Tag: Amateur Golf

The World Handicap System Officially Launches

Following a lengthy development and education process, the World Handicap System (WHS) has officially launched in the UK, marking the most significant change for handicapping since the process was introduced over a century ago. read more ...


Golfers Give the World Handicap System a Thumbs Up

Following months of debate and scrutiny, the World Handicap System is finally here, but will this new process be a positive for golf worldwide? All in all, on closer inspection, golfers have given it an endorsing thumbs up, with many believing that it's a welcome step that is heading in the right direction for the game. read more ...


World Handicap System - A Step Forward Or Cause For Confusion

The World Handicap System has been designed to make the game more accessible and inclusive, but the reality is that a significant number of golfers don't agree, with a worrying proportion not understanding the changes or why they have been introduced, believing that the new process will only make things more complicated and contentious. read more ...


Faldo Series Europe Season Concludes With Dramatic Playoff in Scotland

The Faldo Series Europe season came to a remarkable conclusion at Ladybank Golf Club in Fife, where Scottish player Ruben Lindsay survived a six-man playoff to secure victory at the Scotland Championship. read more ...


The World Handicap System - Your Questions Answered

Launching in the UK this November, the World Handicap System is a major introduction for the game, which is designed to be a unified and inclusive process across the sport. But do golfers completely understand it? We put key questions to Gemma Hunter, Head of Handicapping at England Golf, hopefully clearing things up. read more ...


Faldo Series Makes History With Biggest Event at Wales Championship

Staged across the Vale Resort and Cottrell Park, the Faldo Series surpassed itself by hosting 260 elite junior golfers at the Wales Championship, with the players in search of an invite to the 24th Europe Grand Final in Abu Dhabi in November. read more ...


Faldo Series Signs R&A's Women in Golf Charter

Established by six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo in 1996 to provide a competitive platform for junior golfers, the Faldo Series has underlined that commitment for both girls and boys worldwide, becoming the latest signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter. read more ...


The R&A Confirms Continued Support of Faldo Series

Having backed the Faldo Series since it was launched in 1996, The R&A has confirmed that it will continue its support of the international junior golf event founded by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo. read more ...


Playoff Decides Faldo Series Event at Kedleston Park

Carl Banner has won the Faldo Series England Midlands Championship, securing his place in the Grand Final, triumphing after a thrilling final round in wet and blustery conditions, beating a field of 99 at Kedleston Park in Derbyshire over the three days. read more ...


Competitive Scoring Defines Faldo Series Midlands Championship

The Faldo Series England Midlands Championship at Kedleston Park is closely fought as the final day approaches. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken has been following the action and shares his reflections from the second round of the event. read more ...


The Faldo Series Heads to Kedleston Park

The Faldo Series is hosting the England Midlands Championship for elite young golfers at Kedleston Park in Derbyshire. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken has stopped by to get a feel for the event and what is happening, sharing his impressions in this report. read more ...


World Handicap System Toolkit Launched for Golf Clubs

Ahead of the World Handicap System (WHS) being introduced later this year, England Golf has launched a new bespoke toolkit for clubs, furthering a nationwide education campaign that has been named 'Know the Score' to help golfers and get ready for the major change. read more ...


New Over 35 Mid-Amateur Golf Tour Open for Entries in 2020

Amateur golfers over the age of 35 now have a new tour to play on- the Over 35 Mid-Amateur Golf Tour. Offering a competitive tour for mid-amateur players to compete on many of the finest golf courses in the UK. read more ...


What Golfers Think of 54 Handicaps

Golfshake's Derek Clements recently wrote two feature articles on the World Handicap System and Senior Golfers, both of which raised points that divided opinion. Gathering the views of the Golfshake Community, Derek responds in this piece. read more ...


How Far Should You Hit Your Driver?

Tour players are hitting the ball further than before, but is that the same for the average golfer? It has been hot topic of discussion since the R&A published their Distance Insights Project Report, and we have studied data to see just how far everyday golfers are driving across a range of handicap categories. read more ...


What is Wrong With Golfers Having a 54 Handicap?

Coming in November, the World Handicap System is destined to change the game as we know it, with one of the early main concerns being the increase of a maximum handicap to 54. But is this a problem? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he doesn't understand what the fuss is all about. read more ...


Berkhamsted Makes Landmark Decision for Gender Equality in Elite Golf

Marking a first for elite amateur golf, the renowned Berkhamsted Golf Club has announced that it will open its revered Berkhamsted Trophy to allow both men and women to compete in the celebrated event this year. read more ...


Are You Hitting The Ball Further Than 5 Years Ago?

Distance is a persistently hot topic in the game, with greater numbers of tour players continuing to surpass 300 yards off the tee. But are regular, everyday golfers hitting the ball longer? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, revealing that advancements in technology are being felt at club level. read more ...


The World Handicap System - All You Need to Know

Monumental changes are coming to golf in 2020, with the launch of the new World Handicap System, which aims to provide us all with a unified and more inclusive system for the first time. But what does that mean for you? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the system and explains. read more ...


England's Arron Edwards-Hill Wins Faldo Series

There was success for emerging English talent, Arron Edwards-Hill, who was crowned the 23rd Faldo Series Europe Champion at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, after completing a spectacular victory. read more ...


Lee Westwood Trophy Heads to Malton & Norton Following Birdie Finish for Hague

England Men’s Squad player David Hague won the Lee Westwood Trophy staged at Rotherham Golf Club in dramatic fashion with a superb birdie on the final hole pipping local hero Lewis Hollingworth into second place. Andy Waple reports on the prestigious event. read more ...


Live Coverage of Brabazon Trophy to be Shown From Alwoodley Golf Club

The Brabazon Trophy - the English Men's Amateur Stroke Play Championship - is one of the most prestigious events on the amateir circuit, this year hosted by the renowned Alwoodley Golf Club in Yorkshire, and most excitingly the venue will broadcast live coverage to follow across social media channels. read more ...


Joss Gosling Emulates Approach of Sandy Lyle to Win Berkhamsted Trophy

Emulating the great Sandy Lyle with his strategy, Joss Gosling plotted his way successfully around the course with an irons-only approach off the tee to win the 60th Berkhamsted Trophy in association with Bushnell Golf.  read more ...


Best Amateur Championship Venues

The 123rd Amateur Championship is contested at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links in the North East of Scotland, making their debuts on the rotation. Naturally, the Amateur has graced many of the finest stages in the British Isles, and we take a close look at those revered venues.  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 ...


Cranleigh Introduces Academy Membership for Novice Golfers

Cranleigh Golf & Country Club in Surrey has introduced an Academy membership option that is set to break down the barriers for novice-golfers looking to get involved with the game. read more ...



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