Articles by Matt Holbrook

Ryder Cup Team Europe Decision Time

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 ?


Review Colne Valley Golf Club

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.


Review Swingbyte Golf Swing Analyser

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.


The Race for the European Ryder Cup spots - UPDATE

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.


Sponsorship in Golf, Golf in Sponsorship

Matt Holbrook takes a look at sponsorship in golf at the other end of the game.


Feature Review Great Hadham Golf & Country Club

Near Bishop Stortford, Great Hadham Golf Club is situated on the Essex, Hertfordshire border. We sent Golfshake Member Matt Holbrook along to review.


Identify Your Game - Stamp Your Balls

Golfshake's Matt Holbrook had a look at the newest golf craze and one with a real purpose on the golf course.


Golf Apps - 2014

Golfshaker Matt Holbrook shares his opinions on some of the most popular golf apps on the market.


FENIX Golf - Golf Apparel

Functional, Comfortable and durable, the FENIX range offer any golfer something as well as being able to custom your own designs.


EurAsia Cup 2014

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.


The Race for the European Ryder Cup spots

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.


Review John Letters TR47

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.


Caddies Professional Golf Wipes

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.


Golfband Training Aid - Feature Review

Matt Holbrook takes a look at the simple, but highly effective Golfband training aid....


Tour Tweets of the Week #2nd Dec 2012

Matt's fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.


Wilson Staff DXi Superlight Driver Review

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.


Golf Buddy Voice Review

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.


McIlroy v Donald - Race to Dubai Final

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..


Player of the Year Contenders - European and PGA Tour

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 ?


Tour Tweets of the Week #17th Nov 2012

Matt's fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.


Golf TV - The Future?

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....


Tour Tweets of the Week #26th Oct 2012

A fun and off topic look at what the Tour players are talking about this week.


Feature Review: Son Antem

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.


Thumb Caddy Grip Aid

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 #12th Oct 2012

Weekly Twitter round up. See what the pros have been saying on twitter over the last 7 days.


Team Europe - Players Review

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 ?


Interview - Why Did You Decide to Become a Caddy?

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.


Parallel Clothing

If you want to be the envy of your playing partners then make your next stop Parallel Clothing.


Caddy Interview - Richard Logue

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.


Review: The 15th Club - Golf Training Aid

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.


Feature: Playing My First Competitive Game

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.


Feature Review - GoKart Golf Trolley

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.


Groove Fix Stylish Golf Accessories

GrooveFix are taking Golfing accessories to a different level with their unique design and quality finish making them a must for any golfer.


Feature Review - GOTtheVibe

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.


Summer Challenge

Track your scores for the chance to win some great prizes including a complete Under Armour makeover and a round of golf at Royal Lytham & St Annes with the head pro who will share some tips on the way around the famous links.

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