Niall continues to improve and gains a NCAA Division 1 scholarship
11 July 2018 10:58 am
Niall Powell, 21, is an aspiring young golfer who is developing his professional skills at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club. But recently Niall, who is looking to “100% pursue a career in golf,” has spent two years in Iowa, U.S.A.It's been great to have Niall back at the club and the THSG.
Niall and I have worked closely together over the years and it's great when he is home so we can really get into some nice putting improvements.
As you can see from the images below, his right wrist is more cupped in the left image. By gripping down the club and being aware of this happening, Niall made some great improvements, becoming more connected and consistent in the backswing.
BEFORE ------------------ AFTER
Niall has started the summer season with some solid results.
Firstly, Niall played in the Men's Club Championships at ROWGC. He played well over the two days and scores of 74 and 71 saw him take the championship by a brilliant six shots.
He then played in the Tucker Trophy which is a Welsh Order of Merrit event. The Tucker trophy is 4 rounds over 2 days at two different clubs.
The first two rounds at Newport GC Niall scored 70 and 69 to clinch himself a final group pairing going into the second day. Niall was in 3rd place at 5 under par.
The last two rounds where held at a harder scoring Whitchurch GC. This meant Niall had to really knuckle down and grind out a top finish. He did so successfully and finished in a fantastic 2nd place.
These two results are excelent for Niall's confidence and also great for his reputation on the international stage.
This latest success puts Niall in a very good place as he prepares to return to the United States in August having been accepted for a 2 year International Competitive Scholarship at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Niall feels privileged to have qualified for this top level University both in terms of attaining business management qualifications and to help secure his future in the game. He will be competing at Division 1 status which is the highest level of competition organised by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for colleges and universities across America.