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Articles by Liam Moore

Liam Moore is a sports journalism graduate and since picking up his first golf club three years ago, he has become consumed by the wonderful game of golf.

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EuroPro Tour Announces Return of Q School

The long-awaited return of EuroPro Tour Q School has finally been announced, with the access event taking place throughout September and October 2021. The competition will warrant access to the developmental circuit and will offer 25 cards for those who are ready to break onto the next level.


Chippenham Golf Club Feature Review

Located in the west of England, Chippenham Golf Club has undergone extensive redevelopment, including seven new holes. Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself and shares his thoughts in this feature review.


Quinta da Marinha Completes Extensive Renovation

Quinta da Marinha has invested in its luxurious holiday villas to offer golfers the perfect blend of privacy, opulence and contemporary and stylish interior decor to accompany golfing trips.


New Kaddey Switch Trolley Now Available

Kaddey have unveiled their new trolley, the Switch. Their brand ethos of companionship functionality, sustainability, style, quality and service is present in the latest product.


Who Could Upset the Favourites at The Open

Undoubtedly, Jon Rahm will head to Kent as the overwhelming favourite, but who may upset the odds at the Open? Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out eight players who might not necessarily be considered as probable victors of the Claret Jug this year but hold the potential to steal the show.


The Rory McIlroy Conundrum at The Open

After winning the Wells Fargo Championship and contending at the US Open, Rory McIlroy will be among the favoured names at Royal St George's, but there is a striking inconsistency with his game as work alongside renowned coach Pete Cowen continues. Could he do it? Golfshake's Liam Moore looks at the Rory conundrum at the Open.


Why The Open is Golf's Best Major

There’s no denying that major championship golf is extra special. These are the events that provide the sternest of challenges for the world’s very best players. With The Open on the horizon, it got us thinking: what is the best major of them all? We explain why The Open is the greatest major in golf.


What Makes Royal St George's England's Ultimate Open Venue

The Open's first English venue, Royal St George’s has character, history and an unrivalled passion for golf. There is a reason why this is the only place deemed worthy enough to host championship golf in the south – it is a special place where special things happen.


Meet Ryan Campbell - Insights From a Rising Star on the EuroPro Tour

Beneath the European Tour, there is the highly competitive, emotionally charged and fascinating world of the mini tours, where dreams are furthered or shattered entirely. Learning more about this journey to the summit, Golfshake's Liam Moore caught up with Scotland's Ryan Campbell, who plays on the EuroPro Tour.


Why More Golfers Should Play in Societies

There aren’t many better hobbies than playing golf; you get to spend hours in the sunshine, the social aspect is fantastic and it’s an excellent source of exercise. Whether you play by yourself, in a duo or even a four-ball, golf accommodates all groups. Above the traditional four-ball, is the golf society. This group is typically made up of several members with one aim: play as much golf via as many different courses as possible. Sound like fun? It is.


The Best Golf Lasers of 2021

Rangefinders have become a common accessory for golfers. They have quickly become a part of most golf bags and if you don’t currently own one, you could be losing shots out on the course. We list six models that we think offer not just performance enhancing capabilities, but also don’t break the bank to acquire either.


Darren Clarke CBD Launches New Premium CBD Oils

Darren Clarke CBD and Sana Lifestyle have agreed on an exclusive partnership that will see the release of two premium CBD oils, providing golfers with credible, premium products which act on the body’s endocannabinoid system – which can help to improve sleep quality, reduce pain, lessen anxiety levels and boost immune system response.


InRange Technology Installed at Bristol Golf Centre

Bristol Golf Centre has become the latest golfing hub to utilise InRange technology, receiving an extensive upgrade to its 32-bay facility. InRange are quickly becoming among the industry’s leading ball-tracking system, having seen support from numerous clubs around the country.


The Best Push Golf Trolleys of 2021

It might be optimal to carry your bag, but the disparity in calories between carrying and pushing is not as large as one might think. Pushing our clubs boasts many additional benefits too. Strength building, increased cardio and the burning of further calories are all major advantages of trolleys. With that in mind, we list eight of the best push trolleys of 2021.


How American Golf is Positively Impacting the Game

American Golf are Europe’s number one golf retailer and while they are predominantly known for distributing the latest golfing accessories, there’s plenty of work being done behind the scenes to ensure the longevity and inclusion of our wonderful sport.


The Best Golf Watches of 2021

Whether you utilise a laser or a watch, modern technology has enabled amateur golfers to have a technological caddie with them at all times. We have listed seven of the best golf watches to help you lower those scores as much as possible in 2021.


BIG MAX Reveals New Golf Bags Inspired by Shoe Designs

The number one golf bag in Europe, Big Max, is set to bring more vibrant colours to the fairways this summer, with the release of two new models inspired by modern shoe designs.


10 Players Who Will Contend at The Open

Shane Lowry has possessed the Claret Jug for two years, but finally, this summer, the Open Championship returns. But who is likely to contend at Royal St George's in July? Golfshake's Liam Moore has identified ten players he expects to make a run for glory and potentially etch their name as the Champion Golfer of 2021.


Golf Courses to Play in the East of England This Summer

Were you aware that the east of England hosts some of the best golf courses in the country? Whether you’re looking for parkland or links, long or short, or maybe just a gem in the middle of nowhere, this district of England has you covered.


Where to Play Golf in Scotland This Summer

When it comes to playing golf in Britain, there is one area that truly takes the top spot. Hosting the home of golf – in addition to creating the game – is the marvellous landscape that is Scotland. With assistance from the wonderful Golfshake Community, we have put together a list of the best golf courses to play in Scotland this summer.


TravisMathew Reveals UK Online Sales Website

After the success that TravisMathew has received in the United Kingdom, the company has decided to launch a UK online sales website. The premium golf apparel and lifestyle brand is famous for its fresh and progressive collections.


England Golf Relaunches Club Membership Campaign

England Golf has reinforced their commitment to club membership by re-launching its ‘Membership: Give it a Shot’ campaign that has been introduced to boost the numbers of golfers who belong to clubs.


Golf Courses to Play in The South of England This Summer

While the south of England host many revered courses that make the top 100 lists of the country, there are also plenty of hidden gems. With help from the incredible Golfshake Community, we have listed only a few golf courses to play during the summer season.


Golf Courses to Play in The North of England This Summer

The north of England has proudly boasted a collection of unbelievable courses for quite some time now, and it’s easy to see why many golfers across the nation are willing to travel far and wide to get in on the action. With assistance from the Golfshake Community and their detailed reviews, we have picked out some of the best courses to visit during the summertime.


Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands This Summer

From short courses to long, parkland courses to heathland courses and some of the most picturesque golf clubs in the country, the Midlands area not only offers quality but a variety of challenging settings. Thanks to the reliable Golfshake Community and their reviews of summertime rounds, we have listed venues within the district that offer a fantastic experience.


How to Keep Your Golf Clubs in Top Condition

It's one thing buying a new set of clubs, but they need to be properly maintained. In addition to the cleanliness of our clubs, performance is just as – if not more – important. Based on the help from GolfSupport and their expert advice, we list several useful methods to keep your golf clubs clean and your performance shiny.


The Glamorganshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Glamorganshire Golf Club in Wales boasts a rich history, including the fact that an early member conceived the format of Stableford. Popular with societies, Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience this scenic venue for himself, penning his reflections in a new Feature Review.


Norwich Family Golf Centre Becomes Foresight Sports First UK Range Venue

Norwich Family Golf Centre has partnered with Foresight Sports, becoming the first driving range in the UK to install and utilise Total Range. The technology boasts outstanding performance and entertainment improvements, that are suitable for players of all age and skill range.


The Putter Tailor Offers Edel Golf Putters in UK

The Putter Tailor are a certified fitter for Edel Golf in the UK and they have introduced a full fitting for your most used golf club, the putter. Combining Edel’s world-renowned equipment and industry knowledge, The Putting Tailor will offer a unique, mobile made to measure service that will result in a putter perfect for your game.


Why You Should Get Fitted For Your Golf Clubs

Golfers are being encouraged to get fitted for clubs - and the benefits are clear. Callaway has taken that flexibility and customisation to another level through its Apex Irons, and we had the opportunity to visit the Fitting Centre at The Belfry, where Gary Beadle was fitted for a set with intriguing results.


Jon Rahm: Covid's Cruellest Sporting Victim

Jon Rahm's positive coronavirus test on Saturday brought an abrupt and cruel end to a sparkling display at Muirfield Village, but Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that the Spaniard is currently the best golfer on the planet and will quickly rebound this summer.


The Best Carry Golf Bags on the Market in 2021

Golfers are ready for the summer months, but where are they going to store their clubs? If a new bag is something that you need, we have handily brought together this year's best stand bags into one feature article, which we hope could inspire more golfers to carry their bags during a round.


Orida Park Wood Golf Club to Host PGA EuroPro Tour Event

Orida Park Wood Golf Club have announced that they will host a PGA EuroPro Tour event for the upcoming season. The club have also revealed that they will host a Pro-Am on the day prior to the main competition.


Birchwood Park Golf & Country Club Exhibits Major Driving Range Revamp

Whilst many of us were staring at our calendars, praying that the return of golf would be on the horizon, Birchwood Park Golf & Country Club were occupied with a new project. The club, based in Kent, has completely undergone a driving range revamp that will feature state-of-the-art TrackMan Technology.


What Has Happened to Patrick Cantlay?

Ahead of the PGA Championship, Patrick Cantlay would normally be considered among the favourites, but since February, the American's form has dipped markedly, missing the cut in his last four stroke-play events. Liam Moore looks at the 29-year-old's career to date - and why a return to his best can't be ruled out at Kiawah Island.


Golf Lifestyle Brand Manors Reveals New Classic Collection

Manors, a golf lifestyle brand, will release their new Classic Collection for SS21 on the 7th of May. Through an increased selection of apparel, Manors are hoping to shape the future of golf clothing in a more positive, inclusive manner.


The Ecstasy and Agony of the Mini Tour

The PGA Tour represents the elite. Almost every shot of every tournament is broadcasted and daily updates are provided from both internal and external media outlets. Away from the big-leagues, however, are the mini-tours. Mizuno have teamed up with professional golfer Fredrik Lindblom, where he agreed to film a series highlighting the successes and the disappointments in his quest for a Tour card.


The Craziest Shots in Golf

Whilst golf is known for its traditions and carefully thought out shots, occasionally members of our sport want to have a little fun – and who can blame them? Undoubtedly, you’ve seen a collection of ‘the best golf shots across the professional tours’ countless times. However, have you seen some of the craziest shots? Callaway asked Marcus Armitage if he would be open to setting a new Guinness World Record, and the Englishman couldn’t refuse.


Mizuno Release Their Innovative 2021 Apparel & Shoe Line

Mizuno have revealed their 2021 clothing collection, the Spring/Summer 2021 apparel (SS21) along with five new models in their footwear line-up. The Japanese-based manufacturer’s latest releases will feature the companies most striking and technically advanced range yet.


2021 British Open Speedgolf Championships to be Held at The Springs

The 2021 edition of the British Open Speedgolf Championship will be held at The Springs Golf Club in Oxfordshire and will introduce a second day to the event this year which is scheduled to be held on the 19th and 20th of September.


MGI Trolleys Now Available in UK Through American Golf

American Golf have revealed that they have entered a partnership with MGI that will enable the retailer to exclusively sell MGI trolleys across the UK. The collaboration will ensure that the range of trolleys continues to grow in strength having first arrived on the market almost 30 years ago.


10 of the Best Golf YouTube Channels to Watch in 2021

When not playing, many golfers turn to YouTube, where there is a vast range of engaging channels available that cover the sport. Whether it's course vlogs or instructional features, we list not just ten of the most popular YouTube Channels but also those that are making a positive impact on the game.


5 of the Best Golf Swing Capture Apps on the Market

Through the advent of shot tracers and swing analysers, amateur golfers are no longer priced out from improving their game. They typically come as a free download with in-app purchases available, but that isn’t always the case and some provide a direct one-off payment to access their content. We list five of the best apps to help you solve those frustrating quirks that hold your swing back.


Slingsby Gin Launches New Golf Academy Celebrity Challenge

With the resumption of golf in England coinciding with a time seen as the start of the UK golf season, Slingsby Gin, sponsor of the BMW PGA Championship, have launched their own Golf Academy and Celebrity Challenge aimed to inspire and encourage more female golfers to take up the sport this year.


Under Armour Announces 2021 Footwear Range

The 2021 Under Armour golf footwear range has been revealed, the brand continuing to follow the data in their quest to produce the most comfortable shoes on the market.


PGA EuroPro Tour Introduces Qualifying for Amateur Golfers

The PGA EuroPro Tour have announced that they will open Monday Qualifying to amateur golfers who currently hold a handicap of 2 or lower. The move has recently seen approval from the R&A and will take place for this year’s tournaments.


Women On The Tee: A New Event Held Exclusively For Women

Launched in March 2021, Women On The Tee is a new venture that will see its first event in May 2021 and is aimed at female golfers who want to take part in a series of fun events with like-minded golfers in a competitive environment.


Carry, Trolley, Buggy - What Should You Use?

When playing golf, do you carry your bag, use a trolley, or maybe even drive round in a buggy? Naturally, everyone is different and each of the options will be dependent on the individual. Liam Moore looks at the positives and negatives of each transportable choice on the course.


Expand Your Golf in 2021 With Mizuno Golf Pairs Events

Established in 2013, the Mizuno Golf Pairs Tour has continued to grow since its inception and looks set to be even bigger and better in 2021, providing all golfers with the opportunity to play at more venues across the UK this year, including many of the finest courses in the country.


5 of the Best Golf Courses in the West of England

The west of England is made up of Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wilshire. With over 35 golf courses in the area, these picturesque venues provide the perfect location for a golfing getaway. Whether you are looking for scenery, a short nine-hole course or to test yourself at a challenging links course, the west offers plenty of viable options. Liam Moore has picked out five of the best.



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