Mar 27th, 2019
It's all about the shoulders apparently. How to play those tricky downhill long bunker shots with our very own Maria...
It's all about the shoulders apparently. How to play those tricky downhill long bunker shots with our very own Maria...
Trouble in your golf sand pit? Never fear, Paige Spiranac is here with an ace tip to get up and down every time...
'The Old Rake In The Bunker Trick': Paul Lyons is an ex-European Tour pro who now runs The Golf College, here he solves our bunker problems with a very neat trick...
Top 100 coach (and GolfPunk's very own Sultan Of Swing) Jeff Ritter shows how to hit perfect bunker shots every time...
Fire up the medicine ball guys, it's time for action...
It's a nasty business the long pitch shot. Can make the best of us look like complete berks. But cast aside your fears, Maria Verchenova is here to put us straight...
Tom Watson has been in more than a few bunkers in his time, so who better to show you how to escape a terrible plugged lie than the five time Open Champion? Tom Watson and Callaway's wedge guru Roger Cleveland will help you escape that buried lie every time.
Bunker shots look so easy on TV. We've got ten of the best sand shots from the European Tour this season to show you how easy the professionals make it look. Then our no nonsense Aussie Pro Sandy Jamieson shows you how to slap that fat arse to better bunker play. Go on. Slap it!
Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?
Back last August the European Tour announced a four-point plan for dealing with slow play on the tour. They have now revisited the plan and beefed up the regulations and penalties. The new tougher regulations come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.
With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods et al we think the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) were spot on in voting for Brooks Koepka as Player of the Year for 2019. Koepka’s performance at the four majors was undeniable impressive – to win one, finish second in two and tie fourth in the other is quite some feat.
World number one, Jin Young Ko was the runaway winner of the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) Female Player of the Year. The South Korean star was the overwhelming choice with Nelly Korda way back in second place.
The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.
Well they say the best form of defence is attack. It seems that one Bryson DeChambeau has adopted this tactic in his campaign to prove that he is not a slow player. The latest instalment has 'Speedy' Dechambeau posting a video from the fairway of the Pro-am at the BMW Championship with a few choice words for his 'haters' as he calls them.
Brooks Koepka had just teed off in the final round of the Open. We then heard ‘on the tee, JB Holmes from the USA’, the camera zoomed in on the man sitting in third place at Royal Portrush, then nothing. The guy looked confused as he suddenly wasn’t sure about something. Was it the wind had shifted? Had he changed his mind at to which club to take? Or perhaps he’d left the cooker on back at the house? Whatever it was he’d been standing on that tee for a good few minutes waiting for his tee time and he clearly was not ready.
Harpenden’s Joss Gosling implemented a smart irons-only game plan in winning last weekend’s 60th Berkhamsted Trophy in association with Bushnell Golf, at Berkhamsted Golf Club.
Great to deliver a winner again for GolfPunk readers; nervy stuff but Paul Casey held on to win at 26/1 at last week’s Valspar Championship!!
Rising Chinese Taipei teenage star Chang Hsin-chiao defied jangling nerves and an accomplished male opponent on a nail-biting final day at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
It's the biggest purse in world golf and after watching the players go through the grinder all weekend you can't help but think they earned every cent.
Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.
Tommy Fleetwood and Keegand Bradley lead the way going into day two on -7. Rory is two back while Matt Wallace and Ian Poulter sit at -3. Day one highlights and Fridat tee times here...
It's the Players Championship this week at TPC Sawgrass - check out these Top 10 Putts on the infamous 17th hole with shots from Tiger, Bubba and more.
Step forward Rickie, Bryson and Gary Woodland...
It's Tiger Time!! Here are all the tee times for Thursday at The Players Championship, Sawgrass...
How to play golf in the rain by Tiger Woods. No umbrella, 15 gloves and wet jumpers...
The son of Gary Player, Wayne Player, has been arrested due to an incident involving a house rental at the 2018 Masters.
Galvin Green has boosted the line-up of global ambassadors for the 2019 season with the addition of proven Tour winners to wear its premium apparel.
The 2019 PGA Tour promises to be one of the most exciting ones in recent history. With players like Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose leading the way, the Tour is star-packed from top to bottom. But, besides the big names, there are also several players you should keep your eye one this year.
One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.
It's Final Qualifying at the European Tour's Q School at Lumine on Spain's Costa Daurada. Career's are on the line, and it's properly brutal with six rounds of competition golf. Here's how the players prepare themselves for this awesome challenge.
Jeff Ritter GolfPunk's very own Sultan of Swing helps you with a tip to improve your iron play.
The 2018 season for Mizuno continues to go from strength to strength, with the latest chapter a leading role in helping ‘Team Mizuno’ player, Oliver Fisher, create history by shooting the European Tour’s first ever 59 in round two of September’s Portugal Masters.
A survey of 59 PGA Tour players, including four major winners, has revealed that 46% of them have played in tournament rounds while being hungover.
Tadd Fujikawa has come out as gay in a post on his Instagram account. Hawaii-born Fujikawa (27) who is a Japanese-American golfer 27 made the announcement on World Suicide Prevention Day.
European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..
It is with good reason that European Ryder Cup captains have always relied on veterans for their wildcard picks. Europe’s four best-ever performing groups of picks – from 1987, 2004, 2006 and 2010 – each scored at least 5.5 points. They had another thing in common: a player who had appeared in four or more Ryder Cups.
Global golf icons, major championship winners, stars of the modern game and some of the sport's hottest young talents have joined Gary Player at Wentworth to raise almost $105,000 for good causes during the London leg of his world-leading Invitational Series.
A host of the game's greatest golfers will come together for the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club, London, on 23 July, as the final field is officially confirmed.
Justin Thomas is the only US Ryder Cup player who has made it over the pond to play the French Open at Le Golf National in Paris, the home of this year's Ryder Cup. Taking one for the team?
One of the biggest names in ladies’ golf, Charley Hull is the latest high-profile professional to be announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par Championship.
A plethora of household names from the world of rugby will compete for a prize fund and global bragging rights in their second chosen sport at the Icons of Rugby Golf Tournament being held at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham, England in July (28 & 29).
We've been looking back at some of the read stories from 2017, and there was a lot of interest from our readers on this feature on the best better player irons of 2017. Here it is for you to enjoy again. Check out the best better player irons for 2018. Small irons have got forgiving...
This one could run and run. And the run some more. Were DQ'd college teams actually instructed to play from the wrong tee?
12 college golfers were disqualified from a state golf tournament for mistakenly playing from an incorrect tee box.
Webb Simpson got the job done today at the Players with an unflapperable one over round of 73 to beat Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel, Xander Schauffele and Jimmy Walker by four shots. But Tiger Woods had a proper crack at it, before faltering on his back nine, whilst Brooks Koepka equalled the course record, on a fascinating final day.
Barring a miracle or a total meltdown, it is pretty much safe to say that Webb Simpson has this one in the bag, as he shoots a four under 68 to extend his lead to seven shots.
Webb Simpson has surely got it wrapped up, right? But what if Tiger or Jordan take off like they did yesterday? It could be an amazing day. Tee times and R3 highlights right here...
Webb Simpson was playing the round of his lifetime at the Players Championship - until the 17th bared its teeth.....
3rd round tee times and pairings for The Players at Sawgrass.
Golf's '5th major' is here. Tee times and pairings... Tiger with Rickie and Phil...
Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington returned to Carnoustie yesterday to the scene of his dramatic four-hole playoff victory against Sergio Garcia more than a decade ago.
Tiger Woods will tee it up at The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie in July, it has been confirmed.
It’s the Players Championships in the USA; I haven’t tipped Tiger Woods but I feel he is close to winning soon.
Melissa Reid has spoken out about how some Ladies European Tour players are having to take part time jobs to survive.
It's almost time for the Players Championship, and here's Rickie Fowler taking the P is for Players Challenge. See how Rickie gets on......
One of England’s most revered ‘natural’ golf courses, bunker-free Berkhamsted, has proven once again that its subtle challenges and masterly design are still a match for everything that modern golf can throw at it.
adidas Golf has announced the polos to be worn by the world’s top players – defending champion Sergio Garcia, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and world No. 3 Jon Rahm – who will be making their way around the course in Augusta next week in search of a win at the year’s first major.
Details for the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship Professional Qualifier have been announced, with the qualifier set to take place on Monday July 16th at Nailcote Hall & Country Club, Warwickshire, host venue for the main Championship in August.
Justin Thomas has beaten Si Woo Kim in an emphatic 6&5 victory to secure his quarterfinal place, and now faces Kyle Stanley in his quarter final. At the time of writing, he is three up through 12, and another step closer to taking the World No 1 position from Dustin Johnson, who crashed out in the first round.
Great stuff from Rory McIlroy at last weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational, he must have a great chance at this week's match play event, as has last year's winner Dustin Johnson. But we will try and look outside the two hot Favourites. This week's other event is low key, so we concentrate on the Dell Match play.
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.
Tiger Woods has confirmed via Twitter that he will play in two imminent events - the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - as he prepares for anothe Masters challenge.
Following the introduction of several new players, a new title sponsor in Staysure and brand-new tournaments around the globe, the European Senior Tour is on the rise, with the Farmfoods European Senior Masters one of the newest events on the map.
Bunker Mentality has launched its most extensive Autumn Winter Collection to date.
The PGA has suspended Brad Fritsch for three months after he reporting the use of a banned substance, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
According to Golf Week, Tiger Woods will play in the 2018 Genesis Open on 15-18 February, as his comeback gathers pace.
Kedleston Park has been recognised by England Golf as an Official Championship Venue. The Derbyshire club will play host to next year’s English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) from the 17th to the 19th of July.
Louis Oosthuizen may have one of the best swings in golf, but at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the end of this month his football skills will also be tested when he and three fellow professionals take on four former legends of Liverpool Football Club in a game of FootGolf.
A total of 146 players won at least $1 million in prize money during the 2016-17 season between the PGA Tour and European Tour, according to Golf Week.
Trumper and Japanese Prime MInister Shinnzo Abe played golf yesterday. But Trumper missed the best bit... Abe going arse over top as he attempted to get out of a bunker...
For the love of..., I mean..., this is getting ridicu.... JUST HIT IT YOU %£$&^%$*%%^%^%*^$$£!@@!%!!!!!!!!
The one and only Gary Player gives us the chance to punch him in the stomach and tells us what's wrong with the world...
Bunker Mentality’s design philosophy is to create products built for ‘performance and style’ because to the brand ‘style matters’ in golf. This comes to life with the new AW17 Collection, by bringing colour to winter golf clothing.
Tiger Woods has for the first time ever admitted he may not play competitive golf again in his career.
We all know golf is hard. But when the golfing gods are not on your side, then it just gets a whole lot harder. Here's a Web.com Tour player trying to make his PGA Tour card, when a leaf gets blown into his ball, sending it way off course.
To celebrate the upcoming Tournament Championship, take five from whatever you're doing and check out these pearlers, including: Sergio and Justin aces in 2008, John Senden's albatross, Matt Kuchar's jaw-dropping recovery Tiger's incredible hole out and Jim Furyk's wowzer-inducing 59...
Well, it's about time! Anna Nordqvist's play off win at the Evian Championship was the first major won by a European since 2013!
In what has to be a surprise to all of us, Rory McIlroy has accepted an invitation to play in the British Masters, which kicks off at Close House GC next week.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett will join Lee Westwood under the lights when the Hero Challenge returns to the British Masters later this month.
He might only be 23 but that hasn't stopped Matt Fitzpatrick racking up another tournament – his fourth – when he prevailed in a play off against Scott Hend in Switzerland.
It is Walker Cup time again, as the United States take on GB&I at the Los Angeles Country Club. Here are our favourite Top 8 Walker Cup players who went on to tour success, and one who did not.
Stacy Lewis will donate any winnings she makes at the Cambia Portland Classic to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the motivation seems to be working.
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he intends to play in five more events this year before taking an extended break to recovery from his long standing rib injury.
Here we have it. GolfPunk's definitive Top 5 Best Players Who Just Kept Coming Up Short... Lord have mercy on their tortured souls...
Sergio Garcia is marrying the former Texas Longhorns golfer Angela Akin this weekend, and their relationship is put to the test with some very personal questions, as they play the newlywed game.
They might not thank us for reminding them but these guys, no matter how successful they were, no matter how much cash they made, never quite got over the line to join that elite club known as... Major Winners....
Gary Player's been up to his tricks again, and this time it's a back flip into the sea from a boat. For Sir GP age is just a number.
Broke Hill Golf Club has changed the fortunes of an amateur golfer literally dogged by bad luck.
It's the third women’s major of the year next week, hard on the heels of the KPMGA PGA Championship, and controversially it will be taking place at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. And there's at least one player hoping for a Presidential no–show.
Rory McIlroy has done a stellar job with the Irish Open, and the field this year is without a shadow of a doubt the best ever. But where are the Americans?
Daniel Jackson has spent the last ten years working at the IMG Academy in Florida, coaching some of the world’s top junior female golfers. Now he’s here to share his knowledge with GolfPunk readers. First off, it’s all about Bunker Creativity.
It was an excellent weekend for Martin Laird, as his third place at the Quicken Loans National earned him a handsome $482,800 and a place in The Open.
Beef Johnston and Tyrrell Hatton were out practising at Erin Hills ahead of the 117th US Open. Here's Beef's alternative bunker technique.
A stellar field of Major winners, icons of the game and Tour professionals will participate in the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club in London on July 23 and 24.
Lexi Thompson was two ahead with two to play at the Manulife LPGA Classic but bogeyed 17 and 18 to end up in a play off with In Gee Chun and eventual winner Ariya Jutanugarn
Bunker Mentality is bringing its Spring and Summer 2018 collection to the US market for the first time after more than ten years of success across Europe and Japan.
The feud between Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Junior has flared up again, after a recent interview in GolfDigest with RTJJ.
Bunker Mentality is the first golf company to partner with Polygiene the best performing most environmentally friendly permanent odour control solution available today.
Chan Kim of the US, Michael Hendry of New Zealand, Adam Bland of Australia and KT Kim of South Korea have earned places in The 146th Open after qualifying at the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.