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The Most Important Golf Club In Your Bag

The great Ben Hogan said that the three most vital clubs were the driver, putter, and wedge, in that order. But what do everyday golfers think is the Most Important Club in the Bag? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, and the results may come as something of a surprise. read more ...


Glasgow Course Closures Confirmed - And the List Keeps Growing

Glasgow City Council has passed a budget that will likely result in the closure of five of the six municipal courses within the city, a blow to golfers, but one that raises fears that future closures will be imminent in other parts of Scotland and the UK. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer inspection at the potential impact. read more ...


The 6 Weirdest Places Tour Players Have Hit Golf Balls

At last week’s Genesis Open, Tiger Woods endured an unusual situation. On the third hole of the final round he blazed his tee shot well wide of the fairway and into…a rubbish bin. The bizarre spectacle got us thinking: what are the oddest places pro golfers have hit golf balls during a tournament round? read more ...


Guide to Staying at The Open in 2020

In July this year, thousands of people will descend on the small historic town of Sandwich, Kent, to watch the 149th playing of The Open Championship at Royal St George's. Now, if you want to be among them, but don't fancy commuting from a long distance, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains what options you have for accomodation. read more ...


Remembering Golf Legend Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 titles on the LPGA Tour, has died at the age of 85. We take a look back at the remarkable career of a players who stands regarded as being the finest female golfer in history. read more ...


Callaway MAVRIK Range On Course Test

Discovering more about the new MAVRIK range of golf clubs, Golfshake's Kevin Paver and Ryan Rastall visited Dubai and played 18 holes in the company of Callaway's Owen Davies, using the full product line, testing the drivers, woods and irons for themselves, seeing how they perform on the course, in addition to learning about the technology. read more ...


La Cala Ranked Top Three Destination on Golfshake

Spain's La Cala Resort has been ranked in the top-three of golf destinations worldwide by Golfshake. Compared against more than 15,000 reviews submitted by everyday golfers on the website in 2019, La Cala achieved one of the highest ratings on record, placing it at the top of the rankings for courses outside of the UK. read more ...


Are Membership Costs Too High And Green Fees Too Low?

Studying the results of the 2019 Golfshake Survey, the subject of cost in the game has risen, specifically whether the price of green fees has devalued club memberships in the modern age. We take a closer look at the topic, how golf compares to other industries, and whether there is an argument to adjust the expense of the sport for golfers. read more ...


Potential Closure of Glasgow Municipal Courses is Devastating

Five of Glasgow's six municipal golf courses are facing potential closure, with a Council decision imminent. Golfshake's Derek Clements was born in the city and grew up playing these public layouts, and he describes the devastating impact that losing them could have on the wider community. read more ...


What Golfers Think of 54 Handicaps

Golfshake's Derek Clements recently wrote two feature articles on the World Handicap System and Senior Golfers, both of which raised points that divided opinion. Gathering the views of the Golfshake Community, Derek responds in this piece. read more ...


8 Ways To Ruin Your Scorecard

There are few things more frustrating than having a great round going and blowing it with one or two terrible holes. In golf, so much can go wrong. What mistake usually catches you out? Here, we count down some of the most common card wreckers. read more ...


How Far Should You Hit Your Driver?

Tour players are hitting the ball further than before, but is that the same for the average golfer? It has been hot topic of discussion since the R&A published their Distance Insights Project Report, and we have studied data to see just how far everyday golfers are driving across a range of handicap categories. read more ...


What is Wrong With Golfers Having a 54 Handicap?

Coming in November, the World Handicap System is destined to change the game as we know it, with one of the early main concerns being the increase of a maximum handicap to 54. But is this a problem? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he doesn't understand what the fuss is all about. read more ...


Don't Expect Senior Golfers to Solve the Game's Problems

Golf clubs are searching for routes to increase revenue, but is there any weight to the idea of charging those who play the most, more for their memberships? Golfshake's Derek Clements rejects the thought of senior golfers paying more, describing the vital benefits they already bring to the game. read more ...


6 Things Your Golf Club Must Do in 2020

We all want to see golf growing, but can your club achieve that objective? Despite reports that golf continues to see declines, we look at six things that golf clubs should be doing in 2020 to ensure they thrive and grow into the new decade. read more ...


Golfers Prove That Life Really Does Begin at 40

Lee Westwood rolled back the years in Abu Dhabi to win at the age of 46. The Englishman is just the latest example of golfers tasting glory later in their careers, many of whom have enjoyed incredible success. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on ten stars who defied the clock. read more ...


How to Speed Up Your Rounds of Golf

The 2019 Golfshake Survey has found that the vast majority of golfers still believe that slow play is a major issue for the game. But what can be done about it, both on tour and at club level, and how could that help you to get round the course faster? We take a look a the key factors and initiatives to find an answer. read more ...


Odyssey Introduces New Stroke Lab Triple Track & Stroke Lab Black Putters

Renowned brand Odyssey continues to be at the forefront of innovation with regards to the evolution putter technology, an earned status only further enhanced by the release of new Stroke Lab Black and Stroke Lab Triple Track models. read more ...


Callaway Launches New MAVRIK Range of Clubs

Callaway has kicked off the 2020s by continuing its pursuit of technological innovation and performance through the unveiling of its strikingly named MAVRIK family of golf clubs. The revered manufacturer has built on the legacy of past releases to engineer distinctively and boldly, delivering something even more impressive. read more ...


Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Shane Lowry returns to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Championship, but will be challenged by a formidable field that includes Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia. Golfshake's Derek Clements breaks down the main contenders in his tournament preview. read more ...


What Golf Needs to Change in the 2020s

Golf will survive, but how can it thrive in the new decade? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has identified things that he would like to see happen and change in the game that he believes will benefit the sport during the coming ten years. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway is Back for 2020

If you want to kick off the new decade in style, then there isn't a better time to secure your next golf holiday through Golfbreaks.com, who have just announced the return of their celebrated Group Golf Giveaway for 2020, with more savings, rewards, and destinations than ever before for golfers to book for travel this year before the end of January. read more ...


10 of the Best Pete Dye Golf Courses

Pete Dye, the prolific golf course designer, who has passed away at the age of 94, was among the most significant figures in his field of architecture. Reflecting on the golf courses that he has left behind, we have taken a glance across the map to pick out some of his best. read more ...


Could Your Golf Club Move to an Environmentally Sustainable Future?

Provider of sustainable golf tees, OCEAN TEE has tasked UK golfers with nominating their club to become one of 25 venues that will make a commitment to get plastic off their course, embarking on an environmentally friendly future as part of the OCEAN TEE Crowd Initiative. read more ...


Hopes, Resolutions and Dreams for 2020 Vision

And so, a new year begins. Most of us will have made resolutions, many of which will have already been broken. And our guess is that the world’s best golfers will have done the same thing. Here, Derek Clements takes a look at a few of their hopes and aspirations and wonder who will end up discovering that they have 2020 vision. read more ...


Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues

Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends. read more ...


Kick Start 2020 With Golfshake's Season Starter Tuition Series

At Golfshake, we are determined to help you Play More & Play Better, so there is no better timeto reveal our new 'Season Starter' tuition series hosted by renowned PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall, filmed on location at the spectacular Amendoeira Resort in the Algarve. read more ...


14 of The Biggest Changes in Golf Since 2010

Was 2010 really all that long ago? As we turn into 2020, Will Trinkwon counts down the biggest shifts of the outgoing decade. read more ...


Highlights Of The Decade

TIGER WOODS dominated the 1990s and the 2000s before his body let him down and injuries took their toll.  It got us thinking about the most outstanding performances of this decade. Woods still tops the list, but there were many other memorable moments. Here, we look at 10 of the best read more ...


PGA Tour Players of the Decade

There have been a plethora of memorable performances during the past decade, and the emergence of a host of world-class players who have thrilled us since 2010.  In the first part of our 'look back at the decade' series, Golfshake writer Derek Clements reviews the top players on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Are You Hitting The Ball Further Than 5 Years Ago?

Distance is a persistently hot topic in the game, with greater numbers of tour players continuing to surpass 300 yards off the tee. But are regular, everyday golfers hitting the ball longer? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, revealing that advancements in technology are being felt at club level. read more ...


Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019. read more ...


The World Handicap System - All You Need to Know

Monumental changes are coming to golf in 2020, with the launch of the new World Handicap System, which aims to provide us all with a unified and more inclusive system for the first time. But what does that mean for you? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the system and explains. read more ...


New Gender Equal Tour Launched in North of England

The 2020protour has been officially launched for 2020, making history as the UK's first gender equal pro circuit with an equitable policy. Established by European Tour player Chris Hanson and fellow pro Adam Walker, this new tour is set to make waves across the North of England next year.  read more ...


The Most Difficult Par 3s in Britain

Memorable short holes are a key part of any golf course and have an iconic place in the game. Celebrating the masterful nature of par threes, we have studied thousands of rounds submitted into the Golfshake Score Tracker to discover the hardest across Britain. read more ...


That Was the Decade That Was...

As we come to the end of another decade (where did this one go to?), we look back on the past 10 years and gaze into our crystal ball and predict who might dominate the game in the decade to come. read more ...


The Best & Worst Christmas Golf Gifts

The clock is ticking down to Christmas, which is an anxious time for a golfer. Most of us have nightmare stories of parcels they have unwrapped, whether it be toilet putting mats or exploding golf balls, but there are also times when the gift you open is wonderful. We take a look at the Best and Worst! read more ...


100 Toughest Golf Holes in the UK

There are many thousands of golf holes dotted across the United Kingdom, but which of them are the most challenging? We have studied rounds submitted from across the country in the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the most difficult statistically. read more ...


Why You Should Change Your Golf Ball in Winter

Due to the effects of the colder weather and golf course conditions, is it worth switching to another ball throughout winter? We have asked hundreds of golfers, discovering a divided spectrum of views between those who make a change, and those who don't. read more ...


Craziest Mistakes That Golfers Make

Eddie Pepperell was disqualified at the Turkish Airlines Open after literally running out of golf balls during his third round. Such a bizarre scenario got us thinking about some of the most unusual incidents, daft mistakes and mishaps that we have seen on tour. read more ...


Are Fewer People Playing Golf in the UK?

It's a great time for British sport, but is that being reflected in the world of golf? Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the newly released Golf Participation Report by KPMG to see how the UK compares with the rest of Europe. read more ...


PGA Tour Players Hate Slow Play And Are Still Intimidated by Tiger Woods

Anonymous surveys can often be a window into the minds of people. PGA Tour players were recently surveyed on a variety of topics, some more contentious than others. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the most interesting responses. read more ...


The Scariest Holes in Golf

What are the scariest holes to play in golf? We have studied the most famously difficult ones, analysed stats from everyday golfers, and picked our own individual horrors, to identify holes that will strike fear into your heat. read more ...


Why Does My Course Look Like This?

Greenkeepers are under constant pressure from golfers as expectations are high, but no matter the time of year, or prevailing weather, there will be imperfections. We have taken a look at several common complains, with an explanation as to why your course looks a certain way, to help you gain a greater appreciation for the work done. read more ...


How to Save Your Golf Course This Winter

Your golf club needs your help this winter. Adam Matthews, the Course Manager at Moor Allerton in Yorkshire, has shared his thoughts on ten things that we can all do to protect our precious golf courses throughout the winter months. read more ...


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