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Georgia Hall's Success Comes After Positive Data for Women's Golf in UK
Georgia Hall's recent triumph in the Women's British Open is hoped to be an inspirational moment for increasing participation amongst female golfers, but figures released by HowDidiDo have noted that the numbers throughout the UK and Ireland have already been on the rise.
PING Introduces Future of Junior Golf Clubs with Prodi G Series
PING recently made a striking move by unveiling its new custom-fit, custom-fit Prodi G Series of junior golf clubs, which take full advantage of the technology that exists within the adult line. We sat down with Mike Lea of PING to gain a further understanding of why this could usher in and represent the future of junior golf clubs.
A Guide to Playing the Bunkers at Carnoustie
The Championship Course at Carnoustie is widely regarded as being among the best bunkered in the world. Ahead of the 2018 Open, Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play the course, and has created this guide to demonstrate the challenge of the bunkers and how players will tackle them.
New Swadlincote Lake Golf Course Transforms Former Coal Mine
The Swadlincote Lake Course - the newest addition to the Swadlincote Golf Centre - has officially been opened, following the transformation of a former opencast coal mine off William Nadin Way.
PowaKaddy C2i Electric Trolley Review
PowaKaddy's 2018 Compact C2i has been rated among the finest designs the brand has created. Golfshake's Alex Picken recently had the chance to test it for himself on the golf course. Here is his review.
Walton Heath's David Boote Secures First Pro Title on TP Tour
Former Walker Cup player and Walton Heath touring pro David Boote shot a course record equalling 64 to secure his maiden professional victory at Langley Park on the TP Tour.
25 of the Best Courses in Great Britain to Play for Under £100
We have taken a look at top rated golf courses in Great Britain, picking out ten in England, ten in Scotland, and five in Wales, identifying those who have a main summer green fee under £100.
Ryder Cup Teams Begin to Take Shape
The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is merely weeks away, and the teams are taking shape, with the eight automatic qualifiers for the US confirmed, and the race nearly over for Europe, attention will soon turn to the wild card picks. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a look at where everyone stands.
Elegant Adam Scott Proved His Quality Again at the PGA
Attention has been understandably fixed on eventual victor Brooks Koepka and the thrilling resurgent performance of Tiger Woods, but former world number one Adam Scott enjoyed a welcome renaissance of his own at the PGA Championship, contending throughout on Sunday as he looked to add the year's final major to his Masters title of 2013.
The Sights and Sounds from Tiger's Run at the PGA
Tiger Woods electrified the huge crowds at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a resurgent and thrilling Sunday charge at the Wanamaker Trophy in the PGA Championship. We relive the sights and sounds from a sensory experience.
Placing the Achievements of Brooks Koepka in History
Brooks Koepka won his third major title in 14 months at the PGA on Sunday. It places the 28-year-old American in rare company, joining greats of the game with his achievements. We look at just where they sit with the legends of golf.
Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks
Henrik Stenson defends the title at the Wyndham Championship, the final regular PGA Tour event of the season, before the FedEx Cup Playoffs get under way. There are Ryder Cup implications too. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament from Greensboro.
Nordea Masters Preview & Picks
The race to qualify for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup is approaching its conclusion, with crucial points available for players in the Nordea Masters at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg. With his place in balance, Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen will be hoping for one more solid week to edge up the standings or catch the eye of his compatriot, captain Thomas Bjorn.
Brooks Koepka Joins the Greats with Third Major Title at Engrossing PGA
Brooks Koepka won his third major title in 18 months - joining the greats of American golf - as he fended off a breathtaking charge from a resurgent Tiger Woods to claim the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship.
Cleveland Golf Unveils New RTX 4 Wedge
Cleveland Golf has unveiled its all-new RTX 4 wedge, featuring the fourth generation of its Rotex Face technology, which has been designed to enhance your short game, and will be available throughout the UK & Ireland on September 14th.
Golf Courses Near Premier League Football Stadiums
The Premier League is back, and we have taken the opportunity to discover the golf courses that are near the stadiums of each club, raising awarness of many layouts that are within towns and cities across the country.
Take Advantage of Teeofftimes Hot Deals this August
fI you're looking for somewhere to play this August, Teeofftimes.co.uk has revealed a striking series of savings on courses throughout the UK with its latest Hot Deals!
Peter Millar Unveils Official Ryder Cup Garments
The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is approaching, and golfers looking to showcase their support for Team Europe through their wardrobe, can now take full advantage of the bespoke range of stylish men's and women's logoed garments from Official Licensee Peter Millar.
Motocaddy Super Charges M Series with New Power Technology
Motocaddy 'super-charged' its compact-folding M-Series of trolleys with the addition of 28V power technology, which runs at a higher voltage than the traditional 12V trolleys, creating a system that is more efficient.
Behind the Scenes Look at Jordan Spieth's Gym Training
Ahead of his bid to complete the career Grand Slam at the 2018 PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth and Under Armour Golf have provided an insight behind the behind-the-scenes physical work in the gym that he goes through with trainer Troy Van Biezen.
Two Dye Design Golf Courses to be Built in London
Two new 18-hole golf courses are coming to London, courtesy of an exciting partnership between the Menai-Davis family of developers and the revered American Dye Family of golf architects, who have been responsible for many of the most striking layouts throughout the world.
David Leadbetter Opens European Academy at Stoke Park
David Leadbetter has opened his latest European Academy Headquarters at Stoke Park Country Club & Spa, and was thrilled to be associated with this revered venue.
5 Outsiders to Follow at the PGA
We have decided to take a look further down the field - at players with odds at or greater than 100/1 - to identify a potential surprise champion who could emerge through the pack and surprise the fancied runners at the PGA Championship.
Callaway Golf Chrome Soft Ball combines Truvis and Graphene
Callaway Golf's Chrome Soft 2018 ball now features not only the strongest material on earth - Graphene, but is also now available with Callaway's propriety Truvis technology.
The Best Stand Bags of 2018
As the demand for stand bags increases, so does the amount of choices available for the buyer. Here is Golfshake’s gear guide for all the 2018 stand bag releases to help you decide which is best for your needs.
The Best Cart Bags of 2018
Choosing the right cart bag to comfortably carry all your equipment and safely protect your clubs is very important. Here is your 2018 gear guide of all new cart bags to help you decide which is best for you.
Odyssey Red Ball Putter Review
Odyssey Golf recently launched its new Red Ball Putter, which features a striking design that has been developed to improve the method in which golfers align on the greens. Golfshake's Owen Davies has tested and reviewed it for us.
Reflecting on 2018 Links Golf Season
Beginning with the Irish Open at Ballyliffin, we have witnessed a series of events played across seaside courses, culminating in Georgia Hall's spectacular victory in the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham. We take a look back at this celebration of the purest form of the game, and the venues we have seen.
US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis
Justin Thomas defends the Wannamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship, which is the last chance for golf's biggest names to secure a major title this year. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among those chasing. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a compelling event from Bellerive.
7 Players to Watch at the US PGA
Who is going to lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday at Bellerive? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out key names to watch - including one outsider - for the 2018 US PGA Championship.
How to Watch the US PGA Championship
This year's PGA Championship won't be televised in the UK & Ireland as neither Sky Sports or the BBC secured the rights, instead the major will be available online via streaming from Eleven Sports. Golfshake's Derek Clements has all the information that you need.
The US PGA Championship by Numbers
The PGA Championship is the final major of the year, and has etched quite a history since it began over a century ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out some facts and figures to take note of: the US PGA Championship by Numbers!
Georgia Hall Sees Her Dreams Come Spectacularly True at Royal Lytham
Georgia Hall wrote a piece of golfing history for herself when she became only the third home golfer to win the Women’s British Open since it became a major championship in 2001. Derek Clements recaps a famous victory for the 22-year-old English player.
Justin Thomas Cruises to Victory at Firestone
Justin Thomas warmed up for his defence at the PGA Championship by winning the final WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, completing an assured and comfortable performance to finish four ahead of the field. Derek Clements has the recap.
Hole-by-Hole Guide to Bellerive Country Club
This year's PGA Championship is being contested at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri. The course has previously hosted the PGA in 1992, when Nick Price won, and the 1965 U.S. Open, secured by Gary Player as he completed the career Grand Slam. Now, major golf has returned, and we take a look at the 18 holes that make up this 7,329 yard layout.
Smylie Kaufman Ends Toughest 18 Months of his Golf Life
Smylie Kaufman was among the new crop of gifted young Americans, winning on the PGA Tour at the age of 23 and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, but after enduring the most difficult of seasons, he has taken a step back due to injury.
New and Returning Champions Crowned at American Golf UK Long Drive
Europe's most elite big hitters competed in the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships at Chester Racecourse on Thursday, with the Callaway backed event crowning new and returning champions; Sweden’s Emil Rosberg (Under 45), Scotland’s Ilona Stubley (Ladies) and Ireland’s William Hunt Tyrell (Over 45).
Golf Courses Near Scottish Premiership Football Stadiums
Scotland is known for its golf heritage and rich culture of football. We have combined the two by using the Golfshake Golf Course Search to discover courses that are located near the stadiums of the 12 Premiership clubs.
Golf Courses Near English Championship Football Stadiums
We have looked at each of the 24 clubs in the Football League Championship, using the Golfshake Golf Course Search, to discover the many golf courses that are located near the stadiums.
Golfers Who Held Back the Hands of Time
With all the success currently being enjoyed by twentysomethings it is easy to think that professional golf is a young man’s game. But that doesn’t mean that they always have things their own way. We look at 10 players who have defied the years
University of Derby Launches Specialist Golf Programme
The University of Derby has launched a new performance golf programme, offering a specialist two-year course that has been created in partnership with Performance Golf Academy Derby, providing young golfers with the chance to hone their game alongside securing an academic degree.
SkyCaddie Launches SX500 GPS Into UK Market
SkyCaddie has unveiled its new SX500 GPS handheld that it describes as being its most powerful and accurate yet, packed with features and technology in a beautifully presented device.
Galvin Green Reveals New and Fresh Autumn Winter Collection
Galvin Green has revealed its Part Two Collection of premium golf clothing for Autumn and Winter, featuring 270 garments, the vast majority of which are fresh onto the market and deliver the brand's recognised fabric technology aligned with quality styling.
Srixon Unveils New UltiSoft and Soft Feel Golf Balls
SRIXON has unveiled its new second generation UltiSoft and sixth generation Soft Feel golf balls, with the former created to offer exceptional feel around the greens, and the latter designed to maximise distance from the tee.
Slaley Hall Embraces Surprising Status as Gateway to Edinburgh
The spectacular Slaley Hall resort has made the surprising discovery that its highly regarded facility in Northumberland is being increasingly used by oversees visitors as a gateway to playing golf in Edinburgh and Scotland, Slaley Hall is revelling in its new-found - and somewhat surprising - status as a gateway to Edinburgh.
Tiger's Incredible Record at Firestone
The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is being held at Firestone Country Club for a final time, with eight-time winner Tiger Woods part of the field. We take a look back at his victories at the venue dating back to 1999.
Ranking Dustin Johnson's Career To Date
The Canadian Open was Dustin Johnson's 19th on the PGA Tour, placing him with exulted company. The world number one has achieved much to date, perhaps more than most realise. We look at where his record to date stands with the biggest names.
Ricoh Women's British Open Preview
Charley Hull heads the home challenge as a world-class field prepares to tackle Royal Lytham with the Women's British Open tile at stake, including Ladies Scottish Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead fo the event at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
WGC Bridgestone Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis
The WGC Bridgestone Invitational heads to Firestone Country Club for one last time, and eight-time champion Tiger Woods has qualified, seeking a final triumph at a favoured venue. However, he is up against the game's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
285th Time Lucky for Richard McEvoy at European Open
After 17 years on the European Tour, six successful trips to qualifying school and 284 tournaments. England’s Richard McEvoy proved that dreams really can come true when he birdied the 72nd hole to win the Porsche European Open by a single shot.
Miguel Angel Jimenez Secures Engrossing Senior Open at St Andrews
Miguel Angel Jimenez held his nerve to fend off the formidable challenge of Bernhard Langer to secure a one-shot victory in an engrossing Senior Open Championship from the legendary Old Course at St Andrews.
Record Big Hitters Qualify for American Golf UK Long Drive Championship
Thousands of entrants attempted to qualify, but now the elite field is set for the final of the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship, with six of the participants hitting over 400 yards, a highly competitive event is expected when American Golf and Callaway host the contest at Chester Racecourse on the 2nd of August.
Discover the Bunkers of the Old Course
The Old Course at St Andrews is renowned for its bunkers, many of which are named and have their own piece of history within the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares just a few of the most notable on this historic layout.
Record Crowds at Carnoustie Set Up Open Extravaganza at Royal Portrush
The 2018 Open at Carnoustie was an enthralling spectacle, and enjoyed by record crowds at the Angus venue, including 20,000 fans under the age of 25. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this sets up next year's hotly anticipated return to Royal Portrush.
Tom Watson Relishes Another Chance to Compete at St Andrews
Tom Watson may be fast approaching his 69th birthday, but the legendary American believes that he could contend at this year's Senior Open Championship at St Andrews, relishing the prospect on returning to the Old Course.
5 Players to Watch at Senior Open
Bernhard Langer is the defending Senior Open champion at St Andrews, but he faces a formidable challenge from legendary names and many of the most successful players on the over-50s circuit. Winning here is a rare and golden opportunity, a prospect that has drawn the best. Here are five of the most likely contenders.
Key Groupings and Tee Times at Senior Open
38 Ryder Cup players, 20 major champions, and 23 senior major champions have gathered in Fife to claim their own piece of history on the most grand of stages at the Senior Open. Record crowds are expected to descend upon St Andrews, and here are some of the most notable groupings that they will be following on Thursday and Friday.
Inside the Field at the Senior Open
This year's Senior Open at St Andrews has drawn a spectacular field packed with legends and many of the most successful players on the over-50s circuit. Take a look through some of the best known names who are competing at the Home of Golf.
Senior Open Championship Preview
Legends have descended upon the Old Course at St. Andrews for the Senior Open, which promises to be the biggest and most significant in the history of the event. Record crowds expected to watch many of the most famous names in the game seeking to achieve a rare victory at the spiritual Home of Golf.
Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open
Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup.
2018 PGA Championship to be Exclusively Broadcast Across Online Platforms
Following an enthralling Open at Carnoustie, attention now turns to the year's final men's major, the PGA Championship, but for golf fans across the UK & Ireland, they will have to rely on following online coverage of the 100th edition from Bellerive, as ELEVEN SPORTS have secured live and exclusive rights to the event.
Carnoustie is the Real Winner at the 147th Open Championship
Francesco Molinari brilliantly won the 147 Open, but plaudits are being showered upon Carnoustie, which stood up as a spectacular host venue, challenging the best and attracting record crowds. For Derek Clements, it was the real winner.
Porsche European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis
Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau have swapped Scotland for Germany, as they compete in the Porsche European Open, which also includes Paul Casey. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a strong tournament.
Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis
Following a missed cut at the Open Championship, Dustin Johnson has headed back across the Atlantic to compete in the Canadian Open, one of the PGA Tour's most historic events. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his Preview & Picks.
Inspired Francesco Molinari's Journey to Become the Open Champion
Francesco Molinari produced a complete display to triumph in the Open at Carnoustie, an journey that began over two decades ago in front of the TV. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back at the Italian's odyssey to become Champion Golfer of the Year.
Magnificent Molinari Completes Italian Job to Make History at Carnoustie
Francesco Molinari made history at Carnoustie when he became the first Italian to win The Open Championship on a thrilling day that saw many of the leading contenders’ hopes being blown away as the course finally bore its teeth.
Jordan Spieth Targets Claret Jug Defence on Open Sunday
Jordan Spieth will today attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of The Open Championship in a decade as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie tied with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.
Former Champion Leads the Way at Carnoustie
Kevin Kisner threw away a golden chance of finishing the second round leading the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie all on his own when his approach shot at the 18th found the Barry Burn and cost him a double-bogey six, tying him with former champion Zach Johnson.
Open Farewell to the Normal Man with an Extraordinary Talent
1985 champion Sandy Lyle has completed his 43rd and likely final Open Championship. Golfshake's Kieran Clark pays tribute to this legend of the game, who remains Britain's most understated golf trailblazer.
Scotty Cameron Reveals New Concept X Putters
Scotty Cameron has unveiled two experimental prototypes - Concept X - which have been released in a limited number, presenting what has been described as a new standard of putter design.
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