Mar 16th, 2016
Check out this super limited edition driver Callaway have created specifically for their long hitting tour professionals. It's the driver for the best of us.
Check out this super limited edition driver Callaway have created specifically for their long hitting tour professionals. It's the driver for the best of us.
“Dubai you say? End of November you say? Two new drivers you say? Smoke me a driver, I’ll be back for my tee time.” I didn't exactly need my arm twisting, and with that I was off to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club to try the latest Callaway XR 16 and XR 16 Drivers.
We spoke to Jeffrey Crouch, Senior Technical Fellow, Flight Sciences, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (now try saying that quickly-Ed) about how they helped improve Callaway's latest XR16 Drivers. We don't claim to understand everything he says either!
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.
Callaway has announced its 2016 financial results today, and they are clearly on a roll.
Here's a great little time–lapse video of the legendary 16th going up at the Wastemanagement Phoenix Open.
Callaway Golf is introducing a new addition to their hugely successful Steelhead XR family with the launch of the new Steelhead XR Pro Irons.
Callaway have taken all of the best bits of the legendary X14 irons and updated them with the latest technology. Back to the future, baby!
It's time for the last major of 2016. Here's our USPGA quiz. Quite easy this one...
We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
The British Open Speedgolf Championships will return to Dale Hill Golf Club in East Sussex on August 14 2016. Come on in if you can shoot a 77 in 34 minutes and 4 seconds. We're sitting this one out.
Late last year we were spirited away to Dubai to try the latest Callaway products. Today we can finally tell you about the new XR OS irons, the most forgiving clubs in the Callaway lineup.
As well as the Callaway XR OS Irons we got to hit the matching XR OS Hybrids on our recent excursion to Dubai. They might just be the easiest to hit hybrids we’ve ever tried.
Faldo calls USA as favourites for 2016 Ryder Cup, citing a potential raft of European rookies tilting the odds in Davis Love III's favour. We also take a trip down bad memory lane to Faldo's nadir at Valhalla 2008...
As well as four new sets of irons and two awesome hybrid clubs, Titleist have also launched these tour inspired driving irons. While not designed for everyone, for the right player these will be a godsend.
The USGA and R&A have announced four changes to the Rules of Golf, including the much-anticipated ban on the anchored stroke. This is that they have come up with.
If the MB is the Titleist iron we want to play while the the forgiving AP1 is the club that most of us should be playing, then the AP2 is the club that most likely we will be playing. It’s a pocket rocket of a golf club, with loads of technology packed in to a classic looking iron.
The Titleist 716 CB was the biggest surprise in the new Titleist range. While the MB is still a classic MB, and not professing to be anything but, the new CB has really been amped up.
Titleist have switched things up with the launch of the 816 H1 and H2 hybrids. Realising that hybrids need to be gapped distance wise with a set of irons, they've switched the release schedule to come out the same time as the irons rather than with the driver and irons.
We love our fairway woods to look simple. We don’t want any distractions at address, nor features we deem unnecessary. We want a serious golf club for getting the job done, good from the fairway and strong off the tee. This new Callaway could easily be our next three wood.
The Great Big Bertha might be the best driver for most players, but if you’re already a long hitter, the new Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond Driver (now that’s a mouthful– Ed) could be the driver for you. With it's classic looks, and centre of gravity optimisation this is a driver that can unlock extra yards.
Callaways latest long ball smasher!
Jordan Spieth is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour these days. Still just 24, the Dallas native already has a trio of major trophies on his mantle and he is only a PGA Championship victory from completing the career sweep of the Tour’s most prestigious tournaments. Spieth will be looking to improve upon his 2015 second-place finish at the PGA later this year.
Lydia Ko has beaten Minjee Lee in a play-off to win the Mediheal Championship in California - her first victory since 2016.
Kedleston Park has been recognised by England Golf as an Official Championship Venue. The Derbyshire club will play host to next year’s English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) from the 17th to the 19th of July.
Callaway has launched the Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful interpretation of the iconic shape that made the original Steelhead one of the best–selling fairway woods of all time.
16–year–old Noah Goodwin from Corinth Texas has shot a 59, breaking the course record from the tips at Oakmont Country Club.
Following a highly successful US launch in 2016, Titleist is making its premium C16 Irons available to golfers in the UK & Ireland for the first time during the month of May.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
As has been widely reported, Donald Trump has visited his golf courses on 13 different occasions since becoming POTUS. But what has now come to light is the Secret Service golf cart bill.
it's a Saturday showdown for Phil MIckelson and Mark Leishman in the WGC–Dell Match Play Championship after winning their groups in the round robin stage.
Into the Top 20 now...
Poults is knocking on the door of 41, and has had a tough old time of it for the past 18 months. But he has positive plans for 2017 and beyond.
It's been a hell of a year. Here are the results of the GolfPunk Staunchie Awards where we honour the finest achivements in 2016 from equipment manufacturers to people who were just nice to us.
Roll up, roll up! It's the annual GolfPunk Quiz. 10 fiendish questions to test your golfing knowledge of the 2016 season...
We spoke to Chervo founder Peter Erlacher to find out exactly what we should be wearing this Autumn and Winter.
Friday night saw an incredible display of power hitting as Lucas Dornan became the American Golf Long Drive Champion, winning a hamper of products from Garmin and a place in the World Long Drive Championship.
Remember #SB2K16? This group of female golfers just blew it out of the water. Strap yourselves in for #WWD2K16.
It's the BMW PGA Championship and you know what that means. The golf season has properly landed in the UK. To celebrate, we have devised this cheeky little quiz to test your knowledge of the European Tour's flag ship event. Tuck in, the grass in lovely!
FootJoy has announced a flying start to 2016 after the latest Golf Datatech reports confirmed the brand was responsible for the top six best-selling shoe models since the turn of the year. They're kicking it!
The amazing new limited edition Titleist C16 Concept clubs. You'll have to work extra hard if you want to get hold of a set! Check out the videos!
This year’s second major, The US Open, will take place at Oakmont Country Club on June 13-19, 2016. Here's a little taster video of things to come.
The weather's warming up and it’s time to get out on the course. You know the drill. We watched The Masters last week and we’ve decided to kick our golf into gear for the season. We know what clubs we’ll be using. Now it’s time to go out and get some new duds. The new Oscar Jacobson range is corking.
Amateur golfers were teeing it up on The Thames in London this weekend. But instead of using standard issue golf balls, they were using balls made from bread. Welcome to the British Bread Open.
After hobbling to victory over Graeme McDowell, Jason Day disappeared from the golf course at the WGC and is now a major doubt for the Masters which, if you weren't already getting excited, is two weeks away.
What golf needs in 2016: We've been pondering over producing a wish list for some time, but seen as though it's January and New Year's Resolutions are still relevant-ish, we thought we'd get our thinking caps on and pull something together. You never know, it might just make that little bit of difference.
Here it is, so kick back and enjoy our intrepid music selections for this pleasant Sunday... (and beyond)...
Six of the best fairway woods for 2016. We're convinced at least one of these will be better than your current fairway wood.
We flew all the way to Puma HQ in Herzogenaurach at the end of last year to get the low down on the Spring/Summer clothing collection. Jen Rust, Senior Director Of Merchandising takes us through this year's range.
Why wouldn't you use a mallet putter? They are bigger, more forgiving and easier to line up. It's no wonder so many tour players have switched to them in recent years. Here we check out six of the best for the upcoming season.
We want to hit the ball further in 2016. We're not sure we're ready to start working out though, so we thought we'd see which driver might help us hit longer drives this year. There are limitations in place on driver design by the R&A and USGA, but the manufactuers won't stop striving to produce drivers that hit the ball consistantly further.
We got a heads up of the new 2016 Puma apparal a little while ago when we went and got the exclusive on Alvaro Quiros signing with the cat. And we’ve not been able to say anything about it until now. Next years range is probably they’re strongest, most inclusive range Puma have ever released.
Everyone wants to hit the ball further. It’s a given. Tell everyone from the best players in the world to the weekend warrior that a new driver can gain them ten yards, and they will want to try your driver.
We love the look of the FootJoy D.N.A., it’s sporty but it still looks like a golf shoe. And when it was released two years ago it was a total game changer for FootJoy.
After an incredibly successful return to the European Tour circuit this year it has been announced that Luke Donald will be the next famed English Golfer to host the British Masters and next year they are heading to the Grove in Hertfordshire.
Callaway’s Apex Pro 16 is the most forgiving forged players iron they have ever produced. With a shape and size similar to the X forged, but with the forgiveness of the original Apex Pro’s, expect these to be filling up both tour and club bags next season.
Callaway’s Apex irons were one of the big success stories over the last couple of seasons. We all want more help, but we don’t want to use chopper big bats. The Apex felt great, and the ball flew miles, without looking like a garden rake. The Apex CF16 is their update.
Titleist are known as the serious brand for serious golfers. And golfers don't get any more serious than if they are using a set of muscle back blades. In an ideal world I'd be good enough to play the Titleist 716 MB. Seriously just look at it. It's stunning. But reality hits for most of us, as soon as we miss the tiny sweetspot.
Tiger Woods announced Friday he has had back surgery, which will put him out until 2016.
As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.
Scaredy Cat Scaredy Cat, sitting on the, errmm, golf mat. No need to be afraid anymore. Ian Poulter is here to show us how to attain true bravery on the tee. No matter what is in front of you...
The picture of Rickie Fowler after the USA had won the 2016 Ryder Cup became one of the iconic picture of the bi–annual contest. And now Rickie has created the pose on #SB2K17!
Titleist’s 716 AP1 irons will soon be available in a limited edition dark PVD Smoke finish, but only 500 are being made and you’ll need to buy them in the USA.
Shane Lowry has been getting into the spirit of the 16th at the Phoenix Open by dishing out cans of Guinness to the fans.
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour shot of the year, as voted for by My European Tour fans, for his approach shot to the 18th at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
The host venue for the prestigious European Nations Cup 2017, La Reserva de Sotogrande, is the latest high-quality Spanish club to successfully apply for membership of World of Leading Golf (WLG) - an association representing many of the world's top golf clubs and resorts.
Paige Spiranac's lovely Christmas message, plus a catch up of her recent Instagram capering...
Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.
Tiger has announced his first solid commitment for 2017 and will play the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on February 16th... Not the Waste Management?????
Tiger had four birdies in his first eight holes, including three in a row on holes 6 through 8. And at that point, he was tied for the lead at four under. But then.......
Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, which was held in the Algarve.
A Welsh golf club has told the BBC that the introduction of footgolf led to it increasing its turnover by 30 per cent at a time when its membership was falling dramatically.
Emilliano Grillo was rated the top rookie for the 2015-16 season by his own peers. Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this past season were eligible to vote.
Tyrrell Hatton equalled the Old Course record with a brilliant 62 at St Andrews to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Relive the final epic day at Hazeltine with this 40 minute, ad free, highlights package.
It's on!! After all the drama of this morning's matches here are the afternoon 4-ball pairings
Things are heating up at Hazeltine, and these are only the practice days?! Here are the best pictures so far + added japery...
Join the boys as they go crazy for the Ryder Cup & pay tribute to the great Arnold Palmer. Feat: GP Editor Tim Southwell, Danny O, The Foozler & the legendary golf broadcaster Bob Bubka!!
A nationwide Ryder Cup golf survey* commissioned by Europe’s No 1 golf retailer, American Golf, has revealed that UK golf fans believe that Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez should be the next Team Europe captain for the Ryder Cup set to be staged in France in 2018.
Getting excited yet? Yes, us too. Here's a little Ryder Cup Quiz to get you in the mood...
Davis Love III has gone mad. He says his Ryder Cup team for Hazeltine is the greatest line up of golfers ever assembled. Nurse, could you see to this please...
“They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the team room.
Did you know.. the USA have actually won the Ryder Cup and not all that long ago either. When Paul Azinger went up against Nick Faldo in 2008, he took his lead from navy seals. This is what happened...
The first couple of sessions at Hazeltine are going to be critical. USA are clear favourites but Europe's legendary pairings have blown the odds to smithereens in recent times... Darren Clarke has a lot to think about...
Beef wants to go on a lads' holiday. It's just that the lads happen to be Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman, and Justin Thomas. #SB2K17 baby!!!
Just when you thought the Captain's Picks palaver had finished, Darren Clarke has thrown in the name of Graeme McDowell into the mix...
Even now this all seems like a dream, a blur, an apocryphal tale. But it happened. And we were there, representing both sides of a complicated and utterly dramatic story...
The last time I kissed a German I was on a school exchange in Dusseldorf in 1979. I can still see Elke now with her peroxide blond Mohican and henna safety pin tattoo on her chin. What's this got to do with the 2016 Ryder Cup? Read on...
Did Darren call it right? Here's your chance to put him right. Or wrong...
It's a hell of a job making these three captain's picks. Believe us, we've been arguing about it for days and we aren't even making the decisions...
So the votes are in. Well, not exactly votes. The opposite of votes. It all came down on Darren Clarke's shoulders. Who would be his three Captain's picks for Hazeltine?
When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.
Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...
GolfPunk last took over Troon at 2004's Open. We are doing it again this year. Here's what went on last time.... WARNING: Disturbing content.
They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates
We're in the money! Well, the Open winner will be. Check out who will win what, all the way down to last place!
Another one bites the dust as Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of the Olympics due to Zika threat.
#SB2K17 ups its Major count!