Stressful Golf

Stressful Golf

Golf psychology in broad definition could be described as how our behaviour through our emotions and thoughts relate to our performance. I used to think this was the absolute key to determining whether I would perform at the level I...

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General Putting Thoughts

General Putting Thoughts

A lot of golfers would like to be better players, but for all those who are motivated by this a good number will not have a plan of where or how this improvement could be made. Putting is one of...

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Go Back to Your Basic Fundamentals

Go Back to Your Basic Fundamentals

Let’s start with a definition: Fundamental (adjective) - forming a necessary base or core; of central importance. At its simplest the most basic of fundamental ideas in any golf swing is the set-up position, almost every movement pattern we make...

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Do you Chip like This?

Do you Chip like This?

Recently in a small group coaching session I asked the question “what did they think was important in chipping?” The first thing that I noticed about their response was none of them considered the lie of the ball or the...

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Cover up your Irons

Cover up your Irons

  Swing path control Clubface direction control Clubhead speed Distance control Trajectory control Strike quality   If I ask the question “what’s the most important thing in hitting good Iron shots from the above list”? It certainly wouldn’t be unreasonable...

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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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Self Confidence

Self Confidence

If you look at all the different components as to what makes us play well, one of those elements that will be included by most sports persons is Self confidence. Confident beliefs influence how you feel, think, motivate yourself and...

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Extend Thru, Don’t Chicken Wing It

Extend Thru, Don’t Chicken Wing It

First off let me explain what the term “chicken wing” refers to in a golf swing. It relates to the follow through action of a golfer, usually a slicer of a ball, where the left arm (right handed golfer) has...

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Extend Thru, Don’t Chicken Wing It

Extend Thru, Don’t Chicken Wing It

First off let me explain what the term “chicken wing” refers to in a golf swing. It relates to the follow through action of a golfer, usually a slicer of a ball, where the left arm (right handed golfer) has...

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Swing Centred – Weight Shift

Swing Centred – Weight Shift

Swing Centred – Weight Shift We know there are lots of ways to swing a club but as a golf pro I have always been a fan of a centred swing idea. “Keep your head still” has been a phrase...

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Chipping Considerations

Chipping Considerations

The basic strategy for a chip shot is that the ball lands on the green, preferably on a flat area and then rolls up to the hole. This of course represents chipping in its simplest form. In more cases than...

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Chipping Considerations

Chipping Considerations

The basic strategy for a chip shot is that the ball lands on the green, preferably on a flat area and then rolls up to the hole. This of course represents chipping in its simplest form. In more cases than...

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The chipping utility

The chipping utility

Most golfers these days carry hybrid clubs or sometimes called rescue clubs. They are an incredibly useful alternative to long irons, and for a lot of golfers also help bridge the gap between the woods and irons. If you don’t...

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Squat for better control

Squat for better control

Squat for better control Increasingly one question seems to be asked of me, “What exercises should I do for golf?” A very simple deep squat is a great exercise for 2 reasons. Research has shown that any limitation performing a...

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Squat for better control

Squat for better control

Squat for better control Increasingly one question seems to be asked of me, “What exercises should I do for golf?” A very simple deep squat is a great exercise for 2 reasons. Research has shown that any limitation performing a...

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Putting to the beat

Putting to the beat

Great putters have a wonderful ability to control the speed of the ball. This skill really is the foundation to good putting. A common feature of these golfers is they have a pendular/ metronomic timing to their stroke. That is...

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Putting to the beat

Putting to the beat

Great putters have a wonderful ability to control the speed of the ball. This skill really is the foundation to good putting. A common feature of these golfers is they have a pendular/ metronomic timing to their stroke. That is...

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Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

In the early part of Jack Nicklaus’s career his backswing was a very full big turn and he had quite a prominent left heel lift. He said the way he started his downswing was triggered by the putting of the...

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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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Finding the Recipe

Finding the Recipe

Finding the Recipe I read a nice little story a while back about a young girl starting out in golf and taking a few golf lessons. The Professional after a few sessions got to know the student quite well and...

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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