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PowaKaddy Launches Free Cart Bag Promotion This Summer
Golfers looking to purchase a new trolley will be intrigued by PowaKaddy's summer promotion, with the brand offering customers a free cart bag when buying a FW7s or FW7s EBS lithium trolley.
Why Rory McIlroy’s Open Disappointment Will Only Make Him Stronger
Rory McIlroy turned up at Royal Portrush with the highest of hopes, but it was a disastrous Thursday, costing him a place at the weekend despite a stunning Friday charge. However, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes this disappointment will only drive the Northern Irishman on to more success in future.
Shane Lowry Produces Priceless Masterpiece to Win The Open
Shane Lowry admitted that he would go to bed dreaming of getting his hands on the Claret Jug. Now that dream has come true. The fans were magnificent all week long and they got precisely what they wanted - an Irish winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the remarkable scenes at Royal Portrush.
Why Jack Nicklaus May Be the Best Links Golfer in History
Who is the greatest links golfer in history? Harry Vardon, James Braid, John Henry Taylor, Peter Thomson and Tom Watson all won at least five Open Championships. But Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that Jack Nicklaus has a claim to have been the best on the British seaside.
6 Beards to Look Out for During Open Sunday
It's been a very special Open return to Royal Portrush, but one thing that has struck writer Will Trinkwon are the number of bears in contention. Here is Will's light hearted look ahead to the final round of this year's championship.
Shane Lowry Shoots Incredible 63 to Control Open Championship
Three years after taking a four-shot lead into the final round of the US Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry has the same advantage heading into the last day of the 148th Open after a sensational performance at Royal Portrush.
Shane Lowry Carries Irish Hopes at Royal Portrush
Shane Lowry dropped a shot at the final hole and missed his chance of leading The Open Championship at Royal Portrush on his own. Instead, his second 67 leaves him on eight under par, tied with American JB Holmes. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an emotional Friday.
The First Golf Clubs We Ever Had
Can you remember the first golf club that you used? Maybe you still have them hidden away somewhere. We have spent time digging through ours garages and attics to find some nostalgic classics!
Rory's Portrush Dream Turns Into Open Nightmare
Rory McIlroy's Open dream turned into a nightmare of the worst possible kind as he returned to the magnificent Dunluce links at Royal Portrush. Golfshake's Derrek Clements reflects on a dramatic Thursday at the 148th Championship.
David Duval Deserves Better Than Being a Punchline
Former champion David Duval made headlines on Thursday at Royal Portrush by shooting 91 in The Open, including a 14 on one hole. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the highs and lows of Duval's career, remembering him at his peak, stating that the former number one deserves more sympathy than ridicule.
Understanding Different Types of Golf Ball
Look at the shelves of your local pro shop and you’ll be confronted by a variety of two-piece, three-piece, four-piece and even five-piece golf balls. Confused? Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at each type to explain the differences.
6 Reasons Why The 2019 Open Will Be One For The Ages
The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush has begun. Returning to a spectacular venue with a variety of stories coming into the week, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes that year's championship will be a classic.
The Greatest Open Championships in History
Since it began, the Open Championship has been an indelible part of the ancient game. Reflecting on that rich history, it's fascinating to see all that has come before. What are the greatest Championships? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has gone through all 147 of them - picking out two from each decade - that best tell the continuing story of the Open.
How to Pick a Winner at The Open Championship
With 10 hours of tee times bracing the often variable weather conditions of these islands, the Open Championship asks questions of the game's best players that they don't otherwise face. But there are trends to follow when it comes to identifying a potential winner this week.
7 Ways to Pimp Out Your Golf Bag
When golf bags were first introduced, the emphasis was on the practical rather than the visual, but that has all changed now. Unsure of how to spruce up your stand bag? To help you get the right look for your luggage, here are seven ways to pimp out your bag.
e-Caddy Golf Trike Review
Golf buggies, like mobility scooters, are traditionally associated with older players, and not typically the preserve of the young. All this, however, looks set to change with the arrival of e-caddy’s new e-caddy electric golf trike. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the chance to test it out.
Callaway Reveals New Epic Flash Hybrids
Callaway's Epic Flash technology has been extended into the newly launched Epic Launch Hybrids, which bring together several of the manufacturer's most advanced technologies to ensure heightened performance, enhanced distance and forgiveness.
Galvin Green Archie Waterproof Jacket Review
Galvin Green’s ‘Archie’ jacket is part of their new carbon-inspired collection, which brings together a distinctive, technical look with subtle patterns for golfers who are looking for stylish apparel for the winter. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing it for us.
Callaway Unveils Attractive Epic Forged Irons
Callaway has revealed the strikingly attractive new Epic Forged irons, a premium, carefully crafted, finely engineered design. Every surface, detail and technology of the Epic Irons package has been created to exacting standards and precision.
Mizuno Presents New MP-20 Series Irons
Legendary manufacturer, Mizuno has continued its legacy of renowned and beautifully presented forged irons with the release of its three new MP-20 Series models, which boast copper-plating within the heads to deliver additional layers of feel at impact.
PING Launches New Glide 3.0 Wedges
PING has developed its new Glide 3.0 Wedges, clubs that have undergone a comprehensive design approach, seeing every component enhanced to ensure a higher-spinning, more forgiving and lighter design that provides variety.
2019 The Open Preview Podcast
Looking ahead to the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Kieran Clark was joined by Ryan Rastall, PGA Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, to preview the game's original major.
Berkhamsted Showcases Upgraded Golf Course
The critically acclaimed Berkhamsted Golf Club has recently received an extensive revamp of its irrigation systems, the fruits of which can now be seen in a series of new photographs.
The Open 2019 Preview, Picks & Analysis
For the first time in 68 years The Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland with the magnificent Royal Portrush hosting the world’s oldest major. But who is going to etch their name onto the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 148th Open.
Five Outsiders to Follow at The Open
Lifting the Claret Jug is to become part of history. While much attention will be placed upon the favourites at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out a handful of players who spring a surprise.
Six Players to Watch at The Open
156 players have qualified for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. But which of them will add their name to the storied history of this event? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six key golfers to watch in Northern Ireland.
Titleist Reveals New U-Series Utility Irons
Titleist has expanded its range of utility irons by releasing two unique models - the U500 and U510 - which have designed to provide maximum long iron performance through enhanced launch, speed and forgiveness.
How to Keep Track of The Open on TV and Radio
The Open Championship is golf's original major, but that doesn't mean that time has stood still when it comes to showcasing it. Here are the key times and places to follow for the live coverage.
The Open by Numbers
First played at Prestwick in 1860, when eight players gathered to crown the new Champion Golfer following the death of St Andrews professional Allan Robertson, the Open Championship has been synonymous with the history and continuing story of the game. As we celebrate the 148th edition, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out key numbers that set the scene.
Royal Portrush Hole by Hole Guide
The Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in 2019, nearly 70 years after Max Faulkner lifted the Claret Jug in 1951. This revered layout ranks among the best rated in the world and will provide an engrossing challenge to the game's best players. Here is your guide to the Dunluce Course.
A Round to Remember for Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has achieved many incredible things in golf, but the round that sticks in his head as the most memorable was the astonishing 61 he shot at Royal Portrush as a 16-year-old in 2005. Golfshake's Derek Clements gathers quotes and footage to complete a picture of that remarkable display.
PUMA Launches X Collection With Rickie Fowler
Showcased by Rickie Fowler at the 148th Open Championship, PUMA Golf has launched its new X Collection, a comprehensive range of apparel, accessories and footwear.
Bernd Wiesberger Survives Playoff to Claim Scottish Open Title
Bernd Wiesberger's remarkable comeback from injury continued with a playoff victory in the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, his first Rolex Series title, launching the Austrian to the summit of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the main stories from East Lothian.
Brendan Lawlor Wins Inaugural EDGA Scottish Open
Completing an inaugural 36-hole event that ran alongside the European Tour's Scottish Open, Golfers with Disability player Brendan Lawlor shot a tremendous final round of 71 to win the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club.
The Best Scottish Open Venues on Golfshake
It's the venues that have continually made the Scottish Open an indelible part of the European Tour calender, despite the event's various incarnations. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews.
10 Shots We Never Want to Play Again
If you find awkward or seemingly impossible positions on the golf course, it's on you, and the responsibility of escaping rests on your shoulders. Although that can be more difficult in some spots than others. Here are several key shots that we won't relish playing, but live safe in the knowledge that fate will ask us to.
Golfshake Members Report on Callaway Iron Fitting Progress
Earlier this season, we took a trio of keen Golfshake members across three handicap categories to experience an iron custom fitting with Callaway. Now, eight weeks later, we gathered them together at The Belfry to take on the iconic Brabazon Course and discover what difference these new irons have already made to their games during the summer.
OGIO Mutant Travel Bag Review
When embarking on a golf holiday, among the primary concerns that most of us will have is successfully and safely transporting our clubs to the destination. But here is one possible solution. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently tested the OGIO Mutant Travel Bag during a golf trip to Portugal.
Players to Watch at the Scottish Open
This year's Scottish Open has drawn an impressive field at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian, but who is going to be successful in this Rolex Series event? Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks beyond the marquee names, picking out five players that could have a memorable week.
Inclusiveness Celebrated With Free Disabled Golf Coaching at Scottish Open
During this week's Scottish Open, spectators with disabilities attending the event can take the opportunity of free golf coaching with professional coaches, celebrating the huge benefits and raising awareness of inclusiveness within the game.
Health Benefits of Golf Spectating Showcased at Scottish Open
The health benefits of playing golf have long been noted, but have you considered the positives of spectating at a tournament? Well, that's something that is being celebrated and promoted at this week's Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club.
FootJoy Flex Golf Shoe Review
Summer is in full flow and with golf a plenty, we are also currently spoilt for choice when it comes to summer spikeless golf shoes. The Flex from Footjoy is exactly that.
Titleist Reveals New Scotty Cameron Teryllium Putters
Scotty Cameron has revealed three new putter models under the "T22" banner, coming more than two decades since his original Teryllium-inserted putters were launched.rn
Does Golf Need More Formats Like GolfSixes?
Three years have now passed since the European Tour introduced GolfSixes, but just how successful has this innovation been? Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the positives and negatives, reaching a mixed picture of the event, but that its greatest legacy may be within junior golf.
10 Ways a Golf Coach Will Improve Your Game and Lower Your Handicap
If your handicap has stalled and there is no obvious sign of improvement, it may be time to see a golf pro. Will Trinkwon looks at ten key areas where a golf coach can help your game, showcasing the benefits of taking lessons.
Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
When the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner and Henrik Stenson enter your tournament, it can only mean that The Open Championship is just around the corner. Derek Clements looks ahead to the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, always among the annual highlights on the European Tour.
John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour's last stop before The Open is traditionally the John Deere Classic, with one spot qualifying spot at Royal Portrush being available. Who is going to claim it and the precious title? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Jon Rahm's Love of Ireland Continues With Incredible Weekend at Lahinch
Jon Rahm produced a sensational back nine to stun the field and win the Irish Open at Lahinch for the second time in his still fledgling career, instantly making him one of the favourites for the Claret Jug at Portrush. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a memorable tournament, clinched by a brilliant player.
20 Year Old Matthew Wolff Eagles Last to Deny DeChambeau in Epic
In the most dramatic of finishes, young star Matthew Wolff matched a closing eagle from Bryson DeChambeau to secure a thrilling victory in just his third event as a professional, ushering in early success for an exciting talent. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a captivating back nine.
FootJoy Fury Golf Shoe Review
FootJoy's FJ FURY golf shoe has been designed to bring together an athletic style with a rich depth of technologies - including an internal fit system - to create a shoe that delivers comfort and performance. Golfshake's Andrew Picken reviewed them for us.
10 Things That Make You Do a Double Take on the Golf Course
Do you know someone who ties their tees together with string? We often find ourselves doing a double-take at some of the habits and the foibles and antics our friends get up to while on the golf course. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten instances.
London Golf Club Marks 25th Anniversary This Summer
This year, the widely acclaimed London Golf Club in west Kent is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with events being launched to mark the occasion, in addition to the Staysure Tour's PGA Seniors Championship coming in August.
Golf Resort Group Applies Relaxed Junior Dress Code at Venues
Junior golf coach at Oulton Hall in Leeds, Thomas Devine made headlines after not applying a dress code to his pupils, but that stance has been backed by the Almarose group - who run five QHotels and two DoubleTree by Hilton venues - who have introduced those same relaxed rules at their other properties.
New Elite Women's Tournament Comes to Carnoustie
The spotlight of women's golf will be on Scotland when the Solheim Cup is held at Gleneagles, but there is even more elite golf on Scottish shores this autumn, with a new 36-hole tournament being contested at Carnoustie Golf Links.rn
What is Your Best Golf Surprise?
Everyone loves a surprise, especially when it's related to golf. Golfshake's Andy Picken shares the story of his friend - golf professional Aaron Holtom - who came home from Glastonbury to discover that his garden had been remodelled into a putting green.
5 of the Most Fearsome Bunkers in the UK
If there’s one thing guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of the average golfer, it’s a bunker. Will Trinkwon picks out five of the most intimidating in the UK that even the most competent of bunker players wouldn’t want to be stuck in.
5 of the Best Golf Ads of All Time
Advertising is a huge part of every industry, golf no exception. While it can be frustrating to have tournament coverage interrupted by an advert, some of them have been entertaining, informative and memorable. Will Trinkwon picks out several of his favourites.
Odyssey EXO Putter Range Review
PGA Professional and Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested the new Odyssey EXO Two-Ball putter, delving behind the technology, performance, look and feel of this model, sharing his thoughts on the range.
Toptracer Range Adds Legendary Old Course at St Andrews
Toptracer has enhanced the experience of watching golf on television and playing the game, and this innovation has connected with the living history of the sport by adding the iconic Old Course at St Andrews to the list of revered layouts available to play in Toptracer Range’s ‘Virtual Golf’ mode.
FootJoy Launches Special Edition Open Championship Shoe
Celebrating the historic return of The Open Championship to Northern Ireland, FootJoy has launched a Limited-Edition model of its acclaimed Pro/SL shoe, which features the iconic Claret Jug logo on both the saddle and tongue.
Irish Eyes Certain to be Smiling at Royal Portrush
Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the long awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush, as the game's oldest major makes its away across the Irish Sea for just the second time, delving into the history of the 1951 Championship.
Titleist Reveals Limited Open Championship Pro V1 Golf Balls
Marking this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Titleist has launched a special, limited-edition range of Open themed Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.
What is Toptracer Range?
Toptracer Range has been a revolutionary addition to many facilities across the country, using the same instant ball flight technology used on televised golf coverage to provide a thrilling experience for all golfers. We recently had the chance to visit Leicester Golf Centre to find out more and sample it for ourselves.
13 Personalities You Are Likely to Meet on the Golf Course
Anybody who has played golf will know that the people they play with on a regular basis will fall into a category. There are lots of different types of characters and personalities. Here, we take a light-hearted look at some of the club golfers we all know.
5 Tips for Playing 36 Holes in a Day
Longer days in summer provide golfers with the opportunity to devote more hours on the course. For the true enthusiasts, you may even be tempted to play 36 or 54 holes in a day. Such a packed schedule is not for the fainthearted, however, and requires stamina and preparation if you're to do it successfully. Will Trinkwon shares five tips with you.
3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour returns to Minnesota with the new 3M Open, and with the Open Championship approaching, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are competing at TPC Twin Cities. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The Irish Open heads to the revered Lahinch Golf Club for what is set to be a thrilling celebration of links golf. Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer are featured within the impressive field, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects this to be a memorable week.
Golfshake Podcast #41: Playing Lahinch Golf Club, Irish Open
This week on the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark was joined by Andrew Picken, who described his recent experience of playing the spectacular Lahinch Golf Club, venue of the 2019 Irish Open on the European Tour.
US Ryder Cup Captain Stricker Proves He Still Has Plenty Left in the Tank
US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker proved that he still has plenty of game himself by winning the US Senior Open at Warren Golf Course by six shots. Derek Clements reports on a spectacular performance from the 52-year-old, who led from start to finish.
Emotions Run High on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Two tournaments on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean produced two incredible stories this weekend, proving once again that just when you thought you had heard everything, golf is capable of stopping you dead in your tracks. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the emotional victories of Christiaan Bezuldenhout and Nate Lashley.
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