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Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Feb 21st, 2020

The Scottish government has refused planning permission for a controversial plan to build an 18-hole championship golf course in the Highlands of Scotland. The plan had been to build a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, near Dornoch.

Ian Poulter branded a-hole by Scottish Open marshall

Ian Poulter branded a-hole by Scottish Open marshall

Jul 16th, 2018

Ian Poulter has not been making friends and influencing people it would seem at the Scottish Open, as a leading Gullane member has sent a long and caustic letter to the Scottish Open tournament director titled: “Ian Poulter is an a—hole”.

Fleming Golf Tips for The 2018 Scottish Open

Fleming Golf Tips for The 2018 Scottish Open

Jul 11th, 2018

Two events this week the Scottish Open and the John Deere Classic. We concentrate on the Scottish Open, the last event before The Open. Two near misses last week in Ireland with both Jon Rahm and Andy Sullivan placed!!

Rafa Cabrera Bello wins Scottish Open

Rafa Cabrera Bello wins Scottish Open

Jul 16th, 2017

Spain/s Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole in a playoff with Englishman Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open, and with it his first European Tour victory in over five and a half years. 

Golf Spiv calls the Scottish Open

Golf Spiv calls the Scottish Open

Jul 12th, 2017

The Scottish Open is really the last chance for players to get their game ready ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The Golf Spiv looks under the bonnet to see where the value lies.

Scottish Open pairings & tee times

Scottish Open pairings & tee times

Jul 12th, 2017

Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the supergroups to watch out for.

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. 

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Nov 15th, 2016

VisitScotland and Aberdeen Asset Management have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be part of the newly announced Rolex Series as part of an enhanced European Tour schedule for 2017.

Paige Spiranac: Scottish Siren!!!

Paige Spiranac: Scottish Siren!!!

Jul 15th, 2016

Paige Spiranac is set to make her first visit to the Scotland when she takes part in next week’s Ladies’ Scottish Open at Dundonald Links. And shes looking absolutely amazing to boot.

Is this the last Scottish Open for Phil?

Is this the last Scottish Open for Phil?

Jul 4th, 2016

Phil Mickelson has happy memories of Castle Stuart. Back in 2013 he played there and won, and used his success in the Scottish Open as a springboard to winning The Open at Muirfield. But could this be his last appearance there?

Scottish Golf launches ‘Get into golf’

Scottish Golf launches ‘Get into golf’

Mar 30th, 2016

Scottish Golf has launched its biggest-ever campaign to encourage more people to get outside playing and enjoying the game of golf at clubs across the country.

Where is the Scottish Open going?

Where is the Scottish Open going?

Feb 24th, 2016

According to reports from north of the border, Bunkered Magazine has heard that Dundonald Links may be the venue for this year’s Scottish Open.

Phil Mickelson’s back for the Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson’s back for the Scottish Open

Feb 12th, 2016

Phil Mickelson has confirmed he will play in this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. Rory might not be showing, but we are pumped that Phil's coming back.

Bill Clinton wanted to be Scottish MP

Bill Clinton wanted to be Scottish MP

Jan 8th, 2016

According to phone call records from between 1997 and 2000, obtained by the BBC though Freedom of Information laws, Bill Clinton wanted a retirement job as a Scottish MP so he could play more golf.

USPGA - Ex 3-time Scottish Boys Champion Qualifies

USPGA - Ex 3-time Scottish Boys Champion Qualifies

Aug 11th, 2015

One of the great things about the US PGA is that club pros can qualify for the event, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia. One such player who has qualified to play at Whistling Straits this week, who you might not have heard of, has already played, and beaten, Sergio Garcia before.

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Qualification fund benefits young Scottish Golfers

Feb 8th, 2019

Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.

Wilson Staff signs Scottish Tour Star

Wilson Staff signs Scottish Tour Star

Nov 26th, 2018

Wilson Golf has extended its line-up of European Tour players with the signing of exciting Scottish player David Law on a multi-year deal.

Seve's Scottish course is now a Hilton brand

Seve's Scottish course is now a Hilton brand

Nov 6th, 2018

The home of Scotland's only Seve Ballesteros-designed golf course has joined one of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands and will be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.

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.

Scottish Nature Heritage response

Scottish Nature Heritage response

Nov 28th, 2017

Developers behind the proposed Coul Links major golf course proposal have welcomed the response from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to their planning application, and now believe there is a strong platform for taking forward a multi-million pound investment in East Sutherland that will generate numerous jobs.

Chinese government cracks down on Golf

Chinese government cracks down on Golf

Oct 19th, 2017

The Chinese government has closed two of the countries top golf courses owned by real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, according to reports from CNN.

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.

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Scottish Rugby Star Max Evans

Aug 8th, 2017

The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.

 Trump's Scottish courses lose £9,000,000.00

Trump's Scottish courses lose £9,000,000.00

Oct 12th, 2016

Not content with haemorrhagging votes in the Presidential election with his claims that it's "OK to grope women when you're rich" , Donald Trump has also seen massive losses during his Scottish golf course crusade.

Scottish golf club goes crowdfunding

Scottish golf club goes crowdfunding

Aug 3rd, 2016

The Murcar Links needs money to secure its longterm future, so the club is launching a crowdfunding campaign, Friends of Murcar, to raise the money.

Ram raid on scottish golf club

Ram raid on scottish golf club

Apr 2nd, 2016

That's all you need isn't it. You've polished the Callaways, re-stacked the ProVs and left the place clean and tidy for the following morning. You lock up and head off for a well earned pint. All is good in the world. Then you get a phone call at midnight: "We've been robbed".

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Aug 12th, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.

Carly Booth eyes dream ticket

Carly Booth eyes dream ticket

Aug 11th, 2019

With the Solheim cup a month away they have the Solheim tartan, they even have a tartan fairway what they don’t have is a home player. Yesterday, Carly Booth may have answered Catriona Matthew’s prayers and give the Team Europe captain the excuse she needed to select a fellow countrywoman for the team.

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Ice Ice Baby: Eve Muirhead in St Andrews

Feb 9th, 2018

Ice Ice Baby: When she’s not blazing it up on the ice winning World Championships and getting us all hooked on curling at the Winter Olympics, Eve Muirhead will be out on the golf course, playing off two and owning the course record at her home club. 

Cristie Kerr shoots 66

Cristie Kerr shoots 66

Jul 27th, 2017

Cristie Kerr shot a bogey–free six–under–par 66 in brutal conditions to take a three–stroke lead after the opening morning at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

The left hand challenge

The left hand challenge

Jul 15th, 2017

Golf is hard enough without trying to make it harder. Well, clearly the European Tour didn't think that, as they gave some of the best players in the world left–handed clubs and challenged them to a nearest the pin competition on the 11th hole. Here's the ensuing chaos.  

 What’s up with Rory McIlroy?

What’s up with Rory McIlroy?

Jul 15th, 2017

Rory McIlroy, the world’s No 4, has only gone and missed another cut – his third in four outings. So what’s going wrong?

Poults takes share of the lead

Poults takes share of the lead

Jul 15th, 2017

It has been four and a half years since Ian Poulter last won a tournament outright. But, after battling the elements, he has a three–way share of the lead at the Scottish Open.

Patrick Reed wins Hero's Challenge

Patrick Reed wins Hero's Challenge

Jul 12th, 2017

Patrick Reed won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Jon Rahm to tee it up at Irish Open

Jon Rahm to tee it up at Irish Open

Apr 12th, 2017

Jon Rahm has confirmed that the will be teeing it up at the Irish Open in Portstewart from 6–9 July, which is the first time Irish golf fans will be able watch this exciting new Spanish star live. 

Changes at Castle Stuart

Changes at Castle Stuart

Mar 21st, 2017

A new kind of challenge awaits players returning to the renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links when it opens for the 2017 season next week.

Zen Green & PuttView combine

Zen Green & PuttView combine

Feb 17th, 2017

A new product which combines high technology with exciting gameplay is aiming to give golfers their best–ever indoor putting experience.

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

Nov 15th, 2016

The European Tour has officially announced the Rolex Series, a new alliance of leading tournaments, which is designed to strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards.

Lynx Golf celebrates first tour win

Lynx Golf celebrates first tour win

Aug 23rd, 2016

Lynx Golf is celebrating its first Professional Tour win after Paul Eales won the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links on Sunday.

Danny Lee’s Greenbrier fundraiser

Danny Lee’s Greenbrier fundraiser

Jul 11th, 2016

Kiwi Danny Lee Danny Lee was meant to be defending his Greenbrier Classic title last week, but was unable to do so because of the devastating flooding. Now he’s been fund raising for the flood victims. Here's how he got on.

Monty weighs into Olympic debate

Monty weighs into Olympic debate

Jul 9th, 2016

Colin Montgomerie has stated that if he was on the International Olympic Committee he would question whether to allow golf to remain in the Games given that so many of the top players have withdrawn.

Danny Lee fund raises for Greenbrier victims

Danny Lee fund raises for Greenbrier victims

Jul 9th, 2016

Danny Lee was meant to be defending his Greenbrier Classic title this week, but was unable to do so because of the devastating flooding. Now he’s fund raising for the flood victims.

Castle Stuart and why we absolutely love it

Castle Stuart and why we absolutely love it

Jul 8th, 2016

Castle Stuart is hosting the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for the fourth time it, and we were invited up to try out the experience and see how the course was shaping up.

Patrick Reed goes heather surfing

Patrick Reed goes heather surfing

Jul 8th, 2016

Patrick Reed tried some heather surfing yesterday. On his second hole of the day, a par five, Reed pulled his drive into some cabbage on the hill.

The Foozler Goes Caddying

The Foozler Goes Caddying

Jul 6th, 2016

They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates  

Green light for Arnold Palmer tribute course

Green light for Arnold Palmer tribute course

Jun 28th, 2016

Planners have today given their unanimous support for a second championship golf course to be built at Castle Stuart Golf Links in partnership with the Arnold Palmer Group.

James Heath wins on Challenge Tour

James Heath wins on Challenge Tour

Jun 27th, 2016

One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.

Second course for Castle Stuart

Second course for Castle Stuart

Jun 22nd, 2016

Planning approval is being sought for a second championship course at Castle Stuart, which is about to host the Scottish Open.

Barra Golf Course goes Crowd-funding

Barra Golf Course goes Crowd-funding

Apr 4th, 2016

The UK’s most westerly golf course, Barra Golf Club, on the Isle of Barra in the western isles of Scotland, has turned to internet Crowd-funding to raise £30,000 for a clubhouse.

Castle Stuart gearing up for next stage

Castle Stuart gearing up for next stage

Apr 3rd, 2016

The partners behind the internationally renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links have held talks with several new investors, as they want to take the destination to the next level. Here's what they are planning to do.

Golf Clubs fear new drink driving limits

Golf Clubs fear new drink driving limits

Feb 11th, 2016

As we wrote recently, changes to the drink driving limits in Scotland from 80ml per 100ml of blood to 50mg, have had a really bad impact on Scottish golf clubs. One club has even closed down permanently on the back of the change.

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Jan 6th, 2016

Donald Trump has the hump over the online petition that has been signed by over 500,000 people, which calls for him to be barred from the UK due to his comments about Muslim’s being banned from entering the  USA.

Golf and Fishing!

Golf and Fishing!

Dec 13th, 2015

A wild salmon was found splashing in a golf course bunker that had been filled with eight inches of water after a major flood.

Sacked! For playing golf

Sacked! For playing golf

Oct 2nd, 2015

A routine Golf Bunk went terribly wrong for a a vice mayor in a southeastern Chinese city. He's been sacked for playing golf when he should have been working, a move taken as part of a corruption crackdown.

2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup Boost to Scotland

2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup Boost to Scotland

Aug 31st, 2015

Golf can be a serious business when it comes to having a positive effect on the economy. A new report from Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre reveals that the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles made a contribution of £106 million to the Scottish economy, which is pretty amazing for an event that’s in theory only three days long.

Traigh Bien!

Traigh Bien!

Jul 29th, 2015

An enormous sinkhole that hit the news across the globe after appearing on a beautiful 9 hole golf course in Scotland has now been mended and had the hole named in its honour.

Nursey's News Day 3

Nursey's News Day 3

Jul 15th, 2015

So our brand new Golf Nurse has written her third column for the MailOnline this morning, and talks Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and what happened at the GolfPunk Clubhouse at The Rule Pub Diner in St Andrews last night!! Go Carly...

Brooks Stream Ahead

Brooks Stream Ahead

Jul 12th, 2015

Daniel Brooks retained the lead going into the final round, one-shot ahead of his closest competitors at the Scortish Open held at Gullane.

Bubbling Brooks

Bubbling Brooks

Jul 11th, 2015

Daniel Brooks got to 11-under at the Scottish Open, to take a strong three shot lead over the field. Defending champion Justin Rose is on his tail at eight-under.

IJP Design Poulter Tartan Trousers

IJP Design Poulter Tartan Trousers

Apr 15th, 2015

Ian Poulter’s IJP Design may be known for it’s checked trousers, but at least they’ve gone about it properly, officially registering their deigns with the Scottish Tartan Authority.