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Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Apr 7th, 2016

Last year we thought we had seen Tom Watson’s final appearance at St Andrews, and we were there to cheer him in on the 18th as the light faded fast. Now it’s the turn of Augusta to bid him farewell.

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Jan 9th, 2020

With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods et al we think the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) were spot on in voting for Brooks Koepka as Player of the Year for 2019. Koepka’s performance at the four majors was undeniable impressive – to win one, finish second in two and tie fourth in the other is quite some feat.

PGA Pro busted for solicitation

PGA Pro busted for solicitation

Dec 12th, 2019

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey was arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Central Florida. Gainey has been a pro golfer since 1997 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008, where he became famous for wearing gloves on both hands when playing.

Tom Watson loses his Hero

Tom Watson loses his Hero

Nov 29th, 2019

GolfPunk send it condolences and prayers to Tom Watson and his family on the sad passing of Hilary Watson just before midnight on Thanksgiving Eve. Hilary, who Tom described as ‘my hero’ had been battling pancreatic cancer for two years.

Rahm does the double

Rahm does the double

Nov 24th, 2019

We pondered yesterday what would the result of the Race to Dubai be if Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship and Tommy Fleetwood was alone in second? The answer was confirmed when Rahm holed a three foot putt birdie putt on the 18th to take the World Tour Championship and also pip Fleetwood to the Race to Dubai title.

BBC gives up The Masters

BBC gives up The Masters

Nov 20th, 2019

For the first time since 1955 there will be no live coverage of any golf on the BBC in 2020. The BBC has lost their rights to show any live coverage of the Augusta event which means that the UK pay TV Channel Sky is now the only place to watch live coverage of the majors. This is the end game for millions of golf fans who have seen the free to air coverage of their favourite sport fade and die in the hands of the BBC over the past decade.

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

THE HERO CHALLENGE IN DUBAI

Nov 19th, 2019

In the final Hero Challenge of the year South African Erik van Rooyen defeated former Masters Champion Danny Willett. You know the Hero Challenge, it’s the one where 6 top pros compete at target golf, hitting to a floating green out in an expanse of water. The closer to the flag you are the more points you score, with the closest ring being 50 points the next 25, well you get the gist. 

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Nov 11th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Day wins the Japan Skins!

Day wins the Japan Skins!

Oct 23rd, 2019

Jason Day gets in private jet, hot foots it from CJ Cup in China where he was 31st and then beats Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and home favourite Hideki Matsuyama to the spoils taking home $210,000 of the $350,000 pot.  Happy Days then (do you see what we did there?)!  Well perhaps for Jason but not really for golf as the inaugural 'The Challenge: Japan Skins' lived up to our pretty low expectations.

The Challenge: Japan Skins

The Challenge: Japan Skins

Oct 17th, 2019

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will go head to head in a globally televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. "The Challenge: Japan Skins" will take place on the 21st October ahead of the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan, and we will not be watching.

The Great British Open Challenge

The Great British Open Challenge

Oct 16th, 2019

Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!

Round of a Lifetime

Round of a Lifetime

Oct 15th, 2019

We love Carnoustie. It’s probably one of the bestest courses in the UK, forget that the World! So, what better venue for a ‘Round of a Lifetime’ for one Edward Johnson from Massachusetts, U S of A.

Next generation of KING Forged TEC Irons

Next generation of KING Forged TEC Irons

Oct 8th, 2019

Cobra Golf today introduced its next generation of KING Forged TEC Irons, featuring a traditional muscle-back shape with a hollow design for softer feel and improved power preferred available in a variable or ONE Length set make-up.

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Inkster goes for experience in Solheim

Aug 27th, 2019

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.  

HELP THE GRAVY #13

HELP THE GRAVY #13

Aug 11th, 2019

The stuff that's floated our boats and scrunched our undies this week...

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

Aug 7th, 2019

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..

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.

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Women’s British Open Tee Times

Jul 31st, 2019

Defending Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall is set to tee off at 12.16 on Thursday alongside Brooke Henderson of Canada and Japan’s Mamiko Higa and according to her she is “actually very excited. I don't feel any pressure. It’s really nice for me to be home because I've been in the US the whole year.”

The Giant of Portrush!

The Giant of Portrush!

Jul 21st, 2019

They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.

The Wrong Irishman

The Wrong Irishman

Jul 20th, 2019

The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.

You shout fore – right?

You shout fore – right?

Jul 20th, 2019

It’s etiquette right? You hit the ball in the direction of another person on a golf course, you shout ‘fore’. It instilled in you from almost your first shot on a golf course, be you ten year’s old or eighty. However, it seems for some professionals that once they have reached the lofty heights of the tour this unwritten rule no longer applies to them.

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

Jul 18th, 2019

There have been many an odd occurence at the oldest of all the majors but these are our pick of the top ten weirdest Open Championship moments. 

The Open should be free for all

The Open should be free for all

Jul 18th, 2019

Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?

The Hole that caught Rory out

The Hole that caught Rory out

Jul 18th, 2019

Hughie's is the 416 yards, par 4 first hole on the Royal Portrush course.  There is out of bounds on both sides of the hole with most golfers most concerned with that on the right. However, as there are bunkers on the right and left of the fairway at 262 yards and 291 yards respectively, most pros will go with an iron.

Who will win the Open

Who will win the Open

Jul 17th, 2019

Who will win the Open? Vote now for your pick of the Top 20, as per the bookies, or do you think it will be more of an outsider who takes the Claret Jug on the shores of Northern Ireland?

The 148th Open Tee Times

The 148th Open Tee Times

Jul 16th, 2019

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at The 148th Open, while fellow local favourite Rory McIlroy is paired with US Open champion Gary Woodland for the opening two rounds at Royal Portrush, which we cannot wait to see!

History of the Claret Jug

History of the Claret Jug

Jul 16th, 2019

Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?

Take The Open Quiz

Take The Open Quiz

Jul 9th, 2019

The Open is looming up on the horizon so come and test your knowledge of all things Openey with the GolfPunk Open Golf Quiz 2019. It's got something for everyone who err like quizes.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Who will win the US Open?

Who will win the US Open?

Jun 12th, 2019

The US open is returning to Pebble Beach with its magnificent views, tiny greens and changeable conditions. All factors that are taxing The Spiv’s brain matter as he sips on his port and peruses the field. But this year its all different as GolfPunk has a new algorithm and its going to make us all rich (necessary caveats and waivers apply of course).

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Jun 10th, 2019

It was a great day for Northern Ireland at the final day of Canadian Open from Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Rory McIlroy shot an incredible nine under 61 to take the title by 7 shots and Graeme McDowell finished in the top ten and qualified for The Open.

Rory shares the lead

Rory shares the lead

Jun 9th, 2019

Rory McIlroy shot a six under 64 in the third round of the Canadian Open to move into a share of the lead with the US’s Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. McIlroy’s countryman Graeme McDowell slipped back slightly but sits in joint ninth on eight under – Come on Gmac!

McDowell still in the mix

McDowell still in the mix

Jun 8th, 2019

Graeme McDowell shot a second round 67 at the Canadian Open to sit on eight under, four off the halfway lead which is held by Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown. Gmac still work to do if he is to grab one of the three spots available for The Open but he is well placed come the weekend.

The Open needs McDowell

The Open needs McDowell

Jun 6th, 2019

The Open is coming back to Northern Ireland after a break of 68 years. When Max Faulkner, one of the most flamboyant golfers of his generation, won the Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush it would be 18 years until a Brit, Tony Jacklin in 1969, was to do so again.

Derek the Donkey Returns

Derek the Donkey Returns

Jun 3rd, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier is back with 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Apr 26th, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to tee it up in their home open? Well for one, Rory McIlroy, who is giving this year’s Irish Open a miss. No biggy, I hear you say, it’s not like choosing to miss something like the Olympics is it? Oh, hang on Rory turned that one down too. So, what are the priorities of the 29-year-old darling of Irish Golf 

The Masters - How They Finished

The Masters - How They Finished

Apr 16th, 2019

You have to go back a long time to remember a Masters when so many players, at some point, were arguably in contention to grab that fabled Green Jacket. We know who ultimately prevailed but what happened to other runners who came up short when the chips were down? Here is GP's rundown of the how the main contenders finished.  

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Apr 14th, 2019

Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Apr 14th, 2019

The threat of bad weather has resulted in an early start for the whole field. Play will commence from both the 1st and 10th tees at 7:30 local time and will be in groups of three. Rather handy for UK and European viewers who can watch it after their Sunday lunch rather than having to stay up late!  

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Woods Finally Delivers Again at Augusta

Apr 14th, 2019

Well, there you have it. After all these years it seemed to be written in the stars that Tiger would deliver once again among the azaleas and pines of Augusta. Yes, he rode his luck a little, but ultimately he was the player that held his nerve the best coming down the stretch.

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

Apr 12th, 2019

 As the freshly blooming azaleas of Augusta National Golf Club mark the arrival of the northern spring, the golfing world’s attention turns towards Georgia, USA, for the first men’s Major of the year – the Masters Tournament, which has been supported by Rolex since 1999.     

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Apr 11th, 2019

The unofficial start to golf season is upon us and we are excited to see the azaleas, dogwoods and green grass again! Peter Millar will outfit five players for the 2019 Masters.

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

Apr 10th, 2019

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

Oscar Jacobsons' SS19 range – performance & fashion

Oscar Jacobsons' SS19 range – performance & fashion

Mar 29th, 2019

Swedish menswear company Oscar Jacobson has been around since 1903, but they only started making golf clobber in the 1970s. They've made quite an impact since then with golf attire that seamlessly combines performance with fashion. Next up, the OJ SS19 range...

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

It's the Players Championship this week at TPC Sawgrass - check out these Top 10 Putts on the infamous 17th hole with shots from Tiger, Bubba and more.    

PING Launches SS19 Men’s Performance Apparel Collection

PING Launches SS19 Men’s Performance Apparel Collection

Mar 6th, 2019

PING has unveiled details of its new performance driven 2019 Spring/Summer men’s apparel range, which takes its inspiration from the company’s heritage in Arizona, USA, and for the first time features innovative Sensor Cool Cotton, engineered with COOLMAX® fabric, to deliver enhanced comfort and feel.

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

Mar 5th, 2019

The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.

All the fun of the fair with Foresight Sports

All the fun of the fair with Foresight Sports

Feb 22nd, 2019

Foresight Sports, market leader in advanced simulation technology, has updated its industry-leading FSX 2018 software to include a host of new features, including a carnival-style series of mini-games.

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Feb 20th, 2019

Galvin Green, the leading premium performance golf apparel brand, has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 ground-breaking garments and matching accessories.

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Feb 19th, 2019

Canterbury Golf Club is gearing up for the staging of The Open Championship in July 2020 at nearby Royal St George’s by linking up with fellow Kent golf clubs in Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.

G/Fore Ambassador Phil Mickelson puts on Pebble Beach masterclass

G/Fore Ambassador Phil Mickelson puts on Pebble Beach masterclass

Feb 13th, 2019

Luxury lifestyle brand, G/FORE stepped into the winner’s circle again on Monday at the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Invitational, with brand ambassador Phil Mickelson putting on one of his masterclass performances to claim his fifth title and 44th PGA Tour victory.

Foresight launches revolutionary  GCHAWK

Foresight launches revolutionary GCHAWK

Feb 13th, 2019

Foresight Sports, market leader in golf launch monitors and simulation technology, has launched the next generation of its game-changing GC Family, specially designed for the rapidly growing indoor simulation and entertainment driving range market.

A golf love letter to the Phoenix Open 16th

A golf love letter to the Phoenix Open 16th

Jan 30th, 2019

It's back! The event that totally signals the start of the golf season proper. I look forward to this week as soon as Christmas makes way for the new year and, no offence to the Saudi International, there's only one game in town this week.

G/FORE launch golf crossover MG4.1 shoe

G/FORE launch golf crossover MG4.1 shoe

Jan 24th, 2019

G/FORE, the luxury lifestyle brand and golf disruptors have launched the MG4.1, an exciting new crossover golf shoe category for the brand. It looks like a mix of a golf shoe and a sprinter's spike-slipper and is infused with premium lightweight comfort and performance technologies that promise comfort on and off the course.

G/FORE introduce new Spring Summer 2019 collection

G/FORE introduce new Spring Summer 2019 collection

Jan 21st, 2019

Luxury lifestyle brand and golf footwear innovator, G/FORE has unveiled its much-anticipated ‘Irreverent Elegance’ inspired Spring Summer footwear collection ahead of the 2019 golfing season.

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

Jan 19th, 2019

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.

Win a pair of GFORE shoes to kick start the New Year

Win a pair of GFORE shoes to kick start the New Year

Jan 6th, 2019

Fancy winning a pair of golf shoes as worn by Major champions, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson? Luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand, G/Fore is giving away three pairs of golf shoes to celebrate the beginning of the New Year and the launch of its new international website www.gfore.co.uk.

PUMA takes Ignite golf shoes to the NXT level

PUMA takes Ignite golf shoes to the NXT level

Dec 12th, 2018

PUMA Golf continues to take golf footwear to the next level, today introducing NXT generation footwear designed on a completely new IGNITE spikeless traction platform with three unique, versatile, and fashion forward upper silhouettes.

Warm up for Christmas with a free Snood worth £30

Warm up for Christmas with a free Snood worth £30

Dec 7th, 2018

Luxury golf lifestyle brand, Peter Millar is bringing some added value and winter warmth to Christmas by offering a complimentary snood worth £30 on any purchases made on Sunday 9 th December at www.petermillar.co.uk. Anyone making a first-time purchase on the website will also be eligible for a £15 discount.

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

Nov 30th, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort’s Executive Head Chef Robert Bates took home top honours in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards this week as he won ‘Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)’.

How Turnberry was essential during the Wars

How Turnberry was essential during the Wars

Nov 24th, 2018

Turnberry has had some dramatic changes over the years so it's worth taking a quick glance back in history. We soon discover that Turnberry is no stranger to change... PLUS: The Turnberry Opens in pictures. And captions...

ARCCOS predicts glory in Dubai for Fleetwood

ARCCOS predicts glory in Dubai for Fleetwood

Nov 15th, 2018

Arccos, the market leading golf data and artificial intelligence company, has predicted that Tommy Fleetwood will come out on top in his contest with Francesco Molinari this week when they face off at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

I Hate You, Tom Watson!

I Hate You, Tom Watson!

Nov 7th, 2018

When I was a hot headed and slightly greasy 14 year old, I hated Tom Watson. I mean I hated him.

The Belfry wins Best Golf Hotel award

The Belfry wins Best Golf Hotel award

Nov 7th, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2018 World Golf Awards held at La Manga, Spain, over the weekend.

Stay the course, extend the season

Stay the course, extend the season

Nov 2nd, 2018

Under Armour’s Fall/Winter ’18 collection delivers the technologies and performance benefits you need to keep your game going in any type of weather.

Tommy Fleetwood's caddie drops a clanger

Tommy Fleetwood's caddie drops a clanger

Oct 28th, 2018

Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie dropped a clanger during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions when he failed to stop Tommy’s ball from going into the water.