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Tag: winter golf

The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play

When it's cold and damp, it can be hard to fully grasp the motivation to play golf, but discovering memorable courses to play is one step to correcting that. Helping you to banish those seasonal blues, we reveal The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play, all of which come Highly Recommended by golfers.  read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Hand Warmers

Hand warmers are legal in the game of golf and they hold the potential to be one of the savviest bits of kit for usage on the course. We are all aware that playing golf in the winter can sometimes be unenjoyable - largely thanks to the unpredictability of the Great British weather. However, hand warmers can help keep you warm between shots. We have complied a list of ten great hand warmers that you should consider purchasing this winter. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Shoes

If you can purchase a pair of shoes that offer stability, comfort and are water-resistant, then winter golf isn’t quite as challenging as it could be. We have chosen 10 excellent pairs that should benefit your game this off-season. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Waterproof Jackets

Waterproofs are valuable throughout the golfing calendar but they become especially handy during the winter season. If you have ever been caught in a storm on the golf course then you’ll understand just how important waterproofs are. We have complied a list of ten waterproof jackets that should give you that extra edge of encouragement as the clouds turn grey. read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Hats

The chill of winter is finally upon us but it’s incredibly important that we remain working on our game - as all of the work from the summer can come undone rather rapidly. We present 10 winter golf hats that will keep your head as warm as possible - and your swing even hotter! read more ...


The Best Winter Golf Gloves

If you’re looking to get out more during the winter but the weather typically deters you, then trial a pair of winter gloves. they are a common addition to a lot of golf bags during the colder weather and we have complied ten of the very best on the market. read more ...


Great Value Golf Courses to Play This Winter

Winter is the time of year to secure a bargain with golf clubs offering tremendous value green fees, but where should you treat yourself? We have been studying course reviews closely, specifically analysing those entered during the winter months to identify worthy venues for the Golfshake Communty to visit. read more ...


The Golf Courses You MUST Play This Winter

When you're lucky to have one of those crisp, sunny days, then playing golf during winter can hold many appeals, especially when you're visiting a memorable, rewarding course. Studying the thousands of winter reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, here is another group of acclaimed courses that will have you putting on the thermals and embarking on something special. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing. read more ...


Pure Putt Studio - Ipswich's New Putting Venue

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has found his new winter golf retreat in Ipswich, the Pure Putt Studio, which is set to offer both local amateurs and professionals an ideal venue to work on their putting and short games. read more ...


Why I Don't Love Winter Golf

The most passionate of golfers play 12 months a year, but winter isn't for everyone, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes in this tongue in cheek look at the reasons why our Scottish born and raised correspondent now prefers to stay at home when the cold weather rolls in.  read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter

For some, winter golf is a grind that is best avoided, but for many, it can be a hugely rewarding time of year to make the most of daylight and enjoy the benefits that the game offers. That is especially true if you play somewhere memorable, which this period of the year makes possible through reduced green fees and attractive visitor packages. Make this a winter golf season to remember and experience one of these magnificent courses. read more ...


Golf in Bad Weather - How Much Can You Take

Golfers are generally a hardy bunch, willing to face the elements and make the best of whatever challenges nature has presented them, something that is especially the case during the depths of winter. However, everyone has their limit - even the hardiest of hardy golfers. read more ...


It's That Time of Year - What Changes at Your Golf Club

If you are heading to your local golf course this winter, you do have to make allowances for things often being a little bit different from how they would be presented in summer. We look at some of the most common changes during the low season, asking the Golfshake Ambassadors to provide an insight behind what they generally experience at their club. read more ...


The Highs And Lows of Winter Golf

There is now no denying it. Winter is here. For many golfers it is time to put the clubs away and wait for the return of longer, warmer days. But for the real enthusiasts among us, the challenge continues. So what are the highs and lows of winter golf?  read more ...


Reasons to Keep Playing Golf This Winter

Many golfers stop their weekly or monthly trip to the course during the period leading up to Christmas, but there are several outstanding benefits that would provide a stern argument for continuing to play. We list five reasons why you need to keep golfing this winter. read more ...


The Items You Need For Winter Golf

While many golfers will outright refuse to take to the fairways during winter, we think that’s an unwise choice as there’s still plenty of enjoyment to take from the cooler period. We choose eight essential items that will undoubtedly bolster your enjoyment of playing golf as the temperature hits freezing. read more ...


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 ...



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