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The World Handicap System - Golfers Have Their Say

The World Handicap System was introduced last year in an attempt to simplify matters and make golf a fairer game for everybody who plays it. We recently conducted a survey designed to find out what golfers make of it all. Unsurprisingly, we got a real mixed bag of results. Some of you believe it is a fairer system, others still cannot make head nor tail of it, while others still struggle to understand why things were changed in the first place. read more ...


Golfshake Launches New Birdie Club Challenge For 2021

Encouraging the Golfshake Community to Play More & Play Better this summer, we are delighted to launch our new #BirdieClub Challenge in Association With Callaway that will run for the next six weeks. read more ...


Cobra NXTLVL Academy: Investing in the Stars of Tomorrow

Providing support to emerging golfers on the EuroPro Tour, Cobra/Puma Golf's NXTLVL Academy has provided invaluable help to several players, backing them on their journey to fulfilling their potential. Golfshake's Liam Moore has learned more about this venture and the benefits it offers. read more ...


How Did You First Become Addicted to Golf

How did you first become addicted to golf? Introducing a new series of articles, Golfshake's Liam Moore describes how he got into the game at a later age, after being inspired by watching the Masters, before taking that onto the course and discovering the ideal sport for him after serious injuries. read more ...


Are Increased Golf Membership Fees Justified

Through a recent survey conducted by Golfshake, many golfers have commented on a rise of membership costs during the past year, which hasn't always been invested by clubs. We look at their responses and analyse whether increased membership fees are justified. read more ...


The Journey to Stardom With EuroPro Golfer Jack South

Golfshake's Liam Moore meets EuroPro Tour golfer Jack South, who describes his journey through the game, including a scholarship in America, before embarking on a professional career back home in England, offering insights about those emerging players looking to make a name for themselves. read more ...


The Evian Championship Preview

This spectacular summer of major golf continues with the return of the Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Southeastern France. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a final round of 67 to triumph by two shots ahead of Jennifer Kupcho, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim. With the event being cancelled last year, the defending champion will be looking to overcome the challenge of world number one Nelly Korda, still buoyant after winning the Women's PGA. read more ...


The Senior Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

After a two-year absence because of the pandemic, the Senior Open returns, with the seemingly ageless Bernhard Langer defending his title at the stunning Sunningdale Golf Club against a field that includes Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen. read more ...


The Best Premium Electric Golf Trolleys of 2021

Some of the best golf trolleys come with many invaluable benefits. They have seen a surge in popularity recently and when you consider they can be utilised for transporting your clubs, providing accurate GPS information and storing valuables. We have listed just some of the best electronic trolleys on the market for this year that cost over £600. read more ...


The Best Electric Golf Trolleys of 2021

Electric trolleys were revolutionary upon their creation. However, they are not cheap and some of the premium versions can delve into the thousands. With that in mind, we have listed five electrical trolleys that you can purchase for less than £600. 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 ...


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 ...


Why The Open is Golf's Best Major

There’s no denying that major championship golf is extra special. These are the events that provide the sternest of challenges for the world’s very best players. With The Open on the horizon, it got us thinking: what is the best major of them all? We explain why The Open is the greatest major in golf. read more ...


How Much Would it Cost to Play ALL of The Open Venues

If you wanted to tick off all of the Open Championship venues, how much would it set you back? We have brought together each of their peak summer visitor green fees to discover just how costly it would be to play the entire rotation. 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 ...


Meet Ryan Campbell - Insights From a Rising Star on the EuroPro Tour

Beneath the European Tour, there is the highly competitive, emotionally charged and fascinating world of the mini tours, where dreams are furthered or shattered entirely. Learning more about this journey to the summit, Golfshake's Liam Moore caught up with Scotland's Ryan Campbell, who plays on the EuroPro Tour. read more ...


The Open Champions Who Played in the Scottish Open

The Scottish Open has typically been scheduled immediately before the Open Championship, where many of the world's best players compete for a prestigious title while preparing for the game's oldest major. However, does playing in the Scottish Open serve as the perfect prelude to the Open? We take a look at those Champion Golfers who did compete at the Scottish Open - and those who did not. 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 ...


How Scottish Open Champions Performed at The Open

For decades, the Scottish Open has typically enjoyed a prime spot on the schedule in July, immediately preceding the Open Championship, but a winner following that moment up with a strong week in the Open has been rare. We take a look at each of the previous Scottish Open champions and describe how they then performed at the biggest championship of them all. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues

From Haggs Castle to St Andrews, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane, the chosen venues for the Scottish Open have been diverse, but typically of an extremely high quality, as you would expect from the Home of Golf. Taking a closer look at each of the 11 hosts, we direct you towards some truly unforgettable experiences in Scotland. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm headlines a stunning field at The Renaissance Club for the Scottish Open, which includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. England's Aaron Rai is the defending champion at the event where many of the world's best are honing their games ahead of The Open at Royal St George's. read more ...


When Monty Made Scottish Fans Roar at Loch Lomond

As many of the world’s leading golfers head towards The Renaissance Club there is one thing that home fans want to see more than anything else - a Scottish winner of the Scottish Open. The last time it happened was in 1999 when Colin Montgomerie took the title. read more ...


Why More Golfers Should Play in Societies

There aren’t many better hobbies than playing golf; you get to spend hours in the sunshine, the social aspect is fantastic and it’s an excellent source of exercise. Whether you play by yourself, in a duo or even a four-ball, golf accommodates all groups. Above the traditional four-ball, is the golf society. This group is typically made up of several members with one aim: play as much golf via as many different courses as possible. Sound like fun? It is. read more ...


The Best Golf Lasers of 2021

Rangefinders have become a common accessory for golfers. They have quickly become a part of most golf bags and if you don’t currently own one, you could be losing shots out on the course. We list six models that we think offer not just performance enhancing capabilities, but also don’t break the bank to acquire either. read more ...


Fathers & Sons Who Have Won on the PGA Tour

The Kordas are proving that sporting success can run in the family across golf and tennis, but how many fathers and sons have managed to win tournaments on the PGA Tour? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains that it's a pretty short list. read more ...


The Best Irish Open Venues

The Island of Ireland boasts a remarkably strong collection of golf courses, which for some represents the finest offering on the planet. Since it was first played in 1927, the Irish Open has been a fine showcase for these stunning layouts. We share their unique Golfshake Rating and featued commentary from regular golfers submitted in reviews by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


The Greatest Irish Open Champions

First played in 1927, the Irish Open has long been a standout tournament in Europe, presenting leading golfers with the opportunity to compete on some of the world's finest courses, and setting the tone for generations of notable winners. We take a closer look at the 11 multiple champions of the Irish Open. read more ...


The Best Push Golf Trolleys of 2021

It might be optimal to carry your bag, but the disparity in calories between carrying and pushing is not as large as one might think. Pushing our clubs boasts many additional benefits too. Strength building, increased cardio and the burning of further calories are all major advantages of trolleys. With that in mind, we list eight of the best push trolleys of 2021. read more ...


The Longest Playoffs in Golf History

Harris English survived an eight-hole playoff to finally overcome Kramer Hickok and win the Travelers Championship, but it wasn't unprecedented, or indeed even a record. We take a look back at some of the longest playoffs in professional golf history. read more ...


The Best Golf Watches of 2021

Whether you utilise a laser or a watch, modern technology has enabled amateur golfers to have a technological caddie with them at all times. We have listed seven of the best golf watches to help you lower those scores as much as possible in 2021. read more ...


The Best Golf Shoes of 2021

Without the correct footwear, you won’t be getting the most out of your game. Traction, comfort, stability and protection are all important aspects when you delve into the footwear market. With that in mind, we have listed just five of the best golf shoes on the market for 2021.  read more ...


10 Players Who Will Contend at The Open

Shane Lowry has possessed the Claret Jug for two years, but finally, this summer, the Open Championship returns. But who is likely to contend at Royal St George's in July? Golfshake's Liam Moore has identified ten players he expects to make a run for glory and potentially etch their name as the Champion Golfer of 2021. read more ...


Jon Rahm Was Destined To Win A Major - And There Will Be More To Come

There were many who questioned whether Jon Rahm would ever win a major. This has nothing to do with his ability but plenty to do with his temperament. But this is a man who was born to greatness. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the Spaniard's journey to glory and what could happen next. read more ...


KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview

Fresh off a thrilling victory on Sunday at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Nelly Korda heads to Atlanta Athletic Club in search of her first major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, where recent headlines makers Yuka Saso and Patty Tavatanakit will be among those seeking further success. read more ...


Golfers With The Most Second Place Finishes in Majors

Everyone knows that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, with Tiger Woods on 15. We know that Nick Faldo is on six and that Rory McIlroy has four. But who has the most runner-up finishes in the four events that have now long been considered the majors in golf? We take a look at 20 figures who have been second at least five times in the biggest championships. read more ...


How You Can Play Torrey Pines

Enjoying a spectacular location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Torrey Pines is considered to be one of America's premier municipal venues. What makes this a special place is that it's accessible to all, open to everyone. While many intensely private clubs can boast stunning layouts with history, playing them is a remote, distant chance for most of us. But at Torrey Pines, you can take in the vistas and walk in the footsteps of many a great champion. read more ...


Golfing Feuds Are Nothing New

There has been much attention on the continuing feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, but these sorts of bitter rivalries aren't especially rare in the game, as Derek Clements reflects on several of the most high-profile differences of opinion on tour. read more ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bryson DeChambeau defends the US Open at Torrey Pines, where many eyes will be on record breaking local boy Phil Mickelson as he seeks more history. However, the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa will be keen to claim America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 121st US Open. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the US Open

Always an exacting challenge, the US Open has been dominated by home players in recent years, but international stars have often etched their name into the history of America's national championship. Who will be that man this time? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten names, a mixture of leading favourites and relative outsiders, who we should be watching. read more ...



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