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Pádraig Harrington tees up on the Gaiety stage


Padraig Harrington at the Gaiety last night

Padraig Harrington at the Gaiety last night

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington at the Gaiety last night

Golfer Pádraig Harrington took centre stage at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre last night to discuss birdies, buggies and bogeys.

The athlete was hosting the charity event 'An Evening with Pádraig Harrington' and recounted his career highs and lows before discussing the art of the perfect swing.

Sports commentator Greg Allen MC'd a lively Q&A session towards the end of the evening.

Harrington staged a similar charity event eight years ago and said it took him weeks to recover from the adrenalin rush.

"My nervous system took about six weeks to recover, I was so excited," he said.

"I don't get nervous. I get excited. There's a buzz from doing a show like this."

Harrington ended a four-year slump last month when he won the Indonesia Open.

It was the golfer's first tour win since the 2010 Johor Open.

Harrington, who acted as a vice-captain on the victorious Ryder Cup team, believes his game has turned a corner.

"I do believe that my game is better than ever," he said.

"I've been working on some good mental stuff."

'An Evening with Pádraig Harrington' was attended by golf enthusiasts and Harrington's wife Caroline.

All proceeds from the night go towards the ISPCC and the Pádraig Harrington Charitable Foundation.

Irish Independent