Mar 3rd, 2017
Numbers 30-26 in our Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time 'Hall Of Fame'...
Numbers 30-26 in our Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time 'Hall Of Fame'...
Here's a look at what the tour players have been up to this week, as seen on Instagram.
Twenty Chinese golfers made the cut for the weekend of the Volvo China Open but it was an inhabitant of the 116th biggest country in the world, by population, who lifted the spoils at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. FInland’s Mikko Korhonen clinched his second European Tour title seeing off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.
Wu Ashun delighted the Chinese crowd, adding an excellent 65 to his opening 66 and a two shot lead at the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. But it was Wu’s young countryman Yang Kuang who grabbed all the headline as the youngest player to make a cut on the European Tour at the tender age of 14 years, six months and 12 days.
Last week’s winner and GolfPunk’s tip for the China Open, Jorge Campillo, leads the way once again after an opening round of 65. Joining the Spaniard on the same mark are Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland and David Lipsky of America.
The Shenzhen Genzon Golf Club will be the venue for the 25th staging of the Volvo China Open when China's National Open Golf Championship returns to the city from May 2-5, 2019.
Renowned golf architect Keith Foster pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a Virginia courtroom to illegally transporting up to $500,000 worth of items made from endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife. He faces a five-year prison sentence.
The Golf Nurse Will See You Now: This won't hurt a bit she says, as Carly Booth shows us how to aproach an elevated pin.
Jeff Ritter is quite good at this golf instruction lark. He he has a simple tip to stop you hitting your chips fat.
So near to a 99/1 winner last week with Van Rooyen and Bjork 94/1, who both got to the joint lead in the final round only to lose to a determined Levy who is trying to get in Ryder cup squad!! This week we will give the New Orleans event a miss as its pairs and I am fairly sure not taken too seriously?? So we concentrate on the China Open!!
The 2018 Volvo China Open has attracted a powerful field of star players from The European Tour, the Asian Tour and the China Golf Association for the 24th staging of the RMB 20 million at Topwin Golf and Country Club from April 26-29.
The votes have been counted and you have chosen your favourite players, commentators, Bunch Of Arse and Help The Gravy moments of 2017...
Perfect your pitching with Paul Lyons, ex-European Tour player who now, along with Dennis Pugh, runs The Golf College...
The Chinese government has closed two of the countries top golf courses owned by real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, according to reports from CNN.
Sky's Ewen Murray calls him "One of the most intelligent young coaches in Europe". We call him Jason and The GolfPunk Jason Floyd Series continues with this crazy simple tip on how to get crisper chips every time.
How to chip like the pros with the man who coached Michael Campbell to his US Open win
This is a great, simple tip to get your chips behaving like they should every time. It's all about club face/sternum alignment. And chest to target. Practice this and watch the shots fall off your round.
Alexander Levy underlined his ambition to be the first repeat winner of the Volvo China Open with a blistering opening nine–under–par 63 at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Huairou, Beijing.
Alexander Levy clinched the fourth European Tour title of his career by beating overnight leader Dylan Frittelli in a play-off at the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open in Haiurou, Beijing.
It's on! Scotland full–back Stuart Hogg takes on European Tour Pro Richie Ramsay... at Murrayfield...
Forget all that stuff about the field of human conflict, we at GolfPunk believe that some of Winston Churchill’s finest oratories were those he delivered on the subject of golf.
Well, stone me with a ticking stick caked in surprise substances.. Has the European Tour joined the 21st century? Kaiser Chiefs to bring house down at BMW, Wentworth. I predict a significant upgrade from Mike & The Mechanics...
The Chinese government has outlawed more than 100 golf courses around the country as it clamps down on illegal land and water use.
It's been a hell of a year. Here are the results of the GolfPunk Staunchie Awards where we honour the finest achivements in 2016 from equipment manufacturers to people who were just nice to us.
Nineteen-year-old Zecheng, a graduate of the CGA-HSBC Junior Programme, which is run in conjunction with IMG, enjoyed a record-breaking season on the China PGA Tour. And now he plans to step it up.
Tiger Woods is leading a $30 million project to transform two Chicago Park District-run courses into an 18-hole championship course that could host PGA Tour events.
Topgolf is offering special PGA winter coaching to encourage winter play.
No more chicken wings in your golf swing! Jeff Ritter stops the rot.
A rare collection of photographic slides showing the 1963 Open Championship at Royal Lytham has been discovered at an auction in Manchester.
Stop chunking your chips, and hit them closer everytime.
Where there's a will, there's a way. Get the ball close anyway you can with the new Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper.
Don't let the chipping yips get you down, Jeff Ritter has the answer to your prayers.
On an eventful moving day Dane Lucas Bjerregaard shares the lead with Venezuelan Felipe Aguilar. But there is a strong chasing pack at Topwin Golf and Country Club.
Teeing it up in China is no longer a crime, the Communist party of China has decreed. Here's why the change of heart.
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.
For 400 students in Shanghai, afternoon sport means taking to the golf course. And it’s compulsory! What’s going on?
Tom Watson. A living legend. A five time Open Champion. And a master of the shortgame. Watch this video masterclass on nailing those tricky half wedge shots.
GolfPunk's Sultan of Swing Jeff Ritter has got a great tip here to help improve your pitching. Hit high soft floating pitch shots in to the pin everytime if you follow his advice...
According to reports from the Daily Telegraph, the Chinese owners of Wentworth took out a $155 million loan from a Thai bank to fund their purchase of Wentworth, and the members aren’t happy with this new development.
The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!
We've sifted through everything so you don't have to. Here they are, the best of the best of 2015's golf equipment, worthy of the much sought after GolfPunk Seal Of Approval...
1989 The Open Championship winner, Mark Calcavecchia has put his waterfront estate in Tequesta, Florida, on the market for a hefty $5.5 million.
It's that time of year again!! It's the 2015 GolfPunk Staunchies, our awards for the year's outstanding golf performers!!
Kisner leads but the real story is Russell Knox's genius wife Andrea!!!!
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.
Former World Number 1 Luke Donald is known for his ridiculously good short game. Here he is using the latest Mizuno S5 wedges, to show you that there's more than one way to pitch the ball close to the hole.
US golfer Billy Hurley III has appealed to the public to help find his father, Willard Hurley Jr, who went missing nine days ago.
Growing up in the ‘90’s golf trousers were terrible things. Saggy sand coloured, pleated chinos of doom.
Golfers will have an opportunity to tee it up with a top-ranked tour player, schedule their next golf lesson with a world-renowned instructor, get fit like a professional, or even experience Pebble Beach with a local resident, while ‘Chipping In’ to make a difference with the COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction.
The 25th anniversary edition of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open will once again be tri-sanctioned by the China Golf Association and the European and Asian Tours when the tournament is staged at The Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5.v
Laguna Golf Phuket will become the first golf course to host a PGA TOUR Series-China event outside of mainland China when it hosts the Tour’s third and final Global Qualifying Tournament from March 5-8.
Guangdong’s Liang En Qi will line up alongside many of the world’s best golfers at the 2019 Volvo China Open after winning the tournament’s Amateur Qualifying Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in Haikou, Hainan Province.
The PGA of America has issued a statement following the death of Alice Dye - the First Lady of Golf Architecture.
adidas is taking performance golf footwear to the next level. Today, adidas Golf announced the TOUR360 XT, the newest model of the TOUR360 franchise that features the highest-performing cleated outsole the brand has ever made.
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
A UK Chief Constable has been cleared in a case that reveals as much about his golfing character as his integrity.
12-year old girl golfer Chiara Noja proved she is a match for the grown-ups when she battled through to a prestigious final recently, and came within a whisker of being crowned County Champion.
London Golf Club, one of Kent’s finest golf clubs and the venue for the 2018 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, has launched range of teaching programmes aimed at giving golfers’ game a boost this summer.
Women’s Golf Day (WGD), the hugely popular global celebration of women and girls in golf, is returning for 2018. With the support of golfers across the globe it is set to be the most successful event ever.
As the 2018 Masters quickly approaches, so, too, does a special tradition at Augusta National Golf Club that annually takes place on the eve of the Tournament.
Rory lurking, Tiger crouching, Stenson leaping, DeChambeau being scientific...
The final part of a series of major improvements to historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Championship Course has got underway.
Not bad for the World Number 60! Li Haotong faced down the one and only Rory McIlroy after overturning a two-shot deficit from the 10th hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic.
Jhn Daly Junior, AKA "Little John", is a proper chip off the old block, and he has just won the IJGA Invitational at the age of 14.
Quinta do Lago has enhanced its reputation as one of Europe’s premier stay-and-play destinations following the acquisition of the Magnolia hotel.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer that has gained market share across Europe, is introducing five new putters for the 2018 season, including a brand new BB Series collection and a innovative iNOVAi 5.0 selection.
Ever dreamed of having a one-on-one lesson with a golf legend? How would Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter or Lee Westwood work for you? Expert tuition, unparalleled knowledge and priceless experience imparted in person to you by some of the world's best. What a treat...
Wedges for putters, aces and lots more....
Fancy owning a house with the Open Championship in your own back garden? That's what's on offer in Stanley Road, Merseyside. A stunning Edwardian manor house is up for grabs for £1.85m...
We've always said that golf makes you a better person. Ever since Richie from the Manic Street Preachers told us so in an early interview with GolfPunk. In China, they're taking it to a new level...
Here's something that you won't see every day on the Tour. Justin Thomas was confronted with a terrible lie on the green at the fifth. It was time to get creative......
A side of Ernie Els you thought you'd never see! Ernie has an alter ego. His name is Theodore. He sounds like a laugh...
Chief executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, has thrown down the gauntlet to golf clubs to modernise to help grow the game.
We all know that Pep Guardiola loves his golf. But here’s the evidence that he’s actually quite good at it, as he chips in from the rough at a Charity golf day.
It's Scorchio Central right now. Time to get yourself some fancy new shorts and get out there baby!!!! Here are our Top 11 favourites for 2017
It was all over wasn't it? Kevin Kisner needed to hole his eagle shot to save the match....
South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli will take a three–shot lead into the final day of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open after a flawless third round 64 took him to 19–under at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Huairou, Beijing.
Golf Care have conducted a survey on over 4,000 British golfers to reveal the nations habits and behaviours during The Masters. Here are their findings.
Volvik is making five of its best–selling balls available in the UK market this spring, including the new premium–priced Volvik S4 ball.
According to a report from NoLayingUp.com, Rory McIlroy is switching to Callaway woods (the new GBB Epic Sub Zero) and irons (Apex MB), an Odyssey putter and Titleist ball (Pro V1x) and wedges (Titleist Vokey).
Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan are two strokes behind leaders Spain after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. Russell Knox's 'zero to hero' experiment, however, seems doomed
Tommy Morrissey is an inspirational five-year-old golfer who only has one arm. He's been amazing PGA Tour pros again ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
'A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much.'
Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel has teamed up with East Coast Fishing Trips of Lowestoft to offer golf and sea fishing breaks on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. Fish and chips if you like.
That's all you need when you've just double bogeyed the 11th, some berk giving you a back hander... por old JT...
Galvin Green have announced their Part 2 collection which features a host of new styles and colours, and they will be available in time for the Ryder Cup.
Odyssey has announced the launch of its limited edition Milled Collection RSX Putters, which are pushing sound and feel dynamics to new levels.
On a mission to create a unique sport and entertainment community, Topgolf also aims to promote an active lifestyle which can be enjoyed by all ages and golfing abilities. Now they have an offer for the 55 and overs.
Bernard Gallacher and his wife said they were ‘very happy’ at the news that their daughter Laura is pregnant by Russell Brand, but this news has to be a shocker for any parent.
Here's Brian Harman getting the crowds going with this brilliant chip in at the 16th at the Waste Management in Phoenix.
Male Player Of The Year 2015, Lady Player Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year: Here's your verdict...
As Barack Obama is spotted playing golf on his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, Donald Trump has taken a pop at him for playing too often. Considering golf is how he makes much of his money these days, it’s probably not the best campaigning point for Trump.
Wentworth's new Chinese owners are putting up membership fees by £100,000.00 to £125,000.00, while at the same time, in China itself, the Government has banned 88 million peope from aying tghe game. Meanwhile, Lord knows how much it will cost the rest of us riff raff ot ever get a round there...
Andres Romero withdrew from the Barracuda Championship after punching a sign and injuring his hand during third-round play in Reno, Nev.
Marc Warren slam-dunked his approach on the 19th to edge out Tyrell Hatton, but David Howell looked the best player on the course in the afternoon session of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.
Lexi chalks up her fifth LPGA Tour Win at The Meijers.
There must be something in the air at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Yesterday we reported on one of the luckiest shots ever seen on tour when Thomas Detry was saved from disaster by a pole holding a windsock. In the third round Denmark's Joachim Hansen hit an unmentionable in a greenside bunker but came up smelling of roses.
The resident GolfPunk Tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Julian Suri at last week’s event in Morocco. We are hoping he will go one better this week with his selections for the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina and the China Open. Both events will be on Sky and look to provide some good entertainment.
It's all about the shoulders apparently. How to play those tricky downhill long bunker shots with our very own Maria...