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Golf Tourism England Showcases Atlantic Links in Video

Continuing its spectacular series of videos showcasing the best of golf throughout the nation, Golf Tourism England (GTE) has unveiled its fourth of five entries, this time presenting the Atlantic Links in the south west.

Titleist Reintroduces Pro V1 Loyalty Scheme

Titleist is giving back to loyal golfers who purchase the iconic Pro V1 family of golf balls this year by reintroducing the popular Loyalty Rewarded promotion.

Combine Golf with Fine Dining at Finca Cortesin

If you're looking to combine golf with fine dining, the opportunity has arisen at the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa with the introduction of Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine.

Second Course at Els Club in Malaysia Unveiled

Generating significant buzz and excitement, The Els Club Desaru Coast, located on the south-eastern region of Malaysia in the state of Johor, the development has earned tremendous anticipation. Following the introduction of the Ocean Course last September, the Valley Course has been unveiled ahead of its official opening.

Celebrating Golfer Man Boobs on National Cleavage Day

It's National Cleavage Day, and in celebration of this occasion, Golfshake's Derek Clements has decided to raise awareness of the finest man boobs on show in the game. From Monty to John Daly and Tim Herron, there are some genuine classics on tour.

Rickie Fowler to Showcase PUMA Spring Summer Collection in Year's First Major

During the first major of the year, leadig PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler will be sporting apparel from PUMA Golf's Spring Summer '17 Collection.

Weather Forecast is Ominous for 2017 Masters

We may still be a week away from the Masters Tournament, but this year's showpiece looks destined to be affected by the weather, with rain and thunderstorms forecast. How could that influence the eventful result of the season's first major?

Shell Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

We're just a week away from the Masters, and a host of fancied contenders are preparing for the year's first major at the Houston Open, with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson headlining the field. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an exciting week.

DJ Triumphs in Battle of Big Hitters to Complete Set of WGCs

Dustin Johnson continued his run of dominance with victory in the WGC Match Play - making history in becoming the first player to triumph in all four - after overcoming the challenge of impressive youngster Jon Rahm in the final. Derek Clements reflects on even more success for the world number one ahead of the Masters.

Benross HTX Compressor Type R Driver Review

Ryan Metcalfe the Yorkshire Golf Coach reviews the new Benross HTX Compressor Type R Driver.

Golfshake Promotes Course and Review Section with Print Marketing Campaign

In a drive to provide services to golfers and clubs, Golfshake has launched a print based marketing system to complement its already popular and influential course review and recommendation system.

The Impact of Sexualisation Within Female Golf and Sport

There many issues with coverage of women's golf and sport, including the depth of content, but also the nature of it. Compared with men, female athletes are overly sexualised, with reports too often based around their appearance. In a Guest Post for Golfshake, Golf Support takes a closer look at the issue and the wider impact it has.

FootJoy Introduces ENERGIZE Golf Shoe

FootJoy has introduced an all-new athletic shoe category; ENERGIZE, which is set to become popular with golfers who are looking to combine comfort high levels of performance and a stylish design.

Lynx Acclaimed Black Cat Driver Showcased on Sky Sports

Lynx's Black Cat adjustable driver has received significant acclaim, and is now being showcased in a TV ad that is aired on Sky Sports.

Portugal's Largest Course Operator Expands Accomodation Options

The largest golf management company in Portugal, Lisbon Golf has expanded its hotel accomodation options following the redevelopment of the popular Tryp Costa Caparica and the inclusion of the widely regarded Casa Palmela.

London Golf Club Pushes Promotional Strategies with GMS

Renowned for its status as a European Tour venue, London Golf Club has appointed leading golf digital, PR and marketing specialists, GMS, to produce promotional and strategic campaigns for the location throughout the UK.

Experience European Tour for Free at Verdura Resort

We're just a couple of months away from the Rocco Forte Open at the Verdura Resort, and fans are being offered the opportunity to see the top European Tour players for free with spectators receiving complimentary admission to the event.

Successful Week for Nippon Shafts at Bay Hill

Weeks after having five players inside the top ten at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, Nippon Shaft celebrated another victory and four golfers placed highly at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this past weekend at Bay Hill.

Titleist Launches Extensive Series of Custom Fitting Events

Titleist is launching the most extensive series of custom fitting events in its history throughout 2017, making it easier for golfers to discover the ideal clubs tailored for their game.

Golf Jokes and Stories for Comic Relief

It's Red Nose Day! Comic Relief is an occasion for funny antics and jokes, but crucially an effort that raises millions for charitable causes making the difference to many lives. In spirit of the day, Derek Clements brings together a number of amusing golf related anecdotes 

Be Inspired by Golf with QHotels

Inspired by the TV and radio coverage of 91-year-old Brenda Chapman, who has increased her length off the tee by 15 yards in recent years, QHotels is looking to carry that positive mindset with their upcoming 'Inspired by Golf' initiative.

Glendale Golf Offers Flexible Membership

Glendale Golf, the respected operators of seven high quality golf centres across the UK, have ushered in an era of low-commitment golf membership, offering golfers the best in affordability and flexibility.

The Deeper Questions Behind Rory's Long Drives

Rory McIlroy hit a number of astonishingly long drives at Bay Hill, but what questions does this incredible distance raise for the game and the players themselves? Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the issues presented by the increasing gains made by technology in the game.

English Disability Open Back in Warwickshire

Returning to Warwickshire, England Golf is partnering with Balasa Golf to co-canction a championship for imparied golfers, brigning disabled players together in England under one umbrella event.

Experience Northern Lights at Spectacular Lofoten Links in Arctic Circle

Remote and breathtaking, Lofoten Links is unquestionable one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Opened in 2015 inside the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary Norwegian venue demands your attention.

Thomas Bjorn Named Honorary Captain of The Shire London

Ahead of its 10th Anniversary this summer, The Shire London has welcomed Europe's Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn, as the club's Honorary Captain for 2017/18.

WGC Dell World Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Masters approaching, the game's best players have arrived in Texas for the always compelling WGC Match Play Championship. Typically unpredictable and exciting, this is consistently an exciting week on the calendar. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some potential champions.

Marc Leishman Secures Memorable Victory at Arnold Palmer Invitational

It was the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the great man present, and fittingly it was a thriller, with Australia's Marc Leishman ultimately producing moments of brilliance to secure his second title on the PGA Tour.

Acclaimed Evnroll Putters Receive Major Accolades

Evnroll, the revolutionary putter range from Guerin Rife is celebrating after picking up major accolades in MyGolfspy's 'Most Wanted' putter tests for 2017.

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club to Open after Transformation

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club in Dartford has been transformed after a £5,000,000 investment, and it's set to showcase those upgraded facilities with a grand opening.

Combine Golf and Football with Portugal Derby and Golf Weekend Package

Sport lovels across Europe will be intrigued to discover that they can once again combine golf and football due to the return of ORIZONTE - Lisbon Golf's popular 'Derby & Golf Weekend' package in April.

Did Honourable Company at Muirfield Do Right Thing For The Right Reasons?

The Honourable Company at Muirfield voted to admit women members, and were immediately restored to the Open Championship rota, but should they have been to wait? Derek Clements questions the R&A's decision making.

Interview - Luther Blacklock Talks the Explanar Training Aid

Golf Writer Josh Carr recently interviewed Master PGA Professional Luther Blacklock about his highly regarded Explanar Training Aid. Take a look at what he had to say. 

Rory McIlroy Criticises Honourable Company at Muirfield

Earlier this week, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to admit women members less than a year after rejecting them, but that didn't stop former world number one Rory McIlroy from criticising the club for being in this position in the first place.

Greatest Arnold Palmer Invitational Moments

This week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill is a celebration of the incredible legacy left behind by the legendary host, and it's worth remembering some of the memorable moments and finishes that we have seen in this event.

American Golf Releases Lineup for London and Manchester Shows

Golfers looking forward to American Golf's FREE upcoming shows in London and Manchester will be excited to hear that the lineup and schedule has been confirmed, bringing together leading brands, popular personalities and tour players to the stage for the first event at the ExCel in the capital on Friday April 7th.

Arnold Palmer's Magical Driver off the Fairway in 2004

13 years ago, the Arnold Palmer bowed out of his own tournament with a moment of genius. Playing a driver off the fairway on the last hole, he produced a shot of magic to complete his regular PGA Tour career.

PUMA Golf and Rickie Fowler Auction Off Special Edition Arnold Palmer Shoe

Arnold Palmer's extraordinary legacy this week at Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational since his death last year at the age of 87. Rickie Fowler will be paying tribute to The KING, sporting the iconic umbrella logo on his hat and polo, and on Wednesday, the 28-year-old will be sporting a commemorative pair of PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops, featuring famous images of the legendary seven-time major champion.

Vote on the Best Golf Holes in Scotland

With almost 600 courses, there are literally thousands of golf holes to choose from in Scotland, but which of them is the best? It has long been a debate, but now VisitScotland has launched an online poll to uncover the nation’s most beloved.

Perfectly Fitting ZOOM Golf Glove Launched

Trying to find a golf club that perfectly fits can be a tricky and exhausting business, unless you happen to be blessed with the ideal hand of an exact M, M/L or L proportions. However, that will soon change, thanks to ZOOM, the latest innovation from the designers of BIG MAX bags and trolleys, who have created a glove that fits every hand perfectly and naturally.

Wilson Staff Unveils Latest Family of DX Balls

Wilson Staff is approching the 2017 with a ball range that has been engineered with all standards of golfer in mind, featuring the revolutionary DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.

Provision Events Showcases Virtual Reality Golf

During the recent International Confex and Event Production Show at Olympia London earlier this month, innovative and creative Provision Events (PVE) became the first company to showcase virtual reality golf game play at a major event in the UK.

Oaks PGA National in Czech Republic Appoints Troon Management

The eagerly-anticipated Oaks PGA National - designed by Kyle Philips - near Prague in the Czech Republic, is set to deliver on that expected quality afer appointment Troon, the respected company that provides upscale golf course management, development and marketing.

Muirfield Returns to Open Rota after Vote to Admit Women Members

Following last year's initial ballot that widely embarrassed golf and saw Muirfield - arguably the finest course on the circuit - removed from the Open Championship rotation, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers has voted to admit women members in a second vote that was released this morning to the delight of the R&A. 

Girls Golf Rocks Launches Campaign in Staffordshire

With the launch of a campaign designed to inspire new players to have fun and play a new sport, Girls Golf Rocks is set to make a difference in Staffordshire, with female golfers from the county squad to act as Ambassadors, sharing their enjoyment and encouraging other girls, aged five to 18.

Play with European Tour Golfers at Verdura Resort

The European Tour will be making a return to Sicily's spectacular Verdura Resort this spring, with a number of eye-catching VIP packages being offered to mark the occasion, including an opportunity to play alongside some of the world's best golfers.

Sotogrande Appoints GMS as Golf PR Agency

Sotogrande is renowned as being the largest private leisure and real estate location in Andalusia, and that status is set to become more widely appreciated following the appointment of GMS as its international golf communications agency.

Stoke Park Members to Experience Renovated Alison Course

Members at the famous Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel will have the opportunity to experience the Buckinghamshire's renovated and reopened Alison Course (holes 10-18) on the 21st of April.

Motocaddy Adds Second Downhill Control Trolley

Following the successful introduction of the S1 DHC last year, Motocaddy's first Downhill Control trolley, the most popular brand in the UK has added a second model, expanding the compact-folding M-Series range.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

It will certainly be an emotional week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be celebrating the King's legacy at Bay Hill. With the Masters approaching, they will be looking to pick up a confidence boosting victory.

Honeymoon on Hold for Adam Hadwin After Maiden PGA Tour Victory

Canada's Adam Hadwin survived the Snake Pit to hold off Patrick Cantlay and secure his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Valspar Championship. However, now qualified to play in the Masters next month, he'll have to alter his prepared wedding plans. Derek Clements reports on an exciting finish.

Brilliant Chawrasia Successfully Defends Indian Open

SSP Chawrasia delighted the home fans as he successfully defended the Hero Indian Open on the brutal DLF Golf and Country Club. Derek Clements reports on an impressive victory for the 38-year-old.

Links vs Resort: Which Come Out on Top in the UK?

Links golf or resort golf? Golf writer Josh Carr has picked out three of the best areas for links golf and compared them to his three favourite golf resorts in the UK.

Manipulators, Bandits or Cheats?

England Golf has recently made an effort to target those who manipulate the handicapping system. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the issue, and recalls many of his own experiences in competition on the golf course.

London Heathrow Flight Route Opens up Stunning La Manga Club

It's set to become even easier to discover Spain's famous La Manga Club this summer, with travel numbers destined to soar from the UK with the launch of a flight route from London Heathrow to Murcia.

Stoke Park Takes Gold at Golf Industry Oscars

Buckinghamshire's widely regarded Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, was the sole UK members golf club to receive a ‘Gold Flag' standard at the recent annual 59club golf service awards - which are commonly viewed as the 'Oscars' of the golf service industry.

Lumine Resort Welcomes Nordic Golf League

The stunning Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community has enhanced its significant reputation as a venue for some of the most prestigious golf events in Europe, with the staging of the Nordic Golf League's SGT Winter Series over the past two weeks.

Royal Mid Surrey Pushes Marketing with PR Agency

In a first, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club has appointed Sports Impact, a Kingston-based marketing agency, to push the prestigious London club's 125th anniversary year and raise its profile.

Stuburt Unveils Striking Apparel Collection for Spring Summer 2017

Stuburt is best known for its significant and historic reputation with producing sports footwear, but more recently it has moved into quality clothing and accessories, and that legacy has been continuted with the British brand's latest striking Spring/Summer 2017 Apparel Collection.

World Kids Golf Championship Announced at Amendoeira Resort

Continuing to inspire young golfers, the stunning Amendoeira Golf Resort is set to stage the 9th edition of its Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship this summer, to be played over the renowned Faldo and O’Connor Jnr Courses from 24 – 28 July 2017.

Two Young Assistant Pros Make Huge Strides for Junior Golf at Broke Hill

Looking to boost the numbers and participation, Broke Hill Golf Club is offering free memberships to juniors after two young assistant professionals took matters into their own hands. 

BIG MAX Expands Popular AQUA Golf Bag Range

BIG MAX has expanded its award-winning AQUA golf bag range ths year with the addition of two innovative designs to the popular series.

Quiet PowaKaddy Trolleys Receive Prestigious Low Noise Award

Renowned for its quiet range of electric golf trolleys, PowaKaddy has received further recognition after being the first manufacturer to be awarded a QuietMark, which is the international title for excellence in low-noise technology from the Noise Abatement Society.

Poll Names Finca Cortesin Best Golf Resort in Europe

The majestic Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is celebrating a prestigious accolade after being declared 'Best Golf Resort in Europe' by users of

Mizuno Adds Ultra Light Shoe for 2017

Mizuno is widely regarded for its outstanding forged golf clubs, but the Japanese company also boasts a lengthy and prestigious history in footwear, and that heritage has been continued with the addition of the ultra-light NEXLITE SL golf shoe launched for Spring/Summer 2017.

Mizuno Unveils 2017 Spring Summer Apparel Collection

Legendary Japanese golf equipment brand, Mizuno, has announced its latest collection of golf apparel that has been released for Spring/Summer 2017.

PING Launches Performance Polo Collection

Looking ahead to the golf season, PING has launches its most comprehensive and advanced range of polo-shirts to date, which are set to be a hit throughout the summer.

PGA Professionals hail use of C-Knit technology in latest Galvin Green range

PGA professionals at some of the UK's finest courses have hailed the use of C-Knit technology in Galvin Green's new ARGON jacket and ARN trousers. 

Phil Mickelson Shows He Remains a Major Contender

There were many great performances, including Phil Mickelson, who defied wayward drivng to remain in contention. Approaching the 47th birthday, Derek Clements praises the American's longevity at the highest level.

Handicapping Rule Targets Golfers Who Manipulate System

In an effort to prevent rogue golfers from manipulating the system, a handicapping rule has been introduced at English golf clubs that is targeting these players.

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