Nov 7th, 2018
There have probably only been four truly dominant players in the modern game, and we have been waiting to see who the next one will be ever since Tiger Woods.
There have probably only been four truly dominant players in the modern game, and we have been waiting to see who the next one will be ever since Tiger Woods.
Justin Rose has just become World No1. But can you name the other four British golfers to have achieved the same status?
Jason Day has earnt himself a reputation as a very slow player, which is not exactly something something to be proud of. But does he intend to do anything about it? Not on your life!
Nike Golf has unveiled a new commercial welcoming Jason to the team.
Jason Day's wife was involved in a car crash, when her RV was hit by a bus. Jason has now released this statement via Twitter.
Male Player Of The Year 2015, Lady Player Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year: Here's your verdict...
Luke Donald is a former World number One, so he is obviously really good at golf, yet he's also pretty relatable to the average golfer. He isn't super human, and he doesn't bomb it a million miles off the tee.
Here’s a chance for golfers to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home! At 2 pm BST on 5th May 2020, PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. GolfPunk is going to jump on board as out pre-COVID-19 putting was truly shocking.
As previously reported, the Golf Hall of Fame recently amended the qualification criteria moving the minimum age for both male and females to 45 from 50. So, it was hardly a ‘dropped my bacon sandwich’ moment when we learned that Tiger was on the list of finalists.
Get ready folks there is a new handicapping system on its way. For those across the pond things will not be much different but for golfers in the UK, and to a slightly lesser extent Europe, there is a fair bit changing. The new World Handicap System will be introduced in the USA and dozens of other countries in January 2020 with the changes coming to the UK, Sweden, Portugal and Italy in November.
In a week where there has been much discussion about the Billy Mayfair affair Russell Henly has reminded us all that the vast majority of tour players are honourable golfers. On dishing out signed golf balls to fans after finishing his second round at the Mayakoba Golf Classic Henly realised he had violated the One Ball rule and called an eight shot penalty on himself.
Two Foxhills members both hit a hole-in-one on the same hole with consecutive shots. Apparently, the odds of this happening are millions to one although we must confess, we haven’t a clue how that is calculated.
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.
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.
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.
How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.
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.
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??
Irish golfer Jason McCarthy was entitled to enjoy a night on the tiles after his maiden hole-in-one secured him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup and the chance to shoot for $1m.
How One Length irons could help your game, straight from the horse's mouth. Because everyone loves hitting a seven iron, right?
For the majority of most professional golfers on tour, the big occasion has the potential to send the weaker characters into meltdown.
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
World of Golf London, one of the busiest driving ranges in Europe with an average of 13 million balls hit each year, is enjoying a record period and has seen its business boosted by Ryder Cup fever following Europe’s victory in Paris.
The three winners of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy are reminiscing on the round of a lifetime with Ryder Cup hero Thorbjørn Olesen at the Sky Sports British Masters.
Call the Golf Scientist! This defgies logic... Eddie Pepperell, British Masters... Hole 7, par 3... Then this happens... bonkers...
Watch as club golfer aces his way to a cool million dollars!
A 12-year-old golfer - who hit her first ball as a three-year-old - is now preparing for a round of a lifetime with a European Tour star, after beating thousands of amateur golfers across England to win the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy.
It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.
The dopey commentator may have got his name wrong but Matt Wallace had an amazing hole-in-one during moving day at the US PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are tied for second after moving day at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Well, blow me down with the proverbial feather, but Ian James Poulter has just shot the lights out at the Firestone, going low with a 62 to lead by one shot on the opening day.
The coastline project of Hoiana will be home to Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects’ (RTJ II) first Vietnamese championship golf course design: Hoiana Shores Golf Club
Aaron Moon, a former Royal Marine commando who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan, now a golfing pro hoping to become the first amputee to play on the European Tour, is joining S&G Response in their One Million Yards golfing challenge, raising money for Street Support.
Golfing prodigy Abhay Kapoor stunned onlookers by recording a hole in one during a golf lesson at 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton this weekend.
Edinburgh golfer Gavin Scott was saved from missing out on the chance to shoot for $1million and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Masters after playing the popular Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) competition – by letting another group play through.
Ross Fisher made a fanatastic hole-in-one at the WGC Mexico. But the best thing about his feat is the Mexican football style commentary. You have to check this one out!
Three golfers had holes in one on the same hole on the same day.
The Long Drive World Series is launching an epic world tour in 2018: 10 events in 10 different countries pitting the biggest hitters on the planet against each other in a global kaboom-fest to determine who is number 1... and now there is a digital magazine to take us every step of the way...
You know there's an issue when Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Gary Player all agree about something as fundamental and impactful as golf ball construction. But a golf ball manufacturer saying the same thing?
The Night Golf Company have been running events across the UK for 5 years now and just a week after their 5th anniversary, they saw what they believe to the UK's first Night Golf Hole-in-One! Not only that, they saw the 2nd just 2 nights later!
And you thought Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits look bonkers?! They haven't got anything on these 7 wonders of the golf world...
Two golfers have make hole-in-ones on the same hole in successive shots. And the odds on that happening are incredible!
GolfPunk takes on the Bridgestone Challenge with up and coming Challenge Tour Pro Ryan Evans.
Former soldier Rob Hansen was just six feet away from winning On Course Foundation (OCF) a whopping $1million after taking part in last week’s Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO), in partnership with American Golf.
There have been 30 holes in one on the PGA Tour so far this season, and today at the Dell there were two within 65 seconds of each other. And one that just got away….
You get two hole in ones in one round, you finish -3 and you still don't win?? What's all that about?...
The J815 is this season's most distinctive looking new driver.
GolfPunk travelled to Antwerp to meet Thomas Pieters in his home town. And we talked about everything from Ryder Cup heroics to the burning questions of the day, such as 'Can animals commit suicide?'....
German Marcel Siem had a day to remember at the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle GC, when he absolutely nailed a seven iron on the Par 3 seventeenth for a stunning hole–in–one.
Mark Mcleod, 28, and Hugh Kinniburgh, 63 were playing a match play event for the Lanark Trophy. When they came to the par three 10th, it was a hole–in–one for both players!
The feud between Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Junior has flared up again, after a recent interview in GolfDigest with RTJJ.
Joe Miller puts himself through hell to get in the shape he needs to be to compete for the World Long Drive Championship. We know, because we spent several days with him last year. This year he won the title. And here he is...
The only trophy won by Robert ‘Bobby’ Jones still known to be in private hands, is to be sold at Bonhams next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 May. It is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
World Golf Awards has revealed that the five-star La Manga Club resort, will host its Gala Ceremony 2017 at the end of this year.
A six–year–old has become the youngest player to score a hole–in–one at Bruntsfield Links.
Minigolf hopefuls worldwide are polishing off their putters for the 2017 World Crazy Golf Championships in June. The two-day minigolf extravaganza uniquely attracts complete novices and top international players, with a prize fund of £4,500 up for grabs.
Thurlestone Golf Course is set in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’ And we’re talking about the ‘walk around with your mouth slightly open, nobody can argue with that’ type of beauty.
Phil Mickelson's caddy Bones is the latest victim to fall foul of the Mexican trots. And Phil's brother has now taken charge of his bag.
In the build up to the Honda Classic, PGA Pros were faced with an unusual challenge – a one–armed chipping contest.
Australian YouTubers, How Ridiculous, managed to sink an incredible 120.6 metre (135.67 yard) putt, which is now the new Guinness World Record for the longest putt ever in a non–tournament.
Australian Brett Rumford beat Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai two and one in the six–hole matchplay final to win the inaugural World Super 6 title in Perth.
The Ezone XPG is the latest Yonex driver. The Japanese brand have been working with graphite in club heads since the 90’s, as well as being a world leader in racket sports. No brand understands more about the lightweight material in golf.
This March the world’s biggest hitters will go head to head on golf’s most exciting new battleground: The Long Drive World Series.
TaylorMade met up with Sergio Garcia at his home course, the Club De Campo Del Mediterraneo in Castellon Spain, to test out the new 2017 product line–up. But they added a little twist to it!
Audrey and Craig Stammen were enjoying a round of golf on their honeymoon. They were playing in Manele, Lanai, Hawaii when the golfing gods smiled on Audrey.
Getty’s legendary golf photographer David Cannon has shared an amazing hole–in–one story in an article for Lady Golfer. Actually, make that three hole–in–ones!
U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck has signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Amateur golfer David Colby had an amazing hole–in–one on the 17th hole at the Stadium Course during the CareerBuilding Challenge, and had no idea that it had actually gone in until the roar of the crowd told him so.
Jaco Van Zyl, who represented South Africa at the Olympics when all his peers couldnt make it, have a stroke of good fortune today. He had a beautiful hole–in-one on the 16th and picked up a brand new BMW i8 in the process.
Breaking news: Tiger Woods has signed a multi–year deal with Bridgestone Golf to play their ball.
A new house is to be built next to the world’s fifth oldest golf club in Musselburgh, despite objections from golfers around the world.
Benross Golf, the Surrey based equipment manufacturer, have announced that they have secured an exclusive distribution agreement with Bridgestone Golf for the UK and Ireland.
Colchester will stage the 2017 World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Team Disc Golf Championships.
The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.
Denmark take a four shot lead into the final day at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf after shooting a two under par 70 in the third round Foursomes.
Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan are two strokes behind leaders Spain after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. Russell Knox's 'zero to hero' experiment, however, seems doomed
Last month, Mickelson had surgery on a hernia that was only expected to sideline him 4-6 weeks. The exact date of this surgery was Oct. 19. It now turns out Mackay also had surgery last month for two new knees, and it was also on Oct. 19.
Golf coach Emma Brown must be pretty pleased with her latest recruit. She only went and had a hole–in–one in her first ever lesson. Beat that!
The phrase 'World Cup' has a certain cachet in the sports world. Outside of maybe the Summer Olympics, the football World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Now golf has tried to get in on the power of the 'World Cup' brand with the World Cup of Golf. But the stars aren't turning out.
Tommy Morrissey is an inspirational five-year-old golfer who only has one arm. He's been amazing PGA Tour pros again ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Matt Kuchar was standing on the tee at the par-3 17th hole waiting his turn when his caddie noticed the small print…..
Greg Norman thinks Tiger Woods is done. We think he probably knows what he's talking about as he's been there himself.
A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.
North East golfer Rebecca McGinley has secured an incredible third place finish in the World Long Drive Championship after taking on the biggest hitters in the women’s game in Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Cinderella Story! "I feel like this has the potential to change Duncan's life." Why Russell Knox has chosen a complete unknown as his World Cup partner...
Sandy Lyle shot a final round of 71 to back up a three under par 67 to beat the defending champion, and Norfolk Club professional, Andrew Marshall.
Boom! Joe Miller is your 2016 World Long Drive Champion!
A 91–year old man has had a hole in one at Stoke Park. And it's not his first!
Hibs manager Neil Lennon bought drinks for everyone in the clubhouse after landing an elusive hole in one.
Worldwide Golf is exploring an offer for the bankrupt Golfsmith chain, which has 109 shops in the USA, but went under with a debt pile of $195 million.
Esther Pelletier carded a triple-bogey six on the par–3 sixth hole at Middleton Golf Club, in Massachusetts, and was thinking of quitting the game. But her next shot was altogether better – her first ever ace!
Four brothers from Cumbria have all hit a hole-in-one in the last three years. It is believed to be the first time this has ever happened in the UK. And check out the odds!
Bridgestone’s DriveGuard Trophy for amateur golfers has engaged with more than 20,000 players at hundreds of clubs across England.
The unlikeliest hole in one you will ever see. Take it away Paul Barrington.
Phil Mickelson has done it again. Check out this escape...
Watch this 8 year old girl destroy a drone with one decent drive!!!
Bridgestone is seriously getting into golf, and was the title sponsorship of its own Bridgestone Challenge golf event in Oxfordshire. Here’s what occurred.
China's Lin Xiyu hit a hole-in-one on the par-three eighth during the third round of the women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics. Here's a video of Lin's historic ace - the first ever in women's Olympic golf.
As the highest ranked Englishman confirmed for the World Cup, Danny Willett was given the honour of choosing his team-mate for the Melbourne based event.