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Ecuador - golf's latest destination

Ecuador - golf's latest destination

Nov 16th, 2018

At GolfPunk we are always looking out for new golf destinations, and when this video caught our eye, we thought we had to share it. Golf in Ecuador! We are loving the idea, and are ready to pack our bags at a moment's notice. 

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. 

Brocket Hall latest – mass protest on the first tee!

Brocket Hall latest – mass protest on the first tee!

Mar 28th, 2016

As we reported last week, the new owners of Brocket Hall, the hotel and golf club in Hertfordshire which went into administration a year ago, have thrown out their 920 members. Now the fight back has begun.

Latest on Beckenham Place Park golf club closure

Latest on Beckenham Place Park golf club closure

Mar 28th, 2016

As we reported two weeks ago, Lewisham Council is planning to shut down Braeside Golf Club, which is based at Beckenham Place Park. Now the members are setting up a campaign to save the club.

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

Mar 18th, 2019

In the latest instalment of American Golf’s Battle of the Brands challenge, TaylorMade M5 / M6 irons topped the charts with an average distance gain of 10.2 yards when pitted against the leading brands’ in the game by hundreds of American Golf customers.

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Mar 16th, 2019

Long-driver and rising social media star James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway, which includes a full club fitting for his new clubs and an apparel contract.

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Mar 16th, 2019

Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.

 The Best Golf Gambling Stories

The Best Golf Gambling Stories

Mar 7th, 2019

We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.

PING Launches SS19 Men’s Performance Apparel Collection

PING Launches SS19 Men’s Performance Apparel Collection

Mar 6th, 2019

PING has unveiled details of its new performance driven 2019 Spring/Summer men’s apparel range, which takes its inspiration from the company’s heritage in Arizona, USA, and for the first time features innovative Sensor Cool Cotton, engineered with COOLMAX® fabric, to deliver enhanced comfort and feel.

Water Buffalo Eat Up Nick Faldo Design

Water Buffalo Eat Up Nick Faldo Design

Mar 5th, 2019

One of Vietnam’s leading golf layouts, Laguna Golf Lang Co, is staying at the top of its maintenance game by utilizing the talents of a very special group of greenkeepers: a family of water buffalo.

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

Mar 5th, 2019

The 2019 Honda Classic proved to be an early season highlight for Mizuno – with winner Keith Mitchell just one of four players using Mizuno irons to hold a share of the lead on the final day.

Big Max introduces T1 Push cart

Big Max introduces T1 Push cart

Mar 5th, 2019

BIG MAX is re-inventing its best-ever selling cart, Ti 1000 with the introduction of the new TI ONE this spring. This re-imagining of Europe’s first ever 3-wheel push cart is bringing BIG MAX’s 2019 technology and design to a product born at the turn of the century while leaving the price point firmly stuck in the year 2000.

Verdura Resort celebrates Spring with unlimited golf

Verdura Resort celebrates Spring with unlimited golf

Mar 5th, 2019

Unlimited golf in an idyllic setting is the mouth-watering prospect that awaits golfers taking up Verdura Resort’s invitation to book a stay-and-play break at the exclusive Sicilian venue this spring.

New Golf Rules viral video

New Golf Rules viral video

Mar 5th, 2019

The most major revision of the rules for more than 30 years came into effect two months ago. Nevertheless, a lot of golfers do not seem to know enough about the rules changes yet.

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Mar 5th, 2019

A video has gone viral of a fight between two golfers in the clubhouse at a Gauteng golf club, and the club has now issued a formal apology.

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Mar 3rd, 2019

Kurt Kitayama produced a remarkable comeback at Al Mouj Golf to win his second European Tour title of the season at the Oman Open. This is the third global win for TaylorMade's new M5 and M6 drivers featuring Speed Injected Twist Face technology and fourth win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball.

Powerkaddy reveals strongest ever line-up

Powerkaddy reveals strongest ever line-up

Mar 1st, 2019

PowaKaddy, the world’s best-selling electric trolley company, will launch its most complete trolley range ever in 2019 with the introduction of the eagerly-anticipated Compact C2i GPS model.

Full round comfort in the UA Hovr Drive

Full round comfort in the UA Hovr Drive

Mar 1st, 2019

Whether you walk the course on weekends or play professionally on the PGA Tour, golfers of all levels know the importance of comfort; they spend more consistent time in their shoes than athletes in any other sport

35,000 tee time bookings and counting

35,000 tee time bookings and counting

Mar 1st, 2019

More than 35,000 rounds of golf that were played on Troon International courses in 2018 were booked via its new tee time booking app, a service launched to revolutionise the way golfers secure their start times in late 2017.

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.

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Mar 1st, 2019

The nominations for the 59club Service Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with some of the highest-profile and best-loved venues across the globe in the running for a golf industry sales and service excellence ‘Oscar’.

Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Feb 28th, 2019

If you are already thinking ahead to playing golf abroad in 2019, here is a great all-inclusive golf holiday offer from Golf Holidays Direct for three nights at the Salgados Palm Village Suites in Portugal, with three Championship courses to enjoy. Knock yourselves out!

Stewart Golf Hits The Green With Solar Investment

Stewart Golf Hits The Green With Solar Investment

Feb 27th, 2019

British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has now added solar energy to its green credentials and flicked the switch on a £40,000 installation to make it more than self-sufficient in electricity.

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.

Oman's first links-style golf course gets ready

Oman's first links-style golf course gets ready

Feb 27th, 2019

Al Mouj Golf, one of the Middle East’s flagship golf courses, designed by Greg Norman, is completing its final touches ahead of the 2019 Oman Open, which takes place from February 28th to 3rd March. 

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.

Puma Golf unveils Ignite Proadapt footwear

Puma Golf unveils Ignite Proadapt footwear

Feb 27th, 2019

Every year, PUMA Golf come up with a better, comfier and better performng golf shoe. The 2019 IGNITE PROADAPT is no exception, delivering Tour-proven stability, unparalleled traction and extreme comfort, in a superior, sophisticated package, designed with the world’s finest performing (and best-dressed) golfers in mind.

ECCO Golf revamps Biom Hybrid 3 silhouette for 2019

ECCO Golf revamps Biom Hybrid 3 silhouette for 2019

Feb 26th, 2019

Flagbearers of golf hybrid footwear, ECCO GOLF, have unveiled several exciting additions to their iconic ECCOBIOM® HYBRID 3 family, with the GORE-TEX waterproof design now available in a range of eye-catching Spring/Summer 2019 colour combinations that feature the refined derby cut lacing.

Gleneagles announces celebratory 4-ball green fee

Gleneagles announces celebratory 4-ball green fee

Feb 26th, 2019

Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, is giving all golfers the chance to celebrate its hosting of The Solheim Cup, September 9-15, with the launch of a special four-ball green fee that runs until the end of April, 2019.

What's in Dustin Johnson's WGC winning bag?

What's in Dustin Johnson's WGC winning bag?

Feb 25th, 2019

Johnson's 21st career victory is the second global win for TaylorMade’s New M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s ground-breaking Speed Injected Twist Face technology; with the victory, Johnson joins stablemate Tiger Woods as the only players to win a WGC event 3 times.

Callaway Epic Flash wins battle of the brands

Callaway Epic Flash wins battle of the brands

Feb 22nd, 2019

Across a week at the start of February, 934 American Golf customers took on the Battle of the Brands Driver test and found the Callaway Epic Flash to produce the biggest distance increase, with an average improvement of 8.3 yards.

All the fun of the fair with Foresight Sports

All the fun of the fair with Foresight Sports

Feb 22nd, 2019

Foresight Sports, market leader in advanced simulation technology, has updated its industry-leading FSX 2018 software to include a host of new features, including a carnival-style series of mini-games.

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.

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Feb 20th, 2019

Galvin Green, the leading premium performance golf apparel brand, has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 ground-breaking garments and matching accessories.

Arnold Palmer's legacy to be bought to life at Bay Hill

Arnold Palmer's legacy to be bought to life at Bay Hill

Feb 20th, 2019

Golf fans visiting this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. will have a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and experiences of the tournament’s iconic namesake in the Arnold Palmer Experience, a series of interactive experiences designed to celebrate the life of Mr Palmer.

Major renovation of Campo America

Major renovation of Campo America

Feb 20th, 2019

Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mijas Mountains with breath-taking views of the stunning Andalusian countryside, La Cala’s superb 54-hole resort offers an idyllic rural retreat just 20 minutes from Marbella and only 30 minutes from Malaga airport.

New Gleneagles Golf Ambassador Hannah McCook

New Gleneagles Golf Ambassador Hannah McCook

Feb 20th, 2019

Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, has today announced Hannah McCook, as a new Golf Ambassador, supporting the iconic Perthshire venue’s plans to inspire more young people, school children and women to take up the game.

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.

Golf Pride® Expands TOUR SNSR™ series

Golf Pride® Expands TOUR SNSR™ series

Feb 19th, 2019

 Golf Pride®  today announced it is expanding its popular TOUR SNSR™ putter grip family with the new Contour Pro. The Contour Pro putter grip offers the leading Tour-preferred, pistol-shape in two oversized models for unsurpassed feel and feedback.

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Feb 19th, 2019

Canterbury Golf Club is gearing up for the staging of The Open Championship in July 2020 at nearby Royal St George’s by linking up with fellow Kent golf clubs in Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.

How experimenting with new formats

How experimenting with new formats

Feb 19th, 2019

The $9 million one-on-one golf event, contested between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods over Thanksgiving Weekend in Las Vegas, was criticized from some quarters for being a vulgar spectacle.

Clubs To Hire boss issues a warning

Clubs To Hire boss issues a warning

Feb 18th, 2019

Golf's traditional short-haul markets may be in danger of losing business to the pro-active ‘new kids on the block' if they don't reconsider their pricing strategies.

Kedleston Park Golf Club named as finalist

Kedleston Park Golf Club named as finalist

Feb 18th, 2019

After hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship and the English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy), during a benchmark year in 2018, Kedleston Park has been named as one of four finalists in the Championship Venue of the Year category of the England Golf Awards 2019.

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.

American Golf customers raise over £11,500

American Golf customers raise over £11,500

Feb 15th, 2019

Forces golf charity, On Course Foundation, was celebrating a late Christmas present yesterday as American Golf handed over a cheque for £11,649, raised by its customers over the festive period.

SkyCaddie walks ahead of Tour events in 2019

SkyCaddie walks ahead of Tour events in 2019

Feb 15th, 2019

With the new SX500 growing in popularity among tour players, SkyCaddie’s top mapper is heading to this season’s Staysure Tour venues in Europe to ensure that all course measurements are up to date.

SkyCaddie and The PGA go the distance

SkyCaddie and The PGA go the distance

Feb 14th, 2019

SkyCaddie, the brand which walks every golf course to ensure the maps on its distance measuring devices are accurate, has taken another step forward by extending its PGA Partner agreement.

Foresight launches revolutionary  GCHAWK

Foresight launches revolutionary GCHAWK

Feb 13th, 2019

Foresight Sports, market leader in golf launch monitors and simulation technology, has launched the next generation of its game-changing GC Family, specially designed for the rapidly growing indoor simulation and entertainment driving range market.

Argentario’s Popular Spring ProAm is back

Argentario’s Popular Spring ProAm is back

Feb 12th, 2019

 Argentario Golf Resort & Spa’s popular Spring ProAm which regularly attracts visitors from all over the world will this year take place on May 18 & 19 at one of Tuscany’s top golf resorts in the Maremma region of Italy.

KBS launches revolutionary putter shaft

KBS launches revolutionary putter shaft

Feb 12th, 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.

Bushnell Golf launches ProXE

Bushnell Golf launches ProXE

Feb 12th, 2019

75% of all golf shots take place within 125-yards of the green. So you need a range finder. Bushnell Outdoor Products, makers of the #1 laser rangefinder on the PGA Tour have launched its latest and most innovative laser rangefinder – Pro XE.

Dom Pedro Old Course is once again named Best Course in Portugal

Dom Pedro Old Course is once again named Best Course in Portugal

Feb 12th, 2019

The Dom Pedro Old Course, situated in the heart of the stunning Algarve, has once again been recognised among the finest venues for golf anywhere in the world, having been named the Best Golf Course in Portugal in the 2019 edition of the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

Dave Pelz Golf Schools pitch up at Foxhills

Dave Pelz Golf Schools pitch up at Foxhills

Feb 12th, 2019

Golfers eager to sharpen their short-game skills can combine state-of-the-art facilities and a world-renowned coaching progamme thanks to a new link-up between Foxhills and Dave Pelz Golf Schools.

New villas join the Carrossa Family

New villas join the Carrossa Family

Feb 8th, 2019

Group holidaymakers looking for style and luxury in Mallorca will be turning their attentions to Carrossa after the addition of two new lavish villas.

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Feb 8th, 2019

Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.

Why Justin Rose signed up with men's fashion brand Bonobos

Why Justin Rose signed up with men's fashion brand Bonobos

Feb 8th, 2019

It was announced just last week that Justin Rose had signed up as an ambassador for men’s clothing brand Bonobos. I have to be honest and admit that I’d never heard of Bonobos before, so  I’ve been doing a little digging into the brand that will now be worn on and off the course by the current World No 1 golfer.

Jordan Smith joins #TEAM CALLAWAY

Jordan Smith joins #TEAM CALLAWAY

Feb 7th, 2019

Englishman Jordan Smith, one of the rising young stars of European golf, has been confirmed as a Callaway Staff Professional, using a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey product, including Chrome Soft X Golf Ball.

#TEAM Callaway welcomes Stephen Brown

#TEAM Callaway welcomes Stephen Brown

Feb 7th, 2019

Englishman Steven Brown has been announced as the newest Staff Professional to join #TeamCallaway, using a full bag of product, including Chrome Soft X Golf Ball.

New Partner Tag puts Praia D'El Rey in a class of its own

New Partner Tag puts Praia D'El Rey in a class of its own

Feb 7th, 2019

Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is taking its luxury golf customer experience to new levels after becoming the first venue in Portugal to partner with Tagmarshal, the leading provider of pace of play, golf management software.