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Argentario Golf Resort Becomes PGA National Italy

Argentario Golf Resort Becomes PGA National Italy

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’.

Argentario’s Popular Spring ProAm is back

Argentario’s Popular Spring ProAm is back

Feb 12th, 2019

 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 Offers Golf Romantics

Argentario Offers Golf Romantics

Jan 21st, 2019

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.

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.

Rio Mayor has assets frozen over Olympic GC

Rio Mayor has assets frozen over Olympic GC

Dec 10th, 2016

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.

Animals on the course at Rio

Animals on the course at Rio

Aug 6th, 2016

The new course in Rio is according to reports teeming with wildlife, and not just Zika bearing mosquitos.

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Adam Scott Now Set For Rio Olympics After About Turn

Mar 11th, 2016

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.

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Mar 10th, 2016

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!

'Serious Golfers' better equipped to play more

'Serious Golfers' better equipped to play more

Jan 24th, 2019

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.

Riordan revels in Europe's success in USA

Riordan revels in Europe's success in USA

Nov 7th, 2018

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.

Glorious Gloria

Glorious Gloria

Oct 24th, 2018

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.

 Trio of cricket heroes to star

Trio of cricket heroes to star

Jul 28th, 2018

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.

Golf, Gastronomy & Wellness at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

Golf, Gastronomy & Wellness at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

May 29th, 2018

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.  

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Apr 21st, 2018

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.

Volvik go all patriotic

Volvik go all patriotic

Nov 11th, 2017

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.

Lee Westwood victorious at Hero's Challenge

Lee Westwood victorious at Hero's Challenge

Sep 27th, 2017

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.

Lindsey Vonn furious at nude selfie hack

Lindsey Vonn furious at nude selfie hack

Aug 23rd, 2017

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.

Tiger Woods camp furious after Masters tee time leak

Tiger Woods camp furious after Masters tee time leak

Apr 1st, 2017

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 Trio get PGA special exemption

European Trio get PGA special exemption

Mar 28th, 2017

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.  

The US Open is going to be seriously tough

The US Open is going to be seriously tough

Apr 28th, 2016

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.

Danny Willett's Brother has been hilarious on Twitter

Danny Willett's Brother has been hilarious on Twitter

Apr 10th, 2016

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...

Serious setback for Tiger Woods?

Serious setback for Tiger Woods?

Feb 23rd, 2016

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?

Gator Watch: Goliath Victorious!!!

Gator Watch: Goliath Victorious!!!

Dec 1st, 2015

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.

Crazy Golf Gets Serious

Crazy Golf Gets Serious

Nov 4th, 2015

“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.

Oscar Pistorious

Oscar Pistorious

Oct 19th, 2015

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.

Solheim Cup 2019

Solheim Cup 2019

Sep 11th, 2019

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.

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Aug 27th, 2019

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.  

Solheim Cup Captain’s Picks

Solheim Cup Captain’s Picks

Aug 12th, 2019

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!

Solheim Cup – Team Europe

Solheim Cup – Team Europe

Aug 12th, 2019

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.

Carly Booth eyes dream ticket

Carly Booth eyes dream ticket

Aug 11th, 2019

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.

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.”

Tartan Friday at Solheim Cup

Tartan Friday at Solheim Cup

Jun 10th, 2019

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’.

On the golf road with Kelly Rohrbach

On the golf road with Kelly Rohrbach

Aug 11th, 2018

Kelly Rohrbach; A former division one college golfer. A Sports Illustrated Swimwear model. Leo DiCaprio's ex. Plus she played CJ Parker in Baywatch!

Golfing legends back Glasgow 2018

Golfing legends back Glasgow 2018

Jul 5th, 2018

Two Scottish golfing legends are looking forward to history being made at the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles in August.

Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes

Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes

May 7th, 2018

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.    

Innovation at the GolfSixes

Innovation at the GolfSixes

Feb 27th, 2018

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.

European Tour launch GolfSixes

European Tour launch GolfSixes

Feb 12th, 2017

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. 

Jack Nicklaus challenges golf industry

Jack Nicklaus challenges golf industry

Nov 30th, 2016

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.

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Why the Olympic no-shows should forget about 2020

Aug 25th, 2016

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.

First Olympic women's hole in one

First Olympic women's hole in one

Aug 20th, 2016

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.

Charley Hull benefits from Justin Rose’s experience

Charley Hull benefits from Justin Rose’s experience

Aug 19th, 2016

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. 

Olympic golf a TV hit

Olympic golf a TV hit

Aug 18th, 2016

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.    

Henrik Stenson takes on crocodile

Henrik Stenson takes on crocodile

Aug 14th, 2016

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's bizarre 5ft putt

Bubba's bizarre 5ft putt

Aug 14th, 2016

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. 

‘The Hitler Trophy’

‘The Hitler Trophy’

Aug 14th, 2016

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.

Justin Rose wins Olympic Gold

Justin Rose wins Olympic Gold

Aug 14th, 2016

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. 

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Aug 13th, 2016

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. 

And they're off at the Olympics

And they're off at the Olympics

Aug 11th, 2016

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.

Marcus Fraser leads the Olympic golf

Marcus Fraser leads the Olympic golf

Aug 11th, 2016

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. 

Squash irked by Olympic golfer withdrawals

Squash irked by Olympic golfer withdrawals

Jul 16th, 2016

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.

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Charley Hull is youngest GB golf team member

Jul 14th, 2016

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.

The Great Olympic Shambles

The Great Olympic Shambles

Jun 30th, 2016

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.

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Jun 3rd, 2016

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...

Gator fight!

Gator fight!

Apr 2nd, 2016

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. 

Olympic test event for Brazilians only

Olympic test event for Brazilians only

Feb 27th, 2016

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?

Charley Hull in tied lead at Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Charley Hull in tied lead at Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Jan 29th, 2016

  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.

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Jan 20th, 2016

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?

The best reason we've seen yet for golf in the Olympics...

The best reason we've seen yet for golf in the Olympics...

Jan 4th, 2016

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!

Wentworth Barrister 'betrayal'

Wentworth Barrister 'betrayal'

Dec 6th, 2015

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.

Agronomy challenges

Agronomy challenges

Nov 28th, 2015

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 Holiday or Olympics?

Adam Scott Holiday or Olympics?

Nov 18th, 2015

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.

Don't Drink and Drive!

Don't Drink and Drive!

Oct 28th, 2015

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!