Sep 15th, 2015
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
I must say as a lefty I am in awe of these young pros who seem to be able to switch around and bomb the ball, playing left-handed. It is well known that lefty-in-chief Phil Mickelson is very handy playing right-handed, but it seems a couple of the world's best can switch round with ease and bomb it!
Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player will receive the highest honour a civilian can receive from President Trump at a ceremony on 23rd March. Sorenstam learned of the honour last year after a game of golf where she and Senator Lindsey Graham took on Gary Player and President Trump.
For those of a certain age and most likely from this side of the pond will see parallels between the move by the proposed Premier Golf League and the World Series Cricket (WSC) competition of the late 1970s. Both ventures share two fundamental drivers, the chance for players to earn more money and access to broadcast rights for the organisers.
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. In an all European clash, Spain's Sergio Garcia took on Sweden's Henrik on the 170 yard par three 16th hole at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club ahead of last weeks Saudi International. As always it made for some amusing viewing.
In the final Hero Challenge of the year South African Erik van Rooyen defeated former Masters Champion Danny Willett. You know the Hero Challenge, it’s the one where 6 top pros compete at target golf, hitting to a floating green out in an expanse of water. The closer to the flag you are the more points you score, with the closest ring being 50 points the next 25, well you get the gist.
Everyone loves Beef Johnson, what’s not to like? He is a lovely chap and is nice to everyone both on and off the course and boy can he play golf. That’s why it was sad to see Beef’s loss of form and subsequently learn that this great bloke from London was struggling mentally. In this, Men’s Mental Health Month, we really enjoyed watching the video of Beef and Tubes, the Soccer AM presenter, playing a few holes and chatting about mental health and other stuff.
Take one tour pro, 500 golf balls and a 165-yard par three hole. The challenge, to make a hole-in-one. The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Step up Thomas Pieters.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will go head to head in a globally televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. "The Challenge: Japan Skins" will take place on the 21st October ahead of the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan, and we will not be watching.
Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. We’re not very good at them but watching the pro’s go at it is always a scream, especially when they manage to hit the green with a putter or equally unsuitable club!
The European tour has been pretty creative with its content of late, who can forget the ‘Content Committee’ or Eddie Pepperell’s prank on Matt Wallace. By far our favourite though are the ongoing 14 Club Challenges.
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Wilson Golf has signed an exciting crop of talented young golfers on the European Challenge Tour to play Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges this season.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 2 at the Heroes Challenge in Albany, the Bahamas. So who is Tiger Woods teeing up with?
The NedBank Challenge has already thrown up a Mongoose versus Cobra fight, and now it is Joost Luiten’s turn to encounter the wildlife at the Gary Player Country Club. But this time it is a crocodile. Play it where it lies?
Ian Baker-Finch was playing golf at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, and Tiger Woods was also out on the range. This is what he made of Tiger’s swing.
"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."
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Patrick Reed won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
La Manga Club was associated with Severiano Ballesteros at the peak of his career, and the resort will pay further homage by hosting a qualifying event for the 2017 Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge charity golf tournament.
As part of QHotels’ nationwide initiative to encourage more people to play golf, Mottram HallI in Cheshire’s is now offering free membership to junior golfers.
The PowaKaddy Freeway family has been given an upgrade for 2017, with a number of improvements on the FW3, FW5 and FW7s models.
Australia’s six-times PGA Tour title winner imagines a round with Kylie, Sir Les and a violent ex-con by the name of Chopper...
American Golf has announced a partnership between itself, the European Tour and Sky Sports which will see four free consumer golf shows launched across the United Kingdom in 2017.
David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year.
The Bryan Brothers have found time to do their own version of the Bottle Flip Challenge. Here you go.....
G–Mac is launching his own Golf Fantasy Experience. Is this the ultimate golfer's Christmas present?
The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.
The 'Bottle Flip Challenge' has been running amok on the interweb. Here's a golfer's version, and we are impressed – seriously impressed!
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
Golfers can get free golf for the rest of the year if they snap up a new five-day 2017 QFairway membership - available at six of QHotels award-winning resorts.
Jeunghun Wang shot a third-round 64 to take a three-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Victor Dubuisson almost lost his golf ball in unusual circumstances as he was stopped in his tracks by a mongoose invasion at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
We know the Challenge Tour players are good - but are any of them good enough to nail a flopshot into a stack of Bridgestone tyres? FInd out here.
Bridgestone is seriously getting into golf, and was the title sponsorship of its own Bridgestone Challenge golf event in Oxfordshire. Here’s what occurred.
One of English golf’s most spectacular destinations is preparing to host its first European Challenge Tour Event.
Up to 10,000 golf fans are expected to descend upon a prestigious Oxfordshire resort in August, when the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament takes place, courtesy of Bridgestone.
The Grove has teamed up with Titleist and The European Tour, to create a unique birdie challenge as part of the build up to the 2016 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which takes place from October 13-16.
One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
Gloria Golf Club has been chosen as the host of the 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event for the third successive year, as golf tourism continues to flourish in Turkey.
Modest! Golf Management have announced that they are the 2016 official golf management partner for the Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this July.
It's Fantasy Golf Challenge time, and your chance to win a Golf Buddy LR5 Laser range finder. So get your picks done now.
Nic Coward was the general secretary of the Premier League until 2015, and has now been appointed as the independent chairman of the England Golf Partnership. His remit is to help grow the game.
Shell Houston Fantasy Challenge: Join now and take on the GolfPunk berks!!
The Blue Monster, Doral... bring it on! Join our Fantasy Challenge and you can win a Golf Buddy GPS watch. It's fun and you'll most likely trounce us lot!!
It's Riviera Time again. The Northern Trust Open ast Pacific Palisades in California. Here's our weekly & monthly Fantasy League Challenge. It's Free! Tuck In Guys!!
Who do you think will handle the Arena Of Menace (the 16th!) and win in Phoenix? Join the Phoenix Waste Management GP Fantasy Challenge now!!
Back in November we saw the FootJoy FreeStyle for the first time. A golf shoe inspired by a tree frog? Now hear us out, it all sounded a bit crazy frog to us, but it does actually make a lot of sense.
Practice days for the Waste Management Phoenix are going to be free, so if you’re in Arizona why not pop along.
For the duration of this weekend's Nedbank Golf Challenge, at the Gary Player Country Club, in Sun City, the popular Lee Westwood's Masterclass golf app will be free to download from the iTunes app store.
Take on the GolfPunk team in our own Fantasy Challenge & win a Golf Buddy GPS watch
It's on and Editor Tim has made his picks. They include Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Tony Finau. Reckon you can beat that? Dive on in.
Stylish golfer Robert Rock gives us the low down on who would be his fantasy four-ball and why...
Take on the GolfPunk staff at this week's Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge and win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch. Or just ignore us and play anyway
So here we go with the FedExCup. First up is the Barclays. Last year's winner was Hunter Mahan: Gonna put him in your team?
Tiger's playing the Wyndham and you can get him in your Fantasy Team for just 5 points (you have 100 to spend on 10 players). Prizes weekly so you don't have to sign up forever! And it's 100% Free.
Pick your 10 players for the PGA at Whistling Straits. Get your pals to join the league and show em who's the boss!! Weekly and monthly prizes include two dozen Vice golf balls and a Golf Buddy GPS watch.
Congratulations to our monthly winners for July. Mark Darby, our overall winner, gets a Golf Buddy GPS watch. The prize of 24 Vice golf balls goes to Mark Darby. Congrats guys. NOW... Here's the first of August's Challenges. Same prizes apply. Click Here To Sign Up It's Free!
Your chance to win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch and 2 dozen Vice Golf Balls. Pick your 10 players now and get in amongst the action.
With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.
Join the GolfPunk Fantasy League Challenge, a weekly competition where you can WIN WIN WIN.
According to Rory McIlroy, he is approaching 2020 with a new mindset, one in which he plans to play carefree golf. But what exactly does ‘carefree’ mean in terms of playing the game? Consulting the dictionary carefree is an adjective meaning free from anxiety or responsibility. Checking the thesaurus, I happen to have to hand synonyms for carefree include ‘breezy’ ‘cheerful’ ‘jaunty’ ‘happy go lucky’.
Sergio García will play in next year’s Saudi International despite trying to trash a number of their greens when playing the event in February of this year. The Spaniard was disqualified after his extraordinary behaviour but it seems that there was a further sanction from tour who have insisted he plays at the event in 2020 without an appearance fee. call that a sanction? We are not impressed.
Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced it will be offering free golf bag luggage on its flights to Abu Dhabi with immediate effect.
Nick Dougherty chills out with a fourball so cool he’ll need an icepick instead of a 9-iron. Fairway fun with Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Steve McQueen....
Charley takes the GP Biscuit Tin Challenge and sudddenly it's all cats, dogs, bar fights, getting dumped and Oasis...
Wilson Golf has launched a D7 iron Challenge, inviting golfers from major markets in Europe to put their own 7-iron up against its new Wilson Staff model to see how much more distance they can gain.
All visitors to this year’s inaugural British Golf Show will receive a free gift which can be redeemed at almost 100 golf clubs.
Now we're talking. If you want to speed up play on the golf course, just put the image of free ice cold beer on the end of a stick and wave it in front of players as they embark on nine holes. That's what they did at Palmares and it worked...
Luxury golf lifestyle brand, Peter Millar is bringing some added value and winter warmth to Christmas by offering a complimentary snood worth £30 on any purchases made on Sunday 9 th December at www.petermillar.co.uk. Anyone making a first-time purchase on the website will also be eligible for a £15 discount.
Three golfers. An iconic ocean liner. One unique challenge.
With the festive-season fast approaching, Titleist is getting into the Christmas spirit by offering free personalisation on the #1 ball in golf. The initiative sees Titleist offer golfers the perfect Christmas gift, with the chance to add a custom Christmas greeting to the #1 ball in golf.
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
Motocaddy is offering UK and Irish golfers looking to buy a new trolley ahead of the festive period the prospect of a bright new start to the 2019 season with its strongest-ever free bag promotion.
As the countdown to the iconic Ryder Cup continues, Stuart Broad held onto his Championship title as he edged out fellow English cricket compatriot Joe Root in a Ryder Cup style challenge match on the famous Brabazon course at The Belfry on Wednesday 19th September.
American Golf is bringing the magic of the Ryder Cup to it’s stores by challenging the U.K.’s golfers to take on ‘Les Grenouilles’ or ‘The Frogs’, the stunning Par 3, 11th hole at Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
There's nothing worse than getting out on the links only for you to feel a nasty twitch or ache which is going to curtail your golf capering once more. We tried this stuff and it was like having the wind at your back. Here's the science...
Golfers are being offered a sizzling promotion during the UK’s extended heatwave by Motocaddy, as the UK’s leading trolley and cart bag brand is offering a free bag with any of the brand’s revolutionary S5 CONNECT ‘Smart Cart’ models.
World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.
Foxhills is setting a shining example for golf clubs in creating the pathway for new golfers to take up the sport with its pioneering Learn2Love golf membership option.
Ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, newly named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell took on the 14 Club Challenge.
Back in the day when the ice bucket challenge was all the rage. Tiger Woods nominated Phil Knight and Rafael Nadal, while Rory McIlroy nominated Wayne Rooney, former president George W. Bush, and actress Meghan Markle, who was best known then for her role in the show "Suits".
Tiger’s on the way back, so we’re all asking – will he grab five more Majors and overtake Jack Nicklaus’ total of 18 professional Major titles? That’s a big ask, but here’s something Nicklaus-related which isn’t quite so much of a stretch.
Last night was the final of this year's Mastermind, and historian Michael Taylor was in the famous black chair answering questions on major championship golf since 1997. So how would you have got on?
You can't argue with that. Commercial-free golf. Personally, I'm sick of having to record the golf and wait 45 minutes to start watching it just so I can avoid 15,000 showings of the same bloody advert.
PowaKaddy, the market-leading electric trolley brand, has once again made several impressive upgrades to its revolutionary Freeway range – the world’s most popular electric trolley family – with classy new FW3s and FW5s models joining the award-winning FW7s trolley for 2018.
A new era for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was unveiled today with news that the tournament, from 2019 onwards, will be hosted annually by some of the greats of the Irish game.
South African Dylan Frittelli and Spaniard Jorge Campillo both shot rounds of six-under-par 66 on Saturday to share the lead going into the final round of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.
Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, the stunning four-star golf resort in Alne, near York, is throwing open its doors to tempt people to return to golf – or, maybe, to try it for the first time.
According to Wales Online, 87-year-old Graham Davies "was the most consistent scorer" from March to September in the Ashburnham Golf Club's stags section. Age and experience beat the young guns.
Tiger Woods will tee off for the final round at 11:10 a.m. ET (add 5 hours for GMT) alongside Justin Thomas. Here is the full list of tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round. He may not be in contention, but there are some big names up for the fight still.
While everybody elsewhere prepares for annual Black Friday deals, it's more Green Fee-day at QHotels' 10 four-star UK golf resorts, managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH).
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community is preparing to play its part in one of European golf’s most exciting annual storylines, as the popular Spanish resort gets set to welcome the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School for the first time from 11-16 November.
Burn the envelope! Penetrate the logic! Manipulate the extreme! Can you handle Maria's push up challenge?
Tee times for Nedbank as Tommy Fleetwood looks to stretch his lead in the Race To Dubai...