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Royal Portrush to hold 2019 Open Championship

Royal Portrush to hold 2019 Open Championship

Oct 20th, 2015

One of our favourite links courses, Royal Portrush is set to return to the Open Rota later today. The R&A are set to name it as the course for the 2019 Open Championship, for the first time since Max Faulkner won there in 1951.

Open Championship sensation Sam Locke

Open Championship sensation Sam Locke

Aug 3rd, 2018

Fresh from his remarkable performance at The Open, one of golf’s brightest young talents, Sam Locke is set to head to Nailcote Hall for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.

Ball spotting at the 147th Open Championship

Ball spotting at the 147th Open Championship

Jul 22nd, 2018

Rachael McQueen, the GolfPunk Golf Nurse and Skechers GoGo Golf ambassador, has been out as a ball spotter at this year’s 147th Open Championship, and we caught up with Rachael to ask her about her first experience as an official ball spotter.

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

Feb 13th, 2018

St Andrews is quite rightly holding the 150th-anniversary Open championship. Some of us here at GP think it should never leave the place but that's another story.

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Jul 17th, 2018

We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.

adidas Golf reveal 147th Open apparel

adidas Golf reveal 147th Open apparel

Jul 13th, 2018

 The third major of the year is usually one that pits players against the unpredictable elements. For that reason, it’s even more important that players have everything they need to perform their best on the course. 

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

Jul 17th, 2017

The Open Championship is the finest tournament in golf. But it hasn't half thrown up some odd moments over the years. From broken legs, to breaking and entry, here are the weirdest Open moments...

Rare photo archive of 1963 Open found

Rare photo archive of 1963 Open found

Oct 4th, 2016

A rare collection of photographic slides showing the 1963 Open Championship at Royal Lytham has been discovered at an auction in Manchester. 

The Open's greatest finishes

The Open's greatest finishes

Jul 12th, 2016

Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. Here are the Top 10, as chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Have your say now and win prizes.      

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Apr 7th, 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club is set to remain men-only by the time it hosts this year’s Open Championship, despite efforts by The R&A to make the game more open and appealing to women. But has The R&A found a way of avoiding the media flak?

Senior Open goes to St Andrews

Senior Open goes to St Andrews

Feb 3rd, 2016

We were there last year as Tom Watson came down the 18th in the fast fading light. Huge crowds were both following him, and waiting for him at the green. We were going to witness Tom’s last moment s at St Andrews ……or were we?

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

Jan 18th, 2016

Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.

Matt Jones wins Australian Open

Matt Jones wins Australian Open

Nov 29th, 2015

There’s winning from the front, and there’s reversing into a win. It’s safe to say Matt Jones did the latter at the Australian Open. Shooting a two over final round, Jones did just enough to keep Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott at bay.

Rum Can Get You In To The Open

Rum Can Get You In To The Open

Nov 29th, 2015

We like rum at GP towers. To be fair we like most booze. But rum has a special little piece of our heart from trips to Mauritius, and a recent excursion to the Caribbean. It has never helped us be any good at golf though. However for Rod Pampling it helped him shoot 61 at the Australian Open and got him a start at the Open at Troon next year.

Twilight Open Tickets

Twilight Open Tickets

Nov 13th, 2015

New ticket and pricing options have been introduced for the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon, including a new twilight ticket and a £10 reduction in the price of an adult daily pass bought in advance. A limited number of twilight tickets will be on offer for the first time at Royal Troon in 2016, giving spectators entry to the course on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 from 4pm onwards for £25.

The BBC Open Debacle

The BBC Open Debacle

Oct 3rd, 2015

As the GolfPunk Brigadier I am duty bound to read The Daily Telegraph at my club over my porridge and kippers every morning, and today I came across a letter to the Editor which I thought should be shared. Mr Michael Cooper of Addington, Kent, you are spot on. We've included a nice picture of young Mr. Spieth, as that's what The Daily Telegraph did as well. 

BBC Surrenders Open

BBC Surrenders Open

Sep 30th, 2015

The powers that be at the BBC have revealed that their coverage of the Open will end one year earlier than previously planned – and that’s next year, thank you very much.

Rory definitely out of Open now!

Rory definitely out of Open now!

Jul 8th, 2015

Oh Rory. In the news no one wanted but we all expected, Rory Mcily has confirmed he won't be playing the Opn Chamionship at St Andrews next week. 

Rory out of the Open!!!

Rory out of the Open!!!

Jul 6th, 2015

In unbelievable news, Rory Mcilroy, the world's number one golfer, and one of golf’s real athletes will miss the Open at St Andrews after damaging his ATFL ankle ligament during a kick about with his mates on Saturday. Over to the Irishman for an update…

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jul 29th, 2019

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.

I Hate You, Tom Watson!

I Hate You, Tom Watson!

Nov 7th, 2018

When I was a hot headed and slightly greasy 14 year old, I hated Tom Watson. I mean I hated him.

Justin Rose shoots 64 at Carnoustie

Justin Rose shoots 64 at Carnoustie

Jul 21st, 2018

The winds have hardly blustered at Carnoustie this week but Justin Rose still needed a last-gasp birdie yesterday to avoid being beached on the Angus coast. But today he has only gone and tied the course record at Carnoustie.

Representing for all the GolfPunks: Dai Rees

Representing for all the GolfPunks: Dai Rees

Oct 19th, 2017

He was a short, no-nonsense Welshman whose tough attitude inspired perhaps the greatest victory in the history of the Ryder Cup. Meet Woosie’s predecessor and childhood hero, the man who kept the Cup alive …

Top 5 John Daly Moments

Top 5 John Daly Moments

Aug 7th, 2017

Happy Birthday John Daly, you've made it to 50! Here's five of his best moments captured on video...

Jordan's Claret Chug

Jordan's Claret Chug

Jul 24th, 2017

Jordan Spieth didn't make it to the #GPClubhouse last night, but he still managed to celebrate without us, drinking with his boys from the Claret Jug. 

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

Jul 23rd, 2017

When the golf finishes at Birkdale this evening, you need to get yourself down to the GolfPunk Clubhouse in Southport to take on our Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen.

And the BAFTA goes to....

And the BAFTA goes to....

May 17th, 2017

European Tour Productions and Sky Sports have received recognition for their joint coverage of The 2016 Open Championship, winning the BAFTA in the Sport category.

Glenmorangie appoint Clifford French

Glenmorangie appoint Clifford French

May 12th, 2017

Glenmorangie, the official spirit of The 146th Open Championship, has appointed sport and entertainment consultancy, Clifford French, to activate their sponsorship of the Championship at Royal Birkdale.

£110 million benefit to Scotland

£110 million benefit to Scotland

Jan 28th, 2017

Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Greenbrier Classic Cancelled

Greenbrier Classic Cancelled

Jun 26th, 2016

The Greenbrier has been canceled due to the horrific flooding that took place this week. But how will that affect The Open?

Troon residents to make a killing

Troon residents to make a killing

May 12th, 2016

Accommodation prices are soaring in Troon as the Open Championship looms. So if you haven’t already booked your digs, here are some of the properties that are still on offer.

Golf Memorabilia

Golf Memorabilia

Feb 6th, 2016

Here are some interesting pieces of golf memorabilia that have been sold at auction recently.

Iconic Hotel in Troon

Iconic Hotel in Troon

Dec 4th, 2015

One of Scotland’s most iconic hotels has been sold in a multi-million pound deal that sees The Hotel Collection hand over the reins to ambitious new owners. The Marine Hotel is located on the edge of the 18th hole of the famous Royal Troon Golf Course, which will host next year’s Open Golf Championship.

No more

No more "On the tee"

Nov 19th, 2015

Forget Alliss, Longhurst, or the Colonel. McCord, Miller, and Feherty don’t get a look in either. No, Ivor “on the tee” Robson is the true voice of golf. Robson has been the European Tour starter for the past 37 years, and Open starter for 41.  And this weeks DP World Tour Championships is his final event. 

Robert Streb

Robert Streb

Sep 3rd, 2015

We've been watching a lot of Robert Streb recently. He's been bubbling under for a while, so we decided to have a look at his journey so far. Read on.....

What the Old Course means to them

What the Old Course means to them

Jul 20th, 2015

Germany's finest four ball, Martin Kaymer, Bernhard Langer, Marcel Siem and Mercedes Benz talk us through a practice round at St Andrews. Our money is on the Merc for longest drive...

How to play the final stretch

How to play the final stretch

Jul 19th, 2015

So there's 18 holes left of the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews. So we've got double major champion Martin Kaymer and Mercedes Benz Golf ambassador to talk us through the final stretch. 

Tom Lehman:

Tom Lehman:

Jul 18th, 2015

1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman made his way to the GolfPunk Clubhouse last night, finding himself in the middle of the missed the cut party and being interviewed by our ragged reporter Georgeous George. Here's what he had to say..

Third Round Tee Times!!!

Third Round Tee Times!!!

Jul 18th, 2015

Two Scots in the last four, a redemption story for Dustin Johnson, and Danny Willett vying for his first major. It's all to play for Day three of the Open Champinship, and here's the third tound tee times...

The TaylorMade Brothers

The TaylorMade Brothers

Jul 14th, 2015

We went to TaylorMade's event last night celebrating 15 years of driver dominance. What we weren't expecting were appearances from Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Stephen Gallacher. Enjoy...

GolfPunt

GolfPunt

Jul 14th, 2015

So, we’ve found a slick haired spiv in the boozer who reckons he might know a thing or two about golf betting…

St Andrews Day One

St Andrews Day One

Jul 13th, 2015

520 miles, 10 and a half hours, one bust up with the KFC staff at Keele services and a mildly annoyed Audi A4. But we're here. St Andrews. The 144th Open Champinship. The Rule Pub Diner. The GolfPunk clubhouse in association with Under Armour. And loads of other things and that.   

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Oct 31st, 2019

It’s been a while since this fine course has featured a major event and it’s been even longer since GolfPunk played it. If we recall correctly you head south out of Dublin on the M9 and you can’t miss it – well you can as its in middle of nowhere, if we recall. 

The Great British Open Challenge

The Great British Open Challenge

Oct 16th, 2019

Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!

Hero Women's Indian Open Final

Hero Women's Indian Open Final

Oct 7th, 2019

A year after finishing tied for second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, Christine Wolf enjoyed a much happier experience at DLF Golf and Country Club as she claimed her first Ladies European Tour title.  The 30-year-old Austrian, who had led by three going into the 18th hole 12 months ago before a nightmare double-bogey wrecked her chances, was able to take care of unfinished business.

Open de España Final

Open de España Final

Oct 7th, 2019

Jon Rahm successfully defended a title for the first time in his career as he stormed to a five-stroke victory at the Mutuactivos Open de España.  The 24-year-old secured his fifth European Tour title in just his 39th start, becoming the fastest Spaniard to reach five victories surpassing the late, great Seve Ballesteros who reached that milestone on his 49th appearance.

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 2

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 2

Oct 5th, 2019

Australia’s Whitney Hillier carded a one-under round of 71 to claim a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Hero Women’s Indian Open. She leads by a single shot from Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord with Linda Wessberg of Sweden and Meg MacLaren of England a further shot back.

Open de Espana Day 2

Open de Espana Day 2

Oct 5th, 2019

The large crowds at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid were delighted as Spanish players took command of the Open de Espana. Adria Arnaus and Rafael Cabrera Bello hold the halfway lead on eleven under par with Samuel Del Val one shot back and world number five and defending champion, Jon Rahm, sitting menacingly two back on nine under.

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 3

Hero Women’s Indian Open Day 3

Oct 5th, 2019

Christine Wolf shot an excellent five-under-par 67 in the third round of the Hero Women’s Indian Open to take a one stroke lead into the final round at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram. The 30-year-old Austrian will be determined to make amends for last year when she dumped her third shot into the water at the 18th to take a double bogey and lose the event by two shots.

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

Only a fortnight after playing her part in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory at Gleneagles, Carlota Ciganda claimed the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Terramar Golf Club in Sitges, Spain to add another unforgettable moment to her remarkable career.

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

Laura Fuenfstueck of Germany shot a four under 67 to keep the lead but is being hunted down by home favourite Carlota Ciganda who is just two shots back going into the final round of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Golf Club Terramar, near Barcelona.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Sep 28th, 2019

Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck produced back to back rounds of 68 to lead by three shots at the halfway stage of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges, near Barcelona. The 24-year-old from Langen was out of the traps quickly, racking up four birdies in her first 12 holes and made just the one bogey, on the par-4 14th, at Terramar Golf Club.

BMW PGA Championship Final

BMW PGA Championship Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Danny Willett made a welcome return to form winning the BMW PGA Championship with a comfortable three shot victory after posting a five-under-par 67 on Sunday at Wentworth.  Overnight joint leader, John Rahm of Spain struggled to card a 70 whilst South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout's charge slightly petered out leaving him third.

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Nelly Korda shot a four-under 67 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open to take her first European Title.  Blustery conditions made it challenging at Golf du Medoc and despite being in a final round containing two local favourites, Korda managed to hold off Joanna Klattern and Céline Boutier for her maiden win on this side of the pond.

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sep 23rd, 2019

The Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson delivered another first-time winner when Sebastian Munoz saw off 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, on the first hole of a playoff. It was the Columbian’s first tour victory and follows the win by Joaquin Niemann of Chile at last week’s win at the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

It was as you were at Wentworth as both overnight leaders shot four-under-par rounds of 68 to extend their lead to three shot over the field. Chasing them are Englishman Justin Rose, South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who both carded 69, and India’s Shubhankar Sharma who had one of the round of the day, a six-under 66.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

France’s Joanna Klatten made a strong push at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France with third round six-under-par 65 at Golf du Medoc Resort bringing her within one of World Number one Nelly Korda, setting up for an exciting final round.

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

A rejuvenated Danny Willett heads the leaderboard alongside Jon Rahm of Spain on eleven-under-par after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Two shots back sit Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, world number four Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

World number ten Nelly Korda lived up to her favourite billing shooting a second round seven-under-par 64 to take a six-stroke lead into the weekend on 10-under-par at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Medoc, near Bordeaux.

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

Sep 20th, 2019

Matt Wallace is a man in form. Following a third place in the KLM Open in Holland last week he shot a flawless seven under par 65 to take a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. Londoner, Wallace leads Spain’s Joh Rahm and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by one shot. With Justin Rose a further short back after a five under 67.

Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony

Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony

Sep 13th, 2019

The teams were introduced, the crowds were bedecked in the colours of the teams and Sharleen Spiteri and Texas hit the stage to liven up proceedings. First points in the fashion stakes probably went to Europe with their mid length coats and Solheim Cup tartan scarves winning it out over the the not quite so flattering short jackets of Team USA. A real spectacle indeed and here are some of the best images.

Casey takes European Open

Casey takes European Open

Sep 9th, 2019

Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.

Ko Wins CP Women’s Open

Ko Wins CP Women’s Open

Aug 26th, 2019

World number one, Jin Young Ko, walked arm in arm up to the 18th green at the CP Women’s Open yesterday with defending champion and local girl Brooke Henderson, as she cruised to a five shot lead over her nearest rival, Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen, to confirm that she is in her class of her own on the LPGA Tour this year.

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Aug 23rd, 2019

There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour.  Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

Aug 22nd, 2019

The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.

Fairy tale Women’s British Open

Fairy tale Women’s British Open

Aug 4th, 2019

She is only 20, has never played a major championship or even played outside Japan until this week and now Hinako Shibuno finds herself leading the Women’s British Open at Woburn. She takes a two-shot lead into the Sunday but there is plenty of talent queuing up behind her should she slip up on the final day.

Buhai goes clear at Women’s British Open

Buhai goes clear at Women’s British Open

Aug 3rd, 2019

It was all getting quite crowded at the top of the leaderboard on day two at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn on Friday until the overnight leader, Ashleigh Buhai, who was out late in the day, suddenly put her foot on the accelerator to open up daylight between her and the field.

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Jul 31st, 2019

Defending Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall is set to tee off at 12.16 on Thursday alongside Brooke Henderson of Canada and Japan’s Mamiko Higa and according to her she is “actually very excited. I don't feel any pressure. It’s really nice for me to be home because I've been in the US the whole year.”

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

Jul 28th, 2019

South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship.  Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

Jul 18th, 2019

There have been many an odd occurence at the oldest of all the majors but these are our pick of the top ten weirdest Open Championship moments. 

The Open should be free for all

The Open should be free for all

Jul 18th, 2019

Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?

Who will win the Open

Who will win the Open

Jul 17th, 2019

Who will win the Open? Vote now for your pick of the Top 20, as per the bookies, or do you think it will be more of an outsider who takes the Claret Jug on the shores of Northern Ireland?

The 148th Open Tee Times

The 148th Open Tee Times

Jul 16th, 2019

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at The 148th Open, while fellow local favourite Rory McIlroy is paired with US Open champion Gary Woodland for the opening two rounds at Royal Portrush, which we cannot wait to see!

WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN GETS MORE DOSH

WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN GETS MORE DOSH

Jul 11th, 2019

GolfPunk fave Georgia Hall (no less!!) and nine of the past ten Champions will compete at the Women’s British Open for a 40% larger prize fund of $4.5m (circa £3.6m at time of writing) in recognition of the importance of the Championship and women’s golf according to the R&A.

Take The Open Quiz

Take The Open Quiz

Jul 9th, 2019

The Open is looming up on the horizon so come and test your knowledge of all things Openey with the GolfPunk Open Golf Quiz 2019. It's got something for everyone who err like quizes.

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Jun 27th, 2019

So Muirfield or to give its proper title, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.