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What Golfers Really Think About the Rules of Golf

The rules of golf remain a contentious topic, despite the modernised changes introduced last year by the R&A and USGA. Studying data from the 2019 Golfshake Survey, we have sought the opinion of everyday golfers to discover whether they fully understand the alterations that were made, agree with them, and perhaps more crucially, ask whether further modernisations are required. read more ...

The Solution to Golf's Distance Issue

Following the publishing of the R&A and USGA's Distance Report, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a light-hearted view of the debate, coming up with his own unique solution to an issue that is set to envelop the game during the months and years ahead. read more ...

What Golfers Think of 54 Handicaps

Golfshake's Derek Clements recently wrote two feature articles on the World Handicap System and Senior Golfers, both of which raised points that divided opinion. Gathering the views of the Golfshake Community, Derek responds in this piece. read more ...

Governing Bodies to Finally Address Increasing Distance in Golf

Tour professionals are hitting the ball further than they used to. Much further. And now the R&A and USGA have finally decided that something that must be done to tackle the issue and preserve the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on a huge story in the future of golf. read more ...

The World Handicap System - All You Need to Know

Monumental changes are coming to golf in 2020, with the launch of the new World Handicap System, which aims to provide us all with a unified and more inclusive system for the first time. But what does that mean for you? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the system and explains. read more ...

R&A Calls Distance Increase Unusual and Concerning

Golf's two governing bodies, the R&A and USGA have unveiled their annual review of driving distance within the game, noting an "unusual and concerning" increase within a single season on the major tours. read more ...

R&A and USGA to Develop Single World Handicap System

Golf's two governing bodies, The R&A and USGA are collaborating with the game's handicapping authorities to create a single World Handicap System. read more ...

R&A and USGA Report Minimal Increase in Driving Distance on Tour

The R&A and USGA have published their annual report on driving distance, using data from seven of the major professional golf tours, and have reported a minimum increase in distance between 2003 and 2016. read more ...

Dustin Johnson overcomes Oakmont and the USGA to win first major

Serek Clements reports on a controversial final round at the US Open which saw DustinJohnson eventually crowned champion.  read more ...

Anchors away - Ban looms for many

The Anchoring ban is now just a few months away and while many players will have to change their putting method, some hav already found a solution.  read more ...

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