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Interesting Hobbies of Professional Golfers

What occupies the time of your favourite golfer away from the course? You may be surprised to hear that many of them have dedicated hobbies. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a look at some of the most notable examples. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at Wentworth

Switching the date of the BMW PGA Championship has only benefited British golf fans, who will see the strongest gathering of the game's best that has been assembled for many a year. But who is going to add their name to the prestigious list of winners at Wentworth? Here are five to watch out for. read more ...


The Smartest Professional Golfers

Do you need to be a genius to be a champion in golf? That's a lengthy debate, but there's no doubt that there are several extremely smart players on tour. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon picks out some of the most intelligent and witty. read more ...


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Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new PGA Tour season continues with the Sanderson Farms Championship, where the big-hitting Cameron Champ defends his title. With many of the rookies on the circuit playing, this event is a great opportunity for a new player to make a breakthrough. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy headline a wonderful field that has gathered at Wentworth for the BMW PGA, which takes its new place on the schedule in September. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a late season classic. read more ...


Pettersen Holes Winning Putt for Europe in Dramatic Solheim Cup

Many had questioned the inclusion of Suzann Pettersen, but the Norwegian was in the right place to hole the winning putt and secure an extraordinary victory for Catriona Matthew's Europe at Gleneagles. Derek Clements reports on an unforgettable, enthralling Solheim Cup. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Claims Hard Fought Victory in the Netherlands

It had been a season of troubled headlines for Sergio Garcia, but the positive side of the Spainiard shone through as he won the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam, while on the PGA Tour, a 20-year-old became one of the youngest players to win in modern history. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


The Inspiration of Attending Your First Golf Tournament

What was the first golf event that you saw live? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon reflects on his memories of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in 2009 and the formative experience that it left in his mind. read more ...


10 of the Best (or Worst) Golf Crowd Shouts

Shouts from the crowd have become increasingly common during golf tournaments, much to the chagrin of many. But what are the origins of these chants, and which are the most imaginative? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon delves beyond the noise. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #44: Ed Hodge, Gleneagles, Golf in Perthshire

Author Ed Hodge joins Kieran Clark on the new Golfshake Podcast to take a closer look at the rich history behind Gleneagles, the venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, in addition to reflecting on what the region of Perthshire can offer golfers. read more ...


Bronte is Ready to Lay Down the Law at Solheim Cup

Bronte Law is among the European rookies at Gleneagles for the Solheim Cup, but the emerging English star has impressed on the LPGA Tour this season, securing her maiden title, with the 24-year-old set to be a key figure for the European team in Scotland. read more ...


Scotland's Catriona Matthew Ready to Lead Europe on Home Soil

Team Europe come to Gleneagles with a captain who understands all the pressures involved in the Solheim Cup. Scotland's Catriona Matthew is one of the most decorated players in the event's history, and sharing that experience on home soil is something that the 50-year-old is relishing. read more ...


2019 Solheim Cup Preview

The United States have arrived in Scotland looking for a third successive victory in the Solheim Cup, but Catriona Matthew and her European team will be attempting to stop them at Gleneagles. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event in women's golf. read more ...


Meet the Solheim Cup Teams

Catriona Matthew's Europeans host the United States led by Juli Inkster at Gleneagles. Both teams have a rich mixture of experience and youth, which promises to make for an intriguing encounter in Perthshire. We take a look at the 24 players. 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 ...


The Greenbrier Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, but the new PGA Tour season begins this week at The Greenbrier, where Kevin Na defends the title. Included among an exciting group of rookies on the circuit, England's Tom Lewis will be hoping to build a second career in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the Netherlands for the KLM Open, where home favourite Joost Luiten will be attempting to win for a third time. But he faces a strong field that includes Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Lee Westwood. read more ...


Paul Casey Wins European Open After Thrilling Final Day in Hamburg

Paul Casey began the week by saying that he would love to win the European Open and he did precisely that after a thrilling final day in Hamburg to deny Scotland’s Robert McIntyre his maiden European Tour title. read more ...


Watch Future LET Stars at Stoke by Nayland This Week

The eyes of the golf world are on the women's game at the Solheim Cup, but for those unable to attend the matches at Gleneagles, there is top class action at the LET Access Series' WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland near Colchester, where spectators can watch stars of the future competing. read more ...


SkyCaddie SX500 Becoming Popular Alternative to Yardage Books on Senior Tour

The SkyCaddie SX500 is becoming a hugely popular tool on the over 50s Staysure Tour, with many players on the circuit praising the device as their chosen alternative to the conventional yardage book. read more ...


The Best Birth Years for Golfers

Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed

Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history. read more ...


Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Richard McEvoy's victory in last year's European Open was among the stories of the season, but the Englishman faces a strong test to defend his title, with the likes of Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Marathon Man Soderberg Holds His Nerve to Win Five-Man Playoff

Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg came through a nerve-wracking five-man playoff that included newly crowned FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy to win the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event. read more ...


How Many Bogeys Do You Make a Round?

How many bogeys or worse do you make during the average round? We analysed 100,000 scores tracked on Golfshake to identify the number of disasters that golfers across each handicap category have on their card. read more ...


Reviewing the 2019 PGA Tour Season

Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, competing a PGA Tour season packed with stories. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they lucked out with several of them, as he explains in his review as the dust settles on the past campaign. read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


Omega European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the breathtaking Crans-sur-Sierre, where FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy headlines an impressive field that includes Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most iconic events on the circuit. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Completes Sparkling PGA Tour Season With FedEx Cup Win

Rory McIlroy completed his PGA Tour season in lucrative style by seeing off Brooks Koepka to shoot a final round of 66 and win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and its $15m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's latest achievement. read more ...


What Do You Make of it So Far?

Thirty of the world's leading players are competing in the Tour Championship at East Lake, battling for the FedEx Cup and $15m bonus, but the new format has been the story, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is struggling with. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


PGA Tour Must Get a Move on to Stamp Out Slow Play

The European Tour has revealed its new plan to tackle slow play, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is unconvinced by some of it. He takes a closer look at the issue and demands that the PGA Tour do more to address the subject. read more ...


The Senior Tour Could Soon Become Very Interesting

The senior tours can present a highly lucrative second career to players who turn 50, but the next generation of names who are set become eligible for the circuit could make for fascinating and exciting viewing.  read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


European Tour Reveals New Plan to Address Slow Play

Slow play is a perennial hot topic at golf clubs and on tour, but now the European Tour has jumped ahead of the game and revealed a new 'four point plan' that will be fully introduced for next season. read more ...


Scandinavian Invitation Preview, Picks & Analysis

Henrik Stenson turned down the FedEx Cup to headline the Scandinavian Invitation. The former Open champion is making his 16th appearance on the home soil, and the allure of that opportunity was more rewarding to the popular Swede than the riches of the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his spectacular victory at Medinah, Justin Thomas leads the FedEx Cup and holds the critical advantage over the other 29 players in the field, at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the finale and the new, unique format that is set to divide opinion this week. read more ...


Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle

It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management. read more ...


No Doubting Thomas as Medinah Wins Puts Him in Driving Seat

Justin Thomas secured his 10th PGA Tour title - and his first of 2019 - with a final round of 68 at the BMW Championship at Medinah to finish at 25 under par. But it places the American at the summit of the FedEx Cup standings, giving him an advantage for this week's lucrative finale. read more ...


The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.    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 ...


Catriona Matthew Completes Solheim Cup Team With Suzann Pettersen Inclusion

There was a minor shockwave pulsating through the hills of Perthshire  European captain Catriona Matthew revealed that Solheim Cup stalwart Suzann Pettersen was one of four wildcard picks at Gleneagles, completing the continental side for next month's contest against the United States read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs move onto Medinah for the BMW Championship, with only the top 30 players in the standings making it through to East Lake for the finale. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a pivotal week for those hoping to make an impact at the Tour Championship. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns following a four-week long hiatus, but there are many notable names in the field at the Czech Masters, including Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Reed Rights the Ship With Victory in New Jersey

Patrick Reed won an eventful Northern Trust Open in New Jersey to move to second place in the FedEx Cup standings with just two events left, with controversy surrounding Bryson DeChambeau and slow dominating the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the fallout. read more ...


How You Compare to the Best Putters on Tour

How good are you on the greens? We have taken a closer look at putting stats on the PGA, European, LPGA and Champions Tours, comparing with the tracking data of regular golfers on Golfshake, to see how each group matches up across various levels. read more ...


12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive. read more ...


The Best Golfer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known to avid golf fans and students of the golf swing, the remarkable story of Moe Norman is perhaps lesser known in the mainstream. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the life and impact of the unique Canadian whose abilities astonished the leading players in the game. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's Playoffs begin at the Northern Trust, with a stellar field in attendence. Open champion Shane Lowry makes his return to competitive action in New York, as the race to the finish kicks off. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main contenders. read more ...


Thorpeness Hosts 3rd LET Pro Am This August

Dame Laura Davies will host the 2019 Thorpeness LET Pro Am 29-31 August. The event, which is in its third year will feature 18 players from the Ladies European Tour competing in an engaging format at a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake. read more ...


What It's Like to Play in a Pro Am

Have you wondered what it's like to be part of a pro-am? Golfshake's Andrew Picken was invited to play in the Staysure Tour's PGA Seniors Championship with Ryder Cup hero Phillip Price. Andy recounts his experience, nerves and excitement from an unforgettable time at the London Golf Club. read more ...


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