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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.

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!

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.

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.

14 Club Challenge: Ryder Cup Captains Special

14 Club Challenge: Ryder Cup Captains Special

Oct 7th, 2019

We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk.  We’re not very good at them but watching the pro’s go at it is always a scream, especially when they manage to hit the green with a putter or equally unsuitable club!

The Ryder Cup Goes to Italy, che bello!

The Ryder Cup Goes to Italy, che bello!

Oct 7th, 2019

The 2022 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, in Italy, will take place from 30th September to the 2nd October 2022.  It will be the first time The Ryder Cup has been played in Italy, with the country following England, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Wales and France as European nations to host the biennial contest between Europe and the United States.

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.

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.

Ryder Cup countdown begins

Ryder Cup countdown begins

Sep 19th, 2019

European Captain Padraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for The 2020 Ryder Cup against the United States at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin next September. Karlsson twice played in the Ryder Cup, in the victorious 2006 team that crushed the USA at the K Club and on the losing side two years later at Valhalla.

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 turn off

FedEx Cup turn off

Aug 23rd, 2019

This Sunday evening the winner of the FedEx Cup Tour Championship will pick up a cheque for a cool $15 million dollars. The same evening at the CP Women's Open Aurora, Ontario, Canada the winner will take home a cheque for a paltry $337,500. However, earlier in the day in far flung Czechoslovakia those competing in the final round of the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will take home the combined sum of roughly $135,000!

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.

The slow play debate

The slow play debate

Aug 16th, 2019

Well they say the best form of defence is attack. It seems that one Bryson DeChambeau has adopted this tactic in his campaign to prove that he is not a slow player. The latest instalment has 'Speedy' Dechambeau posting a video from the fairway of the Pro-am at the BMW Championship with a few choice words for his 'haters' as he calls them.

TaylorMade launch new P-790

TaylorMade launch new P-790

Aug 12th, 2019

TaylorMade announced today that they are launching three new P790 irons.  The 2019 P790 iron, a P790 UDI and a P790 Ti iron to replace the original range that was pretty popular with mid and low handicap golfers and a solid seller for TaylorMade.

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

Aug 12th, 2019

TaylorMade are on a roll, of that there can be little doubt and when the TP Patina Putter collection drops you can be sure it will cause more than a little stir.  The marketing bumpf is all well and good, but well, just look at them.

New wedges from TaylorMade

New wedges from TaylorMade

Aug 12th, 2019

In somewhat of a storm of new products TaylorMade have announced that it is launching two new wedges.  First up is the second generation of the highly successful Milled Grind 2, hot on its heels is the addition of the very interesting looking Hi-Toe Big Foot to what is a rapidly expanding line

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

Aug 7th, 2019

Well we have run out of majors but Tiger will still be coming out to play in August as the FedEx Cup Playoffs commence this week in Jersey City, with The Northern Trust. It’s all change with the play-offs and we had to read it a few times before we sussed it out. So here’s how it will work..

Ireland to host Ryder Cup in 2026

Ireland to host Ryder Cup in 2026

Jul 25th, 2019

Well it’s been a pretty exciting week for golf on the island of Ireland. First, Shane Lowry’s spectacular win at the 148th Open in Northern Ireland and then the magnificent Adare Manor in County Limerick has been announced as host of The Ryder Cup 2026.  Not too shabby!

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Jul 20th, 2019

There were a number of rulings made by the R&A officials on day three of the Open but none was more interesting as that for Lee Westwood. And hats off to the 46 year-old Englishman who showed pure class and honesty in dealing with the situation.

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. 

PUMA launches latest suede shoe

PUMA launches latest suede shoe

Jun 28th, 2019

Summer is finally upon us the fairways are firming up, the shorts are out so all you need is a nice pair of comfy shoes. PUMA is releasing their latest iterations of their iconic PUMA Suede shoe and we must say they do look rather lush!

Derek the Donkey Returns

Derek the Donkey Returns

Jun 3rd, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier is back with 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Fleming Golf Tips: Dell Matchplay

Mar 26th, 2019

Great to deliver a winner again for GolfPunk readers; nervy stuff but Paul Casey held on to win at 26/1 at last week’s Valspar Championship!!

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’.

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

Mar 18th, 2019

In the latest instalment of American Golf’s Battle of the Brands challenge, TaylorMade M5 / M6 irons topped the charts with an average distance gain of 10.2 yards when pitted against the leading brands’ in the game by hundreds of American Golf customers.

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Mar 3rd, 2019

Kurt Kitayama produced a remarkable comeback at Al Mouj Golf to win his second European Tour title of the season at the Oman Open. This is the third global win for TaylorMade's new M5 and M6 drivers featuring Speed Injected Twist Face technology and fourth win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball.

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational

Feb 21st, 2019

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, a Ladies European Tour event sponsored by La Reserva de Sotogrande and organized by Deporte & Business that will be played from 16 to 19 May, will mark the first of three visits to Spain for the LET in 2019.

Golf Pride® Expands TOUR SNSR™ series

Golf Pride® Expands TOUR SNSR™ series

Feb 19th, 2019

 Golf Pride®  today announced it is expanding its popular TOUR SNSR™ putter grip family with the new Contour Pro. The Contour Pro putter grip offers the leading Tour-preferred, pistol-shape in two oversized models for unsurpassed feel and feedback.

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.

TaylorMade announces 2019 bag line up

TaylorMade announces 2019 bag line up

Jan 31st, 2019

TaylorMade has announced the release of its new 2019 golf bag line, which utilise the company’s popular and proven FlexTech™ technology. 

TaylorMade Announces new Spider X Putters

TaylorMade Announces new Spider X Putters

Jan 29th, 2019

A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets and has since become the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade has announced the 10th generation of its globally transcendent Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X.

Rickie Fowler to use TaylorMade TP5 ball

Rickie Fowler to use TaylorMade TP5 ball

Jan 22nd, 2019

TaylorMade Golf announced today that it has signed 4-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the most recognisable players in the game today, Rickie Fowler, to a multi-year contract to play TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball franchise, TP5x.

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.

TaylorMade Golf enters new frontier in iron design

TaylorMade Golf enters new frontier in iron design

Jan 7th, 2019

TaylorMade Golf has announced today the fourth and most innovative generation of its high-performance line of M series irons, the all-new M5 & M6 irons have been engineered to both further increase distance and enhance sound and feel.

Thomas Bjorn keeps a Ryder Cup promise

Thomas Bjorn keeps a Ryder Cup promise

Dec 24th, 2018

A promise made, a promise kept. After the 17½-10½ victory over the USA, 2018 Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn revealed that he had promised his team that he would get a tattoo of the winning score “on a part that only Grace [his girlfriend] will see”. And now he has fulfilled his promise.

Madeira highlighted as perfect year round golf destination

Madeira highlighted as perfect year round golf destination

Dec 10th, 2018

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago's growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination.

Amy Boulden Ladies European Tour Swingin' Siren

Amy Boulden Ladies European Tour Swingin' Siren

Dec 5th, 2018

Swingin Siren Amy Boulden has been busy on Instagrtam lately. Here's a catch up with the LET star and a cracking interview in which she ponders if they really did land on the moon, and if she can lend us a fiver... Oh yes, and happy birthday Amy!

Duca Del Cosma unveils its first spiked models

Duca Del Cosma unveils its first spiked models

Nov 30th, 2018

Duca del Cosma, the Italian fashion brand that pioneered ultra-lightweight spikeless golf shoes more than a decade ago, is introducing an eye-catching new range of premium golf shoes for the 2019 season that includes the brand’s first-ever soft spiked shoes and boots.

Rumour mill: Justin Rose to move from TaylorMade

Rumour mill: Justin Rose to move from TaylorMade

Nov 8th, 2018

We first heard the rumour that Justin Rose would be leaving TaylorMade back at this year’s Open in Carnoustie, and the rumours don’t seem to be going away. If anything, they are just getting louder and louder.

Why Bryson DeChambeau is destined for World No1

Why Bryson DeChambeau is destined for World No1

Nov 6th, 2018

As Bryson DeChambeau celebrates yet another win in an incredible 2018, my mind is cast back to April 2017 and The Houston Open. I was on the range watching Phil, Beef, and Rickie launching drives when I noticed a lone, almost forlorn figure over by the short game area.

Bryson DeChambeau hits the jackpot in Vegas

Bryson DeChambeau hits the jackpot in Vegas

Nov 6th, 2018

What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas… except when one of the PGA TOUR’s most buzzworthy players wins, with one of the industry’s most talked about new technologies the first week he puts it in play.

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.

TaylorMade Announces Addition to Players Irons Lineup

TaylorMade Announces Addition to Players Irons Lineup

Oct 17th, 2018

TaylorMade Golf has announced the extension of its globally successful P700 series irons with the introduction of P760, a progressive forged players iron designed to give better players specifically what they want and need through the entire set, alleviating the possible consideration of combination sets.

Golf Betting guide for The Ryder Cup

Golf Betting guide for The Ryder Cup

Sep 27th, 2018

Fancy a flutter on the Ryder Cup? Check out Fleming's Golf Tips right here and get your money on the right horses at the courses...

Titleist's limited edition Ryder Cup gear range

Titleist's limited edition Ryder Cup gear range

Sep 26th, 2018

As Ryder Cup fever firmly sets in, after the climax of the PGA Tour season at the weekend, Titleist is inviting golf fans to commemorate the 2018 Matches with its Limited Edition Ryder Cup range, available at the official Ryder Cup online store and on-site at Le Golf National within the Official Ryder Cup Merchandise Store. 

The Top 10 Ryder Cup partnerships ever

The Top 10 Ryder Cup partnerships ever

Sep 25th, 2018

What makes a great Ryder Cup partnership? Well, it probably helps if they don't hate each other (I'm talking to you Hal Sutton... putting Tiger & Phil together, I mean??!!)... Here we look at the Top 10 Greatest RC partnerships ever...

Top 5 best Ryder Cup matches ever

Top 5 best Ryder Cup matches ever

Sep 25th, 2018

Five startling Ryder Cup matches... or, to put it another way,... when Tiger met Phil on the tee and it all started going haywire...

Is this the USA's best ever Ryder Cup team?

Is this the USA's best ever Ryder Cup team?

Sep 25th, 2018

Is this the greatest USA team of all time? How about the greatest European team of all time? That's' what the captains are saying... Plus we pit both teams head to head...

1,200 fans to make trip of a lifetime to Ryder Cup

1,200 fans to make trip of a lifetime to Ryder Cup

Sep 25th, 2018

No fewer than 1,200 golf fans will take advantage of the superb packages offered by Your Golf Travel (YGT) for the 42nd Ryder Cup to be held at the end of this month at Le Golf National in Paris.

Ryder Cup Perfect Pairs

Ryder Cup Perfect Pairs

Sep 24th, 2018

It's a Ryder Cup captain’s most important job. These trends from the last 20 years reveal how Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk should pick their pairings in Paris.

Take on the Frogs in American Golf Ryder Cup challenge

Take on the Frogs in American Golf Ryder Cup challenge

Sep 20th, 2018

American Golf is bringing the magic of the Ryder Cup to it’s stores by challenging the U.K.’s golfers to take on ‘Les Grenouilles’ or ‘The Frogs’, the stunning Par 3, 11th hole at Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.

Tour Championship betting guide

Tour Championship betting guide

Sep 19th, 2018

One week to go to the Ryder Cup, it should be a thriller!! This week the Portugal Masters and last round of fed ex play off the tour championship

Congressional to host 2036 Ryder Cup

Congressional to host 2036 Ryder Cup

Sep 19th, 2018

Rory will be pleased. The venue where he won his first major is to host the 2036 Ryder Cup. Actually, he'll be 47 then... Anyway, as I was saying the 2036 Ryder Cup will be held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, the PGA of America has announced.

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.

Best Bets For The 2018 Ryder Cup

Best Bets For The 2018 Ryder Cup

Sep 15th, 2018

The Ryder Cup is the biggest event in team golf and a competition which has interest far wider than those who follow the sport across the year. The latest instalment of this match takes place in Paris, France where the USA will be looking to defend the trophy they won at Hazeltine National Club in 2016.

European Ryder Cup players wind up Thomas Bjorn

European Ryder Cup players wind up Thomas Bjorn

Sep 10th, 2018

European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..

French Golf Federation to bring Ryder Cup experience

French Golf Federation to bring Ryder Cup experience

Sep 10th, 2018

As the world of sport turns its eyes towards Paris for the Ryder Cup, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) are making sure that visitors to the city of love can experience the excitement of the biennial showdown between Europe and U.S.A without having to step inside the ropes of Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.