Build a Powerful Platform

Build a Powerful Platform

So many golfers would get better by simply improving their address posture. In my experience one common trait among elite players is that they are very aware the ground under their feet and how it can best be used to create stability and power. They get into a position where their legs are like shock absorbers and they’re poised to use the ground to create force.

Golf Address Posture

One thing you can do to get a feel for this is to try making some swings in your bare feet.  Sometimes it’s as easy as placing your focus or attention on what your footwork is like during the swing. Try to become aware of how and when your weight moves left and right and also from heel to toe. A good practice is to slow things down to begin with and over emphasize balance and stability first. Unless you’re properly grounded, it’s tough to control a swing with any power.

Paul Thompson

Fellow PGA Professional

About Paul Thompson:

Fellow PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt Golf Club in Wicklow since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Appointments with Paul can be booked via Powerscourt Golf Club Reception: Tel (01) 204 6033 or the Golf Shop Tel (01) 204 6031. Read more about lessons from Paul Thompson by visiting the Powerscourt Golf Club Website.

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Following the announcement that Ireland will return to full Level 5
restrictions golf is prohibited from 1st – 31st January 2021.

For now we are advised to stay home and stay safe to ensure that we continue to
flatten the curve.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to Powerscourt Golf Club in the not
distant future. 

Gavin Hunt
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