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European Tour Reveals New Plan to Address Slow Play

Slow play is a perennial hot topic at golf clubs and on tour, but now the European Tour has jumped ahead of the game and revealed a new 'four point plan' that will be fully introduced for next season. read more ...


Scandinavian Invitation Preview, Picks & Analysis

Henrik Stenson turned down the FedEx Cup to headline the Scandinavian Invitation. The former Open champion is making his 16th appearance on the home soil, and the allure of that opportunity was more rewarding to the popular Swede than the riches of the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


No Doubting Thomas as Medinah Wins Puts Him in Driving Seat

Justin Thomas secured his 10th PGA Tour title - and his first of 2019 - with a final round of 68 at the BMW Championship at Medinah to finish at 25 under par. But it places the American at the summit of the FedEx Cup standings, giving him an advantage for this week's lucrative finale. 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 ...


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 ...


10 of the Biggest Putts in Golf History

Could hole a ten footer with everything on the line? Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the biggest putts in golf history, moments that demanded immense strength and will under pressure, each with magnified importance, often the difference between winning and losing. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns following a four-week long hiatus, but there are many notable names in the field at the Czech Masters, including Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


How You Compare to the Best Putters on Tour

How good are you on the greens? We have taken a closer look at putting stats on the PGA, European, LPGA and Champions Tours, comparing with the tracking data of regular golfers on Golfshake, to see how each group matches up across various levels. read more ...


12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive. read more ...


Ouch! That Hurt. A Lot.

Being hit by a golf ball is really painful. Just ask Golfshake's Derek Clements. He shares two agonising tales from his life playing the game, demonstrating the importance of shouting fore, something not always adhered to from players on tour. read more ...


Koepka Delivers Knockout Blow to McIlroy's Hopes of Victory

It was billed as a heavyweight clash between the two best golfers on the planet, but it was Brooks Koepka who underlined why he is the world number one, brushing aside the challenge of Rory McIlroy and winning the World Golf Championship by three. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the Open Championship, most of the game's leading players are competing in Memphis at the WGC FedEx St Jude, which is an opportunity for many disappointed names to bounce back from Portrush. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out those to watch. read more ...


Bernd Wiesberger Survives Playoff to Claim Scottish Open Title

Bernd Wiesberger's remarkable comeback from injury continued with a playoff victory in the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, his first Rolex Series title, launching the Austrian to the summit of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the main stories from East Lothian. read more ...


Brendan Lawlor Wins Inaugural EDGA Scottish Open

Completing an inaugural 36-hole event that ran alongside the European Tour's Scottish Open, Golfers with Disability player Brendan Lawlor shot a tremendous final round of 71 to win the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. read more ...


Players to Watch at the Scottish Open

This year's Scottish Open has drawn an impressive field at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian, but who is going to be successful in this Rolex Series event? Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks beyond the marquee names, picking out five players that could have a memorable week. read more ...


Inclusiveness Celebrated With Free Disabled Golf Coaching at Scottish Open

During this week's Scottish Open, spectators with disabilities attending the event can take the opportunity of free golf coaching with professional coaches, celebrating the huge benefits and raising awareness of inclusiveness within the game. read more ...


Health Benefits of Golf Spectating Showcased at Scottish Open

The health benefits of playing golf have long been noted, but have you considered the positives of spectating at a tournament? Well, that's something that is being celebrated and promoted at this week's Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. read more ...


Does Golf Need More Formats Like GolfSixes?

Three years have now passed since the European Tour introduced GolfSixes, but just how successful has this innovation been? Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the positives and negatives, reaching a mixed picture of the event, but that its greatest legacy may be within junior golf. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

When the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner and Henrik Stenson enter your tournament, it can only mean that The Open Championship is just around the corner. Derek Clements looks ahead to the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, always among the annual highlights on the European Tour. read more ...


Jon Rahm's Love of Ireland Continues With Incredible Weekend at Lahinch

Jon Rahm produced a sensational back nine to stun the field and win the Irish Open at Lahinch for the second time in his still fledgling career, instantly making him one of the favourites for the Claret Jug at Portrush. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a memorable tournament, clinched by a brilliant player. read more ...


5 of the Best Golf Ads of All Time

Advertising is a huge part of every industry, golf no exception. While it can be frustrating to have tournament coverage interrupted by an advert, some of them have been entertaining, informative and memorable. Will Trinkwon picks out several of his favourites. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Irish Open heads to the revered Lahinch Golf Club for what is set to be a thrilling celebration of links golf. Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer are featured within the impressive field, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects this to be a memorable week. read more ...


Emotions Run High on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Two tournaments on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean produced two incredible stories this weekend, proving once again that just when you thought you had heard everything, golf is capable of stopping you dead in your tracks. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the emotional victories of Christiaan Bezuldenhout and Nate Lashley. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia headlines the field at the Andalucia Masters alongside Jon Rahm at the iconic Valderrama, with the former Masters champion having won the last three editions of this event. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what is a classic stage for the European Tour. read more ...


Andrea Pavan Sees Off Matt Fitzpatrick in Dramatic Finish in Germany

Matthew Fitzpatrick had a putt to win, but it was Andrea Pavan who claimed the BMW International Open in Germany, his second victory on the European Tour, while in America, Chez Reavie won for the first time in a decade. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


What is Strokes Gained and How Can it Improve Your Game?

Strokes Gained has become one of the most influential statistics used to analyse the performance of professional golfers. Alex Picken explains what it means, and crucially how you can take the lessons from it and adopt them into your own game. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

On the European Tour, the BMW International Open in Germany welcomes a strking field of players, headlined by Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and defending champion Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the main favourites and who could secure the title on Sunday. read more ...


Qualifiers Confirmed for Inaugural EDGA Scottish Open

This year sees the introduction of the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open, a new 36-hole event for Golfers with Disability that will be contested alongside the European Tour's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, with the field beginning to take shape. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Ever in Golf

Recently, 20-year-old American college player Alex Ross shot a 57 in an amateur tournament. This remarkable score inspired Golfshake's Derek Clements to recount his own experiences and reflect on some of the lowest rounds in golf history. read more ...


Supreme Rory McIlroy Runs Away With Canadian Open

Rory McIlroy prepared for this week’s US Open at Pebble Beach in perfect fashion, shotting a final round of 61 to win the Canadian Open by seven shots from Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a sparkling display from the Northern Irishman. read more ...


Unique Partnership to Drive Sustainability at Scottish Open

Encouraging sustainability and taking steps to minimise impact on the environment, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Scottish Water have joined forces to reduce single-use plastic consumption at the event by 80%, aiming to make the showpiece from North Berwick's Renaissance Club an innovative and groundbreaking experience for all. read more ...


American Golf Experience to Travel Around UK This Summer

American Golf is taking its American Golf Experience to the Royal Cheshire Show and Great Yorkshire Show, before stopping at the European Tour's Scottish Open and BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, inviting people to test their skills on a series of challenges that are designed to get more people swinging a club. read more ...


Kaymer Walks Away From Social Media to Get Career Back on Track

Martin Kaymer was back in form at the Memorial Tournament, finishing third. Part of his recovery was attributed to getting rid of distractions, including social media. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into this new approach. read more ...


GolfSixes Preview, Picks & Analysis

The unique GolfSixes heads to Portugal for the first time, where Ireland's Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan will defend their title against a varied range of international teams, bringing together and men and women players into the one event. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the showpiece. read more ...


Magnificent Cantlay Produces Spectacular Final Round to Win at Jack's Place

Patrick Cantlay shot a spectacular final round of 64 to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, receiving that coveted handshake from Jack Nicklaus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the American's triumph, in addition to recaps of the European Tour and U.S. Women's Open. read more ...


Belgian Knockout Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the innovative Belgian Knockout, where home favourites Thomas Pieters, Thomas Detry and Nicolas Colsaerts will be hoping for success. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this unique event. read more ...


Wiesberger Puts Injury Nightmare Behind Him With Victory in Denmark

Bernd Wiesberger put his injury nightmare behind him when he secured his fifth European Tour title by winning the Made in Denmark after a thrilling battle with Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend's action. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Wallace returns to the Made in Denmark and will defend his title at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, looking to build on his third place finish at last week's PGA Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the Englishman's chances and picks out some key contenders. read more ...


Sweden's Kinhult Wins Enthralling British Masters at Hillside

Large crowds turned out at Hillside to watch local boy and tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, but it was Sweden's Marcus Kinhult who stole the show, making birdie on the 72nd hole to win his maiden title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a hugely entertaining event. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Submits European Tour Membership

Following months of doubt, it has been reported that Rory McIlroy has taken up membership of the European Tour, and will make appearances on the circuit this season, including in Scotland, Switzerland, and the BMW PGA at Wentworth. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour comes to home soil for Tommy Fleetwood, who is hosting this week's British Masters at the renowned Hillside Golf Club, bringing together many of the finest British players. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a memorable event. read more ...


Flying Finn Korhonen Comes Storming Back to Win Volvo China Open

Mikko Korhonen overcame a three-shot deficit to win the Volvo China Open after a playoff with Benjamin Hebert, while on the PGA Tour, Max Homa secured his breakthrough victory at the Wells Fargo Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


American Golf to Deliver Fan Experience at European Tour Events

American Golf has partnered with the European Tour to provide Fan Experience Zones at this year's British Masters, BMW PGA Championship and Scottish Open. read more ...


Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The British Masters is coming, but before then, the European Tour heads to Chengdu for the Volvo China Open, where the likes of Haotong Li, Nicolas Colsaerts, Ross Fisher, Alex Levy and Paul Dunne will be competing for the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Campillo Secures Maiden Victory at 229th Time of Asking

It has been a long time coming but Jorge Campillo finally ended his wait for a maiden European Tour win at the 229th time of asking with a two-shot victory at the Trophée Hassan II. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


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