Sep 28th, 2016
Andy Sullivan is top dog on the Ryder Cup dart board. Even the Ryder Cup downtime is competitive ...
Andy Sullivan is top dog on the Ryder Cup dart board. Even the Ryder Cup downtime is competitive ...
Nick Dougherty chills out with a fourball so cool he’ll need an icepick instead of a 9-iron. Fairway fun with Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Steve McQueen....
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.
Six-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, was the guest of honour as ground was broken on a new Sir Nick Faldo Signature design on the site of Rumanza Golf Course, Multan, the soon-to-be home of Pakistan’s first championship layout.
He's not everyone's cup of tea, that Nick Faldo. And certainly not Sergio's. After surpassing Sir Nick's Ryder Cup points record on Sunday, Serge couldn't resist a swipe in his direction...
Golfers have rarely been keen to discuss their political opinions. And – given the fact that the only golfers' opinions we'd care to know are all loaded and most likely vote accordingly – it's probably just as well.
This summer, St Mellion’s Nicklaus Signature Course celebrates 30 years of memorable, spectacular and challenging golf by rolling back its prices to 1988, the year in which it opened.
On 11–17 June 2018, an elite field of golfers from around the world will gather at one of the United States’ most iconic venues, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, to contest the 118th edition of the U.S. Open, the championship regarded by many as golf’s ultimate test and for which Rolex has been Official Timekeeper since 1980.
Watch 6 time major winner Nick Faldo go through Mizuno's Swing DNA process of matching a swing to its best suited iron shaft. The Shaft Optimizer is available to try at any Mizuno Swing DNA Centre.
As the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô kicks off, the six-time Major Champion has lauded the progress of his first course design in Vietnam, and the nation’s ambitions for the game.
Nick Faldo was with his CBS co-host, Jim Nantz, when he made an ace on the mini course in Nantz’s back garden.
Jack Nicklaus has admitted that he could not be bothered to watch the return of Tiger Woods at the recent Hero World Challenge but what he saw 'looked good'.
A Colorado couple have lost their latest court claim against Jack Nicklaus in a lawsuit in Utah’s federal court.
GP Editor's kids take the mic and bring it large at the lovely 11th at St Mellion. This truly is a Hole I'd Like To Frequent...
Sir Nick Faldo has confirmed he will tee it up at Royal Porthcawl as the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex returns to south Wales from July 27–30.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Memorial Tournament that he founded 41 years ago in 1976, Jack Nicklaus had this to say about Tiger Woods.
It's Jack Nicklaus's 77th birthday. Jack made a habit of winning whether he was swinging well or not. This is something everyone can learn from...
Sir Nick Faldo has been proving that he still has it, as he shoots a two under at the South African Open.
Sir Nick Faldo and Ernie Els are bringing together teams from their foundations, the Faldo Series and the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation, to compete in a unique event to promote junior golf globally.
Turkmenistan’s President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (Gurba for short) wishes to bring golf to his country. At the moment nobody actually plays the game there, but he's bringing in Jack to transform this.
Original GolfPunk Nicki Colsearts has been talking about his experience of playing in the USA, and we totally get it.
Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its course.
Wirral Council has approved plans to spend an extra £600,000 pursuing its 'golf resort'plan on greenbelt land in Hoylake, which will be designed by Jack Nicklaus Design.
Jack Nicklaus believes Tiger Woods could still pass his record of 18 major titles despite not having played competitively in 16 months.
Jack Nicklaus has challenged the golf industry to show the right leadership and seize its opportunity to be an ‘enormous worldwide game,’ while addressing the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum.
Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, which was held in the Algarve.
A Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that will form part of a major resort will open in Scotland in 2020.
Nick Dougherty called it a day for good at the Dunhill Links this weekend. Once touted as a future superstar, Nick Dougherty has retired at just 34 following missing the 54 hole cut after his third round at Carnoustie.
It's an Olympic year, and Callaway are going for gold with their new MD3 Gold Nickel wedges...
After a long debate following months of argument, Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed plans for a championship golf course to be built in Stonehaven.
Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is claiming to be the most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen. You can design and play golf courses just like the Golden Bear himself has done for the last 50 years.
#SB2K17 ups its Major count!
Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors. He came second 19 times. To win you, have to be ready to lose. It’s an important message that Jordan Spieth needs to learn quickly if his capitulation at the masters isn’t going to affect him. Jack Nicklaus wrote this publc note to Jordan and eventual winner Danny Willet via Twitter.
Take a drive with Jack Nicklaus up Magnolia Lane. Even Jack Nicklaus gets ID'ed Masters week
A bid to build a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus looks like it is going to be kicked into the long grass, as planning supremos at Aberdeenshire Council have recommended refusing the application for a Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Course at Ury Estate, Stonehaven.
When the Golden Bear invites you round to his house with a load of other Ryder Cup wannabes, you don't say no. You say, 'What time?', 'Will Tiger be there?', 'Should I bring wine?', 'What kind of wine do you like, Jack?', 'What are Barb's favourite flowers?', 'Will there be cake?'. That sort of thing.
Vietnam’s BRG Group and Nicklaus Design have signed a deal to develop golf courses in Vietnam. The contract will see Nicholas Design create courses in 22 different provinces of the country.
Nicholas Colsearts has been working on his ball flight late at night in his hotel room. Check out this great Twitter vid. Nice shot Nicki C!
Jack Nicklaus has entered the Tiger Woods fray, but with some pretty upbeat comments. Nicklaus told CNN that he believed that Tiger could still challenge in golf's top tournaments, including the four majors held each year - of which he has won 14 since 1997, but none since 2008.
Some hazards are just meant to be left alone on the golf course: Thorn bushes, lakes; cliff tops; unpleasant bunkers, that sort of thing. And definitely alligators...
Golf aficionados regularly call out Portugal's Monte Rei as Europe's finest new golf course. And now, as Jack tells us, there is going to be another 18 holes to set your hearts racing...
Three-time cancer survivor Nick Edmund has revealed plans to undertake two more marathon golf-walks during 2019 – just weeks after completing his second epic walk carrying a set of golf clubs on his back, this time around Scotland.
Eddie Mercx, Hercule Poirot, Audrey Hepburn, Tintin, Enzo Schifo, Plastic Bertrand, Kim Cleisters, George Lemaitre, and, … errm, chocolates! … you Belgians have had a lot to be proud of over the years. And now, you've got a world class golfer Or two) to add to your ranks of the great and the good.
When KN Golf Links Cam Ranh opens on Vietnam’s south-central coast in October, it will mark the third Greg Norman layout in a country that 10 years ago didn’t possess a single one.
Welsh footballing hero John Hartson and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman are among the early celebrity golfers announced to play at this August’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
FARMERS INSURANCE Bet before 15.00 GMT Thursday. Live on Sky Sports from Thursday 17.00 GMT. Weather is sunny and, again, competitors need power.
Golfers can draw inspiration from one of the game’s legends when they book one of Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa’s new luxury tuition breaks at its Jack Nicklaus Academy this winter.
European Tour winners Álvaro Quirós and Edoardo Molinari are among the big names heading to PGA Catalunya Resort this November to battle it out for playing privileges on the 2017 Race to Dubai.
Thomas Pieters says he has been taking advice from fellow Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts in the build-up to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
Nicolas Colsaert’s recent good form has continued as he briefly joined Matthew Fitzpatrick at the top of the leaderboard midway through the third round of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club.
Nick Price has put his ocean front home on Jupiter Island up for sale and it’s yours for $21.9 million. Here’s what you get for all that moolah.
Bryson DeChambeau has revealed that he has nicknames for all of the irons in his bag, which is lovely! Here’s what he calls each of them, and why.
Nicky Colsaerts shoots second round 66 to climb up the leaderboard at the Emirates Australian Open. Colsaerts made six birdies and one bogey in his five under round to make up for a disappointing opening 73.
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.
Many happy returns from GolfPunk to arguably the greatest golfer that has lived and who turns 80 today. It may be that Tiger will surpass or equal Jack’s eighteen major titles mark, only time will tell but until then we raise our glasses to the Golden Bear and thank him for all those great memories.
A lot of us have old clubs languishing in the garage or in the attic gathering dust. Those of a certain age may also have a modern-day antique - a wood actually made out of wood! But there is a man who has not one but over one thousand woods tucked away in storage and all of them made from what was the holy grail of golf manufacturing materials – persimmon!
Pete Dye, designer of some of the world’s most famous golf courses, has died in the Dominican Republic at age 94. His family announced his sad passing on social media: “It is with much sadness that we announce our leader, mentor and hero Pete Dye passed this morning at the age of 94. Pete made an indelible mark on the world of golf that will never be forgotten. We will all miss him dearly.”
Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Tour Player of the year award for the third time, beating world number one Brooks Koepka into second place, and he got the Nicklaus award from the Golden Bear himself whilst having lunch.
The golfing world has lost one of it’s greatest ever characters. Brian Barnes sadly passed away at the age of 74 on Monday after a brief fight with cancer. A larger than life character Barnes will always be remembered as the man who beat Jack Nicklaus twice in one day at Laurel Canyon in 1975 Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup featured two singles sessions in those days.
Once upon a time what golfers wore on the course was not something that was talked about much. This might have something to do with the fact that they wore a standardised uniform of shirt, jumper of varying style and slacks. Oh, and of course the obligatory golf shoe which usually looked like something your grandad thought was cutting edge.
Tom Watson, a five time major winner, had often struggled at the US Open and coming in to the 1982 event he was not in great form. The US Open was the one he really wanted and to get it he was going to have to beat arguably the best ever golfer, Jack Nicklaus. He did it and will forever be remembered for ‘the shot’ on the par three 17th of the final day.
The 72nd US Open was the first one to played at Pebble Beach in 1972. Jack Nicklaus would prevail even after shooting a two over par 74 in the final round to finish two over par for the championship. Nicklaus finished three shots clear of Bruce Crampton with Arnold Palmer a further shot back in third.
It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend. Patrick Cantlay taking the memorial and more...
The resident GolfPunk Tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Julian Suri at last week’s event in Morocco. We are hoping he will go one better this week with his selections for the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina and the China Open. Both events will be on Sky and look to provide some good entertainment.
It's Masters Monday and to celebrate here we bring you the Top 20 Masters Dramas Ever...
Rising Chinese Taipei teenage star Chang Hsin-chiao defied jangling nerves and an accomplished male opponent on a nail-biting final day at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
Chang Hsin-chiao is relishing the prospect of facing off with Chinese Taipei compatriot Chen Ting-yu and Indian Keshav Mishra in what promises to be an intriguing final-day showdown at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
So close last week at the Sony Open with Andrew Putnam 69/1 leading until the final stages eventually finishing 2nd to Matt Kuchar. But now I focus on the Desert Classic.
Great to start the year with a winner in Hawaii with our 2 point selection Xander Schauffele winning at 25/1 from our other selection Gary Woodland at 29/1 by 1 shot having equalled the course record in the final round!!! A profit of 42 points.
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
When I was a hot headed and slightly greasy 14 year old, I hated Tom Watson. I mean I hated him.
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
1st and 2nd for GolfPunk readers at last week’s HSBC event!!! For most of the tournament Tony Finau 29/1 looked like winning, but our other selection Xander Schauffle 56/1 beat him in a play off !!!
The winning run came to an end last weekend with Sergio Garcia winning in Spain and Brooks Koepka in South Korea, both were favs so not on my radar for betting purposes! But we did get Ashley Chester placed at 74/1 in Andalucía and Gary Woodland 2nd at 40/1.
The GolfPunk guide to the best in the business when it comes to splitting fairways...
The PGA championship is the last major tournament of the season, soon to be followed by the Fed Ex play offs!! The career grand slam event only achieved by 5 golfers Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, while Bobby Jones won a true golf grand slam in 1930.
Philip Golding won the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship as he equalled the course-record with a nine under par round of 63 at London Golf Club.
Two events this week the Scottish Open and the John Deere Classic. We concentrate on the Scottish Open, the last event before The Open. Two near misses last week in Ireland with both Jon Rahm and Andy Sullivan placed!!
Two events this week - the Irish Open and the Greenbrier in the USA. We will focus on the Irish Open, which has attracted a great field and is the ideal warm up for the Open in 2 weeks.
A welcome return to one of the worlds great golf courses, it’s been slightly redesigned by widening the fairways but it’s still a monster with the prospect for lightning fast greens. Immense skill required to even contend on this great course so I expect the top players to monopolise !!!
Here are the star groupings for round one of The Memorial Tournament played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. And Justin Rose will be teeing it with Tiger Woods....
Great to have the winner of BMW PGA at Wentworth in Francesco Molinari 24/1 and Brandon Grace 16/1 and Kiradech Aphibarnrat 59/1 placed. And now it is time for Memorial and the Italian Open.
Good to be back with a winner last week as Webb Simpson at 80/1 wins the Players Championship at Sawgrass. The European event this week is the Belgium knockout hosted by Thomas Pieter's and his wife, it's too much of a novelty event to get involved with, so we concentrate on the Byron Nelson in the USA.
So near to a 99/1 winner last week with Van Rooyen and Bjork 94/1, who both got to the joint lead in the final round only to lose to a determined Levy who is trying to get in Ryder cup squad!! This week we will give the New Orleans event a miss as its pairs and I am fairly sure not taken too seriously?? So we concentrate on the China Open!!
Some people said it couldn't be done. Others advised that it really shouldn't happen. But it did. Seriously, these boys have got too much time on their hands.... This may, or may not, get you in the mood...
The best things ever said about the Masters. Ever.
Great stuff from Rory McIlroy at last weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational, he must have a great chance at this week's match play event, as has last year's winner Dustin Johnson. But we will try and look outside the two hot Favourites. This week's other event is low key, so we concentrate on the Dell Match play.
Following the success of the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, which yielded the competition’s first female winner, course designer and lead CBS Analyst, Sir Nick Faldo, has announced an extension of his partnership with Laguna Lăng Cô, Vietnam, as hosts of the event.
Mountains: Czech… Luxury: Czech… Golf: Czech… But it’s Slovakia all the way! PLUS - WIN A 3-NIGHT LUXURY GOLF BREAK AT MOUNTAIN PARADISE!
If you are looking to get out and play some golf over the winter period, then where better to go than The London Golf Club, where you can enjoy their Winter Golf Experience. Their Winter Experience prices start from £85 per person, and run Sunday to Thursday until 15th April 2018.
Last weekend we had a 2nd (Phil Mickelson) and a 3rd (Lucas Herbert). This week we will prevail... PLUS... Will Tiger & Rory be paired??
Plans for a new golf resort in Hoylake have moved closer after councillors agreed to allow plans and site investigations to begin. It looks like this project will eventually get the green light and make the Wirral a must go destination for golfers.
GolfPunk looks back to 1994 – a time when a humble journalist from London could actually get Tiger Woods on the phone at his house and get his mum to haul him out of the shower to speak to you...
Now Sergio Garcia, fresh off his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters has spoken up about the Catalan Independence crisis in Spain.
The Chinese government has closed two of the countries top golf courses owned by real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, according to reports from CNN.
Golfers are a funny bunch. From Tiger's red shirt to Sergio's constant regripping, these weird traits and superstitions help make these some of the best players of all time.