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!
A lot of us have old clubs languishing in the garage or in the attic gathering dust. Those of a certain age may also have a modern-day antique - a wood actually made out of wood! But there is a man who has not one but over one thousand woods tucked away in storage and all of them made from what was the holy grail of golf manufacturing materials – persimmon!
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?
Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich Bay, Kent has celebrated the completion of a major renovation project at the 27-hole property with the opening of Smugglers’ Landing, a completely new par-3. The three-year project undertaken by internationally acclaimed golf course architects, Mackenzie and Ebert, began with the now lauded ‘reimagination’ of the Himalayas nine, completed in Spring 2018.
Following close behind the launch of its new TAG Heuer Connected range back in March the luxury Swiss brand is building on its success with a special edition for golfers. The new watch uniquely combines sporty elegance and the unparalleled functionality of the TAG Heuer Golf app within a custom-designed digital experience suited for any lifestyle.
Tune into www.womensgolfday.com on 2nd June for a day packed with exclusive entertainment and inspirational messages from across the world of golf. WGD raises much needed funds for Médecins sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (MSF) and their battle with COVID-19.
The Skechers GO GOLF footwear collection for 2020 combines award-winning Skechers Performance technologies and exciting new designs to help golfers play and look their best whenever they step onto the golf course.
Here’s a chance for golfers to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home! At 2 pm BST on 5th May 2020, PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. GolfPunk is going to jump on board as out pre-COVID-19 putting was truly shocking.
American Golf has teamed up with Golf Alchemy and Cleveland Golf to give away an exclusive set of three NHS branded wedges to one lucky donator. The prize is truly unique, as the team at Golf Alchemy has branded each club with the NHS logo, and carefully added a message of thanks to all NHS workers from 3-year-old Henry Brown, whose mother Emma Marshall is a healthcare provider for the NHS in Watford.
As we feared the 'Covidiots' have spoiled it for the responsible vast majority in the UK and we are not only in lockdown but golf is also out of bounds! England Golf, Scotland Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland all confirmed that courses must now shut until further notice.
The Golf Channel has decided to up sticks and move its base from Orlando, Florida to Stamford, Connecticut, home of its parent company Comcast. The irony will not be missed by many that the news started to leak out during the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Palmer was one of the founders of the Golf Channel some 25 years ago.
As previously reported, the Golf Hall of Fame recently amended the qualification criteria moving the minimum age for both male and females to 45 from 50. So, it was hardly a ‘dropped my bacon sandwich’ moment when we learned that Tiger was on the list of finalists.
Martin Slumbers, the R&A chief executive, recently stated that “Golf has to change” when referring to the restrictive dress regulations at golf clubs as one of the reasons why prospective players are put off, with membership levels down across the UK. Fashion brands Lyle & Scott are in total agreement as borne out by their recent collaboration.
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.
Our Bryson may not quite be ripping it up on the golf course but word has got to us that he made the Sports Illustrated Top 50 Most Fit Athletes. Quite excited to learn who had made this Top 50 ( 25 men and 25 women) we were somewhat disappointed to find the definition of ‘fit’ not quite matching GolfPunk’s.
Call us old cynics but are the latest set of changes at the Golf Hall of Fame just a dressed way to get Tiger Woods inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame a few years earlier and boost the quality of the list of possible inductees for the 2021 draft? The rules were only changed some four years ago to move the minimum age from 40 to 50 and now it is being edged back to 45.
2019 is behind of us but it was not a great display by some who let down our great game and so have been inducted into the GolfPunk Hall of Shame. So which five golfers find themselves with the unwanted invite?
We must say we like the look of the new Stewart Golf HottMitt. Who wouldn’t want toasty warm hands on the golf course? The mobile phone or device holder and charger does look like a bit of techfoolery (Is that a new word? - Ed) but each to their own. But might there be other uses?