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Longest ever putt on TV

Longest ever putt on TV

Feb 6th, 2016

This putt is twice as long as Terry Wogan's famous televised putt, which we showed the other day. At 200 feet, the putt Dave Pelz holed at Whistling Straits is verified as the longest golf putt in the world on television and the farthest putt on record ever.

“Lucky” McIlroy up to second

“Lucky” McIlroy up to second

Aug 24th, 2019

The Tour Championship is looking like it will provide a thrilling finale to the men’s season on Sunday as at the halfway point as Brooks Koepke leads Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas by one stroke, with Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey still very much in contention.

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Aug 23rd, 2019

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.

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

Aug 22nd, 2019

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.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Aug 19th, 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.

World Invitational Golf

World Invitational Golf

Aug 18th, 2019

Local favourite Stephanie Meadow will take a four shot lead into the final round of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational. The 27-year-old from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland shot a six under par 67 to sit on ten under for the event, four clear of England’s Eleanor Givens. In the men’s event, Damien Perrier of France and Todd Clement of England lead the field by a single shot following another long day with rain delays at Galgorm Castle.

ISPS HANDA World Invitational

ISPS HANDA World Invitational

Aug 16th, 2019

Scotland’s Craig Ross and England’s Eleanor Givens are the first round leaders lead in the The ISPS HANDA World Invitational, both carding an impressive 6 under par. Ross shot an impressive birdie free round of 64 Massereene Golf Club while Givens had seven birdies and one solitary bogey in carding a 67 at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men | Women

ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men | Women

Aug 16th, 2019

It has rather flown under the radar but yesterday the ISPS HANDA World Invitational event for both men and women teed of at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and Massereene Golf Club. A first for golf in Europe as women will play alongside (sort of) the men and will play for the same money.

JD tees it up with Donald

JD tees it up with Donald

Aug 14th, 2019

Not one to avoid courting controversy the big man JD met up with the president of the US of A for a round of golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Decked out in a natty pair of American flag shorts and a blue golf shirt Daly took to the links with Donald Trump and tweeted about the experience after the game.

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.

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

TaylorMade TP Patina Putter Collection

Aug 12th, 2019

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.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Aug 5th, 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.

Évian-les-Bains to Milton Keynes!

Évian-les-Bains to Milton Keynes!

Jul 31st, 2019

Less than 24 hours after the Evian Championship was wrapped up by Jin Young Ko, 49 of the top 50 women in the world hightailed it to Milton Keynes to somehow prepare themselves for the very different test that Woburn Golf Club’s Marquess Course will offer.  Or at least most of them would have been preparing had Lexi Thompson not left her passport in her bag!

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jul 29th, 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.

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

South Koreans dominate Evian Championship

Jul 28th, 2019

South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship.  Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

This time next year we need to be millionaires!

Jul 20th, 2019

As we sit and watch the various trials and tribulations of the players at the 148th Open, something pops up and immediately the whole team at GolfPunk are in total agreement, an event which I can assure you is as rare as rocking horse poop.  The chance to own a luxury residence at the Hamilton Grand one of the most iconic buildings located virtually on top of the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews and in time for the 150th Open in 2021.  The very definition of lovely stuff!

We all love a drop zone

We all love a drop zone

Jul 17th, 2019

Every golfer loves a drop zone, except for the ones where you’ve just plonked it into the middle of that lake or alligator infested swamp! The pros in particular like it when there find themselves in or around a grandstand and they simply walk to a nicely mown little patch close by. Fast forward to Royal Portrush and the venue for the 2019 Open Championship.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jul 8th, 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.

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Jul 8th, 2019

You know something is iconic when its value on the second hand market can be more than when it was new.  It happens to some old cars, it happens to certain fine wines and expensive spirits and occasionally it happens to golf clubs that are owned by famous dudes but it doesn’t happen often to regular golf kit.

We love a competition

We love a competition

Jul 3rd, 2019

We have highlighted competitions for all sorts, from clubs to holidays, but American Golf have come up with the mother of all competitions. Win the MVP – Golf’s Most Valuable Prize – at American Golf and get oodles of golf goodies. 

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jul 1st, 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 Champions Tour, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jun 24th, 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.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jun 10th, 2019

Welcome to GP’s round up of all golfing related activity from the weekend.  It’s everything you need to know in a bite sized format, so strap yourself in and here we go!

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...

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jun 3rd, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend. Patrick Cantlay taking the memorial and more...

The longest day 2019!

The longest day 2019!

May 23rd, 2019

GolfPunk have long been supporters of the Longest Day Challenge. This year, once again, we are looking forward to putting together our own motley band of reprobates to test our ageing bodies to the maximum in support of Macmillan Cancer Support (more on our caper to follow!).

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

May 20th, 2019

How do you come back from blowing a seven shot lead in a major? Well, fortunately for Brooks Koepka it is a question that he will not have to answer. Staring down the barrel of the gun and the biggest collapse in golf major history, Koepka dug deep, held his nerve and took the title. 

USPGA Returns to UK TV

USPGA Returns to UK TV

May 14th, 2019

After the debacle of last year when no broadcaster wanted the 4th major of the 2018 season and you had to find some obscure Facebook page set up by Eleven Sport to watch it, Sky will be showing this year’s event from Bethpage Black.

British Masters Ones to Watch

British Masters Ones to Watch

May 7th, 2019

GolfPunk's resident tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Joel Dahmen as an each way bet at Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend and sadly missed out on Jorge Campillo, who down as a winner, faded to finish third as Mikko Korhonen came through to see off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.

Wells Fargo International

Wells Fargo International

May 3rd, 2019

In his first outing since The Masters, Rory McIlroy carded an opening five under par 66 to share the lead of the Wells Fargo International from Quail Hollow. The Northern Irishman shares the lead with America’s Joel Dahmen, one of GolfPunk’s each-way tips for the event.

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.

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.

Srixon Sports Europe unveils new tour truck

Srixon Sports Europe unveils new tour truck

Apr 11th, 2019

SRIXON® has unveiled its new state-of-the-art Tour Truck. The truck will be attending various demo days across the UK before making its Tour debut in May at the British Masters.   

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...

Pitch & Putt NOT Ditch & Shut!

Pitch & Putt NOT Ditch & Shut!

Apr 8th, 2019

Foot Golf, Slam Golf, Power Play Golf, Disc Golf, Speed Golf – we've had the bloody lot in recent years. People trying to 'make golf more interesting'. All very commendable, and some shrewdsters may even be making money out of it, but it's a total waste of time. It's not golf is it? Well, I suppose Speed Golf is golf, kind of. Whataver, the answer has been staring us all in the face all this time.

New 1PUTT golf formula to launch at Esher GC

New 1PUTT golf formula to launch at Esher GC

Apr 8th, 2019

The guys at 1PUTT have come up with a new formula aimed at attracting a broader audience for golf. With DJs, 19th hole refreshment stops and a bigger hole to putt at, the thinking is, if we make the first introduction to the game more fun, a bit easier and a hell of a lot less daunting, they will come... and stick around...

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...

Puma adds Union Camo to 2019 range

Puma adds Union Camo to 2019 range

Mar 29th, 2019

The Masters at Augusta is coming up and PUMA Golf has been inspired to launch its Union Camo Collection, a unique take on the ubiquitous camouflage trend that is sweeping the sportswear world.

Don't be a golf plank!

Don't be a golf plank!

Mar 27th, 2019

Olympic record-holder (shooting an incredible 61 in Brazil 2016) Maria Verchenova brings us the latest in her award-winning series of fitness videos for GolfPunk. It's time to stop being a plank and get your core, arms and everything maximised to the extreme!

Jack Nicklaus announces new Monte Rei course

Jack Nicklaus announces new Monte Rei course

Mar 27th, 2019

Golf aficionados regularly call out Portugal's Monte Rei as Europe's finest new golf course. And now, as Jack tells us, there is going to be another 18 holes to set your hearts racing...

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Top 10 Worst Ever Golf Haircuts

Mar 20th, 2019

We've all had a bad haircut or three over the years, but the pictorial evidence is probably buried deep down in some box of memories only to be opened when suitably drunk. The PGA Tour pros don't have it so lucky...

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Mar 20th, 2019

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.

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

Mar 18th, 2019

In the latest instalment of American Golf’s Battle of the Brands challenge, TaylorMade M5 / M6 irons topped the charts with an average distance gain of 10.2 yards when pitted against the leading brands’ in the game by hundreds of American Golf customers.

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Mar 15th, 2019

Let this be a warning to you – never tamper with your golf equipment during a competitive round. Harold Varner III did exactly that and unwittingly got a two-shot penalty during the opening round of The Players after making an equipment change that was influenced in part by the actions of a walking official.

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.    

7 Of The Best Putters for 2019

7 Of The Best Putters for 2019

Mar 14th, 2019

We all need a putter we can trust and, in time, even come to love and admire. Here are 7 of our favourite new birdie baggers for 2019.

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

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...

Powakaddy launch new Drivers Edition cart bag range

Powakaddy launch new Drivers Edition cart bag range

Mar 14th, 2019

PowaKaddy, the UK’s best-selling electronic trolley company, has unveiled a new range of cart bags featuring state-of-the-art materials and the latest technology as well as a host of complementary new colours, resulting in a collection that caters for every golfer’s needs.

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.

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Mar 1st, 2019

Wilson Golf has launched a D7 iron Challenge, inviting golfers from major markets in Europe to put their own 7-iron up against its new Wilson Staff model to see how much more distance they can gain.

What's in Dustin Johnson's WGC winning bag?

What's in Dustin Johnson's WGC winning bag?

Feb 25th, 2019

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.

Kedleston Park Golf Club named as finalist

Kedleston Park Golf Club named as finalist

Feb 18th, 2019

After hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship and the English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy), during a benchmark year in 2018, Kedleston Park has been named as one of four finalists in the Championship Venue of the Year category of the England Golf Awards 2019.

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.

KBS launches revolutionary putter shaft

KBS launches revolutionary putter shaft

Feb 12th, 2019

KBS, the most innovative steel golf shaft brand that built its reputation on precision iron shafts for Tour players, is increasing its selection of premium options by introducing its first-ever putter shaft.

Phil Mickelson cruises to fifth Pebble Beach win

Phil Mickelson cruises to fifth Pebble Beach win

Feb 11th, 2019

Golf's a crazy sport. Phil Mickelson goes five years without a PGA Tour win then wins the WGC in Mexico in 2018 and now, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a record-equalling fifth time.

Why Justin Rose signed up with men's fashion brand Bonobos

Why Justin Rose signed up with men's fashion brand Bonobos

Feb 8th, 2019

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.

Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International

Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International

Feb 4th, 2019

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.

How to speed up play on the golf course - free beer

How to speed up play on the golf course - free beer

Jan 31st, 2019

Now we're talking. If you want to speed up play on the golf course, just put the image of free ice cold beer on the end of a stick and wave it in front of players as they embark on nine holes. That's what they did at Palmares and it worked...

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.

TaylorMade Announces new Spider X Putters

TaylorMade Announces new Spider X Putters

Jan 29th, 2019

A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets and has since become the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade has announced the 10th generation of its globally transcendent Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X.

Li Haotong drops €100,000 in new rule controversy

Li Haotong drops €100,000 in new rule controversy

Jan 28th, 2019

We may still only be in January, but there has already been a major rules incident, which in this case has left Haotong Li €100,000 out of pocket. HIs fellow tour players have come out in condemnation.

Monty's Python

Monty's Python

Jan 26th, 2019

The European Tour's Content Committee has already been busy at work. Here's Colin Montomery's #Montyspython.

Buttons Up - how to make the turn with your golf swing

Buttons Up - how to make the turn with your golf swing

Jan 25th, 2019

Get your golf game ready for 2019 with Jeff Ritter. Here is a great tip to make sure you're making a good turn with your golf swing. It's all about buttons and chest 'up' at the end of your back swing...

Should you putt with the flag in when golf rules change?

Should you putt with the flag in when golf rules change?

Jan 24th, 2019

What's the science with having the flag in or out when putting, chipping etc? Is the ball more or less likely to drop with it in or out? Only one way to find out, ask the Golf Scientist himself, Bryson DeChambeau... 

Wilson Staff launch classic revamped blade irons

Wilson Staff launch classic revamped blade irons

Jan 24th, 2019

Is this the perfect golf club? Just look at it. Makes you want to put it in a glass case and sell tickets. Or just whip it out of the bag from 153-yards and hit the greatest shot of your life. Wilson Staff tip their cap to a classic with the new 2019 blades...

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters

Jan 23rd, 2019

Scotty Cameron has created his most technically advanced putter line to date with the 2019 Phantom X family – a collection of nine new modern mallets engineered to take putting performance to the next level. There is, quite literally, something for everyone here!

EVNROLL launches four new putters

EVNROLL launches four new putters

Jan 23rd, 2019

Guerin Rife adds new shapes, unique putting trainer and grip to revolutionary Evnroll putter line for the 2019 season.          

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Jan 23rd, 2019

Renowned for its outstanding mixture of history, culture and gastronomy, Lisbon also provides access to a plethora of first-class golf courses, and players can experience some of its finest this spring with ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s new stay-and-play breaks.