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Bunker Lessons with David Leadbetter at His Stoke Park Golf Academy

Golfshake Amabassador Andrew Picken recently attended the grand opening of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at Stoke Park, and received some helpful bunker coaching from the legendary instructor himself. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...



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Dom Pedro Group Announce Date and Venue for 2018 Junior Masters

Aspiring junior golfers have the chance to test their skills at one of Europe’s top golf course as the Junior Masters returns to Dom Pedro’s renowned Victoria course, in July. read more ...


20 Reasons Why People Don't Join Golf Clubs

Why are more golfers deciding not to join golf clubs? Golfshake's Derek Clements has considered the reasons, and has noted 20 candid and often amusing possibilties as to why memberships are not for everyone. read more ...


The R&A Launches Women in Golf Charter

In major news for the mission to ensure that golf becomes more inclusive and welcoming to all, The R&A has launched a new Women in Golf Charter as the governing body seeks to increase both the number of women and girls participating in the game, and driving more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. read more ...


Golfshake 2017 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

With over 220,000 independent golf course reviews for courses all around the world from regular golfers the Golfshake system is the #1 resource when researching where to play golf.  The recommendation updates were added to system 18 months ago allowing golfers to highlight whether they would play again or recommend when they left a review. Find out which golf clubs achieved highly recommended status during 2017. read more ...


The Best of Golfshake 2017

2017 may now be behind us but we hope you had a great year, played lots of golf, had the chance to try some new courses and enjoyed your golf.  Before we fully look ahead to 2018 we wanted to share with you some of the most read and watched articles from 2017 on Golfshake as well some stats that have been generated by you within the scoretracker. read more ...


10 Things to Help Make 2018 Your BEST Golfing Year Yet

With 2018 now here it is the perfect time to plan your golfing goals, challenges and trips; whether that is playing better, simply playing more golf, playing new courses or a quest to lower your handicap.  Check out 10 great ideas and Golfshake content series' to help get your game on track for 2018. read more ...


Does Your Golf Club Have a Defibrillator?

Does your golf club have a defibrillator on site? It could make a difference and save lives. New research by St John Ambulance has discovered that potentially seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated by a defibrillator within the first five minutes. read more ...


The importance of digital tech and social media for golf

Digital platforms are becoming increasingly important for golf businesses and golf clubs with 90% of golfers surveyed in the 2017 Golfshake survey stating that they have a smartphone device.  Digital services and apps are now a great way for golf businesses to connect and engage online. Find out more for the 2017 Golfshake survey. read more ...


Insights and analysis of golf course reviews

2017 saw another milestone on the Golfshake golf course review system with the first club passing 1,000 independent reviews as well as launching new and improved review categories. This article looks inside the data. read more ...


Sky Sports Golf Looks Set to Retain Masters Live TV Rights

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Sky Sports' deal to showcase all four days of the Masters Tournament had ended without a renewal being immediately apparent. However, months down the line, that Sky is on the verge of agreeing a new contract with Augusta National officials. read more ...


What can golf clubs do to present and promote themselves better?

In part four of Josh Carr's examination of the 2016/16 Golfshake survey, he looks at what golf clubs can do to present and promote themselves better. read more ...


How to innovate golf club membership in 2018

Golf Writer Josh Carr explores ways golf clubs can innovate their membership in 2018, with ideas such as family membership and twilight golf, to get more people playing golf in the new year. read more ...


Galvin Green Signs Two Promising Modest! Golf Stars

Leading clothing brand Galvin Green has developed its association with promising young golfers within the burgeoning Modest! Golf Management stable - signing Italy's Guido Migliozzi and Christiaan Bezuidenhout from South Africa. read more ...


What is stopping people playing more golf?

In part two of Josh Carr’s series on golf club memberships, he looks at what is stopping golfers playing more golf. read more ...


Why are golfers deciding to be non-club members?

In part one of Josh Carr’s series on golf club memberships, he looks at why golfers are choosing to be casual golfers over members, and what factors are stopping these golfers from joining on a permanent basis. read more ...


Nick Dougherty Dunhill Diaries Video

2016 was the final professional golf tournament that Nick Dougherty competed in, an event he won back in 2007.  The Dunhill Diaries are 3 short videos filmed by Nick, his wife Di and friend and providing an intimate insight into his final professional event. read more ...


Technology Aiding Pace of Play to Stop Slow Play

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken discusses the issues around slow play, ready golf and the Tag Marshal technology helping to address this with software developed to help both golfers and golf clubs with pace of play on the course. read more ...


Golfing 4 Life End of Year Report

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken updates us on Golfing 4 Life at the end of the core 2017 UK golf season. read more ...


Two English Stars Declared Winners at Inaugural American Golf Awards

American Golf enjoyed its inaugural Golf Awards held at the Belfry on Thursday evening, with the company marking the best British achievements in golf, as voted for by thousands of golfers throughout the UK. Tommy Fleetwood and Georgia Hall were declared the U.K. & Ireland players of the year, while PING was named brand of the year. read more ...


Nominate Local Golf Heroes for The Golf Awards

Know an unsung golf hero in your area or a particularly hard working PGA Professional? Celebrate their achievements by nominating them for The Golf Awards run by American Golf. read more ...


Recording Breaking Month for Golfshake

UK golfers have been visiting the Golfshake site and accessing score tracking apps in larger numbers than ever befor this year and July saw Golfshake record it's biggest ever number of visitors.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #13 - RWBO, Kingsbarns + Golf in St Andrews

Kieran Clark is once again joined by FuzzyGolf and Josh Jeffrey to discuss what is happening in the world of golf this week.  Topics discussed include the RICOH Womens British Open, the fantastic Kingsbarns as well as an in-depth discussion on golf in St Andrews. read more ...


Support the Next Generation of Golfers by Donating Unwanted Clubs

Golfers across Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire are being urged by England Golf North West to donate unwated golf clubs that can then be used by newcomers to the game, inspiring the next generation of players. read more ...


Grand Opening for Boundary Lakes Golf Course in Hampshire

In what is exciting news for Hampshire, the beautiful Boundary Lakes Golf Course at the Ageas Bowl is to enjoy a grand opening on Monday (10th July) as the striking layout is unveiled to the public. read more ...


Crown Golf Members Benefit from Maximum Time with PGA Pros

Members at Crown Golf clubs are taking full advantage of the latest development introduced by the leading UK golf facility operator, with significant investment creating more accessible roles for its experienced PGA Professionals. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills. read more ...


Feature Interview: Rebekka Schlippe on ECCO's innovative design process

Owen Davies spoke to ECCO Golf's Global Marketing Manager Rebekka Schlippe to discuss how a shoe goes from the design stages to being sold worldwide, and explains the technology in the new CAGE Pro and Cool shoes. read more ...


Feature Interview - Mats Lundqvist on Galvin Green's new C-KNIT technology

Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with Galvin Green's lead designer Mats Lundqvist to talk about Galvin Green's new Multi-Layer Concept at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.  read more ...


Growing Golf the Right Way at Bawburgh and Norwich Family Golf Centre

One of the biggest problems facing golf today is the lack of people taking up the game, but through Bawburgh Golf Club and its Norwich Family Golf Centre, progressive efforts are being made in Norwich. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the story behind the venue that has seen a thriving membership. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #8 - BMW PGA, North West Links, Trip Insights

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the weekends' tour action, look ahead to the European Tours flagship event at the BMW PGA Championship and are joined by James Somerside from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


McIlroy is TaylorMade Solution for Golf Club Manufacturer

Coming hot off the news that Rory McIlroy had signed a contract with the brand, it has now been confirmed that TaylorMade has been sold along with Adams Golf and Ashworth for $425m. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest. read more ...


OWN THE APPROACH With Golfshake This May!

Spring is slowly edging towards Summer! We’re now into May and the season has fully kicked in, with this month being the ideal time to improve and ready your game for the weeks ahead. Hitting more Greens in Regulation and lowering your scores is the focus in of #OWNTHEAPPROACH with TaylorMade Golf that is BACK on Golfshake for another year! read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #5 - Italy Golf and More, GolfSixes

In this week's golf Podcast Golfshake's Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the week's tour events including the new and exciting Eurooean Tour GolfSixes event taking place at the Centurion Club.  The guys are also joined by Maurizio de Vito Piscicelli from Italy Golf and More to discuss what Italy has to offer for visiting golfers. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #3 - Twilight Golf, Hacker to Single Figures

In our latest podcast, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies talk through the latest tour events, ideas for Twilight Golf and playing some Top 100 courses plus they are joined by by Hacker to Single Figure vlogger Kevin Paver to discuss his goals for 2017. read more ...


Golfshake Promotes Course and Review Section with Print Marketing Campaign

In a drive to provide services to golfers and clubs, Golfshake has launched a print based marketing system to complement its already popular and influential course review and recommendation system. read more ...


London Golf Club Pushes Promotional Strategies with GMS

Renowned for its status as a European Tour venue, London Golf Club has appointed leading golf digital, PR and marketing specialists, GMS, to produce promotional and strategic campaigns for the location throughout the UK. read more ...


Be Inspired by Golf with QHotels

Inspired by the TV and radio coverage of 91-year-old Brenda Chapman, who has increased her length off the tee by 15 yards in recent years, QHotels is looking to carry that positive mindset with their upcoming 'Inspired by Golf' initiative. read more ...


Glendale Golf Offers Flexible Membership

Glendale Golf, the respected operators of seven high quality golf centres across the UK, have ushered in an era of low-commitment golf membership, offering golfers the best in affordability and flexibility. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Named Honorary Captain of The Shire London

Ahead of its 10th Anniversary this summer, The Shire London has welcomed Europe's Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn, as the club's Honorary Captain for 2017/18. read more ...


Feature Interview: Jeff Brunski on the new Srixon Z Star

Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with Srixon and Cleveland's Director of R&D to talk the new Srixon Z Star golf ball. read more ...


American Golf Releases Lineup for London and Manchester Shows

Golfers looking forward to American Golf's FREE upcoming shows in London and Manchester will be excited to hear that the lineup and schedule has been confirmed, bringing together leading brands, popular personalities and tour players to the stage for the first event at the ExCel in the capital on Friday April 7th. read more ...


Provision Events Showcases Virtual Reality Golf

During the recent International Confex and Event Production Show at Olympia London earlier this month, innovative and creative Provision Events (PVE) became the first company to showcase virtual reality golf game play at a major event in the UK. read more ...


Oaks PGA National in Czech Republic Appoints Troon Management

The eagerly-anticipated Oaks PGA National - designed by Kyle Philips - near Prague in the Czech Republic, is set to deliver on that expected quality afer appointment Troon, the respected company that provides upscale golf course management, development and marketing. read more ...


Sotogrande Appoints GMS as Golf PR Agency

Sotogrande is renowned as being the largest private leisure and real estate location in Andalusia, and that status is set to become more widely appreciated following the appointment of GMS as its international golf communications agency. read more ...


Stoke Park Takes Gold at Golf Industry Oscars

Buckinghamshire's widely regarded Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, was the sole UK members golf club to receive a ‘Gold Flag' standard at the recent annual 59club golf service awards - which are commonly viewed as the 'Oscars' of the golf service industry. read more ...


Why Aren’t More British Women Playing Golf?

Just 14% of golfers in the UK are women, which is way behind other European nations. What are the causes for low female participation, and what can be done about it? Golf Support takes a closer look in this Guest Post. read more ...


Srixon announce partnership with Prostate Cancer UK

Srixon have announced a partnership with Prostate Cancer UK whch will see them donate to the charity during the 2017 season.  read more ...


Top 5 Tech Innovations in Golf - 2017

Golfshake's Owen Davies counts down his Top 5 Tech innovations for golf in 2017 including products from Callaway Golf, COBRA golf, Foresight Sports, Golf Buddy and Wilson.  read more ...


Top 5 Trends in Golf for 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for golf! Following the PGA Merchandise Show, Owen Davies counts down his Top 5 Trends to look out for in 2017.  read more ...


The Best of 2017 PGA Merchandise Show

Golfshake has been present at this year's PGA Merchandise Show, and our men on the ground have brought some insight and coverage into many of the products and gadgets that are set to define the golf industry in 2017. read more ...


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