Jul 27th, 2019
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links, Co. Cork, Ireland 12th hole (Courcean Stage) Par 5 564 yards
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links, Co. Cork, Ireland 12th hole (Courcean Stage) Par 5 564 yards
Alison Muirhead, from Scotland who last week won the Pre-Qualifier event came alive on day two of the final stage of Ladies European Tour Qualifying School. Firing a superb six-under-par 67 around the South Course at La Manga Club in Cartagena, Spain. Muirhead now leads by five shots from overnight leader Morgane Metraux who could only post a level par 73 around the South Course and Pia Babnik of Slovenia.
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.
"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie
Men like building sheds. Women like men building sheds because it gets rid of them for a while. But what about building your very own Butler Cabin shed as part of a Golden Bell extravaganza? Oh yes, it can be done...
If you can overcome the slightly weird 'why would I want to buy someone else's shoes?' dilemma, and if you can afford it, you can buy the shoes that Arnie wore to win the 1958 Masters... Three careful owners...
The putter Arnold Palmer used to win the 1964 Masters sold at auction on the very morning of Masters Sunday, 2017 for the incredible price of $97,691.
Ice Ice Baby: When she’s not blazing it up on the ice winning World Championships and getting us all hooked on curling at the Winter Olympics, Eve Muirhead will be out on the golf course, playing off two and owning the course record at her home club.
I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....
GolfPunk has launched its very own beer brand - GolfPunk Gold - in a new partnership with the St Andrews Brewing Company.
Sam Saunders, the grandson of the late great Arnold Palmer, has shot a 59 almost a year to the day of his death on the 25th of September 2016.
Heritage Auctions has announced that a piece of iconic Palmer memorabilia from his 1961 victory at Birkdale will be up for auction.
Callaway has launched the Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful interpretation of the iconic shape that made the original Steelhead one of the best–selling fairway woods of all time.
Tiger Woods is a doubt for the Masters after pulling out of next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, saying he has "no timetable" for his return.
Status Quo will be headlining on Saturday May 27 at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club as golf goes all dinosaur again.
Arnold Palmer’s shoes from the 1958 Masters have been sold, or should that be soled, for a staggering $66,000 at auction.
Callaway Golf is introducing a new addition to their hugely successful Steelhead XR family with the launch of the new Steelhead XR Pro Irons.
A street in Fife which leads to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews has been named the most expensive in Scotland.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
A new house is to be built next to the world’s fifth oldest golf club in Musselburgh, despite objections from golfers around the world.
Rapper Flo Rida's latest music video is called Zillionaire and part of his lottery ticket winning fantasy is to play with gold golf clubs and gold golf balls.
One of Arnold Palmer's Masters trophies is up for sale by Green Jacket Auctions. And as of Sunday afternoon, the bidding is at $107,181 to be precise.
Seaford Town Council is working on a new neighbourhood plan, and it includes redeveloping the 6th hole at Seaford Head Golf Course. Sacrilege we say!
Those of you who tune into the GolfPunk Pod Cast will have heard an excerpt from this song in the intro to our Ryder Cupe Special. Have a gander at Rat King's Arnie-inspired tune about the merits of posh lemonade...
Tiger Woods talked to Stephan Colbert on everything from Arnold Palmer to Call of Duty. Find out what he had to say for himself here...
Harold Varner III is in in the midst of a 'moment' right now, and it's pretty awesome to watch. Check out these two awesome videos.
A 91–year old man has had a hole in one at Stoke Park. And it's not his first!
Esther Pelletier carded a triple-bogey six on the par–3 sixth hole at Middleton Golf Club, in Massachusetts, and was thinking of quitting the game. But her next shot was altogether better – her first ever ace!
On the day Arnold Palmer passed away, the Simpsons' new season premier referenced the great man four times. Which is weird considering the episodes are made weeks earlier.
Check out Arnie in full flow in this classic footage. It's Arnold Palmer vs Guy Boros!
Arnold Palmer has passed away aged 87.
Arnie sadly passed away last night. He was arguably the most important figure in modern day golf. We intend to spend a lot of this week paying tribute to him.
The King: A roller coaster ride in brief.
Golf is a unique sport because it allows elderly people to compete against younger opponents. And now an 85–year old man has won a tournament.
A 102-year-old man who has been a continuous member of his golf club for 90 years is thought to be the longest serving golf club member in history.
It was the end of an era for the Exmouth seafront when the Jungle Fun attraction and Arnold Palmer Putting Course closed for the last time, as three hundred locals turned up to protest.
Watch this 8 year old girl destroy a drone with one decent drive!!!
Jonah Texeira wanted to become a pro golfer, and his mother has come up with an ingenious way of helping to make that a reality.
Callaway have taken all of the best bits of the legendary X14 irons and updated them with the latest technology. Back to the future, baby!
Seven men have been jailed for a total of 47 years for planning a raid on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
It's an Olympic year, and Callaway are going for gold with their new MD3 Gold Nickel wedges...
Arnold Palmer is following in Tiger Woods’ footsteps and is writing a new book - “A Life Well Played: My Stories."
We recently got the chance to sit down with one of golf's true legends. Doug Sanders finished runner up in the Open (twice), The US Open and the PGA, and was 4th in the Masters. But he's about a lot more than that, as The Rat Pack would testify...
To mark Rory’s return to Augusta, Bose have launched a limited edition of his favourite headphones. But there are only 500 of them, so if you want in you'll need to move fast.
Jason Day went wire to wire last night, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot from Kevin Chappell. His 70 around Bay Hill was his eighth PGA Tour title.
Jason Day retained his lead last night at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but he's got some competition. While he could only manage a seventy, Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell shot solid 67's to jump up to join Henrik Stenson in second place.
A 7-year-old in Spain returned a trophy after realizing he had made a scorecard error.
It has been a testing few days for Poults. First he got heckled at the Valspar by a golf troll, who clearly fears his presence at the Ryder Cup, and took his revenge through Twitter. And now what?
Here's a great little video of PGA Tour players trying out Arnold Palmer's golf clubs before the Arnold Palmer invitational at Bay Hill. And some of them got on really well with them! Enjoy.
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...
Jordan Spieth is saying that his putter has "friction issues" with greens when they get "shiny." And has asked for a ruling. What on earth is he on about?
Here at GP Towers, as you can imagine, we’re always on the look out for the latest and greatest GolfPunk, and we think we may have just found a new contender for the prestigious top spot. In recent weeks we’ve been casting our beady eye’s over world number 254, Harold Varner III.
BIG MAX is set to introduce its latest model for 2016, the innovative Autofold FF. So if you are looking for a trolley for the new season check this out. It really is as compact as you like.
We got called out on Twitter the other day when we wrote about what we thought was the oldest golf pub in the world, and the fact that it was going to be closed down. So we've done some digging and now we think we know what the oldest golf pub in the world is.....
A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.
Mrs Forman’s is the oldest golf pub in the world, but plans are afoot to demolish it and turn it into a garage. Have people no respect?!
No one had ever heard of golf in Shubham Jaglan's poor Indian village. Until, that is, the five-year-old Shubham happened upon a six iron one day and decided to take on the world. Six years later he won back-to-back junior titles in the US.
Double Grammy award-winning hip-hoppers Arrested Development are the new headliners for Friday 29th January at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
Just the other day we were writing a piece on the news that Jordan Spieth had now officially become the top earner in golf with combined winnings and sponsorship deals of $53 million. But we also discovered that Arnold Palmer was still, at the tender age of 86, the fourth highest golf earner after Jordan, Tiger and Rory. And we wanted to find out why.
Jordan Spieth has found time to do a bit of house-hunting, and with earnings of $53 million for 2105, he doesn't exactly need to cut his cloth that tight. But he's still managed to get a saving of $1.5 million off the original asking price.
12-year-old Jakkarin Jitmaneekan won a car for scoring a hole-in-one at the Kids Golf World Championship, Malaysia. He'll be able to drive in six years time!
Four-year-old Blake Nakagawa is already making headlines in the golf world. He is currently the 6-and-under Big Island Junior Golf Association Champion, winning two of the four tournaments he’s entered this year.
Trick shots and weird clubs with world record holder Marsten Maas, plus tips on how to improve your balance!
As we remember those who fought for our freedom in conflict it is also worth remembering those who left the lush fairways to fight. These courageous men are not only heroes of our beloved game but heroes full stop. GolfPunk salutes not only these amazing men but all of those who have and indeed are...fighting for our freedoms.
Watch how Jordan Spieth's sponsor AT&T make a mosaic of his head with 24,152 golf balls!!
Reynolds Plantation Oconee Golf Course, Georgia, USA 18th hole Par 4 466 yards
So we visited the world famous Ping Putter vault. In what has become a modern golfing legend, every tournament winner on the major tours around the world who wins using a Ping Putter gets two gold plated putters made in their honour.
Spieth has become the face of Under Armour, shooting the brand to the top of the leaderboard wherever he plays.
As we head into October there is a definite chill in the air and those hopes of an Indian Summer might be waning. With this in mind the stylish, but practical, folk at adidas have introduced their Frostguard Collection. A new layering collection for both men and women that was designed to help golfers extend their golf seasons during the colder months of the year.
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.
Lee Westwood backed up a first day 68 with an impressive 67 and is currently tied in 3rd position with Tommy Fleetwood, just one shot off the overnight lead. Based on his recent form this is somewhat unexpected. What has changed you might ask? Well he’s brought Helen Storey, his girlfriend, in as his looper and, despite her not knowing much about golf, it just might provide the fairy tale story for one of the finest golfers never to win a major.
The weather has been rubbish so far this year (on both sides of the pond it seems) and it’s got the team dreaming of sunnier climbs. The Maldives is always a luxurious option (especially if you're feeling flush), but there was never a need to take the wrenches….UNTIL NOW!
How do you come back from blowing a seven shot lead in a major? Well, fortunately for Brooks Koepka it is a question that he will not have to answer. Staring down the barrel of the gun and the biggest collapse in golf major history, Koepka dug deep, held his nerve and took the title.
Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?
Let this be a warning to you – never tamper with your golf equipment during a competitive round. Harold Varner III did exactly that and unwittingly got a two-shot penalty during the opening round of The Players after making an equipment change that was influenced in part by the actions of a walking official.
Matt Kuchar is a decent guy, you'll often see him out and about in the town talking to fans, having dinner, wherever the Open is while other tour players hide themselves away in their hotel rooms. On the occasion of his first win in four years at the Mayakoba Classic last November, after signing his card, receiving his trophy and squaring off his caddie, he probably felt he had a right to swan off into the sunset and enjoy himself. However, a look over his shoulder was required...
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.
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.
"He's the number one player in the world, and he's showing why." That was Adam Scott taking about Justin Rose immedately after finishing second to the Englishman by two shots at Torrey Pines in the FarmersInsurance Open.
Fourteen-year-old Kuang Yang clinched his place in the 2019 Volvo China Open by winning the Volvo China Junior Match Play Championship at Southern Wood Golf & Country Club in Fujian on Wednesday.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort’s Executive Head Chef Robert Bates took home top honours in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards this week as he won ‘Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)’.
Off the back of significant growth at its Cape Town outlet, Clubs to Hire - the leading golf club rental company - is to expand its South Africa presence by offering its service at Johannesburg airport.
The furor around Doris Chen's DQ from LPGA qualifying at the weekend has taken a new twist with Chen's caddie Alex Valer claiming his player deliberately tried to cover up the incident.
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community will soon play its part in one of European golf’s most exciting annual storylines by staging the conclusion to European Tour Qualifying School for the second consecutive time, from November 10-15.
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.
Golfers who secure the Holy Grail of an ace while playing Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) on courses across Europe will no longer win a visit to the 2019 US Masters … instead they'll be off to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Nine-year-old Philip van Oosten had amazing experience yesterday two-time KLM Open champion Joost Luiten caddied for him in the Beat the Pro competition.
The first half of 2018 saw Costa Daurada again increase the number of green fees sold in the region to 63,000; five-times those sold over the same period of 2013.
Did everyone enjoy watching the golf last night... us, neither... Apparently it was one of the most exciting majors for a long time. Brooks Koepka has now won three of the last six majors!
The semi-final line-ups in the inaugural Men’s and Women’s European Golf Team Championships have been confirmed, as the battle to be crowned golf’s first European Champions at Gleneagles gathers momentum.
There has been unprecedented demand for tickets and hospitality from fans wanting to attend The 148th Open at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019. They have now completely sold out of Weekly, Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Championship Day Tickets.
IAGTO (the Global Golf Tourism Organisation) has unveiled a new website, www.playgolfinfrance.com, created on behalf of the French golf tourism industry, to showcase the golf destinations of France ahead of the Ryder Cup in Paris this September.
Motocaddy has ‘super-charged’ its new range of compact-folding M-Series models with ‘Next-generation’ 28V power technology.
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.
English Tour pros Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick might be getting a bit ahead of themselves, as they have had their Titleist wedges stamped with “It’s coming home.”
Golfing prodigy Abhay Kapoor stunned onlookers by recording a hole in one during a golf lesson at 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton this weekend.
Brooks Koepka captured his first US Open last year at Erin Hills with a belligerent display of big hitting and aggressive scoring, devastating the Wisconsin course with a winning score of 16-under. He has become only the third man in post-war going history to retain that title in totally different circumstances.
When GolfPunk first launched in 2004, Johan Lindeberg was the first person we called. His approach to golf fashion was revolutionary and we knew had a kindred spirit. Our Kinda Soldier in fact... Here he tells us how it all started and what golf needs to do next...