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Quotes about our beautiful game

Quotes about our beautiful game

May 6th, 2019

GolfPunk loves the different side of golf.  The side that has developed in what is almost certainly the oldest sport in the world and which in its professional ranks contains some of the biggest characters sport has ever seen and amongst its amateur fanatics certainly contains the biggest.  After all, loving the game of golf (or loving to hate it and hating to love it) does not rely on your professional status.

Wentworth reveals £13 million clubhouse

Wentworth reveals £13 million clubhouse

May 23rd, 2018

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.

Wentworth greenkeeping team receives BIGGA Award

Wentworth greenkeeping team receives BIGGA Award

Jan 27th, 2018

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.

Wentworth wins sustainability certification

Wentworth wins sustainability certification

Aug 14th, 2017

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.

Play new–look Wentworth

Play new–look Wentworth

May 27th, 2017

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.

Stunning Wentworth home comes onto market

Stunning Wentworth home comes onto market

Aug 9th, 2016

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 goes back to its roots

Wentworth goes back to its roots

May 29th, 2016

Keith Pelley has confirmed that work will start next month on restoring the Wentworth West course to its original glory.

Wentworth announces Gary Player Design for Edinburgh

Wentworth announces Gary Player Design for Edinburgh

May 20th, 2016

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.

Wentworth Owners In Dramatic U-Turn!!!

Wentworth Owners In Dramatic U-Turn!!!

Mar 18th, 2016

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...

Wentworth announces upgrades to West Course

Wentworth announces upgrades to West Course

Mar 2nd, 2016

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 Announces Final Structure

Wentworth Announces Final Structure

Feb 20th, 2016

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.

Wentworth legal action

Wentworth legal action

Jan 31st, 2016

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.

Wentworth Barrister 'betrayal'

Wentworth Barrister 'betrayal'

Dec 6th, 2015

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.

Wentworth woes continue

Wentworth woes continue

Dec 4th, 2015

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. 

Wentworth Members Fight Back

Wentworth Members Fight Back

Nov 21st, 2015

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.

Will Rory Skip Wentworth?

Will Rory Skip Wentworth?

Oct 29th, 2015

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.

Bizarre irony as Chinese ramp up Wentworth costs

Bizarre irony as Chinese ramp up Wentworth costs

Oct 23rd, 2015

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 announces massive overhaul

Wentworth announces massive overhaul

Oct 20th, 2015

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. 

Wentworth Shake Up

Wentworth Shake Up

Oct 17th, 2015

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 reinforces No 1 status with new Honma clubs

Justin Rose reinforces No 1 status with new Honma clubs

Jan 29th, 2019

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.

La Manga retains No 1 status

La Manga retains No 1 status

Feb 1st, 2018

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. 

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reinforces its status

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reinforces its status

Dec 8th, 2017

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. 

La Manga granted Royal Status

La Manga granted Royal Status

Oct 28th, 2017

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’.

The strange side bet at Wentworth

The strange side bet at Wentworth

May 28th, 2017

In the final round at the BMW PGA Championship, playing partners Pablo Larrazabal and Haotong Li had a curious little side bet.

Star billing for Niall Horan at Wentworth Pro Am

Star billing for Niall Horan at Wentworth Pro Am

May 25th, 2016

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.

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 laments slow play

Rory laments slow play

Sep 18th, 2019

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.

Successful 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Successful 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Jul 25th, 2018

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. 

The 14 Club Challenge

The 14 Club Challenge

May 26th, 2018

Ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, newly named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell took on the 14 Club Challenge. 

Alex Noren wins BMW PGA Championship

Alex Noren wins BMW PGA Championship

May 28th, 2017

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.

Moving day at the BMW PGA Championship

Moving day at the BMW PGA Championship

May 27th, 2017

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 expresses pride

Ernie Els expresses pride

May 26th, 2017

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 takes charge at BMW

Thomas Pieters takes charge at BMW

May 26th, 2017

Thomas Pieters set the clubhouse target in round two of the BMW PGA Championship on another glorious day at Wentworth Club.

Experience the Ultimate Fit

Experience the Ultimate Fit

May 13th, 2017

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.

Play the BMW Champ Pro–Am with Beef

Play the BMW Champ Pro–Am with Beef

Apr 13th, 2017

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. 

Rory McIlroy to tee it up with Ryan Giggs

Rory McIlroy to tee it up with Ryan Giggs

Feb 21st, 2017

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.

Kaiser Chiefs to play at BMW Championship

Kaiser Chiefs to play at BMW Championship

Feb 16th, 2017

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...

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

Nov 15th, 2016

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: Ernie Els and his incredible alter ego

TBT: Ernie Els and his incredible alter ego

Sep 15th, 2016

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...

How Chris Wood came good at last

How Chris Wood came good at last

May 30th, 2016

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.

James Morrison aces to win BMW

James Morrison aces to win BMW

May 29th, 2016

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.

GolfPunk's PGA Championship Quiz 2016

GolfPunk's PGA Championship Quiz 2016

May 23rd, 2016

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!

Justin Rose pulls out of BMW

Justin Rose pulls out of BMW

May 20th, 2016

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.

Putting competition for BMW PGA

Putting competition for BMW PGA

May 11th, 2016

The ISPS HANDA Pressure Putt Showdown will feature players with celebrity partners, competing for a £10,000 prize, which will go to charity.

Parkie weighs in

Parkie weighs in

Feb 7th, 2016

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”.

Trump golf Tweet backfires

Trump golf Tweet backfires

Feb 3rd, 2016

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?

BMW To Be Cancelled?

BMW To Be Cancelled?

Feb 2nd, 2016

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 Wins Rookie of the year

Byeong Hun An Wins Rookie of the year

Dec 6th, 2015

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.

Philip Hammond gets involved

Philip Hammond gets involved

Nov 29th, 2015

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.