Oct 11th, 2018
Call the Golf Scientist! This defgies logic... Eddie Pepperell, British Masters... Hole 7, par 3... Then this happens... bonkers...
Call the Golf Scientist! This defgies logic... Eddie Pepperell, British Masters... Hole 7, par 3... Then this happens... bonkers...
Watch as club golfer aces his way to a cool million dollars!
It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.
The dopey commentator may have got his name wrong but Matt Wallace had an amazing hole-in-one during moving day at the US PGA Championship.
Former soldier Rob Hansen was just six feet away from winning On Course Foundation (OCF) a whopping $1million after taking part in last week’s Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO), in partnership with American Golf.
You get two hole in ones in one round, you finish -3 and you still don't win?? What's all that about?...
A six–year–old has become the youngest player to score a hole–in–one at Bruntsfield Links.
Matt Kuchar was standing on the tee at the par-3 17th hole waiting his turn when his caddie noticed the small print…..
A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.
A 91–year old man has had a hole in one at Stoke Park. And it's not his first!
Hibs manager Neil Lennon bought drinks for everyone in the clubhouse after landing an elusive hole in one.
Esther Pelletier carded a triple-bogey six on the par–3 sixth hole at Middleton Golf Club, in Massachusetts, and was thinking of quitting the game. But her next shot was altogether better – her first ever ace!
The unlikeliest hole in one you will ever see. Take it away Paul Barrington.
China's Lin Xiyu hit a hole-in-one on the par-three eighth during the third round of the women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics. Here's a video of Lin's historic ace - the first ever in women's Olympic golf.
Check out Justin Rose's hole in one at the Olympics - the first ever Olympic hole in one ever!
Minjee Lee hit a hole in one last night on a par four, only the second time this has ever been done in LPGA history..
What does a top golfer do in their 'down time'? Go and play crazy golf, obviously! Watch here to see Bubba's hilarious reaction to a hole in one.
Mercedes set three of their sponsored stars, Martin Kaymer, Fabian Gomez, and Emiliano Grillo a hole in one challenge. Already a difficult feat, Mercedes wanted them to ace the 175 yard hole with a putter, a driver, or a left handed club!!!
93 year old Ben Bender made his first ever hole in one after over 70 years of golfing, and then quit the sport for good.
It is the first run out for the CJ Cup in South Korea, and they’ve decided to do something different for the hole in one prize.
Here's a great little trick shot with a difference that's been doing the virtal rounds. Call it a back to front hole in one!
Check this out. The inaugural round at Tiger's Bluejack National course. Tiger witnesses 11-year-old's Hole In One...
The best hole in one you'll see this week? Probably. Meet LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry), see what they did there? LDRIC. Eldrick. It doesn't matter.
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.
Meet us at Putney Bridge, Franny, we said. And bring your Lambretta...
Golfing prodigy Abhay Kapoor stunned onlookers by recording a hole in one during a golf lesson at 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton this weekend.
Edinburgh golfer Gavin Scott was saved from missing out on the chance to shoot for $1million and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Masters after playing the popular Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) competition – by letting another group play through.
Three golfers had holes in one on the same hole on the same day.
The Night Golf Company have been running events across the UK for 5 years now and just a week after their 5th anniversary, they saw what they believe to the UK's first Night Golf Hole-in-One! Not only that, they saw the 2nd just 2 nights later!
Two golfers have make hole-in-ones on the same hole in successive shots. And the odds on that happening are incredible!
Ever wondered how many shots it would take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one?
17–year–old Ben Tetzlaff made two holes–in–one in the space of just nine holes. And the odds for that are???
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….
American Golf is inviting golfers across the UK & Ireland to enter its biggest ever competition and be in with a chance of scooping 1 Million Dollars.
Mark Mcleod, 28, and Hugh Kinniburgh, 63 were playing a match play event for the Lanark Trophy. When they came to the par three 10th, it was a hole–in–one for both players!
Here's how to leap up the leaderboard. Beauty of an ace from Justin Thomas on the par 3 13th which propels him into the lead at the WGC Mexico Championship.
Poor old Timbers. He's playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro–Am, and was having a practice round at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, when he birdied the 27–yard par–3 seventh hole. But was that good enough to win the hole?
Audrey and Craig Stammen were enjoying a round of golf on their honeymoon. They were playing in Manele, Lanai, Hawaii when the golfing gods smiled on Audrey.
Getty’s legendary golf photographer David Cannon has shared an amazing hole–in–one story in an article for Lady Golfer. Actually, make that three hole–in–ones!
Jaco Van Zyl, who represented South Africa at the Olympics when all his peers couldnt make it, have a stroke of good fortune today. He had a beautiful hole–in-one on the 16th and picked up a brand new BMW i8 in the process.
Golf coach Emma Brown must be pretty pleased with her latest recruit. She only went and had a hole–in–one in her first ever lesson. Beat that!
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!
It's one thing getting a hole in one when your ball lands on the green and somehow finds its way into the cup. But it's quite another when your ball flies straight into the hole.
Here's a great infographic on how an amateur golfer shot three holes-in-one in the course of a single round, and the odds of him achieving this remarkable feat.
A one-armed golfer in New Zealand has scored a hole in one.
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.
Watch Rickie Fowler make an amazing ace at the Els for Autism charity golf day.
This is the first ever hole-in-one at the Bear Trap - the 15th and 17th at The Honda Classic, staged at The PGA National Champions course.
12-year-old Jakkarin Jitmaneekan won a car for scoring a hole-in-one at the Kids Golf World Championship, Malaysia. He'll be able to drive in six years time!
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.
Yesterday I was faced with an impossible shot – my ball was suspended in a bush. It was just asking to be hit even though it was a foot off the ground, and three inches into the bush. Things did not end well from there. But in the spirit of taking on the damned near ridiculous...
Irish golfer Jason McCarthy was entitled to enjoy a night on the tiles after his maiden hole-in-one secured him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup and the chance to shoot for $1m.
Most golfers have to splash out on a round of drinks when they score a hole-in-one, but for John Paton any such expense was well worth it, as his ace earned him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup.
Golfers who secure the Holy Grail of an ace while playing Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) on courses across Europe will no longer win a visit to the 2019 US Masters … instead they'll be off to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
A teenage golfer from Brentwood is the envy of his friends after securing a place in the Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) grand final and a visit to next year's US Masters.
Seven-year old Freddy Sage’s had an ace on his very first time out on a fulll golf course. Another youngster hooked for life young!
Here's a great Instagram posting of Jordan Spieth holing out on a golf simulator and going completely beserk! They all count after all.
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.
Whee Kim had a hole in one on the Par 3 15th at the CIMM Classic, and won a BMW 740 Lex Drive Hybrid for his troubles, worth a cool $100,000.
Three lucky golfers are set to go head–to–head in pursuit of Million Dollar Hole In One’s $1million in the stunning mountain setting of the Golf & Spa Grand Tirolia Kitzbühel, Austria next week.
Nine amateur golfers from across the UK are just one shot away from landing $1million after they qualified for the hole–in–one challenge final, run in partnership by Million Dollar Hole In One and American Golf.
You've just bogeyed 14 so how's a self-respecting tour pro going to respond? Like this of course...
After Greg Eason’s ‘decuple bogey’ at the Web.com Great Abaco Classic in the Bahamas, we delve back in the GP archives to bring you the alternative way of labelling golf’s ‘less than heroic’ scores.
She may be one of Australia's top professional snowboarders, but Torah Bright proved her skills on the mountain didn't extend to the golf course as she took out a camera man on the tee.
Matt Kuchar had a hole-in-one last week at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, but was denied the prize of a Cadillac because the hole was playing short. But now wrongs have been put right, and he’s got his new motor.
Check out our second awesome slam dunk ace of the week. Belén Mozo take a bow!
Will Wilcox made the ace everyone was waiting for last night, and he celebrated it brilliantly.
A trip to the 2017 US Masters, worth £17,000, will be up for grabs at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, next month, when visitors participate in a special event to relaunch the historic Colt course at the two five-AA Red Star golf club.
There were nine holes in one last night at the Masters Par 3 Contest. 9. From 80 year old legend Gary Player, playing with Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, to back to back aces from Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas, they're all here.
Jordan Spieth. Second hole. Six iron. 187 yards. Boom. What a way to start your tournament!
Helping Our Gravy & Bunching Arse this weekend were...
"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.
So we've switched the golf on, and this is the first thing we see. Brian Harman take a bow son. With odds of 67 million to one, the left hander just nailed this hybrid on the 14th hole at The Barclays for his second hole in one of the round.
67,000,000 to 1 shot!! 26 year old mountain rescue golfer stuns playing partners with two aces in four holes!!!
You're playing the final round of the Wyndham Championship with the most famous golfer on the planet. You're in the penultiumate group just two back from the lead. Then you do this on the third hole. Boom!
Justin Rose shot a third round 68 to close the gap on leader Gary Woodland to just one shot, with the field a further three shots back. Looming ominously in the pair’s rear-view mirror is one Brooks Koepka who shot a bogey free round of 68 to continue his slow, but continuous, move up the leaderboard.
Jordan Spieth was having a decent round yesterday. Level par for the first seven holes and all was well with the world, until the par four 8th. On a hole that requires precision and tidy positioning off the tee, Speith’s tee shot hit the fairway but then rolled too far, ran out of runway and dropped over the cliff edge.
The US open is returning to Pebble Beach with its magnificent views, tiny greens and changeable conditions. All factors that are taxing The Spiv’s brain matter as he sips on his port and peruses the field. But this year its all different as GolfPunk has a new algorithm and its going to make us all rich (necessary caveats and waivers apply of course).
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.
GolfPunk’s strap line and overall mission is that it is the “The golf site for the rest of us...” and as you know we have long been advocates to increase participation in our beautiful game, lest it becomes stuffy, stale and the preserve of the privileged few.
How do you come back from blowing a seven shot lead in a major? Well, fortunately for Brooks Koepka it is a question that he will not have to answer. Staring down the barrel of the gun and the biggest collapse in golf major history, Koepka dug deep, held his nerve and took the title.
As Matt Wallace thumped the green with his putter as another birdie putt slipped by the hole at the 18th he knew he had blown a chance to lift the British Masters crown. Step forward Marcus Kinhult, the world’s number 210th ranked player, to coolly hole his ten-foot birdie putt and complete Wallace’s nightmare.
With the famous sign for the Bethpage Black course in mind Puma has produced a Limited Edition Warning Pack that Rickie Fowler will wear during the first two rounds of the 101st PGA Championship.
GolfPunk's resident tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Joel Dahmen as an each way bet at Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend and sadly missed out on Jorge Campillo, who down as a winner, faded to finish third as Mikko Korhonen came through to see off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.
Twenty Chinese golfers made the cut for the weekend of the Volvo China Open but it was an inhabitant of the 116th biggest country in the world, by population, who lifted the spoils at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. FInland’s Mikko Korhonen clinched his second European Tour title seeing off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.
In his first outing since The Masters, Rory McIlroy carded an opening five under par 66 to share the lead of the Wells Fargo International from Quail Hollow. The Northern Irishman shares the lead with America’s Joel Dahmen, one of GolfPunk’s each-way tips for the event.
Wu Ashun delighted the Chinese crowd, adding an excellent 65 to his opening 66 and a two shot lead at the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. But it was Wu’s young countryman Yang Kuang who grabbed all the headline as the youngest player to make a cut on the European Tour at the tender age of 14 years, six months and 12 days.
Last week’s winner and GolfPunk’s tip for the China Open, Jorge Campillo, leads the way once again after an opening round of 65. Joining the Spaniard on the same mark are Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland and David Lipsky of America.
Following on from our recent rant concerning etiquette the writer took to the course this morning. It was a stableford competition (points system) a normally quicker format as a lost ball is not the end of the world and if you can’t score on a hole you pick up. It is those lovely medal events that often bring the course to a grinding halt with all competitors having to finish out every hole.
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.
Seeing TaylorMade’ announcement (our coverage here) of its new mini driver got me thinking. What the hell is a mini driver? Surely, I need a Mahoosive big headed driver with a sweet spot the size of a tea plate which will launch the ball in to the stratosphere (Kaboom!). Did I not have a mini driver back in the 70s, it was made out of wood (persimmon if you were posh) and it had the propensity to fly all over the place.
As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."
The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.
Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?
Over to GP's ace golf betting tipster, The Golf Spiv, (AKA Nick Fleming):
We featured the Titleist TS2 and TS3 models in our 7 Of The Best Drivers For 2019 article and Titleist are now introducing the next iteration of the TS design, the TS4. The Titleist TS4 takes the gains made with the TS2 and TS3 models and adds an ultra low spin driver which still delivers distance.
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.
Probably the most important club in the bag after the putter (or the driver if you hold the long drive record at your club!) is the wedge. Along with the flat stick, you're going to use your wedge(s) more times than any other club in your bag during a round. And Cobra have a new range of spin machines to help you shoot lower scores.