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The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


Golf Pro Experiences Full PING Iron Custom Fitting

PGA Pro and Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall recently visited the PING European Fitting Centre at Gainsborough to experience a full iron fitting. Going through the four-stage process, Ryan tells you more about his time there and shares his story. read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


Golfshake Member Custom Fit Experience

Have you considered being custom fitted? Do you know the benefits from custom fit?  We took 3 Golfshake members' to experience their first custom fitting with Callaway Golf. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Holes at St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links comprises of 117 holes split across seven public golf courses, including the legendary Old, challenging Jubilee, and spectacular Castle. But which holes are the most difficult? We have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the 18 hardest at the Home of Golf. read more ...


The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.    read more ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


10 of the Worst Missed Putts in Golf History

If you're squeamish about cataclysmically poor putting, look away now. If you think you can handle it, Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the worst missed putts of all time, moments that these players would love to forget. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses. read more ...


10 of the Biggest Putts in Golf History

Could hole a ten footer with everything on the line? Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the biggest putts in golf history, moments that demanded immense strength and will under pressure, each with magnified importance, often the difference between winning and losing. read more ...


The Experience of Playing the Old Course at St Andrews

Part of a meaningful golf trip with his son, Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken reflects on his experience of playing the Old Course at St Andrews, the emotions, sights, sounds, and why this was one of the greatest rounds of his life. read more ...


12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive. read more ...


The Best Golfer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known to avid golf fans and students of the golf swing, the remarkable story of Moe Norman is perhaps lesser known in the mainstream. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the life and impact of the unique Canadian whose abilities astonished the leading players in the game. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


How to Get the Most From Your Golf This Summer

Golf is your passion, more than a hobby, something that consumes your thoughts during the average work day. Time for playing is precious - especially with the main season beginning to drift towards its latter period. We have some ways to help you get the most from your game. read more ...


10 Reasons Why Golf is Good for You

There are few things that are better for your health than playing a sport. And of all of them, golf has a good claim to be one of the healthiest. It may not be the most strenuous of activities. But, for many reasons, golf is great for your wellbeing. read more ...


How to Protect Yourself From the Sun When Playing Golf

We all love to feel the sun on our backs when playing golf, but are doing enough to protect ourselves? Golfshake delves into the risks, and what can be done to ensure that we enjoy the game in the sunshine without endangering our health. read more ...


David Duval Deserves Better Than Being a Punchline

Former champion David Duval made headlines on Thursday at Royal Portrush by shooting 91 in The Open, including a 14 on one hole. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the highs and lows of Duval's career, remembering him at his peak, stating that the former number one deserves more sympathy than ridicule. read more ...


Understanding Different Types of Golf Ball

Look at the shelves of your local pro shop and you’ll be confronted by a variety of two-piece, three-piece, four-piece and even five-piece golf balls. Confused? Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at each type to explain the differences. read more ...


6 Reasons Why The 2019 Open Will Be One For The Ages

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush has begun. Returning to a spectacular venue with a variety of stories coming into the week, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes that year's championship will be a classic. read more ...


7 Ways to Pimp Out Your Golf Bag

When golf bags were first introduced, the emphasis was on the practical rather than the visual, but that has all changed now. Unsure of how to spruce up your stand bag? To help you get the right look for your luggage, here are seven ways to pimp out your bag. read more ...


The Open 2019 Preview, Picks & Analysis

For the first time in 68 years The Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland with the magnificent Royal Portrush hosting the world’s oldest major. But who is going to etch their name onto the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 148th Open. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues on Golfshake

It's the venues that have continually made the Scottish Open an indelible part of the European Tour calender, despite the event's various incarnations. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


10 Shots We Never Want to Play Again

If you find awkward or seemingly impossible positions on the golf course, it's on you, and the responsibility of escaping rests on your shoulders. Although that can be more difficult in some spots than others. Here are several key shots that we won't relish playing, but live safe in the knowledge that fate will ask us to. read more ...


Golfshake Members Report on Callaway Iron Fitting Progress

Earlier this season, we took a trio of keen Golfshake members across three handicap categories to experience an iron custom fitting with Callaway. Now, eight weeks later, we gathered them together at The Belfry to take on the iconic Brabazon Course and discover what difference these new irons have already made to their games during the summer. read more ...


10 Ways a Golf Coach Will Improve Your Game and Lower Your Handicap

If your handicap has stalled and there is no obvious sign of improvement, it may be time to see a golf pro. Will Trinkwon looks at ten key areas where a golf coach can help your game, showcasing the benefits of taking lessons. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

When the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner and Henrik Stenson enter your tournament, it can only mean that The Open Championship is just around the corner. Derek Clements looks ahead to the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, always among the annual highlights on the European Tour. read more ...


5 of the Most Fearsome Bunkers in the UK

If there’s one thing guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of the average golfer, it’s a bunker. Will Trinkwon picks out five of the most intimidating in the UK that even the most competent of bunker players wouldn’t want to be stuck in.  read more ...


13 Personalities You Are Likely to Meet on the Golf Course

Anybody who has played golf will know that the people they play with on a regular basis will fall into a category. There are lots of different types of characters and personalities. Here, we take a light-hearted look at some of the club golfers we all know. read more ...


5 Tips for Playing 36 Holes in a Day

Longer days in summer provide golfers with the opportunity to devote more hours on the course. For the true enthusiasts, you may even be tempted to play 36 or 54 holes in a day. Such a packed schedule is not for the fainthearted, however, and requires stamina and preparation if you're to do it successfully. Will Trinkwon shares five tips with you. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Irish Open heads to the revered Lahinch Golf Club for what is set to be a thrilling celebration of links golf. Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer are featured within the impressive field, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects this to be a memorable week. read more ...


Best Regional Open Qualifying Venues on Golfshake

Open Regional Qualifying takes place over 13 venues across the British Isles. Playing in Regional Qualifying is a potential opportunity of a lifetime, but it's also the chance to play on some revered courses. We have taken a closer look at each of the regional venues used in 2019, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia headlines the field at the Andalucia Masters alongside Jon Rahm at the iconic Valderrama, with the former Masters champion having won the last three editions of this event. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what is a classic stage for the European Tour. read more ...


Morning Golf vs Twilight Golf?

With summer conditons and lighter hours for longer, it raises the important question of which time is the best for golf, morning or twilight? Golfshake's Alex Picken takes a closer look at both options, reviewing the pros and cons. read more ...


5 Things the Average Golfer Can Learn From Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers ever to have graced a fairway. His career has been defined by maximising each aspect of his game and body. But what can you learn from this golf icon? Will Trinkwon has identified five key areas that you can look to emulate. read more ...


5 Things We Now Use in Golf That We Didn't 40 Years Ago

Much has changed and evolved in golf during the past 40 years. Will Trinkwon looks back to the halcyon days of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Seve Ballesteros, comparing their equipment, apparel and clubs with the gear you see today. read more ...


PING Blueprint Irons Review

PING has designed a new iron created to benefit the skills of the better golfer, launching the Blueprint. Tour inspired and placing a premium on workability and trajectory control, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall was excited to test them. Delving into the technology, providing an insight behind the design of these clubs, Ryan reports on the look, feel and performance. read more ...


Women's PGA Championship Preview

Hazeltine National Golf Club has played host to many of the game's most prestigious events, from the Ryder Cup to the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, with a new chapter being etched this week in Minnesota as the Women's PGA Championship comes to town. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the third women's major of the season. read more ...


Gary Woodland Denies History Chasing Koepka to Win US Open

Gary Woodland held off a charge from Brooks Koepka to secure his first major title at the US Open, shooting all four rounds in the 60s at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a memorable week on the Monterey Peninsula. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Holes on Golfshake

Taking stats from rounds tracked by mid-handicap golfers, we have found the toughest holes within the Golfshake Database. There is no obviously no exact way to determine the challenge of a hole, but these pose a significant level of toughness to the average player, revealing the average score relative to par. read more ...


Stat Focus: Royal St George's Golf Club

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have analysed the 2020 Open Championship venue, Royal St George's, looking at how our members have played this historic layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores. read more ...


Famous Sportsmen Who Took Up Golf

Former world snooker champion Shaun Murphy will enter qualifying in an attempt to make it through to the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. That got us thinking of famous sportsmen who have taken up the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at just some notable athletes who turned to golf. read more ...


A Great Greek Resort Good Enough for the Golfing Gods

Situated in the Messinia region of Greece, Costa Navarino is a paradise for golfers and anyone seeking a magical holiday experience. In this feature, Clive Agran provides an insight behind this destination, and explains why it should be on your list. read more ...


8 Outsiders to Track at the US Open

Attention has rightly been placed upon two-time defending Brooks Koepka, who is seeking history, former winner Dustin Johnson, the great Tiger Woods, returning to the site of his most dominant triumph, and the in-form Rory McIlroy. However, beyond the favourites, who could secure the title and join the legends of Pebble?  read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Ever in Golf

Recently, 20-year-old American college player Alex Ross shot a 57 in an amateur tournament. This remarkable score inspired Golfshake's Derek Clements to recount his own experiences and reflect on some of the lowest rounds in golf history. read more ...



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