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Golf bedlam – Ouch! John Daly

Golf bedlam – Ouch! John Daly

Mar 4th, 2017

Troubled by a nagging pain in his right hand, John Daly had been struggling to play his normal – some would say erratic – game during one of his regular excursions to Europe.

Golf bedlam in the Bahamas

Golf bedlam in the Bahamas

Jan 11th, 2017

As we reported yesterday, the opening event of the Web.com Tour, the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, took a complete battering from the weather. And for one Pro this led to the loss of 32 balls!  

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Gmac Falls foul of 3-minute rule

Jul 19th, 2019

Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

Jul 18th, 2019

There have been many an odd occurence at the oldest of all the majors but these are our pick of the top ten weirdest Open Championship moments. 

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.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jul 9th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Jun 29th, 2019

Normally a round of mini golf is a rather relaxing and sedentary activity. You saunter around putting that ball through a few windmills or similar unusual obstacles often with a beer in your hand and not a care in the world as you watch family members miss that putt for the umpteenth time. In fact its supposed to be so safe that it’s become a drinking based activity with places like Junk Yard Golf or Swingers popping up everwhere!

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 10th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

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...

Golf Walk Up Songs

Golf Walk Up Songs

Apr 27th, 2019

So, the Pro pairings at the Zurich Classic have had to select walk up music for their entrance on the first tee should they make the cut for the final two rounds. GolfPunk has not been that enamoured with the choices and so have come up with their own Top 5.  

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...

Top 10 Hardest Shots Of All Time

Top 10 Hardest Shots Of All Time

Mar 19th, 2019

Yesterday I was faced with an impossible shot – my ball was suspended in a bush. It was just asking to be hit even though it was a foot off the ground, and three inches into the bush. Things did not end well from there. But in the spirit of taking on the damned near ridiculous...

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

The Top 10 Ultimate Golf Fails

Mar 19th, 2019

If you want t really REALLY good laugh, take a look at this brilliant compilaiton of golf fails from the 'cart jumping maniac' to the lake dancing bafoon!

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Golf clubhouse fight goes viral

Mar 5th, 2019

A video has gone viral of a fight between two golfers in the clubhouse at a Gauteng golf club, and the club has now issued a formal apology.

Good Lord, it's Brooks Koepka's bottom...

Good Lord, it's Brooks Koepka's bottom...

Jan 24th, 2019

If you're just about to tuck into your lunch or dinner, you might want to look at this later... Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson were on holiday in the Maldives recently with fellow PGA pro Brooks Koepka and his girlfriend, Jena Sims. Someone mentioned "Sun's out" and the next thing you know...

Fishy business as renowned golf architect faces prison

Fishy business as renowned golf architect faces prison

Dec 21st, 2018

Renowned golf architect Keith Foster pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a Virginia courtroom to illegally transporting up to $500,000 worth of items made from endangered species, migratory birds and other wildlife. He faces a five-year prison sentence.

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

Nov 19th, 2018

Recently back in the news for his coaching work with Alexander Zverev, Ivan Lendl is a huge name in professional tennis, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. But he has a great golf story to tell as well.

The Peaky Golfer on a mission to tame the game

The Peaky Golfer on a mission to tame the game

Nov 2nd, 2018

The Peaky Golfer is on a 12-month mission to tame the game. He plays off 18 but is determined to go pro. So much so that he's sold his house and bought himself a camper van to tour in. His short game is suspect and his wife's not happy...

Swastika carved into a green

Swastika carved into a green

Nov 2nd, 2018

A Vietnam veteran who was playing on a course in Indianapolis last weekend had a surprise in store when he came to the eighth green. He found a swastika carved into the green, along with a racial slur.

Nelly Korda gets maiden LPGA win in Taiwan

Nelly Korda gets maiden LPGA win in Taiwan

Oct 29th, 2018

Nelly Korda shot a superb four-under-par 68 in the final round to win her maiden LPGA title by two strokes at the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

Chainsaw attacker at golf course sentenced

Chainsaw attacker at golf course sentenced

Oct 28th, 2018

A man who attempted to murder a golfer in a chainsaw attack has been jailed for over eight years by a judge who described the incident as “like something out of a horror film.”

The Top 10 Golfing Confessions Ever

The Top 10 Golfing Confessions Ever

Oct 26th, 2018

Someone clever once said: ‘Golf is a game in which you yell ‘Fore’, score six and write down five’. Mind you, he could have been wrong, as these 10 confessors comprehensively prove otherwise.

The return of Chubbs the alligator

The return of Chubbs the alligator

Oct 18th, 2018

Chubbs the Alligator has been spotted out and about on his local golf course at Buffalo Creek after not having been seen for two whole years.

The 3 Funniest Golfing Meltdowns

The 3 Funniest Golfing Meltdowns

Sep 22nd, 2018

Let's face it - as long as they're not happening to you, temper tantrums in any sport are both entertaining and hilarious in equal measure. The fact that the words "thus far" had to be included in the title of this article should be enough to give you some sort of indication as to how often these meltdowns occur and when they do, anyone within a 20 foot radius is likely to be at risk of receiving a 9-iron to the cranium.

Stolen airliner crashes near Chambers bay

Stolen airliner crashes near Chambers bay

Aug 12th, 2018

It has emerged that the commercial airline stolen from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night crashed just outside of Chambers Bay golf course - the venue of the 2015 US Open.

Phil Mickelson breaks down dance moves

Phil Mickelson breaks down dance moves

Aug 7th, 2018

Phil Mickelson breaks doown his dance moves live on air during his final post round interview at the Bridgestone. You just can't make this stuff up. Take it away Phil. 

Ian Poulter branded a-hole by Scottish Open marshall

Ian Poulter branded a-hole by Scottish Open marshall

Jul 16th, 2018

Ian Poulter has not been making friends and influencing people it would seem at the Scottish Open, as a leading Gullane member has sent a long and caustic letter to the Scottish Open tournament director titled: “Ian Poulter is an a—hole”.

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

Jul 7th, 2018

World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.

 The golf swing that has gone viral

The golf swing that has gone viral

Jun 30th, 2018

44-year-old Ho-sung Choi is a South Korean Touring Pro who makes his living primarily on the Japan Golf Tour. And this video of his golf swing has now gone viral, which comes as no surprise once you seen it!

Trump to tee it up with Kim Jong Un

Trump to tee it up with Kim Jong Un

Jun 7th, 2018

Whatever you think about POTUS Donald Trump, you cannot question his ability to slot in a round of golf, and now there is talk that he wants to tee it up with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un during their planned Singapore summit. 

Rugby Icons to compete in televised team matchplay

Rugby Icons to compete in televised team matchplay

Jun 1st, 2018

A plethora of household names from the world of rugby will compete for a prize fund and global bragging rights in their second chosen sport at the Icons of Rugby Golf Tournament being held at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham, England in July (28 & 29).

 One Million Yards in 24Hrs with 8,000 Balls

One Million Yards in 24Hrs with 8,000 Balls

May 31st, 2018

A team of amateur golfers from S&G Response, based in Wilmslow, are taking on the ultimate golf challenge and attempting to collectively drive golf balls a total of one million yards in just 24 hours.

When Meghan Markle and Rory McIlroy took the ice bucket challenge

When Meghan Markle and Rory McIlroy took the ice bucket challenge

May 19th, 2018

Back in the day when the ice bucket challenge was all the rage. Tiger Woods nominated Phil Knight and Rafael Nadal, while Rory McIlroy nominated Wayne Rooney, former president George W. Bush, and actress Meghan Markle, who was best known then for her role in the show "Suits". 

The man with the 15,000 golf ball collection

The man with the 15,000 golf ball collection

May 3rd, 2018

A man from Franklin, Tennessee has put together the most amazing collection of golf balls. All in all, he has amassed over 15,000 golf balls. Watch his fascinating story here.

Golf stars' 1st tee anthems at Zurich Classic

Golf stars' 1st tee anthems at Zurich Classic

Apr 29th, 2018

Tour pros and their music. What's it going to be as they choose their favourite tune to get them underway at the Zurich Classic? Some real doozies here. And it's not all Hootie...

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Apr 23rd, 2018

We’re off on a golf trip with a difference. A big difference. We’re flying to the beautiful island of Islay, the southern most of the Inner Hebrides, to play the magnificent Machrie. And we are doing the trip on a Learjet. 

Sergio Garcia throws a fit

Sergio Garcia throws a fit

Apr 21st, 2018

Sergio recent golfing woes have not stopped as yesterday he threw a fit of temper on the par-4 fifth at the Texas Valero Open, and with it his new Callaway driver.

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.

First worldwide Crazy Golf Tournament launched

First worldwide Crazy Golf Tournament launched

Apr 14th, 2018

Talented set designer and ex pub manager, Elliot Scott has rejuvenated the campy seaside classic ‘sport’ of Crazy Golf and is now launching an even more unexpected world tour.

Drug Cheats Least Likely to be in Golf, Say 90% of Fans

Drug Cheats Least Likely to be in Golf, Say 90% of Fans

Apr 10th, 2018

From former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins crossing an “ethical line” with the use of a powerful drug to prepare for races, to claims a quarter of English Football League players were not drug tested by UK Anti- Doping (UKAD) last season. Doping in sport is a reoccurring and divisive topic. But what about golf?

Harry Putter Episode 1

Harry Putter Episode 1

Apr 3rd, 2018

Harry is being prevented from knowing his true past by his golf-hating foster parents Bono and The Edge. When a mysterious bearded chap visits him, Harry embarks on an adventure to find his true past. Escaping from his foster parents, however, proves tricky...

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

Apr 3rd, 2018

Some people said it couldn't be done. Others advised that it really shouldn't happen. But it did. Seriously, these boys have got too much time on their hands.... This may, or may not, get you in the mood...

Top 6 Worst Masters Shots Ever

Top 6 Worst Masters Shots Ever

Apr 3rd, 2018

If you are of a delicate disposition, turn away now. These stomach churners will leave you aghast. And they're not all Greg Norman....

Costa Brava's little house on the fairway

Costa Brava's little house on the fairway

Apr 1st, 2018

A feisty homeowner has proved to be an unusual immovable obstruction to golfers, keen to challenge themselves at Costa Brava's El Puyol Golf & Country Club.

Take The Mastermind Golf Challenge

Take The Mastermind Golf Challenge

Mar 31st, 2018

Last night was the final of this year's Mastermind, and historian Michael Taylor was in the famous black chair answering questions on major championship golf since 1997. So how would you have got on?

Man sinks 120 foot putt to win $100,000 in prizes

Man sinks 120 foot putt to win $100,000 in prizes

Feb 24th, 2018

The Minnesota Golf Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center has held a $100,000 putting contest for 28 years, and last Sunday, Paul Shadle, a 49-year-old pilot from Rosemount, Minnesota, became the first person ever to sink the putt, winning a boat valued at $75,000 and $25,000 cash in the process.

Mini Indoor Golf

Mini Indoor Golf

Feb 4th, 2018

Mini Indoor Golf is a legitimately tiny version of the game, in which you control a plastic golfer attached to the end of a golf club.

Donald Trump's golf habit costing the US taxpayer dear

Donald Trump's golf habit costing the US taxpayer dear

Jan 20th, 2018

President Donald Trump's flights to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey have cost taxpayers $15,994 per hour, and his recent flights have totaled over $3 million dollars. But that does not even take into account trips he made in the first six months of his presidency.

Python and alligator battle it out

Python and alligator battle it out

Jan 17th, 2018

Playing golf in Florida continues to throw up surprises. Here’s an alligator and a Burmese python fighting it out on the fairway.

Ace for seven year old English boy

Ace for seven year old English boy

Jan 10th, 2018

Seven-year old Freddy Sage’s had an ace on his very first time out on a fulll golf course. Another youngster hooked for life young!  

Fan wins $10000 for a 94 foot putt

Fan wins $10000 for a 94 foot putt

Jan 7th, 2018

Putting at half time seems to be all the rage at basket ball games in the US at the moment, and we can quite see why. Here's a local student making a 94 foot putt to win himself $10,000.  

Rickie Fowler scoops unusual award

Rickie Fowler scoops unusual award

Jan 7th, 2018

Rickie Fowler is No. 1 in the world ranking of 'Ten Best-Mannered People,' according to the National League of Junior Cotillions.

It's Coach Rusty show time

It's Coach Rusty show time

Jan 2nd, 2018

It's a drab Tuesday morning here in the UK as we all get back to work. So here's something to cheer you up. It's more of the work of the legend that is Coach Rusty. Enjoy!