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Famous Sportsmen Who Took Up Golf

Former world snooker champion Shaun Murphy will enter qualifying in an attempt to make it through to the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. That got us thinking of famous sportsmen who have taken up the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at just some notable athletes who turned to golf. read more ...


Lowest Golf Handicaps in the World

England's Matthew Jordan, recent winner of the Lytham Trophy, plays off a handicap of +7. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look through the history of low handicaps, including where many of the great professionals started. read more ...


In Praise of the New World Handicap System

The R&A and USGA have unveiled the World Handicap System, which is coming into effect from 2020. Golfers will make their own assessments, but Golfshake's Derek Clements sees only positive with this system and welcomes its introduction. read more ...


R&A and USGA Introduce Single World Handicap System

Golf's two governing bodies, The R&A and USGA have presented the new World Handicap System, which is set to provide all golfers with an internationally consistent method of calculating their sills. read more ...


R&A and USGA to Develop Single World Handicap System

Golf's two governing bodies, The R&A and USGA are collaborating with the game's handicapping authorities to create a single World Handicap System. read more ...


Manipulators, Bandits or Cheats?

England Golf has recently made an effort to target those who manipulate the handicapping system. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the issue, and recalls many of his own experiences in competition on the golf course. read more ...


Handicapping Rule Targets Golfers Who Manipulate System

In an effort to prevent rogue golfers from manipulating the system, a handicapping rule has been introduced at English golf clubs that is targeting these players. read more ...


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