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Tag: GOLFERS

How NOT to Behave on The Golf Course

Whilst there’s nothing wrong with letting off a little steam on the golf course, you don’t want to become the sort of golfer that people are looking to avoid on the tee-sheet. Become the ideal golfing partner by avoiding some of these most common on-course pitfalls! read more ...


The Worst Golf Shots You Can Possibly Hit

When all is going well and your swing is in sync there is no better sport than golf. But it can also be unforgiving. Just when you think you have it cracked, it has a habit of biting you in the backside. We take a look at the absolute worst shots in the game. read more ...


England Deaf Golf Secures New Partnership to Break Down Barriers

American Golf has partnered with England Deaf Golf (EDG) with the objective to break down barriers for the hearing impaired to drive up increased participation from within the deaf community. read more ...


Golfers Encouraged to Protect Skin Health by Campaign

We've all had to learn about taking extra precautions in recent years, but protecting your skin health should also be part of that routine, especially for golfers and greenkeepers who spend so much time outdoors and exposed to the sun. read more ...


Do Golf Clubs Still Need Visiting Golf Societies

It should, perhaps, come as no great surprise that one of the side-effects of the boom in club golf we are currently experiencing has been an impact on golf societies. Green fees have increased, as has the cost of accommodation, food and drink, and there is far less availability according to the results of the recent survey we conducted into society golf. read more ...


5 Reasons Why Golf Societies Are Great

Huge numbers of golfers are members of societies, but what explains their enduring popularity? We asked you to share your thoughts on ‘Why Society Golf Is Great’ with five key reasons standing out. read more ...


What Needs to Be in Your Golf Bag This Season

We golfers love a gadget and anything designed to help us improve our own game. Whilst a series of dedicated lessons with a PGA Professional may still be the best way to lower your scores, we’ve picked out a few items which could help both the number on your scorecard as well as your enjoyment this season. read more ...


Millions of New Golfers Are Taking to The Course

The scale of the boom enjoyed by golf has been revealed by two participation reports compiled by the R&A, England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf. read more ...


How to Solve The Issue of Pitch Marks

The issues of pitch marks is ever prevalent in golf. Whilst we all claim to be fixing our own, as well as everybody else’s, their overall numbers don’t seem to be dwindling. So how can we all go about solving the issue of pitch marks to ensure the fine work our greenkeepers carry out each morning isn’t undone by the general golfing public? read more ...


How to Prepare For Your First Rounds of The Golf Season

A combination of the clocks going forward and the start of The Masters at Augusta National means that, for many, the golf season is finally getting under way. But are you really ready to go? Here, we take a light-hearted look at some of the steps you should be taking in readiness for that first 18 holes. read more ...


Premier League Footballers Take on Golf Challenge

With The Masters on TV and the scent of spring in the air, it's a thrilling time of year to be a golfer, and squad members of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion have gotten into the spirit of things by participating in a Betway Golf Challenge. read more ...


What Makes Spring a Special Time of Year For Golfers

After a cold and often wet winter in the UK, there’s nothing like the anticipation of spring to get us golfers excited. Everyone will have their own marker for the start of spring golf, whether it’s the clocks changing, The Masters, or that first after-work knock. Join us as we take a look at some of the reasons that make this season so magical for golfers. read more ...


5 Ways to Get Ready For The Golf Season

It’s a magical time of the year for golfers. The end of March sees the clocks change, giving us the opportunity to sneak in a few holes after work, and the warmer and drier conditions mean that you’re able to head out on the course without a dozen layers on. With the anticipation building, check out our guide to getting ready for the new golfing season. read more ...


Golfers - What Gets Under Your Skin

As you will know, we carry out lots of surveys to seek your feedback on a whole range of issues. And it has become obvious to us that there are lots of issues that get under your skin, and many of them have raised a smile with us here at Golfshake, if only because we can relate to so many of them. read more ...


The Incredible Potential of Golf in India

There was a sense of what might have been after Anirban Lahiri finished runner-up at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. India has a population of more than 1.8 billion but just 200,000 Indians play golf. If that could change, the potential growth is extraordinary. read more ...


New App Delivers Incredible Golf Coaching Platform

Golf professional Steve Bainbridge has established oneXp, an interactive new app-based booking, payment and analysis platform that will help coaches to manage their business online. read more ...


Zane Scotland is Determined to Drive Change in Golf

The R&A has appointed Zane Scotland as a diversity ambassador and he is determined to drive change in the game, starting with the sport’s archaic dress code. read more ...


Top 10 Tips For Playing Links Golf

Links golf courses throughout the UK & Ireland feature several commonalities, notably related to weather, turf, and style of play. If you’re planning your next links-based adventure, be sure to check out our top 10 tips for playing links golf. read more ...


What Makes Links Golf The Best

Links courses provide as true and honest a test of golf as you’ll find in the modern age, and the feeling of taming a true links, utilising the full extent of your golfing toolbox, is arguably the most satisfying of all within the sport we love. read more ...


How to Get The Most From Your Golf Alignment Sticks

From the best players on the planet to the beginning golfer, alignment sticks have greatly risen in prominence over recent years - but what are they, and how do you use them? read more ...


5 Reasons Why You Should Play With Fewer Than 14 Golf Clubs

It’s just accepted that a golf bag is made up of 14 clubs, right? Surely it’s always been this way? Not exactly. But just because 14 is the current limit, the rules don’t specify that golfers must carry this amount. Indeed, many choose to carry fewer than this for a huge number of reasons. Here we take a look at handful of those, perhaps inspiring you to leave some of your set in the car ahead of your next round. read more ...


13 Things That Drive Golfers Insane

Golf can be frustrating at the best of times, but there are certain things that drive most of us crazy. Following the Golfshake Survey, where respondents were asked to identify annoyances in the game, we’ve identified 13 further highly annoying habits, as voted for by you. read more ...


The Benefits of Using a Pencil Golf Bag

There’s been a rising in popularity of the humble pencil bag, or Sunday bag, over recent years. This increase in demand has been coupled with a widening of choice, giving golfers more options than ever when looking to put together the perfect lightweight setup. read more ...


The Trilby Tour Returns With a New Look in 2022

The Trilby Tour is making its long-awaited return in 2022 with an exciting and inclusive fresh look overseen by new owners Darwin Escapes. read more ...


Evidence That Golf Has Sustained Its Boom Popularity

There has been a great deal of data on the health of the game and the latest comes from the Hillier Hopkins 2021-22 Golf Club Report, which has provided further evidence that the golf boom is continuing. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses some of the most intriguing findings in the report. read more ...


The 3 Things That Most Annoy Golfers

Our latest Golfshake Survey tasked golfers with listing their most irritating frustrations on the course and we now have our top three, as voted by the community, all of which would be easy to solve with a degree of consideration and common sense. read more ...


The Types of Golfer You DON'T Want to Play With

Golf is a social sport and one of the advantages is that you get to stride the fairways alongside regular playing partners. However, there are occasions when you will end up playing with individuals you don’t know. We take a light-hearted look at the type of golfers you don’t want to be drawn with, as well as the ones whose company you might enjoy. read more ...


PlayMoreGolf Reveals Special Boxing Day Offers

It is no secret that many golfers decide to pack their clubs away at this time of year but for for those of us who play all year round PlayMoreGolf, the UK's largest flexible golf membership offering, is teeing off a series of Boxing Day packages to encourage golfers to get their game back on course during the festive season and into the New Year. read more ...


Things We Want To See Happen in Golf in 2022

As we prepare for a new year our thoughts turn to what we would like to see happen in 2022, with Golfshake's Derek Clements picking out some things that he hopes to witness in the game, including major successes and rules changes. read more ...


Some Golf Clubs Act Like They Don't Need Visitors

One of the more surprising findings from our recent survey was that it has emerged that although golf clubs are open to visitors, a large number of non-members are actually finding it difficult to get a game, something that suggests encouragement for membership numbers, but a fact which could become an issue longer-term. read more ...


What Golf Clubs Can Do To Address Challenges

It would be all too easy to believe that all is well within the world of club golf. As we have recorded here several times, clubs are enjoying something of a boom but nobody involved in the sport should be resting on their laurels. There is so much that can be done to retain your members, keep visitors happy and ensure the tills are ringing. read more ...


What's On Your Golf Bucket List

Every golfer has their own 'bucket list' of things we hope to tick off during our journey through the sport. So, what's on your list? We put that question to the Golfshake Team of Staff & Ambassadors, who shared their own ambitions, some of which may provide a touch of inspiration to you. read more ...


More Things That Bother Golfers

When we conduct our Golfshake surveys there is always feedback that takes us by surprise. Your comments are extremely valuable and often thought-provoking and highlight areas of the game that clearly trouble you. And you have brought several more areas to our attention. read more ...


The Most Important Characters at Your Golf Club

It takes all sorts of people to make a golf club tick. If you get the right people doing their jobs to the very best of their abilities the chances are that you will have a club that is popular with its members. But just who is the most important person at your golf club? Here are some contenders. read more ...


PlayMoreGolf Reveals Special Black Friday Bundles

PlayMoreGolf, the UK's largest flexible golf membership offering, has announced its best Black Friday bundles to keep the UK on the course all year round. read more ...


Which Golf Format Should You Play More

Generally, most golfers will regularly play stableford, strokeplay or matchplay, but there are so many formats that can make the game competitively engaging for a group of friends on the course. We take a closer look at each of the formats that could inspire you to give one a go. read more ...


Golf in Bad Weather - How Much Can You Take

Golfers are generally a hardy bunch, willing to face the elements and make the best of whatever challenges nature has presented them, something that is especially the case during the depths of winter. However, everyone has their limit - even the hardiest of hardy golfers. read more ...


It's That Time of Year - What Changes at Your Golf Club

If you are heading to your local golf course this winter, you do have to make allowances for things often being a little bit different from how they would be presented in summer. We look at some of the most common changes during the low season, asking the Golfshake Ambassadors to provide an insight behind what they generally experience at their club. read more ...


The Golf Shots You Never Forget

That's the tantalising beauty of golf, it makes dreamers of us all, but often those fantasies do come true. We can all relate to tales of the career, lifetime shot, that moment of perfection that will remain at the forefront of your mind forever. Spreading word out to the Golfshake Team of Staff & Ambassadors, we wanted to hear about The Golf Shots You Never Forget.  read more ...


The Highs And Lows of Winter Golf

There is now no denying it. Winter is here. For many golfers it is time to put the clubs away and wait for the return of longer, warmer days. But for the real enthusiasts among us, the challenge continues. So what are the highs and lows of winter golf?  read more ...


That Birdie Feeling

Making a birdie is a beautiful thing for any golfer, representing that brief moment when we feel like a tour player, having successfully navigated a hole under par, courtesy of shots or a putt that would grace any major championship. This year's Golfshake #BirdieClub got us thinking about the magic of birdies and how memorable they can be. read more ...


Reasons to Keep Playing Golf This Winter

Many golfers stop their weekly or monthly trip to the course during the period leading up to Christmas, but there are several outstanding benefits that would provide a stern argument for continuing to play. We list five reasons why you need to keep golfing this winter. read more ...


Golf Must Do More To Welcome ALL Races

Tiger Woods is arguably the most iconic figure in golf history, but his impact hasn't seen a dramatic change in the number of golfers from BAME backgrounds. Indeed, within the UK, the percentage of members from racial minorities is shamefully low. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the subject and the work being done to address the issue. read more ...


Golf Can't Be Complacent After Participation Boom

All the evidence points towards increased numbers of people playing the game since the pandemic began. A whole host of surveys and research shows record numbers of people playing golf, but we cannot afford to be complacent. The numbers who flocked back to the sport when the first lockdown ended was unprecedented and we clearly cannot expect it to continue. read more ...


It Hurts When You Can't Play Golf

With golf enjoying a boom it is all too easy to forget that there are those who have stopped playing the game for reasons beyond their control. A recent Golfshake Survey revealed that age and injury are contributory factors. Golfshake's Derek Clements has shared his own battle with rheumatoid arthritis and the impact it has had on his ability to play golf. read more ...



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