Articles by Matt Holbrook
Thinking about a golf trip to Europe ? Portugal ? The Algarve ? then look no further the the Amendoeira Golf resort that not only provides excellent accommodation, facilities & activities for all the family but is the gateway to 40 golf courses nearby. We recently headed over from the UK for a short trip staying at the Amendoeria and experiencing the 7 Oceanico courses that are located nearby.
We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura. This is the review for the Faldo course.
We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura. This is the review for the Victoria course.
We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura. Read the review for the O'Connor course.
We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura. Read the review for the Oceanico Old course.
PUMA have been making some great golf gear for some time and so when we heard of the realease of their new TITANTOUR shoe we decided to send some avid golfers out to get a first look at the 'Coolest' shoe in golf.
If you are looking for the perfect distance measuring device in 2015 then look no further than the GolfBuddy LR4 which is the upgrade on last year's GolfBuddy LR3 model.
Golfshake member Matt Holbrook recently took the opportunity to test out the latest wearable golf technology on the market - GAME GOLF.
Tee Claw is an innovative golfing accessory designed to help the hardcore golfers amongst us to “Practice like you play”.
Golfshaker Matt Holbrook recently got the chance to test the new SkyCaddie Touch and shares his experience.
During the fitting I learnt that the ball I was currently using wasn't ideal and was creating too much spin, in particular on my tee shots, which meant if my strike wasn't perfect (which it often isn't) I was either losing my drives left or right.
Following today's Italian Open on the European Tour the 9 players that have automatically qualified for the European Ryder cup side have now been confirmed. Who would get your Captain's pick ?
Golfshake writer Matt Holbrook recently got the chance to have a look at the latest in Putter Grip technology from new manufacturer Tupper.
Sandford Springs is highly popular modern 'Golf Resort' that boasts 27 holes of golfing delight and we sent Golfshake member Matt Holbrook to check out this course playing all 3 loops of 9.
Set in the quaint village of Earls Colne, 10 miles West of Colchester, Colne Valley sits in the tranquil countryside of Essex offering a treat of parkland golf for players of all abilities since 1989.
Matt Holbrook recently got the chance to check out golf swing analyser Swingbyte for a Golfshake review and to test out on my swing to see how it stacks up and hopefully help improve my game.
Following on from his original article back in August 2013 looking at who could make the 2014 European Ryder Cup team - Matt Holbrook takes another look now that the season is in full flow.
Matt Holbrook takes a look at sponsorship in golf at the other end of the game.
The Manor House is a beautiful and classic parkland course set deep in the Cotswold Valleys. We sent Golfshake Members Chris Perry and Matt Holbrook along to review.
Near Bishop Stortford, Great Hadham Golf Club is situated on the Essex, Hertfordshire border. We sent Golfshake Member Matt Holbrook along to review.
Golfshake's Matt Holbrook had a look at the newest golf craze and one with a real purpose on the golf course.
Golfshaker Matt Holbrook shares his opinions on some of the most popular golf apps on the market.
Functional, Comfortable and durable, the FENIX range offer any golfer something as well as being able to custom your own designs.
After successful viewing figures for match play events such as The Ryder Cup & Solheim Cup - the European Tour look set to continue this trend by adding a brand new match play event for the 2014 season.
As the race for the European Ryder Cup spots begins this week at the ISPS Handa Wales Open we take a look at some potentials names to miss out on automatic qualification as well as those that are looking ideally positioned in the current standings.
Golfshakers Matt Holbrook and Kamal Lakhani joined the Golfshake team at Direct Golf Cambridge to put the new John Letter TR47 range through it's paces.
A new product has hit the golf market to help and aid golfers in keeping their golf equipment clean before during and after a round.
Matt Holbrook takes a look at the simple, but highly effective Golfband training aid....
Matt's fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.
Wilson introduced the DXi Superlight driver earlier this year as part of an extensive 2012 golf range to help golfer of all abilities improve their game. Already playing the Wilson Staff Ci11 irons along with Wilson wedges I was keen to see how the Driver stacked up against my only none Wilson club in my current bag.
The Golf Buddy Voice launched earlier this year and made a great impact offering something different in the fast growing Golf GPS market. Having not really used a GPS device before and especially one that talked I was very eager to test out this product.
So we head into the final round of the Race to Dubai season tomorrow and you couldn’t have scripted it any better. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald share the lead and will head out in the last pairing tomorrow. Golfshake takes a look at the head to head stats..
I think everyone would agree that winning his 2nd major, 2 FedEx cup wins plus winning both money lists and being world number 1, Rory McIlroy has probably done enough to ensure he will be named as player of the year – probably on both tours. But what about the other potential contenders that may have been overshadowed by the Irish mans brilliance ?
Matt's fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.
So I sat down to watch the start of the Golf Grand Slam event in Bermuda. Set my sky to auto change to Sky Sports 3 for its scheduled 9pm start and to my shock when the channel changed what I found wasn't the golf. In fact it was....
A fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.
The Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect location for golfers and non golfers visiting Mallora. Offering 2 golf courses, excellent golf facilities and the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered.
The Thumb Caddy is a new, unique and quirky training aid fresh to the market in 2012 designed to help improve your grip.
Weekly Twitter round up. See what the pros have been saying on twitter over the last 7 days.
Matt takes a look at the European Team and offers is review and ratings for each of the players. Do you think he his right ?
Many of you may have read my interview with European Tour caddy Richard Logue. As a follow up to this I was given the chance to speak with Matt Middleton, who you probably wouldn't have heard of.
If you want to be the envy of your playing partners then make your next stop Parallel Clothing.
Recently Golfshake.com writer Matt Holbrook got the chance to catch up and have a chat with Richard Logue who is currently caddy for James Morrison on the European Tour, and has been for the past 18 months.
The 15th Club is new to the golf market for 2012. The simple, versatile, lightweight affordable training aid/warm up tool is perfectly designed to fit into any golfers bag.
So I'm sure many have been in this situation, for me it may have taken longer than usual 3 years in fact due to not being a club member, to play in your first competitive round of golf.
Golfshake recently featured some of the electric golf trolley's on the market and following on from this I got the opportunity to check out the standard speed control electric trolley from GoKart.
GrooveFix are taking Golfing accessories to a different level with their unique design and quality finish making them a must for any golfer.
GOTtheVibe is an innovative patented damper device fitted into the shaft of any putter developed by Dave Hicks Putting (DHP). The GOTtheVibe works by reducing vibrations in the putter head increasing the size of the sweet spot and dramatically increasing feel which results in improved confidence, accuracy and distance control and has been known to save up to 5 putts strokes in a round.
Tee Time Search
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?