Mar 16th, 2017
Wilson Staff has a ball designed for every category of golfer this season with the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.
Wilson Staff has a ball designed for every category of golfer this season with the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.
Srixon have launched the UltiSoft golf ball to help those lower-swing-speed golfers have more fun on the course.
Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?
Back last August the European Tour announced a four-point plan for dealing with slow play on the tour. They have now revisited the plan and beefed up the regulations and penalties. The new tougher regulations come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.
At the Wednesday press conference with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship the subject inevitably turned to slow play. It transpires that the world number two had been watching the Solheim Cup, or as GolfPunk had renamed it the Slowheim Cup.
The players in the afternoon fourballs are on the back nine. The target time for the matches is four and half hours and they are on five hours and forty-five-minute pace. It seems that the men’s game is not the only one plagued by slow play problems.
The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.
Well they say the best form of defence is attack. It seems that one Bryson DeChambeau has adopted this tactic in his campaign to prove that he is not a slow player. The latest instalment has 'Speedy' Dechambeau posting a video from the fairway of the Pro-am at the BMW Championship with a few choice words for his 'haters' as he calls them.
Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.
Brooks Koepka had just teed off in the final round of the Open. We then heard ‘on the tee, JB Holmes from the USA’, the camera zoomed in on the man sitting in third place at Royal Portrush, then nothing. The guy looked confused as he suddenly wasn’t sure about something. Was it the wind had shifted? Had he changed his mind at to which club to take? Or perhaps he’d left the cooker on back at the house? Whatever it was he’d been standing on that tee for a good few minutes waiting for his tee time and he clearly was not ready.
Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Shane Lowry kicked off 2019 with a magnificent wire-to-wire victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after a thrilling final-round battle with Richard Sterne.
It's been a long time coming but Shane Lowry finally tured his immense talent and potential into a win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first since 2015 when he bagged the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
It wasn't just the ghouls and spirits out last night. Stars of the PGA and LPGA were also up to no good. In a good way...
@King_geoffery on Instagram has one of the worst swings we have ever come across. In his honour here are ten of the worst golf swings you will ever see...
Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, also offers golfers protection against flying and biting insects with their excellent Mosquito Repellent Bands.
It's that time of year when you're allowed to dress up as an idiot ghost, ghoul, or your favourite cartoon character, all in the name of collecting candy. While there are a lot of treats on display below, there's a couple of tricks in here too.
For the love of..., I mean..., this is getting ridicu.... JUST HIT IT YOU %£$&^%$*%%^%^%*^$$£!@@!%!!!!!!!!
Check out this pre-shot routine... if you've got a spare couple of days that is...Golfweek event late 2011.
They're under starter's orders and primed to give us a golf festival like no other. Ok, so they're actually still practicing but the tee times have been announced and we're as excited as a pig in a rucksack here at GP Towers...
BBC Sport will broadcast live coverage of the US PGA Championship in August across TV, radio and online. Here's how you can watch.
Shane Lowry has been getting into the spirit of the 16th at the Phoenix Open by dishing out cans of Guinness to the fans.
A solution has arrived that may just offer a viable and affordable solution for golf clubs who are affected by the issue of slow play.
Jason Day has earnt himself a reputation as a very slow player, which is not exactly something something to be proud of. But does he intend to do anything about it? Not on your life!
The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.
Beef is caturing the imagination of kids and adults all over the world. Here's a four–year old American boy who has been inspired by Beef for his Halloween costume. We're loving it!
The inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic, held at Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware, has been hailed as an overwhelming success after raising over £120,000 for goal keeping legend Bob Wilson's the Willow foundation.
Jamie Sadlowski has announced his retirement from Long Driving in a shock announcement. But check out what he's planning next!
Shane Lowry leads the US Open by 4 shots going into the final days play at Oakmont.
We all hate slow play, and our feelings are shared by one of the UK’s largest golf groups, They’re getting about pace of play, with a high-visibility, long-term programme now in place at all venues.
Shane Lowry has auctioned off the golf ball he used for his hole-in-one at the 16th on Masters Sunday, and made a very tidy €5,000 for charity. Nice work Shane!
Shane Lowry made Players history last night when he shot a record breaking back nine of 29. But in other news he might be able to defend his Bridgestone Invitation title. Here's how he broke the record, why he might not make Firestone, and who also shot 29 on day 2!
It’s a bally disgrace. Muirfield is going to distribute ballots for members to vote on admitting women to the club for the first time ever.
Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.
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.
Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time. GolfPunk welcomes them into the 21st Century.
Irish eyes were smiling on a thrilling final day of action at the Bridgestone International, and after several twists and turns a surprising winner came out on top. With over night leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose struggling to final round 72’s, it was left to Ireland's Shane Lowry to pick up the victory, with a final round of 66 at Firestone Country Club South.
So Shane Lowry shot an awesome 66 final round to win the Bridgestone Invitational. Srixon sponsored, he uses the companies irons, fairways, and balls plus sister company Cleveland's 588 wedges.
SHANE LOWRY WINS THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL.
Tommy Fleetwood's caddy Ian Finnis took to social media to raise some money for his fellow caddies who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Offering 1,000 tickets at £10 each for a variety of prizes remarkably he sold out in just four hours. He is now running another draw with some impressive prizes.
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.
It's 1932 at Augusta and America is under prohibition. But people are still seeing things... aren't they?...
Fancy going Pro V1 fancy? Join the likes of Bubba Watson, Zac Blair, Rory Sabatini and Mark Calcavecchia in using the new Pro V1 yellow golf balls.
An association of consultants working within the golf industry has responded to national media coverage of a report which criticised a city council for spending £2,400 on golf consultancy services.
Sunderland of Scotland, has revealed its collection for Spring Summer 2019.
Edinburgh based Bruntsford Links Golfing Society saw a vote of 83.7% members cast in favour of allowing women members, with 67% of all eligible members participating.
Justin Galloway achieved golf’s magic number 59 as he clinched an all-expenses trip to Spain and a place in the grand final of A Taste of Costa Brava.
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston had a go in a horn blowing competition during last week’s European Masters in Switzerland.
Well, blow me down with the proverbial feather, but Ian James Poulter has just shot the lights out at the Firestone, going low with a 62 to lead by one shot on the opening day.
Masters champion Patrick Reed shot a scintillating second-round 66 to set the clubhouse target on day two of the Porsche European Open.
In another blow to the ‘Golf Scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau, the USGA have banned the use of protractors.
Webb Simpson was playing the round of his lifetime at the Players Championship - until the 17th bared its teeth.....
Laura Davies has gone low with her first 63 since 2005. She is now just three shots behind leader Inbee Park after the LPGA Founders Cup third round. Could she become the oldest winner in LPGA history?
After a great up and down on the 14th to get within one of the lead, Tiger Woods blows it with an OB from his drive on the 16th. Oh, Tiger, when will you sort your driving out???!!!
Bettinardi Golf, the premium putter brand well known for its colourful headcovers, launched its 1,750th customised headcover recently to celebrate Halloween.
A golfer got stabbed at the weekend, simply because he wasn't allowed to play through.
Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, has a new one-piece sport wristband design for 2017 offering increased durability and resistance.
We all know golf is hard. But when the golfing gods are not on your side, then it just gets a whole lot harder. Here's a Web.com Tour player trying to make his PGA Tour card, when a leaf gets blown into his ball, sending it way off course.
A retired golf professional has set a new world record by shooting 22 strokes below his age at a sanctioned Seniors event in California.
For the first time ever at a European Tour event, spectators will be allowed to take photos on their mobile phones as part of a pilot scheme being trialled by the European Tour at Portstewart next week.
A player taking part in his club’s monthly competition had stopped at the ninth hole when an air ambulance landed on the fairway. But when it took off, the downdraft from its rotor blades blew the payers ball 25ft from the edge of the green and straight into the hole!
Golfers from across Europe and beyond will pay homage to a golfing legend as Buenavista Golf prepares to host the Seve Ballesteros Memorial Tournament.
The PGA Tour has handed out its first slow–play penalty for 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.
Jason Day was due to have a team meeting with Rickie Fowler to discuss tactics going into their pairing at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but it turns out that Rickie was otherwise engaged, so to speak.
It never pays to mock the swing of a fellow player, as dire consequences can occur. Like this! You have been warned.
Next time you're about to mutter something derogatory about your playing partner's swing under your breath, think twice...
Donald Trump’s plans to expand his Aberdeenshire golf resort by building 2,750 new homes and holiday flats have suffered a significant blow.
Rather than getting annoyed at not being able to play over the winter months, use the time to practice and improve your golf for next summer. It works for Ernie Els. And Justin Rose. And Fred Couples, and well, most of the best golfers of all time.
Halloween went off big style last night. Here are the best of the PGA Tour pros efforts...
Olympic Golf medal favourite Lydia Ko got off to a slow start in her first round at the Olympics, and needed a par save on her first hole when her opening tee shot went into a bunker.
Shane Lowry has pulled out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. The Irish team is now in tatters.
Shane Lowry boosted his chances of automatic qualification for the European Ryder Cup team in September with his strong performance at the US Open.
Shane Lowry has decided to defend his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title later this month. This will mean that he will miss out on what could be precious Ryder Cup points.
Tony Finau has said sorry with flowers to a lady golf fan who he hit right on the head. He's a class act is Tony.
From January 1, 2017, a new Ohio traffic law will allow golf carts on all Ohio roadways with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Is this setting a dangerous precedent or will they be the new smart cars?
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.
Cristie Kerr fired a super third round 65 to soar up the Lacoste Ladies Open De France Leaderboard. Emily Kristine Pedersen leads on -11, Charley Hull is six shots back after a 68 and GolfPunk Golf Nurse Carly Booth is in 14th place at -2 after a third round 71.
Soren Kjeldson holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open as the incredibly low scores kept coming on day 2.
It was great to see Graeme McDowell win again on the European Tour but had the tour applied the slow play rules more strictly come Sunday afternoon might it have been a different story? The Northern Irishman was carrying a ‘bad time’ after a transgression during his second round and playing in the final pairing come Sunday he and partner Victor Dubuisson became detached at the back of the field.
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.
It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.
GolfNow the biggest online tee time agency in the golf industry has grabbed an even bigger share of the market following the acquisition of EZLinks Golf by GolfNow owner, NBC Sports Group. Part of the EZLinks Golf portfolio is the online tee time booking platform TeeOff. So, what does this consolidation signal to the golf industry?
So it's Halloween and we scratched our heads to come up with an appropriate article to put out there before all those candy fuelled little darlings start pounding on your door. So we went searching back for some of our favourite 'trick' shots and then found the best shots of the year as your 'treat' for tuning in. Contrived we hear you say - it's a fair cop!
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.
It’s a hot topic and one that is not going to go away. Slow play is killing our game and GolfPunk for one will not stand idly by and accept that nothing can be done. We believe our manifesto can speed up play will go a long way to get the guys round quicker!
As we start the end of season scramble, which is the Fedex Cup playoff, starting first at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, the problem of slow play rears its ugly head once again. Both Rory and Brooks were asked in yesterday’s interviews about the problem and neither of them held back their criticism and the need for the governing bodies to take action.
Well it’s been a pretty exciting week for golf on the island of Ireland. First, Shane Lowry’s spectacular win at the 148th Open in Northern Ireland and then the magnificent Adare Manor in County Limerick has been announced as host of The Ryder Cup 2026. Not too shabby!
Ireland’s Shane Lowry produced what he called "one of the most incredible days of my life" shooting an eight-under-par 63 that gives him a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Open at Royal Portrush! Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is the closest rival on 12 under after a 66 with JB Holmes third on 10 under. World number one Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose sit one further back but there are tough weather conditions forecast for the final day.
They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.
The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.
Following the storm delays of Friday, Shane Lowry completed his second round on Saturday morning, retaining his one shot lead over the field. His impressive run of bogey free golf continued with only one in his first 48 holes but he then dropped a shot at his next two holes. He did well at the 14th to only drop the one shot as his approach found the water and it required a fine long putt to rescue the situation.
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.
Callaway has launched its 2018 Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls, featuring graphene, the strongest and thinnest material on planet earth.
It was a mad old moving day finish at the USPGA at Quail Hollow, but Kevin Kisner remains the leader going into the final day.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final day of the USPGA at Quail Hollow.
Rory McIlroy’s challenge for major honours in 2017 is effectively over, but he is already looking to the future.
The BBC is getting some serious flak for its red button coverage of the USPGA, but Peter Alliss has been fighting back.
OK, so I always put money on Kevin Kisner to win every major. Don't ask me why. I just get the impression he might one day. So I always put money on him at the majors. Always. Except for this time. And naturally he is leading after day one... Anyway, I cheered myself up by watching these brilliant shots from last night.
63–year–old retired nurse Kaye Pierson has successfully completed her own personal golfing grand slam by mowing at Quail Hollow.
Premium trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has announced the purchase of a brand–new £1m, 10,500sq ft factory in Gloucestershire. Good work!