Dec 14th, 2016
John Karsten Solheim, the oldest son of John A. Solheim and the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim, has been named president of PING.
John Karsten Solheim, the oldest son of John A. Solheim and the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim, has been named president of PING.
Ping Europe Ltd has lost an appeal against an infringement decision from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and £1.25 million fine. The CMA had originally ruled that the manufacturer had broken competition law by stopping retailers from selling its clubs on their websites.
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.
Ping has signed up Eddie Pepperell on a multi-year equipment deal. Eddie will be all Pinged up , as it were, as he will be wearing a Pink hat and carry a Ping staff bag as well as playing the clubs. It seems Eddie’s antics on Twitter also endeared him to the bosses at Ping and once again he amused his audience with an offer to Prince Harry.
Cleveland’s brand-new Launcher UHX Irons claim to be the most progressive combo set of hollow and cavity back irons on the market. As the company boldly states, they provide a completely new way to approach one complete set of irons.
In somewhat of a storm of new products TaylorMade have announced that it is launching two new wedges. First up is the second generation of the highly successful Milled Grind 2, hot on its heels is the addition of the very interesting looking Hi-Toe Big Foot to what is a rapidly expanding line
On the day that The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP becomes the First Lord of the Treasury, or otherwise known as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, GolfPunk ponders the key issues of the day.
The course the best in the world will take on this week will arguably be a stiffer test to that which faced Max Faulkner when he won the Open when it was last hosted by Royal Portrush way back in 1951. It will be a slightly tougher test than when a sixteen year old Rory McIlroy took it apart when shooting 61.
We were interested to see that Mizuno have today announced that they are launching three new sets of irons and are allowing us normal folk access to their T-Series wedges previously, the preserve of the professionals only. Most excitingly of all, for one of the team at GolfPunk at least, was that the range includes clubs for lefties too!
SRIXON® has unveiled its new state-of-the-art Tour Truck. The truck will be attending various demo days across the UK before making its Tour debut in May at the British Masters.
West Cliffs Golf Links has further enhanced its reputation as one of the leading lights of world golf after claiming a leading accolade in Golf Inc. magazine’s prestigious ‘2019 Golf Development of the Year’ awards.
PING today unveiled details of its 2019 Spring/Summer ladies’ apparel collection, which takes its inspiration from the company’s heritage in Arizona, USA.
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.
The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com), one of the most highly-regarded golf destinations in Tuscany, Italy, has opened a stylish new Club House in time for the 2019 golf season.
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.
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.
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.
Group holidaymakers looking for style and luxury in Mallorca will be turning their attentions to Carrossa after the addition of two new lavish villas.
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.
Golf is a sport driven by the feet. Walking from shot to shot, every step bringing you closer to the hole. Every element of your shot – the traction, the torque, the power and the precision – comes from the ground up, and few know this better than 3-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth.
Justin Rose reinforced his status as the world’s leading golfer and saw his own Tour statistics rise in winning the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday with a majestic performance using HONMA TWorld 747 driver, irons and wedges for only the second time in competition.
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.
We may still only be in January, but there has already been a major rules incident, which in this case has left Haotong Li €100,000 out of pocket. HIs fellow tour players have come out in condemnation.
Bryson DeCbambeau breaks 30-year record at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to claim his first European Tour victory and his 4th win in 9 starts with one of the industry’s most talked about new technologies in the bag.
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community is no doubt one of the most exciting golfing destinations in Europe, and they have some new Spring offers to tempt you out there.
With an emphasis on speed-generating face technology, maximised MOI’s and added adjustability, PING have introduced the G410 fairway woods, hybrids and crossovers to ensure golfers have multiple options to properly gap their sets.
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.
FootJoy today launched the all-new FJ FURY. The athletic-infused styling, combined with the most feature-laden component package in its clashas resulted in a product that was designed, developed and engineered to deliver all-around comfort and performance.
2019 Models Provide Improved Tee-To-Green Performance and now include New High Optic Yellow Colour Options.
If you like your metal woods to go for miles and look the absolute business, you've come to the right place. Mizuno has announced that its highly anticipated ST190 range will be available to the public from Feb 2019.
The European Tour’s innovative GolfSixes event will enter a new era in 2019 when it moves to continental Europe for the first time, with the Municipality of Cascais and the spectacular Oitavos Dunes in Portugal set to host GolfSixes Cascais from June 7-8.
PING fans listen up!! The new G410 drivers range is.... OUT!!
Hot on the heels of the new G410 driver comes the G410 iron, a high-performance game-improvement model in a compact design.
adidas is taking performance golf footwear to the next level. Today, adidas Golf announced the TOUR360 XT, the newest model of the TOUR360 franchise that features the highest-performing cleated outsole the brand has ever made.
Luxury lifestyle brand and golf footwear innovator, G/FORE has unveiled its much-anticipated ‘Irreverent Elegance’ inspired Spring Summer footwear collection ahead of the 2019 golfing season.
With a December christening at Chee Chan Golf Resort, the course architects at Golfplan have again showcased their skill at integrating world-class golf holes with signature elements in the local landscape and culture.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is at the forefront of European golf’s drive to become more eco-sustainable after revealing that it is using up to 30 per cent less water since becoming the first course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly, variety of Bermuda grass on all its greens.
Golfers and families will have even more to look forward to when staying at the five-star Sirene Belek Hotel from 2019 with the luxury Turkish venue undergoing a major €2million refurbishment this winter.
Golfers across Ireland have more reason than ever to discover the best-value golf in Portugal following the announcement of two new flight routes to Lisbon this month.
Moor Park Golf Club has unveiled an exciting new vision for the future that will see the prestigious venue revert to its roots and become an exclusive private members' golf club again.
Rory McIlroy has welcomed the sweeping changes that have been implemented to the rules of golf and hopes that the new rules will bring a greater clarity within the sport.
TaylorMade Golf has announced today the fourth and most innovative generation of its high-performance line of M series irons, the all-new M5 & M6 irons have been engineered to both further increase distance and enhance sound and feel.
Fancy winning a pair of golf shoes as worn by Major champions, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson? Luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand, G/Fore is giving away three pairs of golf shoes to celebrate the beginning of the New Year and the launch of its new international website www.gfore.co.uk.
Callaway Golf has officially announced its new 2019 product lineup. Top of mind for the Company’s innovative new equipment line include Epic Flash Woods, Apex Irons, Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters, and ERC Golf Balls.
The Els Club Dubai, one of Troon International Division’s marquee destinations, is set to further bolster its already impressive offering following three exciting new announcements.
Officials at eight golf resorts expect to give away hundreds of free winter memberships following the early take-up of their MATCH PLAY offer.
For golfers, the game never stops. adidas is continuing to push the boundaries with adicross, the urban-inspired, non-traditional line that’s meant for golfers both on and off the course.
American International Group (AIG) has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open beginning in 2019.
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.
PING has revealed details of its new 2018 Autumn/Winter performance apparel range, launching the brand’s most technologically advanced men’s and ladies’ collections to date.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the CMA’s decision that Ping Europe Ltd broke the law by banning the online sale of its golf clubs.
The American Golf Junior Championship in association with PING has announced its rosta of Championship qualifying events for 2018, and with PING once again on board as tournament sponsor, the event is set to be one of the highlights of the year’s junior calendar.
It was a triple winning weekend for PING with victories for Matt Wallace, Bubba Watson and Brady Schnell on the European, PGA and Web.com Tours.
PING has unveiled details of its 2018 Spring/Summer ladies apparel collection.
PING has unveiled details of its new, performance driven 2018 Spring/Summer men’s apparel range.
Tony Finau, a PGA Tour winner and one of the longest hitters on tour, has signed a multi-year agreement to represent PING, company President John K. Solheim has announced.
Continuing an affiliation that goes back to his teen years with PING, Lee Westwood has signed another multi-year agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim has announced.
In the G700 iron, PING engineers put a high priority on creating an iron that offers power and forgiveness by leveraging the advantages of a hollow-body design and a thin, maraging steel face, creating PING’s longest, highest-flying iron to date.
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.
Setting new standards in combined MOI and forgiveness for a driver, PING has introduced the new G400 Max driver, along with the G700 irons, Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges and PING Vault 2.0 putters. The new products are available for pre-order beginning today.
PING have launched their Spring product lines, which include their new Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges.
PING has announced the signing of current staff player Andy Sullivan as an apparel ambassador on a multi-year agreement.
PING today expanded its popular Sigma G series of putters with two new highly forgiving mallets, the Craz-E and Tyne H.
America won the Presidents Cup. For a seventh successive time. The final day singles were nothing more than a procession after the International team had only managed to win two matches prior.
The Sunday singles have yet to kick off, but we won’t be waiting up, that’s for sure. After three days of ‘competition’ the US hold a massive 14 ½ to 3 ½ lead over the International team, and really should have wrapped it up on Saturday. The Presidents Cup is just too one sided an event to be of any real interest.
GolfPunk turns into Hello magazine for 20 minutes. Forgive us, we mean no harm....
A trio of past Presidents of the United States of America attended the opening of the Presidents Cup, but there was one very notable absentee.
Gainsborough-based PING Europe has now raised more than £200,000 for local charities after its 20th annual Charity Golf Day brought in a record-breaking amount for worthwhile causes in the area.
PING has revealed details of its 2017 Autumn/Winter apparel ranges, launching the brand’s most technologically advanced men’s and ladies performance collections to date.
Sky's Ewen Murray calls him "One of the most intelligent young coaches in Europe". We call him Jason and The GolfPunk Jason Floyd Series continues with this crazy simple tip on how to get crisper chips every time.
Ping Europe Limited has been fined £1.45 million for preventing UK retailers from selling its golf clubs online.
Better, badder, longer. But not bigger. How Ping's engineers have ripped up the rule book with the new G400 driver
It's not driving iron. It's not a hybrid. It's the new G400 Crossover. And it's a very impressive bit of kit.
No doubt about it, the Ping G400 is their best ever fairway wood. It might even be THE best ever fairway wood...
Why your golf will improve with a set of Ping's all new G400 irons....
This is a great, simple tip to get your chips behaving like they should every time. It's all about club face/sternum alignment. And chest to target. Practice this and watch the shots fall off your round.
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.
Ping's parent company Karsten Manufacturing Corp. has recently purchased at least five patents from Nike, which relate to golf club technology.
Golf's two main governing bodies have announced they are planning to introduce a new single World Handicap System for club golfers.
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.
Bubba Watson has tweeted a picture of his new PING putter, made of Damascus steel no less.
A Lancashire golf club that closed down last year has now become a dumping ground in which waste is higher than the roof of the former clubhouse, and not a footgolf course as intended.
Ping's new i200 irons might just be their best design ever. Forgiving, attractive, and soft. What more do you want from a golf club?
There's gonna be a jail break. That's what Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott sang. Before he died exactly 31 years ago to the day. Which is weird because today, that's right, 31 years to the day, Callaway are launching their own jail break.
Engineered specifically for women by combining performance–enhancing innovation with considered aesthetics, PING has unveiled details of its new G Le (Ladies edition) family for women.
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
Glide your way out of trouble with Ping's new Glide 2.0 wedges. They sure play a mean spin ball...
A space-themed crazy golf course could open up in Newcastle’s old Co-op building.
Verdura Resort, the Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily, is preparing to host a European Tour tournament after it was selected to stage the new event on the professional calendar next spring from May 18-21.
PING has announced the signing of 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year agreement, days after he came second at the DP Championship.
A second vote on whether to admit women members at Muirfield has been put on hold by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck South Island in New Zealand just after midnight on Sunday. Watch the moment an aftershock hits a golf store 120 miles north in Wellington. It was all caught on CCTV and really shows the full effect of the aftershock.
Thirteen-year-old Kris Stiles is one of the top young golfers in the USA and has been drawing comparisons to Tiger Woods from an early age. But he wants to carve his own path.
Sometimes timing is everything. As Donald Trump becomes president elect, a golf course worker from Maine has auctioned off his collection of former US President George Bush's personal golf equipment. For $30,014.95!!!
Ping bring back a true putter icon, as John Solheim hand grinds a limited amount of Ping Anser putters for its 50th anniversary.
Donald Trump is threatening to sue the makers of a new documentary film about problems surrounding the construction of his Trump International Golf Links Scotland in Aberdeen
In order to retain its status as golf’s most-trusted GPS brand, each year SkyCaddie embarks on a mission, which is unique among GPS rangefinder brands.
The humble golf waterproof has changed so much over the years. The Ping Zero Gravity is one of the lightest yet.