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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

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.

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.

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.

The Open should be free for all

The Open should be free for all

Jul 18th, 2019

Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?

The Hole that caught Rory out

The Hole that caught Rory out

Jul 18th, 2019

Hughie's is the 416 yards, par 4 first hole on the Royal Portrush course.  There is out of bounds on both sides of the hole with most golfers most concerned with that on the right. However, as there are bunkers on the right and left of the fairway at 262 yards and 291 yards respectively, most pros will go with an iron.

We all love a drop zone

We all love a drop zone

Jul 17th, 2019

Every golfer loves a drop zone, except for the ones where you’ve just plonked it into the middle of that lake or alligator infested swamp! The pros in particular like it when there find themselves in or around a grandstand and they simply walk to a nicely mown little patch close by. Fast forward to Royal Portrush and the venue for the 2019 Open Championship.

Who will win the Open

Who will win the Open

Jul 17th, 2019

Who will win the Open? Vote now for your pick of the Top 20, as per the bookies, or do you think it will be more of an outsider who takes the Claret Jug on the shores of Northern Ireland?

The 148th Open Tee Times

The 148th Open Tee Times

Jul 16th, 2019

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at The 148th Open, while fellow local favourite Rory McIlroy is paired with US Open champion Gary Woodland for the opening two rounds at Royal Portrush, which we cannot wait to see!

History of the Claret Jug

History of the Claret Jug

Jul 16th, 2019

Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?

R&A refuses Daly’s buggy request

R&A refuses Daly’s buggy request

Jul 7th, 2019

GolfPunk legend John Daly has had his request to use a buggy at this year’s Open declined by the R&A Championship committee. The big man suffers with degenerative arthritis in his right knee and was recently allowed a buggy at the US PGA Championship.

The Open needs McDowell

The Open needs McDowell

Jun 6th, 2019

The Open is coming back to Northern Ireland after a break of 68 years. When Max Faulkner, one of the most flamboyant golfers of his generation, won the Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush it would be 18 years until a Brit, Tony Jacklin in 1969, was to do so again.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

4 is the magic number for brave cancer survivor Nick Edmund

4 is the magic number for brave cancer survivor Nick Edmund

Jan 11th, 2019

Three-time cancer survivor Nick Edmund has revealed plans to undertake two more marathon golf-walks during 2019 – just weeks after completing his second epic walk carrying a set of golf clubs on his back, this time around Scotland.

Golf on the French Riviera

Golf on the French Riviera

Nov 27th, 2018

Renowned for delivering glitz and glamour on a widespread scale, there are few places in the world that can rival the French Riviera, and golfers can experience all this and more when staying at the exclusive Royal Mougins Golf Resort over the coming months. 

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Clubs to Hire heads south for the Winter

Nov 26th, 2018

Off the back of significant growth at its Cape Town outlet, Clubs to Hire - the leading golf club rental company - is to expand its South Africa presence by offering its service at Johannesburg airport.

Langasque and Ballersteros are Romain Men

Langasque and Ballersteros are Romain Men

Sep 25th, 2018

Former British Amateur champion Romain Langasque emerged victorious in the Challenge Tour's inaugural Hopps Open de Provence, at Golf International Pont Royal, after a rollercoaster of a final round.

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

Aug 11th, 2018

There has been unprecedented demand for tickets and hospitality from fans wanting to attend The 148th Open at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019. They have now completely sold out of Weekly, Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Championship Day Tickets.                      

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.

World Golfing Stars Lead Celebrations

World Golfing Stars Lead Celebrations

Apr 30th, 2018

Ernie Els, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and stars of the LET were on hand for an historic weekend at Saudi Arabia’s first championship golfing destination.

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Apr 17th, 2018

You might have to live and work in London, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quick escape to get your sticks out. Here are five of our favourite courses that are all within the M25.

Top 6 Customised Golf Carts

Top 6 Customised Golf Carts

Apr 17th, 2018

Check out our Top 6 customised golf carts.  They may cost you a small fortune to buy one, but you'll be the coolest person on the fairway.

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Jan 24th, 2018

There were more visits by US consumers to Scotland in the first nine months of 2017 than in the whole of 2016 according to new research, indicating continued growth from the US market and underlining its importance to Scotland’s visitor economy.

GolfPunk's Golf In Jersey Special

GolfPunk's Golf In Jersey Special

Oct 19th, 2017

Not what I wanted to hear. The fact is our Beech Craft B24R single engine, four-seater plane (furnished I might add with Connolly Hide leather and Wilton carpets), is battling through a 29-knot wind.

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Oct 19th, 2017

Norfolk is where mosquitos come for spring training, undergoing a grueling program of physical exercise and studying The Mozzie’s Guide To A Human’s Sensitive Areas.

Boost for Scottish Highland golf

Boost for Scottish Highland golf

Oct 19th, 2017

Additional air connections to the Highlands of Scotland have helped tee up record breaking visitor numbers to one of the country’s best-known golf courses.

Coul Links planning is in

Coul Links planning is in

Oct 17th, 2017

The planning application for the new Coul Links golf course has now finally been lodged. So what’s been occurring? And what are the outstanding issues? 

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Sep 14th, 2017

Yorkshire born Dr Alister MacKenzie is renowned for designing Augusta, but he was also responsible for some other masterpieces. Here are four of our favourites, which just about anyone can play, and one that is virtually impossible to get on.

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.

Beef's Mixed Reactions

Beef's Mixed Reactions

Jul 22nd, 2017

A mixed reaction has occurred at Royal Birkdale this week after Andrew Johnston stepped up to the tee

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 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!