News & Features
Phil and Bones Part Ways after 25 Years on Tour
They were the most enduring of partnerships, defying the often precarious and short-lived dynamic between player and caddie, but it has been confirmed that Phil Mickelson and long-term companion on tour Jim "Bones" Mackay have parted company after 25 years.
FootJoy Launches Innovative D.N.A. Helix Shoe
FootJoy has introduced the D.N.A. Helix, a high perfomance shoe that is layered with innovation, joining the D.N.A. family and offering an attractive balance of stability, flexibiltiy and comfort allowing for greater results.
Revitalise Golf and and Mind with Luxury Break in Switzerland
Giardino Hotels has provided an opportunity for ladies to improve their golf and mind with an attractive combination of golf and Ayurvedic treatments. Staying at the luxurious Giardino Ascona, just a few minutes’ walk from Lake Maggiore in Switzerland, the 18-hole Golf Club Patriziale Ascona is just next door.
Callaway Launches Steelhead XR Fairway Woods
Callaway has launched its Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful reinvention of the unmistakable shape that allowed the original Steelhead to become one of the best-selling fairway woods of all-time.
PUMA Golf Releases Autumn Winter Apparel Collection
PUMA Golf has released its exciting Autumn Winter 2017 Collection, with the line featuring products for men, women and juniors, showcasing an improved level performance technologies and stylish design throughout the range of apparel, accessories and footwear.
PUMA Golf Unveils Footwear Collection for Men and Women
PUMA Golf has unveiled its Autumn Winter 2017 Footwear Collection, featurng innovative and stylish products for both men and women.
Local Boy Paul Waring Returns to Royal Birkdale for Open
Paul Waring is back at Royal Birkdale for this year's Open Championship, reliving the memories of an enthralling week in 2008, when the local boy enjoyed a memorable few days at the legendary Southport links.
Chronicling the Unique and Determined Career Path of Brooks Koepka
From the peaks of Aviemore to the highs of Erin Hills, Sunday in Wisconsin was the major culmination in what has been a unique career progression for Brooks Koepka, whose professional life began on Europe’s uncompromising second circuit, before impressively ascending through the ranks to the upper echelons of the game within four years. Challenge Tour to the U.S. Open.
Experience Stunning Package Offer at La Reserva Club
The stunnning La Reserva Club in Andalusia has unveiled an exclusive 'Sotogrande Classic' stay-and-play package ove this winter, joining forces with prestigious neighbours Valderrama and Real Club Sotogrande.
BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Henrik Stenson is back in Germany to defend the BMW International Open, but it is Martin Kaymer who will have the hearts of the home fans, as he seeks to pick up a long overdue victory. Derek Clements looks ahead to the action.
Travelers Championsip Preview, Picks & Analysis
Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be looking to repond from missed cuts at the U.S. Open this week at the Travelers Championship, where Scotland's Russell Knox is the defending champion. Derek Clements previews the event from TPC River Highlands.
Formidable Brooks Koepka Dominates US Open at Erin Hills
Brooks Koepka, a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled that promise with an imperious and dominant triumph in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Thomas Makes Major History on a day of Sensational Scoring
On a day the like of which the US Open has never seen before, Tommy Fleetwood kept his head, hit fairways and holed the putts that mattered to maintain his challenge in the US Open at Erin Hills. Thomas, one of America’s most talented young stars, shot a sensational and record-breaking round of 63, nine under par.
US Open 2017 - Some can't cut it
With the cut falling at one over par, the entire field was separated by just eight shots – but for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1986, none of the world’s top three will be around for the weekend. Derek Clements reports.
Callaway Unveils GPS and Fitness Watch Designed for Golfers
Callaway has unveiled its first multi-sport watch that has been designed specifically for golfers - the ALLSPORT, inforporating fitness tracking software with a conventional golf GPS.
Golf Slang to Use on the Golf Course
Golf writer Josh Carr has produced several of his favourite golf slang sayings to use on the golf course, when playing with friends.
Most Notable Father and Son Combinations in Golf History
Ahead of Father's Day, we take a look through some of the most famous and successful Father-Son combinations in golf. From Old and Young Tom Morris to Davis and Dru Love, there many examples of sons following their dads into the game.
Stars of Sport and Entertainment Take on American Golf Putting Challenge
American Golf has tasked several golf playing celebrated to participate in the Pressure Putt Challenge, where they have just 60 seconds to hold as many consecutive putts as they can, with money being donated to the On Course Foundation for each one sunk.
Cockney rhyming slang to use on the golf course
Golf writer Josh Carr has come up with 20 Cockney rhyming slangs you can use on the golf course.
The Shire London Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Style
Boasting a course designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros, one of the UK's leading golf experiences, The Shire London is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer two special events at the highly rated venue.
Gleneagles Completes Renovation of Iconic Queen's Course
Gleneagles has resorted its wondrous Queen's Course back to its origins after completing an 18-month restoration programme, which has seen the installation of innovative drainage technology and a return to the principles of James Braid.
Which Clubs Should You Use in Your Next Three Club Challenge?
Three club challenges are a great way to mix things up from your weekly medals and stablefords, but which three clubs would you take out on the course? Take a look at the Golfshake team's picks here.
Confident Rory Dismisses Critics of Fescue Rough at Erin Hills
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has dismisses critics of the thick, fescue rough that has been widely documented at this weeks U.S. Open, after the USGA had decided to cut back much of the long grass on four holes at Erin Hills.
Ten of the Most Difficult US Opens
Renowned as the most unrelentingly punishing test in the game, we take a look back through the archives to discover which U.S. Open have been the most difficult and resulted in the highest scores.
Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview
In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills.
Titleist Extends Special Play Number Offer
Titleist has extended its Special Play Number offer to golfers, allowing them to select their own personal number of feature on all Titleist balls purchased from retailers across the country.
The Golf Trust Continues to Grow
The stunning progression of The Golf Trust has continued, with confirmation that the charity has been recognised with an official registration from the Charity Commission.
Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue
Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively.
Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills
This year's US Open venue Erin Hills has drawn a wide range of responses, with its significant fescue rough grabbing most attention. Kevin Na demonstrated just how unplayable this long grass will be, likely reducing the game's best players into hackers should they miss a fairway.
Stuburt Offers High Quality but Affordable Golf Shoes for Summer
Renowned and historic British brand, Stuburt is offering a quality selection of spikeless golf shoes in its Summer 2017 Collection, providing high standard products for an affordable price.
Acclaimed West Cliffs Destined for the Top in Portugal
West Cliffs Golf Links was unveiled to significant acclaim this month, with the project being widely tipped to become regarded as the finest course in Portugal.
6 Questions for the 2017 US Open
There are numerous questions waiting to be answered at the US Open - will the USGA get the setup right, and will Phil Mickelson turn up on Thursday? Derek Clements picks out some of the pressing issues waiting to be settled at Erin Hills.
2017 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
It's time for the second major of the year, as the game's best players venture to Wisconsin to face the ominous challenge of Erin Hills, which is hosting the US Open for the first time. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week, and picks out a surprise name as a potential champion.
5 Players to Follow at the 2017 US Open
It's time for the US Open, with the world's best players assembling at Erin Hills looking to secure America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five players who could take the title at this year's second major.
Erin Hills - Hole by Hole Guide
Erin Hills is the venue for this week's 117th US Open, making its debut as a major championship layout. Take a look through all 18 holes of this long and punishing course, which is set to test the game's best players in Wisconsin.
The Daunting Challenge of Erin Hills
The US Open heads to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time in its 117-year history. Erin Hills, located just northwest of Milwaukee, is certain to provide the world's best golfers with a terrific test but there are already concerns that it might turn out to be another Chambers Bay.
US Open Records and Stats
This year is the 117th U.S. Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the numbers and picks out some of the most notable records and stats to be aware of ahead of the second men's major of the year.
Beef Leads Qualifiers at US Open
Much of the field at the US Open have come through qualifying, including the likes of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at Walton Heath, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michael Campbell who was victorious from that route in 2005.
Daniel Berger Successfully Defends in Memphis
Daniel Berger produced a flawless final round of 66 to successfully defend the St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. Derek Clements reports on a successful weekend for the young American.
Win a Special Edition TaylorMade US Open Tour Bag
We have teamed up with Troon Golf to celebrate this years US Open at Erin Hills and are offering you the chance to win a limited edition TaylorMade US Open Tour Bag.
Miguel Angel Jimenez to Design Short Game Facility at Las Colinas
Spain’s highly regarded Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has combined with one of the most recognisible names in golf to create a Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Bushnell Golf Remains Number One Rangefinder on PGA Tour
Bushnell Golf remains the dominant force on the PGA Tour, with The Darrell Survey - the leading independent measurement of equipment use in the golf industry - reported that 97% of the field at the recent Players Championship used a laser rangefinder from the brand.
Justin Rose to Showcase adiPure Collection at US Open
2013 U.S. Open Champion, Justin Rose is set to showcase the classically inspired look of adidas' adiPure Collection next week at this year's second major at Erin Hills.
PING Signs Talented Austrian Amateur Golfer
PING has confirmed the signing of talented Austrian amateur Matthias Schwab on a multi-year contract as he makes his professional debut this week on the European Tour.
Ted Baker Golf Clothing Range Arrives at Function 18
Specialist golf apparel providers, Function 18 are delighted to confirm the arrive of their Ted Baker Golf clothing range, with this exciting selection of products now available to purchase directly from their website.
Lucky Golfers Enjoy Ultimate Fit Experience with Titleist at Wentworth
During the recent BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Titleist and The European Tour provided golfers with an exclusive 'inside-the-ropes' experience at the launch of the Ultimate Fit, which took place on the practice round alongside many of he best players in the world, with 48 excited winners sampling the highly rated 917 family of woods.
Vice Golf Ball Review
Vice Golf are set to take the golf ball market by storm this season, as they offer tour quality golf balls at an affordable price for amateurs. Watch out video review and read what our testers thought when they tried out a range of balls.
Feature Interview: Rebekka Schlippe on ECCO's innovative design process
Owen Davies spoke to ECCO Golf's Global Marketing Manager Rebekka Schlippe to discuss how a shoe goes from the design stages to being sold worldwide, and explains the technology in the new CAGE Pro and Cool shoes.
Feature Interview - Mats Lundqvist on Galvin Green's new C-KNIT technology
Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with Galvin Green's lead designer Mats Lundqvist to talk about Galvin Green's new Multi-Layer Concept at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
Pin Mapping Green Guide Feature Review
Golfshake ambassador Matt Holbrook recently had the opportunity to check out the new Green Guides from Pin Mapping. Find out how he got in.
Rory McIlroy Set for US Open after Quinta Do Lago Stay
It's been a frustrating season for Rory McIlroy to date, having missed significant periods of the year through injury, but the four-time major champion has confirmed his return at next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, after spending a fortnight at the stunning Quinta do Lago Resort in Portugal.
Padraig Harrington Injured by Amateur Golfer
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic after suffering a bizzare injury, after being struck on the elbow by an amateur golfer he was coaching in a session.
R&A Introduces Ready Golf to 2017 Amateur Championships
The R&A has confirmed that it will introduce Ready Golf at its amateur championships this year as a major part of its campaign to improve pace of play within the game.
SkyTrak Simulator Offers Family Friendly Games and European Classics
Taking advantage of a partnership with European golf simulator company Creative Golf 3D, users of Sky Trak can now play a variety of family-friendly games in addition to a collection of European courses that are not available on other simulators.
Why Terrorists Will Never Destroy our Spirit - Derek Clements' Story
Golfshake Writer and Sports Sub-Editor at The Sunday Times, Derek Clements found himself affected by the terrorist attack on London Bridge, with the tragic events being too close for comfort. Derek reflects upon his experiences at the weekend - almost losing a close friend - and why our lives must carry on into the summer ahead, including the Open Championship.
Galvin Green Launches Summer Collection of Golf Shirts
Galvin Green has launched an appealing summer collection of 38 stunning golf shirts that enhance comfort and breathability to another level.
FedEX St. Jude Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
It's the week before the U.S. Open, with most of the biggest names preparing for the second major of the year, but the pack are still in place at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and Golfshake's Derek Clements has his weekly preview focusing on the contenders.
Lyoness Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
There will be pressure on home favourite Bernd Wiesberger at the Lyoness Open in Austria, but he will face a challenge from the likes of George Coetzee, Joost Luiten and Stephen Gallacher. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at Diamond Country Club near Vienna.
Remembering the Great Roberto De Vicenzo
The great Roberto de Vicenzo, who won The Open Championship in 1967, passed away last weekat the age of 94. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on his incredible career, from the successes to the famous scorecard error that cost the Argentine the opportunity to become Masters Champion.
Defiant Jason Dufner Triumphs at the Memorial
Jason Dufner overcame a third round of 77 to defiantly secure a brilliant triumph at a weather-affected Memoral Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus, while 20-year-old Renato Paratore picked up his first title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action.
BIG MAX Unveils Three Golf Bags This Summer
BIG MAX has introduced three golf bags to the marketplace this summer - Dri Lite PRIME, Dri Lite G and Dri Lite 7 - with all three of them boasting the BIG MAX DRI LITE technology, which provides excellent standards of waterproofing in addition to useful features.
Scotty Cameron Adds Four Models to Short Putter Range
Celebrated craftsman Scotty Cameron has built on the triumph of last year's Cameron & Crown unveiling by adding for models to complete the range for 2017.
Cleveland Golf Adds Tour RAW Finish to RTX-3 Wedge
Cleveland Golf has unveiled its distinctive Tour RAW finish to its highly regarded RTX-3 Wedge Family, which is an addition to the range that had been launched to significant acclaim last Autumn.
Win a Years Supply of TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls
We have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to give you a chance to win a years supply of TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls as used by 2017 Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia
Feature Interview: Whitney Trimble - The philosophy behind FootJoy Apparel 2017
Owen Davies chatted to FootJoy's Director of Apparel, Whitney Trimble, to discuss the importance of FootJoy gearing their focus around the game and their stylish new leisure wear.
Feature Interview: Mike Foley - FootJoy's exciting new 2017 range
Owen Davies spoke to Mike Foley, FootJoy's Director of Footwear Product Management at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show to discuss the new ContourFIT and Tour S/L golf shoes.
Feature Interview: Frederick Waddell talks Titleist Pro V1 and ball fitting
Owen Davies caught up with Frederick Waddell, Senior Manager of Titleist Golf Ball Product Manager to talk the differences between the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x and the importance of golf ball fitting.
Feature Interview: Titleist's Josh Talge talks Titleist 917
Owen Davies caught up with Titleist's Vice President of Marketing for Golf Clubs at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show to talk about the launch of the 917 range.
Eagerly Anticipated West Cliffs Resort in Portugal Opens Clubhouse
The eagerly anticipated West Cliffs Golf Links Resort in Portugal is preparing for its official launch next month with the opening of a striking, eco-friendly clubhouse.
COBRA Golf Unveils KING Oversized Hybrid
Cobra Golf has just unveiled its KING Oversized Hybrid, which has been designed to complement its highly regarded KING Oversized Irons. With enhanced technologies resulting in greater levels of performance, the brand has delivered a club that is easy to hit and created for both increased distance and forgiveness.
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