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Record breaking crowds at Royal Birkdale

Record breaking crowds at Royal Birkdale

Jul 23rd, 2017

The R&A has  announced  that 235,000 spectators attended this year’s The Open at Royal Birkdale, making it officially the largest crowd for an Open staged outside of St Andrews.

   Amazing Grace makes Major history at Royal Birkdale

Amazing Grace makes Major history at Royal Birkdale

Jul 22nd, 2017

The golfing history books have just been rewritten at Royal Birkdale as Branden Grace shot a sensational 62 at The Open Championship to break the record for the lowest round at a Major Championship.

The 7 Most Memorable Birkdale Open Moments

The 7 Most Memorable Birkdale Open Moments

Jul 19th, 2017

It's Open eve and and we can't wait for it all to kick off in the morning. In the meantime we've got seven moments of Birkdale magic to keep your Open buzz up!    

The mystery of Rory McIlroy's lost ball

The mystery of Rory McIlroy's lost ball

Jul 29th, 2017

It is believed that a golf 'fan' pocketed Rory McIlroy’s lost ball at the Open, which could have cost Rory up to $203,000 in prize money, not that he is short of a bob or two.

PXG's new 0311X Driving Iron

PXG's new 0311X Driving Iron

Jul 26th, 2017

PXG have launched the 0311X links beating, wind cheating driving iron perfect for keeping the ball in play on those tough blowy days. 

The 146th Open final round

The 146th Open final round

Jul 23rd, 2017

Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 146th Open Championship. Today the leaders will be teeing off at 2.30pm, so we should have a winner by 6 pm.

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

Jul 21st, 2017

Paul McGinley has got the Open GolfPunk Clubhouse up and running, now get yourselves down to SouthPort Waterfront for a cracking time...

The Open Leaderboard

The Open Leaderboard

Jul 20th, 2017

They're off! Check the leaderboard without even leaving the site...

Record breaking crowds expected for 146th Open

Record breaking crowds expected for 146th Open

Jul 20th, 2017

A record crowd for Royal Birkdale of more than 225,000 spectators are expected to attend The 146th Open this week, making it one of the best ever attended in the history of the Championship.

The 146th Open quiz

The 146th Open quiz

Jul 13th, 2017

Here's a fiendish quiz bought to you by our friends at Glencor Golf to get you in the mood for next week's The Open at Birkdale. See how you get on.....

Pop up accommodation village at The Open

Pop up accommodation village at The Open

Jul 11th, 2017

Last year saw The R&A introduce The Open Camping Village providing up to 500 under 25–year old’s and their families with free accommodation. This year The R&A is taking the service they provide for under–25’s to the next level with a bigger and better accommodation offering.

Final day of The Open threatened

Final day of The Open threatened

Jul 11th, 2017

A rail strike is planned for the final day of The Open, so if you are going to be traveling to Royal Birkdale by train, you’d better have a Plan B.

Seven players qualify for The Open

Seven players qualify for The Open

Jul 3rd, 2017

It was an excellent weekend for Martin Laird, as his third place at the Quicken Loans National earned him a handsome $482,800 and a place in The Open.

Four players qualify for The Open

Four players qualify for The Open

May 29th, 2017

Chan Kim of the US, Michael Hendry of New Zealand, Adam Bland of Australia and KT Kim of South Korea have earned places in The 146th Open after qualifying at the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.

Will troops be deployed at The Open?

Will troops be deployed at The Open?

May 26th, 2017

A leading terror expert says heightened security in the wake of the Manchester Attack could see a military presence at the Open Championship in July.

Harrington re–enacts his famous shot

Harrington re–enacts his famous shot

May 23rd, 2017

Former Major champion Padraig Harrington returned to Royal Birkdale on Monday to the scene of one of the most famous shots in modern Open Championship history.

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.

R&A teams up with the Grand National

R&A teams up with the Grand National

Mar 31st, 2017

The Open has teamed up with The Randox Health Grand National ahead of the 146th staging of the Championship at Royal Birkdale this July.

R&A sign new media deal with Man City

R&A sign new media deal with Man City

Mar 30th, 2017

As we reported last week, the R&A signed a media deal with Everton for The Open Championship ahead of the golf tournament’s return to Royal Birkdale in Merseyside this summer. And now it's Man City’s turn.

Stenson confirms for Scottish Open

Stenson confirms for Scottish Open

Mar 27th, 2017

Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence. 

Back to back Royals for the Women

Back to back Royals for the Women

Aug 2nd, 2019

The AIG Women’s British Open is now set to follow Woburn Golf Club with back to back regal courses with Royal Troon added to the Championship roster for 2020 and Royal Porthcawl confirmed for 2021.  It seems therefore, that that we are set for some quality golf on iconic courses now that The R&A has taken over the women's home Championship.

New Improved Royal Portrush

New Improved Royal Portrush

Jul 17th, 2019

The course the best in the world will take on this week will arguably be a stiffer test to that which faced Max Faulkner when he won the Open when it was last hosted by Royal Portrush way back in 1951. It will be a slightly tougher test than when a sixteen year old Rory McIlroy took it apart when shooting 61.

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

Jul 12th, 2019

The Open is less than a week away and so what better than a fine bit of Golf Porn from the fantastic links at Royal Portrush. 15th Hole,  Par 4,  426 yards

Three and easy for Royal Mougins

Three and easy for Royal Mougins

Nov 13th, 2018

Royal Mougins Golf Resort is celebrating a fantastic hat-trick after being named as ‘France’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the annual World Golf Awards for the third year in a row.

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Sep 10th, 2018

Visitors to Provence are now able to enjoy a lot more golf for their euro after Golf International Pont Royal signed up to the Provence Golf Pass, which offers savings of up to 30 per cent of tee-times in the region.

Royal Mid Surrey introduces Associate Members waiting list

Royal Mid Surrey introduces Associate Members waiting list

Sep 7th, 2018

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in Richmond, south-west London, now has a waiting list of golfers under the age of 30 wishing to join as Associate Members for the first time in the club’s long history having reached its capacity of 120 Associate Members.

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Jun 4th, 2018

Already regarded among the premier golf venues in France, Royal Mougins Golf Resort has taken its golfing experience to new heights after implementing a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system on its award-winning championship course. 

Fancy playing Royal Cinque Ports, Princes & Royal St Georges?

Fancy playing Royal Cinque Ports, Princes & Royal St Georges?

Apr 15th, 2018

If you are looking for something a bit different on the golf holiday front this year, we have discovered this amazing house in Deal which you can rent, which is right on the doorstep of Royal Cinque Ports, Princes and Royal St Georges. 

Royal Dornoch helps hold back the tide

Royal Dornoch helps hold back the tide

Apr 14th, 2018

A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences.

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Feb 15th, 2018

International golfers drawn to Royal Dornoch’s famous links have helped provide a £20,000 cash boost to a number of the club’s neighbours.

Royal County Down retains title

Royal County Down retains title

Jan 14th, 2018

For only the third time ever, Golf Digest have released their World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings, and at Number One it is again Royal County Down.

Changes at Royal Dornoch

Changes at Royal Dornoch

May 16th, 2017

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has completed a number of course changes in a drive for continuous improvement, and has been recently named as one of the Top 10 courses in Scotland.

Alligator battle royale

Alligator battle royale

Apr 25th, 2017

A 12–foot alligator and an 8–foot alligator battle it out on the 18th hole of Panthers Run at Ocean Ridge Plantation. This one gets ugly! 

Royal Norwich GC completes sale

Royal Norwich GC completes sale

Mar 26th, 2017

Royal Norwich Golf Club has completed the sale of its land to developer Persimmon for £17m, and with it goes a little bit of golf history. 

Royal St George's to host 2020 Open

Royal St George's to host 2020 Open

Feb 20th, 2017

The R&A has announced that the 2020 Open Championship will be staged at Royal St George's, the scene of Darren Clarke's victory in 2011.

 Royal Dornoch Golf Fund

Royal Dornoch Golf Fund

Jan 19th, 2017

The internationally–renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is continuing a drive to help its neighbours by seeking new community projects to support.

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Dec 15th, 2016

One of the world’s oldest golf courses has been damaged by vandals who deliberately tore up one of the greens in a car. Utter cretins we say! 

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Nov 9th, 2016

Golfers at Royal Dornach are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Madge the Queen. Tampering with the Golf Gods is a dangerous game as we all know, so we have offered our own golf scriptures into the bargain...

Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Jul 15th, 2016

Royal Troon may be hosting the 145h Open Championship, but it is by no means all that the South Ayrshire area has to offer for the golfer. We’ve had a look at what we think are the Top 5 links courses to play once you’ve taken on Royal Troon.

Royal Troon vote on women membership tonight

Royal Troon vote on women membership tonight

Jul 1st, 2016

The big day has arrived for the members of Royal Troon. The special meeting that was announced two weeks ago in the light of the appalling vote at Muirfield will go ahead tonight. And we are praying for a resounding YES.

Kirsten Royal:  Swingin' Siren

Kirsten Royal: Swingin' Siren

May 18th, 2016

A Texan, living in Florida, who swings it like John Daly. Say hello to your latest Swingin' Siren, Kirsten Royal.

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch

May 5th, 2016

Here's a fantastic shot of the 17th at Royal Dornoch taken on Tuesday by Getty Image's famed snapper David Cannon. 

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?

Breaking the glass ceiling at Royal Norwich Golf Club

Breaking the glass ceiling at Royal Norwich Golf Club

Mar 24th, 2016

The Royal Norwich Golf Club has taken a major step forwards to making the sport more inclusive as they have appointed women to their four key roles. I don't know why anyone should be surprised in the wider world, but this is still golf.

Birthday time at Royal Dornoch and Brora GC

Birthday time at Royal Dornoch and Brora GC

Mar 1st, 2016

This year Royal Dornoch Golf Club is celebrating 400 years of golf being played in the town and it is also 125 years since Brora Golf Course was founded. Here’s how they are celebrating together.

Royal County Down Wins

Royal County Down Wins

Jan 6th, 2016

Congratulations to Royal County Down, which has just won a prestidgeous award for being the best course in the world.

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.

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Jul 21st, 2018

Aaron Moon, a former Royal Marine commando who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan, now a golfing pro hoping to become the first amputee to play on the European Tour, is joining S&G Response in their One Million Yards golfing challenge, raising money for Street Support.

Royal Mougin offers golf, glitz and glamour

Royal Mougin offers golf, glitz and glamour

Mar 26th, 2018

Golfers with a taste for the finer things in life can enjoy the many delights of the French Riviera when they stay at the exclusive Royal Mougins Golf Resort this spring.

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

Jan 17th, 2018

‘The flames of the clubhouse fire at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 2001 consumed not only the members’ lockers, golf clubs and dozens of prized trophies and memorabilia, but also the traditional golf club way of life.’Now its tranformation has been captured in   new book.  

La Manga granted Royal Status

La Manga granted Royal Status

Oct 28th, 2017

Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is celebrating its 45th anniversary in style after joining a select group of courses in Spain to have been granted royal status by the Spanish royal household, the ‘Casa Real – Royal House’.

The Battle of Birkdale

The Battle of Birkdale

Jul 23rd, 2017

The final day of the Open Championship is upon us and it looks like a tussle between two men as they aim to lift the Claret Jug.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

May 3rd, 2017

Golfers have awarded The Montgomerie Maxx Royal with the title of Best Golf Club of Turkey in 2017, with an average rating of 8,47. 

Royal Troon vote yes to women

Royal Troon vote yes to women

Jul 1st, 2016

Royal Troon members have voted "overwhelmingly" at a special meeting to allow women to join the club. Hoorah! Welcome to the 20th century. Which the rest of us left behind 16 years ago...

Royal Norwich GC sells up

Royal Norwich GC sells up

Jun 15th, 2016

Royal Norwich Golf Club’s sale of its course so that 1,000 properties can be built on it is set to go ahead as planning permission has now been granted.

Royal Troon vote set to go-ahead

Royal Troon vote set to go-ahead

Jun 2nd, 2016

Royal Troon will host a special general meeting on July 1 to consider whether to change its policy, which currently prohibits women from joining. The vote will take place just two weeks before The Open.

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!

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Sep 30th, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend!

Walker Cup 2019

Walker Cup 2019

Sep 9th, 2019

In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.

Unique Prize on offer

Unique Prize on offer

Sep 9th, 2019

We very much like the prize being offered to the winning professional at this year’s Highland Golf Links Pro Am. As well as a cheque for a few bob the winner will receive a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt, which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000!

Walker Cup latest

Walker Cup latest

Sep 8th, 2019

Matt Fitzpatrick’s little brother, Alex, led the way for team Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool yesterday. Following a foursomes win in the morning, with partner Conor Purcell, Fitzpatrick took out world number one amateur Cole Hammer (great name!) in the top afternoon singles game to help The GB&I team to a 7-5 lead after day one.

Walker Cup

Walker Cup

Sep 6th, 2019

Is it just us or can you not get excited about the Walker Cup? The amateur version of the Ryder Cup takes place this weekend over the famous Royal Liverpool Golf Club links at Hoylake. The two teams of 10 players will compete over the two days of foursomes and singles matches first to 13½ points winning.

We’ve had enough slow play

We’ve had enough slow play

Jul 22nd, 2019

Brooks Koepka had just teed off in the final round of the Open. We then heard ‘on the tee, JB Holmes from the USA’, the camera zoomed in on the man sitting in third place at Royal Portrush, then nothing. The guy looked confused as he suddenly wasn’t sure about something. Was it the wind had shifted? Had he changed his mind at to which club to take? Or perhaps he’d left the cooker on back at the house? Whatever it was he’d been standing on that tee for a good few minutes waiting for his tee time and he clearly was not ready.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Jul 21st, 2019

Ireland’s Shane Lowry produced what he called "one of the most incredible days of my life" shooting an eight-under-par 63 that gives him a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Open at Royal Portrush!  Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is the closest rival on 12 under after a 66 with JB Holmes third on 10 under.  World number one Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose sit one further back but there are tough weather conditions forecast for the final day.

The Giant of Portrush!

The Giant of Portrush!

Jul 21st, 2019

They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.

The Wrong Irishman

The Wrong Irishman

Jul 20th, 2019

The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.

Want to get ahead, kiss your caddy!

Want to get ahead, kiss your caddy!

Jul 20th, 2019

Lee Westwood backed up a first day 68 with an impressive 67 and is currently tied in 3rd position with Tommy Fleetwood, just one shot off the overnight lead. Based on his recent form this is somewhat unexpected.  What has changed you might ask?  Well he’s brought Helen Storey, his girlfriend, in as his looper and, despite her not knowing much about golf, it just might provide the fairy tale story for one of the finest golfers never to win a major.

You shout fore – right?

You shout fore – right?

Jul 20th, 2019

It’s etiquette right? You hit the ball in the direction of another person on a golf course, you shout ‘fore’. It instilled in you from almost your first shot on a golf course, be you ten year’s old or eighty. However, it seems for some professionals that once they have reached the lofty heights of the tour this unwritten rule no longer applies to them.

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club

Jul 20th, 2019

A front nine of such resplendent grace, your heart could stop and you would not notice... In the week the Open comes to Royal Portrush GolfPunk recalls its splendid neighbour Portstewart Golf Club - You Little Beauty

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.

Tiger and Rory fade away

Tiger and Rory fade away

Jul 19th, 2019

J. B. Holmes leads the Open after a fine 66 on day one but all the talk was about Tiger and Rory. Once again when the spotlight of expectation was on him McIlroy failed to deliver and Tiger, well Tiger just looked tired.

Which Driver is Brooks using?

Which Driver is Brooks using?

Jul 19th, 2019

As Brooks Koepka quietly tiptoes his way up the leaderboard at the Open at Royal Portrush we take a look at the club he is using to boom those drives out there on this famous links course.