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Arnold Palmer Invitational Top Tips

Arnold Palmer Invitational Top Tips

Mar 15th, 2016

The Spiv has been in the money two of the last three weeks. He's found some tremendous value this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational...

Bio Kim has suspension reduced

Bio Kim has suspension reduced

Oct 26th, 2019

Bio Kim has had a busy few weeks.  Starting the month by giving the finger to a member of the crowd at the Daegu–Gyeongbuk Open, he won the event before being given a £6,500 fine and an unbelievably harsh three-year suspension. Luckily, the Korean Professional Golfers' Association have seen sense and reduced that ban to one year following a meeting between the Tour's board of directors.

Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open

Apr 19th, 2017

The Valero Texas Open is one of the more historic events played on the PGA Tour, dating back to 1922. Here we look back at some of the best moments at the tournament. 

Highlights from CIMB Classic

Highlights from CIMB Classic

Oct 22nd, 2016

In the third round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, Anirban Lahiri separates himself from the field with his 7-under 65 and Justin Thomas closes strong with five straight birdies coming down the stretch. And there's a hole in one from Kevin Na! 

Matt Every's Case Of 'The Driver Yips'

Matt Every's Case Of 'The Driver Yips'

Mar 17th, 2016

Matt Every has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the past two years. The Spiv has backed him as great value at 100-1. But there’s a problem. He’s got the driver yips. Well, it’s what it sounds like to us. “I get over a tee shot and think, ‘What am I doing?’”

Modern Pros Hit Persimmon Drivers

Modern Pros Hit Persimmon Drivers

Feb 24th, 2016

Last week at the Northern Trust Open Rory McIlroy, Kevin Na, and Charley Hoffman hit wooden woods from the 1920's, 50's, and 90's to see how they compared to the modern equipment. 

Smylie Faces as Kaufman wins Shriners

Smylie Faces as Kaufman wins Shriners

Oct 26th, 2015

The Shriners Open was won by our new favourite name in golf, Smylie Kaufman. The 23 year old with the Happy Gilmore-esque name shot a ridiculous 61 final round to post an early number that nobody else could match. 

Anika and Henrik’s Scandinavian Mixed

Anika and Henrik’s Scandinavian Mixed

Oct 15th, 2019

There has been much debate about parity for women golfers and there have been attempts to move in the right direction, for example the Jordan Mixed Open and the ISPS Handa World Invitational promoted by Niall Horran’s Modest media. With all respect to these other events, finally, there is a big one with some serious money attached.

Bentley Centenary Collection Clubs Going Fast

Bentley Centenary Collection Clubs Going Fast

Oct 14th, 2019

We love a bit of luxury at GolfPunk, particularly if someone else is paying, but the idea that you could actually use clubs that cost the price of an average family car is not something which we could ever comprehend. 

Open de España Final

Open de España Final

Oct 7th, 2019

Jon Rahm successfully defended a title for the first time in his career as he stormed to a five-stroke victory at the Mutuactivos Open de España.  The 24-year-old secured his fifth European Tour title in just his 39th start, becoming the fastest Spaniard to reach five victories surpassing the late, great Seve Ballesteros who reached that milestone on his 49th appearance.

Open de Espana Day 2

Open de Espana Day 2

Oct 5th, 2019

The large crowds at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid were delighted as Spanish players took command of the Open de Espana. Adria Arnaus and Rafael Cabrera Bello hold the halfway lead on eleven under par with Samuel Del Val one shot back and world number five and defending champion, Jon Rahm, sitting menacingly two back on nine under.

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

Only a fortnight after playing her part in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory at Gleneagles, Carlota Ciganda claimed the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Terramar Golf Club in Sitges, Spain to add another unforgettable moment to her remarkable career.

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Nelly Korda shot a four-under 67 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open to take her first European Title.  Blustery conditions made it challenging at Golf du Medoc and despite being in a final round containing two local favourites, Korda managed to hold off Joanna Klattern and Céline Boutier for her maiden win on this side of the pond.

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.

JD tees it up with Donald

JD tees it up with Donald

Aug 14th, 2019

Not one to avoid courting controversy the big man JD met up with the president of the US of A for a round of golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Decked out in a natty pair of American flag shorts and a blue golf shirt Daly took to the links with Donald Trump and tweeted about the experience after the game.

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

Aug 12th, 2019

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.

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

Jul 20th, 2019

As we sit and watch the various trials and tribulations of the players at the 148th Open, something pops up and immediately the whole team at GolfPunk are in total agreement, an event which I can assure you is as rare as rocking horse poop.  The chance to own a luxury residence at the Hamilton Grand one of the most iconic buildings located virtually on top of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews and in time for the 150th Open in 2021.  The very definition of lovely stuff!

China Open Final

China Open Final

May 6th, 2019

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.

Wells Fargo International

Wells Fargo International

May 3rd, 2019

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.

China Open Day 2

China Open Day 2

May 3rd, 2019

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.

Volvo China Open

Volvo China Open

May 2nd, 2019

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.

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

Mar 21st, 2019

The 25th anniversary edition of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open will once again be tri-sanctioned by the China Golf Association and the European and Asian Tours when the tournament is staged at The Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5.v

Ian Woosnam installs SkyTrak at home

Ian Woosnam installs SkyTrak at home

Mar 20th, 2019

European golf legend Ian Woosnam has based his new indoor swing room around SkyTrak, golf’s most affordable launch monitor and simulator.v

Matteo Manassaro & Marcel Siem are all-aboard

Matteo Manassaro & Marcel Siem are all-aboard

Feb 27th, 2019

Ahead of the Sultanate’s biggest sporting event, the Oman Open, European Tour player’s Matteo Manassero and Marcel Siem competed head-to-head in a golf challenge with a difference at host venue Al Mouj Golf.

Navarino's season opener is a corker

Navarino's season opener is a corker

Feb 27th, 2019

The successful third annual Messinia ProAm, featuring competitors from 20 countries, saw a victory for Italy, while Hollywood actor Bill Murray and England's Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall added to the event's appeal.

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational

Feb 21st, 2019

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, a Ladies European Tour event sponsored by La Reserva de Sotogrande and organized by Deporte & Business that will be played from 16 to 19 May, will mark the first of three visits to Spain for the LET in 2019.

Liang clinches Volvo China Open qualifying place

Liang clinches Volvo China Open qualifying place

Feb 20th, 2019

Guangdong’s Liang En Qi will line up alongside many of the world’s best golfers at the 2019 Volvo China Open after winning the tournament’s Amateur Qualifying Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in Haikou, Hainan Province.

Volvo China Open makes Shenzhen return

Volvo China Open makes Shenzhen return

Feb 16th, 2019

The Shenzhen Genzon Golf Club will be the venue for the 25th staging of the Volvo China Open when China's National Open Golf Championship returns to the city from May 2-5, 2019.

Ian Woosnam OBE announced as host

Ian Woosnam OBE announced as host

Feb 6th, 2019

Ian Woosnam, winner of the 1991 Masters and Ryder Cup winning Captain in 2006, has been named as official event host for the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship which will take place between 20–23 June at Trevose Golf & Country Club near Padstow in Cornwall.

Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International

Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International

Feb 4th, 2019

World #3 Dustin Johnson used his prodigious length off the tee combined with TaylorMade's new Speed Injected Twist Face™ technology to win the Saudi International by 2 shots from fellow Team TaylorMade athlete Haotong Li.

It's back! Phoenix Waste Management tee times

It's back! Phoenix Waste Management tee times

Jan 30th, 2019

Four of the world's top five players may have taken the money and decided to play the controversial Saudi International this week but when the Phoenix Waste Management is happening, there really is only one game in town.

Farleigh on parade for PGA National Service

Farleigh on parade for PGA National Service

Jan 22nd, 2019

Farleigh Golf Club has cemented its standing as a prime venue for professional tournaments after its selection as host of the PGA Fourball Championship for both 2019 and 2020.

Sung-Hyun Park adds TPX5 golf ball to equipment arsenal

Sung-Hyun Park adds TPX5 golf ball to equipment arsenal

Jan 15th, 2019

Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Jan 1st, 2019

Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Dec 21st, 2018

One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.

Francesco Molinari wins

Francesco Molinari wins

Dec 17th, 2018

Francesco Molinari has won the World Sport Star of the Year at the BBC's Sports Personality show, and deservedly so after a remarkable 2018 season.

International field flocks to Kent coastline

International field flocks to Kent coastline

Dec 8th, 2018

Golfers from across Europe descended on Prince’s, Royal St. George’s and Royal Cinque Ports last month to battle it out in the Championship Links Team Challenge.

Bettinardi brand taken to the next level in 2018

Bettinardi brand taken to the next level in 2018

Nov 20th, 2018

According to its founder, the premium Bettinardi putter brand has been taken to a new level this year - thanks to a record collection of wins on the European, PGA, and LPGA Tours.

Molinari's No 1 European Crowning

Molinari's No 1 European Crowning

Nov 20th, 2018

As the 2018 European Tour season concluded in Dubai, Titleist golf ball loyalist Francesco Molinari claimed the Race to Dubai title, rounding-off another year of success for the #1 ball in golf.    

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

Nov 14th, 2018

It's Final Qualifying at the European Tour's Q School at Lumine on Spain's Costa Daurada. Career's are on the line, and it's properly brutal with six rounds of competition golf. Here's how the players prepare themselves for this awesome challenge.

Club De Golf Alcanada makes it eight in a row

Club De Golf Alcanada makes it eight in a row

Nov 8th, 2018

Club de Golf Alcanada has secured its position as Europe’s favourite course after being voted the best on the continent by visitors to www.1golf.eu for a remarkable eighth year running.

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.

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Oct 18th, 2018

Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.

Alcanada energised by new solar technology

Alcanada energised by new solar technology

Oct 11th, 2018

Club de Golf Alcanada is basking in the glow of a new solar-powered link-up with one of the world’s leading environmental technology companies, DAS Energy GmbH.

Tony Finau dismisses Patrick Reed's USA 'disharmony' claims

Tony Finau dismisses Patrick Reed's USA 'disharmony' claims

Oct 2nd, 2018

How do you make a pig's breakfast out of a silver service banquet? Be an American Ryder Cup player. As the claims and counterclaims of mismanagement, disharmony and basic lack of preparation abound, Tony Finau has hit back at Patrick Reed. 

Europe dominate in morning four balls

Europe dominate in morning four balls

Sep 29th, 2018

What an incredible morning for Europe, as they continued to build on the momentum from Friday afternoon, when they trounced America 4- nil.

Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to tee it up

Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to tee it up

Sep 14th, 2018

Brooks Koepka will make his return to the European Tour next month as the three-times Major winner is set to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.  

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Sep 11th, 2018

Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.

Win a round of golf with Paige Spiranac

Win a round of golf with Paige Spiranac

Sep 8th, 2018

Paige Spiranac has partnered up with Myrtle Beach to offer you the chance to win a stay and play (with Paige) prize. Check out Paige's Instagram post here.

Pinecrest Golf Club – A Little Slice of Donald Ross in Central Florida

Pinecrest Golf Club – A Little Slice of Donald Ross in Central Florida

Sep 4th, 2018

I’m a huge fan of Donald Ross-designed golf courses. Many people associate Donald Ross with ultra-challenging courses that feature small domed greens a la Pinehurst #2, but if you study Donald Ross, you’ll find that nothing could be further from the truth. His greens typically have a lot of undulation, but domed greens were definitely not his calling card.

Ian Woosnam OBE confirmed for the 2018 Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Ian Woosnam OBE confirmed for the 2018 Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Sep 4th, 2018

1991 Masters winner, Ian ‘Woosie’ Woosnam OBE, will continue his 2018 Staysure Tour season as he is confirmed to return to Birmingham’s Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 4-7 October. Playing in the annual Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Woosie will join returning tournament host, Peter Baker. 

SkyCaddie SX500 scores first professional win

SkyCaddie SX500 scores first professional win

Sep 3rd, 2018

Golf’s hottest new distance measuring device, the SkyCaddie SX500, scored its first professional win last week in the PGA Pro-Captain Challenge 2018 qualifier held at Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club, and the event’s leading finishers were quick to praise the new technology.   

UK Regional qualifier registration is open at Topgolf

UK Regional qualifier registration is open at Topgolf

Aug 31st, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments are open at topgolf.com/UKtour, with the UK leg of the tournament taking place at 6pm on 18th September at Topgolf Watford.

Paige Spiranac breaks the internet

Paige Spiranac breaks the internet

Aug 10th, 2018

Paige Spiranac has been at it again - breaking the internet that is. And this time it's with what we can only describe as a Bohemian golf wiggle. Make you own minds up!

€600,000 revamp for Alcanada

€600,000 revamp for Alcanada

Aug 8th, 2018

Director of golf course grounds Borja Azpilicueta believes Club de Golf Alcanada’s new greens will be up there with the world’s best upon completion of a stunning €600,000 renovation project.