Dead Aim with Golf Pro Paul Thompson

Dead Aim with Golf Pro Paul Thompson

This week Advanced PGA Professional at Powerscourt Paul Thompson provides coaching on ‘Dead Aim’ in 3 easy steps:

1. The shot is produced by body muscles.

2.  The body muscles receive their instruction and initiative from the mind. 


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3. The mind gets its inspiration from the eyes.


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Therefore when aiming look attentively, not only at the ball but also at the objective point, i.e. the hole, the flag, a point on the fairway. This helps the eye to register to the mind what it needs to accomplish so the mind has a chance of instructing the muscles what has to be done.

Many golfers give a casual glance at the direction or area of play, they do not look attentively at a certain point within that area.


It takes time for the eye to adjust its focus.  The mind must be attentive to a certain thing if the eye is to focus on it.  The eye must be focused on the objective point if the exact location of that point is to be impressively registered on the mind. The mind will then have the necessary information to instruct the muscle senses to control direction and distance.


Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson, September 2012

About 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. 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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