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Quinta da Marinha Hotel Secures Global Accolades
Portugal's Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has received two global accolades from Tripadvisor, recognising it as being among the top one per cent of hotels worldwide.
Galvin Green Introduces New Pink Collection
Galvin Green is ready to enhance the wardrobe of golfers this spring by presenting its limited-edition Pink Collection, which features a choice of four stylish polo shirt options, two versatile sweaters, a lightweight short-sleeve windproof jacket and a pair of fashionable shorts.
La Cala Completes Major Upgrade to Popular Clubhouse
La Cala has recently completed a major upgrade to its celebrated clubhouse, further enhancing the hospitality offering at this acclaimed 4-star golf resort in Spain.
6 Reasons Why The PGA Championship is Golf's Underrated Major
The PGA Championship might be the fourth major in terms of prestige and anticipation, but that doesn't mean it's a bad event and it is considerably better than some would credit it as being. While it lacks the iconography of the Masters, the history of the Open and the stature of the US Open, it makes up for that in other areas, as we explain why the PGA is truly golf's underrated major.
Which Golfer Will Next Complete The Career Grand Slam
Five golfers have won all four of golf's professional men's major titles; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. But who could be the next to complete that accomplishment? Realistically, the next career grand slam golfer - if there is to be one - will come from these six players.
5 Outsiders to Follow at The PGA Championship
96 of the world's top 100 golfers are playing in this year's PGA Championship at Southern Hills, one of America's truly quintessential venues that should offer a formidable challenge to the game's best. However, should an outsider emerge from the pack, we have identified five potential candidates for who that could be.
Interview With 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem
It is 20 years since Rich Beem won the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. It was a victory that changed his life. The popular Sky Sports commentator caught up with Golfshake's Derek Clements to discuss everything from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series to this week's major at Southern Hills.
Jack Nicklaus vs Tiger Woods - Their Greatest Clutch Putts
There are two golfers who stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to willing the ball into the hole when it matters most - Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. We recall some of biggest and best putts these two legends were able to hole when they absolutely had to.
2022 PGA Championship Preview
The second men's major of the season takes place at Southern Hills this week. And the bad news for his rivals is that the venue for the PGA Championship is world number one Scottie Scheffler’s favourite golf course. But who will lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his comprehensive preview.
10 Picks to Win The PGA Championship
We pick out 10 golfers to keep an eye on at Southern Hills. Five of them will figure on most lists ahead of the year’s second men's major, but the other five may come as a surprise to you at the PGA Championship.
6 Surprise Winners of The PGA Championship
When it comes to golf, we have seen the likes of Todd Hamilton and Ben Curtis win The Open, but the major that produces more surprise winners than any other is the PGA Championship. We take a look at some of the most unlikely names on the Wanamaker Trophy.
Detailed Guide to Southern Hills Country Club
Southern Hills Country Club has long been a famed championship venue, hosting several US Opens, many a leading amateur event, and now five PGA Championships. Tiger Woods lifted the Wanamaker Trophy here in 2007, but the course has been revamped since then, with leading architect Gil Hanse returning the layout to its original Perry Maxwell design foundations but also ensuring that it remains a challenge to the players of today.
When Phil Mickelson Proved That Age is Just a Number
It definitely wasn't meant to happen. Kiawah Island is one of the toughest golf courses on the other side of the pond. So when it came to predicting possible winners of the 2021 PGA Championship, one name that did not feature on any list was Phil Mickelson. But at 50 years of age, he became the oldest major winner of all time.
Sam Horsfield Wins Inaugural Soudal Open in Belgium
Sam Horsfield fought back the tears as he won the Soudal Open in Belgium, as big-hitting New Zealander Ryan Fox let victory slip from his grasp, securing the Englishman's third victory on the DP World Tour.
Do Top Golfers Earn More Than Other Sports - How They Compare
During the uproar surrounding Greg Norman and his LIV Invitational Series, golfers have found themselves being accused of greed. But before we become too obsessed with the vast sums being earned by the world’s best golfers, let’s have a look at the money swashing around in some other sports. And the numbers are simply mind-boggling.
What Golfers Love About St Andrews
St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews.
Dundonald Links Launches New Packages to Celebrate Summer of Golf
Celebrating a magical summer of golf in Scotland, the acclaimed Dundonald Links has unveiled new stay-and-play packages that it will host, giving golfers the chance to experience it and other stunning Ayrshire courses, including Western Gailes, Prestwick, Barassie and Irvine - to combine with a luxury stay at the new Dundonald Links hotel and lodges.
How The Home Nations Stand in Golf's World Rankings
Golf's world rankings are dominated by Americans, with Australia and South Africa strongly represented too. But where do the home nations stand with the rest? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the best players currently from the UK & Ireland.
There is More to Experience on Scotland's Golf Coast
Scotland's Golf Coast of East Lothian is famed for being home to the likes of Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane, but there is also much more than those fabulous layouts to experience here.
What Golf Clubs Does Max Homa Use
Max Homa has continued his rise through the game by claiming a fourth PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, but what golf clubs does this Titleist Brand Ambassador use?
MacGregor Golf Unveils First Push Trolley
MacGregor Golf has made its first move into the trolley market by unveiling the MAC TEC 3-Wheel Push Trolley, which delivers on the brand's reputation for quality, affordable products.
Arccos Offers Next Level Tech For Shot Tracking
Following the release of its enhanced Smart Sensors, Arccos Golf has revealed a new and improved Link (Gen2) which offers golfers the next level of shot tracking performance.
Shot Scope Introduces New Course & Hole Analysis Feature
Shot Scope has introduced a new course and hole analysis feature, continuing to push boundaries and giving users even more detail behind their performance on specific layouts and individual holes.
Thorbjorn Olesen Signs New Equipment Deal - What's In His Golf Bag
Following his dramatic victory at the British Masters, Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen has announced that he has signed an equipment deal with TaylorMade and that he will play with their clubs going forward.
The Worst Golf Shots You Can Possibly Hit
When all is going well and your swing is in sync there is no better sport than golf. But it can also be unforgiving. Just when you think you have it cracked, it has a habit of biting you in the backside. We take a look at the absolute worst shots in the game.
2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Preview
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler heads the field for the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas. With the PGA Championship being staged at Southern Hills next week, a number of the world’s best players are using this tournament as an opportunity to tune up for the year’s second major.
2022 Soudal Open Preview
Home favourites Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry are part of the field as the DP World Tour returns to Belgium for the inaugural Soudal Open at Rinkven Golf Club.
Saudi Cash Sets Top Golfers Against One Another
Perhaps inevitably, Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed breakaway tour has set players against one another. Mike Lorenzo-Vera, a Frenchman who competes on the DP World Tour, launched a blistering attack on the likes of Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood at the British Masters.
Inspirational Kipp Popert Triumphs at The Belfry
Kipp Popert, who has cerebral palsy, became the inaugural winner on the G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour after defeating Kurtis Barkley and Chris Biggins in a play-off at The Belfry.
Thorbjorn Olesen Produces Stunning Finish to Win British Masters
Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen produced a sensational eagle-birdie finish for the second day in succession to win the British Masters by a single shot at The Belfry.
Trade In Your Old GPS or Laser Devices For SkyCaddie Savings
Owning a SkyCaddie device is great, but getting your hands on one for a discount is even better, which is again possible thanks to the brand's Trade-Up promotion where golfers just need to hand in their old laser or GPS to get £50 off a new one.
Justin Rose Launches New Golf Academy With American Golf
In hugely exciting news for the game in this country, former world number one, US Open champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Justin Rose has joined forces with American Golf to launch a major new golf academy to get more people into the game.
Lee Westwood Hopes to Play at Centurion And Admits He's Doing it For The Money
Lee Westwood has confirmed that he has sought permission for a release to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational at Centurion Club, placing him in conflict with the DP World Tour, but the Englishman has explained the motivations behind his stance.
FootJoy Introduces New Pro SL Sport Golf Shoe
FootJoy has introduced a new member of its iconic Pro/SL range with the release of the Pro/SL Sport, which provides a new material upper utilising mesh and an ultrathin TPU hotmelt top layer to broaden the original performance spikeless shoe’s offering.
Rory McIlroy Signs New TaylorMade Deal - What Golf Clubs Does He Use
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has signed a new multi-year extension with TaylorMade, continuing to play the brand's equipment and golf ball.
Srixon Opens New UK Centre of Excellence at The Hertsmere
Srixon has just opened its second UK Centre of Excellence, located at The Hertsmere in Hertfordshire, which has been created to become a must-visit hub for golfers in the South of England.
PowaKaddy Reveals New Range of Premium Push Carts
PowaKaddy has made an exciting addition for the 2022 season by unveiling its most extensive range of premium push carts, offering designs that provide options for all golfers.
What It's Like to Play The Iconic 10th Hole at The Belfry
Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry remains one of the most popular golf destinations in England as visitors just love walking in the footsteps of legends on the Brabazon. Some years ago, a group of Golfshake Ambassadors had their very own experience of the iconic 10th, adopting their own approaches to see who could walk off with the best score.
82 Year Old Jack Nicklaus Still Putts Better Than You
When Jack Nicklaus announced his retirement from the Masters Par 3 Contest, his legions of supporters may have feared that they would never see him roll back the years again, but the legendary American was back in competitive form at the weekend.
The DP World Tour Faces Collision Course With Players
The DP World Tour could be on collision course with its players over releases to play in the $25m Saudi-backed event at Centurion in June. Any DP World Tour member who wants to play has to seek permission, and they have until May 10 to do so, with many believing that Chief Executive Keith Pelley is likely to refuse the wishes of those players.
Collin Morikawa Knows What His Priorities Are
Open champion Collin Morikawa says that winning majors will always matter more to him than money and that he has no interest in competing in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational events, which begin next month at Centurion Club.
Jon Rahm Golf Clubs - What's In His Bag
Reigning US Open champion Jon Rahm was back to form at the Mexico Open, where he secured his seventh title on the PGA Tour, representing a successful weekend for both Spain and #TeamCallaway. But what clubs does the former world number one use? We take a look inside his bag.
British Masters Preview 2022
Richard Bland returns to The Belfry to defend the Betfred British Masters title he won in such dramatic fashion 12 months ago. The Betfred British Masters is the first of a four-tournament mini-series, which also includes the Soudal Open, Dutch Open and Porsche European Open.
Wells Fargo Championship Preview 2022
Sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour which is being hosted for the first time at TPC Potomac.
Arnaus Secures First Win & Seventh For Rahm on PGA Tour
Sports Journlist Derek Clements provides his weekly wrap-up from the professional tours around the world, focusing on a Spanish double on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour and a second tour win on the LPGA Tour.
The Golfshake Golf Course Awards
The Golfshake Course Section is a hub that draws thousands of newly submitted reviews each year, with golfers rating venues on a variety of criteria, providing a resource of destinations that are Highly Recommended by golfers for golfers. Celebrating that fact and the places that received the most acclaim last season, we are delighted to reveal the 2021 Golfshake Award Winners.
EDGA Tour Expands With More Events For Golfers With Disability
Now featuring over 50 events on the schedule for 2022 across member countries, the EDGA is offering competitive tournaments for even more golfers with a disability, while the EDGA Tour itself is also bigger than ever before.
England Deaf Golf Secures New Partnership to Break Down Barriers
American Golf has partnered with England Deaf Golf (EDG) with the objective to break down barriers for the hearing impaired to drive up increased participation from within the deaf community.
Tickets Are Now On Sale For Legends Tour Events
The Legends Tour is set for a thrilling season ahead in 2022, with spectators set to play a major role after ticket information and pricing was released for three of the biggest events on the circuit.
Golf Paradise of Madeira Has Best Beaches in Europe
Golfers are drawn to the spectacular island destination of Madeira for the superb courses and climate, but an international survey has just confirmed another appeal of the Portuguese archipelago; it boasts two of the best three beaches in Europe.
Greg Norman Plea For Special Open Exemption Was Rightly Rejected
67-year-old two-time champion Greg Norman asked The R&A to give him a special exemption into the 150th Open, a prospect that was quickly shot down by a spokesperson at the weekend. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it's been nothing more than a publicity stunt.
The Legends Tour Partners With Leading PR Agency Azalea
The Legends Tour has sought to enhance it presence for the coming season and beyond after partnering with specialist PR and marketing agency Azalea.
Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Golf Venues For 2022
Golfshake is delighted to share that more golf clubs and resorts qualified for the OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award in 2021, surpassing the number in 2020. A total of 205 destinations have received this accolade, which has been awarded to venues that have impressively achieved Highly Recommended status for each of the last three years.
The Most Played & Most Reviewed Golf Courses on Golfshake
As we prepare for the height of the new season, we have reflected on the past year and the courses that golfers recommended to others through our popular Golf Directory. We’ve opted to section this article in three categories: Most Reviewed, Top Ranked and Most Played.
New Highly Recommended Golf Courses on Golfshake
Golfers remain keen to know where they should be playing, and with over 13,000 new reviews submitted to our golf course review system, we have once again compiled a list of golf courses that excelled in the golf experience they provided during 2021 based off the review and recommendation data from everyday golfers visiting their venue.
Why Rory McIlroy Remains The Most Brilliantly Frustrating Golfer
He electrified the final round of the Masters earlier this month, but Rory McIlroy's apparent struggles to put together four rounds in the majors continues to frustrate Golfshake's Derek Clements, who is hoping to see that trend rectified later this season.
Robert Garrigus is Unlikely to Set Your Pulse Racing
Robert Garrigus is the first man to seek permission from the PGA Tour to take part in the LIV Golf Invitational in June, but such a player isn't likely to set the pulses racing of golf fans either attending the event or watching on TV.
Mexico Open at Vidanta Preview, Picks & Analysis
US Open champion Jon Rahm has confirmed his participation in the Mexico Open at Vidanta, presented by Grupo Salinas, where he will compete against a field that includes home star Abraham Ancer.
Catalunya Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
The DP World Tour visits Spain for a second successive week with the inaugural Catalunya Championship at the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya, and once again there will be a strong home presence.
Sensational Pablo Larrazabal Wins on Home Soil
Local favourite Pablo Larrazábal shot a stunning final round of 62 to claim his seventh DP World Tour title. The round featured five birdies on the trot as he won the ISPS Handa Championship by one shot.
COBRA Introduces New KING Putters
COBRA Golf has enhanced its range of KING Putters by offering a sleek black colourway, which has been introduced to complement the brand's Limited Edition Black LTDx drivers.
The Craziest Things We Have Seen on The Golf Course
Golf is one of those sports. We love it and hate it in equal measures - and it makes us all do some crazy things. We have all seen and done some strange stuff on the golf course, either at first hand or perpetrated by some of the world’s best players.
The World Number One Golfers Who Fell Away
Reaching the top of the world rankings is hard enough. Even more difficult is staying there. And trickier still is keeping the ship upright when things start to go wrong. Here, we look at some former world number ones who have tumbled down the rankings. Some have managed to keep things afloat - others appear to be in freefall.
PUMA Goes on Vacation Collection Launched With Rickie Fowler
PUMA Golf has partnered with Duvin Design Co. to unveil a new collaboration with Rickie Fowler, introducing a collection that has been titled PUMA Goes on Vacation, blending together California casual and Florida fun to create an eye-catching design for golf and the beach.
Golfers Encouraged to Protect Skin Health by Campaign
We've all had to learn about taking extra precautions in recent years, but protecting your skin health should also be part of that routine, especially for golfers and greenkeepers who spend so much time outdoors and exposed to the sun.
Arccos Golf Launches New Generation Smart Sensors
Arccos Golf has just launched its next generation of Smart Sensors, which should make the process of helping golfers gain a better understanding of their game even faster than before.
FatPlate PuttMat Pace & Line Trainer Review
Looking to sharpen up his putting ahead of the new golf season, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has tested and reviewed the PuttMat from FatPlate, which has been created to offer pace, length, set-up and start-line training for golfers to help them hole more putts on the course.
Do Golf Clubs Still Need Visiting Golf Societies
It should, perhaps, come as no great surprise that one of the side-effects of the boom in club golf we are currently experiencing has been an impact on golf societies. Green fees have increased, as has the cost of accommodation, food and drink, and there is far less availability according to the results of the recent survey we conducted into society golf.
5 Reasons Why Golf Societies Are Great
Huge numbers of golfers are members of societies, but what explains their enduring popularity? We asked you to share your thoughts on ‘Why Society Golf Is Great’ with five key reasons standing out.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour heads west this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. Cameron Smith and fellow Australian Marc Leishman will defend their team title which they won defating Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in a playoff 12 months ago.