Meet the Team

Golfshake Staff

DRDarren Ramowski (MD, IT Tech, Marketing & Digital)

Darren is the cog that keeps the site, score tracker and apps ticking over.  Darren is focused on playing more golf in 2017, playing better and hopefully getting his handicap below 18.

The site started life way back in 1999 when Darren wanted somewhere to record his scores and know his social playing golf handicap.  Golfshake was born in 2007 which saw the site expand outside of the golf score tracking providing a community feel, golf news and editorial content and an online golf course directory.

KCKieran Clark (Writer, Community Editor & Social)

Kieran looks after the daily editorial content on the site, weekly editorial emails, forums and community interaction and all aspects of the Golfshake social channels.

Kieran began playing golf at the age of five on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. It was the start of a relationship that hasn’t waned, with it becoming a mission to tick off as many courses as possible, with the Old Course at St. Andrews being the stand out so far.  To read Kieran's latest editorial & features visit here.

JRJames Reeson (Touring Professional & Video Producer/Editor)

When not on tour James is involved with video production, filming and video editing.

He started playing golf at the age of 12 and is a member at Brampton Park Golf Club in Cambridgeshire.  After a successful amateur and county period he turned Pro in October 2016.

James qualified for the 2017 Alp Tour and you can follow his tour results and tour diary via his website at


Golfshake Writer Team

Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a sports journalist with a particular passion for golf with many years of experience covering golf and other sports. He is a keen, single-figure handicap golfer who has played the game all over Europe and in America and has reviewed many fabulous golf courses.

His favourite courses are Aldeburgh in Suffolk and the K Club, near Dublin. He is Chief Sub-Editor on the sports desk of The Sunday Times.  To read Derek's latest tour previews, wrap-ups and editorial pieces visit here.

Alex PickenAP2

Alex is currently majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Communications at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. He is completing his degree in America whilst also playing for the Pfeiffer Falcons University golf team.

He is a keen golfer and single figure handicapper who has a passion for sports journalism and writing about all things golf.

To read Alex's latest editorial & features visit here.

Joe Hughes

Joe is currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Huddersfield and has ambitions to work in the golfing media. 

In addition to doing journalistic work, he does like to get out onto the course and has been lucky enough to play at courses such as Royal Liverpool and The Twenty-Ten Course at Celtic Manor.

To read Joes's latest editorial & features visit here.


Golfshake Ambassadors

MattyMatt Holbrook (Handicap 10.3)

Matt is a long serving Golfshake ambassador having contributed to Golfshake for over 7 years.  He regularly writes course features and well as product reviews - as well as the odd appearance on the Golfshake Podcast.

A self proclaimed golf nut currently plays his Golf at Stowmarket Golf Club in Suffolk.  Matt has tracked over 450 rounds on Golfshake over the year in his quest to #GoLow and is on the brink of obtaining a single figure handicap.  To read Matt's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

KPKevin Paver (Handicap 16)

Kevin is a super keen golfer and on a quest to get down to single figures!  Kevin writes golf course reviews for Golfshake as well as some product reviews and features.

The challenge to get from hacker to single figures started in 2014 when he was playing off 22 with the hope of dropping to single figures in a year.  Due to various constraints the challenge was harder than predicted and in 2017 Kevin is now back in full challenge mode to get his 16 handicap down to a single figure handicap. Find out more via his website:

To read Kevin's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

APAndrew Picken (Handicap 18)

A Golfshake member since 2011 Andrew's a real golf addict playing whenever and whereever he can.   Andrew regularly writes full golf course reviews for Golfshake as well as trip reports and destination guides around Europe.

Having played golf for over 25 years Andrew is also a member of several golf societies and also organises a society and helps with several charity events each year.

He loves challenging his golf game and his keen to promote the sport of golf as widely as possible so that others can hopefully experience the benefits he gets from the game.

To read Andy's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

MDMelvyn Davies (Handicap 13)

Mel's been playing golf for 25+ years and a present member at Churchill & Blakedown Golf Club.

He loves anything and everything to do with golf and regular plays at his club, socially with his friends and as part of a large work based society running their annual championship golf day.

For Golfshake Mel regularly writes feature course reviews recently playing Handsworth, The Astbury and Ingor Manor.  He's currently on the quest to reach every golfers "holy grail" of single figures.

To read Mel's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

Rob Treanor (Handicap 18)

Rob is a passionate golfer who typically manages over 100 rounds a year. He travels a lot and has played golf in four continents with favourite tracks including Woburn, Aphrodite Hills (Cyprus), and Clyne (Wales).

Rob loves playing a scramble or better ball socially with his mates but also competes regularly. In 2017 he won the regional final of the Audi Quattro Cup earning a place at the UK national final of what is the largest amateur golf competition in the world.

To read Rob's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

Golfshake Contributors

KMKevin Markham

Kevin Markham is an Irish golf writer and photographer. He has played every 18-hole course in Ireland - writing two books about his travels - and played many more courses around the world. Kevin writes for Irish and UK golf websites & magazines and he is a regular contributor on Golfshake.

He started playing golf at the age of five and, today, rarely passes a golf course without taking the opportunity to tee it up. His books are 'Hooked' and 'Driving The Green', and his blog is

To read Kevin's latest feature reviews for Golfshake visit here.

Kevin Diss

Kevin Diss is an experienced photographer specialising in golf course photography and sporting events.

His golf course library features many of the top courses in the UK he's attend golfing events including the BMW PGA Championship, RICHO British Womens Opens, Seniors Open and the British Masters.  For more information visit:



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