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The Best GPS Golf Apps to Download

The way we enjoy the game has changed drastically over recent years, with the introduction of smartphones and smart watches providing us with more information about the sport we love than ever before. Many of these can be used to provide live, on-course data - such as distances from flags or hazards, whilst others specialise in analysing your game post-round. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a golf app that’ll suit your needs. read more ...


What is Stopping LIV Golf From Earning World Ranking Points

All 50 golfers currently signed to LIV Golf have written to Peter Dawson, chairman of the Official World Golf Rankings board, demanding that they be awarded ranking points. But what is stopping the new circuit from being eligible for points? There are several established criteria that it must meet. read more ...


The Most Expensive Golf Courses You Can Play

Imagine for a moment that money was no object, that you have a series of luxury cars in the driveway of your eight-bedroom home. We have looked at some of the golf courses in the UK that provide the very best value for money. Now, we explore those where the green fees would make most of us baulk and walk away. read more ...


2022 Presidents Cup Preview

Captain Trevor Immelman will be hoping to mastermind the biggest of upsets as he prepares to captain The Internationals against Davis Love's USA in the Presidents Cup at the magnificent Quail Hollow this week. read more ...


2022 Open de France Preview

A strong field has assembled at Le Golf National this week for the Open de France, which is being played for the first time since 2019. Three years ago the tournament was won by Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Has Sergio Garcia Destroyed His Reputation in Europe?

Last week's BMW PGA Championship will not be forgotten in a hurry. Among the many stories from the week was that of Sergio Garcia, who withdrew after the opening round without a word of apology or explanation, instead attending a college football game in America. Derek Clements wonders just how much damage this has done to the Spaniard's reputation. read more ...


How to Play More Golf if You Are Working From Home

It looks as though working from home might be an option for some time to come, and so before you get stuck in a rut, let us explain how best to get golf into your regular routine when you’re not needed in the office. read more ...


It's Time to Thank a Golf Course Greenkeeper

There are no more invaluable figures in golf than greenkeepers, who work tirelessly each day to present the courses that we play. But it can be a thankless task. Putting that right, BIGGA, in conjunction with other global greenkeeper and course superintendent groups, is launching a 'Thank a Greenkeeper Day' next Tuesday, 13th September.  read more ...


2022 BMW PGA Championship Preview

A stellar cast gathers at Wentworth this week for the BMW PGA Championship, with huge excitement surrounding the appearance of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. read more ...


7 Players to Follow at The BMW PGA Championship

Boasting a field that includes Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick, this year's BMW PGA Championship was already blockbuster enough. Throw in the added dynamic of the start of Ryder Cup qualification AND the inclusion of 18 LIV Golf players and you have a powder keg of storylines. However, at the heart of it all is a prestigious title with a rich history. We have picked out a range of potential contenders at Wentworth. read more ...


2022 Made in Himmerland Preview

THE DP World Tour heads to Denmark this week for the Made in Himmerand, a tournament won last year by Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger. 2022 will see a new champion and there will be a great deal of attention on a strong home presence, led by Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Bjorn, Soren Kjeldsen and Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard. read more ...


Rory McIlroy - What's In The Bag and What You Need To Know

KERCHING! Rory McIlroy overturned a six-shot deficit to pocket a cheque for $18m as he became the first golfer to win the FedEx Cup three times after an astonishing final round at the Tour Championship at East Lake. read more ...


The Most Memorable Golf Holes You Can Play

What makes a golf hole memorable? Some would say it's the difficulty, the examination it provides, while others always remember the setting itself, the views that surround it. For many enthusiasts, anything 'quirky' or unique stands out. To learn more about the things that resonate with people, earlier this year, we surveyed the Golfshake Community and asked everyday golfers to pick out some of the best holes they have played. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Embraces Leadership Role in Golf

Rory McIlroy - alongside Tiger Woods - has taken on a significant leadership role as the PGA Tour reacts to LIV Golf and the current situation in the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, that lofty position has also brought with it some unwanted attention. read more ...


Felixstowe Ferry Members Play Golf Shots From Martello Tower

Marking its Club Captains Day, Felixtowe Ferry put on a rather special event for its members, giving them (for the first time) the opportunity to ascend the steps to the summit of the historic, 210-year-old Martello Tower and hit golf shots to the 17th green in a 'beat the pro' competition and to the 13th green for a 'nearest the pin' contest. read more ...


2022 Tour Championship Preview

It is a big week at East Lake. The Tour Championship has seen some dramatic finishes over the years and some of the biggest names in the game of golf picking up the trophy. And, of course, there is also the small matter of the FedEx Cup and a cheque for $17m for the champion. read more ...


2022 Omega European Masters Preview

The DP World Tour heads to the Swiss Alps for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, one of the most spectacular venues on the planet. Unsurprisingly, this stunning golf course has attracted a strong field. read more ...


The Schism in Professional Golf Grows Ever Wider

Sadly, the scale of the schism that exists in professional golf has come to the fore once again this week, with events off the course continuing to dominate the headlines. read more ...


The Things You Find in Your Golf Bag

Us golfers have plenty in common, not least the fact that we’re not always sticklers for cleaning out our bags after each round! Whether it’s an unused Christmas gift, an ill-supported effort to get ‘golf fit’, or even something sentimental - how many of our list are currently in your golf bag? read more ...


Why Have Golf Club Lofts Gotten Stronger

For a long time, the lofts of irons were never of great concern to golfers. But during the past couple of decades, that has changed significantly as manufacturers began to tweak lofts downwards. We take a closer look at the reasons why and what that has meant for your game. read more ...


2022 FedEx St Jude Championship Preview

And so the PGA Tour enters its final straight as the Playoffs begin, with Tony Finau defending his title at what was the Northern Trust Open but is now the FedEx St Jude Championship at TPC Southwind. read more ...


LIV Golfers Will Not Be Welcomed Back With Open Arms

It was always going to come to this, but the news that Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Ian Poulter are among 11 LIV Golf players who have filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour in order to challenge their suspensions simply confirms that professional golf is in the middle of a civil war in which there are unlikely to be any winners. read more ...


Ashleigh Buhai - Get to Know The Women's Open Champion

Two decades after her idol Ernie Els won the Open at Muirfield, South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai followed in his footsteps after a dramatic finish to the £6 million AIG Women’s Open. Els had to come through a four-man, five-hole play-off to claim his third major title in 2002 and Buhai required four extra holes to win her first by beating South Korea’s In Gee Chun after giving up two seemingly commanding leads. read more ...


36 Affordable Golf Courses to Play With GolfNow

These days it can feel hard to judge what a real bargain truly is, but that is something that our friends GolfNow specialise in, particularly through their new Affordable Golf Series. Offering tee time deals at outstanding courses for the best value, each of the featured destinations can be secured for no more than £20 in the UK and €20 in Ireland. read more ...


What Confuses Me About LIV Golf

The continuing fallout from the emergence of the LIV Golf Series and the wider response to the venture remains dominant in the headlines, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has been left confused by much of the whole situation and the discussion around it. read more ...


8 Players to Follow at The AIG Women's Open

Championships don't come much bigger than the AIG Women's Open and courses much finer than the magnificent links of Muirfield, establishing the final major of this year as the perfect marriage between event and venue. It's time for the women to write their own story on Scotland's Golf Coast - and here are some names for you to watch. read more ...


How Good is Muirfield - Golfers Describe The Course

Everyday golfers themselves - as evidenced by old reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section - haven't always felt particularly welcome at Muirfield, but that is now changing, as more recent ratings have been simply glowing. What has never been in dispute is the outstanding links itself, and we defer to members of the Golfshake Community who have described the brilliant design of this renowned course. read more ...


2022 AIG Women's Open Preview

A frantic spell for women’s golf comes to a head when Anna Nordqvist defends her Women’s Open title at Muirfield. This is the final major of the year, with the world’s best heading to one of the most famous golf courses on the planet. read more ...


Luke Donald Confirmed as New European Ryder Cup Captain

Luke Donald has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, replacing Henrik Stenson, who was sacked after joining the Saudi-back LIV Golf Series. read more ...


How Anna Nordqvist Won The 2021 Women's Open

Ahead of the Women's Open at Muirfield, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on last year's championship at Carnoustie, where Anna Nordqvist claimed her third major title in dramatic fashion with Scottish amateur Louise Duncan giving the home fans a thrill on the final day. read more ...


Odyssey 2-Ball Eleven Putter Review

Earlier this year, Odyssey announced their latest putters for 2022 which included the all new mallet style Odyssey Eleven range which built on the success of the highly rated Ten range.  Golfers can now look to gain additional benefits with the latest updates to the Eleven series with the introduction of the 2-Ball options.  read more ...


LIV Golf Announces Huge Expansion For 2023

LIV Golf has announced that 2023 will feature 14 tournaments boasting a mind-boggling total prize fund of £335m. The full schedule will be revealed at a later date but the Saudi-backed organisation’s footprint will expand to incorporate Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America and Australia. read more ...


20 Golfing Gems to Play This Summer

Continuing our Summer series on where to play, we have analysed the most recent courses and reviews on Golfshake and identified highly rated courses that stand out as being a golfing gem to that particular golfer. read more ...


What Now For The Likes of Pablo Larrazabal?

Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed-series appears to have cut loose a number of golfers who played in the first event at Centurion Golf Club in St Albans, including Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal and American Andy Ogletree.  So what now? read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Umbrellas For This Year

We have rounded up 10 of the best golf umbrellas on the market, all designed to keep you dry, protect you from the wind and the rain and the wind, and provide levels of performance needed to get out of the golf course regardless of the weather conditions. read more ...


22 Fun Courses to Play in Summer

Continuing our Summer series on where to play golf this year we have taken a look at some of the courses that stand out as being fun to play.  Maybe a little quirky, maybe providing a unique challenge but the types of courses that stay long in the memory for visiting golfers. read more ...


Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges Review

Callaway's new Jaws Raw Wedges were designed by Roger Cleveland and boast their "most aggressive grooves" and feature no plating on the face, which will rust over time giving them their 'raw' name. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested each of the grinds out in a range of shots and scenarios for a proper examination. read more ...


7 Benefits of Playing in Open Events at Golf Clubs

Many club golfers understandably play the majority of their golf at their home venue. However, playing the same course over and over again can become a touch repetitive. Moreover, it can hold your overall game back somewhat if you’re only ever asked the same questions by the course in front of you. There’s a load of reasons why playing an Open event can be beneficial. Join us as we explore just a few of these! read more ...


LIV Knew What They Were Doing When They Targeted Henrik Stenson

For Golfshake's Derek Clements, it was bad enough that Henrik Stenson is expected to confirm his defection to the Saudi-backed LIV Series. It is now a hundred times worse that he has done so after being named as captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team, a coveted position that the Swede has now lost. read more ...


A St Andrews Resident Perspective of The 150th Open

St Andrews delivered an Open for the ages. Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark is a resident of the famous town and he shares his perspective of the week, the long journey that led to the staging of this historic championship, the scenes he witnessed during it, and the wistfulness now that it has become a memory. read more ...


7 Players to Follow at The Senior Open

The dust continues to settle after a momentous 150th Open Championship, but now it's time for the senior equivalent, which is being played within the grandeur of the Gleneagles Hotel and its acclaimed Kings Course. Who could be the champion this weekend? Here are some potential contenders. read more ...


Whatever Happens - The Ryder Cup Must Be Protected

What was initially a minor inconvenience for the PGA Tour and DP World Tour is now a crisis as LIV Golf continues to attract new players, with speculation mounting that Henrik Stenson, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama are about to take the jump. For Golfshake's Derek Clements, whatever happens, the Ryder Cup must be protected - no matter what it takes to do so. read more ...


8 Players to Watch at The Evian Championship

The major season continues on the LPGA and Ladies European Tour at The Evian Championship. But who should you be following this week? From major contenders to rising amateur stars, here are some names to keep an eye on during the coming days in France. read more ...


There is NOTHING Like an Open at St Andrews

WHAT a week that was. The 150th Open Championship was long-anticipated and boy did it live up to expectations. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an extraordinary event that delivered on history, moments, atmosphere and the weather, an Open that all of the 290,000 spectators who attended will never forget. read more ...


The Open Champion Cameron Smith Profiled, WITB, Stats

Australia's Cameron Smith rewrote the record books as he won the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews by a single shot from American rookie Cameron Young. Between them, Smith and Young broke the heart of Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, seeking his first major victory since 2014, was joint lead after 54 holes with Norway’s Viktor Hovland. read more ...



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