Nov 21st, 2016
Colin Montgomerie has a secret. Not that one.. No, Monty is in fact a top secret agent. He goes byt the name of 'Iron'... '007 Iron'...
Colin Montgomerie has a secret. Not that one.. No, Monty is in fact a top secret agent. He goes byt the name of 'Iron'... '007 Iron'...
James Heath is the first European professional to wear TravisMathew on tour.
PGA Tour: James Hahn won in a playoff at the Wells Fargo. Amazing considering he had missed the last 8 cuts! European Tour: Jeunghun Wang wins Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.
There’s plenty that’s unique about King James VI golf club. We also think it would be the perfect partner for North Inch, reputedly the world's oldest course. Here's why.
The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!
James Braid was a prolific golf course designer, and we mean properly prolific. 412 golf courses in total, 32 of which don’t exist any more, and six that were never got built. That’s still 374 courses that can be played on to this very day.
The best viral golf videos of 2015!!
Male Player Of The Year 2015, Lady Player Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year: Here's your verdict...
Team OPf teh Year 2015 & Comeback Of The Year 2015 – who won the Staunchies?
The Top 5 Drop Me Bacon Sandwich Moments from 2015 PLUS GP Headlines Of The Year...
Wow this was a close run thing! Two ladies swapped the lead until late into Christmas Eve. Here's the low down...
One of the most coveted Staunchie Awards is Lord & Lady Staunchness, given to people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the name of golf and/or GolfPunk...
There were dramatic scenes last night as Jason Day’s wife Ellie was stretched off court side after being smashed into by Lebron James following a loose ball at the Cleveland Cavaliers VS Oklahoma City Basketball game.
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!!
This is a great little video that the European Tour has put together. You can watch Rory's final round of the year at the DP World Tour Championship in just ten minutes flat.
Henrik Stenson has announced he's giving up his day job to follow a career in the movies, just days after winning a European Tour Poll on which golfer would make the best James Bond.
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
Right. Hang on in there, please. We are about to try to explain how the Race To Dubai works. We thought the Top 60 line up was complete following the completion of the Hong Kong Open. We were wrong..
Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Illionois.
James Anderson was relaxing on a golf course with team mate Stuart Broad after their victory in the first test match against India at Edgbaston. But things didn’t go quite as planned.......
Kaboooommmm... Scotland's James Tait has won the first event of the LDWS 2018 in Dubai.
Jordan Spieth appeared on the Late Late Show this week with James Corden. And James Cordon set him a challenge with a bit of a difference.
James Corden gives it to President Trump over golf capering
Great LIGHTBULB MOMENT tip from GolfPunk and Haywards Heath Golf Club Coach James Verrall. This will really help you make the most of your winter range time, and have you ready to hit the fairway running in 2017.
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.
James Morrison won his second BMW in four years after acing the par three 14th hole in the fourth round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Ever wonder what the Head of R&D at Callaway does all day? Well, on this particular day, Alan Hocknell was picking up a coveted Staunchie in Orlando. Putter Of The Year is the Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser!
The honourable Mr Dave Fanning Esq steps up to the plate at the PGA Show in Orlando Jan 2016, to receive the GolfPunk Staunch Award for 'Driver Of The Year 2015'. Good day & congratulations, your grace. #LovelyStuff
David Silvers, MD of TalyorMade adidas Europe gets very excited at the Staunche Awards presentation. But not about his award!
This is great. adidas Golf receive the award for Golf Shoe Of The Year with super-awesome-excitedness!!
We've sifted through everything so you don't have to. Here they are, the best of the best of 2015's golf equipment, worthy of the much sought after GolfPunk Seal Of Approval...
We're bringing you bang up to date, with the last our roundup of all of last years Swingin' Sirens. We've got new photos from all of them, and whether they're great at golf or not they're all smoking hot. We can't wait to bring you a whole new raft of sirens for 2016.
The very best from instagram 2015
It's that weird time between Christmas and New Year when there's not much going on, nobody's playing golf, and we're all a bit bored and looking for something to entertain us online... So we thought we'd bring you fresh pics of all 2015's Swingin' Sirens. It's like an all-new-best-of... if that makes any sense?
It's that weird time between Christmas and New Year when there's not much going on, nobody's playing golf, and we're all a bit bored and looking for something to entertain us on the line... So we thought we'd bring you fresh pics of all 2015's Swingin' Sirens. It's like an all-new-best-of... if that makes any sense? Even if it doesn't, have a gander through these. We reckon it's the most golf related fun you'll have today.
The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.
In Depth: The incredible story of Melissa Reid's golfing come back. Mel gives us the lowdown on her career so far and comments on the golfing fireworks that are about to explode at the Solheim Cup.
Melissa Reid is every golfer’s dreamboat. Very pretty, and brilliant at golf. As she strikes a pose for our photographer, the whole room gasps.
Swingin Siren Amy Boulden has been busy on Instagrtam lately. Here's a catch up with the LET star and a cracking interview in which she ponders if they really did land on the moon, and if she can lend us a fiver... Oh yes, and happy birthday Amy!
Turnberry has had some dramatic changes over the years so it's worth taking a quick glance back in history. We soon discover that Turnberry is no stranger to change... PLUS: The Turnberry Opens in pictures. And captions...
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington invites us 'All Back To Mine', shows us his trophy rooms, reveals how to win majors from the wrong side of the draw, shows us his meditation area and then how to hit the most ridiculous trick shots, including his Happy Gilmore...
JH Taylor: Pray silence for one third of The Great Triumvirate and the forefather of the humble English muni... By Christopher Cairns, author of No Tie Required
Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale due to a rib injury. Now which lucky boy gets to take his place?
We love a good golf trail, and now seven leading golf clubs in the north of Scotland have launched the James Braid Highland Golf Trail.
An events company has announced it will set up multiple tee boxes in the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa from June 2 to 4, allowing golfers to shoot for nine different holes created on the field hundreds of feet below.
The 16 Nike golfers competing in the Genesis Open were all dressed in black to support Nike's “Equality” campaign that launched last week.
Tiger Woods has shown his support for Nike's new Equality campaign in a rare political gesture from the man himself.
The World Number 54 is in contention at St Andrews. Andy kindly popped in to see us at the GolfPunk Clubhouse so, naturally, we asked him if he can lend us a fiver...
72 players dressed in vintage golf attire took on the challenge of playing the renowned James Braid Goodwood course with Hickory clubs on Friday.
The FedExCup: Bunch of Arse or Helping the Gravy? Who's currently in and out of the Top 70 for the Barclays?...
James Hahn was literally perfect off the tee at the Deutsche Bank, as he shot six under in the first round.
Thomas Pieters needs to win this week's Czech Masters and the Made In Denmark event next week to have any hope of making Europe's Ryder Cup team. But he’s in the running.
It's not exactly Pixar at its finest but we have given 007 Iron an injection of animation and music. Made us laugh anyway...
Representing For The GolfPunks at The Shriners: Tony Finau
Scotscraig Golf Club in Fife is the 13th Oldest golf club in the world. And now it is going back to its original roots.
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.
Last night was massive for PXG, as James Hahn got the brand its first professional win. Hahn had missed his last 8 cuts, but came though a play off to take the title at Quail Hollow. He relied on 11 PXG clubs to get the job done.
22-year-old Instagram sensation Paige Spiranac may have missed the cut at the Dubai Ladies Masters but hey... we all have start somewhere, don't we? Gaining a sponsor exemption to play in your first professional event is not uncommon and, in the past, many others have been able to gain valuable experience through this kind of generosity.
New Zealand’s top ranking golfer Danny Lee has donated $90,000 to New Zealand Golf to help progress the development of the game in his home country.
A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.
Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.
For the first time in 13 years Tiger Woods was not the top earner in golf. And we can all guess who has overtaken him.
FootJoy are again looking to be the dominant force in golf shoes on the European Tour, as it has been confirmed that 65 per cent of players wore its footwear, and 39 per cent wore its gloves last year when competing in the circuit’s differing climates.
Jordan Spieth is still bogey free in 2015. So am I, by the way. But that might have more to do with the fact the bloody golf course is still waterlogged. Spieth leads by four from Fabian Gomez, Kevin Kisner and first round leader Patrick Reed
Congratulations to Royal County Down, which has just won a prestidgeous award for being the best course in the world.
We knew Parsons Xtreme Golf were going to make a big noise in 2016, but we didn’t know they were going to ruckus this hard. The new upstart company have signed eight new players to their tour staff for the year including current Open Champion and double major winner Zach Johnson, former FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel, and double women Major Champion Christie Kerr.
Shane Lowry's miracle wedge shot on the final hole of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been named 2015 European Tour Shot of the Year presented by Emirates.
Jordan Spieth has had a remarkable year by anyone's standards. A couple of Majors, 3 more PGA titles, No 1 ranking in the world. Not bad for a 22 year chap from Texas. It's no wonder that in one of his final Tweets of 2015, he was clearly trying to hold onto the year.
The 2015 GolfPunk Of The Year Winner is.... and also, the GolfPunk Team Of The Year Staunchy goes to...
Allright so he's not a real budgerigar but he is leading the BMW Masters and his name – Lucas Bjerregaard – sounds a lot like budgerigar and, well, it's Friday morning and we're all a bit over excited about the weekend.
Helping The Gravy & Bunching Arse This Week...
The 10th running of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters came to an end on Saturday, with the twenty six year old Chinese LPGA player Shanshan Feng strolling to a record 12-shot victory.
To be honest, the Spiv thought the season was over until January...then, before I knew it, GP's Editor was on the blower asking where the odds for the Shootout are?! "What shootout?" I said. I won't tell you what he said next... Anyway, here's the lowdown. On The Franklin Templeton Shootout...
Helping The Gravy & Bunching Arse this week...
Byeong Hun An has become the first Korean winner of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. His breakthrough 2015 season also yielded another prestigious title as the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year.
After what has been a sensational year for Jordan Spieth, it’s now time for a little holiday. So where is he heading?
It seems to be a popular theme this. Man gets drunk. See’s golf cart. Goes for a drive on a public highway. Man gets stopped by Police.
Five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel has been named the ‘UK golf resort of the year’ for 2015 by Square Mile, the City of London’s leading lifestyle magazine.
It's that time of year again!! It's the 2015 GolfPunk Staunchies, our awards for the year's outstanding golf performers!!
Matt Jones not only won the Australian Open at the weekend, but also secured himself a place for the 145th Open Championship, which will be played at Royal Troon in July 2016. Find out who else will also be joining him.
Charl Schwartzel won his fourth Alfred Dunhill Championship title when he finished 15 under par in South Africa on Sunday. This was also his 10th victory on the European Tour, six of which have been in his native South Africa.
So who the hell is Matt Jones? Well, he's an Australian golfer, who then moved to the US to attend Arizona State University, which has two famous alumnae who are also playing Whistling Straits today – Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey.
Local boy Matt Jones continued his impressive form in Sydney at the Emirates Australian Open. Jones has now shot 67, 68, 68 and leads World Number One Jordan Spieth by three shots after Spieth shot a third round 67.
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has built an impressive five-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa.
Nicky Colsaerts shoots second round 66 to climb up the leaderboard at the Emirates Australian Open. Colsaerts made six birdies and one bogey in his five under round to make up for a disappointing opening 73.
It's without doubt been a disappointing season for Adam Scott, who needs a late win to secure his record of a tour win every season, which is what he has done for the last 14 consecutive years. In front of what will undoubtedly be a highly partisan Ozzie crowd, Scott is properly pumped up for the occasion.
No player ever likes to hit a spectator. But Graeme McDowell managed to do so on Sunday at the RSM Classic. The fan though was no ordinary fan. It as Kevin Kisner’s mum!
From Danny Willet inviting us round his house to getting wiped out by 'the lurgy', what's 'Helped GolfPunk's Gravy' and 'Bunched Arse' this week...
It must have been a frustrating time for Kevin Kisner in the build up to the RSM Classic. The nearly man of the PGA Tour has come so close but no cigar. And then...
PGA Catalunya Resort near Barcelona, has provided the stage for a historic showdown at The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, on November 14-19, 2015, as three golfers topped the leaderboard for the first time in the tournament’s 40-year history.
Magnificent McIlroy becomes European Number One in style. He's won the DP Championship and the Race to Dubai. And here's now.
We are glad to hear that Andy Sullivan has taken nothing but positives from his week in Dubai at the DP Championship Tournament. He had led after all the first three rounds, but could not withstand Rory’s final day charge. Here's his take on his week in the office.
The race to become European Number One became a two horse today in Dubai. With Shane Lowry already feeling the heat on day one, Justin Rose had a slim chance of challenging Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett for the coveted position. However, Rose wilted in the heat of Dubai carding a 78 that leaves him in T48th position. Bogies on 4, 6, 8 and 10 plus double bogies on 12 and 17 has seen the Englishman hopes all but evaporate.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the last day of the DP World Tour Championship, and the final round of the decider as to who wins the Race to Dubai and all that lolly.
Gary Player put another win under his belt when he won the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola for the second consecutive time at the Lost City Golf Club on Sunday.
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No...It's Super Sullivan in Dubai.
It's all happening at the DP World Championships in Dubai...the main issue is what scenario attracts you the most?
Kingsbarns Golf Links has, for the second successive year, been recognised with a major hospitality and tourism award.
It's go time again with the start of the DP Championship, the final event of the Race to Dubai. Strap yourselves in. This is the big one. Rory or Danny?