Author: Cannon Performance

  • Part Two of Guest Blog with Daniel Davey

    Part Two of Guest Blog with Daniel Davey

    Part two of our latest guest blog with Daniel Davey of Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA. RC : Strength and conditioning has became more common in modern times with golfers. What do you advise for post gym replenishment? DD : A simple rule of thumb is that when you train intensely you must recover optimally to get the most from each training session. Recovery is something that is regularly discussed by athletes, coaches and sports science support but cannot be underestimated as it is during the recovery phase that athletes adapt, grow and become stronger. This is particularly important for young athletes aiming to gain lean mass during a muscle […]

  • Q + A : Episode 4 of the Guest Blog with Daniel Davey Leinster and Dublin Nutritionist

    Q + A : Episode 4 of the Guest Blog with Daniel Davey Leinster and Dublin Nutritionist

    The latest blog post in our guest series with experts in their respective field is Daniel Davey. Daniel is co-founder of FoodFlicker and a performance nutritionist currently working in professional rugby with Leinster Rugby and elite gaelic football with the Dublin football team. Robbie Cannon Daniel, First of all many thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions for followers of the blog series! The majority of questions i get from clients regarding nutrition for golf is what to eat on the golf course. I always tell them that the most important part of nutrition for golf is the meal they have leading up […]

  • Blog Post from University of Louisville Golf Coach Aaron O Callaghan

    Blog Post from University of Louisville Golf Coach Aaron O Callaghan

    The latest blog post features Aaron O Callaghan. Aaron is the assistant golf coach for the University of Louisville Golf Team. This is a must read article for parents of anyone considering a scholarship to the USA.   RC Hi Aaron , Many thanks for taking the time to be a part of the Cannon Performance blog and I’m really looking forward to hearing your views and thoughts on the American college golf system. Its certainly been a big success for a lot of Irish golfers over the last twenty years. AC Robbie, The American college system has been a tremendous success for young golfers in many different ways. It […]

  • Take advantage of the warm up

    Take advantage of the warm up

    Gym workouts, like everything else in life, materialise  along  a spacious spectrum of efficiency. On one side of the spectrum, we have ample time to conduct the perfect session where everything we planned to achieve in our session is achieved. The athlete is engaged and is working hard.  Coach and athlete are happy. Progress has been made.   On the other side of the spectrum, we have sessions that are rushed. The athlete is not engaged. Learning and adaptation is minimised. Coach and athlete leave the session thinking that their time could have been better spent doing something else more useful.  The Average Joe, especially in the world of golf fitness, […]

  • Whats going on?

    Whats going on?

    Robbie was at the Honda Classic last week with Shane. 

  • Episode 2 of the guest series . Frans Bosch

    Episode 2 of the guest series . Frans Bosch

    It is a great pleasure to have Mr Frans Bosch next up on the blog. Some fascinating ideas that will interest a lot of coaches out there across all sports.   Frans Bosch (1954) earned a degree in PE in 1977. Since 1980 he worked in athletics, coaching elite sprinters and Olympic high jumpers and for some years as the national coach for jumping events. Since 2005 Bosch teaches at the Fontys University for applied sciences in sports, mainly in the field of anatomy, biomechanics, strength training and motor learning. Bosch has given numerous presentations on training related topics all over the world and frequently works internationally as a consultant […]

  • Whats going on?

    Whats going on?

    Robbie was in Dubai last week working with the members and professionals of Emirates GC.

  • Episode 1 of the Guest Series. Dr Bhrett McCabe – Willpower

    Episode 1 of the Guest Series. Dr Bhrett McCabe  – Willpower

    Todays new blog post is the first of a new series where I collaborate with friends and colleagues in the world of sports performance. I have had some fascinating discussions over the years with people I admire and respect and I really liked the idea of co writing articles so we could get some of these insights out into the public domain. Im very excited about the project and looking forward to learning so much from it. Ive no doubt you all will too.   Our first co writer today is Dr Bhrett McCabe . Dr. McCabe is one of the leading sports psychologists on the tours, but also works […]

  • Thank You Pro

    Thank You Pro

      Its 9am on the 26th of December . St Stephens Day here in Ireland. I look out the window and it is absolutely bucketing down. A day in the pub watching a super day of horse racing and sport was on the cards.  Then i can hear Bobby’s  voice in my head  “Well Pro. Get the wets on. Lets go hit a few ”  So i got changed and hopped in the car and drove the twenty minutes from Balbriggan to Bettystown. I got the wets on and strolled over to the practice ground in Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club where i learned so much over the years from […]

  • Matchplay, Time for it to take a back seat.

    Matchplay, Time for it to take a back seat.

    Before you go on the attack, i love matchplay golf. I have a better matchplay record than strokeplay in Irish Amateur Golf and i would probably have a better chance of winning more championships if they were all matchplay format rather than strokeplay. I won 7 matches to win the South of Ireland in 2009 as well as further appearances in the semis and quarters. I have a pretty good win percentage in matchplay from interprovincials to senior cup. I won five matches to get to the final of the West of Ireland only this year. So before you think I’m writing this due to a dislike for matchplay golf […]