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Sung-Hyun Park adds TPX5 golf ball to equipment arsenal

Sung-Hyun Park adds TPX5 golf ball to equipment arsenal

Jan 15th, 2019

Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.

Positive news on equipment sales in USA

Positive news on equipment sales in USA

Jun 27th, 2018

There is positive news from Golf Datatech’s May sales report for the USA, which shows improvement across nearly all categories in golf equipment compared to numbers from a year ago. 

Golf equipment – 6 Of The Best Wedges For 2018

Golf equipment – 6 Of The Best Wedges For 2018

May 18th, 2018

It's the start of the season and you're going to need all the help you can get to shoot some decent scores. Some fresh wedges will ensure maximum control around the greens, and lets face it who doesn't like seeing that ball rip back when it lands. Without further ado here are six of the best wedges for 2017...

Golf equipment – Cobra King One Length GP Diary

Golf equipment – Cobra King One Length GP Diary

Sep 14th, 2017

When Golf Scientist Bryson Dechambeau teamed up with Cobra to produce the Cobra One Length clubs, GP's equipment guru Dan jumped at the chance to try them out. For a whole season. Would he be able to get used to his wedge being the same length as his four-iron? Would they make him play better or worse? His diary starts here...

Golf equipment – Cobra's most forgiving irons yet

Golf equipment – Cobra's most forgiving irons yet

Sep 14th, 2017

COBRA Golf has introduced today the lightest, easiest to hit irons in the company's history, and in doing so brought to market the world’s first–ever super game improvement ONE LENGTH offering.

Controversially banned equipment

Controversially banned equipment

Aug 26th, 2017

With a potential ban for green books on the horizon, we’ve looked back at what other bits of golf equipment have been banned in competition (and occasionally had the ban lifted again) throughout the history of golf!

Nike quits golf equipment!

Nike quits golf equipment!

Aug 4th, 2016

Well, that's just great. Nike has announced it is to end its production of golfing equipment. Which means I won't be able to continue my long and successful partnership with Nike...

The Staunchies 2015 Results – Equipment

The Staunchies 2015 Results – Equipment

Feb 27th, 2016

We've sifted through everything so you don't have to. Here they are, the best of the best of 2015's golf equipment, worthy of the much sought after GolfPunk Seal Of Approval...

Golf equipment – 7 Of The Best 2018 Better Player Irons

Golf equipment – 7 Of The Best 2018 Better Player Irons

May 18th, 2018

We've been looking back at some of the read stories from 2017, and there was a lot of interest from our readers on this feature on the best better player irons of 2017. Here it is for you to enjoy again. Check out the best better player irons for 2018. Small irons have got forgiving...

Cobra MAX Equipment

Cobra MAX Equipment

Dec 1st, 2015

Cobra have the King Ltd range for players who want the best performance with the most technology. The F6 range covers the golfer that wants adjustability in their equipment. But what if you just want to hit it high and straight? That's where the MAX clubs come in. 

What can go in the bag?

What can go in the bag?

Jul 16th, 2019

It’s that time of year where some of our favourite kit suppliers go into overdrive launching some of the stuff we have seen the professionals use over the past couple of months or launch new gear ready for the last major of the year. GolfPunk has a look and there are few bits we wouldn’t mind getting our sticky mitts on!

Mizuno unveil new wrenches

Mizuno unveil new wrenches

Jul 16th, 2019

We were interested to see that Mizuno have today announced that they are launching three new sets of irons and are allowing us normal folk access to their T-Series wedges previously, the preserve of the professionals only.  Most excitingly of all, for one of the team at GolfPunk at least, was that the range includes clubs for lefties too!

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Scotty Cameron is bringing sexy back

Jul 8th, 2019

You know something is iconic when its value on the second hand market can be more than when it was new.  It happens to some old cars, it happens to certain fine wines and expensive spirits and occasionally it happens to golf clubs that are owned by famous dudes but it doesn’t happen often to regular golf kit.

We love a competition

We love a competition

Jul 3rd, 2019

We have highlighted competitions for all sorts, from clubs to holidays, but American Golf have come up with the mother of all competitions. Win the MVP – Golf’s Most Valuable Prize – at American Golf and get oodles of golf goodies. 

PUMA launches latest suede shoe

PUMA launches latest suede shoe

Jun 28th, 2019

Summer is finally upon us the fairways are firming up, the shorts are out so all you need is a nice pair of comfy shoes. PUMA is releasing their latest iterations of their iconic PUMA Suede shoe and we must say they do look rather lush!

Koepka will make history

Koepka will make history

Jun 16th, 2019

I just placed a bet on the US Open. I got odds of just shy of 6/1 on one Mr Brooks Koepka. My heart is with Justin Rose and, if his amazing short game continues, he may well win but my head says that Koepka will come through to make history.

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH

Jun 15th, 2019

When a set of golf clubs that were once owned by Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett sell for nearly $40,000 (approx. £32,000) then you have to wonder if the world has not gone slightly mad, and where we draw the line on how much is too much?

US Open Day 2 Wrap

US Open Day 2 Wrap

Jun 15th, 2019

America’s Gary Woodland shot a 65 to take the lead in the US Open and join Justin Rose and Tiger Woods in the record books with the joint lowest score in a US Open at Pebble Beach. He leads England’s Justin Rose, who added a round of 70 to his own 65, by two shots as they go into the weekend.

US Open Day 1 Wrap

US Open Day 1 Wrap

Jun 14th, 2019

England’s Justin Rose birdied the final three holes of his round to post a six under par 65 and lead the U.S. Open by one shot. One of GolfPunk’s tips, Ricky Fowler, sits in second place alongside his fellow countrymen, Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise, and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen. Rose’s round is the joint lowest ever shot at Pebble Beach in an U.S. Open.

Puma Warning Pack

Puma Warning Pack

May 13th, 2019

With the famous sign for the Bethpage Black course in mind Puma has produced a Limited Edition Warning Pack that Rickie Fowler will wear during the first two rounds of the 101st PGA Championship.

Peter Millar Reveal PGA Outfits

Peter Millar Reveal PGA Outfits

May 13th, 2019

Leading luxury golf lifestyle brand and outfitters to the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, Peter Millar, will dress nine players at this week's 2019 PGA Championship.  

Wells Fargo International

Wells Fargo International

May 3rd, 2019

In his first outing since The Masters, Rory McIlroy carded an opening five under par 66 to share the lead of the Wells Fargo International from Quail Hollow. The Northern Irishman shares the lead with America’s Joel Dahmen, one of GolfPunk’s each-way tips for the event.

The British Golf Show 2019

The British Golf Show 2019

May 3rd, 2019

Its only two weeks until The British Golf Show which is the only free event for golfers this summer. Taking place at Wycombe Air Park, High Wycombe over the 17th and 18th of  May, the event boasts over 150 exhibitors and plenty of fun both inddors and outdoors.

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

GolfPunk's Fitness Friday

May 2nd, 2019

Welcome to GolfPunk’s latest regular feature - Fitness Friday - where we detail the exercises the team are doing in an effort to get both golf fit and ready for the looming summer golf tour where, god forbid, shorts maybe the order of the day!

What is a Mini Driver?

What is a Mini Driver?

Apr 17th, 2019

Seeing TaylorMade’ announcement (our coverage here) of its new mini driver got me thinking. What the hell is a mini driver? Surely, I need a Mahoosive big headed driver with a sweet spot the size of a tea plate which will launch the ball in to the stratosphere (Kaboom!). Did I not have a mini driver back in the 70s, it was made out of wood (persimmon if you were posh) and it had the propensity to fly all over the place.

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Tiger Woods is a lucky golfer!

Apr 14th, 2019

I’m probably going to get shot down in flames for this one, but I am going to put it out there, Mr Woods is a lucky golfer. It may be golfing blasphemy akin to suggesting the Beatles, excluding their early stuff, were not that good or suggesting that David Beckham was actually not all that brilliant.   

Tiger Woods injured as he roars up leaderboard

Tiger Woods injured as he roars up leaderboard

Apr 13th, 2019

Despite being slide-tackled by a steward on the 14th hole, Tiger Woods produced a stunning round of 68 to put himself right in contention for his fourth Masters title going into the weekend.

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

Apr 12th, 2019

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Fantasy 4 Ball: Nick Dougherty

Fantasy 4 Ball: Nick Dougherty

Apr 11th, 2019

Nick Dougherty chills out with a fourball so cool he’ll need an icepick instead of a 9-iron. Fairway fun with Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Steve McQueen....

Srixon Sports Europe unveils new tour truck

Srixon Sports Europe unveils new tour truck

Apr 11th, 2019

SRIXON® has unveiled its new state-of-the-art Tour Truck. The truck will be attending various demo days across the UK before making its Tour debut in May at the British Masters.   

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

Apr 10th, 2019

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

New 1PUTT golf formula to launch at Esher GC

New 1PUTT golf formula to launch at Esher GC

Apr 8th, 2019

The guys at 1PUTT have come up with a new formula aimed at attracting a broader audience for golf. With DJs, 19th hole refreshment stops and a bigger hole to putt at, the thinking is, if we make the first introduction to the game more fun, a bit easier and a hell of a lot less daunting, they will come... and stick around...

Titleist Introduces New TS4 Driver

Titleist Introduces New TS4 Driver

Apr 4th, 2019

We featured the Titleist TS2 and TS3 models in our 7 Of The Best Drivers For 2019 article and Titleist are now introducing the next iteration of the TS design, the TS4. The Titleist TS4 takes the gains made with the TS2 and TS3 models and adds an ultra low spin driver which still delivers distance.

Puma adds Union Camo to 2019 range

Puma adds Union Camo to 2019 range

Mar 29th, 2019

The Masters at Augusta is coming up and PUMA Golf has been inspired to launch its Union Camo Collection, a unique take on the ubiquitous camouflage trend that is sweeping the sportswear world.

Cobra golf introduces new king MIM wedges

Cobra golf introduces new king MIM wedges

Mar 28th, 2019

Probably the most important club in the bag after the putter (or the driver if you hold the long drive record at your club!) is the wedge. Along with the flat stick, you're going to use your wedge(s) more times than any other club in your bag during a round. And Cobra have a new range of spin machines to help you shoot lower scores.

Jack Nicklaus announces new Monte Rei course

Jack Nicklaus announces new Monte Rei course

Mar 27th, 2019

Golf aficionados regularly call out Portugal's Monte Rei as Europe's finest new golf course. And now, as Jack tells us, there is going to be another 18 holes to set your hearts racing...

New adidas TOUR360 golf shoes

New adidas TOUR360 golf shoes

Mar 21st, 2019

adidas Golf announce the TOUR360 XT, the newest model of the TOUR360 franchise that features the highest-performing cleated outsole the brand has ever made. Plus, with the growing popularity of spikeless golf shoes, adidas have got in on the action with their new TOUR360 franchise launch including their first ever sneaker-style model. And they rock.

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

We Love Golf Events Hailed As Huge Success

Mar 21st, 2019

The first four Professional Golfers’ Association, We Love Golf events for 2019, have been hailed as a huge success after 135 women and girls braved the wind and rain to take part in four golf taster events held across the Great Britain & Ireland.

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Mar 20th, 2019

Great to see Rory McIlroy winning the Players Championship last week. Our selection Tommy Fleetwood led well into the final round but faded to finish 5th. Two televised events this week but the EuropeanTour event low key so we concentrate on the Valspar Championship on PGA tour.

Ian Woosnam installs SkyTrak at home

Ian Woosnam installs SkyTrak at home

Mar 20th, 2019

European golf legend Ian Woosnam has based his new indoor swing room around SkyTrak, golf’s most affordable launch monitor and simulator.v

Big Max completes 2019 bag line up

Big Max completes 2019 bag line up

Mar 20th, 2019

BIG MAX has announced the arrival of three new designs that complete its award-winning bag line for 2019, each with its own combination of practical innovations that make them distinctly BIG MAX.

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

TaylorMade Irons take top spot

Mar 18th, 2019

In the latest instalment of American Golf’s Battle of the Brands challenge, TaylorMade M5 / M6 irons topped the charts with an average distance gain of 10.2 yards when pitted against the leading brands’ in the game by hundreds of American Golf customers.

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Callaway looking longterm with Wiltshire as ambassador

Mar 16th, 2019

Long-driver and rising social media star James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway, which includes a full club fitting for his new clubs and an apparel contract.

Top 10 Golf Spats

Top 10 Golf Spats

Mar 15th, 2019

The next time your opponent does something to wind you up on the golf course, remember how crazy these guys – the supposed professionals – looked when they lost the plot. Good fun though, I bet.... Here they are, the Top 10 worst ever golf spats...

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Mar 15th, 2019

Let this be a warning to you – never tamper with your golf equipment during a competitive round. Harold Varner III did exactly that and unwittingly got a two-shot penalty during the opening round of The Players after making an equipment change that was influenced in part by the actions of a walking official.

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

How to choose the right golf ball for your game

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.

7 Of The Best Drivers For 2019

7 Of The Best Drivers For 2019

Mar 14th, 2019

Drivers. Love them or loathe them you've got to, errm... love them. There's nothing better than smoking one down the fairway with a brand new big dog. And here we've picked 7 of our favourites for 2019. Grip it, rip it and have the best golf year of your life!

7 Of The Best Putters for 2019

7 Of The Best Putters for 2019

Mar 14th, 2019

We all need a putter we can trust and, in time, even come to love and admire. Here are 7 of our favourite new birdie baggers for 2019.

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

It's back. They say that golf's '5th major' is the hardest tournament to win. It has the best field of the entire year and it all kicks off today at Sawgrass. Here we have all the best tips to turn your pennies into pounds...

Titleist launch Pro V1 yellow balls

Titleist launch Pro V1 yellow balls

Mar 14th, 2019

Fancy going Pro V1 fancy? Join the likes of Bubba Watson, Zac Blair, Rory Sabatini and Mark Calcavecchia in using the new Pro V1 yellow golf balls.

Powakaddy launch new Drivers Edition cart bag range

Powakaddy launch new Drivers Edition cart bag range

Mar 14th, 2019

PowaKaddy, the UK’s best-selling electronic trolley company, has unveiled a new range of cart bags featuring state-of-the-art materials and the latest technology as well as a host of complementary new colours, resulting in a collection that caters for every golfer’s needs.

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

Mar 5th, 2019

The 2019 Honda Classic proved to be an early season highlight for Mizuno – with winner Keith Mitchell just one of four players using Mizuno irons to hold a share of the lead on the final day.

Big Max introduces T1 Push cart

Big Max introduces T1 Push cart

Mar 5th, 2019

BIG MAX is re-inventing its best-ever selling cart, Ti 1000 with the introduction of the new TI ONE this spring. This re-imagining of Europe’s first ever 3-wheel push cart is bringing BIG MAX’s 2019 technology and design to a product born at the turn of the century while leaving the price point firmly stuck in the year 2000.

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Team TaylorMade's Kurt Kitayama secures Oman Open victory

Mar 3rd, 2019

Kurt Kitayama produced a remarkable comeback at Al Mouj Golf to win his second European Tour title of the season at the Oman Open. This is the third global win for TaylorMade's new M5 and M6 drivers featuring Speed Injected Twist Face technology and fourth win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball.

Powerkaddy reveals strongest ever line-up

Powerkaddy reveals strongest ever line-up

Mar 1st, 2019

PowaKaddy, the world’s best-selling electric trolley company, will launch its most complete trolley range ever in 2019 with the introduction of the eagerly-anticipated Compact C2i GPS model.

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Wilson Golf launches distance iron challenge

Mar 1st, 2019

Wilson Golf has launched a D7 iron Challenge, inviting golfers from major markets in Europe to put their own 7-iron up against its new Wilson Staff model to see how much more distance they can gain.

Stewart Golf Hits The Green With Solar Investment

Stewart Golf Hits The Green With Solar Investment

Feb 27th, 2019

British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has now added solar energy to its green credentials and flicked the switch on a £40,000 installation to make it more than self-sufficient in electricity.

Puma Golf unveils Ignite Proadapt footwear

Puma Golf unveils Ignite Proadapt footwear

Feb 27th, 2019

Every year, PUMA Golf come up with a better, comfier and better performng golf shoe. The 2019 IGNITE PROADAPT is no exception, delivering Tour-proven stability, unparalleled traction and extreme comfort, in a superior, sophisticated package, designed with the world’s finest performing (and best-dressed) golfers in mind.

Michelle Wie eyes World Number 1 spot

Michelle Wie eyes World Number 1 spot

Feb 26th, 2019

Will Michelle Wie ever realise the great expectations placed at her golf shoes? Well, a rebuilt wrist and remodelled swing have her believing just that...