News & Features
Callaway Rogue Hybrid Review
Callaway have announced the launch of their new Rogue Hybrid for 2018. We recently got our hands on one and headed to the range and the course to put it to the test.
Callaway Rogue and Rogue Pro Iron Review
Callaway have announced their brand new iron family for 2018. The Rogue line-up will comprise of four irons and in this video, Golfshakes Owen Davies puts the Rogue and Rogue Pro to test both on the range and on the course.
Dustin Johnson is Wrong About Not Limiting Golf Ball
World Number One Dustin Johnson - among the game's longest hitters - doesn't see the argument for limiting the golf ball for professionals, in light of lengthened courses that are struggle to contain the best players. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the American is wrong, and that change is needed.
Rocco Forte Open Returns to Verdura Resort
The European Tour will make a return to Sicily's glorious Verdura Resort when the spectacular resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open for the second consecutive year from May 10-13.
The Best Game Improvement 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 New Game Improvement Irons of 2018.
The Best Fairway Woods 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 New Fairway Woods of 2018.
The Best Drivers 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 New Drivers of 2018.
'Boring' Survey Proves That Golf Isn't for Everyone, and That's Alright
A recent YouGov survey had golf ranked as the most boring sport to watch. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the questions raised by these findings, which illustrate that the game isn't for everyone, but maybe that's the way it naturally will be.
Cleveland Launcher CBX and Launcher HB Iron Reviews
Cleveland have announced the release of their new Launcher CBX and Launcher HB irons for the 2018 season. We recently got our hands on both sets and headed to the range to put them to the test.
Cleveland Launcher HB Fairway Wood and Hybrid Review
Cleveland Golf have re-entered the UK market this year and have targeted the middle of the market hoping to give golfers great value for money, Golfshake's Owen Davies recently headed to the range to test their new Launcher HB fairway wood and hybrid.
Floodlights Installed for Finishing Holes at Dubai Desert Classic
Next week's Dubai Desert Classic is being played slightly earlier in the year than normal, which has raised concerns about daylight. Consequently, floodlights on the ninth and 18th holes have been installed ensure that late starters will get finished.
Mickelson Still Talking a Good Game
Phil Mickelson is making his first appearance of 2018 at the Career Builder Challenge on the PGA Tour, and the American legend has major and Ryder Cup ambitions for this year, despite approaching his 48th birthday.
Arch Wasp Custom Yardage Books
Arch Wasp are a new golf company to enter the market and have launched what can only be described as DIY Yardage Books that can be used by any golfer, for use on any course. Golfshake ambassador Matt Holbrook took time to check out the product as well as catch-up with the founder.
2018 Masters to be Broadcast on Sky Sports and BBC
Following months of speculation, Sky Sports has confirmed that it has extended its association with the Masters, ensuring that the 2018 Tournament will be showcased on both Sky and the BBC, who have retained live coverage over the Saturday and Sunday of the iconic first men’s major of the year.
Vacation Marbella Acquired 12 Additional Properties in Andalucia
Vacation Marbella is continuing to make major strides, after the highly regarded luxury accomodation rental company has acquired 12 new properties in Andalucía.
Sergio Garcia Nominated for Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
Sergio Garcia's thrilling victory at the Masters last April was a dramatic triumph for a player who had been long seeking success in one of golf's four major championships, and the Spaniard has been recognised for that win by being included among the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award nominees as part of the prestigious 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.
Nick Faldo to Host Major Champions Invitational Supporting Young Golfers
Six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo has unveiled the Major Champions Invitational, an event that will provide junior golfers, both male and female, with an incredible competitive experience, supported by major winners such as Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
PUMA Golf Unveils Three IGNITE PWRADAPT Golf Shoes
PUMA Golf is taking innovation and design to greater heights with the revolutionary PWRADAPT traction system in its newly unveiled line of footwear, which includes three models that are set to provide golfers with the style and quality that they expect from the brand.
Evnroll Putters Introduces Five New Models
Two years ago, Evnroll Putters made their debut at the PGA Merchandise Show with seven striking 100% designs, all featuring "Sweet Face" Technology. Heading into 2018, the award-winning brand has introduced five additional models for the upcoming season.
Callaways Unveils Rogue Fairway Woods with Jailbreak Technology
Jailbreak Technology has become a headline maker for Callaway, and the revered brand has introduced this significantly publicised innovation – for the first time – in a fairway wood. The newly unveiled Rogue Fairway Woods are combining Jailbreak with Face Cup Technology to create the most powerful clubs of their kind that Callaway has produced.
Callaway Introduces Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero Drivers
Spearheaded by enhanced Jailbreak Technology, Callaway is revolutionising its range of Drivers with the launch of the Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero. Destined to reinvent expectations and provide a dramatically improved performance, these clubs feature ground-breaking innovations and have been targeted to reflect the needs of a wide spectrum of golfers.
Callaway Rogue Fairway Wood Review
Owen Davies heads to the range to put the brand new Callaway Rogue fairway wood to the test. Check out his review and hear his thoughts on Callaway's flagship driver for 2018.
Callaway Rogue Driver Review
Golfshake's Owen Davies puts the new Callaway Rogue Driver to test both on the range and on the course. Find out what he made of the Callaways flagship driver for 2018.
SkyPro Reveals User Friendly Updates
SkyCaddie's hugely popular swing analyser, SkyPro has received a major new upgrade. Now V2.2.0, this version includes a Folders function that will assist golf professionals with tracking the progress of their pupils.
SkyCaddie's Latest GPS Feature Draws Glowing Reviews
SkyCaddie has introduced a stunning new feature on their GPS Touch Model, which has increased accuracy and improved the pace of play, with those findings coming from a test during a major PGA event.
PING Unveils Spring Range of Products
PING has unveiled its hotly anticipated Spring Line Up of products, which includes the new G400 Max Driver, in addition to G700 Irons, Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedges, and PING Vault 2.0 Putters.
Paisley Secures First Title with Prototype Callaway Driver
England's Chris Paisley completed a masterful performance to secure his first European Tour victory on the European Tour at the BMW South African Open, with the aid of Callaway Prototype Drivers and Fairway Woods.
Cleveland Launcher HB Review
Cleveland have annouced the launch of their latest driver for 2018. The Launcher HB promises to shake up the middle price point market and provide golfers high performance at great value.
Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Tommy Fleetwood returns to defend his Abu Dhabi Championship title, which began an incredible 2017 last year. However, the Englishman faces a formidable opposition that includes Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, and Rory McIlroy. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an early season highlights with his Preview.
Career Builder Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads to California for the Career Builder Challenge - formerly the Bob Hope Classic - where Hudson Swafford is defending the title against the likes of Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, and Phil Mickelson. Golfshake's Derek Clements has the Preview.
Sensational Chris Paisley Secures Maiden Title in South Africa
It has been a long time coming, and for Chris Paisley the dream finally came true in sensational fashion as he won the South African Open by three shots at the magnificent Glendower Golf Club. The 31-year-old Englishman pulled off his maiden win in style, finishing with a round of 66 and a total of 21 under par as he held off local favourite Branden Grace.
Thomas Bjorn's Europe Produce Brilliant Fightback in EurAsia Cup Singles
It didn't all go quite to plan, but Thomas Bjorn’s European team eventually came out on top to win the EurAsia Cup thanks to a remarkable comeback in the final-day singles, eventually seeing off their spirited opponents 14-10 in Kuala Lumpur.
Jet2 Increases Capacity for Mallorca Flights this Summer
Son Gual has become widely regarded as a spectacular place for golfers visiting Mallorca, and they'll be delighted to hear that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are increasing their capacity to the beautiful island.
Sunwise Unveils 2018 Golf Eyewear Collection
Popular British brand Sunwise has unveiled its 2018 Eyewear Collection, which includes award-winning designs alongside classic favourites. This new golf range is set to match the expectations of high quality and affordable products, and will stand up to the most extreme conditions.
Secure Great Deals and Benefits with Golfbreaks.com's 2018 Group Golf Giveaway
We may only be in January, but there is not a better time of year to plan and book a golf holiday, thanks to the 2018 Group Golf Giveaway with Golfbreaks.com. Take a trip across the UK & Ireland, Europe, United States, and Worldwide, or maybe even the Masters or Ryder Cup, and secure a variety of benefits and rewards.
TaylorMade P730 Review
TaylorMade have recently announced the completion of the P Series range with the launch of the P730. We have managed to get our hands on one and headed to the range to put it to the test.
Callaway APEX MB & X Forged Iron Review
Callaway have announced the launch of two new forged irons for 2018. We have managed to get our hands on the Callaway X Forged and APEX MB and headed to range to put them to the test.
Callaway EPIC and EPIC Pro Iron review
Callaway have enjoyed amazing success with the EPIC Driver, but will the irons also live up to the hype? Golfshake's Owen Davies headed to the range to find out.
Exciting Golf Only Memberships Launched at Dalmahoy
Coming fresh after introducing Young Adult Membership and Family Bundle packages back in September, the highly regarded Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club has unveiled an appealing range of "golf only" categories that will provide a wide variety of options for golfers at the resort.
American Golf Game Improvement Zone Opened at Boundary Lakes
Ageas Bowl's Boundary Lakes Golf Course has joined forces with the popular brand American Golf to unveil a brand-new American Golf Game Improvement Zone.
Callaway Introduces Mack Daddy 4 Wedges
Callaway has introduced its highly anticipated Mack Daddy 4 Wedges, which boast all-new Groove-In-Groove Technology that raises the bar when it comes to spin and performance.
Walrus Golf Introduces New Apparel Collection
Walrus Apparel is based in the UK and is gathering significant popularity within the golf industry, specialising in golf clothing that has been designed to be worn both and off the course. Furthering that reputation, the brand has unveiled its Collection 2 Range.
Callaway Unveils GOLFIT Sports Band
Callaway has unveiled an exciting 2-in-1 sports band that combines GPS distances alongside fitness tracking that will help golfers to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Spieth Relishes Return to Action of Tiger Woods
Golf needs Tiger Woods more than Tiger Woods needs golf. If you doubt it, ask yourself why so many of his rivals are so excited about the great man’s return to competitive action. Open champion Jordan Spieth is just the latest to go on record as saying that he cannot wait to see the 14-time major champion striding the fairways again.
Fowler's Fashion Critics Need to Move with Times
Rickie Fowler caused a stir during the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, when he wore an untucked Hawaiian shirt in the first round. It inspired a variety of responses, but Golfshake's Derek Clements dismisses the critics and golf's attitude towards fashion.
Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Justin Thomas' magical 2017 began with success in Hawaii, and he returns to the defend his Sony Open title. It's the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects it to be a compelling affair.
South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour begins 2018 with the South African Open, won dramatically last year by Graeme Storm in a playoff over Rory McIlroy. An impressive cast of home stars are in attendance, and Derek Clements has the Preview.
EurAsia Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis
Thomas Bjorn leads Team Europe in the EurAsia Cup, and is captain of an impressive group that includes Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Thomas Pieters and Henrik Stenson.
Dominant Dustin Johnson Blows Field Away at Kapalua
Dustin Johnson put the memory of his final-round collapse at the HSBC Champions in China well and truly behind him as he romped to an eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The world number one produced a superb final round of 65 for a 72-hole total of 268, 24 under par as he recorded his 17th PGA Tour victory.
The Belfry Appoints New Head PGA Coach at Golf Academy
The Belfry has appointed a new Head PGA Coach, with Matthew Galley being announced as taking on the role, joining a team of highly regarded professionals based within the famous resort's superb PGA National Golf Academy.
Stewart Golf Unveils Cart Bag Collection
Renowned manufacturer of trolleys, Stewart Golf has unveiled a new collection of cart bags that features three attractive models: SuperLight; SportDrive; and StaffPro.
Golfshake Updates to kick start 2018
To kick start your 2018 season we have started to roll out new updates to Golfshake to improve the service we provide and provide even better information for you on your quest to playing better golf and lowering your golf handicap.
10 Helpful Winter Golf Tips
Golf writer Josh Carr offers ten of his best tips to enjoy winter golf, including considering the use of golf simulators.
Best Shots on the PGA Tour in 2017
The PGA Tour returns to our television screens for 2018 at the Tournament of Champions played in the breathtaking surrounds of Kapalua in Hawaii, so it's a fitting time to reflect on some of the great moments created by the game's finest golfers last year.
The Best of Golfshake 2017
2017 may now be behind us but we hope you had a great year, played lots of golf, had the chance to try some new courses and enjoyed your golf. Before we fully look ahead to 2018 we wanted to share with you some of the most read and watched articles from 2017 on Golfshake as well some stats that have been generated by you within the scoretracker.
Halo Sport Headphones Review
Find out how Golfshake ambassador Kevin Paver got on testing the new ‘brain-training’ headphones from Halo Sport.
Let Us Not Forget That Sport is Supposed to be Fun
Golfshake's Derek Clements recently experienced the PDC World Darts Championship from London's Alexandra Palace. It was a colourful, atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a Ryder Cup of Phoenix Open, with players and fans alike visibily enjoying themselves.
Garcia Makes the Move to Callaway
Sergio Garcia has made a major decision ahead of his Masters defence and switched from TaylorMade to Callaway Golf Clubs.
Interview: Brian Bazzell - The story behind TaylorMade's Twist Face Tech
Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with TaylorMade's Vice President of Product Creation ahead of the launch of the new M3 and M4 range, to talk about the new Twist Face technology and Hammerhead Slot technology.
Twist Face Tech - McIlory, Day, Johnson, Rose and Rahm Amazed!
Watch the moment five of the very best players in the world were introduced to TaylorMade Twist Face technology. It is fair to say that there were a few amazed faces in the room!
TaylorMade Launch M3 & M4 Featuring Twist Face Technology
TaylorMade are set to shake up the metal wood market in 2018 with the introduction of Twist Face Technology.
10 Things to Help Make 2018 Your BEST Golfing Year Yet
With 2018 now here it is the perfect time to plan your golfing goals, challenges and trips; whether that is playing better, simply playing more golf, playing new courses or a quest to lower your handicap. Check out 10 great ideas and Golfshake content series' to help get your game on track for 2018.
Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour awakens from its brief winter hibernation with the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Johnson, Spieth, Thomas, and Fowler are all in place. Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always an enjoyable week.
Tiger Optimistic for Success in 2018
Something strange has happened to Tiger Woods. One of the world’s most private individuals, a sportsman who has never before shared his innermost thoughts with the world, suddenly cannot stop talking. And what a refreshing change it makes.
Heartwarming Comeback Stories that Prove Anything is Possible
Tbere is something rather heartwarming about a comeback, when somebody who has spent years in the wilderness somehow finds a way to roll back the years and win again. Here, we look at 10 of the best of them in golf.
Garcia and Spieth Provide the Most Memorable Moments of 2017
As we prepare to look forward to a new year, there is no more appropriate time to take a look back on 2017, an amazing golf season that provided us with three first-time major winners and confirmation of Jordan Spieth’s status as a superstar.
Tiger Woods to Fly Solo After Parting Company with Swing Coach
So what are we to make of the news that Tiger Woods has split from his coach Chris Como? Derek Clements looks back at past coaches and records.
Best Flop Shots on the European Tour
Phil Mickelson is the golfer most closely associated with the 'flop shot', but it's become increasingly over time with the continued development of lofted wedges. There were many players on the European Tour who showcased their skills during the past year, and it's something that even regular amateurs at home look to use in rounds at their local course.
Most Ridiculous Moments on the PGA Tour in 2017
Beginning in October and ending during the following September, it's a long season on the PGA Tour. From the Majors to FedEx Cup and World Golf Championships, there is a lot to unpack. Much of the brilliance of the likes of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will be remembered for years to come, but we also witnessed some bizarre and surreal moments.
Tiger Woods Remains a Box Office TV Draw
Tiger remains Box Office. Believe it or believe it not, more people watched his return at the Hero World Challenge on NBC and the Golf Channel in America than watched any other tournament on the PGA Tour in 2017.