10 of the Best YouTube Channels for 2018/19
With the ever increasing presence of social media in golf, YouTube has become one of the best destinations for golf tuition, reviews and generally great content. The beauty of YouTube is that it can be used at your leisure and of course, it’s free. Online tuition videos have spiked in popularity and that could be put down to the fact that for no outlay, you are receiving tips and drills that you would usually have to pay a coach for. Course reviews are also popular videos on golf YouTube channels. These offer a great visual insight into what it is like to play certain courses and often make for some great entertainment when a shot that doesn’t quite go as planned is caught on camera. Of course, these are not the only two types of videos which are a hit with golfers. There is a whole range of video content across YouTube featuring many brilliant ideas. Here’s a look at some of the best YouTube channels for you to subscribe to.
Rick Shiels Golf
Rick Shiels has risen to a certain level of fame in the golfing world thanks to his great YouTube videos, full of countless weird and wonderful ideas. The PGA professional is constantly updating his channel to keep up with the latest news in golf as well as branching out and creating videos which others simply wouldn’t even think of. Often, it is those slightly obscure videos that receive the most interest, like this one featuring an illegal driver. I’m sure that his 415,000 current subscribers would urge you to join them, and I would, too.
In contrast to Rick Shiels, Golf WRX has not yet built up huge amounts of subscribers, but they have just passed the 5,000 mark and are definitely going in the right direction. The channel posts a mixture of content but does have a particular focus on equipment, reviewing clubs and getting hands on when it comes to the actual manufacturing and maintaining of clubs. Recently, they interviewed Cobra Puma golfers, Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, which made for two very enjoyable watches. I’d recommend this site for those wishing to keep up with the latest and best equipment.
James Robinson Golf
As a PGA Professional, James Robinson is doing his bit to help golfers improve their game by posting tips and drills on his channel. Robinson updates his channel regularly with a variety of different videos focusing on all aspect of a golfers game. This includes everything from choosing the correct ball for you to getting extra distance from your tee shots. There are many tuition channels about these days but in my opinion this is definitely one of the best.
Golfshake’s content mainly consists of course and gear reviews with some tips and tuition included for good measure. There are many great videos from some of the best courses in the UK and features around the most up to date equipment from drivers to balls. Golfshake is definitely worth a follow for those wanting to stay in the loop with gear and course news.
The European Tour
Offering something slightly different is the European Tour’s channel. Their channel features some behind the scenes action and tournament highlights, but the wonderfully entertaining challenge videos that they create with Tour players are definitely the peak of their content. The Tour is known for producing some of the most engaging content in golf and most of that can be found on their channel. In my opinion it is essential to subscribe to this channel and I’d highly recommend the ‘14 Club Challenge’ videos.
Fried Eggs Golf
A light-hearted approach to golf is never a bad thing, and Fried Eggs Golf have a great balance between genuinely good reviews and hilarious random content. This is a great channel for those who don’t want to take golf too seriously 100% of the time but still like golf related entertainment when they are not at the course. It’s hard to put into words what Fired Eggs Golf channel is like so be sure to check it out.
Me and My Golf
Me and My Golf is a channel made up of mostly of tuition videos, helping golfers to improve their techniques and get the most out of their game. Presented by PGA professionals, the channel addresses a wide range of swing issues and seems to offer at least one solution to most problems. If you are looking for a professional channel to help lower your handicap and boost your skills, then Me and My Golf may be the one for you.
Skratch Golf’s YouTube channel is packed full with exciting and unique content and is a brilliant one to be subscribed to. There are many videos which you just wouldn’t see anywhere else and the highlights for me are the videos featuring obscure golfing locations. Again, this site offers a balance between serious golf content and random, out of the box ideas. Overall, I am a big fan of this site and would really recommend you head over and give it a go.
Golf VLOGS UK
Founded by Liam Harrison, a recreational YouTube channel has evolved into a popular community for regular golfers under the banner of #GolfMates, bringing people together online and on the golf course. Fun, heartfelt and engaging for the average player, Golf VLOGS UK provides an opportunity to feel part of something.
Peter Finch Golf
Established by Quest Golf Academy coach Peter Finch, his YouTube channel is packed with tips and tuition to help improve your game with general advice for golfers, in addtion to a wide variety of superbly packaged and presented course vlogs and fun challenges providing excellent content to enjoy.
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