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The Open

Jul 7th, 2016 Article

The Official 145th Open poster

Here's the official poster for the 145th Open at Royal Troon. We think it's a design classic, and we want one now!    

Jul 7th, 2016 Article

The last time GolfPunk took over Troon

GolfPunk last took over Troon at 2004's Open.  We are doing it again this year.  Here's what went on last time.... WARNING: Disturbing content.

Jul 6th, 2016 Article

The Foozler Goes Caddying

They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates  

Jul 3rd, 2016 Article

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

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.”

Jul 2nd, 2016 Article

Great, great grandson of first Open winner speaks

As The Open Championship returns to Royal Troon in a fortnight’s time, the great, great grandson of legendary Willie Park junior, the winner of the first Open which was held at nearby Prestwick 129 years ago, has spoken of the impact Troon has had on the world famous event.

Jul 1st, 2016 Article

Royal Troon vote on women membership tonight

The big day has arrived for the members of Royal Troon. The special meeting that was announced two weeks ago in the light of the appalling vote at Muirfield will go ahead tonight. And we are praying for a resounding YES.

Jul 1st, 2016 Article

Tiger’s out of The Open

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

Jul 1st, 2016 Article

Royal Troon vote yes to women

Royal Troon members have voted "overwhelmingly" at a special meeting to allow women to join the club. Hoorah! Welcome to the 20th century. Which the rest of us left behind 16 years ago...

Jun 29th, 2016 Article

Monty qualifies for the Open

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!