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Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Jun 27th, 2019

So Muirfield or to give its proper title, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.

China Open Final

China Open Final

May 6th, 2019

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.

China Open Day 2

China Open Day 2

May 3rd, 2019

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.

Volvo China Open

Volvo China Open

May 2nd, 2019

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.

Volvo China Open makes Shenzhen return

Volvo China Open makes Shenzhen return

Feb 16th, 2019

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.

Fishy business as renowned golf architect faces prison

Fishy business as renowned golf architect faces prison

Dec 21st, 2018

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.

Carly Booth's great pitching tip

Carly Booth's great pitching tip

Nov 2nd, 2018

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.

Stop Duffing Your Chips

Stop Duffing Your Chips

May 9th, 2018

Jeff Ritter is quite good at this golf instruction lark. He he has a simple tip to stop you hitting your chips fat.

Fleming Golf Tips for the China Open

Fleming Golf Tips for the China Open

Apr 24th, 2018

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!!

Powerful field set for 2018 Volvo China Open

Powerful field set for 2018 Volvo China Open

Apr 21st, 2018

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.

GP Staunchie Reader Awards Part 2

GP Staunchie Reader Awards Part 2

Feb 2nd, 2018

The votes have been counted and you have chosen your favourite players, commentators, Bunch Of Arse and Help The Gravy moments of 2017...

Chinese government cracks down on Golf

Chinese government cracks down on Golf

Oct 19th, 2017

The Chinese government has closed two of the countries top golf courses owned by real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, according to reports from CNN.

Jason Floyd's one arm chipping tip

Jason Floyd's one arm chipping tip

Sep 6th, 2017

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.

Golf chipping secrets: Chest to target

Golf chipping secrets: Chest to target

Jun 7th, 2017

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 leads in China

Alexander Levy leads in China

Apr 30th, 2017

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 wins Volvo China Open

Alexander Levy wins Volvo China Open

Apr 30th, 2017

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.

Stuart Hogg v Richie Ramsay

Stuart Hogg v Richie Ramsay

Apr 16th, 2017

It's on! Scotland full–back Stuart Hogg takes on European Tour Pro Richie Ramsay... at Murrayfield... 

Two British Golfers shot

Two British Golfers shot

Apr 1st, 2017

Two Brits on a golfing holiday have been shot after getting into a drunken bar fight.

Leaders' Drives: Winston Churchill

Leaders' Drives: Winston Churchill

Mar 4th, 2017

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. 

If Golfers were bands...

If Golfers were bands...

Feb 16th, 2017

Call us mad, deluded, or just plain stupid, but we’re pretty sure that golf and music have more in common than you may think, and we are damned set on making you see what we see. Do you remember Fairway To Heaven? Gorgeous George’s rock n’ roll fuelled, radio journey around the country to prove that we’re not the only ones who believe in this beautiful world where guitar solos meet 300 yard drives...

Kaiser Chiefs to play at BMW Championship

Kaiser Chiefs to play at BMW Championship

Feb 16th, 2017

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...

Golfer sues after being hit by Portaloo

Golfer sues after being hit by Portaloo

Jan 15th, 2017

A golfer has claimed that he was seriously injured by a Portaloo that was being hauled by a forklift driver, while he was playing a round at Fox Run Golf Links in Ilinois.

It's the 2016 GolfPunk Staunchie Awards

It's the 2016 GolfPunk Staunchie Awards

Dec 24th, 2016

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.

Chinese teen sensation Zecheng Dou signs with IMG

Chinese teen sensation Zecheng Dou signs with IMG

Dec 22nd, 2016

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.  

Inspiring one–armed child golfer

Inspiring one–armed child golfer

Nov 4th, 2016

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.

Hole in one for blind golfer

Hole in one for blind golfer

Oct 23rd, 2016

A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.

Rare photo archive of 1963 Open found

Rare photo archive of 1963 Open found

Oct 4th, 2016

A rare collection of photographic slides showing the 1963 Open Championship at Royal Lytham has been discovered at an auction in Manchester. 

Is this the ultimate golfer's pad?

Is this the ultimate golfer's pad?

Jul 7th, 2016

This must be the ultimate house for a golf fanatic as it has an inside  putting green, as well as a cinema and a pool table. And it is going on sale for $3.85million. Check it out here.

Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper

Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper

Jun 29th, 2016

Where there's a will, there's a way. Get  the ball close anyway you can with the new Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper.

Stop the Chipping Yips

Stop the Chipping Yips

Jun 23rd, 2016

Don't let the chipping yips get you down, Jeff Ritter has the answer to your prayers. 

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.

TomTom launch TomTom Golfer 2

TomTom launch TomTom Golfer 2

Mar 16th, 2016

TomTom has unveiled the ultra-slim TomTom Golfer 2, a GPS Watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection to give detailed post-round analysis.    

Tom Watson Pitching Masterclass

Tom Watson Pitching Masterclass

Mar 14th, 2016

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.

Jeff Ritter's Pitching Secret

Jeff Ritter's Pitching Secret

Mar 9th, 2016

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...

Hole-in-one golfer gets taken for a ride

Hole-in-one golfer gets taken for a ride

Mar 7th, 2016

A golfer who won a car after hitting a hole-in-one during a charity event has been left seriously out of pocket after losing a legal battle over his prize. We think he has been completely taken for a ride.

101 Mistakes all golfers make

101 Mistakes all golfers make

Feb 28th, 2016

Jon Sherman is not afraid to sock it to us. He’s identified 101 mistakes we all apparently make, and then offers solutions to each. How do we begin?

The Staunchies 2015 Results!!!

The Staunchies 2015 Results!!!

Feb 27th, 2016

The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!

The Staunchies 2015 Results – Equipment

The Staunchies 2015 Results – Equipment

Feb 27th, 2016

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...

Golfers Reject Wimbledon offer

Golfers Reject Wimbledon offer

Dec 29th, 2015

Golfers who refused to give up their club despite mounting pressure from All England Lawn Tennis Club have rejected a “bribe” of £50,000 each to let the world-famous tournament expand on to their grounds.

Mark Calcavecchia's Mansion

Mark Calcavecchia's Mansion

Dec 17th, 2015

1989 The Open Championship winner, Mark Calcavecchia has put his waterfront estate in Tequesta, Florida, on the market for a hefty $5.5 million.

Mental Golfers

Mental Golfers

Dec 16th, 2015

Golfers at the Victoria Golf Club on Vancouver Island in Canada are a pretty hardy bunch by the looks of it. Here’s a great video of some Canadian golf mentalists playing on through 100 kilometer per hour winds.

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Dec 15th, 2015

It’s no shock to announce that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years. Having won the Race to Dubai three times in four years too, it was the least surprising announcement all season. 

The Staunchies!!!

The Staunchies!!!

Dec 3rd, 2015

It's that time of year again!! It's the 2015 GolfPunk Staunchies, our awards for the year's outstanding golf performers!!

88 million people in China banned from golf!

88 million people in China banned from golf!

Oct 23rd, 2015

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.

Luke Donald's Pitching Perfection

Luke Donald's Pitching Perfection

Oct 13th, 2015

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.  

If Golfers Were Bands No5

If Golfers Were Bands No5

Oct 3rd, 2015

I’m not going to lie, I’m clutching at straws a little bit with this one, but bare with me. I know the pubs and clubs of Sheffield are hardly anything to compare with the golf courses of Pedrena, North Spain, but these two both have more in common than you may think...

If Golfers Were Bands No6

If Golfers Were Bands No6

Oct 3rd, 2015

Well he’s been at it again, sat between a pile of his dad’s old records, and a loadof his old GolfPunk magazines he’s put together the top 10 of all top 10’s, and promised us it’s not just a list of his favourite bands. Over to you, George...  

Hurley Searching For Missing Father

Hurley Searching For Missing Father

Jul 30th, 2015

US golfer Billy Hurley III has appealed to the public to help find his father, Willard Hurley Jr, who went missing nine days ago.

Oscar Jacobson Greg Chino

Oscar Jacobson Greg Chino

Mar 2nd, 2015

Growing up in the ‘90’s golf trousers were terrible things. Saggy sand coloured, pleated chinos of doom. 

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Apr 14th, 2019

I’m probably going to get shot down in flames for this one, but I am going to put it out there, Mr Woods is a lucky golfer. It may be golfing blasphemy akin to suggesting the Beatles, excluding their early stuff, were not that good or suggesting that David Beckham was actually not all that brilliant.   

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

Mar 21st, 2019

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

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

Mar 5th, 2019

The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.

Liang clinches Volvo China Open qualifying place

Liang clinches Volvo China Open qualifying place

Feb 20th, 2019

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.

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Feb 8th, 2019

Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

Jan 31st, 2019

In today’s era, not every sports fan out there would associate golf players as being one of the most handsomely paid on the circuit. In fact, it’s only since Tiger Woods made golf his own that earnings and endorsements have sky-rocketed to a level that makes it all the more envious.

PGA National Turkey eyes record numbers of golfers

PGA National Turkey eyes record numbers of golfers

Jan 30th, 2019

PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club is ready to enhance its position at the forefront of the European golf resort market, with latest figures revealing that golf bookings in 2019 are 15 per cent up on the same time last year.

'Serious Golfers' better equipped to play more

'Serious Golfers' better equipped to play more

Jan 24th, 2019

Serious Golfers are better equipped than ever with high performance clothing designed to help them play the game more often even in extreme conditions, according to new research commissioned by leading golf apparel brand Galvin Green among passionate American and British players.

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Jan 23rd, 2019

Renowned for its outstanding mixture of history, culture and gastronomy, Lisbon also provides access to a plethora of first-class golf courses, and players can experience some of its finest this spring with ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s new stay-and-play breaks.

adidas Golf Introduces New TOUR360 Franchise

adidas Golf Introduces New TOUR360 Franchise

Jan 21st, 2019

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.

The South's golfers lead Christmas giving

The South's golfers lead Christmas giving

Dec 20th, 2018

With two weeks to go in the American Golf charity Christmas raffle in support of On Course Foundation, the South’s golfers’ are proving to be the U.K.’s most generous, with 1500 more tickets sold than their nearest rivals, the Central region.

On the couch with Existential Golfer Eddie Pepperell

On the couch with Existential Golfer Eddie Pepperell

Nov 21st, 2018

Eddie Pepperell is up a tree. GolfPunk put him there. Well, we asked if he’d do it and he happily obliged. He's using his range finder to see into the future. He must be liking what he’s seeing. Six days later he would be British Masters champion...

Golfers set to bag a bargain

Golfers set to bag a bargain

Nov 6th, 2018

PowaKaddy has launched an exciting cart bag promotion for winter. Golfers will receive a FREE cart bag when purchasing any new PowaKaddy lithium trolley.

The Peaky Golfer on a mission to tame the game

The Peaky Golfer on a mission to tame the game

Nov 2nd, 2018

The Peaky Golfer is on a 12-month mission to tame the game. He plays off 18 but is determined to go pro. So much so that he's sold his house and bought himself a camper van to tour in. His short game is suspect and his wife's not happy...

Dunblane golfer aces a trip to 2020 Ryder Cup

Dunblane golfer aces a trip to 2020 Ryder Cup

Oct 31st, 2018

Most golfers have to splash out on a round of drinks when they score a hole-in-one, but for John Paton any such expense was well worth it, as his ace earned him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Costa Daurada's October sun continues to entice golfers to the region

Costa Daurada's October sun continues to entice golfers to the region

Oct 11th, 2018

Following Spanish success in the Ryder Cup, with Sergio Garcia becoming the highest points scorer in the event’s history and fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm taking down Tiger Woods in the singles, the limelight returns to one of Europe’s fastest growing golf destinations, Costa Daurada, as it greets golfers eager to exploit its October sunshine.