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What You Need to Know About Nelly Korda

American Nelly Korda produced a superb five-under-par 67 to win the Aramco Team Series event at La Reserva Club, Spain as her sister, Jessica, collapsed to 77 in the final round.  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 ...


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 ...


Rise of Louise Duncan Captured in New Documentary

Ahead of this year's AIG Women's Open, the rise of Louise Duncan, who lit up last year's championship, has been captured in a new documentary that follows her journey from the amateur game to major contender. 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 ...


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 ...


Brooke Henderson Finally Lands Second Major at Evian Championship

ON A roller-coaster day that saw 13 players lead at one point or another, Canada's Brooke Henderson holed an eight-foot birdie putt on the final green to win the Evian Championship and secure her second major title after a six-year wait. 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 ...


Three-time Major Champion In Gee Chun - All You Need to Know

Lexi Thompson threw away a two-shot lead with three holes to play to hand the Women’s PGA Championship to South Korea's In Gee Chun. It was her third major title but her first in six years. 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 ...


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 ...


Linn Grant - The History Maker

Sweden's Linn Grant wrote herself into the history books with a stunning nine-shot victory at the Scandinavian Mixed to become the first female winner on the DP World Tour. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Provides Successful Global Event

The seventh annual Women’s Golf Day (WGD) took place on June 7, 2022, beginning with The Australian Women’s Golf Network event in Victoria, Australia and ending on the stunning island of Moorea, in French Polynesia. read more ...


Minjee Lee - What You Need to Know

Australia's Minjee Lee secured her second major title after winning the US Women's Open at Pine Needles, claiming the biggest prize in the history of women's golf. Derek Clements profiles the 26-year-old who is setting the standard on the LPGA Tour this year. 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 ...


Reflo Named Official Apparel Partner of 2022 Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open

The Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open is coming to Ayrshire's Dundonald Links this summer and it has now been confirmed that sustainable, high-performance brand Reflo has been named as the official apparel partner of the event that will take place 28th - 31st July. read more ...


Arnaus Secures First Win & Seventh For Rahm on PGA Tour

Sports Journlist Derek Clements provides his weekly wrap-up from the professional tours around the world, focusing on a Spanish double on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour and a second tour win on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Sensational Pablo Larrazabal Wins on Home Soil

Local favourite Pablo Larrazábal shot a stunning final round of 62 to claim his seventh DP World Tour title. The round featured five birdies on the trot as he won the ISPS Handa Championship by one shot. read more ...


Jennifer Kupcho Wins First Major of 2022 at Mission Hills

Jennifer Kupcho became the last woman to leap into Poppie’s Pond after winning the Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the year. The 24-year-old carded 74 in the final round to finish 14 under and secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Jin Young Ko - The Best Golfer in The World

Ahead of the year's first major at the Chevron Championship, most eyes will be on Jin Young Ko to see whether her extraordinary form can be translated into another crowning moment for the 26-year-old who has produced a staggering sequence of results and statistics in recent seasons. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Chevron Championship

Mission Hills makes its final appearance as a major venue on the LPGA Tour at the Chevron Championship, bringing to a close an iconic story that has spanned 50 years. We pick out just six contenders who we believe will have a strong week in California. read more ...


Chevron Championship Preview

It's the end of a storied era as the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills takes one final bow as host of the first major championship of the season. And most eyes will be on the incredible Jin Young Ko, the 2019 champion, who has produced a staggering run of relentless form. read more ...


It's Time to Finally Address The Issue of Slow Play on Tour

Despite measures having been introduced to combat slow play in professional golf, nothing seems to be changing in the view of Golfshake's Derek Clements, who declares that it's vital for the game to address the issue as it can impact the enjoyment for golfers both watching and playing. read more ...


Solheim Cup Star Nanna Koerstz Madsen Makes LPGA History

Nanna Koerstz Madsen secured her maiden LPGA Tour victory with a dramatic play-off win at the Honda LPGA Thailand, becoming the first Danish golfer to triumph on the leading circuit. read more ...


Golfers Who Should Be in The World Golf Hall of Fame

15-time major champion Tiger Woods is among the latest figures to join the World Golf Hall of Fame, but who should be in that hasn't yet been recognised? We have picked out several golfers who are deserving of the recognition that the Hall provides. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Survives Brutal Bay Hill Sunday to Win Again

They usually make birdies and eagles for fun on the PGA Tour. But not at Bay Hill. The final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was all about survival, with Scottie Scheffler shooting a final round of 72 to win on one of the most challenging courses in America. read more ...


HSBC Women's World Championship Preview

Nine of the world's top ten golfers are in the field for the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club, which is often described as being ‘Asia’s major’. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Get Ready For Solheim Cup Fireworks

Golfshake's Derek Clements glances across the golf headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including the announcement that Stacy Lewis will captain the United States against Suzann Pettersen's Europe in next year's Solheim Cup. read more ...


Leona Maguire Makes History on LPGA Tour

Ireland's Leona Maguire wrote herself into the history books by becoming the first Irish golfer to win a title on the LPGA Tour when she claimed the Drive On Championship at the Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory McIlroy Plans Life After Golf

Ahead of what is destined to be a contentious week in the game, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including Rory McIlroy's admission that he has no intention to play senior golf later in his career. read more ...


10 Golfers We Want to See Win Again in 2022

With so many impressive players on tour, not everyone can win, but there are several notable figures who really could do with a victory in 2022. We take a closer look at stars who didn't win last year - but who we'd love to see triumph once again. read more ...


Thomas Pieters Secures Most Significant Career Victory at Abu Dhabi

Thomas Pieters became the first Belgian to win a Rolex Series event as he shot a 72 in difficult conditions to win the Abu Dhabi Championship by a shot. Pieters held off a strong field to secure his sixth DP World Tour title and move back into the top 50 in the world rankings, ensuring that he will be teeing it up in The Masters at Augusta in April. read more ...


European Solheim Cup Team Honoured With AGW Golf Writers Trophy

The Association of Golf Writers (AGW) has announced that the victorious European Solheim Cup team has been voted by members as the recipient of the 2021 AGW Golf Writers Trophy. read more ...


View From The Fairway - More Accolades For Collin Morikawa

Ahead of Christmas, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, as the game prepares to usher in the New Year with an exciting schedule to come in 2022. read more ...


What Makes a Golfer Great

Ultimately, what factor separates the good from the very best? Is it the skill they inherit or the fact that they have the most recent equipment? It could be their caddie’s desirable knowledge or that their coach is one of the greatest throughout the circuit. We look at the key factors that make a golfer great. read more ...


High Profile Player-Coach Splits in Golf

Rory McIlroy's recent victory and comments at the CJ Cup brought into question the future of his relationship with Pete Cowen and lifelong coach Michael Bannon. Of course, McIlroy would not be the first golfer to decide to part company with a coach. We look at some of the most high-profile splits. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Flexible Members Are Spending More at Golf Clubs

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses several key topics and headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including insight behind the spending habits of flexible members, a new era for The Belfry, and the sad passing of golf broadcasting great Renton Laidlaw. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Backs Up Words to Win CJ Cup

Days after saying that he still believed he is the best golfer on the planet, Rory McIlroy went some way towards proving the point by winning the CJ Cup in Las Vegas with a final round of 66 to complete an astonishing weekend for European golf as Matt Fitzpatrick landed the Andalucia Masters and Charley Hull secured the individual title at the Aramco Team Series in New York. read more ...


Magnificent Europe Retain Solheim Cup in Ohio

Ireland's sensational rookie Leona Maguire was the star of the show for Catriona Matthew as Europe brilliantly retained the Solheim Cup with a thrilling 15-13 victory at Inverness Club in Ohio. read more ...


2021 Solheim Cup Preview

Catriona Matthew's European team head to Inverness Club in Ohio to defend the Solheim Cup won in such dramatic fashion at Gleneagles two years ago. The team will include four rookies and will be led by Women’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist. read more ...


Why Europe Will Retain The Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew is back to lead Europe on away soil at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, which presents an even greater challenge against a United States team determined to regain the trophy. Europe's blowout triumph in Colorado in 2013 remains their only win in America, but there are reasons to feel optimistic that the Scot's 12 players could pull off a relative upset in the heartlands of the US. read more ...


Nordqvist Holds off Hall To Win Women's Open

SWEDEN’S Anna Nordqvist won her third major title in a nerve-shredding final day to claim the Women's Open at Carnoustie, which at one point, during a dramatic final day, had a six-way tie for the lead. read more ...



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