Sep 5th, 2016
Ben Crane and Robert Streb are given a baseball bat and some garden tools to put them to the Tin Cup Challenge. Here's how they got on.
Ben Crane and Robert Streb are given a baseball bat and some garden tools to put them to the Tin Cup Challenge. Here's how they got on.
There has been much talk about Eddie Pepperell’s Tin Cup moment at the Turkish Open at the weekend. For those of you who have not ready about it, European Tour joker Eddie had a minor meltdown at the par five 4th hole(his 12th). hitting four or five balls into the water. Pepperell ran out of balls, walked off the course and was disqualified.
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. We’re not very good at them but watching the pro’s go at it is always a scream, especially when they manage to hit the green with a putter or equally unsuitable club!
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.
As we head into October there is a definite chill in the air and those hopes of an Indian Summer might be waning. With this in mind the stylish, but practical, folk at adidas have introduced their Frostguard Collection. A new layering collection for both men and women that was designed to help golfers extend their golf seasons during the colder months of the year.
We were all on the edge of our seats when Suzann Pettersen holed that six foot putt to win the Solheim Cup. Now Gleneagles are bringing back their offer to allow us ordinary folk to play that course, or one of the other two, for the princely sum of £201.90. Better hurry as we assume it may go up to £202.00 come January!
European Captain Padraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for The 2020 Ryder Cup against the United States at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin next September. Karlsson twice played in the Ryder Cup, in the victorious 2006 team that crushed the USA at the K Club and on the losing side two years later at Valhalla.
It was a brutal day at Gleneagles with high winds, rain and low temperatures testing the mettle of both teams. Team USA came out narrowly on top taking the afternoon fourballs by 2½ matches to 1½ after the morning foursomes had been shared. So, it is all tied at 8-8 ahead of the twelve singles today and the Americans, given their past record in singles, must be viewed as the favourites.
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 players in the afternoon fourballs are on the back nine. The target time for the matches is four and half hours and they are on five hours and forty-five-minute pace. It seems that the men’s game is not the only one plagued by slow play problems.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s little brother, Alex, led the way for team Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool yesterday. Following a foursomes win in the morning, with partner Conor Purcell, Fitzpatrick took out world number one amateur Cole Hammer (great name!) in the top afternoon singles game to help The GB&I team to a 7-5 lead after day one.
Is it just us or can you not get excited about the Walker Cup? The amateur version of the Ryder Cup takes place this weekend over the famous Royal Liverpool Golf Club links at Hoylake. The two teams of 10 players will compete over the two days of foursomes and singles matches first to 13½ points winning.
The techies at Cleveland believe that the keys to success are control and feel which gives confidence in putting and their new Huntington Beach SOFT range does just that, so that we make more putts, "plain and simple!"
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!
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.
This Sunday evening the winner of the FedEx Cup Tour Championship will pick up a cheque for a cool $15 million dollars. The same evening at the CP Women's Open Aurora, Ontario, Canada the winner will take home a cheque for a paltry $337,500. However, earlier in the day in far flung Czechoslovakia those competing in the final round of the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will take home the combined sum of roughly $135,000!
The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.
Following the Ladies Scottish Open the first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team. This afternoon the Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew will break some hearts and delight others as she makes her four captain’s picks. But GolfPunk have it covered, so you can relax Catriona as these are the picks!
TaylorMade are on a roll, of that there can be little doubt and when the TP Patina Putter collection drops you can be sure it will cause more than a little stir. The marketing bumpf is all well and good, but well, just look at them.
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.
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.
With all of the majors now done and dusted, attention in the women's game turns to The 16th Solheim Cup which will be played on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from 13th to the 15th of September. Here is your GolfPunk guide to all thing Solheimy.
Well we have run out of majors but Tiger will still be coming out to play in August as the FedEx Cup Playoffs commence this week in Jersey City, with The Northern Trust. It’s all change with the play-offs and we had to read it a few times before we sussed it out. So here’s how it will work..
Well it’s been a pretty exciting week for golf on the island of Ireland. First, Shane Lowry’s spectacular win at the 148th Open in Northern Ireland and then the magnificent Adare Manor in County Limerick has been announced as host of The Ryder Cup 2026. Not too shabby!
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’.
Over to GP's ace golf betting tipster, The Golf Spiv, (AKA Nick Fleming):
Great to see Rory McIlroy winning the Players Championship last week. Our selection Tommy Fleetwood led well into the final round but faded to finish 5th. Two televised events this week but the EuropeanTour event low key so we concentrate on the Valspar Championship on PGA tour.
It's back. They say that golf's '5th major' is the hardest tournament to win. It has the best field of the entire year and it all kicks off today at Sawgrass. Here we have all the best tips to turn your pennies into pounds...
Johnson's 21st career victory is the second global win for TaylorMade’s New M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s ground-breaking Speed Injected Twist Face technology; with the victory, Johnson joins stablemate Tiger Woods as the only players to win a WGC event 3 times.
The $9 million one-on-one golf event, contested between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods over Thanksgiving Weekend in Las Vegas, was criticized from some quarters for being a vulgar spectacle.
A unique event over in Australia this week: The first three rounds are stroke play but on Sunday the top 24 play knockout match play over 6 holes, with the top 8 getting a bye into second round of knockout. Over in USA we have the Genesis Open that boasts the best quality field so far this year!!!
It was announced just last week that Justin Rose had signed up as an ambassador for men’s clothing brand Bonobos. I have to be honest and admit that I’d never heard of Bonobos before, so I’ve been doing a little digging into the brand that will now be worn on and off the course by the current World No 1 golfer.
World #3 Dustin Johnson used his prodigious length off the tee combined with TaylorMade's new Speed Injected Twist Face™ technology to win the Saudi International by 2 shots from fellow Team TaylorMade athlete Haotong Li.
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.
"He's the number one player in the world, and he's showing why." That was Adam Scott taking about Justin Rose immedately after finishing second to the Englishman by two shots at Torrey Pines in the FarmersInsurance Open.
This week's golf betting tips from the legendary Nick Fleming. It's the Omega Desert Classic and the Farmers aka Flutter Central...
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.
Justin Rose has reclaimed the world No. 1 spot, even though he did not play at the Tournament of Champions last week in Hawaii, which was won by Xander Schauffle.
Whistling Straits better brace itself for an Irish Invasion after Padraig Harrington was confirmed European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup...
Honma Golf Limited has announced that HONMA and Justin Rose have agreed to a multi-year partnership in which Justin Rose will lead HONMA’s worldwide tour presence.
A promise made, a promise kept. After the 17½-10½ victory over the USA, 2018 Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn revealed that he had promised his team that he would get a tattoo of the winning score “on a part that only Grace [his girlfriend] will see”. And now he has fulfilled his promise.
Bettinardi Golf has signed Eddie Pepperell, who 20 months ago purchased a Studio Stock 8 putter from his local stockist in Thame, Oxfordshire.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I am feeling properly nervous. I’m off to play in the Mallorca Press Cup, and my game is going to be under serious scrutiny from fellow members of the golfing fourth estate.
BMW has been confirmed as a Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup for Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, in 2020 and Marco Simone, in Italy, in 2022.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15.
According to its founder, the premium Bettinardi putter brand has been taken to a new level this year - thanks to a record collection of wins on the European, PGA, and LPGA Tours.
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
Rory McIlroy is not in the least bothered that if he quits the European Tour he could jeopardise his potential future Ryder Cup captaincy, commenting that "It's twenty years away."
We first heard the rumour that Justin Rose would be leaving TaylorMade back at this year’s Open in Carnoustie, and the rumours don’t seem to be going away. If anything, they are just getting louder and louder.
Justin Rose has successfully defended a title for the first time in his career by winning the Turkish Airlines Open in a dramatic playoff with Haotong Li.
Putting Masterclass with GolfPunk's Sultan Of Swing: Top 100 Golf Instructor Jeff Ritter gives us the lowdown on how to get the perfect set up and execution for your putting stroke: It's birdie time!!
The 2019 range of premium hand-crafted Bettinardi putters has been designed and developed with the help of its high-profile Tour players, including Open Champion and Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari.
Unfortunately for golf fans, there are only four major championships each year and they all bundle into spring and summer. The 2018 US Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and US PGA are all in the books with Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, and Francesco Molinari emerging victorious – Koepka claiming the US Open and PGA Championship.
Ryder Cup 2018 host venue, Le Golf National, is set to revolutionise its practice facilities with the introduction of Toptracer Range technology.
A jury has found Dustin Johnson’s former advisor, Nathan Hardwick, guilty of embezzling $26 million from his real estate company.
Tiger Woods has blamed his poor performance in the Ryder Cup on being "tired" after a long season, which included a fantastic comeback victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.
September saw the high drama of the Ryder Cup come around once again. Both sides battled it out to earn the right to call themselves the best, and Europe rightfully gained that privilege with an emphatic win over the USA.
Golfers who secure the Holy Grail of an ace while playing Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) on courses across Europe will no longer win a visit to the 2019 US Masters … instead they'll be off to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
A 4-week winning streak doesn't come easy. Nick Fleming studies the form, the course, previous year performers, the conditions, everything. If you fancy a flutter, you've come to the right place...
Maybe golf is a dangerous sport, after all. Less than a week after Brooks Koepka's errant tee shot led to a spectator losing her sight in an eye, Tyrrell Hatton has done the same at the Dunhill. Fortunately, with far less tragic results.
Bettinardi Golf has taken custom putter fitting to the next level as the form of brand ambassador and Ryder Cup record holder, Francesco Molinari has demonstrated over the past five months.
Here's the video that inspired the European Ryder Cup team to victory. Prepare to be moved.
The woman who was struck by a Brooks Koepka tee shot at the Ryder Cup says she has lost sight in her right eye and is considering legal action, AFP reports.
Padraig for 2020 Captain, yay!!! That's what Rory is calling for. And why not? Three-time major winner (including two USPGAs) Padraig would be a great choice to take the lads out to Whistling Straits.
Europe have won the Ryder Cup, and with it their seventh victory in the last nine contests.
10-6. It's all over. Isn't it? Remember Brookline? Remember Medinah? Yeah, us too. Anything can happen on Singles day. And here are the match ups...
A young female fan has been injured after a stray ball hit her right in the face at the Ryder Cup.
Here are the pairings for the Friday afternoon fourballs. Europe need heroes after USA dominate morning four balls. Enjoy!
For those of us at the crack of early to see the first knockings in Paris, we were in for a bit of a jolt. European-wise, that is
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...
Ok, settle down... here they are, the Friday morning 4-balls!
As Ryder Cup fever firmly sets in, after the climax of the PGA Tour season at the weekend, Titleist is inviting golf fans to commemorate the 2018 Matches with its Limited Edition Ryder Cup range, available at the official Ryder Cup online store and on-site at Le Golf National within the Official Ryder Cup Merchandise Store.
They call him the postman because he always delivers. Ryder Cup points, that is, not parcels and stuff...
What makes a great Ryder Cup partnership? Well, it probably helps if they don't hate each other (I'm talking to you Hal Sutton... putting Tiger & Phil together, I mean??!!)... Here we look at the Top 10 Greatest RC partnerships ever...
Five startling Ryder Cup matches... or, to put it another way,... when Tiger met Phil on the tee and it all started going haywire...
Is this the greatest USA team of all time? How about the greatest European team of all time? That's' what the captains are saying... Plus we pit both teams head to head...
No fewer than 1,200 golf fans will take advantage of the superb packages offered by Your Golf Travel (YGT) for the 42nd Ryder Cup to be held at the end of this month at Le Golf National in Paris.
Thomas Bjorn made an astute captain’s pick with a visit to Foxhills Club & Resort ahead of this week’s Ryder Cup showdown.
It's a Ryder Cup captain’s most important job. These trends from the last 20 years reveal how Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk should pick their pairings in Paris.
Emotions run high in the Ryder Cup, especially when it's close. And it usually is... Here are the Top 10 Most Emotional Moments Ever...
American Golf is bringing the magic of the Ryder Cup to it’s stores by challenging the U.K.’s golfers to take on ‘Les Grenouilles’ or ‘The Frogs’, the stunning Par 3, 11th hole at Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
One week to go to the Ryder Cup, it should be a thriller!! This week the Portugal Masters and last round of fed ex play off the tour championship
Rory will be pleased. The venue where he won his first major is to host the 2036 Ryder Cup. Actually, he'll be 47 then... Anyway, as I was saying the 2036 Ryder Cup will be held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, the PGA of America has announced.
Team USA are the odds-on favourites at -110 with the bookmakers to win the 2018 Ryder Cup later this month at Le Golf National in Paris, France. The defending champions, who will be captained by Jim Furyk, are bidding to win in Europe for the first time since 1993.
The Ryder Cup is the biggest event in team golf and a competition which has interest far wider than those who follow the sport across the year. The latest instalment of this match takes place in Paris, France where the USA will be looking to defend the trophy they won at Hazeltine National Club in 2016.
One of France’s leading golf administrator has totally dismissed the idea that the 2018 Ryder Cup will have any positive effect on his country whatsoever.
As Scotland marks one year to go until the Solheim Cup, the prestigious event could be a catalyst for a growth in the female golfer visitor market, says VisitScotland.
The woman believed to be at the centre of the apparent split between Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky is California socialite and golfer Yassie Safai
Dustin Johnson makes Twitter statement amid speculation about his and Paulina Gretzky's relationship.
This is a great story from the Action Network, on Paul Casey’s favourite betting story.
European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..
Dustin Johnson has done a vanishing act from fiancée Paulina Gretzky's Instagram page, giving rise to rumours that the couple have split.
As the world of sport turns its eyes towards Paris for the Ryder Cup, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) are making sure that visitors to the city of love can experience the excitement of the biennial showdown between Europe and U.S.A without having to step inside the ropes of Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
Keegan Bradley has beaten Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the BMW Championship today for his first PGA Tour victory in six long years. But despite coming second, Rose has become the new World No 1, and is now just the 22nd player to make the top spot since the rankings began back in 1986.