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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 ...



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