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Titleist Reveals New Players & Hybrid Stand Bags
Ready for the 2021 golf season, Titleist has introduced six new golf bags that have been divided across two categories - stand and hybrid, which consist of striking designs that offer a lightweight model without giving up storage or durability.
Cobra Golf Launches New KING Copper Iron Series
COBRA Golf has launched its new KING Copper Iron Series, showcasing a striking copper finish. Included within the family is a new addition, the KING RF Forged MB, while the KING Forged TEC has been enhanced with that attractive look. These model deliver the performance that golfers expect, but in a distinctive style.
TaylorMade Reveals Four New Spider Putters
TaylorMade's popular Spider Putters will now benefit from some new additions, with Spider EX, Spider X Hydro Blast, Spider S and Spider SR making their debut in 2021, showcasing the True Path alignment system that enhances the design and performance.
Callaway Presents New Chrome Soft X LS Golf Ball
Callaway has unveiled its new Chrome Soft X LS Golf Ball, which is a lower spin model that has been engineered for maximum distance, featuring all the attributes that have been presented in the Chrome Soft X.
Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Venues For 2021
As golfers prepare for the new season in the hope that 2021 will be a continuation of the magnificent boom of last year, Golfshake is delighted to share those golf clubs and resorts that qualify for our new OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award, which brings together destinations that should be on the list of everyone throughout the months ahead.
How To Get Ready For The New Golf Season
It has undoubtedly been a long and challenging winter for everyone, but we're all looking forward to what this spring could offer, with golfers in England now having a cherished date to embrace. Wherever you are, it's time to start thinking about the new season and just how you are going to make the most of the opportunity.
View From The Fairway - Life Slowly Returns to Normal on Tour
Presenting his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements describes the contrasting fortunes of two English golf courses, the struggles of one of the game's brightest young talents, and how a return of fans is a sign that life is slowly returning to normal on tour.
The CaddyDaddy Claw Golf Glove - Initial Review
The CaddyDaddy Claw Golf Glove is a unique alternative to more traditional leather products, featuring silicone-web coating and an innovative Flex-Mesh design, which offers greater ventilation by boosting airflow and enhanced breathability. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken has shared his initial review of the glove ahead of the new golf season.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis
12 months after claiming his first victory on the PGA Tour, Tyrrell Hatton is back at Bay Hill to defend the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the likes of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy will be looking to mount a challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
New Putting Stroke Helps Collin Morikawa to Secure WGC Title
If Collin Morikawa has a perceived weakness it is on and around the greens, but the 24-year-old US PGA champion put that argument to bed with a three-shot victory at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in Florida.
FootJoy Launches New Spring/Summer Apparel Collection
Featuring four brand new collections that consist of striking designs and patterns, FootJoy has launched its stylish performance apparel for Spring/Summer 2021, which are set to make a statement on the golf course.
Motocaddy Expands Popular GPS Range
Motocaddy has unveiled plans that will expand its acclaimed GPS range from two to five models for this year, while additionally introducing cellular connectivity on its top-end products.
Golf Can Expect Even Bigger Boom in 2021
Last year's unexpected golf boom saw a record surge in memberships, a stunning demand for tee times, and left us with a reported doubling of waiting lists at clubs. Now we have the confirmed return date for play in England, the key question is whether 2020's unprecedented enthusiasm can be replicated during the 2021 season. And early signs are that it may ultimately be surpassed.
TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW Wedge Review
TaylorMade's new and very striking looking Hi-Toe RAW Wedge is a unique option that has been engineered to deliver increased spin, precision, and feel over both approach shots and those played around the green. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed this very attractive wedge for us.
Annika Sorenstam - The Return of a Legend
It was 13 years ago that Annika Sorenstam retired from the LPGA Tour, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career that ranks alongside the finest in golf history, but this Thursday, the World Golf Hall of Fame member returns to the competitive arena at the Gainbridge LPGA.
Srixon Z-STAR Golf Balls Review
Srixon's new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV golf balls have been launched in time for the 2021 season, featuring a thicker cover, reformulated inner core and are aimed at better players looking for improved ball speed and distance. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall tests and reviews the balls for us.
FootJoy Introduces Stylish New Premiere Series
Collaborating with several PGA Tour players, FootJoy has introduced its new Premiere Series, which features three new upper designs, inspired by the past but presenting modern technology, deploying soft, supple premium leather uppers and ultra-lightweight materials, as well as detailing that delivers distinctly classic styling.
Tiger Woods Recovering Following Major Surgery After Car Crash
Tiger Woods was said to be awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room following major surgery after the horrendous single-car accident that almost took his life on Tuesday.
Progressive Changes Made to Amateur Golf Rules
Amateur golfers will be allowed to accept sponsorship without restriction if significant changes just published by The R&A and United States Golf Association are given the go ahead, in a major change to the status of the elite amateur game.
England Golf Expresses Disappointment at Reopening Date
Now we know that, in England, after months of waiting, we can all play golf again from Monday, March 29, but that news wasn't greeted by universal joy, with golfers and England Golf themselves expressing disappointment that the reopening wasn't sooner.
Odyssey Ten 2-Ball Putter Review
Newly launched for 2021, Odyssey's new TEN Putters include a variety of models and head designs, offering something for all golfers who are looking to find greater consistency on the greens. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall describes each of the options and reflects on the technology and what it could achieve for your game.
PUMA Golf Unveils New FASTEN8 Spikeless Footwear
Delivering premium comfort and performance, PUMA Golf has unveiled its new, IGNITE FASTEN8 Pro, which is a spikeless, versatile shoe for golfers to wear in 2021.
Titleist Releases SM8 Wedges in New Slate Blue Finish
The hugely popular and acclaimed Titleist Vokey Design SM8 wedges have been further enhanced by a newly revealed ultra-premium Slate Blue finish.
Golf Confirmed to Return in England on 29 March
It's going to be a slowly progresive journey back to something like normal, but for golfers in England, they will take a significant step forward on the 29th March, when courses are to set to re-open across the nation as revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown.
View From The Fairway - Waiting Lists at Golf Clubs Have Doubled
Revealing his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements expresses comment on the news that waiting lists have doubled at UK golf clubs, that Rory McIlroy now holds a prominent chairman role on tour, and Francesco Molinari shows that even the best can sometimes hit shots like the rest of us.
WGC Workday Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The first World Golf Championship of the year will be contested at The Concession Golf Club in Florida, where the finest players in the game will be competing for a significant title. Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Patrick Reed will be among the favourites, but Norwegian superstar Viktor Hovland is a name to look out for this week.
Tony Finau Sees Positives After Latest Near Miss
At Riviera, Tony Finau experienced the latest of many narrow losses, as he seeks the second PGA Tour title that is the least his prodigious ability merits. However, the popular American is seeing the positive side as he continues to play well and knock on the door.
Max Homa Secures Dream Victory at Riviera
It was a dramatic, Hollywood-style finish at Riviera, as local favourite Max Homa eventually overcame the challenge of Tony Finau, in a finale that saw a range of twists and turns. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable event from an iconic venue.
The Golfers Who Should Have Been Ryder Cup Captain
The Ryder Cup has developed into a seismic sporting event, one that draws the eyes of millions. That scrutiny brings added focus onto those chosen to captain Europe and the United States. But there are only so many Ryder Cups and more than enough candidates, an oversubscription of talent that has seen numerous storied names being passed over for the role. We have picked out 16 notable golfers - eight Europeans, eight Americans - who never became a Ryder Cup captain.
Skechers Releases New Golf Footwear Range
Destined to be hugely popular in 2021, the new Skechers GO GOLF Collection features the high performance technology, fresh designs, and comfort that golfers crave. The ranges boasts innovations inspired by the brand’s running and lifestyle divisions, and was developed with insight and feedback from tour pros including Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson and Colin Montgomerie.
PAYNTR GOLF Reveals Debut Performance Footwear
Renowned for their sports performance footwear, PAYNTR has now debuted within the golf industry following the release of the PAYNTR X 001 F golf shoe, which offers golfers a unique a unique traction system created from biomechanical insights.
COBRA Golf RADSPEED - Your Questions Answered
In a real treat for lovers of golf tech, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, found out more about the new COBRA RADSPEED Family in an informative Zoom call with Jose Miraflor and Tom Olsavsky from COBRA Golf. They discuss the unique impact of the past year, the new range of clubs, and cover other key areas within the manufacturing world. Ryan also puts YOUR questions to Jose and Tom.
Titleist Introduces New TSi1 Family
Titleist has introduced its new TSi1 Family, which has been engineered for golfers with moderate swing speeds (less than 90mph), helping them to achieve increased club and ball speed off the tee and from the fairways.
Titleist Presents New TSi4 Driver
Providing low spin performance alongside speed and distance gains, Titleist's new TSi4 Driver is a favourite of Adam Scott, Russell Henley and Richy Werenski, among others on the PGA Tour, showcasing that a driver designed for extreme spin reduction can produce high ball speeds.
Titleist Launches New TSi2 & TSi3 Hybrids
Titleist's new TSi2 and TSi3 Hybrids are truly scoring clubs, designed for golfers in search of replacements for long irons, offering two distinct looks and performance options, including improved adjustability, sound and feel.
Golf Industry Looks to the Future Despite Shutdown
As we wait for news from the Government about when courses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are likely to be allowed to open again, the golf industry has been looking ahead to the future, with courses being saved and initiatives being launched to grow the game.
Cleveland Golf Reveals New Premier Putters
Cleveland Golf has unveiled its new Huntington Beach SOFT Premier putters, which accompany a range of new Huntington Beach SOFT models. These will officially launch on 20th March 2021, offering a premium putting experience.
New Odyssey Ten Putters Revealed
When it was first launched, the Odyssey Ten quickly became a revelation on tour, ranking as one of the most popular putters on the professional circuit, but that hasn't prevented the manufacturer from seeking improvement, something that has now been enhanced for the 2021 season and beyond.
Galvin Green Releases New GameDay Apparel Collection
Revered apparel brand Galvin Green has revealed it new 'GameDay' Part One 2021 range, which features advanced fabric technologies alongside a striking array of designs, offering comfort, performance and style for men, women and juniors.
What Does The Future Hold For Nomadic Golfers
What does the future hold for golfers who are not members of golf clubs? With courses still closed across most of the United Kingdom and the future looking pretty uncertain for us all, does the nomadic golfer still have a future, or will life become more difficult for them? It's certain to be a major issue in the game once play resumes.
Permitting Distance Measuring Devices in Majors is Backwards Step
Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, reflecting on the news that the PGA of America will permit the use of distance measuring devices in its majors, and comments on the imminent return of a legend.
Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Iconic Riviera once again hosts the Genesis Open, where Adam Scott is the defending champion, but the Australian faces a formidable challenge from Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the great tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Daniel Berger Finishes With Eagle to Win at Pebble Beach
Jordan Spieth's search for a first victory since the 2017 Open Championship goes on. The American led the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by two shots after three rounds but he came up short for the second week running as Daniel Berger eagled the 18th to snatch a dramatic two-shot win from Maverick McNealy.
Ladies European Tour Confirms New Partnership With Titleist
Starting at the season opener in May, the Ladies European Tour (LET) was delighted to confirm that Titleist will be an Official Partner of the circuit for the next three years.
Cleveland Golf Unveils New CBX FULL-FACE Wedge
Launching in the UK & Ireland on the 20th of March, Cleveland Golf has unveiled its new CBX Full-Face Wedge, which has been built with grooves across the entire face, offering golfers greater versatility around the greens.
2020 Golfshake Golf Course Awards
As regular visitors to the Golfshake Course Section will know, venues are rated across a wide variety of criteria, encompassing the course itself, the hospitality offered, and facilities available. It's only right that we recognise the outstanding venues for each of those categories, as chosen by everyday golfers.
Will the Golf Boom Be Replicated in 2021
Last year was an extraordinary one for club golf. With courses closed for months it would be fair to assume that the picture was a bleak one, but precisely the opposite happened. But can that enthusiasm be replicated in 2021? It's a unique challenge and innovative thinking will be required to keep the numbers up.
Cleveland Golf Expands Range of Frontline Putters
Ready for the 2021 season, Cleveland Golf has launched six new models to enhance its acclaimed range of Frontline putters, delivering something for every stroke and technique.
What Is Happening With Your Golf Club Membership
It's that time of year when golfers renew their memberships, but with the pandemic continuing to complicate things, how is that going to work when most of us can't play? To understand more about the situation, we surveyed 600 avid golfers to discover their plans for the coming year, which made for fascinating reading.
ZOOM Launches New Focus Tour Rangefinder
Growing brand ZOOM has launched a new exciting product - the ZOOM Focus Tour, building on the huge success of the debut Focus X laser rangefinder, bringing together all the features that golfers could desire within an elegant design.
Is Jordan Spieth Really on the Comeback Trail?
Jordan Spieth generated considerable excitement with his performance at the Phoenix Open, especially his third round of 61, his best result for some time. But was this a one-off or the sign of a genuine comeback? Golfshake's Derek Clements notes how frailties remain within the American.
Snow Turns Scottish Golf Courses Into Winter Wonderland
Wintry conditions have struck the United Kingdom in recent days, bringing low temperatures and significant snowfall, but the picturesque impact of this icy blast is perhaps best showcased in Scotland, where golf courses have gratefully remained open in recent months in the face of restrictions to combat the pandemic.
Wilson Golf Presents New Tour Grind Wedge
Wilson Golf has extended its acclaimed Staff Model wedge range by adding the new Tour Grind sole model, which has been engineered for those players seeking precision around the greens.
Scotty Cameron Reveals New Phantom X Putters
Featuring four new tour-inspired setups, Scotty Cameron has enhanced the Phantom X family of putters, featuring updated Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 5.5, which replace current models, while the new, compact mallets, Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 add new options for golfers.
PUMA Unveils New Ignite CAGED Crafted Golf Shoe
Unveiling its new IGNITE CAGED CRAFTED footwear, PUMA Golf has enhanced its Crafted Collection, bringing together a striking design with high performance. This new range of shoes combines comfort and style into a stunning model packed with technology.
Special Summer Fourball Rate at Acclaimed Nairn Golf Club
Highly Recommended on Golfshake, The Nairn Golf Club is offering keen UK golfers searching for a memorable experience the chance to book a great value round on the renovated Championship Course.
PING G425 Fairway Woods Review
Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed three new fairway woods from PING, which include the G425 LST, MAX, and SFT. All feature new Facewrap Technology to improve face flexing to help improve ball speed and forgiveness. They are also available with the Arccos Smart Caddie Grips.
ECCO Golf Unveils New BIOM H4 Shoe
ECCO GOLF has revealed the next generation of its revered hybrid performance golf shoes with the launch of the all-new ECCO BIOM H4 for both men and women.
TaylorMade Launches New TP5 & TP5x Golf Balls
TaylorMade has launched into 2021 by revealing its all-new TP5 and TP5x golf balls, which are set to build on the success of previous releases and deliver high performance for golfers of all standards.
View From The Fairway - The Great Distance Debate
It's been a busy and often controversial week of headlines in golf; and in his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements takes a closer look at the great distance debate, the European Tour in Saudi Arabia, and a welcome return to form from Justin Rose.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach, but this time, there will be no amateurs in the field. The field includes Paul Casey, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from a truly iconic venue.
Brooks Koepka Storms Back to Winning Form in Phoenix
Brooks Koepka proved that form is temporary but class is permanent when he put 18 months of misery behind him to win the Waste Phoenix Management Open by a shot thanks to a final round of 65. And the American admitted that there had been times when he wondered if he would ever hoist a trophy aloft again.
Robert MacIntyre Determined to Keep Going Up in the World
Scotland's Robert MacIntyre is now ranked inside the world's top 50 and is looking ahead to a potential Masters debut in April, and the possibility of qualifying for the Ryder Cup. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the young man from Oban is only looking up in the world.
Marc Leishman Rediscovers His Mojo
Marc Leishman is a throwback to a bygone era, a player who likes to shape shots in both directions. He thrives in the wind, able to hit the ball high and low at will, but he had struggled when the game returned from the shutdown last year. Until now - the Australian is back.
Things That Golfers Collect
Obsessive by nature, golfers are predisposed towards hoarding, often making for redoubtable collectors, and one area that is becoming increasingly popular (and lucrative for the venues) concerns mementos from golf courses. Clubs and resorts make a wide variety of merchandise available to members and visitors, whether it be scorecards, course guides, tees, logo balls, apparel, ball markers, and golfers just can't get enough of them!
Rory McIlroy Repeats Support For Bifurcation in Golf
The Distance Insights Update revealed this week by The R&A and USGA drew a wide range of responses, but it was Rory McIlroy whose passionate comments drew most attention. However, what was somewhat lost in the explosive noise was the Northern Irishman's repeated support for so-called 'bifurcation' of equipment rules, meaning different regulations for professionals and everyday amateurs.
PING G425 Drivers Review
Ready for the 2021 golf season, PING has recently launched a trio of new G425 Drivers, which offer something for everyone. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, provides a full overview on the range.
Golfshake 2020 Highly Recommended Golf Courses
The Golfshake Highly Recommend listing data is now available for 2020 with over 300 golf clubs making the list based on the data submitted by average golfers during the year.
Dundonald Links Golf Resort Project Receives Environmental Award
The ambitious project that is transforming Dundonald Links has received a ‘Good Practice Award’ from the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2020. This recognises the collaborative working between Dundonald Links and main contractor Thomas Johnstone Ltd on the environmental sustainability approach to the development.
Patrick Reed Comes Under the Microscope Again
Patrick Reed's victory at Torrey Pines was among the most impressive of his career, but it was mirred in controversy. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at why the American's integrity and his relationship with the rules of the game were once again called into question.
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