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Golf tips – How To Hit Great Bunker Shots

Golf tips – How To Hit Great Bunker Shots

Oct 19th, 2017

'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...

Perfect Bunker Shots

Perfect Bunker Shots

Jun 5th, 2016

Top 100 coach (and GolfPunk's very own Sultan Of Swing) Jeff Ritter shows how to hit perfect bunker shots every time...

How to master the long pitch shot

How to master the long pitch shot

Nov 9th, 2017

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...

How to Escape A Plugged Lie!!!

How to Escape A Plugged Lie!!!

Dec 3rd, 2016

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.

Slap That Fat Arse

Slap That Fat Arse

Dec 3rd, 2015

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!

Stop slow play update

Stop slow play update

Aug 19th, 2019

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.  

The slow play debate

The slow play debate

Aug 16th, 2019

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.

We’ve had enough slow play

We’ve had enough slow play

Jul 22nd, 2019

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.

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Mar 26th, 2019

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!!

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Mar 16th, 2019

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.

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

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.    

5 players to watch closely in 2019

5 players to watch closely in 2019

Dec 29th, 2018

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. 

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Dec 21st, 2018

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.

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

Nov 14th, 2018

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.

Oliver Fisher shoots 59 playing Mizuno irons and wedges

Oliver Fisher shoots 59 playing Mizuno irons and wedges

Sep 22nd, 2018

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.

PGA tour player comes out as gay

PGA tour player comes out as gay

Sep 13th, 2018

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 wind up Thomas Bjorn

European Ryder Cup players wind up Thomas Bjorn

Sep 10th, 2018

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…..

How to play your Ryder Cup Wild cards right

How to play your Ryder Cup Wild cards right

Sep 6th, 2018

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.

Successful 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Successful 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Jul 25th, 2018

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. 

Rugby Icons to compete in televised team matchplay

Rugby Icons to compete in televised team matchplay

Jun 1st, 2018

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).

Golf equipment – 7 Of The Best 2018 Better Player Irons

Golf equipment – 7 Of The Best 2018 Better Player Irons

May 18th, 2018

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...

Webb Simpson wins the Players Championship by 4 shots

Webb Simpson wins the Players Championship by 4 shots

May 14th, 2018

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.

P is for Players

P is for Players

May 9th, 2018

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......

adidas Golf Announces Player Apparel for Year’s First Major

adidas Golf Announces Player Apparel for Year’s First Major

Apr 3rd, 2018

 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. 

Fancy playing alongside some golfing legends this summer?

Fancy playing alongside some golfing legends this summer?

Mar 29th, 2018

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 the man to beat at the WGC Matchplay championship

Justin Thomas the man to beat at the WGC Matchplay championship

Mar 24th, 2018

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.

Fleming Golf tips for The Dell Match Play

Fleming Golf tips for The Dell Match Play

Mar 21st, 2018

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.

Players to watch on the 2018 Staysure Tour

Players to watch on the 2018 Staysure Tour

Feb 19th, 2018

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.

Tiger Woods to play Genesis Open

Tiger Woods to play Genesis Open

Dec 19th, 2017

According to Golf Week, Tiger Woods will play in the 2018 Genesis Open on 15-18 February, as his comeback gathers pace.

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

Dec 8th, 2017

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 to tackle Liverpool players in FootGolf

Louis Oosthuizen to tackle Liverpool players in FootGolf

Nov 22nd, 2017

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.

Bunker Mentality launch Autumn Winter 2017

Bunker Mentality launch Autumn Winter 2017

Oct 8th, 2017

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. 

Wind blown leaf  frustrates Web.com Tour player

Wind blown leaf frustrates Web.com Tour player

Sep 25th, 2017

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. 

Fedex Cup – Top 10 play off shots ever

Fedex Cup – Top 10 play off shots ever

Sep 19th, 2017

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... 

Rory McIlroy to play British Masters

Rory McIlroy to play British Masters

Sep 18th, 2017

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.

4 players confirmed for Hero Challenge

4 players confirmed for Hero Challenge

Sep 12th, 2017

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.

Matt Fitzpatrick wins European Masters play off

Matt Fitzpatrick wins European Masters play off

Sep 11th, 2017

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.

The Top 9 Walker Cup players

The Top 9 Walker Cup players

Sep 9th, 2017

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.

LPGA player to donate winnings

LPGA player to donate winnings

Sep 2nd, 2017

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 to play 5 more events in 2017

Rory McIlroy to play 5 more events in 2017

Aug 23rd, 2017

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.

Sergio Garcia plays newlywed Game

Sergio Garcia plays newlywed Game

Jul 28th, 2017

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. 

Top 20 Best Players Never To Win A Major

Top 20 Best Players Never To Win A Major

Jul 18th, 2017

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 does back flip off boat

Gary Player does back flip off boat

Jul 16th, 2017

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. 

Player dogged by bad luck

Player dogged by bad luck

Jul 11th, 2017

Broke Hill Golf Club has changed the fortunes of an amateur golfer literally dogged by bad luck.

LPGA player hopes Trump no-shows

LPGA player hopes Trump no-shows

Jul 6th, 2017

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.

Where are the US players?

Where are the US players?

Jul 6th, 2017

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? 

Bunker Creativity

Bunker Creativity

Jul 5th, 2017

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.

Seven players qualify for The Open

Seven players qualify for The Open

Jul 3rd, 2017

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's alternative bunker technique

Beef's alternative bunker technique

Jun 14th, 2017

Beef Johnston and Tyrrell Hatton were out practising at Erin Hills ahead of the 117th US Open. Here's Beef's alternative bunker technique. 

Global players support

Global players support

Jun 14th, 2017

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 falters to play off defeat

Lexi falters to play off defeat

Jun 12th, 2017

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 heads off to the USA

Bunker Mentality heads off to the USA

Jun 9th, 2017

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.

Bunker Mentality partner with Polygenie

Bunker Mentality partner with Polygenie

May 31st, 2017

Bunker Mentality is the first golf company to partner with Polygiene the best performing most environmentally friendly permanent odour control solution available today. 

Four players qualify for The Open

Four players qualify for The Open

May 29th, 2017

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.