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The Golf Spiv calls The Farmers at Torrey Pines

The Golf Spiv calls The Farmers at Torrey Pines

Jan 24th, 2018

So far in 2018, our Spiv has walked away with the cash thanks to Pat Perez at the Tournament of Champions and Tommy Fleetwood’s awesome win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Now he aims for a hat-trick as he takes on the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. 

The Golf Spiv calls the Abu Dubai HSBC Championship

The Golf Spiv calls the Abu Dubai HSBC Championship

Jan 16th, 2018

It’s the event where all the big boys turn up. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose head the pack as the favourites to lift the title in Abu Dhabi. Johnson has certainly started 2018 well with victory at the Tournament of Champions. For the others, it is the first one of the season. 

The Golf Spiv calls the DP World Tour Championship

The Golf Spiv calls the DP World Tour Championship

Nov 15th, 2017

Three players have the chance to lift the Race to Dubai title at the DP World Tour Championship and end the season as the European Tour Number One. Tommy Fleetwood leads the way but Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia can snatch it away from as the season heads to Dubai for the final event of the season.

The Golf Spiv calls the WGC HSBC Champions

The Golf Spiv calls the WGC HSBC Champions

Oct 25th, 2017

It’s the WGC HSBC Champions this week, as we head to China. The star-studded line up includes winners from the PGA and European Tours. However, some are not making the trip. Garcia, Spieth, McIlroy will not be there but fear not, there is plenty of talent on show here. 

The Golf Spiv calls the Dunhill Cup

The Golf Spiv calls the Dunhill Cup

Oct 6th, 2017

It’s the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week as the pros, along with their celebrity/amateur partners, take on Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and of course, The Old Course at St Andrews. Three courses over four days presents a challenge for the Spiv as I’m looking for the complete links player.

The Golf Spiv calls the Tour Championship

The Golf Spiv calls the Tour Championship

Sep 20th, 2017

When you hear that some guy won £11,488 from a single golf bet it makes you think that perhaps you need to work a little harder at this betting lark. Although Rose did pay out at the weekend, I’m now thinking about upping the ante for this week. After all, win big or go home right?

The Golf Spiv calls the BMW

The Golf Spiv calls the BMW

Sep 12th, 2017

Jordan Spieth sits at the top of the FedEx playoffs thanks to two runner-up finishes. Now it’s time for the BMW Championship. Here's where the Golf Spiv thinks the real value lies. 

Golf Spiv calls the Czech Masters

Golf Spiv calls the Czech Masters

Aug 29th, 2017

The main attention for the week may be at the Dell Tech Championships across the pond but this week, the Spiv will focus on the Czech Masters. That is where the best value is this week. 

Golf Spiv calls the Ricoh British Women's Open

Golf Spiv calls the Ricoh British Women's Open

Aug 3rd, 2017

The Ricoh Women’s British Open is at Kingsbarns this year and one thing is certain. This one is wide open. The weather alone can be both beautiful and brutal in equal measure. Brace yourself, anything can happen here. 

Golf Spiv calls the KPMG PGA Championship

Golf Spiv calls the KPMG PGA Championship

Jun 28th, 2017

It’s major week for the Women’s game as the KPMG PGA Championship hits Olympia Fields. The bookmakers have Lexi Thompson as the favourite for this one but there is plenty of excellent value for outright winners and Each Way bets. Here is who the Spiv has his money on this week. 

Abu Dhabi: The Golf Spiv's golf betting verdict

Abu Dhabi: The Golf Spiv's golf betting verdict

Jan 19th, 2016

You can imagine how annoyed the Spiv was yesterday morning when he woke up to find out that Brandt Snedeker didn’t win the Sony Open after a play off. Gomez deserved it and well played, that man. But still managed Each Ways on Sneds and Kisner so on the whole...can’t grumble too much now can I?

The Golf Spiv Week 2

The Golf Spiv Week 2

Jul 22nd, 2015

​To be fair, he did say he was “half handy”, however, what a start for The Golfspiv…

The Golf Spiv

The Golf Spiv

Jul 16th, 2015

The inside track on who to back, how to back them and where to stash your hard earned...

The Golf Spiv calls the NedBank Challenge

The Golf Spiv calls the NedBank Challenge

Nov 7th, 2017

The Rolex Series includes the NedBank Golf Challenge in its ranks and yet there are few noticeable absentees making this one anyone’s. Here's where the value lies this week.

Golf Spiv calls the US Open

Golf Spiv calls the US Open

Jun 12th, 2017

The U.S Open is finally here and we are in for a treat. Erin Hills looks tough on paper and follows in the USGA’s desire to use the hardest courses in the United States. Here are the Golf Spiv's top value picks. 

The Golf Spiv has gone awol.

The Golf Spiv has gone awol.

Nov 6th, 2015

It's moving day at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China tomorrow. What do we love about moving day?...well movement of course. When it comes to placing a bet, today is the day to do it.

The Golf Spiv calls The Heroes

The Golf Spiv calls The Heroes

Nov 29th, 2017

Tiger Woods is back! The Hero World Challenge could be the place he announces his arrival back to competitive golf in style. After all, it is one of those events where it could actually happen. With only 18 players taking part in this no-cut event it gives Woods a fantastic opportunity to do so. Apparently, he is even outdriving Dustin Johnson! 

Golf Spiv calls the Scottish Open

Golf Spiv calls the Scottish Open

Jul 12th, 2017

The Scottish Open is really the last chance for players to get their game ready ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The Golf Spiv looks under the bonnet to see where the value lies.

Golf Spiv calls the Bridgestone Invitational

Golf Spiv calls the Bridgestone Invitational

Jun 28th, 2016

The Olympics have played havoc with the schedule as the WGC Bridgestone invitational comes forward to June rather than its traditional August date. Here's the Golf Spiv's call on where the value is.

The Golf Spiv calls the Valero Texas Open

The Golf Spiv calls the Valero Texas Open

Apr 20th, 2016

The PGA Tour heads to Texas for the Valero Texas Open and the first thing we notice is that the big three won’t be playing. This has opened up the market considerably......

The Return of the Golf Spiv

The Return of the Golf Spiv

Jan 25th, 2016

The LPGA returns this week and Spiv is pretty excited. So he’s dedicating this week’s tips to the wonderful women of the LPGA. The Tour kicks off in the Bahamas for the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. 

How to win £11K from a £4 golf bet

How to win £11K from a £4 golf bet

Sep 19th, 2017

We’re going to have to have a word with the Golf Spiv, as he didn’t call this one. But it is not every day that you can turn a £4 bet into £11,488.

New look for Golflutter

New look for Golflutter

May 26th, 2016

Golflutter, the app which allows golfers to bet on themselves, has relaunched for the 2016 golf season with a new look, a new website, improved gameplay and more users.

GolfSpiv calls the Valspar Championship

GolfSpiv calls the Valspar Championship

Mar 8th, 2016

Spiv was not far away from a monster payout as Danny Willett contended to the end at the WGC Cadillac. Then he hit the water on 18 and that dream was over. Still, the Yorkshire man produced a nice Each Way. 

Sony Open Golf Betting

Sony Open Golf Betting

Jan 12th, 2016

Sony Open golf betting. Best value as always from The Golf Spiv. Take your pick from Jimmy Walker (16/1) to some great odds like David Lingmerth 100/1. 

GolfPunt

GolfPunt

Jul 14th, 2015

So, we’ve found a slick haired spiv in the boozer who reckons he might know a thing or two about golf betting…

PGA launches new Integrity program

PGA launches new Integrity program

Sep 19th, 2017

The PGA Tour has announced a new gambling policy for 2018 with the creation of an Integrity Program, which will come into force on 1st January.

Fancy a bet? Then back yourself

Fancy a bet? Then back yourself

Aug 20th, 2016

If you fancy your chances as a golfer, there's a new App called Flutter which allows you to bet on your own golfing prowess on the golf course. Here's how.

RBC Heritage Betting Tips

RBC Heritage Betting Tips

Apr 12th, 2016

The Spiv backed Danny Willett to win the Masters winner and he forgot to tell us. This week we've got all his tips, follow his lead to win some cash at the RBC Heritage.

Who to bet on at Pebble Beach

Who to bet on at Pebble Beach

Feb 9th, 2016

It's the West coast swing, and the PGA Tour returns to Pebble Beach. Here's the Golf Spiv's take on where the value lies.

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Aug 18th, 2019

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.

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Aug 11th, 2019

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.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

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.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

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’.

Waterville Golf Club

Waterville Golf Club

Jul 27th, 2019

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!

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 27th, 2019

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!

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

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...

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.

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!

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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.  

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.

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.   

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.

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!!

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.

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!

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Mar 16th, 2019

Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

Mar 14th, 2019

Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

It's back. They say that golf's '5th major' is the hardest tournament to win. It has the best field of the entire year and it all kicks off today at Sawgrass. Here we have all the best tips to turn your pennies into pounds...

 The Best Golf Gambling Stories

The Best Golf Gambling Stories

Mar 7th, 2019

We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

Mar 5th, 2019

The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.

Verdura Resort celebrates Spring with unlimited golf

Verdura Resort celebrates Spring with unlimited golf

Mar 5th, 2019

Unlimited golf in an idyllic setting is the mouth-watering prospect that awaits golfers taking up Verdura Resort’s invitation to book a stay-and-play break at the exclusive Sicilian venue this spring.

New Golf Rules viral video

New Golf Rules viral video

Mar 5th, 2019

The most major revision of the rules for more than 30 years came into effect two months ago. Nevertheless, a lot of golfers do not seem to know enough about the rules changes yet.

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Mar 5th, 2019

A video has gone viral of a fight between two golfers in the clubhouse at a Gauteng golf club, and the club has now issued a formal apology.

Top 10 Strangest Golfing Injuries

Top 10 Strangest Golfing Injuries

Mar 4th, 2019

When Padraig Harrington took one on the elbow whilst giving an amateur a lesson, he thought his career was over. In very ludicrous fashion. Padraig, you are not alone. Check out these Top 10 bizarre golfer mishaps.

All-Inclusive golf holidays for 2019

All-Inclusive golf holidays for 2019

Mar 1st, 2019

During 2018 saw the rise of all-inclusive golf holidays abroad, and GolfHolidaysDirect.com have listed the top all-inclusive golf holidays valid throughout 2019.

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Mar 1st, 2019

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.

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Mar 1st, 2019

The nominations for the 59club Service Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with some of the highest-profile and best-loved venues across the globe in the running for a golf industry sales and service excellence ‘Oscar’.

Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Feb 28th, 2019

If you are already thinking ahead to playing golf abroad in 2019, here is a great all-inclusive golf holiday offer from Golf Holidays Direct for three nights at the Salgados Palm Village Suites in Portugal, with three Championship courses to enjoy. Knock yourselves out!