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Quinta da Marinha Completes Extensive Renovation
Quinta da Marinha has invested in its luxurious holiday villas to offer golfers the perfect blend of privacy, opulence and contemporary and stylish interior decor to accompany golfing trips.
New Kaddey Switch Trolley Now Available
Kaddey have unveiled their new trolley, the Switch. Their brand ethos of companionship functionality, sustainability, style, quality and service is present in the latest product.
Ireland Open to Fully Vaccinated British Visitors With No Quarantine Required
In what is great news for many golfers hoping for a break across the Irish Sea, it has been confirmed that Ireland is the first European country that will allow fully vaccinated British citizens the opportunity to visit without requiring any COVID tests or the need to self-isolate in either direction.
The Evian Championship Preview
This spectacular summer of major golf continues with the return of the Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Southeastern France. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a final round of 67 to triumph by two shots ahead of Jennifer Kupcho, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim. With the event being cancelled last year, the defending champion will be looking to overcome the challenge of world number one Nelly Korda, still buoyant after winning the Women's PGA.
The Senior Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
After a two-year absence because of the pandemic, the Senior Open returns, with the seemingly ageless Bernhard Langer defending his title at the stunning Sunningdale Golf Club against a field that includes Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen.
3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
World number two Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Rickie Fowler and Robert MacIntyre are in the field at the 3M Open, as the PGA Tour continues its journey towards the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Minnesota where Michael Thompson is the defending champion.
Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour is back at the Celtic Manor Resort for the Wales Open, this year entitled the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale. England's Matt Wallace is probably the pick of the leading contenders at the Twenty Ten Course, made famous for the Ryder Cup in 2010.
View From The Fairway - Brooks & Bryson Feud is Becoming Tiresome
Reflecting on the 149th Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he describes his love for Sky Sports' coverage of the championship, the joy of seeing crowds back at Royal St George's, and why Brooks vs Bryson is becoming increasingly tiresome.
Collin Morikawa Creates Major History at Royal St George's
24-year-old American Collin Morikawa created major history at Royal St George's as he celebrated his Open debut with a magnificent two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth, becoming the first player to win two different majors at the first attempt.
The Best Premium Electric Golf Trolleys of 2021
Some of the best golf trolleys come with many invaluable benefits. They have seen a surge in popularity recently and when you consider they can be utilised for transporting your clubs, providing accurate GPS information and storing valuables. We have listed just some of the best electronic trolleys on the market for this year that cost over £600.
150th Open at St Andrews Comes to EA SPORTS PGA TOUR
Celebrating the 150th Open Championship in 2022, The R&A and EA have confirmed that the event will be showcased on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR with the legendary Old Course at St Andrews Links featuring in the game.
The Best Electric Golf Trolleys of 2021
Electric trolleys were revolutionary upon their creation. However, they are not cheap and some of the premium versions can delve into the thousands. With that in mind, we have listed five electrical trolleys that you can purchase for less than £600.
Take on The e-Open to Win a St Andrews Experience in 2022
Providing golf fans worldwide with the opportunity to take on Royal St George's in a virtual tournament, The R&A has launched its second e-Open Tournament presented by Mastercard, with an incredible experience at the 150th Open in 2022 being offered as the main prize.
Two Golfers From One Yorkshire Club Get Set For The Open
156 players from across the world are competing in the 149th Open Championship, but one club that will find itself represented more than most is Howley Hall in Leeds, with Marcus Armitage and Ben Hutchinson both members of the club.
Brooks Koepka Not a Fan of Royal St George's
Brooks Koepka says Royal St George's is not his favourite venue on The Open rotation but he still believes that he will contend for a fifth major victory this week.
Richard Bland to Hit First Tee Shot at 149th Open
It is an early start at The Open on Thursday, with Richard Bland having the honour of hitting the opening shot a 6.35am. Shane Lowry begins the defence of his title at 9.58am alongside US Open champion Jon Rahm and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen.
Jon Rahm Reveals Reasons For Short Swing
Jon Rahm generates tremendous power from one of the shortest backswings in the game and he has revealed that it all stems from being born with a club foot that required extensive surgery when he was a baby.
Take on Virtual 9 Shot Challenge at Royal St George's
Providing golfers with a chance to take on a virtual 9-Shot Challenge at Royal St George's, The R&A and HSBC have joined forces to launch a contest that will feature a selection of attractive prizes.
Rory Hopes to Draw Inspiration From Darren Clarke's 2011 Victory
Rory McIlroy is hoping to draw inspiration from Darren Clarke at Royal St George’s as he competes in this week’s Open Championship on the back of a tied 59th finish at the Irish Open and a missed cut at the Scottish Open.
More Players Withdraw From The Open
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama had already pulled out of the Open after testing positive for Covid-19 and he has been joined by former champion Zach Johnson, South Africa's Louis de Jager and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, who have also all withdrawn for Covid reasons.
The Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
After two years, it's finally back, the Open is here and the world's finest golfers have assembled in Kent at Royal St George's, where Shane Lowry will defend the Claret Jug in front of 32,000 spectators each day. With a special atmosphere expected, the 149th Championship has all the makings of a classic. Get ready for the showpiece with our Preview.
Who Could Upset the Favourites at The Open
Undoubtedly, Jon Rahm will head to Kent as the overwhelming favourite, but who may upset the odds at the Open? Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out eight players who might not necessarily be considered as probable victors of the Claret Jug this year but hold the potential to steal the show.
My 10 Favourite Open Moments
The oldest championship in golf, the Open has defined generations of memories. Golfshake's Derek Clements has attended many of them, all of which have been special. From Jack Nicklaus in 1970 to Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at Troon, Derek shares his ten favourite Open memories.
The Rory McIlroy Conundrum at The Open
After winning the Wells Fargo Championship and contending at the US Open, Rory McIlroy will be among the favoured names at Royal St George's, but there is a striking inconsistency with his game as work alongside renowned coach Pete Cowen continues. Could he do it? Golfshake's Liam Moore looks at the Rory conundrum at the Open.
Five Players to Follow at The Open
Shane Lowry has held onto the Claret Jug for two years, but 155 other players at Royal St George's will be hoping to wrestle the iconic trophy from his grasp. Golfshake's Derek Clements identifies the five players he is paying close attention to this week, and it's hard to argue with the choices.
How to Watch & Listen to The Open
The 149th Open Championship was delayed by a year, but that absence will only make the heart grow fonder, as the world's finest golfers take on the challenge of Royal St George's in pursuit of the Claret Jug. And the coverage has never been more comprehensive, especially if you have access to Sky Sports Golf. Here are the key dates and times to look out for.
Five Outsiders to Watch at The Open
Much attention will be placed on the likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy at Royal St George's, but all 156 players at the 149th Open will be determined to put themselves into a contending position. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five relative outsiders who may well have a memorable week in Kent.
Hole by Hole Guide to Royal St George's
Royal St George's hosts The Open for a 15th time. Having been the first English venue to stage the championship, the historic club has presented many an unforgettable moment through the years. But it's also a formidable layout, a challenging design, one that will test the world's best players. We take a closer look at each of the holes that the field will face.
Story of The Claret Jug
The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, the Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year's winner of The Open, but it wasn't the original prize for claiming the championship, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes.
When Darren Clarke Won The Open at Royal St George's
A decade ago, Darren Clarke finally enjoyed his major moment, winning the Open Championship at Royal St George's. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps that memorable victory, a triumph that was over 20 years in the making for the Northern Irishman.
View From The Fairway - The Open Returns With Crowds
Ahead of the 149th Open, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he comments on the return of crowds at Royal St George's, the change of strategy for Rory McIlroy, and Paul Casey's excitement at representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games.
Inspired Min Woo Lee Wins Scottish Open
Min Woo Lee says that a 90-minute weather delay and the chance to watch Novak Djokovic clinch a sixth Wimbledon singles title inspired him to secure the Scottish Open after a play-off at the Renaissance Club.
Why The Open is Golf's Best Major
There’s no denying that major championship golf is extra special. These are the events that provide the sternest of challenges for the world’s very best players. With The Open on the horizon, it got us thinking: what is the best major of them all? We explain why The Open is the greatest major in golf.
How Much Would it Cost to Play ALL of The Open Venues
If you wanted to tick off all of the Open Championship venues, how much would it set you back? We have brought together each of their peak summer visitor green fees to discover just how costly it would be to play the entire rotation.
What Makes Royal St George's England's Ultimate Open Venue
The Open's first English venue, Royal St George’s has character, history and an unrivalled passion for golf. There is a reason why this is the only place deemed worthy enough to host championship golf in the south – it is a special place where special things happen.
Meet Ryan Campbell - Insights From a Rising Star on the EuroPro Tour
Beneath the European Tour, there is the highly competitive, emotionally charged and fascinating world of the mini tours, where dreams are furthered or shattered entirely. Learning more about this journey to the summit, Golfshake's Liam Moore caught up with Scotland's Ryan Campbell, who plays on the EuroPro Tour.
Sir Nick Faldo Returns to Welwyn Garden City to Launch New Faldo Series Season
This year, the Faldo Series celebrates its 25th anniversary, so it's fitting that Sir Nick Faldo returns to where his own journey in golf began at Welwyn Garden City Golf Club for the launch of the new season.
Steve Stricker Left to Ponder Ryder Cup Picks
Steve Stricker has given the broadest indication that his captaincy at Whistling Straits in September will be an inclusive affair by saying that he plans to ask for advice from the players who earn automatic spots on the US Ryder Cup team on how he should use his six captain's picks.
The Open Champions Who Played in the Scottish Open
The Scottish Open has typically been scheduled immediately before the Open Championship, where many of the world's best players compete for a prestigious title while preparing for the game's oldest major. However, does playing in the Scottish Open serve as the perfect prelude to the Open? We take a look at those Champion Golfers who did compete at the Scottish Open - and those who did not.
New #FOREeveryone Campaign Launched to Get More Women & Girls Playing Golf
Launching a new participation campaign called #FOREeveryone, The R&A has declared its objective to encourage more women and girls to play golf by promoting the game and offering advice for anyone looking to get started.
Hurry! Last Minute Packages to Attend The Open
Next week's Open Championship is destined to be a spectacular showpiece event. Marking a celebratory moment for the game, 32,000 fans a day are set to make their way to Royal St George's, and you could be one of them as our travel partners Golfbreaks still have a limited number of midweek packages available.
Srixon Opens New Centre of Excellence at Hartford Golf Club in Cheshire
Srixon has unveiled its new Centre of Excellence at Hartford Golf Club in Cheshire, a facility that has been created to become a hub for all golfers in search of the finest Srixon, Cleveland Golf and XXIO custom fitting experience in the country.
Revered Caddie Billy Foster Becomes Motocaddy Brand Ambassador
Motocaddy has announced the signing of vastly experienced caddie Billy Foster as its new Global Brand Ambassador, a role that will see the Englishman promote the brand's growing range of trolleys, bags and rangefinder products.
FootJoy Launches Premiere Series Black Watch Packard Shoe With Harris Tweed
FootJoy's collaboration with Harris Tweed Hebrides is offering golfers the chance to own a truly unique pair of golf shoes, presenting the limited edition Premiere Series Black Watch Packard, which features authentic Harris Tweed cloth - the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament.
How Scottish Open Champions Performed at The Open
For decades, the Scottish Open has typically enjoyed a prime spot on the schedule in July, immediately preceding the Open Championship, but a winner following that moment up with a strong week in the Open has been rare. We take a look at each of the previous Scottish Open champions and describe how they then performed at the biggest championship of them all.
TaylorMade Reveals All-New 300 Mini Driver
TaylorMade has released its new 300 Mini Driver, a design that pays homage to the original 300 Series that was first launched in 2000. Featuring a 307cc head, this driver has been engineered to deliver distance, forgiveness, and control.
Revamped Berkhamsted Golf Club Reopens to Visitors
From July 12th, visitors and societies will have their first opportunity this year to play Berkhamsted Golf Club, which is considered to be one of the most classic courses in England, and you will notice a difference from your very first tee shot.
The Best Scottish Open Venues
From Haggs Castle to St Andrews, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane, the chosen venues for the Scottish Open have been diverse, but typically of an extremely high quality, as you would expect from the Home of Golf. Taking a closer look at each of the 11 hosts, we direct you towards some truly unforgettable experiences in Scotland.
Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Jon Rahm headlines a stunning field at The Renaissance Club for the Scottish Open, which includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. England's Aaron Rai is the defending champion at the event where many of the world's best are honing their games ahead of The Open at Royal St George's.
When Monty Made Scottish Fans Roar at Loch Lomond
As many of the world’s leading golfers head towards The Renaissance Club there is one thing that home fans want to see more than anything else - a Scottish winner of the Scottish Open. The last time it happened was in 1999 when Colin Montgomerie took the title.
John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
When the John Deere Classic was last played at TPC Deere Run two years ago, Dylan Frittelli was the surprise winner. Now, the South African is back to defend his title at the final PGA Tour event before the Open Championship.
Titleist Showcases New Woburn Performance Centre
Titleist has showcased its exciting new Europe Performance Centre at Woburn, where golfers will be able to enjoy the ultimate custom fitting experience, with state of the art analysis equipment and detailed tee-to-green performance evaluation available.
View From The Fairway - Shane Lowry Prepares to Hand Back Claret Jug
Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at how Shane Lowry will finally have the chance to defend the Claret Jug, the brilliance of Nelly Korda, the rise of Viktor Hovland, and why Padraig Harrington is destined to be a successful Ryder Cup captain.
Cameron Davis Completes Triumphant Day For Australian Golf
Following Lucas Herbert's victory at the Irish Open, Cameron Davis secured his maiden PGA Tour title, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic after a five-hole playoff, completing a victorious day for Australian golfers.
Why More Golfers Should Play in Societies
There aren’t many better hobbies than playing golf; you get to spend hours in the sunshine, the social aspect is fantastic and it’s an excellent source of exercise. Whether you play by yourself, in a duo or even a four-ball, golf accommodates all groups. Above the traditional four-ball, is the golf society. This group is typically made up of several members with one aim: play as much golf via as many different courses as possible. Sound like fun? It is.
The Best Golf Lasers of 2021
Rangefinders have become a common accessory for golfers. They have quickly become a part of most golf bags and if you don’t currently own one, you could be losing shots out on the course. We list six models that we think offer not just performance enhancing capabilities, but also don’t break the bank to acquire either.
PUMA Golf PROADAPT ALPHACAT Shoe Review
PUMA Golf are fast becoming a major player in the golf footwear market and their latest offering 'ALPHACAT' shows no signs of this slowing down. The ALPHACAT is a spikeless shoe that claims to be the 'King of Comfort' as well as offering resistance, structure and support. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has tested and reviewed the new shoe for us.
Darren Clarke CBD Launches New Premium CBD Oils
Darren Clarke CBD and Sana Lifestyle have agreed on an exclusive partnership that will see the release of two premium CBD oils, providing golfers with credible, premium products which act on the body’s endocannabinoid system – which can help to improve sleep quality, reduce pain, lessen anxiety levels and boost immune system response.
Fathers & Sons Who Have Won on the PGA Tour
The Kordas are proving that sporting success can run in the family across golf and tennis, but how many fathers and sons have managed to win tournaments on the PGA Tour? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains that it's a pretty short list.
PowaKaddy Launches New 2021 Push Cart Range
PowaKaddy has unveiled a new range of premium push carts for this season, featuring modern designs that are packed with innovations, delivering to golfers the variety of choice that they are looking for.
Galvin Green Introduces New LINKS Collection
Galvin Green has revealed its new limited edition LINKS Collection of golf performance apparel for this summer, which showcases a design that has been inspired by the ocean and winds that provide the challenging seaside conditions of a links course.
Money Saving SkyCaddie Promotion Ends Soon
Golfers have just a few days left to claim a £50 saving on SkyCaddie's award-winning SX400, LX5 and LX5C models, with the promotion ending this Sunday night, July 4th, which applies to pro shops, golf retail stores, and the brand's own website.
InRange Technology Installed at Bristol Golf Centre
Bristol Golf Centre has become the latest golfing hub to utilise InRange technology, receiving an extensive upgrade to its 32-bay facility. InRange are quickly becoming among the industry’s leading ball-tracking system, having seen support from numerous clubs around the country.
MacGregor Reveals V FOIL Wedge Line
Some golfers may feel like buying new wedges would be an extravagance, but the latest V FOIL Wedge line from MacGregor Golf could knock shots off your round at a surprisingly affordable price.
The Best Irish Open Venues
The Island of Ireland boasts a remarkably strong collection of golf courses, which for some represents the finest offering on the planet. Since it was first played in 1927, the Irish Open has been a fine showcase for these stunning layouts. We share their unique Golfshake Rating and featued commentary from regular golfers submitted in reviews by the Golfshake Community.
The Greatest Irish Open Champions
First played in 1927, the Irish Open has long been a standout tournament in Europe, presenting leading golfers with the opportunity to compete on some of the world's finest courses, and setting the tone for generations of notable winners. We take a closer look at the 11 multiple champions of the Irish Open.
Green Light For Golf Travel to Madeira
Many of us would love a golf holiday, but in the present climate options are somewhat limited. However, for those needing that overseas experience, the spectacular island destination of Madeira offers the safe environment that we have all been waiting for.
The Best Push Golf Trolleys of 2021
It might be optimal to carry your bag, but the disparity in calories between carrying and pushing is not as large as one might think. Pushing our clubs boasts many additional benefits too. Strength building, increased cardio and the burning of further calories are all major advantages of trolleys. With that in mind, we list eight of the best push trolleys of 2021.
The Longest Playoffs in Golf History
Harris English survived an eight-hole playoff to finally overcome Kramer Hickok and win the Travelers Championship, but it wasn't unprecedented, or indeed even a record. We take a look back at some of the longest playoffs in professional golf history.
How American Golf is Positively Impacting the Game
American Golf are Europe’s number one golf retailer and while they are predominantly known for distributing the latest golfing accessories, there’s plenty of work being done behind the scenes to ensure the longevity and inclusion of our wonderful sport.