Sep 26th, 2017
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
If you want a proper golf escape then get yourself down to Prince's Golf Club, and lose yourself in the vastness of this beautiful part of Kent. And make sure that you stay at their fantastic lodges, which make for the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. (Hark at Gloria Hunniford! – Ed)
Tiger shoots first bogey-free round for two years and Danny Lee gets his first PGA Tour win.
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.
We often read about how a club has been designed for the tour players and is now being released to us mere mortals and, to be honest, it sells a great idea that by adding said stick to our bag will result in us playing like Brooks, Tiger or Rory. Sadly, in real life this is rarely the case so the idea that Cleveland have launched their CBX2 wedges with the majority of golfers in mind is a refreshing change of pace.
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
Probably the most important club in the bag after the putter (or the driver if you hold the long drive record at your club!) is the wedge. Along with the flat stick, you're going to use your wedge(s) more times than any other club in your bag during a round. And Cobra have a new range of spin machines to help you shoot lower scores.
The best performing wedges in the game – Vokey SM7 – are now available in a stunning Slate Blue limited finish.
The 2018 season for Mizuno continues to go from strength to strength, with the latest chapter a leading role in helping ‘Team Mizuno’ player, Oliver Fisher, create history by shooting the European Tour’s first ever 59 in round two of September’s Portugal Masters.
Callaway today announced the new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedge, setting the standard for wedge performance by combining innovation technologies with premium components. It's the finest collaboration yet between industry wedge legend Roger Cleveland and Callaway R&D, with heavy influence from Tour Players.
It's the start of the season and you're going to need all the help you can get to shoot some decent scores. Some fresh wedges will ensure maximum control around the greens, and lets face it who doesn't like seeing that ball rip back when it lands. Without further ado here are six of the best wedges for 2017...
Adidas have taken inspiration from Augusta National’s legendary pimento–cheese sandwich to launch a limited edition “Crossknit Boost” golf shoe.
Cobra Golf has introduced its new KING Black and KING Black ONE Length Wedges. Both feature a sleek Dimonized Black Metal (DBM) finish, a revolutionary metal coating technology for the ultimate in durability.
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and his pioneering R&D team continue to shape the future of wedge design with the introduction of the new Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 7 wedges.
Wilson Golf, the brand with more Major wins with its wedges than any other (82), has added a ‘rusty’ model to its latest line-up of wedges based on the soft 8620 Carbon Steel used on its popular FG Tour V6 irons.
PING have launched their Spring product lines, which include their new Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges.
Callaway has today unveiled its Mack Daddy 4 Wedge line featuring an all-new proprietary Groove-In-Groove Technology that sets a new standard in shot-stopping spin and performance.
Sandals, Exuma, The Bahamas: nice, very nice indeed. First off, Sandals is for couples only, so there are no kids on the block, new or otherwise. It’s 100% nipper free, so if you want some P&Q and a break from kids, then this is the place for you and your better half – male or female.
Cassandra Blaney is an absloute beast off the tee, and a beauty everywhere else. Your latest #SwinginSiren can smash that driver...
We've never seen one of these before. Is this the ultimate foot wedge?
Cassandra Blaney is a Florida golf pro based at Champions Gate, Orlando. It's as simple as that.
Here's how not to lose your wedge in an epic golf fail......
The golf boffins over at PXG have been in the research laboratory again. And here they've come up with a rather stunning range of short game golf sabers, the PXG 0311T milled wedges, crafted for superior performance.
TaylorMade’s new MG wedges have already gone straight into the bag of Jason Day. Designed for the world’s best golfers, Milled Grind offer something no other manufacturer does at the moment. And they're on sale today!
Callaway has today unveiled its new Sure Out Wedge, created in collaboration with world–renowned golf instructor Hank Haney, to provide optimal performance on greenside shots.
Police officers are appealing for information after thousands of golf balls were stolen from a luxury hotel.
Smash the bejeezus out of it on the tee straight down the middle, fine. But we all know the scores on the doors are dependant on what happens from 125-yards and in. Enter the Cleveland Golf Wedge Analyser...
Glide your way out of trouble with Ping's new Glide 2.0 wedges. They sure play a mean spin ball...
Callaway has today launched an ultra-premium wedge called Mack Daddy Forged, created by the industry’s master of wedge design, Roger Cleveland himself.
Check out Cassandra Michel, the latest Swingin' Siren...
Sandy Lyle shot a final round of 71 to back up a three under par 67 to beat the defending champion, and Norfolk Club professional, Andrew Marshall.
Smylie Kaufman has a new wedge, and it's not just got a girlfriend or a dogs name on it...
Blue is the colour, but it's golf that's the game. Check out Luke Donald's new Mizuno T7 boron forged wedges.
Cleveland have launched a blockbuster of a new wedge. Check out the RTX-3
We're not big fans of training aids at GP Towers, but the Pocket Bunker makes a lot of sense to us.
Luke Donald has put in some prototype Mizuno T7 wedges at Troon this week...
It's an Olympic year, and Callaway are going for gold with their new MD3 Gold Nickel wedges...
Golf Alchemy have made a beautiful one off wedge for Niall Horan. Plus some more of their recent awsome work...
Why you should be willing to shell out a little more money for these beautiful Japanese wedges. Plus your chance to win a full set!
Callaway have launched a range of limited edition St. Patrick's Day Lucky Clover MD3 forged wedges. While scientifically these aren't proven to be any luckier, the superstitious and Irish among us are going to want a set of these right?
These custom wedges by Golf Alchemy are the most interesting clubs we've ever seen at GolfPunk.
We've had to keep very quiet about these Cobra King wedges for a long time, but Cobra have arguably got the sexiest wedges on the market this year. We first saw these back in October but we were sworn to secrecy.
Callaway has launched a Matte Black version of its Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedge, which came out last year and was designed by five-time Major winner and Callaway Staff Professional, Phil Mickelson.
We've had trusty rusty’s, and black oxides, via satin chromes and oil cans. Wedge finishes come and go like the weather, and this years en vogue colour is blue. Wilson have joined Mizuno in having a blue wedge. Two’s a trend right?
Normally a Hell Hole is a winding par four, or a mammoth double driver par five. But rarely has it ever been a tricky little par three. Yet this is a true card wrecker, with a green that can destroy a scorecard. Have you ever heard of a par three where you can rack up a 12? Despite this tricky little beast, this inland links course is a joy to play, who'd have thunk that Poland was home to such an awesome golf course?
What happens when you pair one of the world’s biggest pop stars with the world’s number two golfer at a Pro-Am event? Well it’s no joke but what you actually get is a lesson in bunker play in the middle of the round, oh and a very near miss!
16-year-old Californian, Alex Weber was swimming in a small cove near Carmel, two years ago, when she discovered that there were literally hundreds of golf balls on the beach and in the water.
The winning run came to an end last weekend with Sergio Garcia winning in Spain and Brooks Koepka in South Korea, both were favs so not on my radar for betting purposes! But we did get Ashley Chester placed at 74/1 in Andalucía and Gary Woodland 2nd at 40/1.
12-year old girl golfer Chiara Noja proved she is a match for the grown-ups when she battled through to a prestigious final recently, and came within a whisker of being crowned County Champion.
If you thinking golf holidays at this time of the year, then there’s an amazing South African rail tour golf package from Wedge & Wildlife. Here’s your chance to play some of the country's top courses in total luxury.
North Berwick Golf Club has revealed that it has had tourists walking onto its course and building sandcastles in its bunkers!
Waterlooville Golf Club in Hampshire has been swindled out of scores of thousands of pounds, it has been revealed. Here's how much they got taken for.
We recently got the chance to sit down with one of golf's true legends. Doug Sanders finished runner up in the Open (twice), The US Open and the PGA, and was 4th in the Masters. But he's about a lot more than that, as The Rat Pack would testify...
Over 25,000 culturally important pieces of Native American history have been discovered on the site of a proposed golf course on the banks of Lake Michigan.
We recently held a competition to design your own custom wedge. Stuart Bott did that with bells on...
Vokey wedges are everywhere. On tour. In golf clubs. Probably in most of your golf bags. But essentially they haven't changed much for a long, long time. Until now.
The Top 5 Drop Me Bacon Sandwich Moments from 2015 PLUS GP Headlines Of The Year...
Watch how Jordan Spieth's sponsor AT&T make a mosaic of his head with 24,152 golf balls!!
But when I first laid eyes on Chambers Bay there was ketchup everywhere...
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.
We take a look at what the pros are eating before a game and during the round in an effort to find out where the GolfPunk team might be going wrong when it come to the golf diet!
We were interested to see that Mizuno have today announced that they are launching three new sets of irons and are allowing us normal folk access to their T-Series wedges previously, the preserve of the professionals only. Most excitingly of all, for one of the team at GolfPunk at least, was that the range includes clubs for lefties too!
Tiger Woods signed a multi-year deal with TaylorMade back at the begining of 2017, with Woods set to play their driver, fairway woods, irons and wedges. And now it is pay back time for TaylorMade....
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.
What do you mean it's your first time? Well, let us hold your hand and walk you through the basics...
It might sound painful but TaylorMade's new Injected Twist Face technology will have you hitting it longer and straighter than ever before.
It's kaboom time folks, as TaylorMade launch the new TP5 and TP5x range of golf balls...
David Lipsky has won the Alfred Dunhill Championship with a bag full of TaylorMade product.
Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..
Are you committing these rule infringements when you play? After Brendon De Jonge's recent whopping 4 shot penalty at the Northern Trust, you can't be too careful! Check out our Top 10 Golf Rule Breakers....
Woods' 80th PGA TOUR victory caps remarkable comeback season, whilst stablemate Justin Rose claims year-long FedExCup Title with T4 Finish.
A UK Chief Constable has been cleared in a case that reveals as much about his golfing character as his integrity.
Building off the success of the original F-MAX family, first introduced in 2017, the new F-MAX men’s and women’s Superlite Drivers and Fairway are significantly lighter overall, providing more club speed, distance and easier launch than ever before.
New golf hardware brand Eleven Golf believe they have identified an under served niche in the market. Launched in April, their clubs eschew the traditional 3-PW set of irons in favour of the HS Tour Hybrid set, replacing every club in the set with a hybrid.
Cleveland® Golf have announce the launch of the all-new RTX 4, the most tour-authentic wedge Cleveland Golf has ever made.
6 Of The Best Irons for you to purchase in order to get your Mid–Handicap golf securely 'on' in an attractive fashion.... Some real beauties up this year!!
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
English Tour pros Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick might be getting a bit ahead of themselves, as they have had their Titleist wedges stamped with “It’s coming home.”
There is positive news from Golf Datatech’s May sales report for the USA, which shows improvement across nearly all categories in golf equipment compared to numbers from a year ago.
We've been looking over some of the best read stories for 2017, and this story about the golf ball you cannot lose attracted a lot of attention from GolfPunk readers. Golfer looking forlornly for ball in rough/trees etc: "Someone really should invent a golf ball you can't lose..." Well, someone has...
Everything you need to know about choosing your new big dog...
Titleist continues to place more emphasis on custom fitting than any other brand in golf with further investment in its Product Specialist team and fitting events across the UK & Ireland.
The results are in. Who have you chosen to honour from the top equipment, moments and personalities from the last 12 months golfing action? Thank you all for voting in your thousands!! Dive on in to find out...
GolfPunk goes in search of sandy beaches, glorious golf courses and feisty rum...
When it's windy out, take this advice and you'll be sitting pretty on the green while your macho playing partner is stumbling about in the woods looking for his ball like a drunk tramp searching for his underpants...
Hell Holes... the ultimate card wreckers. Every course has one. Does yours? Nominate your course's Hell Hole at Greenkeeper@golfpunkmedia.com - label your email 'Hell Holes'.
When Golf Scientist Bryson Dechambeau teamed up with Cobra to produce the Cobra One Length clubs, GP's equipment guru Dan jumped at the chance to try them out. For a whole season. Would he be able to get used to his wedge being the same length as his four-iron? Would they make him play better or worse? His diary starts here...
Here we have it. GolfPunk's definitive Top 5 Best Players Who Just Kept Coming Up Short... Lord have mercy on their tortured souls...
It's one thing getting custom fitted for a brand spanking new PXG driver, but it's quite another when the guy doing the fitting is none other than PXG founder and all-round GolfPunk Bob Parsons!!
Legendary club maker, Bob Vokey, has been inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, in a ceremony before the Canadian Open.
Cleveland Golf has announced the addition of a distinctive new Tour RAW finish to its advanced–performance RTX–3 wedge family, that was launched to much acclaim in September last year.
You're potentially asking for trouble when you call your new range of golf clubs 'Epic'. But sales don't lie and the Callaway Epic drivers have been flying off the shelves from Dundee to Dallas. And now we have the Epic Irons...
If looks could kill, well, injure slightly – we don't want to go mad – then these brand spanking new Epic irons would have to carry a health warning (Just get on with it! – Ed)... Anyway, Callaway are making some pretty serious claims about the Epic Pros
Golf Tourism England has launched the fourth in a series of five videos, and this one showcases the Atlantic LInks as one of the most spectacular regions to play golf in England. It's pure, unadulterated, Golf Porn.
Callaway has today announced the launch of Callaway Customs, a Tour–level customisation and personalisation service that gives every golfer the opportunity to create their own bespoke wedges, designed exactly for them, by them.
I remember the first time I got hooked on golf. I was 15 and caddying for my 4-handicap friend in the Club Championship. The first time I pulled a club out of the bag, I noticed the club head had a picture of a wild cat on it. It looked really cool. It was a Lynx...
Golf instruction can often be viewed as being intimidating and restrictive, but the innovative Bird Golf Academy in the United States is altering that perception with a rewarding and personalised approach to helping golfers improve and fulfil their potential.
After recently adding the '17 M1 driver and TP5x golf ball to his bag, it was DJ's '17 M1 3HL fairway that he first put in the bag at Riviera that was key for him at Club de Golf Chapultepec's high altitude.
The Merseyside coastline houses the most prestigious dynasty of links courses in England, but S&A, as it is affectionately known, has become their less-famous, uncharted younger sibling – their Paul Ross to Birkdale’s Jonathan.