The Real Value of a Practice Swing

The Real Value of a Practice Swing

In earlier articles I have written about the benefit of having a routine with our golf shots and how each phase can be beneficial in leading us to the point where our execution of the shot is in auto –...

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Set up your Putting

Set up your Putting

You have a putt that is about 6 feet long, dead straight and on as good a putting surface as you can have. The requirement from your putting technique is only to be able to strike the ball with enough...

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Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order - Part 1 There are many examples at the top levels of golf of individual quirks in golf swings but for me the purpose or goal of our swings in general remains consistent and that...

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Fear Factor

Fear Factor

On a recent trip abroad I picked up a book to read on the journey, it was called “Deep Survival” by Laurence Gonzales. It looked at some of the elements of why some people survived in certain situations and why...

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Are you Trying Too Hard!

Are you Trying Too Hard!

It is quite common these days to read or hear the phrase in golf “your trying too hard”. If understood this can be a very useful idiom about how our golf technique works best, however it is more often misconstrued...

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Are you Trying Too Hard!

Are you Trying Too Hard!

It is quite common these days to read or hear the phrase in golf “your trying too hard”. If understood this can be a very useful idiom about how our golf technique works best, however it is more often misconstrued...

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Pre -Shot Routine

Pre -Shot Routine

I’m sure most of you who play golf have come across the term “pre-shot routine” a number of times. It is common place to read about it in magazines or to hear it mentioned by commentators on the TV. Some...

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Side hill lies

Side hill lies

Here are some pointers to help play side hill lies. Ball below the feet In general position the ball in the stance. Stand much closer to the ball and make the club sit more upright, this has the effect of...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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Simple Take – Away Drill

Simple Take – Away Drill

It has often been said that the most important part to the swing after impact is the take away. Ben Hogan regarded it as one of the crucial moments in his swing. I think we would be fooling ourselves if...

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Simple Take – Away Drill

Simple Take – Away Drill

It has often been said that the most important part to the swing after impact is the take away. Ben Hogan regarded it as one of the crucial moments in his swing. I think we would be fooling ourselves if...

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One foot for Crisper Irons

One foot for Crisper Irons

Here is a really simple drill to help you get the feel of nice crisp iron shots, especially from those tight lies. Start off with a 6 or 7 Iron although this will work with all irons, the medium clubs...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, the...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, the...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, 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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Watch out for the Amygdala

Watch out for the Amygdala

I was watching the conclusion to the Seniors Open Championship played at Royal Birkdale the other day. An American golfer, Mark Wiebe had finished on 9 under and the great German golfer Bernhard Langer was 2 shots better on 11...

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Dear Patron,

Powerscourt Golf Club

We are all aware that the situation around COVID-19 is evolving on a daily basis and Powerscourt Golf Club will continue to take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus and are asking everyone at the club, members, visitors and staff alike to play their part as well.

In light of recommendations from Government over the weekend the following urgent actions will take place immediately:

We continue to monitor closely all factual developments on a daily basis as communicated by the HSE and will follow recommended guidelines from the Government.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

Gavin Hunt
Golf Manager