Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin

Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin

NEW! FootGolf

Would you like to try your skills at FootGolf? We now have a FootGolf Course at Ballybane. More details on our website www.footgolf-dublin.ie

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Ireland’s Best Golf and Activity Centre

Newcastle Golf Centre-Ireland’s Best Golf and Activity Centre

At Newcastle Golf Centre we provide a range of excellent golf facilities and activity centre to cater for all ages and all interests. Only 30 minutes from Dublin we are the perfect location for a family day out, birthdays, team building and corporate days, stags and hens and more.

For the keen golfer our floodlit, covered driving range and short game practice area provide the perfect warm up before you head to the course. The 18 hole par 3 golf course is the perfect challenge set in a beautiful parkland location.

imageimageFor the part time golfer we now offer FootGolf! Part soccer, part golf, all entertainment and suitable for all skill levels. Great family fun and a brilliant way to play golf without having to carry clubs!

Or why not try something completely different- Laser Clay Shooting. Using real, deactivated guns, fire a harmless beam at a clay launched through the air. Completely safe, environmentally friendly as the clays are re usable and fun for any occasion. ( must be 16 years of age or older due to the weight of the guns).

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FootBowl, our newest activity is suitable for all ages. The aim of the game is simple, using a soccer ball or American football, knock down your opponents pins before they knock yours down. Looks easier than it is!

Booking is required for Laser Clay Shooting and FootBowl.  more activities coming soon, keep an eye on our website for future updates.

For more information on our current facilities contact us on

Newcastle Golf and Activity Centre

Peamount Lane, Newcastle, Co Dublin

Tel: 01 6210201

086 8299585(mobile)

email:ngct@eircom.net

Driving Range Practice Drills

Here’s a great way to improve your golf and practice with a purpose. Its easy to stand on the range and hit balls randomly all day but while it might be fun for a few minutes, the novelty will soon wear off with little or no improvement to your golf.

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Instead use these 6 practice drills to sharpen all aspects of your golf game.

1. REHEARSE YOUR FULL SWING

Don’t be a mindless range rat when working on your full swing. Instead, take one deliberate, mindful practice swing before each shot, mimicking the feel or technique you’re working on that day. For example, if you’re working on a more upright backswing, make a purposeful rehearsal that employs your new swing key, then repeat it when hitting the shot. This helps you reinforce the new motor skill you’re trying to learn. It also keeps you focused on the all-important process of the swing, not just the quality of the contact.

 2. MAKE DEAD AIM A GAME

On the practice tee, visualize a course you know well and “play” an entire nine or 18 holes [minus putts]. If the first “hole” calls for driver, then 6-iron, then wedge, hit those clubs in succession; choose a specific target for each shot, and follow your normal pre-shot routine. This drill makes you hit your clubs in random order, just as you would on the course, and it also helps you work on visualization. Turn it into a game. Give yourself a score — one point for a quality swing, zero for each so-so shot, and minus-one for poor shots [tops, chunks, etc.]. Your goal? Beat the previous score by at least one point.

3. DIAL IN YOUR CHIPPING DISTANCE
On the practice green, take five balls and hit chips of various lengths to your target hole until you knock all five to within a club-length of the cup [make it two or three club-lengths if chipping isn’t your strength]. Once you go five-for-five, repeat the drill, this time trying to knock them all inside, say, the steel of the club. Hey, we told you this would be hard!

4. BE AMBITIOUS FROM FIVE FEET
Find a straight five-foot putt on your practice green and keep rollin’ ’em until you make 50 — yes, 50! — in a row, going back to zero after every miss. Is this easy? Heck no. It might take you two hours, it might take you two days. But it’s doable. Once you get to 47, 48, 49 putts…well, that’s where you’ll learn what pressure is. This drill smoothes out your short stroke and banishes the fear of knee-knockers. Don’t give up until you’ve rolled in No. 50, or until your wife sends out a search party. [And take the occasional break to stretch your lower back!]

5. GET A FEEL FOR YOUR HALF WEDGES
Few weekend golfers practice hitting wedges at less than full distances, but you face those shots all the time on the course. Pick three awkward distances — 35, 50 and 75 yards, respectively — and hit ten balls at each target. Give yourself a point for each ball that lands within what you consider an acceptable distance — perhaps 15 to 30 feet. Whatever you score, try to beat that number the next day, with the perfect score of 30 being your Holy Grail.

6. GET SERIOUS FROM THE SAND
Instead of mindlessly blasting sand shots from the practice bunker, let a precise goal sharpen your prep. Choose a challenging radius around a hole — it could be 10 feet or 50 feet, depending on your skill level. Using five balls, try to blast all five shots within your chosen radius. Give yourself two points for hole-outs, one point for inside-the-radius shots, and zero points for all others. Once you score five points with five swings, you win! Now shrink your radius, choose a new distance, and start all over.

http://www.golf.com/instruction/six-drills-help-you-master-art-deliberate-practice

www.newcastlegolfcentredublin.com

Benefits of Golf Lessons

At Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin we have golf lessons in Dublin available from Qualified Golf Teachers. Whether you are a beginner, improver or professional our dedicated teachers / golf coach will be able to help you to become the best golfer you can be.

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Golf lessons can cover areas including

  • Long Game on our 300 metre driving range with a variety of targets
  • Short Game chipping and pitching on our two short game practice areas
  • Putting on our dedicated putting green
  • Bunker play with 3 practice bunkers available
  • Take it to the course, bring the practice to the par 3 course, pre shot routines, mental approach and more

Golf instructors can help you with many things from your technique to your confidence on the course. Some benefits of golf lessons:

Grip

Qualified instructors teach either the Vardon (overlapping) grip, the interlocking grip or the baseball grip, and knowing the advantages of these and tailoring your grip to your athletic abilities can prove a great advantage to your game. A student’s hand size also means that certain grips are better suited but figuring this out for yourself can be puzzling, especially when there are so many other things to think about. An instructor will explain why you should use a specific grip and this alone can improve the power of your swing and in turn the distance and path of the ball.

Posture

It is very difficult to correct your own posture and golfers often don’t realise when they are making mistakes and that it could affect their game. Standing in the correct position and maintaining it throughout the swing can make a big difference to your game and also avoid injury. Gaining the perspective of a professional, you will get tips on keeping your posture and probably save yourself a lot of back ache in the future.

Alignment

Repeating bad swings over and over again will rarely improve a golfer’s handicap. While practicing on a driving range may build your swing into a stronger one with further distance, aligning the golf club and ball can make all the difference. Professional coaches can use a variety of techniques to help you and help you to understand the technical side of golf: it is difficult to improve your game without fully understanding which elements affect the outcome.

Swing

Lessons can range from golf club fittings to simulators and visualisation techniques. A good instructor will find the methods which suit you best and use them to describe what you’re trying to do and adapt it to multiple standard shots so that you learn to hit sand-shots, approaches and chipping as well as fairway shots and driving.

Feedback

The most important advantage of taking golf lessons is the feedback that you’ll benefit from. Golfing with a friend or work colleague will rarely lead to them giving you tips or telling you where you’re going wrong, not to mention that most players will just avoid practicing shots that they aren’t very good at to avoid embarrassment or to avoid holding everyone up. Instructors on the other hand will work on your flaws and make sure you understand where you are going wrong before giving you tips on how to improve.

More tips available at http://www.leaderboardgolf.co.uk/top-ten/five-advantages-to-taking-golf-lessons.html.

A large number of professional golfers including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith have a golf coach who has guided them through Major Championships. You can do this too!

For Golf lessons in Dublin contact:

Tel: 01 6210201

email: ngct@eircom.net

Gift Voucher

Looking for a last minute Christmas present? Its that time of year again when Santa puts his golf clubs away for a day to make his worldwide journey! If you’re looking for a stocking filler, Newcastle Golf Centre is here to help.

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The perfect gift for the golfer in you’re life, our Gift Voucher can be used for a range of activities at Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin.

  • Par 3 golf
  • Golf Driving Range
  • FootGolf
  • Golf Lessons
  • Footbowl
  • and more

To order a voucher

Tel: 01 6210201

Mob: 086 8299585

email: ngct@eircom.net

www.newcastlegolfcentredublin.com

www.footgolf-dublin.ie

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas from Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin.

Golf Instruction at Newcastle Golf Centre

Golf Instruction at Newcastle Golf Centre

How to cure a slice? How to stop hooking? Topped or fat shots? How to hit a fade or a draw? How to make more putts?

Take your golf game to the next level. Whether picking up a club for the first time or if you are looking for a single figure handicap, a golf lesson at Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin will develop a lesson programme to suit your needs and help with your golfing goals.

Golf Instruction

Golf Instruction

 

Golf instruction is available from Qualified Golf Teachers, with a number of years golf instruction experience. If you are slicing, hooking or having any issue with your golf swing or just want advice our experienced coaches can guide you with excellent tuition.

The range of facilities at Newcastle Golf Centre mean that we can cover all aspects of the game. From driving and irons on the driving range, putting, chipping and bunker play on the short game practice area and bringing it all together on the par 3 golf course. Golf club Regripping and repairs are also available on site to ensure the clubs are suited to the individual golfers needs.

Located only minutes from Newcastle, Celbridge, Lucan, Clondalkin, Tallaght, Rathcoole, Leixlip and only a short drive from the N7, N4 and M50 motorways, Newcastle Golf Centre is an ideal location for golf lessons in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and more.

To book a golf lesson or for enquiries

http://www.newcastlegolfcentredublin.com/services/golf-lessons

Tel: 016210201

Mob: 0868299585

Email: ngct@eircom.net

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The Masters 2015

Best of Luck Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington Graeme McDowell, Shane Lowry and Darren Clarke this weekend at the Masters 2015 at Augusta, from all of us at Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin.

For all the latest from Augusta National follow the link below to the Masters 2015 official website.

http://www.masters.com/index.html

 

Operation Transformation!

What better way to get some fresh air and exercise than by playing golf. The par 3 Golf Course at Newcastle Golf Centre gives all level of golfers from beginner to professional a wonderful challenge in a beautiful parkland location.

The golf course can be completed in less than two hours meaning you have enjoyed a good walk but still have time left to carry on with lifes busy schedules.

Make this your Operation Transformation and improve your health while improving your golf at the same time.

Click the link to see the health benefits of playing golf. http://golftips.golfsmith.com/physical-benefits-playing-golf-1060.html

Holiday – Things to do in Dublin

If you are travelling to Dublin for a short break or a family holiday and looking for things to do in Dublin why not visit us at Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin for a game of golf, practice on the driving range or head to Ballybane FootGolf for golf of a different kind!

There are a number of accomodation options nearby from Finnstown Castle Hotel,  the Lucan Spa Hotel, Citywest Hotel, Bewleys Hotel, the Clarion Hotel, The Green Isle Hotel, The Red Cow Hotel, Springfield Hotel and more.

Dublin as a city has many attractions to see during your stay from Dublin Zoo to the Spire, the GPO to the National Museum of Ireland and Guinness Storehouse. There are so many things to do in Dublin and the Dublin Bus tour is a wonderful way to see many of these sights.

At Newcastle Golf Centre Dublin we have a number of facilities for you to enjoy. Golf, driving range, footgolf, laser clay shooting and footbowl mean that whether travelling as a group or family you can have an entertaining day while also seeing a more rural side of Dublin.image

If you need any advice or information on our location, golf course, driving range,  footgolf course and other services we offer please contact us at 01 6210201, mobile 0868299585, email ngct@eircom.net

Golf Driving Range Tips

Golf Driving Range Tips

With Rory McIlroy getting to grips with his golf game for the 2015 season, why not get your own game in shape too. Heres a great article with some golf tips  to guide when when practicing at the driving range.

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Visiting a driving range can help you improve your golf game without the expense of playing a full round of golf. At a driving range, it’s possible to hit several dozen or even more than 100 balls in a relatively short period of time without any pressure. Depending on where you live, you might be able to visit an outdoor driving range all year, or you can take advantage of an indoor range during the winter.
Step 1
Stretch your shoulders, back, legs and arms for several minutes before taking a club out of your bag. Loosening the body helps warm your muscles and lessen the chance of a swing-related injury. After stretching, take several practice swings with a 9-iron. Practice swings continue to loosen your body.
Step 2
Hit a number of shots with your 9-iron, focusing on proper foot placement, hand placement on the grip, backswing and follow through. Avoid the temptation to race through shot after shot. Instead, approach each shot as though you’re on the golf course and the shot is important. Rushing yourself at the driving range can produce bad habits.
Step 3
Move through your irons from high to low. Next, select a hybrid club if you have one and then your woods from high to low. Note your distance with each club; knowing this information helps you select the proper club when playing on a course. Most driving ranges have yardage markers set up at 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards. Use these markers to your advantage as you hit each club.
Step 4
Hit at least 10 balls with your driver, noting the distance and trajectory of each shot. If you struggle hitting your driver, the driving range is the ideal opportunity to improve your consistency.
Step 5
Move to the driving range’s short-game area and practice hitting balls out of the sand and onto the green with your sand wedge. Practice chipping and pitching at the designated area, and finally, your putting on the practice green. Most of the shots you take in a round of golf are shorter shots; spend adequate time practicing with these clubs.
Tips

Aim for specific yard markers and try to place shots as close to the markers as possible. Having a very specific target will help you focus.
To simulate the routine of playing a hole of golf, tee off with a driver, hit a long iron and follow it up with a short iron or wedge.

http://golftips.golfsmith.com/practice-golf-driving-range-20168.html

Golf Gift Sets

A great gift for the for all golfers.image

Set 1 –

6 x golf ball, 60 x tees, 1 x towel, 5 x ball marker, 1 x pitch mark repair tooL, 1 x pencil

€29.00

 

Set 2 – As above plus 1 x 30 minute golf lesson

€59.00

 

Set 3

15 x golf balls

60 x tees

1 x tee holder

1 x towel

5 x ball markers, 1 x pitch mark repair tool, 1 x pencil

1 x 60 minute golf lesson

€99.00