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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 ...


Reign of Spain Helped to Transform the Ryder Cup

During the BMW PGA Championship, Jose Maria Olazabal made his final appearance in the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the two-time Masters champion and the many Spanish golfers who helped to transform the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Why You SHOULDN'T Putt With the Flag In

Recently, we published an overview of thoughts and opinions around on putting with the flag in, weighing both sides of the argument. Whilst Golfshake's Will Trinkwon understands the case for diplomacy, however, he just can’t bring himself to embrace the new rule. read more ...


10 Major Shocks in Golf

In Golf, like any sport, there are shocks. Players who seemingly have no right to do so, who have no pedigree, come from absolutely nowhere to win a major. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picked out ten of the biggest. read more ...


Watching Golf Live vs Watching Golf on TV

When it comes to watching golf, if not yet playing it, Will Trinkwon has become a couch potato. In this article, he explains why he now prefers watching the pros battle it out on TV instead of seeing them in the flesh. read more ...


Should You Leave the Flagstick In When Putting?

Should you leave the pin in the hole when putting? That is a question that golfers have been asking themselves since January. We polled and gathered the views of regular golfers to see what impact - either positive or negative - the new rule has made. read more ...


Solutions to Golf's Biggest Frustrations

Golfshake's Will Trinkwon recently identified some of the most irritating annoyances on the golf course. But now he has gone a step further and come up with proposed solutions to fix these frustrations that all golfers can relate to. read more ...


A Decade (Almost) of BMW PGA Champions

Time travels so fast. It seems like just last week it was 2009, and Paul Casey was holding off Ross Fisher to claim the BMW Championship at Wentworth. Now Wentworth has begun again in 2019, but let's not forget the recent past. Will Trinkwon revisits the last (almost) decade of PGA Championships.  read more ...


Four-Iron in the Soul Book Review

Having dreamed of sporting glory since he was a young lad, Guardian journalist Lawrence Donegan packs in his day job and resolves to spend a year caddying on the European Tour for Scottish golfer Ross Drummond. Will Trinkwon reviews the 1990s classic Four-Iron in the Soul, Donegan's brilliant account of his efforts. read more ...


Interesting Hobbies of Professional Golfers

What occupies the time of your favourite golfer away from the course? You may be surprised to hear that many of them have dedicated hobbies. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a look at some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The Smartest Professional Golfers

Do you need to be a genius to be a champion in golf? That's a lengthy debate, but there's no doubt that there are several extremely smart players on tour. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon picks out some of the most intelligent and witty. read more ...


14 Biggest Annoyances on the Golf Course

On the best days, a golf course can be the closest thing we have to Nirvana. But there are things that can shatter the serenity. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has identified some of the worst pet peeves and annoyances you can experience when playing. read more ...


The Inspiration of Attending Your First Golf Tournament

What was the first golf event that you saw live? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon reflects on his memories of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in 2009 and the formative experience that it left in his mind. read more ...


Top 10 Weird And Wonderful Putters

There is a limit to what manufacturers can do with drivers, woods and irons, but putters are a different story. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at ten of the most unique putter designs, some of which changed the game, others perhaps best forgotten. read more ...


How Putters Have Changed Through History

Since the earliest origins of the game, putters have been an integral part of golf, but they have progressed and evolved through time. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the technological advancements made during the centuries. read more ...


Getting Inside the Fascinating Mind of Thomas Bjorn

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the opportunity to meet and pose questions to 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn. Reflecting on the experience and the many topics discussed, Andy reflects on his time spent with one of the most fascinating minds in golf. read more ...


Mind Game: The Secrets of Golf's Winners Book Review

Mind Game is a collaboration between sports journalist Michael Calvin and 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, which provides an insight behind the mental challenges facing golfers at the elite level. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has read the book and shares his review. read more ...


A Journey With ECCO Golf Shoes

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken shares his long journey and relationship with ECCO golf shoes, reflecting on how they helped him to continue playing the game after injury, in addition to reviewing the brand new Biom Cool Pro. read more ...


The Best Walker Cup Venues on Golfshake

We have taken a look at each of the Great Britain & Ireland venues that have hosted the Walker Cup, drawing on their Golfshake Rating left by the reviews of everyday golfers to celebrate the courses that have their own piece of history with the biennial contest. read more ...


What You Can Learn From Brooks Koepka's Workouts

Having progressed through the ranks in Europe, Brooks Koepka has become a modern great, winning four major championships in rapid time. Part of that has been due to his physical workouts and transformation. Expert coach Nick Buchan explains what you can take away from Koepka's example into your own game. read more ...


The Best Birth Years for Golfers

Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed

Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history. read more ...


6 Remarkable Golfers Who Overcame Their Disabilities

There are many thousands of golfers with disabilities who get immense enjoyment from the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at just a few remarkable individuals who overcame physical challenges to play golf. read more ...


How Many Bogeys Do You Make a Round?

How many bogeys or worse do you make during the average round? We analysed 100,000 scores tracked on Golfshake to identify the number of disasters that golfers across each handicap category have on their card. read more ...


Reviewing the 2019 PGA Tour Season

Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, competing a PGA Tour season packed with stories. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they lucked out with several of them, as he explains in his review as the dust settles on the past campaign. read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


Golf Pro Experiences Full PING Iron Custom Fitting

PGA Pro and Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall recently visited the PING European Fitting Centre at Gainsborough to experience a full iron fitting. Going through the four-stage process, Ryan tells you more about his time there and shares his story. read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


Golfshake Member Custom Fit Experience

Have you considered being custom fitted? Do you know the benefits from custom fit?  We took 3 Golfshake members' to experience their first custom fitting with Callaway Golf. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Holes at St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links comprises of 117 holes split across seven public golf courses, including the legendary Old, challenging Jubilee, and spectacular Castle. But which holes are the most difficult? We have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the 18 hardest at the Home of Golf. read more ...


The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.    read more ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


10 of the Worst Missed Putts in Golf History

If you're squeamish about cataclysmically poor putting, look away now. If you think you can handle it, Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the worst missed putts of all time, moments that these players would love to forget. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses. read more ...


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