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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...

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

Carding 202 when you play off 2.2

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!

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.

History of the Claret Jug

History of the Claret Jug

Jul 16th, 2019

Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 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...

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...

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Official Guide to the Rules of Golf to be launched

Oct 25th, 2018

Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'

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.

Srixon introduces the new soft feel golf ball

Srixon introduces the new soft feel golf ball

Aug 15th, 2018

SRIXON®  has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel golf ball. Available in Soft White™, Tour Yellow™ as well as a Soft Feel Lady model in Soft White™ and Passion Pink™. The new Soft Feels are available now.  

We're Not Worthy: No1: Old Head Of Kinsale, Ireland

We're Not Worthy: No1: Old Head Of Kinsale, Ireland

Jul 5th, 2018

"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie    

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...

A Day In The LIfe Of Paige Spiranac...

A Day In The LIfe Of Paige Spiranac...

Dec 24th, 2017

We've been looking back at the best read articles of 2017, and it came us no surprise to us to find that there are a lot of Paige Spiranac fans out there. Here's GP's take on 'A Day In The Life Of Paige Spiranac, The Overlord Of Instagram....'

Golf tips – Ian Poulter: Bravery Off The Tee

Golf tips – Ian Poulter: Bravery Off The Tee

Oct 19th, 2017

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...

Golf is not a game of perfect

Golf is not a game of perfect

Sep 9th, 2017

Jeff Ritter can help you get the ball close from the trickiest of lies. Downhill chip over a bunker. No problem!

GolfPunk becomes official media partner

GolfPunk becomes official media partner

Aug 11th, 2017

The guys on the European Seniors Tour represent a golden, pioneering age of golf. Many of them, like Sam Torrance, were there at the start of the European Tour in 1972, when events took them to ridiculously hard to get to destinations, and players slept 4 to a room to save costs. Subsequently they have very interesting stories...

Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse #9

Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse #9

Feb 27th, 2017

From The Oscars to Rickie Fowler, soggy driving ranges to Laurel & Hardy. The stuff that's made us smile... or otherwise this week...

Why you can BOGOFF with QHotels

Why you can BOGOFF with QHotels

Jan 24th, 2017

QHotels is the UK’s largest golf resort operator, and it's now offering visiting golfers the opportunity to double their enjoyment with a BOGOFF offer – Buy One Get One Fourball Free – at each of its 10 UK venues.

Callaway launch new Supersoft ball

Callaway launch new Supersoft ball

Jan 17th, 2017

With their new Supersoft Golf Ball, Callaway have combined their lowest compression golf ball ever with a soft cover and their Premuim HEX Areodynamics surface pattern. Result: long, straight and Supersoft. 

Founder of the European Tour dies

Founder of the European Tour dies

Jan 13th, 2017

John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.

Challenge Tour Shot of the Year

Challenge Tour Shot of the Year

Jan 10th, 2017

David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year. 

Henrik Stenson wins player of the year

Henrik Stenson wins player of the year

Dec 14th, 2016

Following directly on from winning the Golf Writers' Association Trophy, Henrik Stenson has now landed the big one – European Tour Player of the Year. It's going to be a very happy Christmas down at the Stensons.

Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse

Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse

Nov 28th, 2016

The stuff that's floated our (& the readers') boats this week. And the stuff that has annoyed the bejeeses out of us...

Free golf for the rest of the year

Free golf for the rest of the year

Nov 16th, 2016

Golfers can get free golf for the rest of the year if they snap up a new five-day 2017 QFairway membership - available at six of QHotels award-winning resorts.

 Glencor Golf Holidays Unveils New Pound Proof Deals Brand

Glencor Golf Holidays Unveils New Pound Proof Deals Brand

Nov 10th, 2016

Glencor Golf Holidays, the UK based golf tour operator, has launched a new brand to help golfers to continue to identify great value holidays in Europe despite the weaker pound and the current complications around the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

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.

Golf in Austria: Ve Have Vays Of Making You Walk

Golf in Austria: Ve Have Vays Of Making You Walk

Oct 20th, 2016

It’s the perfect phone call.  The opportunity to go somewhere great and play golf. On the line is my Austrian friend Natascha, who had just offered me the chance to come out to her homeland and sample a new golfing Mecca. Yesss.

#Epicfail for Wheatcroft

#Epicfail for Wheatcroft

Jul 25th, 2016

Steve Wheatcroft hit one of the worst shots under pressure ever at the Canadian Open. 

R&A introduces new pace of play measures

R&A introduces new pace of play measures

Jun 14th, 2016

The R&A has introduced two new measures to its Pace of Play Condition in time for The Amateur Championship, which is being played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales.

GolfPorn: Lofoten Links

GolfPorn: Lofoten Links

Jun 7th, 2016

Lofoten Links Golf Course, on the island of Simsøya in Norway, is a spectacular golf course.  From the end of May to the end of July the course is open 24 hours a day and you can golf in the midnight sun.  Imagine seeing the Norther Lights whilst playing golf?

Rules of Golf launches on Android

Rules of Golf launches on Android

May 27th, 2016

The official interpretation of the Rules of Golf from The R&A is now available free in an updated edition for 2016 - 2017 and it's now also avaialble on Android as well.

 The curse of slow play

The curse of slow play

May 26th, 2016

We all hate slow play, and our feelings are shared by one of the UK’s largest golf groups, They’re getting about pace of play, with a high-visibility, long-term programme now in place at all venues.

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Apr 21st, 2016

The multi-award-winning, independent, five-star Finca Cortesin - one of Europe's leading golf resorts - has joined World of Leading Golf (WLG), the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues. 

Sergio Garcia leads Guinness Book of World Records attempt

Sergio Garcia leads Guinness Book of World Records attempt

Apr 16th, 2016

Tournament host Sergio Garcia led a three-team, international challenge ahead of the Real Club Valderrama Open de España, as the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Fastest hole in golf by a team of four’ was broken.  

UK is the hole-in-one capital of the world

UK is the hole-in-one capital of the world

Mar 25th, 2016

According to data compiled over three million rounds of golf by the GPS and scoring app, Hole19, the UK has achieved more hole-in-one’s than any other country.

Late booking offer from La Manga

Late booking offer from La Manga

Mar 24th, 2016

Families looking to get active during the Easter and May half-term holidays can enjoy late discounts of up to 20 per cent on sunshine breaks at Spain's multi-award-winning La Manga Club. 

National Golf Month to launch at the Houses of Parliament

National Golf Month to launch at the Houses of Parliament

Mar 23rd, 2016

We all know that golf has an image problem. It’s seen as elitist, old fashioned, and out of touch – the preserve of the white middle class male. We all get that don’t we? And we all want to do something about it. So why get the Houses of Parliament involved? Here's your chance to have your say with our poll.

PGA ditches Grand Slam Of Golf

PGA ditches Grand Slam Of Golf

Mar 17th, 2016

The never eagerly anticipated Grand Slam of Golf has thankfully been culled by the PGA of America. We will no longer have the dubious pleasure of watching already wealthy tour pros play out a feeble exhibition match for an extraordinary amount of cash (even 4th place got $300k!!). PLUS Amazing gallery of every Grand Slam line up. 

So close for Boo Weekley

So close for Boo Weekley

Feb 26th, 2016

This was a close one for Boo Weekley at the Honda Classic today. Oh so nearly an Albatross.

Association of James Braid courses grows

Association of James Braid courses grows

Feb 25th, 2016

James Braid was a prolific golf course designer, and we mean properly prolific. 412 golf courses in total, 32 of which don’t exist any more, and six that were never got built. That’s still 374 courses that can be played on to this very day.

 Haydn Porteous gets his kit off

Haydn Porteous gets his kit off

Feb 12th, 2016

European Tour player Haydn Porteous had to get his kit off during the first round of the Tshwane Open in South Africa. One for the ladies?

6 More Of The Best 2016 Drivers

6 More Of The Best 2016 Drivers

Feb 10th, 2016

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.

Big Max Launches Autofold FF

Big Max Launches Autofold FF

Feb 8th, 2016

BIG MAX is set to introduce its latest model for 2016, the innovative Autofold FF. So if you are looking for a trolley for the new season check this out. It really is as compact as you like.

The Tiger of Bangladesh

The Tiger of Bangladesh

Feb 1st, 2016

Here’s someone that really, really wants a bit of Olympic action. Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman makes no bones about its importance to the wider world ahead of the sport's return at the Rio Games in August 2016.

Sony Open Play Off Drama

Sony Open Play Off Drama

Jan 18th, 2016

Unheralded Argentinian Fabian Gomez won the Sony Open last night, beating arguably the best putter in the game (not called Jordan) Brandt Snedeker at the second extra playoff hole. His second PGA Tour win, this takes Gomez to 55 in the world rankings, and he's seriously eyeing up an Olympics spot this summer.  

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Jan 16th, 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD – not to be confused with MoTD) is apparently quite heavily involved in the golf business. They have 11 courses, one pitch and putt centre and a driving range. And now they are under pressure to off load them sharpish.

Shane Lowry wins shot of the year

Shane Lowry wins shot of the year

Jan 4th, 2016

Shane Lowry's miracle wedge shot on the final hole of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been named 2015 European Tour Shot of the Year presented by Emirates.

Busy January of golf

Busy January of golf

Jan 3rd, 2016

It’s going to be quite a month for golf in January with a total of nine events to be enjoyed. 

The end of Anchoring

The end of Anchoring

Jan 2nd, 2016

Goodbye and good riddance to anchored puttiing. The ban has now come into force. It's time to put(t) away the golf zimmer frame.

Trump and the end of golf

Trump and the end of golf

Dec 31st, 2015

Electing Bernie Sanders as president would lead to the end of golfing in the United States, according to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

Dec 29th, 2015

Golf Channel president, Mike McCarley, has reported that the changing of the guard at the top of professional golf is already having a positive impact in terms of bringing in younger viewers.

Golfers Reject Wimbledon offer

Golfers Reject Wimbledon offer

Dec 29th, 2015

Golfers who refused to give up their club despite mounting pressure from All England Lawn Tennis Club have rejected a “bribe” of £50,000 each to let the world-famous tournament expand on to their grounds.

2015 Swingin' Siren Of The Year

2015 Swingin' Siren Of The Year

Dec 24th, 2015

Wow this was a close run thing! Two ladies swapped the lead until late into Christmas Eve. Here's the low down...

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Dec 15th, 2015

It’s no shock to announce that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years. Having won the Race to Dubai three times in four years too, it was the least surprising announcement all season. 

 Byeong Hun An Wins Rookie of the year

Byeong Hun An Wins Rookie of the year

Dec 6th, 2015

Byeong Hun An has become the first Korean winner of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. His breakthrough 2015 season also yielded another prestigious title as the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year.

Rory's Final Round of 2015

Rory's Final Round of 2015

Nov 30th, 2015

This is a great little video that the European Tour has put together. You can watch Rory's final round of the year at the DP World Tour Championship in just ten minutes flat.

Mary, Queen of Clubs

Mary, Queen of Clubs

Nov 24th, 2015

Here at GolfPunk we like to celebrate our Swinging Sirens. But what about the first swinging siren? A trailblazer for our game in Golf's earlier days.