News & Features
Brooks Koepka Joins Legends of the Game by Retaining PGA Championship
It wasn't the victory procession many had expected on Sunday, but Brooks Koepka successfully defended his PGA Championship title at Bethpage Black, making history and joining the legends of the game with a fourth major title in 23 months. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a tense and thrilling back-nine in New York.
Golf Foundation Moves Unleash Your Drive Programme to Next Stage
Following a successful pilot, The Golf Foundation is taking its "Unleash Your Drive" programme for young people to the next stage, introducing the concept to PGA Professional Coaches across the country.
Callaway Big Bertha Irons Tech Explained
This year, Callaway released its new Big Bertha Irons & Hybrids. We met Dave Neville, Senior Director - Brand Management, at their Carlsbad HQ to find out more about the clubs and their innovative new technology.
Stat Focus: The Brabazon at The Belfry
Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the Brabazon Course at The Belfry, looking at how our members have played this venerable layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts.
KJUS PRO 3L 2.0 Jacket Review
Kjus is a Swiss-based premium brand that produces sportswear, having increasingly moved into golf. Golfshake's Kevin Paver had the chance to test the Pro 3L 2.0 Jacket, and here is his review, talking through the performance and technology.
High Handicap Journey to Improve Iron Play With Callaway
This season, we took three individual golfers for a Custom Fitting Session with Callaway Golf. Here is the first stage of the journey for Golfshake Member Kevin Hyatt, a 24-handicap player. See how he got on during the process, what set he was fitted with, and why these were the right clubs for him, providing an insight behind Custom Fitting and the role it could play in lowering your handicap.
Mid Handicap Journey to Improve Iron Play With Callaway
This season, we took three individual golfers for a Custom Fitting Session with Callaway Golf. Here is the first stage of the journey for Golfshake Member Andy Hammond, a 17-handicap player. See how he got on during the process, what set he was fitted with, and why these were the right clubs for him, providing an insight behind Custom Fitting and the role it could play in lowering your handicap.
Low Handicap Journey to Improve Iron Play With Callaway
This season, we took three individual golfers for a Custom Fitting Session with Callaway Golf. Here is the first stage of the journey for Golfshake Member Ben Phillips, a six-handicap player. See how he got on during the process, what set he was fitted with, and why these were the right clubs for him, providing an insight behind Custom Fitting and the role it could play in lowering your handicap.
8 Outsiders to Follow at the US PGA
With such an impressive field at the PGA Championship, it's hard to identify genuine outside contenders, but we have decided to pick out a group - all ranked outside the Top 20 in the World Rankings - who may just be in with a chance on Sunday.
How to Pick a Winner at the US PGA Championship
Justin Thomas' absence means that 99 of the Top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking are playing in the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Long Island, New York. With such a strong field competing on a formidable layout, it's a challenge to pick a potential winner, but there are themes and methods that could identify a likely candidate.
3 Hammers Golf Complex to Host Prostate Cancer Screening Event
On June 14th, the 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Coven will host a free Prostate Cancer testing event for men over 45, with the venue partnering with The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust (GFCT) to run an Awareness Golf Day.
Why it Might be Time to Stop Carrying Your Golf Bag
Surveying thousands of golfers, we found that only 15% don't own a trolley. Are you one of those players who insist on carrying your bag? Golfshake's Derek Clements, himself a reluctant convert to the trolley, has some words for you.
What Do You Keep in Your Golf Bag?
Essentially, golf bags are designed to hold 14 clubs, some golf balls, waterproofs and an umbrella. But what do you keep inside yours? Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a look inside his and was horrified by what he discovered.
BIG MAX Launches Two New Travel Covers for Holiday Season
Golfers heading on holiday this season will be intrigued to see BIG MAX's two new travel covers, the AQUA TCS and TRAVELLER, which have been designed with features to make make the process of travelling that bit more simple.
Golf Industry Backs Largest Women's Golf Day Yet
International venues and brands will join forces on June 4th 2019 to support and celebrate Women's Golf Day, which has galvanised the industry, and will promote women's golf across the planet in the biggest edition yet since Elisa Gaudet founded the event.
Skechers Reveals New Spikeless Golf Shoes
Skechers has become hugely popular since the brand came to the UK, and it has delivered innovation with the launch of the spikeless Mojo Elite and Mojo Punch Shot golf shoes for 2019, featuring new GRIPFLEX TPU outsole.
Bushnell Enhances Devices With New Golf GPS App
Bushnell Golf's award-winning family of laser rangefinders and GPS devices has been enhanced the new addition of the supporting Bushnell Golf GPS App, which is set to enhance the experience of using one of the brand's products.
Prince's to Renovate Shore and Dunes Nines
The acclaimed Prince's Golf Club - a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake - and host of the 1932 Open Championship, won by Gene Sarazen, has revealed plans to renovate its Shore and Dunes nines.
The US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The game's best players have headed to the formidable Bethpage Black for the 101st PGA Championship. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, defending champion Brooks Koepka, and Tiger Woods are considered the favourites, but who is going to lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the year's second major.
5 to Watch at the US PGA Championship
All 100 of the Top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking are playing in this week's PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five the main contenders for the PGA, assessing their chances of success.
The US PGA Championship By Numbers
Often considered the least distinctive of the major championships, the PGA nonetheless has a rich history. Golfshake's Derek Clements has brought together some key stats and figures that tell its story for the 2019 edition.
Bethpage Black Hole by Hole Guide
This week's 101st PGA Championship is being contested at the fearsome Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Long Island, New York. We take a closer look at each of the holes that will stage the quest for the Wanamaker Trophy.
Sweden's Kinhult Wins Enthralling British Masters at Hillside
Large crowds turned out at Hillside to watch local boy and tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, but it was Sweden's Marcus Kinhult who stole the show, making birdie on the 72nd hole to win his maiden title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a hugely entertaining event.
Skechers Go Golf Elite V3 Approach RF Shoe Review
Skechers GO GOLF Elite V.3 Approach RF were launched to provide comfort, stability and flexibility, setting a new standard for the growing popularity of spikeless golf shoes. County golfer Ed Dimambro has tested and reviewed them for us.
New Foxhills Short Game Area Ranks With Best in Country
Former European Tour professional Anthony Wall was in attendance to help open the new short game centre at Surrey's Foxhills - the Practice Den - offering a clinic to test the bunkers, pitching and chipping areas, which have already received acclaim.
New Senior Tour Event in Cornwall Giving Away Thousands of Free Tickets
This June, the inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship is taking place at the renowned Trevose Golf & Country Club in Cornwall, and spectators will be able to see the great names compete in the official Staysure Tour event for free, with thousands of complimentary tickets being given away.
Troon's Iconic Marine Hotel to be Refurbished
For decades, visitors to Troon have stayed at the iconic Marine Hotel, and that renowned venue is to be enhanced further after Cannock Troon LLP, its owners, have revealed plans to refurbish and bring a new luxurious feel to the property.
Stat Focus: The Old Course at St Andrews
Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the Old Course at St Andrews, looking at how our members have played this venerable layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts.
The Sweet Spot Club Hire Launches on England's Golf Coast
The Sweet Spot Club Hire has become renowned for making golf travel easier in Australia and Vietnam, but the company has now expanded to the British Isles, launching in Liverpool and Southport, helping golfers to experience England's Golf Coast.
Rory McIlroy Submits European Tour Membership
Following months of doubt, it has been reported that Rory McIlroy has taken up membership of the European Tour, and will make appearances on the circuit this season, including in Scotland, Switzerland, and the BMW PGA at Wentworth.
New Book Launched to Inspire Inclusive Golf
EDGA (formerly the European Disabled Golf Association) has launched a new book, featuring 18 unique stories of golfers who have overcome obstacles and personal trauma to discover the magic of the game.
Tee Times Now Available at New Dumbarnie Links in Fife
Dumbarnie Links, the newest links course to be added to Scotland's East Coast of Fife is moving a step closer to completion, with tee time reservations now being made available beginning May 16, 2020, when this spectacular layout overlooking the Firth of Forth makes its anticipated debut.
How to Save Money When Playing Golf
There is a perception that golf is an expensive sport, and there is no denying that it can be. But there are things you can do to enjoy the sport without spending a fortune. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his money-saving tips.
How to Support Your Local Golf Club
It is a harsh fact of life that we are seeing golf clubs close down at an alarming rate as memberships tumble. But if you support your local golf club and encourage others to do the same there is a chance that it might just survive. Here, we have some ideas.
Meghan MacLaren becomes Ambassador for the Golf Foundation
Ladies European Tour player Meghan MacLaren has been announced as Ambassador for The Golf Foundation, the national golf charity that encourages young people from all backgrounds to benefit from golf.
British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
The European Tour comes to home soil for Tommy Fleetwood, who is hosting this week's British Masters at the renowned Hillside Golf Club, bringing together many of the finest British players. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a memorable event.
AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis
Brooks Koepka has headed to Texas before his defence of the PGA Championship, leading the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where Aaron Wise is defending the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and analyses the main contenders.
Flying Finn Korhonen Comes Storming Back to Win Volvo China Open
Mikko Korhonen overcame a three-shot deficit to win the Volvo China Open after a playoff with Benjamin Hebert, while on the PGA Tour, Max Homa secured his breakthrough victory at the Wells Fargo Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action.
Top 5 Putters of 2019
Putting is a personal thing, and everyone has their own comfort and taste, but Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has selected his standout favourites of this season, delving into the manufacturing process behind the putters, discussing the feel and performance of the models, helping you make an informed decision on which you should try or consider buying in 2019.
Meghan MacLaren to Launch 2019 GolfSixes League
Ladies European Tour Meghan MacLaren will be present to launch The Golf Foundation's GolfSixes League 2019 this Sunday (May 5th) at Goodwood in Sussex, helping to showcase the junior inter-club, six-hole team format that was hugely successful with kids, families and clubs last season, and is expected to be even better this year.
American Golf to Deliver Fan Experience at European Tour Events
American Golf has partnered with the European Tour to provide Fan Experience Zones at this year's British Masters, BMW PGA Championship and Scottish Open.
Why You Should Take up Golf Instead of Cycling
Cycling has become a hugely popular pastime in the United Kingdom, especially with older people, but we naturally believe that golf is a safer alternative. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some good (and somewhat tongue in cheek) reasons why.
Live Coverage of Brabazon Trophy to be Shown From Alwoodley Golf Club
The Brabazon Trophy - the English Men's Amateur Stroke Play Championship - is one of the most prestigious events on the amateir circuit, this year hosted by the renowned Alwoodley Golf Club in Yorkshire, and most excitingly the venue will broadcast live coverage to follow across social media channels.
G/FORE Makes Limited Number of Acclaimed New Golf Shoe Available Early
G/FORE's new MG4.1 Crossover Shoe is coming this summer, but the brand has revealed that it has made a limited quantity available to purchase online from the 1st of May, for those who can't wait for the latest model.
ECCO Reveals Lightest Leather Golf Shoe
ECCO GOLF has revealed its lightest leather shoe to date, the ECCO S-LITE, a unique and innovative hybrid model that provides a fresh approach to design, delivering comfort and quality engineering.
PuttOut Putting Mirror Review
PuttOut has become renowned in recent years for its range of training aids, and the new PuttOut Mirror is just the latest. Golfshake's Kevin Paver and Mel Davies have been testing the product, sharing their thoughts in this detailed review.
Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Jason Day defends the Wells Fargo Championship at the highly regarded Quail Hollow, but it's a favourite of many players, including twice-champion Rory McIlroy who is hoping to claim victory as he prepares to turn 30. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look through the strong field and analyses the main contenders.
Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
The British Masters is coming, but before then, the European Tour heads to Chengdu for the Volvo China Open, where the likes of Haotong Li, Nicolas Colsaerts, Ross Fisher, Alex Levy and Paul Dunne will be competing for the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
Campillo Secures Maiden Victory at 229th Time of Asking
It has been a long time coming but Jorge Campillo finally ended his wait for a maiden European Tour win at the 229th time of asking with a two-shot victory at the Trophée Hassan II. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action.
Tiger Reflects on Stunning Masters Victory
Tiger Woods has admitted that he surprised even himself by winning The Masters and thus finally securing his 15th major title, and says that he hasn't yet fully come to grips with it. Golfshake's Derek Clements reacts to the legendary American's reflections.
Murrayshall Becomes Part of BW Premier Collection by Best Western
Situated in the heart of Scotland, Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club is a hugely popular venue on Golfshake, and its stature will only be enhanced after it was confirmed that it would join the BW Premier Collection by Beat Western.
American Golf to Support Final National Golf Club Challenge
This year marks the tenth and final playing of the National Golf Club Challenge, and American Golf is backing the event that is raising funds for the On Course Foundation.
Golf in the Algarve Delivers Value for Money
When planning a golf holiday, finding value for money is always a consideration, and according to the latest Post Office survey, the Algarve will deliver that on and off the golf course.
Chance for Golfers to Experience Dynamic GolfSixes Format
GolfSixes has been a popular addition to the European Tour calendar in recent years, and regular golfers will have the opportunity to experience the unique format this May at Glendale Golf venues across the country.
Competitive Side of Golf Should be Pushed to Draw New Members
There have been many suggested routes to attracting new people into the game, but golfers who used to play a variety of sports at competitive amateur level - whether it be football, cricket, rugby, tennis etc - could be an overlooked tool for clubs seeking to draw additional members.
Dustin Johnson's Struggle at Harbour Town Showcases Challenge of Winning
World number one Dustin Johnson struggled miserably on the back-nine of Harbour Town to lose the RBC Heritage, underlining that even the best have bad days at the worst moments. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the challenge of winning.
Trophee Hassan II Preview, Picks & Analysis
Last year, Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco, and the event marks the return of the regular European Tour, which had recently taken a break ahead of the Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves in the field and picks out names who have an opportunity to claim the title.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis
Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia have teamed up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where a collection of formidable partnerships will aim to take down defending champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this unique event on the PGA Tour schedule.
C.T. Pan Secures First PGA Tour Victory at Harbour Town
Chinese Taipei's C.T. Pan secured his first PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage at the magnificent Harbour Town, overcoming a formidable field to complete a remarkabke journey that now sees many other doors opened. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the triumph.
Golfshake Podcast #40: Tiger at the Masters, Spring Inspiration, Twilight Golf
Kieran Clark was joined by Stewart Armstrong and Josh Jeffery on Episode 40 of the Golfshake Podcast. They looked back at Tiger's incredible victory at the Masters, placing that triumph into context, the journey and wider impact of the moment, and what it could mean going forward. They also look ahead to the new season, inspiration for playing golf in spring, and the joys of twilight golf.
TaylorMade Spider X Putter Review
Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviews the new TaylorMade Spider X, talking you through the innovation, performance, look and feel of the model, providing an insight behind the putter and what you could expect from adding it to your bag for this season.
PowaKaddy C2i GPS Electric Trolley Review
Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing the new PowaKaddy C2i GPS and has revealed his thoughts in this quickfire review, providing an overview of the features, showcasing the technology, and providing valuable information should you be looking for an electric model for this season and beyond.
De Vere Wokefield Estate Opens New Golf Academy and Driving Range
Situated near Reading, De Vere Wokefield Estate boasts a prime location, and this renowned venue, popular on Golfshake, has launched its Golf Academy, including a newly created driving range.
TaylorMade Launches Original One Mini Driver
TaylorMade has launched its intriguing new Original One Mini Driver, which is an homage to many of the technologies introduced throughout the company's history, bringing them together to deliver a high performing club.
How to Attend the 2020 Masters
If you want to experience Augusta National and see Tiger Woods defend his title, making it to the Masters is easier than you may think. We take a look at the available options for those who are hoping to attend this iconic tournament.
Golf Programme Improves Mental Wellbeing of Young People
The Golf Foundation has presented striking results from a rearch project measuring the impact of a new coaching on 11-16-year-olds. During a period of 10 weeks, each of the young people involved in the pilot project demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in their mental well-being.
Tiger Woods Now Has Ending Chapter His Career Deserved
Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the remarkable journey of Tiger Woods, the spectacular rises and dramatic falls, all of which have culminated in his breathtaking triumph on Sunday at the Masters.
Where Does Tiger's Victory Figure in Sport's Greatest Comebacks?
Tiger Woods' fifth Masters title has already been widely considered among the greatest comeback achievements in the history of sports. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on many of the other stories that it can be compared with.
Reviewing Sky and BBC at The Masters
Tiger Woods won the Masters, but who claimed the TV battle between Sky and the BBC? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his opinion on both broadcasters, their strengths and weaknesses, and reveals which of the two he preferred.
RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis
Post Masters, the PGA Tour heads to stunning Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, one of the most renowned venues on the circuit. Always an enjoyable week, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this iconic and intriguing event.
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