The Chipping Utility

The Chipping Utility

Most golfers these days carry hybrid clubs or sometimes called rescue clubs. They are an incredibly useful alternative to long irons, and for a lot of golfers also help bridge the gap between the woods and irons. If you don’t...

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Playing in the Wind

Playing in the Wind

Hitting into a head wind or a tailwind can be very problematical for all golfers. The main problem is attempting to predict the effect it will have on the ball. What we do know is the initial launch angle of...

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Go Back to Your Basic Fundamentals

Go Back to Your Basic Fundamentals

Let’s start with a definition: Fundamental (adjective) - forming a necessary base or core; of central importance. At its simplest the most basic of fundamental ideas in any golf swing is the set-up position, almost every movement pattern we make...

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Bernard Gibbons honoured at Golfer’s Guide Award Night 2015

Bernard Gibbons honoured at Golfer’s Guide Award Night 2015

Powerscourt Golf Club Manager Bernard Gibbons was recognised in the golf industry this week at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards Night 2015. Bernard was presented with a plaque to acknowledge his outstanding service in the golf industry by Golfer's Guide...

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Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

In the early part of Jack Nicklaus’s career his backswing was a very full big turn and he had quite a prominent left heel lift. He said the way he started his downswing was triggered by the putting of the...

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Putting Aim

Putting Aim

One of the problems that are quite common in putting technique is a miss-aim of the putter face at set up. This leads to compensation during the stroke and although our bodies can develop a reactionary amendments this will have...

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Every Golfer needs these skills

Every Golfer needs these skills

In its simplest form the movements we make in our golf swings are just about creating some energy we can give to the ball and how we can best control that energy. These movements will certainly be influenced by how...

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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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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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Matchplay with Paul Thompson

Matchplay with Paul Thompson

Matchplay Here are a few ideas on matchplay strategy. 1. Play the course, not your opponent. While you certainly want to be aware of how your opponent is playing and how the match stands, it's important to avoid the trap of...

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Get your game in shape for the new season!

Get your game in shape for the new season!

Recreational golf is about enjoying ourselves. The motivation for that enjoyment can be very different for all of us, but in my experience the majority of us enjoy our golf just a little bit more if were hitting the ball...

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Elements to Scoring Well

Elements to Scoring Well

(“Know Thyself”)  This week Advanced PGA Professional at Powerscourt Paul Thompson provides coaching on how to score well in golf. Here are his best tips: ‰Possessing a command of the short game gives a golfer the most effective edge they can have...

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And the winner is……..

And the winner is……..

Many thanks to all who entered our recent Ryder Cup competition! And what a Ryder Cup it was! We enjoyed some of the most addictive TV we have seen this year and when you consider we had the Euros and...

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Breathing For Relaxation with Golf Pro Paul Thompson

Breathing For Relaxation with Golf Pro Paul Thompson

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Check out our blog where Paul will regularly be posting articles guiding you through all facets of...

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‘L’ Stands for ‘Loaded With Power’

‘L’ Stands for ‘Loaded With Power’

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Check out our blog where Paul will regularly be posting articles guiding you through all facets of...

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Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Check out our blog where Paul will regularly be posting articles guiding you through all facets of...

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Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Check out our blog where Paul will regularly be posting articles guiding you through all facets of...

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Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Perfect Your Alignment – Golf Pro Paul Thompson’s Tip of the Week

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Check out our blog where Paul will regularly be posting articles guiding you through all facets of...

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