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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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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Clubface & Swing-path

Clubface & Swing-path

It is easy to get wrapped up in swing thoughts, as a coach I’m always mindful of visiting that very conscious place in our heads to make swing alterations, in truth its very difficult to avoid for real substantial changes...

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Every Golfer needs these skills

Every Golfer needs these skills

In its simplest form the movements we make in our golf swings are just about creating some energy we can give to the ball and how we can best control that energy. These movements will certainly be influenced by how...

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Golf Digest Tournament comes to Powerscourt

Golf Digest Tournament comes to Powerscourt

The Golf Digest Volvo Mid-Summer Open takes place in Powerscourt Golf Club's East Course on the 28th of July. The event is one of twelve Golf Digest tournaments across Ireland in 2013. Designed by former player and successful Walker cup captain Peter McEvoy, the East...

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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