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  1. OwenDavies

    Golfshake.Com European Tour Fantasy League 2018

    I am in as well! Fancy a side bet Matt
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    Bearwood Lakes Review

    Hi guys, We recently headed to play and review Bearwood Lakes Golf Club. It was a great test and it exceeded our expectations. Although a fairly modern golf course, it was very mature in it's settings. Well worth checking out and playing if you can. You can check out the video review here - http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/9829/Video_Review_Bearwood_Lakes_Golf_Club.html Would love to know if you have played it. What did you think of it?
  3. It is that time of year The waterproofs are on, even when it is not raining! Especially the trousers. I am currently sporting some Under Armour Goretex from 15/16 and i love them, but it might be time for something new. Has anyone dived in and treated themselves this winter? Any recommendations? We have a golf waterproofs guide on Golfshake as well if anyone is looking to buy: http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10563/The_Best_New_Waterproof_Jackets_of_2017.html
  4. Hi, Working at Golfshake I come across a huge amount of great golf destinations, but havingnot experienced many of them I was hoping for a first hand recommendation for a winter golfing break! Likely Europe, but maybe a little further afield... Any ideas?!
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    Has anyone played Woodhall Spa

    I was recently lucky enough to play the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa. Has anyone else played it. How would you rate it? It is interesting that US mags rate it so highly.... Check out my review:
  6. This is a nice read from Ed. I know I am guilty of just bashing balls down the driving range. I wonder how much more effective my practice would be if I used Ed's methods: http://www.golfshake.com/improve/view/10806/How_measureable_is_your_practice.html
  7. England Golf are cracking down on players that game the handicap system to win big prizes away from home! Will this work? Have you had any experience of this happening? http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10871/Handicapping_Rule_Targets_Golfers_Who_Manipulate_System.html
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    Thoughts on rule proposals

    Some great improvements in there! Some I really like and some I don't. It is about time rules used common sense and if someone does not gain an advantage they should not be penalised.
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    Where in Wales?

    With St Davids Day just around the corner, it got me thinking which is the best course/destination to play golf at in Wales? I have not played a lot of golf in the country, but remember a brilliant holiday to Cardigan when I was younger and playing the course every day. Loved every minute!
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    Where in Wales?

    Have you played Conwy? I hear that is meant to be excellent?
  11. Hi all, Just wanted to give you a heads up that there is a nice little comp on Golfshake right now. We have teamed up with SuperStroke to give away a set of their S-Tech grips as used by Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth: http://www.golfshake.com/competitions/view/10821/Win_a_full_set_of_SuperStroke_STech_Grips_for_your_clubs.html Good luck!
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    Best New Drivers of 2017

    I loved the Wilson D300, very unlucky not to make the list!
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    Best New Drivers of 2017

    Ok, who is excited about the new drivers for 2017? Some great new gear out there this year. Huge launch from Callaway with the EPIC and some really solid offerings from the likes of Titleist and Srixon, not to mention a first from COBRA which will help with stat tracking! Check out my Top 5 drivers of 2017, let me know what you think! Are you excited about any of these or are they a flop in your opinion. I would love to hear your opinion. Also how could we make these videos better for you guys, very much open to suggestions.
  14. Hi, We recently ran a feature on Thailand on the site. I have to say, I did not realise the golf was so good, at least that is the way it appears! Has anyone played? What was it like first hand? http://www.golfshake.com/course/news/10681/A_guide_to_golf_in_Thailand.html
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    Is this the end for Tiger!

    We have said this before, but does his latest withdrawal really signal the end for Woods? http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10743/Golf_World_Reacts_to_Tigers_Latest_WD.html
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    What are the best golf waterproofs out now?

    Thanks for the info Matt, There is now a 'Best Golf Waterproof Trousers' guide: http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10580/The_Best_New_Waterproof_Trousers_of_2017.html
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    New clubs lie

    Much like any industry, you will get good, bad and average pros. Some are highly knowledgeable about club fitting and care a lot about getting you the right gear, some just want to shift gear. That is the nature of things. Seeing a clubmaker is a really good choice and they will be able to take customisation to a level that many pros cannot. If you are having lessons and changing your swing there can be a definite advantage to having your coach help with the fitting process, either doing the fitting himself if it is something that he can do to the right level or giving you information to pass on to a fitter or club builder. That way you will be able to build in any short to medium term adjustments that are needed to your set.
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    Nightmare Christmas Gifts

    I know I'm going to get one, just not sure which one it's going to be! http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/9296/Nightmare_Christmas_Golf_Gifts.html
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    Uk Top 100 - have you played any?

    28 for me! (Lucky boy) Although I have been lucky enough to play all the courses at Woburn and Sunningdale.
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    Advice on custom fitted clubs please

    Not a marketing ploy at all! It costs manufacturers a fortune to create all the fitting tools and then stock all the available options. It makes their businesses far more complex. Forecasting is far more difficult for them, let alone staff training and the effort that goes into making sure the retailers are up to speed. Yes, the cost is no doubt passed on to the consumer, but it would be far easy to offer off the shelf options. In the end they do it because it works and it is the right thing to do for consumers. I cannot count the amount of times I have tried a driver that I thought 'felt right' only to be proven incorrect by a launch monitor or in other words 'science'.
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    Why is Golfshake so hung up on Stableford points?

    HI guys, If you are tracking for handicap, that will automatically 'in effect' change your score to stapleford. This happens on Golfshake and via the CONGU system. It is just the way the system is designed to work in the UK. The US will take an average of your past recent rounds and Europe another system and then Australia another system. The world's governing bodies are working towards a worldwide system which we will see in 5-10 years and will likely be based more on the US system than the UK. There is more information on how your handicaps are calculated on Golfshake here: http://www.golfshake.com/golfhandicap/#handicapcalculator I hope that helps.
  22. @Brian TThere is some new tech which is quite stand out. More news in January I believe....
  23. The first few driver releases for 2017 have already been announced and some are even in the shops. Some pretty good stuff out there! Which one will be going in your bag? I have the 917 in the bag right now, but there new drivers on the horizon from TaylorMade and Callaway, so who knows, one of those could be a winner http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10501/The_Best_New_Drivers_of_2017.html
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    Your golf superstitions .....

    Well said
  25. About time this happened!! http://www.golfshake.com/news/view/10573/RA_and_USGA_Announce_PostDustin_Johnson_Putting_Rule.html