Aug 16th, 2017
GolfPunk sends the GolfSpiv to the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship to experience the event first hand. Here's how he got on.
GolfPunk sends the GolfSpiv to the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship to experience the event first hand. Here's how he got on.
The 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship concluded today with former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler winning the final Celeb–AM. He claimed victory in a thrilling final round with a score of +3.
2010 champion Richard O’Hanlon has won his second Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship by two shots, after a tense final day of the Pro–Am on the Cromwell Course.
The 2017 British Par 3 Championship gets under way today, with a host of celebrity and professional names set to take to the Cromwell Course at Nailcote Hall across the week.
With GolfPunk acting as the Official Media Partner for the British Par 3 Championship, it is time to finally unveil the part that I am going to play as one of their GolfPunks.
The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.
Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.
England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.
Danny Willett made a welcome return to form winning the BMW PGA Championship with a comfortable three shot victory after posting a five-under-par 67 on Sunday at Wentworth. Overnight joint leader, John Rahm of Spain struggled to card a 70 whilst South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout's charge slightly petered out leaving him third.
The Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson delivered another first-time winner when Sebastian Munoz saw off 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, on the first hole of a playoff. It was the Columbian’s first tour victory and follows the win by Joaquin Niemann of Chile at last week’s win at the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.
It was as you were at Wentworth as both overnight leaders shot four-under-par rounds of 68 to extend their lead to three shot over the field. Chasing them are Englishman Justin Rose, South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who both carded 69, and India’s Shubhankar Sharma who had one of the round of the day, a six-under 66.
A rejuvenated Danny Willett heads the leaderboard alongside Jon Rahm of Spain on eleven-under-par after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Two shots back sit Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, world number four Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa.
Matt Wallace is a man in form. Following a third place in the KLM Open in Holland last week he shot a flawless seven under par 65 to take a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. Londoner, Wallace leads Spain’s Joh Rahm and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by one shot. With Justin Rose a further short back after a five under 67.
There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour. Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.
The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.
South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship. Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.
Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.
Following on from our recent rant concerning etiquette the writer took to the course this morning. It was a stableford competition (points system) a normally quicker format as a lost ball is not the end of the world and if you can’t score on a hole you pick up. It is those lovely medal events that often bring the course to a grinding halt with all competitors having to finish out every hole.
Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.
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.
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One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
PING has unveiled details of its new performance driven 2019 Spring/Summer men’s apparel range, which takes its inspiration from the company’s heritage in Arizona, USA, and for the first time features innovative Sensor Cool Cotton, engineered with COOLMAX® fabric, to deliver enhanced comfort and feel.
Park's 6th career LPGA victory is the first global win for TaylorMade's all-new Spider X putter, and the 3rd for M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s Injected Twist Face technology.
After hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship and the English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy), during a benchmark year in 2018, Kedleston Park has been named as one of four finalists in the Championship Venue of the Year category of the England Golf Awards 2019.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Golf is a sport driven by the feet. Walking from shot to shot, every step bringing you closer to the hole. Every element of your shot – the traction, the torque, the power and the precision – comes from the ground up, and few know this better than 3-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth.
Callaway® Apparel has announced the launch of SWING TECH™ - technology that fuses athletic performance with classic fit and game-changing innovation.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I’ve never had a proper pair of golf shorts before in all my days of golf foozling. Not a real, proper pair, actually designed for the golf course. Until I received a pair of adidas Ultimate 3654 golf shorts.
Danny Willett has won his first title since the 2016 Masters at the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, and there was much celebration down at GolfPunk Towers.
Cotswold golfing haven Tewkesbury Park has scooped a prestigious award in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards For Excellence 2019.
The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has achieved unprecedented success with its scholars' programme in recent years - and later this month it is inviting talented youngsters to see if they have what is required to be the next generation of graduates.
Tiger Woods made an eagle putt from over 27 feet on the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler in the Tour Championship. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Lexi Thompson crashed out of the Evian Championship on Friday, after making a complete mess of a chip on the 18th, when her ball hardly moved at all.
Beating, bitching and bullying. All in the name of healthy, loving parenting... Including: Phil Mickelson Snr; Davis Love II & BJ Wie
The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, is the only English venue to be accepted into a new collection of ‘the world's premier golf destinations', which launches later this month.
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
Padraig Harrington has found some form at last to take a share of the lead at thaw Czech Masters in Prague.
Stoke Park's Conor Gough became the first Englishman to win the Boys Amateur Championship since current world number 42 Matthew Fitzpatrick in 2012, when he triumphed at Royal Portrush, on Sunday.
The last round has been completed and the final ball has been putted. Marking the end of the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. In what was once again an incredibly successful week, Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire played host to the four-day event that saw Challenge Tour star, Steven Tiley crowned champion.
Here are the final round pairing and tee times for the 100th US PGA Championship from Bellerive GC in St Louis, Missouri.
Steven Tiley has won this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship following a dramatic final day at Nailcote Hall. Tiley scored -6 on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory and the €50,000 prize that comes with it.
Steve Staunton has won this year’s first Celeb-Am at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Staunton put in a stunning performance on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory with a score of +1 (35). He fought off competition from the likes of ex-Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore and former Strictly judge Len Goodman.
The legendary golf coach David Leadbetter has opened his new European academy headquarters at the multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Spa and described the venue as "one of the world's premier golf facilities".
The PGA championship is the last major tournament of the season, soon to be followed by the Fed Ex play offs!! The career grand slam event only achieved by 5 golfers Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, while Bobby Jones won a true golf grand slam in 1930.
Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines in PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter ’18 collection including fresh, on-trend polos and new P Cap colorways, during the 100th PGA Championship. Rickie will also carry a Limited-Edition COBRA Bag designed with The PGA Championship in mind.
Bryson DeChambeau is ready to tee it up at the final major of the year, decked out each day in PUMA Golf style for the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, Mo.
Fresh from his remarkable performance at The Open, one of golf’s brightest young talents, Sam Locke is set to head to Nailcote Hall for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
The third major of the year is usually one that pits players against the unpredictable elements. For that reason, it’s even more important that players have everything they need to perform their best on the course.
The prize fund for this year’s 147th Open Championship has increased by $250,000 to a total of $10.5 million. The winner will take home $1.89 million, the R&A confirmed on Monday.
They’re twins perhaps best known for being stars of one of the biggest film franchise of all time, Harry Potter, but James and Oliver Phelps have also become regular faces at golf courses across the country. This year, they will be returning to the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championships.
Kedleston Park Golf Club, home to one of Derbyshire’s most highly regarded golf courses, made a very successful debut as a host venue for Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship on Monday 25th June 2018 when 11 players made it through to Final Qualifying on a beautiful summer’s day.
Bubba Watson shot a final round of 63 to win the Travelers Championship by three shots, as Paul Casey’s challenge faded.
One of the biggest names in ladies’ golf, Charley Hull is the latest high-profile professional to be announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par Championship.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is getting ready to support the next generation of golfing stars with its junior qualifier. The qualifier will give young players the opportunity to rub shoulders with the professionals at this summer’s Championship.
Out now! GolfPunk Magazine Issue 3 featuring the incredible story of PXG's golf billionaire Bob Parsons; Natalie Gulbis; Top 10 Drivers for 2018; Our Favourite Shop and loads more...
Francesco Molinari was the well deserved winner of the BMW PGA Championship as he beat Rory McIlroy with a brilliantly composed final round of 68 to take the title by two shots. And he’s properly played himself into Ryder Cup contention.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 3 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Who can catch Rory McIlroy????
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.
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.
Barring a miracle or a total meltdown, it is pretty much safe to say that Webb Simpson has this one in the bag, as he shoots a four under 68 to extend his lead to seven shots.
It’s the Players Championships in the USA; I haven’t tipped Tiger Woods but I feel he is close to winning soon.
Ian Woosnam OBE has been confirmed as one of the first professional players for this years Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship
The latest potential change, according to a Golfweek report, will allow club officials to lengthen the par-5 13th hole, which is one of the most famous risk-reward par-5′s in the game, and the last hole in Augusta’s famed Amen Corner.
PING has unveiled details of its 2018 Spring/Summer ladies apparel collection.
PING has unveiled details of its new, performance driven 2018 Spring/Summer men’s apparel range.
Ryder Cup hero Tony Jacklin CBE is to return as tournament host for the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has revealed that ex-England and Nottinghamshire cricketer, James Taylor will be returning to Nailcote Hall for the 2018 edition.
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has completely re-designed the construction of its popular DX2 Soft and DX3 Soft Spin balls to enhance their performance for the 2018 season.
PING has announced the signing of current staff player Andy Sullivan as an apparel ambassador on a multi-year agreement.
TaylorMade have gone back to the drawing board for 2018, and come out with a new technology to help everyone hit better iron shots.
Every so often a club manufacturer claims that they have a game changer on their hands. The next big leap? According to TaylorMade it's Twist Face.
We've been looking back at some of our best read pieces of 2017, and this great story about Bob Parson's creation of his Bad Little Nine course from our travel section garnered a lot interest from you GolfPunks. Here it is to enjoy again. We've all imagined designing our own golf course..., well, I have anyway, but it's a stretch to think anyone could come up with anything like this. Welcome to The Bad Little Nine, a wild golf tapestry spread out over 1,000 yards in Scottsdale, Arizona.
PXG founder Bob Parsons and PXG ambassador Paige Spiranac have launched a video blog series which will be covering all things related to PXG.
Wilson Golf is introducing its first ever (Crossover) wood range featuring FLX Face™ Power Hole Technology which the brand believes to be its best ever in offering adjustability, forgiveness and distance.
Tyrrell Hatton was in cruise control today as he won the Alfred Dunhill Links by three shots. But the big story of the day was Ross Fisher’s superb charge with a new course record 61.
Tommy Fleetwood has taken Carnoustie apart, as he shoots 63 to beat the course record during the Alfred Dunhil Links Championship.
Just over a month on from his second victory in the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, Pro-Am winner Richard O’Hanlon has reflected on what proved to be a stunning victory at Nailcote Hall in August.
Paul Casey has taken the lead at the Tour Championship, and with it the chance of bringing home the $10 million bacon.
Here are the pairings and tee times for the final day of the Tour Championship at East Lakes.
Here are the pairings and starting times for the first round of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. It's time to get the job done.
Well, it's about time! Anna Nordqvist's play off win at the Evian Championship was the first major won by a European since 2013!
Highlights from the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will be broadcast over the next month on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix.
What a bunch of arse. So is it a major or what? Can you imagine the R&A making the Open 54 holes because they had to scrap the first day's play? Well, that's exactly what's happened to the Evian Championship.
According to Bob Parson’s Twitter account, PXG has filed a lawsuit in federal court against TaylorMade, citing “many” patent infringements resulting from the company’s new P790 iron.
PING has revealed details of its 2017 Autumn/Winter apparel ranges, launching the brand’s most technologically advanced men’s and ladies performance collections to date.
We caught up with the Owner of Nailcote Hall, Rick Cressman, to talk about why he loves the British Par 3 Championship so much.
Golf, Spiderman (Dominic's son!) and a new golf book unveiled by comedian, broadcaster and all round duderino Dominic Holland at the Farmfoods Par 3 Championship...
Check out our review of the Bettinardi Inovai 3.0. It might just be the softest feeling metal putter you'll ever try...
GolfPunkhq.com has teamed up with the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship as an official media partner. We love Par 3 golf, and want to absolutely support this one. Here’s how you can get your free tickets.
Legend of the game and two–time Major winner, Tony Jacklin firmly backs Par 3 golf as the future of the game, saying the exciting format will “give new life to the game.”
PXG have launched the 0311X links beating, wind cheating driving iron perfect for keeping the ball in play on those tough blowy days.
According to a report in the Guardian, Sky Sports has lost the rights to the 2017 US PGA Championship at Quial Hollow.
It's been described as "golf's sleeping giant". If it ever was sleeping, it looks like it's just taken a bagful of Pro Plus. Heythrop Park, it's what the term GolfPorn was invented for...
Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel is investing a ‘significant six–figure sum' in its golf academy as it looks to build on the success it has achieved in the last few years.
Cleveland Golf has announced the addition of a distinctive new Tour RAW finish to its advanced–performance RTX–3 wedge family, that was launched to much acclaim in September last year.
Alex Noren pulled out all the stops at the BMW PGA Championship today to win by two shots with a superb course record equalling 62.
On moving day at the BMW Championship the leader board has tightened up, and with the wind getting up, it was an altogether tougher day out there on the newly renovated West course. And it is still anyone's title.
Here's a great little video that the European Tour have released for the BMW PGA Championship. It's Parkour golf as Thomas Pieters' playing partner takes extreme measures to make his tee time.