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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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