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Stars Old and New Secure European Tour Cards at Qualifying School

There was a mixture of joy and relief for 27 players who survived the gruelling examination of Qualifying School to claim their cards on the European Tour for next season. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at some of the names who made it through, and notable ones who didn't and now face a different path for 2019. read more ...


Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball Achieves Historic Milestone

It has been 18 years since the launch of Titleist's Pro V1 golf ball, and the brand is celebrating after it reached an historic milestone, with Lee Westwood's triumph at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City this past weekend marking the 3,000th win since the franchise was introduced. read more ...


When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair

Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so. read more ...


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DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood head the field at the DP World Tour Championship and, at the end of it, one of them will be crowned Race to Dubai winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the European Tour's finale. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to beautiful Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is the last event on the schedule this year. Austin Cook defends the title, but this is a great chance for lesser known names to secure an early season victory. read more ...


Lee Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Win at Sun City

Former world number one Lee Westwood has rejuvenated his career with a spectacular performance in South Africa. He produced a brilliant final round of 64 to overhaul Sergio Garcia and win the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City. It was his first victory in four years. read more ...


Friday Update - 9/11/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a look at some of golf's biggest talking points from the past week, including a major rules controversy, a possible change of equipment brand for the world number one, and Brandon Stone's quest to make a hole-in-one. read more ...


When it Pays to Know the Rules

Golf prides Itself on its unwritten code of ethics, which is why there is always such a furore when a professional is caught breaking the rules. The story of Doris Chen in LPGA Qualifying School is just the latest example. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at a few of the controversies that have made the headlines. read more ...


Players Set for Drama of European Tour Qualifying School at Lumine

It's always one of the most dramatic events of the year, and for the second consecutive time, the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying is being staged at the Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, with players from over 30 countries, including established tour winners, set to compete over the gruelling 108 holes of golf. read more ...


Keith Pelley Vows to Keep Growing European Tour

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he has no intention of reducing the number of tournaments in the schedule, even though he faces the challenge of competing against the PGA Tour to attract the world’s best golfers. Derek Clements reports on a wide ranging press conference with the CEO. read more ...


Nedbank Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Final Series continues at the Nedbak Challenge in South Africa, with the finale in Dubai fast approaching. Branden Grace is defending his title, while Rory McIlroy is looking for his first victory on the circuit since 2016.  read more ...


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads down south to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, with Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler in the field looking to secure their first victories of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses their chances. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Secures First Victory with KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver

Bryson DeChambeau continued his incredible year on the PGA Tour by securing his fourth title of 2018 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. It was also significant for being the first week that he had adopted the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver from COBRA Golf, which has recently been unveiled on the market. read more ...


Sweet Smell of Success for Justin Rose after Title Defence in Turkey

Justin Rose reclaimed his position at the top of the world rankings when he successfully defended the Turkish Airlines Open. He defeated China’s Li Haotong in a playoff. While over on the PGA Tour, Bryson DeChambeau won for the fourth time this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend. read more ...


How Mind Games Can Threaten Lives and Careers

Lexi Thompson has recently shared her struggles with mental health and body image issues. It's the latest example of an elite sportsperson facing these difficulties. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some of the stories across professional golf and other sports that have highlighted the subject. read more ...


Friday Update - 2/11/2018

In this week’s Friday update, we take a look at some of the biggest talking points that have arisen in the golf world over the last seven days, particularly those that have gained the most attention on social media. From equipment announcements to brilliant Halloween costumes, this week has certainly been a good one. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood to Host 2019 British Masters at Hillside

The event's immediate future had been in significant doubt following the ending of a sponsorship partnership with Sky Sports, but the British Masters has been confirmed as being part of the European Tour Schedule for 2019, with Tommy Fleetwood serving as host in his hometown of Southport at the celebrated Hillside Golf Club. read more ...


Turkish Airlines Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Race to Dubai continues with the Turkish Airlines Open, where Justin Rose is set to defend his title. Francesco Molinari leads the money list, but last year's champion Tommy Fleetwood could close the gap on his friend this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an intriguing tournament. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Patrick Cantlay is defending his title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with Jordan Spieth making a notable appearance in the field as he looks to secure his first victory of the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Finau Pipped at the Post by Schauffele in China as Champ Secures First Win

Impressive Xander Schauffele held off Tony Finau to win the WGC HSBC Champions in China, while widely touted Cameron Champ lived up to his name by securing his maiden PGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on an impressive weekend for American players. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Admirably Shares Personal Struggles on Social Media

LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson is among the most popular golfers in the women's game, but has been open about the struggles she has faced lately, most recently with the admission that she has experienced body image issues. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes her honesty and candideness is to be admired. read more ...


Friday Update - 26/10/2018

Including more on the new Rules of Golf, the unique sight of a grooveless wedge, and the extraordinary odds defying achievement of an Australian golfer, Golfshake's Joe Hughes shares this brief overview of some of golf's talking points from the last week. 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 ...


Slow Play Rules Must be Enforced on Tour

In a rare incident, Corey Pavin received a slow play penalty on the Champions Tour in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes this isolated moment should become a widespread drive on the major circuits, particularly the PGA Tour. read more ...


The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Returns to London Golf Club

The Open Championship is returning to Royal St George's in 2020, but the spotlight on the the best of golf in Kent will be on the county even earlier with the news that the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will again be played at London Golf Club from August 1-4, 2019. read more ...


Super Sergio Reigns in Spain for the Third Time

Sergio Garcia carried on his impressive form at the Ryder Cup to complete a four-stroke victory in a weather-affected Andalucia Masters from Valderrama, on a dramatic Monday finish for those looking to secure their cards for next season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the events from Spain. read more ...


WGC HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose's incredible year began 12 months ago when he triumphed in the WGC HSBC Champions, taking advantage of Dustin Johnson's collapse. Now back to defend the title, the Englishman faces most of the game's elite, as the Race to Dubai finale approaches. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the last World Golf Championship of the year. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's elite golfers are in China for the World Golf Championship, but the regular PGA Tour returns to America for the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Ryan Armour defends, as several names are looking to reboot their careers in the early season.  read more ...


Koepka on Top of the World after Victory in Korea

Brooks Koepka capped an unbelievable season when he recorded a final round of 64 to win the CJ Cup in South Korea - in the process, he became the new World No 1. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest stunning achievement from the American. read more ...


Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018. read more ...


Alfie Plant Secures Maiden Professional Victory on TP Tour

Alfie Plant gained a legion of fans when he secured the Silver Medal at Royal Birkdale during the 2017 Open Championship. Now a professional making his way in the game, the 26-year-old has won his first title in the paid ranks at the TP Tour's 2018 Tour Championship at Prince's Golf Club. read more ...


Lynx Golf Celebrates Senior Major Victory for Dame Laura Davies

Lynx Golf is celebrating after the brand's playing ambassador Dame Laura Davies won the Senior LPGA Championship, just months after the golf legend triumphed in the inaugural US Senior Women's Open to etch another piece of history within a career that has spanned decades. read more ...


Tiger Wants to be Playing Captain at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods has surpassed expectations in his comeback by contending in majors, playing in the Ryder Cup, and winning the Tour Championship. As captain of the USA at the Presidents Cup in 2019, he is intrigued by the possibility of combining that role with playing, emulating Hale Irwin in 1994. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Johnny Miller to Hand Over the Microphone to Paul Azinger

Johnny Miller, the two-time major champion who redefined golf commentary on American television, is to retire early next year, and is expected to be replaced by Paul Azinger. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this ending of an era. read more ...


British Masters Faces Uncertain Future

It has become established as one of the biggest and best tournaments on the European Tour schedule, but the future of the British Masters is in serious doubt as the search for a new sponsor continues - so far, without success. read more ...


Andalucía Valderrama Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia hosts and defends the Andalucia Valderrama Masters as he looks to build on his performance at the Ryder Cup, but it's a stressful week for those looking to retain their cards, as the regular European Tour season concludes. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Preview, Picks & Analysis

A stellar field assembles in South Korea for the $9.5m CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, where Justin Thomas will be defending his title. It is only the second staging of the tournament and features an elite field of 78, with no halfway cut, including the likes of Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to it. read more ...


Pepperell is the Master of all he Surveys at Walton Heath

Two years after losing his tour card, Eddie Pepperell's breakthrough season continues in sparkling fashion on the European Tour, after the Englishman won the British Masters at Walton Heath. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this latest success for the 27-year-old. read more ...


Strange Twist of Events Readied Eddie's Equipment for Success

Eddie Pepperell has enjoyed a tremendous, breakthrough season - most recently winning the British Masters - but that triumph at Walton Heath was assisted by a strange turn of events, beginning with a broken iron shaft a week ago in St Andrews. read more ...


Bridgestone Trophy Winners Enjoy Dream Round with Ryder Cup Star

The three winners of Bridgestone's Chase Your Dream Trophy are reflecting on a dream experience after playing with Ryder Cup star Thorbjorn Olesen in the pro-am at the Sky Sports British Masters. 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 ...


Discovering the British Masters Venues

Walton Heath is the latest venue to host the British Masters, an event that dates back to 1946. We take a look through the incredible courses of the tournament's past, including a depth of features and reviews. read more ...


The Youngsters with Stars in their Eyes and the Guys Who Wish they Still Did

The new season on the PGA Tour is here, while the European Tour's campaign is approaching its end. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the contrasting fresh names on the American circuit, and those battling to save their cards in Europe. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour has headed overseas for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Justin Thomas has won this event twice, and his back looking for a third triumph after his impressive display at the Ryder Cup. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the limited field event. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Onw of the best fields of the year assembles at Walton Heath as Paul Dunne begins the defence of his British Masters title. Justin Rose is the tournament host, welcoming a field that includes Ryder Cup heroes Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Oliver Wilson Back on Road to European Tour after Victory in Ireland

Four years ago, Oliver Wilson produced one of the unlikeliest professional victories in recent memory by securing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews when ranked 792nd in the world. Now, he is on the road to complete another remarkable career resurgence after claiming his second Challenge Tour victory of the season in Ireland. read more ...


Lucas Bjerregard Takes Advantage of Hatton’s Slip to Win at St Andrews

Tyrrell Hatton came up a shot short in his attempt to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for an unprecedented third year on the trot as Lucas Bjerregaard produced a brilliant round of 67 on the Old Course at St Andrews to win his second European Tour title. 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 ...


Ultimate Dunhill Links Fantasy Golf Course

The Alfred Dunhill Links is played across a formidable trio of layouts; the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has drawn from the three courses – picking six holes from each – to create the Ultimate Dunhill Links Course. read more ...


Breezy Dunhill Links Presented the Best of Seaside Golf

That widely quoted adage states that if there's "nae wind, nae rain, it's nae golf". We had the breeze during the opening round of the Dunhill Links across St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, showcasing the challenge of seaside golf as it was intended to be. read more ...


Ryder Cup Stars Looking Forward to Perfect Week at Dunhill Links

Ryder Cup players Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, and defending champion Tyrrell Hatton are the marquee names competing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, and they are all excited about the week ahead at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's that time of year again, when many of the world's finest golfers join forces with famous amateurs at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, playing the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Tommy Fleetwood is among the Ryder Cup heroes taking part. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece in Scotland. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, the new PGA Tour season begins this week at the Safeway Open. Brendan Steele has won this event during the past two years, and will be hoping to complete a unique treble. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the 2018/19 opener. read more ...


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