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Articles by Melvyn Davies

Mel is a Golfshake ambassador and golf gadget nut regularly testing the latest tech, gadgets and training aids.

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Northern Ball Markers Review

Northern Ball Markers is a newly launched company that creates custom ball markers and golf accessories in brass, aluminium and copper materials. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been using a marker and divot tool and shares his thoughts.


Duca del Cosma Heritage Shoe Review

Part of Duca del Cosma's line of spikeless golf shoes, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has tested the Heritage for us, a model that has been designed to deliver luxurious feel, aligned with high levels of comfort and quality performance on the course.


Hagley Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended in the West Midlands, Hagley Golf Club is a welcoming an accessible venue for visiting golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the opportunity to play there and shares his thoughts.


Patshull Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Patshull Park is a beautfully presented parkland golf course on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play this layout and shares his thoughts.


Zepp Golf 2 Review

Zepp Golf 2 is the next generation of Zepp Golf. Attaching onto your glove, this small device provides data on key attributes of your game, featuring 3D Swing Analysis, Instant Evaluation and Smart Coach. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been testing and reviews it for us.


Olton Golf Club Feature Review

Olton is a private, mature parkland golf course founded in 1893 set in 95 acres near Birmingham Airport. Renowned for its condition and quality of greens, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play there and shares his thoughts.


Dead Aim Ball Marker Review

The Dead Aim is an on-course alignment aid that was created by professionals in Scotland, with five unique fingers on the marker, helping golfers to pick their target on the green and start the ball on that intended line. Golfshake's Mel Davies has tested it for us on the golf course.


G3 Flex Head Tees Review

G3 Flex-Head Tees are an unbreakable, American designed and manufactured product, boasting an innovative and acclaimed design. Golfshake's Mel Davies had the opportunity to test the tees and discover whether they live up to the billing.


Hollywood Golf Club Feature Review

Hollywood Golf Club boasts a mature 18-hole, tree lined parkland course on the outskirts of south Birmingham, with easy access from the motorway network. Golfshake's Mel Davies has played and reviewed the venue for us.


Golf Buddy VTX GPS Review

GolfBuddy's latest handheld GPS device - the VTX - is a slim, lightweight design that is packed with features, chief among them being voice audio and bluetooth connectivity. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been testing it for us and shares his review.


GravityFit (Swing Kit) Review

GravityFit is a revolutionary system that has been designed to strengthen core body muscles to protect and support your spine, allowing for improved performance during physical activity and sport. Golfshake's Mel Davies had the chance to test and learn more about it.


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.


Enville Golf Club (Highgate Course) Feature Review

Enville Golf Club boasts two fine courses, The Lodge and Highgate. Having previously reviewed the former, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies returned to experience the Highgate. Here is his Feature Review.


PuttOut Feature Review

PuttOut's training aid has been a popular addition to the market. Its uniquely designed parabolic curve automatically returns your good putts, rejects missed putts but holds your perfect putt, delivering instant feedback to your practice. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been using it for the past ten months.


Enville Golf Club Feature Review

Enville Golf Club is one of the most popular and highly regarded in the West Midlands, so Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies went to see what the hype is all about.


Review PuttPlate by FatPlate

PuttPlate is the latest in a great range of training aids for all levels of golfer from FatPlate. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently had the chance to try it for himself, and here is his review.


Trion:Z Loop Duo Wristband Review

The Trion:Z Loop Duo band is a unique magnetic & negative ion wristband. It uses patented ANSPO magnetic therapy technology and are the only sports health wristband on the market to have a Japanese medical approval and a Class 1 CE mark. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been using it lately and noted his thoughts.


Droitwich Golf Club Feature Review

Droitwich Golf Club is a James Braid redesign in Worcestershire. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently had the opportunity to play here, and this is his Feature Review.


Wharton Park Feature Review

Wharton Park is a short drive from Kidderminster and is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake. Mel Davies, Golfshake Ambassador, had the chance to play it. Here is his Feature Review.


2UNDR Swing Shift Boxer Brief Review

2UNDR Swing Shift Boxers have been designed to provide underwear that is perfect for the golf course. Golfshake's Mel Davies recently had the chance to test them out when playing, and here is his review.


Mizuno Wave Cadence Golf Shoe Review

The Mizuno Wave Cadence Golf Shoe was part of the brand's range for 2018, and is designed for walking 36-holes and beyond, combining the stability and traction needed for golf with the tech of running shoes. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the opportunity to test them, and here is his review.


Oswestry Golf Club Feature Review

Oswestry Golf Club in Shropshire is known for being the home of former Masters champion Ian Woosnam, but it's also renowned for being a James Braid designed mature parkland layout. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies went to play it.


Discovering Scott Readman Concepts

Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited the Scott Readman Concepts 'Putter Cave' and was able to see the quality and striking collection of putters, covers and accessories that have been recognised by some of the game's best players.


The Players Club Feature Review

The Players Club is located near to Chipping Sodbury and a short drive from Bristol.  Find out what Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies thought of this highly recommended venue on Golfshake.com


Review: FatPlate Sand & FatPlate Lite

Following on from a recent review of the Fat Plate training aid product Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies check out the latest products of the FatPlate Sand and FatPlate Lite.


Golf Swing Shirt Review

The Golf Swing Shirt is a training aid aimed at improving your golf swing through enhancing the feeling of connection of your arms and body throughout the swing.  This unique product is focused specifically on feeling of your swing movements and getting your swing repeatable through the feeling of connection.


Review: Arccos 360

Arccos is a leading brand and technology partner of Microsoft, and their new Arccos 360 technology could help you improve your game. Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies tested out the product during August - November 2017.


Review: FatPlate Training Aid

The FatPlate is a new visual training aid on the golf market that encourages golfers to compress the ball, while giving priceless feedback when this is not achieved. Find out what Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies thought.


Review: Green Sleeve Golf Cleaner

Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies reviews the Green Sleeve Cleander which is a unique, pocket sized ball and club cleaner with a microfiber cleaning centre to remove loose dirt, dry and polish golf balls and wedges.


South Staffordshire Golf Club Review

Golfshake ambassador visited South Staffordshire Golf Club, or South Staffs as it is more commonly known in Sep 2017.  Found out how he got on.


Handsworth Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies recently visited Handsworth Golf Club in the West Midlands to review the course.  Find out how he got on - date played August 2017.


Ingestre Park Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador headed to Ingestre Park Golf Club in Staffordshire to check out this parkland golf course which was built on land which was one the home of the Earl of Shrewsbury.


Coventry Golf Club Feature Review

Coventry Golf Club is a venue with significant history and an excellent course, which Melvyn Davies recently took the opportunity to experience for himself. Take a look at his detailed review of a great spot in Warwickshire.


Kidderminster Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Melvyn Davies played Kidderminster Golf Club in March 2017. Take a look at what he thought of this West Midlands situated course.


Cleobury Mortimer Golfshake Visit

Golfshake member Mel Davies visited Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club in Jan 2017 to check out the course, facilties and coaching options.


Shrosbree Golf, Shropshire - Coaching, Practise, Golf

Get your game on track this winter with some focused indoor golf and lessons at Shrosbree Golf, Shropshire. Golfshake member Mel Davies visited Shrosbee Golf in November 2016 to check out the facilities and meet with the coaching team.  Find out how he got on.


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