One handed chipping drills

One handed chipping drills

One handed chipping drills Getting the right feel or action in our golf technique can be difficult at times. Sometimes the best way to achieve this is to find a drill that can highlight or exaggerate a certain part of...

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Creatures of Habit and our Golf

Creatures of Habit and our Golf

Creatures of Habit and our Golf I think it would be fair to say that most of us seek out the comfort of familiarity; it seems part of our natural evolution. It makes sense that we need to habituate or...

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Creatures of Habit and our Golf

Creatures of Habit and our Golf

Creatures of Habit and our Golf I think it would be fair to say that most of us seek out the comfort of familiarity; it seems part of our natural evolution. It makes sense that we need to habituate or...

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A putting grip for chipping

A putting grip for chipping

A putting grip for chipping Most accomplished golfers have a particular type of grip for most of their shots in golf but change this grip for putting. Below are illustrations of the more conventional types of holds I am referring...

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Powerscourt Coach helps young champion

Powerscourt Coach helps young champion

Paul Thompson the advanced PGA coach at Powerscourt has also been involved in Irish golf development for over a decade. In his Provincial coaching with the Golfing Union of Ireland Paul has worked with many fine young players including Shane...

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Summer Coaching Specials 2013

Summer Coaching Specials 2013

Get your game into great shape this summer with a coaching session with Paul Thompson, our resident golf professional Full day - €159 per person (minimum 2 persons, max 4 persons) Starting at 9.30am – 4pm  The full day will include...

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Use the Wall to keep the Angle

Use the Wall to keep the Angle

We know that one of the biggest misconceptions in golf is that we have taken our eyes off the ball and moved our heads too much if we hit a bad shot. Using slow motion replay it has been shown...

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Tip for spinning feet

Tip for spinning feet

A large number of golfers suffer from getting stuck on the back foot through the impact area, and then what happens is they spin their feet open with a twisting motion on the turf. This is a sign weight distribution...

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Feet together for harmony

Feet together for harmony

The keystone to an effective swing is to harmonize the rotation of the body and the swinging motion of the arms. Hitting balls with your feet together is a simple and helpful drill that helps you to get the feeling...

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Feet together for harmony

Feet together for harmony

The keystone to an effective swing is to harmonize the rotation of the body and the swinging motion of the arms. Hitting balls with your feet together is a simple and helpful drill that helps you to get the feeling...

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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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How to play in bad weather

How to play in bad weather

I was looking through one of my books at home the other day it was Jack Nicklaus' book called “Lesson Tee” that was published in 1978. I came across some nice thoughts about playing in bad weather that I think...

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Hinging & Cocking the Wrists

Hinging & Cocking the Wrists

Without a doubt there can be a number of things that can contribute to effective swinging of the golf club, and for sure they can be as important to one individual as a key feeling as they are trivial to...

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Hinging & Cocking the Wrists

Hinging & Cocking the Wrists

Without a doubt there can be a number of things that can contribute to effective swinging of the golf club, and for sure they can be as important to one individual as a key feeling as they are trivial to...

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Arm Hang at Address

Arm Hang at Address

This week Advanced PGA Professional at Powerscourt Paul Thompson provides coaching on your arm hang. If you would like advice on a particular aspect of your game, let us know at marketing@powerscourt.net and we will try and include it on an upcoming blog. "When...

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Why we should hit balls before playing golf

Why we should hit balls before playing golf

For most sports loosening up before playing is important because it raises the temperature of our muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments enabling them to perform better and with less risk of injury. With a complex skill sport such as golf,...

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Why we should hit balls before playing golf

Why we should hit balls before playing golf

For most sports loosening up before playing is important because it raises the temperature of our muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments enabling them to perform better and with less risk of injury. With a complex skill sport such as golf,...

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There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

Golf is one of those games where sometimes the smallest detail can make a difference. Paying attention to a lot of seemingly inconsequential detail can make a big difference to your score at the end of the day. Consider for...

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