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Survey 2024 - Golf Apps, Courses & Travel

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on some of the sites, services and apps you use related to your daily golf habits.

Are YouTube Golfers More Relevant Than Tour Pros

For a variety of reasons, golf viewership on TV is declining, but in the emerging world of YouTube, the audience is only growing massively. We asked golfers to explain why they're being put off watching traditional golf, what they want to see in the coverage, and how things could become better.

Rory McIlroy is Becoming The Modern Day Greg Norman

The 2024 US Open was thrilling to watch, but it was a heartbreaker for Rory McIlroy, who endured his most agonising major defeat yet. For the Northern Irishman, there are lingering questions as Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that his career is beginning to feel like Greg Norman's.

KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The major golf season continues at Sahalee Country Club, which hosts this week's KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Can former winner Nelly Korda find her dominant best, or will someone else claim the prestigious trophy?

LIV Golf Nashville 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf moves to Nashville this week, a place that has been starved of significant golf tournaments for decades, bringing together a field that includes Jon Rahm as well as five-time major winner Brooks Koepka and the one and only Bryson DeChambeau, the new US Open champion.

Travelers Championship 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The week following a major normally sees many of the game’s leading players taking a break to recharge their batteries. But that will not be happening this week as The Travelers Championship is now one of the PGA Tour’s signature events.

KLM Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour returns to Europe after a two-week break, with England’s Matt Wallace and American Luke List in the field for the KLM Open at The International near Amsterdam.

How Close is Golf to Finally Achieving a Peace Deal

It is now more than 12 months since PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stunned the world of golf by announcing that the PGA Tour and DP World Tour were planning to finalise a framework deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund that would bring peace and love to professional golf. But are we any closer to seeing unity achieved?

Did Pinehurst Cross The Line

Pinehurst was a brutal challenge for the US Open but it created a brilliant championship. However, did it cross the line? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on that and more as he reflects on everything we witnessed in North Carolina.

Bryson DeChambeau Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Just when it seemed that he was about to end his major drought, Rory McIlroy handed the US Open on a plate to Bryson DeChambeau. Having gone all season without missing a putt of three feet or less, the Northern Irishman contrived to do so twice at the death, allowing his American rival to win by a shot after producing a wonderful bunker shot at the 72nd hole.

The Biggest Weaknesses of The World's Best Golfers

We all know what the top players of this age are good at, Scottie Scheffler is a ludicrously fine iron player, while Rory McIlroy's deadliest weapon is the driver in his hands, but what are their frailties? Delving into the statistics, we have picked out the weakest qualities belonging to some of the finest golfers on the planet.

Do You Score Well Enough on Par 3s

Par 3s are an integral part of any golf course and they come in all shapes and sizes. But how good are you on these short holes and do you compare to other golfers? We can reveal what golfers shoot on par 3s across different handicap categories.

The Most Shocking Collapses in Golf History

Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg losing an eight-shot lead at the Scandinavian got Golfshake's Derek Clements thinking about some of golf’s biggest collapses - and there are plenty to choose from.

The Best Golf Putters For 2024

Putters have evolved through time and encompass a wide variety of styles that cover just about every possible taste and eccentricity that you may have. Could it be time for a change? Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has picked out a selection of putters that could make a difference to your game this season and beyond.

Stroke Survivor Uses Passion For Golf to Help Recovery

Golf can be the most inclusive of sports, and that fact is underlined by the story of 49-year-old Neal Hume from the Midlands, who suffered a stroke in November 2022, which instantly changed his and his family's life, with Neal's speech and movement in his right side being impacted, but getting back into the game has been key to his recovery.

Women's Golf Day Reached New Heights in 2024

Last week's Women's Golf Day reached new heights in its mission to celebrate women and girls playing the game, with emerging golfing countries and small island nations joining established markets in hosting events.

Gloria Golf Club to Host Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Grand Final

Promoting Turkish hospitality worldwide, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup has seen 8,000 players competing in 117 qualifying tournaments across 73 different countries, with the finalists to be flown business class to compete in the Grand Final, which will be held at Gloria Golf Club, Belek, in December.

You Can Play These US Open Golf Courses

The US Open has been contested at 52 different golf courses, many of which have gone down in legend, and some are accessible to the public. We take a closer look at the US Open venues that you could actually play.

6 Reasons Why I Love The US Open

The US Open can divide opinion when it comes around each year, but Golfshake's Kieran Clark loves it. He explains just why he looks forward to America's national championship and how it presents a golfing examination that we should all relish unfolding.

Under Armour Drive Pro Golf Shoes Review

Under Armour's new Drive Pro Series of golf shoes are based around the philosophy to enhance performance for all golfers in both spiked and spikeless models. Coming in the form of Drive Pro and Drive Pro SL, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall was excited to test both pairs on the course.

The US Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The US Open returns to Pinehurst No. 2 this week - and there will be no hiding place at what can be one of the most brutal tests in golf. Scottie Scheffler is the clear favourite, but can anyone stop the world number one?

10 Picks to Win The US Open 2024

The US Open returns to storied Pinehurst No. 2 for the third men's major championship of the year, and it promises to be a classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten players who he believes could win - and there might be a couple of surprises in there.

10 Outsiders to Watch at The US Open 2024

Focus will understandably be on the favourites at this year's US Open - especially when it relates to Scottie Scheffler - but we only have to delve into the history books to see how often those considered to be outsiders have gotten their hands on America's national championship.

Remembering Past US Opens at Pinehurst

This will be the fourth US Open to be played at Pinehurst since 1999 and if it comes anywhere close to matching the drama of the previous three then we will have witnessed a classic. Here, we look back at the tournaments of 1999, 2005 and 2014.

What Happened to Martin Kaymer

When the US Open was last played at Pinehurst it was won in spectacular fashion by Germany’s Martin Kaymer. But few would have imagined that this would have been the former world number one's last individual victory.

How Wyndham Clark Won The 2023 US Open

Wyndham Clark, who had missed the cut in his only two previous US Open starts, claimed a one-stroke victory at Los Angeles Country Club 12 months ago, denying Rory McIlroy a golden chance to end his major drought.

Is Robert MacIntyre Ready to Contend at The US Open

Before the US Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on Robert MacIntyre's decision to skip The Memorial Tournament and whether that will give the Scot a better chance to contend in this week's major championship.

Scottie Scheffler Continues Incredible Season With Memorial Win

A strange thing happened during the final round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village - world number one Scottie Scheffler, who has been breaking par for fun, required 74 blows to negotiate the course. But one thing did not change - having gone into the round with a four-shot lead, Scheffler still picked up what was his fifth victory of the year.

Linn Grant Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Sebastian Soderberg took an eight-shot lead into the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed and somehow contrived to lose to Linn Grant, who started the day 11 shots adrift and became the first two-time female winner on the DP World Tour in an event jointly sanctioned with the LET.

Carlos Ortiz Secures Individual Title at LIV Golf Houston

Carlos Ortiz won LIV Golf’s Houston event in the same city where he also won on the PGA Tour in 2020. He shot a final-round five under 67 to finish at 15 under, one stroke ahead of Adrian Meronk. Houston-area resident Patrick Reed tied for third with David Puig at 13 under.

Do You Hit Enough Fairways And Greens in Regulation

Continuing our series of stat-based articles to help you set benchmarks for your game, we are posing the question of whether you hit enough fairways and greens in regulation. We can now reveal how you compare to others who play to a similar or better standard to see just where you stand in two essential categories.

Take a Tour of Royal Troon Before it Hosts The Open

This summer, Royal Troon will host The 152nd Open Championship, which brings the sport's oldest major back to its origins on the Ayrshire coast. Preparation for the event is well underway, so special contributor Stewart Armstrong decided to pay the famed links a visit to see what has been going on.

TravisMathew Golf Apparel Selections That You Need

With the golf season now in full flow and summer well on its way, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has picked out two new scripted clothing outfits from TravisMathew - perfect for both on-course and off-course and wear.

This Senior Golfer Gained 20 Yards With a Driver Fitting

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been struggling off the tee lately, so in search of an answer, he visited our Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, to undergo a full driver fitting that made a dramatic difference to his game.

Have You Heard About This Exciting Golf Project in Hampshire

Golfers in the South East of England will be intrigued to hear that the £15 million redevelopment project at Basingstoke Golf Club is nearing its conclusion, with a phased opening period for the Hampshire venue beginning this month.

Wilson Golf Reveals New Staff Model Utility Iron

Helping to bridge the gap between your shortest wood and longest iron, Wilson Golf has revealed a brand new Utility iron, the Staff Model RB, which has been engineered to give you an additional edge on the golf course.

The British Golfers Who Won on The PGA Tour

Robert MacIntyre wrote himself into the history books as the first Scottish left-hander to win on the PGA Tour when he claimed the Canadian Open. But he is not the first Scot to claim a title on the American circuit. And there is a pretty impressive list of British golfers who have picked up titles on the other side of the pond.

TravisMathew RINGER 2 Golf Shoe Review

If you're looking for a high-performing golf shoe that offers an athletic style, then you should probably consider TravisMathew's RINGER 2, which has been released onto the market for this season.

The Most Dominant Golf Performance You Will Ever See

Everyone remembers Tiger Woods winning the US Open by 15 shots, but how about this performance from England's Dominic Clemons, who won the Scottish Men's Open Championship at Muirfield by 17 strokes at the weekend.

Is There Any Justification For High Green Fees

How much is too much? Many of you are nomadic golfers who choose to pay green fees whenever you play this wonderful game of ours - and that can be extremely expensive. But where do you draw the line and is there any justification for some of the prices you see these days?

LIV Golf Houston 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf moves onto Houston for its latest event - and Golfshake's Derek Clements is hoping that it's once again the Bryson DeChambeau show, as the American captivated the fans at Valhalla during his thrilling display at the recent PGA Championship.

The Memorial Tournament 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Viktor Hovland's astonishing 2023 really got going 12 months ago when he won The Memorial at Muirfield Village. The Norwegian has got back into form and will fancy his chances of making a successful title defence with the US Open at Pinehurst just around the corner.

Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the innovative Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed, which brings men and women together in the same tournament, where past champion Linn Grant will be joined by Sweden’s most recent DP World Tour winner, Jesper Svensson, on home soil.

Why Do So Many Golfers Change Their Swing Coaches

Have you ever wondered why so many of the world's best golfers decide to change their swings - and how often does it actually work out for the best? That's the question that Derek Clements looks at in this week's View From The Fairway.

The Mental Health Challenges of Professional Golf

The tragic death of Grayson Murray has placed into focus the mental health challenges of life on tour for professional golfers. While it can be a highly lucrative and exciting career, it's also not an easy one and greater support and openness could be the answer for more players.

Emotional Robert MacIntyre Wins Canadian Open With Dad on The Bag

Just a few weeks after opening his heart about the difficulties of trying settle into life on the PGA Tour, Robert MacIntyre put all his own doubts to rest by winning the Canadian Open.

Laurie Canter Player Profile And What's In The Bag

It has been a long and circuitous route, but England’s Laurie Canter has finally landed his maiden DP World Tour title. The 34-year-old kept it together on a challenging final day to claim the European Open at Green Eagle in Hamburg by two shots.

Yuka Saso Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Japan's Yuka Saso recovered from a three-shot deficit to become the youngest player to win two US Women's Open titles. Saso produced a run of four birdies in five holes on the back nine to snatch victory by three strokes. Her two-under-par 68 saw her win on four under at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania.

The Place to Buy New Golf Tees

Every golfer needs to stock up on tees and we may have just found the place, as PrideSports Europe, a subsidiary of PrideSports, owners of the Softspikes and Champ brands as well as being the world’s leading manufacturer of golf tees, has re-launched its Golftees.co.uk website.

Highly Recommended Greetham Valley Golf Course Has New Owners

Greetham Valley, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and has featured in several recent articles, has been acquired by the UK's largest country club operator, The Club Company.

New Website Launched For Aspiring PGA Professionals

If you are someone who wishes to carry their passion for golf into a rewarding career, then you'll be intrigued to discover that The Professional Golfer's Association has launched a new qualifications website, which has been designed to become a gateway resource that could introduce you to the golf industry.

The Worst Behaviour I Have Seen on The Golf Course

Sometimes, it can seem like golf brings out the worst in people. We've all seen temper tantrums and various examples of shenanigans, some of which are barely believable. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been playing golf for decades and shares the worst behaviour that he has witnessed on the course.

Cleveland RTX6 ZipCore Tour Rack Wedges Review

Looking at what makes a Cleveland wedge special and distinctive, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the Cleveland RTX6 ZipCore Tour Rack Wedges, which are available in a variety of lofts and four sole grinds for 2024, offering a wide range of choice and bounce options.

Exciting Year For Costa Navarino Continues With New Legends Tour Event

Costa Navarino has become one of the most celebrated destinations in Greece and it's been an exciting year for the facility, which welcomed the Olympic Flame in April, and will host an NBA Basketball School this summer for youngsters. But for us, it's the golf that is the highlight here, and the Legends Tour will make its way to the location for a new event.

Motocaddy Club Series Golf Bag & SE Electric Trolley Review

If you're looking for a golf bag and electric trolley, many golfers turn to Motocaddy, which is exactly what Golfshake's Derek Clements did when he got his hands on the Club Series Golf Bag and SE Electric Trolley.

This Senior Golfer Wants to Combat Lost Driving Distance

Now in his 70s, Golfshake's Travel Editor Andy Waple has been concerned about a drop in driving distance, so instead of just giving into the passage of time, he has acquired a set of SpeedStix swing trainers to see if they can make a difference to a senior golfer.

Portmarnock Resort Completes Renovation of Golf Course

Following an exciting project spanning two years that has seen numerous holes remodelled, Portmarnock Resort can finally declare that it has completed the renovation to its rebranded Jameson Golf Links, which has already drawn significant acclaim.

Your Chance to Play England's Newest Golf Course

It's a rare opportunity to play a brand new golf course, but that is exactly what you can do as The Inspiration Club in London opens its doors, with tee time bookings now being made available to the general public.

Why You Shouldn't Give Up Your Golf Club Membership

Due to rising costs and other reasons, some golfers may have already or could be considering leaving their golf club. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that would be a mistake as he explains why ending your membership could be the worst possible thing you can do.

8 Players to Watch at The US Women's Open 2024

It's time for the second major on the LPGA Tour calendar as the US Women's Open makes its way back to Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania. Nelly Korda is the clear favourite, but we all know that a USGA championship can throw up a surprise or two, so we have picked out a range of potential contenders to claim the trophy.

US Women's Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Who is going to stop Nelly Korda from winning this week’s US Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club? The American is dominating women’s golf like no golfer has done since Annika Sorenstam was in her prime. Unbelievably, she has won six of her past seven starts on the LPGA Tour, an unprecedented level of domination in the modern era.

RBC Canadian Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood will be desperate to go one better at this week’s Canadian Open. Fleetwood will be making his third appearance after finishing runner-up last year following a thrilling four-hole playoff with eventual champion Nick Taylor at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. 

European Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Green Eagle Golf Club in Hamburg hosts the 41st edition of the European Open this week, with a number of home golfers believing they can deliver for the German fans.

Has Bryson DeChambeau Finally Grown Up

Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the recent PGA Championship led to him changing his view about Bryson DeChambeau, whose play captivated the crowds, but also whose demeanour pointed to a more humble and empathetic figure, a golfer worth supporting.

Jon Rahm Becomes Second Highest Earner in Sport

It is not just the world of golf that has been turned on its head by the amount of money being thrown around by LIV. The latest Forbes list highlighting the world’s highest-earning sports stars reveals the impact the Saudis have had on global sport.

The Tragedy of Grayson Murray

Everything in golf was put into perspective at the weekend when it was announced that 30-year-old PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray had passed away. Tragically, his family revealed that the golfer had taken his own life.

Davis Riley Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Davis Riley won the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial but the tournament was completely overshadowed by the tragic death of Grayson Murray. Riley carded a fourth round of 70 to finish on 14 under and win his first individual PGA Tour title.

Nacho Elvira Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Nacho Elvira started the day with a four-shot lead and birdied his first hole before making two bogeys and a further birdie for a 71 to win the Soudal Open, his second DP World Tour title, by one shot at 18 under par.

3 Nike Golf Outfits For On-Course or Off-Course

With the golf season well and truely here, we bring you the second instalment in our Spring/Summer look good feel good series of golf apparel content. This week we focus on Nike Golf featuring 3 different outfits which all look great oncourse or off course.

FootJoy Reveals Full Spikeless Range For 2024

Ready for the peak summer season, FootJoy has revealed its full range of spikeless golf shoes for 2024, which have been engineered to meet consumer demand and offer golfers footwear that delivers comfort, traction and versatility.

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