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10 of the Best Golf YouTube Channels to Watch in 2021

When not playing, many golfers turn to YouTube, where there is a vast range of engaging channels available that cover the sport. Whether it's course vlogs or instructional features, we list not just ten of the most popular YouTube Channels but also those that are making a positive impact on the game. read more ...


Golfers Return to Courses in Stunning Numbers

For many golfers, this had been the longest of winters, when even the range was a deprived option. However, when March 29 came around, that pent up desire to play has been released in spectacular fashion, with packed tee sheets resembling the surge in demand that was first showcased last May. It's now clear that the enthusiasm and hunger to play remains stronger than ever. read more ...


5 of the Best Golf Swing Capture Apps on the Market

Through the advent of shot tracers and swing analysers, amateur golfers are no longer priced out from improving their game. They typically come as a free download with in-app purchases available, but that isn’t always the case and some provide a direct one-off payment to access their content. We list five of the best apps to help you solve those frustrating quirks that hold your swing back. read more ...


It Looks Like The Golf Boom is Continuing

Following the stunning golf boom of 2020, many understandably questioned whether that could be sustained or lead to further investment within the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, there has been plenty of encouraging news that indicates the golf boom is continuing. read more ...


How to Experience The Masters in 2022

We have all been thinking about things that we'd love to experience in the future, and for any golfer, that raises the simple thought of the Masters and Augusta National. Attending the iconic event and walking around the famed property is a dream, and as we gaze ahead to 2022, it's a piece of magic that could be turned into reality by Golfbreaks. read more ...


Sandy Lyle Sets Another Benchmark at The Masters

In a career that has been spent setting benchmarks in the game, Sandy Lyle will once again make history at the Masters on Thursday, when he tees off for the 40th time, becoming the first European golfer to reach that milestone number of appearances. read more ...


6 Outsiders at The Masters

Considering the elite and limited field, it's hard to identify genuine outsiders at the Masters, but looking at those players ranked outside the top 25 in the world, here are some names who could make their presence felt on Sunday at Augusta National. read more ...


5 Stories to Watch at The Masters

The Masters is a storybook of a major championship. Each of the 88 players in the field this week have either previously written their own memorable chapter at Augusta National or have arrived with the intention of doing so, and there are a handful of possibilities that capture the imagination ahead. read more ...


Predicting the 2021 Masters

This year's Masters is hotly anticipated with a variety of compelling storylines in play, but what do we think is going to happen down Magnolia Lane? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes on Golfshake Editor Kieran Clark in a foolish contest of making predictions. read more ...


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson is back at Augusta National to defend the Masters, just five months after he claimed the iconic Green Jacket, but the likes of Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will arrive determined to enjoy a taste of glory down Magnolia Lane themselves. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the 85th Masters Tournament. read more ...


How to Follow The Masters on TV & Radio

Eyes will be on the 88 players competing in the 2021 Masters. Sky Sports have exclusive live coverage all week, not to mention a vast range of features and old films, setting the scene for this year's tournament, but there are ways for you to stay informed, even without a Sky subscription, whether that be on the BBC or online. read more ...


There Is More To Golf Than Just Being A Golf Club Member

This past year has seen an extraordinary surge in demand for golf club memberships, leading to a considerable number of venues restoring waiting lists and entry fees. However, despite that, a significant proportion of golfers continue to remain unattached. And there is nothing wrong with that. It got us thinking about a key question; is golf as a whole overly focused on trying to create more club members? read more ...


Masters Betting Preview - How To Pick The Champion

Spring has finally arrived and that means it's time for The Masters. Dustin Johnson is the reigning champion, having won the rescheduled tournament in November, but who will triumph at Augusta National this April? Predicting is always a challenge, but there are clear statistical and factual trends that can point you towards the right direction. read more ...


The Joy of Returning to the Driving Range

Golfers throughout England have made a welcome return to the game on Monday, but for Golfshake's Derek Clements, his first port of call was the driving range, where there was considerable rust to shake off. Derek describes the experience and the magic of being back at the golf club again. read more ...


Overnight Vandalism Prevents English Golf Course From Opening

Tens of thousands of golfers have enjoyed a memorable return to the fairways across England on Monday, but members of Sprowston Manor near Norwich have been unable to play after shocking vandalism committed overnight caused significant damage to the golf course. read more ...


Golfers Describe Excitement For Their First Rounds Back

It has been 84 days since a golf ball last officially whistled through the air in England, but on Monday, tees will finally be occupied again, bunkers will be found, and putts will be holed, as the nation welcomes back the ancient game. And it has certainly been missed. We put a series of questions to several of the Golfshake Ambassadors to discover their emotions ahead of the big day, how the lockdown has affected them, and what they hope from the months ahead. read more ...


Carry, Trolley, Buggy - What Should You Use?

When playing golf, do you carry your bag, use a trolley, or maybe even drive round in a buggy? Naturally, everyone is different and each of the options will be dependent on the individual. Liam Moore looks at the positives and negatives of each transportable choice on the course. read more ...


Social Benefits of Golf Are Increasingly Attractive

The reasons why people first started playing golf have changed during the past decade, a comprehensive survey conducted by Golfshake has found, highlighting the attractive benefits of the sport in a modern age, with the social aspect of the game becoming a major factor. read more ...


What Have You Done Without Golf?

For many golfers throughout lockdown, they have been faced with looking for an alternative activity, finding something else to fill their time. Golfshake's Derek Clements is just one of them - sharing his story of taking up and fitness, but ultimately realising that there is no substitute for the ancient game. read more ...


The Life of a Golfer in Lockdown

As the nation reflects on the first anniversary since lockdown was introduced across the United Kingdom, a moment that instantly changed lives, where the once seemingly abnormal has become normal, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook is just one of many golfers who have deeply missed the game. Reflecting on the past 12 months, Matt looks back at his life as a golfer in lockdown. read more ...


Golf is Back - But What Does That Mean

Golfers throughout the UK are looking forward to the new season, which for most us will mean a first round in a considerable time. The journey towards normality will be a slow and (hopefully) progressive road, but each of the home nations are doing things slightly differently. As things stand, we look at the current position in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, outlining the steps that are in place to unlock the ancient game and reconnect golfers with their beloved regular activity. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Golfers You May Have Forgotten

Players like Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo and Sergio Garcia are considered Ryder Cup legends, stalwarts, but there are many golfers who qualified for just one team and didn't manage to return for a second appearance. We take a look at some of those names who enjoyed a brief moment in the sun. read more ...


The Need To Save Municipal Golf Courses And Importance Of Driving Ranges

The pathways into golf are certainly diverse, but this is a changing world, where less organised, shorter forms of the game are proving to be popular.. Affordability is key too, which is why our public venues remain so vitally important when supported correctly and with care. We have uncovered a fascinating pattern, highlighting that the venues where new players are first introduced to the game is potentially changing. read more ...


Dundonald Links - A Modern Classic in the Making

Dundonald Links is a jewel on the magnificent golf coastline of Ayrshire, and it's set to become an essential must-experience destination in 2021, thanks to the unveiling of course enhancements, a new luxury clubhouse, and quality lodges on the property. It was already a special spot - but it's one that is soon to be unmissable. read more ...


Caddies On Tour - Keeping It In The Family

We all know the importance of the relationship between tour professionals and their caddies. They spend a great deal of time together - maybe five hours on the course, an hour or so on the range before every round, perhaps another hour afterwards. Then eat together, they travel together. It’s almost like a marriage. It should come as no surprise then to see an increasing number of golfers turning to friends and family to lug those golf bags around the fairways of the world. read more ...


Have You Ever Taken A Break From Golf - Many Golfers Do

Golf is rightly considered to be the game for a lifetime, played by all generations, but it's clear that for many that relationship isn't a consistently unbroken one, as the latest Golfshake Survey has discovered that a significant number of golfers have taken an extended break from the sport for a variety of reasons. read more ...


UK Golf Courses Threatened By Nature And Local Councils

Despite optimism across the industry, several UK golf clubs are facing some special challenges from climate change, while it has emerged that at least two others are likely to be closed after issues with local councils. read more ...


Who Will Qualify For The Ryder Cup

Three years after Europe completed a dominant victory at Le Golf National, captain Padraig Harrington is looking forward to taking on the USA at Whistling Straits and he will surely believe that his team is going to look very different from that of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements has studied the contenders and predicts who will qualify for both sides in September. read more ...


Lee Westwood Enjoys Special Trip After Players Championship

Life is rather good for Lee Westwood at the moment, and it's not bad for those around him either. Speaking after finishing second at The Players Championship, the Englishman revealed that before competing in this week's Honda Classic, he would be spending two days at Augusta National with his son, Sam. read more ...


5 Tips to Help You Get Ready For Return of Golf

Whether you are somewhere that is emerging from lockdown, or are simply resuming play following a winter break, it's time to start looking forward and make sure that you are fully prepared for that treasured reconnection with the fairways this spring and summer. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall describes five things that you MUST do before you get back out playing following a hiatus. read more ...


Golf to Resume in Wales This Weekend

It's the news that golfers in Wales have been desperately waiting to hear - and it has now been confirmed that the game will resume from this weekend, Saturday 13th March, following a relaxing of lockdown restrictions announced by the Welsh Government. read more ...


How One Golf Club Has Flourished During The Pandemic

Historic Wirral Golf Club is looking ahead with optimism towards the return of play in England, having enjoyed a stunning transformation in fortunes, building towards a bright future. Golfshake's Derek Clements spoke with Keith Mollan and Sean Bailey to learn more about why this venue has flourished. read more ...


What It's Like To Play TPC Sawgrass

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has been the iconic home of The Players Championship since 1982, but what is it like to play, especially for an average golfer? Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the opportunity to experience this famous layour for himself in 2018. Three years on, he has reflected on that magical day. read more ...


Where to Book a Tee Time if You Are Not a Golf Club Member

Golfers across England are bursting with excitement as the magical reopening of play approaches. However, it's likely that demand will far outstrip availability. Tee times will be the hottest ticket in town, and dedicated club members will be prioritised by a large number of venues. But for those who prefer a more nomadic existence, all is not lost. There are opportunities to secure your spot on opening day, but you need to know where to look. read more ...


How Golfers First Experience And Get Into Golf

Golfers have a meaningful relationship with the game, it's an essential part of their lives, and everyone has their own story about how they first became acquainted with it. Learning more about these personal tales, we discovered your earliest memories, how you first experienced the sport, and what (and perhaps who) drove you to participate in the first place. read more ...


Golf Quiz - How Much Do You Know About Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer's legacy within golf remains unsurpassed. He was a transformative individual who elevated the sport during the early television age, he was enduringly popular, and he was one of the finest and most thrilling players to watch in history. In the latest Golfshake Quiz, it's time to test your knowledge on the legend, and see how many of our 12 questions you can answer correctly! read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Venues For 2021

As golfers prepare for the new season in the hope that 2021 will be a continuation of the magnificent boom of last year, Golfshake is delighted to share those golf clubs and resorts that qualify for our new OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award, which brings together destinations that should be on the list of everyone throughout the months ahead. read more ...


How To Get Ready For The New Golf Season

It has undoubtedly been a long and challenging winter for everyone, but we're all looking forward to what this spring could offer, with golfers in England now having a cherished date to embrace. Wherever you are, it's time to start thinking about the new season and just how you are going to make the most of the opportunity. read more ...


Golf Can Expect Even Bigger Boom in 2021

Last year's unexpected golf boom saw a record surge in memberships, a stunning demand for tee times, and left us with a reported doubling of waiting lists at clubs. Now we have the confirmed return date for play in England, the key question is whether 2020's unprecedented enthusiasm can be replicated during the 2021 season. And early signs are that it may ultimately be surpassed. read more ...


Tiger Woods Recovering Following Major Surgery After Car Crash

Tiger Woods was said to be awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room following major surgery after the horrendous single-car accident that almost took his life on Tuesday. read more ...


England Golf Expresses Disappointment at Reopening Date

Now we know that, in England, after months of waiting, we can all play golf again from Monday, March 29, but that news wasn't greeted by universal joy, with golfers and England Golf themselves expressing disappointment that the reopening wasn't sooner. read more ...


Golf Confirmed to Return in England on 29 March

It's going to be a slowly progresive journey back to something like normal, but for golfers in England, they will take a significant step forward on the 29th March, when courses are to set to re-open across the nation as revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown. read more ...


The Golfers Who Should Have Been Ryder Cup Captain

The Ryder Cup has developed into a seismic sporting event, one that draws the eyes of millions. That scrutiny brings added focus onto those chosen to captain Europe and the United States. But there are only so many Ryder Cups and more than enough candidates, an oversubscription of talent that has seen numerous storied names being passed over for the role. We have picked out 16 notable golfers - eight Europeans, eight Americans - who never became a Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


Golf Industry Looks to the Future Despite Shutdown

As we wait for news from the Government about when courses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are likely to be allowed to open again, the golf industry has been looking ahead to the future, with courses being saved and initiatives being launched to grow the game. read more ...


What Does The Future Hold For Nomadic Golfers

What does the future hold for golfers who are not members of golf clubs? With courses still closed across most of the United Kingdom and the future looking pretty uncertain for us all, does the nomadic golfer still have a future, or will life become more difficult for them? It's certain to be a major issue in the game once play resumes. read more ...



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