Dec 4th, 2016
A new survey on golf clubs in university towns and cities has found the majority do not offer incentives for students. Another missed trick!
A new survey on golf clubs in university towns and cities has found the majority do not offer incentives for students. Another missed trick!
As we wrote recently, changes to the drink driving limits in Scotland from 80ml per 100ml of blood to 50mg, have had a really bad impact on Scottish golf clubs. One club has even closed down permanently on the back of the change.
At least three more golf clubs are involved in schemes to sell off their land in order to build housing – in one case this will even result in the club shutting down.
Cody Blick shot a magnificent 63 in the final round to earn his conditional PGA Tour status... without his own clubs, as they had been stolen the night before. Now Cody has his clubs back, and there is some story behind their return...
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have confirmed the dates for the major Tour events they will play host to in 2019, as the world-renowned venues continue to drive their reputation as world class golf destinations.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have announced a series of major golf events to be hosted at the world-renowned venues to continue driving their world class golf destination.
Is that a kilo in your seven iron or are you just pleased to see me?... It's official, there are drugs in golf.
Former pro Ice Hockey player, Jeremy Roenick had a bit of a domestic issue this weekend at his house in Arizona. It was the not so small matter of a rattle snake in the garage. So how did he sort it out? With his golf clubs of course!
As well as being deterred by the high cost of club entry and expensive drinks, it seems that people are continuing to turn away from nightclubs and looking for more unusual and unique experiences when they go out for the night. Including golf....
A Hampshire golf club has had to pay for the clearance and disposal of rubbish that was dumped by its entrance. So golf clubs better beware of fly–tippers.
English golf clubs saw an unexpected boom in their collective number of members in 2016, according to new figures from Sport England.
What can you get for 99p these days? How about a bag of Haribos? You could get something from the pound shop if you can borrow 1p from someone. Or you could get yourself a brand new bicycle made entirely out of golf clubs.
Six Derbyshire golf clubs have set up a group so they can work together to attract people to join and visit their clubs. We love a good golf trail!
The father of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan had his golf clubs stolen hours before he was set to play in a tournament in memory of his son.
Here’s some better news about the health of golf in the UK. According to a new survey, the number of British private members’ golf clubs that have reported financial growth has shot up from just a third in 2011 to well over a half.
There's nothing better than spahing out your hard earned on a shiny new set of golf sticks. But would you pay £420.00 per iron? That's what the new Bently BC2 cavity irons will set you back.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the CMA’s decision that Ping Europe Ltd broke the law by banning the online sale of its golf clubs.
Thorbjorn Olesen has got back his missing clubs just in time to try to and win his way to a Ryder Cup debut in the Nordea Masters.
During a spectacular summer of golf, a group of historic golf clubs will celebrate a number of important milestones that coincide with The Open and the Seniors Open returning to Scotland. Links with History, which features some of the finest courses in Fife, has announced a run of notable anniversaries as well as confirming encouraging year-on-year booking figures.
Kingsbarns Golfing Society is celebrating after hosting a memorable grand match to mark its 225th anniversary. Played over the revered Kingsbarns Golf Links in Fife on a glorious spring day, the commemorative tournament was supported by representatives from some of the world’s oldest golfing institutions.
Tommy Armour golf clubs are to make a comeback. The brand will be sold exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores in the USA, but will be sold online as well for UK fans of the brand.
You may have to sit down for this announcement... scores of lobbyists, contractors and others who make their living influencing the government, pay President Trump’s companies for membership in his private golf clubs, a status that can put them in close contact with the president...
An industry financial analyser has stated that there are 193 golf clubs in the UK that are currently ripe for acquisition, and vulnerable to hostile take over.
A set of golf clubs owned by Donald Trump is up for auction, with an estimated value of $30,000.
Golf over the years has unfortunately gained the association of being an ‘expensive’ sport, mainly because of the membership price of golf clubs. Now Golfsupport.com has calculated how long residents in 18 towns and cities would have to work to earn a membership.
The R&A will focus more of its marketing for The Open Chmapionship at golf clubs and general sports fans in an attempt to broaden the game’s appeal.
Donald Trump has offically resigned as director of several UK companies that are linked to his Scottish golf courses.
Ever had your golf clubs stolen? I have and it hurts like hell on a jet ski. You want revenge. Or at least your clubs back. Kira Kazantsev reaction, however, beggars belief...
This is when you realise that a Lamborghini Huracan is perhaps not the best vehicle for your golf clubs!
The amazing new limited edition Titleist C16 Concept clubs. You'll have to work extra hard if you want to get hold of a set! Check out the videos!
Here we go... the first five GolfPunk Top 50 Of All Timers!!!
A landmark legal case has dismissed a golfer’s claim against his club’s committee. It means that members of Scottish golf clubs cannot sue fellow members for personal injury.
There’s more Olympic golf controversy as a Japanese non–profit group has demanded the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be moved from the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which does not accept women as full members.
Japanase ultra–premium golf brand Miura has been sold to a new investor, who plans to grow the brand globally and produce clubs for the average golfer.
Honma Golf, the premium Japanese golfing equipment company, is set to relist on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.
A man walked into a shop and walked out again with golf clubs worth over $1000. Problem was, he hadn't paid for them...
Why exactly are two inflatable T Rexes wrestling on a golf course?
As we reported two weeks ago, Lewisham Council is planning to shut down Braeside Golf Club, which is based at Beckenham Place Park. Now the members are setting up a campaign to save the club.
Here's a classic video of how golf can really get to you! We've all been there. Almost.....
A new initiative from North Yorkshire Police is encouraging golfers to mark their golf clubs in order to reduce crime. We're right behind it. We know the pain of club theft, big time.
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.
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.
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
Maybe the most forgiving irons on the market, check out the new Cleveland Launcher HB irons...
Cleveland launch their new irons for the rest of us, great looking forgiving irons for the average golfer.
We've just received the breaking news that Sergio Garcia has split with TaylorMade.
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
There aren’t many golfers good enough out there to use blades. But it doesn’t mean we don’t like drooling over a shiny new set. And these new CBX irons from Tour Edge Exotics are certainly drool-worthy.
Is the new TaylorMade P790 the most important new release this year? It well could be. Long, forgiving, and attractive, it's everything most of us want from an iron...
The MP-18 Irons might be the sexy new launch for Mizuno. But we think this new Shockwave CLK Hybrid might be even more impressive.
Check out your first real look at Mizuno's next classic blade...
Better, badder, longer. But not bigger. How Ping's engineers have ripped up the rule book with the new G400 driver
No doubt about it, the Ping G400 is their best ever fairway wood. It might even be THE best ever fairway wood...
Why your golf will improve with a set of Ping's all new G400 irons....
Ping's new i200 irons might just be their best design ever. Forgiving, attractive, and soft. What more do you want from a golf club?
Rapper Flo Rida's latest music video is called Zillionaire and part of his lottery ticket winning fantasy is to play with gold golf clubs and gold golf balls.
Why the new Mizuno JPX 900 driver is their most important driver in years!
Old Sports Auction are holding their latest online Golf Memorabilia auction, which kicks off today and will run for two weeks. And the star lot could fetch over £50,000.
They're finally here! The all new Titleist 917 drivers! And they're bloomin' gorgeous!
Check out the latest irons from PXG, the extra forgiving 0311XF.
We think the JPX 900 Forged could be the best Mizuno iron ever. Here's everything you need to know about it...
Srixon are launching two new gorgeous drivers. Check these mean looking boomsticks here...
Lynx have got a tour proven driver for a hell of a lot less than most of the competition.
We've got an awesome set of Honma irons to give away. But first of all find out which set will work for you.
You don't need to spend a fortune on a driver when this one is this good for £179...
We love the Callaway Apex irons, they're super easy to hit and look great. These new limited edition Apex Black irons look even better!
PXG launch their 0311 and 0311T irons in a black finish, unlike anything seeen in golf before...
John Daly has been having a Twitter spat with American Airlines. And we can't blame the poor fellow. AA had lost his clubs which were meant to be on their way to Qatar. Except they weren't.
We’re in Orlando getting ready for the PGA Merchandise Show, and when the first few people are reading this piece we will be hitting the brand new TaylorMade M2 Driver. We’ll let you know what we think of it as soon as we’ve hit it. In the meantime, here is what we’ve been told so far.
As well as the new M2 driver, TaylorMade's other big launch is the M2 Iron. Designed for distance and forgiveness, these could be the irons you are looking for in 2016.
Late last year we were spirited away to Dubai to try the latest Callaway products. Today we can finally tell you about the new XR OS irons, the most forgiving clubs in the Callaway lineup.
As well as the Callaway XR OS Irons we got to hit the matching XR OS Hybrids on our recent excursion to Dubai. They might just be the easiest to hit hybrids we’ve ever tried.
Ping irons tend to be chunky. It’s not a criticism, just a statement of fact. They’re engineered, and if forgiveness come from them being chunky then so be it. With the new G irons though, these look much slicker. In fact, they look positively attractive. A wolf in sheep clothing, or in this case a G in I clothing.
We all aspire to a bespoke tailored Saville Row suit, or a pair of handmade shoes. Some of us might have dabbled with Nike ID, miadidas, or most likely as golfers, with a pair of FootJoy MyJoys. And at this point we all know that we should have custom fit golf clubs. PGE, parent company to Vega have just launched the Custom Shop, where you can arguably get the most bespoke golf clubs on the market.
Helping the GolfPunk Gravy this week & Bunching Arse... Including the man with 4,000 hickory clubs, Ellie Day, Lebron James, Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Tiger Woods and Butch Harmon...
From Danny Willet inviting us round his house to getting wiped out by 'the lurgy', what's 'Helped GolfPunk's Gravy' and 'Bunched Arse' this week...
Bridgestone aren't as well known for their clubs as they are their balls, but some of our favourite irons ever have had the big B stamped on the back.
Srixon are back with a bang for 2015. The long irons in the set feature tungsten weights in the toe, moving the sweet spot to the centre of the face for more forgiveness.
Ball speed is everything, and the Fly-Z irons are Cobra's fastest, and longest hitting irons to date.
These Works putters feature their most successful face insert, the butter soft White Hot, with the Fusion RX layer over the top.
One of the few putters still designed in the UK, Radius putters are CNC milled from one block of forged S20C steel.
Ok we know the TaylorMade Ghost putters used to be white, so what if the name doesn't make much sense anymore?
Gleneagles 13th hole The Queen's Course. A par 3, 140 yard piece of GolfPorn!
With stunning views of the China Sea along with the city skyline Sentosa Golf Club is home of the Singapore Open and more recently has been the venue for the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Reports indicate our erstwhile Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP, has been learning to develop his golf game as part of a strategy to help him secure a trade deal with the US and presumably other nations headed by golf addicted leaders.
In 2018, Prince’s unveiled the newly-redeveloped Himalayas nine having undertaken a significant redesign by renowned international golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert. A year on, the results are looking pretty impressive.
Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.
How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.
One of golf´s great masterpieces, severe, fascinating, beautiful and without weakness...... Continuing the theme of everything Ireland, GolfPunk looks back to one of its favourite courses south of the border, Waterville Golf Club - You Little Beauty!
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links, Co. Cork, Ireland 12th hole (Courcean Stage) Par 5 564 yards
There is no other way to say this but last week was a killer. The workouts alongside a heavy workload and a couple of work functions were tough (its important at this point in case our other halves are reading to emphasis these soirees were work related and we really didn’t enjoy them!). However, we made it through to the other side and are looking forward to next week!
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!
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
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...
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!
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!
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.
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...