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....

Read More
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....

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
What Height to Tee the Ball up!

What Height to Tee the Ball up!

What Height to Tee the Ball up! What height should I tee the ball with a driver? This is a common enough question asked not just by beginners but experienced golfers as well. The fact that the beginner or novice...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More

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