News & Features
Titleist Reveals Vokey Wedges in Striking Slate Blue Finish
Titleist's highly regarded Vokey SM7 wedges have been given a proper makeover, with the clubs now available in a striking Slate Blue limited finish to provide a confident look at address.
TaylorMade GAPR Review
GAPR is TaylorMade's answer to filling the gap between your longest iron and fairway woods. Including three shapes (HI, MID, LO). Golfshake's PGA Professional and Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has been testing the three models and shares his thoughts on each, and which could be best for your game.
G/Fore Reveals 2019 Spring Summer Footwear Collection
G/FORE has revealed its Spring Summer footwear collection for 2019. Following the mantra of 'Irreverent Elegance' this range of men's and women's styles boasts a wide variety of designs, delivering both performance and comfort.
adidas Golf Reveals New Additions to TOUR360 Family of Shoes
adidas Golf has expanded the popular TOUR360 range with the unveiling of the high performing TOUR360 XT, and the TOUR360 XT SL, which is notable for being the first spikeless model within this family of shoes.
Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
It's the 30th anniversary of the Dubai Desert Classic, and a strong field has gathered for the showpiece event. Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, and Lee Westwood are featured among the potential contenders.
Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods will make his first appearance of the year, alongside a field that includes Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a blockbuster event.
Tour Rookie Adam Long Upsets Mickelson to Secure Life Changing Victory
Attention was on Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin as they battled for the Desert Classic title, but it was rookie Adam Long who held his nerve under the pressure to shock the favourites at claim an unexpected and life changing victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a remarkable triumph.
10 Feuds, Spats and Petty Disagreements on Tour
Golf is generally regarded as being a sport that is played by people of both sexes who know how to behave themselves. However, there have been notable exceptions when petty spats and disagreements took over. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of them.
Shane Lowry Battles Back to Claim First Title Since 2015
Shane Lowry won his first European Tour title for almost four years when he secured Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in dramatic fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thrilling and unpredictable finish, which is a huge boost for the Irishman.
Titleist Reveals Black Finish to AP2 and AP3 Irons
Many golfers have been enjoying the benefits Titleist's 718 AP3 and AP2 irons, and these will soon be available with the added dimension of limited all-black editions to this popular range.
2019 Open at Royal Portrush Packages Available with Golfbreaks.com
The Open Championship makes its return to Royal Portrush this July, and unprecedented demand has seen direct tickets sold out months, but midweek packages - including access to Thursday and Friday's rounds - are still available with Golfbreaks.com, providing golf fans with the opportunity to ensure that they are part of this historic event.
HONMA Golf Introduces New Premium Ball
The recent signing of world number one Justin Rose made headlines, and Japanese brand HONMA Golf made another striking move after launching a new premium golf ball onto the market.
Callaway Becomes Official Partner of European Tour
In a major announcement, the European Tour has revealed that legendary golf brand Callaway will become an Official Partner of the professional circuit for the next five years, beginning an exciting partnership for both.
Have the Rule Makers Dropped a Clanger?
Golf's new rules weren't going to please everyone, and one in particularly has many top professionals talking, specifically the fact that the drops will have to be taken from knee height. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks, have the rule makers dropped a clanger?
TaylorMade M6 Driver Review
For this season, TaylorMade revealed its new M6 Driver, featuring Speed Injected Twist Face. PGA Professional and Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the club for us, explaining the technology behind the design and whether the driver reaches the reported heights.
TaylorMade M5 Driver Review
This year, TaylorMade has introduced its new M5 Driver, featuring the brand's headline Twist Face technology. PGA Professional and Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the club for us, explaining the technologies and whether it could be suited for your game.
PUMA Golf Reveals New Play Loose Collection
Featuring a full head-to-toe range of apparel, accessories and footwear, PUMA Golf has revealed its 'Play Loose' Collection, which has been inspired to emulate the relaxed feel of surf culture, bringing something different to the golf course, a line that will be showcased by Rickie Fowler at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Scotty Cameron Adds Two New Models to Select Putter Range
Coming in February, Scotty Cameron has revealed a pair of new mid-mallet putters that will be added to its celebrated Select range. These are the Select Fastback 2 and Select Squareback 1.5, which have been created through the feedback of top players, delivering further options for golfers looking for the Fastback and Squareback head styles.
European Tour Star Jordan Smith Joins adidas Golf
European Tour star Jordan Smith has signed with adidas Golf on a multi-year contract to wear the brand's apparel and footwear, as the 26-year-old looks to push on and secure further titles on the circuit throughout 2019.
Peter Millar Unveils Spring Summer 2019 Ladies Collection
Following the launch of the latest men's apparel collection, Peter Millar has now revealed its new Spring Summer 2019 Ladies range that draws on the seaside through its design of leisure-wear, fabrics, colour tones and vibrant floral styles.
Scenic Walmer & Kingsdown Joins Golf in Kent
The highly scenic Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club, which enjoys a spectacular position on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, will be further showcased through Visit Kent's Golf in Kent Partnership.
Wilson Reveals D7 Driver and Woods
Wilson Golf has revealed its latest range of woods, including the Wilson Staff D7 driver that features lightweight distance technology to encourage greater levels of forgiveness and yardage from the tee.
Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
Jon Rahm is back to defend the Desert Classic - the old Bob Hope tournament - on the PGA Tour, as he embarks on the next stage of what he hopes to be a spectacular year, while veteran Phil Mickelson will be hoping that his golf makes the headlines in California. Derek Clements looks ahead to an event with considerable history.
Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood leads a stellar cast at the Abu Dhabi Championship as the European Tour resumes for 2019, with the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson ready to challenge in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the year's opening event.
All of a Sudden Matt Kuchar Can't Stop Winning Again
Matt Kuchar has continued his resurgence in form after securing his second victory of the PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph and the 40-year-old's ambitions going forward.
Golfshake Golf Course Awards 2018
The Golfshake Course Section includes over 235,000 independent reviews submitted by regular golfers. We have delved into those submitted during the past 15 months to identify the most popular and top rated courses, showcasing those venues in the Golfshake Golf Course Awards for 2018.
Peter Millar Launches 2019 Spring Summer Collection
Peter Millar has revealed its men's Spring Summer collection for 2019, featuring an extensive range that includes a wide variety of garments, from classic polos to trousers, shorts, outerwear and accessories to deliver a line that reflect the quality and reputation of this brand.
Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver Review
For 2019, Cobra Golf has launched its new KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver. Golfshake PGA Professional and Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new driver, which certainly impressed him.
Callaway Apex Hybrid Review
Callaway has launched its new Apex Hybrid, which is striking for introducing the brand's renowned Jailbreak Technology into a hybrid for the first time. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed it for us.
Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway Returns for 2019
Golfbreaks.com's Group Golf Giveaway has become a staple attraction for those booking golf holidays across the UK and international destinations, and it has made a welcome return for 2019 with more offers than before, delivering even greater value, with the added incentive of having the opportunity to receive a Callaway Rogue Driver.
European Tour Star Matt Wallace Becomes Ambassador for The Belfry
Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry Hotel & Resort has revealed that European Tour star Matt Wallace - a three-time winner on the circuit last year - has become a brand ambassador for the prestigious and famous venue.
Golfshake Podcast #35: Yearly Stats, Captain Harrington, European Tour Preview
The Golfshake Podcast returns for the New Year with Kieran Clark joined by Matt Holbrook for a reaction to Padraig Harrington being named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a review of the staggering Golfshake Score Tracker stats from 2018, and a look ahead to the resumption of the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
What do the Statistics Tell us About Rory McIlroy?
Rory McIlroy turns 30 in 2019. It is almost five years since the most recent of his four major championship victories, but has anything changed in his game? Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a look through the Northern Irishman's key stats on the PGA Tour.
Golfshake Golf Course Survey
We love to hear what you the real golfers think. So with this is mind we have created a super short survey to get feedback on courses where you have played. And it will only take 60 seconds.
Harrington Succeeds Bjorn as Europe's Ryder Cup Captain
The worst-kept secret in golf is out - three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has been named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits.
Prince's Jumps Into Top 50 of Golf Course Rankings
Former Open Championship venue Prince’s Golf Club has begun the year celebrating a major rise in standing, having ascended inside the top 50 of Golf World's most recent Top 100 in England.
Golfshake 2018 Highly Recommended Golf Courses
Golfers continue to use online reviews as an important part of their research and booking process when researching new golf courses to play and and planning golf trips. In 2018 over 16,000 new golf course reviews were added to the Golfshake system for over 3,000 golf courses and below we take a look at those courses who continue to excel in terms of golfer expectations.rn
Mizuno to Launch New ST190 Drivers and Woods
Coming onto the market in February, Mizuno has revealed its new ST190 range of drivers and woods for 2019, which have already been in the hands of tour players in recent months.
Callaway Epic Flash Fairway Wood Review
Callaway has launched its Epic Flash Fairway Wood, which has integrated new Flash Flash Technology. Golfshake PGA Professional and Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall tested and reviewed the club for us and shared his thoughts and insights.
Golfshake Members Report on Odyssey Putter Fitting Experience
Last year, three keen Golfshake Members had the opportunity to receive a putter custom fitting with the renowned team at Odyssey Golf. Months later, we caught up with the guys to hear about their perception of that experience, and what difference it has made to their putting.
Top 10 New Golf Rules You Must Know
Golf's new rules came into effect at the beginning of the year, with golfers now having the opportunity to play under those conditions. If you are looking for a quick review of the key changes and additions to be mindful of when on the golf course, Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten.
TaylorMade Introduces New M5 and M6 Irons
Following the unveiling of its M5 & M6 drivers, fairways and hybrids, TaylorMade Golf has carried on that momentum with the introduction of its fourth generation of the M series irons, featuring the company’s new SPEED BRIDGE technology.
Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour moves onto Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open, where Patton Kizzire defends the title. Former champion Justin Thomas is playing, as is three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, who is seeking an improved year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Brilliant Schauffele Wins in Hawaii but it's More Sunday Disappointment for Rory
Xander Schauffele shot a remarkable final round of 62 to pip Gary Woodland to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii, but it was a disappointing Sunday for Rory McIlroy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the first event of the year.
Bunker Mentality Elliott Windproof Gilet and Chevron Hat Review
We get the thoughts of Joe Hughes on some of Bunker Mentality's 2018 products, specifically the Elliott Windproof Gilet and Chevron Bobble hat, which are ideally suited for those playing golf in winter.
Stuburt Endurance Sport eVent Golf Shoe Review
Continung our 2018/19 Winter Golf Shoe Review Series, Golfshake reader, Ethan Davies, provides us with his thoughts on the Stuburt Endurance Sport eVent golf shoe following a period of testing.
Titleist to Sponsor PGA Tour Coverage on Sky Sports Golf in 2019
The PGA Tour has just resumed for 2019 on Sky Sports Golf, ushering a fresh era of sponsorship from Titleist, who have backed the channel's coverage of those regular season tournaments and the prestigious World Golf Championships.
Callaway Full 2019 Product Range On Course Review
Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently had the chance to sample Callaway's full 2019 line of equipment for himself on the golf course, playing one-hole alongside Callaway's Content Manager Owen Davies, who went through each of the products, discussing the technology behind them, and the potential differences they could make to the games of regular golfers.
Duca Del Cosma Camelot Golf Shoe Review
Continuing our Winter Golf Shoe Review Series, Golfshake reader, Ian Pilkington, shares with us his thoughts on the Duca Del Cosma Camelot shoes following a period of testing.
What is Callaway Flash Face Technology?
Callaway has launched its Epic Flash and Epic Flash Sub Zero Drivers, featuring new Flash Face Technology, a creation that was assisted by Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. But what does all this mean, and what can these innovations deliver for golfers? We spent time in the company with Callaway's Dr Alan Hocknell to find out.
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver Review
Part of what is set to be one of the most exciting and anticipated equipment launches of 2019, Callaway has revealed its Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver. Golfshake PGA Professional and Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has cast his eye over the technology and performance of this driver for us.
Callaway Epic Flash Driver Review
Callaway has revealed its Epic Flash Driver, which has integrated new Flash Flash Technology to help golfers achieve greater ball speeds to gain more distance from the tee. Golfshake PGA Professional and Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed this innovative and advanced driver for us.
New ERC Soft Golf Ball Announced by Callaway
Callaway Golf continues to innovate with the annoucement of their latest ball in 2019 with the release of the ERC Soft. New for 2019 the, 3 piece dual core, Callaway ERC Soft golf ball features 'Triple Track Technology', new hybrid cover and Graphen-infused core first seen in the 2018 Chromesoft.
Callaway Apex Irons Technology and Review
Callaway's exciting range for 2019 has drawn considerable attention, but in the Apex Pro 19, the brand has revealed a completely new line of irons, delivering the first forged tour performance iron with advanced distance technologies, which has been joined by the Apex, a premium crafted players model.
New Odyssey Golf StrokeLab Putters
Odyssey Golf have announced the latest in putter innovation with their new Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters line for 2019. These feature the innovative new Stroke Lab weight distribution to improve performance dynamics for a more consistent putting stroke.
Callaway Reveals New Supersoft Magna Oversized Golf Ball
Callaway Golf have announced the arrival of their latest golf ball in the Supersoft range with the Supersoft Magna. New for 2019 the Supersoft Magna is aimed at beginners, game improvers and junior golfers with the view to making the game easier and more fun.
Callaway Unveils 2019 PM Grind Wedges
Callaway have announced an update to the PM Grind wedges through the introduction the PM Grind 2019 wedges, designed and created by Phil Mickelson and Roger Cleveland to help golfers success over three essential shots.
The Best of Golfshake 2018
Despite a tough start to 2018 with the 'Beast from the East' followed by the World Cup and the 'Summer of Heat', golfers really did got out on mass in 2018 and recorded more golf than ever here on Golfshake.
Golfshake Member Reflects on Custom Fitting Experience
Last year, we took keen Golfshake Member Shaun Morgan to experience a Custom Fitting with PING, a process that he hadn't undergone in a decade of playing golf. Months later, we have reconnected with Shaun to discover what difference being fitted for a new set of clubs has made to his game.
TaylorMade Launches Enhanced TP5 Golf Balls
TaylorMade Golf has enhanced its TP5 and TP5x Golf Balls for the 2019 season through the introduction of new High-Flex Material that has been integrated to deliver a greater level of performance.
Justin Rose Switches to HONMA Golf
Following a year packed with achievements, Justin Rose has made an equipment switch for the coming season and beyond, as it was confirmed as the clock ticked down towards 2019 that the FedEx Cup champion had joined HONMA, signing a lengthy contract that will see the former world number one headline the brand's international presence.
TaylorMade Reveals M5 and M6 Series for 2019
TaylorMade Golf has welcomed in 2019 by unveiling its new range of M5 & M6 drivers, fairways and hybrids, which feature the brand's headline Twist Face technologies and will look to make an early impact on the market for the upcoming season.
Rory McIlroy Declares Primary Focus on America Over European Tour
Rory McIlroy is beginning his 2019 season at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but the former world number one has caused a stir by confirming his intention to focus primarily on the PGA Tour this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Northern Irishman's comments, and doesn't believe it quite adds up.
Tiger's Successful Comeback Leads to Jump in Wealth
Thanks in no small part to his incredible comeback season, during which he won his 80th PGA Tour title, seriously contended in two majors and forced his way onto America’s Ryder Cup team, Tiger Woods saw his personal fortune increase by $50m in 2018 according to Forbes.
Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis
THEY say that there is no rest for the wicked and it certainly seems like the elite of the PGA Tour have hardly had time to draw breath before they return to action at the Tournament of Champions, an event exclusively for men who won in 2018.
10 Players to Watch on the European Tour in 2019
What does 2019 hold in store on the European Tour? Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements gazes into his crystal ball and picks out at ten golfers he believes are worth keeping an eye on during the coming season.
10 Players to Watch on the PGA Tour in 2019
What can we expect to witness on the PGA Tour in 2019? The likes of Cameron Champ have offered a glimpse into the future, while veterans and established names will looking for better times. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten players to follow.
How Well do you Remember the 2018 Golf Season?
We are at the end of an incredible golf season on both sides of the Atlantic. But just how well do you remember it? Here, we pose 15 questions to test your knowledge and find out if you have really been paying attention to what you were watching and reading about in 2018.
Most Viewed Content on Golfshake in 2018
It was certainly a busy year for Golfshake, with a considerable influx of fresh content and features being added throughout each part of the website and community. We have picked out ten across three main categories, to share the Most Viewed Content on Golfshake in 2018.
Golfshake Christmas and New Year Podcast
We have reached the end of 2018 following another memorable year on Golfshake. Christmas is here, so put on your warm jumper, pour yourself a beverage, and eat a mince pie while listening to Kieran Clark and Matt Holbrook on this special festive edition of the Golfshake Podcast, reflecting on the past 12 months in golf and looking ahead into the future.