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Golf's Most Embarrassing Moments That Will Make You Cringe

Golf is a sport that can make us all look very foolish. When all is going well it is a wonderful way to pass four hours or so. But it can and does always find a way to jump up and bite you. It can embarrass you, it can humiliate you and it can make you look just plain stupid. read more ...


PLEASE Can We Do Something About Slow Play

For this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements returns to an issue that still hasn't gone away on tour and at golf clubs - slow play! read more ...


How You Can Attend The Masters in 2025

Watching the Masters on your TV every April is special enough, but imagine just how magical it would be to experience it yourself in person? Getting your hands on a ticket for Augusta is a dream for many, but it's one that you can make a reality. read more ...


How Robots And Computers Are Changing The Game of Golf

Everyone wants to improve their game and that has been supported by significant advancements in golf technology and equipment design. With the latest golf equipment, the key to achieving higher accuracy and performance might just lie in an unexpected ally - robot testing. read more ...


Ranking The 25 Best Players in Masters History

It's now been 90 years since the first Masters was contested. Marking this anniversary year, we have been thinking about the greatest players in tournament history, ranking them with a simple points system that rewards champions but also recognises those who consistently found themselves on the leaderboard year after year. read more ...


Which Golfers Have The Best Records at Augusta National

There are 89 invited golfers in the field at the 2024 Masters Tournament, but which of them is most likely to get their hands on the Green Jacket for the first time? We have taken a close look at everyone playing this year to pick out some names who have regularly felt comfortable when facing this formidable and iconic layout. read more ...


8 Stories to Follow at The Masters 2024

The Masters is always a highlight on the calendar for golf fans as we return to that most familiar and iconic of venues - Augusta National. What also often remains the same are the stories that we look forward to seeing unfold when the pursuit for the Green Jacket begins in earnest on Thursday. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Watch at The Masters 2024

Looking forward to the 88th Masters Tournament, most eyes heading into the first major of the year have been fixed on world number one Scottie Scheffler, defending champion Jon Rahm and perennial career grand slam hopeful Rory McIlroy, but could we see a relative outsider triumph at Augusta National? read more ...


Predicting What is Going to Happen at The Masters in 2024

It's sure to be another fascinating week as the world's best golfers assemble at Augusta National for the 88th Masters Tournament. But what is going to happen? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has challenged Editor Kieran Clark to make a series of predictions for this year's Masters in a battle to see whose crystal ball is the most accurate. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The 2024 Masters

Who could be slipping into that Green Jacket on Sunday at the Masters? Golfshake's Derek Clements has assessed the chances of ten players who may - or may not - have a realistic chance of winning. read more ...


The Masters 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Masters always serves up plenty of drama and this year’s tournament is going to be no exception. Can Rory McIlroy finally end his drought and secure the career Grand Slam? Will Jon Rahm successfully defend the title he won 12 months ago? And who is going to stop Scottie Scheffler from winning his second major? read more ...


Rookies Who Could Win The 2024 Masters

Augusta National is a unique golf course that presents special challenges. It takes time to get to know its nuances and subtleties, and that is why so many first-timers come to grief. Here, we assess the chances of the Augusta rookies with the best chance of causing an upset. read more ...


The Best Holes to Watch at Augusta National

Augusta National is a thing of rare beauty and offers unique challenges to the world’s finest golfers. Originally designed by Alister MacKenzie, it has been lengthened over the years but the course is still essentially the masterpiece created by MacKenzie.  Here are the holes to look out for as the Masters drama unfolds. read more ...


Could There Be Tough Times Ahead For Golf Club Memberships

Following our most recent survey, which focused on winter golf and 2024 membership, Derek Clements reports on the results reviewing the information around golf club membership and whilst the membership data is fairly positive and not dissimilar to previous years, there could be some challenging times ahead for some golf clubs. read more ...


The World Handicap System Continues to Cause Controversy

After writing about his experiences of returning to the game and gaining a golf handicap, Golfshake's Derek Clements received a wide variety of comments and responses from keen golfers about the World Handicap System. He now shares those and reacts to what was said. read more ...


Revealing Just How Tough This Winter Has Been For Golfers

Record levels of rainfall and frequent storms have been a recurring theme of late, and the impact has been keenly felt by our beloved courses and those of us who play them. We wanted to connect with golfers directly to gather their feedback and hear about their experiences and what the inclement weather has meant for their game. read more ...


Playing The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Golfshake's Kieran Clark recently had the opportunity to play The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse, taking on the layout that was common centuries ago. But what does that mean and is this routing actually better than the one we know today? read more ...


What You Need to Know About 2024 World Handicap System Changes

Since it first made its way to these shores, the World Handicap System has certainly divided opinion, drawing praise from some quarters and criticism from others, but there are changes in 2024. What specifically do you need to know? Here are the alterations to the WHS that could affect your game this year and beyond. read more ...


My Big Complaint About The World Handicap System

Changes have been made to the World Handicap System process, and for this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements describes the frustrating impact it has made to him. read more ...


Golf's Good Old Days Were Actually Not That Great

The game of golf has seen seismic changes in recent times. That could make you long for the supposed good old days. But when he thought about it more, Golfshake's Derek Clements realised that things weren't so great after all back in the day. read more ...


What You Can Learn From The World's Best Golfers

The guys who play golf on tour are the best in the world. They play a game that is entirely different from the one we experience. In the main, they know a few things that perhaps we can adopt and learn from. read more ...


The Strangest Things You Will Ever See on The Golf Course

This is a funny old sport. Just when you think you have seen it all it has this habit of shocking, amusing and surprising us. Golfshake's Derek Clements has played and followed golf most of his life and he has seen some pretty strange sights. Here are just a few of them. read more ...


West London Golf Course Will Close in June

Last year, we addressed the news that Perivale Park Golf Course was facing potential closure by Ealing Council, but that has now been confirmed and the municipal layout will be shut down in June. read more ...


How to Solve Golf's Biggest Problems

It seems pretty obvious that the world of golf faces some serious challenges. Of course there are lots of things to be optimistic about but there is also much we should be concerned about. Golfshake's Derek Clements has had a thought about what the biggest problems are - and this is how he would correct them. read more ...


Preferred Lies to Last Until End of May at English Golf Courses

It's been an extraordinarily sodden winter throughout the UK. Therefore, it's no surprise to learn that our golf courses have been massively impacted as the new season approaches. Consequently, England Golf has revised its Winter Golf Checklist, extending the period in which clubs are permitted to deploy preferred lies on their layout. read more ...


10 Things That All Golfers Should Do in 2024

As golfers around the world will know, early spring indicates the start of the golf season, and we have all suffered enough through the misery of winter. It’s a good idea to set challenges for the impending campaign, and there’s plenty of things that you can introduce to help you improve at the game of golf. read more ...


Do Golfers Give Greenkeepers Enough Credit

Reflecting on months of wet weather and difficult golfing conditions, Derek Clements dedicates his latest View From The Fairway to the incredible work of greenkeepers across the game. read more ...


8 Gadgets That Every Golfer Needs

Through the advent of rangefinders and other neat gadgets, attempting to produce lower scores on the course has seemingly been easier than ever before. But there are a select few gadgets that should be deemed as essentials when playing golf. read more ...


How Wet Was Your Golf Course This Winter

It's been a thoroughly disheartening winter for golfers - and even more so for the courses that we play on. Heavy rain, flooded fairways and closures have been commonplace across the UK for months, meaning that attaining your golfing fix has been harder to come by than usual. read more ...


What Gets On Your Nerves at The Golf Course

We absolutely love golf, but there are things about it that quite simply get on our nerves. Golfshake's Derek Clements has listed the issues that drive him most insane. How many of his rants do you agree with? read more ...


8 Stuffy Golf Traditions That Need to Change

Golf is a sport full of tradition, but that doesn't mean that there aren't areas that should evolve. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out just some of the things that he would change about the game, from the sensible to the essential - and even the blasphemous. read more ...


What You Hope to Find on The Golf Course in 2024

Many of you are about to return to the fairways for the first time since putting the clubs away last autumn. But when you head to the course where you play your golf, what do you expect to find in 2024? You may not be surprised to learn that we have a few tongue-in-cheek ideas... read more ...


18 More Reasons Why We Should All Love Golf

If you're reading this article, then you're most likely someone who loves golf. But what is it about this sport that makes it so special? Golfshake's Derek Clements has come up with another 18 things that he loves about this incredible game! read more ...


UK Golf Courses Are Being Repeatedly Vandalised

Birmingham's Lickey Hills, one of the most acclaimed public golf courses in England, has once again been targeted by vandals after being struck twice last week. Unfortunately, it's not the first course to have been affected in this way - and sadly it won't be the last as these instances have become endemic across the country. read more ...


Where You Can Play Golf With a Flexible Membership

Traditional memberships at clubs are robust, but there is a growing segment of the golfing population who are seeking alternatives. That's where flexible, or points-based memberships are becoming more common, essentially allowing golfers to buy a certain number of credits that can be redeemed for rounds as they go. read more ...


Are You Ready For The New Golf Season

The new golf season is just around the corner. For those of us who have suffered through the winter it means we can start to look forward to shedding all the winter clothing and begin to feel a bit of warmth on our backs. But the question is: are you ready for the new season? We have a few tips. read more ...


What Makes a Great Golf Club Professional

Club professionals are a much-maligned species in some circles. But it should be a good career choice. A club pro can make or break a golf club because, at most clubs, he or she is the first and, in some cases, only point of contact. So what makes a good club pro? read more ...


Municipal Golf Courses SAVED From Closure

Several municipal golf courses in Scotland have recently been threatened with potential closure, but this bleak outcome looks to have been averted following a widespread public outcry and subsequent change of heart from local authorities. read more ...


The Big Golf Race 2024 Launched to Support Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK has launched The Big Golf Race 2024, which has become the biggest fundraising challenge in the UK. Golfshake's Andy Picken has personal experience with the disease and describes why you should consider getting involved with the challenge this year. read more ...


Do You Change Your Golf Glove Often Enough

Just like balls, clubs, or any other piece of equipment, your golf gloves don't have an indefinite lifespan. They will quickly start to show signs of wear - especially if you're someone who plays regularly. But do you change your golf glove often enough? read more ...


Coastal Erosion Threatens Historic Golf Courses

The UK & Ireland boasts an international reputation for its seaside links courses, but this ancient form of the game is being increasingly threatened by the impact of coastal erosion - with several revered venues facing a crisis. read more ...


The Heroes Who Keep Our Golf Clubs Alive

Our recent surveys have revealed that there are many areas of golf club membership that trouble us, much of which is understandable, but there is a small army of unsung heroes and heroines at every single course in the land - the volunteers who put themselves forward to take on positions that are both time-consuming and, in the main, thankless. read more ...


Why Women's Golf Deserves a Better Deal

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the constant struggle for women's golf to grab attention and why that is something that desperately needs to change. read more ...


How Heavy Rain Has Impacted Golf Courses This Winter

You don't need us to tell you that it's been a rather wet few months in the UK. Course closures have been common, something that always leads to frustration among the many golfers who are desperate to get the most value from their annual memberships, but the challenge facing greenkeepers is stark. read more ...


What Should You Eat on The Golf Course

When you watch the world's best golfers, you will see that they routinely consume food during their rounds. It's something that many everyday players neglect and it negatively impacts their concentration and preparation. Golfshake's Derek Clements has considered what we should all eat to play our very best. read more ...


Another Scottish Golf Course Threatened With Closure

It's been a dark beginning to the year for public golf in Scotland. The early weeks of 2024 have been dominated by headlines of municipal courses across the nation facing potential closure, including Hollandbush in South Lanarkshire and the two layouts at Caird Park in Dundee. But there is now another example to add to this ever-growing list. read more ...


How Likely Are You to Make a Hole in One

For any golfer, making a hole-in-one is a milestone achievement that will resonate for a lifetime. It's that fleeting touch with perfection - in a game that by its nature is about the imperfect - and a moment that is on everyone's bucket list. But how likely are you to make one? This remarkable tale got us thinking. read more ...


Are Flexible Memberships The Future For Golf Clubs

The traditional model of golf club membership has retained its place at the heart of the game, but there is a nagging question about whether it's the most suitable way to conduct business as we look towards the latter half of the third decade in the 21st century. read more ...


Things That You Probably Do Wrong On The Golf Course

If you are not especially proficient at something but insist on going about it in exactly the same way, the chances of ever improving are slim to non-existent. And that may apply to the game of golf more than it does to any other sport. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes some of the things that he keeps seeing golfers getting wrong. read more ...


Your Chance to Learn From Short Game Coach Dave Pelz

If you've always fancied tapping into the knowledge of one of the world's most revered short game coaches, then Dave Pelz and his skilled team will be hosting a series of Scoring Game Schools at Hertfordshire's Brocket Hall between March and October. read more ...


18 Things That You Most Love About Golf

What are the things that you most love about playing golf? Have a think and see exactly what you come up with. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been pondering about the particulars that makes this game special to him. read more ...


Fundamentals That Every Golfer Needs to Get Right

There are many different ways to swing a golf club. If you doubt it, just take a look at the world’s best golfers and study their swings. But the one thing that all these golfers had or have in common is that they all did the basics in exactly the same way. Golf is a game of fundamentals. read more ...


How to Get Yourself Back Into Golf After a Break

Have you not played golf for a while? Perhaps you've been too busy to commit to the game, or maybe you've been recovering from an injury, or you simply decided to go into golfing hibernation during the winter. Well, getting back into things can be a challenge, but here are some ideas that will help you to make a successful return to the course. read more ...


How Many of These Things Have You Achieved in Golf

While not everyone will claim a major championship and become the best player in the world, or even break 80 during their lifetime, this game still presents the platform for achievement. And that keeps us all coming back for more. Here are some things that we could all seek to accomplish this year and beyond. read more ...


The Language of Golf is Absolutely Bonkers

The English language is both peculiar and highly idiosyncratic. But have you ever thought how odd the language of golf is? All of us who play the game don’t ever give it a second thought, but imagine trying to explain our sport to a layman. read more ...


My Journey Back to Golf Has Been Painful

Golfshake's Derek Clements has recently returned to the game after several years of injury problems. Having joined a club and deciding to make his comeback to the golf course, Derek shares an update on his journey that many of us can probably relate to. read more ...


Korn Ferry Tour Golfer Shoots One of The Lowest Rounds Ever

Cristobal del Solar carded one of the lowest scores in the history of professional golf with an astonishing 13-under-par 57 in the Astara Championship. read more ...


Council Cuts Threaten Future of Golf Courses

Golf survived a global pandemic. However, the cost of living crisis is taking its toll in a way that COVID never did. You will no doubt be aware that many councils across the UK face serious budget shortfalls and are looking to make cuts. You also probably will not be surprised to learn that several municipal golf courses are under threat as a result. read more ...


Why Do Golfers Give Up Their Club Memberships

The most traditional form of experiencing golf is through a club membership, which offers plenty of incentives to retain your interest throughout the year. However, some clubs are seeing a drop in memberships across the country, which poses the question - why do golfers give up their club memberships? read more ...


6 Golf Goals That You Should Have in 2024

The days are getting longer. It won’t be long before spring is in the air and we can think about putting the thermals away for another year. Are you somebody who sets yourself targets? And if not, why not? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares a few of the things he will doing this season. read more ...


Do You Fancy Owning Your Own Golf Course

For any golfer, somewhere near the top of their lifetime dream scenario would be owning a course. That fantasy could even become a reality for someone out there - as one acclaimed Scottish venue is currently for sale. read more ...


The Benefits of Being a Nomadic Golfer

Whilst many golfers prefer the lifestyle of belonging to a club, there are clear benefits that only nomadic golfers can experience. Of course, nomadic golfers may miss out on the social benefits that are so rampant through membership - but there are plenty of positives too! read more ...


PGA Tour Announces Major Investment - But Do Golf Fans Even Care

If you're weary of reading about corporate shenanigans and intrigue at the highest levels of professional golf, then we have some more for you. Following months of negotiations, the PGA Tour has announced the launch of PGA Tour Enterprises in partnership with Strategic Sports Group. read more ...


Popular Scottish Golf Course Facing Imminent Closure

Hollandbush Golf Course in South Lanarkshire, which is located less than 30 miles from Glasgow, is facing imminent closure as the local authority that manages the venue is set to discuss its future in February. read more ...


Here's Why Anthony Kim Should Not Receive Any Special Treatment

If we are to believe everything we read then there is a bidding war going on between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to secure the signature of Anthony Kim. And Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't understand why. read more ...


Can You Imagine Playing THIS Many Golf Courses in a Year

How many golf courses did you play last year? We can absolutely guarantee that it won't come anywhere near the total reached by Patrick Koenig! The acclaimed photographer shattered the world record for the number of golf courses played in a year - playing an astonishing 580 of them - with the vast majority of these rounds being walked. read more ...


This is a Golf Club That You Would Never Leave

Our recent survey was a real eye-opener, revealing many things about what you consider makes a good course. There were also plenty of areas of concern for you, with joining fees, increased subscriptions and slow play among your bugbears. It got us thinking about what makes the perfect golf club, the one that you would never consider leaving. read more ...


Why Further LIV Golf Defections Still Matter

Reacting to the news that Tyrrell Hatton has become the latest high-profile player to sign for LIV Golf, in his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why these stories still matter as the professional game looks for a unified solution. read more ...


The Idea of Anthony Kim is More Exciting Than Reality

Social media was giddy with excitement following the news that Anthony Kim is plotting an unlikely comeback to the sport. But Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that much of the mystique around the American is simply the stuff of legend and will quickly dispel once reality hits. read more ...


Is it Time For More 9 or 12 Hole Golf Courses

Farrington Park and Chiddingfold are just two golf courses that are being reduced to 12 holes. The question is whether these individual stories reflect a wider shift in the landscape. Could introducing more shorter layouts be the future of the game? read more ...


Scottish Links Golf Courses You Can Play For Under £100

Scotland is home to many legendary courses, but they are becoming prohibitively expensive for most of us to play. However, there are thankfully some exceptions to that current landscape. If you want to play Scottish links golf - here are places that offer green fees during the peak months of summer for less than £100. read more ...


12 Ways to Become a Better Golfer This Year

We all dream of low scores, holing birdie putts, hitting towering drives with a gentle draw and seeing our iron shots nestle next to the pin. But improvement does not happen on its own. So here are a few ideas for each and every one of you, tips that just might help you to trim a shot or two from your handicap. read more ...


What Will You Find in Your Golf Bag

Many of us will soon be digging our golf clubs out of hibernation in readiness for the arrival of spring. But when you have a look inside the bags, what are you likely to find? Here are just some of the objects that could be there! read more ...


20 Golf Challenges For You to Achieve in 2024

What should you desire to achieve this year on the golf course? We have decided to set a few objectives for you to tick off - some of which are more testing than others, but we're pretty sure that conquering any of them would qualify the 2024 season as being a resounding success. read more ...


12 Things That Would Make Your Golf Club Perfect

As spring approaches and we get the chance to get out there and play more golf, some of us may be drawing up wish lists for what we hope to see at their golf clubs in 2024 - all the more so as subscription renewals start to drop through our letterboxes or pop into our in-boxes. Here are a few of the things that you might be hoping for in the months that lie ahead. read more ...


The Best Countries Where You Can Play Golf

Where are the best places that you can play golf? It's a big old world out there - and that is reflected in a golfing sense too. Here are some countries that we reckon you should aim to experience during your lifetime. read more ...


Has Snow Closed Your Golf Course This Week

Just when you thought we had seen the back of the repeated storms and torrential rain that has presented a major challenge to greenkeepers across the UK & Ireland, many of our favourite golf courses have now been struck by snow and icy conditions this week. read more ...


The Biggest Issues That You Want Golf Clubs to Address

Whether you are currently a member or have been in the past, there is no question that golf clubs remain at the heart of the sport, serving as the bedrock that supports the recreational game. However, there are clearly some issues that clubs need to address. And here are the specific areas that you most wanted to see golf clubs tackle in 2024. read more ...


What Golf Can Learn From Other Sports

The game is shrouded in uncertainty as the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf desperately try to find a way to work together. It got us thinking about the way other sports deal with change. So the simple question is: what can golf learn from other sports? read more ...


Golfers Describe Concern at Rising Cost of Club Memberships

Perhaps more than anything, the overriding concern among golf club members this year is cost and the general unease around the rising expense that many are facing to maintain their current subscription at a club in addition to the lofty barriers that may prevent newer players from joining in the first place. read more ...


Why Have Golf Courses Been Closing More This Winter

One of the things that emerged loud and clear from our recent membership survey is just how many of us have lost valuable playing time because so many courses have been closed as a result of flooding. And this is a problem that has arguably reached unprecedented levels throughout this winter. read more ...


What is Rory McIlroy Now Saying About LIV Golf

Golfshake's Derek Clements has learned not to be surprised by anything that surrounds the professional game these days. But these latest comments from Rory McIlroy on LIV Golf have left him speechless. read more ...


Survey Finds Significant Cost Increases For Golfers In 2023

Our most recent survey focused on the consumer spending habits of over 1,600 avid golfers, comparing data from the 2023 survey with data previously captured 5 years ago in the 2018 annual Golfshake survey.   read more ...


Survey Reveals 2023 Golf Club Membership Trends and What To Expect in 2024

Golfshake conducted a survey on golf club membership, gathering data and insights from 4,000 regular golfers over a ten-day period in 2023. Following the publication of eight articles we have now compiled a comprehensive overview of the data, analysis, and feedback. These include insights on the resurgence of waiting lists and joining fees at golf clubs, the value for money of golf club memberships, and the likelihood of renewing memberships in 2024.\ read more ...


How Waiting Lists And Joining Fees Made a Comeback at Golf Clubs

Your response to our recent membership survey reveals that the landscape has changed in recent years. The boom that followed the COVID lockdown has seen both waiting lists and joining fees making a gradual comeback across the game. read more ...


What Golf Clubs Can Do To Attract More Visitors

Visitors are the lifeblood of many golf clubs around the UK. In our recent membership survey we asked what clubs could do to attract new visitors. You have plenty of views on this subject and they break down into a number of categories.
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The Best Boxing Day Sale Golf Deals 2023

The post-Christmas Boxing Day sales offer incredible savings for those looking to stock up on golf equipment and accessories. With major retailers like Scottsdale, American Golf and Amazon all slashing prices, now is the time to snag amazing deals on everything from golf clubs and clothing to tech products and training aids. Don't miss out on these massive discounts - read on as we showcase the top deals and 25 must-have products from the biggest names in golf. read more ...


Find Incredible Savings in The Big Brand Golf Sale

If you are looking for a bargain or two into the New Year, then our friends at American Golf can offer assistance courtesy of their recently launched BIG BRAND SALE, which offers up to 50% off selected products in store and online.
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Could This Be a Better Solution to Golf's Distance Debate

For an experiment, Golfshake's Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall put a driver from 2003 to the test against a modern day model and asks whether there could have been an alternative solution for the distance debate and golf ball rollback. read more ...


Will You Be Renewing Your Golf Club Membership in 2024

It's that time of year when subscription renewals and reminders will be arriving. We asked thousands of club members if they were planning to renew their memberships in 2024 and the results were fascinating, including a significant number of golfers who remained undecided about their plans. And they told us why. read more ...


Are These Your Favourite Golf Course Designers

Considering there are over 35,000 golf courses throughout the world, what enables the very best to stand out from the rest? They could be positioned in an envious location or the routing of the layout has been carved so perfectly. Throughout history there have been notable designers who are attached to highly revered and historic golf courses. read more ...


How Much Prize Money Did The Best Golfers Earn in 2023

This is a very good time to be one of the world’s leading professional golfers. If you doubt it, you should take a look at how much money the world's best earned this year from prize money and bonuses. read more ...


25 Must Buy Christmas Golf Gifts

What are the best Christmas golf gifts on Amazon? We have found them for you! The Christmas period is the ideal time for golfers to stock up on balls and general accessories. We have selected 25 neat Christmas gifts that would be excellent choices for golfers in your life - or for you to spoil yourself! read more ...


One Third of Golf Clubs Must Improve Their Communication Skills

In this digital age where effective communication is essential for all businesses, many golf clubs have improved massively in recent years, but our latest survey has also shown areas that require improvement to benefit both members and visitors. read more ...


LIV Has Only Changed Golf For The Worse

Reflecting on the current state of men's professional golf, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway in which he outlines why in his belief LIV has only changed the game for the worst. read more ...


8 Reasons Why You Should Join a Golf Club in 2024

Since golf was introduced to the masses, golf clubs have acted as hubs that bring like minded people together over their beloved hobby. If you're not currently a member or are unsure about what you're going to do - here are numerous reasons to join a golf club in 2024. read more ...


Are These The Best 19th Holes in Golf

After a gruelling round of golf and battling the elements, there is no view more welcome than the warmth embrace of the 19th hole. Fortunately for UK-based golfers, we have some of the best 19th holes on the planet that provide beautiful scenery and scrumptious food. read more ...


If Golf is Booming - Why is This Happening

We are consistently told that golf clubs are in a really good place and that our sport continues to enjoy a boom. While that may be true for many venues, there are some places that have sadly been forced to close recently due to a myriad of factors. read more ...


Review Golf Courses on Golfshake to Win Prizes

Thousands of you also have been adding reviews into the Golfshake Course Section this year, charting where you have played and what you thought about the venues. Providing an even greater incentive to share your thoughts - and as a little thank you to the Golfshake Community - we have launched a prize draw giveaway! read more ...


Golf Ball Rollback Will Make Little Difference to Biggest Hitters

What difference will the golf ball rollback make to the world's biggest hitters when it comes into force in 2028? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he thinks it will have minimal impact and that other changes may be necessary. read more ...


Why Should Ryder Cup Rules Be Changed For Jon Rahm

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on Jon Rahm's move to LIV Golf and Rory McIlroy's suggestion that the rules need to be changed to ensure the Spaniard is part of Europe's Ryder Cup team in 2025. read more ...


The Best Golf Gifts To Improve Your Game

Looking to buy the perfect golf gift this Christmas? Then check out the following list featuring some of the best training aid and game improvement products available to buy online. read more ...


Men's Professional Golf Doesn't Deserve Our Respect or Attention

Jon Rahm's switch to LIV Golf is just the latest twist in the soap opera that is men's professional golf. With greed and dishonesty rampant across the game, Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why he has lost respect and affection for the sport at the highest level. read more ...


It Turns Out That Jon Rahm DID Have His Price

Following weeks of intense speculation, Jon Rahm has officially joined LIV Golf, which is a move that further leaves men's professional golf in turmoil. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why it seems an extraordinary twist given the Spaniard's previous comments and statements on the subject. read more ...


Losing Five Yards From The Tee is Nothing to Get Upset About

The change in golf ball specifications means that the sport’s biggest hitters are going to be reined in by an average of 15 yards, but Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why for the overwhelming majority of us, there is nothing to worry about. read more ...


What You Need to Know About The New Golf Ball Rules

Following years of research, debate and industry contention, The R&A and USGA have announced their plans to rollback the golf ball. If you're wondering what exactly is going on, here are the main takeaways from what has been announced and the response to these changes from across the sport. read more ...


Universal Golf Ball Rollback Announced by Governing Bodies

And so it has finally been confirmed. Golf balls WILL be rolled back for both professionals and amateurs, but we have plenty of time to take the news on board and prepare for it. read more ...


Is Jon Rahm About to Defect to LIV Golf

Speculation that Jon Rahm is about to join LIV Golf has increased with the announcement that he is not in the field for the American Express Championship in January. What has got everybody talking is the fact that he is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements why this would be a massive blow to the PGA Tour. read more ...


6 of The Best Golf Gifts For 2023

As the months fade away and a new year slowly approaches, there are some amazing deals to be found that can bolster your golf game. Whether you’re looking for a glove that reliably informs you that your grip is correct, or you’re looking to practice your putting at home, the following items will be of use to you. read more ...


The Distance Debate in Golf is About to Get Very Messy

With an expected announcement coming that will reveal plans to reduce the distance that the golf ball travels across the game, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses what is certain to be a contentious topic in his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


The Best End of Season Golf Deals With TravisMathew

TravisMathew was founded in 2007 and they create their products through the inspiration of the lifestyle that is found in Southern California’s surf, sand and sun culture. TravisMathew are currently running an end of season sale, with plenty of products featuring heavy discounts up to 40% read more ...


Tiger Woods Surprised & Frustrated With Nature Of Truce Talks

Tiger Woods used his press conference at the Hero World Challenge to reveal his surprise at the secretive way in which a potential peace deal in golf’s civil war was agreed. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Apparel 2023

Are you looking for the best golf apparel to keep you warm during the winter months? We have put together a list of the top winter golf apparel items for 2023 to help keep you warm and comfortable during the winter months! read more ...


Why Jordan Spieth Is The Right Man To Replace Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth has been appointed as the new player director to the PGA Tour's policy board to replace Rory McIlroy. His passion for the game make him a great fit to serve on the board in this important capacity. read more ...


Should LIV Golfers Be Welcomed Back With Open Arms

Eight-time DP World Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger has been accepted back into the circuit after fulfilling financial penalties and suspensions after being let go by LIV Golf. Sports Journalist and Golf Writer Derek Clements looks at whether the Austrian should be welcomed back with open arms in his weekly View From The Fairway read more ...


The Lowdown on Australian PGA Winner Min Woo Lee

Min Woo Lee thrilled the home crowds on Sunday, with a three-shot victory at the Australian PGA Championship. The 25-year-old Lee, who had held since  round two, produced a magnificent performance, converting a hole in one at the fourth and chip in for eagle at the ninth, and finished the week on 20 under par. read more ...


40 of the Very Best Black Friday Golf Deals

We've scoured the internet and all the online retailers to bring you 40 of the very best Black Friday golf deals. read more ...


Golf Equipment Survey 2023

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on golf equipment in 2023 and the golf gear that you use. read more ...


Will Jon Rahm REALLY Join LIV Golf

Just when you thought the routinely tumultuous world of golf was ready to take a breath and settle into a cosy winter, the rumours of Jon Rahm making the eye-wateringly lucrative jump to LIV Golf resumed across social media this week. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares his thoughts on the subject. read more ...


Winter Golf Drills to Try at The Range

Simply hitting ball after ball at the range can become a little monotonous and is less productive than you may expect, so what should you be working on when you're visiting the range? Golfshake's Ryan Rastall shares a handful of great tips and drills for you to try at the range this winter - all of which should make a positive contribution to various parts of your game. read more ...


Even More Amazon Black Friday Golf Deals

It's that time of the year when bargains aplenty hit the marketplace as Black Friday approaches! With products for every golfer to choose from, we can now share even more offers from Amazon that should grab your attention. read more ...


Are These The Greatest Holes in Golf

What are the greatest holes in golf? Everyone will have their own choices from those they have played and watched. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been reflecting on his experiences in the game and shares the holes that have will stay in his mind forever. read more ...


The Best Amazon Black Friday Golf Deals Available Right Now

Here are some of the best Amazon Black Friday offers for golfers, covering deals on products such as balls, bags and clothing with savings of up to 47% off the original price! read more ...


The 50 Best Winter Golf Green Fees This Year

The cost to play our greatest courses has long become outrageously high, but during this off-peak period of the calendar, winter green fees can offer respite and the chance to play exceptional courses for a comparatively welcoming price. read more ...


Do Golf Club Memberships Offer Value For Money

Do golf club memberships represent value for money? Our latest survey revealed that one of the biggest concerns you have is the cost of playing the game. We take a closer look at how valuable becoming a member can be and just what it means to the clubs themselves. read more ...


The Issues That Non-Members Want Golf Clubs to Address

We wanted to know what you think clubs need to do to attract more members and what you see as the problems facing clubs when it comes to recruitment. These comments were submitted by non-members as they described their suggestions regarding the issues that clubs need to address. read more ...


Survey Reveals Attitudes And Barriers to Joining a Golf Club

The wider golf landscape is finally beginning to settle back into something resembling normality following the impact of the pandemic, which ushered in a rapid and unexpected boom in participation but also membership numbers at clubs around the country. But now, with cost of living pressures remaining and the opportunities presented by lockdowns a thing of the past, the game has to assess how best it can both retain and recruit members. read more ...


The Most Underrated Players in Golf History

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about golfers who achieved great things in the game but whose part in our sport is largely overlooked. They may not have gripped the imagination in the way that the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have but they are golfers who definitely deserve a mention. read more ...


LIV Golf Introduces Transfer Window & New Team Rosters For 2024

The transfer window is a special time in football, as fans of clubs speculate about which signing would be best for their team and how they complement the project. Golf has long been immune to such a process, but LIV Golf looks set to bring an end to that history and introduce the very first transfer window that the sport has ever seen. read more ...


Changes Are Coming to The World Handicap System

The World Handicap System has been a game-changing initiative for golf, but changes are coming after The R&A and USGA announced its first update to the WHS as part of an on-going review of the Rules of Handicapping and Course Rating System, which these latest revisions to come into effect from 1 January 2024. read more ...


The Things You Need to Survive Winter Golf

Many people will have put their clubs away for the winter. But for some of us, this is a year-round sport. But winter golf is a very different game. So what do you need to do if you are planning to brave the course in the weeks and months that lie ahead? read more ...


The Golfers You Never Want to Play Against

Even if most of your golf is social, there are bound to be times when you play the sport competitively, either in matchplay or strokeplay/medal competitions. These can be fun. They can also be pretty stressful. Much depends on the type of golfer you are playing with or against. read more ...


Are These The Scariest Tee Shots in Golf

There are many golf holes that give players of all standards the screaming heebie-jeebies. It can be water, it can be knee-high rough, out of bounds, a howling wind, or a narrow fairway. Golfshake's Derek Clements has put together a list of what he considers to be some of the most terrifying tee-shots in the sport. read more ...


How Can Anybody Invest Their Support in LIV Golf Teams

For his latest View From The Fairway opinion article - Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the team element of LIV Golf and asks whether anyone can genuinely care about the individual sides? read more ...


The Most Frightening Shots in Golf

Golf is a sport that is meant to put a smile on our faces. But there are times when golf can kick you where it hurts. These are the shots we all dread playing but all have to face at some time in our lives.
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How to Protect Your Golf Course This Winter

With the 2023 golf season coming to an end, a cold and bitter winter is slowly approaching, which will drastically change the experience of playing this game. We explore different ways you can protect your golf course this winter - which will make it even stronger as the 2024 season kicks off.  read more ...


The Barriers to Become a Golf Club Member

Golfshake's Derek Clements has recently returned to playing golf after injury and wanted to join a club in his local area. But what he found was a frustrating experience full of barriers that made becoming a member more challenging and less appealing than it needs to be. read more ...


Golf Club Membership Survey 2023/2024

We would love your feedback in our latest survey focused on your plans for golf club membership in 2023/2024 - will you be renewing, joining, leaving or simply just enjoy playing nomadic golf. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in England

When it comes to many of the leading golf courses, there has undoubtedly been substantial green fee inflation in recent years, with costs to play the most revered layouts in the country rising dramatically. But how much does it cost to play the best English golf courses? This will give you a flavour. read more ...


Are These Things You Would Change About Golf Today

There’s plenty of things that the sport of golf gets right. We love the camaraderie, the competition, the chance to explore some of the most scenic spots on the planet, walking in the footsteps of our heroes. However, if we’re honest, there’s a few things that we could probably do without. read more ...


10 Characters You Will Meet in The Golf Club Bar

At the heart of every good golf club lies the clubhouse. It is where we all gather after playing 18 holes to share stories, enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. And, inevitably, inside every clubhouse you will come across a variety of characters, some of whom you enjoy spending time with, others you will probably want to avoid at all costs. read more ...


The Golfers Who Never Became World Number One

When you think of world number ones since the Official World Golf Ranking was established in 1986, names such as Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy come to mind. But there are many other players who have enjoyed stellar careers without ever being crowned world number one. read more ...


The Most Confusing Rules in Golf

People getting involved with golf for the first time could be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused by the sport’s rules. Golfshake's Derek Clements has played the game all his life and still finds some of the rules and regulations utterly bemusing. read more ...


Taking The Open to The Republic of Ireland Just Might Work

The R&A has said it is keen to investigate the possibility of staging The Open or Women's Open at Portmarnock in the Republic of Ireland. Having previously been against such a move, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why his stance has softened. read more ...


7 Mistakes That Every Golfer Makes

Whether you're a beginner or a scratch golfer, errors can creep into your game and affect on-course performance. We’re going to take a look at some of the most frequent issues that golfers bring upon themselves on the course, so that hopefully you can steer clear of as many as possible! read more ...


This Will Convince You to Play More Golf This Autumn

The summer months have come to a close, which normally means a significant number of golfers put their clubs away until the start of next season. But we believe there are many reasons why you should continue to play golf throughout autumn! read more ...


Exclusive Koi Golf Offer For Golfshake Readers

Golfshake and Koi Golf have teamed up to offer Golfshake readers an exclusive deal with the apparel company. When golfers purchase Koi Golf’s comfortable and stylish Organic Cotton Quarter-Zip, they will be issued a free pair of Anti-Slip Golf Socks with their order. read more ...


The Best Golf Commentators on Sky Sports

Sky Sports has now effectively been the home of golf coverage in the UK for three decades, but who are the best voices on the channel these days? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out his favourite exponents of commentary, presenting and punditry on Sky. read more ...


Which Category of Golfer Best Describes You

We all watch the likes of Rory McIlroy or Jon Rahm bomb their driver, hit their approach to 10-feet and then sink the putt. That simply isn’t possible for a large majority of golfers, and it also highlights the enviable skill that the best players possess. With that in mind, what best describes you as a golfer? read more ...


Winners And Losers at The 2023 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup brings out the best - and worst - in players. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out the winners and losers from a memorable week at Marco Simone. read more ...


How Tony Jacklin Changed The Ryder Cup Forever

Few -  if anyone - have made a greater impact in the Ryder Cup than Tony Jacklin, seven-times a player, four-times captain of Europe, the man who bridged eras and played a transformative role, helping to lay the brickwork of what the Ryder Cup is now today. Speaking to Golfshake from his home in Florida, the 79-year-old reflected on his legacy. read more ...


How Much Would it Cost to Live Near a Famous Golf Course

If you ask any golfer to choose their dream home, it will probably be near a course! But how much would it cost you to live close to a leading golf course? Well, the latest research from Quickmove Properties has shown that it could be expensive - but there are surprising bargains available. read more ...


Popular West London Golf Course Facing Closure

Perivale Park Golf Course in Ealing, West London, is facing potential closure following plans announced by the local council to create a regional park in the area. read more ...


Imagine a Ryder Cup at These Venues

Rome's Marco Simone stages the Ryder Cup for the first time this week, but which courses would you most like to see the event visit? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out the places that he thinks would make great Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


2023 Ryder Cup Preview, TV Guide, All You Need to Know

Luke Donald's European team will be thirsting for revenge after that 19-9 Ryder Cup thrashing at the hands of the United States in 2021. There will be huge crowds at Marco Simone and, of course, the vast majority will want to see a home win. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what should be a memorable week in Rome. read more ...


The Golf Courses That You Most Want to Play

If you're a golfer, then you can most likely be considered a dreamer. We all have burning hopes and aspirations in this game. But what are the courses out there that players are most keen to experience? We have the answer to that question. read more ...


Nick Dougherty Vows to Get Kids Into Golf

Nick Dougherty has recently launched the ambitious Unleash Your Drive project as part of his role as president of the Golf Foundation, which aims to use golf to help improve the mental wellbeing of children in all schools. Golfshake's Derek Clements lauds the initiative. read more ...


The Six Week Golf Fitness Training Programme

Sharing the third installment in his golf fitness journey with specialist personal trainer Jon Hodgkinson, Golfshake's Andy Waple describes what was required as part of his training programme. read more ...


Which Team Has The Edge at The 2023 Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup has produced some jaw-dropping moments throughout its history, and that rivalry is seemingly deepening as each edition passes. The big question is: who has the advantage as we gear towards the first day of the 2023 Solheim Cup? read more ...


8 Reasons to Watch The 2023 Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup has been an incredible event since its inception in 1990, and the 2023 edition will be the 18th in the cup’s history. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why this year’s competition is simply unmissable. read more ...


Which Type of Golf Membership Suits You Best

Golfers are spoiled for choice these days. Some prefer to stay unattached to any club and reap the benefits of playing wherever they want, whenever they feel like it. But that can have drawbacks. We look at several different golf membership options and explain which one may suit you, depending on what you seek to gain from recreational golf. read more ...


2023 Solheim Cup Preview, How to Watch, Prediction

Europe will attempt to create a piece of history in Spain this week as they attempt to beat the USA for a third successive time in the Solheim Cup, something they have never achieved before. And the European team, captained by Suzann Petterson, will surely fancy their chances of another victory. read more ...


Are These The Most Shocking Ryder Cup Moments

Over the years we have seen many astonishing shots in the Ryder Cup. We have witnessed remarkable fightbacks that have had us on the edge of our seats. But we have also seen some pretty unedifying incidents and some truly dreadful shots, proving that even the best golfers in the world are human, just like the rest of us. read more ...


Shane Lowry Will NOT Let Europe Down at Ryder Cup

As we get closer to a highly anticipated Ryder Cup clash at Marco Simone in Rome, Golfshake's Derek Clements has singled out Shane Lowry for praise, as the Irishman's performance at The K Club last week underlined that he should be a formidable competitor in Italy. read more ...


The Initial Assessment - Golf Fitness Evaluation

Following his introduction to golf fitness expert Jon Hodgkinson, Golfshake's Andy Waple undergoes an initial assessment to determine which areas he needs to improve on to produce a repeatable, reliable swing that reduces the threat of injury. read more ...


5 Last Minute UK Golf Breaks Deals Under £100

There are many delights to enjoy at this time of year as the landscape becomes more colourful, with many a pleasant day ensuring that you can still play regularly in decent conditions. Therefore it's also an attractive window to embark on a short golf break. Our travel partners Golfbreaks have the ideal selection, including these five destinations across the UK that can be experienced for under £100 per person. read more ...


Millions of Extra UK Adults Have Hit a Golf Ball in Past Year

The boom in club golf shows no sign of ending anytime soon. According to research commissioned by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), more than 16 million people in the UK and Ireland played some form of golf in the past 12 months. read more ...


What's Stopping The Open From Being Played in Wales

Following suggestions that The Open Championship could one day be played at Portmarnock in Ireland, Golfshake's Derek Clements asks why the historic major hasn't yet been hosted in Wales? read more ...


2023 BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm lead a star-studded cast at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as the entirety of Europe's Ryder Cup team compete in the DP World Tour's flagship event. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a highlight of the year. read more ...


Are These Your Bucket List Golf Courses

The beauty of golf is that you can experience a rich variety of environments. You can visit different countries and climates. But you also have the opportunity to personally walk the fairways of some of the most iconic venues on the planet. Are these courses on your personal bucket list to one day play? read more ...


The Golfers Who Were Instantly Successful After Turning Pro

Nobody has qualified for the Ryder Cup quicker than the young Swede Ludvig Aberg but he is by no means the only golfer to waste little or no time making an impact after turning professional. read more ...


The Most Controversial Ryder Cup Selection Snubs

There is always going to be debate and controversy when it comes to captain’s picks at any Ryder Cup. 2023 is no exception. But there have been many other players over the years who still feel aggrieved at not being chosen. Here, we look at just a few of them. read more ...


Why You Need a Personalised Fitness Programme to Play Your Best Golf

The importance of golf fitness is well documented so it is surprising that so few seem to take the topic seriously. Golfshake's Andy Waple recently met Jon Hodgkinson, a certified personal trainer who specialises in golf, to begin a personalised programme that will benefit his game. read more ...


Recent Golf Enthusiast Encourages Others to Join Her

Lesley O’Doherty was among those newfound golfers who took up the game during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, benefiting from a scheme at Royal Ascot Golf Club in Berkshire. She hopes to encourage others to follow in her footsteps. read more ...


Lessons From Playing 1000 Rounds of Golf

If you could look back to your earliest days on the golf course, what would you see? Mbachi Nkana is a long-standing and valued member of the Golfshake Community who was in a reflective mood after recently tracking his 1,000th round on our popular Score Tracker. read more ...


Europe Has NO Reason to Fear This American Ryder Cup Team

Do you think Luke Donald and his European team will be intimidated by the United States side at Marco Simone in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels that Europe have nothing to fear from their American counterparts. read more ...


The Longest Playoffs in Pro Golf History

Eurgene Chacarra, of Spain, won the recent International Series event at Fairmont St Andrews, beating Matt Jones of Australia in a playoff that lasted 10 holes. However, it was not the longest playoff that men's professional golf has seen. read more ...


Do You Think These Are Future World Number One Golfers

Golf is such a turbulent sport that it is ridiculously difficult to predict anything that may happen in the professional game. But we examine eight players who we believe have the potential to become world number one in the future - do you agree with any of our predictions? read more ...


Are These The Lowest Handicaps in Golf Today

With 20 of the world’s top amateur golfers gathering at St Andrews for the Walker Cup we are about to see some of the best golfers on the planet, with some of the lowest handicaps in the game today. read more ...


Why Europe Won't Miss LIV Golfers at Ryder Cup

The European Ryder Cup team will look different this year, with Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter among those who won't be part of the event, but Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe their absence is a negative for Luke Donald in Rome. read more ...


Can You Identify These Mystery Golf Courses

Helping visitors to gain an understanding of the course they are experiencing, many golf clubs place a map of the layout on scorecards. We've decided to challenge you, the reader, by asking you to identify ten venues in the UK based simply on these maps. read more ...


Golf Courses That You Should Play This Bank Holiday Weekend

In readiness for the upcoming Bank Holiday and the late season, GolfNow have released new venues that will be accessible directly through their app or website. There’s nothing better than the challenge of a new course - and you now have these to choose from! read more ...


Will Golf Clubs Look Like This in The Future

Golf clubs have changed dramatically over the years, but there is surely more progress to come during the decades ahead. But what form shall these advancements take? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some thoughts on what the future of your average golf club will look like. read more ...


Have You Achieved Your Golf Goals This Season

We’re now in the final month of summer and the big question is where on earth did the summer season go?! Considering the season will soon draw to a close, we’re asking golfers if they have achieved their goals for this season? read more ...


The European Ryder Cup Selection Process is Flawed

As the race to qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team draws to a close, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels the process is flawed and how it could negatively impact the chances of Luke Donald being a successful captain in Rome. read more ...


The Best Push Golf Trolleys To Buy This Year

If you carry your clubs and often start to feel fatigued as you head down the closing stretch, it may be time for some assistance.  Opting for a trolley – whether that be a push or electric one – can help contain energy for when you need it the most.  We provide information on ten push trolleys – ranging in price – so that you can enjoy golf a touch more stress free from now on.
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The Best Greenside Bunker Players in Golf Today

Bunker play has always been viewed as an art; there is no denying it takes committed skill to reliably remove yourself from difficult sandy situations.  We provide information on ten of the very best bunker players so far this season. read more ...


Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 DP World Tour Schedule

There is good news for those who ply their trade on the DP World Tour - next season they will be playing for record prize money of £117m. The Race to Dubai will also be split into three phases throughout the year. read more ...


The Longest Drivers in Golf Today

Distance has become a huge factor in modern professional golf, but who tops the charts across each of the major tours? Golfshake's Liam Moore has looked at the stats and identified the biggest hitters in both the men's and women's game. read more ...


How Bryson DeChambeau Was Set on Course For 58 After Visit to Scottsdale Golf

Bryson DeChambeau’s winning performance at The Greenbrier didn’t just happen overnight. The American star has been meticulously working on his game, body, and equipment in recent months - a journey that included a visit to Scottsdale Golf's Performance Centre in Warrington. read more ...


Had a Break From Golf? This is What You Must Do

Have you faced an extended break from playing golf due to injury or other circumstances? That's exactly been the case for Golfshake's Derek Clements, who has only recently been in a position to play again. Derek explains what he has done and what you could learn from that in a similar situation. read more ...


Which Football Clubs Do Pro Golfers Support

As the new season gets underway across Europe, we have have selected ten renowned golfers who have a secret passion for the sport of football and we provide information on the beloved teams they support. read more ...


The Best Thing About The New PGA Tour Schedule

Following months of lively behind-the-scenes conversations and various tweaks along the way, the PGA Tour has announced its schedule for 2024, but there was one particular detail that most intrigued Golfshake's Kieran Clark. read more ...


8 Players to Watch at The 2023 AIG Women's Open

It's a bittersweet occasion when golf's major championship season draws to a close, but gratefully we have one highlight left to witness this year as the AIG Women's Open is staged at the superb Walton Heath Golf Club for the first time. But who will add their name to the list of champions? Here are just some names for you to follow. read more ...


2023 AIG Women's Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ashleigh Buhai will defend her AIG Women's Open title at the magnificent Walton Heath and many eyes will be on Rose Zhang, the American sensation who won on her professional debut. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the final major of the year. read more ...


2023 FedEx St Jude Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The top 70 players on the PGA Tour this year head to TPC Southwind for the FedEx St Jude Championship. With just three events remainining, it's looking like a battle between Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy for the big money at The Tour Championship, but much can still happen. read more ...


Can Tiger Woods Help to Solve The Madness in Golf

Following the news that Tiger Woods has joined the PGA Tour's policy board as a player director, in his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements asks whether the 15-time major champion can become the deal broker that golf needs? read more ...


Are These The Worst Ryder Cup Captains in History

With anticipation growing as the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone looms into view it got us thinking about the role of the non-playing captain. Can a captain who doesn’t hit a shot in anger really make a difference? Without a shadow of doubt. Here we look at some of the best and worst captains on both sides. read more ...


New State of The Art Golf Facility Opens in Glasgow

Following last year's unveiling of Topgolf Glasgow in nearby Rutherglen, Scotland's largest city has even more to savour after the official opening of Golf It! on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch. read more ...


The Golf Boom Continues to Grow Worldwide

Following the unprecedented boom in golf during the height of the pandemic, many observers were concerned that interest would begin to wane once normality returned, especially in the midst of the cost of living crisis, but new global participation figures announced by The R&A have painted an optimistic picture. read more ...


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