Nov 12th, 2018
MacGregor has launched its MACTEC water repellent golf bags.
MacGregor has launched its MACTEC water repellent golf bags.
Mizuno has long held an enviable reputation for its golf clubs, but its golf bags have always caught the eye too. Mizuno’s extensive 2017/18 collection of eight new golf bags – three cart bags and five stand bags – is set to make waves at retail from September 2017, with something for everyone in their comprehensive line-up.
You know when you're playing golf in a buggy and you take three clubs out of your bag because the cart path is 70 yards from your ball ? And then you hit a ropey shot and blame it on the fact you didn't have the right club? Those days are over...
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced it will be offering free golf bag luggage on its flights to Abu Dhabi with immediate effect.
Not content with closing our pitch and putt courses down, local councils have now made it illegal to carry golf bags about the place in public. Yes, that's right, you can be arrested for carrying a golf bag in public. And if you're intending to sell lucky charms while carrying your golf bag, that's illegal too.
British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has now added solar energy to its green credentials and flicked the switch on a £40,000 installation to make it more than self-sufficient in electricity.
The new Titleist Players Collection line of stand bags is now available in golf shops worldwide, and has been designed with a special focus on the performance requirements of the dedicated golfer.
BIG MAX is bringing three new golf bags to market this summer – Dri Lite PRIME, Dri Lite G and Dri Lite 7. All three feature BIG MAX DRI LITE technology, providing high levels of waterproofing along with plenty of practical features, all at a fantastic price point.
Designer brand G/FORE has launched a new limited edition golf bag, and we are absolutely loving it! That's Christmas sorted.
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.
The award-winning AQUA golf bag range from BIG MAX is adding two new designs for 2019, with innovative new technology and stylish upgrades leading the way for Europe’s #1 waterproof bag brand.
Motocaddy, the UK’s leading trolley and cart bag brand, has launched a revolutionary dual-purpose stand bag which has also been designed to fit perfectly onto any Motocaddy trolley.
TaylorMade has announced the release of its new 2019 golf bag line, which utilise the company’s popular and proven FlexTech™ technology.
Sun Mountain is introducing a brand-new flagship waterproof stand bag as part of its comprehensive range for the 2019 season.
The new Titleist Players 4Up StaDry Stand Bag has been thoughtfully designed with special focus on the performance requirements of the dedicated golfer.
Hot on the heels of being named as #1 bag brand in Germany by Golf Datatech, BIG MAX has finalised its line of award winning AQUA and DRI LITE golf bags for 2018.
PowaKaddy has launched a stunning new 2018 cart bag range, packed with impressive makeovers to its popular Premium, Deluxe and Lite Edition models, as well as an incredible new Dri-Edition cart bag with unrivalled waterproof protection.
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, so innovators like BIG MAX have to keep moving to stay ahead of the game. With its 4th generation of Fold Flat technology, BIG MAX has done just that, literally flattening the competition with the new BLADE IP.
The new Titleist cart bag collection, now available in golf shops worldwide, has been carefully designed with a particular focus on the performance requirements of all golfers. The new collection combines proprietary engineering with premium materials to deliver the Titleist brand promise of innovation, performance and quality.
Motocaddy, the UK’s leading trolley and cart bag brand, has given its range of popular cart bags a complete makeover for the 2018 season.
The award winning Golf bag range from BIG MAX is expanding for 2018 with new additions that build on the success of the company’s AQUA technology as well as a unique innovation that creates a new category of golf bag.
Our friends over at Big Max are feeling more than a but chuffed withh themselves, and rightly so, as their rental carts have been selected by US Open venue Chambers Bay no less.
Golfers are being offered an extra special gift this Christmas by Motocaddy, as the UK’s leading trolley and cart bag brand is providing a free bag across all nine of its Lithium-powered trolleys.
G/FORE's new special edition Transporter II bag is ready to see some serious action in 2018.
Sun Mountain is introducing a number of eye-catching designs as part of its biggest ever launch of premium golf bags for the 2018 season.
Sun Mountain is adding another model to its popular waterproof H2NO range with the addition of the new H2NO Sunday bag.
TaylorMade Golf is launching a range of bags and headcovers inspired by England’s famous flag colours to celebrate the staging of the 2017 Championship.
Our friends over in Germany at VICE Golf have been busy again, and this time they are bringing a new golf bag to the market on a direct to the consumer basis.
To celebrate the season opening major, TaylorMade Golf is launching a Limited Edition Augusta themed tour bag, carry bag, and putter headcover.
The AQUA golf bag range from BIG MAX is set to expand for another season as the brand adds two innovative new designs to the award–winning series.
Motocaddy has refreshed its premium Dry and Pro-Series bags with a modern update, including a brand new colour range and standout features.
Callaway Golf has acquired luggage, golf bag and golf apparel brand Ogio International for $75million
We love carrying a golf bag. Even though we're constantly told carrying is bad for our backs, and that everyone should use a trolley, you don't feel like a real man if you're not carrying your golf bag. It's generally quicker too, not having to go down out of the way paths, and maneuver around greens. And we support anything that keeps the game quick. So hat's off to Ogio for their Shoxx X4 Suspension straps that take the strain off when carrying.
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.
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!).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven lucky golfers are heading to this week’s Masters to battle it out for a million dollars – all hoping they can land another ace to change their life.
Over to GP's ace golf betting tipster, The Golf Spiv, (AKA Nick Fleming):
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.
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!
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!!
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.
GOLFBUDDY is introducing the latest generation of golf GPS devices this spring, as it launches the aim W10 GPS watch and the Voice 2 GPS.
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.
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...
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.
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’.
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!
Titleist is continuing its support of dedicated golfers across the UK & Ireland by rolling-out its Loyalty Rewarded promotion once again in 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.
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.
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...
Women’s Golf Day will return for its fourth year on June 4th 2019 in what promises to be the largest single-day celebration of Women’s golf that the world has ever seen.
Online ticketing is now open for this year’s British Golf Show, which takes place May 17th-18th at Wycombe Air Park.
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 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.
British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has delivered a fleet of 60 of its flagship X9 Follow machines to Taiwan’s most prestigious golf club.
The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com), one of the most highly-regarded golf destinations in Tuscany, Italy, has opened a stylish new Club House in time for the 2019 golf season.
Following a series of high-profile events and after hosting some of the best players in the world from the PGA, European and Ladies Tours, Abu Dhabi is now looking forward to welcoming golfers from around the world for one of the best seasons yet in the Middle East region.
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.
Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced that Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open Champion and 2018 Race to Dubai winner, has joined its Tour Professional Staff.
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.
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.
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.
In tribute to Arnold Palmer, Rickie Fowler will once again head to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, with special plans to pay tribute to The King.
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 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.
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’.
The premier indoor golf academy in South Wales now has an additional attraction – the Zen Green Stage.
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!
Two events this week. It's the Oman Open and the Honda Open. Here's where the action is......
The altruistic Golf in Society initiative, which delivers person-centred golf sessions for people with chronic illnesses, is the first recipient of a financial award from the new charitable arm of the not-for-profit Golf Business International.
All visitors to this year’s inaugural British Golf Show will receive a free gift which can be redeemed at almost 100 golf clubs.
Al Mouj Golf, one of the Middle East’s flagship golf courses, designed by Greg Norman, is completing its final touches ahead of the 2019 Oman Open, which takes place from February 28th to 3rd March.
Every year, PUMA Golf come up with a better, comfier and better performng golf shoe. The 2019 IGNITE PROADAPT is no exception, delivering Tour-proven stability, unparalleled traction and extreme comfort, in a superior, sophisticated package, designed with the world’s finest performing (and best-dressed) golfers in mind.
Flagbearers of golf hybrid footwear, ECCO GOLF, have unveiled several exciting additions to their iconic ECCOBIOM® HYBRID 3 family, with the GORE-TEX waterproof design now available in a range of eye-catching Spring/Summer 2019 colour combinations that feature the refined derby cut lacing.
Galvin Green, the leading premium performance golf apparel brand, has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 ground-breaking garments and matching accessories.
Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, has today announced Hannah McCook, as a new Golf Ambassador, supporting the iconic Perthshire venue’s plans to inspire more young people, school children and women to take up the game.
Golf Pride® today announced it is expanding its popular TOUR SNSR™ putter grip family with the new Contour Pro. The Contour Pro putter grip offers the leading Tour-preferred, pistol-shape in two oversized models for unsurpassed feel and feedback.
An association of consultants working within the golf industry has responded to national media coverage of a report which criticised a city council for spending £2,400 on golf consultancy services.
Canterbury Golf Club is gearing up for the staging of The Open Championship in July 2020 at nearby Royal St George’s by linking up with fellow Kent golf clubs in Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.
After hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship and the English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy), during a benchmark year in 2018, Kedleston Park has been named as one of four finalists in the Championship Venue of the Year category of the England Golf Awards 2019.
PUMA Golf has introduced its Spring Summer 2019 apparel and accessories collection for men, women and junior golfers.
Forces golf charity, On Course Foundation, was celebrating a late Christmas present yesterday as American Golf handed over a cheque for £11,649, raised by its customers over the festive period.
Callaway, Cobra, The Belfry, Duca del Cosma, Zen Green Stage and Power Tee are some of the latest well-known brands to confirm their presence at this year’s inaugural British Golf Show.
A unique event over in Australia this week: The first three rounds are stroke play but on Sunday the top 24 play knockout match play over 6 holes, with the top 8 getting a bye into second round of knockout. Over in USA we have the Genesis Open that boasts the best quality field so far this year!!!
What do you mean it's your first time? Well, let us hold your hand and walk you through the basics...
75% of all golf shots take place within 125-yards of the green. So you need a range finder. Bushnell Outdoor Products, makers of the #1 laser rangefinder on the PGA Tour have launched its latest and most innovative laser rangefinder – Pro XE.
Golfers eager to sharpen their short-game skills can combine state-of-the-art facilities and a world-renowned coaching progamme thanks to a new link-up between Foxhills and Dave Pelz Golf Schools.
The Mossy Oak Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi is the result of a golf course working in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.
A new golf campaign, aimed specifically at encouraging more women to travel to Scotland to play golf, has been launched today by VisitScotland.
Spain is one of the most sought-after golf holiday destinations in the world and Your Golf Travel customers have the opportunity to secure the best tee times at championship courses scattered around Andalucia including Valderrama Golf Club, Finca Cortesin, La Reserva and many more.
Globally-renowned whisky distillers Tomatin are returning as headline sponsors of a prestigious Pro Am golf tournament over three of Scotland’s finest links courses.