Padraig getting treatment for a nasal complaint. It is the same machine that he used on his wrist before winning the 2008 Open
It's important for the team to meet regulary and review the different elements that are important to keep Padraig's game at the highest level. With the team based in England, USA and Ireland, it takes a lot of coordination to get everybody together in the same place for the 5 days of analysis and review.
The elements are: technical, fitness, nutritional.
A typical day would be:
The daily routine starts with monitoring at 7am and continues with warm-up mobilising and stability and then practice or analysis. Lunch follows and then rest before the next units of monitoring and then technical or physical work.
The weather in San Diego allows a lot of work to be completed outside in glorious weather but then again issues like hydration are important in warm climates like that of San Diego. The evening consists of a meal, relaxation and a good night's sleep before starting the daily routine again.
If the pictures look informal they are meant to be, team meetings are as you can see are very laid back. Padraig listens to what everyone has to say on the days work and then spells out what he feels he has learnt or needs to do to improve.
The Team - Dr Greg Rose, Tadhg Harrington, Dave Phillips, Dr Paul Hurrion, Lance Gill, Dr Liam Hennessy.
Thank you for all your replies about what I am doing in picture 1 - nobody guessed correctly, he are some of your answers:
Neil - Going for a part in the star Trek Film?
Rob James - Trying out some new-age spa treatment!
Philip O'Bryan - Using your tanning booth hat on your forehead?
Will Brodie - Playing some electronic game?
Diane -Virtual golf?
Tom Quilligan - Stretching?
Pamela Cherry - Sky diving, bungy jumping, para sailing?
Derek Carmody - Playing a vertual video golf game?
Patrick Hanley - Playing virtual golf in 3D on a simulator?
Morgan O'Reilly - Getting a hair cut?
Brad - Breathing fire out of your nostrils?
Michael Grace - Facial Recognotion scan?
Cormac Bergin - Looks like your wearing a hoodie?
Ed Ryan - Trying on a wet suit?
Nate - Getting laser eye surgery?
Erastes Fulman - Thermal imaging?
Jack Quirke - Playing a virtual game?