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Oct 1st, 2019
The 6:57 to East Grinstead trundles out of Clapham Junction. I’m on board with my Café Nero’s black americano in hand (other coffee brands were available) and a copy of City AM on the table in front of me. Today’s mission, to seek out a gem of a course that I have known about for years but never played. The course in question is Tandridge Golf Club and I have heard good reports about the course and, in particular, the famous lunch – more of that later!
Mar 17th, 2016
You Little Beauty: Royal Ashdown Forest.... We want to play with the Common People.
Jan 3rd, 2018
Haywards Heath GC, in the heart of Mid Sussex, is the home course of GolfPunkhq.com. So we thought it was time to be pay a tribute to our own golfing playground.
Oct 19th, 2017
I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....
Aug 5th, 2017
It’s not a boat and it’s not in a garden, but it is one of the hidden gems of Scottish golf.
May 9th, 2017
If you want a proper golf escape then get yourself down to Prince's Golf Club, and lose yourself in the vastness of this beautiful part of Kent. And make sure that you stay at their fantastic lodges, which make for the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. (Hark at Gloria Hunniford! – Ed)
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.
Mar 5th, 2017
The Merseyside coastline houses the most prestigious dynasty of links courses in England, but S&A, as it is affectionately known, has become their less-famous, uncharted younger sibling – their Paul Ross to Birkdale’s Jonathan.
Aug 21st, 2015
A Scottish secret with a piece of naval history to boot….
Oct 4th, 2019
10th hole West Cliffs Golf Links,
Jul 27th, 2019
One of golf´s great masterpieces, severe, fascinating, beautiful and without weakness......
Continuing the theme of everything Ireland, GolfPunk looks back to one of its favourite courses south of the border, Waterville Golf Club - You Little Beauty!
Jul 20th, 2019
A front nine of such resplendent grace, your heart could stop and you would not notice...
In the week the Open comes to Royal Portrush GolfPunk recalls its splendid neighbour Portstewart Golf Club - You Little Beauty
May 15th, 2018
Today we have been checking out Copthorne Golf Club in West Sussex, which we have heard is a proper 'You Little Beauty'.
Jan 17th, 2018
Founded in 1893, Muswell Hill Golf Club proudly enters its 125th year in 2018. Today it celebrates its status as North London’s premier 18-hole parkland course.
Jan 17th, 2018
Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, in Broughton, Lincs, has won the title of ‘best golf course in the east of England' in the 2018 Today's Golfer travel awards.
Dec 25th, 2017
It’s been quite a while since GolfPunk has been down to Piltdown Golf Club in Mid Sussex, and a return visit was long overdue. A lot has changed at the club over the past couple of years, and we needed to find out what was occurring.
Dec 6th, 2017
Home to one of the most popular events on the European Tour roster and the first on the Tour’s ‘Desert Swing’, Abu Dhabi Golf Club has been recognised on the world stage at the recent World Golf Awards.
Oct 4th, 2017
It’s road trip time as we head up to the British Masters at Close House. And where better to stay en route to Newcastle than Oulton Hall in Leeds.
Aug 17th, 2017
Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent and host of the 1932 Open Championship, has announced extensive and ambitious plans to redevelop the Himalayas nine.
Jul 30th, 2017
The quality of England's golf courses has been recognised by golfers from across the continent, following a study conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SERVICES, on behalf of Golf Tourism England.
May 13th, 2017
We love a good golf trail, and now seven leading golf clubs in the north of Scotland have launched the James Braid Highland Golf Trail.
Nov 23rd, 2019
Hats off to the European tour for coming up with another little classic for us all to have a laugh at. A few years back the tour let Little Billy loose on the players. Billy gave the pros a complete grilling with a series of cheeky questions, the Rory McIlroy one is a classic. Three years on, a documentary crew follow him as he returns to Dubai for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
Feb 7th, 2019
Spain is one of the most sought-after golf holiday destinations in the world and Your Golf Travel customers have the opportunity to secure the best tee times at championship courses scattered around Andalucia including Valderrama Golf Club, Finca Cortesin, La Reserva and many more.
Jan 4th, 2019
Your Golf Travel (YGT) have gone ‘The Extra Yard’ & for the first time ever, this January groups booking holidays for 2019 to travel between 1st January - 31st December will receive huge offers, such as free golf break, TaylorMade TP5 balls plus airport lounge passes.
Nov 2nd, 2018
In an insightful stroke, Your Golf Travel, The World's Largest Golf Travel Company, has continued its rapid expansion by acquiring all the assets and brands of GolfThere Corporation for an undisclosed six figure sum.
Oct 31st, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT) is an official travel operator for the 16th Solheim Cup matches to be played next September at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. YGT is leading the way with hundreds of three, five and seven-night packages for the event already sold.
Oct 19th, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT) has unveiled ‘Select’, a new membership created to provide its premier customers with the most comprehensive travel booking service and a wide range of exclusive products and benefits.
Sep 3rd, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT) and Chief Holiday Officer Lee Westwood have gone “The Extra Yard,” listening to customers and securing an incredible selection of value add-ons for those booking holidays for 2019 holidays between 1st and 30th September.
Jul 13th, 2018
Scotland’s Year of Young People is celebrating across the country’s summer golf events with a series of activities aimed at engaging young people in the game.
May 26th, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT) has launched a summer promotion to coincide with the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will give golfers a chance to stay and play for FREE.
Mar 9th, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT) has announced that it has renewed its agreement with up-and-coming Italian, Guido Migliozzi, and signed promising young Spaniard, Ivan Cantero.
Jan 9th, 2018
Your Golf Travel, the world's largest golf travel company, have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brilliant new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2018.
Dec 15th, 2017
Your Golf Travel has continued its growth and expansion by acquiring the assets of Driveline Golf for an undisclosed sum.
Oct 19th, 2017
Cure that slice by figuring out your sequencing. Get the club moving in to out. Honestly, it even worked for our Editor who's been in floods of tears since. Very grateful Mr Jeff...
Sep 14th, 2017
Your Golf Travel have announced a new partnership with the British Masters. This will give YGT the opportunity to showcase its ‘Early Eagle’ offers to golf fans, with the company giving away free holidays to five of Lee Westwood’s favourite golfing destinations.
Feb 11th, 2017
A landmark legal case has dismissed a golfer’s claim against his club’s committee. It means that members of Scottish golf clubs cannot sue fellow members for personal injury.
Jan 3rd, 2017
Golfers have celebrated the youngest winner of The Open Championship by playing a round in traditional attire.
Dec 21st, 2016
Your Golf Travel have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brand new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2017.
Dec 7th, 2016
The European Tour's youngest interviewer, Little Billy, puts some tough questions to fifteen-time winner Thomas Bjorn, and now officially the new European Ryder Cup Captain.
Oct 5th, 2016
A Scottish filmmaker who took on Donald Trump over his controversial Aberdeenshire golf course is making a new documentary about the Trump.
Mar 5th, 2016
Young people from deprived areas tend not to play golf because of the costs involved, according to new research from the London School of Economics. Wow! How did they figure all that out?
Jan 30th, 2016
Slate Golf Course in Pomeroy, near Cookstown in County Tyrone, has been put on the market for £400,000. The golf course is on the market as the current owners, who founded the golf course in 2002, are going to retire.
Jan 28th, 2016
Shocking new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found that regular walking is more effective at keeping weight down than vigorous activities such as going to the gym. And that playing golf is rather good for you!
Oct 26th, 2015
Our no nonsense Aussie Coach Sandy Jamieson has come up with a great way to show you that you really don't need to grip the golf club so tightly.
Aug 2nd, 2015
Cinderella Story!! When 20 year-old Korean Jin-Young Ko turned up for the Ricoh Women's British Open last wek, she didn't have a caddie, so she asked around and the name of Jeff Brighton, a 17 year old local caddie was put forward. And now the young fella has earned just shy of £20,000 (10% of the winner's cheque) with Jin-Young's second place finish.
Dec 7th, 2019
To say that Patrick Reed is not one of the most popular players on tour would be somewhat of an understatement. However, he has done little for his stock in trade with his blatant breaking of the rules at the Hero World Challenge. Some would say he is very lucky to get away with just a two-stroke penalty.
Nov 17th, 2019
There must be something in the air at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Yesterday we reported on one of the luckiest shots ever seen on tour when Thomas Detry was saved from disaster by a pole holding a windsock. In the third round Denmark's Joachim Hansen hit an unmentionable in a greenside bunker but came up smelling of roses.
Oct 1st, 2019
I am not sure what all the fuss is about as I’m with Rory on this one. I too am fed up of shooting fifteen over par every week at my club and not winning a competition. I am going to write to the committee and insist they rethink the course as clearly there is something very wrong going on.
Sep 22nd, 2019
Cleveland are now bringing us the Halo, a versatile scoring club designed for any situation. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, the Launcher Halo is optimised for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies. And given some of the golf we have been playing lately this club could be getting a lot of use
Aug 7th, 2019
We take a look at what the pros are eating before a game and during the round in an effort to find out where the GolfPunk team might be going wrong when it come to the golf diet!
Aug 3rd, 2019
A golfer has been awarded $3.6 million dollars after he was struck by a golf cart driven by another player. Mario Zaburski claimed he was standing on the par-3 9th hole at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey during a business outing in July 2015 when he was struck by a golf cart driven by Jerome Klein.
Jul 20th, 2019
The GolfPunk team love the game of golf and are big supporters of the idea of improving the etiquette on the course and in general. However, this week the big news running around social media was about the US amateur golfer that carded an impressively poor 194 for 18 holes and things got worse when the Florida State Golf Association confirmed it was actually a 131 over par 202!
Jul 20th, 2019
Lee Westwood backed up a first day 68 with an impressive 67 and is currently tied in 3rd position with Tommy Fleetwood, just one shot off the overnight lead. Based on his recent form this is somewhat unexpected. What has changed you might ask? Well he’s brought Helen Storey, his girlfriend, in as his looper and, despite her not knowing much about golf, it just might provide the fairy tale story for one of the finest golfers never to win a major.
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.
Jul 5th, 2019
I have played in a couple of competitions over the last few weeks and twice on the first tee my playing partner has announced they are playing a Titleist Pro VI number 1, no markings, no logos, nothing, just a fresh new pill straight out of the box.
Jun 14th, 2019
Jordan Spieth was having a decent round yesterday. Level par for the first seven holes and all was well with the world, until the par four 8th. On a hole that requires precision and tidy positioning off the tee, Speith’s tee shot hit the fairway but then rolled too far, ran out of runway and dropped over the cliff edge.
Jun 7th, 2019
Welcome to our new feature, Who's Your Favourite, where we ask golf industry insiders who their favourite players are. This week its Michael the owner of GOLFWOD who is currently putting two of our team through his 6 week golf fit challenge.
Mar 19th, 2019
It's the biggest purse in world golf and after watching the players go through the grinder all weekend you can't help but think they earned every cent.
Mar 16th, 2019
Whether you are cashing in $2 skins for Nassau team junk, two down presses or any other expensive or complicated golf game, playing golf is always a bit more interesting when there’s cash involved.
Mar 14th, 2019
Introducing Belinda Whent, PGA professional and England amateur international. Belinda joins our GolfJunk Editor Daniel Owen in the golf-geekery department and will be bringing us her take on the latest equipment every issue.
Feb 25th, 2019
When Rory McIlroy discovered a couple of his fans were in tears because he didn't win the WGC, he decided to cheer them up. And how!
Feb 14th, 2019
When your golf course is clay-based you face a lot of challenges. We meet the people at Haywards Heath Golf Club tasked with bringing the best out of their golf course...
Feb 8th, 2019
Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.
Feb 5th, 2019
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Jan 31st, 2019
Golf is a sport driven by the feet. Walking from shot to shot, every step bringing you closer to the hole. Every element of your shot – the traction, the torque, the power and the precision – comes from the ground up, and few know this better than 3-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth.
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...
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...
Nov 29th, 2018
Aussie Pro John Senden was teeing it up on the 5th at the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines, when his driver snapped right in the middle of his swing.
Nov 28th, 2018
Winter is now fully upon us, but it is not time to hang up your sticks - far from it. Here's how you can get your Winter fine tune with TrackMan at the London Golf Club Academy.
Nov 17th, 2018
Rory McIlroy may be battling away at the DP Tour Championship, but before he left for Abu Dhabi he took the time to respond to a young Northern Irelander’s letter.
Nov 7th, 2018
When I was a hot headed and slightly greasy 14 year old, I hated Tom Watson. I mean I hated him.
Nov 7th, 2018
Nobody should struggle to find a playing partner this winter at QHotels and DoubleTree by Hilton golf resorts.
Nov 7th, 2018
Golf depends on the weather. The winter months bring on the “Shall I, shan’t I” feeling. It’s rarely too hot to play a round but in the winter months, the wind, rain and snow can put us off playing. The expression “fair weather golfer” has become a little derisory; c’mon, a bit of wind and rain won’t hurt you! But, ice and snow… hmmm.
Nov 2nd, 2018
How One Length irons could help your game, straight from the horse's mouth. Because everyone loves hitting a seven iron, right?
Oct 26th, 2018
Roll up, roll up to watch two multi-millionaires play golf against each other to see which one will put some more millions into his bank account while the other one pretends to be really upset that he hasn't piled in another load of cash into a bank account that frankly, won't notice either way. Yours for $19.99. Choice.
Oct 17th, 2018
A new scheme from Europe's largest golf club rental business has already secured its first ‘partner' … just days after its official launch.
Oct 1st, 2018
The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has achieved unprecedented success with its scholars' programme in recent years - and later this month it is inviting talented youngsters to see if they have what is required to be the next generation of graduates.
Sep 13th, 2018
adidas Golf continues to bolster its roster of young athletes. Today, adidas announced the signing of two of Europe’s rising stars in golf, Matthew Jordan and Lorenzo Scalise, to multi-year contracts. Jordan and Scalise will both wear adidas apparel and footwear on and off the course.
Sep 11th, 2018
Justin Rose has just become World No1. But can you name the other four British golfers to have achieved the same status?
Sep 6th, 2018
It is with good reason that European Ryder Cup captains have always relied on veterans for their wildcard picks. Europe’s four best-ever performing groups of picks – from 1987, 2004, 2006 and 2010 – each scored at least 5.5 points. They had another thing in common: a player who had appeared in four or more Ryder Cups.
Sep 4th, 2018
Two of the north of Scotland’s brightest golfing prospects have been chosen to represent the area in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Castle Stuart next month.
Sep 4th, 2018
I’m a huge fan of Donald Ross-designed golf courses. Many people associate Donald Ross with ultra-challenging courses that feature small domed greens a la Pinehurst #2, but if you study Donald Ross, you’ll find that nothing could be further from the truth. His greens typically have a lot of undulation, but domed greens were definitely not his calling card.
Sep 4th, 2018
There's nothing worse than getting out on the links only for you to feel a nasty twitch or ache which is going to curtail your golf capering once more. We tried this stuff and it was like having the wind at your back. Here's the science...
Aug 23rd, 2018
As we reflect on one of the hottest summers in living memory, with average rainfall at the other end of the spectrum, the fact that it was snowing in May is a distant memory.
Jul 10th, 2018
Ever dreamt of a job where you just play golf? You could be about to swing into that dream post. Visit Scotland are offering one lucky individual a golf job with a difference, albeit it’s not an official job and only temporary for two weeks but who cares right?!
Jul 9th, 2018
Wowzers. Just wowzers. -31... Yes, South Korea's Kim Sei-young broke the LPGA Tour's 72-hole record with a total score of -31 after 72 holes...
Jul 3rd, 2018
Effingham Golf Club has used a trip back in time as the inspiration for its new-look championship course after completing a major renovation and upgrade of its classic course and club facilities. GolfPunk investigates...
Jul 2nd, 2018
What could be more perfect for any golfing fan than to escape for a few days on the fairway by private jet? So, we take a look at some very different courses that could make a perfect, hassle-free jaunt across Europe.
Jun 26th, 2018
It's all change on Slaley Hall's renowned Hunting Course with front and back nines being swapped over so members and visitors get to play it in the same order as the professionals during championships.
Jun 15th, 2018
Your Golf Travel (YGT), the world’s largest golf travel company, has launched a brilliant Summer of Sport promotion for 2018 in conjunction with adidas that will see many golfers benefit from exclusive deals and discounts.
Jun 13th, 2018
'Backstopping'. It's golf's latest term for us to get to grips with and it's causing mayhem with golf's morality and presents an awkward scenario for the rule book...
Jun 11th, 2018
How do tame a beast like Shinnecock Hills? We get the inside track from the 1990 Shinnecock Hills Caddy Champion Mark Donaghy. Everything you need to know about the location of the 118th US Open.
Jun 4th, 2018
Even bigger, even better, and more music than ever before – and this time it’s Motown. That’s what’s going on at The Shire London.
May 9th, 2018
Jeff Ritter is quite good at this golf instruction lark. He he has a simple tip to stop you hitting your chips fat.
May 8th, 2018
Effingham Golf Club has used a trip back in time as the inspiration for its new-look championship course after completing a major renovation and upgrade of its classic course and club facilities.
Apr 29th, 2018
Everyone who has ever played the game will have been in this position. Nip it in the bud now by following Sandy Jamieson's advice. No one likes a cheat...
Apr 10th, 2018
As the dust settles on yet another enthralling and exciting Masters, with Patrick Reed ultimately emerging as champion, Your Golf Travel has unveiled an even more comprehensive range of Masters packages and experiences for 2019.
Apr 7th, 2018
Tiger’s on the way back, so we’re all asking – will he grab five more Majors and overtake Jack Nicklaus’ total of 18 professional Major titles? That’s a big ask, but here’s something Nicklaus-related which isn’t quite so much of a stretch.
Apr 3rd, 2018
Men like building sheds. Women like men building sheds because it gets rid of them for a while. But what about building your very own Butler Cabin shed as part of a Golden Bell extravaganza? Oh yes, it can be done...