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Luke Donald To Remain European Ryder Cup Captain For 2025

FOR once, common sense has prevailed. Luke Donald has been confirmed as the man who will once again lead Europe in New York.

The Best End of Season Golf Deals With TravisMathew

TravisMathew was founded in 2007 and they create their products through the inspiration of the lifestyle that is found in Southern California’s surf, sand and sun culture. TravisMathew are currently running an end of season sale, with plenty of products featuring heavy discounts up to 40%

Tiger Woods Surprised & Frustrated With Nature Of Truce Talks

TIGER WOODS used his press conference at the Hero World Challenge to reveal his surprise at the secretive way in which a potential peace deal in golf’s civil war was agreed.

McGinley Could Be The Right Man To Replace Azinger

IT CAME as a shock when NBC announced that they would not be renewing Paul Azinger’s contract as lead golf analyst. So it comes as another surprise that they might be replacing him with Paul McGinley.

What Golf Shoes Does Jon Rahm Wear

Jon Rahm is one of the most recognised professional golfers in the world, having earned his impressive reputation through grinding to the very top. Rahm enjoyed all his success wearing The Ringer golf shoe from Cuater, which places an emphasis on performance.

Cleveland Wedges Video Review - CBX and RTX 6

Earlier this year Cleveland Golf released the latest in their category leading wedges range with the launch of the Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore wedge and the Cleveland CBX Full-Face 2 wedge. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, was sent the CBX and RTX 6 wedges to test and shares his thoughts in this video.

The Best Winter Golf Apparel 2023

Are you looking for the best golf apparel to keep you warm during the winter months? We have put together a list of the top winter golf apparel items for 2023 to help keep you warm and comfortable during the winter months!

Why Jordan Spieth Is The Right Man To Replace Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth has been appointed as the new player director to the PGA Tour's policy board to replace Rory McIlroy. His passion for the game make him a great fit to serve on the board in this important capacity.

Should LIV Golfers Be Welcomed Back With Open Arms

Eight-time DP World Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger has been accepted back into the circuit after fulfilling financial penalties and suspensions after being let go by LIV Golf. Sports Journalist and Golf Writer Derek Clements looks at whether the Austrian should be welcomed back with open arms in his weekly View From The Fairway

2023 Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT MAY be little more than an exhibition event, but the Hero World Challenge has once again attracted a world-class field, with the added bonus that tournament host Tiger Woods will be making his competitive return.

2023 ISPS HANDA Australian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

ADRIAN MERONK, who will be spending much of next season on the PGA Tour, will defend his ISPS HANDA Australian Open title this week. The tournament is being staged at The Australian Golf Club and The Lakes Golf Club.

2023 South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The South African Open is one of the oldest golf tournaments on the planet and Thriston Lawrence returns to defend the title at Blair Atholl Golf Club.

The Lowdown on Australian PGA Winner Min Woo Lee

Min Woo Lee thrilled the home crowds on Sunday, with a three-shot victory at the Australian PGA Championship. The 25-year-old Lee, who had held since  round two, produced a magnificent performance, converting a hole in one at the fourth and chip in for eagle at the ninth, and finished the week on 20 under par.

Everything You Need To Know About Joburg Open Winner Dean Burmester

South African Dean Burmester has won the 2023 Joburg Open in sensational fashion, shooting a stellar error-free final round 64 to clinch victory by three shots.

TaylorMade Spider Putters Video Review

TaylorMade have long been a leading brand in golf equipment, particularly with their lauded Spider range of putters. Now, the latest editions of the TaylorMade Spider putters have seen the team rework their older designs to improve performance on the green. Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall was sent two putters to test. Find out his thoughts here.

The Best Black Friday Golf Break Deals

With Black Friday comes an abundance of great deals, and that includes golf breaks! If you're looking for your next golfing trip experience, why not take advantage of some of the amazing offers available this Black Friday.

40 of the Very Best Black Friday Golf Deals

We've scoured the internet and all the online retailers to bring you 40 of the very best Black Friday golf deals.

Golf Equipment Survey 2023

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on golf equipment in 2023 and the golf gear that you use.

Will Jon Rahm REALLY Join LIV Golf

Just when you thought the routinely tumultuous world of golf was ready to take a breath and settle into a cosy winter, the rumours of Jon Rahm making the eye-wateringly lucrative jump to LIV Golf resumed across social media this week. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares his thoughts on the subject.

PAYNTR X 006 RS Golf Shoes Review

Having previously tested and reviewed PAYNTR GOLF's X 002 LE, X 004 RS, and X-005 F, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has become a connoisseur of the brand's golf shoes and now turns his attention to the X 006 RS.

The Best Black Friday Golf Deals 2023

Black Friday is finally upon us and this year looks set to be even more exciting than previous editions. Your favourite retailers have discounted a lot of their stock, ranging from golf equipment to accessories. We have selected ten products that may be of interest to you - all of which feature heavy reductions.

The 2023 Black Friday Golf Deals That You Need to See

If you’re someone who is in the market for new golf equipment - or simply can’t say no to a fantastic deal - then Black Friday is certainly your friend! Retailers and distributors have slashed prices on a lot of their stock, so now is the ideal time to upgrade your golf bag.

The Best Black Friday Deals From Scottsdale Golf

Scottsdale is one of the leading companies in the golf distribution world, stocking more than 1,000 products that are helpful to golfers. The retailer’s Black Friday sale is now live and we have selected a handful of products that should interest avid golfers.

LIV Golf Reveals Full Schedule For 2024 Season

LIV Golf has announced its schedule for the 2024 season, which will begin in February and includes 12 regular season events that will be staged across eight different countries.

Even More Amazon Black Friday Golf Deals

It's that time of the year when bargains aplenty hit the marketplace as Black Friday approaches! With products for every golfer to choose from, we can now share even more offers from Amazon that should grab your attention.

The Winter Golf Accessories You Need to Buy

American Golf and Scottsdale Golf are leading retailers for the UK golf market, and they house plenty of products that can help maintain performance and comfort this winter. We’ve selected ten that can help you get through this difficult period and head into spring with ultimate confidence and ready for the new season.

Which DP World Tour Players Are Most Likely to Succeed in America

The DP World Tour season has just come to end, with ten golfers gaining PGA Tour cards as a direct result of their efforts in 2022-23. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at each of them and predicts who will have the biggest impact in America.

Introducing Bunker Mentality - Tri Colour Quarter Zip Review

Bunker Mentality is an online golf brand who have been in existence for quite some time, but you may not have heard about them. Allow us to shine some light on the company and the type of products that they sell for avid golfers.

Are These The Greatest Holes in Golf

What are the greatest holes in golf? Everyone will have their own choices from those they have played and watched. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been reflecting on his experiences in the game and shares the holes that have will stay in his mind forever.

Are You Ready For Tiger's Latest Comeback

We now know that Tiger Woods will make his long-awaited comeback to competitive golf for the first time since The Masters when he plays at the Hero World Challenge.

The Remarkable Journey of 35 Year Old PGA Tour Rookie Eric Cole

In the latest in our series looking at the world’s best golfers, Derek Clements profiles Eric Cole, a breakthrough star at the age of 35.

2023 Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new DP World Tour season begins in South Africa, where England's Dan Bradbury is ready to defend his title, 12 months after securing a dream, fairytale victory in just his third appearance on the circuit. However, there are a host of home favourites ready to snatch the trophy from his grasp.

Who Can Blame Rory McIlroy For Quitting PGA Tour Board

Rory McIlroy's resignation from the PGA Tour's Policy Board surprised many observers last week, but Golfshake's Derek Clements asks whether anyone can really blame the Northern Irishman for quitting and taking himself out of that position.

2023 Australian PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

With no time to draw breath, the new DP World Tour season gets under way this week with two tournaments, the Joburg Open and the Australian PGA Championship. Among those making the trip from Dubai to Royal Queensland Golf Club in Australia are Robert MacIntyre and Min Woo Lee.

Ludvig Aberg Continues Astonishing Start to Pro Career

Ludvig Aberg continued his astonishing start to his professional career, shooting a final round of 61 to win the RSM Classic, the final event of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.

Nicolai Hojgaard Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Nicolai Hojgaard shot a final round of 64 to beat a world-class field by two strokes at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, seeing off the challenges of Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Wallace and Viktor Hovland.

The Best Amazon Black Friday Golf Deals Available Right Now

Here are some of the best Amazon Black Friday offers for golfers, covering deals on products such as balls, bags and clothing with savings of up to 47% off the original price!

The 50 Best Winter Golf Green Fees This Year

The cost to play our greatest courses has long become outrageously high, but during this off-peak period of the calendar, winter green fees can offer respite and the chance to play exceptional courses for a comparatively welcoming price.

2023 Cuater Golf Shoes Review

Cuater is the footwear arm of TravisMathew, and their sponsored players include PGA Tour stars Jon Rahm and Sam Burns. Also part of the Callaway family, Cuater is rapidly establishing itself as one of the leading collections in the golf market. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was sent The Moneymaker and The Ringer to test.

Callaway Apex Utility Wood Review

Utility clubs have been introduced to golf in a bid to make challenging clubs easier to use, which should boost confidence as a consequence. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was sent the new Callaway Apex Utility Wood to review and shares his extensive thoughts.

These Are Some of The Best Black Friday Golf Deals

This Black Friday, there are four specific golf products that provide outstanding benefits - and all can be purchased at a discounted price! So, if you’re in the market for a new GPS device or you just want to improve your putting, there are some amazing deals to be had.

How The Earth Course Was Enhanced Ahead of DP World Tour Championship

Ahead of the showpiece DP World Tour Championship, the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates underwent a sustainable rejuvenation.

Do Golf Club Memberships Offer Value For Money

Do golf club memberships represent value for money? Our latest survey revealed that one of the biggest concerns you have is the cost of playing the game. We take a closer look at how valuable becoming a member can be and just what it means to the clubs themselves.

FootJoy Performance Fit Process Review

Golfshake Ambassador Ed Dimambro recently experienced the new FootJoy Performance Fit process, which proved to be an illuminating process and showed that he had been choosing the wrong pairs of golf shoes for a long time. Ed describes the process and the lessons he took away from it.

Why You Should Play Howley Hall Golf Club

The Yorkshire area is brimming with fabulous golf courses and Howley Hall is certainly a member of that impressive group. Based on the outskirts of Leeds, only minutes from J27 of the M62, lies this terrific parkland setting that is easily accessible from major motorways - and it really should be on your list to play.

Rory McIlroy's Resignation Stuns PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA Tour's Policy Board. His decision, which was unexpected, was revealed in a memo to the tour's players issued by commissioner Jay Monahan.

The Issues That Non-Members Want Golf Clubs to Address

We wanted to know what you think clubs need to do to attract more members and what you see as the problems facing clubs when it comes to recruitment. These comments were submitted by non-members as they described their suggestions regarding the issues that clubs need to address.

The Meteoric Rise of Norway's Viktor Hovland

In the latest in our series looking at the new generation of golfing superstars, Derek Clements focuses on the meteoric rise of Norway’s Viktor Hovland.

What Next For Former US Open Champion Graeme McDowell

The brutal reality of life as a LIV golfer has come home to roost for five golfers who have been cut loose and now face an uncertain future. And among them is Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion whose game has been in a sharp downward spiral for some time.

2023 RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The curtain comes down on the 2022-23 PGA Tour campaign, and possibly the careers of some well-known golfers, at the RSM Classic this week. It brings to an end the FedEx Cup Fall Season and, with it, the final chance to secure places in the top 125 in the standings - fall outside that and you are heading back to the Korn Ferry Tour.

2023 DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to Dubai this week in search of a third DP World Tour Championship title and with a fifth Harry Vardon Trophy already secured. And the Northern Irishman is joined by a who’s who of European golf, as you would expect for such a prestigious tournament.

Allowing PGA Tour Golfers to Play in LIV Qualifier is Bonkers

Golfshake's Derek Clements expresses his astonishment that PGA Tour members will be given permission to enter the LIV Golf Promotion event in December, which could grant a player a golden ticket into the 2024 series.

Max Homa Cruises to Victory at Nedbank Challenge

Max Homa cruised to victory at the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City, his third win of a fabulous season for the American.

Camillo Villegas Player Profile And What's In The Bag

After a brutal 3,374 days, Camilo Villegas is once again a winner on the PGA Tour. The 41-year-old shot a six-under 65 in the final round at Port Royal Golf Course to win the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at 24 under by two shots over Alex Noren, who closed the week with a 68.

Survey Reveals Attitudes And Barriers to Joining a Golf Club

The wider golf landscape is finally beginning to settle back into something resembling normality following the impact of the pandemic, which ushered in a rapid and unexpected boom in participation but also membership numbers at clubs around the country. But now, with cost of living pressures remaining and the opportunities presented by lockdowns a thing of the past, the game has to assess how best it can both retain and recruit members.

The Most Underrated Players in Golf History

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about golfers who achieved great things in the game but whose part in our sport is largely overlooked. They may not have gripped the imagination in the way that the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have but they are golfers who definitely deserve a mention.

2023 Cuater Golf Shoes - Everything You Need to Know

The Cuater golf shoe line is from TravisMathew - who are owned by Callaway - and Jon Rahm is the figure who is spearheading the innovative products. The Cuater line is currently offering a gigantic discount, where golfers can save 40% on any of their stylish footwear options.

How to Maintain Your Golf Trolley Battery During Winter

During winter, many of us will play golf less frequently, meaning that we can easily forget to properly maintain our equipment, including the Lithium batteries used by users of powered trolleys. Helpfully, leading brand Motocaddy has put together six top tips for batteries to ensure their safety, performance and longevity over the colder months.

The Best Black November Deals From American Golf

It's that time of the year again - and leading golf retailer American Golf has you covered with huge deals from some of the biggest brands in golf this month.

LIV Golf Introduces Transfer Window & New Team Rosters For 2024

The transfer window is a special time in football, as fans of clubs speculate about which signing would be best for their team and how they complement the project. Golf has long been immune to such a process, but LIV Golf looks set to bring an end to that history and introduce the very first transfer window that the sport has ever seen.

Changes Are Coming to The World Handicap System

The World Handicap System has been a game-changing initiative for golf, but changes are coming after The R&A and USGA announced its first update to the WHS as part of an on-going review of the Rules of Handicapping and Course Rating System, which these latest revisions to come into effect from 1 January 2024.

The Things You Need to Survive Winter Golf

Many people will have put their clubs away for the winter. But for some of us, this is a year-round sport. But winter golf is a very different game. So what do you need to do if you are planning to brave the course in the weeks and months that lie ahead?

Why You Shouldn't Bet on Golf

Betting in sport has been in the headlines of late - including golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on the recent ban of two Korn Ferry Tour golfers for gambling, and shares his own thoughts on why placing bets on this unpredictable game is a thankless task.

The Second-Hand Golf Club Market: Making Golf More Accessible

The recent boom in golf has been supported in part by the growth of the used golf club market, which offers an excellent opportunity for those looking for quality equipment at a more affordable price. Part of this movement is London-based second-hand golf equipment specialist, Nearly New Golf Clubs.

The Golfers You Never Want to Play Against

Even if most of your golf is social, there are bound to be times when you play the sport competitively, either in matchplay or strokeplay/medal competitions. These can be fun. They can also be pretty stressful. Much depends on the type of golfer you are playing with or against.

Let's Name Luke Donald as 2025 Ryder Cup Captain Now

Luke Donald, who led Europe to victory at Marco Simone, did not put a foot wrong. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time for the Englishman to be named as captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup.

New TGL Indoor Golf League is NOT The Answer

Star-studded and packed with technology, but will it be a success? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on the upcoming TGL indoor golf league that has been created by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Life as a PGA Tour pro isn’t bad - this week they head to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as the FedEx Cup Fall Season nears its end. The tournament represents a golden opportunity for some of the tour’s lesser lights and those still trying to make a name for themselves out here as most of the world’s top golfers are giving the event a miss.

2023 Nedbank Golf Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Unsurprisingly, there is a star-studded field gathering at Sun City this week for the Nedbank Challenge, the penultimate event in the 2022-23 DP World Tour season. Tommy Fleetwood will be looking to cap a fine season by winning this tournament for the third time. The Englishman loves this golf course and will genuinely fancy his chances.

Erik van Rooyen Player Profile And What's In The Bag

It secured his playing rights for two years and earned him a huge pay day of $1.47m, but after he holed an eagle putt on the 18th green for a 63 that secured his second victory on the PGA Tour, his caddie, Alex Carter, fell into Erik van Rooyen’s arms in tears.

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