News & Features
ZOOM Launches Unique One Size Fits All Aqua Control Golf Glove
ZOOM has become regarded for its innovation, and the golf glove brand has developed its latest release for the market - the ZOOM Aqua Control. This follows up on the unique FLEXX-FIT technology, and uses the mix of flex zones to perfectly fit with the contours of a golfer's hand.
G/FORE Unveils Spring/Summer Collection for Women
G/FORE has unveiled its 2018 Spring/Summer Collection for Women, including several eye-catching additions for golfers looking to add a touch of style to their time playing golf.
The Best of Golf in Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day is on the 17th of March and has become the world’s annual celebration of Ireland, the foremost Patron Saint of the Emerald Isle. Here on Golfshake, we are marking the Day by delving into what makes Irish Golf special.
Understanding Golf's New and Modernised Rule Book
The R&A and USGA recently unveiled the Rules of Golf from 2019, which included a raft of major changes and updates. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into what has been altered and modernised, and what it means for your game.
20 Must Play Golf Courses in The North
We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section and found the Best Rated & Most Highly Recommended Courses in the North of England from Golfshake users. These venues have all received at least 200 independent reviews from regular golfers.
PowaKaddy Launches Enhanced Cart Bag Range for 2018
PowaKaddy has unveiled its Cart Bag Range for 2018, which features striking enhancements to the Premium, Deluxe and Lite Edition models, in addition to a a band new Dri-Edition cart bag with supreme waterproof protection.
FootJoy Launches 2018 Spring Summer Apparel Range
FootJoy has unveiled its new Spring/Summer Performance Golf Apparel Range for 2018, with the launch of four new colour lines: Infuse, Venture, Revere, and Spirit, which have been backed up by an updated Essentials line.
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els Named Presidents Cup Captains
The Presidents Cup - which has been dominated by the United States since its inception - has been lacking a certain level of buzz and hype, but that was certainly turned on its head by the announcement that Tiger Woods and Ernie Els would Captain the two sides for next year's meeting at the legendary Royal Melbourne in Australia.
Tiger Woods Presence Draws Staggering TV Viewing Figures
Is Tiger Woods still a draw in 2018? The answer is unquestionably yes, as the 14-time major champion's performance at the Valspar Championship - where he finished runner-up - surpassed that of the biggest events in golf during recent years.
Chase Your Dream to the British Masters Pro Am
Following the success of last year's competition, Bridgestone has confirmed that it will run the Chase Your Dream Trophy with England Golf, offering thousands of regular golfers from almost 2,000 clubs with the thrilling opportunity to experience the pro-am at the British Masters.
Modernised Rules of Golf Unveiled for 2019
The R&A and USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf to be introduced from 2019, following an extensive review of proposed changes that are certain to generate debate among golfers throughout the game.
Bushnell Golf Launches Stylish and Innovative Phantom GPS
Bushnell Golf has launched its new Phantom GPS rangefinder, which boasts a range of innovative technologies with a stylish design that completes a device that is simple-to-use.
Mizuno Unveils New Golf Shoes for 2018
Mizuno has built on the popularity of last year's NEXLITE SL by unveiling two new golf shoes for Spring/Summer 2018, the EMEA-NEXLITE Boa and Wave Cadence.
Staggeringly Rich Rewards Remain for Golfers at the Top
Many believe that golf is declining, but earnings for the game's best players haven't diminished. In fact, they may even be increasing. Derek Clements takes a look at the money on offer for golfers at the top in 2018.
It's Only a Matter of Time Before Tiger Wins Again
For years, it had seemed unlikely, but Tiger Woods is back contending in golf tournaments. Coming just short at the Valspar Championship, the 14-time major champion's comeback is progressing tremendously, and Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that his next victory is coming soon.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis
Arnold Palmer would be proud of the field that has assembled at Bay Hill. Tiger Woods is back at one of his favourite venues, but faces a strong field that includes Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Bubba Watson.
Casey and Wallace Fly the Flag for England as Woods Storms Back to Form
Paul Casey and Matt Wallace flew the flag for England in sensational style with victories on the PGA Tour and European Tour respectively. Casey won on US soil for the first time since 2009, when he shot a magnificent final round of 65 at the Valspar Championship to deny Tiger Woods a memorable win in only his fourth comeback tournament.
Wonderful Woods Silences the Doubters
ANY and all doubts about the form and fitness of 14-time major champion Tiger Woods were well and truly banished during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Florida.
Motocaddy Adds GPS Technology to Impressive Push Trolley
Motocaddy's CONNECT GPS Technology has been integrated within the brand's latest manual trolley model to produce a striking push trolley that is packed with impressive features that will appeal to golfers.
Titleist SM7 Vokey Wedges Unleashed in Golf Shops
Titleist's highly anticipated Vokey Design Spin Milled 7 Wedges are now available to purchase from retailers. These have been designed to help golfers achieve a better, more consistent short game through the revered craftmanship of Bob Vokey and his celebrated R&D Team.
Playing TPC Sawgrass and Facing the Iconic 17th Hole
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken is currently in the United States enjoying a dream trip to TPC Sawgrass, courtesy of making it through the UK Grand Final of the Hole in One Club, after making an ace last year. Read about his experience and nerves going into a memorable round on such a famous course.
Golfshake Podcast #24: Made To Score, Masters Contenders, Latest Gear
On this week's Golfshake Podcast, Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies, who discusses the new #MadeToScore Challenge with Under Armour. With just four weeks until the Masters, Kieran and Owen take an early look at the potential contenders at Augusta, reviewing the chances of several favourites, and they also detail some of the latest gear on the market that is worth checking out.
Greatest Women's Major Golf Champions in History
Golfers are immortalised and defined by their success in major championships, the events with the strongest fields and most historical significance. We look back at the most prolific major champions in the history of women's golf.
Golden Oldies Who Defied Their Age in Golf
Phil Mickelson struck a blow for the golden oldies when he won the WGC-Mexico Championship. But we take reflect on several other names throughout who defied their age to claim success against the young players.
QHotels Reports Record Growth at UK Resorts
QHotels - managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH) has revealed that there has been a significant double-digit growth at three of its popular venues across the UK, with the total group seeing a rise of three per cent.
PowaKaddy Launches Compact C2i Trolley
PowaKaddy has built on the success of last year's Compact C2 - the quickest selling electric trolley released in recent years - by taking that innovation to the next level with the new Compact C2i.
Mixed European Golf Team Championships Coming to Gleneagles
The European Tour and Ladies European Tour have announced the format and qualification process for a brand new tournament at Gleneagles that will see men and women playing together in a revolutionary mix team event.
20 Must Play Golf Courses in The South
The South of England covers a wide geographical region. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section – and its thousands of independent reviews – to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers
March Golf Clothing and Shoe Review
Now that we've entered March and shrugged off the last clutches of Winter, the new golf season is on the horizon! If you're looking to update the wardrobe before heading back onto the course this Spring, here are some of the releases to keep an eye on.
Major Improvements Unveiled at Chateau des Vigiers
The Ryder Cup is coming to France this year, and the stunning Chateau des Vigiers - one of the country's finest resorts - has unveiled a range of major improvements that have been made.
Made To Score Challenge with Under Armour
Teaming up with UA and the Spieth 2 Shoe, we are challenging you to improve your game this March, with the appetising possibility of securing a place at our Under Armour #MadeToScore Performance Day to be held at one of the UK’s most highly regarded courses.
Feature Interview: Under Armour Spieth 2 - Mike Forsey, Global Director Footwear
Owen Davies caught up with Under Armour's Global Director of Footwear, Mike Forsey to learn more about the Spieth 2 shoe and the process that went in to making them.
Enduring Showman Mickelson Targets More Success
It had been nearly five years since he brilliantly secured the Claret Jug at Muirfield, but Phil Mickelson's thrilling victory in the WGC Mexico Championship may signal a winning renaissance for the five-time major champion.
COBRA Golf F8 and F8+ Driver Review
Review of the new COBRA Golf F8 and F8+ driver that features a distinct CNC milled face and COBRA Connect technology. Find out what Owen Davies made of the new driver.
R&A Calls Distance Increase Unusual and Concerning
Golf's two governing bodies, the R&A and USGA have unveiled their annual review of driving distance within the game, noting an "unusual and concerning" increase within a single season on the major tours.
20 Must Play Golf Courses in The Midlands
The Midlands is the Heart of England and is also home to a deep and eclectic collection of well-regarded golf courses. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers.
Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Jordan Spieth is looking for a return to his best form at the Valspar Championship, as Tiger Woods makes another appearance as he builds towards the Masters, which is just a few weeks ago. Derek Clements Previews what should be an intriguing tournament.
Hero Indian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
S.S.P. Chawrasia will be defending the Indian Open against a strong home field that is headlined by young sensation, Shubhankar Sharma, who contended at the WGC in Mexico. Derek Clements has the Preview.
Resurgent Phil Mickelson Ends Five Year Wait for Victory
He's back! Phil Mickelson won for the first time since claiming the 2013 Open Championship when he defeated Justin Thomas in a playoff to secure the WGC – Mexico Championship and secure his first title since winning the Open in 2013.
Las Colinas Unveils Luxury Apartments
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has become a hugely popular and highly regarded venue since it opened back in 2010, and the launch of new luxury apartments will only enhance that.
The Best Left Handed Golfers
Surprisingly, only four left-handed golfers have won majors - and two of those are actually right-handed. Golfers are left handed but play right handed is another story altogether. We take a look at some of the best left-handed players in history.
Delving into the Slow Play Debate
Slow play has been a much covered topic and divides opinion. Joe Hughes delves into the subject and assesses the reasons behind the issue and the solutions that have been proposed by seveal figures in the game.
20 Must Play Golf Courses in Scotland
We have delved into the Golfshake Top 100 Course Section to identify 20 Clubs/Venues in Scotland that received a Highly Recommended rating with at least 50 independent reviews from regular golfers, based on their expectations.
La Reserva Club Builds State of the Art Leisure Development
Sotogrande's La Reserva Club is a hugely popular destination, but it's reputation is set to be enhanced further with the news that a state-of-the-art leisuire development is being created and will be unveiled this summer.
Top 10 UK & Ireland Golf Destinations Travel Guide
Download our guide to an irresistible mix of UK & Irish golf break destinations combining quality, good value and some of the world’s most sought after courses. You’ll find tips on where to stay and play as well as holiday packages at surprisingly affordable prices. Start planning your trip!
BIG MAX Launches Innovative BLADE IP Trolley
BIG MAX has revealed its 4th Generation of Fold Flat Technology within its new BLADE IP to complete an easy to store and transport push trolley.
Titleist Reveals Unveils Performance Cart Bags for 2018
Titleist has launched its most innovative cart bag collection that has been created to deliver on the performance demands of all golfers. Featuring proprietary engineering alongside premium materials, the brand aims to deliver on its reputation and promise of innovation, performance and quality.
When Does Golf Spectator Behaviour Turn Unacceptable?
Despite winning the Honda Classic, Justin Thomas was engulfed in a debate after requesting the removal of a heckler at PGA National. He later apologised. But when is the line crossed, and fan behaviour becomes unacceptable? Alex Picken delves into the subject.
PowaKaddy Reveals 2018 Freeway Trolley Range
PowaKaddy has revealed significant upgrades to its hugely popular Freeway range of trolleys, unveiling new FW3s and FW5 models being released alongside the revered FW7s for this year.
Snow Transforms UK Courses into Beautiful Winter Landscapes
The 'Beast From The East' has spectacularly arrived in the UK and Ireland. But the harsh conditions have created some beautiful photographs across the most iconic and best layouts. Here are some of the finest.
Most Highly Recommended Golf Clubs on Golfshake
We have identified 35 clubs/venues across the UK that have received over 100 Recommendations on Golfshake from regular golfers with at least 99% of them rated positive. These are the Highly, Highly Recommended Courses.
Discover and Experience New Courses with Golfshake
Golfshake's Score Tracker is popular with golfers looking to record their rounds and stats, but the Golfshake Community is also a useful tool for experiencing courses and securing tee times. Learn about the Golfshake Course Section and why it should be an essential part of your golf this year.
Innovative GolfSixes to Bring Together Male and Female Golfers
GolfSixes was a popular introduction onto the European Tour last year, but that innovation has taken an exciting and inclusive step further with the announcement that male and female professionals will be brought together in a competitive environment for when the event returns to Centurion Club in St. Albans in May.
The Best Hollow Construction Irons of 2018
As the upcoming golf season approaches, we have taken a look at the new releases that have emerged onto the market, bringing together the Best Hollow Construction Irons of 2018, a line of golf clubs that are drawing attention with their advances in technology.
Reader Review: Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball
Titleist has recently launched its Tour Soft Golf Balls, which have been engineered to deliver optimum feel and distance. We recently got our hands on them and dispatched several Golfshake Ambassadors to test and review them for us.
The Best Players/Forged Irons of 2018
As the upcoming golf season approaches, we have taken a look at the new releases that have emerged onto the market, bringing together the Best Players/Forged Irons of 2018.
Life of a College Golfer
Golf at Colleges in the United States has been a pathway for many of the world's leading professional golfers. Alex Picken is a student from the UK who received a scholarship offer from Pfeiffer Univeristy in North Carolina. Here, the young man offers insight behind his life abroad and experiences of being part of the University Golf Team.
The Best Golf Snacks to Get You Through a Round
Whether it be an early start on a Saturday morning or a dash straight from work in the evening to the course, you may require sustenance to make it through the 18 holes. Golfshake writer Alex Picken has identified products that should be an essential part of your golf bag, which can help keep you nourished and hydrated, and could assist with concentration and stamina, helping your game.
WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Dustin Johnson collects World Golf Championship titles for fun – five of them to date, and counting. And he arrives in Mexico as the favourite to successfully defend his WGC Mexico Championship title, one of two that he added to his collection last season. Boasting a major field, it should be a terrific event, following the success of 2017.
Tshwane Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour is back in South Africa for the Tshwane Open, where home favourite Dean Burmester is looking to defend against a strong field of his compatriots at Pretoria Country Club. Derek Clements has the Preview.
Pepperell Banishes Pain of Tour Card Loss to Finally Break his Duck
England's Eddie Pepperell secured his maiden victory on the European Tour at the Qatar Masters, while Justin Thomas continued his stunning winning form to claim success at the Honda Classic in a playoff. Derek Clements has the latest reports.
Jack Nicklaus Makes Case to Roll Back Golf Ball
Jack Nicklaus has always been the most engaging of talkers, and the 18-time major champion addressed two of the game's biggest topics of discussion - slow play and distance - explaining how the two are linked and why rolling back the golf ball is the solution.
In Praise of the New World Handicap System
The R&A and USGA have unveiled the World Handicap System, which is coming into effect from 2020. Golfers will make their own assessments, but Golfshake's Derek Clements sees only positive with this system and welcomes its introduction.
How Social Media Has Changed the Face of Golf Forever
Social Media has changed the face of golf. It has been used to build personas and brands, which has seen golfers earn millions and rank alongside the richest sportspeople in the world. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look behind the business and marketing side of professional golf, and why certain tour players are so attractive to sponsors.
Joys of Golf in the Sweltering Heat of Perth, Australia
Golfshake writer Derek Clements has been enjoying a February break in the sweltering heat of Perth, Australia. Reporting on the temperatures and quality of golf, our man provides just a bit of insight and colour behind his experience Down Under.
COBRA Reveals New KING Black Irons and Utilities
COBRA Golf has revealed its new KING Forged TEC Black Irons, which have been designed to provide a softer feel and enhanced power, and are available in both a traditional or ONE Length set-up. The brand has also unveilied the KING Black Utility Iron.
Motocaddy Unveils Striking Cart Bag Range for 2018
Motocaddy has transformed its popular range of cart bags, which have undergone a striking makeover for this year. 2018's Dry, Pro, Club and Life-Series boasts 15 new models that bring together contemporary designs with attractive colour additions and innovative features.
Golfshake Podcast #23: Slow Play, ECCO Shoes, Hollow Construction Irons
Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss the wide ranging and complex issue of slow play within the game from the tour to club level, in addition to some insight behind Hollow Construction Irons that are becoming increasingly prevalent on the market. Owen also shares an interview with Timo Vollrath of ECCO Golf.
R&A and USGA Introduce Single World Handicap System
Golf's two governing bodies, The R&A and USGA have presented the new World Handicap System, which is set to provide all golfers with an internationally consistent method of calculating their sills.
PING G700 Iron Review
PING have announced the launch of their new PING G700 Iron. Check out our review of PINGs new iron for 2018.
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