Sep 15th, 2015
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.
Join the GolfPunk Fantasy League Challenge, a weekly competition where you can WIN WIN WIN.
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.
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. In an all European clash, Spain's Sergio Garcia took on Sweden's Henrik on the 170 yard par three 16th hole at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club ahead of last weeks Saudi International. As always it made for some amusing viewing.
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?
In the final Hero Challenge of the year South African Erik van Rooyen defeated former Masters Champion Danny Willett. You know the Hero Challenge, it’s the one where 6 top pros compete at target golf, hitting to a floating green out in an expanse of water. The closer to the flag you are the more points you score, with the closest ring being 50 points the next 25, well you get the gist.
Everyone loves Beef Johnson, what’s not to like? He is a lovely chap and is nice to everyone both on and off the course and boy can he play golf. That’s why it was sad to see Beef’s loss of form and subsequently learn that this great bloke from London was struggling mentally. In this, Men’s Mental Health Month, we really enjoyed watching the video of Beef and Tubes, the Soccer AM presenter, playing a few holes and chatting about mental health and other stuff.
Take one tour pro, 500 golf balls and a 165-yard par three hole. The challenge, to make a hole-in-one. The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Step up Thomas Pieters.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will go head to head in a globally televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. "The Challenge: Japan Skins" will take place on the 21st October ahead of the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan, and we will not be watching.
Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. We’re not very good at them but watching the pro’s go at it is always a scream, especially when they manage to hit the green with a putter or equally unsuitable club!
The European tour has been pretty creative with its content of late, who can forget the ‘Content Committee’ or Eddie Pepperell’s prank on Matt Wallace. By far our favourite though are the ongoing 14 Club Challenges.
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.
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Oakley have come on board as the official eyeware and clothing partner for the 2018 GolfPunk Clubhouse at the Carnoustie Pavilion, home of the newly opened Blu Restaurant.
Out now, GolfPunk Digi-Mag featuring all manner of corking golf stuff including exclusive Tommy Fleetwood interview and photoshoot; Best new golf equipment launches; Top 12 golf shoes PLUS Win a luxury golf break to Mountain Paradise...
Wilson Golf has signed an exciting crop of talented young golfers on the European Challenge Tour to play Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges this season.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 2 at the Heroes Challenge in Albany, the Bahamas. So who is Tiger Woods teeing up with?
The NedBank Challenge has already thrown up a Mongoose versus Cobra fight, and now it is Joost Luiten’s turn to encounter the wildlife at the Gary Player Country Club. But this time it is a crocodile. Play it where it lies?
Ian Baker-Finch was playing golf at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, and Tiger Woods was also out on the range. This is what he made of Tiger’s swing.
"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."
GolfPunk has launched its very own beer brand - GolfPunk Gold - in a new partnership with the St Andrews Brewing Company.
Editor's Letter: What is GolfPunk? "You there, boy! Tuck your shirt in and get your handicap down! That's all that matters in golf. Tidy shirts and handicap-obsessed machines. That's what they try to tell us. What do we say? Tosh & trumpery, my good man.
Patrick Reed won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
La Manga Club was associated with Severiano Ballesteros at the peak of his career, and the resort will pay further homage by hosting a qualifying event for the 2017 Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge charity golf tournament.
Australia’s six-times PGA Tour title winner imagines a round with Kylie, Sir Les and a violent ex-con by the name of Chopper...
Introducing the characters that inspired us to launch this magazine, and now website.
Numbers 25-21. Wow this is difficult!!!!
Into the Top 20 now...
David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year.
It's been a hell of a year. Here are the results of the GolfPunk Staunchie Awards where we honour the finest achivements in 2016 from equipment manufacturers to people who were just nice to us.
The Bryan Brothers have found time to do their own version of the Bottle Flip Challenge. Here you go.....
Bi-planes and flash Mercs didn’t come easy in the 1930s; it did help if you were the greatest British golfer of your age.
G–Mac is launching his own Golf Fantasy Experience. Is this the ultimate golfer's Christmas present?
The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.
The 'Bottle Flip Challenge' has been running amok on the interweb. Here's a golfer's version, and we are impressed – seriously impressed!
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
Jeunghun Wang shot a third-round 64 to take a three-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Victor Dubuisson almost lost his golf ball in unusual circumstances as he was stopped in his tracks by a mongoose invasion at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
We know the Challenge Tour players are good - but are any of them good enough to nail a flopshot into a stack of Bridgestone tyres? FInd out here.
Join the boys as they go crazy for the Ryder Cup & pay tribute to the great Arnold Palmer. Feat: GP Editor Tim Southwell, Danny O, The Foozler & the legendary golf broadcaster Bob Bubka!!
GolfPunk TV Pilot Episode1 presented by Tim Southwell, Denise Van Outen & Carly Booth. Filmed on location in Mauritius, Scottsdale, Pebble Beach, Wentworth and some other places. Hope You Like It.
Bridgestone is seriously getting into golf, and was the title sponsorship of its own Bridgestone Challenge golf event in Oxfordshire. Here’s what occurred.
One of English golf’s most spectacular destinations is preparing to host its first European Challenge Tour Event.
Up to 10,000 golf fans are expected to descend upon a prestigious Oxfordshire resort in August, when the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament takes place, courtesy of Bridgestone.
The Grove has teamed up with Titleist and The European Tour, to create a unique birdie challenge as part of the build up to the 2016 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which takes place from October 13-16.
Keep your ears nice, and give our Open special podcast a listen!!!
Brexit has hit Ben hard but he is lured from his pant-ridden grief-hole to talk about Bobby Jones, Caddyshack Troon & Muirfield. We are also joined by Ernie Els and Ryder Cup team psychologist Jamil Qureshi. Plus win Adidas TOUR 360 Prime BOOST golf shoes!
Check out the first episode of GolfPunk Radio, our brand new bi-weekly podcast!
One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
Gloria Golf Club has been chosen as the host of the 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event for the third successive year, as golf tourism continues to flourish in Turkey.
Modest! Golf Management have announced that they are the 2016 official golf management partner for the Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this July.
It's Fantasy Golf Challenge time, and your chance to win a Golf Buddy LR5 Laser range finder. So get your picks done now.
Nic Coward was the general secretary of the Premier League until 2015, and has now been appointed as the independent chairman of the England Golf Partnership. His remit is to help grow the game.
Shell Houston Fantasy Challenge: Join now and take on the GolfPunk berks!!
GolfPunk are teaming up with Virgin Flying Club Swingers, Virgin Atlantic’s innovative loyalty golf programme, which returns for a thirteenth season this Spring with some brand new competitions, a new look site and of course the awe-inspiring final.
The Blue Monster, Doral... bring it on! Join our Fantasy Challenge and you can win a Golf Buddy GPS watch. It's fun and you'll most likely trounce us lot!!
It's Riviera Time again. The Northern Trust Open ast Pacific Palisades in California. Here's our weekly & monthly Fantasy League Challenge. It's Free! Tuck In Guys!!
Who do you think will handle the Arena Of Menace (the 16th!) and win in Phoenix? Join the Phoenix Waste Management GP Fantasy Challenge now!!
The 2015 GolfPunk Of The Year Winner is.... and also, the GolfPunk Team Of The Year Staunchy goes to...
Hey Hey it's the Staunchies: 15 categories for you to vote for your favourites from 2015. And have a chance to win (another) Tom Tom Golfer GPS watch worth £199.99!!
Take on the GolfPunk team in our own Fantasy Challenge & win a Golf Buddy GPS watch
It's on and Editor Tim has made his picks. They include Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Tony Finau. Reckon you can beat that? Dive on in.
Stylish golfer Robert Rock gives us the low down on who would be his fantasy four-ball and why...
Take on the GolfPunk staff at this week's Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge and win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch. Or just ignore us and play anyway
The Solheim Cup is, without doubt, the biggest event on the Women’s Golf Calendar. However the debate about whether Women’s golf is doing enough to inspire young girls to get some clubs and head to the range remains shadowed by a large grey cloud that looms heavily over the game. But there are a standout few, who are flying the flag for women’s golf high above that thick grey cloud
So here we go with the FedExCup. First up is the Barclays. Last year's winner was Hunter Mahan: Gonna put him in your team?
Tiger's playing the Wyndham and you can get him in your Fantasy Team for just 5 points (you have 100 to spend on 10 players). Prizes weekly so you don't have to sign up forever! And it's 100% Free.
Pick your 10 players for the PGA at Whistling Straits. Get your pals to join the league and show em who's the boss!! Weekly and monthly prizes include two dozen Vice golf balls and a Golf Buddy GPS watch.
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!
Your chance to win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch and 2 dozen Vice Golf Balls. Pick your 10 players now and get in amongst the action.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...
Nick Dougherty chills out with a fourball so cool he’ll need an icepick instead of a 9-iron. Fairway fun with Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Steve McQueen....
It's 2 more sleeps until the Masters!!!! We've put together a little Masters quiz to get you in the mood.
Charley takes the GP Biscuit Tin Challenge and sudddenly it's all cats, dogs, bar fights, getting dumped and Oasis...
We first met Charley when she was 17. And she's been tearing up the fairways all around the world ever since...
You can’t mess around when it comes to choosing your next pair of golf shoes. Here are 14 of the very best for 2019...
Brrrrr, gettting a bit parky out... Time to invest in a lovely new golf jacket to keep you warm as toast on the links. Here are GolfPunk's Selects for 2-19...
We bring you the 12 finest jumpers to grace the earth for 2019...
GolfPunk goes on a pilgrimage to Sawgrass and encounters marines, Hooters, Vanilla Ice and the 17th....
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.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot... and today is her birthday!!!
It's a yuletide golf-loot frenzy as we give away a fantastic golf prize every day. What will be behind the window today: A pair of Footjoys, a 4-ball at The Grove... a Motocaddy Cube Connect golf trolley??? All this and plenty more besides is up for grabs. All you have to do is click on today's Beef-Santa-window and enter for your chance to win!
Having trouble figuring out what to buy the golf loving dude in your family? Or maybe you want to send a 'useful hiint' to someone about what you really want for Cristmas? Here's our guide to the best golf presents around...
Three golfers. An iconic ocean liner. One unique challenge.
Eddie Mercx, Hercule Poirot, Audrey Hepburn, Tintin, Enzo Schifo, Plastic Bertrand, Kim Cleisters, George Lemaitre, and, … errm, chocolates! … you Belgians have had a lot to be proud of over the years. And now, you've got a world class golfer Or two) to add to your ranks of the great and the good.
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..