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USPGA Returns to UK TV

USPGA Returns to UK TV

May 14th, 2019

After the debacle of last year when no broadcaster wanted the 4th major of the 2018 season and you had to find some obscure Facebook page set up by Eleven Sport to watch it, Sky will be showing this year’s event from Bethpage Black.

Stenson and Garcia now reliant on Captain's picks

Stenson and Garcia now reliant on Captain's picks

Aug 21st, 2018

Henrick Stenson and Sergio Garcia may both be major champions, but both are going to have to rely on wildcard picks from Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn if they are going to make it to Le Golf National this September.

Denise Van Outen: Swingin' Siren

Denise Van Outen: Swingin' Siren

Apr 3rd, 2018

It's Masters week and what better way to celebrate than with the GP Green Jacket adorning the shoulders of the one and only Denise Van Outen?!     

Fantasy Four Ball: Henrik Stenson

Fantasy Four Ball: Henrik Stenson

Oct 19th, 2017

"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."

Henrik Stenson wins the Wyndham

Henrik Stenson wins the Wyndham

Aug 21st, 2017

Henrik Stenson claimed a one–stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his first victory since the 2016 Open. 

Henrik Stenson's Open home burgled

Henrik Stenson's Open home burgled

Jul 21st, 2017

Henrik Stenson’s rented home for the Open Championship was ransacked by burglars as he took to the course to complete his first round at Royal Birkdale.

Henrik Stenson returns the Claret Jug

Henrik Stenson returns the Claret Jug

Jul 19th, 2017

Henrik Stenson has returned the Claret Jug, but at least he managed to do so in some style in a Mercedes–Benz F015. And appropriately enough, the car was driveless.   

Henrik Stenson surprises young fan

Henrik Stenson surprises young fan

Jul 19th, 2017

Open sponsor HSBC has enlisted the support of the current Open Champion Henrik Stenson to help drive participation in golf around the world. And he had a little surprise for a young golf fan. 

Play a Seve course in Tenerife

Play a Seve course in Tenerife

Mar 29th, 2017

If you want to follow in the footsteps of a true golf legend, the get your sticks out and head on down to Buenavista Golf in sunny Tenerife.

Stenson confirms for Scottish Open

Stenson confirms for Scottish Open

Mar 27th, 2017

Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence. 

GolfPunk goes to Tenerife

GolfPunk goes to Tenerife

Mar 4th, 2017

Tenerife's banana past has been turned into their golfing future. We peel the skin off some of their leading courses.

Henrik Stenson launches golf design business

Henrik Stenson launches golf design business

Dec 20th, 2016

Henrik Stenson has formed his own golf course design firm, and signed his first contract to do a major redesign of Österåker Golf Club outside Stockholm, Sweden.

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.

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.

Henrik Stenson takes on crocodile

Henrik Stenson takes on crocodile

Aug 14th, 2016

Henrik Stenson couldn’t help himself when he spotted a Cayman lurking in the water during his third round. Here's what he did.     

Henrik Stenson wins the Open

Henrik Stenson wins the Open

Jul 17th, 2016

Henrik Stenson won his first Major Championship beating Phil Mickelson in record-breaking fashion in an amazing final round of The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Lightening strikes Iowa golf club

Lightening strikes Iowa golf club

Jul 14th, 2016

A practice putting green at Des Moines Golf and Country Club took the full force of a lightening strike. Check it out here.

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?

Kirsten Royal:  Swingin' Siren

Kirsten Royal: Swingin' Siren

May 18th, 2016

A Texan, living in Florida, who swings it like John Daly. Say hello to your latest Swingin' Siren, Kirsten Royal.

La Gomera  - Tenerife’s secret golf paradise

La Gomera - Tenerife’s secret golf paradise

Apr 19th, 2016

You have to be a brave golf course architect if the first thing you ask of a golfer is to get into their buggy and take a 10-minute pretty much vertical drive from the club house to get to the 1st tee. 

Football and Golf meet at Cheltenham

Football and Golf meet at Cheltenham

Mar 17th, 2016

Alan Shearer and Lee Westwood joined their fellow owners with runners in the parade ring before the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

 Former Tennis Star Paradorn Srichaphan at Asian Q-School

Former Tennis Star Paradorn Srichaphan at Asian Q-School

Jan 13th, 2016

Yesterday we brought you news that Gareth Bale had received a cheeky offer from the European Tour to sign up for Q-School. That led to us digging out stories of all the other football players who've tried to make it in golf. Now, former World Number 9 tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan is having a go in Asia. Will they never learn?...

Denise Van Outen: GP's New Roving Reporter

Denise Van Outen: GP's New Roving Reporter

Oct 20th, 2015

As far as golf goes, Denise Van Outen cannot be stopped. And who in their right mind would try to stop her? Not GolfPunk, that's for sure. And we are delighted that DVO has joined us as roving video reporter!!

R&A Announce Open Attendance Figures

R&A Announce Open Attendance Figures

Jul 28th, 2015

The official attendance figures for the 144th Open Championship from The R&A are just out, and show that despite the terrible weather, spectator attendance held up pretty well.

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

Jan 19th, 2019

Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.

On the couch with Existential Golfer Eddie Pepperell

On the couch with Existential Golfer Eddie Pepperell

Nov 21st, 2018

Eddie Pepperell is up a tree. GolfPunk put him there. Well, we asked if he’d do it and he happily obliged. He's using his range finder to see into the future. He must be liking what he’s seeing. Six days later he would be British Masters champion...

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.

Stay the course, extend the season

Stay the course, extend the season

Nov 2nd, 2018

Under Armour’s Fall/Winter ’18 collection delivers the technologies and performance benefits you need to keep your game going in any type of weather.

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.”

Mizuno launches extensive AW18 apparel collection

Mizuno launches extensive AW18 apparel collection

Oct 18th, 2018

Mizuno’s AW18 apparel collection is the brand’s most comprehensive ever in the UK and Europe, with the colourful and stylish range drawing heavily on Mizuno’s heat-generating Breath Thermo yarn - along with Tech Shield and Move Tech technologies - for ultimate performance.

Forest Dunes – A Worthwhile Trek Off the Beaten Path

Forest Dunes – A Worthwhile Trek Off the Beaten Path

Oct 9th, 2018

If you think Forest Dunes is in the middle of nowhere, you’re right, and it’s not totally a bad thing. What you’ll find is small town hospitality, exceptional lodging, exquisite dining and high-quality golf facilities.

Golf's Top Ten hole in ones ever

Golf's Top Ten hole in ones ever

Aug 18th, 2018

It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.

Charley Hull and Jodi Ewart Shadoff in contention

Charley Hull and Jodi Ewart Shadoff in contention

Apr 1st, 2018

Charley Hull and Jodi Ewart Shadoff are both in contention at the ANA Inspiration, the first women’s major of the year, but they still have their work cut out if they are to catch Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg, who takes a three-shot lead into the final round.

Big Max flattens the competition

Big Max flattens the competition

Mar 1st, 2018

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, so innovators like BIG MAX have to keep moving to stay ahead of the game. With its 4th generation of Fold Flat technology, BIG MAX has done just that, literally flattening the competition with the new BLADE IP.

Dustin Johnson beaten by 13-year-old

Dustin Johnson beaten by 13-year-old

Jan 19th, 2018

Dustin Johnson may have got off to a flyer with his victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, but here he just two weeks later losing to a teenager.

 72-year-old man threatened with axe

72-year-old man threatened with axe

Dec 29th, 2017

An elderly man was threatened by two axe-men who tried to steal his Range Rover in a golf club car park, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

Galvin Green extends link with promising stars

Galvin Green extends link with promising stars

Oct 27th, 2017

Premium performance clothing brand Galvin Green has extended its association with promising young stars within the growing Modest! Golf Management stable – Italy’s Guido Migliozzi and Christiaan Bezuidenhout from South Africa.

Golf tips – Paul Lyons: Set Up With Intent

Golf tips – Paul Lyons: Set Up With Intent

Oct 19th, 2017

There's no point standing there like a berk with all the conviction of an epiliectic octopus. As Paul Lyons shows us, you gotta set up with intent if you want to hit perfect chip shots...

Final day of The Open threatened

Final day of The Open threatened

Jul 11th, 2017

A rail strike is planned for the final day of The Open, so if you are going to be traveling to Royal Birkdale by train, you’d better have a Plan B.

Top 10 Forgotten Heroes

Top 10 Forgotten Heroes

Jun 30th, 2017

As Adele so poignantly put it... 'Don't forget me, I beg, I'll remember you said, "Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead'.... You may not have heard of them before. You may not remember their names in the future. You might... oh, just read it will you.

Rory McIlroy cannot contend at US Open

Rory McIlroy cannot contend at US Open

Jun 11th, 2017

Paul McGinley believes that Rory McIlroy cannot be considered a US Open contender this week because injury woes have wrecked his preparations. 

How to make a ten

How to make a ten

May 13th, 2017

Sawgrass may be famed for its 17th, but the 18th has teeth as well, as India’s Anirban Lahiri found out on Friday to his cost.

PING buys up Nike Golf patents

PING buys up Nike Golf patents

Apr 27th, 2017

Ping's parent company Karsten Manufacturing Corp. has recently purchased at least five patents from Nike, which relate to golf club technology. 

Poulter in contention at RBC Heritage

Poulter in contention at RBC Heritage

Apr 15th, 2017

Ian Poulter is in the hunt for his first professional victory in over four years after shooting a three–under par round of 68 at Harbour Town Golf Links, trailing leaders Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald.

Rickie & Rory storm into Bay Hill contention

Rickie & Rory storm into Bay Hill contention

Mar 19th, 2017

Rickie & Rory stole the show on day three of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill as they both carded stunning (low rounds of the tournament) 65s to move into contention going into the final day.

BBC extend Masters rights

BBC extend Masters rights

Mar 16th, 2017

The BBC has agreed an extension to its deal to broadcast the Masters, so the broadcaster hasn't completely thrown in the towel over its golf coverage. 

World's Top Ten lady golfers are heading to Singapore

World's Top Ten lady golfers are heading to Singapore

Feb 6th, 2017

The world’s top-–ten ranked female golfers will be heading to Singapore to compete in the 10th edition of the HSBC Women’s Champions which will be staged on the New Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club, from 2–5 March this year.

Luke Donald extends with Mizuno

Luke Donald extends with Mizuno

Feb 3rd, 2017

Mizuno and Luke Donald have announced that one of the longest standing equipment relationships in golf has been extended.

Persistence pays for Sergio fan

Persistence pays for Sergio fan

Jan 29th, 2017

One of Sergio Garcia’s Twitter followers has pulled off a rather strange coup. He's going to be caddying for him! 

Rory's rib injury threatens Masters prep

Rory's rib injury threatens Masters prep

Jan 19th, 2017

Rory McIlroy's hopes of a fast start to the new golfing year have been shattered by his latest injury setback, and it has put a serious dent into his carefully laid plans to get his game peaking for another assault on an elusive Masters victory.

Spanish fight back keeps Team Europe in contention

Spanish fight back keeps Team Europe in contention

Oct 1st, 2016

The fight back continues from Team Europe, with the Spanish duo of Garcia and Cabrera–Bella securing a valuable, perhaps invaluable, half against Spieth and Reed, who for so long had looked comfortable victors.

More reasons why golf is good for you

More reasons why golf is good for you

Aug 9th, 2016

Golf spectators may get the same health benefits as the players, in terms of longevity, physical and mental health, according to Dr Andrew Murray, a sports medicine doctor at Edinburgh University.

Dunlop give Lee Westwood £2 million reasons to sign up

Dunlop give Lee Westwood £2 million reasons to sign up

Jul 27th, 2016

Dunlop have today announced that they have extended their sponsorship agreement with Lee Westwood. The deal has been extended for a further three years and the announcement comes ahead of Westwood teeing off at Baltusrol tomorrow.

Troon Open attendance well down

Troon Open attendance well down

Jul 20th, 2016

Attendance at the Open fells below that of Troon in 2004, and the R&A are blaming bad weather not the £80 entrance fee.

Henrik Stenson no-shows

Henrik Stenson no-shows

Jun 18th, 2016

World number seven Henrik Stenson no-showed at Oakmont. He’d shot an opening round of 69 to go one under, but his second round was, shall we say, less good.