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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.

Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Graphite Shaft

Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Graphite Shaft

Nov 15th, 2016

Want to try the shaft that won the Olympic gold medal? That Pat Perex used for his first win in seven years? The new  Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White graphite shaft might be your key to hitting longer straighter drives.

TaylorMade M1: The Exclusive First Hit

TaylorMade M1: The Exclusive First Hit

Oct 8th, 2015

So we’ve hit it. The new TaylorMade M1 Driver. A monochrome bomber. TaylorMade are sure this will be the number one driver on tour at the BMW Championship in its first week out there. After hitting it we know why they're so confident. We got to hit the 430, and the 460 heads, and they are both belters.

Encouraging signs on slow play

Encouraging signs on slow play

Jan 21st, 2020

Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?

Slow Play Update 2020

Slow Play Update 2020

Jan 14th, 2020

Back last August the European Tour announced a four-point plan for dealing with slow play on the tour. They have now revisited the plan and beefed up the regulations and penalties. The new tougher regulations come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.

Rory laments slow play

Rory laments slow play

Sep 18th, 2019

At the Wednesday press conference with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship the subject inevitably turned to slow play. It transpires that the world number two had been watching the Solheim Cup, or as GolfPunk had renamed it the Slowheim Cup.

Slowheim Cup

Slowheim Cup

Sep 13th, 2019

The players in the afternoon fourballs are on the back nine. The target time for the matches is four and half hours and they are on five hours and forty-five-minute pace. It seems that the men’s game is not the only one plagued by slow play problems.

Stop slow play update

Stop slow play update

Aug 19th, 2019

The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.  

The slow play debate

The slow play debate

Aug 16th, 2019

Well they say the best form of defence is attack. It seems that one Bryson DeChambeau has adopted this tactic in his campaign to prove that he is not a slow player. The latest instalment has 'Speedy' Dechambeau posting a video from the fairway of the Pro-am at the BMW Championship with a few choice words for his 'haters' as he calls them.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

We’ve had enough slow play

We’ve had enough slow play

Jul 22nd, 2019

Brooks Koepka had just teed off in the final round of the Open. We then heard ‘on the tee, JB Holmes from the USA’, the camera zoomed in on the man sitting in third place at Royal Portrush, then nothing. The guy looked confused as he suddenly wasn’t sure about something. Was it the wind had shifted? Had he changed his mind at to which club to take? Or perhaps he’d left the cooker on back at the house? Whatever it was he’d been standing on that tee for a good few minutes waiting for his tee time and he clearly was not ready.

What's in Shane Lowry's winning bag

What's in Shane Lowry's winning bag

Jan 22nd, 2019

Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Shane Lowry kicked off 2019 with a magnificent wire-to-wire victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after a thrilling final-round battle with Richard Sterne.  

Lowry paints pictures with HSBC victory

Lowry paints pictures with HSBC victory

Jan 20th, 2019

It's been a long time coming but Shane Lowry finally tured his immense talent and potential into a win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first since 2015 when he bagged the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Paulina Gretzky Halloween Special

Paulina Gretzky Halloween Special

Nov 1st, 2017

It's that time of year when you're allowed to dress up as an idiot ghost, ghoul, or your favourite cartoon character, all in the name of collecting candy. While there are a lot of treats on display below, there's a couple of tricks in here too. 

USPGA Quail Hollow 1st round tee times & pairings

USPGA Quail Hollow 1st round tee times & pairings

Aug 10th, 2017

They're under starter's orders and primed to give us a golf festival like no other. Ok, so they're actually still practicing but the tee times have been announced and we're as excited as a pig in a rucksack here at GP Towers...

Is this the solution to slow play?

Is this the solution to slow play?

Jan 31st, 2017

A solution has arrived that may just offer a viable and affordable solution for golf clubs who are affected by the issue of slow play.

Why Jason Day is the king of slow play

Why Jason Day is the king of slow play

Jan 4th, 2017

Jason Day has earnt himself a reputation as a very slow player, which is not exactly something something to be proud of. But does he intend to do anything about it? Not on your life!

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger goes low at the Hero World Challenge

Dec 2nd, 2016

The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.

Beef inspires Halloween costume

Beef inspires Halloween costume

Oct 15th, 2016

Beef is caturing the imagination of kids and adults all over the world. Here's a four–year old American boy who has been inspired by Beef for his Halloween costume. We're loving it! 

Inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic held

Inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic held

Sep 2nd, 2016

The inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic, held at Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware, has been hailed as an overwhelming success after raising over £120,000 for goal keeping legend Bob Wilson's the Willow foundation.

Jamie Sadlowski Retires!!!

Jamie Sadlowski Retires!!!

Aug 17th, 2016

Jamie Sadlowski has announced his retirement from Long Driving in a shock announcement. But check out what he's planning next!

 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.

Shane Lowry breaks Players record

Shane Lowry breaks Players record

May 13th, 2016

Shane Lowry made Players history last night when he shot a record breaking back nine of 29. But in other news he might be able to defend his Bridgestone Invitation title. Here's how he broke the record, why he might not make Firestone, and who also shot 29 on day 2! 

Muirfield vote to allow women members

Muirfield vote to allow women members

Feb 16th, 2016

It’s a bally disgrace. Muirfield is going to distribute ballots for members to vote on admitting women to the club for the first time ever. 

European Tour gets heavy on slow play

European Tour gets heavy on slow play

Feb 13th, 2016

Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.

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.

Two All Male Clubs allow women

Two All Male Clubs allow women

Dec 16th, 2015

Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time. GolfPunk welcomes them into the 21st Century.

Lowry Lands Big Win

Lowry Lands Big Win

Aug 10th, 2015

Irish eyes were smiling on a thrilling final day of action at the Bridgestone International, and after several twists and turns a surprising winner came out on top. With over night leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose struggling to final round 72’s, it was left to Ireland's Shane Lowry to pick up the victory, with a final round of 66 at Firestone Country Club South.

Shane Lowry's WGC Winning What's In the Bag...

Shane Lowry's WGC Winning What's In the Bag...

Aug 10th, 2015

So Shane Lowry shot an awesome 66 final round to win the Bridgestone Invitational. Srixon sponsored, he uses the companies irons, fairways, and balls plus sister company Cleveland's 588 wedges.

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.

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.

Galloway's magic 59

Galloway's magic 59

Sep 20th, 2018

Justin Galloway achieved golf’s magic number 59 as he clinched an all-expenses trip to Spain and a place in the grand final of A Taste of Costa Brava. 

Ian Poulter goes low at the Firestone with a 62

Ian Poulter goes low at the Firestone with a 62

Aug 2nd, 2018

Well, blow me down with the proverbial feather, but Ian James Poulter has just shot the lights out at the Firestone, going low with a 62 to lead by one shot on the opening day.

Laura Davies goes low with a 63 at LPGA Founders Cup

Laura Davies goes low with a 63 at LPGA Founders Cup

Mar 18th, 2018

Laura Davies has gone low with her first 63 since 2005. She is now just three shots behind leader Inbee Park after the LPGA Founders Cup third round. Could she become the oldest winner in LPGA history?

Tiger Woods blows it at Bayhill

Tiger Woods blows it at Bayhill

Mar 18th, 2018

After a great up and down on the 14th to get within one of the lead, Tiger Woods blows it with an OB from his drive on the 16th. Oh, Tiger, when will you sort your driving out???!!!  

New Bioflow Sport One-piece wristband

New Bioflow Sport One-piece wristband

Oct 5th, 2017

Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, has a new one-piece sport wristband design for 2017 offering increased durability and resistance.

Wind blown leaf  frustrates Web.com Tour player

Wind blown leaf frustrates Web.com Tour player

Sep 25th, 2017

We all know golf is hard. But when the golfing gods are not on your side, then it just gets a whole lot harder. Here's a Web.com Tour player trying to make his PGA Tour card, when a leaf gets blown into his ball, sending it way off course. 

Retired pro shoots 22 below his age

Retired pro shoots 22 below his age

Sep 17th, 2017

A retired golf professional has set a new world record by shooting 22 strokes below his age at a sanctioned Seniors event in California.

Mobile phones to be allowed at Irish Open

Mobile phones to be allowed at Irish Open

Jul 1st, 2017

For the first time ever at a European Tour event, spectators will be allowed to take photos on their mobile phones as part of a pilot scheme being trialled by the European Tour at Portstewart next week.

Helicopter blows golf ball into hole

Helicopter blows golf ball into hole

Jun 25th, 2017

A player taking part in his club’s monthly competition had stopped at the ninth hole when an air ambulance landed on the fairway. But when it took off, the downdraft from its rotor blades blew the payers ball 25ft from the edge of the green and straight into the hole!

Follow in Seve's footsteps

Follow in Seve's footsteps

May 3rd, 2017

Golfers from across Europe and beyond will pay homage to a golfing legend as Buenavista Golf prepares to host the Seve Ballesteros Memorial Tournament.

First slow play penalty awarded

First slow play penalty awarded

Apr 30th, 2017

The PGA Tour has handed out its first slow–play penalty for 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.

Rickie Fowler blows out Jason Day

Rickie Fowler blows out Jason Day

Apr 29th, 2017

Jason Day was due to have a team meeting with Rickie Fowler to discuss tactics going into their pairing at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but it turns out that Rickie was otherwise engaged, so to speak.

Blow to Trump's Aberdeen course plans

Blow to Trump's Aberdeen course plans

Dec 23rd, 2016

Donald Trump’s plans to expand his Aberdeenshire golf resort by building 2,750 new homes and holiday flats have suffered a significant blow.

Winter Practice: Slow down your swing

Winter Practice: Slow down your swing

Dec 9th, 2016

Rather than getting annoyed at not being able to play over the winter months, use the time to practice and improve your golf for next summer. It works for Ernie Els. And Justin Rose. And Fred Couples, and well, most of the best golfers of all time.   

 Slow start for Gold medal favourite Lydia Ko

Slow start for Gold medal favourite Lydia Ko

Aug 18th, 2016

Olympic Golf medal favourite Lydia Ko got off to a slow start in her first round at the Olympics, and needed a par save on her first hole when her opening tee shot went into a bunker.

Shane Lowry out of Olympics

Shane Lowry out of Olympics

Jun 28th, 2016

Shane Lowry has pulled out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. The Irish team is now in tatters.

Shane Lowry boosts Ryder Cup chances

Shane Lowry boosts Ryder Cup chances

Jun 21st, 2016

Shane Lowry boosted his chances of automatic qualification for the European Ryder Cup team in September with his strong performance at the US Open.

Shane Lowry will defend WGC

Shane Lowry will defend WGC

Jun 9th, 2016

Shane Lowry has decided to defend his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title later this month. This will mean that he will miss out on what could be precious Ryder Cup points.

Tony Finau says it with flowers

Tony Finau says it with flowers

May 29th, 2016

Tony Finau has said sorry with flowers to a lady golf fan who he hit right on the head. He's a class act is Tony. 

Golf carts to be allowed on roads in Ohio

Golf carts to be allowed on roads in Ohio

Apr 21st, 2016

From January 1, 2017, a new Ohio traffic law will allow golf carts on all Ohio roadways with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Is this setting a dangerous precedent or will they be the new smart cars?

Charl Schwartzel goes low

Charl Schwartzel goes low

Nov 28th, 2015

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has built an impressive five-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa.

Pedersen leads, Cristie Kerr Goes Low, GolfPunks going well...

Pedersen leads, Cristie Kerr Goes Low, GolfPunks going well...

Sep 26th, 2015

Cristie Kerr fired a super third round 65 to soar up the Lacoste Ladies Open De France Leaderboard. Emily Kristine Pedersen leads on -11, Charley Hull is six shots back after a 68 and GolfPunk Golf Nurse Carly Booth is in 14th place at -2 after a third round 71.

Soren leads, Fitz goes low

Soren leads, Fitz goes low

Sep 12th, 2015

Soren Kjeldson holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open as the incredibly low scores kept coming on day 2.

Was Gmac lucky not to be penalised?

Was Gmac lucky not to be penalised?

Feb 9th, 2020

It was great to see Graeme McDowell win again on the European Tour but had the tour applied the slow play rules more strictly come Sunday afternoon might it have been a different story? The Northern Irishman was carrying a ‘bad time’ after a transgression during his second round and playing in the final pairing come Sunday he and partner Victor Dubuisson became detached at the back of the field.

New putters from the Master

New putters from the Master

Jan 17th, 2020

Master Craftsman Scotty Cameron has produced a reboot of his classic designs to produce eight new blade and mid-mallet setups precision milled putters. Retaining the classic Scotty Cameron look the putters look to deliver a tour level performance to the retail market.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jan 13th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

GolfNow takeover TeeOff

Nov 24th, 2019

GolfNow the biggest online tee time agency in the golf industry has grabbed an even bigger share of the market following the acquisition of EZLinks Golf by GolfNow owner, NBC Sports Group. Part of the EZLinks Golf portfolio is the online tee time booking platform TeeOff. So, what does this consolidation signal to the golf industry?

Trick or treat

Trick or treat

Oct 31st, 2019

So it's Halloween and we scratched our heads to come up with an appropriate article to put out there before all those candy fuelled little darlings start pounding on your door. So we went searching back for some of our favourite 'trick' shots and then found the best shots of the year as your 'treat' for tuning in. Contrived we hear you say - it's a fair cop!

Solheim Cup Day 2

Solheim Cup Day 2

Sep 15th, 2019

It was a brutal day at Gleneagles with high winds, rain and low temperatures testing the mettle of both teams. Team USA came out narrowly on top taking the afternoon fourballs by 2½ matches to 1½ after the morning foursomes had been shared.  So, it is all tied at 8-8 ahead of the twelve singles today and the Americans, given their past record in singles, must be viewed as the favourites.

How to Speed up the PGA Tour

How to Speed up the PGA Tour

Aug 15th, 2019

It’s a hot topic and one that is not going to go away. Slow play is killing our game and GolfPunk for one will not stand idly by and accept that nothing can be done. We believe our manifesto can speed up play will go a long way to get the guys round quicker!

Them in charge need to do something!

Them in charge need to do something!

Aug 8th, 2019

As we start the end of season scramble, which is the Fedex Cup playoff, starting first at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, the problem of slow play rears its ugly head once again.  Both Rory and Brooks were asked in yesterday’s interviews about the problem and neither of them held back their criticism and the need for the governing bodies to take action.

Ireland to host Ryder Cup in 2026

Ireland to host Ryder Cup in 2026

Jul 25th, 2019

Well it’s been a pretty exciting week for golf on the island of Ireland. First, Shane Lowry’s spectacular win at the 148th Open in Northern Ireland and then the magnificent Adare Manor in County Limerick has been announced as host of The Ryder Cup 2026.  Not too shabby!

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Jul 21st, 2019

Ireland’s Shane Lowry produced what he called "one of the most incredible days of my life" shooting an eight-under-par 63 that gives him a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Open at Royal Portrush!  Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is the closest rival on 12 under after a 66 with JB Holmes third on 10 under.  World number one Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose sit one further back but there are tough weather conditions forecast for the final day.

The Giant of Portrush!

The Giant of Portrush!

Jul 21st, 2019

They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.

The Wrong Irishman

The Wrong Irishman

Jul 20th, 2019

The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.

RBC Heritage Latest

RBC Heritage Latest

Apr 19th, 2019

Following the storm delays of Friday, Shane Lowry completed his second round on Saturday morning, retaining his one shot lead over the field. His impressive run of bogey free golf continued with only one in his first 48 holes but he then dropped a shot at his next two holes. He did well at the 14th to only drop the one shot as his approach found the water and it required a fine long putt to rescue the situation.

Top 3 shots from Day 1 at US PGA

Top 3 shots from Day 1 at US PGA

Aug 11th, 2017

OK, so I always put money on Kevin Kisner to win every major. Don't ask me why. I just get the impression he might one day. So I always put money on him at the majors. Always. Except for this time. And naturally he is leading after day one... Anyway, I cheered myself up by watching these brilliant shots from last night.