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Everything You Need to Know About Golf Club Lofts

Frequently referred to, and a unique characteristic of every club in the bag, check out our handy guide to the lofts on your golf clubs. read more ...


The Worst Excuses For Hitting Bad Golf Shots

It is just you against the golf course and the elements so when you play badly there is nobody to blame but yourself. And that means you are going to hear excuses for poor shots. Lots of excuses. Some of them are pretty far-fetched. Some of them are just plain daft. Without further ado, here are some of the best excuses you will hear on the golf course. read more ...


Why You Should Be Playing More Twilight Golf This Year

Playing golf after work in the evenings can be one of the most peaceful experiences in the sport. Whilst the summer equinox at the end of June marks the longest day, there’s plenty of opportunity to nip out for an hour or so from late-March to the end of September. Check out some of our top reasons for why you should be playing more twilight golf this year. read more ...


How Many Wedges Do You Need in Your Golf Bag

Designed to give you options as you approach the green, just how many wedges do you need in your golf bag? Back in the days of Seve, the Spanish wizard famously relied pretty much exclusively on his 56-degree Sand Wedge, opening and closing the face at will to create all manner of spectacular shots. But times have changed and there are several factors to consider. read more ...


What It's Like to Play on The New Trilby Tour

The Trilby Tour has been relaunched by Darwin Escapes with a new look and format, making amateur golfers feel like professionals for the day. But what is it like to experience these events? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently participated in The Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs Resort and describes a memorable day for us. read more ...


How to Improve Your Scores in The Monthly Medal

Let’s be honest, as much as we’re acutely aware that the majority of us won’t be playing the sport for a living, we all want to get better. There’s nothing worse than feeling as though you’ve plateaued, or worse, gone backwards. Whilst age or injury may contribute to higher scores, there are definitive, and proven ways to improve your scores. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Quits Membership of The PGA Tour

Two-time major champion Dustin Johnson has quit the PGA Tour to focus on the LIV Series, which is reported to have paid him $150m to commit his future to the Saudi-backed project. read more ...


LIV Golf Invitational Preview

Get ready for a media feeding frenzy as Phil Mickelson emerges from his self-imposed exile as the highest-profile player in the 48-man field for the inaugural LIV Invitational at Centurion Golf Club in St Albans. read more ...


How to Spend a Lottery Win on Golf

Admit it, we’ve all taken a glance at the Lotto or EuroMillions jackpot and thought; “what if”. After all … it could be you! We have decided to let our minds drift away with the thoughts of how to best spend a lottery win on golf. read more ...


Meet The Golf Course of Your Dreams

What are your favourite golf holes? We all have a selection that stick in the mind, but imagine if you could combine them all into one course! Providing a touch of inspiration for you to consider, Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken to describing his dream ones - the places where some unforgettable magic has occurred.  read more ...


Why You Don't Always Have to Play 18 Holes

For over a century it’s been a given that most rounds of golf are played over 18-holes, however, there’s plenty of great reasons for playing a few less! read more ...


PlayMoreGolf Launches Fairway Credit Partnership to Benefit Golfers

PlayMoreGolf, the UK's most popular flexible golf membership, has revealed a partnership with Fairway Credit, a trading name of Premium Credit, which has been created to help make the game even more accessible. read more ...


Meet The Golf Course of Your Nightmares

What are the golf holes that still make you scream with terror? Everyone has a tale of somewhere that utterly shattered their scorecard and spirit. For a touch of inspiration, Golfshake's Derek Clements has shared his 18 nightmare holes, completing a course of pure horror. read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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