ‘Oscar’.
JdV Sport are showcasing these luxury apartments at the Hamilton Grand later this month which are situated behind the 18th green of the world-famous Old Course at the Home of Golf in Saint Andrews. Are these the ultimate golf residences?
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston striped off his trousers at the Nordea Masters on Friday in a bid to save par.
GolfPunk has launched its very own beer brand - GolfPunk Gold - in a new partnership with the St Andrews Brewing Company.
It's Beef versus Boo in Arby's Hula Hoop Challenge. But who has the hips to win it?
Tyrrell Hatton was in cruise control today as he won the Alfred Dunhill Links by three shots. But the big story of the day was Ross Fisher’s superb charge with a new course record 61.
It’s the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week as the pros, along with their celebrity/amateur partners, take on Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and of course, The Old Course at St Andrews. Three courses over four days presents a challenge for the Spiv as I’m looking for the complete links player.
Here are the full Alfred Dunhill Links Championship round one tee times for all three participting courses.
It's a bad day up north, as Beef has to pull out of the British Masters...
We had a battalion of Beefalikes at the GolfPunk Clubhouse for the week, who'd won a competition with Beef's beefy sponsors Arby's!
The R&A. What's all that about then? Keith McLaren looks at this oldest of golfing institutions.
Arby’s are turning up the heat on their links with golf, as they are about to become the PGA Tour’s first ever restaurant sponsor. And there's free food for golfers into the bargain.
Former President Obama Barak has been taking his retirement from the White House seriously, with a bucket list trip to the Old Course at St. Andrews.
University of New Mexico’s Athletic Director Paul Krebs financed a trip to St Andrews for him and his pals out of the universities funds, and got away with it!
The closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country’s world–class courses.
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland.
Golf's two main governing bodies have announced they are planning to introduce a new single World Handicap System for club golfers.
D.A. Points shot a six–under 66 to win the Puerto Rico Open, but he didn't make it easy for himself. And it was not to be for 'Beef' who was in contention, but finished T10.
They call him "The Club Whisperer". If there's an antique golf club in the vicinity, Will Roberto will find it. Here's a fascinating insight into how Will built his amazing collection, which is now about to be to auctioned.
Beef was not playing at the Valspar last week, so he had time to do some pre–round interviews for Sky Sports. But not everything went quite to plan when he interviewed Henrik Stenson.
VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s favourite golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland.
Musselburgh Links, regarded by many as the world’s oldest golf course for continuous play, is the subject of a bid that could result in £10 million being invested in it.
Valderrama has interviewed everyone from Ian Poulter to Tony Jacklin. The pros love him. Some, including Paul Casey, will only be interviewed by Valdy when GolfPunk comes to town. But there was one dude Valdy really wanted to meet: "Get me Beef!" he said to us. So we did.
It's time for the Golf Oscars as the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards take place at The Belfry.
Our undercover Kilted Caddie has somehow managed to get his name on the board at St Andrews, but he’s very aware of the dangers of being blackballed.
Why golf is empowering women, both on and off the course.
The Dunvegan Hotel, one of the most iconic 19th holes in golf, has been sold to a consortium of golfing fans from Canada and the USA.
We hate it when we miss a good story that is literally right under our noses. But we failed to report properly on Beef's interview on Radio 4 on Tuesday when he revealed why he had grown his beard.
Golfers have celebrated the youngest winner of The Open Championship by playing a round in traditional attire.
A street in Fife which leads to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews has been named the most expensive in Scotland.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.
Beef has been out in Jamaica, visiting the relatives. We are big fans of Jamaica, as our Brig was stationed there working on Red Stripe. And there's some great golf out there as well.
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
Beef and Nicki Colsearts have been on the pinball table. And we have to say that Nicki C sure plays a mean pinball.
The World Number 54 is in contention at St Andrews. Andy kindly popped in to see us at the GolfPunk Clubhouse so, naturally, we asked him if he can lend us a fiver...
Beef loves the Arsenal. And last night he had the dream scenario: A thumping win in the Champions League and a seat in Aaron Ramsey's corporate box. Early indications are that the condition of the buffet and bar staff is 'stable' this morning...
The fall in sterling is tempting American golf tourists to flock to some of UK and Ireland's top resorts, according to Golfbreaks.com.
Beef met his match this week when he got interviewed by the infamous Billy The Kid.
Beef is caturing the imagination of kids and adults all over the world. Here's a four–year old American boy who has been inspired by Beef for his Halloween costume. We're loving it!
Beef and Arby’s got together in July, and now the first ads are ready for broadcast. Check them out here. They're hilarious.
'Beef' earned his PGA Tour card on Sunday, shooting a three under par 68 at the Web.com Tour Boise Open to finish in fourth place and take his prize.
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston is still in the hunt for his PGA Tour card, despite dropping to fourth at the Albertsons Boise Open.
Beef made a late bogey but still carded an 8-under 63 on Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the Albertsons Boise Open, the second of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
They're finally here! The all new Titleist 917 drivers! And they're bloomin' gorgeous!
Beef wants to go on a lads' holiday. It's just that the lads happen to be Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman, and Justin Thomas. #SB2K17 baby!!!
Beef will tee it up in the four-event series, starting at the DAP Championship in Ohio on 8-11 September, in an attempt to secure his PGA tour card.
Beef won himself a host of new fans at last weekend’s London Golf Show at Bluewater – not only among the general public, but also within the golf industry.
Beef enjoyed a return to his professional roots by supporting the Jamega Pro Golf Tour event at Enfield, North London on August 21.
Part 2 of Valdy's interview with Beef, in which Beef sings a sweary grime song and Valdy gets upset... Plus Tarby, Arbys and the Jamega Tour...
Londoner Andrew ‘Beef' Johnston is the guest of honour on the opening day of the London Golf Show, which takes place at Glow, Bluewater, in Kent, from August 26-28, 2016.
Beef's being giving a golf lesson in a London pub. Check it out here.
Seven men have been jailed for a total of 47 years for planning a raid on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
Beef is part of a long tradition of terrible golf tattoos, check out some absolute howlers here...
Beef has been tweeting in support of Hounslow Heath Golf Centre being closed by the council in September, a course he played when growing up.
Back in the day, Eddie Peperrell and Beef were on the same England amateur team. They hung out and went through quite a bit together. Here Eddie offers a rare insight into their world back then...
Beef's got his own song!!! How many golfers can say that...
The merger between the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A has moved close to completion with the signing of a heads of agreement by the two organisations which are both based in St Andrews.
Andew 'Beef' Johnston gives us the MTV Cribs style tour of his modest abode
We’ve been loving the adventures of Beef this weekend. Overnight he has become a modern folk hero. Check out his 58-degree wedge – it’s 100% beef.
Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the final five videos here. The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here, and have your say.
The owners of the iconic Dunvegan Hotel in St Andrews have announced through social media that they are to sell the hotel.
We love Andrew Johnston, now we'll get to see what America thinks of him as he has qualified for the US Open at Oakmont.
It's a fine art, lining up putts for complete berks like us. But someone's got to do it and the Secret Caddie is here to tell us about the trials and tribulations of a resort caddie.
Keith McLaren is the Kilted Caddie. He's been caddying in St Andrews since 2014. Here he tells us all about the art of caddying.
A rare putter created by KRONOS Golf founder Phillip Lapuz has gone on display at the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland.
“Whisky is liquid sunshine.” – George Bernard Shaw
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.
Who let the Leish off, as Aussie Marc Leishman won his first European Tour title by six-shot at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.
Direct Golf has been taken over by Sports Direct after a fiercely fought battle for control of the business between Direct Golf's John Andrew and Sports Direct's Mike Ashley.
John Andrew, the chairman of the UK’s second biggest golf retailer, Direct Golf UK has reportedly filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators in his fight to retain control of the company with Sports Direct owning billionaire, Mike Ashley.
If you’ve got a spare £1.75 million then this has got to be any golfers dream home and location. 19 Pilmour Links has an extraordinary setting right on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd, the world famous road which cuts across the first and 18th fairways of The Old Course, St Andrews.
In a new twist to the Direct Golf/Sports Direct saga, DG owner John Andrew has changed the locks back and employed security guards to protect his premises, following Sports Direct's action last Friday when they comandeered the property and changed the locks.
The big question today was whether or not Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen could keep his cool and hold his lead to win a third European Tour Championship, and keep his tour card whilst he was at it? And there was also the question of would he pick up $800,000? The Dunhill Cup is one of the biggest purses on the European Tour, with a total prize fund of $5,000,000.