How to hit low shots

How to hit low shots

I was watching some of the preparations for “The Open” on TV the other day and Pádraig Harrington was being interviewed on the range and the question of “how he hits it low” was asked of him. His reply was...

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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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Practice

Practice

Recent studies in sports practice methods have shown there are two variations that can have a significant effect on learning skills, these are blocked practice and random practice.           Blocked practice – consistent drills, the same movement pattern repeated in...

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Finding the rhythm to the putting stroke

Finding the rhythm to the putting stroke

Rhythm is one of those skills in golf that is essential to underpinning any technique we use, whether it is a full swing, pitching and chipping or indeed a putting action. It is also one of the skills that seems...

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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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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

The question “how do I hit it further with my driver?” is a common query. In truth it comes down to a number of factors and most of these will be individual like ranges of motion, swing path, leverage influences,...

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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

The question “how do I hit it further with my driver?” is a common query. In truth it comes down to a number of factors and most of these will be individual like ranges of motion, swing path, leverage influences,...

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Trying to do everything at once

Trying to do everything at once

We all want to get better, but often we try to get better at everything at once. This often leads to either no improvement or even worse, we can see our game deteriorate because of confusion and no real plan....

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Trying to do everything at once

Trying to do everything at once

We all want to get better, but often we try to get better at everything at once. This often leads to either no improvement or even worse, we can see our game deteriorate because of confusion and no real plan....

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Cervical Spine (Neck) Rotation

Cervical Spine (Neck) Rotation

The cervical spine is made up of the first seven vertebrae in the spine. It starts just below the skull and ends just above the thoracic spine. The cervical spine can be very flexible, but it is also at risk...

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Good Putting Foundations

Good Putting Foundations

Solid foundations in any part of your golfing technique are going to give you the best chance of effectiveness and consistency with your results. Sometimes you’re putting method doesn’t get thought of in the same way. Here is a simple...

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Good Putting Foundations

Good Putting Foundations

Solid foundations in any part of your golfing technique are going to give you the best chance of effectiveness and consistency with your results. Sometimes you’re putting method doesn’t get thought of in the same way. Here is a simple...

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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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Shaping the Perception

Shaping the Perception

Perception is the process of how one interprets or analyses and takes in visual and sensory information. Perception is your way of understanding things and therefore what you are going to respond too. It may not be “the truth”, but it...

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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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Keeping Your Posture

Keeping Your Posture

Keeping posture Here is a real simple drill to help you create the feeling you need to maintain your posture lines during your swing. Take a medium iron and turn it upside down and hold the head with your lead...

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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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Powerscourt Golf Club

Following confirmation from the Golfing Unions and Sport Ireland that golf is not permitted under level 5 restrictions, unfortunately Powerscourt Golf Club will temporarily be closed until further notice.

Both courses and facilities will re-open as soon as government guidelines allow. Further updates will be posted on our social media channels as the situation changes.

We look forward to welcoming back our members and visitors in the not too distant future. In the meantime, please stay safe and we encourage everyone to adhere to the current guidelines to help flatten the curve.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Powerscourt soon.

Gavin Hunt
Golf Manager