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What You Need to Know About Trackman Range

Many golf facilities have been taken to another level in recent years - and Trackman Range is at the forefront of this revolution. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall recently visited Belton Woods to find out more about Trackman Range and to take a look at the new and improved range facilities available at this fantastic venue.

Event Gives Disabled People in South Wales Chance to Try Golf

We all know that - at its best - golf can be the most inclusive of sports, which is a quality that was showcased in South Wales, where a Cardiff-based company, Paramount, partnered with The Golf Trust to provide disabled people the chance to play golf.

Play Spain's Best Golf Courses With New Top 100 Packages

If you want to play some of the finest golf courses in Spain, then you'll be excited to hear about these new stay and play packages unveiled by SO/ Sotogrande Spa and Golf Resort Hotel that will offer guests a truly incredible experience.

Do You Dream About Playing These Golf Courses

When you're watching golf on TV, you see many of the most beautiful and challenging courses on the planet, but how many of them would you love to play? Here are some of the venues that Golfshake's Derek Clements dreams about.

The TravisMathew RINGER 2 Golf Shoe - All You Need to Know

Golf shoes are typically one thing that many of you will look to renew before heading regularly back onto the course, and we reckon that THE RINGER 2 from TravisMathew is among the smartest choices that you can consider.

UK Golf Courses That Have Recently Closed Down

There is much to feel encouraged about as we enter the new golf season in the UK, but it's not a glowing picture for everyone, as several clubs and venues have either shut permanently or have been threatened with closure due to financial pressures, the cutting of local authority budgets, and other developmental interests.

7 Players to Watch at The Chevron Championship

Lilia Vu returns to The Chevron as defending champion, but the focus is on the world number one, Nelly Korda, who has put together an astonishing beginning to 2024 that has featured four LPGA Tour victories, including three-in-a-row coming into the first major of the season. But who could challenge Korda and potentially secure the title for themselves?

10 Golfers Who Had a Disappointing Masters

This Masters will be remembered for the peerless display of Scottie Scheffler, who validated the hype by cruising to victory on the back-nine at Augusta National. However, bitter disappointment was a keenly felt emotion too for those players whose tournaments fell short of expectations.

The Chevron Championship 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

All eyes will be on Nelly Korda at The Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the season, at The Woodlands in Texas. The American world number one is enjoying an extraordinary run of form, having won four tournaments on the bounce.

RBC Heritage 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Fitzpatrick returns to Harbour Town to defend his RBC Heritage title at the magnficent Hilton Head and although it follows The Masters, the Englishman is going to have his work cut out for him if he is to retain the trophy.

Vandals Damage More English Golf Courses

Golf clubs have faced huge challenges during the past six months as greenkeepers have struggled to keep courses open and playable in the face of incessant rain, so it was especially depressing to learn that two golf clubs in Bournemouth have seen parts of their courses targeted by mindless vandals.

Has The Masters Brought Golf Any Closer to Unity

LIV Golf and the future of the men's professional game was once again part of the backdrop throughout the 2024 Masters Tournament, but in this week's View From The Fairway, Derek Clements asks whether unity is really any closer.

Peerless Scottie Scheffler Wins The Masters Again

Almost inevitably, Scottie Scheffler won The Masters for the second time in three years, beating a world-class field by four shots. He kept his head while all about him were losing theirs and simply cruised to victory.

9 Takeaways From The Masters 2024

Scottie Scheffler produced a masterful performance to win his second Green Jacket because he made fewer mistakes than anybody else and was able to hit the killer shots when it mattered most. But what else did we learn from this year's Masters? Here are some key takeaways from the week.

Golf's Most Embarrassing Moments That Will Make You Cringe

Golf is a sport that can make us all look very foolish. When all is going well it is a wonderful way to pass four hours or so. But it can and does always find a way to jump up and bite you. It can embarrass you, it can humiliate you and it can make you look just plain stupid.

500 Highly Recommended Golf Courses You Must Play in 2024

The golf season is finally here and it's time to start planning what courses you are going to play this summer and beyond. We are excited to reveal to you now the 487 layouts that have received Highly Recommended status and the 125 venues that can boast a Service Excellence standard that has been determined by reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section throughout 2023.

Zoom Focus S Laser Rangefinder Review

The Zoom Focus S is a laser rangefinder full of features in a stylish design with benefits such as vibration feedback, slope mode, flag scan mode and continuous measurement for scanning the golf course. If you want to know more about this device, you can see the tech specs and our new 2024 review.

SpeedStix Golf Swing Trainer - What You Need to Know

Increasing your swing speed can help you to hit longer drives, which means shorter approach shots into greens and more consistently realistic birdie chances. The SpeedStix Golf Swing Trainer is a rather helpful tool that could make all the difference as you attempt to reach the next level.

PLEASE Can We Do Something About Slow Play

For this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements returns to an issue that still hasn't gone away on tour and at golf clubs - slow play!

How You Can Attend The Masters in 2025

Watching the Masters on your TV every April is special enough, but imagine just how magical it would be to experience it yourself in person? Getting your hands on a ticket for Augusta is a dream for many, but it's one that you can make a reality.

Exciting Changes Are Coming to Vilamoura Golf Courses in Portugal

Vilamoura is one of the most celebrated locations in Europe and the future of this Portuguese jewel is set to be an exciting one after a newly established, independent sports and hospitality management platform will take over the venue.

How Robots And Computers Are Changing The Game of Golf

Everyone wants to improve their game and that has been supported by significant advancements in golf technology and equipment design. With the latest golf equipment, the key to achieving higher accuracy and performance might just lie in an unexpected ally - robot testing.

Ranking The 25 Best Players in Masters History

It's now been 90 years since the first Masters was contested. Marking this anniversary year, we have been thinking about the greatest players in tournament history, ranking them with a simple points system that rewards champions but also recognises those who consistently found themselves on the leaderboard year after year.

Which Golfers Have The Best Records at Augusta National

There are 89 invited golfers in the field at the 2024 Masters Tournament, but which of them is most likely to get their hands on the Green Jacket for the first time? We have taken a close look at everyone playing this year to pick out some names who have regularly felt comfortable when facing this formidable and iconic layout.

8 Stories to Follow at The Masters 2024

The Masters is always a highlight on the calendar for golf fans as we return to that most familiar and iconic of venues - Augusta National. What also often remains the same are the stories that we look forward to seeing unfold when the pursuit for the Green Jacket begins in earnest on Thursday.

Golf Course Survey 2024

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on golf courses you played in 2023 and where you may play in 2024.

The Derbyshire Golf Course That Inspired Augusta National

If you've always wanted to play Augusta National, perhaps the best alternative can be found in the heart of England, as Derbyshire is home to a course - Cavendish Golf Club - that is forever connected to the Masters venue. Golfshake's Andy Picken shares an instructive history lesson on these surprising links.

6 Outsiders to Watch at The Masters 2024

Looking forward to the 88th Masters Tournament, most eyes heading into the first major of the year have been fixed on world number one Scottie Scheffler, defending champion Jon Rahm and perennial career grand slam hopeful Rory McIlroy, but could we see a relative outsider triumph at Augusta National?

Predicting What is Going to Happen at The Masters in 2024

It's sure to be another fascinating week as the world's best golfers assemble at Augusta National for the 88th Masters Tournament. But what is going to happen? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has challenged Editor Kieran Clark to make a series of predictions for this year's Masters in a battle to see whose crystal ball is the most accurate.

The Masters 2024 Preview & Predictions Podcast

The Masters is always a highlight on the sporting calendar and represents the beginning of the golf season for many of us! But who will triumphantly slip into the Green Jacket on Sunday? Ryan Rastall and Matt Holbrook are back for a special Masters Podcast that is full of predictions!

10 Picks to Win The 2024 Masters

Who could be slipping into that Green Jacket on Sunday at the Masters? Golfshake's Derek Clements has assessed the chances of ten players who may - or may not - have a realistic chance of winning.

The Masters 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Masters always serves up plenty of drama and this year’s tournament is going to be no exception. Can Rory McIlroy finally end his drought and secure the career Grand Slam? Will Jon Rahm successfully defend the title he won 12 months ago? And who is going to stop Scottie Scheffler from winning his second major?

Rookies Who Could Win The 2024 Masters

Augusta National is a unique golf course that presents special challenges. It takes time to get to know its nuances and subtleties, and that is why so many first-timers come to grief. Here, we assess the chances of the Augusta rookies with the best chance of causing an upset.

The Best Holes to Watch at Augusta National

Augusta National is a thing of rare beauty and offers unique challenges to the world’s finest golfers. Originally designed by Alister MacKenzie, it has been lengthened over the years but the course is still essentially the masterpiece created by MacKenzie.  Here are the holes to look out for as the Masters drama unfolds.

9 Memorable Disasters at The Masters

You can take nothing for granted at Augusta National. No lead is ever big enough, with potential disaster lurking around almost every corner - as these unforgettable meltdowns have shown.

Jon Rahm is Ready For Special Week at The Masters

Defending champion Jon Rahm is ready for a special week when he hosts the Champions Dinner at Augusta National, but the Spaniard is also looking forward to competing against the world's best.

My Favourite Magical Moments at The Masters

There is no other major quite like The Masters. It is a tournament that always seems to create magical moments and ahead of this year’s tournament Golfshake's Derek Clements has delved into his memory banks for some of his favourites.

How Jon Rahm Won The 2023 Masters

Jon Rahm is the first of two LIV golfers who will be defending majors this year - next month it will be the turn of Brooks Koepka at the US PGA Championship. Twelve months ago, Rahm held his nerve at Augusta National to win the Green Jacket for the first time.

Could There Be Tough Times Ahead For Golf Club Memberships

Following our most recent survey, which focused on winter golf and 2024 membership, Derek Clements reports on the results reviewing the information around golf club membership and whilst the membership data is fairly positive and not dissimilar to previous years, there could be some challenging times ahead for some golf clubs.

The World Handicap System Continues to Cause Controversy

After writing about his experiences of returning to the game and gaining a golf handicap, Golfshake's Derek Clements received a wide variety of comments and responses from keen golfers about the World Handicap System. He now shares those and reacts to what was said.

Revealing Just How Tough This Winter Has Been For Golfers

Record levels of rainfall and frequent storms have been a recurring theme of late, and the impact has been keenly felt by our beloved courses and those of us who play them. We wanted to connect with golfers directly to gather their feedback and hear about their experiences and what the inclement weather has meant for their game.

Playing The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Golfshake's Kieran Clark recently had the opportunity to play The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse, taking on the layout that was common centuries ago. But what does that mean and is this routing actually better than the one we know today?

How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in Ireland

If visiting the Emerald Isle is something that you are toying with - and you fancy ticking off a marquee venue or two - we have done our research to see just how much it will cost this summer. These are the peak greens fees at 20 of the finest golf courses in the Republic and five of the greatest in Northern Ireland.

2024 Golf Gear Guides - What to Buy And Use

With so much new golf gear coming to the market every year it can often be difficult to know what to buy and what to use. We have rounded up all of our golf buying guides and best of features into one easy to access article to aid your golf research.

Golfshake Updates: Rounds, Groups, Handicap

With the 2024 season imminent we have begun to roll out a series of updates to the Golfshake Score Tracker to help you - Play More and Play Better.

Winter Golf Survey 2023

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on golf over the winter in 2023/2024.

Shot Scope Releases New V5 GPS Watch

Shot Scope has expanded its popular V series with the launch of its new V5 GPS & Shot Tracking Watch, which has been created to offer golfers a complete experience on the course to track their performance.

Sun Mountain Reveals Extensive New Golf Bag Range

If you're looking for a new golf bag this season, Sun Mountain has revealed an extensive range of 28 stand and cart bags, which can be personalised courtesy of a customisation option that is available.

Seed Golf Launches New Orange Golf Balls

Seed Golf has added a colourful and affordable option for this season following the launch of its new SD-01 OrangeAF balls, which are just the latest addition from the Ireland-based brand that has been offering an appealing alternative for consumers since 2017.

What You Need to Know About 2024 World Handicap System Changes

Since it first made its way to these shores, the World Handicap System has certainly divided opinion, drawing praise from some quarters and criticism from others, but there are changes in 2024. What specifically do you need to know? Here are the alterations to the WHS that could affect your game this year and beyond.

My Big Complaint About The World Handicap System

Changes have been made to the World Handicap System process, and for this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements describes the frustrating impact it has made to him.

2024 LIV Golf Miami Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf arrives at Trump National Doral in Miami this week, with all eyes on the likes of Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Smith, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Adrian Meronk and Joaquin Niemann, who will all be heading to Augusta National next week for The Masters.

2024 Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Texas Open at San Antonio provides a final opportunity for players to tune up for next week’s Masters. And the good news is that with Augusta looming, the tournament has attracted a surprisingly strong field.

Nelly Korda Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Nelly Korda continued her extraordinary run of form when she beat Ireland’s Leona Maguire to win the T-Mobile Matchplay at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas for her fourth straight LPGA Tour victory.

Stephan Jaeger Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Stephan Jaeger knows how to win tournaments. He has claimed six titles on the Korn Ferry Tour. But in his 135th start on the PGA Tour he finally made the biggest breakthrough of all, winning the Houston Open after Scottie Scheffler missed a five-foot putt on the final green to force a playoff.

Keita Nakajima Player Profile And What's In The Bag

It was not pretty in the end but that will not trouble Keita Nakajima, who recorded his maiden DP World Tour victory at the Indian Open.

Golf's Good Old Days Were Actually Not That Great

The game of golf has seen seismic changes in recent times. That could make you long for the supposed good old days. But when he thought about it more, Golfshake's Derek Clements realised that things weren't so great after all back in the day.

Cobra Golf Releases Special Edition Augusta Themed Driver

The Masters is fast approaching and Cobra Golf is celebrating the first major of the year by releasing a new, limited edition version of its DARKSPEED Driver, which boasts an Augusta theme.

8 Essential Golf Accessories You Need For This Season

We have selected some of the best golf accessories that will help you out on the course this year - do you currently own any product that makes the list?

Why Peter Malnati is My New Favourite Golfer

Peter Malnati's emotional response to winning the Valspar Championship resonated with many out there - as have his comments since about what the game should be truly about. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the American is his new favourite golfer.

PowaKaddy Releases New Cart Bag Collection For 2024

PowaKaddy is helping golfers to get ready for the new season by launching its cart bag collection for 2024, which includes the innovative technology that has been coined Mag-Lok.

Ben Hogan Launches New PTx Tour Irons

The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment company remains one of the most timeless in the game - founded by the legendary figure himself back in 1953 - and that legacy continues with the brand's all-new PTx Tour irons.

Wilson Golf Reveals New INFINITE Putters

The next generation of Wilson Golf's INFINITE putters have just been revealed, with these new models bringing together visual alignment technology with a premium look and tremendous feel.

What You Can Learn From The World's Best Golfers

The guys who play golf on tour are the best in the world. They play a game that is entirely different from the one we experience. In the main, they know a few things that perhaps we can adopt and learn from.

What's The Best Way For Golfers to Prepare For a Major

All golfers prepare for majors in different ways. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods built their season around them, while others adopt a less rigid approach. Golfshake's Derek Clements compares just how the leading contenders are getting ready for this year's Masters.

Nick Dougherty Has Proper Plan to Get Children Into Golf

Former professional and current Sky Sports presenter and commentator, Nick Dougherty has taken the Golf Foundation's Unleash Your Drive campaign, which aims to introduce golf into schools throughout the country, to the House of Commons.

The Best Players Irons For 2024

If you're a lower handicap golfer who requires a new set of irons, then players sets are the ones that could allow you to take your game to the next level. These blade-style irons offer greater workability and feel with your approach play, with these clubs being the ones that you will routinely see deployed by the world's best on tour.

The Strangest Things You Will Ever See on The Golf Course

This is a funny old sport. Just when you think you have seen it all it has this habit of shocking, amusing and surprising us. Golfshake's Derek Clements has played and followed golf most of his life and he has seen some pretty strange sights. Here are just a few of them.

Artistic Nelly Korda Shows Potential For Women's Open at St Andrews

Nelly Korda's latest success already has some minds wandering towards her chances at the AIG Women's Open in St Andrews, especially given the way that she overcame the cold and windy conditions in California.

Was Robert MacIntyre Right to Mock American Ryder Cup Team

Robert MacIntyre had a bit of fun at the Valspar Championship when he chose the result from last year's Ryder Cup as being the wording on his caddie's bib. Golfshake's Derek Clements hopes that the little bit of gentle humour doesn't ultimately backfire on the Scot.


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