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Forget the Hype - The Real Rivalries in Golf

BROOKS KOEPKA easily swept aside his supposed bitter rival Bryson DeChambeau in The Match, a charity event at Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.  The media has attempted to hype it up as some kind of rivalry. Golfshake's Derek Clements ask if it really is and considers some of the other rivalries in golf.

Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT MAY be a limited-field invitation-only tournament but the Hero World Challenge will see most of the world’s best players in action at Albany in The Bahamas.  The tournament is hosted by Tiger Woods and although he will not be competing as he recovers from the injuries sustained in a car crash in February, he is expected to be at the tournament, and will be under huge pressure to give the world an update on his rehabilitation.

South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The tournament is one of the oldest open golf championships in the world, having first been played in 1903.  However, with South Africa at the centre of a new strain of Covid, the tournament has been removed from the DP World Tour schedule and will now go ahead as a Sunshine Tour event.

Lawrence Wins Shortened Joburg Open as Weather and Covid Take Their Toll

JUST when you thought it was all over…the Joburg Open ended in chaos, with Thriston Lawrence becoming the first winner on the DP World Tour, being handed the title after just 36 holes.

PlayMoreGolf Reveals Special Black Friday Bundles

PlayMoreGolf, the UK's largest flexible golf membership offering, has announced its best Black Friday bundles to keep the UK on the course all year round.

The Ailsa Course at Turnberry VLOG

Following his visit to the legendary Prestwick Golf Club, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall experienced another venue with a rich Open Championship history - the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Ryan took the chance to play it on a breezy October day after first sampling the facilities and learning more about the changes that have been made, which you can see in our latest VLOG.

Incredible World Record Attempt to Hit 12,000 Golf Balls in 24 Hours

Attempting to break a long-standing Guinness World Record for hitting the most golf balls in 24 hours, David Cederholm, EMEA Sales Director for Toptracer, is taking on this exciting challenge to raise valuable funds for charity.

New Schools Programme Showcases Health Benefits of Golf

The Golf Foundation has launched its new Primary School Golf Programme, which using support from the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) will bring the game and its health and mental wellbeing benefits to thousands of youngsters.

Foxhills Receives Prestigious Award For Excellence

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey can proudly promote another feather in its cap after the venue was recognised by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards.

Brooks Koepka Signs Equipment Deal With Srixon & Cleveland

Former world number one Brooks Koepka has signed a newly announced equipment deal with Srixon and Cleveland Golf, becoming a member of the Tour Staff, in which he will play a Srixon Driver, Srixon Irons, Cleveland Golf Wedges, Srixon Golf Ball, and carry a Srixon Staff Bag.

Who Will Be Golf's Next First Time Major Winner

Professional golf is in a good place. The sport is awash with both established and up-and-coming young stars. But tour pros are judged by what they achieve in the majors. Here, we gaze into our crystal ball and pick out some young - and not so young - men who could well join the major club in the not-too-distant future.

Do Race to Dubai Winners Support The Tour?

Addressing Collin Morikawa's Race to Dubai triumph, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook analyses the American's success and explains how the number of events the Open Champion played isn't too much of an anomaly when compared to other winners from the past decade.

What's In The Bag - Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa treated the world of golf with yet another exhibition of his generational talent, as the 24-year-old produced one of the greatest final rounds of his career to date. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at the American and what's in his bag.

Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new DP World Tour season begins in South Africa at the Joburg Open, the first of three tournaments to be held in the country, where many players will be hoping to secure their status on the circuit before the year ends.

Reviewing The 2021 European Tour Season

And so the European Tour season comes to an end and, with it, an era is concluded. Without any time to draw breath, it starts all over again in South Africa and we look forward to what is now going to be called the DP World Tour. But first, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the highlights from the past campaign.

View From The Fairway - Dundonald Links Moves to Another Level

Admiring the newly opened clubhouse at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, an emotional tale on the PGA Tour, and yet another case of a golfer not shouting fore, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway.

Collin Morikawa Produces Big Finish to Claim Race to Dubai Title

Collin Morikawa shot a final round of 66 to win the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai. For much of the final round it looked like Rory McIlroy was going to win the tournament, but he suffered an astonishing piece of bad luck at the 14th, which led to a disappointing finish for the Northern Irishman.

Introducing Reflo: A Sustainable Apparel Brand

Through the creation of Reflo, a sustainable golf and athletic clothing brand, Rory MacFadyen is hoping to make a positive impact and establish a new template for all companies. Golfshake's Liam Moore caught up with Rory to learn more about the aims and ambitions of Reflo.

Which Golf Format Should You Play More

Generally, most golfers will regularly play stableford, strokeplay or matchplay, but there are so many formats that can make the game competitively engaging for a group of friends on the course. We take a closer look at each of the formats that could inspire you to give one a go.

Transformed Dundonald Links Celebrates Exciting New Era

The transformation of Dundonald Links will be showcased to an international audience following the exciting announcement that it will host the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open next year.

Sam Torrance Interview: Bright Future For Professional Golf

Sam Torrance is a legend of the European Tour and Ryder Cup, and the Scot is excited about what the future brings for both. Golfshake's Derek Clements caught up with the hero of The Belfry to hear his thoughts on the DP World Tour, where Europe goes next, and his magical 50-year career.

BIG MAX Unveils New Dri Lite Feather Stand Bag

BIG MAX has revealed its lightest ever full-size stand bag just in time for the winter season. The Dri Lite Feather lives up to its name by weighing just 1.5kg, eliminating excess weight while retaining the practical features that golfers are looking for, including a full size top, hybrid trolley compatible base and bags of storage space.

New Initiative Offers Discounted Coaching to Female Golfers

Offering discounted expert coaching to women and girls, Topgolf and The R&A have collaborated to support the #FOREeveryone campaign to continue the work of the Women in Golf Charter initiative.

Where The Open Began - Prestwick Golf Club VLOG

Walking in the footsteps of many legendary golfers, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall recently played the living monument that is Prestwick. Describing several of the most famous holes and presenting a view of this unique and fascinating layout, Ryan takes you onto the fairways of Prestwick Golf Club in this new VLOG.

Pure Putt Studio - Ipswich's New Putting Venue

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has found his new winter golf retreat in Ipswich, the Pure Putt Studio, which is set to offer both local amateurs and professionals an ideal venue to work on their putting and short games.

The Team Behind a Pro - Removing Individuality From Golf

We often look at golfers as being individual warriors who rely solely on themselves and thus, success is self-dependent, but there is a team behind the best of them, from caddies to coaches and family. Golfshake's Liam Moore met professional golfer Jack South to hear about the invaluable support he receives from others.

DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy is hoping to end his year on a high at the DP World Tour Championship, where Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel will be attempting to become the first American winners of the Race to Dubai. But defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick could be the man to beat on the Earth Course.

Why I Don't Love Winter Golf

The most passionate of golfers play 12 months a year, but winter isn't for everyone, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes in this tongue in cheek look at the reasons why our Scottish born and raised correspondent now prefers to stay at home when the cold weather rolls in. 

The RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the final regular PGA Tour event of the calendar year, with Robert Streb defending the RSM Classic at the beautiful Sea Island Resort. Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Webb Simpson are among the fancied runners in the event hosted by two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.

View From The Fairway - European Tour Prepares For New Era

Ahead of the DP World Tour Championship, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he addresses the new era for the European Tour, the longevity of Stephen Gallacher, and the apparent split between Rory McIlroy and coach Pete Cowen.

Bernhard Langer Defies Years to Claim Season Title on Champions Tour

Fresh from becoming the oldest man to win a tournament on the PGA Tour Champions, Germany’s Bernhard Langer claimed the season-ending Schwab Cup for the sixth time as Phil Mickelson held on to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Joachim B Hansen Seals Thrilling Victory in Dubai

Denmark's Joachim B Hansen sealed his place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship by winning the AVIV Dubai Championship. It is his second European Tour victory.

The American Dream: Daniel O'Loughlin And The College Golf System

Golfshake's Liam Moore meets young English professional golfer Daniel O’Loughlin, who is embarking on his career following a record-breaking tenure at the University of Colorado. Daniel describes his journey to date and his experience of the American college system.

New Sustainable Golf Apparel Company Reflo Launched

A new golf, active and leisurewear apparel company, Reflo, has launched with an emphasis on the creation of sustainable products crafted from recycled waste. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains more about this ambitious new venture.

PGA EuroPro Tour - 2021 Season Review

The PGA EuroPro Tour concluded on October 22nd after a splendid finale at Northumberland’s Slaley Hall determined which five players will be progressing to the Challenge Tour in 2022. Golfshake's Liam Moore reflects on the latest 15-event season that took the tour throughout the United Kingdom and to some magnificent venues.

What's In The Bag - Thomas Pieters

Thomas Pieters secured his fifth European Tour title and sixth professional career win at the Portugal Masters, after a composed final round of three-under-par. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a look at the Belgian's journey to date and what's in his bag.

Darwin Escapes Unveils Springs Resort and Golf Club

Following years of investment, Darwin Escapes has revealed its enhanced Springs Resort and Golf Club in Oxfordshire, which has seen the transformation of its 19th century Manor House into a boutique hotel and spa.

Motocaddy Launches New Cellular Powered Performance Plan

Motocaddy has unveiled a new Cellular-powered Performance Plan throughout its range of premium GPS trolleys, offering the chance to enhance the technology available to new and existing hi-tech trolley owners.

European Tour to Become DP World Tour

It's the end of an era for the European Tour, following the major announcement of a new partnership with DP World that will see the golf institution rebranded as the DP World Tour from 2022.

Golf in Bad Weather - How Much Can You Take

Golfers are generally a hardy bunch, willing to face the elements and make the best of whatever challenges nature has presented them, something that is especially the case during the depths of winter. However, everyone has their limit - even the hardiest of hardy golfers.

Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

In-form Sam Burns and Brooks Koepka are among the favourites at the Houston Open, where European Ryder Cup legends Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood will also be hoping to roll back the years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Memorial Park Golf Course.

Dubai Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's crunch time for many players as the European Tour season nears its conclusion in Dubai. Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey headline the field on the Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates ahead of next week's big finale at the DP World Tour Championship.

The Impact of Climate Change on UK Golf Courses

The eyes of the world have been on Glasgow as politicians from around the globe have gathered to tackle climate change, the single biggest issue facing mankind today. And it's a serious problem for golf too, with courses in the UK already feeling the impact of coastal erosion and flooding.

View From The Fairway - Most Memorable Golf Shots

Describing his most memorable shots, the secured future of an Irish classic, and the work that senior golfers put into competing on the Champions Tour, Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway.

Viktor Hovland Successfully Defends Title at Mayakoba

The incredible rise of Viktor Hovland continues as the young Norwegian successfully defended his title at the Mayakoba Championship in Mexico on Sunday, winning by four shots to secure his third PGA Tour victory.

Thomas Pieters Triumphs at Portugal Masters

Thomas Pieters secured his first European Tour title for more than two years with a two-shot victory at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, qualifying for the lucrative season-ending DP World Tour Championship in the process.

It's That Time of Year - What Changes at Your Golf Club

If you are heading to your local golf course this winter, you do have to make allowances for things often being a little bit different from how they would be presented in summer. We look at some of the most common changes during the low season, asking the Golfshake Ambassadors to provide an insight behind what they generally experience at their club.

Tony Jacklin Interview: Where Golf is Heading

British golf icon and Ryder Cup legend, Tony Jacklin has spoken to Golfshake's Derek Clements and commented on a wide variety of issues in the game, including where Europe got it wrong at Whistling Straits, the impending Saudi-backed Asian Tour events, and how golf has lost the battle with distance.

How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour.

Hybrid Model Headlines New Sun Mountain Golf Bag Range

Sun Mountain has revealed its new bag collection for the 2022 season, which is headlined by the incredibly versatile H2NO SPORT FAST hybrid bag with recessed legs.

Las Colinas Wins Major Titles at 2021 World Golf Awards

Las Colinas continues to exceed itself, after it was voted as ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’ and ‘World’s Leading Golf & Villa Resort’ at the 2021 World Golf Awards.

Zerofit Unveils The World's Warmest Baselayer

Golfers across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America will be able to purchase Japanese sports performance brand Zerofit - The World’s Warmest Baselayer. The apparel line will offer golfers a collection of innovative products that have been solely designed to combat the bitter conditions of winter this year.

The Golf Shots You Never Forget

That's the tantalising beauty of golf, it makes dreamers of us all, but often those fantasies do come true. We can all relate to tales of the career, lifetime shot, that moment of perfection that will remain at the forefront of your mind forever. Spreading word out to the Golfshake Team of Staff & Ambassadors, we wanted to hear about The Golf Shots You Never Forget. 

The Highs And Lows of Winter Golf

There is now no denying it. Winter is here. For many golfers it is time to put the clubs away and wait for the return of longer, warmer days. But for the real enthusiasts among us, the challenge continues. So what are the highs and lows of winter golf? 

That Birdie Feeling

Making a birdie is a beautiful thing for any golfer, representing that brief moment when we feel like a tour player, having successfully navigated a hole under par, courtesy of shots or a putt that would grace any major championship. This year's Golfshake #BirdieClub got us thinking about the magic of birdies and how memorable they can be.

Mayakoba Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Viktor Hovland will attempt to become the first player to successfully defend his title at Mayakoba when he competes against a 132-player field that includes names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Vilamoura for the Portugal Masters, where the likes of Min Woo Lee, Laurie Canter, Victor Perez and Rasmus Hojgaard will be hoping to claim a precious victory ahead of the lucrative finale in Dubai.

View From The Fairway - Bernhard Langer is Remarkable

Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway, where he praises the remarkable career of Bernhard Langer, who continues to win tournaments on the Champions Tour, setting a benchmark of longevity and success that will be hard to match in the future.

The Saudi Backed Golf League Just Won't Go Away

Money talks. Much has been said and written about the proposed Saudi-backed Super Golf League. And it's not going away anytime soon. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the next steps for all parties and why it could potentially lead to the courtroom.

Lucas Herbert Secures PGA Tour Card With Victory in Bermuda

Lucas Herbert saw his life change forever with victory in the Bermuda Championship at the Princess Hamilton and Port Royal Golf Course, his first victory on the PGA Tour.

Reasons to Keep Playing Golf This Winter

Many golfers stop their weekly or monthly trip to the course during the period leading up to Christmas, but there are several outstanding benefits that would provide a stern argument for continuing to play. We list five reasons why you need to keep golfing this winter.

The Items You Need For Winter Golf

While many golfers will outright refuse to take to the fairways during winter, we think that’s an unwise choice as there’s still plenty of enjoyment to take from the cooler period. We choose eight essential items that will undoubtedly bolster your enjoyment of playing golf as the temperature hits freezing.

Lukas Michel Wins TP Tour Title at Calcot Park

Bringing down the curtain on the TP Tour's 11th season, a strong field gathered at the revered Calcot Park in Reading, where past tour winners, a European Tour champion, and leading PGA professionals competed on the Harry Colt classic.

Emporda Golf Resort Acclaimed by Challenge Tour Players

Regarded as one of Europe's leading golf destinations, Emporda Golf Resort cemented that reputation after drawing comprehensive praise from players who recently competed in two Challenge Tour events at the venue.

What's In The Bag - Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama recorded his seventh PGA Tour victory in his native land of Japan after a peerless final round at the Zozo Championship. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at the 2021 Masters champion's career to date, his biggest moment, and what's in his bag.

Paul Lawrie Awarded Honorary Membership at Royal Dornoch

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has been awarded an Honorary Membership at the legendary Royal Dornoch Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands as recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport.

Young Kickstart Employees Impress at North Foreland Golf Club

Provided an opportunity through the Kickstart scheme, three young employees joined the team at Kent's acclaimed North Foreland Golf Club and have grasped their chance to shine at the venue.

FlightScope Launches New Mevo+ Pro Package

FlightScope has confirmed the launch of its new FlightScope Mevo+ Pro Package that will enhance its advanced tracking radar and golf simulator offering that delivers 16 data parameters, golf course simulation, and customisable skills challenges.

The Best Golf Shots We Never Saw

Television has immortalised many of the greatest moments in sport, creating timeless highlights that can be viewed forever. But what of those pieces of magic that weren't captured on film? We have looked back at just some of the greatest shots played that we never had the chance to see.

Golf Must Do More To Welcome ALL Races

Tiger Woods is arguably the most iconic figure in golf history, but his impact hasn't seen a dramatic change in the number of golfers from BAME backgrounds. Indeed, within the UK, the percentage of members from racial minorities is shamefully low. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the subject and the work being done to address the issue.

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