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Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Dec 2nd, 2019

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.

Solheim Cup – Team Europe

Solheim Cup – Team Europe

Aug 12th, 2019

Well we nearly got the final line up right in that we predicted three of the four captain’s picks. European Captain Catriona Matthew went for France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.

Golf Course vandalised

Golf Course vandalised

Nov 19th, 2019

A golf club is counting the cost of a horrific attack on their greens by mindless vandals. Seven of the greens at Oldham Golf Club were hacked at with what appears to have been a golf club or clubs. The distressing pictures were posted by the club on their social media feeds.

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.

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.

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.

Dame Laura Davies named Solheim Cup Vice Captain

Dame Laura Davies named Solheim Cup Vice Captain

Nov 20th, 2018

European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15.

Denise Van Outen: Swingin' Siren

Denise Van Outen: Swingin' Siren

Apr 3rd, 2018

It's Masters week and what better way to celebrate than with the GP Green Jacket adorning the shoulders of the one and only Denise Van Outen?!     

Andy Sullivan's golf house up for sale

Andy Sullivan's golf house up for sale

Oct 14th, 2017

Andy Sullivan's house in Magyar Crescent, Whitestone, is up for sale with Fine and Country, and offers over £900,000 are being welcomed. We take a look at the place and ponder what Sulli gets up to here...

Controversially banned equipment

Controversially banned equipment

Aug 26th, 2017

With a potential ban for green books on the horizon, we’ve looked back at what other bits of golf equipment have been banned in competition (and occasionally had the ban lifted again) throughout the history of golf!

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

Apr 23rd, 2017

The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack on 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen.

GolfPunk goes to Cannes!

GolfPunk goes to Cannes!

Mar 4th, 2017

Cannes is much more than high heels and red carpets as we discover it's golfing hinterland.

Hole–in–one for Jaco Van Zyl

Hole–in–one for Jaco Van Zyl

Jan 13th, 2017

Jaco Van Zyl, who represented South Africa at the Olympics when all his peers couldnt make it, have a stroke of good fortune today. He had a beautiful hole–in-one on the 16th and picked up a brand new BMW i8 in the process. 

Vandals strike again

Vandals strike again

Dec 17th, 2016

Golf club members who took over a former council course to save it from closure are worried about its future after “mindless” vandals struck.

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Dec 15th, 2016

One of the world’s oldest golf courses has been damaged by vandals who deliberately tore up one of the greens in a car. Utter cretins we say! 

Dame Laura Davies goes putter chucking

Dame Laura Davies goes putter chucking

Nov 7th, 2016

Dame Laura Davies ended a difficult round by throwing her putter into the lake by the 18th green on day two of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi. Just one of those days we guess.

Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Oct 23rd, 2016

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...

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Mar 11th, 2016

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.

Adam Scott wins Honda Classic

Adam Scott wins Honda Classic

Feb 29th, 2016

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.

Who is Andy Sullivan?

Who is Andy Sullivan?

Jan 22nd, 2016

Andy Sullivan is on a roll. Three wins last season, up to 37th in the world, and now leading in Abu Dhabi. We caught up with him back at the Open to find out a little more about the man. And if he would lend us a fiver...

Golf Flood Damage

Golf Flood Damage

Jan 9th, 2016

The recent storms have taken their toll around the UK since Christmas, and lots of golf courses have been badly affected. Here's some of the courses that have taken the brunt of the bad weather.

Adam Scott Pumped

Adam Scott Pumped

Nov 25th, 2015

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.

Andy Sullivan Reacts

Andy Sullivan Reacts

Nov 22nd, 2015

We are glad to hear that Andy Sullivan has taken nothing but positives from his week in Dubai at the DP Championship Tournament. He had led after all the first three rounds, but could not withstand Rory’s final day charge. Here's his take on his week in the office.

Adam Scott Holiday or Olympics?

Adam Scott Holiday or Olympics?

Nov 18th, 2015

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.

Denise Van Outen: GP's New Roving Reporter

Denise Van Outen: GP's New Roving Reporter

Oct 20th, 2015

As far as golf goes, Denise Van Outen cannot be stopped. And who in their right mind would try to stop her? Not GolfPunk, that's for sure. And we are delighted that DVO has joined us as roving video reporter!!

Andy Sullivan: What's He Like?

Andy Sullivan: What's He Like?

Oct 18th, 2015

So what's he like? And Sullivan has been blazing it up in Portugal by day, and being very funny at night, taking the GP Biscuit Tin Challenge...

Fantasy Fourball: Gary Evans

Fantasy Fourball: Gary Evans

Jun 14th, 2015

European Tour stalwart and Monty-baiter, Gary Evans, plays a round with Sinatra, Boxall and Hefner...

G/Fore Gallivanter Golf Shoes

G/Fore Gallivanter Golf Shoes

Mar 2nd, 2015

The G/Fore Gallivanter is not only the best named shoe ever but it’s also incredibly comfortable and a shoe that’ll help you look like a dapper don, and we’re not talking Mad Men.

Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win at Torrey Pines

Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win at Torrey Pines

Jan 28th, 2019

"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. 

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

Nov 19th, 2018

Recently back in the news for his coaching work with Alexander Zverev, Ivan Lendl is a huge name in professional tennis, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. But he has a great golf story to tell as well.

A Life In The Day of Golf Channel's Alex O'Laughlin

A Life In The Day of Golf Channel's Alex O'Laughlin

Sep 22nd, 2018

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...

PXG have their only UK van stolen

PXG have their only UK van stolen

Feb 19th, 2018

Top end equipment manufacturer, PXG have had their custom fit van stolen from the central Birmingham area. The incident happened between 8pm Friday 16/02 & 8am Saturday 17/02.

Armchair referees banned

Armchair referees banned

Dec 11th, 2017

In a much­–needed outbreak of collective sanity, armchair referees will no longer be able to submit potential rules violations that they see while watching tournament broadcasts. And there's more good news as well.

The Presidents Cup fizzles out into irrelevance

The Presidents Cup fizzles out into irrelevance

Oct 1st, 2017

The Sunday singles have yet to kick off, but we won’t be waiting up, that’s for sure. After three days of ‘competition’ the US hold a massive 14 ½ to 3 ½ lead over the International team, and really should have wrapped it up on Saturday. The Presidents Cup is just too one sided an event to be of any real interest.

Dame Laura Davies breaks new ground

Dame Laura Davies breaks new ground

Aug 18th, 2017

Laura Davies is breaking records as she will become the first female golfer to ever compete in an event on the men’s European Senior Tour when she tees it up at the Shipco Masters next year in Denmark.

Vandals leave excrement in hole

Vandals leave excrement in hole

Aug 17th, 2017

Police were called to Ramsey Golf Club in Cambridgeshire earlier this month after school vandals left fencing broken, sheds beyond repair and portable toilets overturned. And there was worse to come….

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Aug 8th, 2017

The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.

Sky’s new dedicated golf channel confirmed

Sky’s new dedicated golf channel confirmed

Jul 11th, 2017

Starting from next Tuesday, you can get a Sky Sports Golf package for just £18 a month as part of a completely new programming package. So that's right in time for The Open....

Powakaddy launch world's most advanced golf trolley

Powakaddy launch world's most advanced golf trolley

Jul 3rd, 2017

PowaKaddy has announced that it will launch the world’s first model with fully–integrated GPS technology – and in doing so, ensure golfers can manage their game from their trolley handle irrespective of external devices or mobile reception.

Dame Laura Davis and Trish Johnson

Dame Laura Davis and Trish Johnson

May 7th, 2017

The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has confirmed that Dame Laura Davies and Trish Johnson, will play at Nailcote Hall for the 84th edition of the event for the first time.

The just too damn cute golf trick shot video

The just too damn cute golf trick shot video

Dec 7th, 2016

Young Blake Nakagawa has certainly being paying attention to the latest crazes in golf trick videos. He has drawn inspiration both from the bottle flip challenge, and another video of a guy with a unique swing which has been burning down the internet.

Weather puts a dampener on UK golf rounds played

Weather puts a dampener on UK golf rounds played

May 13th, 2016

The latest figures from Sports Marketing Surveys Inc show that there has been a decline of 7.5 for rounds played against the same period last year. And the main factor seems to have been the rain.

Landmark ruling for brain damaged Golfer

Landmark ruling for brain damaged Golfer

May 6th, 2016

A golfer who sued his golf club after suffering brain damage when being hit on the head by a stray ball has lost his case in a landmark ruling. The judge said his club could not have foreseen or prevented the incident. 

Jean Van de Velde returns to Carnousite

Jean Van de Velde returns to Carnousite

Apr 19th, 2016

Jean Van de Velde will turn 50 later next month, which will make him eligible for the Senior event the week after July's Open Championship. And where will that be? Well, Carnoustie of course!

Sergio calls out Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee

Sergio calls out Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee

Mar 6th, 2016

Sergio has thrown a bit of a Twitter wobbly after the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee said he had a bad attitude after an outburst of temper at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

Shake up planned for European Tour

Shake up planned for European Tour

Nov 8th, 2015

It is rumored that the European Tour is going to drastically shake up its qualification process, and only require players to compete in five standard tournaments to retain their full status on the tour. Here's what we have heard on the grapevine.

88 million people in China banned from golf!

88 million people in China banned from golf!

Oct 23rd, 2015

Well, not exactly, but the Chinese Communist Party has banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs, in its latest update of party discipline rules.

Who wore it better?

Who wore it better?

Nov 30th, 2019

Continuing our series, GolfPunk looks back at some of the trend setters on the course over the years and gets the expert opinion of Stephen Doig, Men's Style Editor and Assistant Luxury Editor, The Telegraph as to 'Who wore it better'. Facing up this time are major winners from different eras. Tiger Woods and Tony Jacklin battle it out to see to who who carried off the turle neck best of all.

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

Nov 19th, 2019

In the final Hero Challenge of the year South African Erik van Rooyen defeated former Masters Champion Danny Willett. You know the Hero Challenge, it’s the one where 6 top pros compete at target golf, hitting to a floating green out in an expanse of water. The closer to the flag you are the more points you score, with the closest ring being 50 points the next 25, well you get the gist. 

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.

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.

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.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Sep 30th, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend!

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Aug 26th, 2019

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.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jun 24th, 2019

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.

 The Best Golf Gambling Stories

The Best Golf Gambling Stories

Mar 7th, 2019

We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.

How Ian Poulter made up for missing

How Ian Poulter made up for missing

Jan 9th, 2019

When Ian Poulter realised that he was not going to make the Tour’s minimum event requirement, after winning last year’s Houston Open, he got his thinking boots on.

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Nov 26th, 2018

Off the back of significant growth at its Cape Town outlet, Clubs to Hire - the leading golf club rental company - is to expand its South Africa presence by offering its service at Johannesburg airport.

Georgia Hall wins the Ricoh British Women's Open

Georgia Hall wins the Ricoh British Women's Open

Aug 5th, 2018

It was a roar that reverberated around Royal Lytham St Annes. Everyone in the field knew it could only mean one thing. The home favourite, Georgia Hall, had birdied the first hole to tie for the lead at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It was just the start that she wanted.

Ricoh Women's Open Day Moving Day Wrap

Ricoh Women's Open Day Moving Day Wrap

Aug 4th, 2018

The galleries were large with few seats left within the first tee grandstand. For many, it would be a daunting experience as they settled their nerves ahead of their third round of a major championship. 

Ricoh Women's Open day one wrap

Ricoh Women's Open day one wrap

Aug 2nd, 2018

You have to go back to 2009 in order to remember the last time that a British player last won the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Back then, Catriona Matthew sealed victory after giving birth to her daughter only 11 weeks prior. It has been a long wait but perhaps Royal Lytham St Annes could provide another British winner. 

Swingin' Siren – Alisa Diomin

Swingin' Siren – Alisa Diomin

Jun 26th, 2018

23 year old Alisa has been swinging the wrenches for about 10 years and she's working her socks off with her coach in San Diego to get as far in golf as she can.

Hailey Ostrom: Swingin' Siren

Hailey Ostrom: Swingin' Siren

Jun 10th, 2018

Scorching her way to the LPGA Tour, say hello to golf's Hailey's comet... by which we mean the power house golfing siren Ms Ostrom....

Vote for your ShopRite Siren!

Vote for your ShopRite Siren!

May 2nd, 2017

Carly or Blair? Or Sharmila v Susana? Hmmm, it's a tough decision and it's up to you guys to decide who gets to play the ShopRite LPGA Classic!

It's Show Time

It's Show Time

Apr 26th, 2017

If you are in the Manchester area this weekend then why not head on down to Event City for the American Golf show. It's free and runs from Friday through to Sunday.

Mel Reid shoots personal best

Mel Reid shoots personal best

Apr 22nd, 2017

Mel Reid posted a course record third round of nine–under–par 62 at Club de Golf Terramar today to take a four–stroke lead into the final round of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges, Spain.

Wilson Staff Triton Driver

Wilson Staff Triton Driver

Apr 10th, 2017

Wilson Staff has released the world’s most adjustable multi–piece driver on general sale in the UK, featuring two interchangeable sole plates for optimal launch, spin and extraordinary distance.

How to qualify for The Masters

How to qualify for The Masters

Apr 7th, 2017

As the Masters begins we thought we'd have a look at how you can qualify for it. And there are a suprising number of ways!