Mar 20th, 2019
The luxurious and picturesque Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com) has joined The PGA’s growing list of exceptional branded resorts as the ‘PGA National Italy’.
The luxurious and picturesque Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com) has joined The PGA’s growing list of exceptional branded resorts as the ‘PGA National Italy’.
The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com), one of the most highly-regarded golf destinations in Tuscany, Italy, has opened a stylish new Club House in time for the 2019 golf season.
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa’s popular Spring ProAm which regularly attracts visitors from all over the world will this year take place on May 18 & 19 at one of Tuscany’s top golf resorts in the Maremma region of Italy.
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com) is offering golf romantics the chance to treat their loved ones to the perfect Valentine’s break in the heart of Tuscany with a specially-created package, aptly named ‘That’s Amore’, this February.
The Logroño-La Rioja region in Spain was voted Undiscovered Destination of the Year at the prestigious International Golf Travel Market awards held this year in Slovenia. Here's our take on this amazing destination.
You won't believe some of the things you find on golf courses around the world...
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.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has vowed to appeal a judge’s decision to freeze his assets after it was alleged he waived an environmental fee for a company that built the golf course used at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is deserted. Another Olympic white elephant? We think so.
The new course in Rio is according to reports teeming with wildlife, and not just Zika bearing mosquitos.
Adam Scott has seemingly changed his mind about playing in the 2016 Olympics, according to former British Open Champion Ian Baker-Finch, who will captain the Australian team in Rio later this year.
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
Hilarious golf fails from your favourite players...
Serious Golfers are better equipped than ever with high performance clothing designed to help them play the game more often even in extreme conditions, according to new research commissioned by leading golf apparel brand Galvin Green among passionate American and British players.
Who said he didn't have a sense of humour? Well, no one probably. Here he is giving it both barrells to Kansas City Chiefs quarter back Patrick Mahomes, to whom he claims anyone can throw it but can you hit it?
Oulton Hall member John Riordan has achieved what many experienced Ryder Cup golfers haven't - he's been part of a successful European team on American soil.
It’s day three of my stay at ROBINSON Club Nobilis in Turkey. And the club is throwing it all at us. It's BBQ Central time.
Turkey is on the up and up as a golf destination, so GolfPunk has been summoned to the resort destination of Gloria to see what all the fuss is about.
A 12-year-old golfer - who hit her first ball as a three-year-old - is now preparing for a round of a lifetime with a European Tour star, after beating thousands of amateur golfers across England to win the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy.
Welcome to the Tiger Woods Roast in which a brilliant comeback puts Jason Day firmly in his place. Plus WGC wrap and Tony Finau makes a fan's day!!
Swapping their cricket bats for golf clubs, Matthew Hoggard MBE, Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Harmison MBE are all heading to the Cromwell Course for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
Four teenage warriors from Cranleigh Golf & Country Club have successfully played their part in golf's version of an ultra-marathon.
A relaxing combination of golf, gastronomy and wellness is on offer this summer at the mesmerizing Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentariogolfresortspa.it) located on the Monte Argentario promontory in the picturesque Maremma region of Tuscany in Italy.
The transformation of PGA Catalunya Resort’s clubhouse by celebrated interior design guru Lázaro Rosa-Violán is a bold move away from traditional golf course clubhouses.
Medieval caves, dumpsters and giraffes... try playing through that lot
Volvik is introducing a patriotic flavour to its top-selling VIVID golf balls with special boxes and packs designed for golfers looking to reflect their national colours on the fairways.
Tournament host Lee Westwood had the dream start to his hosting of the British Masters, as he defeated Sergio Garcia in the third staging of the Hero Challenge.
Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.
Lindsey Vonn is not happy, in fact, she's very not happy. Her response to the leaked nude selfies of herself and her ex Tiger Woods has been swift and damning.
Is Dustin Johnson out of the Masters before it's even begun? Injured in fall at his house tonight!
Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg and Masters' officials have joined to react strongly after certain groupings for next week's Masters, including Tiger's, were allegedly revealed five days before they should have been.
European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.
Sky Sports did not show Rory McIlroy breaking his three-wood in frustration at the 16th hole of his third round until he was on the 18th. Were they pandering to the R&A?
We've just seen this video shot on the first hole at Oakmont. The host course for this years US Open, it's safe to say the greenkeepers are making it tricky.
JFK's fall out shelter, a Stalanist ringer, Johnny Cash & a witch's curse...
And here it is, the all time number one weirdest thing you can find on a golf course...
Why #Ask Monty was the best thing on the internet last night...
Well done Danny Willett. First Masters champion from England in 20 years. We've been reading Danny's brother PJ Willett's Twitter feed while watching this back nine, and his stream of consciousness has been genius! Enjoy that hangover...
It's been three months since we found out anything about the state of Tiger's physical and mental condition. So what's occurring? Is he about to turn up unannounced at a tournament and shoot an opening round 63? Has he got a chance of playing at the Masters? Or, as is being suggested across certain social media channels, has he just suffered a serious setback in his rehabilitation?
So ok, you might be able to play golf all year round in Florida, in your shirt sleeves to boot. But it can't be good for your putting nerves to to see two gator's thrashing about wrestling one another. Especially when one is called Goliath.
“I think its safe to say crazy golf just got a bit weird and boozy.” If that’s not the best quote you read today then we want to read what is. Crazy Golf is hitting the big time, with two adults only indoor courses opening up soon.
Word on the street is that Oscar Pistorius is planning to spend his new found freedom on the golf course, when he is released from prison later this week for the murder of Reeva Steencamp in 2013.
Hilarious: Stephen Ireland's six year old son goes on the golf buggy rampage!!
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
The Solheim Cup is just three weeks away and Team USA captain, Juli Inkster, used her picks to add some experience to her rookie Solheim Cup line up last night. This will be Stacy Lewis’ fifth Solheim Cup and Morgan Pressel’s sixth.
Following the Ladies Scottish Open the first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team. This afternoon the Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew will break some hearts and delight others as she makes her four captain’s picks. But GolfPunk have it covered, so you can relax Catriona as these are the picks!
Well we nearly got the final line up right in that we predicted three of the four captain’s picks. European Captain Catriona Matthew went for France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
With the Solheim cup a month away they have the Solheim tartan, they even have a tartan fairway what they don’t have is a home player. Yesterday, Carly Booth may have answered Catriona Matthew’s prayers and give the Team Europe captain the excuse she needed to select a fellow countrywoman for the team.
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.”
GolfPunk will be donning their tartan trews on the opening day of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagle for #TartanFriday. Catriona Matthew has been working with Abacus Sportswear of Sweden to produce the official Solheim Cup tartan for Team Europe and the results are as they say north of the border ‘pure tidy’.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
As Scotland marks one year to go until the Solheim Cup, the prestigious event could be a catalyst for a growth in the female golfer visitor market, says VisitScotland.
Kelly Rohrbach; A former division one college golfer. A Sports Illustrated Swimwear model. Leo DiCaprio's ex. Plus she played CJ Parker in Baywatch!
Two Scottish golfing legends are looking forward to history being made at the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles in August.
Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne won the second GolfSixes title at Centurion Club in St Albans to claim victory for Ireland, as they beat Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel of France 2-0 in the final.
Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will partner his Solheim Cup counterpart Catriona Matthew when the European Tour includes women in a team golf event for the first time later this year.
Television host and golf fan Vernon Kay will co–host the new GolfSixes tournament.
The European Tour is creating a unique six–hole team event in England in May, in an attempt to bring a new audience into the game.
It's time for the Golf Oscars as the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards take place at The Belfry.
As we reported earlier in the week the Olympic golf course has been practically deserted, and there are problems with the operator. So what is the future for the course?
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.
The USA had a Ryder Cup team building night, that didn't exactly go to plan...
When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.
China's Lin Xiyu hit a hole-in-one on the par-three eighth during the third round of the women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics. Here's a video of Lin's historic ace - the first ever in women's Olympic golf.
GolfPunk Swingin’ Siren, Maria Verchenova, has blazed it up on the final day of the Women’s Olympic golf, shooting a course record 62.
Charlie Hull arrived in Rio on Sunday evening, just hours after Justin Rose had won the first Olympic golf gold after a thrilling duel with Henrik Stenson which went up the 18th. Here's how she benefitted from his experience.
The Olympic golf was a hit on TV worldwide. In the USA, where the last 90 minutes of the event were broadcast by both NBC and The Golf Channel, an average of 8.8 million watched over that period.
University of Bedfordshire student James Tobia is caddying for Russia’s only female golfer and GolfPunk favourite, Maria Verchenova. Here's his plan of attack.
In the ecstasy of victory Justin Rose forget to pick his Olympic Gold winning golf ball out of the hole. Here's what happened to it.
England Golf believes Justin Rose’s spectacular gold medal at the Rio Olympics will inspire people in the UK to try golf for the first time.
The women's Olympics pairings tee times have been released. Check out the key pairings here.
Henrik Stenson couldn’t help himself when he spotted a Cayman lurking in the water during his third round. Here's what he did.
Bubba had a bit of a brain frazzle yesterday in what was otherwise a great round of golf. He somehow contrived to hit a 30ft putt a mere 5ft. Check out the video here.
Golf is back in the Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904. However, it did actually make another little-known appearance around the notorious Berlin Games of 1936. This new book tells this intriguing story.
In a thrilling final round it all came down the 18th, as Rose and Stenson fought it out toe to toe. A beautiful shot into the green from Rose sent the ball within a couple of feet of the hole. Stenson bogeyed and Rose won by 2.
Crocodiles are lurking on the course at Rio. Here's the proof.
We should be in for a real treat tomorrow for the final round of the men’s Olympic golf, as the last group out will be Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.
Michelob ULTRA have produced a great little ad to show their support for the American Olympic golf team in Rio de Janeiro.
And they're off at the Olympic golf, as Brazil’s Adilson da Silva took the opening tee shot this morning to end golf’s 112-year absence from the games.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser was the surprise leader on day one of the Olympic golf, when he shot an eight under 63. But Stenson is lurking.
Christie’s Auction House is auctioning the gold medal won by 17-year-old Robert Hunter in the team competition in 1904 at Glen Echo Country Club.
The growing number of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics has disappointed the sport of squash, Professional Squash Association (PSA) chief executive Alex Gough has said.
At just 20-years old, Charley Hull will be the youngest member of the Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics, and will complete with Catriona Matthews for women’s Olympic Gold.
Another one bites the dust as US Open Champion Dustin Johnson pulls out of the Olympics...
Another one bites the dust as Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of the Olympics due to Zika threat.
It’s all kicking off with the Olympics, golfers having a go at the Olympics, Olympians having a go at golfers, and now the girls are getting involved too. It’s a right old mess.
Could golf in the Olympics be over before it has started? Jason Day now questioning competing in the Olympics due to Zika concerns.
Just when you thought you couldn't get any more scared of that Florida alligator, footage emerges of 'Big Dave', an even bigger gator wandering around a course in Georgia... Proceed with caution...
Murray cod are the top predator of the Murray-Darling river system in Australia. And this one seems to have developed a taste for golf balls.
A golfer at Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida, came across two massive alligators having a proper scrape near a water hazard. And he captured the fight on video.
The test event scheduled for Friday March 8th will be closed to the public, and will only feature nine Brazilian players. The event will only feature five men and four women porfessionals in a stroke play format. Another missed opportunity?
Click here for Scond Round Article!! (Apologies we put the wrong link on email!!) Charley Hull and Catriona Matthews were amongst seven players tied for the lead after the first round of the Bahamas LPGA, alongside US players Paula Creamer, Ashley Ramsey and Alison Lee and Japanese players Mika Miyazato and Haru Normura, each shooting a 5-under-par 68.
The PGA Tour is trying to organize a test event for the new Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro. But the Tour is struggling to find anyone who has time in their already hectic schedules. But they have to do it. Can they pull it off?
If like some of us on the GolfPunk team you're an '80's child (well one of us), you might remember the Sega and Nintendo console wars. Hell would have frozen over before you could ever imagine Mario and Sonic in the same game. Yet here we are in 2016, and not only are they in the same game, they're going to be playing golf together. Thank you Mario and Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games!
One of Britain’s most respected barristers has been accused by fellow members of Wentworth golf club of betraying them. Lord Grabiner, a top commercial barrister and Master of Clare College, Cambridge, has defended his decision to give legal advice to Wentworth's new owners.
With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now built, the main concern has become whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed.
Adam Scott confirmed today that he is by no means certain to play at the Olympics in Rio next year, even if he does qualify. He’s also been highly critical of the organisers for not including a team event, something we’ve been crying out for as well.
Ever wondered why it's best not to drink and drive (your golf ball)? Watch this funny video and remember to stay sober on the course!
Day 2 in pictures, video and even words!!