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The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

2018 Masters Picks: GP staff delve deep

2018 Masters Picks: GP staff delve deep

Apr 5th, 2018

We may have been wrong before but that's not going to stop us throwing our weight around... I mean, if we don't know who's going to win the Masters then who the blazes does??

Who won out of us? GP Staff Masters Picks Results

Who won out of us? GP Staff Masters Picks Results

Apr 12th, 2016

The results are in! Who came top out of us? The GP Crew Masters picks... THE RESULTS!!! We've polled the opinions of everyone from Golf Nurse Carly Booth to Ronnie the GolfPug. Who will win the 2016 Masters and who is the dark horse?...

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

Apr 12th, 2019

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Jul 17th, 2018

We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.

All change at the 13th at Augusta

All change at the 13th at Augusta

Apr 3rd, 2018

The latest potential change, according to a Golfweek report, will allow club officials to lengthen the par-5 13th hole, which is one of the most famous risk-reward par-5′s in the game, and the last hole in Augusta’s famed Amen Corner. 

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

Apr 3rd, 2018

Some people said it couldn't be done. Others advised that it really shouldn't happen. But it did. Seriously, these boys have got too much time on their hands.... This may, or may not, get you in the mood...

How To Master The Augusta Greens

How To Master The Augusta Greens

Apr 3rd, 2018

Jeff Ritter isn't just the Sultan of Swing, he's a perfectionist of putting too. Spending time at Augusta watching Tiger Woods Jeff noticed that Woods dealt with long putts a little differently than you would expect.

Augusta's pimento–cheese sandwich

Augusta's pimento–cheese sandwich

Apr 3rd, 2018

Adidas have taken inspiration from Augusta National’s legendary pimento­–cheese sandwich to launch a limited edition “Crossknit Boost” golf shoe.

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Sep 14th, 2017

Yorkshire born Dr Alister MacKenzie is renowned for designing Augusta, but he was also responsible for some other masterpieces. Here are four of our favourites, which just about anyone can play, and one that is virtually impossible to get on.

Augusta National goes on another spending spree

Augusta National goes on another spending spree

Aug 10th, 2017

Augusta National has been on another spending spree, and has now bought land from the adjoining Augusta Country Club. The reason behind the purchase is believed to be their desire to lengthen the famous par–five 13th.

Earthquake shakes Augusta

Earthquake shakes Augusta

Jun 21st, 2017

At first they thought it was an explosion or a truck colliding with a building, but it turns out the frightening incident that shook Augusta was an earthquake with an epicentre just six miles away from the Masters' home.

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.

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

Apr 15th, 2017

On the site of Trump’s Mar–a–Lago resort is a bunker that was built by the US government in the 1940s to store bombs. It could prove a useful bolt–hole for the POTUS.

Kangaroos on the course

Kangaroos on the course

Apr 14th, 2017

The 18–hole course at St George's Basin Country Club in Australia is home to more than 300 kangaroos, and they present a completely new hazard to the game of golf! 

Augusta cuts field for Par-3 contest

Augusta cuts field for Par-3 contest

Mar 14th, 2017

David Duval, Ian Baker-Finch and Rich Beem are amongst the ex-tour players who will miss out at this year's Masters Par-3 contest due to a change in eligibility rules.

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Feb 20th, 2017

The Queen has opened up her Balmoral estate to golfers, thanks to a squeeze on corporate clients brought on by the downturn in the North Sea oil industry.

Kangaroos on the golf course

Kangaroos on the golf course

Feb 16th, 2017

We've had mongeese, hawks and alligators on the golf course. Now there are kangaroos to be avoided, as they found out today at the IPSA Handa 6 hole event in Australia.

How to bring a golf course to life

How to bring a golf course to life

Jan 18th, 2017

An animation of planned renovation work at a California golf course so impressed watching members that it was given a standing ovation.

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Dec 30th, 2016

 A golf course in Australia put out a large trap in a water hazard after an enormous 11.5-foot crocodile started making frequent appearances in playing areas.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

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.   

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

Nov 21st, 2016

PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, Spain, proved the perfect platform for European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. As a player, you don’t want to be there, but it has still impressed them.

Golf course saved from developers

Golf course saved from developers

Nov 21st, 2016

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has surprisingly rejected a proposal to convert Plough Hill Golf Centre in Warwickshire into a housing estate.

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

Nov 15th, 2016

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense is close to acquiring a golf course where it hopes to deploy the THAAD U.S. missile defense system.

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Jul 27th, 2016

Blimey, they're all it it: First Taylor Swift clobbers a superfan with a 56 degree wedge, then Justin Bieber shows his questionable golfing prowess on a public course and now Britney has finally come to her senses and joined the great golf movement. 

GP's Troon Course Guide

GP's Troon Course Guide

Jul 11th, 2016

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...

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

Jul 3rd, 2016

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.”

GP’s home course attacked

GP’s home course attacked

Jun 1st, 2016

We have a vandal on our home course, who is taking divots out of our greens. In just one shot they are ruining the surfaces that have been bought to near perfection by the Green Team. We need to find the culprit.

West Brom player pays £60k to golf at Augusta

West Brom player pays £60k to golf at Augusta

May 10th, 2016

West Bromich Albion midfielder and Scottish international James Morrison has spent a whopping £60,000 on one round of golf at Stiliyan Petrov's Foundation Dinner, but it's all in a good cause.

The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

Apr 15th, 2016

Did you know that The Old Course at St. Andrews was originally built to be played in two different directions? Tom Doak knew this and, with a little help from English architect Tom Simpson, he's creating something very similar in Michigan called The Loop.

Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Apr 7th, 2016

Last year we thought we had seen Tom Watson’s final appearance at St Andrews, and we were there to cheer him in on the 18th as the light faded fast. Now it’s the turn of Augusta to bid him farewell.

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Mar 29th, 2016

President Xi Jinping has been conducting an anti–corruption campaign since taking office in 2013, and his focus has been on banquets, gift–giving and golf. Now three more Shanghai courses have been bulldozed.

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

Mar 24th, 2016

Councilors on Perth and Kinross Council are considering a six-year plan to ensure the survival of the North Inch course in Perth. Perth and Kinross Council were looking to close the North Inch course due to financial pressures.

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

Mar 17th, 2016

A bid to build a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus looks like it is going to be kicked into the long grass, as planning supremos at Aberdeenshire Council have recommended refusing the application for a Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Course at Ury Estate, Stonehaven.

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

Mar 16th, 2016

SkyTrak have announced that it is now possible to play full-size simulated golf on over 90,000 different golf courses thanks to a new deal with The Golf Club Game. 

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Mar 10th, 2016

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!

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

Feb 25th, 2016

Grimsby Golf Centre has become the second golf club to switch entirely to FootGolf, and it is reporting that user numbers have tripled in size since it changed over. Is this good or bad news for golf?

Association of James Braid courses grows

Association of James Braid courses grows

Feb 25th, 2016

James Braid was a prolific golf course designer, and we mean properly prolific. 412 golf courses in total, 32 of which don’t exist any more, and six that were never got built. That’s still 374 courses that can be played on to this very day.

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

Feb 22nd, 2016

We got called out on twitter the other week over the fact that The Shire was not the only golf course to be designed in the UK by Seve Ballesteros. So we looked further under the bonnet, and this is what we found – a controversial mystery wrapped up in a lot of anecdotal evidence involving the Dave Thomas-designed Westerwood Golf Club in Glasgow.

London's last inner city golf course to close

London's last inner city golf course to close

Feb 21st, 2016

It’s official. London's last inner city public golf course is to close — and this is mostly thanks to a £4.9m grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund.  So what’s the thinking?

Holiday homes on golf courses

Holiday homes on golf courses

Feb 8th, 2016

We like to see all life through the lens of golf, so when we saw these fancy new golf course apartments we thought great, could this be ‘glamping’ for golf, and a step up from the traditional Dorm House?

Another golf course to close

Another golf course to close

Feb 6th, 2016

Another golf course is going to be closed. But this time it’s not going to be turned into a housing estate. Instead it’s going to become a vineyard.

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

Jan 19th, 2016

EA Sports have announced that the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West will be the new free course for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and it’s arriving this week.

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Jan 16th, 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD – not to be confused with MoTD) is apparently quite heavily involved in the golf business. They have 11 courses, one pitch and putt centre and a driving range. And now they are under pressure to off load them sharpish.

Another UK golf course

Another UK golf course

Jan 12th, 2016

Another UK golf course is under pressure from developers, as residents near Woolton Golf Club fear their neighbourhood being turned into a ‘concrete housing jungle’ if its proposed sale goes through.

Four UK courses to close

Four UK courses to close

Dec 15th, 2015

While playing numbers have stabilized in the UK as we reported last week, it is still tough out there in golf world, and we are saddened to learn that four major golf courses are to be closed down.

Gareth Bale building his own golf course

Gareth Bale building his own golf course

Nov 26th, 2015

What does Gareth Bale do when he's not growing his hair, wearing Alice bands, playing indifferently at Real Madrid, and waiting on that call from Manchester United? Well he's playing golf. And now he's building his own three hole course.