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Cobra Golf Reveals New F-MAX AIRSPEED Clubs

COBRA Golf has revealed the latest generation of its acclaimed F-MAX range, providing the brand's lightest and easiest to hit line of clubs to date. The F-MAX AIRSPEED has been designed to deliver a new level of lightweight performance, maximising clubhead speed, distance and forgiveness for players with moderate swing speeds.


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.


Is There Any Point to the Presidents Cup?

This year's Presidents Cup is being played at the magnificent Royal Melbourne, with Ernie Els leading the International team against the United States led by playing captain Tiger Woods. Those ingredients sound exciting, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is not impressed by the event.


Meet the 2019 Challenge Tour Graduates

It was a day of gut-wrenching drama, but Francesco Laporta won the Challenge Tour Grand Final and in doing so ended the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca Number One. He will now join the European Tour, along with 14 other hopefuls who now have the opportunity to live out their dreams.


Nedbank Golf Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Lee Westwood rolled back the years to win the Nedbank Challenge 12 months ago, but will face a tough defence against the likes of Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the penultimate event of the European Tour season.


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Kuchar returns to defend his title at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, where home favourite Abraham Ancer and Australia's Jason Day will be among the main contenders. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.


Hatton Keeps His Cool to Land Jackpot in Turkey

England's Tyrrell Hatton won the Turkish Airlines Open in a thrilling six-man playoff under the lights to secure his fourth European Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic Sunday.


Golfshake 2019 Survey

We massively value your feedback which will help to shape the future of Golfshake ensuring we bring you the content and news you want to see and read. This survey is focused on your thoughts related to golf as the consumer.


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.


The Shire London Unveils Winter Golf Experience

The Shire London has revealed its attractive and great value winter packages to enjoy the excellent conditions of its signature Seve Ballesteros designed course, which features in Golfshake's 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter.


Wilson Staff Model Utility Iron Review

Wilson's new Staff Model Utility has now been officially launched, a club that PGA Pro and Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall took the opportunity to test and review for us at Howley Hall Golf Club's Performance Studio.


Mizuno T20 Wedges Review

Mizuno's T20 Wedges have been in the bags of tour players for a considerable period, but they have now transitioned onto the market for public consumption. PGA Pro Ryan Rastall has tested them for us and shares his thoughts.


Top 5 Waterproof Golf Jackets

We're afraid to confirm that it is truly the season for waterproofs. Golfshake's Kevin Paver and PGA Professional Ryan Rastall have taken a closer look at the best waterproof jackets available for the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Season, counting down their top five for the year.


Meeting Former Ryder Cup Star Peter Dawson

Who was the first left-hander to play in the Ryder Cup? That distinction goes to England's Peter Dawson, who represented Great Britain & Ireland in 1977. Having now released a fascinating new book, which is designed to benefit the senior golfer, Golfshake's Kevin Paver met the PGA Master Professional to learn more.


Turkish Airlines Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose is back at the Turkish Airlines Open, searching for a remarkable third consecutive victory. With the European Tour season nearing its conclusion, this is an opportunity for the likes of Matt Wallace, Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed to make an impact.


McIlroy Wins Fourth Title of the Year in China

Rory McIlroy secured his fourth title of 2019 in dramatic fashion when he defeated defending champion Xander Schauffele in a playoff in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China.


How to Organise a Charity Golf Day for Prostate Cancer UK

Organising a charity golf day is a popular method of fundraising, a fun event to benefit a serious cause. And it's something that you could put together. We recently met Prostate Cancer UK Ambassador Andrew Murray to find out more about how you can get involved and help raise money.


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.


ProQuip Reveals Innovative New Autumn Winter Collection

If you're in the market for new apparel, ProQuip has revealed its most technologically advanced clothing collection to date in time for Autumn and Winter 2019.


Carnoustie Named Best Course at World Golf Awards

The legendary Championship Course at Carnoustie was a big winner at the 6th World Golf Awards, receiving the accolade of World's Best Golf Course 2019. We recap that accolade and reflect on the other major victories of the night.


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.


Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten Putter Review

Featuring the latest and most innovative technology, Golfshake's Equipment Expert & PGA Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten Putter.


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.


Motocaddy Reveals New Innovative Hot Mitts Feature for Winter

Motocaddy is providing golfers with the opportunity to keep their hands warm on the course this winter through Hot Mitts, part of an ever growing collection of accessories in their trolleys.


WGC-HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

China hosts the final World Golf Championship of the year, where Rory McIlroy is set to continue his chase of Brooks Koepka at the summit of the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the WGC HSBC Champions.


Brown Pulls Rabbit From the Hat to Secure Card in Portugal

England's Steven Brown started his week in Portugal in 150th place on the Race to Dubai, knowing that an unlikely victory was all that he had left to secure his card for next season. And that's exactly what he did, incredibly, winning the final regular event of the campaign.


Wonderful Tiger Woods Writes Another Piece of History

Tiger Woods made history in Japan by winning the inaugural Zozo Championship, tying the 82 win record of Sam Snead on the PGA Tour, on his competitive return after knee surgery. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on yet another incredible achievement for the legendary American.


The Iron Golfer to Complete Grueling Journey for Golf Foundation

After more than 500 miles cycling on the roads and 10 Open Championship courses played in just over six days, ‘The Iron Golfer’ Luke Willett is asking for support to complete #TheGreatBritishOpenChallenge.


Strength of English Amateur Golf Praised After Historic Win

Teenager Josh Hill made history on Wednesday by winning the Al Ain Open by Arena at Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club, showcasing the strength in depth that exists within English amateur golf.


Golf Course Closures Fast Reaching Crisis Point

With a number of recent golf club closures, Golfshake writer Derek Clements asks whether we are reaching a crisis point and assesses the changing landscape over the past 20+ years.


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.


TravisMathew Winter Apparel Review

Winter golf is here. But, don’t put away the golf clubs just yet. Playing at this time of year can actually be hugely enjoyable, providing you are armed with the right gear. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing the new Autumn/Winter outfit from TravisMathew and shares his thoughts on the range.


The Algarve Named Best Golf Destination in Prestigious Awards

The Algarve's renowned status as a supreme paradise for golfers has only been enhanced after the region in southern Portugal was named as IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year for 2020.


ZOZO Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour visits Japan for the first time at the inaugural ZOZO Championship, where Tiger Woods makes his return to competitive action alongside Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Shane Lowry, and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clement look ahead to a star-studded event.


Matt Every Suspended From PGA Tour Due to Cannabis Use

Matt Every has become the seventh player on the PGA Tour to be banned for drug abuse. But Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why there is more to this story than meets the eye and the questions it raises.


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Portugal Masters is the final regular event of the European Tour season, meaning there is huge pressure on players looking to secure their cards for next year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a pivotal tournament in a beautiful setting.


Colsaerts Ends Title Drought And Secures Future With Dramatic Win

Nicolas Colsaerts won his first tournament in seven years at Le Golf National, securing his playing rights and, more importantly, his future, with a dramatic victory in the French Open. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this precious triumph for the popular Belgian.


Is Brooks Koepka Getting Too Big For His Boots?

World number one Brooks Koepka is becoming known for his candid remarks as much as he is for his great golf. This outspoken trend may divide opinion, but for Golfshake's Will Trinkwon, the American can still fit in his boots. Just about.


Future Ryder Cup Venue Claims Major Award

Future Ryder Cup venue Adare Manor has been named the prestigous 2020 IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year, adding to its ever growing list of accolades.


What is Your Favourite Golf Club?

What is your most trusted club in the bag, the one that you can't imagine replacing? Most golfers have that one tool they always rely upon. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon describes his most beloved companion, a Titleist 913 Hybrid.


Arccos Caddie 2.0 Review

The Arccos Caddie 2.0 has been created to provide golfers with the opportunity to track shots during their round, with the device using that data and analysis to offer real time strategic advice. But how accurate is it? Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing it for us.


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.


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