David Carey, Castleknock, Dublin
Q. Hello Padraig. I'm 13 and I want to be a golf pro. You have the best mental game on tour. Is there any one thing that I should focus on when things go wrong? And when things go well?
A. When things are going well - Try and stay in the moment and not get ahead of yourself. When things are going not so well - Try and stay calm, relaxed and focused and try not to push and make things happen, let them happen.
George Claxton, Liverpool
Q. Hi Padraig,have you any advice for over 60 re physical fitness/specific training exercises for the more mature golfers?
A. General stretching would be the main advice, lower back, shoulders and legs all warmed up properly before playing.
Donnie, Cuba, Illinois
Q. Please explain your putting grip and some of your putting tips?
A. trying to keep the hands quiet on the putter, simple as that! one putting tip - practice the four footers, they are as important as a 300 yard drive, more so!
John Fitzpatrick, Roscrea, Ireland
Q. I am interested in the stretching exercises and practise drills you use. Any assistance would be appreciated.
A. Go to www.mytpi.com for all your fitness needs. Too many practice drills to relate and ever changing.
Andrew McAnallen, Belfast
Q. I really admire how you completed your degree in accountancy before becoming a Pro Golfer How did you keep your school work so well balanced, while still keeping your game really good?
A. I went to school at night and practiced during the day, tough but simple!
Lynne Sweeney, Ireland
Q. Any advice for an up & coming 11 year old boy who wants to be like you when he grows up??
Your mental toughness and ability to deal with the highs & lows is incredible and inspirig to us all. Is that something you have to continually work on or are you just naturally that way?
A. I have to work continually on it! with my coach Bob Rotella.
Daniel Hussey, Dublin
Q. I was just wondering what handicap did u have when you were 15 and how good was your game back then. Did u ever think you could be a professional?
A. Scratch, great short game, not at that age no.
Patrick Griffin, Ireland
Q. What are your key swing thoughts when you address the ball?
A. Changes from time to time depending on what I am working on.
Valerie K, Boston
Q. I was just curious as to what Padraig's hobbies are.I realize that being a professional golfer takes up a tremendous amount of your time but,just wondered what you and/or your family do for fun?
A. Cinema, reading, watching sports, family. I don't get much time to do anything else! My main hobbie is ...golf!
Hughie Owen, Cork
Q. What is you favourite course in Ireland?
A. Royal Portrush.
Mike Burr, Manchester
Q. How hard is it for you to adjust when you travel from place to place?.
A. I have to get used to it, but coming back home is tough for jet lag.
Matt Birchall, New York
Q. You're outstanding work ethic is often commented upon - how do you stay motivated and focused for such lengthy practice?
A. I want to be the best player that I can be... It is the means to an end.
Marc Quirk, Sydney
Q. Hi Padraig my name is Marc Quirk and live in Australia im 22 and play off 5 I was just wondering if I could ask you a question i am looking to improve my practice routine and was wondering how many hours you spend on the range, short game, putting and playing practice rounds?
A. Not as much now as I used to! 80% practice is short game 20% long game unless I am working on a swing change. If I've played the course before, one practice round, usually the pro am.