Top Golfshake News & Features
Koepka is Fast Becoming the Most Quotable Golfer on the Planet
Brooks Koepka is fearless on the golf course and with his comments to the press. Potential rival Rory McIlroy was just the latest target. While it may not be for everyone, Golfshake's Derek Clements is a fan of the outspoken nature of the world number one.
Discover the New South Course at Monte Rei
The North Course at Monte Rei is widely regarded as being among the finest in Portugal. But it will soon be joined by the Jack Nicklaus South Course. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently visited this acclaimed venue and learned more about the golf course design and construction process.
Pro Golfer Penalised 58 Strokes in Senior Event
It pays to know the rules. Such was the fate of Lee Ann Walker during the Senior LPGA Championship, who was penalised a staggering 58 strokes over two rounds after being found unaware of a key change made to the laws of the game.
McIlroy vs Koepka: Who Will Win More Majors?
There has been much said about whether Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have an emerging rivalry, but if that was the case, who would come out the victor? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the dynamic between the two and makes his judgement.
Win A Golf Break For You And 3 Golf Friends
We have teamed up with our Travel partner Golfbreaks.com to offer an amazing prize of a 2 night, dinner, bed and breakfast with 3 rounds golf golf package at one of 3 venues, for you and 3 of your golf mates.
Cobra Golf Unveils T-Rail Iron Hybrid Combo Set
Cobra Golf has sought to take game improvement clubs to an even more enhanced level by unveiling its T-RAIL (Transitional Rail), an iron-hybrid set that brings together the forgiveness of a Baffler hybrid with an iron.
Becoming A Single Figure Golfer
Looking to achieve his objective of reaching single figures, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook was custom fitted with a set of Cobra Golf clubs in an effort to take his game to the next level. We caught up with him to hear about his season, progress made, and what it means to finally complete that milestone.
The Sunday Times Declares Tewkesbury Park Among Britain's Top Hotels
Gloucestershire's Tewkesbury Park - which has benefited from a recent £10m revamp - was among four golf venues to be recognised by The Sunday Times as part of their Top 100 British Hotels.
Odyssey Reveals New Stroke Lab Black Ten And Bird of Prey Putters
Taking advantage of innovative Stroke Lab weight distribution technology, Odyssey has revealed two new striking putter models: Stroke Lab Black Ten and Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey. These both feature enhanced MOI construction to promote a more consistent stroke on the greens.
PING Norse PrimaLoft Vest & Zoned II Jacket Review
Part of their AW19 Performance Apparel Collection, PING has released its Norse PrimaLoft Vest and Zoned II Jacket for this Winter. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing both products and shares his thoughts in this review.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas Offer Golf Holidays to Paradise
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas has long showcased golf at its best in the Caribbean, including the spectacular Teeth of the Dog, and much more. Here is your chance to discover why a holiday to the Dominican Republic is a gateway to paradise.
New Award Winning Training Aid Comes to UK
Gaining attention at the PGA Merchandise Show, where it won 2019's Best New Product, the AcuStrike golf training aid has now made it across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe, providing golfers with instant feedback on their striking and swing path.
7 Reasons Why Winter Golf is Great
Most golfers play less often during winter, with many even giving up the game entirely for months. But winter golf does have its upsides. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon identifies several reasons why it's great to play during the off-season.
Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis
A year on from the Ryder Cup, the spotlight returns to Le Golf National for the historic Open de France. Most of Europe's stars are absent, but Alex Noren is back to defend his title. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this classic event.
CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour makes its annual stop in South Korea, where a formidable field has assembled, including Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Wonderful Wiesberger Completes Italian Job for Third Win of the Year
Bernd Wiesberger stunning resurgence from injury has continued with a brilliant victory at the Italian Open, his third win of the season on the European Tour, and second Rolex Series event. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's play.
Is Golf Doing Enough?
Knowing that something needs addressed and actually doing something about it are two different things. There has been much said and written about how we can grow the game, but despite those lengthy debates, is golf collectively doing enough?
Don't Let Winter Weather Defeat You
It's Saturday morning in December, it's freezing and tipping down with rain. You're waiting for that inevitable phone call that cancels golf for the day. Do you accept it? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that there are other options for you this winter.
Get Ready for DeChambeau to Become the Incredible Bulk
There has been a huge response to Bryson DeChambeau’s announcement that he plans to bulk up - modern parlance for putting on weight with a little help from an extensive work-out routine. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his unique take on the subject.
West London Golf Centre Enhances Acclaimed 9 Hole Course
Since it was opened, the nine-hole London Course at the West London Golf Centre has drawn acclaim, which is only set to heighten following a series of improvements that have been made to enhance the quality of the layout.
Cobra Golf Reveals New King Forged Tec Irons
Unveiling its next generation of KING Forged TEC Irons, Cobra Golf has launched new irons that boast a softer feel and enhanced power for better players, with the clubs additionally available in ONE Length. Bringing together a traditional look with a modern, dynamic face and technology, these irons are set to draw acclaim.
FootJoy Launches 2019 AW Golf Apparel Collection
FootJoy has brought together several new technologies, styles and layering as part of their newly launched AW 2019 Golf Apparel Collection, which includes four new waterproof options to provide something for all golfers.
Northern Ball Markers Review
Northern Ball Markers is a newly launched company that creates custom ball markers and golf accessories in brass, aluminium and copper materials. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been using a marker and divot tool and shares his thoughts.
Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Last year, Ian Poulter secured a remarkable, dramatic victory, but now the Houston Open returns with a new place on the schedule, with the PGA Tour's new season continuing apace. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event.
Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Open champion Shane Lowry joins home favourite Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey and Justin Rose in a star-studded field at the Italian Open – the fifth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai – in Rome. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a tournament rich with history.
Rahm Reigns in Spain Again and Overtakes Seve
Jon Rahm returned to his homeland and successfully defended his Spanish Open title by five shots, in doing so beating the legendary Seve Ballesteros to a particular record. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's tour action.
Win a Pair of Duca del Cosma Shoes
We have a pair of Duca del Cosma shoes up for grabs for one lucky winner.
How to Get Ready for Winter Golf
Winter golf is approaching. Before you know it, the clocks will be going back and it will be dark by 4pm. There will be frost on the ground and it will rain a lot. But if you want to keep playing, here are some tips to get you ready for the challenges of winter.
Golfshake Members Describe Callaway Iron Fitting Experience
To learn more about the custom fitting process, we took a trio of golfers to expereince a fitting with Callaway, being matched with new irons for the season. Months later, we caught up with the guys to hear about their progress and reflections.
Golfshake Members Reflect on Odyssey Putter Fitting
Earlier this year, we took three Golfshake members to experience an Odyssey putter custom fitting. Months later, the time has come to revisit the guys and discover what progress has been made on the greens since they received their new tailored putters.
Duca del Cosma Golf Shoe Range Test
Duca del Cosma is an exciting brand that has sought to revolutionise the world of golf footwear by introducing Italian style and craftsmanship onto the market. We gathered several of our Golfshake Ambassadors at Coventry Golf Club to test a selection of the models for themselves.
American Golf Customers Raise £15,748 for On Course Foundation
Throughout the summer, customers of American Golf raised a total of £15,748 for the National Golf Club Challenge (NGCC) raffle, which has benefited forces charity On Course Foundation.
Lynx Launches New Junior Range of Golf Clubs
Designed for various ages starting as early as two years old, Lynx Golf has unveiled its new Ai Junior Golf Range, which has been created to provide a set of clubs that are ideally tailored to young golfers.
The Different Types of Golf Courses
With so many in existence, it's easy to get confused about the different types of golf courses. Cutting through the fog, from links to parkland and heathland, Will Trinkwon explains the different categories.
Sun Mountain Unveils Extensive New Bag Range
Acclaimed brand Sun Mountain has included several award-winning models within its new golf bag range that should draw attention for the new season.
BIG MAX Reveals New Winter Golf Bag Range
Winter golf is fast approaching, but to help you get ready for the months ahead, BIG MAX has just revealed its completed winter bag range for 2019/20, including four models across different levels of tech, size and price, ensuring that there is something for everyone this winter.
Duca del Cosma Monterosso Shoe Review
Duca del Cosma is a brand that has been inspired by the Italian way of living, providing unique and comfortable golf shoes. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has recently tested the Monterosso models for us on the course.
Duca del Cosma Heritage Shoe Review
Part of Duca del Cosma's line of spikeless golf shoes, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has tested the Heritage for us, a model that has been designed to deliver luxurious feel, aligned with high levels of comfort and quality performance on the course.
Duca del Cosma Belair Black Shoe Review
Featuring innovative Airplay VI design, the Belair Black features the latest spikeless technology from Duca del Cosma, created to deliver style, but also comfort and performance on the golf course. Rob Cross tested these new models for us.
Duca del Cosma Camelot Shoe Review
Duca Del Cosma is an Italian brand helping to bring stylish, bold and classy shoes to golfers around the world. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor has tested the Camelot model and shared his thoughts on the product.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
World number one Brooks Koepka makes his return to PGA Tour action at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Bryson DeChambeau defends his title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Mutuactivos Open de Espana Preview, Picks & Analysis
Jon Rahm defends his title at the Open de Espana, with Spanish greats past and present, including Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez competing in the historic event.
Victor Perez Secures Maiden European Tour Victory at Dunhill Links
Frenchman Victor Perez is based near St Andrews in the city of Dundee, and those home comforts must have contributed something, as he secured his first title on the European Tour at the lucrative Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Emotional Champ Wins Safeway Open For His Dying Grandfather
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Cameron Champ completed his second PGA Tour victory at the Safeway Open. His grandfather, Mack, watched the win unfold from a hospice, knowing that he probably only has days to live. Derek Clements reflects on an emotional story in California.
Rory McIlroy Says European Tour Courses Are Too Easy
Rory McIlroy launched a blistering attack on the standards and difficulty of courses used on the European Tour after shooting a final round of 67 to finish in a tie for 26th place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland Book Review
Golf travel/course guides can be difficult to get right, but Will Trinkwon thinks that Michael Whitehead has found a winning combination in his recently published The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland.
Titleist Reveals New TruFeel Golf Ball
Including new technologies to deliver more distance and enhanced low compression performance, Titleist has revealed its new TruFeel golf ball that provides enhanced feel with the manufacturer's softest model yet.
The Best Golf Course You Have Played
What is the best golf course that you have played? It's a classic conversation starter in the clubhouse. For a bit of fun, we asked the Golfshake Ambassadors & Staff to share their favourites, with an explanation for why. See if you agree with their picks.
Alternative Winter Golf Apparel Brands
As the nights are drawing in and the temperatures start to drop, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has looked beyond the major brands to see what winter golf apparel is available to get everyone through until the warmer times.
Now for the Back Nine Book Review
Golfshake's Andrew Picken has reviewed Now for the Back Nine, written by former Ryder Cup player Peter Dawson, which features both tales from the tour and instruction that is tailored for the senior golfer.
Who Could Make Their Ryder Cup Debut in 2020
The 2020 Ryder Cup us now under a year away, but who could make their debuts for Padraig Harrington's Europe? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out some potential contenders to secure a place on the team at Whistling Straits.
Why the Dunhill Links Deserves a Bigger Profile
The European Tour has gathered at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which has attracted a hugely impressive field. But does this unique event receive the hype and status that it deserves? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon makes the case that it doesn't.
5 to Watch at the Dunhill Links
An impressive field has gathered in Scotland, but who is going to succeed Lucas Bjerregaard as champion of the Dunhill Links? Here are some names to look out for this week under the grey skies of the Home of Golf.
Discover the Full HONMA Product Range
Much was made about HONMA Golf Clubs when Justin Rose switched to the manufacturer, but we wanted to know more. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall met with Josh Emerton to discuss the full range of HONMA Clubs available for next season.
Mizuno MP-20 Irons Review
Mizuno is renowned for its crafted irons, with that legacy being enhanced by the release of three new MP-20 Series models. But how do these clubs perform? PGA Pro, Ryan Rastall has been the testing the irons and shares his thoughts
Gleneagles Reveals Special Green Fee to Celebrate Solheim Cup
Gleneagles is celebrating its recent staging of the most thrilling Solheim Cup yet to reveal its special £201.90 four-ball green fee across all of its three championship golf courses.
Reign of Spain Helped to Transform the Ryder Cup
During the BMW PGA Championship, Jose Maria Olazabal made his final appearance in the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the two-time Masters champion and the many Spanish golfers who helped to transform the Ryder Cup.
Why You SHOULDN'T Putt With the Flag In
Recently, we published an overview of thoughts and opinions around on putting with the flag in, weighing both sides of the argument. Whilst Golfshake's Will Trinkwon understands the case for diplomacy, however, he just can’t bring himself to embrace the new rule.
Golfshake Podcast #45: Visiting St Andrews, Playing The Old Course
Andrew Picken joins Kieran Clark on the latest Golfshake Podcast to discuss the legendary golf town of St Andrews. Reflecting on a recent visit, the guys talk about the history, attractions and atmosphere of this picturesque settlement on the east of Scotland, including the experience of playing the Old Course.
10 Major Shocks in Golf
In Golf, like any sport, there are shocks. Players who seemingly have no right to do so, who have no pedigree, come from absolutely nowhere to win a major. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picked out ten of the biggest.
Alfred Dunhill Links Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour heads to the Home of Golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood will compete alongside amateur partners at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Justin Thomas leads the strongest field in the history of the Safeway Open, joined by the likes of Patrick Cantlay, Bryson Dechambeau, Francesco Molinari and Adam Scott, as well as Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Danny Back on Top of the World After Stunning Win at Wentworth
Missing the cut at Wentworth last year, Danny Willett had slumped to 462nd in the World. Now, remarkably, he is back to his best, producing a stunning performance to win the BMW PGA Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on what has been an incredible comeback story.
Bring Me the Head of Sergio Garcia Book Review
Chronicling freelance journalist Tom Cox's disastrous year-long stint as a professional golfer, Bring Me the Head of Sergio Garcia has been hailed as "one of the funniest books on golf ever written". Will Trinkwon checks out what all the fuss is about.
Watching Golf Live vs Watching Golf on TV
When it comes to watching golf, if not yet playing it, Will Trinkwon has become a couch potato. In this article, he explains why he now prefers watching the pros battle it out on TV instead of seeing them in the flesh.
Teeing Up the Day Book Review
Despite not being particularly spiritual, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon finds himself moved and refreshed by Stephen Ables's debut Christian golf book, Teeing Up the Day.
Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius Book Review
What is the cost of excellence? This is the question that sports writer Robert Green poses, in 282 pages of punchy and innervating prose. Green’s subject is the legend, the golfer, and finally, the man, that we mere sporting mortals know as Seve. Will Trinkwon reviews his account, exploring the dark side of Ballesteros.
Should You Leave the Flagstick In When Putting?
Should you leave the pin in the hole when putting? That is a question that golfers have been asking themselves since January. We polled and gathered the views of regular golfers to see what impact - either positive or negative - the new rule has made.
Solutions to Golf's Biggest Frustrations
Golfshake's Will Trinkwon recently identified some of the most irritating annoyances on the golf course. But now he has gone a step further and come up with proposed solutions to fix these frustrations that all golfers can relate to.
A Decade (Almost) of BMW PGA Champions
Time travels so fast. It seems like just last week it was 2009, and Paul Casey was holding off Ross Fisher to claim the BMW Championship at Wentworth. Now Wentworth has begun again in 2019, but let's not forget the recent past. Will Trinkwon revisits the last (almost) decade of PGA Championships.