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Sei Young Kim Breaks Her Major Duck With Sparkling Victory

Sei Young Kim shot a final round of 63 to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her first women’s major, by five strokes from Inbee Park. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sparkling triumph for the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the Women's PGA Championship

The Women's PGA Championship this week provides a true major test at the immaculately presented Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, but who will triumph on this challenging layout? We take a closer look at six names who could be a factor on the leaderboard. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Interview With Pro Golfer Holly Calvert

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently played the magnificent Hillside Golf Club with LET Access Series player, Holly Calvert, where they discussed life as a professional, how to grow the game for girls, and her experiences of the recent Rose Ladies Series. read more ...


Mirim Lee Produces Magic to Secure Dramatic Major Victory

Mirim Lee of South Korea won the ANA Inspiration after a three-way playoff to land her first major. The 29-year-old beat 54-hole leaders Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first extra hole before taking the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond to celebrate her triumph. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the ANA Inspiration

The LPGA Tour is staging its rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Missions Hills in California, typically the first big event of the season. There are some notable absentees, but there remains formidable group of leading contenders in search of major glory in the sweltering heat of the desert. We take a look at ten players who could be right there on Sunday. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Achieves Record Social Media Reach

The 5th Women's Golf Day has remarkably achieved over 60 million impressions and reached 28 million people worldwide in 2020, with the annual celebratory event overcoming the pandemic and promoting the game to a huge audience. read more ...


Inspired Sophia Popov Completes Fairytale Story at Royal Troon

Ranked 304th in the world, Sophia Popov hadn't won on either the LPGA or LET, but that spectacularly changed at Royal Troon, where the German stunned the world by playing the tournament of her life, winning the Women's Open by two shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable story. read more ...


Future Women's Open Venues Confirmed

The 2020 AIG Women's Open is already breaking new ground at Royal Troon, but The R&A has now announced that another notable first will occur in the near future, with the championship in 2022 to be staged at the revered Muirfield. read more ...


Stacy Lewis Deserves Praise for Slow Play Comments

Stacy Lewis made headlines for claiming her first victory in three years at the Scottish Open, but also for publicly addressing the slow play of her fellow golfers. Derek Clements explains why the former Women's Open champion deserves praise for commenting on a subject that ruins for the game for many. read more ...


AIG Women's Open Preview

The Women's Open heads to Royal Troon, welcoming the best of the LPGA and LET for the first major of this unusual season, with former winner Georgia Hall set to lead the British challenge in Ayrshire. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a fascinating week in Scotland. read more ...


Charley Hull Wins Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit

The Rose Ladies Series was a roaring success during this most unique of seasons, which made its premature curtailment at Wentworth due to wildfires all the more disappointing, but that didn't stop the celebrations for Grand Final champion Alice Hewson and Order of Merit winner Charley Hull. read more ...


Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been for the day suspended following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course.  read more ...


Georgia Hall Secures Rose Ladies Series Title at The Shire London

2018 Women's Open champion, Georgia Hall secured victory in the Rose Ladies Series at the acclaimed The Shire London, shooting a spectacular 5-under round at the Seve Ballesteros designed course to claim her latest triumph. read more ...


SMS Chairman Funds £7500 Scholarship for Ladies European Tour Player

Female professional golfers received a boost today as the chairman of the renowned marketing company Sports Marketing Surveys announced a £7,500 scholarship for Ladies European Tour (LET) players. read more ...


Women’s British Open to Go Ahead Without Spectators

Confirming the return of major championship golf to the UK, the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open will still be held this year at Royal Troon in Scotland, but without fans, the R&A has confirmed, outlining the safety measures they plan to introduce. read more ...


American Golf to Sponsor Justin Rose Ladies Series

Justin Rose and his wife Kate recently confirmed their backing for the Rose Ladies Series, providing British women professional golfers with a platform to compete this summer, and these events have received a further boost with the news that leading retailer American Golf is joining them in sponsoring the series. read more ...


Justin Rose to Sponsor Seven Event Women's Series

Former world number one Justin Rose and wife Kate have provided their name and financial support to help launch the Justin Rose Ladies Series, which will offer British women professional golfers the opportunity to compete in seven events played over the next eight weeks, starting with a one-day tournament at Brockenhurst Manor on June 18. read more ...


European Tour Missed a Trick by Not Embracing Women

The European Tour has announced its return with a "UK Swing" of events in the UK, but for players on the Ladies European Tour, there remains considerable uncertainty. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't understand why the two circuits haven't co-hosted tournaments, bringing male and female golfers together this summer. read more ...


New Date Confirmed for Women's Golf Day

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Women's Golf Day, but in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the event has adopted a new approach, bringing the industry together for a virtual WGD celebration on June 2nd, with the overall main global showpiece being moved to the 1st of September, providing there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies. read more ...


Amy Boulden Wins LET Qualifying School at La Manga

Welsh star Amy Boulden has confirmed her return to the Ladies European Tour for the 2020 season after topping the leaderboard at LET Qualifying School, winning the event at Spain's La Manga Club by three shots from Magdalena Simmermacher and Alison Muirhead. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Announces Partnership With LPGA

Following years of uncertainty and a hugely challenging environment for women professionals in Europe, optimism has been restored after the long discussed joint venture partnership between the Ladies European Tour and LPGA was announced, furthering a shared vision to deliver improved opportunities in the game. read more ...


Watch Future LET Stars at Stoke by Nayland This Week

The eyes of the golf world are on the women's game at the Solheim Cup, but for those unable to attend the matches at Gleneagles, there is top class action at the LET Access Series' WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland near Colchester, where spectators can watch stars of the future competing. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle

It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management. read more ...


Thorpeness Hosts 3rd LET Pro Am This August

Dame Laura Davies will host the 2019 Thorpeness LET Pro Am 29-31 August. The event, which is in its third year will feature 18 players from the Ladies European Tour competing in an engaging format at a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake. read more ...


Japan's Hinako Shibuno Completes Spectacular Tale at Woburn

Known as the 'Smiling Cinderella' back home, Japan's Hinako Shibuno produced the most stunning of fairytales to birdie the final hole and win the Women's British Open at Woburn. read more ...


5 Reasons Why You Should Watch More Women’s Golf

The Women’s British Open has been gracing TV screens and offered a top-quality golf viewing experience. But, across the board, female golf still gets less traffic than its male counterpart. But Will Trinkwon explains what you are missing, and why you should be watching more. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Five to Watch at the Women's British Open

144 players are in the field at the Women's British Open with many notable names hitting their peak in time for the championship. We have picked out five that you should pay attention to this week at Woburn. read more ...


Women's British Open Preview

The Women's British Open returns to Woburn's acclaimed Marquees' Course for an 11th occasion, marking a fresh new era for the championship in its 43rd year under the banner of AIG, following a successful tenure with Ricoh, concluding a hectic season of majors in golf.  read more ...


Jin Young Ko Secures Second Major Title of Season at Evian

Poor weather was a factor at the Evian Championships, as were questions about the condition of the golf course, but that didn't stop Jin Young Ko from winning her second major title of the season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the South Korean's latest victory. read more ...


Australia's Hannah Green Wins Women's PGA Championship

During its lengthy connection with major golf, Hazeltine National has crowned many a seemingly unlikely breakthrough winner, from Sandra Spuzich at the 1966 U.S Women's Open to Rich Beem and Y.E. Yang, but Hannah Green's emotional and brilliant triumph in the Women's PGA Championship may have been the most unexpected of them all.  read more ...


U.S. Women's Open Preview

The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest and arguably most prestigious of the LPGA Tour's major championships. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the potential contenders for this significant title and record prize fund. read more ...


Conners Proves Dreams Can Come True as Kupcho Wows Augusta

It was a memorable weekend across the game. Corey Conners made it through Monday Qualifying to astonishingly win the Valero Texas Open, while Jennifer Kupcho wowed the gallery and made history at Augusta National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable few days in golf. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Founder Comments on Buzz Around Women's Game

The spotlight is on women's golf this week with three exciting tournaments making headlines, and the founder of Women's Golf Day (WGD) Elisa Gaudet believes this can be a pivotal moment for the game. read more ...


Spotlight on a Major Week for Women's Golf

Golf is looking ahead to The Masters, but the spotlight is being shone on the women's game this week, with the ANA Inspiration, Jordan Mixed Open, and inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur set to make headlines. Emma Ballard explains why we should pay attention to these events. read more ...


How Do We Keep Top European Women on Home Shores?

From Georgia Hall to Charley Hull and Bronte Law, England has a quality group of golfers, but they all play on the LPGA Tour. Is there any way to draw them - and others - regularly back to Europe? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the cavernous divide between the two circuits and why that may never happen. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

It's time for the year's first major championship, the ANA Inspiration. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the event from Mission Hills in California, picking out some of the main contenders to keep an eye on throughout the week. read more ...


Pioneering Jordan Mixed Open to Make History

The upcoming Jordan Mixed Open will make history, seeing women and men competing in the same event for a single prize fund. Bringing together the Challenge Tour, Staysure (Senior) Tour and Ladies European Tour, players from all three circuits will be united at the Greg Norman designed Ayla Golf Club, with different tees ensuring that it's a level playing field. read more ...


LET Adds La Reserva de Sotogrande to Schedule

The Ladies European Tour has added the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational to its schedule for 2019, to be played from 16 to 19 May, representing the first of three events in Spain this year, showcasing the resort and its Cabell B. Robinson golf course design. read more ...


Ricoh Women's British Open Preview

Charley Hull heads the home challenge as a world-class field prepares to tackle Royal Lytham with the Women's British Open tile at stake, including Ladies Scottish Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead fo the event at Royal Lytham & St Annes. read more ...


Greatest Women's Major Golf Champions in History

Golfers are immortalised and defined by their success in major championships, the events with the strongest fields and most historical significance. We look back at the most prolific major champions in the history of women's golf. read more ...


Mixed European Golf Team Championships Coming to Gleneagles

The European Tour and Ladies European Tour have announced the format and qualification process for a brand new tournament at Gleneagles that will see men and women playing together in a revolutionary mix team event. read more ...


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