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14 Club Challenge

14 Club Challenge

Feb 3rd, 2020

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.

World Handicap System

World Handicap System

Jan 2nd, 2020

Get ready folks there is a new handicapping system on its way. For those across the pond things will not be much different but for golfers in the UK, and to a slightly lesser extent Europe, there is a fair bit changing. The new World Handicap System will be introduced in the USA and dozens of other countries in January 2020 with the changes coming to the UK, Sweden, Portugal and Italy in November.

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

Nov 19th, 2019

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. 

Beef’s Foooore Hole Challenge

Beef’s Foooore Hole Challenge

Nov 14th, 2019

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.

Chase The Ace Challenge

Chase The Ace Challenge

Oct 31st, 2019

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.

The Challenge: Japan Skins

The Challenge: Japan Skins

Oct 17th, 2019

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.

The Great British Open Challenge

The Great British Open Challenge

Oct 16th, 2019

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!

14 Club Challenge: Ryder Cup Captains Special

14 Club Challenge: Ryder Cup Captains Special

Oct 7th, 2019

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!

World Invitational Golf

World Invitational Golf

Aug 18th, 2019

Local favourite Stephanie Meadow will take a four shot lead into the final round of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational. The 27-year-old from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland shot a six under par 67 to sit on ten under for the event, four clear of England’s Eleanor Givens. In the men’s event, Damien Perrier of France and Todd Clement of England lead the field by a single shot following another long day with rain delays at Galgorm Castle.

ISPS HANDA World Invitational

ISPS HANDA World Invitational

Aug 16th, 2019

Scotland’s Craig Ross and England’s Eleanor Givens are the first round leaders lead in the The ISPS HANDA World Invitational, both carding an impressive 6 under par. Ross shot an impressive birdie free round of 64 Massereene Golf Club while Givens had seven birdies and one solitary bogey in carding a 67 at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men | Women

ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men | Women

Aug 16th, 2019

It has rather flown under the radar but yesterday the ISPS HANDA World Invitational event for both men and women teed of at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and Massereene Golf Club. A first for golf in Europe as women will play alongside (sort of) the men and will play for the same money.

We love the 14 Club Challenge

We love the 14 Club Challenge

Aug 9th, 2019

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.

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’.

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Nov 7th, 2018

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.

Business booming at World of Golf London

Business booming at World of Golf London

Oct 19th, 2018

World of Golf London, one of the busiest driving ranges in Europe with an average of 13 million balls hit each year, is enjoying a record period and has seen its business boosted by Ryder Cup fever following Europe’s victory in Paris.

Long Drive World Series launch digi-mag

Long Drive World Series launch digi-mag

Dec 4th, 2017

The Long Drive World Series is launching an epic world tour in 2018: 10 events in 10 different countries pitting the biggest hitters on the planet against each other in a global kaboom-fest to determine who is number 1... and now there is a digital magazine to take us every step of the way...

Patrick Reed wins Hero's Challenge

Patrick Reed wins Hero's Challenge

Jul 12th, 2017

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.

Introducing: World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller

Introducing: World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller

May 20th, 2017

Joe Miller puts himself through hell to get in the shape he needs to be to compete for the World Long Drive Championship.  We know, because we spent several days with him last year. This year he won the title. And here he is...

Macmillan Longest Day Challenge 2016

Macmillan Longest Day Challenge 2016

Apr 23rd, 2017

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 takes up fundraising challenge

La Manga takes up fundraising challenge

Apr 13th, 2017

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.

World Crazy Golf Championships

World Crazy Golf Championships

Apr 8th, 2017

Minigolf hopefuls worldwide are polishing off their putters for the 2017 World Crazy Golf Championships in June. The two-day minigolf extravaganza uniquely attracts complete novices and top international players, with a prize fund of £4,500 up for grabs.  

New putting world record

New putting world record

Feb 24th, 2017

Australian YouTubers, How Ridiculous, managed to sink an incredible 120.6 metre (135.67 yard) putt, which is now the new Guinness World Record for the longest putt ever in a non–tournament. 

Brett Rumford wins inaugural World Super 6

Brett Rumford wins inaugural World Super 6

Feb 19th, 2017

Australian Brett Rumford beat Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai two and one in the six–hole matchplay final to win the inaugural World Super 6 title in Perth.

Long Drive World Series announced

Long Drive World Series announced

Feb 10th, 2017

This March the world’s biggest hitters will go head to head on golf’s most exciting new battleground:  The Long Drive World Series.  

Challenge Tour Shot of the Year

Challenge Tour Shot of the Year

Jan 10th, 2017

David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year. 

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Dec 2nd, 2016

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.

Vikings charging at World Cup

Vikings charging at World Cup

Nov 26th, 2016

Denmark take a four shot lead into the final day at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf after shooting a two under par 70 in the third round Foursomes.

Spain lead USA & China in Golf World Cup

Spain lead USA & China in Golf World Cup

Nov 24th, 2016

Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan are two strokes behind leaders Spain after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. Russell Knox's 'zero to hero' experiment, however, seems doomed

Bottle flip challenge golf style

Bottle flip challenge golf style

Nov 23rd, 2016

The 'Bottle Flip Challenge' has been running amok on the interweb. Here's a golfer's version, and we are impressed – seriously impressed!

Stars skipping World Cup of Golf

Stars skipping World Cup of Golf

Nov 5th, 2016

The phrase 'World Cup' has a certain cachet in the sports world. Outside of maybe the Summer Olympics, the football World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Now golf has tried to get in on the power of the 'World Cup' brand with the World Cup of Golf. But the stars aren't turning out.

Sandy Lyle wins World Hickory Open

Sandy Lyle wins World Hickory Open

Oct 14th, 2016

Sandy Lyle shot a final round of 71 to back up a three under par 67 to beat the defending champion, and Norfolk Club professional, Andrew Marshall.

Flop Shot Challenge

Flop Shot Challenge

Oct 6th, 2016

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.

Bridgestone Challenge comes to Heythrop Park

Bridgestone Challenge comes to Heythrop Park

Jul 25th, 2016

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.

Par 3 challenge at The Grove

Par 3 challenge at The Grove

Jul 23rd, 2016

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.

James Heath wins on Challenge Tour

James Heath wins on Challenge Tour

Jun 27th, 2016

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.

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Apr 21st, 2016

The multi-award-winning, independent, five-star Finca Cortesin - one of Europe's leading golf resorts - has joined World of Leading Golf (WLG), the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues. 

UK is the hole-in-one capital of the world

UK is the hole-in-one capital of the world

Mar 25th, 2016

According to data compiled over three million rounds of golf by the GPS and scoring app, Hole19, the UK has achieved more hole-in-one’s than any other country.

WGC World Matchplay golf betting tips

WGC World Matchplay golf betting tips

Mar 22nd, 2016

The Spiv is back with the inside track....The WGC World Match Play is one of my favourite events of the year. I love Match Play. The only problem is that there isn’t enough of it around on the Tour. This makes it difficult to place a bet. An out of form player with a strong competitive nature can easily win this one.

What is the oldest golf pub in the world?

What is the oldest golf pub in the world?

Feb 7th, 2016

We got called out on Twitter the other day when we wrote about what we thought was the oldest golf pub in the world, and the fact that it was going to be closed down. So we've done some digging and now we think we know what the oldest golf pub in the world is.....  

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.

World's Oldest Golf Pub

World's Oldest Golf Pub

Feb 4th, 2016

 Mrs Forman’s is the oldest golf pub in the world, but plans are afoot to demolish it and turn it into a garage. Have people no respect?!

World Record set for Golf Painting

World Record set for Golf Painting

Dec 10th, 2015

Royal Blackheath have secured the safety of their club by selling a painting for £700,000 at Bonhams. "The Portrait of Henry Callender”, is one of the earliest paintings to show a golfer.

Who to back at the DP World Championship

Who to back at the DP World Championship

Nov 17th, 2015

This is it, the big one. A European Number One will be crowned on Sunday as the top players on the European Tour play in the season finale. Rory McIlroy may be in pole position but the chasing pack are close...really close. It's all to play for. Here are GolfPunk's tips for the big one.  

Workie World Tour

Workie World Tour

Oct 9th, 2015

Last month he came in to make the tea and we sent him on safari. Why do we give him all the good jobs when we’re dehydrated and confused?... Anyway, 

Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge

Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge

Sep 22nd, 2015

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

Join Now: GolfPunk's BMW Fantasy Challenge

Join Now: GolfPunk's BMW Fantasy Challenge

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!!

FedExCup Fantasy Challenge1

FedExCup Fantasy Challenge1

Aug 26th, 2015

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?

Wyndham Fantasy Challenge

Wyndham Fantasy Challenge

Aug 18th, 2015

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.

USPGA Fantasy Challenge

USPGA Fantasy Challenge

Aug 11th, 2015

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.  

GP Open Fantasy Challenge

GP Open Fantasy Challenge

Jul 14th, 2015

With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.

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.

World-first for gender equality

World-first for gender equality

Jan 17th, 2020

Berkhamsted Golf Club has decided to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy, a long-standing top men’s amateur in the UK. This is a world-first for elite amateur golf and has the backing of the R&A and England Golf. The event which is entering its 61st year – has transformed from being a men-only tournament, into one which invites both sexes to compete for the same prize.

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.

Michelle Wie eyes World Number 1 spot

Michelle Wie eyes World Number 1 spot

Feb 26th, 2019

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...

Golf betting for Genesis and World Super 6

Golf betting for Genesis and World Super 6

Feb 13th, 2019

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!!!

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

Jan 31st, 2019

In today’s era, not every sports fan out there would associate golf players as being one of the most handsomely paid on the circuit. In fact, it’s only since Tiger Woods made golf his own that earnings and endorsements have sky-rocketed to a level that makes it all the more envious.

Justin Rose regains World No 1 ranking

Justin Rose regains World No 1 ranking

Jan 9th, 2019

Justin Rose has reclaimed the world No. 1 spot, even though he did not play at the Tournament of Champions last week in Hawaii, which was won by Xander Schauffle.

Belgian bombers  win the World Cup Of Golf

Belgian bombers win the World Cup Of Golf

Nov 26th, 2018

It really was Kaboom Town Central as Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry won the World Cup of Golf, valiantly holding off Mexico and hosts Australia in Melbourne.