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Tag: Golf

What Makes Bamboo Golf Tees Ecologically Beneficial

Continuing his look at Sustainable Golf Week, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken caught up with Tim McManus, CEO of Green Swing, to gain a greater understanding of the ecological benefits offered by bamboo golf tees. read more ...


The Golf Club That Banned Plastic Tees

Plastic golf tees have become a major talking point as the game looks to become more ecologically sustainable. Historic Royal North Devon is among the clubs that have taken the bold step to outright ban plastic tees. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken wanted to learn more about the impact of this decision. read more ...


Golf to Make Commonwealth Games Debut in 2026

Golf returned to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, when Justin Rose and Inbee Park claimed the gold medals. Xander Schauffele and Nelly Korda took the gold in Tokyo last year. And now, it has been confirmed that the game will make its debut at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia in 2026. read more ...


An Introduction to Sustainable Golf Week

Ahead of Sustainable Golf Week, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken has been conducting research into the many ventures that have been launched to make the game more environmentally friendly. Here, Andy provides an Introduction. read more ...


What is a St Andrews Links Ticket And How Do You Get One

The atmospheric town of St Andrews and its public golf courses stand as a glowing beacon that draw legions of visitors each year from across the planet. But for thousands of extremely fortunate golfers, they are more or less able to call it their very own Home of Golf, courtesy of possessing a Links Ticket. But what exactly is the Links Ticket - and how do you go about securing one for yourself? read more ...


9 Things to Do in Golf Before You Die

The game of golf is often gift enough for many of us. However, what if you want more? What if you really want to tick of the absolute best things to do in the sport before you sink your last putt. Check out our list of the 9 best things to do in golf during your lifetime! read more ...


The Best GPS Golf Apps to Download

The way we enjoy the game has changed drastically over recent years, with the introduction of smartphones and smart watches providing us with more information about the sport we love than ever before. Many of these can be used to provide live, on-course data - such as distances from flags or hazards, whilst others specialise in analysing your game post-round. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a golf app that’ll suit your needs. read more ...


The Most Expensive Golf Courses You Can Play

Imagine for a moment that money was no object, that you have a series of luxury cars in the driveway of your eight-bedroom home. We have looked at some of the golf courses in the UK that provide the very best value for money. Now, we explore those where the green fees would make most of us baulk and walk away. read more ...


golfclubs4cash Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Incredible Deals

Golfers can now enjoy the most incredible offers for thousands of clubs as second-hand equipment retailer, golfclubs4cash, is celebrating its 10th birthday. From the 20th to 30th of September there will be 10,000 single clubs available in-store and online for less than £100, with the chance for one person each day to win their money back!  read more ...


The First Sustainable Golf Week Takes Place Next Month

Next month, the first Sustainable Golf Week is being hosted by GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf with its partners and collaborators globally, which shall offer the chance to reflect, celebrate and accelerate industry efforts to build a greener future for the game. read more ...


How to Play More Golf if You Are Working From Home

It looks as though working from home might be an option for some time to come, and so before you get stuck in a rut, let us explain how best to get golf into your regular routine when you’re not needed in the office. read more ...


It's Time to Thank a Golf Course Greenkeeper

There are no more invaluable figures in golf than greenkeepers, who work tirelessly each day to present the courses that we play. But it can be a thankless task. Putting that right, BIGGA, in conjunction with other global greenkeeper and course superintendent groups, is launching a 'Thank a Greenkeeper Day' next Tuesday, 13th September.  read more ...


LIV Golf Invitational Boston Preview

THE fourth LIV Golf tournament takes place in Boston this week, with the organisers promising to announce the names of more marquee defectors. It comes at the end of a PGA Tour season we will not forget in a hurry. read more ...


The Most Memorable Golf Holes You Can Play

What makes a golf hole memorable? Some would say it's the difficulty, the examination it provides, while others always remember the setting itself, the views that surround it. For many enthusiasts, anything 'quirky' or unique stands out. To learn more about the things that resonate with people, earlier this year, we surveyed the Golfshake Community and asked everyday golfers to pick out some of the best holes they have played. read more ...


Felixstowe Ferry Members Play Golf Shots From Martello Tower

Marking its Club Captains Day, Felixtowe Ferry put on a rather special event for its members, giving them (for the first time) the opportunity to ascend the steps to the summit of the historic, 210-year-old Martello Tower and hit golf shots to the 17th green in a 'beat the pro' competition and to the 13th green for a 'nearest the pin' contest. read more ...


Early Golf Royal Myths And Ancient Histories Book Review

There are a host of historical golf books that have been published to coincide with the 150th playing of The Open at St Andrews this year. Early Golf Royal Myths And Ancient Histories by Professor Neil S Millar is one of them, exploring the myths and revisiting the evidence surrounding the early history of golf. read more ...


Golf In Scotland In The Black And White Era Book Review

Golf In Scotland In The Black & White Era by Steve Finan is a coffee table book that features historic images from the archive of DC Thomson, which haven't been seen for decades, presenting the game as it looked in generations past. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken simply loved the book and describes his thoughts in this new review. read more ...


The Things You Find in Your Golf Bag

Us golfers have plenty in common, not least the fact that we’re not always sticklers for cleaning out our bags after each round! Whether it’s an unused Christmas gift, an ill-supported effort to get ‘golf fit’, or even something sentimental - how many of our list are currently in your golf bag? read more ...


Why Have Golf Club Lofts Gotten Stronger

For a long time, the lofts of irons were never of great concern to golfers. But during the past couple of decades, that has changed significantly as manufacturers began to tweak lofts downwards. We take a closer look at the reasons why and what that has meant for your game. read more ...


Incredible New Golf Facility to Open in Glasgow Next Summer

The R&A has unveiled further details about its hugely impressive golf facility that will open in Glasgow next summer, which has been named Golf It! and is based on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch, following the redevelopment of the former Lethamhill golf course. read more ...


36 Affordable Golf Courses to Play With GolfNow

These days it can feel hard to judge what a real bargain truly is, but that is something that our friends GolfNow specialise in, particularly through their new Affordable Golf Series. Offering tee time deals at outstanding courses for the best value, each of the featured destinations can be secured for no more than £20 in the UK and €20 in Ireland. read more ...


New Animated Golf Health Campaign Launched in Wales

A cutting-edge animated health campaign has been launched exclusively in Wales to encourage people to play golf to improve their health and lifestyle. read more ...


LIV Trump National - What You Need to Know

The third LIV Series 54-hole tournament takes place this week at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New York, with the news that Henrik Stenson has, as widely predicted, joined the circus. He will be joined by Jason Kokrak and the money-making machine that is Charles Howell III. read more ...


7 Benefits of Playing in Open Events at Golf Clubs

Many club golfers understandably play the majority of their golf at their home venue. However, playing the same course over and over again can become a touch repetitive. Moreover, it can hold your overall game back somewhat if you’re only ever asked the same questions by the course in front of you. There’s a load of reasons why playing an Open event can be beneficial. Join us as we explore just a few of these! read more ...


How to Fill The Top End of Your Golf Bag

The modern golfer has more choice than ever before with how to make up their 14-clubs. Whether you’re a traditionalist that likes to play a standard fairway wood and long-iron combination, or somebody that might appreciate a touch more help; allow us to walk you through some of the options that are now available to all of us as we look to fill the top end of our golf bags. read more ...


The Things You Hear on The Golf Course

Us golfers are game for a cliché. It’s part of letting others know that we’re ‘in the club’ (so to speak). Unfortunately though, the sad truth is that we’ve likely heard it all before, no matter how amusing our playing partners might think they are. So without further ado, here’s our Top 20 things that you might hear on the course … let us know how many you spot during your next round! read more ...


What It's Like to Have a Tour Caddie on Your Bag

Those watching professional golf at any level will be familiar with the caddie. Once a humble sidekick, many have now become as well-known as some of the world’s best players. But do they really help? And if so, by how much? To try and dig a little deeper into how much your game can be improved by the use of a professional caddie, we sought out the guys at The Tour Experience to put their skills to the test. read more ...


golfclubs4cash is Opening New Store in Warrington

Europe’s biggest second-hand golf equipment retailer, golfclubs4cash, is opening a new store in Warrington. Doors will open on Friday 8th July with some fantastic launch offers and more than 10,000 clubs to draw in keen customers. read more ...


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 ...



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