Articles by Will Trinkwon

Will is an unrepentant lover of all things golf and has been playing the game since he was 13. When he’s not on the links, Will channels his considerable passion for the game into writing about the sport on Golfshake, keeping up to date with tour gossip and binge-watching old videos of Tiger Woods on YouTube.

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The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.   

10 of the Worst Missed Putts in Golf History

If you're squeamish about cataclysmically poor putting, look away now. If you think you can handle it, Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the worst missed putts of all time, moments that these players would love to forget.

The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses.

10 of the Biggest Putts in Golf History

Could hole a ten footer with everything on the line? Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the biggest putts in golf history, moments that demanded immense strength and will under pressure, each with magnified importance, often the difference between winning and losing.

12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive.

The Best Golfer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known to avid golf fans and students of the golf swing, the remarkable story of Moe Norman is perhaps lesser known in the mainstream. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the life and impact of the unique Canadian whose abilities astonished the leading players in the game.

The Importance of Online Golf Course Reviews

Online golf club and facility reviews are an established and important part of the golfing landscape. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at their growing influence, how venues can take advantage, and the correct ways to deal with any negative responses.

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch More Women’s Golf

The Women’s British Open has been gracing TV screens and offered a top-quality golf viewing experience. But, across the board, female golf still gets less traffic than its male counterpart. But Will Trinkwon explains what you are missing, and why you should be watching more.

10 Reasons Why Golf is Good for You

There are few things that are better for your health than playing a sport. And of all of them, golf has a good claim to be one of the healthiest. It may not be the most strenuous of activities. But, for many reasons, golf is great for your wellbeing.

Finca Cortesin Upgrades Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy

The luxury Spanish golf complex, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has just further enhanced its position as one of the premium golfing locations in Europe by making a series of top-quality investments in its Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy.

IGC Society to Host Prestigious Summer Events

One of the best ways of playing golf is through a golf society. While traditional club membership is a great way to experience the game, societies are an especially good option for meeting other golfers, playing more courses and just generally expanding your golfing horizons

Toptracer: At The Open and Beyond

This year’s Open stood out for many reasons. One of these was the amazing atmosphere and the unusually high engagement of in-person and TV technology.  Part of this included the Toptracer technology on the tournament range. We found out more.

Are We Seeing a Decline in Putting on Tour?

We've had the opportunity to catch-up with Barney Adams, Founder and former CEO of Adams Golf, in the past on issues facing the industry.  Adams now addresses issues around putting and asks the questions on whether we are seeing a demise in putting on tour?

6 of the Most Interesting Greens in the UK

For all their difficulties, greens can be plain interesting. From those pocked with flowerbeds, to ones with more tiers than a wedding cake, Will Trinkwon explores six of the most intriguing and devilish greens in the UK.    

Why Rory McIlroy’s Open Disappointment Will Only Make Him Stronger

Rory McIlroy turned up at Royal Portrush with the highest of hopes, but it was a disastrous Thursday, costing him a place at the weekend despite a stunning Friday charge. However, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes this disappointment will only drive the Northern Irishman on to more success in future.

6 Beards to Look Out for During Open Sunday

It's been a very special Open return to Royal Portrush, but one thing that has struck writer Will Trinkwon are the number of bears in contention. Here is Will's light hearted look ahead to the final round of this year's championship.

Understanding Different Types of Golf Ball

Look at the shelves of your local pro shop and you’ll be confronted by a variety of two-piece, three-piece, four-piece and even five-piece golf balls. Confused? Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at each type to explain the differences.

6 Reasons Why The 2019 Open Will Be One For The Ages

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush has begun. Returning to a spectacular venue with a variety of stories coming into the week, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes that year's championship will be a classic.

7 Ways to Pimp Out Your Golf Bag

When golf bags were first introduced, the emphasis was on the practical rather than the visual, but that has all changed now. Unsure of how to spruce up your stand bag? To help you get the right look for your luggage, here are seven ways to pimp out your bag.

Does Golf Need More Formats Like GolfSixes?

Three years have now passed since the European Tour introduced GolfSixes, but just how successful has this innovation been? Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the positives and negatives, reaching a mixed picture of the event, but that its greatest legacy may be within junior golf.

15 Must Play Golf Courses in the East of England

From top quality parkland layouts, to wonderfully idiosyncratic links courses, the East of England offers a rich variety for golfers. Will Trinkwon has picked our 15 of the best venues that should be on your must play lists.

10 Ways a Golf Coach Will Improve Your Game and Lower Your Handicap

If your handicap has stalled and there is no obvious sign of improvement, it may be time to see a golf pro. Will Trinkwon looks at ten key areas where a golf coach can help your game, showcasing the benefits of taking lessons.

5 of the Most Fearsome Bunkers in the UK

If there’s one thing guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of the average golfer, it’s a bunker. Will Trinkwon picks out five of the most intimidating in the UK that even the most competent of bunker players wouldn’t want to be stuck in. 

5 of the Best Golf Ads of All Time

Advertising is a huge part of every industry, golf no exception. While it can be frustrating to have tournament coverage interrupted by an advert, some of them have been entertaining, informative and memorable. Will Trinkwon picks out several of his favourites.

5 Tips for Playing 36 Holes in a Day

Longer days in summer provide golfers with the opportunity to devote more hours on the course. For the true enthusiasts, you may even be tempted to play 36 or 54 holes in a day. Such a packed schedule is not for the fainthearted, however, and requires stamina and preparation if you're to do it successfully. Will Trinkwon shares five tips with you.

5 Things the Average Golfer Can Learn From Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers ever to have graced a fairway. His career has been defined by maximising each aspect of his game and body. But what can you learn from this golf icon? Will Trinkwon has identified five key areas that you can look to emulate.

5 Must Have Modern Day Golf Gadgets

We are living in a technological age, which has certainly touched the game of golf. Will Trinkwon picks out five of the best examples of modern golf technology, the must have gadgets for the 21st century player.

5 Things We Now Use in Golf That We Didn't 40 Years Ago

Much has changed and evolved in golf during the past 40 years. Will Trinkwon looks back to the halcyon days of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Seve Ballesteros, comparing their equipment, apparel and clubs with the gear you see today.

6 Reasons Why The US Open Will Be An Event For The Ages

This year's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is greatly anticipated for a variety of reasons. From the spectacular venue itself to the storylines entering the week, Will Trinkwon picks out key factors that should make this championship hugely compelling.


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