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St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

Feb 13th, 2018

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.

Tax fraudster plays St Andrews

Tax fraudster plays St Andrews

Oct 21st, 2017

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! 

Tyrell Hatton equals St Andrews course record

Tyrell Hatton equals St Andrews course record

Oct 8th, 2016

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.

Senior Open goes to St Andrews

Senior Open goes to St Andrews

Feb 3rd, 2016

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?

St Andrews Day One

St Andrews Day One

Jul 13th, 2015

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.   

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. 

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Golf industry leaders to be recognised at home of golf

Mar 1st, 2019

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’.

Best holes in Scotland announced

Best holes in Scotland announced

Apr 26th, 2017

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.

Investment for Musselburgh Links

Investment for Musselburgh Links

Feb 28th, 2017

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.

Vote on the greatest Open finishes

Vote on the greatest Open finishes

Jul 14th, 2016

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.

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

Jan 18th, 2016

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.

Last Night In Pictures #1

Last Night In Pictures #1

Jul 19th, 2015

The GolfPunk Clubhouse was heaving last night. One in one out. And that was just the bouncers. Here is the damning evidence...

How to play the final stretch

How to play the final stretch

Jul 19th, 2015

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. 

Are these the ultimate golf residences?

Are these the ultimate golf residences?

Sep 7th, 2018

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?

The Golf Spiv calls the Dunhill Cup

The Golf Spiv calls the Dunhill Cup

Oct 6th, 2017

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.

Barack Obama tees it up

Barack Obama tees it up

May 29th, 2017

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. 

You're a very naughty boy!

You're a very naughty boy!

May 24th, 2017

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! 

Meet the golf club whisperer

Meet the golf club whisperer

Mar 16th, 2017

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. 

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Mar 9th, 2017

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s favourite golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland. 

Blackballing by The Kilted Caddie

Blackballing by The Kilted Caddie

Feb 1st, 2017

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. 

Iconic 19th hole sold

Iconic 19th hole sold

Jan 11th, 2017

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. 

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

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.   

Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Oct 23rd, 2016

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...

LGU merger with R&A moves to completion

LGU merger with R&A moves to completion

Jul 28th, 2016

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.

Dunvegan Hotel for sale

Dunvegan Hotel for sale

Jun 14th, 2016

The owners of the iconic Dunvegan Hotel in St Andrews have announced through social media that they are to sell the hotel.

The Secret Caddie

The Secret Caddie

May 16th, 2016

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.

The Art of Caddying

The Art of Caddying

May 9th, 2016

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. 

Whisky In The Jar

Whisky In The Jar

Feb 5th, 2016

  “Whisky is liquid sunshine.” – George Bernard Shaw

Fore Sale!

Fore Sale!

Oct 6th, 2015

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.

Dunhill Final Day

Dunhill Final Day

Oct 4th, 2015

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.

Ernie rebounds

Ernie rebounds

Oct 3rd, 2015

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

Tommy's Honour – The Movie

Aug 5th, 2015

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.

R&A Announce Open Attendance Figures

R&A Announce Open Attendance Figures

Jul 28th, 2015

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.

Carly's Open Wrap Up

Carly's Open Wrap Up

Jul 21st, 2015

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

What the Old Course means to them

What the Old Course means to them

Jul 20th, 2015

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...

Dunne-Believable

Dunne-Believable

Jul 20th, 2015

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 Column #2

Carly Column #2

Jul 19th, 2015

Carly Booth's Open Diary: Justin Rose is due another major, but it would be hard to argue against Jordan Spieth at St Andrews.

Carly Column #3

Carly Column #3

Jul 19th, 2015

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 Column #4

Carly Column #4

Jul 19th, 2015

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.  

#Bunch Of Arse

#Bunch Of Arse

Jul 18th, 2015

It's not just the players who've been inconvenienced by the weather at the Open, as our Editor explains...

Tom Lehman:

Tom Lehman:

Jul 18th, 2015

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..

Day Four

Day Four

Jul 17th, 2015

Bag pipes, dancing girls, choo choo trains and Brits at the top of the leaderboard – it's GolfPunk Clubhouse Central...

Bernd Wiesberger

Bernd Wiesberger

Jul 16th, 2015

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.

The Grand Opening!!!

The Grand Opening!!!

Jul 16th, 2015

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!!!

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...

Day 3 at the GP Clubhouse

Day 3 at the GP Clubhouse

Jul 15th, 2015

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...

GP Open Fantasy Challenge

GP Open Fantasy Challenge

Jul 14th, 2015

With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.

The TaylorMade Brothers

The TaylorMade Brothers

Jul 14th, 2015

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...

GP Clubhouse

GP Clubhouse

Jul 14th, 2015

Gorgeous George, the GolfPunk, goes to the beach in St Andrews in search of golf keepy uppies, cockles and Seve's three iron.

GolfPunt

GolfPunt

Jul 14th, 2015

So, we’ve found a slick haired spiv in the boozer who reckons he might know a thing or two about golf betting…

Jordan Jumps to the top

Jordan Jumps to the top

Jul 12th, 2015

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. 

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.

NIKE Launch New Club Collection

NIKE Launch New Club Collection

Jul 8th, 2015

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. 

Rory definitely out of Open now!

Rory definitely out of Open now!

Jul 8th, 2015

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. 

Rory out of the Open!!!

Rory out of the Open!!!

Jul 6th, 2015

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…

US OPEN DAY 4 RECAP

US OPEN DAY 4 RECAP

Jun 22nd, 2015

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. 

The Masters - How They Finished

The Masters - How They Finished

Apr 16th, 2019

You have to go back a long time to remember a Masters when so many players, at some point, were arguably in contention to grab that fabled Green Jacket. We know who ultimately prevailed but what happened to other runners who came up short when the chips were down? Here is GP's rundown of the how the main contenders finished.  

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Apr 14th, 2019

Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Apr 14th, 2019

The threat of bad weather has resulted in an early start for the whole field. Play will commence from both the 1st and 10th tees at 7:30 local time and will be in groups of three. Rather handy for UK and European viewers who can watch it after their Sunday lunch rather than having to stay up late!  

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Apr 14th, 2019

Well, there you have it. After all these years it seemed to be written in the stars that Tiger would deliver once again among the azaleas and pines of Augusta. Yes, he rode his luck a little, but ultimately he was the player that held his nerve the best coming down the stretch.

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

Apr 12th, 2019

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...

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.     

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Apr 11th, 2019

The unofficial start to golf season is upon us and we are excited to see the azaleas, dogwoods and green grass again! Peter Millar will outfit five players for the 2019 Masters.

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

Apr 10th, 2019

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

Titleist Introduces New TS4 Driver

Titleist Introduces New TS4 Driver

Apr 4th, 2019

We featured the Titleist TS2 and TS3 models in our 7 Of The Best Drivers For 2019 article and Titleist are now introducing the next iteration of the TS design, the TS4. The Titleist TS4 takes the gains made with the TS2 and TS3 models and adds an ultra low spin driver which still delivers distance.