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05-04-2017, 23:49   #1
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Hi lads, I'm new to boards was suggested by a work colleague to join this to see could I find some suggestions to fix my awful golf game. My Friend has given me a name for a guy called Eoin Gibbons in Kinsealy, he's been with him a few months now and from what I can get from his website he used to teach in kildare and waterford, in fairness he has a lot of results up on his website along with a fair few good testimonials. Im just wondering has anyone been to him and what is he like or have you any recommendations? My playing partners that I usually play with on a sunday go to Brendan mcdaid and shane o Grady. I have been to a fair few coaches but no one has fixed my big left to right slice . Any feedback be great as well as other suggestions thanks
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06-04-2017, 07:04   #2
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To be honest any Pro should be able to fix a slice it's the most common fault.
It maybe the pupil not the teacher.
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It's a very subjective question - I know when I resumed golf a few years ago and I sought opinions on which pro to go to for lessons opinion was strongly divided.

In the end, I tried 3 different pros and settled on the one who I thought suited me and what I wanted to do with my game.
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I can second the suggestion of Eoin Gibbons in Kinsealy. I took the game up in June 2015 as a way of spending time with family members who play quite regularly. I was working at the time in Naas and came into contact with Eoin on the range there. I have being taken lessons off him since January 2016. In that time I've drop from 26 to 16!!! Its a results business and this guy gets results. I have probably four or five friends of mine using him now and they are all raving about him. His lessons are intense but look you pay good money to be taught not have the craic with some lad.
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I can second the suggestion of Eoin Gibbons in Kinsealy. I took the game up in June 2015 as a way of spending time with family members who play quite regularly. I was working at the time in Naas and came into contact with Eoin on the range there. I have being taken lessons off him since January 2016. In that time I've drop from 26 to 16!!! Its a results business and this guy gets results. I have probably four or five friends of mine using him now and they are all raving about him. His lessons are intense but look you pay good money to be taught not have the craic with some lad.
Good man Eoin😂
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JawGap I won't ask who the 3 pros were but who did you pick in the end
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JawGap I won't ask who the 3 pros were but who did you pick in the end
It wasn't around Dublin, I suppose I was just summarising the process I went through.

In the end I went with Mark O'Sullivan - he teaches at Bellewstown and Piltown Driving Range (he also does group lessons, which might be an option to "try before you buy).

From my own experience it seems like some pros have a fixed idea of what a good/effective swing is and want to get you to that by getting you back to first principles, which is fine if you're new to the game or are happy to go through the months of work necessary to break down your swing and build it back up.....

......and the there are, what I would call "tweakers" - pros who develop your swing through a series of successive minor adjustments and you end up with something individual to yourself.

I didn't fancy wrecking myself for a few months, so took the longer view.....it's taken about 18 months, but my handicap has now started to tumble and last weekend an ex-England Schoolboys player complimented me on my "graceful" swing and ball striking.

My main issue now is distance.....I'd love to add about 10/15 metres to my drives (without giving up my accuracy).

One tip I'd give is to record your stats when you're playing.....so when you go to the pro you can tell them what, exactly, your issues might be.....missing left/right with which clubs, approx distances, ball flight......and tell him what you want, but be realistic!
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Hi lads, I'm new to boards was suggested by a work colleague to join this to see could I find some suggestions to fix my awful golf game. My Friend has given me a name for a guy called Eoin Gibbons in Kinsealy, he's been with him a few months now and from what I can get from his website he used to teach in kildare and waterford, in fairness he has a lot of results up on his website along with a fair few good testimonials. Im just wondering has anyone been to him and what is he like or have you any recommendations? My playing partners that I usually play with on a sunday go to Brendan mcdaid and shane o Grady. I have been to a fair few coaches but no one has fixed my big left to right slice . Any feedback be great as well as other suggestions thanks
I have never had a lesson with Eoin but i have seen him down the range and been next to him while teaching, and he seemed to know what he was talking about, he even gave me a few tips in between lessons and cured my pull after hitting 3 or 4 balls.
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Peter O'Hagan in luttrellstown is highly recommended
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That Eoin Gibbons guy I booked twice and he cancelled twice, ended up having one 1 hour lesson which was good, booked in again and paid for a second online but that was cancelled again so I just went to Brendan, 60 quid down the drain! He was too tired to proceed with lesson as with client at euro qualifying event, got onto him to rebook and never heard anything back

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Have actually being having lessons off Eoin for the past 2 years.
He now has a super set up in Kinsealy and uses trackman most lessons.
Only problem is that he is super busy, he is booked at least 2 weeks out most of the time so if anything goes wrong it can be hard for him to catch up.
I have come down from 14 to 9. 2 mates have used him as well 22 to 16 and 16 to 12.
He will improve u.
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How much does a average lesson cost? I presume it’s about hour per session?
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How much does a average lesson cost? I presume it’s about hour per session?
Lessons I've done before with my club pro have been 70euro for an hour. That was with trackman so maybe cheaper if you're not using it.
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Plus one for Eoin Gibbons.

I have been with Eoin for a while now, he has improved my game and also knowledge of the mechanics of the swing tremendously. He has Trackman and uses it to explain why the ball is doing what it is, but also has a great number of drills and lessons to help you change.

He is quite difficult to book as mentioned before, you often have to book weeks in advance. I usually buy a packages of lessons for a deal and schedule them all out a few weeks apart to give time to go to the range and work on drills he gives.
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