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The Public Squabbles Over LIV Golf Need to Stop

The public spats over LIV Golf continued last week, involving Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, with even Sir Nick Faldo getting involved. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it's a pattern that has done the wider game no favours.

2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's one of the PGA Tour's most divisive events, but Tom Hoge defends his title in California at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick among the favourites to be successful this week.

2023 Ras Al Khaimah Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour’s Desert Swing ends this week with the Ras Al Khaimah Championship at Al Hamra Golf Club. And Thriston Lawrence will make his second appearance at the event after getting his season off to a flyer with victory on home soil at the South African Open, while Padraig Harrington will again attempt to become the oldest winner in tour history.

2023 Saudi International Preview, Picks & Analysis

Cameron Young, one of the hottest properties on the PGA Tour, will tee it up in the Saudi International. As expected, the field is full of LIV Golf members, including defending champion Harold Varner III, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed.

Rory McIlroy Claims Dramatic Dubai Desert Classic Triumph

It was somehow inevitable that the Dubai Desert Classic would come down to Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, but it was the Northern Irishman who triumphed in dramatic style with a closing birdie on the last to deny the American.

Max Homa Secures Come From Behind Victory at Torrey Pines

Max Homa shot a 66 to come from five behind to claim the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines as Spain’s Jon Rahm, who had been attempting to win his third event in a row slumped to a 74 

2023 Odyssey Putter Roundup

Ryan gives an overview of the new 2023 Odyssey putter line. He discusses updates and new product options, providing insights and a first look at the new Odyssey putters that are available on the market in 2023.

Exputt RG Putting Simulator Review

Exputt RG is a Putting Simulator that golfers can use anywhere with a TV. It uses a high-speed camera and innovative tracking software to track your swing mechanics and ball movement. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has taken the opportunity to test and review the device - which is ideal for winter practice.

The Types of Golfers You Want And Do NOT Want to Play With

When Golfshake's Derek Clements looks around at the behaviour of some of the people he sees playing this great game, it sometimes makes him wonder why they bother. And it got him thinking about the sort of individuals that, in an ideal world, we would want to play with. And those we wouldn’t want to be on the same course with, never mind in the same fourball.

The Footballers Who Tried Their Hand at Golf

Jon Rahm has been singing the praises of former Wales and Real Madrid footballing superstar Gareth Bale’s golfing ability after they played together in the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open. Bale isn’t the first professional footballer to have a gift for golf.

Titleist Offers Black Finish to T100 Irons And Vokey SM9 Wedges

Titleist has made a stunning all-black Titanium Carbide Vapor finish available for both its T100, T100S and T200 irons - and the acclaimed Vokey Design SM9 wedges.

The Best Winter Golf Experiences You Can Have

What are some of the best experiences you have had playing golf in winter, was it a particular course, a great round or shot, which memories stand out? That was the question we posed to our team of Golfshake Ambassadors, looking to find a positive spin on playing the game at this time of year.

The Oldest Living Major Golf Champions

On Sunday, 29th January, two-time major champion Jack Burke Jr turns 100. Winner of both the Masters and PGA Championship in 1956, the longevity of this World Golf of Fame member got us thinking about the oldest professional major champions alive today, with 24 men and women who etched their name in history currently in their 80s and 90s.

Wilson Introduces New Golf Bags For 2023

Wilson Golf can now offer an extended range of golf bags for the coming season following the launch of its new EXO DRY cart and EXO LITE stand bags, plus ILOCK and ILOCK DRY cart bags, ensuring that they will provide something for all golfers in 2023.

Odyssey Golf Presents Exciting New Putters For 2023

It's always an exciting day in the golf industry when Odyssey reveals new putters, which is what we can showcase now following the launch of the VERSA and Tri-Hot 5K LE 23.

Arccos Reveals New Product Innovations For 2023

Arccos has revealed a series of exciting product innovations and platform extensions as it seeks to maximise the potential of a database that includes more than 625 million played taken by Arccos users during over 13.5 million rounds. 

FootJoy Launches New HyperFlex Golf Shoes

FootJoy has introduced new HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon golf shoes, offering a perfect fit for both men and women, building on the success of the 2021 models, delivering lightweight, athletic comfort but with added stability and control to maximise power through the golf swing.

Titleist Unveils New Scotty Cameron Super Select Putters

Scotty Cameron has unveiled ten new Super Select Putters, which build on the success of the line that was launched in 2020, offering even better performance courtesy of enhanced milling techniques, refined shapes, and improved multi-material construction and weight distribution.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Woods Review

Having first reviewed the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Drivers and Stealth HD Irons, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, has got his hands on the new Stealth 2 Fairway Woods.

The Most Underrated Events in Golf

There are some golf tournaments that you know will always deliver, whether it be by providing guaranteed drama or an incredible atmosphere. But there are other wonderful events that might not obviously capture the public’s imagination. Derek Clements has picked out some underrated dates for your diary.

OGIO Europe Releases New Vibrant Travel Range

Making golf travel easier than ever before, OGIO Europe has released a new range of vibrant travel cover designs and collection of golf umbrellas, with production capacity vastly increased to meet the expected demand.

Cleveland Golf Reveals New Frontline Elite Putters

Cleveland Golf has revealed its new Frontline Elite Putter line, comprising of eight models that have been engineered with improved forward weighting and face technology. This has been added to help golfers hit straighter putts with consistent speed and distance.

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #3: Tour Talk, Rampant Rahm & Winter Golf Struggles

Welcome to the third episode of the Golfshake 2023 Podcast. PGA Pro Ryan Rastall and Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook come together to provide an in-depth look at the latest news and trends in the golf world.

Softspikes Introduces New Tour Flex Pro

Softspikes has announced the launch of Tour Flex Pro, which offers the next generation of golf spike technology to offer the best in performance and quality.

Titleist Launches New TSR1 Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid

Completing its acclaimed TSR Metalwood Family, Titleist has launched its new TSR1 driver, fairway and hybrid, which have been engineered for golfers with a moderate swing speed - meaning those with driver swing speeds less than 90 mph.

2023 Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy kicks off 2023 looking for a third victory at the Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club as part of a world-class field that includes Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Ryan Fox, Francesco Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Guido Migliozzi, Robert MacIntyre, Adrian Meronk, Thriston Lawrence and Victor Perez.

2023 Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm is back at his favourite venue, Torrey Pines, for the Farmers Insurance Open. The in-form Spaniard will be joined in the field by the likes of Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Hideki Matsuyama, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau.

Golf And Sports Fans Should Be Treated With More Respect

Using The Open, the Premier League and the Australian Open tennis as examples, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the manner in which spectators are treated, with the highest consideration seemingly paid to whatever TV demands.

Just What is Ian Poulter Talking About

Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter has suggested that he would turn down a place on this year's team, should he qualify for Europe. But in his latest View From The Fairway opinion piece, Derek Clements believes that the Englishman's comments were delusional and misplaced.

The Questions Raised by LIV Golf's First TV Deal

You will probably be aware that LIV Golf has struck a deal with the CW Network for it to broadcast all 14 of its tournaments in 2023, but it's an announcement that left several unanswered questions.

Jon Rahm Continues Stunning Run of Victories

Jon Rahm came out on top in an epic duel with rookie Davis Thompson to claim the American Express title. It was the Spaniard’s fourth win in five starts and his second in succession.

Victor Perez Player Profile

Frenchman Victor Perez secured the biggest win of his career and boosted his Ryder Cup qualification hopes after holing a bunker shot at the penultimate hole on his way to a final round of 66 and a dramatic victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Srixon Z Star Golf Balls Review

Srixon has revealed the next generation of its Z-STAR Series, with four new golf balls scheduled to be released on the market from 24th February 2023. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, takes a closer look at each of the balls in detail from his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds.

Wilson Dynapower Driver Review

For this year, Wilson Golf has rejuvenated a famous range from its storied past, the Dynapower, which includes one of the most adjustable drivers that the manufacturer has ever produced. Ryan Rastall describes the new Dynapower Drivers for us and offers key insights behind what is surely among 2023's most intriguing releases.

FootJoy Introduces New Golf Shoes For 2023

Providing even greater choices for all golfers ahead of the new season, FootJoy has introduced the all-new FJ Fuel Sport, a spikeless offering in the best-selling Traditions, and two new colour options to the Premiere Series.

Shot Scope Academy Launched to Connect Golfers And Coaches

Further connecting golfers with their coaches, Shot Scope has unveiled its new Shot Scope Academy, which is a unique, groundbreaking on-course tracking system.

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR Showcases Official Gameplay Trailer

Launching on 24th March for PlaySation5 Xbox Series X and S and PC via the EA App, Steam and the Epic Games Store, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR has presented its official gameplay trailer, showcasing a game that is the exclusive home of all four men's major golf championships; The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open. 

LIV Golf Announces First TV Deal Ahead of New Season

LIV Golf has announced its first US TV broadcast and streaming deal, signing a multi-year partnership with The CW Network, which shall air all 14 scheduled events this year and stream the action live on The CW App.

Titleist Adds New Vokey Design SM9 Wedges

Demonstrating the versatility of the range, Titliest has added more wedges to its Vokey Design SM9 family, including the low-bounce T Grind, which is popular on the PGA Tour, and the Lightweight that boasts lighter steel and graphite shafts to benefit golfers with a moderate swing speed.

Mizuno Reveals New ST230 Drivers And Woods

Mizuno's Speed Technology (ST) Metalwood Project has completed four years of development to result in the 230 Series and an exciting new energy source, the CORTECH Chamber, which is set to deliver greater ball speeds and power, in addition to an exceptional sensation at impact.

Introducing New Mizuno S23 Wedges

Iconic Japanese manufacturer, Mizuno has introduced its new S23 Wedges, which have been engineered to combine the precision of a player's bladed wedge with the performance of a toe-weighted creation.

TaylorMade Unveils New Spider GTX And GT Max Putters

TaylorMade has unveiled its new Spider GTX and Spider GT Max putters, with the former combining the best features of the popular Spider Tour and Spider X models, while the latter showcases a fresh level of adjustability and performance.

The Best Place to Play Golf in England

The Golfshake Course Section offers an invaluable resource of almost 300,000 independent reviews. Having first showcased the overall picture for the United Kingdom, we decided to break down the data to focus solely on England, discovering which corners of the nation boast the finest collection of golf clubs and resorts to enjoy.

2023 Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls Revealed

Getting ready for the new golf season, Titleist has presented the next generation of Pro V1 and Pro V1x for 2023, engineered with high-gradient core designs that deliver lower long game spin for increased distance and a more consistent flight.

Fantasy DP World Tour Returns For 2023

It's set to be another compelling season on the DP World Tour and golf fans have the opportunity to play along and have a vested interest in each tournament of 2023 following the launch of Fantasy DP World Tour.

The Legends Tour Returns to JCB Golf & Country Club

Following a hugely successful event last year, the Legends Tour has confirmed that it will make a return to JCB Golf & Country Club in August, with former Open champion Darren Clarke retaining his position as tournament host.

Cleveland Golf Releases New CBX Full Face 2 Wedge

Coming in March, Cleveland Golf has continued its legacy of design and innovation by releasing the new CBX Full-Face 2 Wedge, which has been created to be more forgiving with a larger face, along with added HydraZip, ZipCore, and UltiZip technologies.

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #2: Tour Talk, Why Play in Winter, Pro Shop Talk WHS

Welcome to the second episode of the Golfshake 2023 Podcast. PGA Pro Ryan Rastall and Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook come together to provide an in-depth look at the latest news and trends in the golf world.

6 Reasons For Golfers to Feel Optimistic in January

January can be a difficult time for many of us, post-Christmas, and faced with the prospect of riding through the crux of winter, but we are here to offer a little bit of respite from that gloom, a welcome tonic of optimism, as there are several reasons for us golfers to feel uplifted - even if that might not seem obvious at the moment!

Wilson Golf Introduces New Dynapower Woods And Irons

Representing the rebirth of a classic franchise from the 1950s, Wilson Golf has introduced a new Dynapower range of Woods and Irons, including the first Wilson Tour spec fully adjustable driver and distance inspired irons, fairway woods and hybrids.

How to Choose The Best Golf Club to Join

What should you be looking for if you have decided that the time has come to join a golf club? It's a scenario that many golfers face if there are several options available in their area. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been a member at venues across the country and he has outlined a number of factors you must consider.

Titleist Unveils New TSR Hybrids

Titleist hybrids have long been popular on the PGA Tour, and that trend will continue following the launch of the new TSR2 and TSR3 models, which have been created to offer the highest standards of performance and playability.

2023 American Express Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

After his spectacular comeback victory at the Tournament of Champions, Jon Rahm declared that nobody in the world is playing better golf than the Spaniard - and it is difficult to argue with him. And he will be one of the favourites to win The American Express Championship at PGA West this week.

2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Belgium's Thomas Pieters returns to Yas Links to defend his Abu Dhabi Championship title against a strong field as the DP World Tour resumes. Seamus Power will make his debut alongside former winners Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton, Ryan Fox, 2018 Open Champion Francesco Molinari and Sepp Straka.

The World Golf Rankings Continue to Confuse Everyone

The Official World Golf Rankings have continued to be a hot topic, with Jon Rahm again questioning his positioning following recent victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements is perplexed too, as he describes in his new View From The Fairway column.

Si Woo Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Si Woo Kim shot a final round of 64 to pip Hayden Buckley and win the Sony Open in Hawaii by a stroke, continuing what has been a fast start to the year for Callaway's new Paradym Driver.

Continental Europe Win Inaugural Hero Cup

High-flying Polish star Adrian Meronk holed the winning putt as Continental Europe beat Great Britain & Ireland 14.5-10.5 to win the inaugural Hero Cup in what has been set up as a dress rehearsal for Europe’s prospects in the Ryder Cup later this year.

Srixon Launches New SOFT FEEL Golf Balls

Srixon is helping you get ready for the new season by launching the latest edition of its SOFT FEEL golf balls in February, which are engineered to offer golfers a comfortable feel at impact and confidence at address.

Driver Review: Callaway Paradym vs TaylorMade Stealth 2 vs COBRA AEROJET

Golfshake equipment expert Ryan Rastall puts the new Callaway Paradym, TaylorMade Stealth 2 and COBRA AEROJET head-to-head in his latest comparison video. Watch the video to find out how Ryan got on and which product offered the most in distance and forgiveness!

The Biggest Misconceptions About Golf - And Why They Are Wrong

Golf is a very special game. Those of us who play it love the sport and almost everything about it. However, for those who look in from the outside, it is also a game that is surrounded by misconceptions. Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses some of those and, hopefully, dispels a few myths.

The 10 Most Influential Golfers of All Time

Rory McIlroy is a man who influences much of what happens in professional golf. And his resurgence got our Derek Clements thinking about the men he considers to be the 10 most influential golfers of all time.

RAM Golf Unveils New Golf Ball Collection

Golfers looking to stock up on golf balls ahead of the new season may find a lot to enjoy from RAM Golf's latest collection of tremendous value and high-performing models.

Early Glimpse of Stunning New Portugal Golf Course

We have now seen a new glimpse of the breathtaking Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal, which has been designed by respected architect David McLay-Kidd and will open for play this summer.

Cobra Golf Releases New KING Irons And Hybrids

COBRA Golf has today unveiled its new KING Range, featuring an impressive collection of irons and hybrids that are set to feature prominently on the market. Many golfers will be excited to see the new KING TOUR and KING CB and MB irons, which are part of the family alongside the manufacturer's KING TEC Utility iron and KING TEC Hybrid.

Why Has The PGA Tour Released Players For The Saudi International

The Saudi International is a tournament that has consistently divided opinion, even before the arrival of LIV Golf, but given that context, many will be surprised to discover that the PGA Tour has given permission to several of its players to compete next month.

The Best GPS Golf Devices Under £150

GPS devices have become a crucial part of everyday golf. There are hundreds of brands to choose from. Not only that, the most popular GPS devices can be upwards of £350, which prices many people out. We’ve done the research and compiled a list of the best GPS devices under £150.

Golf Fans Should Be Excited About Netflix Documentary

2022 was quite the year to follow the PGA Tour, but that's just what the makers of Full Swing did for a fly-on-the-wall documentary series for Netflix, which is hotly anticipated by golf fans following the reveal of its first trailer.

Callaway Presents New ERC Soft And Warbird Golf Balls

Getting ready for the new season, Callaway has made further additions to its golf ball offering, presenting its 2023 ERC Soft and ERC Soft Reva, which are reportedly their longest balls with a soft feel, introducing technologies that ensure for a more complete performance for male and female golfers.

Srixon Reveals New ZX Mk II Irons For 2023

Following the launch of its new woods, Srixon has now revealed its ZX Mk II Irons, which have been created to offer that brand trademark of performance and incredible feel.

PING Unveils New G430 Family For 2023

Showcasing its latest engineering innovations to offer more speed and distance to golfers without giving up forgiveness, PING has presented its new G430 Family of golf clubs to the world.

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