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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. 

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

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.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

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.

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

Jul 20th, 2019

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!

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. 

Luckiest shot ever?

Luckiest shot ever?

Nov 16th, 2019

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.

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Mount Juliet to host Irish Open

Oct 31st, 2019

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. 

Annika Sorenstam making history again

Annika Sorenstam making history again

Oct 31st, 2019

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.

Titleist Releases latest innovation

Titleist Releases latest innovation

Oct 1st, 2019

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.  

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

ESTRELLA DAMM MEDITERRANEAN LADIES OPEN FINAL

Sep 30th, 2019

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.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 29th, 2019

Laura Fuenfstueck of Germany shot a four under 67 to keep the lead but is being hunted down by home favourite Carlota Ciganda who is just two shots back going into the final round of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open at Golf Club Terramar, near Barcelona.

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Sep 29th, 2019

Businessman Jeremy Ord from South Africa's had an outrageous slice of luck when playing the short 13th hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Ord was playing alongside professional Branden Grace in the team event in Scotland when he came close to a hole-in-one following a number of lucky breaks.

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

Sep 28th, 2019

Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck produced back to back rounds of 68 to lead by three shots at the halfway stage of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges, near Barcelona. The 24-year-old from Langen was out of the traps quickly, racking up four birdies in her first 12 holes and made just the one bogey, on the par-4 14th, at Terramar Golf Club.

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Lacoste Ladies Open Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

Nelly Korda shot a four-under 67 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open to take her first European Title.  Blustery conditions made it challenging at Golf du Medoc and despite being in a final round containing two local favourites, Korda managed to hold off Joanna Klattern and Céline Boutier for her maiden win on this side of the pond.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

France’s Joanna Klatten made a strong push at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France with third round six-under-par 65 at Golf du Medoc Resort bringing her within one of World Number one Nelly Korda, setting up for an exciting final round.

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Lacoste Ladies Open Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

World number ten Nelly Korda lived up to her favourite billing shooting a second round seven-under-par 64 to take a six-stroke lead into the weekend on 10-under-par at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Medoc, near Bordeaux.

Ashes stars take on different white ball

Ashes stars take on different white ball

Sep 19th, 2019

They may have been looking to run up high scores in the Ashes over the summer but yesterday three of England’s heroes were looking to go low at the ProAm event at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Aug 30th, 2019

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!

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Aug 27th, 2019

The Solheim Cup is just three weeks away and Team USA captain, Juli Inkster, used her picks to add some experience to her rookie Solheim Cup line up last night.  This will be Stacy Lewis’ fifth Solheim Cup and Morgan Pressel’s sixth.  

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Aug 23rd, 2019

There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour.  Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.

Stop slow play update

Stop slow play update

Aug 19th, 2019

The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.  

Titleist goes back to black

Titleist goes back to black

Aug 14th, 2019

After exhaustive reseach, including feedback from tour players, their caddies and PGA professionals, Titleist have produced their latest tour bag collection. This is a glimpse of what is to come from Titleist in 2020 and clearly the theme is a sleak jet black look.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

Titleist Launch New TS Hybrids

Titleist Launch New TS Hybrids

Jul 31st, 2019

Hybrids are becoming a bigger component of all golfers’ bags. Titleist have always been at the forefront of design and technology when it comes hybrid clubs. The new Titleist TS hybrids represent a new standard in hybrid performance – combining the explosive speed and distance of TS metal woods with the advanced technology that has made Titleist the most played hybrids on the PGA Tour.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.