Oct 26th, 2018
After 125,000,000 steps and 16,000 rounds, the 2018 FJ Walk of Champions concluded at the Home of Golf in October, with the event’s Grand Final.
After 125,000,000 steps and 16,000 rounds, the 2018 FJ Walk of Champions concluded at the Home of Golf in October, with the event’s Grand Final.
The Walker Cup is returning to the Old Course at St Andrews in 2023 for the first time in almost fifty years.
St Andrews is quite rightly holding the 150th-anniversary Open championship. Some of us here at GP think it should never leave the place but that's another story.
An £850,000 tax fraudster has boasted of enjoying trips to top golf courses just months after she was jailed for almost four years, including a round at St Andrews!
Tyrrell Hatton equalled the Old Course record with a brilliant 62 at St Andrews to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
A company called the Fusion Group has acquired St Andrews pub 1 Golf Place and will rename it The Golf Inn.
We were there last year as Tom Watson came down the 18th in the fast fading light. Huge crowds were both following him, and waiting for him at the green. We were going to witness Tom’s last moment s at St Andrews ……or were we?
520 miles, 10 and a half hours, one bust up with the KFC staff at Keele services and a mildly annoyed Audi A4. But we're here. St Andrews. The 144th Open Champinship. The Rule Pub Diner. The GolfPunk clubhouse in association with Under Armour. And loads of other things and that.
Miguel Angel Jimenez has won the Senior British Open, beating defending champion Bernhard Langer by a single shot.
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.
The nominations for the 59club Service Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with some of the highest-profile and best-loved venues across the globe in the running for a golf industry sales and service excellence ‘Oscar’.
The closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country’s world–class courses.
Golf's two main governing bodies have announced they are planning to introduce a new single World Handicap System for club golfers.
Musselburgh Links, regarded by many as the world’s oldest golf course for continuous play, is the subject of a bid that could result in £10 million being invested in it.
A street in Fife which leads to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews has been named the most expensive in Scotland.
The fall in sterling is tempting American golf tourists to flock to some of UK and Ireland's top resorts, according to Golfbreaks.com.
Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the final five videos here. The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here, and have your say.
Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.
The GolfPunk Clubhouse was heaving last night. One in one out. And that was just the bouncers. Here is the damning evidence...
So there's 18 holes left of the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews. So we've got double major champion Martin Kaymer and Mercedes Benz Golf ambassador to talk us through the final stretch.
Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.
England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.
As we sit and watch the various trials and tribulations of the players at the 148th Open, something pops up and immediately the whole team at GolfPunk are in total agreement, an event which I can assure you is as rare as rocking horse poop. The chance to own a luxury residence at the Hamilton Grand one of the most iconic buildings located virtually on top of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews and in time for the 150th Open in 2021. The very definition of lovely stuff!
JdV Sport are showcasing these luxury apartments at the Hamilton Grand later this month which are situated behind the 18th green of the world-famous Old Course at the Home of Golf in Saint Andrews. Are these the ultimate golf residences?
GolfPunk has launched its very own beer brand - GolfPunk Gold - in a new partnership with the St Andrews Brewing Company.
Tyrrell Hatton was in cruise control today as he won the Alfred Dunhill Links by three shots. But the big story of the day was Ross Fisher’s superb charge with a new course record 61.
It’s the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week as the pros, along with their celebrity/amateur partners, take on Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and of course, The Old Course at St Andrews. Three courses over four days presents a challenge for the Spiv as I’m looking for the complete links player.
Here are the full Alfred Dunhill Links Championship round one tee times for all three participting courses.
The R&A. What's all that about then? Keith McLaren looks at this oldest of golfing institutions.
Former President Obama Barak has been taking his retirement from the White House seriously, with a bucket list trip to the Old Course at St. Andrews.
University of New Mexico’s Athletic Director Paul Krebs financed a trip to St Andrews for him and his pals out of the universities funds, and got away with it!
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland.
They call him "The Club Whisperer". If there's an antique golf club in the vicinity, Will Roberto will find it. Here's a fascinating insight into how Will built his amazing collection, which is now about to be to auctioned.
VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s favourite golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland.
It's time for the Golf Oscars as the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards take place at The Belfry.
Our undercover Kilted Caddie has somehow managed to get his name on the board at St Andrews, but he’s very aware of the dangers of being blackballed.
The Dunvegan Hotel, one of the most iconic 19th holes in golf, has been sold to a consortium of golfing fans from Canada and the USA.
Golfers have celebrated the youngest winner of The Open Championship by playing a round in traditional attire.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
The World Number 54 is in contention at St Andrews. Andy kindly popped in to see us at the GolfPunk Clubhouse so, naturally, we asked him if he can lend us a fiver...
Seven men have been jailed for a total of 47 years for planning a raid on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
The merger between the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A has moved close to completion with the signing of a heads of agreement by the two organisations which are both based in St Andrews.
The owners of the iconic Dunvegan Hotel in St Andrews have announced through social media that they are to sell the hotel.
It's a fine art, lining up putts for complete berks like us. But someone's got to do it and the Secret Caddie is here to tell us about the trials and tribulations of a resort caddie.
Keith McLaren is the Kilted Caddie. He's been caddying in St Andrews since 2014. Here he tells us all about the art of caddying.
A rare putter created by KRONOS Golf founder Phillip Lapuz has gone on display at the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland.
“Whisky is liquid sunshine.” – George Bernard Shaw
Who let the Leish off, as Aussie Marc Leishman won his first European Tour title by six-shot at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.
If you’ve got a spare £1.75 million then this has got to be any golfers dream home and location. 19 Pilmour Links has an extraordinary setting right on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd, the world famous road which cuts across the first and 18th fairways of The Old Course, St Andrews.
The big question today was whether or not Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen could keep his cool and hold his lead to win a third European Tour Championship, and keep his tour card whilst he was at it? And there was also the question of would he pick up $800,000? The Dunhill Cup is one of the biggest purses on the European Tour, with a total prize fund of $5,000,000.
Just two days after suffering from a terrible attack of the dreaded yips, Ernie has hit back with a fine 6 under performance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Tommy's Honour – The Movie Sir Sean Connery’s son Jason is about to start shooting a major new movie about the Godfather of Golf - Old Tom Morris, at the world-famous home of the sport. Peter Mullan, one of Scotland’s leading actors, has been confirmed to play Old Tom, who helped set up The Open Championship and went on to win it four times.
The official attendance figures for the 144th Open Championship from The R&A are just out, and show that despite the terrible weather, spectator attendance held up pretty well.
in the words of Blur's Damon Albarn, 'it's been a hell of a do'. Here's my last instalment from the GolfPunk Clubhouse at the Rule Pub & Diner, St Andrews, 2015. Carly x
Germany's finest four ball, Martin Kaymer, Bernhard Langer, Marcel Siem and Mercedes Benz talk us through a practice round at St Andrews. Our money is on the Merc for longest drive...
Did you see this kid play yesterday at St Andrews? Paul Dunne has looked the absolute business on the Old Course this week, and so far hasn't let the occasion get the better of him
Carly Booth's Open Diary: Justin Rose is due another major, but it would be hard to argue against Jordan Spieth at St Andrews.
The wait is over and the golf has begun! I watched some of the early starters finish their rounds down the famous closing stretch. I headed to One Nike Place. It was my first time in there, but it certainly won’ t be my last. I caught up with some friends and took a break from the cold wind, watching the golf on television.
Carly at the Missed The Cut Party at the GolfPunk Clubhouse at the Open. What an evening we had last night in the GolfPunk Clubhouse! There are always great people in here to catch up with.
It's not just the players who've been inconvenienced by the weather at the Open, as our Editor explains...
1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman made his way to the GolfPunk Clubhouse last night, finding himself in the middle of the missed the cut party and being interviewed by our ragged reporter Georgeous George. Here's what he had to say..
Bag pipes, dancing girls, choo choo trains and Brits at the top of the leaderboard – it's GolfPunk Clubhouse Central...
World number 23 and recent French Open Champion Bernd Wiesberger joins the GolfPunk Golf Nurse Carly Booth to officially open the GolfPunk Clubhouse at The Rule, St Andrews, In Association with Under Armour.
It's official. The GolfPunk Clubhouse in association with Under Armour, at the Rule Pub & Diner, St Andrews is open!!! Watch the big moment as world number 23 Bernd Wiesberger & LET sensation Carly Booth cut the ribbon and spark the bag piping fireworks!!!
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...
So we sent Gorgeous George out today and he got wet. Soaking wet. So he thought he'd ask the punters who they thought would win if the heavens open this week? The public have spoken...
With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.
We went to TaylorMade's event last night celebrating 15 years of driver dominance. What we weren't expecting were appearances from Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Stephen Gallacher. Enjoy...
Gorgeous George, the GolfPunk, goes to the beach in St Andrews in search of golf keepy uppies, cockles and Seve's three iron.
So, we’ve found a slick haired spiv in the boozer who reckons he might know a thing or two about golf betting…
It's a double bubble winning weekend as Rickie Fowler and Jordan Speith won the Scottish Open and John Deere Classic respictively.
Jordan Spieth blitzed his third round of the John Deer Classic, shooting the lights out with a career low. Spieth leads by two over last weeks winner Danny Lee.
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.
Nike have updated their Club Collection in time for St Andrews. Their new lifestyle meets the course range, captures the Just Do IT attitude of Nike, while being reverential to St Andrews and the third major of the season.
Oh Rory. In the news no one wanted but we all expected, Rory Mcily has confirmed he won't be playing the Opn Chamionship at St Andrews next week.
In unbelievable news, Rory Mcilroy, the world's number one golfer, and one of golf’s real athletes will miss the Open at St Andrews after damaging his ATFL ankle ligament during a kick about with his mates on Saturday. Over to the Irishman for an update…
To quote Verne Lundquist, and the greatest piece of golf commentary of all time, “Oh, WOW! IN YOUR LIFE, have you seen anything like that?!”. And you know what Verne, we haven’t.
Today is the day we can all get back on the course after an almost insufferable seven weeks or so. Golfers have been rushing to book tee times and clubs systems have been crashing under the volumes.
Here’s a chance for golfers to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home! At 2 pm BST on 5th May 2020, PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. GolfPunk is going to jump on board as out pre-COVID-19 putting was truly shocking.
Every year on the Tuesday of the Masters week the top golfers gather for the traditional Champions Dinner. Yesterday it would have been Tiger Woods as defending champion selecting the menu but 2020 is sadly no ordinary year. Woods instead spent the evening tweeting a message that he was sharing dinner with his family.
Italy has just gone into lockdown and around the world sports events are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. All golf events cancelled to date have been mainly in Asia but now Europe and the USA are beginning to take action to stem the spread of the virus. The Masters is only a month away, and the signs are not promising.
Trial by television was with us again at the Bay Hill Classic on Thursday. No Patrick Reed this time but rather the squeaky-clean Justin Rose. Rose had a tricky chip from the back of the 11th which he ran some 10 feet past the pin but did he move the ball at address?
A careless error on his card has dumped England's Eddie Pepperell out of the Qatar Masters at the Education City Golf Club in Doha. The 2018 champion had hoped to find that form of two years ago and force his way into the world's top 50 in time to qualify for The Masters.
There was plenty of excitement at the last week’s events and plenty of great play. Here is GolfPunk’s pick of the best shots and we use the word ‘best’ in a rather loose way for one of them!
Our Bryson may not quite be ripping it up on the golf course but word has got to us that he made the Sports Illustrated Top 50 Most Fit Athletes. Quite excited to learn who had made this Top 50 ( 25 men and 25 women) we were somewhat disappointed to find the definition of ‘fit’ not quite matching GolfPunk’s.
Berkhamsted Golf Club has decided to allow both sexes to compete in the Berkhamsted Trophy, a long-standing top men’s amateur in the UK. This is a world-first for elite amateur golf and has the backing of the R&A and England Golf. The event which is entering its 61st year – has transformed from being a men-only tournament, into one which invites both sexes to compete for the same prize.
No one can ignore the terrible fires ravaging Australia and to help in the relief efforts of those affected by the fires, a number of LPGA players including the Korda sisters, Marina Alex, Australian Sarah Kemp and England’s Charlotte Thomas, have publicised that they will be making a donation.
Get ready folks there is a new handicapping system on its way. For those across the pond things will not be much different but for golfers in the UK, and to a slightly lesser extent Europe, there is a fair bit changing. The new World Handicap System will be introduced in the USA and dozens of other countries in January 2020 with the changes coming to the UK, Sweden, Portugal and Italy in November.
Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey was arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Central Florida. Gainey has been a pro golfer since 1997 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008, where he became famous for wearing gloves on both hands when playing.
LET 2018 Rookie of the Year, Julia Engström, carded a two under par 70 at Vipingo Ridge course to extend her lead in the Magical Kenya Ladies Open to seven shots over the field. Esther Henseleit who needs to win the event for a chance of grabbing the LET order of merit title could only manage a 71 and sits in joint second.
We must say we like the look of the new Stewart Golf HottMitt. Who wouldn’t want toasty warm hands on the golf course? The mobile phone or device holder and charger does look like a bit of techfoolery (Is that a new word? - Ed) but each to their own. But might there be other uses?
For the first time since 1955 there will be no live coverage of any golf on the BBC in 2020. The BBC has lost their rights to show any live coverage of the Augusta event which means that the UK pay TV Channel Sky is now the only place to watch live coverage of the majors. This is the end game for millions of golf fans who have seen the free to air coverage of their favourite sport fade and die in the hands of the BBC over the past decade.
We have reported a lot of lucky shots over the years but this latest one really must be up there. Thomas Detry was staring down the barrel of a disaster at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday when lady luck smiled down on him. When we say smiled we mean totally beamed and showered him with lucky dust as what transpired will go down as one of the luckiest breaks in the history of well, lucky breaks.
It’s been a while since this fine course has featured a major event and it’s been even longer since GolfPunk played it. If we recall correctly you head south out of Dublin on the M9 and you can’t miss it – well you can as its in middle of nowhere, if we recall.
Stop Press: Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam is set to become the first female professional to compete in the PNC Father Son Challenge. We’ve just picked the Brigadier up off the floor spluttering something about it never happening at West Hill or something. Yes, it is called a father son event but this is 2019 and actually the fairer sex has competed before.
10th hole West Cliffs Golf Links, 372 yards, Par 4.
Not happy with having the most popular golf ball those clever chaps at Titleist continue to push the boundaries of ball technology. The Titleist Golf Ball Research & Development team were thrown into a room and told they could not come out until they came up with a new golf ball. The result, the Experimental EXP•01 Golf Ball.
Only a fortnight after playing her part in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory at Gleneagles, Carlota Ciganda claimed the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Terramar Golf Club in Sitges, Spain to add another unforgettable moment to her remarkable career.