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MacGregor's DCT Range Offers Value and Quality

Continuing its long and impressive history, MacGregor, one of the game's oldest and most prestigious brands, has produced affordable high quality equipment with the DCT elite driver, fairway woods and hybrids.


Why Aren’t More British Women Playing Golf?

Just 14% of golfers in the UK are women, which is way behind other European nations. What are the causes for low female participation, and what can be done about it? Golf Support takes a closer look in this Guest Post.


Story of Seve's Miraculous Bunker Shot at PGA National

In a remarkable career, Seve Ballesteros produced a library of astonishingly created and imagined shots. None more so than in the 1983 Ryder Cup at PGA National, but sadly no footage exists. We take a closer look at the story behind it.


Chase Your Dream to a European Tour Pro Am

Have you ever imagined playing in a European Tour Pro-Am? Well, now you have the opportunity, as club golfers will have the chance to chase their dreams this year, thanks to a partnership between Bridgestone Tyres and England Golf.


BIG MAX Unveils 4 Wheel Blade Quattro Trolley

If you're looking for stability and traction when tackling golf's touchest terrain, BIG MAX's 4-wheel Blade Quattro is the answer, pushing the brand's impressive and consistent record of innovation to another level.


ClubstoHire Opens Branches in European Airport Terminals

With golfers soon embarking on their annual holidays, club rental operator ClubstoHire.com has unveiled plans to open shos in airport terminals at two of Europe's leading destinations.


Win a full set of SuperStroke S-Tech Grips for your clubs

Golfshake has teamed up with leading grip manufacturer SuperStroke to offer one lucky reader a full set of S-Tech club grips as used by Sergio Garcia in his recent wire-to-wire three-shot Omega Dubai Desert Classic victory.


Was Rory Wrong to Play with Trump?

There was a shock across the golf community when it was revealed that Rory McIlroy had played a round with controversial U.S President Donald Trump. Was the Northern Irishman wrong to accept the invitation?


PowaKaddy Adds Colour to 2017 Cart Bag Range

Inspired by fashion trends across the world, PowaKaddy has added a host of striking colours and designs to its cart bag range for 2017, including Lime Green, Teal and Fuchsia. 


Srixon announce partnership with Prostate Cancer UK

Srixon have announced a partnership with Prostate Cancer UK whch will see them donate to the charity during the 2017 season. 


Srixon Z Star Review

Srixon have announced the launch of the 5th generation of their hugely popular premium Z Star ball and we recently got our hands on them. Check out our review here. 


The Open Returns to Royal St. George's in 2020

The Open Championship will make a welcome return to the South East of England in 2020, when the 149th edition of the game's oldest and most prestigious major is once again played at Royal St. George's.


Stunning Dye Golf Course Opens in Portugal

Portugal's most eagerly anticipated golf course will officially open this June. West Cliffs has been designed by Cynthia Dye, of the internationally respected golf architecture firm Dye Designs.


Dominant Dustin Johnson Becomes World Number One

Producing a dominant performance, Dustin Johnson crushed the field at Riviera to take the Genesis Open by five shots to secure a 13th PGA Tour victory and displace Jason Day as world number one.


Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Haydn Porteous returns to defend the Joburg Open, with a host of South African players looking to snatch the title from the 22-year-old. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and analyses whether an Englishman can succeed this week.


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto the Florida Swing for the Honda Classic at former Ryder Cup venue PGA National. Adam Scott is defending the title he won last year against a strong field. Derek Clements previews the event.


Dustin Johnson Triumphs at Riviera to Supplant Jason Day as World Number One

Dustin Johnson cruised to victory in the weather-affected Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles to supplant Jason Day at the summit of the world rankings.


Sensational Rumford Hits The Field For Six in Perth

Brett Rumford emerged from the depths of despair to revive his career with a thrilling victory in the first ISPA Handa World Super 6 in Perth, Australia. Derek Clements looks back at an exciting week for the European Tour.


Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x Review

Titleist are back in 2017 with their new and improved Pro V1 and pro V1x balls. Titleist have promised some small changes, but significant changes. We headed to the course to put theses improvements to the test.


Report Finds Increase in UK Golf Rounds Played

Highly regarded sports research company, SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC has reported a year on year increase in the number of golf rounds played throughout the UK during the final quarter of 2016.


Top 5 Game Improvement Irons 2017

In this video I share my top 5 game improvement irons for 2017, there has been some big launches from the likes of PING, Callaway, Mizino, Wilson and TaylorMade.


Golf Academy Awards

With the 2017 Oscars fast approaching, Golfshake's Derek Clements decided to hand out some Academy Awards of his own, rewarding the best actors and pictures of the golf world in the past year.


Callaway Unveils 2017 Footwear Collection

Callaway has launched its 2017 Footwear Collection for men and women, combining performance-enhancing technology with a number of innovative styles and striking colours.


Latest Driving Distance Report Widely Ridiculed

The R&A and USGA's joint report on driving distance has been widely ridiculed by golfers, commentators and journalists, after it reported a minimal increase in yardage on the major tours over the past 13 years.


England Golf Renews Vital Partnership with Mytime Active

England Golf has renewed its partnership with Mytime Active, which is one of the UK's largest par and play golf course operators. This move will help England Golf to support clubs across the country to attract more golfers and retain members.


Oscar Jacobson Unveils Stylish Summer Collection

Embracing the increasingly popular desire of golfers to own fashionable golf attire that looks equally suited both on and off the course, Oscar Jacobson's Spring/Summer 2017 Collection is able to deliver just that.


R&A and USGA Report Minimal Increase in Driving Distance on Tour

The R&A and USGA have published their annual report on driving distance, using data from seven of the major professional golf tours, and have reported a minimum increase in distance between 2003 and 2016.


FootJoy Pro SL Review

Golfshake's Owen Davies reviews FootJoy's latest spikeless tour calibre shoe - The Pro SL. Tested in both wet and dry conditions, find out what he made of this latest offering from FootJoy. 


Memorable Moments at Riviera

Riviera County Club is known as Ben Hogan's Alley, and enjoys a prestigious reputation within the game. There are have been many great moments on the course, and we look back at some of the most memorable.


Dramatic Increase to Portugal Golf Bookings

Portugal's largest golf course management company, Lisbon Golf is set for another successful season, after seeing its international bookings increase by over 20% last year.


Mizuno Launches Enhanced JPX-S Ball for 2017

Following the success of its releases in 2016, Mizuno is introducing an enhanced JPX-S Model to its range this month, a soft-compression three-piece ball that is set to offer a balanced performance across a wide range of swing speeds.


Top 5 Drivers of 2017

What are the best drivers of 2017?  In this video, Golfshake's Owen Davies talks through his top 5 drivers of 2017 including the significant technology innovations in each and how the resulting performance gains will effect your game. 


Skechers Launches Exciting GO Golf Collection for 2017

Skechers Performance Division has launched its exciting 2017 GO GOLF Shoe Collection. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor from last year, this latest range is destined to be popular on the market.


Vice Introduces High Quality FORCE Bag

The Vice FORCE golf bag was inspired by meeting demands in the current market, which offers expensive products at disappointing quality. The FORCE is the opposite, however, providing a premium bag at an affordable price.


Free Golf Consumer Shows Launched Across the UK

American Golf has confirmed a partnership with the European Tour and Sky Sports, which is set to bring four free consumer golf shows across the UK this year. These events attempt to drive participation and make the game more accessible.


Galvin Green Unveils Team of Brand Ambassadors

With 32 professionals carrying the flag for Galvin Green this season, the major golf apparel brand has unveiled its full team of ambassadors for 2017, headlined by the PGA Tour's Troy Merritt and Europe's Solheim Cup player Caroline Masson.


Spieth's First Victory in Signature Under Armour Shoes

Jordan Spieth's brilliant triumph was notable for a number of reasons, including being the first victory with his signature Spieth One shoes from Under Armour. Golfshake's Owen Davies recently tested and reviewed them.


English Pair Take PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship Title

240 PGA Professionals descended upon Lumine for the prestigious PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship, which was one of the most anticipated events of the Golf Festibal at the leading and popular Spanish golf and leisure resort.


How to use GOLFNOW to make the most of your USA Golf Holiday

Planning your USA golf holiday can be a daunting task especially if you decide to book it your slef or if you want to add in extra rounds to your break while you are there, but what is the solution. Owen Davies thinks he may have found it at GolfNow. 


Golf Takes Lead from Twenty20 Cricket with ISPS Handa World Super 6

If you're tired of seeing four rounds of 18-holes on the tour, there will be something different this week in Australia with the ISPS Handa World Super 6. With a unique format, on an excellent course, it should be an interesting event.


Australia's Curtis Luck Continues to Make a Name for Himself

U.S. Amateur Champion Curtis Luck is making a name for himself in the game, and he will hope to continue that trend at this week's World Super 6 in Perth. Derek Clements takes a closer look at the 20-year-old Australian.


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto the stunning Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open. There's a strong field in California, headlined by Day, Spieth, Matsuyama and Johnson. Derek Clements takes a closer look at who could succeed.


Jordan Spieth Sends Uncouth Autograph Hunters Packing

Jordan Spieth had success on the course at Pebble Beach, but he also earned plaudits off it by criticising uncouth, professional autograph hunters who ruin the experience for kids. Derek Clements praises the 23-year-old's attitude.


Brilliant Jordan Spieth Dominates at Pebble Beach

Two-time major champion Jordan Spieth produced a brilliant and controlled performance at Pebble Beach, securing the AT&T Pro-Am by four shots. Still only 23, the former world number one reminded us of just how good he can be.


Dunning Targets Success with Latest Collection

Premium golf brand, Dunning, which was founded in 2001, is continuing to establish itself as the line of choice for elite golfers, with its vintage British tailoring evident in their latest Autumn/Winter Collection.


PING i200 Review

We recently headed to the range to put the new PING i200 to the test. Golshake's Owen Davies shares his first impression of the new iron that completes PING's i family of irons in 2017. 


Tiger Withdraws From Next Two PGA Tour Events

Following his missed cut at Torrey Pines and subsequent withdrawal in Dubai, Tiger Woods has confirmed that he won't be playing in the Genesis Open or Honda Classic, citing back spasms. Does this latest setback signal the end for the 14-time major champion?


Spectacular Long Drive World Series Kicks Off in Dubai

Bringing together eight hand-picked champions, the game's biggest hitters will face each other in the exciting Long Drive World Series. And just to make things even more glamorous, the campaign will begin under the lights in Dubai.


History of Weather Delays on the PGA Tour

Heavy rainfall caused play to be suspended at Pebble Beach on Thursday, surprising to those who expect to see perfect conditions, but the PGA Tour has a long history delays. Take a look at some of the worst weather seen in the States.


FootJoy Launches 2017 Spring Summer Apparel Range

FootJoy has offically launched its Spring/Summer Performance Golf Apparel Range for 2017, which has enhanced its reputation from previous releases with colour stories, improved Essentials Line, and the introduction of the MT Lite Trouser.


Secret Club Pro Reveals Best and Worst of the Job

Ever wondered what it's like to be a professional at a golf club? Our Secret Pro gave Golfshake writer Josh Carr an insight into the best and worst of the job.


Top 5 Tech Innovations in Golf - 2017

Golfshake's Owen Davies counts down his Top 5 Tech innovations for golf in 2017 including products from Callaway Golf, COBRA golf, Foresight Sports, Golf Buddy and Wilson. 


Sardinia Added to 2017 Italy Golf Menu

If you're looking for a European golf break this year, Italy is just the destination you need, with the stunning island of Sardinia joining up with the growing number of regions supporting the forward-thinking Italy Golf & More project.


PUMA Golf Unveils Junior Collection for 2017

PUMA Golf has unveiled its Spring Summer '17 Collection for Juniors, which is the brand's most comprehensive line designed for young golfers, showcasing contemporary takes on classic styles and patented technologies.


Top 5 Trends in Golf for 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for golf! Following the PGA Merchandise Show, Owen Davies counts down his Top 5 Trends to look out for in 2017. 


Top 4 Training Aids to try in 2017

What are the best new training aids for 2017? Golfshake's Owen Davies takes a closer look at 4 new trainging aids that you should try in 2017 including Blast Motion , Orange Whip Wedge, Well Putt and Evnroll.


American Golf Prepares for Long Drive Qualifiers

American Golf is preparing for the annual exhibition of astonishing hitting as the qualifying rounds of its 2017 Long Drive Championship are set to take place in every store across next weekend.


Memorable Pebble Beach Moments

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am brings together leading tour professionals and celebrity amateurs, which isn't popular with everyone, but the tournament seen a number of memorable moments and tremendous victories.


Golfing Union of Ireland Partners with Under Armour

The Golfing Union of Ireland is delighted to announce an exclusive, technical partnership with leading brand Under Armour, the company behind much of the most innovative performance apparel, footwear and equipment being produced today.


Spotlight is on Rising Star Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama is the form player in the world, and the Japanese star is set to be a major threat during this year's majors. However, as Derek Clements reports, the 24-year-old has to contest with an intense spotlight.


Ladybank Golf Club Introduces Progressive Membership Scheme

Ladybank Golf Club, widely regarded as one of the finest inland courses in Scotland, has broken away from years of tradition to introduce a progressive shift in the club's membership policy, introducting a variety of welcoming options.


Under Armour Spieth One Shoe Review

Under Armour recently launched the Spieth One shoe which has been designed in conjunction and for, Jordan Spieth. The question is, how will the shoe perform for everyone else? Owen Davies headed to the course to find out. 


Maybank Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Desert Swing is over, and the European Tour makes its way to Malaysia for the Maybank Championship. Defending champion Marcus Fraser will face strong competition from an excellent field that has the made the journey.


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour descends on the stunning Pebble Beach in California. The Pro-Am format may not be to everyone's tastes, but a strong field is in attendance seeking the main title. Derek Clements identifies the players most likely to that.


Does Tiger Woods Have the Yips?

Does Tiger have the yips? That's the view of golf's most opinionated nine-time major champion, Gary Player, who traces the former world number one's woes back many years. Others have expressed a variety of potential explanations.


Sergio Leads From Start to Finish as Hideki Impresses Again

It was a thrilling weekend of golf, with two impressive champions. Hideki Matsuyama stunningly retained his title in Phoenix, and it was Sergio Garcia who led from the start in Dubai, illustrating that he remains one of the world's best players.


Players Support 'Pink Friday' at Dubai Desert Classic

The conditions weren't ideal, but it didn't stop players from supporting PINK Friday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in their choice of clothing for the day, raising awareness of Breast Cancer.


Lamkin Unveils Most Advanced Golf Grip

Lamkin has introduced its latest innovation, the Z5, which has been engineered to produce maximum control, comfort and consistency with each grip. It's the most advanced grip that the famous brand has ever produced.


Gary Player Invitational Returns to Stunning Saadiyat Beach

Designed by the legendary nine-time major champion, Gary Player's Saadiyat Beach is set to welcome leading professionals and celebrity golfers for his second annual Invitational in the UAE on Monday.


Player Anger at Suspension of Play in Dubai

High winds have seen the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic suspended until Saturday morning, despite half the field having faced the diffcult conditions. And many of them are certainly not happy about it.


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