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The Open

Jul 8th, 2019 Article

Take The Open Quiz

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.

Jul 6th, 2019 Article

R&A refuses Daly’s buggy request

GolfPunk legend John Daly has had his request to use a buggy at this year’s Open declined by the R&A Championship committee. The big man suffers with degenerative arthritis in his right knee and was recently allowed a buggy at the US PGA Championship.

Jun 26th, 2019 Article

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

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.

Jun 9th, 2019 Article

Gmac qualifies for The Open

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.

Jun 8th, 2019 Article

Rory shares the lead

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!

Jun 7th, 2019 Article

McDowell still in the mix

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.

Jun 6th, 2019 Article

Gmac off to great start

Keegan Bradley leads, some other folk are in second, third etc., including Shane Lowry of Ireland, but all we care about is how Graeme McDowell is doing. Gmac must be at The Open in July and we are cheering him all the way. 

Jun 5th, 2019 Article

The Open needs McDowell

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.

Apr 25th, 2019 Article

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

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 

Apr 7th, 2019 Article

Take The GolfPunk Masters Quiz

It's 2 more sleeps until the Masters!!!! We've put together a little Masters quiz to get you in the mood.

Feb 28th, 2019 Article

Is Brexit threatening this year's Open Championship?

"In hindsight, would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No. We have over 2,000 containers, some from as far afield as the Middle East, to get across the Irish Sea and we start building on 2 April.