What Controls Direction

What Controls Direction

How far we hit the ball and in what direction are very simply and obviously what this game is all about. However behind this simplicity can be a whole lot of complicated physiological & psychological reasoning to any individual’s golf...

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What Controls Direction

What Controls Direction

How far we hit the ball and in what direction are very simply and obviously what this game is all about. However behind this simplicity can be a whole lot of complicated physiological & psychological reasoning to any individual’s golf...

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Skills every golfer needs

Skills every golfer needs

  In its simplest form our 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...

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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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Keeping Your Posture

Keeping Your Posture

Keeping posture Here is a real simple drill to help you create the feeling you need to maintain your posture lines during your swing. Take a medium iron and turn it upside down and hold the head with your lead...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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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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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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How to play in bad weather

How to play in bad weather

I was looking through one of my books at home the other day it was Jack Nicklaus' book called “Lesson Tee” that was published in 1978. I came across some nice thoughts about playing in bad weather that I think...

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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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Why we should hit balls before playing golf

Why we should hit balls before playing golf

For most sports loosening up before playing is important because it raises the temperature of our muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments enabling them to perform better and with less risk of injury. With a complex skill sport such as golf,...

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Why we should hit balls before playing golf

Why we should hit balls before playing golf

For most sports loosening up before playing is important because it raises the temperature of our muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments enabling them to perform better and with less risk of injury. With a complex skill sport such as golf,...

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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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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