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Lookers Junior Masters to return at Close House

Lookers Junior Masters to return at Close House

Mar 20th, 2018

Close House and attached tour professional Lee Westwood, in partnership with Lookers Motor Group and PING, have announced that the second annual Junior Masters will be played at Close House on 29th October 2018.

Close House announce Junior Open

Close House announce Junior Open

Feb 25th, 2017

Close House, home to the 2017 British Masters, and resident tour pro Lee Westwood have announced that a Junior Masters will take place on the 26th September to celebrate the European Tour event at the club.

Close House to be British Masters Home

Close House to be British Masters Home

Oct 17th, 2016

According to a rogue tweet by Sky Sports Commentator Ewen Murray, Close House will host the 2017 British Masters, with Lee Westwood as host. 

Editor's Letter – All hail the British Masters

Editor's Letter – All hail the British Masters

Oct 3rd, 2017

Anyone who was at the British Masters, or watched it on TV, will know what an excellent tournament it was. With the European Tour courting sponsorship dollars across Europe and beyond in order to maintain operations and expand, it seems that there has been less focus on holding events in the UK. 

No Beef this Sunday

No Beef this Sunday

Sep 26th, 2017

It's a bad day up north, as Beef has to pull out of the British Masters...

Persistence pays for Sergio fan

Persistence pays for Sergio fan

Jan 29th, 2017

One of Sergio Garcia’s Twitter followers has pulled off a rather strange coup. He's going to be caddying for him! 

Whisky a go go at Islay House

Whisky a go go at Islay House

Apr 28th, 2018

GolfPunk has been up in Islay on a whirlwind tour of whisky distilleries, the fabulous Machrie golf course, and a stay at the wonderful Islay House. And all done by Learjet, courtesy of our new friends at Stratajets. It’s nice work when you can get it for sure. 

Golfzon at the GP Clubhouse

Golfzon at the GP Clubhouse

Jul 28th, 2017

Down at the GolfPunk Clubhouse we had the Golfzon simulator in action manned, or should that be womaned, by GolfPunk’s very own Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen. But what’s under the bonnet of the Golfzon simulator?

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

Jul 21st, 2017

Paul McGinley has got the Open GolfPunk Clubhouse up and running, now get yourselves down to SouthPort Waterfront for a cracking time...

Jessa Lee Houser: Swingin' Siren

Jessa Lee Houser: Swingin' Siren

Jun 7th, 2017

The hottest golfer to ever come from Nashville? We'd love to be proved wrong, but you've got your work cut out to find some one to beat Jessa Houser...

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Jul 27th, 2016

Blimey, they're all it it: First Taylor Swift clobbers a superfan with a 56 degree wedge, then Justin Bieber shows his questionable golfing prowess on a public course and now Britney has finally come to her senses and joined the great golf movement. 

Plans for a microbrewery in a golf clubhouse

Plans for a microbrewery in a golf clubhouse

Mar 31st, 2016

A golf club in Wigan, Lancashire, could have its changing rooms converted into a microbrewery, and its pro shop turned into a visitor centre, if plans drawn up by the local council get the go-ahead.  

National Golf Month to launch at the Houses of Parliament

National Golf Month to launch at the Houses of Parliament

Mar 23rd, 2016

We all know that golf has an image problem. It’s seen as elitist, old fashioned, and out of touch – the preserve of the white middle class male. We all get that don’t we? And we all want to do something about it. So why get the Houses of Parliament involved? Here's your chance to have your say with our poll.

What Jordan Spieth gets up to in his fancy house

What Jordan Spieth gets up to in his fancy house

Mar 16th, 2016

​He's earned multiple millions this year on his way to bagging the Masters, The US Open and the FedExCup. Not to mention the $25 million through endorsements. So, he's entitled to buy himself a fancy pad. Here it is: Jordan's 7,400 square-foot Preston Hollow home in Dallas. And what he gets up to of a day time...

London's last inner city golf course to close

London's last inner city golf course to close

Feb 21st, 2016

It’s official. London's last inner city public golf course is to close — and this is mostly thanks to a £4.9m grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund.  So what’s the thinking?

Another golf course to close

Another golf course to close

Feb 6th, 2016

Another golf course is going to be closed. But this time it’s not going to be turned into a housing estate. Instead it’s going to become a vineyard.

Four UK courses to close

Four UK courses to close

Dec 15th, 2015

While playing numbers have stabilized in the UK as we reported last week, it is still tough out there in golf world, and we are saddened to learn that four major golf courses are to be closed down.

Anger as council closes municiple golf course

Anger as council closes municiple golf course

Nov 1st, 2015

According to a report on the BBC local news site, a 105-year-old golf course in Leicester has closed as the city council looks to save £90m by 2018. The closure of Western Park municipal golf club will apparently save the authority  a paltry £123,000 a year.

Hunter's house to be new GP office

Hunter's house to be new GP office

Sep 9th, 2015

Golfer's Gaffs: And by that we mean their incredible houses that we are insanely jealous of... No1: Hunter Mahan's overblown man cave which we are thinking about buying, converting into GP office space and putting a ferris wheel through the middle of it so we don't have to walk up stairs...

Day 3 at the GP Clubhouse

Day 3 at the GP Clubhouse

Jul 15th, 2015

So we sent Gorgeous George out today and he got wet. Soaking wet. So he thought he'd ask the punters who they thought would win if the heavens open this week? The public have spoken...

GP Clubhouse

GP Clubhouse

Jul 14th, 2015

Gorgeous George, the GolfPunk, goes to the beach in St Andrews in search of golf keepy uppies, cockles and Seve's three iron.

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Mar 5th, 2019

A video has gone viral of a fight between two golfers in the clubhouse at a Gauteng golf club, and the club has now issued a formal apology.

Access all areas at Padraig Harrington's house!

Access all areas at Padraig Harrington's house!

Jan 8th, 2019

2020 Ryder Cup Captain elect Padraig Harrington invited GolfPunk to go All Back To His with him where he treated us to a trick shot spectacular, showed us his man cave, took us on at pool & table tennis and let us hoist the Wanamaker Trophy and Claret Jugs!!!!

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. 

20 American Golf stores set to close

20 American Golf stores set to close

Oct 20th, 2018

American Golf has been rescued from administration by private equity investor Endless, in a move that will save 112 stores and protect 900 jobs, but 20 stores are due to close.

Monte Rei to launch luxury Clubhouse Residences

Monte Rei to launch luxury Clubhouse Residences

Jul 24th, 2018

Home to a par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course ranked number one in Portugal, three restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pools and a wellness centre, ​Monte Rei is now set to launch golf-fronting residences.

Justin Rose takes clubhouse lead at Fort Worth Invitational

Justin Rose takes clubhouse lead at Fort Worth Invitational

May 25th, 2018

We may be missing Justin Rose at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, and we know Justin really wanted to be there, but he's not letting any home sickmess get in his way, as he's the clubhouse leader at the Fort Worth Invitational.

Wentworth reveals £13 million clubhouse

Wentworth reveals £13 million clubhouse

May 23rd, 2018

The iconic Wentworth Club has opened the doors to its new luxury Clubhouse, the result of a significant £13m investment by the Club’s owners, Reignwood Group, over the past 12 months.

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Apr 21st, 2018

The transformation of PGA Catalunya Resort’s clubhouse by celebrated interior design guru Lázaro Rosa-Violán is a bold move away from traditional golf course clubhouses.

Costa Brava's little house on the fairway

Costa Brava's little house on the fairway

Apr 1st, 2018

A feisty homeowner has proved to be an unusual immovable obstruction to golfers, keen to challenge themselves at Costa Brava's El Puyol Golf & Country Club.

Tiger closes on lead as McIlroy misses cut

Tiger closes on lead as McIlroy misses cut

Mar 10th, 2018

There's no doubt about it. Tiger Woods' return to the PGA Tour is live and dangerous. He's two shots after the lead going into moving day. Begging the question. Will he go for it or continue his steady-as-she-goes approach?

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Feb 2nd, 2018

A GolfPunk reader has written to us fearing that his local municipal course, Deangate Ridge in Kent, is being closed in order to turn it into housing - setting a dangerous precedent for municipal golf courses. 

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Dec 20th, 2017

We hate it when any track closes, and now Kingsway Golf Course in Scunthorpe is facing closure as the Council wants to pull the rug, despite there being a 1,500 signature petition against its closure.

Andy Sullivan's golf house up for sale

Andy Sullivan's golf house up for sale

Oct 14th, 2017

Andy Sullivan's house in Magyar Crescent, Whitestone, is up for sale with Fine and Country, and offers over £900,000 are being welcomed. We take a look at the place and ponder what Sulli gets up to here...

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

Jul 23rd, 2017

When the golf finishes at Birkdale this evening, you need to get yourself down to the GolfPunk Clubhouse in Southport to take on our Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen.

Why The Open is closed for business

Why The Open is closed for business

Jul 20th, 2017

The R&A are not allowing ticket holders who leave the venue to be readmitted at this year’s tournament at Royal Birkdale, and it’s causing quite a stir not only in Southport, but in next year’s Open venue Carnoustie.

West Cliffs open new eco clubhouse

West Cliffs open new eco clubhouse

May 31st, 2017

West Cliffs Golf Links is moving into top gear ahead of its official launch next month following the opening of a stylish, eco–friendly clubhouse at the eagerly–anticipated new Portuguese resort. 

Closed Lancashire GC becomes dumping ground

Closed Lancashire GC becomes dumping ground

Mar 21st, 2017

A Lancashire golf club that closed down last year has now become a dumping ground in which waste is higher than the roof of the former clubhouse, and not a footgolf course as intended.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.   

Bill Murray takes on Barack Obama at White House

Bill Murray takes on Barack Obama at White House

Dec 13th, 2016

Ordinarily Barack Obama doesn't let people come into the Oval Office and get out the short stick. But what they hey? It won't be long until he hands over the keys to Donald Trump. 

Goodwood GC closes flexible membership scheme

Goodwood GC closes flexible membership scheme

Nov 1st, 2016

Goodwood Golf Club, one of the first golf clubs in the UK to set up a flexible membership policy, has announced it is going to close it at the end of this year because it is now too popular.

At least 4 courses to close

At least 4 courses to close

Oct 27th, 2016

At least four golf clubs have announced they are closing or have closed in the space of a few days as many clubs continue to struggle in the current economic climate, and changes of customer behaviour.

Arnold Palmer Putting course closes

Arnold Palmer Putting course closes

Sep 4th, 2016

It was the end of an era for the Exmouth seafront when the Jungle Fun attraction and Arnold Palmer Putting Course closed for the last time, as three hundred locals turned up to protest.

Another golf club to build new houses

Another golf club to build new houses

Aug 4th, 2016

Huntercombe Golf Club in Oxfordshire is the latest golf club to hope to build houses on its land to fund improvements to its facilities, and secure its long term future.

Hassocks Golf Club to lose 9 holes to houses

Hassocks Golf Club to lose 9 holes to houses

Apr 29th, 2016

Hassocks Golf Club says it has been running at a loss for many years and has only avoided closure because of substantial ongoing subsidies from its owner. Now it has revealed that it is going to lose 9 holes to houses.

Danny Willett: All Back To My House

Danny Willett: All Back To My House

Apr 10th, 2016

All Back To Mine with your new Masters Champion Danny Willett...  Danny Willett is a sports junkie, so when he asked us round to his house to take him on at everything from basketball to chipping, we were round like a flash. And he doesn't like losing...  

Maybole Municipal could be forced to close

Maybole Municipal could be forced to close

Apr 3rd, 2016

Municipal Maybole Golf Club has been in existence since 1905 and at the Memorial Park since 1924, but its future is now uncertain due to pressure on budgets at South Ayrshire Council.

Jack Nicklaus invites Ryder Cup hopefuls to his house

Jack Nicklaus invites Ryder Cup hopefuls to his house

Mar 2nd, 2016

When the Golden Bear invites you round to his house with a load of other Ryder Cup wannabes, you don't say no. You say, 'What time?', 'Will Tiger be there?', 'Should I bring wine?', 'What kind of wine do you like, Jack?', 'What are Barb's favourite flowers?', 'Will there be cake?'. That sort of thing.    

So close for Boo Weekley

So close for Boo Weekley

Feb 26th, 2016

This was a close one for Boo Weekley at the Honda Classic today. Oh so nearly an Albatross.

Park Your Ball Closer To The Hole

Park Your Ball Closer To The Hole

Oct 4th, 2015

Our no nonsense Aussie Golf Pro Sandy Jamieson has been back at it again, making some sense out of this stupid game we all play. He’s not using beer and boobs this time, but making sure you’ve parked that car properly...

Major Golf Direct comes on board

Major Golf Direct comes on board

Jul 21st, 2018

Major Golf Direct was established in 2016 at Moreton Hills Golf Centre on the Wirral, and they are the latest brand to come on board to enjoy the party at the GolfPunk Clubhouse at the Carnoustie Pavilion and the Blu Restaurant. 

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Apr 23rd, 2018

We’re off on a golf trip with a difference. A big difference. We’re flying to the beautiful island of Islay, the southern most of the Inner Hebrides, to play the magnificent Machrie. And we are doing the trip on a Learjet. 

Padraig Harrington takes us to his man cave

Padraig Harrington takes us to his man cave

Dec 14th, 2017

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington invites us 'All Back To Mine', shows us his trophy rooms, reveals how to win majors from the wrong side of the draw, shows us his meditation area and then how to hit the most ridiculous trick shots, including his Happy Gilmore...

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Oct 19th, 2017

I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....

Help The Gravy #12

Help The Gravy #12

Jul 27th, 2017

What floated our boats and bunched our undies at the GP Clubhouse and beyond...

Competition to find best amateur golf hole

Competition to find best amateur golf hole

Nov 29th, 2016

Ten of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging amateur golf holes have been shortlisted to be crowned the UK’s best, as online voting now begins for golfers to choose their favourite. 

Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Oct 23rd, 2016

The World Number 54 is in contention at St Andrews. Andy kindly popped in to see us at the GolfPunk Clubhouse so, naturally, we asked him if he can lend us a fiver...

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.

Monty qualifies for the Open

Monty qualifies for the Open

Jun 29th, 2016

Get in there, Monty!! Big Col will play at the Open for The first time since 2010 after qualifying to play at his home course at Royal Troon. And so has Original GolfPunk James Heath!

Greg Norman selling his $55 million home

Greg Norman selling his $55 million home

Feb 19th, 2016

Greg Norman is selling his incredible $55milion home in Jupiter, Florida, It's where all the fancy golf pros live dontchaknow... Buy this place and you'll be having breakfast with Tiger, range balls in the morning with Keegan Bradley, lunch with Jesper, a gym session with Dustin Johnson, cocktails with Belen Mozo, dinner with Rickie Fowler and bed with... a hot cup of cocoa...

World's Oldest Golf Club

World's Oldest Golf Club

Feb 6th, 2016

A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.

Whisky In The Jar

Whisky In The Jar

Feb 5th, 2016

  “Whisky is liquid sunshine.” – George Bernard Shaw

Ben Crenshaw sells up

Ben Crenshaw sells up

Feb 2nd, 2016

Ben Crenshaw is selling his mansion in Austin, Texas, for $6.2 million. You’ll get 7,236 square feet and an acre of peace and quiet. And you’ll also get your own putting green.

Jordan buys Hunter Mahan's old pad

Jordan buys Hunter Mahan's old pad

Jan 18th, 2016

Jordan Spieth has found time to do a bit of house-hunting, and with earnings of $53 million for 2105, he doesn't exactly need to cut his cloth that tight. But he's still managed to get a saving of $1.5 million off the original asking price.