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What's In The Bag: Hideki Matsuyama at the Hero Challenge

Srixon is celebrating a successful weekend for two of its brand ambassadors, Hideki Matsuyama and Harold Varner III, who both secured significant victories in the Bahamas and Australia.


Hong Kong Open Preview

Justin Rose is hoping to recover from injury to defend the Hong Kong Open against a strong field that has been assembled in the concluding event on the European Tour in 2016. Willett, Poulter, and Reed are among the other contenders.


Lexi Thompson Partners Bryson DeChambeau at Franklin Templeton Shootout

LPGA star Lexi Thompson will pair up with Bryson DeChambeau at this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout, which has brought together 12 teams competing in an annual contest that is hosted by Greg Norman.


Assessing Tiger's Comeback Performance

Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf after 16 months, but how successful was the 14-time major champion's latest comeback? Derek Clements assesses each aspect of his game and how things bode going forward.


Matsuyama Triumphs as Tiger Returns at Hero Challenge

Tiger Woods made his long awaited return to the game, but it was Hideki Matsuyama who continued his stunning run of international form to claim victory at the Hero Challenge. The Japanese star's fourth triumph in his last five events.


European Tour Weekend Review

The 2016/17 Season on the European Tour began with two events last week in South Africa and Australia, where Brandon Stone and America's Harold Varner III secured the titles on offer.


The Best New Game Improvement Irons of 2017

Looking for a new set of irons for 2017? This handy guide will let you know what the best new game improvement irons are in 2017, including brands such as Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Srixon and Titleist.


Golfshake Gear Guide - 2017

A guide to the very best gear on offer in 2017 including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, utility irons, game improvement irons, forged irons, wedges and much more...


Shrosbree Golf, Shropshire - Coaching, Practise, Golf

Get your game on track this winter with some focused indoor golf and lessons at Shrosbree Golf, Shropshire. Golfshake member Mel Davies visited Shrosbee Golf in November 2016 to check out the facilities and meet with the coaching team.  Find out how he got on.


What would a Pro do? Ask Bro

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan visited Newark Golf Club in November 2016 not only to play the course but also to try out the experience of having a tour caddie on his bag.  Found out how he got on.


An Olympic Legacy to be Truly Ashamed Of

Four months after golf returned to the Olympic Games, the stunning Golf Course in Rio has already faced the threat of potential closure. Golfshake's Derek Clements laments this failed legacy.


Regular Golfers Offered The Tour Caddie Experience

In what is likely to be a popular service, European Tour caddie Steve Brotherhood is offering golfers the kind of advice he provides David Howell with after 12 years of carrying a bag in the biggest events on the world's top courses.


Callaway Celebrates Incredible Year of Success

With the 2017 European Tour season having just begun, Callaway Staff Professionals have already targeted an even more impressive campaign ahead, following the brand's incredible year in 2016.


COBRA KING Utility Iron Review

Golfshake's Owen Davies puts the COBRA KING Utility iron to the test and has a closer look at how the technology involved can help your game. 


Interview with Gary Boyd

European Tour player Gary Boyd recently on camera to answer some questions related to travel, courses and his equipment. See what he had to say!


Golfbreaks Mannequin Challenge vs. European Tour

Our friends at Golfbreaks.Com decided to get involved with the Mannequin Challenge, but how did their efforts compare with the European Tour's gold standard production from a few weeks ago?


Sun Mountain Launches Club Glider Travel Bag

Following the success of its Journey and Tour Series travel bags, Sun Mountain has added a heavy-duty model its Club Glider range with the release of the Meridian travel bag.


Tiger's Best Shots on the PGA Tour

We take a look back at some of the greatest shots of Tiger's career on the PGA Tour, excluding what he achieved in majors, as a welcome reminder of just how incredbible he was at his peak.


Interview with Graeme Storm: The Real Pressure of the European Tour

Graeme Storm lost and then regained his tour card in a whirlwind few weeks at the end of the 2016 golf season. His story reveals the real pressure of the European Tour.


MacGregor Launches Great Value Wedges and Putters

Historic and prestigious golf brand, MacGregor is continuing to set a high standard for producing high quality equipment for great value with the launch of its Response DT Wedges and Putters.


Will Tiger Return with a Roar or Whimper?

All eyes are on Tiger Woods as he makes his first competitive appearance in 16 months at the Hero Challenge in the Bahamas, with the 14-time major champion included in a strong field of 18. 


Australian PGA Championship Preview

Ian Poulter is continuing his rehabilitation from injury this week at the Australian PGA Championship, which is the first event of the 2016/17 European Tour season. 


Great Danes on Top of the World Down Under

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen wrote a piece of history by securing the title at the ISPS World Cup of Golf at the brilliant Kingston Heath Golf Club in Australia. 


Sunice Launches Thermal Collection

Sunice has launched its latest thermal collection and introduced laminate technology, which is set to futher its reputation for using groundbreaking fabrics and design techniques in both its outerwear and apparel products.


Tiger's Best Shot

Everyone remembers Tiger's stunning chip on the 16th at the Masters in 2005, but fewer recall another remarkable shot that he played in the 2001 World Cup in Japan. It was arguably the best pressure moment of his career.


Winners and Losers on the European Tour in 2016

Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out the biggest winners and losers from a memorable season on the European Tour in 2016, with players now looking to set expectations for the year to come.


Dunhill Links Champion Tyrrell Hatton Joins PING

PING has confirmed the signing of England's Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year contract, with the European Tour player joining the famous brand less than two months after he triumphed at the 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.


Under Armour AW16 Winter Collection

Need some new winter golf clothes but don't know what to buy? Take a look at Under Armour's new AW16 range here.


Blog: Preparing for a Tour Caddie Experience

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan is looking forward to a unique experience this week, as he'll be playing a round with leading European Tour caddie Steve Brotherhood on the bag.


The Deafening Silence of Players Not Shouting Fore

Following an incident that saw a female spectator struck by Henrik Stenson's golf ball in Dubai, Golfshake's Derek Clements once again raises the subject of players not shouting fore to alert fans at tournaments.


World Cup of Golf Preview

28 countries will be represented at this week's World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in Australia. With a number of strong pairings among the teams, it promises to be an entertaining tournament at a brilliant venue.


Charley Hull Secures Maiden LPGA Title During Busy Weekend in Golf

We may be fast approaching December, but it was a busy week on the professional tours, with the highlight being most certainly Charley Hull securing her maiden victory on the LPGA Tour. 


World Cup of Golf Facts and Figures

The World Cup of Golf makes a welcome return this week at the stunning Kingston Heath in Australia. Derek Clements has delved into the record books and unearthed some of the facts and stats that have defined the tournament.


Stenson Crosses the Line in Race to Dubai for Second Time

It was the year that finally saw Henrik Stenson become a major champion at Troon, and he capped it off with a strong finish that would ultimately secure him the Race to Dubai title for a second time in his career.


Matt Fitzpatrick Secures Biggest Victory of Career in Dubai

The European Tour season reached a stunning conclusion on Sunday, when 22-year-oold birdied the final hole to secure victory at the DP World Tour Championship. Derek Clement's reflects on the young man's third title in 13 months.


Golf Tourism England Shares a Spectacular Perspective of the Nation

Golf Tourism England has unveiled the first of a series of videos that have been designed to capture the imagination of the world, sharing a truly spectacular perspective of some of the most striking and beautiful courses in the country.


How to Get the Most From Your Lads Golf Holiday

Thinking about organising a golfing holiday with your friends? Take a look at these handy tips from Golfshake writer Josh Carr on how to get the most from your golfing holiday.


European Tour Qualifying School Final Day Report

England's Nathan Kimsey topped the Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School, with 30 players securing their cards for next season. Derek Clements reports on an anxious and stressful few days at PGA Catalunya.


European Tour Hits the Jackpot with Rolex Series

The European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley has launched an eight-event Rolex Series, which has offered an improved number of lucrative tournaments for the players. Golfshake's Derek Clements praises the move.


ECCO Golf Introduces Groundbreaking ECCO COOL Shoe

ECCO Golf has combined with GORE to pioneer technology that is unique to the golf industry, with that effort resulting in the ECCO COOL, which has been designed to create unparalleled comfort and protection from the elements.


ClubstoHire.com Launches Updated and Speedy Website

ClubstoHire.com has unveiled an updated and speedy website that has been designed to cater for the 300,000 expected visits per year from travelling golfers looking to secure quality clubs at the world's most popula golf destinations.


PUMA Golf Launches Junior Version of Rickie Fowler's Hi-Top Shoe

PUMA Golf has launched a junior version of the TITANTOUR IGNITE Hi-Top Shoe, which has been widely popularised by PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler.


PUMA Introduces Fashionable Ladies Golf Shoes

PUMA Golf has just confirmed the launch of two fashionable golf shoes that will provide female golfers with style and comfort on the course.


Enjoy Free Golf with QHotels

Golfers can take advantage of free golf for the remainder of this year if they're quick to snap up a recently launched five-day 2017 QFairway membership, which are available at six of QHotels' award-winning resorts.


Las Colinas Named Spain's Best Course at World Golf Awards

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has been named Spain's Best Golf Course for the second year running by the prestigious World Golf Awards that were recently held in Portugal.


ProQuip Golf Launches 2016 Ladies Waterproofs

In its 35th year of business, ProQuip Golf, the Dumfriesshire-based company in Scotland, have introduced two ladies rain suits for the 2016 Autumn/Winter season, with its largest product launch in a decade.


Legendary MacGregor Brand Offers Package Sets for Men, Women and Children

MacGregor, the prestigious brand that grown its legendary status since the 1890s, continues to set the standard for all-in-one package sets for beginners and improving golfers alike, with products available for men, women, and children.


Golfshake Gear Guide - 2017

A guide to the very best gear on offer in 2017 including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, utility irons, game improvement irons, forged irons, wedges and much more...


PowaKaddy Launches Cart Bag Promotion for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, PowaKaddy has unveiled an exciting cart bag promotion, with golfers set to receive a free cart bag when they purchase any lithium powered trolley.


Cut is Made at Qualifying School

Just 72 players have qualified for the final two of rounds of the European Tour's Qualifying School, with a number of leading names failing to make the mark. Derek Clements on the latest from PGA Catalunya.


The Best New Wedges of 2017

Need a new set of wedges but don't know what the best new wedges are on the market? Take a look at this helpful wedge buying guide, including brands such as Cleveland, Mizuno and Titleist. 


The Best New Driving/Utility Irons of 2017

Like hitting long irons off the tee but don't know what the best new driving irons are? Take a look at these releases on the market for 2017 from Cobra, Srixon and Titleist.


The Best New Hybrids of 2017

What are the best new hybrids being released in 2017 we hear you ask. Well, we've put together this handy hybrid buying guide, featuring the likes of Cobra, Srixon and Titleist, to help you find the perfect hyrbid for your game.


The Best New Fairway Woods of 2017

If you're in need of a new fairway wood but don't know what the best new fairway wood on the market is, don't worry. This handy guide will let you know what's new in 2017, including the likes of COBRA, Srixon and Titleist. 


The Best New Drivers of 2017

Looking for a new driver in time for the 2017 season? Well we have picked out some of the best drivers being released on the market for the coming season 


COBRA F7 One Length Irons Explained

What are COBRA's new One Length Irons and how does the technology benefit your game? Golfshake's Owen Davies explains why COBRA's new One Length Iron could add a significant level of consistency to your iron play. 


Questioning Patrick Reed's Special European Tour Membership Exemption

It has been confirmed that Patrick Reed will retain membership on the European Tour, despite failing to play the required number of tournaments. Derek Clements raises questions about that decision and what it means.


The Belfry Named Europe’s Best Golf Hotel

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been named as Europe's Best Golf Hotel at the recent 2016 World Golf Awards in Portugal. The legendary Ryder Cup venue has also retained the prestigious title of England's Best Golf Hotel.


DP World Tour Championship Preview

The Dubai World Championship brings down the curtain on the Race to Dubai, and Henrik Stenson will be hoping to fend off Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren and Danny Willett to claim the title. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece.


RSM Classic Preview

The PGA Tour returns to the United States this week for the RSM Classic hosted by Davis Love III. Kevin Kisner is defending the title he secured last year, with a solid field in attendance. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.


Qualifying School Latest

It's a pressured few days for a number of players seeking a return onto the European Tour at Qualifying School. Derek Clements reports on the latest events from PGA Catalunya.


Alex Noren Continues Unforgettable Season

Alex Noren continued his incredible run of victories at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa, claiming his fourth title of the season, which has given him an opportunity to secure the Race to Dubai.


PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem Retires

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is retiring after 22 years in the role, and he will be succeeded by Jay Monahan in January. What is the 69-year-old's legacy? Derek Clements looks back at his long tenure in charge.


Stars Aim to Revive Careers at European Tour Qualifying School

Alvaro Quiros, Edoardo Molinari and Eddie Pepperell are just three of the names heading to PGA Catalunya to fight it out for playing rights on the European Tour next season.


Bunker Mentality Introduces 2016 Autumn/Winter Collection

Popular golf clothing brand, Bunker Mentality has introduced its most extensive Autumn/Winter Collection to date, which follows the design philosophy of creating products that offer 'performance and style'.


Mongooses Gatecrash European Tour Event in South Africa

Whenener the European Tour stops in South Africa, the players will quite often encounter some form of exotic wildlife on the course. This time, it was a group of Mongoose who decided to gatecrash the Nedbank Challenge.


PING Unveils Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Anser Putter

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed Anser putter, PING has unveiled a limited-edition version of the legendary model that has been from the original moulds, and hard ground by Chairman and CEO John Solheim.


A day out Golfing 4 Life

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picknan recently attended the Media Day for not-for-profit organisation Golfing4Life (G4L) which supports the development of young golfers who have the ability and desire to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sport.


Do-it-yourself golf head cover - Blankc Golf

BlankC Golf is the first do-it-yourself golf head cover company.  he head cover is a blank canvas for you to create your own masterpiece and stand out from the crowd.  Find out more.


Nedbank Challenge Preview

The European Tour Final Series continues at the Nedbank Challenge, where Open Champion Henrik Stenson will be hoping to secure the Race to Dubai money list at the lucrative event in South Africa.


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We recently rolled out a new search tool to make finding somewhere to play easier so you can find the right course, at the right time and at the right price. Why not give it a go?

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