News & Features
Presidents Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis
The United States have won the last six Presidents Cup, and Steve Stricker will be hoping to continue that run against Nick Price's International Team at Liberty National in New York. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece event.
Lucas Bjerregard Produces Under Pressure at Portugal Masters
Lucas Bjerregard rescued his season and possibly even his career with a superb closing round of 65 to win the Portugal Masters. At the start of the week the Dane was in danger of losing his card. Now he has put those fears to rest
Titleist Introduces Latest DT TruSoft Golf Ball
Titleist has launched its latest DT TruSoft golf ball, which is available in shops across the UK & Ireland from the 2nd of October, and ensures that the brand's softest ball now provides that added touch of distance.
Justin Thomas Completes Incredible Year with FedEx Cup Triumph
Justin Thomas completed a sensational and already lucrative season by unlocking the $10m cash box of the FedEx Cup after pipping Jordan Spieth in the rankings, as fellow young American Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship to secure his second victory on the PGA Tour.
Bunker Mentality Unveils Collection of Mid Layers for Autumn/Winter 2017
Bunker Mentality has unveiled its collection of mid-layers for Autumn/Winter 2017, which are now available to purchase. These are to deliver the brand's philosophy that offer products that are designed for both 'performance and style'.
Dalmahoy Unveils Family and Young Adult Memberships
The spectacular Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - situated just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre - is a scenic and revered venue, boasting two 18-hole courses. However, in exciting news that will intrigue golfers in the area, the resort has unveiled an open and flexibile membership strategy that provides a variety of options, including categories that carry members through ages from junior into full-status.
Bridgestone Winners Chasing Their Dreams to the British Masters
Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams finalists move onto British Masters Pro-Am hosted by Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club after Luton Hoo success.
Catriona Matthew Named 2019 Solheim Cup Captain
Scotland’s very own Catriona Matthew has been unveiled as Europe’s Solheim Cup captain for the 2019 edition at Gleneagles. The 48-year-old, a widely respected veteran of nine matches, was unquestionably the natural choice to lead the home team in Perthshire, taking on the honourable position just 80 miles from her residence of North Berwick.
St Enodoc Showcases Hidden Gem Second Course
Many golfers will have experienced the championship Church Course at St. Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, but the club has showcased its second layout, The Holywell, through dramatic drone footage.
Rory McIlroy Enters British Masters
This month's British Masters presented by Sky Sports was already set to be a major highlight on the calendar, but anticipation will only increase over the coming week in the north-east of England with the news that Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the event at Close House, which is to be hosted by Lee Westwood.
Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
Padraig Harrington returns to defend his Portugal Masters title at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, and says that he can't wait. The three-time major champion may have slipped down the world rankings recently but, on his day, he remains a world-class player.
Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
And then there were 30. The PGA Tour season reaches its climax with the Tour Championship at East Lake, with the top 30 golfers playing for massive financial rewards and, at the end of it all, somebody walking away with the FedEx Cup and a tasty little bonus of $10m.
Anna Nordqvist Secures Second Major Title at Evian
Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist secured her second major title at the weather-shortened Evian Championship, overcoming the largely unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff.
Marc Leishman Completes Impressive Victory at BMW Championship
Australia’s Marc Leishman completed an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the BMW Championship to banish the memories of a disappointing loss in his previous event to secure a third victory on the PGA Tour and move into one of the coveted top five positions on the FedEx Cup standings before the season-ending Tour Championship.
Mizuno Launches 2017/18 Collection of Golf Bags
Mizuno is widely known and renowned for its forged golf clubs and innovation, and the Japanese brand is now extending further into the region of golf bags this Autumn with the launch of a new line-up.
Jason Day Parts Company With 'Father Figure' Col Swatton
First it was Phil Mickelson. Next came Rory McIlroy. And now Jason Day has followed suit in parting company with his long-time caddie. In Day's case, the announcement that Colin Swatton would no longer be on his bag came as a major surprise as he has acted as a surrogate father to the Australian.
10 Things That Golfers Wish They Had Not Done
Most have us have done things on the golf course that we later regret. Maybe it was breaking a club or having a meltdown on the final hole of the medal. Well, you're not alone. Here are ten incidents that professional golfers wish they hadn't done.
European Tour Qualifying Returns to Restored Golf d'Hardelot in France
Golf d'Hardelot, the 36-hole golf resort set amid the magnificent pine forests and sand dunes of Northern France, has been selected as a European Tour First Stage Qualifying venue for the seventh successive season, and will have a whole new look for those hopefuls dreaming of teeing it up alongside the big boys.
Teenage South Korean Golfer Draws Attention on EuroPro Tour
When it comes to the constantly evolving landscape of professional golf, we’re always looking out for emerging talent and potential stars jostling for position under the radar. Min Kyu Kim plays on the EuroPro Tour - and won three times in August. He is only 16 and possesses an incredible golf swing.
Tenerife's Golf del Sur Celebrates 30th Anniversary
30 years ago, the majestic island of Tenerife welcomed a second golf course - Golf del Sur - that would become iconic over the subsequent decades, hosting European Tour events and thrilling golfers from across the planet.
Former Solider Just Six Feet Away From Securing One Million Dollars
He wasn't far away! Former soldier Rob Hansen was just six feet from securing On Course Foundation (OCF) a staggering $1million during last week's Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO), in partnership with American Golf.
American Golf Crowns 2017 Champions at The Belfry
American Golf brought together qualifers at iconic Ryder Cup venue The Belfry for three days of exciting finals. Eight winners were crowned, with six now moving onto the Heritage Resorts Tournament of Champions in Mauritius.
McIlroy in Serious Danger of Missing the Party
Rory McIlroy desperately needs a strong performance at the BMW Championship to qualify for the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. However, the Northern Irishman is not the only big name struggling to make it through this week.
BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour returns for the BMW Championship. With only 30 players making it through to the season finale at East Lake, the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson are looking to continue their domination of the FedEx Cup.
KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Home favourite Joost Luiten defends the KLM Open this week. With many of the best players skipping the tournament, it's an opportunity for several names to pick up a long overdue title, including Lee Westwood.
TRENDYGOLF Adds Women's Style Section
TRENDYGOLF has launched a specific women's style section to its wide range of golf fashion brands. The UK e-tailer is offering tips, advice and inspiration to ladies as they look through a premium quality of options when online shopping.
PING Unveils 2017 Autumn Winter Apparel Ranges
PING has unveiled of its 2017 Autumn/Winter apparel ranges, which includes the brand's most advanced men's and ladies' collections released yet.
Lexi Thompson Milks the Applause after Second Title of Season
Lexi Thompson has had a memorable season - from the crushing disappointment of a rules violation at the ANA Inspiration, to Solheim Cup success. She has now become the first American to claim multiple titles ths year after a four-shot victory.
USA Secures Emphatic Walker Cup Victory
THE United States regained the Walker Cup in emphatic fashion at Los Angeles Country Club, thrashing Great Britain and Ireland 19-7 in a one-sided match that offered redemption for US captain Spider Miller, who was at the helm when GB&I won two years ago at Royal Lytham.
Women's Professional Golf in Europe in Dire Straits
The final women's major of the year, the Evian Championship, takes place at the Evian Resort Golf Course in Evian-les-Bains, France, against a backdrop of uncertainty for the Ladies European Tour.
Matt's Gloss Finish Sees Fitzpatrick Join Lofty Company in the Swiss Alps
Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sandy Lyle all have something in common. Apart from the fact that they all won majors, each of them had won four times on the European Tour by the time they were 23 years old. It is pretty lofty company. And the latest to join them is Matthew Fitzpatrick after winning the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Two English Stars Declared Winners at Inaugural American Golf Awards
American Golf enjoyed its inaugural Golf Awards held at the Belfry on Thursday evening, with the company marking the best British achievements in golf, as voted for by thousands of golfers throughout the UK. Tommy Fleetwood and Georgia Hall were declared the U.K. & Ireland players of the year, while PING was named brand of the year.
Troon International Make Tee Time Booking Easy with New App
Playing a Troon International venue has just become easier, thanks to the launch of a tee time booking app, which ensures that its impressive portfolio of courses will continue to set the benchmark for standards and service.
TaylorMade Unveils New M CGB Iron
TaylorMade Golf has today unveiled its all-new M CGB Iron. Set to deliver power and playability in what has been identified as the brand's fastest iron set (4-PW) to date*, the M CGB features a high COR throughout the bag, a low and back centre of gravity and several of TM's most celebrated iron performance technologies.
adidas Golf's Popular TOUR360 Shoe Receives Upgrade
adidas Golf's most popular shoe on tour is receiving an upgrade with an updated version of the TOUR360 being made available for consumers in October. Featuring innovative design improvements to provide golfers with the comfort of adidas’ BOOST™ technology in addition with the stability they require to perform at their best.
The Shire London Confirms Facility Upgrades
One of the most popular venues with Golfshake users, The Shire London has confirmed a series of upgrades costing £250,000 to its facilities throughout the next two years.
West Cliffs in Portugal Receives Environmental Accolades
West Cliffs Golf Links has already garnered significant attention since it was unveiled earlier this year, and the accolades continue to gather, with the venue being singled out for praise by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) after becoming a GEO Certified® Development - and the first course in Europe to complete its OnCourse Developments programme.
Golfshake Podcast #15 New Irons and Le Golf National
Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to talk new irons, The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National and some of great escapes for this Autumn.
Justin Thomas Secures Fifth Victory of Incredible Season
Justin Thomas won the Dell Technologies Championship, the second of four tournaments that decide the FedEx champion. He beat Jordan Spieth, who finished runner-up for the second successive week, to claim his fifth victory of an astonishing year.
Remarkable Stacy Lewis Donates Prize Money to Houston Relief Fund
Stacy Lewis picked up her first LPGA Tour victory in three years at the Portland Classic, but that fact was overshadowed by the American’s remarkable gesture of donating her entire prize money – all $195,000 of it – to the relief fund for victims of Storm Harvey in her hometown of Houston.
10 Ways Money Makes the World of Golf Go Around
When you consider the cash spent on football transfers, it seems like Monopoly money, but it is for real, and it got us thinking about the money swilling around in golf. How does it compare? Here, we look at 10 examples that may make you choke on your coffee.
European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour returns to one of its most iconic venues as the Omega European Masters is staged at the stunning Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, which is surely one of the most breathtaking courses anywhere in the world.
Haydn Porteous Claims Second European Tour Victory at Czech Masters
Since winning his first European Tour title at the Joburg Open in 2016, Haydn Porteous endured a miserable run of form, but the South African vanquished that on Sunday as he secured victory at the Czech Masters.
European Amateur Golf Tour to Begin 2018 Season at La Manga
The emerging European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT) has confirmed it will launch its 2018 season amongst the spectacular surrounds of the five-star La Manga Club resort in Spain.
Golfers Chase One Million Dollars at The Belfry
Nine amateur golfers who qualified from across the UK have a thrilling opportunity to grasp $1 million during the hole-in-one challenge at The Belfry, which is run jointly by Million Dollar Hole In One (MDHIO) and American Golf.
10 Golfers Who Lived Up To Expectations
Sometimes, when you meet a golfer in the flesh they turn out to be a disappointment. Derek Clements looks at ten professionals who have gone out of their way to engage with spectators and handled themselves with class.
Bridgestone Challenge Set to be Great Event at Luton Hoo
The Challenge Tour arrives at the five-star Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, with the Bridgestone Challenge being played there between September 7 and 10. It offers a chance to see the stars of tomorrow close up. Entry is free and the best news of all is that there will be no ropes, which means that spectators have unrestricted viewing for all four days on the golf course.
Titleist 818 Hybrid Reviews
Titleist has unveiled its new 818 Hybrids – which are stated to be the longest and most accurate yet. Golfshake’s Owen Davies has tested and reviewed both clubs and discovers if they live up to the billing.
Motocaddy S7 REMOTE Review
Motocaddy’s S7 REMOTE possesses one of the most sophisticated guidance systems on the powered trolley market, featuring a compact remote-control handset that fits perfectly into a storage compartment on the underside of the handle. Golfshake's Owen Davies put these enhancements to the test on the course. See what he thought.
Titleist Launches Powerful and Accurate 818 Hybrids
Titleist has launched its new 818 Hybrids, which have been enhanced with the brand's tour-verified driver technology to produce their most accurate and longest hybrid yet. This release is set to thrill golfers who are seeking precise fitting and improved shot making with the long game.
Sun Mountain Adds H2NO Sunday Bag to Premium Range
Sun Mountain has expanded its H2NO range of premium quality golf bags with the addition of the H2NO Sunday bag.
Pay What You Like at Bamburgh Charity Tournament
Music legend, Jon Bon Jovi runs community restaurants in New Jersey were the diners pay what they believe the meal to be worth, which has raised money for his Soul Foundation that helps to fund housing and shelter for homeless people. Bamburgh Castle Club are following that particular charity method for the Dyslexia North East Golf Tournament.
Europe Should Be Glad Ryder Cup is Not Played on Paper
Ryder Cup qualification has begun, and Thomas Bjorn can now look forward to players jostling to make his team. But as Derek Clements describes, on paper at least, the Americans seem likely to be a formiddable opponent next year in France.
10 of the Freakiest Golf Injuries
Earlier this year, Dustin Johnson suffered a crazy injury before the Masters after falling down the stairs of his rented home in Augusta. But he wasn't the first golfer to have a freak incident. Here, we look at ten of the freakiest golf injuries.
Son Gual in Mallorca Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Mallorca's popular Son Gual has been celebrating its 10th anniversary, with staff and members raising a glass to the popular venue.
Carnoustie Tee Times Available for 2018
Carnoustie is counting down the days until it hosts the 147th Open Championship, and regular golfers can sample the legendaylinks for themselves with tee times for the 2018 season now being available on its three popular courses.
Motocaddy M1 Pro DHC Review
Motocaddy have brought their 'Downhill Control' technology to the ever popular M1 Pro model. Golfshake's Owen Davies recently headed out onto the golf course to put the new electric trolley to the test.
Galvin Green Releases Latest Premium Collection
Galvin Green has pushed the standards of quality and technology to deliver high performing clothing for serious golfers with the release of its 2017 Part Two range now available on the market.
Odyssey Unveils Exciting Toulon Design Putters
Odyssey has unveiled its Toulon Design Putters into the European marketplace, which are set to deliver a premium line of performance, combining the best in look, sound, feel and technology.
Motocaddy S5 Connect Review
Motocaddy have launched their first every GPS app and trolley intergration. Golfshake's Owen Davies takes to the course to put the new technology to the test.
Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour moves onto the Czech Masters - which marks the beginning of Ryder Cup qualifying. Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick are hoping to make an early claim for a spot on Thomas Bjorn's team.
Dell Technologies Preview, Picks & Analysis
The FedEx Cup Playoffs move onto the Dell Technologies Championship. Dustin Johnson's victory at the weekend puts him in a strong position, but the likes of Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas will be looking to triumph this week.
Dustin Johnson Overcomes Jordan Spieth After Enthralling Contest
Dustin Johnson produced one of the shots of the year at the first playoff hole to defeat Jordan Spieth, secure the Northern Trust title and claim pole position in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Youngsters Enjoy Fun Experience at American Golf Junior Championship
American Golf recently staged its fourth Junior Championship in association with PING at Gainsborough Golf Club, where the main titles were up for grabs. Featuring a relaxed and fun atmosphere that is renowned, this year's climactic event was typically enjoyable for all, with parents and friends joining the young golfers on the course as caddies.
Tiger Set to Step Back Into Positive Limelight at Presidents Cup
Tiger Woods looks set to step back into the public environment of competitive golf next month at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey, when he is expected to serve as one of Steve Stricker's assistant captains for the United States team.
Rory McIlroy to Skip Race to Dubai and Conclude Season Early
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that his 2017 season will conclude earlier than originally planned, with the Northern Irishman set to pass on competing in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai finale later in the autumn.
Galvin Green ARGON Jacket and ARN Trouser Review
Golfshake's Owen Davies reviews the new ARGON Jacket and ARN Trousers from Galvin Green which both feature innovative C-Knit Technology.
Titleist Launches Exciting 718 Line of Irons
Titleist has launched its exciting new line of 718 Irons - which consists of the forgiving and powerful AP1, the tour-validated consistency of AP2, and the debut of the AP3, which brings together the best of both to deliver the longest and fastest Titleist players iron yet - offering the technology and proven performance that has enthralled dedicated golfers and seen Titleist become the #1 iron on the PGA Tour since 2005.
Titleist 718 Range Review
Titleist have announced the launch of their long anticipated 718 range of irons and the lineup promises to deliver a hug amount of high quality options for golfers of all abilities.
Titleist 718 MB and CB Review
The new Titleist 718 MB and CB models have arrived. Two of the most popular irons on tour have recieved an upgrade and Golfshake's Owen Davies recenty got his hands on them to find out what is new.
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