Harrington impressed by Learning Centre; recalls Christy Jnr "double act" with Darcy
Padraig Harrington's brilliant start to the season is a great advertisement for proper winter practice. And that will have pleased his brother Tadhg, who has just opened The Learning Centre at Balcarrick Golf Club in conjunction with local professional Stephen Ennis.
Attention — ILGU launches search for girls under 12
The search is on for the next Stephanie Meadow and the ILGU are inviting all girls under 12 years of age (born in 2003 or later), with an interest in trying golf, to attend free taster sessions with ILGU development coaches at centres across the country next month.
McGinley announces Allianz Golf Camp at St Andrews
John Garner: "Kids don't appreciate what's being given to them - but they did in those days"
Top coaching sessions for Edmondstown
Earlier this year Edmondstown based professional Gareth McShea undertook a series of elite training sessions in Smithtown Landing Golf Club, New York with renowned golf coach Michael Hebron, writes Shaun McBride.
As a result of these sessions Michael Hebron and Susan Berdoy-Meyers have agreed to come to Ireland to deliver a number of exclusive seminars at Edmondstown Golf Club this September.
Harrington and Bob Torrance part company
A desperate Padraig Harrington made one of the toughest decisions of his career in Killarney yesterday when he decided to part company with veteran coach Bob Torrance.
The frustrated three-time major winner, 39, has slumped from third to 64th in the world since his US PGA win three years ago, suffering his sixth missed cut of the season in this week’s Irish Open.
He admitted on Friday that he needed to make changes but ruled out sacking members of his back up team. But within 24 hours the architect of his success was out in the cold - Harrington says temporarily - and wondering what had just happened.
Importance of Functional Assessment for golf
The use of the expression “Functional Training” has gained a lot of attention over the last number of years. Athletes across all sports have been seeking out new methods and approaches to training in the hope it will improve performance.
During the course of this, they have talked about making their training more ‘functional’. But do they know what this really means and is it another fad in the strength and conditioning industry?