Top Golfshake News & Features
Skechers GO GOLF Reveals 2020 Footwear Collections
Revealing new shoes for men, women and juniors, the 2020 Skechers GO GOLF Footwear Collection has brought together the brand's acclaimed Performance technologies, integrated them within fresh designs, helping golfers to look their best when playing their best.
Berkhamsted Makes Landmark Decision for Gender Equality in Elite Golf
Marking a first for elite amateur golf, the renowned Berkhamsted Golf Club has announced that it will open its revered Berkhamsted Trophy to allow both men and women to compete in the celebrated event this year.
Titleist Unveils Fully Forged T100S Players Distance Iron
Fulfilling the demand of a fully forged player's iron that delivers greater distances, Titleist has launched the all new T100•S, which is set to become a huge hit with stars on the PGA Tour.
Galvin Green Reveals 2020 Apparel Collection
For the new year, premium golf apparel brand Galvin Green has revealed its Part One Collection, which features close to 300 garments and accessories, engineered to help golfers look stylish on the golf course, and to enhance their performance.
Odyssey Triple Track Putter Review
Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has taken the new Odyssey Triple Track Putter into his acclaimed Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds to discover just how well this release performs under testing.
Odyssey Introduces New Stroke Lab Triple Track & Stroke Lab Black Putters
Renowned brand Odyssey continues to be at the forefront of innovation with regards to the evolution putter technology, an earned status only further enhanced by the release of new Stroke Lab Black and Stroke Lab Triple Track models.
GolfBuddy Aim L10V Review
The GolfBuddy Aim L10V is a premium laser rangefinder. Part of a range of distance measuring devices, the newly launched GolfBuddy products have an offering to suit all tastes and budgets. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor has been testing the new Aim L10V for us.
Titleist Launches New Tour Soft and Velocity Golf Balls
Launching into the new decade, revered manufacturer Titleist has introduced new Tour Soft and Velocity Golf Balls for 2020, both of which have been enhanced to deliver heightened performance and greater distances.
GolfBuddy Aim V10 GPS Review
GolfBuddy's Aim V10 is the most advanced voice GPS that the acclaimed brand has released to date, packed with improvements. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross has been testing it for us to see how these features translate onto the golf course.
GolfBuddy Aim W10 Golf Watch Review
We recently asked Golfshake Contributor Saul Guilford to test and try out the GolfBuddy Aim W10 Golf Watch. We wanted his perspective as a 4-handicap golfer based at Moor Allerton Golf Club who had never used a watch before.
FootJoy Tour X Golf Shoe Review
FootJoy has brought together the best of three acclaimed models to complete the new Tour X golf shoe, which has been designed to deliver tour level innovation and performance. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing this exciting release for us and shares his thoughts in this detailed review.
New Arccos Update Supports Precision Pin Position And Android Wearables
Arccos has revealed the latest updated to its acclaimed Arccos Caddie platform, which has embraced Precision Pin Positioning and Android Wearables to help golfers play more smarter and shoot lower scores.
Callaway Launches New MAVRIK Range of Clubs
Callaway has kicked off the 2020s by continuing its pursuit of technological innovation and performance through the unveiling of its strikingly named MAVRIK family of golf clubs. The revered manufacturer has built on the legacy of past releases to engineer distinctively and boldly, delivering something even more impressive.
Callaway MAVRIK Drivers Review
Part of Callaway's new MAVRIK Family of Golf Club , the MAVRIK Driver builds on the success of last season's Epic Flash, which was the first driver created with the aid of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has reviewed each of the three mdoels: MAVRIK, MAVRIK Sub Zero, and MAVRIK MAX.
Callaway MAVRIK Irons Review
Part of Callaway's new MAVRIK Family, the MAVRIK Irons live up to that moniker in representing a groundbreaking move for Callaway, who have used Artificial Intelligence for the first time in an iron. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has reviewed them for us.
Callaway MAVRIK Fairway Woods Review
Included within Callaway's striking MAVRIK, the new MAVRIK Fairway Wood has received the Artificial Intelligence treatment, with every club featuring a uniquely designed Flash Face to work specifically for the shape and size of the head. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has been testing the clubs to see how that technology has been incorporated.
Callaway MAVRIK Hybrids Review
Featured within Callaway's new MAVRIK Family, the MAVRIK Hybrid is the most innovative that the manufacturer has released yet, the first with a face optimised by A.I. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has reviewed it for us at the Howley Hall Golf Club Performance Centre.
Wilson Introduces New DUO Soft+ Golf Ball
Wilson enhances its range of golf balls by adding the new Wilson Staff DUO Soft+, which has incorporated fresh technology to deliver a soft, long, 35 compression two-piece model, delivering greater distance and feel.
Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Shane Lowry returns to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Championship, but will be challenged by a formidable field that includes Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia. Golfshake's Derek Clements breaks down the main contenders in his tournament preview.
The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis
The likes of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and Francesco Molinari are in California for the old Bob Hope Classic, which now goes by the name of the American Express. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event with a rich history.
Inspired Branden Grace Fires Round of 62 to Win South African Open
Ona day of high emotion, Branden Grace shot a sensational final round of 62 to win the South African Open, while Australia's Cameron Smith, with his attention on struggles faced by his home country, held his nerve to triumph in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action.
What Golf Needs to Change in the 2020s
Golf will survive, but how can it thrive in the new decade? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has identified things that he would like to see happen and change in the game that he believes will benefit the sport during the coming ten years.
Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway is Back for 2020
If you want to kick off the new decade in style, then there isn't a better time to secure your next golf holiday through Golfbreaks.com, who have just announced the return of their celebrated Group Golf Giveaway for 2020, with more savings, rewards, and destinations than ever before for golfers to book for travel this year before the end of January.
TaylorMade Golf Presents SIM Max and SIM Max OS Irons
Following the unveiling of the SIM Max Drivers, TaylorMade Golf has now presented its SIM Max and SIM Max OS Irons, which boast the manufacturer's Speed Bridge technology and ECGO Damping System to deliver enhanced distance and feel.
10 of the Best Pete Dye Golf Courses
Pete Dye, the prolific golf course designer, who has passed away at the age of 94, was among the most significant figures in his field of architecture. Reflecting on the golf courses that he has left behind, we have taken a glance across the map to pick out some of his best.
Progressive Littlestone Supports England Golf's Women in Golf Charter
Kent's Littlestone Golf Club has become renowned as being one of the most progressive venues in the county, with the club once again underlining that reputation by announcing that it has become one of the first to support England Golf's Women in Golf Charter.
New Owners Aim to Revitalise Unique Sunningdale Heath Golf Club
For almost a century, the unique and historic Sunningdale Heath Golf Club only admitted female members, but this intriguing venue is set to be transformed by new owners, who are seeking to attract younger golfers from both genders
Could Your Golf Club Move to an Environmentally Sustainable Future?
Provider of sustainable golf tees, OCEAN TEE has tasked UK golfers with nominating their club to become one of 25 venues that will make a commitment to get plastic off their course, embarking on an environmentally friendly future as part of the OCEAN TEE Crowd Initiative.
Hopes, Resolutions and Dreams for 2020 Vision
And so, a new year begins. Most of us will have made resolutions, many of which will have already been broken. And our guess is that the world’s best golfers will have done the same thing. Here, Derek Clements takes a look at a few of their hopes and aspirations and wonder who will end up discovering that they have 2020 vision.
Srixon Launches Third Generation Q-STAR TOUR Golf Ball
Srixon has confirmed the launch of its third generation Q-STAR TOUR golf ball, which is set to be available in Pure White and Tour Yellow, hitting the market in the UK and Ireland in February, 2020.
Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues
Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends.
Wilson D7 Forged Irons Review
Launching a genuine players iron for the 2020 season, Wilson Golf's D7 Forged Irons have been engineered to build on the considerable success of the brand's D7 range to combine distance, looks and feel. PGA Pro Ryan Rastall has reviewed this latest offering for us.
Kick Start 2020 With Golfshake's Season Starter Tuition Series
At Golfshake, we are determined to help you Play More & Play Better, so there is no better timeto reveal our new 'Season Starter' tuition series hosted by renowned PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall, filmed on location at the spectacular Amendoeira Resort in the Algarve.
TaylorMade SIM Drivers Review
Headlining TaylorMade's 2020 product launch, the new SIM and SIM MAX Drivers are reputedly the fastest and most forgiving that the manufacturer has produced. But how does the technology stand up? Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested them for us.
TaylorMade Golf Reveals New SIM Metalwoods Family
New year, new decade, new gear from TaylorMade Golf, revealing the SIM Family of Metalwoods, featuring an exciting range of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. The manufacturer has promoted dynamic shaping with an unconventional geometry to deliver greater levels of speed and forgiveness within the clubs.
South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel will be hoping to bring their major champion class to the historic South African Open, which is this year a tri-sanctioned event between the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews a standout championship on the calendar.
Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Matt Kuchar returns to Hawaii to defend his Sony Open title, where Justin Thomas will be hoping to make it a double in paradise after his victory at the Tournament of Champions. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the first full-field PGA Tour event of 2020, played at Waialae Country Club.
Justin Thomas Puts on a Champion Display in Hawaii
Beginning his year in style, Justin Thomas overcame Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in a playoff to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, securing his 12th victory on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic start to the new decade.
FootJoy Launches Max Performance Tour X Golf Shoe
FootJoy has brought together the best of three acclaimed models to complete the new Tour X golf shoe, which has been designed to deliver tour level innovation and performance.
Pro Shot Golf Club MK Review
Short days in winter mean early tee times and no chance of a sneaky nine holes after work. However, Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross has found a solution in Pro Shot Golf Club in Milton Keynes. Rob describes the experience of visiting there and the indoor facilities available.
14 of The Biggest Changes in Golf Since 2010
Was 2010 really all that long ago? As we turn into 2020, Will Trinkwon counts down the biggest shifts of the outgoing decade.
COBRA SPEEDZONE Driver Review
Following the recent announcement of the COBRA SPEEDZONE family for 2020, Golfshake equipment expert Ryan Rastall took the opportunity to test out these new clubs ahead of the season. In this video Ryan tests the COBRA SPEEDZONE Driver.
COBRA SPEEDZONE Irons Review
Following the recent announcement of the COBRA SPEEDZONE family for 2020, Golfshake equipment expert Ryan Rastall took the opportunity to test out these new clubs ahead of the season. In this video Ryan tests the COBRA SPEEDZONE Variable and One Length irons.
COBRA SPEEDZONE Fairway Woods Review
Following the recent announcement of the COBRA SPEEDZONE family for 2020, Golfshake equipment expert Ryan Rastall took the opportunity to test out these new clubs ahead of the season. In this video Ryan tests the COBRA SPEEDZONE fairway woods.
COBRA SPEEDZONE Variable and One Length Hybrid Review
Following the recent announcement of the COBRA SPEEDZONE family for 2020, Golfshake equipment expert Ryan Rastall took the opportunity to test out these new clubs ahead of the season. In this video Ryan tests the COBRA SPEEDZONE Variable and One Length hybrids.
The Worst Golf Fashion Disasters of the Past Decade
Despite the best efforts of Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter the game still bears connotations of naff dress sense and sartorial wrongheadedness. Of course, this is mostly a myth, but this last decade contained moments where it reared its appallingly-daubed head. To prove it, here’s a list of some of the worst golf fashion disasters since 2010.
COBRA King Forged Tec Irons Review
The COBRA King Forged Tec irons feature a muscle back shaped design, hollow cavity infused with foam microspheres and tungsten weighting which focuses on distance and playability in this players iron. Find out what Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall thought in this video.
Cleveland Launcher UHX Irons Review
The new Cleveland Launcher UHX irons feature utility-hollow long irons and cavity back short irons creating a nice blend through the set which is focused on forgiveness in the long irons and control in the short irons. Find out what Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall thought in this video.
XXIO Announce XXIO Eleven & X Range
XXIO have announced the launch of the new XXIO Eleven and X Golf clubs for 2020. Known for premium lightweight golf equipment, and a brand delivering innovations and easier golf to moderate swing speed players, the XXIO Eleven and X golf clubs will be available in the UK and Ireland from Feb 2020 for both men and ladies.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons Review
The new Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons are new on the market and follow the current trend for the hybrid style design in irons. With the hollow design and HiBore Crown the Cleveland Launcher HB aim to provide forgiveness and trajectory throughout the set and will help golfers who struggle to get the ball up in the air.
Who Will Win a Major in 2020?
A new year is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: a new crop of majors. 2019 delivered top-tier thrills, from Tiger Woods winning his first major in ten years at the Masters, to Shane Lowry putting a leprechaun in the claret jug at Royal Portrush. Here’s Golfshake’s Will Trinkwon's predictions for who will win a major championship in 2020.
Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis
WHILE most of us are still digesting our Christmas turkey and mince pies and nursing New Year hangovers, there is no rest for the PGA Tour, with the 2019-20 season continuing in Kapalua with the Tournament of Champions, an event reserved purely for winners from the past 12 months.
Highlights Of The Decade
TIGER WOODS dominated the 1990s and the 2000s before his body let him down and injuries took their toll. It got us thinking about the most outstanding performances of this decade. Woods still tops the list, but there were many other memorable moments. Here, we look at 10 of the best
Free Golf Lesson at American Golf This Christmas
With golfers gearing up for the New Year and 2020 golfing season, American Golf is giving golfers across the U.K. & Ireland the gift of better golf this Christmas, with its offer of a free golf lesson at American Golf Stores nationwide. Is there a better way to get your game on track for 2020 and the season ahead?
PGA Tour Players of the Decade
There have been a plethora of memorable performances during the past decade, and the emergence of a host of world-class players who have thrilled us since 2010. In the first part of our 'look back at the decade' series, Golfshake writer Derek Clements reviews the top players on the PGA Tour.
Great Scott ends title drought on home soil
Adam Scott ended a near four-year title drought as he held off the challenge of New Zealand’s Michael Hendry in a thrilling finish to win the Australian PGA Championship for a second time.
Are You Hitting The Ball Further Than 5 Years Ago?
Distance is a persistently hot topic in the game, with greater numbers of tour players continuing to surpass 300 yards off the tee. But are regular, everyday golfers hitting the ball longer? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, revealing that advancements in technology are being felt at club level.
Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019
It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019.
KBS Reveals First Driver Shaft
Acclaimed brand KBS has revealed the new TD: Graphite wood shaft to its popular range, which represents renowned designer Kim Braly's first release into the driver/fairway wood market.
How Many Golf Courses Have You Played?
Have many golf courses have you played? It's a regular topic of conversation between keen aficionados of the game, who like to compare the tracks they have ticked off. And there is a newly launched tool that will help you to easily track your travels.
Study Finds Replaceable Cleats Improve Driving Distance
Jack Nicklaus always said that the swing begins from the ground up, and that perspective may be supported by an independent study that was featured in the December issue of GOLF Magazine, which found that driving distance, ball speed, shot dispersion and smash factor all improved when golfers wore replaceable cleats instead of spikeless footwear.
Notable World Golf Ranking Rises and Falls of 2019
Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, and Brooks Koepka were the stars of this year. However, behind them, there have been many tales of growth and decline. Emerging stars made a name for themselves with the future to come, but for others, there are deep questions to answer going into the new decade.
Join Overseas Coaching Trip to Penina Resort in Portugal
Start the new decade in style by joining PGA Professional & Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall on a four night break to the iconic Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in Portugal, where you will have the opportunity to improve your game in a beautiful climate.
Tiger Woods Steals Show in Year to Remember
Brooks Koepka finishes 2019 as the world number one and Rory McIlroy was crowned PGA Tour Player of the Year after his victories in the Players Championship, Tour Championship and Canadian Open, but the year belongs to Tiger Woods. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on an unforgettable PGA Tour season.
Australian PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The decade of golf concludes in style at the Australian PGA Championship, where Presidents Cup star Cameron Smith is looking to complete the rare achievement of winning three titles in a row. But Adam Scott has hopes of his own at Royal Pines Resort on the Golf Coast.
USA Complete Stunning Comeback to Clinch Presidents Cup
Inspired by playing captain Tiger Woods, the United States claimed eight of the possible 12 points in the singles to win the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne yet again, denying International captain Ernie Els victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable event in Australia.
Is Golf a Sport For Just 9 Months a Year?
In the face of short hours of daylight and often unpleasant weather conditions, the window for playing golf at this time of year becomes narrower, and often motivation to get out there is reduced. Responses to the Golfshake Survey have raised the idea of adopting a shorter, nine-month season. We explore the subject.
Acclaimed Golf Coach Dan Frost Unveils New Sure-Set Golf Swing Training Aid
The internationally renowned golf coach Dan Frost has released a new golf swing training aid, designed to help golfers improve the timing and sequence of their swings.
Has Club Golf Moved Forward During the Past Decade?
It has been quite a decade for club golf, a transitional period, much has changed as the game looks to adapt to the modern age. But how successful has that time been, and what more needs done? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his perspective.
Wilson Launch Pad Irons Review
PGA Professional and Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has taken the new Wilson Launch Pad irons to the Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club for a detailed analysis, explaining the technology, what to expect, and the potential impact on your game.