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Muirhead takes control

Muirhead takes control

Jan 24th, 2020

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.

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.

We're Not Worthy: No1: Old Head Of Kinsale, Ireland

We're Not Worthy: No1: Old Head Of Kinsale, Ireland

Jul 5th, 2018

"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    

Build your own Masters Golden Bell

Build your own Masters Golden Bell

Apr 3rd, 2018

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...

£15,000 for Arnold Palmer's Masters shoes

£15,000 for Arnold Palmer's Masters shoes

Mar 27th, 2018

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...

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Feb 9th, 2018

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. 

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Oct 19th, 2017

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....

Arnold Palmer's grandson shoots 59

Arnold Palmer's grandson shoots 59

Sep 30th, 2017

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.

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Woods

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Woods

Jun 21st, 2017

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.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

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.   

Threat to the sixth at Seaford Head GC

Threat to the sixth at Seaford Head GC

Nov 24th, 2016

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!

Arnold Palmer immortalised in rap song

Arnold Palmer immortalised in rap song

Nov 9th, 2016

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...

91–year old gets hole in one

91–year old gets hole in one

Oct 4th, 2016

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!

Simpsons weird Arnold Palmer reference

Simpsons weird Arnold Palmer reference

Sep 27th, 2016

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.

85–year old man wins competition

85–year old man wins competition

Sep 14th, 2016

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.

Arnold Palmer Putting course closes

Arnold Palmer Putting course closes

Sep 4th, 2016

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.

Callaway Steelhead XR Irons

Callaway Steelhead XR Irons

Aug 23rd, 2016

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!

Arnold Palmer writing Auto-biog

Arnold Palmer writing Auto-biog

Jun 8th, 2016

Arnold Palmer is following in Tiger Woods’ footsteps and is writing a new book - “A Life Well Played: My Stories."

Our Kinda Soldier: Doug Sanders

Our Kinda Soldier: Doug Sanders

May 30th, 2016

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...

Jason Day Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jason Day Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Mar 21st, 2016

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. 

Day Leads by Two At Arnold Palmer

Day Leads by Two At Arnold Palmer

Mar 20th, 2016

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.

PGA Tour Pros try out Arnold Palmer's old clubs

PGA Tour Pros try out Arnold Palmer's old clubs

Mar 19th, 2016

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.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Top Tips

Arnold Palmer Invitational Top Tips

Mar 15th, 2016

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 wants to wet his putter’s head

Jordan wants to wet his putter’s head

Mar 6th, 2016

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? 

Who is Harold Varner III?

Who is Harold Varner III?

Feb 8th, 2016

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 Launches Autofold FF

Big Max Launches Autofold FF

Feb 8th, 2016

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.

What is the oldest golf pub in the world?

What is the oldest golf pub in the world?

Feb 7th, 2016

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.....  

World's Oldest Golf Club

World's Oldest Golf Club

Feb 6th, 2016

A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.

World's Oldest Golf Pub

World's Oldest Golf Pub

Feb 4th, 2016

 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?!

11-year-old indian golfer strives for world domination

11-year-old indian golfer strives for world domination

Jan 21st, 2016

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.

Arrested Development Headline

Arrested Development Headline

Jan 20th, 2016

Double Grammy award-winning hip-hoppers Arrested Development are the new headliners for Friday 29th January at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Arnold Palmer at 86

Arnold Palmer at 86

Jan 19th, 2016

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 buys Hunter Mahan's old pad

Jordan buys Hunter Mahan's old pad

Jan 18th, 2016

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 Thai Boy Wins Car

12 year old Thai Boy Wins Car

Jan 6th, 2016

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!

Blake Nakagawa – 4 year-old sensation

Blake Nakagawa – 4 year-old sensation

Nov 28th, 2015

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.

Remembrance Day: Our Kinda Soldiers

Remembrance Day: Our Kinda Soldiers

Nov 11th, 2015

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. 

Inside Ping's Golden Putter Vault

Inside Ping's Golden Putter Vault

Aug 20th, 2015

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 Cold As Ice

Spieth Cold As Ice

Jun 26th, 2015

Spieth has become the face of Under Armour, shooting the brand to the top of the leaderboard wherever he plays. 

It’s getting cold out there

It’s getting cold out there

Oct 2nd, 2019

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.

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Sep 12th, 2019

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.

Want to get ahead, kiss your caddy!

Want to get ahead, kiss your caddy!

Jul 20th, 2019

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.

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

Jun 21st, 2019

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!

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

May 20th, 2019

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. 

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

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?

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Mar 15th, 2019

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 admits being 'hard-headed' in caddie pay storm

Matt Kuchar admits being 'hard-headed' in caddie pay storm

Feb 17th, 2019

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...

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.

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.

Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win at Torrey Pines

Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win at Torrey Pines

Jan 28th, 2019

"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 Clinches Place

Fourteen-Year-Old Kuang Clinches Place

Dec 13th, 2018

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's Executive Head Chef wins

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

Nov 30th, 2018

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)’.

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Nov 26th, 2018

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.

Golfing stars head to Lumine

Golfing stars head to Lumine

Nov 6th, 2018

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.

Score an ace and head strait to the 2020 Ryder Cup

Score an ace and head strait to the 2020 Ryder Cup

Oct 17th, 2018

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.

Thrilling USPGA finale as Koepka holds off Tiger

Thrilling USPGA finale as Koepka holds off Tiger

Aug 13th, 2018

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!

Golden weekend for European Golf at Gleneagles

Golden weekend for European Golf at Gleneagles

Aug 11th, 2018

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. 

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

Aug 11th, 2018

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.                      

PlayGolfinFrance.com website launched ahead of Ryder Cup

PlayGolfinFrance.com website launched ahead of Ryder Cup

Aug 10th, 2018

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.

English Tour Pros getting ahead of themselves

English Tour Pros getting ahead of themselves

Jul 11th, 2018

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.”

Brooks Koepka Holds Off Tommy Fleetwood To Retain US Open Title

Brooks Koepka Holds Off Tommy Fleetwood To Retain US Open Title

Jun 18th, 2018

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. 

Johan Lindeberg Our Kinda Soldier

Johan Lindeberg Our Kinda Soldier

May 29th, 2018

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...