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How to Speed Up Your Rounds of Golf

The 2019 Golfshake Survey has found that the vast majority of golfers still believe that slow play is a major issue for the game. But what can be done about it, both on tour and at club level, and how could that help you to get round the course faster? We take a look a the key factors and initiatives to find an answer. read more ...


Odyssey Introduces New Stroke Lab Triple Track & Stroke Lab Black Putters

Renowned brand Odyssey continues to be at the forefront of innovation with regards to the evolution putter technology, an earned status only further enhanced by the release of new Stroke Lab Black and Stroke Lab Triple Track models. read more ...


Callaway Launches New MAVRIK Range of Clubs

Callaway has kicked off the 2020s by continuing its pursuit of technological innovation and performance through the unveiling of its strikingly named MAVRIK family of golf clubs. The revered manufacturer has built on the legacy of past releases to engineer distinctively and boldly, delivering something even more impressive. read more ...


Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Shane Lowry returns to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Championship, but will be challenged by a formidable field that includes Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia. Golfshake's Derek Clements breaks down the main contenders in his tournament preview. read more ...


What Golf Needs to Change in the 2020s

Golf will survive, but how can it thrive in the new decade? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has identified things that he would like to see happen and change in the game that he believes will benefit the sport during the coming ten years. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway is Back for 2020

If you want to kick off the new decade in style, then there isn't a better time to secure your next golf holiday through Golfbreaks.com, who have just announced the return of their celebrated Group Golf Giveaway for 2020, with more savings, rewards, and destinations than ever before for golfers to book for travel this year before the end of January. read more ...


10 of the Best Pete Dye Golf Courses

Pete Dye, the prolific golf course designer, who has passed away at the age of 94, was among the most significant figures in his field of architecture. Reflecting on the golf courses that he has left behind, we have taken a glance across the map to pick out some of his best. read more ...


Could Your Golf Club Move to an Environmentally Sustainable Future?

Provider of sustainable golf tees, OCEAN TEE has tasked UK golfers with nominating their club to become one of 25 venues that will make a commitment to get plastic off their course, embarking on an environmentally friendly future as part of the OCEAN TEE Crowd Initiative. read more ...


Hopes, Resolutions and Dreams for 2020 Vision

And so, a new year begins. Most of us will have made resolutions, many of which will have already been broken. And our guess is that the world’s best golfers will have done the same thing. Here, Derek Clements takes a look at a few of their hopes and aspirations and wonder who will end up discovering that they have 2020 vision. read more ...


Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues

Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends. read more ...


Kick Start 2020 With Golfshake's Season Starter Tuition Series

At Golfshake, we are determined to help you Play More & Play Better, so there is no better timeto reveal our new 'Season Starter' tuition series hosted by renowned PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall, filmed on location at the spectacular Amendoeira Resort in the Algarve. read more ...


14 of The Biggest Changes in Golf Since 2010

Was 2010 really all that long ago? As we turn into 2020, Will Trinkwon counts down the biggest shifts of the outgoing decade. read more ...


Highlights Of The Decade

TIGER WOODS dominated the 1990s and the 2000s before his body let him down and injuries took their toll.  It got us thinking about the most outstanding performances of this decade. Woods still tops the list, but there were many other memorable moments. Here, we look at 10 of the best read more ...


PGA Tour Players of the Decade

There have been a plethora of memorable performances during the past decade, and the emergence of a host of world-class players who have thrilled us since 2010.  In the first part of our 'look back at the decade' series, Golfshake writer Derek Clements reviews the top players on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Are You Hitting The Ball Further Than 5 Years Ago?

Distance is a persistently hot topic in the game, with greater numbers of tour players continuing to surpass 300 yards off the tee. But are regular, everyday golfers hitting the ball longer? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, revealing that advancements in technology are being felt at club level. read more ...


Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019. 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 ...


New Gender Equal Tour Launched in North of England

The 2020protour has been officially launched for 2020, making history as the UK's first gender equal pro circuit with an equitable policy. Established by European Tour player Chris Hanson and fellow pro Adam Walker, this new tour is set to make waves across the North of England next year.  read more ...


The Most Difficult Par 3s in Britain

Memorable short holes are a key part of any golf course and have an iconic place in the game. Celebrating the masterful nature of par threes, we have studied thousands of rounds submitted into the Golfshake Score Tracker to discover the hardest across Britain. read more ...


That Was the Decade That Was...

As we come to the end of another decade (where did this one go to?), we look back on the past 10 years and gaze into our crystal ball and predict who might dominate the game in the decade to come. read more ...


The Best & Worst Christmas Golf Gifts

The clock is ticking down to Christmas, which is an anxious time for a golfer. Most of us have nightmare stories of parcels they have unwrapped, whether it be toilet putting mats or exploding golf balls, but there are also times when the gift you open is wonderful. We take a look at the Best and Worst! read more ...


100 Toughest Golf Holes in the UK

There are many thousands of golf holes dotted across the United Kingdom, but which of them are the most challenging? We have studied rounds submitted from across the country in the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the most difficult statistically. read more ...


Why You Should Change Your Golf Ball in Winter

Due to the effects of the colder weather and golf course conditions, is it worth switching to another ball throughout winter? We have asked hundreds of golfers, discovering a divided spectrum of views between those who make a change, and those who don't. read more ...


Craziest Mistakes That Golfers Make

Eddie Pepperell was disqualified at the Turkish Airlines Open after literally running out of golf balls during his third round. Such a bizarre scenario got us thinking about some of the most unusual incidents, daft mistakes and mishaps that we have seen on tour. read more ...


Are Fewer People Playing Golf in the UK?

It's a great time for British sport, but is that being reflected in the world of golf? Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the newly released Golf Participation Report by KPMG to see how the UK compares with the rest of Europe. read more ...


PGA Tour Players Hate Slow Play And Are Still Intimidated by Tiger Woods

Anonymous surveys can often be a window into the minds of people. PGA Tour players were recently surveyed on a variety of topics, some more contentious than others. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the most interesting responses. read more ...


The Scariest Holes in Golf

What are the scariest holes to play in golf? We have studied the most famously difficult ones, analysed stats from everyday golfers, and picked our own individual horrors, to identify holes that will strike fear into your heat. read more ...


Why Does My Course Look Like This?

Greenkeepers are under constant pressure from golfers as expectations are high, but no matter the time of year, or prevailing weather, there will be imperfections. We have taken a look at several common complains, with an explanation as to why your course looks a certain way, to help you gain a greater appreciation for the work done. read more ...


How to Save Your Golf Course This Winter

Your golf club needs your help this winter. Adam Matthews, the Course Manager at Moor Allerton in Yorkshire, has shared his thoughts on ten things that we can all do to protect our precious golf courses throughout the winter months. read more ...


Is Brooks Koepka Getting Too Big For His Boots?

World number one Brooks Koepka is becoming known for his candid remarks as much as he is for his great golf. This outspoken trend may divide opinion, but for Golfshake's Will Trinkwon, the American can still fit in his boots. Just about. read more ...


What is Your Favourite Golf Club?

What is your most trusted club in the bag, the one that you can't imagine replacing? Most golfers have that one tool they always rely upon. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon describes his most beloved companion, a Titleist 913 Hybrid. read more ...


Discover the New South Course at Monte Rei

The North Course at Monte Rei is widely regarded as being among the finest in Portugal. But it will soon be joined by the Jack Nicklaus South Course. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently visited this acclaimed venue and learned more about the golf course design and construction process. read more ...


Pro Golfer Penalised 58 Strokes in Senior Event

It pays to know the rules. Such was the fate of Lee Ann Walker during the Senior LPGA Championship, who was penalised a staggering 58 strokes over two rounds after being found unaware of a key change made to the laws of the game.  read more ...


McIlroy vs Koepka: Who Will Win More Majors?

There has been much said about whether Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have an emerging rivalry, but if that was the case, who would come out the victor? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the dynamic between the two and makes his judgement. read more ...


Becoming A Single Figure Golfer

Looking to achieve his objective of reaching single figures, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook was custom fitted with a set of Cobra Golf clubs in an effort to take his game to the next level. We caught up with him to hear about his season, progress made, and what it means to finally complete that milestone. read more ...


7 Reasons Why Winter Golf is Great

Most golfers play less often during winter, with many even giving up the game entirely for months. But winter golf does have its upsides. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon identifies several reasons why it's great to play during the off-season. read more ...


Is Golf Doing Enough?

Knowing that something needs addressed and actually doing something about it are two different things. There has been much said and written about how we can grow the game, but despite those lengthy debates, is golf collectively doing enough? read more ...


Don't Let Winter Weather Defeat You

It's Saturday morning in December, it's freezing and tipping down with rain. You're waiting for that inevitable phone call that cancels golf for the day. Do you accept it? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that there are other options for you this winter. read more ...


Get Ready for DeChambeau to Become the Incredible Bulk

There has been a huge response to Bryson DeChambeau’s announcement that he plans to bulk up - modern parlance for putting on weight with a little help from an extensive work-out routine. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his unique take on the subject. read more ...


How to Get Ready for Winter Golf

Winter golf is approaching. Before you know it, the clocks will be going back and it will be dark by 4pm. There will be frost on the ground and it will rain a lot. But if you want to keep playing, here are some tips to get you ready for the challenges of winter. read more ...


Golfshake Members Describe Callaway Iron Fitting Experience

To learn more about the custom fitting process, we took a trio of golfers to expereince a fitting with Callaway, being matched with new irons for the season. Months later, we caught up with the guys to hear about their progress and reflections. read more ...


Golfshake Members Reflect on Odyssey Putter Fitting

Earlier this year, we took three Golfshake members to experience an Odyssey putter custom fitting. Months later, the time has come to revisit the guys and discover what progress has been made on the greens since they received their new tailored putters. read more ...


The Different Types of Golf Courses

With so many in existence, it's easy to get confused about the different types of golf courses. Cutting through the fog, from links to parkland and heathland, Will Trinkwon explains the different categories. read more ...


The Best Golf Course You Have Played

What is the best golf course that you have played? It's a classic conversation starter in the clubhouse. For a bit of fun, we asked the Golfshake Ambassadors & Staff to share their favourites, with an explanation for why. See if you agree with their picks. read more ...


Who Could Make Their Ryder Cup Debut in 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup us now under a year away, but who could make their debuts for Padraig Harrington's Europe? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out some potential contenders to secure a place on the team at Whistling Straits. read more ...


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