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Tiger and Rory fade away

Tiger and Rory fade away

Jul 19th, 2019

J. B. Holmes leads the Open after a fine 66 on day one but all the talk was about Tiger and Rory. Once again when the spotlight of expectation was on him McIlroy failed to deliver and Tiger, well Tiger just looked tired.

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Jul 19th, 2019

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.

What can go in the bag?

What can go in the bag?

Jul 16th, 2019

It’s that time of year where some of our favourite kit suppliers go into overdrive launching some of the stuff we have seen the professionals use over the past couple of months or launch new gear ready for the last major of the year. GolfPunk has a look and there are few bits we wouldn’t mind getting our sticky mitts on!

History of the Claret Jug

History of the Claret Jug

Jul 16th, 2019

Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 12th, 2019

For the first time it feels like we are getting really serious about this whole programme as we start to see real gains physically and we appear to be getting fitter, faster at the exercises and stronger overall.  Plus, this week’s WOD was both a killer and also immensely satisfying to boot, which are words we never thought we would say!

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

Jul 12th, 2019

The Open is less than a week away and so what better than a fine bit of Golf Porn from the fantastic links at Royal Portrush. 15th Hole,  Par 4,  426 yards

WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN GETS MORE DOSH

WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN GETS MORE DOSH

Jul 11th, 2019

GolfPunk fave Georgia Hall (no less!!) and nine of the past ten Champions will compete at the Women’s British Open for a 40% larger prize fund of $4.5m (circa £3.6m at time of writing) in recognition of the importance of the Championship and women’s golf according to the R&A.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY!

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY!

Jul 10th, 2019

We get a loads of stuff sent to us at GP Towers and a much of it doesn’t really get us going.  One area sure to unite the team are any efforts to bring in young’uns into our beloved sport and on Sunday 14th (this weekend) Crown Golf have a beauty as over 100 juniors can walk away with a year’s free membership!

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jul 9th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Jul 8th, 2019

You know something is iconic when its value on the second hand market can be more than when it was new.  It happens to some old cars, it happens to certain fine wines and expensive spirits and occasionally it happens to golf clubs that are owned by famous dudes but it doesn’t happen often to regular golf kit.

R&A refuses Daly’s buggy request

R&A refuses Daly’s buggy request

Jul 7th, 2019

GolfPunk legend John Daly has had his request to use a buggy at this year’s Open declined by the R&A Championship committee. The big man suffers with degenerative arthritis in his right knee and was recently allowed a buggy at the US PGA Championship.

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 1st, 2019

Let’s start with an admission.  We know that our Fitness Friday article is going out on a Monday and we kind of dropped the (medecine) ball but we have a good excuse honest.  So, we’re a smidge late but following the maxim, better late than never, here you go!

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Jun 29th, 2019

Normally a round of mini golf is a rather relaxing and sedentary activity. You saunter around putting that ball through a few windmills or similar unusual obstacles often with a beer in your hand and not a care in the world as you watch family members miss that putt for the umpteenth time. In fact its supposed to be so safe that it’s become a drinking based activity with places like Junk Yard Golf or Swingers popping up everwhere!

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.

What Club would agree to host this?

What Club would agree to host this?

Jun 27th, 2019

Now we at GolfPunk are not averse to admiring the fairer sex both on and off the golf course but even our eyebrows were raised when we were given the heads up about an event called ‘The Sink the Pink – Big Boy And Bigger Golf Day!

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

Jun 21st, 2019

The weather has been rubbish so far this year (on both sides of the pond it seems) and it’s got the team dreaming of sunnier climbs.  The Maldives is always a luxurious option (especially if you're feeling flush), but there was never a need to take the wrenches….UNTIL NOW!

PURE CLASS GARY

PURE CLASS GARY

Jun 17th, 2019

GolfPunk isn’t really that into the mushy stuff which makes us generally quite uncomfortable and exposes our lack of emotional intelligence and stunted personal development.  It used to be that it was only the BBC’s series DIY SOS The Big Build that could get to us, but not anymore, now the obvious friendship between US Open champion Gary Woodland and Amy Bockerstette, is quite simply something else.

US Open – Moving Day

US Open – Moving Day

Jun 16th, 2019

Justin Rose shot a third round 68 to close the gap on leader Gary Woodland to just one shot, with the field a further three shots back. Looming ominously in the pair’s rear-view mirror is one Brooks Koepka who shot a bogey free round of 68 to continue his slow, but continuous, move up the leaderboard.

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 14th, 2019

It’s often said that for brilliant break through musical artists that the second album is the difficult one.  So too has been the second week of our six-week GOLF.WOD designed plan fitness plan as the initial giddy optimism of the first week gives way to the brutal reality living a more virtuous existence and the need for hard work and sacrifice.

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Jun 10th, 2019

It was a great day for Northern Ireland at the final day of Canadian Open from Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Rory McIlroy shot an incredible nine under 61 to take the title by 7 shots and Graeme McDowell finished in the top ten and qualified for The Open.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 10th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Georgia Hall MBE

Georgia Hall MBE

Jun 8th, 2019

Fantastic news that British Open champion Georgia Hall has been awarded an MBE at the age of 23 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. “I couldn’t believe it when I got the letter and it’s such an amazing honour and very cool to have that after my name,” the Bournemouth golfer said.

Gmac off to great start

Gmac off to great start

Jun 7th, 2019

Keegan Bradley leads, some other folk are in second, third etc., including Shane Lowry of Ireland, but all we care about is how Graeme McDowell is doing. Gmac must be at The Open in July and we are cheering him all the way. 

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 7th, 2019

The maxim that you can’t teach old dogs’ new tricks has firmly been dispatched this week as the “Lab Rats” as we have affectionately been called have truly turned over a new leaf, at least for the next 6/7 weeks are concerned.

Kooch is at it again

Kooch is at it again

May 31st, 2019

To hit a drive that bounces on the fairway and runs in to a divot is bad enough but if it runs in to an old pitch mark that really tries one’s patience. You curse your luck and play the ball as best you can – right? Not the Kooch who decided to try and invent a whole new sub rule!

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

May 31st, 2019

I think it safe to say that the GolfPunk team are not exactly regulars at their local gym. When it comes to preparing for a round of golf its usually a bacon sarnie, washed down with a few cups of coffee, a couple of swishes with an 8 iron behind the first tee and away we go.

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

May 30th, 2019

It’s an early rise for us on day two and a slightly thick head,  that Schnapps for the road wasn't a great idea after all! After an excellent breakfast at the hotel we are off to experience two more courses. It will be an entirely different experience from the first day as the courses are located in undulating valley landscapes.

Were Phil and Tiger High?

Were Phil and Tiger High?

May 30th, 2019

Everybody’s chewing or so it seems these days and it’s no longer just plain old Wrigley’s, now it’s all about CBD, the new craze sweeping the sporting world and even two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has endorsed it (who’d have thought it?).

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

May 28th, 2019

“Fancy playing in Bavaria?” came the call. Visions of steins of beers and shouts of prost from froth moustachioed faces sprung to the mind as I nodded furiously. Ok grab your clubs you’re off to The Quellness Resort.

IT’S THE PLAYING THAT’S IMPORTANT

IT’S THE PLAYING THAT’S IMPORTANT

May 25th, 2019

GolfPunk’s strap line and overall mission is that it is the “The golf site for the rest of us...” and as you know we have long been advocates to increase participation in our beautiful game, lest it becomes stuffy, stale and the preserve of the privileged few.

The longest day 2019!

The longest day 2019!

May 23rd, 2019

GolfPunk have long been supporters of the Longest Day Challenge. This year, once again, we are looking forward to putting together our own motley band of reprobates to test our ageing bodies to the maximum in support of Macmillan Cancer Support (more on our caper to follow!).

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

May 20th, 2019

How do you come back from blowing a seven shot lead in a major? Well, fortunately for Brooks Koepka it is a question that he will not have to answer. Staring down the barrel of the gun and the biggest collapse in golf major history, Koepka dug deep, held his nerve and took the title. 

Tiger Woods Exclusive Interview

Tiger Woods Exclusive Interview

May 15th, 2019

Excellent interview with Tiger Woods speaking to GOLFTV’s Lead Tour Correspondent, Henni Zuel about the upcoming 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. He discusses the course, his preparations and his playing partners for the first two days - Brooksie and Franny!

2019 USPGA tee times & pairings

2019 USPGA tee times & pairings

May 14th, 2019

Tiger Woods, in his first outing since his Masters victory will be teeing it up with Francesco Molinari and title holder, Brooks Koepka, for the opening two rounds of this week’s US PGA Championship.

USPGA Returns to UK TV

USPGA Returns to UK TV

May 14th, 2019

After the debacle of last year when no broadcaster wanted the 4th major of the 2018 season and you had to find some obscure Facebook page set up by Eleven Sport to watch it, Sky will be showing this year’s event from Bethpage Black.

Tiger Woods Sued

Tiger Woods Sued

May 14th, 2019

As Tiger prepares for what could be the compelling second chapter of his come-back story he could have done without a lawsuit being slapped on him and his girlfriend in relation to death of an employee of his restaurant in Florida.

Puma Warning Pack

Puma Warning Pack

May 13th, 2019

With the famous sign for the Bethpage Black course in mind Puma has produced a Limited Edition Warning Pack that Rickie Fowler will wear during the first two rounds of the 101st PGA Championship.

Peter Millar Reveal PGA Outfits

Peter Millar Reveal PGA Outfits

May 13th, 2019

Leading luxury golf lifestyle brand and outfitters to the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, Peter Millar, will dress nine players at this week's 2019 PGA Championship.  

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

May 9th, 2019

Welcome back to part two of our Friday Fitness feature as the GolfPunk team get back to working on improving their waistline and their game!  This time we are going for the current GP Team's favourite exercise and one that has ramped up the competitive tension at GolfPunk Towers.

Quotes about our beautiful game

Quotes about our beautiful game

May 6th, 2019

GolfPunk loves the different side of golf.  The side that has developed in what is almost certainly the oldest sport in the world and which in its professional ranks contains some of the biggest characters sport has ever seen and amongst its amateur fanatics certainly contains the biggest.  After all, loving the game of golf (or loving to hate it and hating to love it) does not rely on your professional status.

Top 5 Golf Movies

Top 5 Golf Movies

May 4th, 2019

Last night at our team get together we were discussing all things golf and one of the team asked what our Top 5 golf related movies were sparking heated debate until the boss put his foot down and decided what they were and also the order (which was perhaps even more hotly contested as you will see!).

Wells Fargo International

Wells Fargo International

May 3rd, 2019

In his first outing since The Masters, Rory McIlroy carded an opening five under par 66 to share the lead of the Wells Fargo International from Quail Hollow. The Northern Irishman shares the lead with America’s Joel Dahmen, one of GolfPunk’s each-way tips for the event.

The British Golf Show 2019

The British Golf Show 2019

May 3rd, 2019

Its only two weeks until The British Golf Show which is the only free event for golfers this summer. Taking place at Wycombe Air Park, High Wycombe over the 17th and 18th of  May, the event boasts over 150 exhibitors and plenty of fun both inddors and outdoors.

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

May 2nd, 2019

Welcome to GolfPunk’s latest regular feature - Fitness Friday - where we detail the exercises the team are doing in an effort to get both golf fit and ready for the looming summer golf tour where, god forbid, shorts maybe the order of the day!

GolfPunk's Tips For the Week

GolfPunk's Tips For the Week

May 1st, 2019

The resident GolfPunk Tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Julian Suri at last week’s event in Morocco. We are hoping he will go one better this week with his selections for the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina and the China Open. Both events will be on Sky and look to provide some good entertainment.

Golf Walk Up Songs

Golf Walk Up Songs

Apr 27th, 2019

So, the Pro pairings at the Zurich Classic have had to select walk up music for their entrance on the first tee should they make the cut for the final two rounds. GolfPunk has not been that enamoured with the choices and so have come up with their own Top 5.  

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title

Apr 22nd, 2019

CT Pan became only the second players from Chinese Taipei, or Taiwan as it is better known, to win on the PGA Tour and the first since 1987 when TC Chen won the Genesis Open. The diminutive Pan held his nerve over the final few holes to take the crown and earn himself a $1.2 million pay day.

IS ETIQUETTE DYING IN GOLF?

IS ETIQUETTE DYING IN GOLF?

Apr 19th, 2019

Etiquette - “The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.” There were certain sporting maxims when we grew up.  Football is a gentleman's game played by thugs, and rugby is a thug’s game played by gentlemen.  Cricket and golf were games for protaganists who played with a significant side order of honour.

RBC Heritage Latest

RBC Heritage Latest

Apr 19th, 2019

Following the storm delays of Friday, Shane Lowry completed his second round on Saturday morning, retaining his one shot lead over the field. His impressive run of bogey free golf continued with only one in his first 48 holes but he then dropped a shot at his next two holes. He did well at the 14th to only drop the one shot as his approach found the water and it required a fine long putt to rescue the situation.

The Big Easy joins PUMA

The Big Easy joins PUMA

Apr 18th, 2019

PUMA Golf, the leaders in innovation and style for apparel, accessories and footwear have signed a multi year deal with Ernie Els. As part of the deal Els will wear PUMA’s footwear at all professional events.

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

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.   

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Apr 14th, 2019

Well, there you have it. After all these years it seemed to be written in the stars that Tiger would deliver once again among the azaleas and pines of Augusta. Yes, he rode his luck a little, but ultimately he was the player that held his nerve the best coming down the stretch.

Tiger Woods injured as he roars up leaderboard

Tiger Woods injured as he roars up leaderboard

Apr 13th, 2019

Despite being slide-tackled by a steward on the 14th hole, Tiger Woods produced a stunning round of 68 to put himself right in contention for his fourth Masters title going into the weekend.

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

Apr 12th, 2019

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Fantasy 4 Ball: Nick Dougherty

Fantasy 4 Ball: Nick Dougherty

Apr 11th, 2019

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....

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

Gambling and the game of golf

Gambling and the game of golf

Mar 30th, 2019

No matter what game you play, gambling is always fun, especially when played with friends. Imagine mixing the game of golf and gambling over it.

Oscar Jacobsons' SS19 range – performance & fashion

Oscar Jacobsons' SS19 range – performance & fashion

Mar 29th, 2019

Swedish menswear company Oscar Jacobson has been around since 1903, but they only started making golf clobber in the 1970s. They've made quite an impact since then with golf attire that seamlessly combines performance with fashion. Next up, the OJ SS19 range...

Cobra golf introduces new king MIM wedges

Cobra golf introduces new king MIM wedges

Mar 28th, 2019

Probably the most important club in the bag after the putter (or the driver if you hold the long drive record at your club!) is the wedge. Along with the flat stick, you're going to use your wedge(s) more times than any other club in your bag during a round. And Cobra have a new range of spin machines to help you shoot lower scores.

Don't be a golf plank!

Don't be a golf plank!

Mar 27th, 2019

Olympic record-holder (shooting an incredible 61 in Brazil 2016) Maria Verchenova brings us the latest in her award-winning series of fitness videos for GolfPunk. It's time to stop being a plank and get your core, arms and everything maximised to the extreme!

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Mar 26th, 2019

Great to deliver a winner again for GolfPunk readers; nervy stuff but Paul Casey held on to win at 26/1 at last week’s Valspar Championship!!

West Cliffs scales new heights

West Cliffs scales new heights

Mar 22nd, 2019

West Cliffs Golf Links has further enhanced its reputation as one of the leading lights of world golf after claiming a leading accolade in Golf Inc. magazine’s prestigious ‘2019 Golf Development of the Year’ awards.

Swing into Spring with Quinta do Lago luxury golf breaks

Swing into Spring with Quinta do Lago luxury golf breaks

Mar 21st, 2019

Guests can combine world-class golf with an array of luxury lifestyle facilities when booking a golfing break at Portugal’s Quinta do Lago resort this spring – with three-night, two-round hotel packages available from €338 per person including buggies.

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

Mar 21st, 2019

The first four Professional Golfers’ Association, We Love Golf events for 2019, have been hailed as a huge success after 135 women and girls braved the wind and rain to take part in four golf taster events held across the Great Britain & Ireland.

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Mar 20th, 2019

We've all had a bad haircut or three over the years, but the pictorial evidence is probably buried deep down in some box of memories only to be opened when suitably drunk. The PGA Tour pros don't have it so lucky...

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Mar 20th, 2019

Great to see Rory McIlroy winning the Players Championship last week. Our selection Tommy Fleetwood led well into the final round but faded to finish 5th. Two televised events this week but the EuropeanTour event low key so we concentrate on the Valspar Championship on PGA tour.

Big Max completes 2019 bag line up

Big Max completes 2019 bag line up

Mar 20th, 2019

BIG MAX has announced the arrival of three new designs that complete its award-winning bag line for 2019, each with its own combination of practical innovations that make them distinctly BIG MAX.

Argentario Golf Resort Becomes PGA National Italy

Argentario Golf Resort Becomes PGA National Italy

Mar 20th, 2019

The luxurious and picturesque Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com) has joined The PGA’s growing list of exceptional branded resorts as the ‘PGA National Italy’.

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

Mar 19th, 2019

If you want t really REALLY good laugh, take a look at this brilliant compilaiton of golf fails from the 'cart jumping maniac' to the lake dancing bafoon!

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Mar 16th, 2019

Long-driver and rising social media star James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway, which includes a full club fitting for his new clubs and an apparel contract.