Mar 2nd, 2017
Status Quo will be headlining on Saturday May 27 at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club as golf goes all dinosaur again.
Status Quo will be headlining on Saturday May 27 at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club as golf goes all dinosaur again.
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A little over 12 months on from the official unveiling of the renovated West Course, an Ernie Els Design-led project, the world of golf has never been richer in its praise for the iconic golf course.
The iconic Wentworth Club has opened the doors to its new luxury Clubhouse, the result of a significant £13m investment by the Club’s owners, Reignwood Group, over the past 12 months.
The greenkeeping team at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water has been recognised for its incredible performance in preparing the course for the BMW PGA Championship 2017 with the BIGGA Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year Award sponsored by Rigby Taylor.
Better news from Wentworth, as it has been awarded a prestigious international sustainability certification in recognition of the Club’s commitments to the environment and local community.
Wenttworth's PR agency have been on our case over our story about a 30% dip in their membership. Here's the update.
Wentworth members have been told they could be expelled from the club if they publicly criticise it or its owner.
The redesigned Wentworth Club West Course is now accessible to golfers in all its Tour event glory thanks to Foresight Sports’ latest FSX simulator software.
Kaboom! McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Beef and now Ian Poulter. All at the BMW next week in leafy Surrey.
Grab the bunting, alert the authorirties and put the cat out... World Number 2 Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will grace us with his prescence at the BMW Wentworth 25th May, 2017.
A stunning contemporary home on the Wentworth Estate has gone on the market for a jaw dropping £25million. Here's what you get for that kind of moolah.
Wentworth Club and European Golf Design have announced a new partnership that will see leading European Tour players take on an instrumental role in the delivery of the West Course restoration project.
Keith Pelley has confirmed that work will start next month on restoring the Wentworth West course to its original glory.
Wentworth Club has announce the appointment of 2015 BMW PGA Champion, Byeong-Hun An, as its Global Ambassador until 2019.
Wentworth Club has announced the appointment of Gary Player Design to carry out the renovation of its famous Edinburgh Course as part of the multi-million pound investment programme being undertaken by the Club and its owners Reignwood Group.
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...
According to reports from the Daily Telegraph, the Chinese owners of Wentworth took out a $155 million loan from a Thai bank to fund their purchase of Wentworth, and the members aren’t happy with this new development.
Wentworth Club has announced updates to the upcoming renovations and works across the famous West Course, Tennis & Health Club and Clubhouse. The members dispute is clearly not stopping them. Here's what's going to be done.
Wentworth's owners have announced their 'final enhancements and improvements' to their new membership structure, which will take effect from 1st April next year. Here's what they had to say. We will also be reporting on how the members reacted in a separate posting.
This is how Wentworth Residents Association has reacted to Wentworth’s final proposed changes. And they’re not buying it.....
The new Chinese owners of Wentworth have been sent a 15-page legal letter, giving them a week to drop plans to bring in a £100,000 joining fee.
One of Britain’s most respected barristers has been accused by fellow members of Wentworth golf club of betraying them. Lord Grabiner, a top commercial barrister and Master of Clare College, Cambridge, has defended his decision to give legal advice to Wentworth's new owners.
The tales of woe at Wentworth gone from bad to worse. The membership are in uproar over plans for massive price hikes. Their local MP, foreign secretary Phillip Hammond has been petitioned to intervene. But just as things couldn’t get any darker for the Surrey institution, they announce that Mike and the Mechanics are playing a gig the week of the BMW PGA.
As we reported last month, members of Wentworth are up in arms at plans by its new Chinese owners to double their annual dues and levy a massive joining fee. Now's there's talk of a fight back and legal action from the members.
Rumour has it that Rory McIlroy is thinking of skipping the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next year. On the eve of the Turkish Airlines Open he’s said that he doesn’t like playing two events in a row, and will try and limit himself to a maximum of three events in a row for next year.
Wentworth's new Chinese owners are putting up membership fees by £100,000.00 to £125,000.00, while at the same time, in China itself, the Government has banned 88 million peope from aying tghe game. Meanwhile, Lord knows how much it will cost the rest of us riff raff ot ever get a round there...
Wentworth's no riff-raff policy is getting a serious ramp-up. and it looks like it's going to be even harder and more expensive to get a round at Wentworth.
There’s an ugly rumour going round that it’s all change at Wentworth, and that if you are not an oligarch you can start packing your bags. Richard Caring sold Wentworth to Beijing-based Reignwood Investments in 2014 for £135 million. And here's what is rumoured.
Justin Rose reinforced his status as the world’s leading golfer and saw his own Tour statistics rise in winning the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday with a majestic performance using HONMA TWorld 747 driver, irons and wedges for only the second time in competition.
Slaley Hall is revelling in its new-found – and somewhat surprising – status as a gateway to Edinburgh.
The best things ever said about the Masters. Ever.
La Manga Club has continued its flying start to the new year after retaining its position as Spain's number one golfing venue in the respected Top 100 Golf Courses website's latest 2018 rankings.
The Stadium layout at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Girona, has once again been named Spain’s No.1 course in top100golfcourses.com’s latest Spanish rankings.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has further reinforced its status as one of the UK’s leading networks of golf venues as Golf World magazine publishes its first ranking of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the UK and Ireland.
FootJoy have again been confirmed as the overwhelming #1 Shoe and Glove brand among the world’s best players, after another dominant season on the European Tour.
Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is celebrating its 45th anniversary in style after joining a select group of courses in Spain to have been granted royal status by the Spanish royal household, the ‘Casa Real – Royal House’.
In the final round at the BMW PGA Championship, playing partners Pablo Larrazabal and Haotong Li had a curious little side bet.
One Direction’s Niall Horan will be pulling in the crowds when he returns for the BMW Championship Celebrity Pro-Am, which kicks off today. And here are the other supergroups for those of us who don't give a monkey's about One Direction.
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.
At the Wednesday press conference with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship the subject inevitably turned to slow play. It transpires that the world number two had been watching the Solheim Cup, or as GolfPunk had renamed it the Slowheim Cup.
Annabel Dimmock is your fast car loving, Wentworth playing, Swingin' Siren. Here she is... on the road...
Global golf icons, major championship winners, stars of the modern game and some of the sport's hottest young talents have joined Gary Player at Wentworth to raise almost $105,000 for good causes during the London leg of his world-leading Invitational Series.
A host of the game's greatest golfers will come together for the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club, London, on 23 July, as the final field is officially confirmed.
Ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, newly named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell took on the 14 Club Challenge.
Meet us at Wentworth about 10am, we said to Manny. And bring your James Bond stare....
Alex Noren pulled out all the stops at the BMW PGA Championship today to win by two shots with a superb course record equalling 62.
On moving day at the BMW Championship the leader board has tightened up, and with the wind getting up, it was an altogether tougher day out there on the newly renovated West course. And it is still anyone's title.
Ernie Els has expressed pride and pleasure in the new–look West Course, an Ernie Els Design–led renovation, after carding a one–under par opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Thomas Pieters set the clubhouse target in round two of the BMW PGA Championship on another glorious day at Wentworth Club.
It’s a big week for the European Tour as the new Rolex Series kicks off at Wentworth tomorrow.
Damn it all to hell and back, the world's best golfer (sorry DJ, he just is) has pulled out of next week's BMW Championship at Wentworth.
Titleist is giving golfers the chance to undergo The Ultimate Fit with unique fitting experiences on the driving range during this year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf, is giving UK and Ireland golfers the chance to tee it up alongside FJ Brand Ambassador Andrew 'Beef' Johnston with a unique, money–can’t–buy experience at the BMW PGA Championship Pro–Am at Wentworth.
"We found this cheap B&B in Coventry. I soon found out why. There was somebody sleeping in the bed during the day when I was out. So I was on the night shift!"
Ryan Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for Manchester United during his Premier League career, will tee it up at the BMW Po–Am with Rory McIlroy.
Two former UK Ryder Cup venues have been awarded ‘honourable member’ status of World of Leading Golf, an association representing many of the world’s top golf clubs.
Well, stone me with a ticking stick caked in surprise substances.. Has the European Tour joined the 21st century? Kaiser Chiefs to bring house down at BMW, Wentworth. I predict a significant upgrade from Mike & The Mechanics...
Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the first Rolex Series event, the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, which will be staged to the revamped Wentworth Club from May 25–28.
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.
TBT. Throwback Thursday for you non tweeters. We take you back to a side of Ernie Els you thought you'd never see! Ernie has an alter ego. His name is Theodore. He sounds like a laugh...
We’ve been keeping a watching eye on Chris Wood for what seems like forever. And now he's finally got first big maiden victory. This is what spurred him on.
Scott Hend came close to punching two drunk ‘fans’ who heckled him during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship.
James Morrison won his second BMW in four years after acing the par three 14th hole in the fourth round of the BMW PGA Championship.
It's the BMW PGA Championship and you know what that means. The golf season has properly landed in the UK. To celebrate, we have devised this cheeky little quiz to test your knowledge of the European Tour's flag ship event. Tuck in, the grass in lovely!
One Direction's Niall Horan teed it up at his pal Rory's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (Try saying that after five pints and a lamb kebab – Ed) pro am on Wednesday.
The ISPS HANDA Pressure Putt Showdown will feature players with celebrity partners, competing for a £10,000 prize, which will go to charity.
Bernard Gallacher and his wife said they were ‘very happy’ at the news that their daughter Laura is pregnant by Russell Brand, but this news has to be a shocker for any parent.
Could the BMW PGA Championship be at risk as Wentworth residents go to war with clubs owners and the European Tour?
Parkie, sorry Sir Michael Parkinson, has weighed into the Wentworth debate, and is accusing the new owners of ignoring the traditions of the club and wanting to create a club for the “super rich” with a “car park full of Lamborghinis”.
We think Donald Trump must be a great proponent of Foot Golf – or rather Foot in mouth golf. Maybe that old saying needs to be modernized to Foot in Tweet. So just what has the Trump been up to now?
Residents and members of Wentworth are threatening to disrupt the BMW Championship, the flagship event of the European Tour, as the battle with the new Chinese owners heats up.
Byeong Hun An has become the first Korean winner of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. His breakthrough 2015 season also yielded another prestigious title as the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year.
In an escalation of the row between members of Wentworth and it's new Chinese owners Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has now accused the Beijing-based conglomerate of “very disappointing” behaviour.