Mar 3rd, 2017
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Numbers 30-26 in our Top 50 GolfPunks Of All Time 'Hall Of Fame'...
It was a fine victory for Adam Scott last weekend, he is a great ball striker, but I must confess I rather sighed when I saw him using a long putter to great effect once again. It was a similar feeling to that I had when Scott won the Masters back in 2013. I’m sorry, but I am with the brigade who consider these long putters cheat sticks.
Master Craftsman Scotty Cameron has produced a reboot of his classic designs to produce eight new blade and mid-mallet setups precision milled putters. Retaining the classic Scotty Cameron look the putters look to deliver a tour level performance to the retail market.
We were all on the edge of our seats when Suzann Pettersen holed that six foot putt to win the Solheim Cup. Now Gleneagles are bringing back their offer to allow us ordinary folk to play that course, or one of the other two, for the princely sum of £201.90. Better hurry as we assume it may go up to £202.00 come January!
It was a brutal day at Gleneagles with high winds, rain and low temperatures testing the mettle of both teams. Team USA came out narrowly on top taking the afternoon fourballs by 2½ matches to 1½ after the morning foursomes had been shared. So, it is all tied at 8-8 ahead of the twelve singles today and the Americans, given their past record in singles, must be viewed as the favourites.
The teams were introduced, the crowds were bedecked in the colours of the teams and Sharleen Spiteri and Texas hit the stage to liven up proceedings. First points in the fashion stakes probably went to Europe with their mid length coats and Solheim Cup tartan scarves winning it out over the the not quite so flattering short jackets of Team USA. A real spectacle indeed and here are some of the best images.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
The techies at Cleveland believe that the keys to success are control and feel which gives confidence in putting and their new Huntington Beach SOFT range does just that, so that we make more putts, "plain and simple!"
The Solheim Cup is just three weeks away and Team USA captain, Juli Inkster, used her picks to add some experience to her rookie Solheim Cup line up last night. This will be Stacy Lewis’ fifth Solheim Cup and Morgan Pressel’s sixth.
Following the Ladies Scottish Open the first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team. This afternoon the Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew will break some hearts and delight others as she makes her four captain’s picks. But GolfPunk have it covered, so you can relax Catriona as these are the picks!
TaylorMade are on a roll, of that there can be little doubt and when the TP Patina Putter collection drops you can be sure it will cause more than a little stir. The marketing bumpf is all well and good, but well, just look at them.
Catriona Matthew has made her captain’s picks, the team is decided and now Skechers have revealed the new design for the Team Europe footwear. The GO GOLF Pro 2 will be as comfy as ever and incorporate the statutory Solheim tartan along with the blue and yellow colours of Team Europe.
Well we nearly got the final line up right in that we predicted three of the four captain’s picks. European Captain Catriona Matthew went for France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
With all of the majors now done and dusted, attention in the women's game turns to The 16th Solheim Cup which will be played on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from 13th to the 15th of September. Here is your GolfPunk guide to all thing Solheimy.
GolfPunk will be donning their tartan trews on the opening day of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagle for #TartanFriday. Catriona Matthew has been working with Abacus Sportswear of Sweden to produce the official Solheim Cup tartan for Team Europe and the results are as they say north of the border ‘pure tidy’.
We all need a putter we can trust and, in time, even come to love and admire. Here are 7 of our favourite new birdie baggers for 2019.
KBS, the most innovative steel golf shaft brand that built its reputation on precision iron shafts for Tour players, is increasing its selection of premium options by introducing its first-ever putter shaft.
A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets and has since become the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade has announced the 10th generation of its globally transcendent Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X.
Roll up and roll in with the new Odyssey EXO Rossie putters.
Scotty Cameron has created his most technically advanced putter line to date with the 2019 Phantom X family – a collection of nine new modern mallets engineered to take putting performance to the next level. There is, quite literally, something for everyone here!
Guerin Rife adds new shapes, unique putting trainer and grip to revolutionary Evnroll putter line for the 2019 season.
Solheim Cup stars Danielle Kang and Madelene Sagstrom have unveiled a specially commissioned tartan design to celebrate The 2019 Solheim Cup returning to Scotland in September 2019.
TaylorMade Golf, makers of one of the most sought after putters on Tour in Spider Tour, announced today the expansion of its benchmark putter platform with the introduction of MySpider to the UK market.
Bettinardi Golf has signed Eddie Pepperell, who 20 months ago purchased a Studio Stock 8 putter from his local stockist in Thame, Oxfordshire.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15.
Callaway Staff Professional Danny Willett proved just how much he loves his new Odyssey Prototype Stroke Lab Putter by rolling in 23 birdies and an eagle on his way to victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Matt Kuchar kept faith with his Bettinardi ArmLock putter to claim his first PGA Tour title in four years by winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
The 2019 range of premium hand-crafted Bettinardi putters has been designed and developed with the help of its high-profile Tour players, including Open Champion and Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari.
With a focus on a softer feel and lively response through multi-layer face technology, and a newly designed adjustable-length shaft, PING have introduced the Sigma 2 putter series.
Wilson Golf is extending its award-winning Wilson Staff INFINITE putter range for 2019 with three new models incorporating eye-catching design and game-changing technology.
As Scotland marks one year to go until the Solheim Cup, the prestigious event could be a catalyst for a growth in the female golfer visitor market, says VisitScotland.
Looking for a new flat stick? Well, here are six putters to die for. Not literally, that would be stupid...
Francesco Molinari withstood a final round challenge from playing partner Tiger Woods to win his first Major title at the 147th Open Championship with another world-class putting performance using his Bettinardi BBZero Tour putter.
Tiger Woods has been spotted working with a TaylorMade mallet putter in the lead into the Quicken Loans National. Could this be the equipment change that he needs to sort out his putting?
TaylorMade Golf has introduced the Spider Mini, a wingless design to deliver the performance characteristics of the original Spider Tour putters in a more streamlined, minimalistic design.
Harry is being prevented from knowing his true past by his golf-hating foster parents Bono and The Edge. When a mysterious bearded chap visits him, Harry embarks on an adventure to find his true past. Escaping from his foster parents, however, proves tricky...
Harry holes up in the Crow's Nest at Augusta and Gonzales decides it's time to open his cake box. But not before he introduces Harry to his new tour mates Natalie Gulbis and Victor Dubuisson. When Harry discovers the sacred Philosopher's Sit Up Bench the gang are visited by a magical Black Knight...
Harry and Gonzales head to Augusta for a date with the Pro Tour Sorting Hat, which has been posessed by Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack. Hootie Johnson, meanwhile, aims to do anything he can to stop Harry finding out the truth about the Clubhouse Of Doom...
The putter Arnold Palmer used to win the 1964 Masters sold at auction on the very morning of Masters Sunday, 2017 for the incredible price of $97,691.
China’s new golfing superstar Haotong Li produced ‘putting perfection’ with his Bettinardi Custom Studio Stock 3 Tour Edition putter to win in Dubai last weekend and break a host of records.
Guerin Rife's new 10,000 MOI mallet promises extra performance and stability on the greens to override the effects of pressure and nerves.
The next generation of Scotty Cameron Select putters – introducing new four-way sole balancing technology – continues the evolution of a line engineered for performance, milled to precision and designed with elegance.
Wilson Golf has redesigned its popular range of Wilson Staff INFINITE putters with six new models, incorporating eye-catching design features on the head and grip for a thoroughly modern new look.
The next generation of PING’s 100%-milled putters are crafted and engineered to provide tour-calibre touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled, patented True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system.
At the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, Evnroll Putters made the golfing world sit up and take notice with seven 100% milled stunning designs featuring their “Sweet Face” Technology. Now just two years later the award-winning putter brand has unveiled five striking new models ahead of the 2018 season.
Brainstorm Golf is the creator of the Happy Putter, the most adjustable putter ever offered to golfers. Here's their story, and what these babies do.
PXG dubs Black Friday, “Darkness Friday,” with the release of its limited edition Bat Attack Darkness putter.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer that has gained market share across Europe, is introducing five new putters for the 2018 season, including a brand new BB Series collection and a innovative iNOVAi 5.0 selection.
Special family ticket packages are now on sale for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.
What have Jason Day, Jon Rahm, and Sergio Garcia got in common? They've all been red hot putters over the last couple of years. Literally with their red TaylorMade Spider putters, that Sergio finally broke his major duck with, and Rahm lapped the field with in Ireland earlier this season.
Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.
Odyssey has announced the European introduction of Toulon Design Putters, a premium line of performance–driven products, which bring together the best in look, sound, feel and technology.
Ticket sales launched today for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.
The fat lady might not be singing yet, but she is certainly warming up. At the time of writing, this is where the Solheim Cup stands.
History would have to be rewritten for the European team to win the Solheim Cup after Friday afternoon's Red Wash. The omens were not good. It had never been done before.
Singles matches end 6-6 but weekend routs prove critical as USA run out 16.5 - 11.5 winners
According to USA Captain Julie Inkster, USA "suck at foursomes and four balls" so they have to rely on the singles for victory. Well, not this year...
So, when you're looking for your first LPGA Tour victory, why not make it the PGA? A major. And in doing so, you leap up to 11th on the money list (over $800,000.00 in earnings) and are a shoe-in for the Solheim Cup, at which you debut with two wins in your opening two matches... Blimey....
Team Europe have got their work cut out if they want to avoid some pretty embarrassing labels in the anals of Solheim Cup history. I'll leave it to you to figure out what they might be bit will probably involve the words 'worst' and 'woaaah, Nelly!!!'
Annika Sorenstam and Juli Inkster have announced their final teams for the Solheim Cup which kicks off in Iowa in just two week's time.
Paula Creamer has been named as Jessica Korda’s replacement for the USA Solheim Cup team.
Here's why the European's could win this year's Solheim Cup, even though it is being played on foreign soil.
It’s the Solheim Cup this week and I love it, especially from a betting point of view. It might not be top of your agenda for bets this week but a couple of bets can go a long way here.
It's the Golf Brigadier here, and I've been watching the Opening Ceremony of the Solheim Cup, and I have to say the TV coverage has gone a bit awry.....
Close the curtains, put the cat out and place the beverages in a cold place. It's go time at Des Moines...
If ever there was a match that summed up the Solheim Cup then it was the battle between Charley Hull and Melissa Reid against the USA pairing of Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr, in a thrilling first session at the Solheim Cup.
Suzann Pettersen out, Catriona Matthew in at the Solheim Cup. USA captain, Juli Inkster is also keeping an eye on Lexi Thompson who is currently battling a virus.
Solheim dreams on the line at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Who will make the final team?
Matt Kuchar is looking to put himself in contention for another Major following his outstanding finish at The Open Championship with his customised Bettinardi putter.
Odysseys new putters aren't just white hot, they're red hot...
Bloodline has launched its self–standing R1-J Blade putter, which enables players to walk behind their putt to check their alignment!
Scotty Cameron has followed–up on the success of last year’s Cameron & Crown introduction by offering four new models to complete the 2017 line–up.
PING’s new book, And The Putter Went…PING, is a comprehensive look inside the family owned company that revolutionized the way golf equipment was designed and manufactured, and will be available to buy in late May.
Lamkin Corporation has announced that it has partnered with Winston Products to market and distribute the FLAT CAT® product line. The partnership will bring the Putter Grip of choice of its brand ambassador Justin Rose to the European golf market this spring.
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
The Bettinardi Arm Lock putter, made famous by Matt Kuchar who enjoyed his second–best Major finish at the Masters earlier this month, proved instrumental in winning the Trophee Hassan II title on the European Tour last weekend.
When you're the world number one, it's no surprise that your club manufacturer will make you exactly what you want. In this case PXG have made Lydia Ko the putter of her dreams with the new Bat Attack.
PING has launched two amazing looking PLD2 putters called the Camo Ketsch Realtree Xtra and Camo Ketsch Muddy Girl, both of which have been inspired by paintball guns.
A man who encountered an alligator on a Florida golf course used his putter to save his life.
It's always an exciting time when PING announce new putter launches. And 2017 is no exception. There are some corkers here. They look great and there's enough tech spec to down Beef on National Arbys Day
Bettinardi have launched the BB1 Tiki putters and it's so tropical looking it makes me want to draw golf cartoons for a living lying in a hammock in Hawaii or somewhere...
Pimp out your putter with these new Limited Edition SuperStroke Skull putter grips.
Ping bring back a true putter icon, as John Solheim hand grinds a limited amount of Ping Anser putters for its 50th anniversary.
Dame Laura Davies ended a difficult round by throwing her putter into the lake by the 18th green on day two of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi. Just one of those days we guess.
TaylorMade announce the TP Milled putter collection, as rocked by Sergio Garcia in the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
How do Ping make their Vault putters, arguably the best putter they have ever made...
The perfect putter if you're short or have got long arms. Say hello to the new Cameron & Crown series.
Ever wondered why the pros flock to Scotty Cameron putters? Check out this video to se the attention to detail that goes in to his designs, and just maybe the best looking putter ever!
Mallet putters are slowly taking over the tours, here are Cleveland's three new TFi 2135 mallet models for 2017.
Ping latest vault putters are so good you should break the bank to get one.
PXG launch a new range of tech filled putters. They loook great, but they come at a high price.
Odyssey has announced the launch of its limited edition Milled Collection RSX Putters, which are pushing sound and feel dynamics to new levels.
The new Cleveland TFi 2135 putters feel great and are great value at £99. But with a dozen of Srixon's softest ever golf balls thrown in too? Where can you sign us up?
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!
Ronnie the golf pug really didn't like what he saw Russell Knox putting with last night. Was he right to hate on it, though? Now Lexi is using it too!
Odyssey have ripped up the rule book with their latest Toe Up putters. Here's something completely different..
EVNROLL putters might just have the most revolutionary putter design since the Ping Anser. We spoke to the clubs designer Guerin Rife to find out more...
Jordan Spieth is saying that his putter has "friction issues" with greens when they get "shiny." And has asked for a ruling. What on earth is he on about?