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Tag: daily picks

The Types of Golfers You Want And Do NOT Want to Play With

When Golfshake's Derek Clements looks around at the behaviour of some of the people he sees playing this great game, it sometimes makes him wonder why they bother. And it got him thinking about the sort of individuals that, in an ideal world, we would want to play with. And those we wouldn’t want to be on the same course with, never mind in the same fourball. read more ...


The Footballers Who Tried Their Hand at Golf

Jon Rahm has been singing the praises of former Wales and Real Madrid footballing superstar Gareth Bale’s golfing ability after they played together in the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open. Bale isn’t the first professional footballer to have a gift for golf. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Experiences You Can Have

What are some of the best experiences you have had playing golf in winter, was it a particular course, a great round or shot, which memories stand out? That was the question we posed to our team of Golfshake Ambassadors, looking to find a positive spin on playing the game at this time of year. read more ...


The Oldest Living Major Golf Champions

On Sunday, 29th January, two-time major champion Jack Burke Jr turns 100. Winner of both the Masters and PGA Championship in 1956, the longevity of this World Golf of Fame member got us thinking about the oldest professional major champions alive today, with 24 men and women who etched their name in history currently in their 80s and 90s. read more ...


The Most Underrated Events in Golf

There are some golf tournaments that you know will always deliver, whether it be by providing guaranteed drama or an incredible atmosphere. But there are other wonderful events that might not obviously capture the public’s imagination. Derek Clements has picked out some underrated dates for your diary. read more ...


Just What is Ian Poulter Talking About

Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter has suggested that he would turn down a place on this year's team, should he qualify for Europe. But in his latest View From The Fairway opinion piece, Derek Clements believes that the Englishman's comments were delusional and misplaced. read more ...


LIV Golf Announces First TV Deal Ahead of New Season

LIV Golf has announced its first US TV broadcast and streaming deal, signing a multi-year partnership with The CW Network, which shall air all 14 scheduled events this year and stream the action live on The CW App. read more ...


The Best Place to Play Golf in England

The Golfshake Course Section offers an invaluable resource of almost 300,000 independent reviews. Having first showcased the overall picture for the United Kingdom, we decided to break down the data to focus solely on England, discovering which corners of the nation boast the finest collection of golf clubs and resorts to enjoy. read more ...


6 Reasons For Golfers to Feel Optimistic in January

January can be a difficult time for many of us, post-Christmas, and faced with the prospect of riding through the crux of winter, but we are here to offer a little bit of respite from that gloom, a welcome tonic of optimism, as there are several reasons for us golfers to feel uplifted - even if that might not seem obvious at the moment! read more ...


How to Choose The Best Golf Club to Join

What should you be looking for if you have decided that the time has come to join a golf club? It's a scenario that many golfers face if there are several options available in their area. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been a member at venues across the country and he has outlined a number of factors you must consider. read more ...


The Biggest Misconceptions About Golf - And Why They Are Wrong

Golf is a very special game. Those of us who play it love the sport and almost everything about it. However, for those who look in from the outside, it is also a game that is surrounded by misconceptions. Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses some of those and, hopefully, dispels a few myths. read more ...


The 10 Most Influential Golfers of All Time

Rory McIlroy is a man who influences much of what happens in professional golf. And his resurgence got our Derek Clements thinking about the men he considers to be the 10 most influential golfers of all time. read more ...


Why Has The PGA Tour Released Players For The Saudi International

The Saudi International is a tournament that has consistently divided opinion, even before the arrival of LIV Golf, but given that context, many will be surprised to discover that the PGA Tour has given permission to several of its players to compete next month. read more ...


The Best GPS Golf Devices Under £150

GPS devices have become a crucial part of everyday golf. There are hundreds of brands to choose from. Not only that, the most popular GPS devices can be upwards of £350, which prices many people out. We’ve done the research and compiled a list of the best GPS devices under £150. read more ...


6 of The Best Golf GPS Apps

GPS technology has become a huge part of golf and is regarded as very important to the majority of amateur golfers looking to improve their game. We round up six of the best available in 2023. read more ...


The Coolest UK Golf Courses You Can Play

If you're looking for somewhere special to play golf this year, why not check out some of our coolest courses that you can play, right here in the UK. Not only will you have a great memory to take with you, you might also be able to get one over on the boys and girls in the bar. read more ...


9 Golfers Who Are Guaranteed to Make Headlines

There are some individuals who are guaranteed to generate interest and make headlines, no matter what they say and do. Here, we look at the nine people in golf who are absolutely guaranteed to move the needle - even without hitting a single shot in anger. read more ...


Callaway Paradym Irons Review

Engineered to offer the perfect blend of distance and feel, Callaway's latest irons feature Paradym Shift Construction that combines a Forged 455 Face with the all-new Speed Frame. Describing the technology, innovation and performance of these irons, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed them for us. read more ...


Callaway Paradym Drivers Review

New for this year and representing a paradym shift in how Callaway constructs its drivers, the acclaimed manufacturer has revealed its Paradym Drivers. Talking you through the technology and design behind these models, in addition to getting his hands on them for detailed testing, Ryan Rastall provides a full overview from his base at Howley Hall Golf Club. read more ...


Callaway Unveils New Paradym Family of Golf Clubs

Callaway has ushered in 2023 with the blockbuster unveiling of its new Paradym family of golf clubs that are set to make a major impression on the marketplace this year and beyond. read more ...


How Much Did Rory McIlroy Earn in 2022?

2022 was a successful year for Rory McIlroy. From winning the Fedex Cup for the third time – surpassing close friend Tiger Woods’ two – to regaining his world number one status, the Northern Irishman had a great year and made a boat load of cash in the process.  But how much did he earn? read more ...


More Great Value Golf Offers - January Sale Discounts

With the American Golf January sale, now is the ideal time to stock up on must-have golfing essentials. Featuring over £20 million of savings on big brands and products starting from as low as £1.99, you can get up to 50% off throughout the range. read more ...


The Ultimate Guide For Winter Golf

Are you ready to get the most out of golf this winter? This guide is designed to help you make the most of your time on the course. We've compiled our most recent articles on winter golf, rounded up all of our winter golf buying guides, included our helpful video on essential tips for winter golf, and featured lists of the best winter golf courses to play. read more ...


10 Things That Every Golfer Needs to Have This Winter

There’s no way to sugar coat it, golf in the winter can be tough going if you’re not properly prepared. But for those looking to keep playing throughout the season, we’ve compiled a list of our must-have winter essentials. read more ...


Things We Want to See Happen in 2023

This is a time of year for both reflection and for looking ahead. It is to be hoped that 2023 is a rather more uneventful year off the course.  Sports Writer Derek Clements shares what he would like to see happen in the 12 months that lie ahead. read more ...


The Best Value Winter Golf Courses to Play With GolfNow

Winter golf isn't always the easiest sell for many of us, but the availability of great value tee times makes it that decidedly more appealing. GolfNow are the best resource at finding and securing those most rewarding green fees and they have some striking recommendations that will have you dusting off the clubs. read more ...


How on Earth Could The BBC Snub Matt Fitzpatrick

There was considerable outrage expressed by many in the golf community when neither US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick nor Rory McIlroy made the short list for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. read more ...


The 5 Most Frustrating Things About Winter Golf

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - unless you’re a golfer, then it’s the most frustrating. Many people put their clubs away over winter. Some face the conditions head on. But very few actually enjoy the grind. Winter golf isn’t for everyone, but for those who do play, these are the most infuriating things faced by the brave ones among us. read more ...


Golfers Officially LOVE to Play Challenging Courses

What makes a good golf course? What makes you want to return? What lives long in the mind and makes you want to tell everybody you know? It may surprise you to learn that, according to Golfshake subscribers, the thing we all want is a proper challenge. read more ...


10 Golfers Looking For Their First Major Victory in 2023

Nobody wants to be known as the best golfer never to have won a major. Make no mistake - they are not easy to win. Next year promises to be another exciting one, and Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten players he believes are most likely to be challenging for their first major successes. read more ...


Essential Tips For Playing Golf in Winter

If you have decided to brave the elements and play golf this winter, then you will need to be ready to face bitterly cold and rainy conditions! Golfshake Equipment Expert and Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, Ryan Rastall offers some advice by talking through what equipment and apparel you require to best survive the winter season. read more ...


What Stops Golfers Wanting to Play a Golf Course Again

We all know what makes a good golf course and a decent golf club. There are all sorts of reasons that we want to visit courses other than the ones of which we are members. Sadly, you tell us that there are still many courses and clubs that you visit once and decide never to return. read more ...


How Far LIV Golf Stars Have Fallen Down The World Rankings

The lack of world ranking points on LIV Golf has led to serious consequences for a number of players who have tumbled down the rankings during the past 12 months. For some it means that they will no longer be exempt to play in any of the four majors. read more ...


How to Become a Better Golfer in 2023

How can you go about shaving some strokes off your game next year? Unfortunately, there’s no quick secret to lower scoring, despite what the Instagram adverts might tell you! However, there are some proven methods that’ll see you drop some shots off your handicap and hopefully lift a trophy or two in 2023. read more ...


What Should You Buy a Golfer For Christmas

It’s the season for giving, and if you’re looking to treat a golfer this Christmas, there’s plenty of options to make their holiday truly special. However, us golfers can be a rather particular bunch, and with so much choice, there’s a plethora of gift-buying pitfalls to avoid. read more ...


Should You Buy New Golf Clubs or Get Lessons

Whilst most golfers know the true answer to this question, it’s something that many of us still wrestle with - at least superficially! Should we finally bite the bullet and sign up for a course of lessons with a registered professional? Or should we try and buy our way out of our current slump with a new club. read more ...


The Top 5 Irons For Mid Handicap Golfers in 2022

2022 saw new releases from Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and many other manufacturers in the iron department, and there were some especially big advances seen in the realm of mid-to-high handicappers, with distance and forgiveness coming in spades.  read more ...


Topgolf Glasgow to Open This December

It has been announced that Scotland's first Topgolf destination will open its doors to the public on Friday 16th December at 10am in Rutherglen near Glasgow. read more ...


2022 Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Alfred Dunhill Championship returns to Leopard Creek for the first time in two years with Christiaan Bezuidenhout back to defend his title on home soil. The tournament marks the end of the DP World Tour’s South Africa Swing and once again boasts a strong field, dominated by home players. read more ...


The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter Book Review

The ideal Christmas gift for a golfer in your life, The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter: A Collection Of Golfing Fables by James Ellis-Caird is reviewed by Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken. read more ...


How to Get The Most From Your Golf This Winter

We realise that playing golf through the winter isn’t for everybody. It can be cold, muddy, and wet. However, many of us would also like to use some of this time for improvement … and for you, we’ve drawn up our list of ways to make the most of your golf this winter! read more ...


Why Famous St Andrews Clubhouse is Now a Building Site

The Royal & Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews is unquestionably one of the most iconic landmarks in golf, most visibly showcased during this summer's 150th Open Championship. However, the famous building is undergoing something of a makeover, which shall transform its facilities internally, but has for the time being made its storied setting less photogenic. read more ...


Tiger Woods Joins Calls For Greg Norman to Quit

Speaking ahead of the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods has repeated Rory McIlroy’s call for Greg Norman to quit as LIV Golf CEO - to allow a settlement to be negotiated in golf’s civil war. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Hats to Buy

We take a look at winter golf hats, including beanies, snoods and all manner of fuzzy conceptions that will keep the rain off your face and the wind off your head when you’re playing in tough weather. There’s a lot of different brands and styles to choose from and these are just a few of our favourites. read more ...


What Next For The Golfers Axed by LIV Golf

You will be aware that Greg Norman’s LIV Golf series has been adding new marquee signings all year and that more big names are due to join for the 2023 season, when a total of 14 big-money tournaments will be staged. What you may have missed throughout the season is that LIV Golf axed golfers who might have thought they were set up for life. read more ...


American Golf Reveals 9 Incredible Black Friday Bargains

American Golf has celebrated Black Friday by revealing new deals, featuring discounts of over 50% off selected golf clubs, clothing, shoes, accessories, and equipment. read more ...


40 of The Best Black Friday Golf Deals

We have been searching through the literally thousands of products for sale on Scottsdale Golf and American Golf to find just some of the best savings that should catch your eye. Broken down across ten categories, covering everything from drivers to clothing and accessories, we reckon that there is something among these 40 of The Best Golf Black Friday Deals that you will appreciate! read more ...


12 Golfers Who Have Done Things Their Own Way

There are many, many ways to play golf well. When we start the game we all have it drummed into us that mastering the basics is essential if we are ever to play at a decent level. And while that is undoubtedly true, it has to be said that there are some very good professionals who do things their own way. Here, we look at some of the top stars’ idiosyncrasies. read more ...


5 Things For Golfers To Be Excited About

The nights are dark and the mornings cold, so what is there for golfers to be excited about? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook wants to prove that not everything is doom and gloom, sharing five things that he is looking forward to. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Calls For Greg Norman to Walk Away to Help End Golf's Civil War

Rory McIlroy has called for Greg Norman to quit as commissioner of LIV Golf, hinting it is the only way that a peace deal can be achieved to end the dispute that has rocked men's golf in 2022. read more ...


How Prize Money Compares Between Major Golf Tours

The news that the prize fund for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International is to be increased from $1m to $5m got us thinking about the whole question of prize money once again. The boost means that the women will be playing for the same financial rewards as those competing in the men’s Saudi International. Sadly, this is something of an exception. read more ...


2022 DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy arrives in Dubai for what he hopes will be his coronation as Europe’s number one when he tees it up at the DP World Tour Championship. The Northern Irishman leads the DP World Tour rankings ahead of Ryan Fox and US Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick before the showpiece finale. read more ...


2022 RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Seamus Power and Sepp Straka will be looking for another big week at the RSM Classic as both begin to lay their claims for Ryder Cup berths. They are joined by another European who is still looking to find his way back to his best form. Since winning The Open, Francesco Molinari has endured something of a rollercoaster ride, but he is finally back to full fitness and there have been some encouraging recent signs. read more ...


The Top 10 Tips to Pack For a Golf Trip

One of the most important parts of a golf trip can actually take place before you leave the house – that being, the packing of your luggage!  Check out some of our best tips below for packing ahead of your next golfing getaway. read more ...


11 Bad Decisions You Can Make on The Golf Course

IT IS often said that the most important six inches in golf is the space between our ears. We have all made decisions on the golf course that we later live to regret. We have all walked off a tee or green shaking our heads in disbelief at some act of stupidity.  So here are just a few of them. read more ...


How to Make Your Time at The Driving Range More Interesting

The winter months can be the perfect time to work on your own game. Without the pressure of serious competitions on the horizon, you’re free to bed in your long-overdue swing changes, or work on specific drills. However, many of us can struggle to maximise our time on the range, instead shelling ball after ball until our basket has been emptied. Whilst this might be hugely cathartic, it’ll be no help towards achieving your on-course objectives next season. read more ...


7 DP World Tour Events That Should Be Elevated

The PGA Tour has made dramatic enhancements to several of its events, but what about this side of the pond? It got us thinking about tournaments on the DP World Tour that we believe could perhaps do with a review - and a boost in prize money and status. read more ...


The Best Early Black Friday Golf Deals

It’s the time of the year when firms are offering Black Friday deals again, and Scottsdale Golf is leading the pack with up to 90% off their products this November. From the latest golf shoes to accessories to clubs, reductions are on offer for all categories with new deals being added every single day throughout the month. read more ...


6 Benefits of Playing Golf Through Winter

You might not be skipping around in shorts and polo shirts, but there’s still much to love about playing golf in the winter. Join us as we fly through some of our favourite reasons for heading up to the course…even in deepest, darkest winter. read more ...


How LIV Golf Has Impacted The Professional Game

The first LIV Golf season has come to an end after eight tournaments that have ripped professional golf asunder, setting many of the sport’s leading lights against one another. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the new circuit and what's ahead. read more ...


When is The Right Time to Buy New Golf Clubs

When is the right time to buy new golf clubs? It’s a very valid question, as a change of equipment at the wrong time could have catastrophic consequences for your game. Join us as we take a look at some of the most popular times throughout the year to buy your new clubs for every type of player. read more ...


The Best Jobs to Have in Golf

Just about every golfer would love to work in the sport, but what are the most popular and best roles you could have? We take a look at just some of the most rewarding jobs in golf - and reveal how you could go about getting one of them! read more ...


Fred Couples May Have Played The Best Round You Will See This Year

On Sunday, 63-year-old Fred Couples produced a stunning final round of 60 to win the SAS Championship. He not only beat his age by three strokes, the former world number one shot the lowest winning round in the history of the Champions Tour. read more ...


How Much Did The Best Golfers Earn This Year

Whether it be the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, or LIV Golf, the riches available to the best men's golfers are extraordinary, with purses also rising across the women's game. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at what some leading golfers have pocketed this year. read more ...


What It's Like to Cover a Golf Tournament

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a sports journalist covering a golf tournament, especially a major championship? Golfshake's Derek Clements has decades of experience and he offers a behind the scenes view of what that week looks like for members of the press. read more ...


The Golf YouTube Channels You Need to Watch in 2023

Since the introduction of golf YouTubers, the way that we consume product reviews, absorb the latest tips, research our next golf break, listen to our favourite talking points, and even just kick back and enjoy the sport has changed forever. It’s impossible to list every channel that’s currently on the platform, but we’ve noted some of our favourites, alongside a short overview of what they do! read more ...


Amazing Value Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

There are golf bargains to be discovered at this time of year, but you have to know where exactly to look for them, which is where our friends GolfNow come to the forefront, making it easier than ever before to secure a tremendous value deal. read more ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

European captain Luke Donald will be hoping to maintain a 30-year unbeaten record on home soil when the United States seek to successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy. And you could be there - as with the showpiece event less than a year away, there remain options to ensure that you can be part of the biggest event in the sport. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About PGA Tour 2K23

Now that the cold and darkness of winter is approaching, many golfers will have to look elsewhere to get their fix, but thankfully that is where PGA Tour 2K23 comes in, offering a digital environment to test your skills in a different way altogether. If you have pre-purchased or are considering buying the game on release, then we take a closer look at just some of the main features you can anticipate. read more ...


The Golf Club That Banned Plastic Tees

Plastic golf tees have become a major talking point as the game looks to become more ecologically sustainable. Historic Royal North Devon is among the clubs that have taken the bold step to outright ban plastic tees. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken wanted to learn more about the impact of this decision. read more ...


What is a St Andrews Links Ticket And How Do You Get One

The atmospheric town of St Andrews and its public golf courses stand as a glowing beacon that draw legions of visitors each year from across the planet. But for thousands of extremely fortunate golfers, they are more or less able to call it their very own Home of Golf, courtesy of possessing a Links Ticket. But what exactly is the Links Ticket - and how do you go about securing one for yourself? read more ...


9 Things to Do in Golf Before You Die

The game of golf is often gift enough for many of us. However, what if you want more? What if you really want to tick of the absolute best things to do in the sport before you sink your last putt. Check out our list of the 9 best things to do in golf during your lifetime! read more ...


What Does The Presidents Cup Tells Us About Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

The Ryder Cup may still be 12 months away but it is already dominating the thoughts of many pundits. After the USA’s comfortable victory in the Presidents Cup, you can be sure that the events that will unfold in Italy next year are already dominating the thoughts of European captain Luke Donald. read more ...


2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview

Rory McIlroy returns to Europe for the third time in four weeks when he plays in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He finished second at the BMW PGA Championship and fourth at the Italian Open to extend his lead at the top of the DP World Tour rankings, and he can more or less sew things up with a victory at St Andrews this week. read more ...


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 ...


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 Player Profile - 2022 AIG 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 ...


How to Fill The Top End of Your Golf Bag

The modern golfer has more choice than ever before with how to make up their 14-clubs. Whether you’re a traditionalist that likes to play a standard fairway wood and long-iron combination, or somebody that might appreciate a touch more help; allow us to walk you through some of the options that are now available to all of us as we look to fill the top end of our golf bags. read more ...


Playing The Old Course Just Before The 150th Open

Playing The Old Course at St Andrews is always special, but having that opportunity with the grandstands and infrastructure in place for the 150th Open was something truly unique and unforgettable. A friend of Golfshake, Stewart Armstrong describes his recent experience alongside his 16-year-old son. read more ...


Callaway Reveals Special Tour Staff Bag For 150th Open

Ahead of the historic 150th Open at St Andrews, Callaway has revealed its unique Staff Bag that was designed by a local student and will be used by 34 players at this monumental championship. read more ...


The 150th Open Preview

There is huge excitement ahead of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, with a record crowd of 290,000 guaranteed at the Home of Golf to see if Collin Morikawa can successfully defend the Claret Jug. read more ...


10 Players to Follow at The 150th Open

The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews is a milestone event that would be a unique achievement for a player to win. But who could that be? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some thoughts... read more ...


Ranking The Open Venues

Each of The Open venues are magnificent and rich with history, but how do you go about ranking them? We have used the Golfshake Course Section to separate them, a rating that is based on the reviews of everyday golfers who have visited these cathedrals of golf. read more ...


The Things You Hear on The Golf Course

Us golfers are game for a cliché. It’s part of letting others know that we’re ‘in the club’ (so to speak). Unfortunately though, the sad truth is that we’ve likely heard it all before, no matter how amusing our playing partners might think they are. So without further ado, here’s our Top 20 things that you might hear on the course … let us know how many you spot during your next round! read more ...


Play The Open Qualifying Courses With GolfNow

One fitting manner in which to celebrate The Open would be playing a layout that has previously been used for Regional or Final Qualifying. Bringing you closer to them, our friends GolfNow - who offer tee times at wonderful courses - have presented a special The Open Qualifier Courses Hub, showcasing ten places that you could play before, during or after this year's Open. read more ...


2022 Scottish Open Preview

The Scottish Open boasts the strongest field of the year to date as many of the world’s best golfers use it as an opportunity to get their games in shape for The Open Championship at St Andrews next week. read more ...


Why Professional Golf Does Need to Embrace Some Changes

The launch of the controversial LIV Golf Series has caused uproar within the world of professional golf, but Golfshake's Derek Clements believes there is a need for innovation and freshness on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to provide a more compelling product to golf fans. read more ...


LIV Golf European Legends Still Expect to Compete in Ryder Cup

Lee Westwood says that he doesn’t think his defection to the LIV Golf series should affect his chances of playing for Europe in the Ryder Cup next year, with record points scorer Sergio Garcia holding a similar view about his future participation in the event. read more ...


What It's Like to Have a Tour Caddie on Your Bag

Those watching professional golf at any level will be familiar with the caddie. Once a humble sidekick, many have now become as well-known as some of the world’s best players. But do they really help? And if so, by how much? To try and dig a little deeper into how much your game can be improved by the use of a professional caddie, we sought out the guys at The Tour Experience to put their skills to the test. read more ...


The Difficulty With Ranking Golf Courses

There’s few things in the sport that get people more worked up than the publication of Top 100 course ranking lists. Join us as we dive into more detail on the difficulty of ranking golf courses, and take a peek at some of the complex decisions the panels have to make along the way. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About Golf Club Lofts

Frequently referred to, and a unique characteristic of every club in the bag, check out our handy guide to the lofts on your golf clubs. read more ...


Walking The Big Bag Trail in St Andrews

Ahead of the 150th Open, when the eyes of the world shall fall upon St Andrews, its historic streets have been enhanced by the introduction of a fabulous collaboration between Callaway Golf and the St Andrews Links Trust. The Big Bag Trail features ten tour bag sized public artwork sculptures that were designed by local school pupils and that now decorate locations throughout the famed town. read more ...


LIV Golfers Fined And Banned From Scottish Open

The DP World Tour put itself on collision course with the players who took part in the LIV Series tournament at Centurion. The tour stopped short of suspending them but the likes of Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Richard Bland will each be fined £100,000 - with the threat of further fines if they take part in other LIV events. read more ...


The PGA Tour Fights Back With New Series of Big Money Events

It was clear that the PGA Tour had to do something to keep its best players, and they have come up a format that should do precisely that, announcing a series of highly lucrative tournaments, eight events to begin at the end of 2023, each boasting purses of $20m for the top 50 in the previous season's FedEx Cup standings. read more ...


2022 Women's PGA Championship Preview

99 of the top 100 players on the LPGA’s Official Money List have assembled at Congressional Country Club for a Women's PGA Championship that is already the biggest yet. read more ...


7 Players to Watch at The Women's PGA Championship

This year's KPMG Women's PGA Championship is already the most lucrative in history after organisers revealed that the prize fund had doubled from last year to a princely $9,000,000 this week. This has all understandably elevated the prestige - and we take a look at some possible contenders to keep an eye on. read more ...


The Worst Excuses For Hitting Bad Golf Shots

It is just you against the golf course and the elements so when you play badly there is nobody to blame but yourself. And that means you are going to hear excuses for poor shots. Lots of excuses. Some of them are pretty far-fetched. Some of them are just plain daft. Without further ado, here are some of the best excuses you will hear on the golf course. read more ...


Why You Should Be Playing More Twilight Golf This Year

Playing golf after work in the evenings can be one of the most peaceful experiences in the sport. Whilst the summer equinox at the end of June marks the longest day, there’s plenty of opportunity to nip out for an hour or so from late-March to the end of September. Check out some of our top reasons for why you should be playing more twilight golf this year. read more ...


Are Mixed Gender Tour Events The Future of Professional Golf

Linn Grant's astonishing victory at the Scandinavian Mixed has reopened the debate about the disparity in prize money between men’s and women’s golf with a potential solution either being more mixed gender tournaments or men's and women's championhips being staged alongside each other. Golfshake's Derek Clement delves into the debate. read more ...


Matt Fitzpatrick Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Matt Fitzpatrick became just the third Englishman in 52 years after Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose to win the US Open, and he did it in style, holding off a world class field at The Country Club, Brookline. read more ...


How Many Wedges Do You Need in Your Golf Bag

Designed to give you options as you approach the green, just how many wedges do you need in your golf bag? Back in the days of Seve, the Spanish wizard famously relied pretty much exclusively on his 56-degree Sand Wedge, opening and closing the face at will to create all manner of spectacular shots. But times have changed and there are several factors to consider. read more ...


What It's Like to Play on The New Trilby Tour

The Trilby Tour has been relaunched by Darwin Escapes with a new look and format, making amateur golfers feel like professionals for the day. But what is it like to experience these events? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently participated in The Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs Resort and describes a memorable day for us. read more ...


5 Reasons Why We Love The US Open

The US Open can always be relied upon to offer a delectable slice of drama with the occasional seasoning of madness, but it all contributes to an event that is arguably the toughest of them all to win. It can be an acquired taste, but we certainly love the US Open - and here's why. read more ...


What Have Been The Toughest US Opens

From its earliest beginnings, the US Open has long been defined by the brutal examination that it presents to the world's most skilled golfers. But what have been the toughest editions of the event? Well, it's rare to find one that hasn't been difficult, but there are some through the generations that were strikingly testing for a variety of reasons. read more ...


2022 US Open Preview

Jon Rahm will arrive at the fearsome Brookline Country Club looking to successfully defend his US Open title, but will face contenders in hot form, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is sure to be a fascinating week at a venue rich with history. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The 2022 US Open

The US Open returns to The Country Club, Brookline, where Jon Rahm defends America's national title. But who will lift the famous trophy at this most historic of venues? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten potential winners, ranging from pre-tournament favourites to surprise contenders. read more ...


How to Improve Your Scores in The Monthly Medal

Let’s be honest, as much as we’re acutely aware that the majority of us won’t be playing the sport for a living, we all want to get better. There’s nothing worse than feeling as though you’ve plateaued, or worse, gone backwards. Whilst age or injury may contribute to higher scores, there are definitive, and proven ways to improve your scores. read more ...


GolfNow Recommended Courses to Play in June

If you're looking for courses to play this summer but are keen to uncover the best deals, then our friends at GolfNow have created their own handy guides to help you find those bargains. read more ...


My Favourite Golf Courses

There are many lists of must-play courses, together with seemingly endless lists of the best courses. That made Golfshake's Derek Clements think about all the courses he has played, picking out those that left an impression and made him want to come back and play them again. read more ...


18 of The Toughest Holes in Golf

We thought it was about time that we featured 18 of the holes that give those who compete on the PGA and DP World Tour the heebie-jeebies. You won’t be surprised to see that it features several huge par fours. You may, however, be taken aback when you realise that it also contains four par threes - all beautiful, but all with the potential to inflict disaster and wreck the best of scorecards. read more ...


2022 RBC Canadian Open Preview

It is three years since the Canadian Open was last staged. The pandemic saw the tournament being scrapped in both 2020 and last year. Rory McIlroy won in 2019 and heads to St George’s Golf Club in Toronto as defending champion, looking to fine tune his game ahead of next week’s US Open. read more ...


2022 Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Preview

Home favourites Alex Noren, Linn Grant and Ingrid Lindblad will join defending champion Jonathan Caldwell at the Volvo Scandinavian Mixed, which features a field of 78 men and 78 women playing for one prize fund and one trophy and is hosted by Swedish golf legends Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson. read more ...


How to Spend a Lottery Win on Golf

Admit it, we’ve all taken a glance at the Lotto or EuroMillions jackpot and thought; “what if”. After all … it could be you! We have decided to let our minds drift away with the thoughts of how to best spend a lottery win on golf. read more ...


2022 US Women's Open Preview

Now for its 77th edition, the US Women's Open returns to Pine Needles in North Carolina, a classic Donald Ross design that has previously staged the event three times. Yuka Saso is here to defend her trophy against icons of the past and present, with Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie West and a returning Nelly Korda part of the field. read more ...


8 Players to Watch at The US Women's Open

The US Women's Open returns to North Carolina's Pine Needles for its 77th edition, showcasing a magnificent Donald Ross creation. Here are just eight players you should be paying attention to - for a variety of reasons - as we arrive at the oldest major in the women's game. read more ...


Meet The Golf Course of Your Dreams

What are your favourite golf holes? We all have a selection that stick in the mind, but imagine if you could combine them all into one course! Providing a touch of inspiration for you to consider, Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken to describing his dream ones - the places where some unforgettable magic has occurred.  read more ...


Why You Don't Always Have to Play 18 Holes

For over a century it’s been a given that most rounds of golf are played over 18-holes, however, there’s plenty of great reasons for playing a few less! read more ...


Are These The Golf Courses to Play This Year?

With so many courses available to play and so many lists providing options of courses to play where do you start when planning a new course to visit? We might just have the answer for that with our own Golfshake Top 100 and this article features 30 courses appearing in our Top 100 providing a range of courses worth playing this year from around the UK. read more ...


Meet The Golf Course of Your Nightmares

What are the golf holes that still make you scream with terror? Everyone has a tale of somewhere that utterly shattered their scorecard and spirit. For a touch of inspiration, Golfshake's Derek Clements has shared his 18 nightmare holes, completing a course of pure horror. read more ...


Justin Thomas Wins PGA Championship in Dramatic Finish

History will record that Justin Thomas won his second PGA Championship at Southern Hills, overcoming a seven-shot deficit to beat Will Zalatoris in a play-off, but this was the major that should have been won by Chilean Mito Pereira. read more ...


How NOT to Behave on The Golf Course

Whilst there’s nothing wrong with letting off a little steam on the golf course, you don’t want to become the sort of golfer that people are looking to avoid on the tee-sheet. Become the ideal golfing partner by avoiding some of these most common on-course pitfalls! read more ...


8 PGA Championship Venues You Can Play

Unless you know a member, then your best chance of playing a championship venue in the United States is by visiting one of the public or resort destinations. Thankfully, there are some crackers among those that can be played by anyone. We take a closer look at eight former hosts of the PGA Championship that you can discover and imagine yourself lifting the Wanamaker Trophy! read more ...


6 Reasons Why The PGA Championship is Golf's Underrated Major

The PGA Championship might be the fourth major in terms of prestige and anticipation, but that doesn't mean it's a bad event and it is considerably better than some would credit it as being. While it lacks the iconography of the Masters, the history of the Open and the stature of the US Open, it makes up for that in other areas, as we explain why the PGA is truly golf's underrated major. read more ...


Which Golfer Will Next Complete The Career Grand Slam

Five golfers have won all four of golf's professional men's major titles; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. But who could be the next to complete that accomplishment? Realistically, the next career grand slam golfer - if there is to be one - will come from these six players. read more ...


5 Outsiders to Follow at The PGA Championship

96 of the world's top 100 golfers are playing in this year's PGA Championship at Southern Hills, one of America's truly quintessential venues that should offer a formidable challenge to the game's best. However, should an outsider emerge from the pack, we have identified five potential candidates for who that could be. read more ...


Interview With 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem

It is 20 years since Rich Beem won the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. It was a victory that changed his life. The popular Sky Sports commentator caught up with Golfshake's Derek Clements to discuss everything from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series to this week's major at Southern Hills. read more ...


2022 PGA Championship Preview

The second men's major of the season takes place at Southern Hills this week. And the bad news for his rivals is that the venue for the PGA Championship is world number one Scottie Scheffler’s favourite golf course. But who will lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his comprehensive preview. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The PGA Championship

We pick out 10 golfers to keep an eye on at Southern Hills. Five of them will figure on most lists ahead of the year’s second men's major, but the other five may come as a surprise to you at the PGA Championship. read more ...


6 Surprise Winners of The PGA Championship

When it comes to golf, we have seen the likes of Todd Hamilton and Ben Curtis win The Open, but the major that produces more surprise winners than any other is the PGA Championship. We take a look at some of the most unlikely names on the Wanamaker Trophy. read more ...


Do Top Golfers Earn More Than Other Sports - How They Compare

During the uproar surrounding Greg Norman and his LIV Invitational Series, golfers have found themselves being accused of greed. But before we become too obsessed with the vast sums being earned by the world’s best golfers, let’s have a look at the money swashing around in some other sports. And the numbers are simply mind-boggling. read more ...


What Golfers Love About St Andrews

St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews. read more ...


The Worst Golf Shots You Can Possibly Hit

When all is going well and your swing is in sync there is no better sport than golf. But it can also be unforgiving. Just when you think you have it cracked, it has a habit of biting you in the backside. We take a look at the absolute worst shots in the game. read more ...


Saudi Cash Sets Top Golfers Against One Another

Perhaps inevitably, Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed breakaway tour has set players against one another. Mike Lorenzo-Vera, a Frenchman who competes on the DP World Tour, launched a blistering attack on the likes of Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood at the British Masters. read more ...


Lee Westwood Hopes to Play at Centurion And Admits He's Doing it For The Money

Lee Westwood has confirmed that he has sought permission for a release to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational at Centurion Club, placing him in conflict with the DP World Tour, but the Englishman has explained the motivations behind his stance. read more ...


What It's Like to Play The Iconic 10th Hole at The Belfry

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry remains one of the most popular golf destinations in England as visitors just love walking in the footsteps of legends on the Brabazon. Some years ago, a group of Golfshake Ambassadors had their very own experience of the iconic 10th, adopting their own approaches to see who could walk off with the best score. read more ...


82 Year Old Jack Nicklaus Still Putts Better Than You

When Jack Nicklaus announced his retirement from the Masters Par 3 Contest, his legions of supporters may have feared that they would never see him roll back the years again, but the legendary American was back in competitive form at the weekend. read more ...


The Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is a hub that draws thousands of newly submitted reviews each year, with golfers rating venues on a variety of criteria, providing a resource of destinations that are Highly Recommended by golfers for golfers. Celebrating that fact and the places that received the most acclaim last season, we are delighted to reveal the 2021 Golfshake Award Winners. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Golf Venues For 2022

Golfshake is delighted to share that more golf clubs and resorts qualified for the OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award in 2021, surpassing the number in 2020. A total of 205 destinations have received this accolade, which has been awarded to venues that have impressively achieved Highly Recommended status for each of the last three years. read more ...


The Most Played & Most Reviewed Golf Courses on Golfshake

As we prepare for the height of the new season, we have reflected on the past year and the courses that golfers recommended to others through our popular Golf Directory. We’ve opted to section this article in three categories: Most Reviewed, Top Ranked and Most Played. read more ...


New Highly Recommended Golf Courses on Golfshake

Golfers remain keen to know where they should be playing, and with over 13,000 new reviews submitted to our golf course review system, we have once again compiled a list of golf courses that excelled in the golf experience they provided during 2021 based off the review and recommendation data from everyday golfers visiting their venue. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy Remains The Most Brilliantly Frustrating Golfer

He electrified the final round of the Masters earlier this month, but Rory McIlroy's apparent struggles to put together four rounds in the majors continues to frustrate Golfshake's Derek Clements, who is hoping to see that trend rectified later this season. read more ...


The Craziest Things We Have Seen on The Golf Course

Golf is one of those sports. We love it and hate it in equal measures - and it makes us all do some crazy things. We have all seen and done some strange stuff on the golf course, either at first hand or perpetrated by some of the world’s best players. read more ...


The World Number One Golfers Who Fell Away

Reaching the top of the world rankings is hard enough. Even more difficult is staying there. And trickier still is keeping the ship upright when things start to go wrong. Here, we look at some former world number ones who have tumbled down the rankings. Some have managed to keep things afloat - others appear to be in freefall. read more ...


Golfers Encouraged to Protect Skin Health by Campaign

We've all had to learn about taking extra precautions in recent years, but protecting your skin health should also be part of that routine, especially for golfers and greenkeepers who spend so much time outdoors and exposed to the sun. read more ...


Do Golf Clubs Still Need Visiting Golf Societies

It should, perhaps, come as no great surprise that one of the side-effects of the boom in club golf we are currently experiencing has been an impact on golf societies. Green fees have increased, as has the cost of accommodation, food and drink, and there is far less availability according to the results of the recent survey we conducted into society golf. read more ...


5 Reasons Why Golf Societies Are Great

Huge numbers of golfers are members of societies, but what explains their enduring popularity? We asked you to share your thoughts on ‘Why Society Golf Is Great’ with five key reasons standing out. read more ...


What Needs to Be in Your Golf Bag This Season

We golfers love a gadget and anything designed to help us improve our own game. Whilst a series of dedicated lessons with a PGA Professional may still be the best way to lower your scores, we’ve picked out a few items which could help both the number on your scorecard as well as your enjoyment this season. read more ...


Millions of New Golfers Are Taking to The Course

The scale of the boom enjoyed by golf has been revealed by two participation reports compiled by the R&A, England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf. read more ...


How to Solve The Issue of Pitch Marks

The issues of pitch marks is ever prevalent in golf. Whilst we all claim to be fixing our own, as well as everybody else’s, their overall numbers don’t seem to be dwindling. So how can we all go about solving the issue of pitch marks to ensure the fine work our greenkeepers carry out each morning isn’t undone by the general golfing public? read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The RBC Heritage

The first major championship of the season may have concluded, but Hilton Head Island will play host to the next PGA Tour event: The RBC Heritage. We are going to look at five players who will be targeting victory in South Carolina as we enter the meat of the season. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Stewart Cink rolled back the years at Hilton Head 12 months ago when he won the RBC Heritage with his son Reagan on the bag. And he returns to defend that title againt a formidable field that includes the likes of Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas. read more ...


There Will Never Be Another Tiger Woods

And so the question for golf is a simple enough one: what on earth happens when Tiger Woods hangs up his golf clubs for good? Just when you think that this extraordinary athlete cannot surprise you again he did precisely that with his announcement that he intended to play in The Masters last week. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler - The Masters Champion

Scottie Scheffler won The Masters in sensational style, holding off a thrilling challenge from Rory McIlroy, who came from nowhere to close out with a spectacular 64 and finish second. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Takes Three Shot Lead Into Final Round at Augusta

Scottie Scheffler shot his third successive sub-par round to taker a three-shot leads into the final round of The Masters. The 25-year-old American shot a one-under 71 - carding four bogeys in the final seven holes - to take a three-stroke lead into Sunday's final round.  read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Overcomes Testing Conditions to Lead Masters by Five

Scottie Scheffler overcame testing conditions at Augusta National to spreadeagle the field after two rounds of The Masters. He will go into the third round with a five-shot lead after a round of 67 left him on 136, eight under par. read more ...


How to Prepare For Your First Rounds of The Golf Season

A combination of the clocks going forward and the start of The Masters at Augusta National means that, for many, the golf season is finally getting under way. But are you really ready to go? Here, we take a light-hearted look at some of the steps you should be taking in readiness for that first 18 holes. read more ...


Don't Expect Too Much From Tiger at Masters Warns Former Champion

Former Masters champion Ian Woosnam believes that Tiger Woods will struggle at Augusta this week. The 15-time major champion announced that we will compete after recovering from leg injuries sustained in a horrific car crash 14 months ago. read more ...


Pivotal Holes to Watch at The Masters

As we all know, each and every hole that combines to make Augusta National has been carved and shaped with the utmost of significance. However, as is the norm for every golf course, there are a collection of holes that are extra special; holes that can make or break green jacket dreamers. read more ...


Predicting The 2022 Masters

The 86th Masters Tournament sees the full capacity of spectators returning to Augusta National. But what's going to happen? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has challenged Editor Kieran Clark to a battle of wits, a contest of predictions, to see who can most accurately project what we're about to see at the 2022 Masters. read more ...



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