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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 ...


New Breaking With Tradition Film Broadcast on Sky Sports Golf

This Christmas, golf fans can enjoy Breaking With Tradition, a documentary from filmmaker Sandra ML Mesrine and industry expert Nicole Wheatley that explores the history of women in golf.  read more ...


The Top 10 Golfers of 2022

It has certainly been an eventful year in the world of professional golf. We have seen some outstanding performances in the majors, the resurgence of Rory McIlroy and the arrival of LIV Golf. There has been a lot of focus on events off the course, but we think there is still plenty to celebrate. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his top 10 golfers of 2022. read more ...


Ashleigh Buhai Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Ashleigh Buhai capped a magnificent year by winning the Australian Open in Melbourne. Trailing 54-hole leader leader Jiyai Shin of South Korea by one stroke, Buhai carded a one-over par 73 to post a winning total of 14-under. read more ...


2022 Australian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

A significant piece of history will be created this week at the first mixed gender Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. With men, women and disabled players all competing on the same stages at the same time, the Australian Open will return for the first time since 2019. read more ...


Caroline Hedwall Player Profile

Sweden's Caroline Hedwall beat Switzerland’s Morgane Metraux in a four-hole playoff to win the LET’s season-ending Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana - her first tournament victory in four years. read more ...


The Lowdown on Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko's resurgence continued as she won the LPGA Tour Championship in Florida, beating Ireland’s Leona Maguire by two shots. It is Ko’s second victory in less than a month. read more ...


Player Spotlight - Who is Olivia Cowan

Germany's Olivia Cowan is today celebrating her first individual title on the Ladies European Tour having produced spectacular weekend rounds of 65 and 68 to win the Hero Women's Indian Open. read more ...


Lydia Ko Player Profile

Lydia Ko's resurgence continued as she won the LPGA Tour Championship in Florida, beating Ireland’s Leona Maguire by two shots. It is Ko’s second victory in less than a month. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Lexi Thompson put a tough couple of years behind her with a three-shot victory at the Aramco Team Series in New York. It is the American’s first win since she claimed the title at the Shoprite LPGA Classic in 2019. read more ...


Jodi Ewart Shadoff Player Profile - First LPGA Tour Title

It took her 246 attempts but England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff is finally a LPGA Tour winner, going wire to wire to claim the Mediheal Championship by a shot. read more ...


Charley Hull Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Charley Hull shot a magnificent final round of 64 to win The Ascendant on the LPGA Tour with a 72-hole total of 266, 18 under par. It was the English golfer’s first success on the LPGA Tour for six years and it wasn’t easy. Her last triumph on the Tour came in 2016 when she won the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida. read more ...


Nelly Korda Player Profile

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 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 ...


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 Player Profile - 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 Player Profile And What's In The Bag

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 ...


The 8 Best Women's Open Moments

The Women's Open was first played in 1976 and for over two decades became a hugely popular event, but there is no question that the championship was elevated by its designated major status from the LPGA Tour in 2001. We take a look back at the past 20 years and identify just some of the moments that come to mind when we think of the Women's Open. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Women's Open

It has been a significant year for the majors in the women's game, a captivating schedule that concludes with the AIG Women's Open at the legendary Carnoustie. But who will thrive in the challenge? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites to watch this week. read more ...


Women's Open Preview

As she heads to Carnoustie to defend her Women's Open title, Sophia Popov will surely take a moment or two to reflect on how much her life has changed in the past 12 months. It was an incredible story, and she will be defending in front of 8,000 spectators each day against the world's best players. read more ...


Calum Hill Completes Scottish Double on European Tour

Calum Hill put the disappointment of failing to win on home soil behind him with a dramatic victory at the Cazoo Classic to become the second Scot in as many weeks to register his maiden European Tour title. read more ...


On The Tee With Chloe Gallacher

Golfshake's Liam Moore meets presenter, social media influencer and golfer Chloe Gallacher, learning more about her journey through the game and what she believes are the answers for making the sport more welcoming to women and girls. read more ...


Nelly Korda Makes it a Golden Double For USA

Nelly Korda’s astonishing season continued when she won the women’s Olympic gold medal by a shot on a dramatic final day in Tokyo, completing a golfing double for Team USA after Xander Schauffele won the men's competition last weekend. read more ...


Women's Golf at The Olympics Preview

Five years ago, the great Inbee Park won the Olympic gold in Rio, and she is back to defend that title in Tokyo. Mel Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff are representing Great Britain, with Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson, and Jessica Korda being a formidable group for the Americans. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Jordan Spieth's Resurgence is Inspiring

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes aim at the latest headlines in golf through his View From The Fairway, describing why Jordan Spieth is an inspiration, the Olympic disappointment for Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, and how the 150th Open at St Andrews will be one for the ages. read more ...


Tears of Joy & Frustration After Incredible Sunday of Golf

There were tears of joy and frustration on an astonishing final day at the Cazoo Open and Evian Championship, while Welshman Stephen Dodd birdied the 72nd hole to win a dramatic Senior Open at Sunningdale, before Cameron Champ rediscovered his form on the PGA Tour. read more ...


The Evian Championship Preview

This spectacular summer of major golf continues with the return of the Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Southeastern France. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a final round of 67 to triumph by two shots ahead of Jennifer Kupcho, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim. With the event being cancelled last year, the defending champion will be looking to overcome the challenge of world number one Nelly Korda, still buoyant after winning the Women's PGA. read more ...


Nelly Korda Claims First Major Title at Women's PGA

Nelly Korda landed the first major of her career and moved to world number one with a three-shot win at the Women's PGA Championship. The 22-year-old started the final day level with Lizette Salas at the top of the leaderboard. However, Korda had two eagles in a four-under final round of 68 as she won on 19 under, with Salas recording a 71. read more ...


KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview

Fresh off a thrilling victory on Sunday at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Nelly Korda heads to Atlanta Athletic Club in search of her first major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, where recent headlines makers Yuka Saso and Patty Tavatanakit will be among those seeking further success. read more ...


Yuka Saso Writes Her Name Into History Books at US Women's Open

Yuka Saso wrote her name into the history books as she became the first golfer from the Philippines to win a major. Saso, who is just 19 years old, defeated Nasa Hataoka of Japan in a sudden death playoff to claim the US Women’s Open after they had finished tied on four under par. read more ...


What Can Golf Do to Support Mental Health of Star Players

Michelle Wie West has called for "more conversations" regarding the mental health of sports personalities in the wake of tennis star Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open, which raises the question of how all sports - including golf - can better support the well-being of players. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Reaches New Global Records

Women's Golf Day (WGD) marked its sixth year on June 1st by kicking off in New Zealand, one of three new countries to join the WGD Community in 2021, and it was a record breaker, with the red and white branding showcased on social media, reaching 72.4M unique users, generating 87M impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter read more ...


Major Champions at The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club in San Francisco reaches another milestone in its lengthy history when it hosts the 2021 US Women's Open. We take a look back at the five men's US Opens that have been hosted at this brutally challenging venue. read more ...


The US Women's Open Preview

For its 76th edition, the US Women's Open heads to revered Olympic Club. Fittingly for this championship, the Lake Course at the San Francisco venue is among the most challenging in the United States. A-Lim Kim will defend the title against a list of challengers that includes Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson and the Korda Sisters. read more ...


The Long Road Back For Paula Creamer

It has been a long road back for Paula Creamer. Once the darling of US women's golf, she has been through hell with injuries, but this week she tees it up in the US Women's Open at The Olympic Club on a special exemption, making her 18th appearance in the championship she memorably won in 2010. read more ...


Lydia Ko Gets Back to Winning Ways

Following Hideki Matsuyama's victory at the Masters, the spotlight was back on the various tours around the world, and they delivered memorable stories of their own, including a long-awaited triumph for Lydia Ko and Stewart Cink's continued rolling back the years.  read more ...


View From The Fairway - Horschel Responds to Monty Criticism

Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where Billy Horschel responds to slow play criticism from Colin Montgomerie, a bizarre poll involving Tiger Woods, and some of the oddities of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National. read more ...


Brilliant Patty Tavatanakit Denies Surging Lydia Ko at ANA Inspiration

Rookie Patty Tavatanakit from Thailand won her first major on Sunday, holding off former champion Lydia Ko, who produced a stunning final round of 62 at the ANA Inspiration. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

The first major on the golf calendar is here, with the best players in the women's game once again gathered at Mission Hills Country Club for the 50th playing of the tournament now entitled the ANA Inspiration. And former champion Inbee Park, one of the all-time greats, returns in ominous form, having just secured a dominant victory on Sunday at the Kia Classic. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time For Ryder Cup to Make Belfry Return

Looking back at the past week of headlines, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he calls for a Ryder Cup return to The Belfry, reflects on another public course closure, and the potential return of spectators at the Women's Open in August. read more ...


Caddies On Tour - Keeping It In The Family

We all know the importance of the relationship between tour professionals and their caddies. They spend a great deal of time together - maybe five hours on the course, an hour or so on the range before every round, perhaps another hour afterwards. Then eat together, they travel together. It’s almost like a marriage. It should come as no surprise then to see an increasing number of golfers turning to friends and family to lug those golf bags around the fairways of the world. read more ...


Annika Sorenstam - The Return of a Legend

It was 13 years ago that Annika Sorenstam retired from the LPGA Tour, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career that ranks alongside the finest in golf history, but this Thursday, the World Golf Hall of Fame member returns to the competitive arena at the Gainbridge LPGA. read more ...


The Amateur Golfers Who Won Professional Tour Events

It has now been 30 years since then-amateur Phil Mickelson won the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson. He remains the most recent amateur golfer to win on the PGA Tour. There has naturally always been a divide between the paid and non-paid ranks, but throughout the history of the game, several amateurs have successfully upstaged their professional rivals on tour and in major championships. read more ...


Titleist & FootJoy to Sponsor Women's Golf Day

Supporting Women's Golf Day (WGD) in 2021, Titleist and FootJoy have been announced as sponsors, joining as the Official Golf Ball and Official Footwear of the engaging annual event that seeks to inspire, empower and support women and girls throughout the sport. read more ...


A Lim Kim Overcomes Five-Shot Deficit to Win US Women's Open

Kim A Lim overcame a five-shot deficit to win the weather-delayed U.S. Women's Open, making her debut in the tournament and securing her first major title with a one-shot victory, tying the record for the biggest comeback in the tournament's history.  read more ...


US Women's Open Preview

A field of 156 will compete for the US Women's Open in the final major of the year, with in-form Sei Young Kim the pre-tournament favourite. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a unique tournament, played across two courses at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. read more ...


European Tour and PGA Tour Alliance Should Be Celebrated

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, looking at Rory McIlroy vs Tom Weiskopf, Emily Pedersen's spectacular results on the LET, and studying the new "alliance" between the European Tour and PGA Tour. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Leopard Creek is Majestic

Taking aim at several topics, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the return of golf in England, praises the exceptional form of Emily Pedersen and Sei Young Kim, glows at the stunning Leopard Creek, and explains why he has an unlikely fondness for Patrick Reed. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Credit to Keith Pelley & The European Tour

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, showcasing key thoughts on the game from the past week, including praise for Keith Pelley and the European Tour, who have managed to pull together an entertaining schedule of events in the face of the pandemic. read more ...


Sei Young Kim Breaks Her Major Duck With Sparkling Victory

Sei Young Kim shot a final round of 63 to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her first women’s major, by five strokes from Inbee Park. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sparkling triumph for the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the Women's PGA Championship

The Women's PGA Championship this week provides a true major test at the immaculately presented Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, but who will triumph on this challenging layout? We take a closer look at six names who could be a factor on the leaderboard. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Interview With Pro Golfer Holly Calvert

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently played the magnificent Hillside Golf Club with LET Access Series player, Holly Calvert, where they discussed life as a professional, how to grow the game for girls, and her experiences of the recent Rose Ladies Series. read more ...


Mirim Lee Produces Magic to Secure Dramatic Major Victory

Mirim Lee of South Korea won the ANA Inspiration after a three-way playoff to land her first major. The 29-year-old beat 54-hole leaders Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first extra hole before taking the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond to celebrate her triumph. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the ANA Inspiration

The LPGA Tour is staging its rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Missions Hills in California, typically the first big event of the season. There are some notable absentees, but there remains formidable group of leading contenders in search of major glory in the sweltering heat of the desert. We take a look at ten players who could be right there on Sunday. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Achieves Record Social Media Reach

The 5th Women's Golf Day has remarkably achieved over 60 million impressions and reached 28 million people worldwide in 2020, with the annual celebratory event overcoming the pandemic and promoting the game to a huge audience. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Coaches

Behind many a great player is a celebrated golf coach, those swing and short game masters who guide their pupils and help them succeed at the highest level. And some of them have become household names, able to command vast sums of money for their services. Here we look at ten of the very best. read more ...


Inspired Sophia Popov Completes Fairytale Story at Royal Troon

Ranked 304th in the world, Sophia Popov hadn't won on either the LPGA or LET, but that spectacularly changed at Royal Troon, where the German stunned the world by playing the tournament of her life, winning the Women's Open by two shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable story. read more ...


Future Women's Open Venues Confirmed

The 2020 AIG Women's Open is already breaking new ground at Royal Troon, but The R&A has now announced that another notable first will occur in the near future, with the championship in 2022 to be staged at the revered Muirfield. read more ...


Stacy Lewis Deserves Praise for Slow Play Comments

Stacy Lewis made headlines for claiming her first victory in three years at the Scottish Open, but also for publicly addressing the slow play of her fellow golfers. Derek Clements explains why the former Women's Open champion deserves praise for commenting on a subject that ruins for the game for many. read more ...


AIG Women's Open Preview

The Women's Open heads to Royal Troon, welcoming the best of the LPGA and LET for the first major of this unusual season, with former winner Georgia Hall set to lead the British challenge in Ayrshire. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a fascinating week in Scotland. read more ...


The Worst Shots Played by the Best Golfers

We marvel at what the world's top golfers can do, massive drives, fairway woods that finish three feet from the hole, stunning wedges, miraculous recoveries, glorious bunker shots and 60-foot birdie putts. But it does go wrong more often than you might believe, and sometimes in the most spectacular fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at ten shots that these big names would rather forget. read more ...


Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been for the day suspended following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course.  read more ...


Women’s British Open to Go Ahead Without Spectators

Confirming the return of major championship golf to the UK, the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open will still be held this year at Royal Troon in Scotland, but without fans, the R&A has confirmed, outlining the safety measures they plan to introduce. read more ...


So Yeon Ryu Makes Incredible Philanthropic Gesture

There were a couple of feel-good stories in golf that you may have missed. In America, Chris Kirk completed an emotional victory on the Korn Ferry Tour, following struggles with alcoholism and depression, while in South Korea, major champion So Yeon Ryu donated her entire winning cheque for $206,000 to COVID-19 relief funds. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Shot in Golf

What is the lowest round shot in golf? The first place to check are records on the professional tours. However, if you dig a little deeper, there have been several staggering 18-hole totals compiled beyond the glare of TV cameras. We take a look at the rounds that made history. read more ...


The Tour Events That Have Been Postponed or Cancelled

The Senior Open at Sunningdale is just the latest tour event that has been postponed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many others cancelled. Golfshake's Derek Clements provides an update on the current situation, and the state of play for professional golf. read more ...


New Date Confirmed for Women's Golf Day

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Women's Golf Day, but in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the event has adopted a new approach, bringing the industry together for a virtual WGD celebration on June 2nd, with the overall main global showpiece being moved to the 1st of September, providing there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies. read more ...


What Tour Pros Are REALLY Doing to Fill the Void

Just like the rest of us, professional golfers are struggling to cope with being stuck at home - and are dealing with it in different ways. From Ian Poulter to Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald, many tour stars are coming up with creative methods to fill the void. read more ...


Alice Hewson Provides Light in Dark Times for Golf

We are living in strange times. None of us quite know how coronavirus is going to play out, but we do know that it has already had a huge impact upon all of our lives. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the crisis thus far, but reports on the breakthrough victory of Alice Hewson on the LET. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


Remembering Golf Legend Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 titles on the LPGA Tour, has died at the age of 85. We take a look back at the remarkable career of a players who stands regarded as being the finest female golfer in history. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Announces Partnership With LPGA

Following years of uncertainty and a hugely challenging environment for women professionals in Europe, optimism has been restored after the long discussed joint venture partnership between the Ladies European Tour and LPGA was announced, furthering a shared vision to deliver improved opportunities in the game. read more ...


Hull Pipped by Kim After Brilliant Finish to LPGA Tour Championship

Charley Hull produced a brilliant final day charge to come within a whisker of winning the LPGA Tour Championship, finishing one shot behind Kim Sei-young, who holed a 25-foot putt on the 18th to secure the title and $1.5m first prize. read more ...


Pro Golfer Penalised 58 Strokes in Senior Event

It pays to know the rules. Such was the fate of Lee Ann Walker during the Senior LPGA Championship, who was penalised a staggering 58 strokes over two rounds after being found unaware of a key change made to the laws of the game.  read more ...


The Best Birth Years for Golfers

Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. 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 ...


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 ...


Japan's Hinako Shibuno Completes Spectacular Tale at Woburn

Known as the 'Smiling Cinderella' back home, Japan's Hinako Shibuno produced the most stunning of fairytales to birdie the final hole and win the Women's British Open at Woburn. read more ...


5 Reasons Why You Should Watch More Women’s Golf

The Women’s British Open has been gracing TV screens and offered a top-quality golf viewing experience. But, across the board, female golf still gets less traffic than its male counterpart. But Will Trinkwon explains what you are missing, and why you should be watching more. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Five to Watch at the Women's British Open

144 players are in the field at the Women's British Open with many notable names hitting their peak in time for the championship. We have picked out five that you should pay attention to this week at Woburn. read more ...


Women's British Open Preview

The Women's British Open returns to Woburn's acclaimed Marquees' Course for an 11th occasion, marking a fresh new era for the championship in its 43rd year under the banner of AIG, following a successful tenure with Ricoh, concluding a hectic season of majors in golf.  read more ...


Jin Young Ko Secures Second Major Title of Season at Evian

Poor weather was a factor at the Evian Championships, as were questions about the condition of the golf course, but that didn't stop Jin Young Ko from winning her second major title of the season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the South Korean's latest victory. read more ...


Australia's Hannah Green Wins Women's PGA Championship

During its lengthy connection with major golf, Hazeltine National has crowned many a seemingly unlikely breakthrough winner, from Sandra Spuzich at the 1966 U.S Women's Open to Rich Beem and Y.E. Yang, but Hannah Green's emotional and brilliant triumph in the Women's PGA Championship may have been the most unexpected of them all.  read more ...


Women's PGA Championship Preview

Hazeltine National Golf Club has played host to many of the game's most prestigious events, from the Ryder Cup to the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, with a new chapter being etched this week in Minnesota as the Women's PGA Championship comes to town. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the third women's major of the season. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Eagles Final Hole to Win LPGA Tour Event

Last week, Lexi Thompson was a joint-runner up behind Jeongeun Lee6 in the US. Women's Open, but seven days later the roles were reversed, with the American holing a 20-foot putt for eagle on the last to secure her 11th LPGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back on a dramatic finish. 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 ...


Charley Hull Joins TaylorMade's Tour Staff

Ahead of the U.S. Women's Open, TaylorMade Golf has confirmed that English Solheim Cup star Charley Hull has signed with the brand and will feature much of their latest equipment in her bag. read more ...


U.S. Women's Open Preview

The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest and arguably most prestigious of the LPGA Tour's major championships. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the potential contenders for this significant title and record prize fund. read more ...


Conners Proves Dreams Can Come True as Kupcho Wows Augusta

It was a memorable weekend across the game. Corey Conners made it through Monday Qualifying to astonishingly win the Valero Texas Open, while Jennifer Kupcho wowed the gallery and made history at Augusta National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable few days in golf. read more ...


Ko Jin-young is the First Major Champion of 2019

Ko Jin-young won the ANA Inspiration to become the first major champion of 2019, joining a rich group of players from South Korea who have tasted success in the biggest events. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on an emotional triumph at Mission Hills in California. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Founder Comments on Buzz Around Women's Game

The spotlight is on women's golf this week with three exciting tournaments making headlines, and the founder of Women's Golf Day (WGD) Elisa Gaudet believes this can be a pivotal moment for the game. read more ...


Spotlight on a Major Week for Women's Golf

Golf is looking ahead to The Masters, but the spotlight is being shone on the women's game this week, with the ANA Inspiration, Jordan Mixed Open, and inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur set to make headlines. Emma Ballard explains why we should pay attention to these events. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

It's time for the year's first major championship, the ANA Inspiration. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the event from Mission Hills in California, picking out some of the main contenders to keep an eye on throughout the week. read more ...


HSBC Women's Championship Showcases Sentosa Golf Club

This week's HSBC Women's Championship boasts a spectacular field on the LPGA Tour, and showcases the impressive and widely acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club, a venue that is drawing many visitors to Singapore. read more ...


All Men's and Women's Majors to be Broadcast on Sky Sports in 2019

GOLFTV may threaten Sky Sports Golf in future, but for now the satellite broadcaster has regained its grip on the game's most prestigious events, following the announcement that all four men's majors will be shown in 2019. read more ...


Scotland's David Law Claims Maiden European Tour Victory in Australia

Scotland's David Law transformed his career with a spectacular maiden victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, making eagle on the 72nd hole to secure this life-changing triumph in just his fifth event as a European Tour member. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this impressive early season success. read more ...


Youngest Golfers to Play in Professional Tournaments

The story of 14-year-old Chinese golfer Kuang Yang qualifying for the Volvo China Open has rekindled memories of past teenagers who emerged onto the professional stage at a remarkably young age. We take a look back at some of the most notable examples of kids playing on tour. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview, Picks & Analysis

24 golfers have been paired together for the QBE Shootout, including a team of Tony Finau and Lexi Thompson, which is a fun and lucrative exhibition to complete the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the partnerships. read more ...


Heartwarming Comeback Stories in Golf Lead to Tears of Joy

We have seen a series of heartwarming comeback victories in recent weeks across the professional game, with emotional triumphs for Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, Charles Howell III and Lexi Thompson. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look the significance of each of them. read more ...


When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair

Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so. read more ...


How Mind Games Can Threaten Lives and Careers

Lexi Thompson has recently shared her struggles with mental health and body image issues. It's the latest example of an elite sportsperson facing these difficulties. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some of the stories across professional golf and other sports that have highlighted the subject. read more ...


Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018. read more ...


Wu Pips Wood to Title as Emotional Stanford Wins Maiden Major

Wu Ashun birdied the 72nd hole to pip England's Chris Wood in a thrilling final day battle and win his third European Tour title at the KLM Open on a weekend that saw 40-year-old Angela Stanford claim her first major title at the Evian Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Ricoh Women's British Open Preview

Charley Hull heads the home challenge as a world-class field prepares to tackle Royal Lytham with the Women's British Open tile at stake, including Ladies Scottish Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead fo the event at Royal Lytham & St Annes. read more ...


Sei Young Kim Destroys LPGA Tour Scoring Record with Nine-Shot Victory

Sei Young Kim destroyed the LPGA Tour scoring record when she won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic with a staggering total of 257 - 31 under par. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps an extraordinary, historic performance. read more ...


Maguire Sisters Turn Pro and Sign with Niall Horan's Modest! Golf

The talented Maguire sisters from Ireland - Leona and Lisa - have turned professional under the banner of Modest! Golf, the management company established by Niall Horan and the Modest! Management Group. read more ...


Brittany Lincicome Invited to Compete in PGA Tour Event

Two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome has accepted an invitation to compete in the PGA Tour's upcoming Barbasol Championship, becoming just the fifth female golfer in history to appear on the circuit, following in the footsteps of Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie. read more ...


Ariya Jutanugarn Wins Dramatic US Women's Open

The 73rd U.S. Women's Open had appeared to be a procession of brilliance from Ariya Jutanugarn, who was seven shots clear of the field during the final round at Shoal Creek, only to collapse down the stretch, before rebounding from that with a thrilling victory in a playoff over Hyo Joo Kim to win the oldest and most lucrative major on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


10 Major Contenders at the U.S. Women's Open

The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest and most lucrative of the majors on the LPGA Tour, and will be played at Shoal Creek in Alabama. But who is going to secure this historic title? Here are ten major contenders to look out for. read more ...


Lydia Ko Secures Emotional First LPGA Title in Two Years

It was a 21st birthday to celebrate, as Lydia Ko carried on the positive vibes of that milestone to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour since 2016 at the Mediheal Championship in California. read more ...


Great Moments at the ANA Inspiration

The ANA Inspiration is the first major on the golf calendar, and it retains a unique place within the history of the women's golf. We take a look back some of the greatest moments, as the best of the LPGA return to Mission Hills for the showpiece. read more ...


Dame Laura Davies Turns Back the Clock on LPGA Tour

Dame Laura Davies is deservedly regarded as being among the finest golfers that Britain has produced, and it was thrilling to watch her recapture that form at the Founders Cup, where she was battling to become the oldest winner on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Greatest Women's Major Golf Champions in History

Golfers are immortalised and defined by their success in major championships, the events with the strongest fields and most historical significance. We look back at the most prolific major champions in the history of women's golf. read more ...


Anna Nordqvist Secures Second Major Title at Evian

Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist secured her second major title at the weather-shortened Evian Championship, overcoming the largely unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Milks the Applause after Second Title of Season

Lexi Thompson has had a memorable season - from the crushing disappointment of a rules violation at the ANA Inspiration, to Solheim Cup success. She has now become the first American to claim multiple titles ths year after a four-shot victory. read more ...


Remarkable Stacy Lewis Donates Prize Money to Houston Relief Fund

Stacy Lewis picked up her first LPGA Tour victory in three years at the Portland Classic, but that fact was overshadowed by the American’s remarkable gesture of donating her entire prize money – all $195,000 of it – to the relief fund for victims of Storm Harvey in her hometown of Houston. read more ...


Dame Laura Davies Qualifies for 37th Women's British Open

Dame Laura Davies secured her place in the Women's British Open for a record 37th occasion following a dramatic day of final qualifying at the Castle Course, St. Andrews. The 1986 champion survived a remarkable 14-player playoff, with 11 remaining places available into the season's final major at the spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links read more ...


Lee Keeps Her Cool as Webb Throws Away Two-Shot Lead at Dundonald

Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot a six-under-par 66 to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open by a stroke from Australian Karrie Webb and compatriot Mi Jung Hur on a dramatic final day at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire. read more ...


Twitter Vote Determines LPGA Tour Exemption

The LPGA's upcoming ShopRite Classic has sought to generate interest in the event by opening up its final sponsor exemption to a public vote on Twitter, with Susana Benavides, Sharmila Nicollet, Blair O'Neal and Scotland's Carly Booth the four contenders in the poll that will complete the field in next month's tournament. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Rules Controversy Defines LPGA Major

The first LPGA major of the season - the ANA Inspiration - was clouded by controversy after leader Lexi Thompson was retrospectively handed a four-stroke penalty midway through the final round, after an incident from the previous day had been raised by a viewer at home. read more ...


Germany's Caroline Masson Secures Maiden LPGA Title Wearing Galvin Green

Germany's Caroline Masson secured her maiden LPGA Tour victory at the weekend, with the 27-year-old Team Galvin Green player claiming the Manulife LPGA Classic title by one-shot at Whistle Bear Golf Club, Ontario, Canada. read more ...


Rolex Continues to Promote Excellence with Evian Championship

Lydia Ko is set to make her return to the Evian Championship, and the New Zealander is proud of her connection with Rolex, who are continuing their partnership with the year's final major. read more ...


Tour Wrap-Up: Tiger turns the corner

It was yet another eventful week in the world of professional golf. Tiger eventually made a cut, Inbee Park turned it on at Turnberry, Troy Merritt won in the US and Aphibarnrat held firm to win in Scotland.  read more ...


Lydia KO world no.1 a just seventeen years old!

When the women's world rankings were published on Monday morning, the player at the top of the pile was Lydia Ko, the South Korean-born New Zealander.  read more ...


Kim Claims Evian Championship Title with Final Hole Birdie

19 year old Korean Hyo-Joo Kim secured the 5th and final Major of the year in the Evian Championship with a nerve tingling putt on the 18th to record a birdie and put the pressure on Australia's Karrie Webb who needed a par to force a play-off. read more ...



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