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Why Jason Day is the king of slow play

Why Jason Day is the king of slow play

Jan 4th, 2017

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!

Playing A Short Par 4 With Luke Donald

Playing A Short Par 4 With Luke Donald

Nov 16th, 2015

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.

World’s biggest golf lesson

World’s biggest golf lesson

Apr 23rd, 2020

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.

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

World Golf Hall of Fame lists finalists

Mar 4th, 2020

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.

World Handicap System

World Handicap System

Jan 2nd, 2020

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.

One Ball Rule costs Pro 8 shots

One Ball Rule costs Pro 8 shots

Nov 17th, 2019

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.

Consecutive Holes-in-one

Consecutive Holes-in-one

Sep 6th, 2019

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.

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.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

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’.

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.

Business booming at World of Golf London

Business booming at World of Golf London

Oct 19th, 2018

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.

Golf's Top Ten hole in ones ever

Golf's Top Ten hole in ones ever

Aug 18th, 2018

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.

Hole in one for Matt Wallace

Hole in one for Matt Wallace

Aug 14th, 2018

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.   

Ian Poulter goes low at the Firestone with a 62

Ian Poulter goes low at the Firestone with a 62

Aug 2nd, 2018

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.

 Robert Trent Jones II Lights Up Hoi An

Robert Trent Jones II Lights Up Hoi An

Jul 27th, 2018

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

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Jul 21st, 2018

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.

Edinburgh Golfer Scott's timing is one in a million

Edinburgh Golfer Scott's timing is one in a million

Apr 17th, 2018

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.

Long Drive World Series launch digi-mag

Long Drive World Series launch digi-mag

Dec 4th, 2017

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...

Bridgestone boss weighs into Ball-gate debate

Bridgestone boss weighs into Ball-gate debate

Nov 17th, 2017

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 UK Experiences its first Night Golf Hole-in-One

The UK Experiences its first Night Golf Hole-in-One

Nov 15th, 2017

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!

Million Dollar Hole in One final

Million Dollar Hole in One final

Sep 12th, 2017

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.

Two holes in one at the Dell

Two holes in one at the Dell

Sep 3rd, 2017

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….

Thomas Pieters World Exclusive

Thomas Pieters World Exclusive

Aug 4th, 2017

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?'....

Stunning hole-in-one for Marcel Siem

Stunning hole-in-one for Marcel Siem

Jul 30th, 2017

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.

A half in one

A half in one

Jun 25th, 2017

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!

Introducing: World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller

Introducing: World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller

May 20th, 2017

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...

Rare Bobby Jones trophy

Rare Bobby Jones trophy

May 17th, 2017

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.

Hole in one for 6 year

Hole in one for 6 year

Apr 20th, 2017

A six–year–old  has become the youngest player to score a hole–in–one at Bruntsfield Links.

World Crazy Golf Championships

World Crazy Golf Championships

Apr 8th, 2017

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 Club - You Little Beauty!

Thurlestone Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

Mar 5th, 2017

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.

New putting world record

New putting world record

Feb 24th, 2017

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. 

Brett Rumford wins inaugural World Super 6

Brett Rumford wins inaugural World Super 6

Feb 19th, 2017

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 Sunday Driver: Yonex Ezone XPG

The Sunday Driver: Yonex Ezone XPG

Feb 15th, 2017

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.

Long Drive World Series announced

Long Drive World Series announced

Feb 10th, 2017

This March the world’s biggest hitters will go head to head on golf’s most exciting new battleground:  The Long Drive World Series.  

Sergio Garcia versus the drones

Sergio Garcia versus the drones

Feb 8th, 2017

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! 

Honeymooner hole-in–one

Honeymooner hole-in–one

Feb 4th, 2017

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.

Incredible hole–in–one story!

Incredible hole–in–one story!

Feb 1st, 2017

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! 

Hole–in–one for Amateur at CareerBuilder

Hole–in–one for Amateur at CareerBuilder

Jan 23rd, 2017

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. 

Hole–in–one for Jaco Van Zyl

Hole–in–one for Jaco Van Zyl

Jan 13th, 2017

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. 

Benross acquire rights to Bridgestone Golf

Benross acquire rights to Bridgestone Golf

Dec 5th, 2016

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. 

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Dec 2nd, 2016

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.

Vikings charging at World Cup

Vikings charging at World Cup

Nov 26th, 2016

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.

Spain lead USA & China in Golf World Cup

Spain lead USA & China in Golf World Cup

Nov 24th, 2016

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

Jim “Bones” Mackay gets two new knees

Jim “Bones” Mackay gets two new knees

Nov 19th, 2016

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.

First time golfer gets hole–in–one

First time golfer gets hole–in–one

Nov 17th, 2016

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!

Stars skipping World Cup of Golf

Stars skipping World Cup of Golf

Nov 5th, 2016

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.

Inspiring one–armed child golfer

Inspiring one–armed child golfer

Nov 4th, 2016

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.

Hole in one for blind golfer

Hole in one for blind golfer

Oct 23rd, 2016

A legally blind golfer with five per cent central vision has hit his second hole in one in ten years.

Sandy Lyle wins World Hickory Open

Sandy Lyle wins World Hickory Open

Oct 14th, 2016

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.

Hole in one for Hibs manager

Hole in one for Hibs manager

Oct 9th, 2016

Hibs manager Neil Lennon bought drinks for everyone in the clubhouse after landing an elusive hole in one. 

Golfsmith to be bought or auctioned off

Golfsmith to be bought or auctioned off

Oct 7th, 2016

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.

91–year old gets hole in one

91–year old gets hole in one

Oct 4th, 2016

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 all hit holes in one

Four brothers all hit holes in one

Sep 28th, 2016

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!

First Olympic women's hole in one

First Olympic women's hole in one

Aug 20th, 2016

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.