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The Renaissance Club & The Open

The Renaissance Club & The Open

May 28th, 2016

The Renaissance Club believes it is a great option if the R&A is looking for an alternative Open Championship venue in East Lothian.

Josh Hill enters the record books

Josh Hill enters the record books

Oct 24th, 2019

Englishman Josh Hill entered the record books becoming the youngest player ever to win an Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) event with his two-stroke triumph in the Al Ain Open on the Mena Tour.  But sadly, as an amateur he couldn’t take home his £10,000 prize money.  

The Ryder Cup Goes to Italy, che bello!

The Ryder Cup Goes to Italy, che bello!

Oct 7th, 2019

The 2022 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, in Italy, will take place from 30th September to the 2nd October 2022.  It will be the first time The Ryder Cup has been played in Italy, with the country following England, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Wales and France as European nations to host the biennial contest between Europe and the United States.

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

Mar 14th, 2019

Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.

The remarkable story of golf disruptor Jan Stephenson

The remarkable story of golf disruptor Jan Stephenson

Nov 17th, 2018

It’s been quite a life. From turning down Donald Trump to almost single-handedly saving the LPGA Tour, to major wins and a stint in an insane asylum. Finally, she is being inducted to the World Golf Hall Of Fame, amid strong rumours that Margot Robbie has agreed to play Jan in the movie story of her life.

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Oct 25th, 2018

Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'

The Robinson Quinta da Ria experience

The Robinson Quinta da Ria experience

Oct 18th, 2018

GolfPunk heads off to the eastern Algarve to experience all-inclusive luxury at the Robinson Quinta da Ria resort, and why you should follow in our footsteps.

The return of Chubbs the alligator

The return of Chubbs the alligator

Oct 18th, 2018

Chubbs the Alligator has been spotted out and about on his local golf course at Buffalo Creek after not having been seen for two whole years.

Costa Daurada's October sun continues to entice golfers to the region

Costa Daurada's October sun continues to entice golfers to the region

Oct 11th, 2018

Following Spanish success in the Ryder Cup, with Sergio Garcia becoming the highest points scorer in the event’s history and fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm taking down Tiger Woods in the singles, the limelight returns to one of Europe’s fastest growing golf destinations, Costa Daurada, as it greets golfers eager to exploit its October sunshine.

Golf Betting guide for The Ryder Cup

Golf Betting guide for The Ryder Cup

Sep 27th, 2018

Fancy a flutter on the Ryder Cup? Check out Fleming's Golf Tips right here and get your money on the right horses at the courses...

Georgia Hall wins the Ricoh British Women's Open

Georgia Hall wins the Ricoh British Women's Open

Aug 5th, 2018

It was a roar that reverberated around Royal Lytham St Annes. Everyone in the field knew it could only mean one thing. The home favourite, Georgia Hall, had birdied the first hole to tie for the lead at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It was just the start that she wanted.

The return of Natalie Gulbis

The return of Natalie Gulbis

Jul 5th, 2018

Natalie Gulbis is making another return to competitive golf, after successfully recovering from her fourth back surgery.

Team Europe if the Ryder Cup was today

Team Europe if the Ryder Cup was today

Jun 8th, 2018

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 Road to the PGA and LPGA Tour Goes Through Ron Garl

The Road to the PGA and LPGA Tour Goes Through Ron Garl

Jun 3rd, 2018

These days it seems that if aspiring golfers want to make it to the PGA or LPGA TOUR, Ron Garl is a name they should know. Or at least be familiar with some of his course designs here in the Central Florida area that are famous for their unique style, design and strategy.

£20,000 stolen at the Ricoh

£20,000 stolen at the Ricoh

Aug 17th, 2017

Thieves stole a safe, which contained almost £20,000 in cash from the Ricoh British Women’s Open at Kingsbarns.

Golf Spiv calls the Ricoh British Women's Open

Golf Spiv calls the Ricoh British Women's Open

Aug 3rd, 2017

The Ricoh Women’s British Open is at Kingsbarns this year and one thing is certain. This one is wide open. The weather alone can be both beautiful and brutal in equal measure. Brace yourself, anything can happen here. 

Exclusive: On the road with Joe Miller

Exclusive: On the road with Joe Miller

May 20th, 2017

We spent a week on the road with long drive baller Joe Miller. Here's part 1 where he takes us into the gym and snarls at us when we ask if he's got any spare breakfast...

 Introducing ‘The Rookie’

Introducing ‘The Rookie’

May 19th, 2017

ECCO shoes have set a challenge to a complete beginner. ‘The Rookie’ has got just six months to take on and beat Thomas Bjorn on the 16th hole of this year’s Made in Denmark.

The return of the Kirkland

The return of the Kirkland

Apr 6th, 2017

Costco has restocked 40 US stores with their Kirkland Signature golf balls. The balls are priced at $29.99 for two dozen balls. But they've still not made it over the pond to the UK.

The Rock hits 490-yard drive!

The Rock hits 490-yard drive!

Mar 22nd, 2017

I wonder what he'll be called when he's older and not quite so rockish. The Boulder? The Gravelly Patch At The End Of The Garden? Whatever, the Bay Watch & Ballers star looks the business here and is about to smoke a drive down the middle...

Is Rome in danger of losing the Ryder Cup?

Is Rome in danger of losing the Ryder Cup?

Feb 9th, 2017

Guaranteed money for the 2022 has been cut by the Italian government, according to reports from the Associated Press. And if organizers cannot find new funds, the city is in danger of losing the event.

Is the Ryder Cup coming to Bolton?

Is the Ryder Cup coming to Bolton?

Dec 11th, 2016

Peel Holdings is planning to build a new world–class course on the Hulton Park Estate near Westhouhgton in Bolton, and is pitching it as a potential Ryder Cup course. 

Free golf for the rest of the year

Free golf for the rest of the year

Nov 16th, 2016

Golfers can get free golf for the rest of the year if they snap up a new five-day 2017 QFairway membership - available at six of QHotels award-winning resorts.

The Ryder Cup Sunday Singles Predictions

The Ryder Cup Sunday Singles Predictions

Oct 2nd, 2016

This is it. Just the singles matches left. This Ryder Cup has been truly brilliant, and for as much as the American crowds at Hazeltine have been infuriating it's made for great TV. We've gone down the pairings, and made our predictions. It's going to be a battle out there, but we think the Europeans can do this. COME ON EUROPE!!!

How navy seals won the Ryder Cup for USA in 2008

How navy seals won the Ryder Cup for USA in 2008

Sep 22nd, 2016

Did you know.. the USA have actually won the Ryder Cup and not all that long ago either. When Paul Azinger went up against Nick Faldo in 2008, he took his lead from navy seals. This is what happened...

Are the rules of golf about to be made simpler?

Are the rules of golf about to be made simpler?

Sep 2nd, 2016

"The game is too slow, too hard and there's too many rules. I wouldn't know where to begin with how many rules there should be. I would think as minimal as possible. And we don't need all these dashes and a's and b's and c's. It's too confusing." Kevin Kisner.

Can Thomas Pieter’s make the Ryder Cup team?

Can Thomas Pieter’s make the Ryder Cup team?

Aug 20th, 2016

Thomas Pieters needs to win this week's Czech Masters and the Made In Denmark event next week to have any hope of making Europe's Ryder Cup team. But he’s in the running. 

Fox on the run

Fox on the run

Mar 10th, 2016

A crafty fox was captured on Twitter in the process of trying to rob a golfer of his wallet. Here's the evidence. 

The Return of the Golf Spiv

The Return of the Golf Spiv

Jan 25th, 2016

The LPGA returns this week and Spiv is pretty excited. So he’s dedicating this week’s tips to the wonderful women of the LPGA. The Tour kicks off in the Bahamas for the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. 

The Rolls Royce Ghost Golf Edition

The Rolls Royce Ghost Golf Edition

Dec 23rd, 2015

If money is no object, and you wanted to get your loved one the ultimate Christmas gift, we're not sure that you could get them anything better than a Rolls Royce Ghost. 

Rocco To The Rescue!!

Rocco To The Rescue!!

Dec 4th, 2015

Rocco Mediate, who battled back injuries during his golf career, believes he can help Woods "take stress off his back" and compete again on the PGA Tour.

The Race To Dubai 2015

The Race To Dubai 2015

Oct 29th, 2015

Right. Hang on in there, please. We are about to try to explain how the Race To Dubai works. We thought the Top 60 line up was complete following the completion of the Hong Kong Open. We were wrong..

The Road To Glory

The Road To Glory

Aug 17th, 2015

He took his time but he got there. Jason Day's major road to glory: From drunk 12 year old to PGA champion...

Keeping up with the Rose's

Keeping up with the Rose's

Jul 7th, 2015

So Barcelona legend, four times Champions League winner, and World Cup winner Andres Iniesta had his first golf lesson last week at the Costa Smeralda Invitational, a spectacular new event played in Sardina.

love.golf coaches throw out the rule book

love.golf coaches throw out the rule book

Nov 17th, 2018

Golf took on an entirely different form courtesy of a group of coaches from women’s coaching initiative, love.golf, at their annual conference in St. Pancras, London.

Back to back Royals for the Women

Back to back Royals for the Women

Aug 2nd, 2019

The AIG Women’s British Open is now set to follow Woburn Golf Club with back to back regal courses with Royal Troon added to the Championship roster for 2020 and Royal Porthcawl confirmed for 2021.  It seems therefore, that that we are set for some quality golf on iconic courses now that The R&A has taken over the women's home Championship.

On the golf road with Kelly Rohrbach

On the golf road with Kelly Rohrbach

Aug 11th, 2018

Kelly Rohrbach; A former division one college golfer. A Sports Illustrated Swimwear model. Leo DiCaprio's ex. Plus she played CJ Parker in Baywatch!

Sam Torrance honoured

Sam Torrance honoured

May 28th, 2017

Former Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, has been recognised for his record–breaking European Tour career, as he becomes the latest addition to the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members of the European Tour. 

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. 

How the Pros have reacted

How the Pros have reacted

Mar 2nd, 2017

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have backed the changes to the rules of golf with Rory expressing the belief that the "revolutionary" modernisation and simplification could stop people turning away from the game.

How did Tiger get on in the Hero Pro Am?

How did Tiger get on in the Hero Pro Am?

Dec 1st, 2016

Tiger was back on the tee at the Pro-Am ahead of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He sunk eagle putts on the third and ninth hole to be three-under at the turn.

Muirfield the fight back

Muirfield the fight back

May 29th, 2016

Rory McIlroy was trenchant in his criticism of Muirfield’s ‘No’ vote to women’s membership. But now one of the Muirfield 'No' guard has had a pop at him for being a hypocrite. The fightback has begun!

Rules of Golf launches on Android

Rules of Golf launches on Android

May 27th, 2016

The official interpretation of the Rules of Golf from The R&A is now available free in an updated edition for 2016 - 2017 and it's now also avaialble on Android as well.

The two reasons for 'No' at Muirfield

The two reasons for 'No' at Muirfield

May 26th, 2016

I've been reflecting on Muirfield’s decision not to allow women to join, and I wanted to get off my chest why I am  just so angered with the ‘No’ voters.

The Secret Caddy reports from Muirfield

The Secret Caddy reports from Muirfield

May 25th, 2016

Muirfield, like the R&A is a strange beast. Historically, they have both been involved in the development of the game and indeed the making of the rules. Our  Secret Caddy has an interesting theory on why they are as they are.

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Apr 7th, 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club is set to remain men-only by the time it hosts this year’s Open Championship, despite efforts by The R&A to make the game more open and appealing to women. But has The R&A found a way of avoiding the media flak?

There are sinkholes and there are SINKHOLES

There are sinkholes and there are SINKHOLES

Mar 23rd, 2016

In May 2015, a massive 40-foot deep sinkhole opened up near the clubhouse at Top of the Rock Golf Course. But rather than filling it in, they kept on digging. Why?

Mallorca taking off as golf destination

Mallorca taking off as golf destination

Mar 17th, 2016

Golf travel experts believe the secret is finally out on Mallorca. Tourists are now flocking to the fairways in larger numbers than ever before to ensure it is one of the world's fastest-growing golf destinations.

What's in a Tour Pro's golf bag?

What's in a Tour Pro's golf bag?

Feb 4th, 2016

You've got to love John Daly's response to this European Tour Tweet about what's in a pro golfer's Tour bag. And why he knows it's certainly not his bag.

Tiger Woods invited

Tiger Woods invited

Jan 31st, 2016

Tiger Woods has been invited to play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club on May 19-22. This could potentially see Woods teeing it up with Rory McIlroy, who is hosting the event.

Rain stops play

Rain stops play

Jan 31st, 2016

A tropical storm has put paid to the Singapore Open finishing on Sunday. So we will have to wait until Monday to see if Jordan Spieth can overturn Song Young Han. This one is on a knife edge.

Drinking and Golf Buggies

Drinking and Golf Buggies

Jan 25th, 2016

A man who got drunk and then took a buggy from a golf club onto the main road has been fined and banned from driving for six years! That’s the book being thrown at you for sure.

McIlroy Wins it all!

McIlroy Wins it all!

Nov 22nd, 2015

Magnificent McIlroy becomes European Number One in style. He's won the DP Championship and the Race to Dubai. And here's now.

Rory on his victory

Rory on his victory

Nov 22nd, 2015

Here’s what Rory had to say about winning his third Race to Dubai.

Pro Tracer

Pro Tracer

Nov 21st, 2015

Our friends on the European Tour have shared this with us. It’s a video of two of the Tour’s big hitters, Lukas Bjerregaard and Tommy Fleetwood on the Dubai practise range with Pro Tracer to see how they perfect their drives and what tips they have.

Golf caddie murderer arrested

Golf caddie murderer arrested

Nov 16th, 2015

The man wanted for the murder of a fellow caddie at a golf club in Pelham nearly 20 years ago was returned to Westchester County in handcuffs Friday night, according to the Westchester Journal News.

"Tiger Treated Me Like A Slave"

Nov 1st, 2015

Steve Williams has had a pop at Tiger in his new book out on Monday. In excerpts from Out of the Rough he describes how Tiger treated him “like I was a slave.”

Poulter backs Fitzpatrick

Poulter backs Fitzpatrick

Oct 28th, 2015

It has been an exceptional rookie season for Sheffield- born Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won his first professional title at the British Masters earlier this month. He’s also had seven other top-five finishes in this his rookie year on the European Tour, which is impressive to say the very least. But what about the Ryder Cup? Here's what Ian Poulter thinks.

Slattery Will Get You Everywhere

Slattery Will Get You Everywhere

Sep 6th, 2015

England's Lee Slattery held his nerve to win his second European Tour title with a one-shot victory over Argentinian Estanislao Goya at the Russian Open. Slattery is now top  of the new Ryder Cup points table. 

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...

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.

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!!!

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.   

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Aug 12th, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.

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...

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..

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.

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Feb 22nd, 2020

Erik van Rooyen celebrated his 30th birthday most spectacularly at the WGC-Mexico Championship as the South African tied the course record at Chapultepec Golf Club with a sizzling 62. That nine under par round moved van Rooyen to a ten under total and within a shot of Bryson DeChambeau’s lead.

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

Feb 21st, 2020

He has been saying for a while now that he needs to get off to better starts in events and in Mexico yesterday Rory McIlroy delivered. The World Number One soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue an excellent run of form of late with a six-under-par 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club.

Patrick Reed swerves the issue

Patrick Reed swerves the issue

Feb 21st, 2020

It was inevitable that Patrick Reed, who is playing at the WGC event in Mexico City this week, was going to be asked about the latest comments from Bob Kostis and Brooks Koepka. Talking after Thursday’s first round he managed to dance around the question.   

Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Scottish Government torpedoes links plan

Feb 21st, 2020

The Scottish government has refused planning permission for a controversial plan to build an 18-hole championship golf course in the Highlands of Scotland. The plan had been to build a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, near Dornoch.

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Feb 20th, 2020

Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.