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PGA Tour And LIV Golf Merger Was Twist We Should Have Seen Coming

The golf world has been stunned by the announced merger between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, but Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why we should have all really seen this incredible twist coming.

PGA Tour, DP World Tour And LIV Golf MERGE to Unify Golf

Following two years of uncertainty, months of bitter recriminations, public fallouts and lawsuits, the golf world has been stunned by the news that the PGA TOUR, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund (which owns LIV Golf) have today announced a landmark agreement to unify the game of golf.

PAYNTR X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoes Review

PAYNTR GOLF's X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoes have followed the brand's principle of creating products that are deeply grounded in the biomechanics of the golf swing. Naturally, with all of that information, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies was thrilled to get his hands on them for a comprehensive test and review.

Golfshake Reveals Highly Recommended & Outstanding Venues For 2023

Golfshake is delighted to reveal the 595 venues receiving the Highly Recommended status and 139 venues receiving the Service Excellence status for golf course reviews submitted to Golfshake during 2022.

The 10 Best Golfers Who Have Been World Number One

The Official World Golf Rankings were first launched in 1986 and a total of just 24 golfers have occupied that lofty position of number one. Some of the men who have been crowned as the world’s best golfers will surprise you. Having taken a long look at the list, Golfshake's Derek Clements thought that the time had come to rank the top 10.

Why The Cut Must Remain an Essential Part of Pro Golf

Whether it be LIV Golf or the PGA Tour's proposed designated events, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the importance of having cuts in professional golf as part of this week's View From The Fairway.

2023 RBC Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy will be looking to become the first player to win three consecutive RBC Canadian Open titles at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto this week. And with the US Open looming large on the horizon, McIlroy could do with making a decent fist of his defence.

2023 Scandinavian Mixed Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Linn Grant and 10-time DP World Tour winner Alex Noren will tee it up this week at the unique Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed at Ullna Golf & Club, just 30 minutes from the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Rose Zhang Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Following great anticipation, Rose Zhang instantly fulfilled that hype by etching her name in the record books after becoming the first player in 72 years to win on the LPGA in her professional debut. The 20-year-old overcame the formidable challenge of major winner Jennifer Kupcho to claim the Mizuho Americas Open after a captivating playoff.

Viktor Hovland Secures Biggest Victory at Memorial Tournament

Norway’s Viktor Hovland handled the toughest stretch at Muirfield Village and delivered three clutch putts at the end to win the Memorial Tournament in a playoff over Denny McCarthy. It was his fourth PGA Tour victory, worth a $3.6 million winner's check and a handshake from host Jack Nicklaus.

Tom McKibbin Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Northern Ireland's Tom McKibbin has won his first DP World Tour title with a two-shot victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The 20-year-old carded a three-under-par 70 to finish nine under and beat home hopes Maximilian Kieffer and Marcel Siem, with France's Julien Guerrier also finishing on seven under.

The Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to an incredible 280,000 golf course reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community over the last 12 years. With over 20,000 reviews submitted in 2022, we have analysed the data and identified the 2022 Golfshake Award Winners.

What Makes The Perfect Group Golf Break

It's that time of year when you might be considering planning a golf break, either with a small group of friends or with a society. So, what do you need to consider before you get it booked? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares some key advice - most of it from personal experience.

Professional Golf Continues to Tear Itself Apart

If you had any doubts that a schism still exists within the world of professional golf, they would have been dispelled by a series of press conferences at Muirfield Village, scene of this week’s Memorial Tournament.

Regularly Change Your Golf Grips to Gain More Distance

There isn't a golfer out there who would honestly say no to being able to hit the ball a little bit further. Ultimately, that can be accomplished through a combination of factors; including fitness, technique, swing speed and the equipment you use, but perhaps something that you may have overlooked is the role of grips in the pursuit of greater distance and performance.

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #21: Have You Ever Had The Yips?

Ryan and Matt discuss the latest news on tour featuring a look back on last week and a look ahead to this week's tour events. They also have an in-depth chat around the yips - what they are, how they impact you and what can be done to shake them off.

Titleist Introduces New TSR2 Plus Fairway Wood

Titleist has introduced a new loft option to its popular TSR fairway wood range - the TSR2+ 14.5-degree fairway, which has been designed based on feedback from tour players around the world.

7 Training Aids That Every Golfer Should Try

Training aids are not a new introduction to golf, but they are becoming increasingly technologically advanced and creative. Where should you start to improve your own game? We present some of the most effective types of training aids on the market today.

Emiliano Grillo Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Emiliano Grillo won the Charles Schwab Challenge despite a double-bogey six at the 72nd hole. He hit his drive into a penalty area, took a drop, played his third shot to just short of the green, then pitched on and two-putted for a six at the par four.

2023 Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

Much is made of The Players Championship being golf’s fifth major, but if ever there was a course that was made to host the US Open it is Muirfield Village, the venue for this week’s Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

2023 Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

There are genuinely high hopes of a home winner at the Porsche European Open in Germany this week, following a resurgence in German golf, but Frenchman Victor Perez could be the man to beat on the outskirts of Hamburg.

How Can Zach Johnson Possibly Not Pick Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka has won one major championship this year and finished runner-up in another, so will the LIV Golf star be part of the American Ryder Cup team? Golfshake's Derek Clements can't imagine a reality where Koepka is not part of Zach Johnson's side in Italy.

What Makes a Great Caddie

You could be forgiven for believing that a caddie is simply somebody who lugs a huge golf bag around and tells his or her player how far they are from the green. If it were that simple, we would all be doing it, especially when you consider the serious amounts of money to be made from accompanying the best golfers on the world’s fairways.

Pablo Larrazabal Continues Winning Form at KLM Open

Pablo Larrazabal secured his second DP World Tour title in three starts, his fourth in 15 months and his ninth in total after producing a great finish to win the 2023 KLM Open by two shots.

PlayMoreGolf Reports Significant Shift in Golfer Habits

PlayMoreGolf, the UK’s largest points-based golf membership scheme, have announced record-breaking sales figures that may signal a significant shift in golfers’ habits. In March, the company achieved new member sales to the value of £1.25million - a 48% increase from its previous best.

Ram Tour Grind Wedges - Budget Price, Premium Feel

RAM Golf recently revealed the new Ram Golf Tour Grind Milled wedges, promising to provide golfers with perfect feel and control around the green.  Find out what Golfshake thought following some testing and find out why these wedges might just be worth adding to your golf bag in 2023.

5 Benefits of Getting Golf Lessons

What are the tangible benefits of having formalised golf lessons versus just getting swing tips from friends.  This article examines the top five benefits of taking a formalised golf lesson - understanding the benefits of taking a lesson could help you to accelerate your improvement.

Abacus Unveils New Grove Hybrid Jacket And Vest Gilet

The new sportwear collection from Abacus boasts a bespoke range of high-performance apparel that is designed to protect golfers from extreme weather whilst ensuring performance remains unhindered. Among the impressive line-up is two standout products: the Grove Hybrid Jacket and the Grove Hybrid Vest Gilet.

2023 LIV Golf Washington DC Preview Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka goes for his third victory of the year when he joins 47 other golfers for the latest LIV Golf tournament at Trump National in Potomac Falls, Virginia. And who would bet against him claiming another win this week?

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #20: PGA Champ Recap, How We Got Into Golf

Regular host Ryan Rastall is joined by Kieran Clark and Tom Wade to recap the 105th PGA Championship, discussing Brooks Koepka's fifth major victory, the remarkable story of club pro Michael Block, and what this all means for the Ryder Cup.

Michael Block Reminded Us Why We Love Sport

The feel-good story at the PGA Championship was written by a club pro called Michael Block. From comfortably making the cut to playing with major champions and making a hole-in-one on Sunday, the 46-year-old reminded us all why we love sport.

10 Golfers Who Would Be Great TV Commentators

There is a knack to being a successful golf commentator. It certainly helps if you have been involved at the sharp end, and that contributed towards Nick Faldo’s success with a microphone in his hand. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about who among those currently playing the game that would make a successful transition.

2023 Charles Schwab Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Usually, the week after a major sees a seriously weakened field but with the US Open just around the corner the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood have opted to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.

2023 KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ryder Cup hopeful Victor Perez will defend his KLM Open title at Bernardus Golf Club this week, knowing that victory would go a long way towards securing his place in Luke Donald’s team

How Jason Day Battled His Way Back to The Top

Jason Day's recent victory at the Byron Nelson was a long time coming, following years of struggles and doubts. Golfshake's Derek Clements has previously found the Australian's slow style difficult to watch, but he describes why he has a new-found respect for the former world number one.

The PGA Championship Should Return to August Date on Calendar

There was much to like about this year's PGA Championship, but Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the event has lost a degree of spark following its move to May and that should be addressed by the PGA of America.

What Golf Clubs Does Brooks Koepka Use

Brooks Koepka produced a final round of 67 to win his third PGA Championship and his fifth major, in the process becoming the first LIV Golf member to claim a major title.

Brooks Koepka Proves That Class Really is Permanent

Brooks Koepka won over the fans at Oak Hill with a sensational performance to claim his third PGA Championship title and fifth major victory, establishing the American as an all-time great, something that seemed unlikely just a year ago.

Performance Goals That Every Golfer Should Have

Whether you’re just starting out on your golfing journey, or you’re a seasoned weekend warrior, it’s a great idea to set yourself a few goals. As you’ll see, these don’t have to be entirely tied to your score, but we think that the simple act of setting these can keep you more focused throughout your rounds; and should ultimately help you play better golf.

Golfers Dominate Latest Forbes Sports Rich List

With the influx of money as a result of LIV Golf it will come as no surprise to learn that golfers figure prominently in the Forbes Sports List top 20 for 2023, with five LIV players in the top 20 and four times as many golfers in the top 50 as last year.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Review

Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has tested the BRNR Mini Driver from TaylorMade and he shares his thoughts. Ever since the unveiling earlier in the year, golfers - amateurs and professionals alike - have gone crazy for this club.

Predicting Future Ryder Cup Captains

When Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia resigned from the DP World Tour, it meant that Europe lost three future Ryder Cup captains in the blink of an eye. So who are the men most likely to be asked to step into the fray in future? Here are some serious contenders, and a couple who won’t be asked but really would bring something special to the contest.

Srixon ZX MKII Irons Review

Srixon’s 2023 iron models have been highly popular for golfers across the globe, with each one offering something different than the other. Higher handicappers will be interested in the Srixon ZX4, but the ZX5 performed exceptionally well during testing. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has reviewed all four models and provides his thoughts on them.

Billy Foster Believes Matt Fitzpatrick is in Good Shape For The PGA Championship

Billy Foster is confident that Matt Fitzpatrick can contend at this year's PGA Championship, coming just weeks after the reigning US Open champion secured his second PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage.

Which Golfers Have The Best Social Media Reputation

When it comes to determining the sentiment of fans and viewers, social media is the best barometer we have, something that was heightened following the release of the Netflix series, Full Swing. Using the social media tool Linkfluence, our friends at Betway have analysed just how the documentary series affected the popularity of the featured players in the weeks leading up to the Masters.

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #19: PGA Championship Preview, Predictions, Picks to

Regular co-host Ryan Rastall is joined by Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark for a special edition of the podcast, looking ahead to this week's 105th PGA Championship.

2023 PGA Championship Preview, Picks, Analysis, TV Guide

The second men's major of the year kicks off with most of the world’s best golfers in sensational form as they do battle for the Wanamaker Trophy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a compelling week at Oak Hill.

10 Players to Watch at The 2023 PGA Championship

It's time for the second major of the year as the PGA Championship returns to the revered Oak Hill, one of the most acclaimed venues in the United States. Always competitive and fascinating, who do you think will triumph? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some names for you to watch.

9 Outsiders to Watch at The 2023 PGA Championship

Who could surprise the favourites and lift the Wanamaker Trophy at Oak Hill? Golfshake's Derek Clements has identified several outsider contenders to follow during the 2023 PGA Championship.

What You Need to Know About Oak Hill Country Club

Oak Hill Country Club was originally designed by Donald Ross. Cary Middlecoff, Lee Trevino and Curtis Strange won US Opens here, while Jack Nicklaus, Shaun Micheel and Jason Dufner have lifted the Wanamaker Trophy on the famous East Course. And who could forget the Ryder Cup in 1995 when Europe triumphed again on American soil.

How Justin Thomas Won The 2022 PGA Championship

Justin Thomas won the 2022 PGA Championship after shooting a final day 67 to finish five under and complete a stunning come-from-behind victory. He battled back from an eight-shot deficit to ultimately prevail in sweltering heat at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The G4D Open Was Inspiring For All Golfers

In this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the remarkable stories behind the competitors at the inaugural G4D Open, demonstrating that golf can be the most inclusive of sports, irrespective of disability or impairment.

My 6 Favourite PGA Championship Moments

The PGA Championship has often been regarded as the least significant of the sport’s four majors, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes is unfair. There have been some amazing editions of the PGA in recent years, and here are just a few of Derek's favourites.

How Jason Dufner Won The 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill

The last time the PGA Championship was played at Oak Hill it was won by Jason Dufner, who set himself on the way to victory with a stunning 63 in the second round. His triumph made up for the disappointment of finishing runner-up to Keegan Bradley at Atlanta Athletic Club two years earlier.

Jason Day Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Jason Day produced a stunning final round of 62 to win the AT&T Byron Nelson. It’s his 13th PGA Tour title at the same tournament at which he broke through for his first success way back in 2010, but it was his first since 2018.

Simon Forsstrom Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Simon Forsstrom recovered from a back-nine wobble with a series of late birdies as he held off the charge of fellow Swede Jens Dantorp to claim his first DP World Tour title at the 2023 Soudal Open.

GOLFBUDDY Launches New Laser Lite2 Rangefinder

GOLFBUDDY has launched the Laser Lite2, its brand-new rangefinder, that is packed with technology and will be available to retailers courtesy of the extensive distribution network of Second Chance Ltd.

The Best Electric Golf Trolleys You Can Buy

The electric trolley is becoming more commonly used throughout the world of golf and its ease of use and reliability is a strong reason as to why they have surged in popularity. We have picked out some of the very best available today.

New VERTX Remote Trolley From Stewart Golf Draws Acclaim

Stewart Golf's new Remote Trolley had been going without a name, but its VERTX moniker has now been revealed, coinciding with the product being declared the market leader by Golf Monthly in their 2023 Editor's Choice Awards.

Adidas Golf Unveils Limited Edition Footwear Collection

Adidas return to the golf footwear market in exciting fashion with the release of three limited-edition choices. Fans of the German brand will be able to choose from Superstar Golf, Stan Smith Golf and Samba Golf.

Everything You Need to Know About Odyssey Putters in 2023

If you’re in the market for a new putter, then look no further than the impressive Odyssey range of putters for the 2023 season. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, provides insight on this year’s release and details which putter can best suit your game.

Elite Golfers With Disabilities Prepare For G4D Open

The inaugural G4D Open takes place this week at Woburn, with Brendan Lawlor and Kim Moore among the international field of elite golfers with disabilities who are competing in the event.

New Enhanced SkyTrak+ Golf Launch Monitor Revealed

Building on the success of the original SkyTrak Launch Monitor, the best selling consumer product on the market, the new SkyTrak+ has been revealed and offers tour level accuracy and performance.

Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #18: Winning Texas Scramble Score, The Mental Game

This week on the Golfshake Podcast, Ryan and Matt catch-up on the latest tour news and week in golf. The also pose the question on what should you score to win a Texas Scramble and how do you approach the mental side of the game.

10 Things That All Golfers Need to Do

Golf is the most inclusive sport in the world when it comes to experiences that are available to both amateurs and professionals alike. Additionally, there are certain things that all golfers should experience throughout their career, and we have compiled a list of ten of the most pressing - have you ticked off any?

Wyndham Clark Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Wyndham Clark saw off a world-class field as he won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow by four shots to claim his maiden PGA Tour title. The 29-year-old American started the final round with a two-shot lead and he followed his magnificent third round of 63 with a three-under 68 to finish on 19 under and clear of compatriot Xander Schauffele.

2023 LIV Golf Oklahoma Preview, Picks & Analysis

Talor Gooch will this week attempt to win his third successive LIV Golf event at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. And he has an additional incentive for doing so as he is from this part of the world.

Recent Tour Withdrawals Provoke Frustration And Disappointment

Tour players withdraw from events they had entered fairly regularly, but there has been much scrutiny about recent decisions made by Rory McIlroy, Georgia Hall and Charley Hull. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he hasn't been impressed by these actions.

2023 AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the PGA Championship taking place next week you will not be surprised to learn that many of the world’s leading players have chosen to give the AT&T Byron Nelson a miss. However, Scottie Scheffler and Tyrrell Hatton are heading to TPC Craig Ranch to tune up for the second major of the year.

Social Media Trolls Have Become a Blight on Golf

For this week's View From The Fairway column, Derek Clements addresses the growing impact of social media trolls in golf, including the shameful recent online abuse of Brendan Lawlor.


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