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TaylorMade P-770 Irons Review

TaylorMade has sought to achieve perfection with its new and improved P-770 irons, which offer maximum forgiveness while retaining an appealing aesthetic. Sharing his thoughts and insights, Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, has tested the irons both on the course and inside his Performance Centre for TrackMan analysis. read more ...


TaylorMade P-7MC Irons Review

Offering a classic shape with a hint of forgiveness, the new TaylorMade P-7MC is sure to catch the eyes of those good iron players who desire that most rewarding feel with their strikes. See what Ryan Rastall made of these irons and discover whether they could be just right for you! read more ...


TaylorMade P-7MB Irons Review

Major champions Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa contributed to the engineering process of the new TaylorMade P-7MB, which gives you an indication that these irons are most suited to the better players and most supreme ball strikers! Ryan Rastall takes a closer look at these clubs and gives them a comprehensive analysis on the golf course and via TrackMan. read more ...


The Top 5 Irons For Mid Handicap Golfers in 2022

2022 saw new releases from Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and many other manufacturers in the iron department, and there were some especially big advances seen in the realm of mid-to-high handicappers, with distance and forgiveness coming in spades.  read more ...


The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter Book Review

The ideal Christmas gift for a golfer in your life, The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter: A Collection Of Golfing Fables by James Ellis-Caird is reviewed by Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken. read more ...


PAYNTR X 002 LE Spikeless Golf Shoes Review

PAYNTR GOLF's latest innovation, the PAYNTR X-002 LE, is a spikeless golf shoe that has been created to provide greater stability and performance on the course. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has taken the opportunity to test the shoes in a variety of conditions and describes his thoughts below. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter

Considering the warm and waterproof apparel that exists today, there is no reason why you shouldn't be carrying on with your golf this winter. But, there's no doubt that some venues stand up to the harsh weather better than others. Helping you find those suitable destinations, we are excited to share 20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter. read more ...


Shot Scope Pro LX+ Review

Shot Scope has established itself as one of the market leaders in golf data collection. The Pro LX+ is one of its premium products, offering a combination of its Pro LX laser guided rangefinder, and the detachable H4 GPS unit, which doubles up as a performance tracker. Golfshake's Andy Waple has tested and reviewed it for us. read more ...


PING i230 Irons Review

Have we just seen the best irons manufactured by PING? Well, the i230 Irons are undeniably impressive, aimed at the better player who wants tour-proven performance with an iron still offering feel and forgiveness, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall provides his analysis through both indoor and on the course testing. read more ...


Why You Should Experience a QHotels Golf Resort

If you have regularly travelled across the UK on golf breaks, there is a decent chance that you may have stayed in a venue that is part of The QHotels Collection. With destinations spanning across England and Scotland, this group of resorts have something to offer all golfers and their companions, whether it be hosting a group of keen players, a romantic getaway, or some leisurely family time. read more ...


The Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Review

Located on the outskirts of Telford and pretty equidistant to Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is easy to find and is also situated not far from the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies reviews the venue for us. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

It's starting to feel a lot like winter! But for those of us who are keen to continue playing throughout these challenging months, it helps to know what exactly are the best courses to visit. Fortunately, that's where our Course Section and Golfshake Community (who have reviewed venues in their tens of thousands) become especially handy to help you discover those winter gems. read more ...


The Top 5 Drivers of 2022

2022 was a big year for drivers, with the likes of Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and PING releasing new sticks, showing off the latest technology and adding yards to players’ drives and lowering their scores. From his base at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, Golfshake’s Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has picked out five drivers that have really impressed him. read more ...


Belton Woods Hotel, Spa And Golf Resort Stay & Play Review

Lincoln is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England, and just 20 miles away you will find Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, a magnificent golf resort boasting a stunning hotel and two golf courses. read more ...


Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Feature Review

The West Coast of Scotland - Ayrshire, to be precise - plays host to a compilation of great links golf courses steeped in history that provide a true test for any visiting golfer. Included on the list is Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, which has been offering up its own challenge since 1887. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook experienced it for himself and reviews the venue for us. read more ...


2022 PING Putter Review

PING introduced ten new putter models that build on the rich legacy that the iconic manufacturer has earned through the decades. Among those designs are the Anser 2D, Tyne G and Anser. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed those three creations for us, offering background and a technical overview that could help you find the right putter for your game.  read more ...


Pennard Golf Club Feature Review

Located near Swansea and boasting incredible views over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, few courses enjoy a better setting than the magnificent Pennard Golf Club, which has welcomed golfers to its links for well over a century. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies grasped at the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Manor Course Feature Review

After first reviewing the unique Forest Course at Bramshaw Golf Club, Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor now shares his detailed thoughts on its sibling, the Manor Course. read more ...


Testing Old Titleist Golf Balls Against The Pro V1

How does the modern Pro V1 compare with the Titleist golf balls of yesteryear? Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested three vintage models, from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, alongside the Pro V1, hitting a variety of clubs and looking at the key stats to properly judge the gains that have been made through the generations. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Have to Play This Autumn

If you have been following the Golfshake Course Section, you will be aware that we have been highlighting some of the very best venues to experience at this time of year.  And before autumn turns to winter, we have one more feature article for you. read more ...


FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor Review

Having been introduced to the FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has now been using the product for a month and describes his progress and thoughts. read more ...


The Cary Arms And Teignmouth Golf Club Review

The Cary Arms is a luxury, five-star venue that is located in a glorious bay in Babbacombe, near Torquay in Devon. It also has a stay-and-play arrangement with Teignmouth Golf Club, designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the opportunity to experience both and he describes his time spent there. read more ...


Ilkley Golf Club VLOG Review

One of Yorkshire's oldest golf clubs, Ilkley has a long history; it was where a young Colin Montgomerie honed his skills and its course has been touched through the years by the genius minds of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie and James Braid. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it's a venue that has consistently drawn acclaim, so our very own Equipment Expert and PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall was excited to experience it for himself. read more ...


How to Find The Right Wedges For Your Golf Game

How do you know if the wedges you're using are the ones most suitable to your game? Ryan Rastall has provided a detailed analysis of the most notable factors within these clubs; including loft, bounce and different grinds, explaining how your technique and the courses you regularly play can inform which configuation of wedges you should have in your bag. read more ...


Amazing Value Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

There are golf bargains to be discovered at this time of year, but you have to know where exactly to look for them, which is where our friends GolfNow come to the forefront, making it easier than ever before to secure a tremendous value deal. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Must Play Golf Courses For 2022

Offering a unique and valuable resource, the Golfshake Course Section has long been hugely popular, something that was enhanced this season by the introduction of several new features. We previously brought attention to the revamped Golfshake Top 100 Section, but many golfers will also benefit from visiting our new Must Play Courses Section that offers something a little different. read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With summer firmly behind us, autumn can feel a little ominous for golfers as winter approaches, but that means there is all the more reason to make the absolute most of your playing time to experience some of the very best courses. read more ...


The Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses to Play

Now for something a little different, it's time to showcase the Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses. These are exclusively UK courses with a minimum of 50 reviews that do not commonly feature in published rankings elsewhere, bringing attention to venues that don't always garner the attention they deserve but which offer a quality of service and experience that resonates with everyday golfers. read more ...


The Bell Inn Stay & Play Review

The Bell Inn is a former coaching inn nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Its heritage can be traced back to 1782 and today it retains a traditional and quintessentially English charm. Under new management, which also encompasses three very different golf courses, Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor to take stock of the accolades this impressive venue has gained with Golfshake members. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Forest Course Feature Review

Bramshaw Golf Club in Hampshire has been graded Highly Recommended status by Golfshake members for the past five years, as well as being classed as an Outstanding Venue in 2020 and 2021. The club also featured in the Must Play list for 2022, so we took our own advice and sent Ambassador Rob Treanor in July to experience the venue’s two courses. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Stay & Play Review

Macdonald Cardrona in the Tweed Valley boasts a very well regarded Championship Golf Course designed by the renowned architect Dave Thomas, as well as an onsite hotel and luxury spa. This true destination venue played host to Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor in June 2022 who was lucky enough to experience the magic and charm of the Scottish Borders. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Cardrona comprises a four star hotel with a full range of complementing leisure facilities and an 18-hole championship golf course. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in June 2022 to experience the venue. read more ...


10 Great Last Minute UK Autumn Golf Breaks

There are some wonderful destinations to enjoy within the UK, where many an excellent deal can be secured at this time of year. But where should you be considering? For helpful inspiration, our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have come up with a selected group of venues that are perfect for a last-minute break this autumn. read more ...


COBRA LTDx Irons Custom Fitting Experience

In the market for a new set of irons? The choice is overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start, but if you follow this advice, there is no reason why you won’t end up with clubs that can help you lower your score, as Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple discovered. read more ...


FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor First Impressions

During the course of the off-season this year, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has been given the opportunity to test and use the FlightScope Mevo+ unit as part of his winter improvement plan. Introducing you to the unit and describing his early impressions, here is Matt’s recap after receiving the unit and using it the first few times. read more ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

Autumn is a time of year when many golfers in Scotland pursue warmth and sunshine by visiting reliable destinations like Spain and Portugal, but for those of us who stick around when the leaves begin to fall, there are many joys to be experienced somewhere closer to home. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in London by Tube

The capital city can be a pain to get around at the best of times, but there’s few things more stressful than being stuck in a traffic jam, worrying that you’re going to miss your tee-time! Why not save the hassle on your next round in London and hop on public transport? We’ve picked out nine of our favourite courses to travel to by Tube. read more ...


Wilson D9 Forged Irons Review

Earlier this year, Wilson revealed a new set of D9 Forged Irons, which boast Power Hole Technology that has been engineered to enhance performance by combining the nuanced feel of a forged head with higher launch angles. Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed them for us from his base at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn

Hot and dry conditions were a near-constant presence throughout summer, but as we move into autumn, more temperate weather has resumed, ensuring that our courses will look fabulous as the main season draws to a close. So, while the days are getting shorter and it's becoming a little cooler, that shouldn't stop you from experiencing these 35 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn! read more ...


The Top 100 UK Golf Courses in 2022

As part of new enhancements made to the website, visitors and members of the Golfshake Community can now enjoy the benefits of a special Golfshake Top 100 Section, which have been calculated by the ratings posted by everyday golfers. Firstly, we are going to present the Golfshake UK Top 100, introducing this ranking by highlighting the Top 25. read more ...


Playing Golf on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. The golf is first class, there’s wonderful scenery, a remarkable history and it’s blessed with a legendary warm hearted welcome. There are some great inland courses, yet many golfers flock to the Causeway Coast to enjoy some brilliant links. Golfshake's Andy Waple describes the experience offered here. read more ...


The Great English Golf Boom Book Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken reviews The Great English Golf Boom 1864 to 1914: A History by Dr Michael B Morrison, a stunning, academic quality book that explores the growth of the sport in England and answers many key questions. read more ...


Royal Birkdale Golf Club Feature Review

Regarded by many as the best golf course in England, Royal Birkdale is revered for hosting many unforgettable Open Championships, where legends of the game have triumphed. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped at the chance to play here and describes the experience in this new review. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Stay & Play Review

Situated in Northumberland, Macdonald Linden Hall is only a short distance from both the stunning coastline as well as the Scottish border. The venue opened in its current guise in 1997, making 2022 its 25th anniversary. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June to experience it all for himself. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Golf Course Review

Macdonald Linden Hall is a historic country house hotel with an impressive 18-hole Championship golf course and luxury spa. Awarded Highly Recommended status in 2019 and 2021 by the Golfshake Community, it also featured on the 2022 Must Play list. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June 2022 to appraise the venue’s facilities. read more ...


28 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and naturally its landscape features an extraordinary depth of courses to choose from. Many of these are historic and iconic, the likes of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles, but there are also exceptional layouts that reside under the radar. read more ...


Early Golf Royal Myths And Ancient Histories Book Review

There are a host of historical golf books that have been published to coincide with the 150th playing of The Open at St Andrews this year. Early Golf Royal Myths And Ancient Histories by Professor Neil S Millar is one of them, exploring the myths and revisiting the evidence surrounding the early history of golf. read more ...


Copper Tech Golf Gloves Review

The Copper Tech Golf Glove is a market leader in the USA and featured heavily at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando, so Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken was intrigued when offered the chance to test and try it. read more ...


Golf In Scotland In The Black And White Era Book Review

Golf In Scotland In The Black & White Era by Steve Finan is a coffee table book that features historic images from the archive of DC Thomson, which haven't been seen for decades, presenting the game as it looked in generations past. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken simply loved the book and describes his thoughts in this new review. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Play in The Midlands

The Heart of England, The Midlands covers the central portion of the nation and is home to a rich variety of acclaimed golf courses, including several of the finest resort venues in the entire United Kingdom. Ryder Cups and many European Tour events have regularly been a feature in this part of the world, but we wanted to bring you a diverse collection of destinations that represent the depth you will find in this region. read more ...


COBRA Forged Tec and Forged Tec X Irons Review

Whenever there are new COBRA Golf irons on the scene, people take notice, and that has once again been the case after the launch of the Forged Tec and Forged Tec X. But how do these clubs perform in relation to the hype? Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall is the man to ask. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Need to Play in The North of England

The North of England is home to legendary Open Championship venues and several of the nation's best loved golf resorts, while the unforgettable contribution of Dr Alister MacKenzie is showcased by many exceptional designs within Yorkshire. Celebrating this part of the world, we have studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section since 2019, presenting Highly Recommended destinations for summer. read more ...


New Zebra Golf Putters Review

An iconic name of the past has spectacularly returned through the launch of a new range of putters from Zebra Golf, featuring four models that have been revamped for the modern era and released into the wild. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has described, tested and reviewed them for us. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in The South of England

The South of England covers a vast and diverse landscape, which is reflected by the variety of courses that you can experience. From classic parklands to stunning heathlands and scenic links, there is something for everyone in this part of the world and we are excited to share just some of the best with you. read more ...


Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1880 and the only links course in Suffolk, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club provides its members and visitors with a superb mix of challenging golf, perfect practice facilities and stunning views across the Deben Estuary, with all this just a 25 minute drive from Ipswich. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited to experience it for himself. read more ...


Conwy Golf Club Feature Review

Conwy Golf Club in North Wales was officially opened as Caernarvonshire Golf Club in 1890. This links course on the Morfa Conwy Peninsula was designed by Jack Morris (nephew of Old Tom Morris). Most recently it has undergone some refinements by Martin Ebert. Golfshake Amabassador Richard Moore went to see it for himself. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in Hampshire

Hampshire is blessed with some fabulous golf courses. The land here varies throughout the region, with links layouts across the South coast joined by both parkland and heathland properties further up the M3. Join us as we take a look at some of the best places to play golf in Hampshire! read more ...


Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges Review

Callaway's new Jaws Raw Wedges were designed by Roger Cleveland and boast their "most aggressive grooves" and feature no plating on the face, which will rust over time giving them their 'raw' name. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested each of the grinds out in a range of shots and scenarios for a proper examination. read more ...


The Golf House Club, Elie Feature Review

The Golf House Club, Elie - commonly known as just 'Elie' - claims to be one of the finest links courses in Fife. But Golfshake's Matt Holbrook would go as far as saying it’s one of the finest links courses in the whole of the UK, let alone just Scotland. read more ...


Dumbarnie Links Feature Review

Opened in May 2020, Dumbarnie Links is already carving itself a reputation as being one of the best links courses on the east side of Scotland. Designed by former Ryder Cup player, Clive Clark, Dumbarnie sits just 11 miles from St Andrews and is certainly worth a trip out should you be visiting the area. And Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook did just that. read more ...


The 20 Greatest Golf Courses For You to Play in Summer

We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary depth of golf courses to play in the UK, but there are standouts among that quality that have especially caught the eye of the Golfshake Community. read more ...


30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer

From the spectacular Welsh seaside to Scottish classics and English parklands, there is something here for everyone as we reveal 30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer - all based on reviews within the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


The Best Courses on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and each corner of the nation is littered with exceptional and historic courses, but it's difficult to beat the collection gathered within East Lothian, a region that has become renowned as Scotland's Golf Coast. From the legendary Muirfield to the acclaimed North Berwick, there are star names aplenty in this stretch of the country. read more ...


Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently visited Staverton Park, which boasts 247 rooms, a spa and a golf course that comes acclaimed and is hugely popular with societies and groups of golfers. Richard describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. We sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the venue’s extensive facilities as well as its acclaimed Championship Course. read more ...


Gruvtowl +GRUVBRUSH Review

Gruvtowl +GRUVBRUSH is a microfibre golf towel with attached groove brush, which has been engineered to make it convenient for golfers to keep their clubs clean and dry. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to test the product for himself and shares his thoughts in this new review. read more ...


Lilley Brook Golf Club Feature Review

Established in 1922 with links to Dr Alister MacKenzie, Lilley Brook Golf Club is an undulating parkland course that is situated on the edge of Cheltenham and boasts views across the town to the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited and describes the venue in this new Feature Review. read more ...


TaylorMade Stealth Irons Review

TaylorMade had the ambition to push the limits of game improvement irons, with the result this year being the Stealth. Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has reviewed them for us, providing a full product overview before testing the irons both on the golf course and inside his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


Macdonald Portal Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the Championship Course. read more ...


Walsall Golf Club Feature Review

Showcasing a design by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie, Walsall Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is a jewel of the West Midlands. Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited to experience this tree-lined course that demands accuracy from visiting golfers. read more ...


COBRA KING LTDx Irons Reviewed

The COBRA LTDx Irons are packed with technology focused on providing a quality look and feel but also irons that are hot off the face delivering maximum forgiveness and distance to a wide range of golfers. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has tested the irons, discovering for himself just whether these truly are the longest irons of 2022. read more ...


Wilson Triad Golf Ball Review

The Wilson Triad was engineered to deliver a ball that provides a high MOI that reduces driver spin off the tee, while increasing speed through the shot for a long and stable ball flight intended to find fairways more often. But does the ball fulfill that promise? Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has reviewed the Triad for us, putting them to the test on the golf course. read more ...


Edgbaston Golf Club Feature Review

When you think of sport and Edgbaston, most people will be drawn towards the famous cricket ground, home to some of England's most famous matches. However, hidden away within the leafy Edgbaston suburbs, amongst some extremely impressive (and expensive!) looking Victorian townhouses, you will also find Edgbaston Golf Club. read more ...


Complete 2022 Odyssey Putter Range Reviewed

Odyssey Golf's pioneering family of putters continue to set a high standard in 2022, as Golfshake's Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall discovered when he got his hands on the complete range. read more ...


PING i525 Irons Review

Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new PING i525 Irons, which are the latest entry into the manufacturer's popular i Series. read more ...


Review of The Long Golden Afternoon by Stephen Proctor

The Long Golden Afternoon is the latest book by journalist and golf historian Stephen Proctor, chronicling the development of the game between the period of 1864 and 1914, an era referred to as the Age of Glory. Golfshake's Andy Picken - a keen student of golf history - has read and reviewed this new piece of work for us. read more ...


New PING Glide Wedge Series Review

New for this year, PING has released its latest generation of the Glide Wedge Series, 4.0, featuring fresh technologies and updated designs. But how do they perform under the pressure of testing? Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, describes the tech and see what he thought during both indoor and outdoor conditions. read more ...


Nuneaton Golf Club Feature Review

Nuneaton Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and offers a beautiful mature parkland golf course that was first established in 1906 as a nine-hole layout before it was extended to 18 during the 1960s. Regarded as a standout in the Midlands, Nuneaton is located just a short drive from both the M6 and M69, which makes it very accessible from all directions.  read more ...


FatPlate PuttMat Pace & Line Trainer Review

Looking to sharpen up his putting ahead of the new golf season, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has tested and reviewed the PuttMat from FatPlate, which has been created to offer pace, length, set-up and start-line training for golfers to help them hole more putts on the course. read more ...


Reviewing The Complete Quinta do Lago Golf Experience

Golf writer Andy Waple has been visiting Quinta do Lago for decades, witnessing first-hand its continued development and improvement. Returning during the resort's 50th anniversary, Andy reviews the complete golf experience on offer at this gem in Portugal. read more ...


Gorleston Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a few miles south of the popular seaside resort of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, Gorleston Golf Club boasts the uniqueness of being the golf club set most easterly in the UK. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited and has reviewed it for us. read more ...


The Ultimate Travel Experience at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The Eastern Algarve is often overlooked by golfers who flock to Portugal in their droves to enjoy a few rounds in the sun. The number one destination among the cluster of venues is Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, which features one of the finest courses in Europe, complemented by a range of top quality accommodation and dining options. read more ...


Callaway Rogue ST Driver Review & Comparison

Getting his hands on the complete range of new models, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed each of the Callaway Rogue ST Drivers for 2022, Rogue ST Max, Rogue ST Max D, Rogue ST Max LS, and Rogue ST Triple Diamond. read more ...


Srixon Z-STAR Diamond Golf Ball Review

Used on the PGA Tour by four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, Srixon's Z-STAR Diamond Golf Ball is new for this year and is set to become a widely popular option among golfers. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, our resident Equipment Expert and Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, has tested it to discover just how well it performs. read more ...


Mount Juliet Estate Golf Course Feature Review

As part of his Ireland Golf Road Trip, Golfshake's Andy Picken experienced the celebrated Irish Open venue, Mount Juliet Estate, something that he describes in detail in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club Feature Review

During his Ireland Golf Road Trip, Golfshake's Andy Picken had the chance to play the modern classic, Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club, which was recently decared the Best Hidden Gem in Ireland. Andy describes why in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Rosslare Golf Links Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken was joined by author and photographer Kevin Markham for a round at the magnificent Rosslare Golf Links, which served as a highlight during his Ireland Golf Road Trip. Andy describes this stunning layout in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Unforgettable Golf Road Trip to Ireland's Ancient East

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recaps his recent golf road trip across Ireland's Ancient East, where he played Rosslare, Bunclody and Mount Juliet, with evenings spent in towns including the magnificent city of Kilkenny. read more ...


TaylorMade Stealth Driver Review

Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, has tested and reviewed the new TaylorMade Stealth Driver, describing the technology and using TrackMan to analyse the performance of the driver, as well as completing some on-course and indoor testing. read more ...


TaylorMade Unveils New 2022 Stealth Family - Driver, Woods, Irons

Ushering in a new year by revealing something truly unique, TaylorMade has unveiled its new Stealth Family, a range of clubs that is highlighted by the introduction of Stealth Plus, Stealth and Stealth HD Carbonwood Drivers. But that's not the only thing that's fresh or striking about this collection of drivers, fairway woods and irons. read more ...


Callaway Rogue ST MAX Driver Review

To kick start the 2022 gear reviews, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, has tested and reviewed the latest Callaway Rogue ST MAX Driver, providing an overview, before trying it out on-course, indoors and with further TrackMan for analysis. read more ...


Callaway Announce New Rogue ST Family For 2022

Callaway have unveiled their latest product line up for 2022 with the return of Rogue with the all new Rogue ST family.  ST stands for 'Speed Tuned' and Callaway say that the new Rogue ST family is their - fastest, most stable drivers, longest fairway woods, longest irons, and fastest hybrids ever. read more ...


Odyssey Introduces New Putter Line-Up For 2022

Odyssey has announced their 2022 putter line-up with some exciting models for the new year. This season, there are updates to the White Hot OG range as well as new Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K, Odyssey Eleven, and Toulon Putters. read more ...


The Oaks Golf Centre Feature Review

Nestled in the outskirts of the City of London lies The Oaks Golf Centre and the 18-hole parkland layout is fantastic value for money. Golfshake's Liam Moore took the opportunity to play an early morning round here and describes his experiences in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Feature Review

Opened nearly three decades ago, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has long been a popular destination for golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore took the opportunity to play it, describing a memorable experience in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Dubai Hills Golf Club Feature Review

Dubai Hills is an estate set a few miles in land from the coast roughly in line with the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel. With views of the Burj Khalifa, it's a spectacular location for a golf course. Golfshake's Richard Moore had the opportunity to play it and describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Feature Review

Not only is The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it is also commonly known as 'The Augusta of the North' - and Matt Holbrook explains why it’s held in such high regard in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Eastbury Hotel & Sherborne Golf Club Review

Devon's Eastbury Hotel & Spa has a reciprocal agreement with nearby Sherborne Golf Club, making it a potentially ideal destination for a short golf break. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the chance to experience it for himself and he has reviewed the setting for us. read more ...


Testing PING's i59 Irons & Glide Forged Wedges

PING have released their i59 Irons and Glide Forged Wedges into the market, and the general response is overwhelmingly positive. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new clubs for us. read more ...


Delamere Forest Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake and regarded as one of the finest courses in Cheshire, Delamere Forest is certainly a gem. Author and journalist Andy Waple has played and reviewed this striking layout for us. read more ...


Palheiro Golf Club Feature Review

Located just 15 minutes to the north-east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira, lies Palheiro Golf Club. Set at nearly 500m above sea level, this par 72 course was designed by Cabell Robinson and was first opened in 1993. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver has reviewed it for us. read more ...


The Astbury Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Situated a short drive from the market town of Bridgnorth in the heart of the Severn Valley, The Astbury Golf & Country Club was originally designed by K.K. Downing, former lead guitarist of Judas Priest. Now under new ownership, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to see the exciting changes being made. read more ...


SpeedStix Review

The SpeedStix system is a set of three weights and an adapter to fit on your driver or fairway wood shaft, turning your club into a set of golf speed sticks. Supported by a training programme from a TPI Certified Trainer, the aim of this product is to increase your club head speed, potentially by over 10 mph, which could equate to an extra 27 yards of carry. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has reviewed it for us. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Golf Course Review

The golf course at China Fleet - which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake - was designed by Dr Martin Hawtree and is located on the banks of the River Tamar. Matt Holbrook recently played and has reviewed the layout for us. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Resort Review

Set in 180 acres of rolling countryside, 15 minutes from the centre of Plymouth, the Tamar-Tavy Estuary provides a fitting backdrop for China Fleet Country Club. This multisport and relaxation venue is a must visit spot for those venturing down to the South West of England, as Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook describes for us. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

Studying the engaging 'Top 100' lists that are featured each year in popular magazines, we started wondering about those Scottish golf courses that aren't showcased in glossy print. Looking at the Golfshake Course Section and its countless independent reviews, here is an opportunity to present acclaimed designs that aren't regularly seen in the marquee rankings, but that nonetheless deliver a great experience for everyday golfers read more ...


Cuater Moneymaker Golf Shoe Review

The Moneymaker is Cuater’s spikeless shoe that is versatile and boasts an athletic style that provides the features that the golfer really needs. Golfshake Gear Expert Ryan Rastall had the opportunity to test the shoes and he was impressed with their performance. read more ...


The Berkshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Berkshire is home to a pair of revered Herbert Fowler designed courses, the Red and the Blue, which places it as one of the UK's finest premium venues. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie grasped the opportunity to experience this magical destination for himself. read more ...


Garmin Approach S42 GPS Watch Review

Garmin’s Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch is innovative and goes well beyond the course. Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall tried the Approach S42 on the fairways of Dundonald Links in Scotland and was impressed with its features. read more ...


Golfshake's Ryan Rastall - What's In The Bag?

Based out of Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, Ryan Rastall has shared his wisdom with the Golfshake Community for many years and he has excelled in his role as Golfshake Gear Expert. After offering an abundance of excellent advice, it’s time for him to give you insight into his set-up and what helps improve his already established golf game. read more ...


Motocaddy PRO 3000 Laser Review

Motocaddy have introduced themselves into the rangefinder game, unveiling the new Pro 3000. Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall tested the device out on the course and he was impressed by the extensive capabilities on offer. read more ...


Cobra KING 3D Printed Agera Putter Review

In May, Cobra Golf revealed two exciting new putter families, including the KING 3D Printed Series. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has tested and reviewed the Agera model for us, describing the difference it has already made to his game on the greens. read more ...


New 2021 PRGR Launch Monitor From SuperSpeed Golf Review

Back in April 2020, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook tested the PRGR Launch Monitor by SuperSpeed Golf, and he has now tried out the newer and improved version that has been released for 2021. read more ...


Formby Golf Club Feature Review

Part of the magnificent North West of England, Formby Golf Club and Formby Ladies Golf Club are two jewels for the game. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore had the chance to experience both and he describes an unforgettable 36-holes at a pair of gems. read more ...


Childwall Golf Club Feature Review

Childwall Golf Club is a pristine parkland course, which moved from Childwall just a few miles east to its current location around 100 years ago. It is easily accessible from the junction of the M62 and M57 near Huyton, Merseyside. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore grasped at the chance to play here. read more ...


Vale of Llangollen Golf Club Feature Review

The Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is just a few miles into Wales from the border, with Wrexham and Oswestry both short drives away. It is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is regarded as the top inland course in North Wales. Mel Davies has played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


Lickey Hills Golf Course Feature Review

Lickey Hills Golf Course is located just a short drive from the M5 and also a few minutes from the outskirts of Birmingham, making it easily accessible. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies and Women & Golf Editor Emma Ballard played it for us and share their thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Western Gailes Golf Club Feature Review

Located on the Ayrshire coastline, Western Gailes is widely considered to be among the finest courses in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play this incredible layout, which he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Chippenham Golf Club Feature Review

Located in the west of England, Chippenham Golf Club has undergone extensive redevelopment, including seven new holes. Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself and shares his thoughts in this feature review. read more ...


West Course at Moor Park Golf Club Feature Review

Moor Park is a popular venue amongst Golfshake members who have awarded the club a faultless 100% recommendation. Ambassador Rob Treanor scheduled a trip for June 2021 to play the West Course and discover the reason behind the club’s popularity. read more ...


Walton Heath Golf Club Feature Review

Brimming with history, Walton Heath Golf Club boasts two exceptional, world renowned championship heathland courses, which have hosted many of the world's best. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook took the opportunity to experience this jewel in Surrey. read more ...


The Best Golf Lasers of 2021

Rangefinders have become a common accessory for golfers. They have quickly become a part of most golf bags and if you don’t currently own one, you could be losing shots out on the course. We list six models that we think offer not just performance enhancing capabilities, but also don’t break the bank to acquire either. read more ...


PUMA Golf PROADAPT ALPHACAT Shoe Review

PUMA Golf are fast becoming a major player in the golf footwear market and their latest offering 'ALPHACAT' shows no signs of this slowing down. The ALPHACAT is a spikeless shoe that claims to be the 'King of Comfort' as well as offering resistance, structure and support. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has tested and reviewed the new shoe for us. read more ...


The Best Push Golf Trolleys of 2021

It might be optimal to carry your bag, but the disparity in calories between carrying and pushing is not as large as one might think. Pushing our clubs boasts many additional benefits too. Strength building, increased cardio and the burning of further calories are all major advantages of trolleys. With that in mind, we list eight of the best push trolleys of 2021. read more ...


The Best Golf Watches of 2021

Whether you utilise a laser or a watch, modern technology has enabled amateur golfers to have a technological caddie with them at all times. We have listed seven of the best golf watches to help you lower those scores as much as possible in 2021. read more ...


The Best Golf Shoes of 2021

Without the correct footwear, you won’t be getting the most out of your game. Traction, comfort, stability and protection are all important aspects when you delve into the footwear market. With that in mind, we have listed just five of the best golf shoes on the market for 2021.  read more ...


West Surrey Golf Club Feature Review

Set in the tranquil Surrey Hills countryside near Godalming, West Surrey Golf Club is a superbly conditioned parkland course that meanders around the natural terrain which compliments the design that was laid out by Herbert Fowler back in 1910. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Cavendish Golf Club Review

Golfshake last reviewed Cavendish as recently as 2019, but there have been some significant changes going on, so it seemed worth having another look. We dispatched Andy Waple to experience the Dr Alister MacKenzie designed layout that prides itself as “The Inspiration for Augusta.” read more ...


TecTecTec ULT-G Golf GPS Watch Review

Providing a more affordable alternative device for golfers, the TecTecTec ULT-G GPS Watch has been reviewed by Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor across ten different courses, testing it for performance and accuracy when playing. read more ...


The Best Game Improvement Irons of 2021

Most of us could do with that extra bit of help on the golf course, so we're grateful that manufacturers produce irons that offer the support. Ryan Rastall, Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, has picked out the clubs that have most impressed him this year, the irons that could make a significant difference to your game. read more ...


The Best Players Irons of 2021

There is certainly no one size fits all approach in golf, but leading manufacturers work tirelessly to create irons that perform best for those most skilled among us - the players irons. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has picked out a selection of irons that have most impressed him this season. read more ...


The Best Mid-Handicap Irons of 2021

Fancy yourself as a bit of a player but still wouldn't mind a touch of extra forgiveness? If so, then these mid-handicap irons could be for you this season, chosen by Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall. read more ...


The Glamorganshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Glamorganshire Golf Club in Wales boasts a rich history, including the fact that an early member conceived the format of Stableford. Popular with societies, Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience this scenic venue for himself, penning his reflections in a new Feature Review. read more ...


The Best Wedges of 2021

The importance of wedges needs no explaining. The art of finesse around the green should never be underestimated and the correct weapon of choice is always needed not just from a confidence perspective, but a performance one too. When we look to purchase wedges, we are looking for feel and versatility, as shots can range from 10 to 130 yards. With the expertise of Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall, we list just five models of the best wedges on the market for 2021.  read more ...


The Best Utility Irons of 2021

Utility irons have become a popular alternative to conventional long irons and woods, offering a useful option from either the tee or fairway. Leaning on the knowledge of Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall, we list several utility irons that we feel can help take your game to the next level.  read more ...


The Best Carry Golf Bags on the Market in 2021

Golfers are ready for the summer months, but where are they going to store their clubs? If a new bag is something that you need, we have handily brought together this year's best stand bags into one feature article, which we hope could inspire more golfers to carry their bags during a round. read more ...


The Best Budget Drivers of 2021

We have already produced a list on the best drivers of the year, as well as including the most forgiving drivers of 2021. Naturally, as technology around club production improves, the price is hiked alongside it. With that in mind, we understand that the newest piece of kit is not always financially viable for everyone. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has chosen three of the best budget drivers of this golf season. read more ...


COBRA 3D Printed & Vintage Series Putter Review

Cobra Golf's range of putters has been transformed by the introduction of its new 3D Printed Series and Vintage Series. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall provides a review of both families, sharing a detailed overview before testing them out on the golf course, offering all the key information and insight that you need. read more ...


COBRA Golf Unveils Two New Putter Families

Cobra Golf has revealed two exciting new putter families, the KING Vintage Series, which blends classic shapes with an innovative performance, AND the KING 3D Printed Series - the brand's first complete line of 3D Printed multi-material putters. read more ...


The Best Drivers of 2021

This year, drivers have been flying off the shelves as golfers look to snap up the latest products, and there is an impressive range that has been released onto the market for the season. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has picked out a selection of the best, the drivers that have most impressed him of late, which can help you to make an informed decision should an upgrade be a possibility that you're considering. read more ...


Hell For Leather Headcover Review

Devised by seasoned golfers during the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK, Hell For Leather has been established to address the perceived lack of personalisation available with regards to headcovers. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has received a product of his own and reviews it for us. read more ...


ArcMat Stroke Path Trainer by FatPlate Review

FatPlate has been producing training aids for several years and Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has been able to test all of their products, including the ArcMat Stroke Path Trainer. Alongside Matt Holbrook, the two guys review the ArcMat and describe what you can expect. read more ...


PuttView Books Review

Now they have finally returned to the golf course, the Golfshake Ambassadors have had the opportunity to try out and put to use ‘The Book’ from PuttView, which is an acclaimed tour standard course guide/planner that is usable by anyone from club golfers to elite amateurs and professionals. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Wales

Wales is an underrated corner of the UK for golf, its courses are diverse and packed with quality, but perhaps best of all is the fact that these memorable experiences can be discovered and enjoyed for a reasonable price. read more ...


Aberdovey Golf Club Feature Review

Revered by visitors to Wales, Aberdovey Golf Club is considered among the purest and most natural links courses around. Golfshake Contributor Simon Hawkins certainly agrees, describing the magical experience of this venue in his detailed Feature Review. read more ...


FootJoy HYPERFLEX Golf Shoe Review

For this season, FootJoy has launched its new HyperFlex, which features a unique BOA lacing system and a new outsole. Describing the technology and reviewing the shoe in proper testing conditions, Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert and Head Pro at Howley Hall, met up with fellow pro Scott Parry of Bramhall to compare their thoughts. read more ...


PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer & Compact Putting Mirror Review

Golfers are constantly looking for an edge on the greens and since being established in 2016, PuttOut Golf has been helping to deliver that through their range of award-winning training aids. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new Pressure Putt Trainer and Compact Putting Mirror. read more ...


Callaway Apex TCB Irons Review

Part of the new Callaway Apex Family, the TCB (Tour Cavity Back) Irons have been engineered with the better golfer in mind. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, has tested and reviewed the irons for us, providing an overview, before trying them out indoors on TrackMan for analysis. read more ...


Perfect Practice Putting Mat Review

Endorsed by Masters champion Dustin Johnson, PERFECT PRACTICE is a LA based company that offers a Putting Mat that claims to quickly improve your results on the greens. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore has recently purchased the mat and has shared his thoughts on the product in this review. read more ...


The CaddyDaddy Claw Golf Glove - Initial Review

The CaddyDaddy Claw Golf Glove is a unique alternative to more traditional leather products, featuring silicone-web coating and an innovative Flex-Mesh design, which offers greater ventilation by boosting airflow and enhanced breathability. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken has shared his initial review of the glove ahead of the new golf season. read more ...


TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW Wedge Review

TaylorMade's new and very striking looking Hi-Toe RAW Wedge is a unique option that has been engineered to deliver increased spin, precision, and feel over both approach shots and those played around the green. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed this very attractive wedge for us. read more ...


Srixon Z-STAR Golf Balls Review

Srixon's new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV golf balls have been launched in time for the 2021 season, featuring a thicker cover, reformulated inner core and are aimed at better players looking for improved ball speed and distance. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall tests and reviews the balls for us. read more ...


Odyssey Ten 2-Ball Putter Review

Newly launched for 2021, Odyssey's new TEN Putters include a variety of models and head designs, offering something for all golfers who are looking to find greater consistency on the greens. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall describes each of the options and reflects on the technology and what it could achieve for your game. read more ...


PING G425 Fairway Woods Review

Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed three new fairway woods from PING, which include the G425 LST, MAX, and SFT. All feature new Facewrap Technology to improve face flexing to help improve ball speed and forgiveness. They are also available with the Arccos Smart Caddie Grips. read more ...


PING G425 Drivers Review

Ready for the 2021 golf season, PING has recently launched a trio of new G425 Drivers, which offer something for everyone. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, provides a full overview on the range. read more ...


PING G425 Irons Review

Part of the G425 Family, PING's new irons boast a wood-style, variable face thickness (VFT) design, which has been engineered to deliver enhanced forgiveness and greater ball speeds. But are these the fastest irons that PING has launched yet? Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, has tested and reviewed them, including a comparison with the G410. read more ...


Odyssey White Hot OG Putters First Look & Test

Providing a new updated enhancement to the acclaimed insert that made its first appearance two decades ago, Odyssey's White Hot OG Putters are set to be a popular choice among golfers in 2021. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall talks through the full range, while also specifically taking the #7 model for a test at his Indoor Fitting Studio. read more ...


Are These The Best Halfway Houses in Golf

Whether you need warmed up on a cold winter morning or cooled down on a hot afternoon in summer, halfway houses on golf courses can be just the ticket for those needing refreshment. Here we look at a selection of the best you can experience throughout the UK. read more ...


PING G425 Hybrid & Crossover Irons Review

Part of PING's G425 Family, the manufacturer's new Hybrids and Crossover Irons have been engineered to provide greater forgiveness, enhanced distance, and effective gapping on the course. But how do they perform? The man to ask is Ryan Rastall, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, who shares a full overview and compares the two. read more ...


Wilson Staff Model CB Irons Review

The new Wilson Staff Model CB Irons represent an evolution on the acclaimed V6. Taking them inside the Indoor Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall describes the Staff Model CB, reflects on the look, feel and performance, while testing them alongside the V6 and Staff Model Blade. read more ...


Wilson D9 Full Range Review (Driver, Fairway, Hybrids, Irons)

Wilson Golf has deployed innovative generative computer design to create its new family of D9 Irons and Woods that are set to make an impact on the marketplace in 2021. But how does this new range perform under the scrutiny of testing? Golfshake’s Ryan Rastall is the best man to ask. read more ...


Srixon ZX7 Irons Review

Revealed last year by Srixon, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has now tested and reviewed the brand's rather fetching looking ZX7 Irons. These have a slightly smaller head than the Srixon ZX5 and are aimed towards the better ball striker and low handicap golfers. Luckily, Ryan is more than capable of hitting them! read more ...


TaylorMade Presents New SIM2 Drivers, Woods, Irons

Building on the foundations established by the original SIM, TaylorMade has made a blistering launch into 2021 by revealing its new SIM2 Family of Drivers, Fairways/Hybrids and Irons. read more ...


TaylorMade SIM2 Driver Review (SIM2, MAX, MAX D)

Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, has tested and reviewed the three TaylorMade SIM2 Drivers for us, describing the technology and using TrackMan to analyse the performance of the drivers, offering a comprehensive overview. read more ...


TaylorMade SIM2 Irons Review (MAX & MAX OS)

Showcasing two new irons, TaylorMade has revealed its SIM2 Max & Max OS. These models both feature a Cap Back Design and evolved ECHO Damping System to deliver high performance to the genre of game improvement irons. Ryan Rastall talks through you what can expect from the irons - and demonstrates just how they perform on the golf course! read more ...


TaylorMade SIM2 Fairway Woods & Hybrids Review

The new TaylorMade SIM2 Family of Fairway Woods & Hybrids is an impressive one, featuring refined technology to drive the centre of gravity lower to promote enhanced forgiveness and optimal launch conditions. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall details the features, provides a full overview, before showcasing his test and review. read more ...


Callaway EPIC SPEED Drivers Review (EPIC SPEED, MAX, MAX LS)

Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has reviewed the new Callaway EPIC SPEED Drivers, testing and comparing the three clubs with his current model, the MAVRIK Sub Zero, using the same loft and shaft, to discover how these releases perform - with some very striking results! read more ...


Callaway EPIC SPEED & EPIC MAX Fairway Woods Review

Featuring new Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades, the EPIC SPEED Fairway Woods have been engineered to deliver more speed and distance, with the adjustable EPIC MAX offering enhanced forgiveness through an oversized head that boasts a shallow face, allowing for an easier launch. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has put these new woods to the test and shares his analysis. read more ...


Callaway Launches New EPIC SPEED Drivers & Fairway Woods

Callaway believes that it has reached new heights through the new EPIC SPEED Drivers & Fairway Woods, which have been carefully engineered, bringing together several key features into one impressive package to ensure that every golfer can enjoy some distance benefits on the course. read more ...


Callaway Apex 21 DCB, Standard & Pro Irons First Look

Featuring Artificial Intelligence designed ball speed technologies, Callaway's new range of Apex Irons is adaptable and functional. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has provided detailed analysis of the DCB, Standard and Pro, describing the technology and judging the performance of the new irons, providing insight behind which of them could be most suitable for your game.   read more ...


Callaway Apex MB Irons Testing

Part of Callaway's new Apex Iron Family, the MB has been engineered for the very best golfers, a sleek, tour-style design of classic chromed forged blades. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested the new Apex MB, talking through the manufacturing process, and the performance of the irons, something he measures on the course at Howley Hall, and on TrackMan at his Indoor Performance Centre. read more ...


More Golf Books to Read During Lockdown

Facing lockdown and more time spent at home, many golfers will be missing the opportunity to visit their beloved courses, but that doesn't mean you can't stay engaged with the game. This is a great chance to read a variety of golf-related books. We have selected another ten for your consideration, including reads on golf courses, instruction, and some of the most legendary figures in history. read more ...


The Golf Lover's Guide to England Book Review

Following his Guide to Scotland, author Michael Whitehead has returned with The Golf Lover's Guide to England, offering everything you could want to know about the nation's finest courses. Will Trinkwon has reviewed the book for us and shares his thoughts. read more ...


How To Get Prescription Glasses For Golf

Golfers tend to have an obsession with getting the right equipment to achieve their best score but often overlook a vital element - the quality of their vision. Andy Waple delves into the subject, providing a helpful guide on how to find glasses suitable for golf, and shares his review of a specific product that made a difference to him. read more ...


FALKO Airlite Golf Glove Review

Having noted that golf gloves had changed little since the formative years of the game, FALKO was born, looking to provide an innovative and functional design, which has been deployed to revolutionise handwear in the sport by creating a greater relationship between the hand and the club. Golfshake Ambassadors Richard Moore and Mel Davies were keen to discover for themselves, so both have reviewed the glove for us. read more ...


GolfBuddy GB Laser Lite Review

Engineered to deliver all the features you could want for a fraction of the price, the GolfBuddy GP Laser Lite is an appealing device to have by your side on the golf course. Retailing at only £129.99, Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore has tested and reviewed it for us. read more ...


FootJoy FJ Stratos Golf Shoe Review

Launched for the 2021 season, FootJoy's new FJ Stratos golf shoe has been created to offer stability, support and comfort in the form of a premium spikeless model. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall had the opportunity to the test them at iconic Brabazon Course at The Belfry. read more ...


PhiGolf Home Golf Simulator WGT Edition Review

PhiGolf's Smart Home Golf Simulator WGT Edition allows golfers to play a realistic round of golf on a selection of pre-loaded courses and game modes, receiving instant feedback and analysis on their swing. It can be used either on a mobile device or cast on TV for a big-screen experience. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross has been testing it for us and describes what you can expect from the device. read more ...


COBRA RADSPEED Drivers Review

Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new RADSPEED Drivers from COBRA Golf, which are set to launch onto the market in 2021. Filmed at his Indoor Performance Centre (using TrackMan) and on the golf course at Howley Hall in Leeds, Ryan describes and shares his thoughts on the drivers. read more ...


COBRA RADSPEED Fairway Wood & Hybrid Review

Part of COBRA's new range for 2021, the RADSPEED Fairways & Hybrids feature the Radial Weighting that is the highlight of the family, in addition to Baffler Hollow Split Rails. Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed them for us. read more ...


COBRA RADSPEED Irons Review

COBRA has made headlines in recent years through its acclaimed irons, with the new RADSPEED set to continue that trend. Featuring the Radial Weighting that is seen across the full range for 2021, the irons have been designed to elevate performance for golfers of all standards. read more ...


Shot Scope PRO L1 Laser Review

New for this year, the Shot Scope PRO L1 Laser is a lightweight device that has been carefully designed to fit into your hand, featuring technology that should help golfers lock onto their target and receive accurate distances. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has reviewed the device for us and describes what you can expect. read more ...


COBRA KING TOUR Irons Review

COBRA's new KING TOUR Irons showcase Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Technology deployed for the first time to create precise shaping with a soft feel. Head Pro at Howley Hall, Ryan Rastall has tested the clubs both in his Indoor Performance Centre and on the course. Looking at the key numbers on TrackMan, Ryan offers a detailed product overview. read more ...


The Swing Plate Training Aid Review

The Swing Plate is a training aid that has enhanced the game of many golfers, from those found at everyday clubs and driving ranges, all the way up to the highest levels of the sport. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies is the among the latest to see the benefits, as described in this new review. read more ...


COBRA KING Supersport-35 Putter Review

COBRA has partnered with HP Paramtech to create the new, limited edition KING Supersport-35 Putter, which takes full advantage of 3D printing technology. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested the putter indoors, evaluating its look, feel and performance. read more ...


A Magical Links Experience in Scotland

With restrictions on international travel, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall and a group of friends decided to take an adventure up to the Home of Golf, Scotland, where they experienced Kingbarns, Carnoustie, Dumbarnie Links, and the Jubilee Course at St Andrews. Ryan's describes their journey, the courses played, and the memories forged. read more ...


Titleist TSi2 & TSi3 Driver Review

Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has recently tested the new Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 Drivers for us, both on the course and through the use of TrackMan at his Indoor Fitting Studio at Howley Hall Golf Club, reviewing their look, feel, and performance, with a comparison made to his own driver. read more ...


Callaway Chrome Soft - A Season Review

With the golf season now behind us, Golfshake Ambassadors Rob Treanor and Mel Davies have described their thoughts on the Callaway Chrome Soft and what difference the ball has made to their games following a year of testing. read more ...


Cumberwell Park Stay & Play Review

Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire is a modern venue that boasts 45 holes, split between four loops of nine and an excellent par 3 course. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this Highly Recommended destination and shares his thoughts on what visitors can expect. read more ...


Hayling Golf Club Feature Review

Author Simon Hawkins was joined by two Ryder Cup players - Peter Dawson and Steve Richardson - to review the acclaimed Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire. Simon describes the venue, the course, and sums up what was a wonderful day on the links. read more ...


PING Winter Apparel Review - Norse S2 Zoned Jacket & Vision Winter Trousers

During a visit to the spectacular Kingsbarns, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall made sure he was ready to face the autumnal elements by wearing the latest apparel from PING, including the Norse S2 Zoned Jacket and Vision Winter Trouser. Ryan describes the products and determines whether they should be on your list to consider purchasing this winter. read more ...


Callaway X Forged UT Utility Iron Review

Engineered for those golfers who are seeking a fairway finding iron, Callaway's X Forged Utility Iron features many of the manufacturer's headline technologies. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, has tested the iron when playing and in his custom-fitting studio for a data analysis to offer a detailed review. read more ...


Heacham Manor Stay & Play Review

Heacham Manor has quietly established itself as a golf haven since its inception ten years ago. The family owned venue has continued to make significant investments to the golf course, accommodation and an incredible new clubhouse facility. Golfshake dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to get an early look at the new setup. read more ...


Shot Scope V3 Review

The Shot Scope V3 is a stylish and lightweight GPS Watch that records every shot you play during a round, helping golfers to track their statistics and lower their handicap. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross has tested the product for us and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist Review

For 2020, Skechers has revealed the new Torque Twist, which rather than using traditional laces deploys an adjustable Twist dial front closure for a perfect fit. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross has tested and reviewed the shoe for us. read more ...


The West Lancashire Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1873, The West Lancashire Golf Club (‘West Lancs’) is among the oldest clubs in England and is home to a renowned course that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore went to experience the layout for himself and see what the hype is about. read more ...


The Manor House Stay & Play Review

The Manor House Golf Club is a beautiful and classic parkland course set deep in the Cotswold Valleys offering stunning views, but what sets this venue apart is the accommodation and cuisine on offer. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken describes the experience of staying and playing there. read more ...


Church Stretton Golf Club Feature Review

Church Stretton Golf Club is a unique venue, located atop the scenic Shropshire Hills, a stunning course that has welcomed the likes of Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Henry Cotton through the decades. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies decided to follow in their footsteps and experience this Highly Recommended layout for himself. read more ...


Woodbridge Golf Club Feature Review

Part of Suffolk's popular hotbed of heathland courses, Woodbridge Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and is widely considered to be a wonderful test of golf. Matt Holbrook went to experience the layout for himself. read more ...



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