Top Golfshake News & Features
BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Defending champion Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy headline a wonderful field that has gathered at Wentworth for the BMW PGA, which takes its new place on the schedule in September. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a late season classic.
Pettersen Holes Winning Putt for Europe in Dramatic Solheim Cup
Many had questioned the inclusion of Suzann Pettersen, but the Norwegian was in the right place to hole the winning putt and secure an extraordinary victory for Catriona Matthew's Europe at Gleneagles. Derek Clements reports on an unforgettable, enthralling Solheim Cup.
Sergio Garcia Claims Hard Fought Victory in the Netherlands
It had been a season of troubled headlines for Sergio Garcia, but the positive side of the Spainiard shone through as he won the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam, while on the PGA Tour, a 20-year-old became one of the youngest players to win in modern history. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend.
14 Biggest Annoyances on the Golf Course
On the best days, a golf course can be the closest thing we have to Nirvana. But there are things that can shatter the serenity. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has identified some of the worst pet peeves and annoyances you can experience when playing.
The Inspiration of Attending Your First Golf Tournament
What was the first golf event that you saw live? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon reflects on his memories of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in 2009 and the formative experience that it left in his mind.
Top 10 Weird And Wonderful Putters
There is a limit to what manufacturers can do with drivers, woods and irons, but putters are a different story. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at ten of the most unique putter designs, some of which changed the game, others perhaps best forgotten.
10 of the Best (or Worst) Golf Crowd Shouts
Shouts from the crowd have become increasingly common during golf tournaments, much to the chagrin of many. But what are the origins of these chants, and which are the most imaginative? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon delves beyond the noise.
How Putters Have Changed Through History
Since the earliest origins of the game, putters have been an integral part of golf, but they have progressed and evolved through time. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the technological advancements made during the centuries.
Golf in Kent is Open for Business Ahead of 2020 Open
The countdown is now on to the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, but that is just part of an exciting year for Golf in Kent, which has declared itself open for business as the world of golf heads to the south east coastline.
Under Armour HOVR Drive Member Test
Under Armour's new HOVR Drive golf shoes were designed to provide greater levels of comfort without reducing performance. We gathered two Golfshake members to Howley Hall Golf Club to test the shoes on the course and capture their feedback
Callaway JAWS MD5 Wedges Review
PGA Professional at Howley Hall and Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has been testing the new Callaway JAWS MD5 Wedges for us, and was left hugely impressed by what he found. Ryan also provides his explanation of the technology behind the clubs.
Golfshake Podcast #44: Ed Hodge, Gleneagles, Golf in Perthshire
Author Ed Hodge joins Kieran Clark on the new Golfshake Podcast to take a closer look at the rich history behind Gleneagles, the venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, in addition to reflecting on what the region of Perthshire can offer golfers.
Bronte is Ready to Lay Down the Law at Solheim Cup
Bronte Law is among the European rookies at Gleneagles for the Solheim Cup, but the emerging English star has impressed on the LPGA Tour this season, securing her maiden title, with the 24-year-old set to be a key figure for the European team in Scotland.
Scotland's Catriona Matthew Ready to Lead Europe on Home Soil
Team Europe come to Gleneagles with a captain who understands all the pressures involved in the Solheim Cup. Scotland's Catriona Matthew is one of the most decorated players in the event's history, and sharing that experience on home soil is something that the 50-year-old is relishing.
2019 Solheim Cup Preview
The United States have arrived in Scotland looking for a third successive victory in the Solheim Cup, but Catriona Matthew and her European team will be attempting to stop them at Gleneagles. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event in women's golf.
Meet the Solheim Cup Teams
Catriona Matthew's Europeans host the United States led by Juli Inkster at Gleneagles. Both teams have a rich mixture of experience and youth, which promises to make for an intriguing encounter in Perthshire. We take a look at the 24 players.
Getting Inside the Fascinating Mind of Thomas Bjorn
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the opportunity to meet and pose questions to 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn. Reflecting on the experience and the many topics discussed, Andy reflects on his time spent with one of the most fascinating minds in golf.
Mind Game: The Secrets of Golf's Winners Book Review
Mind Game is a collaboration between sports journalist Michael Calvin and 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, which provides an insight behind the mental challenges facing golfers at the elite level. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has read the book and shares his review.
A Journey With ECCO Golf Shoes
Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken shares his long journey and relationship with ECCO golf shoes, reflecting on how they helped him to continue playing the game after injury, in addition to reviewing the brand new Biom Cool Pro.
The Greenbrier Preview, Picks & Analysis
Believe it or not, but the new PGA Tour season begins this week at The Greenbrier, where Kevin Na defends the title. Included among an exciting group of rookies on the circuit, England's Tom Lewis will be hoping to build a second career in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour heads to the Netherlands for the KLM Open, where home favourite Joost Luiten will be attempting to win for a third time. But he faces a strong field that includes Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Lee Westwood.
USA Surges Back to Win Walker Cup
Having been behind going into the Sunday singles, the United States dominated that final session to defeat Great Britain and Ireland 15.5-10.5 and win the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool.
Paul Casey Wins European Open After Thrilling Final Day in Hamburg
Paul Casey began the week by saying that he would love to win the European Open and he did precisely that after a thrilling final day in Hamburg to deny Scotland’s Robert McIntyre his maiden European Tour title.
Watch Future LET Stars at Stoke by Nayland This Week
The eyes of the golf world are on the women's game at the Solheim Cup, but for those unable to attend the matches at Gleneagles, there is top class action at the LET Access Series' WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland near Colchester, where spectators can watch stars of the future competing.
The Best Walker Cup Venues on Golfshake
We have taken a look at each of the Great Britain & Ireland venues that have hosted the Walker Cup, drawing on their Golfshake Rating left by the reviews of everyday golfers to celebrate the courses that have their own piece of history with the biennial contest.
Zepp Golf 2 Review
Zepp Golf 2 is the next generation of Zepp Golf. Attaching onto your glove, this small device provides data on key attributes of your game, featuring 3D Swing Analysis, Instant Evaluation and Smart Coach. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been testing and reviews it for us.
Peter Millar Reveals New Hyperlight Glide Sneaker
Coming in three stylish colours, luxury golf brand Peter Millar has unveiled its new Hyperlight Glide Sneakers, which are slip on shoes that offer both versatility comfort on and off the course, in addition to being machine washable, making them an attractive proposition.
Golfbreaks.com Launches Early Birdie Exclusive for 2020
The golf season may be nearing its end, but it's a perfect time for you to start planning ahead for 2020. Golfbreaks.com has just unveiled its popular Early Birdie Exclusive, which provides customers with the opportunity to claim major savings from an even bigger variety of destinations across the UK, Europe and beyond.
SkyCaddie SX500 Becoming Popular Alternative to Yardage Books on Senior Tour
The SkyCaddie SX500 is becoming a hugely popular tool on the over 50s Staysure Tour, with many players on the circuit praising the device as their chosen alternative to the conventional yardage book.
The Best Birth Years for Golfers
Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples.
Gleneagles Showcases Reinvented Holes on Queen's Course
Legendary hotel in the heart of Scotland, Gleneagles has showcased enhancements made to a pair of the short holes on the spectacular Queen's Course through the acclaimed photography of David Cannon.
Golfshake Podcast #43: Carnoustie Golf Links, Playing Championship Course
The Golfshake Podcast returns with Kieran Clark joined by Andy Picken reflect on the revered Carnoustie Golf Links, sharing their experiences of the Championship Course, the impressively modern facilities, and what this legendary venue represents.
The 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed
Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history.
PING Launches New AW19 Apparel Collection for Men & Women
PING has revealed its new premium, high-performing 2019 Autumn/Winter Apparel Range for Men & Women, packed with the latest and most innovative technologies, building on the success of past releases.
6 Remarkable Golfers Who Overcame Their Disabilities
There are many thousands of golfers with disabilities who get immense enjoyment from the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at just a few remarkable individuals who overcame physical challenges to play golf.
Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Richard McEvoy's victory in last year's European Open was among the stories of the season, but the Englishman faces a strong test to defend his title, with the likes of Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Marathon Man Soderberg Holds His Nerve to Win Five-Man Playoff
Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg came through a nerve-wracking five-man playoff that included newly crowned FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy to win the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event.
How Many Bogeys Do You Make a Round?
How many bogeys or worse do you make during the average round? We analysed 100,000 scores tracked on Golfshake to identify the number of disasters that golfers across each handicap category have on their card.
Reviewing the 2019 PGA Tour Season
Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, competing a PGA Tour season packed with stories. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they lucked out with several of them, as he explains in his review as the dust settles on the past campaign.
Golf Stat Tracking Card FREE Download
Download our FREE golf stat tracking cards to help track and benchmark your game on your quest to improve your golf.
Explaining Odyssey Stroke Lab Technology
Have you had the chance to use an Odyssey Stroke Lab putter? We have created this engaging animation to explain the technology behind them and what Odyssey has sought to achieve, introducing you to an even more detailed selection of features that could help to change your game.
BIG MAX Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation
The journey of innovative trolley manufacturer BIG MAX started 25 years, when founder Thomas Reiter had the idea to add a third wheel to his trolley, taking the first step into a new market, with the company marking this anniversary.
Titleist T-Series Irons Review
Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has reviewed the full Titleist T-Series, sharing his insight behind the irons and their performance, helping you determine which could be best suited for your game.
ECCO Reveals New BIOM COOL PRO Shoe
Acclaimed golf footwear manufacturer, ECCO GOLF has united two of its most innovative technologies to create the new ECCO BIOM COOL PRO, which has been unveiled onto the market to deliver greater levels of performance.
Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect
It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for.
The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour
Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf.
Omega European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour heads to the breathtaking Crans-sur-Sierre, where FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy headlines an impressive field that includes Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most iconic events on the circuit.
Rory McIlroy Completes Sparkling PGA Tour Season With FedEx Cup Win
Rory McIlroy completed his PGA Tour season in lucrative style by seeing off Brooks Koepka to shoot a final round of 66 and win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and its $15m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's latest achievement.
What Do You Make of it So Far?
Thirty of the world's leading players are competing in the Tour Championship at East Lake, battling for the FedEx Cup and $15m bonus, but the new format has been the story, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is struggling with.
The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour
This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour.
PGA Tour Must Get a Move on to Stamp Out Slow Play
The European Tour has revealed its new plan to tackle slow play, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is unconvinced by some of it. He takes a closer look at the issue and demands that the PGA Tour do more to address the subject.
Golf Pro Experiences Full PING Iron Custom Fitting
PGA Pro and Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall recently visited the PING European Fitting Centre at Gainsborough to experience a full iron fitting. Going through the four-stage process, Ryan tells you more about his time there and shares his story.
The Senior Tour Could Soon Become Very Interesting
The senior tours can present a highly lucrative second career to players who turn 50, but the next generation of names who are set become eligible for the circuit could make for fascinating and exciting viewing.
The Best Putters on the PGA Tour
Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand.
Attend the 2021 Open at St Andrews
Despite being two years away, anticipation is already rising for the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2021. This milestone edition of the game's original major at the Home of Golf is an unmissable event, with Golfbreaks.com unveiling attractive packages to ensure that you can experience the dramatic setting of the Old Course with the iconic Claret Jug on the line.
Golfshake Member Custom Fit Experience
Have you considered being custom fitted? Do you know the benefits from custom fit? We took 3 Golfshake members' to experience their first custom fitting with Callaway Golf.
The 18 Hardest Holes at St Andrews Links
St Andrews Links comprises of 117 holes split across seven public golf courses, including the legendary Old, challenging Jubilee, and spectacular Castle. But which holes are the most difficult? We have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the 18 hardest at the Home of Golf.
PING Glide 3.0 Wedges Review
Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has taken the four distinct grinds of PING's new Glide 3.0 Wedges for an extensive testing mission on the short game area at Howley Hall Golf Club to see how the clubs perform in a playing environment.
Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid Review
Callaway's new Epic Flash Hybrid features many of the same technologies included within the acclaimed Epic Flash Driver, engineered to deliver enhanced speed and distance. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has been testing the new club and shares his thoughts.
How They Make Irons at PING
PING are renowned for producing quality irons, but just how are these exquisite clubs manufactured? Golfshake's Ryan Rastall had the opportunity to follow the journey of a new set of irons from start to finish at the PING Factory at Gainsborough.
European Tour Reveals New Plan to Address Slow Play
Slow play is a perennial hot topic at golf clubs and on tour, but now the European Tour has jumped ahead of the game and revealed a new 'four point plan' that will be fully introduced for next season.
New Blades vs Old Blades
Despite apparent progress in technology, are old blade irons just as good as modern releases? Golfshake's Ryan Rastall decided to answer that question by comparing his own PING Blueprint with a Walter Hagen Ultradyne that dates from the 1970s.
Scandinavian Invitation Preview, Picks & Analysis
Henrik Stenson turned down the FedEx Cup to headline the Scandinavian Invitation. The former Open champion is making his 16th appearance on the home soil, and the allure of that opportunity was more rewarding to the popular Swede than the riches of the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Following his spectacular victory at Medinah, Justin Thomas leads the FedEx Cup and holds the critical advantage over the other 29 players in the field, at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the finale and the new, unique format that is set to divide opinion this week.
Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle
It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management.
No Doubting Thomas as Medinah Wins Puts Him in Driving Seat
Justin Thomas secured his 10th PGA Tour title - and his first of 2019 - with a final round of 68 at the BMW Championship at Medinah to finish at 25 under par. But it places the American at the summit of the FedEx Cup standings, giving him an advantage for this week's lucrative finale.
Callaway Epic Forged Irons Review
But are these the longest forged irons that we've seen on the market? Golfshake Equipment Expert and PGA Professional Ryan Rastall has tested Callaway's new Epic Forged, delving into the technology and judges the perormance of the clubs.
Lee Westwood Trophy Heads to Malton & Norton Following Birdie Finish for Hague
England Men’s Squad player David Hague won the Lee Westwood Trophy staged at Rotherham Golf Club in dramatic fashion with a superb birdie on the final hole pipping local hero Lewis Hollingworth into second place. Andy Waple reports on the prestigious event.
The 10 Longest Drives of All Time
Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.
My Own Dunhill Links Story
Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams.