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United States Retains Trophy at Entertaining Solheim Cup
The United States duly retained the Solheim Cup at Des Moines with a comfortable 16.5-11.5 victory over Europe. The hosts went into the singles with a five-point lead and never really looked like losing a match that was effectively decided when the hosts won the Friday fourballs 4-0. It was a deficit from which Europe were never able to recover.
2017 Summer Birdie Blitz Challenge
Combining with Italy Golf & More and Golfbreaks.com, golfers participating in our 2017 Summer Birdie Blitz Challenge have the possibility of securing an incredible trip to the famous island of Sicily for eight nights and six rounds of golf. All followers are required to do is Play More & Better.
Powkaddy C2 Review
Powakaddy have launched a all new compact electric trolley for 2017. Golfshakes's Owen Davies recently headed to the golf course to put it to the test. Check out how he got on.
Golfshake 2017 Summer Survey
We massively value your feedback which will help to shape the future of Golfshake ensuring we bring you the content and news you want to see and read. This survey is focused on your thoughts related to golf as the consumer.
English Pair Lead Europe's Solheim Cup Bid
English pair Melissa Reid and Charley Hull will spearhead Europe’s bid to reclaim the Solheim Cup today in Des Moines, Iowa. Captain Annika Sorenstam outlined her pairings for the always crucial Friday morning foursomes, with America’s maestro Juli Inkster opting for the formidable duo of Cristie Kerr and world number two Lexi Thompson
Golfers who took time out, some never to return
RORY McILROY has announced that he may have to take some time away from the game. He is not the first golfer to take time out. Some have stormed back, but others walked away and have never come back. We take a look.
2017 Best New Golfing Apps
As the game of golf gets more and more technologically advanced, so do the golf related apps that millions of golfers around the world use daily. Here are a list of the 10 new golfing related apps out there in 2017 for iOS devices.
Closer Look at Both Solheim Cup Teams
Two years on from that dramatic and controversial finish in Germany, the Solheim Cup is back. We take a closer look at both teams - led by Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstam - and see who the key players could be this week for the United States and Europe.
Skechers GO GOLF Shoes to be Showcased at Solheim Cup
Skechers Performance has been confirmed as the Official Footwear Partner for this week's Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa. Team Europe and Team USA will be competing for the famous trophy, with several of the players set to be sporting limited edition Skechers GO GOLF Shoes.
PowaKaddy Starts Free Cart Bag Promotion
PowaKaddy has launched an exciting cart bag promotion to signal the end of the main summer golf season, which will see customers receive a free cart bag after purchasing a PowaKaddy FW7 or FW7 EBS trolley.
Was Quail Hollow Really Too Hard for the World's Best Golfers?
Quail Hollow member, Webb Simpson was one of several players who remarked on the difficulty of the course and setup during this year's PGA Championship. Was it really too hard the game's best players? Derek Clements looks at the issue.
Tell us your golfing bucket list and win a dream golf holiday to Mauritius
This Autumn we want to hear what courses would make your 'Bucket List' Top 3. Let us know if it is the likes of Augusta, St Andrews or Royal Melbourne that you dream of playing and you could be ticking Mauritius off your bucket list!
MIzuno MP18 MMC FLi-Hi Review
Golfshake's Owen Davies recently headed to the range to test out Mizuno's latest driving/utility iron - The MP18 FLI-HI.
Mizuno S18 Wedge Review
Mizuno have announced the launch of their brand new S18 Wedge. It features a host of new technology that sees each wedge taylored specifically for the shot it is intended for. Owen Davies recently put the new wedge to the test at Heythrop Park.
Mizuno CLK Hybrid Review
Along with the new Mizuno MP18 family of irons, Mizuno have launched their CLK Hybrid. Golfshake's Owen Davies recently got his hands on one and put it to the test.
Annika's Europe Look to Reclaim Solheim Cup Two Years after Controversial Finish
Annika Sorenstem leads Europe into the Solheim Cup in Iowa, with the team hoping to rebound from a controversial finish two years ago and reclaim the trophy. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week.
Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Crunch time is approaching on the PGA Tour. It may only be August, but the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro represents the penultimate opportunity for players to qualify for the season-ending FedEx Cup series, and there are some surprising names who still haven't secured their places.
Paul Lawrie Matchplay Preview, Picks & Analysis
Anthony Wall travels to Germany to defend the Paul Lawrie Matchplay and will fancy his chances after finishing fourth at the Scottish Open and 20th at the Irish Open. Derek Clements previews this week's event on the European Tour.
No Need to Doubt Thomas after American Lands US PGA Title
WHILE many of those around him were losing their heads and their composure, Justin Thomas kept his and emerged at the end of four brutal days at Quail Hollow as the 2017 US PGA champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports.
PGA Championship is Fitting and Perfect Major Stage for Justin Thomas
Son and Grandson of PGA Professionals, Justin Thomas' dramatic major victory at the PGA Championship was the perfect stage and moment for the 24-year-old to achieve his huge breakthrough. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at why it was an extra special achievement for the American.
Rory McIlroy Says Season Could be Over
Following the completion of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow - a venue where he had previously been dominant - four-time major champion Rory McIlroy stated that he may be required to miss the remainder of this season as he seeks to fully recover from a rib injury that has blighted his year, leading him to only competing in 13 tournament this year.
Motocaddy Releases Three New Push Trolley Models
Popular brand Motocaddy has enhanced its push trolley line with the addition of three new models that bring together innovative design and striking features to create the most impressive offering yet.
454 Yard Shot Tops American Golf Long Drive Championship
The 2017 Final of the American Long Drive Championship was a huge success, with an increased standard showcased across the beauitful setting of Heythrop Hall. Dan Konyk (Under 45), Ilona Stubley (Ladies) and Charles Seo (Over 45) were the respective victors, but it was a day of surprises, upsets and distance crunching shots.
Nominate Local Golf Heroes for The Golf Awards
Know an unsung golf hero in your area or a particularly hard working PGA Professional? Celebrate their achievements by nominating them for The Golf Awards run by American Golf.
The Beauty and Danger of Short Holes
Small can be both beautiful and treacherous. Some of the shortest holes in golf are also some of the most challenging. Here we highlight some of the very best par threes you will find anywhere.
Jordan & Rory and the Race for the Grand Slam
Jordan Spieth has the opportunity to make history and complete the Career Grand Slam at Quail Hollow this week. Rory McIlroy just needs the Masters to join the most exclusive of golf clubs. Who will get there first? Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the race to sporting immortality.
Golfshake Podcast #14 - USPGA, Tour Recap, Golf on TV
Kieran Clark is once again joined by regular guest Josh Jeffrey to discuss the 2017 US PGA Championship. Recap on the weekend's golf and the RICOH Women's British Open. Plus golf on TV.
Rory Comfortable at Quail Hollow for PGA
Rory McIlroy is excited about the prospect of this week's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, one of his favourite venues. The Northern Irishman is looking for his first major in years, and this is the timely stage for him to succeed.
Longest Par Fives on the PGA Tour
With seemingly more players hitting bigger drives, holes themselves are increasing in distance. Looking at several examples in the UK, Derek Clements has picked out some of the longest par fives on the PGA Tour.
Biggest Fashion Crimes in Professional Golf
Golfers are free to express themselves on the course through their style of play, conduct, but also through the way they dress. Anything goes, which is fun, but it has also led to some fashion disasters. Here are several of the biggest crimes.
Recording Breaking Month for Golfshake
UK golfers have been visiting the Golfshake site and accessing score tracking apps in larger numbers than ever befor this year and July saw Golfshake record it's biggest ever number of visitors.
Summer Majors Underline Importance of Scottish Opens
Want to content in the Open Championship or Ricoh Women's British Open? The key seems to be playing in the equivalent Scottish Open a week previously on a links course, which has cited by several players as vital to their preparation.
Montrose Renames Historic Medal Links as 1562 Course
Scotland's historic Montrose Golf Links has unveiled plans to rename its Medal Course, which is one of the oldest layouts in the world. Soon to be known as the 1562 Course, this is all part of an initiative to raise awareness of the club's significant role in the development of the game.
Westerwood in Glasgow Introduces Quick Evening Golf Format
If you're a Glasgow based golfer looking to play in the evening's after work, Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort has introduced a fun, quick competiton format that is ideal.
Srixon Launches Redesigned AD333 Golf Ball
Srixon has launched a redesigned version of the hugely popular AD333 golf ball, which has been a regular fixture on the UK market for the past 11 years.
Cleveland Unveils New Woods and Irons
Cleveland Golf has unveiled its new Launcher HB Woods and CBX Irons that are set to provide keen golfers with faster ball speeds, greater distance and increased control. Designed for those who prefer more forgiving clubs, these will be launched in the UK & Ireland on the 15th of September.
Great US PGA Championship Moments
THE US PGA Championship is regarded as the least prestigious of golf's four majors. However, it is a tournament that has produced some amazing moments of drama over the years, and some truly unforgettable shots. We recall just a few of them.
US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Has there been a more hotly-anticipated US PGA in recent memory than this week's championship at Quail Hollow? Jordan Spieth is going for the career Grand Slam, and Rory is back at one of his favourite venues. It promises to be a classic. Derek Clements previews the final major of the year.
Spieth Bids to Join Golf's Grandest Champions
This week at the US PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth is attempting to join an elite group of men who have won all four majors. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at golf's five Grand Slam Champions.
The US PGA By the Numbers
It's the 99th PGA Championship from Quail Hollow in North Carolina. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the record books to pick out several of the key numbers to keep in mind during the year's final major.
Tour Each Hole of US PGA Venue Quail Hollow
This week's US PGA Championship venue Quail Hollow has been regularly seen on the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championship, but several changes have been made to the course for the year's final major.
US PGA Championship Broadcasting Times on the BBC
The 2017 US PGA Championship is being broadcast on the BBC this week across BBC Two, BBC Sport, BBC Red Button and the BBC iPlayer. Derek Clements has created an easy guide for you to follow the year's final major.
US PGA Championship Long Drive Contest
THE US PGA Championship is a little different from the game's other majors. For starters, it stages a long drive contest, which the big hitters will enjoy on Tuesday. The competition dates back all the way to 1952.
Masterful Matsuyama Brings Firestone to its Knees at WGC
With a perfect sense of timing, Hideki Matsuyama brought the Firestone Country Club at Akron, Ohio, to its knees when he recorded a flawless final round of 61 to secure the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title by five shots. It was his third victory of the year and his sensational return to form came on the eve of the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, the final major of the year.
In Kyung Kim Secures Deserved Major Redemption at Kingsbarns
In-Kyung Kim banished the horrors of squandering a major chance at the ANA Inspiration five years ago to produce a two-shot victory in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns, despite the best efforts of England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff who was simply brilliant in the rain.
Field Chasing Dominant I.K. Kim at Women's British Open
South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim will take a commanding six-shot lead into the final day of the Ricoh Women’s British Open following an impressively metronomic and controlled exhibition on Saturday, after a superb bogey-free round of 66 on a changeable afternoon of weather on the East Neuk of Fife at the stunning Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Dustin Johnson Smashes 439 Yard Drive at WGC
World number one Dustin Johnson is renowned as being one of the games' biggest hitters, but his effort on the lengthy 16th hole during the first round of the WGC Bridgstone Invitational at Firestone caught attention as he smashed the record books to strike the longest drive on the PGA Tour in four years with a tee shot of 439 yards.
Inventive Zen Green Stage Installed at Sky Sports Golf Studio
Zen Green Stage was showcased during the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and will now make regular television appearances after being installed in the studio for the Sky Sports Golf Channel.
Georgia Hall Tops British Challenge at Kingsbarns
Georgia Hall tops what has been a memorable two days for English golf at the Women’s British Open, holding the clubhouse lead after her second round at Kingsbarns. The 21-year-old from Bournemouth has long been touted as a potential star in the game, and we’re seeing evidence of that with a sparkling performance thus far in the East Neuk of Fife.
Shot Scope Unveils Innovative V2 Model
Shot Scope has revealed more information about its innovative V2 model, which is set to deliver a combination of advanced GPS technology with leading automatic performance tracking into the market.
Club Alcanada Speeds Up Play with Revolutionary TagMarshal
Club de Golf Alcanada, which is viewed as being one of Spain's finest golf courses despite its youthful status, has enhanced the experience of playing there further by introducing the innovative TagMarshal, which is set to speed up play.
Dame Laura Turns Back Clock on Promising Day for English Golfers at Women's Open
The Cross of Saint George featured prominently on the leaderboards at Kingsbarns throughout a memorable opening day for the English at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, with Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Mel Reid, Charley Hull, Georgia Hall and the legendary Dame Laura Davies all in early contention.
Fit and Happy Michelle Wie Produces Masterful Display at Kingsbarns
Armed with highly lofted woods, a relaxed mind, and recovered body, Michelle Wie produced a masterful display of low scoring on a receptive morning at Kingsbarns to lead the Ricoh Women's British Open after shooting an eight-under round of 64.
Golfshake Podcast #13 - RWBO, Kingsbarns + Golf in St Andrews
Kieran Clark is once again joined by FuzzyGolf and Josh Jeffrey to discuss what is happening in the world of golf this week. Topics discussed include the RICOH Womens British Open, the fantastic Kingsbarns as well as an in-depth discussion on golf in St Andrews.
Club Pros Get Chance to Live Major Dream at Quail Hollow
One of the things that marks out the US PGA Championship from the other majors is that it gives men who make their living as club professionals the opportunity to tee it up next to the best players in the world. Hear from one of them.
Challenge Thomas Bjorn at The Shire London
Do you fancy taking on Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn? That's an opportunity that The Shire London is offering golfers later this year in the Thomas Bjorn Trophy on Monday, October 9th.
Cleveland Unveils Forgiving Cavity Backed Wedge
Cleveland Golf has unveiled an exciting new category of wedges with the release of the new Cleveland CBX Wedge, which is a cavity back wedge that has been created for the 84% of golfers who also play cavity back irons. These wedges will be launched throughout the UK & and Ireland next month.
Rory McIlroy Comments on J.P. Fitzgerald Split
Rory McIlroy caused a stir on Monday when it was reported that he had parted ways with long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerland. Ahead of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the Northern Irishman commented on that split and the reasons behind it.
Charley Hull Leads Home Favourites Dreaming of Success at British Open
It’s been eight years since Catriona Matthew won the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. This week at Kingsbarns, the likes of Charley Hull, Jodie Ewart Shadoff and Georgia Hall are hoping to secure a home victory.
Top Ten Highest Earning and Richest Golfers
Golf is both lucrative and big business these days, and it's therefore no surprise to see the huge earnings that the biggest names have made this past year. We look at the top earners in golf in 2017, and also the richest in history.
Lexi Thompson Banking on Experience of Scottish Caddie at Kingsbarns
Lexi Thompson is hoping the vast local experience of her Scottish caddie will prove invaluable as she looks to secure a second major title at the 41st Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns.
Majestic Kingsbarns is the Perfect Stage for Ricoh Women's British Open
The majestic Kingsbarns Golf Links is tasting major championship golf for the first time this week as host of the 41st Ricoh Women’s British Open, and the field has been universal in their praise for a course that promises to be the perfect stage for the best female golfers in the world.
Ricoh Women's British Open Boosts Fife Tourism Income
It's the fourth major on the ladies calendar, and the RICOH Women's British Open kicks off today at the majestic Kingsbarns Golf Links, which is set to boost tourism across Fife as the summer season reaches its peak.
Scotty Cameron Adds Mallet Putter Model to Latest Range
In exciting news for those who love Scotty Cameron putters, the mastermine has added a high-MOI mallet model with an enhanced toe flow to his latest Futura line. The Futura 5.5M - as it's been named - is designed to combine the increased forgiveness of a mallet with the touch and feel of a blade putter.
Cobra Golf Introduces Easy to Hit F MAX Woods
Cobra Golf has introduced the highly forgiving and easy to swing F-MAX family of Woods. Including both men's and woman's versions of the Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids, each club features light-weight configurations with game improvement technologies to create the easiest to hit woods that COBRA has released.
COBRA Launches First Game Improvement ONE LENGTH Iron
COBRA Golf has today unveiled a market innovation with the launch of the first game improvement ONE LENGTH Iron. The F-MAX Irons family consists of both men's and women's versions of the F-MAX variable length and F-MAX ONE LENGH sets.
Mizuno MP18 Iron Family Review
Golfshake's Owen Davies reviews the new Mizuno MP18 family of irons including the MP18 blade, the MP18 SC and the MP18 MMC.
Dame Laura Davies Qualifies for 37th Women's British Open
Dame Laura Davies secured her place in the Women's British Open for a record 37th occasion following a dramatic day of final qualifying at the Castle Course, St. Andrews. The 1986 champion survived a remarkable 14-player playoff, with 11 remaining places available into the season's final major at the spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links
Mizuno Launches Three New MP 18 Iron Models
In what is exciting news for fans of the leading brand, Mizuno has launched three new MP-18 Irons Models, which are set to enhance the manufacturer's reputation for its quality products.
Mizuno Unveils S18 Wedges and CLK Hybrids
Mizuno has confirmed the launch of its new S18 Wedges and CLK Hybrids, which have been designed to enhance the scoring phase of the game for golfers, and will both be available from September 2017.