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What Can We Expect From Golf Courses in December

Seasoned golfers will have no great expectations about what they might find when their courses reopen after this latest lockdown ends. But those who returned to the game and/or took it up for the first time after the first lockdown ended might be disappointed - they shouldn’t be. Instead, we should all be thankful of the chance to go out and play again. read more ...


BIG MAX Presents Aqua Seven Winter Golf Bag

It can take a hardy soul to enjoy winter golf, but for those who wish to make the most of the conditions, BIG MAX has brought forward the launch of the new Aqua Seven, a waterproof stand bag that is ideal for these months. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Winter

Playing golf during these darker months isn't for everyone, but for the best winter golf experience, you need to know where to play. We pick out 25 Must Play Golf Courses, all of which are suitable for the time of year and come Highly Recommended on Golfshake. read more ...


Are You Ready For Winter Golf - Tips To Keep Playing

The clocks are turning back meaning that winter golf is officially here, a time of year that divides opinion but one that can provide enjoyable playing opportunities. We have some thoughts on what you can do to prepare yourselves for winter and on what you can expect to face in the coming months. read more ...


Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019. read more ...


Is Golf a Sport For Just 9 Months a Year?

In the face of short hours of daylight and often unpleasant weather conditions, the window for playing golf at this time of year becomes narrower, and often motivation to get out there is reduced. Responses to the Golfshake Survey have raised the idea of adopting a shorter, nine-month season. We explore the subject. read more ...


Why You Should Change Your Golf Ball in Winter

Due to the effects of the colder weather and golf course conditions, is it worth switching to another ball throughout winter? We have asked hundreds of golfers, discovering a divided spectrum of views between those who make a change, and those who don't. read more ...


The Shire London Unveils Winter Golf Experience

The Shire London has revealed its attractive and great value winter packages to enjoy the excellent conditions of its signature Seve Ballesteros designed course, which features in Golfshake's 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter. read more ...


Top 5 Waterproof Golf Jackets

We're afraid to confirm that it is truly the season for waterproofs. Golfshake's Kevin Paver and PGA Professional Ryan Rastall have taken a closer look at the best waterproof jackets available for the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Season, counting down their top five for the year. read more ...


The 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter

Playing golf in winter can be a chore if the weather is bad and underfoot conditions sodden, but when you're lucky enough to be playing at the right place on a fine, crisp day, there can be much to savour throughout this time of year. Here are the 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter! read more ...


ProQuip Reveals Innovative New Autumn Winter Collection

If you're in the market for new apparel, ProQuip has revealed its most technologically advanced clothing collection to date in time for Autumn and Winter 2019. read more ...


Why Does My Course Look Like This?

Greenkeepers are under constant pressure from golfers as expectations are high, but no matter the time of year, or prevailing weather, there will be imperfections. We have taken a look at several common complains, with an explanation as to why your course looks a certain way, to help you gain a greater appreciation for the work done. read more ...


Motocaddy Reveals New Innovative Hot Mitts Feature for Winter

Motocaddy is providing golfers with the opportunity to keep their hands warm on the course this winter through Hot Mitts, part of an ever growing collection of accessories in their trolleys. read more ...


How to Save Your Golf Course This Winter

Your golf club needs your help this winter. Adam Matthews, the Course Manager at Moor Allerton in Yorkshire, has shared his thoughts on ten things that we can all do to protect our precious golf courses throughout the winter months. read more ...


TravisMathew Winter Apparel Review

Winter golf is here. But, don’t put away the golf clubs just yet. Playing at this time of year can actually be hugely enjoyable, providing you are armed with the right gear. Golfshake's Kevin Paver has been testing the new Autumn/Winter outfit from TravisMathew and shares his thoughts on the range. read more ...


7 Reasons Why Winter Golf is Great

Most golfers play less often during winter, with many even giving up the game entirely for months. But winter golf does have its upsides. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon identifies several reasons why it's great to play during the off-season. read more ...


Don't Let Winter Weather Defeat You

It's Saturday morning in December, it's freezing and tipping down with rain. You're waiting for that inevitable phone call that cancels golf for the day. Do you accept it? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that there are other options for you this winter. read more ...


How to Get Ready for Winter Golf

Winter golf is approaching. Before you know it, the clocks will be going back and it will be dark by 4pm. There will be frost on the ground and it will rain a lot. But if you want to keep playing, here are some tips to get you ready for the challenges of winter. read more ...


BIG MAX Reveals New Winter Golf Bag Range

Winter golf is fast approaching, but to help you get ready for the months ahead, BIG MAX has just revealed its completed winter bag range for 2019/20, including four models across different levels of tech, size and price, ensuring that there is something for everyone this winter. read more ...


Alternative Winter Golf Apparel Brands

As the nights are drawing in and the temperatures start to drop, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has looked beyond the major brands to see what winter golf apparel is available to get everyone through until the warmer times. read more ...


Spurk Golf Mat Review

Spurk Golf's unique mat was designed to provide golfers with a realistic summer-equivalent playing surface, split over two artificial grass lengths, helping to protect the course or practice area in winter without substituting quality. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been testing it for us. read more ...


Golfshake Christmas and New Year Podcast

We have reached the end of 2018 following another memorable year on Golfshake. Christmas is here, so put on your warm jumper, pour yourself a beverage, and eat a mince pie while listening to Kieran Clark and Matt Holbrook on this special festive edition of the Golfshake Podcast, reflecting on the past 12 months in golf and looking ahead into the future. read more ...


Tewkesbury Park Stands Out as Winter Golf Venue

Golf courses across the west of England had to content with horrible conditions during last weekend, but that nonetheless didn't prevent Tewkesbury Park from remaining fully open on 18 main greens without restriction, emphasising its status as one of the best venues for winter golf. read more ...


ECCO BIOM HYBRID 3 Review

Recently, Golfshake Ambassadors have been testing a wide variety of golf shoes, to identify some of the best for this winter and beyond. Andrew Picken provides us with his full review of the ECCO BIOM HYBRID shoe. read more ...


5 of the Best Winter Golf Balls for 2018/19

For golfers who play throughout winter, having the right gear is essential. Among the key priorities are the golf balls they select, with many brands tailoring products that are ideally suited to the conditions at this time of year. Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief look at some of the best golf balls on the market this winter. read more ...


2018/2019 Winter Golf Shoe Reader Test

Golfshake recently stopped by the beautiful Moor Allerton Golf Club in Yorkshire with a group of ambassadors and readers to test a variety of winter golf shoes and share their thoughts following a review period, discovering which is the best suited for the time of year and beyond. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Stand Bags 2018/19

Winter golf provides a variety of challenges, but it represents a great time of year to upgrade yor equipment. We take a look at some of the best winter golf stand bags that are available to help you battle the elements this year. read more ...


MacGregor MACTEC Bags to Drop this Month

MacGregor are set to release two golf bags to help combat the elements, this winter. The MacGregor MACTEC golf bag range will feature a carry bag and a cart bag, so no matter how you choose to transport your clubs around the course, your belongings will be shielded from getting completely sodden in a shower.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #32: Top 50 Courses, Stay & Play Venues, Winter Golf Tips

Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross joins Kieran Clark to reflect on their golf seasons, discuss their experiences of the 2018 Golfshake Top 50, and look at the merits of stay & play venues with at least two courses, specifically Rob's time at Breadsall Priory. Finally, Kieran and Rob reflect on the merits of winter golf, including their perspective and tips, plus Rob's unique addition of a practice putting green in his garden. read more ...


Snow Transforms UK Courses into Beautiful Winter Landscapes

The 'Beast From The East' has spectacularly arrived in the UK and Ireland. But the harsh conditions have created some beautiful photographs across the most iconic and best layouts. Here are some of the finest. read more ...


The Questions for Clubs and Golfers in Winter

Winter is a challenging period for golf clubs as they look to maintain a balance between retaining satisfactory revenues and ensuring that the course is of an acceptable standard for the peak summer season. Expectations from members and visiting golfers have changed over time, and it’s a question for all parties to reflect on deeply as the game looks to adapt to modern demands. read more ...


10 Helpful Winter Golf Tips

Golf writer Josh Carr offers ten of his best tips to enjoy winter golf, including considering the use of golf simulators.  read more ...


Winter golf - the way it used to be

WHY do so many people decide to hang up their clubs when the winter comes along? These days, there is no need to stop playing from November-March because we see far less snow than we used to in the bad old days and it is possible to keep warm and dry. read more ...


10 Essential Items for Winter Golf

Golf writer Josh Carr has listed his 10 essential items to be successful on the golf course during the winter months. Take a look at his essential winter golf items here.  read more ...


Oscar Jacobson's Autumn Winter Collection

Having dressed players on the European Tour since the 1970s, Oscar Jacobson's long heritage within fashion ideally places them to kit out golfers in style throughout the year, and that is the objective of their latest Autumn/Winter Collection. read more ...


Contrasting Pain and Joys of Winter Golf

The enjoyment derived from playing golf in winter is often dependent on the course that you're playing, as Golfshake's Derek Clements has discovered in Suffolk. Here looks at the joys and pains of these cold and damp months. read more ...


8 Items to Make Winter Golf More Enjoyable

Golfshake writer Josh Carr offers eight usefull golf items that will help make golf in the winter months more enjoyable.  read more ...


Five Reasons You Shouldn't Pack Away Your Golf Clubs in Winter

Not a fan of winter golf? Golf journalist Josh Carr offers you five reasons not to pack away your clubs this winter.  read more ...


Are you a proper winter golfer?

Whilst the European Tour heads off in search of warmer climes, here in the UK we have to contend with the unknown weather of wind, rain, snow and frost. Sports writer Derek Clements takes a look at what it means to be a proper winter golfer. read more ...


6 tips to help you enjoy your winter golf

PGA Professional, James Whitaker shares some great tips to make your winter golf that little bit more enjoyable.  read more ...


Race to The Algarve! 9-Hole Winter Golf League Tees Off at Richmond Park this December

If the thought of winter golf is too much to bear, then how about this to keep you going , 'Race to the Algarve' is a fun 9-hole golf league open to all. read more ...


Golfing in Bad Weather - Rules to be aware of

Unfortunately winter is upon us meaning that we are all going to have to play in bad weather every now and then. Barry Rhodes details some rules we should know when playing winter golf. read more ...


PowaKaddy’s Winter Wheels Provide the Perfect Solution for Winter Golfers

PowaKaddy is helping golfers prepare for the off-season weather conditions with its 2014 Winter Wheels which have been indorsed by Britain's national greenkeeping association. read more ...


Abacus goes natural with new high-performance waterproofs

Abacus Sportswear has underlined the importance of natural fabrics within its technical, layered golf clothing system for Autumn/Winter 2014. read more ...


New Kasco Winter Golf Gloves

Kasco has introduced a new pair of gloves designed to help golfers keep their hands warm and maintain performance in the coldest of conditions this winter. read more ...



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