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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...

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...

Our Kinda Soldier

Our Kinda Soldier

Mar 4th, 2016

Luke Kohl has a vision for world golf. It's called Intergalactic Golf. Luke, you are Our Kinda Soldier.

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. 

RIP Doug Sanders

RIP Doug Sanders

Apr 13th, 2020

American Doug Sanders, who sadly will always be remembered for missing a three-foot putt to win the 1970 Open Championship has died of natural causes aged 86. As we remember the flamboyant golfer from Cedartown, Georgia we look back at an interview GolfPunk was lucky enough to have with the legend that is Sanders, Our Kinda Soldier!

The Tiger Of Wall Street: Woods goes corporate

The Tiger Of Wall Street: Woods goes corporate

Nov 1st, 2016

Step aside Leonardo DiCaprio, there's a new beast in business town. 14-time major winner Tiger Woods no less. The Tiger Of Wall Street yesterday unleashed his new company, TGR, combining a portfolio of Tiger-related concerns.

LPGA to restart tour in July

LPGA to restart tour in July

Apr 30th, 2020

The LPGA announced its revised calendar for 2020 on Wednesday with a planned return to play at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan on 15th July. There will also be more cash available due to increases in the purses for many of the events. Players will compete for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.

European Tour facing financial ruin?

European Tour facing financial ruin?

Apr 24th, 2020

As the Coronavirus crisis rumbles on golf tours facing an uncertain future. Every week that passes means that both the PGA Tour and European Tour are losing millions in TV and sponsorship revenues. The Americans have a plan for survival but their European counterparts face the perfect storm of challenges that threaten the existence of the European Tour itself.

European Tour cancels events

European Tour cancels events

Apr 17th, 2020

The European Tour today confirmed the cancellation of the BMW International Open and the Open de France and the postponement of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a Rolex Series event, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, the PGA Tour announced its plans to resume the 2019-20 season with the Charles Schwab Challenge between 11th and 14th June.

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

Mar 29th, 2020

Golfers on the European Tour have come together to record a message to encourage everyone across the world to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak, reinforcing the #STAYATHOME message.

All golf courses closed in the UK

All golf courses closed in the UK

Mar 24th, 2020

As we feared the 'Covidiots' have spoiled it for the responsible vast majority in the UK and we are not only in lockdown but golf is also out of bounds! England Golf, Scotland Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland all confirmed that courses must now shut until further notice.

PGA TOUR announces landmark media deal

PGA TOUR announces landmark media deal

Mar 9th, 2020

PGA TOUR has announced an expansive media rights deal that brings in ESPN with its streaming services alongside incumbent broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal aims to increase the reach with more video content reaching a broader audience.

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Feb 22nd, 2020

Erik van Rooyen celebrated his 30th birthday most spectacularly at the WGC-Mexico Championship as the South African tied the course record at Chapultepec Golf Club with a sizzling 62. That nine under par round moved van Rooyen to a ten under total and within a shot of Bryson DeChambeau’s lead.

Hainey v The PGA Tour

Hainey v The PGA Tour

Feb 13th, 2020

Ok as nobody else seems to be doing it, I am going to come out and defend the seemingly indefensible, or at the very worst add a bit of perspective. Hank Hainey made a pretty unwise statement and was clearly mistaken in taking what might be described as ‘locker room humour’ to the airways.  But, was he being ‘racist, xenophobic, and sexist’ as stated by the PGA Tour’s lawyers?

Encouraging signs on slow play

Encouraging signs on slow play

Jan 21st, 2020

Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?

PGA Tour seeks to gag Smith

PGA Tour seeks to gag Smith

Jan 17th, 2020

It looks like the PGA Tour are moving to close down the debate on the Patrick Reed saga. Rumours have it that Cameron Smith has been admonished by the PGA Tour for his outspoken comments on Patrick Reed's behaviour at the Hero World Challenge.

European Tour events in danger

European Tour events in danger

Jan 8th, 2020

The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.

Tournament of Champions 2020

Tournament of Champions 2020

Jan 6th, 2020

The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.

FootJoy Tour X

FootJoy Tour X

Jan 6th, 2020

The FootJoy folk never seem to stand still and the latest iteration is the Tour X which seeks to combine all that was good from previous tried and tested FootJoy models. The new Tour X has been born from the synthesis of 3 Tour-proven models, the DNA, Tour-S and Fury.

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.

Who's your favourite?

Who's your favourite?

Jun 7th, 2019

Welcome to our new feature, Who's Your Favourite, where we ask golf industry insiders who their favourite players are.  This week its Michael the owner of GOLFWOD who is currently putting two of our team through his 6 week golf fit challenge.

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

Mar 21st, 2019

The 25th anniversary edition of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open will once again be tri-sanctioned by the China Golf Association and the European and Asian Tours when the tournament is staged at The Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5.v

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Mar 16th, 2019

Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.

Oman's first links-style golf course gets ready

Oman's first links-style golf course gets ready

Feb 27th, 2019

Al Mouj Golf, one of the Middle East’s flagship golf courses, designed by Greg Norman, is completing its final touches ahead of the 2019 Oman Open, which takes place from February 28th to 3rd March. 

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.

Your Golf Travel launch sale

Your Golf Travel launch sale

Feb 7th, 2019

Spain is one of the most sought-after golf holiday destinations in the world and Your Golf Travel customers have the opportunity to secure the best tee times at championship courses scattered around Andalucia including Valderrama Golf Club, Finca Cortesin, La Reserva and many more.

Patrick Reed becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Patrick Reed becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Feb 2nd, 2019

Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...

Raise your game in the new Spieth 3

Raise your game in the new Spieth 3

Jan 31st, 2019

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. 

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Jan 30th, 2019

It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.

Future Stars Embark on ‘Journey to Jordan’

Future Stars Embark on ‘Journey to Jordan’

Jan 29th, 2019

Ayla Golf Club is finalising preparations to stage three consecutive events on the MENA Tour calendar, kick-starting what will be an action-packed season for the spectacular Red Sea venue.

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

Jan 19th, 2019

Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Jan 16th, 2019

Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.

Your Golf Travel reward their groups in January

Your Golf Travel reward their groups in January

Jan 4th, 2019

Your Golf Travel (YGT) have gone ‘The Extra Yard’ & for the first time ever, this January groups booking holidays for 2019 to travel between 1st January - 31st December will receive huge offers, such as free golf break, TaylorMade TP5 balls plus airport lounge passes.

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Jan 1st, 2019

Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.

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.    

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Dec 13th, 2018

Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world. 

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Nov 28th, 2018

Aaron Rai beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to clinch the season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open. The three-time Challenge Tour winner wore his signature MacWet Golf Gloves on both hands throughout all rounds.

Fleming Golf Tips: DP Tour Championship

Fleming Golf Tips: DP Tour Championship

Nov 14th, 2018

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.

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Nov 7th, 2018

Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.

Stay the course, extend the season

Stay the course, extend the season

Nov 2nd, 2018

Under Armour’s Fall/Winter ’18 collection delivers the technologies and performance benefits you need to keep your game going in any type of weather.

Your Golf Travel leads the way in bucket list golfing experiences

Your Golf Travel leads the way in bucket list golfing experiences

Oct 31st, 2018

Your Golf Travel (YGT) is an official travel operator for the 16th Solheim Cup matches to be played next September at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. YGT is leading the way with hundreds of three, five and seven-night packages for the event already sold.

Your Golf Travel launches 'Select'

Your Golf Travel launches 'Select'

Oct 19th, 2018

Your Golf Travel (YGT) has unveiled ‘Select’, a new membership created to provide its premier customers with the most comprehensive travel booking service and a wide range of exclusive products and benefits.

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Oct 18th, 2018

Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.

Europe dominate in morning four balls

Europe dominate in morning four balls

Sep 29th, 2018

What an incredible morning for Europe, as they continued to build on the momentum from Friday afternoon, when they trounced America 4- nil.

Saturday afternoon foursomes all square

Saturday afternoon foursomes all square

Sep 29th, 2018

This was to be a critical session for the Americans if they were to have any hope of retaining the Ryder Cup. But it was to end honours even for the session, leaving the US with  a Medinah like mountain to climb as Europe go into the final day 10-6.

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Sep 20th, 2018

The Algarve’s premier golf brand, Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, has completed the final touches as it prepares to host the 12th Portugal Masters. 

Bookmakers Make USA Favourites For 2018 Ryder Cup

Bookmakers Make USA Favourites For 2018 Ryder Cup

Sep 15th, 2018

Team USA are the odds-on favourites at -110 with the bookmakers to win the 2018 Ryder Cup later this month at Le Golf National in Paris, France. The defending champions, who will be captained by Jim Furyk, are bidding to win in Europe for the first time since 1993.

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Sep 11th, 2018

Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.

Real Club De Golf El Prat to host Emerald Tour

Real Club De Golf El Prat to host Emerald Tour

Sep 7th, 2018

Amateur golfers will be given the chance to experience what it feels like to be a professional by playing courses of the calibre of Real Club de Golf El Prat thanks to the inaugural Emerald Golf Tour.

How to play your Ryder Cup Wild cards right

How to play your Ryder Cup Wild cards right

Sep 6th, 2018

It is with good reason that European Ryder Cup captains have always relied on veterans for their wildcard picks. Europe’s four best-ever performing groups of picks – from 1987, 2004, 2006 and 2010 – each scored at least 5.5 points. They had another thing in common: a player who had appeared in four or more Ryder Cups.

Your Golf Travel and Lee Westwood go the extra mile

Your Golf Travel and Lee Westwood go the extra mile

Sep 3rd, 2018

Your Golf Travel (YGT) and Chief Holiday Officer Lee Westwood have gone “The Extra Yard,” listening to customers and securing an incredible selection of value add-ons for those booking holidays for 2019 holidays between 1st and 30th September.

Bryson DeChambeau captures third PGA Tour win

Bryson DeChambeau captures third PGA Tour win

Aug 27th, 2018

COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Bryson DeChambeau wins for the second time this season, capturing a Win at The Northern Trust, the first of the FedExCup Playoff Events, catapulting him to the Number 1 position in the FedExCup Rankings.

New event on the Staysure Tour

New event on the Staysure Tour

Aug 21st, 2018

2019 will see The Staysure Tour welcome a new, exciting event to its tour schedule; the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship boasting a total prize fund of €200,000. Arriving at the stunning Trevose Golf and Country Club, the four-day event will see some of the greatest ever golfers take to the picturesque course from June 20-23 2019.

Waring wins maiden tour title with Wilson clubs

Waring wins maiden tour title with Wilson clubs

Aug 20th, 2018

Wilson Staff player Paul Waring captured his maiden European Tour victory at the Nordea Masters in Sweden today by winning a play-off at the first extra hole at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg.

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.

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.”

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

Jul 7th, 2018

World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.

LPGA Tour Pro gets DQ'd

LPGA Tour Pro gets DQ'd

Jul 1st, 2018

Veteran South Africa Tour Pro Lee-Anne Pace managed to get herself disqualified on Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.  

Life on Tour

Life on Tour

Jun 27th, 2018

Launched two weeks ago with special guest Luke Donald, the European Tour's Life on Tour aims to take the listener behind the curtain to find out what life is really like for some of the biggest names in golf.

Jordan Spieth's Under Armour scripting

Jordan Spieth's Under Armour scripting

Jun 8th, 2018

The time is just about here for one of the most exciting Majors on the calendar, the U.S. Open. Here’s Jordan Spieth’s Under Armour scripting for his campaign.  

The Road to the PGA and LPGA Tour Goes Through Ron Garl

The Road to the PGA and LPGA Tour Goes Through Ron Garl

Jun 3rd, 2018

These days it seems that if aspiring golfers want to make it to the PGA or LPGA TOUR, Ron Garl is a name they should know. Or at least be familiar with some of his course designs here in the Central Florida area that are famous for their unique style, design and strategy.

Journeyman pro shoots the lights out

Journeyman pro shoots the lights out

May 19th, 2018

Here’s an incredible front nine to remember. Michael Arnaud, a 36-year-old journeyman pro since 2004, who has only once ever played on the PGA Tour and had only made one start on the Web.com Tour this season, caught light on the front nine at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.