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Rule Change on Video Evidence Should be Welcomed

The R&A and USGA have unveiled a rule that is designd to curtail the use of video and television evidence when it comes to penalties. But does this make any difference? Golfshake's Derek Clements welcomes the change. read more ...


Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bernd Wiesberger will be coming to secure a Chinese double at Topwin Golf and Country Club, but faces a strong challenge from the likes of Ross Fisher and Thorbjorn Olesen. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Bernd Wiesberger Overcomes Tommy Fleetwood in China

Bernd Wiesberger produced a brilliant shot to overcome Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff, while Kevin Chappell picked up his first PGA Tour title after six runner-up finishes. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reports on the weekend's action. read more ...


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Poulter to Have Time on His Hands

Ian Poulter has lost his PGA Tour card after missing the cut in Texas. What next for the Englishman? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the Ryder Cup legend's options as he enters another chapter in his career. read more ...


Motocaddy Continues Partnership with PGA EuroProTour

Motocaddy has for the twelfth consecutive season been confirmed as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ of the PGA EuroPro Tour. read more ...


Ko Must Find Caddie Who Can Carry The Weight

With LPGA star Lydia Ko having gone through an astonishing nine caddies in three years, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at some of the player-caddie partnerships that have - and have not - stood the test of time. read more ...


Stunning Gloria in Turkey Ready for Challenge Tour Event

The stunning Gloria Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 with the five-star luxury location in Belek on the Turkish Riveria playing host to a significant Challenge Tour event this week. read more ...


Best of Bryan Brothers Trick Shots

Champion at Hilton Head, Wesley Bryan has enjoyed a remarkable rise through the game. Previously known for his trick shots alongside his brother George, we take a look back at many of their best moments together. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's a huge week for Ian Poulter at the Valero Texas Open, as he requires around $40,000 to retain his tour card. It should be an intriguing few days ahead, and Derek Clements sets the scene with his comprehensive preview. read more ...


Shenzhen International Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour makes its way to China for the Shenzhen International, where Bubba Watson is hoping to recapture his best form after a poor run. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some players to follow. read more ...


Wesley Bryan Completes Journey From Trick Shot Star to PGA Tour Winner

Wesley Bryan was formerly best known as a trick shot star alongside his brother on the internet, but the young American has completed his remarkable journey into the professional game by winning the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. read more ...


Play with Andrew "Beef Johnson at BMW PGA Pro Am

FootJoy is offering golfers from the UK and Ireland a chance to tee it up alongside FJ Brand Ambassador Andrew 'Beef' Johnston in the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth. One lucky winner will join the popular Englishman as he takes on the West Course on Wednesday 24th May, ahead of his bid to succeed at the European Tour’s flagship event. read more ...


Appreciating Class Act Justin Rose at Great Masters for European Golf

Sergio Garcia was the champion, but Derek Clements pays tribute to the quality and grace of Justin Rose, who was both a star on the course and off it throughout an enthralling and special Masters for European golf. read more ...


Sergio's Classic Masters Moment on the 15th

There was much to savour about the Masters, but Sergio Garcia's brilliant eagle on the 15th will be remembered as one of those iconic moments. It was an incredible scene of theatre on a memorable Sunday at Augusta. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #2 - 2017 Masters Reaction

In our latest podcast, Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss Sergio Garcia's stunning Masters victory and how his first major victory will affect the golfing landscape in 2017 and beyond.  read more ...


Trophee Hassan II Preview

The European Tour resumes this week after a five-week break for the Trophee Hassan in Morocco, where Jeunghun Wang is defending. It's an opportunity for some of the more unfancied players to make a breakthrough. Derek Clements picks out some of the most likely contenders. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

After the drama at Augusta, the PGA Tour moves to Harbour Town for the RBS Heritage. Branden Grace is defending the title against a strong field at one of the year's best venues. Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


Golf and Sport Reacts to Sergio's Masters Success

It had taken him 74 attempts, but FINALLY Sergio Garcia was a major champion. His enthralling battle with Justin Rose left us with a Masters champion, and there have been few more popular winners in the storied history of this great event. Some of the biggest names in golf and sport reacted to the Spaniard's brilliant triumph.  read more ...


Sergio's Winning Bag at the Masters

Sergio Garcia brilliantly withstood the pressure to overcome his friend and fellow competitor Justin Rose in a thrilling playoff at Augusta National for his maiden major championship victory at the 74th attempt. Take a closer look at the clubs used by the Spaniard to achieve his breakthrough moment at the Masters. read more ...


Brilliant Sergio Garcia Triumphs at Enthralling Masters

Sergio Garcia ended two decades of major championship heartache with a thrilling playoff victory over Justin Rose in an enthralling Masters Tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a special day and hugely popular success. read more ...


Interview: David Howell - Professionals aren't to blame for slow play

Golf writer Josh Carr caught up with Sky Sports pundit David Howell to talk about whether the rule changes will help cure slow play and if the professionals are partly to blame. read more ...


Remembering Seve's Two Masters Triumphs

The legendary Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 today. Six years have now passed since his death, but the incredible legacy of the Spaniard is continually celebrated. We take a look back at his two historic Masters victories. read more ...


Masters Sunday Key Pairings and Times

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead the way going into what promises to be a memorable Sunday at the Masters. Americans Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth will be looking to strike from the penultiimate pairing at Augusta. Here are the key pairings and tee times to look out for. read more ...


Garcia and Rose Lead Ahead of Special Masters Sunday at Augusta

Justin Rose produced a sensational back-nine of 31 on Saturday to ascend into a tie for the lead with Sergio Garcia after the third round of the 81st Masters Tournament, with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth just behind ahead of what promises to be a memorable Sunday. read more ...


Garcia, Fowler and Pieters Reach the Summit at Intriguingly Poised Masters

Day one leader Charley Hoffman was caught by a squad of impressive names on Friday at the Masters, with Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler all shooting rounds in the 60s to join the 40-year-old at the summit at four-under.  read more ...


Veteran Fred Couples Rolls Back Years at Augusta

25 years ago, Fred Couples secured the Green Jacket after seeing off the challenge from the experienced Raymond Floyd. He was the world number one and pre-tournament favourite. Now 57 and with a troublesome back, the American has found himself back in contention after two rounds at the Masters. read more ...


Key Pairings on Saturday at the Masters

It's poised to be a fascinating and thrilling weekend at Augusta. The third round is destined to be crucial, with a four-way-tie for the lead, and we have picked out the most important pairings of the day and when they're starting. read more ...


Masters Disappointment for Willett

Despite battling admirably to recovery from two notable disasters, the first hole proved to be Danny Willett's nemesis at the Masters, costing him six shots on route to narrowly missing the cut on his defence. read more ...


Brilliant Charley Hoffman Takes Historic Lead at Masters

American Charley Hoffman shot an astonishing opening round of 65 - ten shots better than the field average - to secure a four-stroke lead at the Masters on what had been a difficult Thursday for most of the field at Augusta National.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #1 - 2017 Masters Preview

In our first ever podcast, host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss the up coming Masters Tournament.  read more ...


Weather Set to Play Havoc with Masters Field

Storms and tornado warnings have already defined practice rounds and look set to cancel the Par 3 Contest, but the inclement conditions are set to continue into Thursday and Friday, destined to play havoc with the field. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Hoping to Make Impact in First Masters

Tommy Fleetwood is back at Augusta National for a second time, but the first as part of the Masters field. The 26-year-old is enjoying his opportunity this week, and is looking to continue his stunning run of form. read more ...


Seve Ballesteros Eagles 13th at Augusta National

Two-time champion, Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 on this coming Sunday at the Masters. We take a look back at one example of his magic at Augusta, this brilliant eagle on the 13th in 1986.  read more ...


David Howell Makes His Masters Picks

Two-time Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports Golf pundit, David Howell has looked ahead to this week's Masters Tournament with Josh Carr, and anaylsed the chances the favourites for the Green Jacket this year. read more ...


Golfshake Team Masters Picks

We asked Golfshake Staff and Ambassadors to pick out a number of players who will make headlines this week at the Masters, including the man set to be triumphantly presented with the jacket in Butler Cabin on Sunday. read more ...


Five Players to Follow at Augusta

Who shall receive the Green Jacket on Sunday? That is the main question going into this year's Masters, and there are many potential contenders. Derek Clements has picked out five players that should be in the mix. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Rules Controversy Defines LPGA Major

The first LPGA major of the season - the ANA Inspiration - was clouded by controversy after leader Lexi Thompson was retrospectively handed a four-stroke penalty midway through the final round, after an incident from the previous day had been raised by a viewer at home. read more ...


Brilliant Henley Secures Last Spot in Masters Field

Georgia boy Russell Henley claimed the last sport into the Masters after producing a brilliant performance - including ten birdies on Sunday - to secure the Houston Open title in blistering fashion. Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Feature Interview: Brendan McCartain

Brendan McCartain has spent 23-years on tour and was carrying for José Maria Olazabal during the 1999 season and his Masters victory. We caught up with Brendan to learn more about how the 1999 Masters played out and hear his uique insight into Augusta and the Masters tournament.  read more ...


Masters 2017 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 81st Masters! It's the first major of the year 94 players have taken that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane to begin their quest for the Green Jacket. Who is going to be triumphant? Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out some likely contenders. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Europeans

It's the strongest European challenge in the Masters for many years, including 11 Englishmen in the field at Augusta. Rory McIlroy is the favourite of the bunch to succeed, but who else could have a run? Derek Clements takes a closer look at the large gathering from the continent. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Americans

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth lead the American challenge at the Masters, but there are a number of other potential contenders from the States. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely home challengers at Augusta. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Internationals

Americans and Europeans may be the favourites, but the biggest challenge for the Green Jacket could come from international players. From Jason Day to Hideki Matsuyama and Marc Leishman, there is a strong contingent from across the world at Augusta National. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely contenders. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Amateurs

Following in the great tradition of Bobby Jones, there are five amateurs in the field at this year's Masters, including England's Scott Gregory. We take a closer look at how they all qualified to compete at Augusta National. read more ...


Tour all 18 Holes at Augusta National

Augusta National is beautiful and iconic, tantalising, dramatic but treacherous. We take a closer look at all 18 holes of the legendary Masters venue, noting the changes that have been made over the years. read more ...


Tiger Woods to Miss 2017 Masters Tournament

Four-time champion Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not be competing in next week's Masters Tournament at Augusta National, which comes a momentous 20 years after his historic first major championship victory that has long been considered a watershed moment for the game.  read more ...


Masters Favourite Holes

Augusta National is the most beautiful and iconic of golf courses, but which of those legendary 18 holes are the best? We asked Golfshake Staff and Ambassadors to choose their favourites and describe what makes them special. read more ...


Golfer Achieves Perfect Bowling Strike With Driver!

We've seen all kinds of trick shots on the internet in recent years - some more impressive than others - but few have been quite as startling as LPGA golfer Min Ju Kim's efforts with a driver in a bowling alley.  read more ...


PGA Tour Trials Distance Measuring Devices

More and more regular golfers are taking advantage of distance measuring devices, and now tour players may have the same opportunity, with the PGA Tour set to launch a trial period assessing their impact on competition play at the highest level. read more ...


Record Breaking English Participation in Masters Field

Danny Willett is defending next week's Masters, and the Yorkshireman will be joined by ten other golfers from England, a record for the nation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the UK players in the field at Augusta National. read more ...


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. read more ...


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? read more ...


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. read more ...


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