Tag: Amateur Golf

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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