Wayne O’Callaghan with the Odessey putter range at his putting custom fitting studio in Cork Golf Centre. Picture: Niall O’Shea
Wayne O’Callaghan’s putting studio in Cork Golf Centre is a busy spot, and that’s no surprise considering the state of the art training and putting analysis tools that are available at the studio in Ballincollig. O’Callaghan has been focusing on the art of putting for the past few years and last month he became Cork’s first dedicated Odyssey putter fitting centre. With a large number of putters in stock, Cork Golf Centre is now a one stop shop for golfers looking to improve their performance on the course.
While a large proportion of golfers will have been fitted for a driver or irons, very few will have done the same with their putter. Given that the putter will always be the most used club in the bag during a round of golf it’s funny that the focus usually is on the driver and length gains, but now O’Callaghan is providing Cork golfers with the chance to get the stats and the science of their putting skills. Wayne previously invested in the Capto and Sam Puttlab systems and he’s recently added Continue reading →
PGA Advanced Professional Wayne O’Callaghan who is based at Cork Golf Centre.
Picture: Niall O’Shea
If you ask golfers how many putts they take in a round they’ll probably have a rough idea of the number. But if you asked them for the percentage very few would think it’s over 40% of the shots in an average round. Wayne O’Callaghan has been building a reputation as a leading putting coach, and his new performance studio in Cork Golf Centre is designed to provide golfers with cutting edge technology to improve their putting.
Wayne, a PGA Advanced Professional recently invested in the latest putting analysis technology, the Sam Puttstudio. Wayne has used the Science & Motion puttlab for a number of years, and he recently upgraded to the studio version which provides ball tracking and video projection. Golfers and the instructor can now see the putt line thanks to the Continue reading →
Carrigaline based PGA Professional Wayne O’Callaghan has recently set up a new base in Raffeen Creek Golf Club. The popular instructor has moved from his previous base in Fernhill where he had worked for the past four years. Wayne qualified as a PGA Professional almost twenty years ago having served his apprenticeship under Bandon’s Paddy O’Boyle. From 1998 to 2012 he worked from the busy Carrigdhoun Golf Range and in 2012 he moved to Fernhill Golf Course. Over the past four years Wayne developed a very strong junior programme, which incorporated quite a bit of on-course work which complimented the range and putting green aspect of the programme. Although his time on the PGA Irish Region Tour has been limited due to his teaching commitments, Wayne did feature in the top ten a number of times this year. Having left Fernhill in October, Wayne wasted no time in setting up a new base. “I have now Continue reading →
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PGA Professional Wayne O’Callaghan is giving golfers plenty of options when it comes to preparing for the new season. While many courses are still closed, the range at Fernhill and Wayne’s indoor performance studio are both open for business. Wayne is running an innovative putting clinic next month where a maximum of four students will be taken through their paces on the green. Wayne explained how he’s planning to run the clinics: “First of all the clinic involves putter fitting, checking if the the length and loft of the putter suits a student – using the academy’s quinticballroll software. It will also cover green reading which covers the grain on greens, moisture and how they can affect break and pace. A number of training aids will be used to tighten up the length and stroke path. Finally drills on getting long putts closer to the hole on a regular basis and short putting drills and data on tour pros shared.” Details of the dates and times of all the classes are available from Continue reading →