Jan 12th, 2017
Curb your enthusiasm lads. That's what's happening at Woodmont GC in Maryland after members reared up about Obama's attempts to join...
Curb your enthusiasm lads. That's what's happening at Woodmont GC in Maryland after members reared up about Obama's attempts to join...
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.
In a week where there has been much discussion about the Billy Mayfair affair Russell Henly has reminded us all that the vast majority of tour players are honourable golfers. On dishing out signed golf balls to fans after finishing his second round at the Mayakoba Golf Classic Henly realised he had violated the One Ball rule and called an eight shot penalty on himself.
It’s probably fair to say that amongst top golfers, elite or amateur, that the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x ball is the market leader. Titleist also offer a range of more budget friendly options for the lesser mortal and are now replacing the DT TruSoft, their budget distance ball, with the TruFeel which, they claim, is engineered to deliver longer distance and excellent control.
Following the debuting of the Titleist 2020 branding at the FedEx Cup playoffs the rather sleek looking bags are being launched on the European Tour at this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. We still want one!
After exhaustive reseach, including feedback from tour players, their caddies and PGA professionals, Titleist have produced their latest tour bag collection. This is a glimpse of what is to come from Titleist in 2020 and clearly the theme is a sleak jet black look.
There were a number of rulings made by the R&A officials on day three of the Open but none was more interesting as that for Lee Westwood. And hats off to the 46 year-old Englishman who showed pure class and honesty in dealing with the situation.
I have played in a couple of competitions over the last few weeks and twice on the first tee my playing partner has announced they are playing a Titleist Pro VI number 1, no markings, no logos, nothing, just a fresh new pill straight out of the box.
Titleist is continuing its support of dedicated golfers across the UK & Ireland by rolling-out its Loyalty Rewarded promotion once again in 2019.
Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.
16-year-old Californian, Alex Weber was swimming in a small cove near Carmel, two years ago, when she discovered that there were literally hundreds of golf balls on the beach and in the water.
2019 Models Provide Improved Tee-To-Green Performance and now include New High Optic Yellow Colour Options.
TaylorMade Golf announced today that it has signed 4-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the most recognisable players in the game today, Rickie Fowler, to a multi-year contract to play TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball franchise, TP5x.
HONMA Golf, the premium Japanese brand that recently signed world No.1 Justin Rose to use its clubs, is introducing a new golf ball to its extensive range next month.
Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.
Titleist celebrated an incredible milestone for the Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has launched the world’s softest premium 3-piece Urethane golf ball for the 2019 season.
We all know golf balls are expensive, and there's nothing better than treating yourself to a sleeve of pristine TaylorMade TP5s. Only trouble is, three holes and £12 later you're scrambling around in that dark gravelly patch at the bottom of your golf bag looking for salvation in the form of a smiley Top Flite.
Former British Amateur champion Romain Langasque emerged victorious in the Challenge Tour's inaugural Hopps Open de Provence, at Golf International Pont Royal, after a rollercoaster of a final round.
We love innovation and new thinking in golf, and here’s a great story on a new company that is trying to push the envelope. Introducing =Range Ball =.
The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball will take centre stage at next week’s Volvik World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma, when some of the biggest hitters will be looking to strike the ball distances of more than 400 yards.
With the Ryder Cup looming, Callaway have (re)launched the Chrome Soft Truvis golf balls in patriotic styles...
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.
Titleist has continued its Major domination at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Links with the #1 ball in golf being trusted by more of the world’s best golfers than any other brand.
The GEN i1 may look like an ordinary golf ball, but its actually packed full of technology, and according to its founder, Jason Koo, it has a “launch monitor” inside. It's also supported by an expletive loaded video.
We've been looking over some of the best read stories for 2017, and this story about the golf ball you cannot lose attracted a lot of attention from GolfPunk readers. Golfer looking forlornly for ball in rough/trees etc: "Someone really should invent a golf ball you can't lose..." Well, someone has...
The ball that gave Sergio an extra 19 yards in Singapore is hitting the shelves.... It's the new Callaway’s Chrome Soft ball, which the company is claiming will literally be a ‘game-changer.’
A man from Franklin, Tennessee has put together the most amazing collection of golf balls. All in all, he has amassed over 15,000 golf balls. Watch his fascinating story here.
The breakthrough performance of Titleist AVX – a new high performance golf ball providing remarkable distance and exceptionally soft feel through proprietary core, cover and aerodynamic technologies – will now be available to golfers everywhere.
Titleist is reaffirming support for dedicated golfers across the UK & Ireland by rolling-out its Loyalty Rewarded promotion once again in 2018.
Volvik, brand leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls, is introducing celebratory gift packs of its top-selling VIVID golf balls designed to give avid golfers a memorable present and boost sales for retailers across the year.
Volvik, the market leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls, is expanding its highly successful VIVID golf ball range with the introduction of two more balls offering even greater spin and feel – the new VIVID Lite and VIVID Soft.
The continued pursuit of breakthrough technology and performance by Titleist golf ball engineers has resulted in the all-new Titleist Tour Soft golf balls, available in golf shops across the UK & Ireland, from February 1st.
The new Titleist Velocity golf balls are designed with proprietary high-speed technology to deliver even more distance on every shot. With the introduction of new high-visibility colour options – VISIWhite, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink– the power of Velocity is also packed with personality.
Srixon are introducing a new third-generation AD333 TOUR golf ball. This all-new ball model delivers tour performance for golfers with moderate swing speeds. The Srixon AD333 TOUR is available in pure white and officially launches in the UK on 2nd February.
Callaway has launched its 2018 Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls, featuring graphene, the strongest and thinnest material on planet earth.
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has completely re-designed the construction of its popular DX2 Soft and DX3 Soft Spin balls to enhance their performance for the 2018 season.
The 'self-correcting' golf ball is no more, as Polara files for bankrupcy...
As it is Black Friday we thought we'd have a little look see at what the best deals are on offer from the UK's leading golf retailer - American Golf. Here'w what we found.
Tigers Woods is hitting the golf ball so far he thinks the USGA has to make a change to stop it.
Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times, blame it on the bogies. Oh and the golf balls. That's what Bubba Watson has done as he has finished up his contract with Volvik after only the first year of a multi-year deal.
"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."
Volvik has made a sensational impact on the UK golf ball sector since its arrival in April, with sales of more than one million coloured balls over the past six months.
Sometimes the rules of golf just seem so unfair, as New Zelander Ryan Fox was hit with a two–stroke penalty when a spectator stole his ball!
Wilson Golf is putting colour behind the world’s softest golf ball by extending its DX2 range with the first low-compression Matte finish ball in five striking colours, plus a re-designed construction.
Volvik is introducing a special gift box of four brightly decorated balls as stocking fillers for Christmas.
Following the success of its golf ball range over recent years, Mizuno is launching a new, softer, next-generation two-piece JPX golf ball that promises excellent all-round performance at a great price.
The softest Titleist golf ball is now even longer with the introduction of the new Titleist DT TruSoft, available in golf shops throughout the UK & Ireland from 2nd October 2017.
Titleist has been unveiled as the Official Golf Ball Partner of the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open, a partnership which will see the #1 ball in golf extend its support of women’s golf at all levels of the game.
This is really no way to treat a golf ball!
Davos is a Bernese Mountain Retriever, who has been trained by his owner, Al Copper, to become an expert golf ball finder. And he does it all for charity.
TaylorMade’s new TP5 and TP5x golf balls have already been turning heads this season. Jon Rahm is a massive fan, as is Jason Day. Here's what all the fuss is about.
A collie has saved her golfing owner a small fortune after finding 51,000 used balls over the last 12 years.
Two brands of frozen hash browns have been recalled this week after the manufacturer discovered they contained "extraneous golf ball materials."
Breaking news: three people have been injured in a military helicopter crash on a Maryland golf course, and one is now feared dead.
An alligator has eaten a man's golf ball on a course in Florida. This is definitively not a case of play it where it lies!
Wilson Staff has a ball designed for every category of golfer this season with the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.
Florida’s famous Streamsong resort will become a 54–hole facility later this year when the new Black course, designed by Gil Hanse, opens. Here's a sneak preview.
Australia’s six-times PGA Tour title winner imagines a round with Kylie, Sir Les and a violent ex-con by the name of Chopper...
Forget the M1 and M2 drivers, the new TP5 and TP5X golf balls could be the most important piece of TaylorMade golf equipment in 2017.
Police officers are appealing for information after thousands of golf balls were stolen from a luxury hotel.
Mizuno is introducing a new JPX–S model to its line–up in February 2017. it's a soft–compression 3–piece ball offering balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds plus increased initial ball speed for most golfers.
Lee Westwood has launched an event for Icons of Football 2017, which sees two teams of footballing icons do battle in a Ryder–Cup–style competition.
LONG LIVE THE KIRKLAND! It seems that rumours of the death of Costco's Kirkland ball my have been exaggerated.
The Costco Kirkland Signature Golf Ball has been a great story. The quality golf ball that sold for just $15 a dozen. But according to MyGolfSpy, no sooner has the party started than it's all over.
Callaway has today announced its full golf ball line–up for 2017, including a new addition to the Chrome Soft line, the Chrome Soft X, which offers soft feel with Tour–level distance, workability and control.
We reported in December that there were rumours that Bubba Watson would use a Volvik golf ball in 2017. At the time a spokesman for the company said, “I can’t confirm or comment at this point.” But it has now been confirmed that Bubba has signed with Volvik on New Year's Day.
We wrote about the new Costco Kirkland golf ball the other day, and how it had already sold out. Here was a $29.99 a pack of 24 golf balls that was taking on all comers. It's been back on the shelves, but there is a but....
There's a golf ball revolution going on in the USA. Costco has launched its own ball, the Kirkland, and it is literally flying off the shelves, into the trucks and into golfer's bags.
There's more golf ball news this week aside from Tiger's signing with Bridgestone. And that is that Bubba Watson is going to be leaving Titleist to sign with Volvik, the maker of the "No 1 colour ball on tour."
On Friday Tiger Woods was opening his new Oasis Short Course in Cabo, California, when he put on his baseball mitt to play some catch! He doesn’t want to do a Rory that’s for sure.
The R&A and the USGA have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. And Dustin Johnson for one is delighted.
The owner of Mission Hills in China, the world's biggest golf resort, is building a Barcelona-backed academy aimed at breeding a new generation of "national heroes".
Beef and Nicki Colsearts have been on the pinball table. And we have to say that Nicki C sure plays a mean pinball.
Here's a great bit of skill that combines golf and footie. Pele meets Happy Gilmore if you like.
How strong are those little dimpled balls of joy we smash around the golf course? It's one thing being hit hard by Dustin Johnson, or even Jamie Sadlowski. But how would a golf ball fare against a steamroller?
It's on!! After all the drama of this morning's matches here are the afternoon 4-ball pairings
It seems as if the police are giving green light to thieves who drive into your golf course in the dead of night and relieve your lakes of golf balls.
A golfer landed a hole-in-one on a hole that paid tribute to his black cat, who has proved to be lucky beyond the grave.
Lynx have got a wallet friendly new driver for you to try, check out the new Black Cat.
Manchester City cult hero Andy Morrison put former boss Kenny Dalglish in the shade as he romped to a memorable victory in the 20th edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at the world-famous La Manga Club in Spain.
Six piece golf balls? Gold plated putters? Find out about these gorgeous things that only Honma could do, then enter our competition for your chance to win them!
A train was forced to make an emergency stop after a total berk went on to the tracks to retrieve a golf ball. Don't play it where it lies!
We love the Callaway Apex irons, they're super easy to hit and look great. These new limited edition Apex Black irons look even better!
Liverpool, Celtic and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish will be one of a host of former champions who will be contesting the 20th edition of the popular Footballers’ Golf Classic this summer.
Golf in Japan is very different. Monorails, electric toilets, and Kobe burgers. Add to it delivery drones.
Golf ball versus welding torch. There was only ever going to be one winner, but here's how the ball got on.
Golfers from across Europe who also love their football eagerly accepted the invitation to indulge in their passion for both sports this month by taking part in ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s ‘Derby & Golf Weekend’.
Alan Shearer and Lee Westwood joined their fellow owners with runners in the parade ring before the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
Hollywood Walk of Famer, Mark Wahlberg tweeted this picture of himself celebrating his hole-in-one ball on Friday, with a ball that was given to him by Rory McIlroy no less.
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.
Srixon have launched the UltiSoft golf ball to help those lower-swing-speed golfers have more fun on the course.
Stewart Cink holes a 94 putt, at a basketball game. You wouldn't get that at Old Trafford!!!
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has just had a right result. And not on the footabll pitch. See what he's been up to - pun intended.
Jordan Spieth featured in a six-ball on his last hole at the Abu Dhabi Championship, as he became one of the few golfers to finish a fog-interrupted third round.
Wilson Staff have launched what they claim to be the softest Urethane covered ball on the market. Urethane is the material used on most tour balls, such as the Titleist Pro V1, and is used because of the extra spin it generates.
You might not have heard but it's Black Friday. Which means it's time to spend, spend, spend. We've trawled the internet to find you five of today's best offers.
Lynx are doing things a little bit differently to most golf brands. Family run, this UK manufacturer is producing high quality equipment at lower prices than most of their competitors.
Watch how Jordan Spieth's sponsor AT&T make a mosaic of his head with 24,152 golf balls!!