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Tag: ryder cup

Ryder Cup Legend Bernard Gallacher Becomes PGA Captain

Ryder Cup hero Bernard Gallacher has begun his year as PGA Captain and in doing so becomes just the eighth person to lead the Association and captain either Great Britain, Great Britain and Ireland, or Team Europe. read more ...


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

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


The Ryder Cup Golfers You May Have Forgotten

Players like Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo and Sergio Garcia are considered Ryder Cup legends, stalwarts, but there are many golfers who qualified for just one team and didn't manage to return for a second appearance. We take a look at some of those names who enjoyed a brief moment in the sun. read more ...


Who Will Qualify For The Ryder Cup

Three years after Europe completed a dominant victory at Le Golf National, captain Padraig Harrington is looking forward to taking on the USA at Whistling Straits and he will surely believe that his team is going to look very different from that of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements has studied the contenders and predicts who will qualify for both sides in September. read more ...


Golf Quiz - How Much Do You Know About Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer's legacy within golf remains unsurpassed. He was a transformative individual who elevated the sport during the early television age, he was enduringly popular, and he was one of the finest and most thrilling players to watch in history. In the latest Golfshake Quiz, it's time to test your knowledge on the legend, and see how many of our 12 questions you can answer correctly! read more ...


The Golfers Who Should Have Been Ryder Cup Captain

The Ryder Cup has developed into a seismic sporting event, one that draws the eyes of millions. That scrutiny brings added focus onto those chosen to captain Europe and the United States. But there are only so many Ryder Cups and more than enough candidates, an oversubscription of talent that has seen numerous storied names being passed over for the role. We have picked out 16 notable golfers - eight Europeans, eight Americans - who never became a Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Race Resumes

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the headlines from the past week in golf and shares his View From The Fairway, discussing Ralph Lauren dropping Justin Thomas, The Open staying away from Turnberry, and the resumption of Ryder Cup Qualifying for Padraig Harrington's European Team. read more ...


When Are The Men's Majors in 2021

WE look ahead to what we can expect in 2021 when, hopefully, we will see fans allowed back in to cheer on their favourites. As good as the majors were in 2020, without spectators there was a crucial element missing, with glorious shots greeted in absolute silence.  Below we round up when the Majors are and what we hope to see. read more ...


Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf, Dies at 89

Peter Alliss, the voice of golf to millions of people around the world, has died at the age of 89. A fine player, he won 31 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cup matches but it was as a commentator and analyst that he became a household name. read more ...


No Need To Panic Over Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

Off the back of the 2020 golf season and 2020 Masters, Golfshake writer and sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead to the 2021 Ryder Cup assessing how the European team may stack up and compare against their US counterparts. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Officially Postponed Until 2021

It had been widely speculated and predicted for months, but it's now official; the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021. The biennial contest between the United States and Europe had originally been scheduled for 25-27 September, but it will now be pushed back 12 months. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Looks Set To Be Postponed

It has been widely reported that the Ryder Cup is expected to be called off, potentially as soon as this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the complexities behind the decision and why it's not as straightforward as some may think. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Faces Ryder Cup Headache

It didn't seem likely a few weeks ago, but there are now signs that the Ryder Cup may go ahead in September, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, considering the lack of qualifying events for many European golfers, Padraig Harrington faces a headache with regard to forming a competitive team. read more ...


How to Pick the Ultimate European Ryder Cup Team

The revelation that American captain Steve Stricker will have six wild card picks at the Ryder Cup got us thinking about how we would embark on hand-picking a side, looking at key factors like form, experience and compatibility. However, we wanted to experiment and go a little further, using historical stats to select the Ultimate European Ryder Cup Team. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Must Be Postponed

As the game prepares for the return of professional golf without spectators, the debate continues to rage about the fate of this year's Ryder Cup. Leading stars Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those calling for the event to be postponed, should fans not be in attendance at Whistling Straits. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they are correct. read more ...


Golf at The Belfry to Return in June

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry has confirmed that it intends to reopen its acclaimed Brabazon and PGA National courses for play on Monday 1st June, with bookings available to be made from 9am on Monday 25th May, news that will be welcomed by golfers in the Midlands. read more ...


Golf Quiz #2 - How Much Do You Know About the Ryder Cup?

Golfshake is back with a new Golf Quiz, looking specifically at the Ryder Cup, the biennial team contest that has captivated golf fans for generations. Covering the captains who led their sides to victory, the players who dominated the matches, and the venues that have hosted the revered event, any Ryder Cup fan should find this a fun challenge. read more ...


The Only 3 Golf Events You Must Attend

Watching sport on TV is one thing, it's undoubtedly the best way to witness the unfolding drama of a final day, but there is nothing else that can replicate being there live. There are hundreds of events in golf each year, but we wanted to identify the ones that you must experience above the rest, putting the question to the masses on social media to find a consensus. read more ...


New Major Championship Dates Confirmed

Beginning what was scheduled to be the week of The Masters, it's been a significant day of news in golf, as the various governing bodies and organisations have revealed a newly revised plan of dates for this season's majors.  read more ...


The Irish Open Could Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Among many events postponed on the European Tour, could the Irish Open go ahead later this year behind closed doors? Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley beleives that is a strong possibility for the tournament at Mount Juliet. read more ...


The K Club Makes Facilities Available in Pandemic Battle

Society is coming together in the fight against COVID-19, and The K Club is no exception, with Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken encouraged to see the acclaimed venue make its facilities available to the government and health service in Ireland. read more ...


What Should Happen if the Ryder Cup is Postponed?

With major championships and events being cancelled or postponed, questions are now being asked of the Ryder Cup's status, which will be in a challenging position for scheduling amid an uncertain qualification window. Opinion is divided between players and captain. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks; what should happen? read more ...


Want to Experience The Ryder Cup in 2020?

The Ryder Cup has become a sporting occasion unlike any other, dramatic and atmospheric, a rich spectacle that all golfers should experience. And you could there at Whistling Straits in September, backing Team Europe, thanks to incredible packages available from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


Meeting Former Ryder Cup Star Peter Dawson

Who was the first left-hander to play in the Ryder Cup? That distinction goes to England's Peter Dawson, who represented Great Britain & Ireland in 1977. Having now released a fascinating new book, which is designed to benefit the senior golfer, Golfshake's Kevin Paver met the PGA Master Professional to learn more. read more ...


Who Could Make Their Ryder Cup Debut in 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup us now under a year away, but who could make their debuts for Padraig Harrington's Europe? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out some potential contenders to secure a place on the team at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Reign of Spain Helped to Transform the Ryder Cup

During the BMW PGA Championship, Jose Maria Olazabal made his final appearance in the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the two-time Masters champion and the many Spanish golfers who helped to transform the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Getting Inside the Fascinating Mind of Thomas Bjorn

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the opportunity to meet and pose questions to 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn. Reflecting on the experience and the many topics discussed, Andy reflects on his time spent with one of the most fascinating minds in golf. read more ...


Mind Game: The Secrets of Golf's Winners Book Review

Mind Game is a collaboration between sports journalist Michael Calvin and 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, which provides an insight behind the mental challenges facing golfers at the elite level. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has read the book and shares his review. 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 ...


Adare Manor Feature Review

Adare Manor has been confirmed as the 2026 Ryder Cup venue. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to visit this spectacular location in Ireland, sampling the facilities and playing the beautifully manicured golf course. read more ...


Steve Stricker Backed to Succeed as Ryder Cup Captain

Steve Stricker was named America's new Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a largely expected move, and one that has proven popular with key names, including Tiger Woods, who have backed the man from Wisconsin to succeed at Whistling Straits. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Could Return to The Belfry

The Ryder Cup could be set for a return to England for the first time in 24 years as iconic venue The Belfry is under consideration to host the matches in 2026. Derek Clements reports on potentially exciting news for the most reviewed golf course on Golfshake. read more ...


Patrick Reed Apologised to Ryder Cup Teammates

Brooks Koepka has been tackling some difficult questions, including the aftermath of the Ryder Cup, which saw a reported fight with close friend Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed's apparent comments causing controversy. The three-time major championa addressed both subjects. read more ...


10 Feuds, Spats and Petty Disagreements on Tour

Golf is generally regarded as being a sport that is played by people of both sexes who know how to behave themselves. However, there have been notable exceptions when petty spats and disagreements took over. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of them. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #35: Yearly Stats, Captain Harrington, European Tour Preview

The Golfshake Podcast returns for the New Year with Kieran Clark joined by Matt Holbrook for a reaction to Padraig Harrington being named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a review of the staggering Golfshake Score Tracker stats from 2018, and a look ahead to the resumption of the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi Championship. read more ...


Harrington Succeeds Bjorn as Europe's Ryder Cup Captain

The worst-kept secret in golf is out - three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has been named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Golf Unlikely to Feature in BBC's End-of-Year Sporting Celebration

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year showpiece will be broadcast on Sunday, but is golf likely to make a significant appearance? From Georgia Hall's Women's British Open triumph to Europe's Ryder Cup success, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes the game should be recognised at the celebration. read more ...


Don't Blame the Golf Course Phil

Following his disappointing performance at the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson took aim at the setup of Le Golf National, bemoaning the apparently narrow fairways and thick rough that didn't suit his game. Golfshake's Derek Clements responds to the five-time major champion's critique. read more ...


Galvin Green Enjoys Record Ryder Cup

Galvin Green, the Official Supplier of Weatherwear to Europe's successful team in Paris, has reported that it experienced a record Ryder Cup with sales of the exclusive garments greatly surpassing those seen at Gleneagles in 2014. read more ...


An Englishman in North Carolina: Ryder Cup Reflections

One week after Europe's triumphant victory in the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Alex Picken - a student at North Carolina - has given his reflections on the events at Le Golf National from the perspective of an Englishman in America. read more ...


Europe Win the Ryder Cup in Sensational Fashion

Europe regained the Ryder Cup in spectacular fashion, thrashing the USA 17½-10½ at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris. Relive an incredible Sunday, as Thomas Bjorn's team defeated what was billed as the strongest American side in generations. read more ...


Ryder Cup Then & Now

The Ryder Cup was first staged in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in America. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the opportunity to take a look at the course, and see how that event compares with the 2018 edition from Le Golf National. read more ...


Identifying Perfect Pairings at the Ryder Cup

For captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during the week, the challenge is to select the pairings that will give their side the best chance of securing key points ahead of the defning singles on Sunday. Who do you think will be paired up together? Delving into the past and likely trends, here are some strong possibilities. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #31: Ryder Cup Preview, Tiger's Incredible Comeback

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast to discuss the incredible scenes as Tiger Woods claimed an incredible comeback victory at the Tour Championship, and they look forward to this week's Ryder Cup. read more ...



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