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Golf is Cheaper Than You Might Think

We have recently seen a lot of controversy regarding rising visitor green fees and also increased membership prices at clubs, but the game may still be cheaper than you think. We take a closer look at how golf compares to other leisure activities and assess the value that green fees and memberships offer. read more ...


How to Combat Your Fear of Failure on The Golf Course

Pressure is a major part of golf, taking on those scary shots that have cost you before, but fearing the consequences will only make success less likely. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore has some thoughts on the subject and how you can combat that fear, based on recent golf magazine reading. read more ...


What Keeps Us Coming Back To Golf

When playing golf, it’s often a wise idea to happily accept those good breaks, as you'll quickly have some bad ones too. The game can be frustrating, but it always brings us back for more. With the help from the Golfshake Ambassadors, Liam Moore explores why we keep chasing the dream. read more ...


How A New Golfer Perceives The Game

Everyone has their own tale to share about how they first connected with golf. For many, it began in childhood and became a lifelong passion, while for others it was a relationship that flourished later in life. Member of the Golfshake Community, Robin Baldwin is one of those who have shown that an older(er) dog can learn new tricks by recently making golf part of his life and he has described his meaningful journey through the game thus far. read more ...


Why Golf is Good For You as You Get Older

There is an obsession with reducing the age profile of those who play golf socially. But let’s not forget the benefits of playing golf for older players. And they are many and varied. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the positives that the game can offer golfers in their senior years. read more ...


Why Golfers Are Thrilled by The Return of Bunker Rakes

The bunker rake, how dearly you have been missed. The responses from our recent Golfshake Survey have indicated that the golf community is also thankful that rakes have returned, but there are questions about general maintenance that need addressed. read more ...


How Did You First Become Addicted to Golf

How did you first become addicted to golf? Introducing a new series of articles, Golfshake's Liam Moore describes how he got into the game at a later age, after being inspired by watching the Masters, before taking that onto the course and discovering the ideal sport for him after serious injuries. read more ...


Why More Golfers Should Play in Societies

There aren’t many better hobbies than playing golf; you get to spend hours in the sunshine, the social aspect is fantastic and it’s an excellent source of exercise. Whether you play by yourself, in a duo or even a four-ball, golf accommodates all groups. Above the traditional four-ball, is the golf society. This group is typically made up of several members with one aim: play as much golf via as many different courses as possible. Sound like fun? It is. read more ...


The Joys of 9 Hole Golf

For most people, a conventional round of golf will consist of 18 holes, it's perceived to be the norm, but that certainly isn't a universal standard and variety can easily be found on your doorstep. Across the UK & Ireland, approximately 25% of courses offer nine holes, providing a complete experience that may represent the future of the game. read more ...


What Makes Your Day on the Golf Course

Every day on the golf course is a special one, but some rounds are just that little bit more magical than others. What separates the great from the good? We asked several of the Golfshake Ambassadors a simple question; What Makes Your Day on the Golf Course? read more ...


Lutterworth Golf Club Devastated by Fire

Just when much of the country was enjoying a round of golf during the Bank Holiday Weekend, the acclaimed Lutterworth Golf Club in Leicestershire was reckoning with major damage after the loss of its clubhouse caused by a significant fire. read more ...


What Makes Spring Magical For Golfers

Spring is a magical time for golfers - especially this year. Returning to the course after a long winter hibernation, the extended daylight hours and improved weather are gratefully received by those who want to get their season off to a fast start. But what makes it truly special? We look at the benefits that make this period on the calendar so rewarding. read more ...


Golfers Describe Excitement For Their First Rounds Back

It has been 84 days since a golf ball last officially whistled through the air in England, but on Monday, tees will finally be occupied again, bunkers will be found, and putts will be holed, as the nation welcomes back the ancient game. And it has certainly been missed. We put a series of questions to several of the Golfshake Ambassadors to discover their emotions ahead of the big day, how the lockdown has affected them, and what they hope from the months ahead. read more ...


What Have You Done Without Golf?

For many golfers throughout lockdown, they have been faced with looking for an alternative activity, finding something else to fill their time. Golfshake's Derek Clements is just one of them - sharing his story of taking up and fitness, but ultimately realising that there is no substitute for the ancient game. read more ...


The Life of a Golfer in Lockdown

As the nation reflects on the first anniversary since lockdown was introduced across the United Kingdom, a moment that instantly changed lives, where the once seemingly abnormal has become normal, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook is just one of many golfers who have deeply missed the game. Reflecting on the past 12 months, Matt looks back at his life as a golfer in lockdown. read more ...


Have You Ever Taken A Break From Golf - Many Golfers Do

Golf is rightly considered to be the game for a lifetime, played by all generations, but it's clear that for many that relationship isn't a consistently unbroken one, as the latest Golfshake Survey has discovered that a significant number of golfers have taken an extended break from the sport for a variety of reasons. read more ...


Golfers Still Enjoy Unforgettable Experiences Despite Pandemic

Despite recurring restrictions that have and continue to impact the sport, golfers have unquestionably had it much better than most throughout the pandemic. Surveying golfers to discover just what they have managed to do since the first lockdown, we are thrilled to see that many of you have still been able to enjoy some unforgettable experiences. read more ...


Golf is Back - Did You Get A Tee Time

Golf courses across England opened their doors for business once again to a staggering demand for tee times on Wednesday, leaving some disappointed, but many lucky golfers thrilled. We take a look at an exciting day - and the beginning of a busy winter season unlike any other. read more ...


Volvik Unveils Special Pack of Golf Balls

The perfect Christmas gift, Volvik has introduced new tube packs of its distinctive golf balls, featuring a range of colours, which should be welcomed by those who want to more easily spot their ball on the course during winter. read more ...


New Specialist Job Site Launched for Golf Industry

Golf Jobs is a new service that will provide golf clubs, retailers, manufacturers, resorts and bodies throughout the golf industry with their own specialist job search platform, offering a dedicated space for employers to list and promote jobs. read more ...


Littlestone Golf Club Experiences Surge in New Members

The acclaimed Littlestone Golf Club in Kent has experienced a surge in public interest since the game resumed across the country, seeing a notable rise in membership enquiries for both its Championship and Warren Courses, including beginners who want to take up the ancient game for the first time. read more ...


Mizuno Wave Cadence Spikeless Golf Shoes Review

Mizuno's Wave cadence Spikeless Golf Shoes are designed to be comfortable straight from the box and to last the distance, packed with technology and a two-year waterproof warranty. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been testing them for us this summer and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Mizuno Launches New Footwear & Apparel for Summer

When you think of Mizuno, the manufacturer's acclaimed irons may come to mind, but the Japanese brand is also revered for its apparel and footwear, revealing its new collections for Spring/Summer 2020, including the Wave Cadence Spikeless and Genem GTX golf shoes. read more ...


Remembering Golf Legend Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 titles on the LPGA Tour, has died at the age of 85. We take a look back at the remarkable career of a players who stands regarded as being the finest female golfer in history. read more ...


Littlestone Attracts Younger Golfers With Revamped Memberships

Kent's Littlestone Golf Club has sought to attract younger golfers to its revered course and the adjacent Warren Club by revamping its membership structure, providing incredible value for several key age groups. read more ...


TaylorMade Golf Presents SIM Max and SIM Max OS Irons

Following the unveiling of the SIM Max Drivers, TaylorMade Golf has now presented its SIM Max and SIM Max OS Irons, which boast the manufacturer's Speed Bridge technology and ECGO Damping System to deliver enhanced distance and feel. read more ...


Teeing Up the Day Book Review

Despite not being particularly spiritual, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon finds himself moved and refreshed by Stephen Ables's debut Christian golf book, Teeing Up the Day.  read more ...


U.S. Presidents Who Played Golf

From Eisenhower to Kennedy and Obama, U.S. President have frequently sought the sanctuary of the course. With the 2016 election just a few days away, we take a look back at occupants of the White House who played golf. read more ...


Study Finds Playing Golf Has Significant Health Benefits

A study has found that playing golf is likely to have significant health benefits for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, including an increased life expectancy and reduction of chronic diseases and mental health problems. read more ...


Derbyshire Golf Development Group Awarded Grant to Drive Participation

The Derbyshire Golf Development Group has been awarded a grant by Sport England that is set to help support the organisation that has pushed the drive to encourage more people to take up golf in the county. read more ...


New Oversized Putter Grips Introduced By Golf Pride

The Eaton Corporation have announced that its Golf Pride Grips Division is releasing an all-new series of oversized putter grips called TOUR SNSR.  read more ...


Lisbon Golf launches new English version website

Lisbon Golf, the management brand for seven unsung layouts close to the Portuguese capital, has launched a new English version of its website and has underlined its growing reputation for delivering the best-value-golf in Portugal by unveiling a range of new golf passports. read more ...


Under Armour Agrees Deal to Become Approved Supplier to Foremost Golf

PJH Brand Management have announced it has agreed a deal that will see Under Armour become an approved supplier to Foremost Golf. read more ...


Mannings Heath Winter Golf Offer

Mannings Heath Golf Club has produced the best reason yet why golfers shouldn’t pack away their clubs during winter by unveiling a new offer. read more ...


Bunker Mentality Launch Autumn Winter Range

Bunker Mentality is a brand devoted to golf and dedicated to style and they have recently launched their Autumn/Winter range for 2013 ready to add a mix of color and warmth to your winter clothing. read more ...


Lumine Golf Club Launches Ultimate Winter Golf Getaways

Book now and take advantage of great-value stay and play packages at the stunning 45-hole facility on Spain’s Costa Daurada. read more ...



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