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Johnny Miller to Hand Over the Microphone to Paul Azinger
Johnny Miller, the two-time major champion who redefined golf commentary on American television, is to retire early next year, and is expected to be replaced by Paul Azinger. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this ending of an era.
The Brabazon 10th Hole Challenge at The Belfry
The 10th on the Brabazon Course at The Belfry was made iconic during the four Ryder Cups that the resort hosted. We recently had the chance to experience this risk and reward par four for ourselves. Here is the Golfshake Ambassador 10th Hole Challenge with Kevin Paver, Matt Holbrook, Mel Davies, Rob Treanor and Darren Ramowski.
Cobra Reveals New KING Forged CB/MB Players Irons
Cobra Golf has revealed its new range of players irons that have been created with Rickie Fowler, the KING Forged CB/MB progressive iron, which brings together the striking design and technologies that have featured on the PGA Tour.rn
Make a Hole in One to Secure a Trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup
The Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) par-three challenge has become hugely popular with golfers across Europe, and those who make an ace on one of the affiliated courses will claim a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
PING Reveals Sigma 2 Putter Series
PING has revealed the Sigma 2 Putter Series, consisting of ten models, including the new Fetch that boasts a golf-ball-pickup features. These have been designed to deliver a softer feel and lively response through multi-layer face technology, and will catch the keen eye of fans of the brand.
TaylorMade Introduces Progressive Forged P760 Iron
TaylorMade Golf has expanded its hugely popular P700 series of irons with the unveiling of the P760, a forged players irons that brings together the technologies and innovations present within the P750, P770 and P790 to effectively replace them, delivering the performance found in each.
Wilson Staff Adds Three New Models to INFINITE Putter Range
Wilson Golf is adding three models to the highly regarded Wilson Staff INFINITE range of putters for the 2019 season, with these latest additions bringing together the design and technology that has defined the line to date.
PuttOut Putting Mat Review
The PuttOUT Putting Mat is a tool that has been designed to provide a reliable base for practicing each aspect of your putting. Golfshake's Mel Davies has tested it out for himself, and shares his thoughts on the product in this review.
PhiGolf Mobile & Home Golf Simulator Review
PhiGolf is an affordable example of golf technology that combines a home based golf simulator with a swing analysis device, thanks to a small sensor that fits within the grip of a golf club. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to try it out, and here is his review.
British Masters Faces Uncertain Future
It has become established as one of the biggest and best tournaments on the European Tour schedule, but the future of the British Masters is in serious doubt as the search for a new sponsor continues - so far, without success.
Andalucía Valderrama Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
Sergio Garcia hosts and defends the Andalucia Valderrama Masters as he looks to build on his performance at the Ryder Cup, but it's a stressful week for those looking to retain their cards, as the regular European Tour season concludes. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week.
CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Preview, Picks & Analysis
A stellar field assembles in South Korea for the $9.5m CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, where Justin Thomas will be defending his title. It is only the second staging of the tournament and features an elite field of 78, with no halfway cut, including the likes of Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to it.
Pepperell is the Master of all he Surveys at Walton Heath
Two years after losing his tour card, Eddie Pepperell's breakthrough season continues in sparkling fashion on the European Tour, after the Englishman won the British Masters at Walton Heath. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this latest success for the 27-year-old.
Strange Twist of Events Readied Eddie's Equipment for Success
Eddie Pepperell has enjoyed a tremendous, breakthrough season - most recently winning the British Masters - but that triumph at Walton Heath was assisted by a strange turn of events, beginning with a broken iron shaft a week ago in St Andrews.
Son Muntaner Reveals Special Winter Discounted Rate for Golfers
Arabella Golf Mallorca's Golf Son Muntaner - the marquee course - has revealed a special winter deal for golfers to celebrate its 18th anniversary, with visitors being able to secure a tee time for two with a buggy included for just €99 between 1st November and 31st December 2018.
Bridgestone Trophy Winners Enjoy Dream Round with Ryder Cup Star
The three winners of Bridgestone's Chase Your Dream Trophy are reflecting on a dream experience after playing with Ryder Cup star Thorbjorn Olesen in the pro-am at the Sky Sports British Masters.
FootJoy Unveils New Pro/SL Styles
FootJoy's Pro/SL has been a huge success across the UK & Ireland with golfers on the professional circuit, and the brand is unveiling a new version of the shoe that brings together a soft, comfortable, waterproof leather upper with midsole/outsole system that creates three layers for comfort, perimeter stability and traction.
Don't Blame the Golf Course Phil
Following his disappointing performance at the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson took aim at the setup of Le Golf National, bemoaning the apparently narrow fairways and thick rough that didn't suit his game. Golfshake's Derek Clements responds to the five-time major champion's critique.
Discovering the British Masters Venues
Walton Heath is the latest venue to host the British Masters, an event that dates back to 1946. We take a look through the incredible courses of the tournament's past, including a depth of features and reviews.
Jose Maria Olazabal to Design Two New Golf Courses at Costa Navarino in Greece
Two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup icon Jose Maria Olazabal will design two new golf courses at the spectacular Costa Navarino in the Messinia region of Greece.
adidas Golf Unveils Go-To Adapt Jacket
adidas Golf has recently unveiled the Go-To Adapt Jacket, which is designed to be a reliable option that has been designed for wear both on and off the course.
The Golfshake 3 Testing Series: Episode 1
In the first episode of a new series, Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver tested out three different products and gave his view on the difference they made (or did not make) to his game. On this edition, KP shares his thoughts on Callaway's Chrome Soft Truvis Golf Balls, the Bioflow Sports Bracelet, and the ZOOM Aqua-Control Golf Glove.
The Youngsters with Stars in their Eyes and the Guys Who Wish they Still Did
The new season on the PGA Tour is here, while the European Tour's campaign is approaching its end. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the contrasting fresh names on the American circuit, and those battling to save their cards in Europe.
Galvin Green Enjoys Record Ryder Cup
Galvin Green, the Official Supplier of Weatherwear to Europe's successful team in Paris, has reported that it experienced a record Ryder Cup with sales of the exclusive garments greatly surpassing those seen at Gleneagles in 2014.
CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis
The PGA Tour has headed overseas for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Justin Thomas has won this event twice, and his back looking for a third triumph after his impressive display at the Ryder Cup. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the limited field event.
British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
Onw of the best fields of the year assembles at Walton Heath as Paul Dunne begins the defence of his British Masters title. Justin Rose is the tournament host, welcoming a field that includes Ryder Cup heroes Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood.
Oliver Wilson Back on Road to European Tour after Victory in Ireland
Four years ago, Oliver Wilson produced one of the unlikeliest professional victories in recent memory by securing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews when ranked 792nd in the world. Now, he is on the road to complete another remarkable career resurgence after claiming his second Challenge Tour victory of the season in Ireland.
Lucas Bjerregard Takes Advantage of Hatton’s Slip to Win at St Andrews
Tyrrell Hatton came up a shot short in his attempt to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for an unprecedented third year on the trot as Lucas Bjerregaard produced a brilliant round of 67 on the Old Course at St Andrews to win his second European Tour title.
An Englishman in North Carolina: Ryder Cup Reflections
One week after Europe's triumphant victory in the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Alex Picken - a student at North Carolina - has given his reflections on the events at Le Golf National from the perspective of an Englishman in America.
Ultimate Dunhill Links Fantasy Golf Course
The Alfred Dunhill Links is played across a formidable trio of layouts; the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has drawn from the three courses – picking six holes from each – to create the Ultimate Dunhill Links Course.
adidas Brings Added Stability to New adipower Shoes
adidas has made a significant addition to the adipower family of shoes that has created greater stability throughout the golf swing, including a spiked version for both men and women (adipower 4ORGED) and a spikeless version for men (adipower 4ORGED S).
Breezy Dunhill Links Presented the Best of Seaside Golf
That widely quoted adage states that if there's "nae wind, nae rain, it's nae golf". We had the breeze during the opening round of the Dunhill Links across St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, showcasing the challenge of seaside golf as it was intended to be.
Golfshake #PuttUnderPar Social Media Entries
This summer, Golfshake partnered with Odyssey Golf to create the #PuttUnderPar Challenge. There was also a social media element to the contest, as we wanted to see your photos and videos. We have brought together those social posts to share just how golfers were connecting with Golfshake and #PuttUnderPar.
Premium Japanese Produced Baselayers Come to UK and Europe
Baselayers have become increasingly popular, and that market in the UK and Europe will become a touch busier with the introduction of premium Japanese brand Eon Sports, who are the manufacturers of the Zerofit range, thanks to a partnership with Ireland-based company Advanced International Ltd.
Mizuno Unveils High Performance Nexlite Boa 005 Golf Shoes
Mizuno has a rich history with producing golf footwear and its newly added Kuraray synthetic leather uppers on the latest Nexlite Boa 005 high-performance shoe is set to take that heritage to another level.
Oscar Jacobson Reveals 2018 Autumn/Winter Collection
Oscar Jacobson has been kitting out European Tour golfers for decades, and that will continue as the Swedish brand has revealed its Autumn/Winter Collection for 2018, bringing together fashion and technology to deliver both style and performance.
Ryder Cup Stars Looking Forward to Perfect Week at Dunhill Links
Ryder Cup players Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, and defending champion Tyrrell Hatton are the marquee names competing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, and they are all excited about the week ahead at the Home of Golf.
Driver vs Driver Series to be Broadcast to UK and Ireland Audiences
Driver vs. Driver is a unique golf reality TV series produced by Wilson Golf and The Golf Channel, and each broadcast episode will be available to watch in the UK & Ireland.
Golfshake 2018 Survey
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European Ryder Cup Apparel Remains Available with Peter Millar
Thomas Bjorn's European team produced a spectacular and dominant victory to regain the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris. Peter Millar, who were Official Licensee for the team, enjoyed record sales on site, but garments remain available online for golfers looking to mark a memorable weekend with an item from the brand.
Hiring Golf Clubs in America with Clublender
Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor spent a month in the US on business. The opportunity to play new courses was too good to turn down so he decided to hire a set of clubs through Clublender rather than drag his own through the airport travel process. See how he get on.
Alfred Dunhill Links Preview, Picks & Analysis
It's that time of year again, when many of the world's finest golfers join forces with famous amateurs at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, playing the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Tommy Fleetwood is among the Ryder Cup heroes taking part. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece in Scotland.
Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Believe it or not, the new PGA Tour season begins this week at the Safeway Open. Brendan Steele has won this event during the past two years, and will be hoping to complete a unique treble. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the 2018/19 opener.
Europe Win the Ryder Cup in Sensational Fashion
Europe regained the Ryder Cup in spectacular fashion, thrashing the USA 17½-10½ at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris. Relive an incredible Sunday, as Thomas Bjorn's team defeated what was billed as the strongest American side in generations.
The Best of Barry Rhodes on the Rules of Golf
Team Golfshake was saddened to hear of the death of Barry Rhodes, who regularly contributed articles and content related to the rules of golf on this website. We share many of the best that he shared, which should inform and educated golfers.
Ryder Cup Then & Now
The Ryder Cup was first staged in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in America. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the opportunity to take a look at the course, and see how that event compares with the 2018 edition from Le Golf National.
59 Shooter Oliver Fisher Made Honorary Member at Victoria Course
Dom Pedro's Victoria Golf Course witnessed a piece of history during the Portugal Masters when Oliver Fisher shot the first round of 59 on the European Tour, and celebrate that achievement, the Englishman has been made an honorary member.
Moor Allerton Forges Partnership with Golfbreaks.com
Moor Allerton Golf Club has revealed that a new partnership has been forged with Golfbreaks.com, which launches with the golf travel brand sponsoring the venue's 'Autumn Series' that will begin on Saturday 6th October with a grand prize of a 3 night trip to PGA Catalunya.
Identifying Perfect Pairings at the Ryder Cup
For captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during the week, the challenge is to select the pairings that will give their side the best chance of securing key points ahead of the defning singles on Sunday. Who do you think will be paired up together? Delving into the past and likely trends, here are some strong possibilities.
The Greatest Comebacks in Sport
Tiger Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in history by winning the Tour Championship, but where does it rank with the greatest in sport? Golfshake's Derek Clements places it alongside a variety of different extraordinary stories and events.
Golfshake Podcast #31: Ryder Cup Preview, Tiger's Incredible Comeback
Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast to discuss the incredible scenes as Tiger Woods claimed an incredible comeback victory at the Tour Championship, and they look forward to this week's Ryder Cup.
Ryder Cup Preview and Prediction
It’s time for the best 12 players from Europe to take on America’s finest at Le Golf National and discover if they are good enough to wrest back the Ryder Cup. Will they succeed? Golfshake's Derek Clements makes his prediction.
Tiger Completes Fairytale Comeback with Victory in Tour Championship
Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest individual comebacks in sport when he produced a final round of 71 to win The Tour Championship at East Lake, his first victory in five years and surely the most satisfying of his remarkable career. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an incredible weekend.
How the European Team Shapes Up
Thomas Bjorn has blended experience and youth within his Ryder Cup team as Europe look to regain the Trophy at Le Golf National. We take a look each of the 12 players representing the home side.
How the American Team Shapes Up
Jim Furyk arrives in France with a strong team at his disposal, looking to become the first American side to win the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993. We take a closer look at each of his 12 players.
How to Follow the Ryder Cup on TV and Radio
The Ryder Cup will be showcased live across Sky Sports and the BBC, delivering the biggest event in golf through TV and Radio, with comprehensive coverage. Here are the times to take note of.
Ryder Cup by Numbers
2018 is the 42nd Ryder Cup and is the latest edition of the most popular event in golf. Derek Clements takes a look back at the facts and figures that defined the records of past years, and some key numbers to be aware of this week.
Guide to Le Golf National
Le Golf National is hosting this year's Ryder Cup. One of the most popular courses and venues on the European Tour, we take a closer look at each of the holes, and the challenge that the players of both teams will face.
Oli Fisher Shoots First 59 in European Tour History
Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history on day two of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 12-under-par effort to at last break the barrier, with 19 players having previously recorded official rounds of 60.
Social Media Reporter Witnesses History at Portugal Masters
History was made on Friday at the Portugal Masters as England's Oli Fisher shot the first 59 on the European Tour. Golfshake Member Neal Gladwin has been enjoying a magical week as Dom Pedro's Social Media Reporter, and he was able to witness the historic moment in person. We caught up with him to discover what it was like.
Carnoustie Open Brought Wider Economic Benefits
The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie was a thrilling and hugely successful event, but the wider economic benefits have been presented through a survey conducted by Angus Council and Carnoustie Country, which is the brand for 34 courses throughout Angus, Perthshire and Fife.
Video: How and why Under Armour applied biomechanics to the Spieth 2
Golfshake got to chat with JJ Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanic experts, at the European Tour Performance Institute in Terre Blanche, to discuss biomechanics in relation to the golf shoe and the work involved with the Under Armour Spieth 2.
Fancy a Golf Break at the DP World Tour Championship?
As the European Tour season enters its final months, the pressure is rising and so is the excitement. Some of the world’s best players have been battling it out to climb to the top of the Race To Dubai standings. The season finale is the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, where the 2018 European number one golfer will be crowned. Golfbreaks.com have some great packages available that will allow you to experience one of the best events on tour as well as having the chance to play on some exceptional courses.
The PING Custom Fitting Journey
Hugely popular with golfers looking for the precise tools that will help them to shoot lower scores on the course, PING’s custom-fitting process has long been regarded for its quality and accuracy. We take a closer look at each stage of this journey, with the help of Operations & Engineering Manager Neil Clark.
Titleist Ultimate Fit BACK for British Masters
Titleist's The Ultimate Fit makes a welcome return at the Sky Sports British Masters to be hosted at Walton Heath Golf Club, as the revered manufacturer joins forces with the European Tour to provide golfers with the incredible opportunity to enjoy a spectacular experience during the event.
PING Unveils 2018 Autumn Winter Collection for Men and Women
PING has unveiled its 2018 Autumn/Winter Performance Apparel Collection for Men and Women, presenting a highly technical range of garments that create a line that delivers quality, style and top levels of performance.
Take on American Golf Ryder Cup Challenge
The Ryder Cup is nearly here, and you can experience a small taste of that pressure by taking on the American Golf Challenge, facing the spectacular par three 11th hole of Le Golf National on a Foresight Sports simulator in store.
Verdura Resort Retains Number One Ranking in Italy
Regular European Tour venue Verdura Resort has retained its place as Italy’s number one resort in Golf World magazine’s latest ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’ ranking.
COBRA Reveals Superlite Drivers, Woods, Irons and Hybrids
COBRA Golf has revealed its new F-MAX Superlite men’s and women’s Drivers, Fairways, Irons and Hybrids, building on the foundations of last year’s model to create a range that has been designed to deliver the brand’s lightest and easiest to hit clubs.
England Golf Survey Presents Optimistic Picture for Memberships
So it turns out that it is not all doom and gloom at England’s golf clubs after all. There has long been a perception that the game at club level is in freefall, but England Golf’s biennial survey of 426 clubs around the country would indicate that is not the case at all. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports.
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