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Tag: Kent

Collin Morikawa Creates Major History at Royal St George's

24-year-old American Collin Morikawa created major history at Royal St George's as he celebrated his Open debut with a magnificent two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth, becoming the first player to win two different majors at the first attempt. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in Kent

The majestic county of Kent has long been known as The Garden of England and is renowned for its beauty and scenery, but there is also a rich heritage for golfers to enjoy, including three Open venues. However, there is more to Kent than just these revered layouts, as the Golfshake Community have discovered through the years. read more ...


Take on The e-Open to Win a St Andrews Experience in 2022

Providing golf fans worldwide with the opportunity to take on Royal St George's in a virtual tournament, The R&A has launched its second e-Open Tournament presented by Mastercard, with an incredible experience at the 150th Open in 2022 being offered as the main prize. read more ...


Two Golfers From One Yorkshire Club Get Set For The Open

156 players from across the world are competing in the 149th Open Championship, but one club that will find itself represented more than most is Howley Hall in Leeds, with Marcus Armitage and Ben Hutchinson both members of the club. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Not a Fan of Royal St George's

Brooks Koepka says Royal St George's is not his favourite venue on The Open rotation but he still believes that he will contend for a fifth major victory this week. read more ...


Richard Bland to Hit First Tee Shot at 149th Open

It is an early start at The Open on Thursday, with Richard Bland having the honour of hitting the opening shot a 6.35am. Shane Lowry begins the defence of his title at 9.58am alongside US Open champion Jon Rahm and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen. read more ...


Jon Rahm Reveals Reasons For Short Swing

Jon Rahm generates tremendous power from one of the shortest backswings in the game and he has revealed that it all stems from being born with a club foot that required extensive surgery when he was a baby. read more ...


Take on Virtual 9 Shot Challenge at Royal St George's

Providing golfers with a chance to take on a virtual 9-Shot Challenge at Royal St George's, The R&A and HSBC have joined forces to launch a contest that will feature a selection of attractive prizes. read more ...


Rory Hopes to Draw Inspiration From Darren Clarke's 2011 Victory

Rory McIlroy is hoping to draw inspiration from Darren Clarke at Royal St George’s as he competes in this week’s Open Championship on the back of a tied 59th finish at the Irish Open and a missed cut at the Scottish Open. read more ...


More Players Withdraw From The Open

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama had already pulled out of the Open after testing positive for Covid-19 and he has been joined by  former champion Zach Johnson, South Africa's Louis de Jager and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, who have also all withdrawn for Covid reasons. read more ...


The Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

After two years, it's finally back, the Open is here and the world's finest golfers have assembled in Kent at Royal St George's, where Shane Lowry will defend the Claret Jug in front of 32,000 spectators each day. With a special atmosphere expected, the 149th Championship has all the makings of a classic. Get ready for the showpiece with our Preview. read more ...


Who Could Upset the Favourites at The Open

Undoubtedly, Jon Rahm will head to Kent as the overwhelming favourite, but who may upset the odds at the Open? Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out eight players who might not necessarily be considered as probable victors of the Claret Jug this year but hold the potential to steal the show. read more ...


My 10 Favourite Open Moments

The oldest championship in golf, the Open has defined generations of memories. Golfshake's Derek Clements has attended many of them, all of which have been special. From Jack Nicklaus in 1970 to Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at Troon, Derek shares his ten favourite Open memories. read more ...


The Rory McIlroy Conundrum at The Open

After winning the Wells Fargo Championship and contending at the US Open, Rory McIlroy will be among the favoured names at Royal St George's, but there is a striking inconsistency with his game as work alongside renowned coach Pete Cowen continues. Could he do it? Golfshake's Liam Moore looks at the Rory conundrum at the Open. read more ...


Five Players to Follow at The Open

Shane Lowry has held onto the Claret Jug for two years, but 155 other players at Royal St George's will be hoping to wrestle the iconic trophy from his grasp. Golfshake's Derek Clements identifies the five players he is paying close attention to this week, and it's hard to argue with the choices. read more ...


How to Watch & Listen to The Open

The 149th Open Championship was delayed by a year, but that absence will only make the heart grow fonder, as the world's finest golfers take on the challenge of Royal St George's in pursuit of the Claret Jug. And the coverage has never been more comprehensive, especially if you have access to Sky Sports Golf. Here are the key dates and times to look out for. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Watch at The Open

Much attention will be placed on the likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy at Royal St George's, but all 156 players at the 149th Open will be determined to put themselves into a contending position. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five relative outsiders who may well have a memorable week in Kent. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Royal St George's

Royal St George's hosts The Open for a 15th time. Having been the first English venue to stage the championship, the historic club has presented many an unforgettable moment through the years. But it's also a formidable layout, a challenging design, one that will test the world's best players. We take a closer look at each of the holes that the field will face. read more ...


Story of The Claret Jug

The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, the Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year's winner of The Open, but it wasn't the original prize for claiming the championship, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes. read more ...


When Darren Clarke Won The Open at Royal St George's

A decade ago, Darren Clarke finally enjoyed his major moment, winning the Open Championship at Royal St George's. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps that memorable victory, a triumph that was over 20 years in the making for the Northern Irishman. read more ...


What Makes Royal St George's England's Ultimate Open Venue

The Open's first English venue, Royal St George’s has character, history and an unrivalled passion for golf. There is a reason why this is the only place deemed worthy enough to host championship golf in the south – it is a special place where special things happen. read more ...


Hurry! Last Minute Packages to Attend The Open

Next week's Open Championship is destined to be a spectacular showpiece event. Marking a celebratory moment for the game, 32,000 fans a day are set to make their way to Royal St George's, and you could be one of them as our travel partners Golfbreaks still have a limited number of midweek packages available. read more ...


North Foreland Ready to Welcome Golfers During The Open

Thousands of golf fans will descend on Kent for July's 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, and nearby North Foreland Golf Club is set to play its part by offering fans the chance to experience its own superb layout. read more ...


Significant Number of Fans Expected to Attend The Open

Golf's oldest major championship, The Open, will return to Royal St George's this July, and it's now hoped that fans will be part of it, with R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers offering a degree of cautious optimism that we could again hear the roars back on the British seaside. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club Announces Completed Course Developments

Prince's Golf Club, Highly Recommended on Golfshake, the venue of the 1932 Open Championship won by Gene Sarazen, has revealed that it has completed further developments overseen by renowned course architects McKenzie & Ebert. read more ...


TP Tour Legend Daniel Gaunt Wins at Prince's Golf Club

TP Tour legend Daniel Gaunt secured his 13th victory on the circuit at the renowned Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, overcoming a strong field that featured players with multiple titles on the Challenge Tour. read more ...


How the 2011 Open Championship Was Won

This week should have been The 149th Open at Royal St George's, but the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement for the first time since the Second World War. To remind us of what we're missing, Golfshake's Derek Clements relives the most recent edition of golf's oldest major in Kent, 2011, the year when Darren Clarke secured his greatest triumph. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club Finishes Course Renovation With New Par 3

The acclaimed Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich Bay, Kent, host of the Open Championship in 1932, has now completed its major renovation project, unveiling a completely new par-3 hole, named Smugglers' Landing. read more ...


The Open Championship Cancelled For 2020

Not since the darkness of war in 1945 has the Champion Golfer of the Year not been crowned in golf's oldest major, but the R&A has now confirmed that The Open Championship in 2020 has been cancelled, setting the schedule back by 12 months. read more ...


Guide to Staying at The Open in 2020

In July this year, thousands of people will descend on the small historic town of Sandwich, Kent, to watch the 149th playing of The Open Championship at Royal St George's. Now, if you want to be among them, but don't fancy commuting from a long distance, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains what options you have for accomodation. read more ...


The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club Stay & Play Review

Prince's Golf Club is a revered venue in Sandwich, Kent, a place loved by Golfshake's Andrew Picken. But he hadn't yet taken the opportunity to sample the striking accomodation on site, The Lodge. Andy returned to experience this paradise of links golf. read more ...


Golf in Kent is Open for Business Ahead of 2020 Open

The countdown is now on to the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, but that is just part of an exciting year for Golf in Kent, which has declared itself open for business as the world of golf heads to the south east coastline. read more ...


London Golf Club Attracts Stars to Staysure Tour Event

The London Golf Club is hosting this week's Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, one of the most prestigious events on the over-50s circuit, with this acclaimed venue being home of the tournament last year, and past host of the 2008 and 2009 European Open and 2014 World Matchplay Championship. read more ...


London Golf Club Marks 25th Anniversary This Summer

This year, the widely acclaimed London Golf Club in west Kent is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with events being launched to mark the occasion, in addition to the Staysure Tour's PGA Seniors Championship coming in August. read more ...


Extra Attractions to Golf Travel in Kent

Golfshake's Andrew Picken recently experienced golf in Kent, playing and reviewing many spectacular courses. But there is much to this county than just that. Here are some other attractions that will make your time visiting Kent memorable. read more ...


Canterbury Golf Club Feature Review

Canterbury Golf Club is a parkland layout situated in the heart of Kent, Highly Recommended on Golfshake. We dispatched Andrew Picken to visit this venue and to discover what is behind the hype. read more ...


Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club Feature Review

Known as the club on the cliffs, Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club is perched high on the White Cliffs, halfway between Dover and Deal. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this visually spectacular venue. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club Feature Review

Prince's Golf Club in Kent is known for hosting the 1932 Open Championship, but is also one of the most revered venues on Golfshake. Andrew Picken visted to discover for himself, and he has documented his thoughts on the course, and shared the rich history behind the club. read more ...


Prince's to Renovate Shore and Dunes Nines

The acclaimed Prince's Golf Club - a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake - and host of the 1932 Open Championship, won by Gene Sarazen, has revealed plans to renovate its Shore and Dunes nines. read more ...


Prince's Offers Free Entry to Prestigious Junior Open

The Laddie Lucas Spoon Junior Open is a historic event for young golfers at Prince's Golf Club, and this year the prestigious venue is offering free entry to all boys and girls aged between 8 and 13 years of age. read more ...


Scenic Walmer & Kingsdown Joins Golf in Kent

The highly scenic Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club, which enjoys a spectacular position on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, will be further showcased through Visit Kent's Golf in Kent Partnership. read more ...


Prince's Jumps Into Top 50 of Golf Course Rankings

Former Open Championship venue Prince’s Golf Club has begun the year celebrating a major rise in standing, having ascended inside the top 50 of Golf World's most recent Top 100 in England. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club to Develop Local Talent with Junior Foundation

The revered Prince's Golf Club has declared its objective to support and hone potential stars of the future after launching a junior foundation that aims to carry local talent through to elite amateur and professional golf. read more ...


The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Returns to London Golf Club

The Open Championship is returning to Royal St George's in 2020, but the spotlight on the the best of golf in Kent will be on the county even earlier with the news that the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will again be played at London Golf Club from August 1-4, 2019. read more ...


North Foreland Golf Club Feature Review

North Foreland is a highly rated and popular golf club in Kent, boasting a superb course and a rich history, featuring a spectacular location on the coast. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the chance to play there. read more ...



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