Nov 18th, 2015
George takes on the devilish 11th on the Old Course at Vilamoura. We're not sure what's more hellish though, the hole or that top knot he's got going on?
George takes on the devilish 11th on the Old Course at Vilamoura. We're not sure what's more hellish though, the hole or that top knot he's got going on?
Normally a Hell Hole is a winding par four, or a mammoth double driver par five. But rarely has it ever been a tricky little par three. Yet this is a true card wrecker, with a green that can destroy a scorecard. Have you ever heard of a par three where you can rack up a 12? Despite this tricky little beast, this inland links course is a joy to play, who'd have thunk that Poland was home to such an awesome golf course?
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie
Hell Holes... the ultimate card wreckers. Every course has one. Does yours? Nominate your course's Hell Hole at Greenkeeper@golfpunkmedia.com - label your email 'Hell Holes'.
Golf in Estonia? Yep, and it's taking charge of the place. We visit Estonia Golf & Country Club just outside of Tallin to check out their Hell Hole. The daunting 13th...
What do you do when your golf club gets bought by someone and they immediately renege on a condition implemented by the previous owners to underwrite the members' initiation fees in the result of new ownership? You ask for your money back right?
Calling Donald Trump! Do something positive. Throw these guys a bone!! One of the most scenic golf course in Britain is under threat because of a lack of members. Situated in the Outer Hebrides at Cleat on the isle of Barra, the course once attracted almost 70 members but that figure has now fallen to 15 people who are struggling to keep the club open.
Warning: If you are of a delicate disposition you may not want to watch this. Not only does this look annoyingly incredible, Head Pro Ryan Dodds goes out of his way to rub it in by doing something remarkable. Watch and drool... This might make you cry a bit...
Will Michelle Wie ever realise the great expectations placed at her golf shoes? Well, a rebuilt wrist and remodelled swing have her believing just that...
If it wasn't bad enough Lexi Thompson pulled out with stress issues, Michelle Wie today withdrew from the Women's British Open with a hand injury midway through her opening round at Royal Lytham and St Annes.
Michelle Wie has been awarded the title of "The Most Stylish Woman in Golf" by Golf Magazine, in their inaugural style issue.
Michelle Wie is off on her holidays in her Hawaian home. But she could not resist having a pop at the LPGA's recent changes to its dress code. Fair play Michelle.
Michelle Wie was competing in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, and at four under par after Saturday’s third round, when she suddenly had to withdraw.
Out in 34, looking good. And then things went crazy...
Russell Henley starting the final round four shots behind the leader South Korean Sung Kang, but a run of birdies through the 13th, 14th and 15th earned him the lead, and ultimately victory.
Dustin Johnson has officially withdrawn from this week's Shell Houston Open as he need a good rest after his five–day victory in the WGC–Dell Match Play. And we can't blame him!
Michelle Wie has moved into an ideal position to record her first victory in almost three years when she shot a five–under par 67 to open up a two–shot lead at the HSBC Women's Champions on moving day.
Callaway have pulled off a major coup by signing major champion Michelle Wie.
Shell Houston Fantasy Challenge: Join now and take on the GolfPunk berks!!
Tiger may still be in recovery mode, but that didn’t stop him getting out on the range yesterday to help fellow Nike team member Michelle Wie with her chipping.
Here's Bubba holing out for eagle in the Hero's.
Michelle Wie kills speed yoga!
Watch the video of Michelle Wie sampling the local cuisine whilst in South Korea on the LPGA tour!
Golf le Lemuria, Praslin, Seychelles Par 70 Covering 5580 m
Michelle Wie has finally come over to the Punk-side. As she heads into the Evian Championship, she's sporting a fancy new X-Ray Specs inspired hair-do and a pair of pink basketball inspired high-top Nike golf shoes
This week’s action moves to the Deutsche Bank at the TPC Boston. The course was originally designed by Arnold Palmer and built in 2003, but was then redesigned by Gil Hanse and Brad Faxon, the PGA Tour Player, in 2007. Their brief was to make the course blend more naturally into its New England setting. Here's what we think is going to be this tournament's Hell Hole.
Plainfield's HILF (Holes I'd Like To Frequent): The 196 yard Par three 3rd: Drool Central...
Ping Collection have really upped their game this season.
The 2019 Honda Classic proved to be an early season highlight for Mizuno – with winner Keith Mitchell just one of four players using Mizuno irons to hold a share of the lead on the final day.
Irish golfer Michael Dolan waited until he was 59 for his first hole-in-one; a month later, his second earned him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup after he aced the eighth hole at Son Vida, Mallorca.
A fire broke out on the golf course at the Burnham and Berrow in Burnham-on-Sea, further demonstrating the dangers to courses from the prolonged hot weather.
On the road with Michelle Wie...
Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington returned to Carnoustie yesterday to the scene of his dramatic four-hole playoff victory against Sergio Garcia more than a decade ago.
We've been looking back at some of our best read pieces of 2017, and this great story about Bob Parson's creation of his Bad Little Nine course from our travel section garnered a lot interest from you GolfPunks. Here it is to enjoy again. We've all imagined designing our own golf course..., well, I have anyway, but it's a stretch to think anyone could come up with anything like this. Welcome to The Bad Little Nine, a wild golf tapestry spread out over 1,000 yards in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tiger Woods drives the green at the Par 4 seventh, and makes a 15 footer for eagle in the Heroes Challenge Pro-Am……
Michelle Wie has been doing a photo-shoot with Golf.com in her native Hawaii, and she certainly looks quite the part.
Two golfers have make hole-in-ones on the same hole in successive shots. And the odds on that happening are incredible!
17–year–old Ben Tetzlaff made two holes–in–one in the space of just nine holes. And the odds for that are???
What a bunch of arse. So is it a major or what? Can you imagine the R&A making the Open 54 holes because they had to scrap the first day's play? Well, that's exactly what's happened to the Evian Championship.
There have been 30 holes in one on the PGA Tour so far this season, and today at the Dell there were two within 65 seconds of each other. And one that just got away….
The closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country’s world–class courses.
We all know the challenges of actually getting out there and playing a proper round on a rainy day in February can defeat us all. But here’s a new solution.
Four brothers from Cumbria have all hit a hole-in-one in the last three years. It is believed to be the first time this has ever happened in the UK. And check out the odds!
Say hello to Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund as he takes to the course for the first time!
Check out this humdinger, as Jason Day holed a 71 footer acorss the green last night at The Barclays.
South Korea is not the only place where defensive equipment is getting in the way of the golf. Check out what is happening at RAF Marham's golf course.
Californian golf clothing legends Travis Mathew are finally available in the UK, and online.
A 29-year old Philadelphian golf instructor called Danie Steyn, and his playing partner Bill Boonn, have just completed a remarkable feat. They have played 153 holes in a single day, and walked every single hole.
Nike bring a street classic to the golf course. Say hello to the Nike Air Zoom 90 IT.
We're going to play 72 holes in a day next week wearing the Puma Ignite Spikeless golf shoes. Here's why we think we'll be ok!!!
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.
Six golfers from St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall are trying to find out how many holes in one they can score in 24 hours. And it’s all for charity.
Rob Hogan plays golf very, very quickly. Plus, he's got a massive beard. Which is weird because when we met him in 2014 his chin was as bald as a coot. Anyway, since then he's gone heck-fire crazy and won last year's World Speed Golf Championships.
Hassocks Golf Club says it has been running at a loss for many years and has only avoided closure because of substantial ongoing subsidies from its owner. Now it has revealed that it is going to lose 9 holes to houses.
Here's a lovely long putt from Brandon Steele on Day 2 of the rain delayed Valero Texan Open. He finished the day one shot ahead of Charley Hoffman.
Tight at the top at the Shell Houston Open and there's still one spot at the Masters up for grabs...
In May 2015, a massive 40-foot deep sinkhole opened up near the clubhouse at Top of the Rock Golf Course. But rather than filling it in, they kept on digging. Why?
Graeme McDowell posted an Instagram today from the OHL Classic, which takes place at the El Camaleon Course at Mayakoba Golf Resort in Mexico.
USA 14.5 Europe 13.5: Europe can't scrape the last half point they needed. USA complete astonishing comeback:
OK, we can fess up that Carlos Ortiz and his work aren’t exactly familiar to us. But with his 62 at today’s Barclays, we are now paying full attention.
Plainfield's Hell Hole: The 8th...480 yards of sheer pain and misery nestled in the heart of New Jersey...
Anirban Lahiri has been in the mix all week, but we think he has been slightly ignored with all the other drama going on around him, which doesn’t seem quite fair given his achievements this week.
The third in our series of videos with double major champion Martin Kaymer, this time he tells us about his three favourite holes at Whistling Straits. He doesn't use the word HILF, but that's definitely what he meant...
The course the best in the world will take on this week will arguably be a stiffer test to that which faced Max Faulkner when he won the Open when it was last hosted by Royal Portrush way back in 1951. It will be a slightly tougher test than when a sixteen year old Rory McIlroy took it apart when shooting 61.
Beating, bitching and bullying. All in the name of healthy, loving parenting... Including: Phil Mickelson Snr; Davis Love II & BJ Wie
You have to go back to 2009 in order to remember the last time that a British player last won the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Back then, Catriona Matthew sealed victory after giving birth to her daughter only 11 weeks prior. It has been a long wait but perhaps Royal Lytham St Annes could provide another British winner.
GP Editor's kids take the mic and bring it large at the lovely 11th at St Mellion. This truly is a Hole I'd Like To Frequent...
Galvin Green continues to revolutionise golf clothing with the ‘virtually weightless’ BOW Shell Layer jacket that features exclusively in its 2017 Part One apparel range.
PGA Pro Grayson Murray has gone and got himself a new caddy with a difference. He has recruited none other than Playboy model Lindsey Pelas. But there is a catch....
It's the lowest cut ever in LPGA history. If you weren't -5 after 36 holes you were on your way home. No worries for Michelle Wie or Stacey Lewis...
Seven time major winner Inbee Park came from nowhere to record one stroke victory at the HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore on Sunday.
Revolutionary technology, standout designs and customary bright colour combinations are all hallmarks of the Galvin Green Multi–layer golf range for the start of the 2017 season.
Wales' Amy Boulden finished T21 as world number six Jang Ha–Na of Korea won the Women's Australian Open by three shots in Adelaide.
Brittany Lincicome has beaten Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first extra play off hole at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic for her seventh career win on the LPGA Tour.
The Dunvegan Hotel, one of the most iconic 19th holes in golf, has been sold to a consortium of golfing fans from Canada and the USA.
The actor, producer and golf nut Mark Wahlberg can play 18 holes in just over an hour. Here’s how he does it!
Ten of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging amateur golf holes have been shortlisted to be crowned the UK’s best, as online voting now begins for golfers to choose their favourite.
Rachel Louise, is the NFL Cheerleading, line reading, nightclubbing, club cleaning, Swingin' Siren of your dreams!!!
A Wiltshire golf club has launched a hole that measures 666 yards and is calling it ‘The Beast’.
Lee Westwood lets rip on everything he feels is holding the game back.
Lydia Ko snatched the ANA Inspiration last night with a final hole birdie, to beat Charely Hull by one.
Lexi takes one shot lead going into the final round of the ANA Inspiration, but some quality players are within striking distance.
Marina Bay Golf Course has announced that it will create the first ever par six hole in Singapore, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. What are they thinking?
Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has become the latest golf club to use giant hole cups to attract juniors and beginners to the game.
Click here for Scond Round Article!! (Apologies we put the wrong link on email!!) Charley Hull and Catriona Matthews were amongst seven players tied for the lead after the first round of the Bahamas LPGA, alongside US players Paula Creamer, Ashley Ramsey and Alison Lee and Japanese players Mika Miyazato and Haru Normura, each shooting a 5-under-par 68.
The London Golf Club International Course 1st hole Par 5 568 yards
Shocking new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found that regular walking is more effective at keeping weight down than vigorous activities such as going to the gym. And that playing golf is rather good for you!
Lexi Thompson has been named as an Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf. The announcement was made at Demo Day at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show on Tuesday.
Here's a look at what the tour players have been up to this week, as seen on Instagram.
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
Wowzers!! This capped an incredible day at the Solheim for Melissa Reid and Spaniard Carlota Ciganda in Germany
"After you, sir." "No I insist, after you!" "Alright then, but once I've holed this tee shot I insist you follow me in, sir." "It will be my pleasure, my friend." What we're trying to say is that two golfers scored aces one after the other on the same hole whilst playing a match.
We’ve been studying the TPC Boston course, and have identified the 18th as the card wrecking Hell Hole. It will be interesting to see if we are proved right over the course of the competition. We also wanted to see if there was a softer side to the course. There wasn’t. But we do like the look of the par 3 11th.
67,000,000 to 1 shot!! 26 year old mountain rescue golfer stuns playing partners with two aces in four holes!!!
Brace yourself Turnberry, here come the girls!!! It's on BBC2 HD from 1pm.
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