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Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Oct 25th, 2018

Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'

Rules of Golf launches on Android

Rules of Golf launches on Android

May 27th, 2016

The official interpretation of the Rules of Golf from The R&A is now available free in an updated edition for 2016 - 2017 and it's now also avaialble on Android as well.

22,000 comment on the new rules of golf

22,000 comment on the new rules of golf

Sep 14th, 2017

22,000 golfers from 102 countries around the world have had their say on the new R&A and USGA rules, which will come into effect on 1st January 2019.

Are the rules of golf about to be made simpler?

Are the rules of golf about to be made simpler?

Sep 2nd, 2016

"The game is too slow, too hard and there's too many rules. I wouldn't know where to begin with how many rules there should be. I would think as minimal as possible. And we don't need all these dashes and a's and b's and c's. It's too confusing." Kevin Kisner.

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

Jul 20th, 2019

The GolfPunk team love the game of golf and are big supporters of the idea of improving the etiquette on the course and in general.  However, this week the big news running around social media was about the US amateur golfer that carded an impressively poor 194 for 18 holes and things got worse when the Florida State Golf Association confirmed it was actually a 131 over par 202!

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Jul 19th, 2019

Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.

New Golf Rules viral video

New Golf Rules viral video

Mar 5th, 2019

The most major revision of the rules for more than 30 years came into effect two months ago. Nevertheless, a lot of golfers do not seem to know enough about the rules changes yet.

Sky Caddie welcome rules changes

Sky Caddie welcome rules changes

Mar 3rd, 2017

SkyCaddie has issued a statement following this week’s announcement by the R&A and USGA that major changes are being proposed to the Rules Of Golf for 2019 onwards.

Golf's Strangest Rules

Golf's Strangest Rules

Oct 18th, 2016

Ever wondered what would happen if your ball landed in an orange or thought about eating grass on the course? The answers to those and other strange golf rules questions can be found here...

Cat burglar is golf ball thief

Cat burglar is golf ball thief

Sep 19th, 2016

A cat has been ruining rounds at a golf course by stealing golf balls, and forcing the club's exasperated owners to change their rules.

Will he never learn?

Will he never learn?

Sep 10th, 2019

Sometimes we look at a player and wonder what is going through their head.  In what can only be considered a nightmare year for Matt Kuchar the American really doesn’t seem to know when to stop digging, quite literally in this case!

Stop slow play update

Stop slow play update

Aug 19th, 2019

The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.  

Want to hit it straight

Want to hit it straight

Aug 3rd, 2019

If you are playing partner or opponent is hitting the ball remarkably straight have a quick nosey at what ball he is playing. If you see the name ‘Polara’ then that will explain why and you can show the seaky devil a red card, as the ball is illegal. Having said that it also sounds fun!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Which is the immovable object

Which is the immovable object

Jul 5th, 2019

Despite no mortal being able to move it on their own the answer is the boulder. As Tiger Woods found out to his benefit at the 1999 Phoenix Open when a friendly rules official suggested it was a loose impediment.

Mark your balls!

Mark your balls!

Jul 5th, 2019

I have played in a couple of competitions over the last few weeks and twice on the first tee my playing partner has announced they are playing a Titleist Pro VI number 1, no markings, no logos, nothing, just a fresh new pill straight out of the box.

R&A and Keith Pelley at odds over Li Haotong penalty

R&A and Keith Pelley at odds over Li Haotong penalty

Jan 29th, 2019

Martin Slumbers, the Chief Executive of the R&A and European Tour chief Keith Pelley have issued statements, following the incident which saw defending champion Li Haotong lose €100,000 for a highly debateable two-shot penalty.

Li Haotong drops €100,000 in new rule controversy

Li Haotong drops €100,000 in new rule controversy

Jan 28th, 2019

We may still only be in January, but there has already been a major rules incident, which in this case has left Haotong Li €100,000 out of pocket. HIs fellow tour players have come out in condemnation.

LPGA Tour Pro gets DQ'd

LPGA Tour Pro gets DQ'd

Jul 1st, 2018

Veteran South Africa Tour Pro Lee-Anne Pace managed to get herself disqualified on Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.  

Armchair referees banned

Armchair referees banned

Dec 11th, 2017

In a much­–needed outbreak of collective sanity, armchair referees will no longer be able to submit potential rules violations that they see while watching tournament broadcasts. And there's more good news as well.

How the Pros have reacted

How the Pros have reacted

Mar 2nd, 2017

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have backed the changes to the rules of golf with Rory expressing the belief that the "revolutionary" modernisation and simplification could stop people turning away from the game.

Muirfield to vote on women membership again

Muirfield to vote on women membership again

Jan 25th, 2017

Lorks a Lordy, as if there weren't more pressing matters at hand, Muirfield are in the news again as they announce they will have yet another vote on whether to go berserk and allow females to be admitted to their club.

R&A and USPGA eliminate ball moving penalty rule

R&A and USPGA eliminate ball moving penalty rule

Dec 9th, 2016

The R&A and the USGA have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. And Dustin Johnson for one is delighted. 

85–year old man wins competition

85–year old man wins competition

Sep 14th, 2016

Golf is a unique sport because it allows elderly people to compete against younger opponents. And now an 85–year old man has won a tournament.

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!

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

Sep 6th, 2019

Gleneagles 13th hole The Queen's Course.  A par 3, 140 yard piece of GolfPorn!

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

Sep 4th, 2019

With stunning views of the China Sea along with the city skyline Sentosa Golf Club is home of the Singapore Open and more recently has been the venue for the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

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!

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Aug 18th, 2019

Reports indicate our erstwhile Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP, has been learning to develop his golf game as part of a strategy to help him secure a trade deal with the US and presumably other nations headed by golf addicted leaders.

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Aug 11th, 2019

In 2018, Prince’s unveiled the newly-redeveloped Himalayas nine having undertaken a significant redesign by renowned international golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert. A year on, the results are looking pretty impressive.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

#HELPTHEGRAVY & #BUNCHOFARSE

#HELPTHEGRAVY & #BUNCHOFARSE

Aug 2nd, 2019

What's floated our golf boat and upset us at day two of the AIG Women’s British Open. The GolfPunk team took to the fairways, well ok the path bits down the sides, to see what was good and bad on the Marquess course at Woburn Golf Club.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.

Waterville Golf Club

Waterville Golf Club

Jul 27th, 2019

One of golf´s great masterpieces, severe, fascinating, beautiful and without weakness...... Continuing the theme of everything Ireland, GolfPunk looks back to one of its favourite courses south of the border, Waterville Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 27th, 2019

There is no other way to say this but last week was a killer.  The workouts alongside a heavy workload and a couple of work functions were tough (its important at this point in case our other halves are reading to emphasis these soirees were work related and we really didn’t enjoy them!).  However, we made it through to the other side and are looking forward to next week!

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?

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 12th, 2019

For the first time it feels like we are getting really serious about this whole programme as we start to see real gains physically and we appear to be getting fitter, faster at the exercises and stronger overall.  Plus, this week’s WOD was both a killer and also immensely satisfying to boot, which are words we never thought we would say!

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

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jul 9th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 1st, 2019

Let’s start with an admission.  We know that our Fitness Friday article is going out on a Monday and we kind of dropped the (medecine) ball but we have a good excuse honest.  So, we’re a smidge late but following the maxim, better late than never, here you go!

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Jun 29th, 2019

Normally a round of mini golf is a rather relaxing and sedentary activity. You saunter around putting that ball through a few windmills or similar unusual obstacles often with a beer in your hand and not a care in the world as you watch family members miss that putt for the umpteenth time. In fact its supposed to be so safe that it’s become a drinking based activity with places like Junk Yard Golf or Swingers popping up everwhere!

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Jun 27th, 2019

So Muirfield or to give its proper title, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 2019

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

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

Jun 21st, 2019

The weather has been rubbish so far this year (on both sides of the pond it seems) and it’s got the team dreaming of sunnier climbs.  The Maldives is always a luxurious option (especially if you're feeling flush), but there was never a need to take the wrenches….UNTIL NOW!

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 14th, 2019

It’s often said that for brilliant break through musical artists that the second album is the difficult one.  So too has been the second week of our six-week GOLF.WOD designed plan fitness plan as the initial giddy optimism of the first week gives way to the brutal reality living a more virtuous existence and the need for hard work and sacrifice.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 10th, 2019

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

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 7th, 2019

The maxim that you can’t teach old dogs’ new tricks has firmly been dispatched this week as the “Lab Rats” as we have affectionately been called have truly turned over a new leaf, at least for the next 6/7 weeks are concerned.

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

May 31st, 2019

I think it safe to say that the GolfPunk team are not exactly regulars at their local gym. When it comes to preparing for a round of golf its usually a bacon sarnie, washed down with a few cups of coffee, a couple of swishes with an 8 iron behind the first tee and away we go.

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

May 30th, 2019

It’s an early rise for us on day two and a slightly thick head,  that Schnapps for the road wasn't a great idea after all! After an excellent breakfast at the hotel we are off to experience two more courses. It will be an entirely different experience from the first day as the courses are located in undulating valley landscapes.

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

May 28th, 2019

“Fancy playing in Bavaria?” came the call. Visions of steins of beers and shouts of prost from froth moustachioed faces sprung to the mind as I nodded furiously. Ok grab your clubs you’re off to The Quellness Resort.

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

May 9th, 2019

Welcome back to part two of our Friday Fitness feature as the GolfPunk team get back to working on improving their waistline and their game!  This time we are going for the current GP Team's favourite exercise and one that has ramped up the competitive tension at GolfPunk Towers.

Top 5 Golf Movies

Top 5 Golf Movies

May 4th, 2019

Last night at our team get together we were discussing all things golf and one of the team asked what our Top 5 golf related movies were sparking heated debate until the boss put his foot down and decided what they were and also the order (which was perhaps even more hotly contested as you will see!).

The British Golf Show 2019

The British Golf Show 2019

May 3rd, 2019

Its only two weeks until The British Golf Show which is the only free event for golfers this summer. Taking place at Wycombe Air Park, High Wycombe over the 17th and 18th of  May, the event boasts over 150 exhibitors and plenty of fun both inddors and outdoors.

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

May 2nd, 2019

Welcome to GolfPunk’s latest regular feature - Fitness Friday - where we detail the exercises the team are doing in an effort to get both golf fit and ready for the looming summer golf tour where, god forbid, shorts maybe the order of the day!

GolfPunk's Tips For the Week

GolfPunk's Tips For the Week

May 1st, 2019

The resident GolfPunk Tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Julian Suri at last week’s event in Morocco. We are hoping he will go one better this week with his selections for the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina and the China Open. Both events will be on Sky and look to provide some good entertainment.

Golf Walk Up Songs

Golf Walk Up Songs

Apr 27th, 2019

So, the Pro pairings at the Zurich Classic have had to select walk up music for their entrance on the first tee should they make the cut for the final two rounds. GolfPunk has not been that enamoured with the choices and so have come up with their own Top 5.  

IS ETIQUETTE DYING IN GOLF?

IS ETIQUETTE DYING IN GOLF?

Apr 19th, 2019

Etiquette - “The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.” There were certain sporting maxims when we grew up.  Football is a gentleman's game played by thugs, and rugby is a thug’s game played by gentlemen.  Cricket and golf were games for protaganists who played with a significant side order of honour.

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Apr 14th, 2019

I’m probably going to get shot down in flames for this one, but I am going to put it out there, Mr Woods is a lucky golfer. It may be golfing blasphemy akin to suggesting the Beatles, excluding their early stuff, were not that good or suggesting that David Beckham was actually not all that brilliant.   

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

Apr 12th, 2019

 As the freshly blooming azaleas of Augusta National Golf Club mark the arrival of the northern spring, the golfing world’s attention turns towards Georgia, USA, for the first men’s Major of the year – the Masters Tournament, which has been supported by Rolex since 1999.     

Gambling and the game of golf

Gambling and the game of golf

Mar 30th, 2019

No matter what game you play, gambling is always fun, especially when played with friends. Imagine mixing the game of golf and gambling over it.

Don't be a golf plank!

Don't be a golf plank!

Mar 27th, 2019

Olympic record-holder (shooting an incredible 61 in Brazil 2016) Maria Verchenova brings us the latest in her award-winning series of fitness videos for GolfPunk. It's time to stop being a plank and get your core, arms and everything maximised to the extreme!

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!!

Swing into Spring with Quinta do Lago luxury golf breaks

Swing into Spring with Quinta do Lago luxury golf breaks

Mar 21st, 2019

Guests can combine world-class golf with an array of luxury lifestyle facilities when booking a golfing break at Portugal’s Quinta do Lago resort this spring – with three-night, two-round hotel packages available from €338 per person including buggies.

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

Mar 21st, 2019

The first four Professional Golfers’ Association, We Love Golf events for 2019, have been hailed as a huge success after 135 women and girls braved the wind and rain to take part in four golf taster events held across the Great Britain & Ireland.

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Mar 20th, 2019

We've all had a bad haircut or three over the years, but the pictorial evidence is probably buried deep down in some box of memories only to be opened when suitably drunk. The PGA Tour pros don't have it so lucky...

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Mar 20th, 2019

Great to see Rory McIlroy winning the Players Championship last week. Our selection Tommy Fleetwood led well into the final round but faded to finish 5th. Two televised events this week but the EuropeanTour event low key so we concentrate on the Valspar Championship on PGA tour.

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’.

Top 10 Hardest Shots Of All Time

Top 10 Hardest Shots Of All Time

Mar 19th, 2019

Yesterday I was faced with an impossible shot – my ball was suspended in a bush. It was just asking to be hit even though it was a foot off the ground, and three inches into the bush. Things did not end well from there. But in the spirit of taking on the damned near ridiculous...

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

Mar 19th, 2019

If you want t really REALLY good laugh, take a look at this brilliant compilaiton of golf fails from the 'cart jumping maniac' to the lake dancing bafoon!

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Golf Gambling Games Your Squad Should Be Playing Now

Mar 16th, 2019

Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

Mar 14th, 2019

Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

It's back. They say that golf's '5th major' is the hardest tournament to win. It has the best field of the entire year and it all kicks off today at Sawgrass. Here we have all the best tips to turn your pennies into pounds...

 The Best Golf Gambling Stories

The Best Golf Gambling Stories

Mar 7th, 2019

We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

Mar 5th, 2019

The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.