Squash the Sponge to Start Down

Squash the Sponge to Start Down

One of the most common questions asked about the golf swing is how best to start my downswing? The change over from backswing to downswing is referred to as the transition and what most people will agree with is that...

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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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Hitting the middle

Hitting the middle

The question “how do I hit it further with my driver?” is a common query. In truth it comes down to a number of factors and most of these will be individual like ranges of motion, swing path, leverage influences,...

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Syncing the move away

Syncing the move away

The golf swing can be looked at from an effective viewpoint and also from an efficiency point of view – this is the latter. In truth this is one of those articles that clearly will not apply to everyone who...

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Using the driving range

Using the driving range

Using the golf practice range has come in for criticism in recent years from certain areas, especially the typical covered driving range. Comments like “you don’t see other sports training on areas that don’t mimic the playing ground” have been...

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Hooray – Back to Golf!

Hooray – Back to Golf!

I am sure many of you regular golfers feel like it’s an absolute age since you last played golf. I have talked to several players and quite a lot have not picked a club up over this period of lockdown....

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Firm Foundations in Putting

Firm Foundations in Putting

One of the most common tips heard around golf is “keep your head still”. I have said previously that in the full swing that this thought can be detrimental to the use of momentum and power that should be one...

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Release the Trail Side & Balance

Release the Trail Side & Balance

First of all the term “trail side” simply refers to the side of your body furthest away from the target, so for a golfer setting up in a right handed position the trail side is the right hand side of...

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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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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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Pre -Shot Routines

Pre -Shot Routines

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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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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A Picture of Impact

A Picture of Impact

As inventions that have had a major impact on our lives the mobile smart phone will certainly rank at the top end of the list. Technology is now used in golf in many ways from equipment research and design to...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

Watching Shane Lowry win the Open in Portrush was one of the great moments in golf. Having known Shane since his late teens and seen him progress into a major winner now has of course put perhaps an obvious question...

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Be Positive about NOT 3 Putting

Be Positive about NOT 3 Putting

I’m sure you are aware of the idea that parts of our thoughts won’t distinguish the difference between negative and positive. If you say to someone “don’t think of an orange – it is likely they will think of an...

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How good is your “B Game”

How good is your “B Game”

Many years ago I remember hearing the wonderful coach John Jacobs say “golf is not about how good your good shots are but how good your bad shots are!” In some ways this is perhaps the reflection of consistent performances...

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Accuracy off the Tee

Accuracy off the Tee

Accuracy off the Tee...... How important is it? When referring to “off the tee” I mean shots hit on par 4’s & 5’s, holes that are predominantly played with longer clubs particularly the driver. On a “typical” 18 hole course...

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Legs & Feet In Chipping

Legs & Feet In Chipping

Let’s start with the simple message of this article - the legs and feet should remain passive and quiet during our chipping technique, they act mainly in a stabilising role and should only have minimal movement. Legs and feet play...

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9 Ball Flight Windows

9 Ball Flight Windows

1I hope it’s fair to say in broad general terms that if you went and asked those golfers hitting balls on the range “what are you working on?” A common reply would be along the lines of “trying to hit...

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Powerscourt Golf Club

 

Following the announcement that Ireland will return to full Level 5
restrictions golf is prohibited from 1st – 31st January 2021.

For now we are advised to stay home and stay safe to ensure that we continue to
flatten the curve.
 
We look forward to welcoming you all back to Powerscourt Golf Club in the not
distant future. 
 
‘STAY THE COURSE SO WE CAN GET BACK OUT ON THE COURSE’

Gavin Hunt
Golf Manager