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Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Mar 29th, 2016

President Xi Jinping has been conducting an anti–corruption campaign since taking office in 2013, and his focus has been on banquets, gift–giving and golf. Now three more Shanghai courses have been bulldozed.

All golf courses closed in the UK

All golf courses closed in the UK

Mar 24th, 2020

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.

Top 5 Remotest Golf Courses in the UK

Top 5 Remotest Golf Courses in the UK

Apr 17th, 2018

Sometimes it’s important to get away from the maddening crowds. So we thought it was time we looked at the remotest courses in Britain, where you can properly get away and turn the noise down.

Outstanding quality of England's golf courses

Outstanding quality of England's golf courses

Jul 30th, 2017

The quality of England's golf courses has been recognised by golfers from across the continent, following a study conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SERVICES, on behalf of Golf Tourism England.

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

Mar 16th, 2016

SkyTrak have announced that it is now possible to play full-size simulated golf on over 90,000 different golf courses thanks to a new deal with The Golf Club Game. 

Holiday homes on golf courses

Holiday homes on golf courses

Feb 8th, 2016

We like to see all life through the lens of golf, so when we saw these fancy new golf course apartments we thought great, could this be ‘glamping’ for golf, and a step up from the traditional Dorm House?

London to get two new 18-hole golf courses

London to get two new 18-hole golf courses

Aug 10th, 2018

Golfers in the south east of England will soon get two spectacular new 18-hole courses to play on, plus improvements to one of London’s most prominent existing golf courses, in a partnership announced between USA golf architects the Dye family and UK golf course developers the Menai-Davis family of north London.

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

Sep 4th, 2019

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.

GolfPunk goes to the Bahamas!!

GolfPunk goes to the Bahamas!!

Nov 7th, 2018

Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Jul 17th, 2018

We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Oct 19th, 2017

I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Oct 19th, 2017

Norfolk is where mosquitos come for spring training, undergoing a grueling program of physical exercise and studying The Mozzie’s Guide To A Human’s Sensitive Areas.

Thurlestone Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

Thurlestone Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

Mar 5th, 2017

Thurlestone Golf Course is set in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’ And we’re talking about the ‘walk around with your mouth slightly open, nobody can argue with that’ type of beauty.

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Dec 30th, 2016

 A golf course in Australia put out a large trap in a water hazard after an enormous 11.5-foot crocodile started making frequent appearances in playing areas.

UK golf clubs reporting better health

UK golf clubs reporting better health

Mar 20th, 2016

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.

Hole19 launches the ‘TripAdvisor for Golf’

Hole19 launches the ‘TripAdvisor for Golf’

Mar 17th, 2016

Hole19 has launched Course Profiles, allowing its 800,000 golfers to discover new courses to play on and providing them with useful information by interfacing them directly with almost 40,000 golf courses worldwide.

World's Oldest Golf Club

World's Oldest Golf Club

Feb 6th, 2016

A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Jan 16th, 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD – not to be confused with MoTD) is apparently quite heavily involved in the golf business. They have 11 courses, one pitch and putt centre and a driving range. And now they are under pressure to off load them sharpish.

Golf Flood Damage

Golf Flood Damage

Jan 9th, 2016

The recent storms have taken their toll around the UK since Christmas, and lots of golf courses have been badly affected. Here's some of the courses that have taken the brunt of the bad weather.

Golf Clubs selling land

Golf Clubs selling land

Dec 16th, 2015

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.

Golf Thief Caught

Golf Thief Caught

Dec 15th, 2015

Sharp-eyed Nigel Thompson saw his stolen golf clubs being advertised on eBay about five months after they were taken from the golf club by a burglar.

Four UK courses to close

Four UK courses to close

Dec 15th, 2015

While playing numbers have stabilized in the UK as we reported last week, it is still tough out there in golf world, and we are saddened to learn that four major golf courses are to be closed down.

Pre-Loading at the golf club

Pre-Loading at the golf club

Dec 6th, 2015

Golfers are drinking before they take to courses to avoid being caught out by the new drink-drive limits. We have heard of pre-loading before going night clubbing, but this is a first for golf clubbing.

Fantasy Golf League

Fantasy Golf League

Jul 28th, 2015

Congratulations to our monthly winners for July. Mark Darby, our overall winner, gets a Golf Buddy GPS watch. The prize of 24 Vice golf balls goes to Mark Darby. Congrats guys. NOW... Here's the first of August's Challenges. Same prizes apply. Click Here To Sign Up It's Free!

Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Feb 21st, 2020

The Scottish government has refused planning permission for a controversial plan to build an 18-hole championship golf course in the Highlands of Scotland. The plan had been to build a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, near Dornoch.

Casey takes European Open

Casey takes European Open

Sep 9th, 2019

Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.

Book a tee time now

Book a tee time now

Oct 30th, 2017

Fancy booking yourself a nice 18 somewhere fancy? Or just a quick 9 at your local. Book your tee times right here...

 New Trump Executive Order

New Trump Executive Order

Mar 6th, 2017

Trump has been busy issuing executive orders, when he’s not been Tweeting or on the golf course. And he’s issued one that is great for golf club owners.  

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Jun 3rd, 2016

Just when you thought you couldn't get any more scared of that Florida alligator, footage emerges of 'Big Dave', an even bigger gator wandering around a course in Georgia... Proceed with caution...

GP’s home course attacked

GP’s home course attacked

Jun 1st, 2016

We have a vandal on our home course, who is taking divots out of our greens. In just one shot they are ruining the surfaces that have been bought to near perfection by the Green Team. We need to find the culprit.

Gator fight!

Gator fight!

Apr 2nd, 2016

A golfer at Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida, came across two massive alligators having a proper scrape near a water hazard. And he captured the fight on video. 

Snakes on a swing plane

Snakes on a swing plane

Mar 21st, 2016

This is the last thing you need when you've split the fairway....Footage of a snake interrupting a four ball in Australia by slithering across the fairway. The video, filmed yesterday on Central Coast GC in New South Wales 

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Jan 6th, 2016

Donald Trump has the hump over the online petition that has been signed by over 500,000 people, which calls for him to be barred from the UK due to his comments about Muslim’s being banned from entering the  USA.

Two All Male Clubs allow women

Two All Male Clubs allow women

Dec 16th, 2015

Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time. GolfPunk welcomes them into the 21st Century.

Virtual Women’s Golf Day

Virtual Women’s Golf Day

May 21st, 2020

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. 

Courses to open in England

Courses to open in England

May 11th, 2020

It was good news for golfers in England as Boris Johnson announced in his Sunday address that recreational sports could resume, so long it is with members of your household. Sadly, the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have refused to follow Westminster’s lead

SKECHERS GO GOLF 2020

SKECHERS GO GOLF 2020

Apr 23rd, 2020

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.

World’s biggest golf lesson

World’s biggest golf lesson

Apr 23rd, 2020

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.

Support American Golf NHS campaign

Support American Golf NHS campaign

Apr 18th, 2020

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.

Golf Channel moving home

Golf Channel moving home

Mar 8th, 2020

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.

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

Mar 4th, 2020

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.

Golf has to change

Golf has to change

Mar 2nd, 2020

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.

Premier Golf League

Premier Golf League

Feb 18th, 2020

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.

Fittest golfer in the world?

Fittest golfer in the world?

Feb 9th, 2020

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.

Golf Hall of Fame changes

Golf Hall of Fame changes

Jan 23rd, 2020

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.

Fancy a Big chunk of Golf History?

Fancy a Big chunk of Golf History?

Jan 20th, 2020

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!

GolfPunk’s Hall of Shame 2019

GolfPunk’s Hall of Shame 2019

Jan 3rd, 2020

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?

Stewart Golf launch HottMitt

Stewart Golf launch HottMitt

Dec 3rd, 2019

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?

Most valuable putts in golf

Most valuable putts in golf

Nov 26th, 2019

This weekend the biggest winner’s cheque on Tour were nabbed by Jon Rahm on the European Tour and Kim Sei-young on the LPGA Tour. Check out how both closed out their respective events and raked in a rather obscene amount of cash.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Nov 25th, 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...

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

Nov 24th, 2019

GolfNow the biggest online tee time agency in the golf industry has grabbed an even bigger share of the market following the acquisition of EZLinks Golf by GolfNow owner, NBC Sports Group. Part of the EZLinks Golf portfolio is the online tee time booking platform TeeOff. So, what does this consolidation signal to the golf industry?

Golf Course vandalised

Golf Course vandalised

Nov 19th, 2019

A golf club is counting the cost of a horrific attack on their greens by mindless vandals. Seven of the greens at Oldham Golf Club were hacked at with what appears to have been a golf club or clubs. The distressing pictures were posted by the club on their social media feeds.

A golf shop but not as we know it

A golf shop but not as we know it

Nov 15th, 2019

Honma, that premium brand from Japan has just launched its first shop in Paris. However, it is no American Golf, or standard pro shop, and it would not look out of place on London’s Bond Street. In fact, we would not be surprised if we saw George Clooney walking out of it with a Nespresso in one hand and a Honma wedge in the other.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Nov 11th, 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...

The most expensive finger in golf?

The most expensive finger in golf?

Oct 2nd, 2019

Poor old Bio Kim. The Korean who is leading the money list on the Korean tour, has been handed a three-year suspension for raising his middle finger at members of the crowd at the weekend. This seems a rather harsh punishment and will cost the young man a lot of dosh.

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Sep 29th, 2019

Businessman Jeremy Ord from South Africa's had an outrageous slice of luck when playing the short 13th hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Ord was playing alongside professional Branden Grace in the team event in Scotland when he came close to a hole-in-one following a number of lucky breaks.

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

Sep 6th, 2019

Gleneagles 13th hole The Queen's Course.  A par 3, 140 yard piece of GolfPorn!

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.