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Golf Must Do More To Welcome ALL Races

Tiger Woods is arguably the most iconic figure in golf history, but his impact hasn't seen a dramatic change in the number of golfers from BAME backgrounds. Indeed, within the UK, the percentage of members from racial minorities is shamefully low. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the subject and the work being done to address the issue. read more ...


What Makes a Golfer Great

Ultimately, what factor separates the good from the very best? Is it the skill they inherit or the fact that they have the most recent equipment? It could be their caddie’s desirable knowledge or that their coach is one of the greatest throughout the circuit. We look at the key factors that make a golfer great. read more ...


Golf Can't Be Complacent After Participation Boom

All the evidence points towards increased numbers of people playing the game since the pandemic began. A whole host of surveys and research shows record numbers of people playing golf, but we cannot afford to be complacent. The numbers who flocked back to the sport when the first lockdown ended was unprecedented and we clearly cannot expect it to continue. read more ...


High Profile Player-Coach Splits in Golf

Rory McIlroy's recent victory and comments at the CJ Cup brought into question the future of his relationship with Pete Cowen and lifelong coach Michael Bannon. Of course, McIlroy would not be the first golfer to decide to part company with a coach. We look at some of the most high-profile splits. read more ...


It Hurts When You Can't Play Golf

With golf enjoying a boom it is all too easy to forget that there are those who have stopped playing the game for reasons beyond their control. A recent Golfshake Survey revealed that age and injury are contributory factors. Golfshake's Derek Clements has shared his own battle with rheumatoid arthritis and the impact it has had on his ability to play golf. read more ...


How to Move Golf Clubs Into The 21st Century

Golf still faces many challenges, not the least of which is how it can attract a younger audience and keep hold of those who have returned to the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements has identified some practical measures that he believes could transform more clubs into the next decade and beyond. read more ...


What Makes The Perfect Golf Playing Partner

Everyone is different, and all golfers will have horror stories of being paired with someone whose behaviour cast a shadow over the round, but there are key traits which stand out and make even the least successful days a rewarding one. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares his thoughts on the specific attributes needed to be the best possible fellow golfer. read more ...


The Most Underrated Players in Golf Today

Despite their lack of major success, there are plenty of professionals who clearly exhibit the talent to win one of golf’s grandest prizes. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of five players that we feel are not only underrated but who also have bright futures ahead. read more ...


Five of The Best Golf Courses on The PGA Tour

Every week we tune in to see the world’s greatest golfers battling it out on the PGA Tour, but while the players deservedly take centre stage, without an array of impressive venues for them to compete on, the entertainment value would be seriously lacking. We have compiled a list of five courses that undoubtedly make the golfing calendar year all that sweeter. read more ...


Why Sungjae Im is Golf's Ironman

Now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, to say Sungjae Im enjoys golf would be an understatement; the 23-year-old lives and breathes the sport and yet, he’s only just getting started. Golfshake's Liam Moore charts the South Korean's impressive journey through the game. read more ...


Introducing The Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway

Running for six weeks and featuring three amazing prizes, we are thrilled to reveal the Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway. During this qualifying period, you could win a golf break for yourself and three friends to either Slaley Hall, Dale Hill or Wychwood Park.  read more ...


High Profile Player-Caddie Splits in Golf

Justin Thomas has surprised the golf world by announcing that he and long-time caddie Jimmy Johnson had split. It came hot on the heels of the news that Bubba Watson and Ted Scott had decided to part company. But it is not unusual for tour pros to sack their caddies. We look back at some high-profile splits in the game. read more ...


How to Find The Perfect Set of Golf Clubs Whatever Your Budget

Looking to buy a new set of golf clubs? Or perhaps you are thinking about investing in your first set? There is a perception that getting started in golf is expensive. It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. We look at some key tips that will help you to get the most suitable clubs for the best value. read more ...


The Golf Grudge Matches We Want To See

Sport needs rivalries. And a bit of spice between them only adds to the appeal in the eyes of the public. There is now anticipation ahead of the forthcoming Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. It got us thinking about other golf grudge matches the public would like to see. read more ...


8 Characters You Will Likely Meet at Your Golf Club

Many people have either joined a golf club for the first time in the past 15 months or so or have taken the decision to rejoin. All golf clubs are different, of course, but there are some characters you are likely to meet. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes just a few of the individuals you may encounter. read more ...


Predicting Europe's Next Three Ryder Cup Captains

Much has already been said and written about potential successors to Padraig Harrington as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has gone a step further and predicts the names of the next three European skippers. read more ...


Why You Should Still Play Golf in The Autumn Season

The arrival of October has spelt the end for the current golf season, but that does not necessarily mean that all golf should cease. In fact, golf should continue to be played and flourish during the cooler period and there are plenty of positives that would support this argument. read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Players Who Could Break Into The 2023 Ryder Cup

Following Europe's heavy defeat to America at Whistling Straits, attention now turns to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. But which players could break in and rejuvenate the team? Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out new names who he believes will make an impact for both sides. read more ...


Shane Lowry Criticises Minority of Fans at Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry has hit out at the 'idiots' in the crowd at Whistling Straits that soured the experience of his Ryder Cup debut. He stressed that most of the home spectators in Wisconsin were well behaved and courteous as they cheered Steve Stricker's Team USA to a record victory, but there were many who aimed abuse at the Irishman and his wife, Wendy. read more ...


Who Will Be The Next Ryder Cup Captains

Following Europe's crushing loss at Whistling Straits, attention has already turned to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. It won't be long until the next captains are revealed, and there isn't a shortage of candidates. We take a closer look at some of the potential captains we could see leading their teams in Rome. read more ...


No Mystery to Why Europe Lost Ryder Cup

For once, the world rankings didn’t lie. Europe were simply outclassed and outplayed by the United States at Whistling Straits. This is no time for recriminations. The Americans were sensational and deserve full credit. Padraig Harrington will no doubt reflect on some of his choices but there was very little he could have done to influence the outcome. read more ...


Why More Golfers Should Play Match Play

As golfers, we are fortunate that our sport has several formats and each and every one is completely different from the last. Many of us will typically stick to stroke play with the occasional bit of stableford, but Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why match play is something that more of us should make a routine part of our game. read more ...


The Best Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

The importance of a Ryder Cup captain has long been debated, but one area where the role has undeniable influence comes when he selects his wildcard picks for the matches. But which wildcard picks have been the most decisive? We have gone through the records and identified some of the most impactful additions that made all the difference to their team. read more ...


Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be.  read more ...


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century. read more ...


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide. read more ...


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe. read more ...


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin. read more ...


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact. read more ...


Golf is Cheaper Than You Might Think

We have recently seen a lot of controversy regarding rising visitor green fees and also increased membership prices at clubs, but the game may still be cheaper than you think. We take a closer look at how golf compares to other leisure activities and assess the value that green fees and memberships offer. read more ...


How to Combat Your Fear of Failure on The Golf Course

Pressure is a major part of golf, taking on those scary shots that have cost you before, but fearing the consequences will only make success less likely. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore has some thoughts on the subject and how you can combat that fear, based on recent golf magazine reading. read more ...


Why Brooks Koepka's Comments Should Worry Steve Stricker

Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the United States has the benefit of home advantage and a team that dominates the world rankings, but Brooks Koepka's recent comments perhaps highlight an individualism that may be their undoing. Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that managing that will be Steve Stricker's biggest challenge.  read more ...


How Many Greens in Regulation You Should Hit a Round

Everyone wants to make more birdies, but to accomplish that you first need to hit more greens and offer yourself a greater number of opportunities on the golf course. But where does the everyday golfer stand? That's where the Golfshake Score Tracker can help. We have studied and analysed over 500,000 rounds to discover just how well players across different handicaps perform when it comes to their approach play. read more ...


Big Prizes Drawn in Golfshake #BirdieClub

The main period of the 2021 Golfshake #BirdieClub in Association With Callaway & Odyssey Golf concluded in spectacular fashion with a big increase in rounds tracked across the Bank Holiday Weekend. read more ...


What Keeps Us Coming Back To Golf

When playing golf, it’s often a wise idea to happily accept those good breaks, as you'll quickly have some bad ones too. The game can be frustrating, but it always brings us back for more. With the help from the Golfshake Ambassadors, Liam Moore explores why we keep chasing the dream. read more ...


How A New Golfer Perceives The Game

Everyone has their own tale to share about how they first connected with golf. For many, it began in childhood and became a lifelong passion, while for others it was a relationship that flourished later in life. Member of the Golfshake Community, Robin Baldwin is one of those who have shown that an older(er) dog can learn new tricks by recently making golf part of his life and he has described his meaningful journey through the game thus far. read more ...


Why Golf is Good For You as You Get Older

There is an obsession with reducing the age profile of those who play golf socially. But let’s not forget the benefits of playing golf for older players. And they are many and varied. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the positives that the game can offer golfers in their senior years. read more ...


So That's What Happened to Patrick Cantlay

Earlier in the year, Golfshake's Liam Moore wrote a piece exploring Patrick Cantlay's mid-season struggles. However, as we know, things turned out rather well for the American, as Liam now responds with a follow-up article on the FedEx Cup champion. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the BMW PGA

The stage is set at iconic Wentworth as the crowds return to the BMW PGA Championship, which is set to be a significant week, as Ryder Cup dreams will be made with a prestigious title on the line. But who should we be looking out to contend in Surrey? We have taken a glance through the field and identified key names who could make the headlines on Sunday. read more ...


The Greatest Wentworth Legends

Through the decades, Wentworth has been synonymous with the best of European golf, the champions who have defined it, and the greats who inspired the masses. We take a look back at the most successful winners of the PGA and World Match Play - the Wentworth Legends. read more ...


Magnificent Europe Retain Solheim Cup in Ohio

Ireland's sensational rookie Leona Maguire was the star of the show for Catriona Matthew as Europe brilliantly retained the Solheim Cup with a thrilling 15-13 victory at Inverness Club in Ohio. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads home to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, where a strong field has gathered for the flagship event. But eyes will be on Padraig Harrington, who at the conclusion of play will reveal the players who will complete Europe’s Ryder Cup team. read more ...



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