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Search results for "Golf History"

Jan 20th, 2020 Article

Fancy a Big chunk of Golf History?

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!

Oct 17th, 2017 Article

Furyk & Bjorn recreate iconic moment in golf history

Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk have recreated an iconic moment in history by hitting golf balls off the famous Eiffel Tower, 41 years after the legendary Arnold Palmer became the first – and only previous person – to do so. 

Nov 23rd, 2018 Article

How to shoot 59 by golf history maker Oliver Fisher

On 21st September, 2018, Oliver Fisher did something that no golfer, in over 690,000 rounds on the European Tour had ever managed to do. He shot a 59 at The Portugal Masters. We made him a nice cap to celebrate...

May 26th, 2016 Article

The history of golf re-imagined as 9 holes

Experts at England Golf have re-imagined what the history of the game would look like if it was played over nine holes, rather than 18. And here are the winners.

Jul 21st, 2017 Article

Amazing Grace makes Major history at Royal Birkdale

The golfing history books have just been rewritten at Royal Birkdale as Branden Grace shot a sensational 62 at The Open Championship to break the record for the lowest round at a Major Championship.

Oct 31st, 2019 Article

Annika Sorenstam making history again

Stop Press: Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam is set to become the first female professional to compete in the PNC Father Son Challenge. We’ve just picked the Brigadier up off the floor spluttering something about it never happening at West Hill or something. Yes, it is called a father son event but this is 2019 and actually the fairer sex has competed before.

Dec 12th, 2019 Article

History made with LET Event in Saudi Arabia

Well they’ve had the boxing, Tiger and Rory have declined big pay days to play there and now Saudi has made history by announcing the first-ever professional women’s golf event in the Kingdom. The fully-sanctioned Ladies European Tour event will be staged in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation and carry a purse of $1 million.

Nov 28th, 2015 Article

Trump plays fast and loose

When Donald Trump bought a golf club on Lowes Island for $13 million in 2009, he spent millions more in reconfiguring its two courses.  Trump then decided that the course’s history needed a bit of an upgrade as well.

Jul 19th, 2019 Article

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

As we sit and watch the various trials and tribulations of the players at the 148th Open, something pops up and immediately the whole team at GolfPunk are in total agreement, an event which I can assure you is as rare as rocking horse poop.  The chance to own a luxury residence at the Hamilton Grand one of the most iconic buildings located virtually on top of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews and in time for the 150th Open in 2021.  The very definition of lovely stuff!

Nov 13th, 2018 Article

Titleist breaks more records for #1 ball in golf

Titleist celebrated an incredible milestone for the Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.