News & Features
Callaway Unveils New Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids for 2019
In what should rank among the most exciting golf equipment releases of 2019, Callaway has unveiled the latest members of the iconic Big Bertha Family, with the new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids featuring innovation and technologies that has elevated them to an even greater level.
MacGregor MACTEC Bags to Drop this Month
MacGregor are set to release two golf bags to help combat the elements, this winter. The MacGregor MACTEC golf bag range will feature a carry bag and a cart bag, so no matter how you choose to transport your clubs around the course, your belongings will be shielded from getting completely sodden in a shower.
When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair
Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so.
DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood head the field at the DP World Tour Championship and, at the end of it, one of them will be crowned Race to Dubai winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the European Tour's finale.
RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads to beautiful Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is the last event on the schedule this year. Austin Cook defends the title, but this is a great chance for lesser known names to secure an early season victory.
Lee Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Win at Sun City
Former world number one Lee Westwood has rejuvenated his career with a spectacular performance in South Africa. He produced a brilliant final round of 64 to overhaul Sergio Garcia and win the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City. It was his first victory in four years.
10 of the Best YouTube Channels for 2018/19
YouTube has become one of the best destinations for golf tuition, reviews and generally great content. Here’s a look at some of the best golf YouTube channels for you to subscribe to.
Friday Update - 9/11/18
Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a look at some of golf's biggest talking points from the past week, including a major rules controversy, a possible change of equipment brand for the world number one, and Brandon Stone's quest to make a hole-in-one.
When it Pays to Know the Rules
Golf prides Itself on its unwritten code of ethics, which is why there is always such a furore when a professional is caught breaking the rules. The story of Doris Chen in LPGA Qualifying School is just the latest example. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at a few of the controversies that have made the headlines.
Stuburt Reveals Winter Apparel Collection for 2018
If you're continuing to play golf throughout the winter months, the historic brand Stuburt has revealed its new apparel collection for Autumn/Winter 2018.
La Manga Named Best Golf Venue in Europe
Spain's revered La Manga Club enjoyed a special evening at the 2018 World Golf Awards, after retaining its title of 'Europe's Best Golf Venue' for a second consecutive year.
Players Set for Drama of European Tour Qualifying School at Lumine
It's always one of the most dramatic events of the year, and for the second consecutive time, the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying is being staged at the Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, with players from over 30 countries, including established tour winners, set to compete over the gruelling 108 holes of golf.
Carnoustie Voted Best Scottish Golf Course Over £100
It's been quite a year for the Championship Course at the renowned Carnoustie Golf Links, having hosted the 147th Open in July won by Francesco Molinari, the famous venue is celebrating another accolade after it was awarded the title of Best Golf Course over £100 at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, voted for by the public.
England Teams Dominate 10th Anniversary European Father & Son Golf Championships
It was the 10th anniversary of the popular European Father & Son Golf Championships, and partnerships from England dominated the event by taking both the Scratch and Handicap titles at the Montecastillo Golf Resort in Andalucia.
Expectations Soar for New Dumbarnie Links Near St Andrews
Former Ryder Cup player and renowned course designer Clive Clark's latest creation of Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland, just a few miles from the legendary town of St Andrews, has moved a step closer to becoming the latest addition to the remarkable menu of layouts in this iconic part of the golf world.
The Belfry Awarded Title of World's Best Golf Hotel
The iconic Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating after it was awarded the title of 'World's Best Golf Hotel' at the recent 2018 World Golf Awards that were held at La Manga in Spain.
PowaKaddy Launches Cart Bag Winter Promotion
PowaKaddy has launched its cart bag promotion for this winter in which golfers who purchase any of the brand's highly regarded lithium trolleys will receive a free cart bag.
Seve Ballesteros Designed Westerwood Joins Hilton Brand
Westerwood in Scotland - which features a course designed by Dave Thomas and Seve Ballesteros - has be rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.
Le Golf National Receives Top World Golf Awards
Le Golf National was showcased during this year's Ryder Cup, and the spectacular French venue has been celebrating further recognition after receiving top awards from the World of Leading Golf (WLG).
Wartime History of Golf #5 - The Niblick Brigade
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War. To conclude the Series, Andrew tells the story of the Niblick Brigade, a group of 102 golf professionals that fought in the conflict.
Keith Pelley Vows to Keep Growing European Tour
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he has no intention of reducing the number of tournaments in the schedule, even though he faces the challenge of competing against the PGA Tour to attract the world’s best golfers. Derek Clements reports on a wide ranging press conference with the CEO.
Nedbank Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour's Final Series continues at the Nedbak Challenge in South Africa, with the finale in Dubai fast approaching. Branden Grace is defending his title, while Rory McIlroy is looking for his first victory on the circuit since 2016.
Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads down south to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, with Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler in the field looking to secure their first victories of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses their chances.
Golfshake Podcast #33: Playing Sawgrass, Hogan's Footsteps, Wartime Golf History
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast for a wide ranging discussion. They reflect on Andy's experiences of playing the iconic TPC Sawgrass, in addition to his adventures of sampling the best of Golf in Kent and walking in the footsteps of Ben Hogan during a break to the Scottish county of Angus, taking on Carnoustie and Panmure. Additionally, Andrew shares the story behind his Wartime History of Golf Series, delving into his fascinating research behind golf's connections to soliders of the First World War.
Bryson DeChambeau Secures First Victory with KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver
Bryson DeChambeau continued his incredible year on the PGA Tour by securing his fourth title of 2018 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. It was also significant for being the first week that he had adopted the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver from COBRA Golf, which has recently been unveiled on the market.
Sweet Smell of Success for Justin Rose after Title Defence in Turkey
Justin Rose reclaimed his position at the top of the world rankings when he successfully defended the Turkish Airlines Open. He defeated China’s Li Haotong in a playoff. While over on the PGA Tour, Bryson DeChambeau won for the fourth time this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend.
Nick Dougherty Opens New Yorkshire Golf Academy at Moor Allerton
Sky Sports presenter and former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty stopped by Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds to officially open the new Yorkshire Golf Academy in association with Snainton Golf.
Motocaddy Launches Christmas Promotion
Motocaddy has unveiled its Christmas promotion with UK and Irish golfers buying one of the brand's most highly regarded trolleys during the next eight weeks receiving a free golf bag worth up to £199.99 (€249.99).
How Mind Games Can Threaten Lives and Careers
Lexi Thompson has recently shared her struggles with mental health and body image issues. It's the latest example of an elite sportsperson facing these difficulties. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some of the stories across professional golf and other sports that have highlighted the subject.
Friday Update - 2/11/2018
In this week’s Friday update, we take a look at some of the biggest talking points that have arisen in the golf world over the last seven days, particularly those that have gained the most attention on social media. From equipment announcements to brilliant Halloween costumes, this week has certainly been a good one.
The Belfry Stay & Play VLOG
Four-time Ryder Cup host The Belfry is the most reviewed venue on Golfshake, but you may not have experienced it for yourself, so to provide some insight and showcase what the resort can offer, we recently sent Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver to experience it. Here is his Stay & Play VLOG.
TaylorMade and Rory McIlroy Create Junior Golf Sets
TaylorMade Golf has joined forces with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy to unveil the Rory Junior Golf Sets, which have been designed for beginning and developing golfers to build up their game at an early age.
2018 National Golf Club Challenge Concludes at Turnberry
The 2018 National Golf Club Challenge (NGCC) concluded on the spectacular Ayrshire coastline for its National Final that was held on the 21st and 22nd of October at the legendary Ailsa Course, Turnberry.
Bettinardi Launches 2019 Range of Tour Inspired Putters
Bettinardi has launched its 2019 family of carefully manufactured putters onto the market following a creative process that involved the brand's major tour players, including this year's Open champion Francesco Molinari.
Stewart Golf Reveals Free Cart Bag Christmas Promotion
Golfers buying a new X9 Follow trolley from Stewart Golf ahead of this Christmas will be able to secure a FREE cart bag worth up to £199.
Wilson Staff Unveils Duo Professional Golf Ball for 2019
Wilson Staff has unveiled its new Duo Professional golf ball for 2019, to deliver increased feel and distance through its ultra-thin Urethane construction, including a 6-10% higher spin on iron shots for enhanced control.
Wartime History of Golf #4 - JLC Jenkins and Royal Troon
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War. Telling the story of JLC Jenkins, an Amateur Champion and Captain of Royal Troon Golf Club, who fought in the conflict, whose later life touch many of the biggest events and developments in golf.\
Wartime History of Golf #3 - Erewash Valley Memorial
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War, and his journey took him to Erewash Valley, where he discovered the memorial that rests on the fairways and clubhouse.
Scottish Golfer Wins Trip to 2020 Ryder Cup after Making Hole in One
John Paton, from Dunblane, was enjoying a golf break to Portugal with seven school friends, when the 62-year-old holed out on the second at Pinheiros Altos' Corks to secure a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup through the Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) Challenge.
Under Armour Unveils 2018 Winter Apparel Collection
Winter is here and those long summer days are over, but these unpredictable conditions don't have to be negative, with Under Armour releasing its new apparel collection designed for those who wish to extend their golf season.
ECCO Golf Launches BIOM G3 Shoe for 2019
Popular footwear brand ECCO Golf has enhanced its highly regarded BIOM with the release of the new ECCO BIOM G3 for 2019, which is set to deliver performance through comfort, style and innovation.
Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK Family First Look and Interview
We recently had the opportunity to meet Jose Miraflor, the VP of Marketing at Cobra PUMA Golf to learn more about the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK Family that will be released in the New Year. Get an early look at the full range of clubs, and discover the story and insight the technology and innovations that makes these products striking
Cobra Golf Presents KING F9 SPEEDBACK Irons and Hybrids
Cobra Golf has presented its new KING F9 SPEEDBACK irons and hybrids, featuring the innovative technology that - similar to the KING F9 SPEEDBACK Drivers - has aligned a low centre of gravity with a high moment of inertia to provide the brand's fastest and forgiving irons to date.
Cobra Reveals KING F9 SPEEDBACK Drivers and Fairways
Cobra Golf has made an exciting unveiling with the reveal of its 2019 KING F9 SPEEDBACK Drivers & Fairways, which have been engineered to deliver a true advancement within driver technology, combining a highly aerodynamic clubhead with a low centre of gravity, an innovation designed to ensure these are the brand's longest and fastest clubs yet.
Tommy Fleetwood to Host 2019 British Masters at Hillside
The event's immediate future had been in significant doubt following the ending of a sponsorship partnership with Sky Sports, but the British Masters has been confirmed as being part of the European Tour Schedule for 2019, with Tommy Fleetwood serving as host in his hometown of Southport at the celebrated Hillside Golf Club.
Sun Mountain Reveals Headline Waterproof Stand Bag for 2019
Sun Mountain has revealed a new waterproof stand bag that will headline part of its anticipated range for the 2019 golf season, with nine models set to be launched to aid golfers with keeping their clubs and equipment dry in difficult conditions.
Turkish Airlines Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The Race to Dubai continues with the Turkish Airlines Open, where Justin Rose is set to defend his title. Francesco Molinari leads the money list, but last year's champion Tommy Fleetwood could close the gap on his friend this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an intriguing tournament.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Patrick Cantlay is defending his title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with Jordan Spieth making a notable appearance in the field as he looks to secure his first victory of the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Finau Pipped at the Post by Schauffele in China as Champ Secures First Win
Impressive Xander Schauffele held off Tony Finau to win the WGC HSBC Champions in China, while widely touted Cameron Champ lived up to his name by securing his maiden PGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on an impressive weekend for American players.
Lexi Thompson Admirably Shares Personal Struggles on Social Media
LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson is among the most popular golfers in the women's game, but has been open about the struggles she has faced lately, most recently with the admission that she has experienced body image issues. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes her honesty and candideness is to be admired.
Friday Update - 26/10/2018
Including more on the new Rules of Golf, the unique sight of a grooveless wedge, and the extraordinary odds defying achievement of an Australian golfer, Golfshake's Joe Hughes shares this brief overview of some of golf's talking points from the last week.
Stewart Golf Trolley Owners Report Handicap Improvement
You may not instantly think of a new trolley as being something that will improve your game, but users of Stewart Golf's X9 Follow have reported that their golf has improved by an average of three shots since they bought the model.
Golfshake Podcast #32: Top 50 Courses, Stay & Play Venues, Winter Golf Tips
Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross joins Kieran Clark to reflect on their golf seasons, discuss their experiences of the 2018 Golfshake Top 50, and look at the merits of stay & play venues with at least two courses, specifically Rob's time at Breadsall Priory. Finally, Kieran and Rob reflect on the merits of winter golf, including their perspective and tips, plus Rob's unique addition of a practice putting green in his garden.
Health Benefits of Golf Celebrated at FJ Walk of Champions Final in St Andrews
The Walk of Champions is a partnership between FJ and Hole19 to encourage and promote golf participation and the health and fitness benefits of the game. Rewarding golfers for the number of steps they have recorded throughout the year, ten finalists were invited to Fairmont St Andrews for the Grand Final, concluding a campaign that saw 125,000,000 steps reached from 16,000 rounds.
Slow Play Rules Must be Enforced on Tour
In a rare incident, Corey Pavin received a slow play penalty on the Champions Tour in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes this isolated moment should become a widespread drive on the major circuits, particularly the PGA Tour.
Delamere Forest Golf Club Completes Course Restoration Project
Cheshire's highly regarded Delamere Forest Golf Club has completed a six-year-long programme to restore its spectacular heathland course back to its original design.
Best Winter Golf Apparel Collections
The major brands have all been releasing their Autumn/Winter Apparel Collections for this year, so we decided to helpfully bring them together into one comprehensive guide, showcasing the best garments of 2018 from FootJoy, Galvin Green, Mizuno, Oscar Jacobson, PING and PUMA.
Adare Manor Receives Golf Resort of the Year Accolade
rn Adare Manor has received several major accolades in recent times, the latest of which is being named IGTOA's (Irish Golf Tour Operators Association) 'Golf Resort of the Year'.
The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Returns to London Golf Club
The Open Championship is returning to Royal St George's in 2020, but the spotlight on the the best of golf in Kent will be on the county even earlier with the news that the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will again be played at London Golf Club from August 1-4, 2019.
Motocaddy Showcases M Series Trolley Features with CGI Videos
Motocaddy has showcased the features and technologies that are delivered within the compact-folding M-Series range through a striking series of videos.
Wartime History of Golf #2 - Memorial at Hollinwell
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War, an undertaking that began with spotting a memorial at Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell. Here is Andrew's story.
Wartime History of Golf #1 - Caddie was the First Casualty of WW1
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has a passion for golf and researching the history and tales behind the courses that we play on. Much of his recent interest has centered on the First World War. In the first of a series, Andrew shares the story of golf caddie John Parr, who is believed to be the first Britsh Commonwealth solider to be killed in the conflict.
PowaKaddy C2i Video Test and Review
The Compact C2 was the fastest selling electric trolley in recent years, and PowaKaddy aimed to take that innovation for 2018 with the release of the C2i. We tasked Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver with testing the trolley and sharing his thoughts.
Super Sergio Reigns in Spain for the Third Time
Sergio Garcia carried on his impressive form at the Ryder Cup to complete a four-stroke victory in a weather-affected Andalucia Masters from Valderrama, on a dramatic Monday finish for those looking to secure their cards for next season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the events from Spain.
WGC HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis
Justin Rose's incredible year began 12 months ago when he triumphed in the WGC HSBC Champions, taking advantage of Dustin Johnson's collapse. Now back to defend the title, the Englishman faces most of the game's elite, as the Race to Dubai finale approaches. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the last World Golf Championship of the year.
Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The world's elite golfers are in China for the World Golf Championship, but the regular PGA Tour returns to America for the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Ryan Armour defends, as several names are looking to reboot their careers in the early season.
Koepka on Top of the World after Victory in Korea
Brooks Koepka capped an unbelievable season when he recorded a final round of 64 to win the CJ Cup in South Korea - in the process, he became the new World No 1. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest stunning achievement from the American.
Gleneagles Named European Golf Resort of the Year
The spectacular Gleneagles has been named the 'European Golf Resort of the Year 2019' at the IAGTO Awards.
Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18
Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018.
Alfie Plant Secures Maiden Professional Victory on TP Tour
Alfie Plant gained a legion of fans when he secured the Silver Medal at Royal Birkdale during the 2017 Open Championship. Now a professional making his way in the game, the 26-year-old has won his first title in the paid ranks at the TP Tour's 2018 Tour Championship at Prince's Golf Club.
Latest Golf News
- Best Golfshake Travel and Golf Course Videos
- Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball Achieves Historic Milestone
- Tewkesbury Park Receives Major Accolade at Conde Nast Awards
- Bunker Mentality Launch New Puffer Caddy Collection
- Callaway Unveils New Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids for 2019