Feb 16th, 2017
Phil Mickelson has been lined up to design a state of the art short–game facility for his former college, Arizona State.
Phil Mickelson has been lined up to design a state of the art short–game facility for his former college, Arizona State.
Short game guru Dave Peltz works with, amongst others, Phil Mickelson, probably the finest exponent of pitching and chipping in the world. Check out his brilliant '4-shot pitching' tip.
The old putting into a cup caper, eh? Blair swings into town to give us a great putting tip.
It's Jeff RItter's birthday everyone! Hip Hip Hooray! But enough of that already. Our ageless wonder, our sultan of swing, our guru of golf, has a simple putting tip for you to help you hole more putts.
Phil Mickelson has done some of the maddest things on the golf course ever. Last night at Shinnecock Hills he went completely over the edge of reason. It's enough to make you question the man's sanity...
Paige Spiranac met Tiger Woods for the first time on Friday at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas and posted about it to her 1.4 million Instagram followers.
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...
Jeff Ritter is quite good at this golf instruction lark. He he has a simple tip to stop you hitting your chips fat.
Perfect your pitching with Paul Lyons, ex-European Tour player who now, along with Dennis Pugh, runs The Golf College...
The modern sand wedge hasn't changed much in 85 years. Cleveland are trying to rectify that with their new CBX range.
Callaway has today unveiled its new Sure Out Wedge, created in collaboration with world–renowned golf instructor Hank Haney, to provide optimal performance on greenside shots.
Glide your way out of trouble with Ping's new Glide 2.0 wedges. They sure play a mean spin ball...
With Tiger claiming his game is "vulnerable" we dig into why he pulled out of the Safeway Open.
Jeff Ritter explains how to find the perfect putting grip
Phil Mickelson has done it again. Check out this escape...
Mallet putters are slowly taking over the tours, here are Cleveland's three new TFi 2135 mallet models for 2017.
Stop chunking your chips, and hit them closer everytime.
Cleveland have launched a blockbuster of a new wedge. Check out the RTX-3
Keep calm, and don't panic, and you will be able to hit this seemingly impossible shot around the green. The Sultan of Swing Jeff Ritter shows you how.
Where there's a will, there's a way. Get the ball close anyway you can with the new Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper.
It's an Olympic year, and Callaway are going for gold with their new MD3 Gold Nickel wedges...
Ronnie the golf pug really didn't like what he saw Russell Knox putting with last night. Was he right to hate on it, though? Now Lexi is using it too!
GolfPunk's Sultan of Swing Jeff Ritter has got a great tip here to help improve your pitching. Hit high soft floating pitch shots in to the pin everytime if you follow his advice...
Luke Donald show's how to improve your short game by hitting a low spinning pitch like the pro's. You know the one, the shot that gets all the ooh's and aahs when you watch the proffesionals up close at a tour event.
Tiger may still be in recovery mode, but that didn’t stop him getting out on the range yesterday to help fellow Nike team member Michelle Wie with her chipping.
To save par, sometimes you have to gamble. While it doesn't always work playing a shot under the trees is sometimes the only way to save a par. Luke Donald shows you how to save par from one of the trickiest spots on the golf course.
Former World Number 1 Luke Donald is known for his ridiculously good short game. Here he is using the latest Mizuno S5 wedges, to show you that there's more than one way to pitch the ball close to the hole.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I’ve never had a proper pair of golf shorts before in all my days of golf foozling. Not a real, proper pair, actually designed for the golf course. Until I received a pair of adidas Ultimate 3654 golf shorts.
Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is claiming to be the most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen. You can design and play golf courses just like the Golden Bear himself has done for the last 50 years.
PGA National in bizarre homage to Game of Thrones!
European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has admitted his surprise at how well his shorts change has gone down.
In the week when the European Tour allowed shorts to be worn in practice rounds, we thought a small step forwards had been taken. So how did the R&A react?
There has been another small step forwards for golf, as at last week's EurAsia Cup Darren Clarke – the Victorious Captain – managed to persuade the powers that be to let his players wear shorts.
Luke Donald is a former World number One, so he is obviously really good at golf, yet he's also pretty relatable to the average golfer. He isn't super human, and he doesn't bomb it a million miles off the tee.
Bryson DeChambeau has been making much of his new physique ahead of this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Apparently, he has better Abs than Brooks Koepka and he will be playing even faster now as he will be bombing the drives. He may be right about the speed of play this weekend though as he missed the cut!
Those clever people at Honma have come up with their latest new range of clubs in its renowned T//WORLD Series aimed at the game improvement sector of the market. The beautifully crafted high-performance clubs include complementary drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons for both men and women.
GolfPunk loves the different side of golf. The side that has developed in what is almost certainly the oldest sport in the world and which in its professional ranks contains some of the biggest characters sport has ever seen and amongst its amateur fanatics certainly contains the biggest. After all, loving the game of golf (or loving to hate it and hating to love it) does not rely on your professional status.
No matter what game you play, gambling is always fun, especially when played with friends. Imagine mixing the game of golf and gambling over it.
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.
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.
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.
Arccos Golf, the pioneer of artificial intelligence (A.I) for golf has announced the introduction of Arccos Link, a small, ultra-lightweight accessory that allows users of the Arccos Caddie platform to automatically record their on-course performance data without the need for a phone in the pocket.
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...
A huge rattlesnake has interrupted a game of golf on the 14th hole in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Prince’s Golf Club has opened its completely revamped short-game area to further enhance the world-class facilities on offer at the club.
POTUS Donald Trump is going to be golfing at one of his Scottish courses next week, and it could become one very expensive game of golf…
Living up to its slogan of ‘Player Driven, Tour Proven,’ KBS is happy to let its numbers do the talking. A growing number of leading players seek out the ‘Red Label’ as a stamp of quality and more than 200 Tour players compete with KBS golf shafts around the world.
Welcome to the Inaugural Antarctic Clock Golf championship where players battled it out in one of the world’s most remote locations for surely the coolest golf game.
With winter in full swing, every player brave enough to face UK courses are battered more and more by the icy winds, early tee times and soggy Sunday’s. But could Phizz be the answer you are looking for to both cure a hangover and help your golf?
Ever wanted to take yourself away from it all to treat yourself to the ultimate golf holiday AND improve your game? Well look no further than USA-based Golf Academy, Bird Golf.
If ever there was a game of two halves, it must be that of PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s Jorge Fernandez-Valdez. Here’s why.
Back in June, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee recommended golf to be included in the 2024 Games, and on Friday the go-ahead was given at the 130th IOC session.
Castle Stuart is pitching a new accommodation and coaching package to visitors to help them make the most of their stay in the Scottish Highlands.
Jeff Ritter can help you get the ball close from the trickiest of lies. Downhill chip over a bunker. No problem!
GOLFZON has launched new software for a dart–based golf game to be used on its simulators.
Legend of the game and two–time Major winner, Tony Jacklin firmly backs Par 3 golf as the future of the game, saying the exciting format will “give new life to the game.”
Sergio Garcia is marrying the former Texas Longhorns golfer Angela Akin this weekend, and their relationship is put to the test with some very personal questions, as they play the newlywed game.
Ernie Els was in the Sky Cricket commentary box on day two on the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord's, and this was his frank assessment of his good friend and ex–England cricketer Kevin Pieterson's golf.
It's Scorchio Central right now. Time to get yourself some fancy new shorts and get out there baby!!!! Here are our Top 11 favourites for 2017
A new indoor golf centre in the City of London has proved such a huge hit with keen golfers that a second site is planned to open in the capital later this year.
The PGA Tour announced this week that rangefinders will be permitted at four tournaments on the Web.com Tour, Mackenzie Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamerica respectively this summer.
Golf instruction can often be viewed as being intimidating and restrictive, but the innovative Bird Golf Academy in the United States is altering that perception with a rewarding and personalised approach to helping golfers improve and fulfil their potential.
He's come out with some interesting suggestions in the past: Giant walls encassing America; Muslims, gays and women being informed they are not high on his Christmas card list. But this one takes the biscuit.
Hot off the press, Wilson launch their D300 game improvement range of clubs today, aimed at enabling you to hit it straighter and get it closer. And they're looking fancy!
Rory lead an amazing fightback on day one of the Ryder Cup, plus we've got the Saturday morning pairings & predictions!
‘The Numbers Game’. Hear from golf data analyst Mark Broadie, and captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke on the critical role data analysis will play in the Ryder Cup.
Paul McGinley and Ballantine's whisky have put together an interactive course management game that you can play right here!
With Nike pulling out of golf equipment what happens next? From new club contracts to PXG taking over the tour, we delve into every nook and cranny...
Christie’s Auction House is auctioning the gold medal won by 17-year-old Robert Hunter in the team competition in 1904 at Glen Echo Country Club.
A complaint from an environmentalist has driven a hotel and restaurant in Fairbanks, Alsaka, to stop offering guests the opportunity to hit golf balls across the Chena River.
Lee Westwood lets rip on everything he feels is holding the game back.
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
A pen, a toilet and a lesson I’ll never forget… GolfPunk goes to the David Leadbetter Academy at Champions Gate, Florida, for a very innovative golf lesson with Kevin Smeltz...
The guys at adidas are not known for being shrinking violets and their new limited edition Collection (Zero) will certainly raise some eyebrows. The collection will certainly push the boundaries on the definition of what performance apparel can look like on the golf course.
Shock horror, the European Tour has taken the ground-breaking step of allowing competitors to play in shorts at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The Brigadier has just recovered after choking on a mouthful of his morning kippers. Has the golf world gone mad or is it finally waking up to the fact we entered the 21st century some twenty years ago?
Jason Day gets in private jet, hot foots it from CJ Cup in China where he was 31st and then beats Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and home favourite Hideki Matsuyama to the spoils taking home $210,000 of the $350,000 pot. Happy Days then (do you see what we did there?)! Well perhaps for Jason but not really for golf as the inaugural 'The Challenge: Japan Skins' lived up to our pretty low expectations.
What do you mean it's your first time? Well, let us hold your hand and walk you through the basics...
Golfers are making the quick switch from the runways to the fairways as they take advantage of the Algarve’s extended flight schedule for 2018.
Italy has been hailed as Europe’s best ‘up and coming’ golf destination in 2017 in the Square Mile magazine golf awards – and Italy Golf & More, the first pan-Italian international promotional golf project, has played a major role in raising its profile.
Before there was PXG, TaylorMade had CGB. A different three little letters that pretty much mean the same thing, hi-tech, easy to use, and super long. Now they’ve brought that name back with the new M CGB Irons.
After all the stuff and nonsense coming out of the LPGA about restricting women's dress code at their events, this new development may well push them right over the edge.
The Oscar Jacobson golf brand is so fancy it has royal approval. In fact it is By Appointment to The King Of Sweden. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. Here are their new polos for 2017...
adidas launch the adiPure old school range and quite frankly it's right up our Strasse...
These days, the polo shirts on offer from golf brands are put through the kind of technological rigmarole previously reserved for NASA.
Great iron shots every time: This is a great tip for making sure you keep your arms compact through the swing. Compact arms = crisp, powerful iron shots.
More than 135,000 people tried golf in England between April and September 2016, according to new figures.
On Friday Tiger Woods was opening his new Oasis Short Course in Cabo, California, when he put on his baseball mitt to play some catch! He doesn’t want to do a Rory that’s for sure.
Great LIGHTBULB MOMENT tip from GolfPunk and Haywards Heath Golf Club Coach James Verrall. This will really help you make the most of your winter range time, and have you ready to hit the fairway running in 2017.
Mini Golf Buddies has just come out on Android, and it is free on Google Play. So if you have an idle moment this could be for you.
Start your week properly with Jeff Ritter's latest piece of #MondayMotivation.
Noodlecake Studios, best known for their Super Stickman series, have launched the sequel to Flappy Golf. Beware, mobile golf additction awaits!
Adam Sandler's back and he’s hitting the course again in a new version of Happy Gilmore as an old school 8–bit arcade game.
The most forgiving, longest hitting Callaway irons ever.
We can't stop telling you how important a custom fitted set of clubs is. TaylorMade agree with us. Watch The Game Changer...
Paul McKenna, the world’s leading self-improvement author and sports mind coach, has created a system based on how the greatest golfers play which is available to download on Android and iPhone, priced at £4.99.
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.
Golf is back in the Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904. However, it did actually make another little-known appearance around the notorious Berlin Games of 1936. This new book tells this intriguing story.
Everyone likes a hat. Especially bald people. But even if you've got more hair than young Mr Beef, you can always rock the fairways in a bit more style with one of these links-friendly chapeaus.
The long awaited sequel to the sequel, Super Stickman Golf 3, is finally out on the App Store. Get ready for another mountain-load of stress and insane fun.