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Why Sungjae Im is Golf's Ironman

Now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, to say Sungjae Im enjoys golf would be an understatement; the 23-year-old lives and breathes the sport and yet, he’s only just getting started. Golfshake's Liam Moore charts the South Korean's impressive journey through the game.


New SkyCaddie SX550 Available Now in UK

Now available for purchase in the UK, SkyCaddie's new SX550 has been engineered to surpass the qualities of the previous SX500 model, which is at the top of the range for a golf GPS rangefinder.


MacGregor Golf Extends Travel Cover Range

With international travel starting to improve and the previously impossible dream of securing winter sun on the fairways being available, MacGregor Golf has introduced two premium travel covers to protect your gear when travelling.


Introducing The Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway

Running for six weeks and featuring three amazing prizes, we are thrilled to reveal the Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway. During this qualifying period, you could win a golf break for yourself and three friends to either Slaley Hall, Dale Hill or Wychwood Park. 


Testing PING's i59 Irons & Glide Forged Wedges

PING have released their i59 Irons and Glide Forged Wedges into the market, and the general response is overwhelmingly positive. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new clubs for us.


Mizuno Introduces New Autumn Winter Apparel Collection

Legendary Japanese brand, Mizuno has introduced its new Autumn/Winter Collection for 2021, bringing together key performance fabric innovations that will help golfers to navigate the elements.


ClubstoHire Prospers From Updated Travel Requirements

Due to the relaxing of travel restrictions, ClubstoHire have announced that foreign travel for golf trips is rapidly improving in both busyness and convenience.


High Profile Player-Caddie Splits in Golf

Justin Thomas has surprised the golf world by announcing that he and long-time caddie Jimmy Johnson had split. It came hot on the heels of the news that Bubba Watson and Ted Scott had decided to part company. But it is not unusual for tour pros to sack their caddies. We look back at some high-profile splits in the game.


The CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

Nine members of the victorious United States Ryder Cup Team will this week challenge Jason Kokrak for his title at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they will be joined by seven members of Padraig Harrington’s vanquished European Team. 


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

World Number One and U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm returns to Valderrama this week to compete in the Andalucia Masters. Two of the 26-year-old’s seven European Tour victories have come on Spanish soil, and Rahm now has his sights on capturing another home title after coming up short last week.


Dundonald Links Unveils New Luxury Lodges to Great Acclaim

Completing the latest phase of its transformative £25m investment, Dundonald Links has opened 18 luxury lodges on its property, establishing the Ayrshire venue into one of the UK's most striking modern golf resorts.


Remembering Tiger's First PGA Tour Victory

25 years ago, Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour title, marking the start of a legendary professional career. Golfshake's Derek Clements turns back the clock and reflects on Tiger's playoff victory over Davis Love III in Las Vegas a quarter of a century ago.


View From The Fairway - New Seve Film is Magnificent

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his commentary on the latest headlines and hot topics in golf, including a review of the new film about Seve Ballesteros, his cynicism about The Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, and thoughts on revamping the European Tour's membership requirements.


Rafa Cabrera Bello Ends Long Wait For Victory on Home Soil

Rafa Cabrera Bello put months of misery behind him as he won a playoff against fellow Spaniard Adri Arnaus to claim the Spanish Open in front of a boisterous home gallery, ending a long wait for another European Tour victory.


Faldo Series Grand Final Returns to Brocket Hall

Bringing its finale back to Britain for the first time in nearly two decades, the Faldo Series has revealed that a dual European Grand Final (25th - 27th October) will be contested at Brocket Hall after last year's event in the Middle East was postponed.


How Many Birdies Did You Make This Year?

Thousands of golfers have continued to track their scores on Golfshake throughout this season, which got us thinking about how well we have done this year and how many birdies we have actually made collectively in 2021.


How to Find The Perfect Set of Golf Clubs Whatever Your Budget

Looking to buy a new set of golf clubs? Or perhaps you are thinking about investing in your first set? There is a perception that getting started in golf is expensive. It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. We look at some key tips that will help you to get the most suitable clubs for the best value.


The Golf Grudge Matches We Want To See

Sport needs rivalries. And a bit of spice between them only adds to the appeal in the eyes of the public. There is now anticipation ahead of the forthcoming Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. It got us thinking about other golf grudge matches the public would like to see.


What's In The Bag - Sam Burns

Sam Burns is a rising star in the game recently secured his second PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at the young American's progress to date and the equipment he uses.


How One Golfer Saw Improvement After Callaway Custom Fitting

Jamie Poyner was someone who had time away from golf but due to the pandemic, found himself with more time on his hands. Callaway want to keep Jamie involved for the long-term, and they offered him a free custom fitting where he was paired with Apex DCB irons.


Win Entry Into the PGA EuroPro Pro-Am at Slaley Hall

The PGA EuroPro Tour reaches its thrilling conclusion later this month, as The QHotels Collection welcomes the players to Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort for the Matchroom Tour Championship.  Courtesy of The QHotels Collection, you can be involved in the excitement of the event and win two places to play in the EuroPro Tour Championships Pro-Am on Tuesday 19 October.


What Do The New Travel Rules Mean For Golfers

The 4th of October 2021 signified alteration to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, with the former model being completely replaced.  This is excellent news for UK golfers, as travelling to our favourite winter hotspots has become easier to access. We round up the current requirements for anyone looking to travel for a golf break.


Golfbreaks Extend 2022 Early Birdie Promotion

After experiencing the busiest September for domestic bookings in the company’s 23-year history, Golfbreaks are proudly extending their 2022 Early Birdie promotion by an extra month. 


Golf's Greatest Holes to Premiere on Sky Sports

Sky Sports have announced the advent of a new show titled 'Golf's Greatest Holes' which will be co-hosted by Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and revered broadcaster Chris Hollins with the show set to premiere on Monday 11th October 2021 at 19:30.


What's In The Bag - Danny Willett

Danny Willett became the first man in 17 years to win a European Tour event on his birthday when he triumphed in Scotland at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. We take a closer look at the Englishman's season, his career, and the equipment he uses on the course.


Golfshake Golf Course Survey

Did you play anywhere good in 2021? Or do you have any plans for some standout golf in 2022? We would love to know where you played, how you find new courses and what keeps you going back in our short golf course survey.


Callaway Reveals New Apex UW Utility Wood

Callaway has revealed its new Apex UW, a high-performance Utility Wood that has been created using direct feedback from legendary, six-time major champion Phil Mickelson.


8 Characters You Will Likely Meet at Your Golf Club

Many people have either joined a golf club for the first time in the past 15 months or so or have taken the decision to rejoin. All golf clubs are different, of course, but there are some characters you are likely to meet. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes just a few of the individuals you may encounter.


10 Point Plan Revealed to Make Golf Clubs Greener

GreenClub has unveiled a 10-point plan that will help golf clubs to become greener and more environmentally conscious as they embark on a journey to ultimately become 'net zero.'


Mannings Heath Melanoma Charity Golf Day

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently participated in a charity golf day at Mannings Heath, supporting the Melanoma Fund. Providing fun and entertainment to those in attendance in addition to education and health checks, Andy documents a rewarding experience for everyone.


Predicting Europe's Next Three Ryder Cup Captains

Much has already been said and written about potential successors to Padraig Harrington as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has gone a step further and predicts the names of the next three European skippers.


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Scotland's Martin Laird ended a long title drought when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to claim the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Now, he returns to defend against a field that includes Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed.


Open de Espana Preview, Picks & Analysis

World number one Jon Rahm returns to the European Tour as he attempts to win a third successive Open de Espana. Two years ago he became the first player in 66 years to successfully defend the title with a five-shot victory at Club de Campo in Madrid.


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Qualification Needs To Be Changed

Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on the latest headlines in golf and shares his observations, including potential captain Lee Westwood's call for a changed Ryder Cup qualification process, Rory McIlroy's determination to rebound in 2023, and some peculiar handicaps at the Dunhill Links.


Bryson DeChambeau Makes Headlines at Long Drive Championship

Bryson DeChambeau reached the final of the Professional Longest Drive Association World Championship but bowed out after reaching the last eight. The 28-year-old American was eliminated with a top distance of 391 yards, although he did manage a ball speed of 218 miles per hour in Nevada.


Danny Willett Celebrates Birthday by Winning Dunhill Links

Danny Willett celebrated his 34th birthday by winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, for his eighth European Tour title. The 2016 Masters champion went into the final round at St Andrews with a three-shot lead and carded a four-under 68 to win by two on 18 under par.


Sam Burns Claims Second PGA Tour Victory of Breakthrough Year

Sam Burns secured his second PGA Tour title of 2021 with a one-shot victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. The 25-year-old American made seven birdies in his final round, picking up four shots on the back nine as he closed with a five-under 67 and 22 under par total.


Why You Should Still Play Golf in The Autumn Season

The arrival of October has spelt the end for the current golf season, but that does not necessarily mean that all golf should cease. In fact, golf should continue to be played and flourish during the cooler period and there are plenty of positives that would support this argument.


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime.


Players Who Could Break Into The 2023 Ryder Cup

Following Europe's heavy defeat to America at Whistling Straits, attention now turns to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. But which players could break in and rejuvenate the team? Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out new names who he believes will make an impact for both sides.


Fight The Cold With Under Armour's New ColdGear Golf Kit

The winter season is approaching, but that doesn't mean you need to slow down on playing. However, you will require the correct gear. Helping you to Fight the Cold, Under Armour has revealed its new ColdGear Golf Kit.


Carnoustie Golf Links to Host Inclusive Championship

Presenting an exciting new event, on 9th October, Carnoustie Golf Links will host a 10-Hole Championship on its revered Championship Course that is all open to all Carnoustie Season Ticket Holders regardless of age, gender or handicap.


Shane Lowry Criticises Minority of Fans at Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry has hit out at the 'idiots' in the crowd at Whistling Straits that soured the experience of his Ryder Cup debut. He stressed that most of the home spectators in Wisconsin were well behaved and courteous as they cheered Steve Stricker's Team USA to a record victory, but there were many who aimed abuse at the Irishman and his wife, Wendy.


FootJoy Introduces New Performance Apparel Range

Intending to Make Every Day Playable, FootJoy has launched its new Autumn/Winter '21 Performance Apparel Range for Men & Women, showcasing innovative garments that will offer protection against the elements without compromising on performance.


SpeedStix Review

The SpeedStix system is a set of three weights and an adapter to fit on your driver or fairway wood shaft, turning your club into a set of golf speed sticks. Supported by a training programme from a TPI Certified Trainer, the aim of this product is to increase your club head speed, potentially by over 10 mph, which could equate to an extra 27 yards of carry. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has reviewed it for us.


Arccos Reveals Exciting New Updates to Arccos Caddie

Arccos has revealed new features on its revolutionary Arccos Caddie platform, including a next-generation Smart Club Distances algorithm and enhanced putt data tracking capabilities.


PGA EuroPro Tour Heads to Slaley Hall For Tour Championship

After the conclusion of the regular season, the PGA EuroPro Tour will travel to Slaley Hall for the Tour Championship and the opportunity for five aspiring golfers to secure Challenge Tour status from Wednesday 20th October to Friday 22nd 2021.


Clutch Golf: Changing The Perception of Golf's Image

Specialising in offering headcovers that place an emphasis on design and the vibrant use of bright colours, Clutch Golf is a new company that is hoping to change perceptions in the game. Golfshake's Liam Moore has learned more about them and their hopes for the future.


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Billy Horschel returns to British shores for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he attempts win the Race to Dubai. Ryder Cup stars Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and European captain Padraig Harrington have also made the journey to Scotland for this celebration of links golf.


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia will head to Jackson, Mississippi, after his efforts at Whistling Straits to defend the Sanderson Farms Championship title he won last year, with Englishmen Aaron Rai and Matt Wallace also part of the field as the early PGA Tour season takes shape.


Who Will Be The Next Ryder Cup Captains

Following Europe's crushing loss at Whistling Straits, attention has already turned to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. It won't be long until the next captains are revealed, and there isn't a shortage of candidates. We take a closer look at some of the potential captains we could see leading their teams in Rome.


The Rise And Rise of Jon Rahm

World number one Jon Rahm was a bright spot for Europe at the Ryder Cup in forming a winning partnership with Sergio Garcia, which is the latest chapter in his continued rise to the top and beyond. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on Rahm's stunning journey so far through the game.


View From The Fairway - Lee Westwood Should Captain Europe in Italy

Reflecting on the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Derek Clements states that Lee Westwood MUST be Europe's next captain, while also commenting on the successful leadership of Steve Stricker, the Spanish duo of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, and his thoughts on Sky's coverage of the event.


No Mystery to Why Europe Lost Ryder Cup

For once, the world rankings didn’t lie. Europe were simply outclassed and outplayed by the United States at Whistling Straits. This is no time for recriminations. The Americans were sensational and deserve full credit. Padraig Harrington will no doubt reflect on some of his choices but there was very little he could have done to influence the outcome.


United States Completes Record Ryder Cup Victory

This time there was to be no miracle. It turned out that America’s Ryder Cup team were not only better on paper after all. The world rankings don’t lie. Steve Stricker’s magnificent team duly regained the trophy with a record 19-9 victory at Whistling Straits in front of a passionate gallery.


Why More Golfers Should Play Match Play

As golfers, we are fortunate that our sport has several formats and each and every one is completely different from the last. Many of us will typically stick to stroke play with the occasional bit of stableford, but Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why match play is something that more of us should make a routine part of our game.


The Best Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

The importance of a Ryder Cup captain has long been debated, but one area where the role has undeniable influence comes when he selects his wildcard picks for the matches. But which wildcard picks have been the most decisive? We have gone through the records and identified some of the most impactful additions that made all the difference to their team.


Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be. 


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century.


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition.


The PGA Launches Find a Golf Lesson Platform

Launching a new free-to-use platform that has been designed to help golfers connect with PGA Professionals, The PGA has unveiled Find a Golf Lesson.


How Ryder Cup Legends Performed as Captains

What makes a great Ryder Cup captain? Logically, a stellar playing record in this famed event would seem an obvious start, but having the ability to hole a match-winning putt doesn't necessarily mean that same individual will later be able to inspire others to achieve similar. We explore how the most legendary players performed when they were selected to step up as captains.


Oscar Jacobson Unveils New Autumn Winter 2021 Collection

Oscar Jacobson has unveiled its new Autumn Winter 2021 Collection, showcasing a range that is packed with technical innovation and quality fabrics, which make for ideal garments for the differing weather conditions of this season.


Titleist Reveals New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black Putter

Scotty Cameron has revealed a new limited release, the Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black, which has been engineered to bring together several key philosophies and deliver a model that offers the design and performance that golfers expect.


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest.


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide.


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe.


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin.


Meet The Ryder Cup Teams

The talking is almost over. The teams have been finalised and now we can look forward to three days of thrilling action at Whistling Straits. Younger and stronger in the world rankings, the Americans look formidable, while Europe is packed with experience. We take a closer look at both sides.


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact.



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