Feb 7th, 2017
Members of a top Scottish golf club have ‘mutinied’ over a special membership deal for retired police officers.
Members of a top Scottish golf club have ‘mutinied’ over a special membership deal for retired police officers.
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”.
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!!
Check out this amazing footage as Storm Hector creates carnage at the site of the Scottish Open.
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.
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.
Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the supergroups to watch out for.
There are rumours flying around that the Scottish Open could be held at Trump International Aberdeen in 2019.
Phil Mickelson will not be playing the 2017 Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, he has confirmed.
Golf performance tracking brand Shot Scope has received a grant from Scottish Enterprise for £500,000.
Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence.
A ground-breaking co-sanctioning agreement between the LET and LPGA has been reached that will see Dundonald Links host both the 2017 men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens.
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 made the cut at the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, and is now tied 58. Here's how she got on.
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.
The European Tour has issues an apology over the set up of the Castle Stuart course for the Scottish Open, as forty mile an hour winds hit the course.
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 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.
An American tycoon has given £2 million to Scottish charities because he fell in love with the country’s golf courses.
The merger of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA) went through last year, and the new unified body came into existence on October 1 2015. But only months later it has lost it’s new CEO. What’s occurring?
James Braid was a prolific golf course designer, and we mean properly prolific. 412 golf courses in total, 32 of which don’t exist any more, and six that were never got built. That’s still 374 courses that can be played on to this very day.
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 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.
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.
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.
Winner, winner, haggis dinner!! Rickieeeeeeaaahhhh!!!!
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.
The man found dead in a burn beside Carnoustie’s famous golf course was a police officer, sources said today.
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.
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.
A UK Chief Constable has been cleared in a case that reveals as much about his golfing character as his integrity.
Just when it looked like Coul Links had got the all clear, there has been a very significant development in this ongoing tale.
POTUS Donald Trump is going to be golfing at one of his Scottish courses next week, and it could become one very expensive game of golf…
The Scottish Left-handed Championships has now become a popular annual competition, and this year will be held at the Muir of Ord.
You give golf a bad name... Pensylvania golf club apologises after calling police on black female members...
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.
Paul Lawrie, the last Scotsman to win The Open Championship, has renewed his long association with Wilson Golf to play the brand’s signature irons, fairway woods and wedges during the 2018 season.
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.
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.
A report obtained by the Associated Press has found that losses at Trump’s two Scottish golf courses doubled last year to $23 million.
Officers from the Cheshire and North Wales Firearms Alliance were scrambled to Old Padeswood Golf Club, near Mold on Saturday afternoon following reports of gunshots being fired.
A golf course in Windsor, New Jersey has been badly damaged as a result of a high–speed police chase.
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.
The wind is up, certain tails are down and birdies are very hard to come by. So how are the GolfPunk Sirens getting on...
Tiger Woods told police that he was taking Xanax the night he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, an unredacted version of the police report obtained by the Golf Channel has shown.
Poachers have used snares and crossbows on a Scottish golf course to kill at least three deer according to police.
Police on Bald Head Island have reinstated charges against a woman jailed for child abuse when she allowed her 12–year-old son to drive a golf cart.
Donald Trump has offically resigned as director of several UK companies that are linked to his Scottish golf courses.
A police officer in north Queensland has been demoted and transferred after being found guilty of misconduct for nicking a golf club's bench.
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.
It seems as if the police are giving green light to thieves who drive into your golf course in the dead of night and relieve your lakes of golf balls.
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.
Scotscraig Golf Club in Fife is the 13th Oldest golf club in the world. And now it is going back to its original roots.
Police are investigating a £20 million luxury hotel development at one of Scotland’s major golf courses.
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".
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.
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.
The courses of Carnoustie Country keep delivering, but as our man makes his way through Montrose, Panmure and finally Carnoustie, so does his hosel...
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.
Word on the street is that Tiger Wood’s tournament is struggling to find a new sponsor, and may be facing a perfect storm.
It’s not a boat and it’s not in a garden, but it is one of the hidden gems of Scottish golf.
The men’s and women’s Scottish Opens, both sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, have given the local North Ayrshire economy a £4 million boost.
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.
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.
Rory McIlroy, the world’s No 4, has only gone and missed another cut – his third in four outings. So what’s going wrong?
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 won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland.
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.
A new kind of challenge awaits players returning to the renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links when it opens for the 2017 season next week.
A new product which combines high technology with exciting gameplay is aiming to give golfers their best–ever indoor putting experience.
Why golf is empowering women, both on and off the course.
Following directly on from winning the Golf Writers' Association Trophy, Henrik Stenson has now landed the big one – European Tour Player of the Year. It's going to be a very happy Christmas down at the Stensons.
Open champion Henrik Stenson has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time.
A spectacular dawn image of a greenkeeper preparing his course at a modest North Wales golf club has claimed first prize in the annual BIGGA Photographic Competition.
A Welsh golf club has told the BBC that the introduction of footgolf led to it increasing its turnover by 30 per cent at a time when its membership was falling dramatically.
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.
Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
Planning approval is being sought for a second championship course at Castle Stuart, which is about to host the Scottish Open.
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.
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.
The Football Association is commissioning a survey to see whether there is demand for a nine-hole golf course to be built at England’s training base, St George’s Park. Do they really need a survey??
Here's the breaking news from Wentworth, the embargo for which has just been lifted: There's been a great deal of movement. For details of how a load of wealthy golfers struck a better deal with a load of uber-wealthy Chinese golfers, read on...
This is how Wentworth Residents Association has reacted to Wentworth’s final proposed changes. And they’re not buying it.....
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.
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.
A wild salmon was found splashing in a golf course bunker that had been filled with eight inches of water after a major flood.
Tiger Woods is feeling more than a bit sorry for himself. The greatest sportsman of his generation isn’t dealing with his latest timeout particularly well. In fact the only thing he is doing well at is playing video games.
A new initiative from North Yorkshire Police is encouraging golfers to mark their golf clubs in order to reduce crime. We're right behind it. We know the pain of club theft, big time.
Vice Golf are a new golf ball brand that offer premium quality golf balls at a significant discount from the usual price. Oh, and they're pretty cool too. GolfPunk has a look at what they're all about.