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'...
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.
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...
Two Brits on a golfing holiday have been shot after getting into a drunken bar fight.
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.
In the build up to the Honda Classic, PGA Pros were faced with an unusual challenge – a one–armed chipping contest.
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...
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.
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.
Former South African golfer Wayne Westner has died in an apparent hostage drama on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Wednesday morning.
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.
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 legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.
No more chicken wings in your golf swing! Jeff Ritter stops the rot.
A 16-year-old boy from Hampshire is desperately trying to raise funds for a bespoke set of golf clubs that will help him to progress in the sport he loves.
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.
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.
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?
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. 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...
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
1989 The Open Championship winner, Mark Calcavecchia has put his waterfront estate in Tequesta, Florida, on the market for a hefty $5.5 million.
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.
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.
It's that time of year again!! It's the 2015 GolfPunk Staunchies, our awards for the year's outstanding golf performers!!
Golfers pay respects to the victims of Paris deadly attacks
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.
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...
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...
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.
We are not sure whether all of these are real and its clear some are not legal but they brought a smile to our faces
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.
Seven lucky golfers are heading to this week’s Masters to battle it out for a million dollars – all hoping they can land another ace to change their life.
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 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.
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.
The premier indoor golf academy in South Wales now has an additional attraction – the Zen Green Stage.
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.
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 PGA of America has issued a statement following the death of Alice Dye - the First Lady of Golf Architecture.
This has made our week at GolfPunk. Gary Woodland, we salute you. And Amy Bockerstette, you a star!
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Officials at eight golf resorts expect to give away hundreds of free winter memberships following the early take-up of their MATCH PLAY offer.
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
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...
Three golfers. An iconic ocean liner. One unique challenge.
Check this out. Troy Mullins only started playing golf when she was 21... And she's already much better than 99% of us! And she bombs it. Boy, does she bomb it...
PowaKaddy has launched an exciting cart bag promotion for winter. Golfers will receive a FREE cart bag when purchasing any new PowaKaddy lithium trolley.
Now in its 10th year, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be contested by the top 60 players on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex on 15 – 18 November 2018 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
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...
Anyone who's taken a ProV to the noggin will tell you it's no joke, but how do you fancy the idea of being asked to wear a crash helmet to play golf?
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.
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.
A UK Chief Constable has been cleared in a case that reveals as much about his golfing character as his integrity.
Watch as club golfer aces his way to a cool million dollars!
Justin Rose has just become World No1. But can you name the other four British golfers to have achieved the same status?
From 13–16 September 120 of the best women golfers will gather high above the banks of Lake Geneva in Évian-les-Bains, France, for the final Major of the season.
Two of the north of Scotland’s brightest golfing prospects have been chosen to represent the area in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Castle Stuart next month.