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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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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Some Check Points for Distance

Some Check Points for Distance

Watching any golfer competing at the best levels should show you that mastery of the short game is still one of the most important elements that need to be in place to be successful in the game. However Stats are...

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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 the major elements that will be included by most sports persons is Self Confidence. Confident beliefs influence how you feel, think, motivate yourself...

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Build good chipping around this skill

Build good chipping around this skill

Are certain things more important than others when trying to improve our game? Using a simple example – is long driving distance more important than accuracy? Obviously this is going to depend on a good number of factors for any...

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A Grip on your Golf

A Grip on your Golf

During this article I will reference the grip from a right handed golfer’s perspective, so the top hand will be left and the bottom or trail hand will be the right. When I first took up golf I seem to...

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The Skill and Talent of Putting

The Skill and Talent of Putting

It is so easy in golf to be hard on ourselves, we use comments like “I’m so bad at putting” or “my golf is just rubbish”. Sentiments I’m sure we can all relate too at some time. But it is...

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The Bigger & Smaller picture

The Bigger & Smaller picture

Sometimes it is hard to understand why we hit shots one way and then what appears to be the same thought process the shot comes out different the next time. It can be one of the most annoying things about...

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Pre–Game Warm-up

Pre–Game Warm-up

Have you ever considered the ideal pre-game process that suits your game, your body and of course your lifestyle. One thing is for sure is that there probably isn’t the perfect answer for all of us but it’s worth considering...

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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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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

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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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

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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Review of Captains’ Charity Day Powerscourt Golf Club

Review of Captains’ Charity Day Powerscourt Golf Club

The members of Powerscourt Golf Club and their guests braved a wet and blustery morning to kick off a day of fund raising for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. With two Shotgun events scheduled the afternoon players got the better weather...

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