How to hit low shots

How to hit low shots

I was watching some of the preparations for “The Open” on TV the other day and Pádraig Harrington was being interviewed on the range and the question of “how he hits it low” was asked of him. His reply was...

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Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order - Part 1 There are many examples at the top levels of golf of individual quirks in golf swings but for me the purpose or goal of our swings in general remains consistent and that...

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Playing in the Wind

Playing in the Wind

Hitting into a head wind or a tailwind can be very problematical for all golfers. The main problem is attempting to predict the effect it will have on the ball. What we do know is the initial launch angle of...

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Playing in the Wind

Playing in the Wind

Hitting into a head wind or a tailwind can be very problematical for all golfers. The main problem is attempting to predict the effect it will have on the ball. What we do know is the initial launch angle of...

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Paul Thompson gains UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification

Paul Thompson gains UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification

Congratulations to our very own Paul Thompson the PGA Professional here at Powerscourt Golf Club for successfully completing and gaining his UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification. The level 3 certificate focuses on developing high level coaching techniques in a...

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Paul Thompson gains UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification

Paul Thompson gains UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification

Congratulations to our very own Paul Thompson the PGA Professional here at Powerscourt Golf Club for successfully completing and gaining his UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification. The level 3 certificate focuses on developing high level coaching techniques in a...

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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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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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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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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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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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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the...

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Arm Hang at Address

Arm Hang at Address

This week Advanced PGA Professional at Powerscourt Paul Thompson provides coaching on your arm hang. If you would like advice on a particular aspect of your game, let us know at marketing@powerscourt.net and we will try and include it on an upcoming blog. "When...

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Get your game in shape for the new season!

Get your game in shape for the new season!

Recreational golf is about enjoying ourselves. The motivation for that enjoyment can be very different for all of us, but in my experience the majority of us enjoy our golf just a little bit more if were hitting the ball...

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There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

Golf is one of those games where sometimes the smallest detail can make a difference. Paying attention to a lot of seemingly inconsequential detail can make a big difference to your score at the end of the day. Consider for...

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There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

There are Two Sides to Every Tee!

Golf is one of those games where sometimes the smallest detail can make a difference. Paying attention to a lot of seemingly inconsequential detail can make a big difference to your score at the end of the day. Consider for...

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Get Your Power From The Ground

Get Your Power From The Ground

Here is a little drill you can try on the practice ground to help you get the feeling of starting your downswing using the ground as leverage. Place a golf ball on the ground and press the ball into the...

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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