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The Open should be free for all

The Open should be free for all

Jul 18th, 2019

Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?

Who will win the Open

Who will win the Open

Jul 17th, 2019

Who will win the Open? Vote now for your pick of the Top 20, as per the bookies, or do you think it will be more of an outsider who takes the Claret Jug on the shores of Northern Ireland?

Take The Open Quiz

Take The Open Quiz

Jul 9th, 2019

The Open is looming up on the horizon so come and test your knowledge of all things Openey with the GolfPunk Open Golf Quiz 2019. It's got something for everyone who err like quizes.

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Jun 10th, 2019

It was a great day for Northern Ireland at the final day of Canadian Open from Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Rory McIlroy shot an incredible nine under 61 to take the title by 7 shots and Graeme McDowell finished in the top ten and qualified for The Open.

The Open needs McDowell

The Open needs McDowell

Jun 6th, 2019

The Open is coming back to Northern Ireland after a break of 68 years. When Max Faulkner, one of the most flamboyant golfers of his generation, won the Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush it would be 18 years until a Brit, Tony Jacklin in 1969, was to do so again.

Francesco Molinari wins the Open with Bettinardi putter

Francesco Molinari wins the Open with Bettinardi putter

Jul 24th, 2018

Francesco Molinari withstood a final round challenge from playing partner Tiger Woods to win his first Major title at the 147th Open Championship with another world-class putting performance using his Bettinardi BBZero Tour putter.

2018 The Open GP Wrap

2018 The Open GP Wrap

Jul 24th, 2018

After three days where the Angus breeze barely whispered against Carnoustie’s tobacco-burnt fairways, on the fourth and final day it blustered with familiar gusto. Here's GP's take on the last day.

GolfPunk at The Open Day 2 with Rachael McQueen

GolfPunk at The Open Day 2 with Rachael McQueen

Jul 20th, 2018

Day 2 at ther Open with the GolfPunk dudes Tim, Rachel & Jonny. How did their 1st round predictions go? And how the hell did they get this ridiculous venue towering over the R&A's main entrance???....

Loch Lomond Whiskies swings into The Open partnership

Loch Lomond Whiskies swings into The Open partnership

Jun 20th, 2018

Award-winning independent Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled three new highly covetable limited edition single malts to tee-off its prestigious, five-year partnership with The Open.

Mastercard intro Qkr! mobile payments at The Open

Mastercard intro Qkr! mobile payments at The Open

Jul 21st, 2017

The Open is accepting mobile payments for the first time this summer. Mastercard is enabling spectators to order and pay for their food and drinks through the Qkr! with Masterpassapp whilst on the course, and they've enlisted Ian Poulter to lead the charge.

The Open Leaderboard

The Open Leaderboard

Jul 20th, 2017

They're off! Check the leaderboard without even leaving the site...

Why The Open is closed for business

Why The Open is closed for business

Jul 20th, 2017

The R&A are not allowing ticket holders who leave the venue to be readmitted at this year’s tournament at Royal Birkdale, and it’s causing quite a stir not only in Southport, but in next year’s Open venue Carnoustie.

Bubba adds colour to The Open

Bubba adds colour to The Open

Jul 19th, 2017

Two–time Major Champion Bubba Watson is set to add some colour to The 146th Open Championship this week, as he will be the first ever player to use a coloured ball at a Major.

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

Jul 17th, 2017

The Open Championship is the finest tournament in golf. But it hasn't half thrown up some odd moments over the years. From broken legs, to breaking and entry, here are the weirdest Open moments...

Pop up accommodation village at The Open

Pop up accommodation village at The Open

Jul 11th, 2017

Last year saw The R&A introduce The Open Camping Village providing up to 500 under 25–year old’s and their families with free accommodation. This year The R&A is taking the service they provide for under–25’s to the next level with a bigger and better accommodation offering.

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.

Seven players qualify for The Open

Seven players qualify for The Open

Jul 3rd, 2017

It was an excellent weekend for Martin Laird, as his third place at the Quicken Loans National earned him a handsome $482,800 and a place in The Open.

Wales to host The Open?

Wales to host The Open?

Jun 7th, 2017

There have been 145 Open Championships in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. But never in Wales. The R&A have stated they have no intention of holding an Open in Wales. But is that the end of it?

Four players qualify for The Open

Four players qualify for The Open

May 29th, 2017

Chan Kim of the US, Michael Hendry of New Zealand, Adam Bland of Australia and KT Kim of South Korea have earned places in The 146th Open after qualifying at the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.

Will troops be deployed at The Open?

Will troops be deployed at The Open?

May 26th, 2017

A leading terror expert says heightened security in the wake of the Manchester Attack could see a military presence at the Open Championship in July.

The Open tickets selling fast

The Open tickets selling fast

Apr 30th, 2017

The R&A believe that more than 200,000 fans will attend this year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

The Open Sunday Driver

The Open Sunday Driver

Jul 17th, 2016

So what did Henrik Stenson use this week to shoot that final round 63 around Royal Troon at The Open? We’ve had a look in depth at what Callaway drivers him and Phil Mickelson used to tear up Troon plus the rest of their bags. 

'Duel in the sun' crowned the Open's greatest finish

'Duel in the sun' crowned the Open's greatest finish

Jul 17th, 2016

Following the culmination of almost two months of voting across the world, Glenmorangie, The Spirit of The Open is pleased to announce that the ‘Duel In The Sun’, between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977 has been chosen as The Open’s all-time Greatest Finish.    

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.

The Open's greatest finishes

The Open's greatest finishes

Jul 12th, 2016

Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. Here are the Top 10, as chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Have your say now and win prizes.      

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

Jul 3rd, 2016

We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”

Tiger’s out of The Open

Tiger’s out of The Open

Jul 1st, 2016

It has been confirmed that Tiger Woods will not play in this year’s  Open. This is getting properly worrying now...

Monty qualifies for the Open

Monty qualifies for the Open

Jun 29th, 2016

Get in there, Monty!! Big Col will play at the Open for The first time since 2010 after qualifying to play at his home course at Royal Troon. And so has Original GolfPunk James Heath!

The Renaissance Club & The Open

The Renaissance Club & The Open

May 28th, 2016

The Renaissance Club believes it is a great option if the R&A is looking for an alternative Open Championship venue in East Lothian.

Muirfield loses The Open

Muirfield loses The Open

May 19th, 2016

Members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club, have voted to remain a men only club. Consequently The Open will not be staged there again until it allows women to join as members. 

Free camping at The Open if you're under 25

Free camping at The Open if you're under 25

Apr 30th, 2016

The next generation of golf fans attending The 145TH Open at Royal Troon this summer will be able to book free accommodation at The Open Camping Village. We think this is a great idea.

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Apr 7th, 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club is set to remain men-only by the time it hosts this year’s Open Championship, despite efforts by The R&A to make the game more open and appealing to women. But has The R&A found a way of avoiding the media flak?

Rum Can Get You In To The Open

Rum Can Get You In To The Open

Nov 29th, 2015

We like rum at GP towers. To be fair we like most booze. But rum has a special little piece of our heart from trips to Mauritius, and a recent excursion to the Caribbean. It has never helped us be any good at golf though. However for Rod Pampling it helped him shoot 61 at the Australian Open and got him a start at the Open at Troon next year.

Rory out of the Open!!!

Rory out of the Open!!!

Jul 6th, 2015

In unbelievable news, Rory Mcilroy, the world's number one golfer, and one of golf’s real athletes will miss the Open at St Andrews after damaging his ATFL ankle ligament during a kick about with his mates on Saturday. Over to the Irishman for an update…

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Jul 17th, 2018

We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.

Jon Rahm wins the Open de Espana

Jon Rahm wins the Open de Espana

Apr 15th, 2018

Jon Rahm was won his maiden European Tour event, with a three shot victory over Ireland's Paul Dunne,  with Nacho Elvira and George Coetzee in third and fourth places respectively.

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

Jan 18th, 2016

Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.

Three early qualifiers for The Open

Three early qualifiers for The Open

Dec 1st, 2015

Matt Jones not only won the Australian Open at the weekend, but also secured himself a place for the 145th Open Championship, which will be played at Royal Troon in July 2016. Find out who else will also be joining him.

Fancy watching the Open from your back garden?

Fancy watching the Open from your back garden?

Oct 29th, 2017

Fancy owning a house with the Open Championship in your own back garden? That's what's on offer in Stanley Road, Merseyside. A stunning Edwardian manor house is up for grabs for £1.85m...

The Opening Foursomes Pairings

The Opening Foursomes Pairings

Sep 30th, 2016

It's finally here!!! The Ryder Cup starts this morning and we've got the morning foursomes pairings plus our predictions. 

Bushnell dominates at the Open

Bushnell dominates at the Open

Jul 23rd, 2016

Bushnell Golf further enhanced its position as the distance-measuring device of choice for the world’s best golfers and caddies at The 145th Open Championship. 

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.

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

Jul 18th, 2019

There have been many an odd occurence at the oldest of all the majors but these are our pick of the top ten weirdest Open Championship moments. 

The Hole that caught Rory out

The Hole that caught Rory out

Jul 18th, 2019

Hughie's is the 416 yards, par 4 first hole on the Royal Portrush course.  There is out of bounds on both sides of the hole with most golfers most concerned with that on the right. However, as there are bunkers on the right and left of the fairway at 262 yards and 291 yards respectively, most pros will go with an iron.

The 148th Open Tee Times

The 148th Open Tee Times

Jul 16th, 2019

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at The 148th Open, while fellow local favourite Rory McIlroy is paired with US Open champion Gary Woodland for the opening two rounds at Royal Portrush, which we cannot wait to see!

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?

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Jun 27th, 2019

So Muirfield or to give its proper title, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.

Rory shares the lead

Rory shares the lead

Jun 9th, 2019

Rory McIlroy shot a six under 64 in the third round of the Canadian Open to move into a share of the lead with the US’s Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. McIlroy’s countryman Graeme McDowell slipped back slightly but sits in joint ninth on eight under – Come on Gmac!

McDowell still in the mix

McDowell still in the mix

Jun 8th, 2019

Graeme McDowell shot a second round 67 at the Canadian Open to sit on eight under, four off the halfway lead which is held by Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown. Gmac still work to do if he is to grab one of the three spots available for The Open but he is well placed come the weekend.

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Apr 26th, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to tee it up in their home open? Well for one, Rory McIlroy, who is giving this year’s Irish Open a miss. No biggy, I hear you say, it’s not like choosing to miss something like the Olympics is it? Oh, hang on Rory turned that one down too. So, what are the priorities of the 29-year-old darling of Irish Golf 

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Canterbury Golf Club gears up for 2020 Open

Feb 19th, 2019

Canterbury Golf Club is gearing up for the staging of The Open Championship in July 2020 at nearby Royal St George’s by linking up with fellow Kent golf clubs in Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

The 148th Open Heading For Sell-Out

Aug 11th, 2018

There has been unprecedented demand for tickets and hospitality from fans wanting to attend The 148th Open at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019. They have now completely sold out of Weekly, Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Championship Day Tickets.                      

Ball spotting at the 147th Open Championship

Ball spotting at the 147th Open Championship

Jul 22nd, 2018

Rachael McQueen, the GolfPunk Golf Nurse and Skechers GoGo Golf ambassador, has been out as a ball spotter at this year’s 147th Open Championship, and we caught up with Rachael to ask her about her first experience as an official ball spotter.

Take on Sam Torrance in our Open Quiz

Take on Sam Torrance in our Open Quiz

Jul 18th, 2018

The Open is nearly upon us. So what better way to embrace the impending glory of the greatest golf festival on earth, than by taking on Sam Torrance in our Open Quiz. Good luck, he knows a few things...

adidas Golf reveal 147th Open apparel

adidas Golf reveal 147th Open apparel

Jul 13th, 2018

 The third major of the year is usually one that pits players against the unpredictable elements. For that reason, it’s even more important that players have everything they need to perform their best on the course. 

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

Feb 13th, 2018

St Andrews is quite rightly holding the 150th-anniversary Open championship. Some of us here at GP think it should never leave the place but that's another story.

The mystery of Rory McIlroy's lost ball

The mystery of Rory McIlroy's lost ball

Jul 29th, 2017

It is believed that a golf 'fan' pocketed Rory McIlroy’s lost ball at the Open, which could have cost Rory up to $203,000 in prize money, not that he is short of a bob or two.

Golfzon at the GP Clubhouse

Golfzon at the GP Clubhouse

Jul 28th, 2017

Down at the GolfPunk Clubhouse we had the Golfzon simulator in action manned, or should that be womaned, by GolfPunk’s very own Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen. But what’s under the bonnet of the Golfzon simulator?

Help The Gravy #12

Help The Gravy #12

Jul 27th, 2017

What floated our boats and bunched our undies at the GP Clubhouse and beyond...

BT bidding for The Masters

BT bidding for The Masters

Jul 27th, 2017

According to reports in The Daily Telegraph, BT is in talks with Augusta to secure the TV rights for The Masters.

IMG lose Open Golf shop

IMG lose Open Golf shop

Jul 27th, 2017

IMG have lost the R&A contract to run The Open golf merchandising shop, which will put a large dent in their corporate wallet, and more money into the R&A’s coffers.

The Battle of Birkdale

The Battle of Birkdale

Jul 23rd, 2017

The final day of the Open Championship is upon us and it looks like a tussle between two men as they aim to lift the Claret Jug.

The 146th Open final round

The 146th Open final round

Jul 23rd, 2017

Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 146th Open Championship. Today the leaders will be teeing off at 2.30pm, so we should have a winner by 6 pm.

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

The #GPClubhouse Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen

Jul 23rd, 2017

When the golf finishes at Birkdale this evening, you need to get yourself down to the GolfPunk Clubhouse in Southport to take on our Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen.

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

The #GPClubhouse is Open!!!

Jul 21st, 2017

Paul McGinley has got the Open GolfPunk Clubhouse up and running, now get yourselves down to SouthPort Waterfront for a cracking time...