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Interesting Hobbies of Professional Golfers

What occupies the time of your favourite golfer away from the course? You may be surprised to hear that many of them have dedicated hobbies. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a look at some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The Smartest Professional Golfers

Do you need to be a genius to be a champion in golf? That's a lengthy debate, but there's no doubt that there are several extremely smart players on tour. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon picks out some of the most intelligent and witty. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new PGA Tour season continues with the Sanderson Farms Championship, where the big-hitting Cameron Champ defends his title. With many of the rookies on the circuit playing, this event is a great opportunity for a new player to make a breakthrough. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Claims Hard Fought Victory in the Netherlands

It had been a season of troubled headlines for Sergio Garcia, but the positive side of the Spainiard shone through as he won the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam, while on the PGA Tour, a 20-year-old became one of the youngest players to win in modern history. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


10 of the Best (or Worst) Golf Crowd Shouts

Shouts from the crowd have become increasingly common during golf tournaments, much to the chagrin of many. But what are the origins of these chants, and which are the most imaginative? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon delves beyond the noise. read more ...


The Greenbrier Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, but the new PGA Tour season begins this week at The Greenbrier, where Kevin Na defends the title. Included among an exciting group of rookies on the circuit, England's Tom Lewis will be hoping to build a second career in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. 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 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed

Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history. read more ...


Reviewing the 2019 PGA Tour Season

Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, competing a PGA Tour season packed with stories. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they lucked out with several of them, as he explains in his review as the dust settles on the past campaign. read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. 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 ...


Rory McIlroy Completes Sparkling PGA Tour Season With FedEx Cup Win

Rory McIlroy completed his PGA Tour season in lucrative style by seeing off Brooks Koepka to shoot a final round of 66 and win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and its $15m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's latest achievement. read more ...


What Do You Make of it So Far?

Thirty of the world's leading players are competing in the Tour Championship at East Lake, battling for the FedEx Cup and $15m bonus, but the new format has been the story, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is struggling with. 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 ...


PGA Tour Must Get a Move on to Stamp Out Slow Play

The European Tour has revealed its new plan to tackle slow play, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is unconvinced by some of it. He takes a closer look at the issue and demands that the PGA Tour do more to address the subject. read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his spectacular victory at Medinah, Justin Thomas leads the FedEx Cup and holds the critical advantage over the other 29 players in the field, at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the finale and the new, unique format that is set to divide opinion this week. read more ...


Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle

It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management. 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 ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs move onto Medinah for the BMW Championship, with only the top 30 players in the standings making it through to East Lake for the finale. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a pivotal week for those hoping to make an impact at the Tour Championship. read more ...


Reed Rights the Ship With Victory in New Jersey

Patrick Reed won an eventful Northern Trust Open in New Jersey to move to second place in the FedEx Cup standings with just two events left, with controversy surrounding Bryson DeChambeau and slow dominating the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the fallout. 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 ...


The Best Golfer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known to avid golf fans and students of the golf swing, the remarkable story of Moe Norman is perhaps lesser known in the mainstream. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the life and impact of the unique Canadian whose abilities astonished the leading players in the game. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's Playoffs begin at the Northern Trust, with a stellar field in attendence. Open champion Shane Lowry makes his return to competitive action in New York, as the race to the finish kicks off. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main contenders. 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 ...


Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks

The regular PGA Tour season concludes at the Wyndham Championship, with player needing to break into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup list to secure their cards for next year and to participate in the upcoming, lucrative Playoffs. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some key names. 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 ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's last stop before The Open is traditionally the John Deere Classic, with one spot qualifying spot at Royal Portrush being available. Who is going to claim it and the precious title? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


20 Year Old Matthew Wolff Eagles Last to Deny DeChambeau in Epic

In the most dramatic of finishes, young star Matthew Wolff matched a closing eagle from Bryson DeChambeau to secure a thrilling victory in just his third event as a professional, ushering in early success for an exciting talent. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a captivating back nine. 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 ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Minnesota with the new 3M Open, and with the Open Championship approaching, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are competing at TPC Twin Cities. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. 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 ...


Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit for the first time for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which is headlined by Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and takes a closer look at the main contenders. 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 ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the US Open, an impressive field has headed to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, including the likes of Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a popular stop on the PGA Tour. 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 ...


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 ...


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