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Motocaddy Continues Partnership with PGA EuroProTour

Motocaddy has for the twelfth consecutive season been confirmed as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ of the PGA EuroPro Tour.

Save Up To £80 on a SkyCaddie with Trade-In Offer

The clock is ticking, but UK golfers have until the end of June to take advantage of a £80 saving on a SkyCaddie in an exciting trade-in offer that has just been announced.

Ko Must Find Caddie Who Can Carry The Weight

With LPGA star Lydia Ko having gone through an astonishing nine caddies in three years, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at some of the player-caddie partnerships that have - and have not - stood the test of time.

R&A and USGA to Develop Single World Handicap System

Golf's two governing bodies, The R&A and USGA are collaborating with the game's handicapping authorities to create a single World Handicap System.

GolfBuddy Introduces Two GPS Watch Models for Spring 2017

Distance measuring device developer, GolfBuddy has introduced two GPS watch models for 2017, including the WTX, which is the most advanced model that the brand has released.

Exciting SkyTrak Launch Monitor Deal Promoted with TV Campaign

If you haven't seen the exciting personal launch monitor/golf simulator, SkyTrak, then you will soon after SkyCaddie has launched a Sky TV advertising campaign that promotes an eye-catching deal.

Golfshake Podcast #3 - Twilight Golf, Hacker to Single Figures

In our latest podcast, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies talk through the latest tour events, ideas for Twilight Golf and playing some Top 100 courses plus they are joined by by Hacker to Single Figure vlogger Kevin Paver to discuss his goals for 2017.

Stuburt Launches Spring Summer 2017 Golf Shoe Collection

Historic British brand Stuburt has long been renowned for its high reputation for producing quality and affordable golf footwear has unveiled its exciting Spring/Summer 2017 Golf Shoe Collection with products ranging in price from RRP £44.99-£89.99.

Stunning Gloria in Turkey Ready for Challenge Tour Event

The stunning Gloria Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 with the five-star luxury location in Belek on the Turkish Riveria playing host to a significant Challenge Tour event this week.

Revolutionary RolleyGolf Showcased Throughout 2017

The revolutionary RolleyGolf 'hop-on, hop-off' transformable trolley is to be showcased throughout this year by the golf, event and travel business organisation Aspiration Group.

Best of Bryan Brothers Trick Shots

Champion at Hilton Head, Wesley Bryan has enjoyed a remarkable rise through the game. Previously known for his trick shots alongside his brother George, we take a look back at many of their best moments together.

Experience West of Ireland Gems with Exciting Packages

West of Ireland Golf has been launched to raise the profile of a stunningly beautiful region that boasts many championship links courses, with the associated packages set to offer potential visitors easier access than ever before, bringing to their attention seven layouts that they may not have experienced. 

Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's a huge week for Ian Poulter at the Valero Texas Open, as he requires around $40,000 to retain his tour card. It should be an intriguing few days ahead, and Derek Clements sets the scene with his comprehensive preview.

Shenzhen International Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour makes its way to China for the Shenzhen International, where Bubba Watson is hoping to recapture his best form after a poor run. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some players to follow.

Wesley Bryan Completes Journey From Trick Shot Star to PGA Tour Winner

Wesley Bryan was formerly best known as a trick shot star alongside his brother on the internet, but the young American has completed his remarkable journey into the professional game by winning the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.

Play with Andrew "Beef Johnson at BMW PGA Pro Am

FootJoy is offering golfers from the UK and Ireland a chance to tee it up alongside FJ Brand Ambassador Andrew 'Beef' Johnston in the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth. One lucky winner will join the popular Englishman as he takes on the West Course on Wednesday 24th May, ahead of his bid to succeed at the European Tour’s flagship event.

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club Celebrates Major Investment

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, Bexley, got off to a flying start on Saturday 1st April when it hosted its public Grand Opening following a £5,000,000 investment that has seen the club become the most comprehensive health, leisure, golf and events facility in the area.

American Golf and 3Hammers Search for Junior Trick Shot Stars

American Golf has teamed up with 3 Hammers, one of the UK's leading golf academies, to discover the country's most impressive young golfers. Successful entrants will be invited to display their skills on the Main Stage at the American Golf Manchester Golf Show at Event City.

Receive Break for Four with QHotels Country Membership

QHotels is offering a free one-night break for four guests to anyone who takes up a country club membership at six of the resort operator's four-star destinations before the end of June.

FootJoy Unveils 2017 Spikeless Golf Shoe Range

FootJoy has unveiled details of its updated 2017 men's performance spikeless shoe category, with the diversity being offered in response to consumer demands for non-cleated golf shoes.

Mixed Nine Hole Championship Coming to Cheshire

In what is a groundbreaking event for golf in England, Cheshire is the first county in the nation to organise a mixed nine-hole championship, which will see men, ladies and juniors competing on the same day in a tournament that promotes the shorter version of the game.

Exciting Dye London Course Granted Planning Permission

In exciting news for golf in the UK, a stunning 18-hole tour standard course, The Dye London, has been granted planning permission by The Planning Inspectorate this week.

UK and Ireland Top 100 Summer Twilight Rates

If you're looking to play some of the most famous courses in the UK & Ireland, but are worried about the cost, we have put together a guide of those great venues that offer twilight rates throughout the spring and summer.

How to Attend the 2018 Masters

Want to attend the Masters in 2018? It's easier than you may think to secure entry. We take a closer look at the options, including the annual ticket ballot, and dedicated packages from travel providers that could make your dreams a reality.

Mother and Daughter Team Triumph Again at Royal Mid Surrey

What a team! Royal Cromer Golf Club members Tracey and Amelia Williamson secured their fourth consecutive Mothers and Daughters' victory on Saturday (8th April) with a three-shot triump at south-west London's superb Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club.

Appreciating Class Act Justin Rose at Great Masters for European Golf

Sergio Garcia was the champion, but Derek Clements pays tribute to the quality and grace of Justin Rose, who was both a star on the course and off it throughout an enthralling and special Masters for European golf.

Benross HTX Compressor Type R Wood Review

Ryan Metcalfe the Yorkshire Golf Coach reviews the new Benross HTX Compressor Type R fariway wood new from Benross in 2017.

Benross HTX Compressor Type R Hybrid Review

Ryan Metcalfe the Yorkshire Golf Coach reviews the new Benross HTX Compressor Type R Hybrid new from Benross in 2017.

2017 Fairway Finders Challenge - Get Involved!

The Masters has come and gone and Spring is here! It's the time of year to start playing golf again, but if you need an added touch of motivation, we have it for you with the Fairway Finders 2017 Challenge in association with COBRA.

Sergio's Classic Masters Moment on the 15th

There was much to savour about the Masters, but Sergio Garcia's brilliant eagle on the 15th will be remembered as one of those iconic moments. It was an incredible scene of theatre on a memorable Sunday at Augusta.

Revolutionary Wilson Staff Triton Driver on General Sale in UK

Featuring two interchangeable sole plates for optimal launch, spin and distance, Wilson Golf has released its revolutionary adjustable multi-piece driver onto general sale in the UK.

Golfshake Podcast #2 - 2017 Masters Reaction

In our latest podcast, Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss Sergio Garcia's stunning Masters victory and how his first major victory will affect the golfing landscape in 2017 and beyond. 

Praia D'El Rey Resort Upgrades Facilities and Opens Stunning Golf Course

The beautiful Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort has completed a significant enhancement of its hotel facilities, upgrading the five-star experience that is offered to guests.

Ambitious Buenavista Continues Major Investment

The stunning Buenavista Golf is proving its determination to become the jewel of the Canary Islands by investing half a million in improving its already sensational experience.

Trophee Hassan II Preview

The European Tour resumes this week after a five-week break for the Trophee Hassan in Morocco, where Jeunghun Wang is defending. It's an opportunity for some of the more unfancied players to make a breakthrough. Derek Clements picks out some of the most likely contenders.

RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

After the drama at Augusta, the PGA Tour moves to Harbour Town for the RBS Heritage. Branden Grace is defending the title against a strong field at one of the year's best venues. Derek Clements looks ahead to the week.

Golf and Sport Reacts to Sergio's Masters Success

It had taken him 74 attempts, but FINALLY Sergio Garcia was a major champion. His enthralling battle with Justin Rose left us with a Masters champion, and there have been few more popular winners in the storied history of this great event. Some of the biggest names in golf and sport reacted to the Spaniard's brilliant triumph. 

Sergio's Winning Bag at the Masters

Sergio Garcia brilliantly withstood the pressure to overcome his friend and fellow competitor Justin Rose in a thrilling playoff at Augusta National for his maiden major championship victory at the 74th attempt. Take a closer look at the clubs used by the Spaniard to achieve his breakthrough moment at the Masters.

Brilliant Sergio Garcia Triumphs at Enthralling Masters

Sergio Garcia ended two decades of major championship heartache with a thrilling playoff victory over Justin Rose in an enthralling Masters Tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a special day and hugely popular success.

Interview: David Howell - Professionals aren't to blame for slow play

Golf writer Josh Carr caught up with Sky Sports pundit David Howell to talk about whether the rule changes will help cure slow play and if the professionals are partly to blame.

Remembering Seve's Two Masters Triumphs

The legendary Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 today. Six years have now passed since his death, but the incredible legacy of the Spaniard is continually celebrated. We take a look back at his two historic Masters victories.

Masters Sunday Key Pairings and Times

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead the way going into what promises to be a memorable Sunday at the Masters. Americans Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth will be looking to strike from the penultiimate pairing at Augusta. Here are the key pairings and tee times to look out for.

Garcia and Rose Lead Ahead of Special Masters Sunday at Augusta

Justin Rose produced a sensational back-nine of 31 on Saturday to ascend into a tie for the lead with Sergio Garcia after the third round of the 81st Masters Tournament, with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth just behind ahead of what promises to be a memorable Sunday.

Garcia, Fowler and Pieters Reach the Summit at Intriguingly Poised Masters

Day one leader Charley Hoffman was caught by a squad of impressive names on Friday at the Masters, with Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler all shooting rounds in the 60s to join the 40-year-old at the summit at four-under. 

Veteran Fred Couples Rolls Back Years at Augusta

25 years ago, Fred Couples secured the Green Jacket after seeing off the challenge from the experienced Raymond Floyd. He was the world number one and pre-tournament favourite. Now 57 and with a troublesome back, the American has found himself back in contention after two rounds at the Masters.

Key Pairings on Saturday at the Masters

It's poised to be a fascinating and thrilling weekend at Augusta. The third round is destined to be crucial, with a four-way-tie for the lead, and we have picked out the most important pairings of the day and when they're starting.

Masters Disappointment for Willett

Despite battling admirably to recovery from two notable disasters, the first hole proved to be Danny Willett's nemesis at the Masters, costing him six shots on route to narrowly missing the cut on his defence.

Experience Renovated Stoke Park During Open Day

The newly renovated golf course at the revered Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, will be presented to visitors during an open day on Saturday April, 29th, displaying the bunker work that has been implemented over the winter months.

G-RIP Unveils Triangular Shaped Putting Grip

Specialist grip brand G-RIP has unveiled its latest model, the oversized lightweight (55gms) FL-1, which encourages a light grip pressure on the putter, enhancing feel and control on the greens, leading a smooth stroke, improved distance control and consistency, not to mention more holed putts.

Interview: Dominic Bott - Life as a tour caddie

Golf writer Josh Carr caught with with tour caddie Dominic Bott to see what life is really like as a caddie. It isn't as easy as you may think.

Brilliant Charley Hoffman Takes Historic Lead at Masters

American Charley Hoffman shot an astonishing opening round of 65 - ten shots better than the field average - to secure a four-stroke lead at the Masters on what had been a difficult Thursday for most of the field at Augusta National. 

Different Angle of Tiger's Amazing Masters Chip Shot

We all remember Tiger's legendary chip-in on the 16th at Augusta National in 2005 - it's likely the most iconic shot of his career - but you may not have seen this different angle and perspective of such an indelible moment.

Bubba Holes Two Incredible Putts at Masters

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson produced two miraculous putts at Augusta on Thursday, holing across greens and down slopes on the 14th and 16th, which helped him salvage a respectable score on a difficult day.

Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm Produce Magic on 16th at Augusta

Rory McIlroy had to battle during the first round of the Masters, but he produced a moment of brilliance on the 16th, coming close to making a hole-in-one. Playing partner Jon Rahm wasn't far behind him!

Golfshake Podcast #1 - 2017 Masters Preview

In our first ever podcast, host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss the up coming Masters Tournament. 

Weather Set to Play Havoc with Masters Field

Storms and tornado warnings have already defined practice rounds and look set to cancel the Par 3 Contest, but the inclement conditions are set to continue into Thursday and Friday, destined to play havoc with the field.

Tommy Fleetwood Hoping to Make Impact in First Masters

Tommy Fleetwood is back at Augusta National for a second time, but the first as part of the Masters field. The 26-year-old is enjoying his opportunity this week, and is looking to continue his stunning run of form.

Galvin Green Unveils Weightless Wind Protection Jacket

Galvin Green continues its mission to revolutionise golf clothing with the unveiling of the 'virtually weightless' BOW Shell Layer jacket that features exclusively as part of its 2017 Part One apparel range.

Seve Ballesteros Eagles 13th at Augusta National

Two-time champion, Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 on this coming Sunday at the Masters. We take a look back at one example of his magic at Augusta, this brilliant eagle on the 13th in 1986. 

David Howell Makes His Masters Picks

Two-time Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports Golf pundit, David Howell has looked ahead to this week's Masters Tournament with Josh Carr, and anaylsed the chances the favourites for the Green Jacket this year.

Golfshake Team Masters Picks

We asked Golfshake Staff and Ambassadors to pick out a number of players who will make headlines this week at the Masters, including the man set to be triumphantly presented with the jacket in Butler Cabin on Sunday.

Five Players to Follow at Augusta

Who shall receive the Green Jacket on Sunday? That is the main question going into this year's Masters, and there are many potential contenders. Derek Clements has picked out five players that should be in the mix.

Lexi Thompson Rules Controversy Defines LPGA Major

The first LPGA major of the season - the ANA Inspiration - was clouded by controversy after leader Lexi Thompson was retrospectively handed a four-stroke penalty midway through the final round, after an incident from the previous day had been raised by a viewer at home.

Brilliant Henley Secures Last Spot in Masters Field

Georgia boy Russell Henley claimed the last sport into the Masters after producing a brilliant performance - including ten birdies on Sunday - to secure the Houston Open title in blistering fashion. Derek Clements reports.

Feature Interview: Brendan McCartain

Brendan McCartain has spent 23-years on tour and was carrying for José Maria Olazabal during the 1999 season and his Masters victory. We caught up with Brendan to learn more about how the 1999 Masters played out and hear his uique insight into Augusta and the Masters tournament. 

Masters 2017 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 81st Masters! It's the first major of the year 94 players have taken that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane to begin their quest for the Green Jacket. Who is going to be triumphant? Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out some likely contenders.

Masters 2017 - The Europeans

It's the strongest European challenge in the Masters for many years, including 11 Englishmen in the field at Augusta. Rory McIlroy is the favourite of the bunch to succeed, but who else could have a run? Derek Clements takes a closer look at the large gathering from the continent.

Masters 2017 - The Americans

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth lead the American challenge at the Masters, but there are a number of other potential contenders from the States. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely home challengers at Augusta.

Masters 2017 - The Internationals

Americans and Europeans may be the favourites, but the biggest challenge for the Green Jacket could come from international players. From Jason Day to Hideki Matsuyama and Marc Leishman, there is a strong contingent from across the world at Augusta National. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely contenders.

Masters 2017 - The Amateurs

Following in the great tradition of Bobby Jones, there are five amateurs in the field at this year's Masters, including England's Scott Gregory. We take a closer look at how they all qualified to compete at Augusta National.

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