Sep 29th, 2016
We check out Team Europe's What's In The Bag's and highlight the two new putters going into play this week.
We check out Team Europe's What's In The Bag's and highlight the two new putters going into play this week.
The Team USA vs. Team Europe Celebrity Golf Cup for the Ryder Cup Trust is heading to St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the first time this year from 22 to 25 July.
Well we nearly got the final line up right in that we predicted three of the four captain’s picks. European Captain Catriona Matthew went for France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
The World Cup might be upon us but we can't help being preoccupied with The 2018 Ryder Cup later this year. If it was today... who would be in the European side?
The fight back continues from Team Europe, with the Spanish duo of Garcia and Cabrera–Bella securing a valuable, perhaps invaluable, half against Spieth and Reed, who for so long had looked comfortable victors.
The first couple of sessions at Hazeltine are going to be critical. USA are clear favourites but Europe's legendary pairings have blown the odds to smithereens in recent times... Darren Clarke has a lot to think about...
William Hill has reported that only 9% of money placed on the match has been for Europe to win, with 89% on a USA win and 2% on the draw.
The teams were introduced, the crowds were bedecked in the colours of the teams and Sharleen Spiteri and Texas hit the stage to liven up proceedings. First points in the fashion stakes probably went to Europe with their mid length coats and Solheim Cup tartan scarves winning it out over the the not quite so flattering short jackets of Team USA. A real spectacle indeed and here are some of the best images.
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.
Catriona Matthew has made her captain’s picks, the team is decided and now Skechers have revealed the new design for the Team Europe footwear. The GO GOLF Pro 2 will be as comfy as ever and incorporate the statutory Solheim tartan along with the blue and yellow colours of Team Europe.
GolfPunk will be donning their tartan trews on the opening day of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagle for #TartanFriday. Catriona Matthew has been working with Abacus Sportswear of Sweden to produce the official Solheim Cup tartan for Team Europe and the results are as they say north of the border ‘pure tidy’.
Things are heating up at Hazeltine, and these are only the practice days?! Here are the best pictures so far + added japery...
adidas launch the limited edition Chaska Collection.
Following the debuting of the Titleist 2020 branding at the FedEx Cup playoffs the rather sleek looking bags are being launched on the European Tour at this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. We still want one!
Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.
One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
Englishman Steven Brown has been announced as the newest Staff Professional to join #TeamCallaway, using a full bag of product, including Chrome Soft X Golf Ball.
Callaway has further strengthened its team of Staff Professionals representing the brand on the PGA European Tour with the signing of Tom Lewis.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...
It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.
The Algarve has retained its place as the top European golf destination after sealing its latest major success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
Madeira has been named Europe's ‘up and coming' golf destination by Square Mile, the luxury magazine for those working in the City of London's financial industry.
Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Coummunity, the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stages is offering brand-new winter sun packages to give golfers the chance to experience the courses which witnessed the drama of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
With one week to go until this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway, the full list of professionals has now been announced for the Staysure Tour event which takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Quinta do Lago has further strengthened its world-renowned reputation by climbing to an impressive fifth place in Golf World’s ‘Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe 2018’ rankings.
The Ryder Cup is golf’s most prestigious team competition and this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters will see 14 former stars of the past tournaments go head-to-head in this Staysure Tour event.
The Algarve has underlined its reputation as the leading European destination for golf travellers with a perfect 10 in Golf World’s newly-released Top 100 European Golf Resorts list.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’.
From holing a remarkable and somewhat historic ten-foot putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, to captaining Europe to victory in the tournament in 2014, it is fair to say that iconic Irish golfer, Paul McGinley has made his mark on the sport. Now, the star who has won four times on the European Tour, is set to take part in this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters which takes place between 4–7 October at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
1991 Masters winner, Ian ‘Woosie’ Woosnam OBE, will continue his 2018 Staysure Tour season as he is confirmed to return to Birmingham’s Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 4-7 October. Playing in the annual Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Woosie will join returning tournament host, Peter Baker.
Linna Golf, a European Top 100 Golf Course* set amidst the beautiful pine and birch forests of Finland, has received overwhelming praise from Europe’s most talented amateurs competing in the prestigious St Andrews Trophy.
Richard McEvoy has won his first European Tour title with a 20-foot putt on the final hole.
What a great last day at the Open last Sunday, there were at least 12 possible winners with 6 holes to go and it's fair to say Tiger is back!!! The winner Francesco Molinari by 2 shots from Justin Rose but it was Tiger that had the crowd on its feet!!!
Your Golf Travel (YGT), the world’s largest golf travel company, has launched a brilliant Summer of Sport promotion for 2018 in conjunction with adidas that will see many golfers benefit from exclusive deals and discounts.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
Guy Kinnings, Colin Montgomerie’s long-time manager, is joining the European Tour as Deputy CEO to Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director.
Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has reopened following an extensive renovation project to elevate the condition of the course to world class level.
Sicily's Verdura Resort has further established its place among the most beautiful golf destinations in the world, with 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open winner Joaquim Lagergren leading the plaudits for the multi-award-winning venue.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s status as one of the world’s elite golf venues has received a ringing endorsement after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com for the second year running.
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club once again set the stage for amateur and professional competitors from across Europe to celebrate the start of the 2018 golf season by gathering for the Costa Daurada Golf Festival.
European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.
Son Gual, Mallorca's number-one golf destination, has risen nine places to 42nd in the popular Top 100 Golf Courses' European ranking - breaking into the website's top 50.
Club de Golf Alcanada’s ever-growing reputation has been bolstered even further after it was included in the prestigious Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe 2018 for the first time.
Justin Rose has been announced as the tournament host for the 2018 British Masters, and Walton Heath in Surrey will be the tournament venue, which will run from October 11-14.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has been acclaimed as the best golf resort in Europe in the highly respected Square Mile magazine golf awards.
Welshman Stephen Dodd won his second European Senior Tour title in spectacular fashion on a dramatic final day at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters, securing victory with a 40-foot birdie on the 18th green at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & CC.
Sergio Garcia has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his victory at The Masters in April.
Next on the tee...GolfPunk at the European Senior Masters.
With GolfPunk acting as the official media partner at the European Senior Masters at the Forest of Arden, it is only appropriate to base this week’s tips on the event.
With just days until the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the full field of European Senior Tour professionals has been revealed.
Scottish golfing legend Sam Torrance OBE has joined the Farmfoods European Senior Masters field, and will be competing at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the inaugural tournament between 19-22 October 2017.
As part of the build up to the European Senior Masters, three of the tour professionals will be hosting a junior clinic at the Forest of Arden for sixteen lucky, local kids.
The European Tour have announced their new schedule with four new tournaments for 2018, but there are some interesting omissions which say something about the state of the European Tour.
British golf legend Ian Woosnam OBE is the latest addition to the Farmfoods European Senior Masters line-up, and will be competing at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the inaugural tournament between 19-22 October 2017.
The European Senior Masters have annouonced that GolfPunk will be their official media partner for the event, which takes place at the Forest of Arden from the 19th – 22nd October.
Here’s an interesting first. A European country has reported that more women were members of its golf clubs than men in 2016.
England's Jordan Smith has claimed his maiden European Tour title following a play–off victory against defending champion Alex Levy at the Porsche European Open.
The LET: For the future of Golf it must be saved and we all have to play our part.
The Mizuno European Tour workshop is to host four of its popular Fitting Days in April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club.
European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.
The European Senior Tour will make history in the United Arab Emirates this month as the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters becomes the first European Tour event to be played on a nine–hole golf course.
Gleneagles has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi–sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
First he started the inaugural World Super 6 with its mix of stroke and match play climaxing with a series of six-hole, knockout duels. Now he's got his eye on 6-hole stadium golf!
The European Tour is creating a unique six–hole team event in England in May, in an attempt to bring a new audience into the game.
Verdura Resort’s has become the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties network.
John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour shot of the year, as voted for by My European Tour fans, for his approach shot to the 18th at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Retiring PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem believes that golf would benefit enormously if the US–based organisation joined forces with the European Tour.
Rumours are rife that the International Golf Federation is about to submit a bid to include a team competition in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The European Tour has appointed a new Official Starter, with Alastair Scott stepping into Ivor Robson’s shoes.
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
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.
Patrick Reed has retained his European Tour membership for 2017, even though he failed to compete in the required number of events on the Race to Dubai. So what's going on?
Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters and Ricardo Gouveia take on the Bottle Smash Challenge!!!
How strong are those little dimpled balls of joy we smash around the golf course? It's one thing being hit hard by Dustin Johnson, or even Jamie Sadlowski. But how would a golf ball fare against a steamroller?
Check out Team USA's Ryder Cup WITB's, and why three of their top players have changed drivers this week!!!
Sweden's Alex Noren beat Australian Scott Hend on Sunday in a dramatic play off to take the €2.7 million winner’s cheque at the Omega European Masters in stunning Crans Montana.
The USA had a Ryder Cup team building night, that didn't exactly go to plan...
With a year's supply of beer up for grabs, would John Daly pull out all the stops to win?
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers.
The European Tour has issues an apology over the set up of the Castle Stuart course for the Scottish Open, as forty mile an hour winds hit the course.
Bom Sucesso, in Portugal, is the latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, and has become an official European Tour Destination.
22 year-old Somin Lee secured his maiden European Tour victory on Monday after play had been delayed over the weekend following heavy rain, strong winds and electrical activity.
GolfPunk are teaming up with Virgin Flying Club Swingers, Virgin Atlantic’s innovative loyalty golf programme, which returns for a thirteenth season this Spring with some brand new competitions, a new look site and of course the awe-inspiring final.
Paul Casey has not being pulling his punches in an interview with The Times over his frustrations about the Ryder Cup, which he is ineligible for as he not playing on the European Tour.
The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.
Associated Press have reported that an exhibition match is being set up between what will be Team Rory and Team Rickie. And it’s set to be held just a week before the US Open.
Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.
Four European Tour stars. One hole. Zero golf clubs. Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, and Peter Ulhein take on the Dude Perfect Challenge.
Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour! Well, he does play of scratch. Will he be joining the hallowed ranks of fellow footballers who tried (and failed) to make a go of it on tour?
It’s no shock to announce that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years. Having won the Race to Dubai three times in four years too, it was the least surprising announcement all season.
Today the European Tour announced a significant change to its membership regulations for the 2016 season, with players now only required to compete in a minimum of five European Tour sanctioned tournaments outside the Major Championships and World Golf Championships.
It is rumored that the European Tour is going to drastically shake up its qualification process, and only require players to compete in five standard tournaments to retain their full status on the tour. Here's what we have heard on the grapevine.
Graeme Storm took Thongchai Jaidee to the wire at the Porsche European Open, missing out by one shot to the 45 year old Thai player. Both players shot a final round 67, but a bogey on the 17th, Storm’s only dropped shot over the weekend, proved decisive."