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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Putting Aim

Putting Aim

One of the problems that are quite common in putting technique is a miss-aim of the putter face at set up. This leads to compensation during the stroke and although our bodies can develop a reactionary amendments this will have...

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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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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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Tip for spinning feet

Tip for spinning feet

A large number of golfers suffer from getting stuck on the back foot through the impact area, and then what happens is they spin their feet open with a twisting motion on the turf. This is a sign weight distribution...

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Feet together for harmony

Feet together for harmony

The keystone to an effective swing is to harmonize the rotation of the body and the swinging motion of the arms. Hitting balls with your feet together is a simple and helpful drill that helps you to get the feeling...

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Feet together for harmony

Feet together for harmony

The keystone to an effective swing is to harmonize the rotation of the body and the swinging motion of the arms. Hitting balls with your feet together is a simple and helpful drill that helps you to get the feeling...

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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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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