11 Things You Didn't Know About Seamus Power

We get to know the Irishman Seamus Power a little better with these 11 facts.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Seamus Power
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Seamus Power

A player who has worked his way to success on the PGA Tour, Seamus Power is an Irish professional that not many people know a lot about. To rectify that a bit, we have put together these 11 facts on him.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Seamus Power

1. Seamus Power was born and raised in Waterford, Ireland. He was raised on his family’s farm and when he was 8, his mother passed away.

2. He was raised with his two brothers by his father, Ned. Three years after his mother passed away, Power took up playing golf, and to help pay the bills, Ned took a second job.

3. Seamus played golf for his high school team and when he graduated in 2006, he was trying to attend a college in the United States. Power had written letters to colleges in America and did not receive encouraging responses. So he was ready for Plan B, which was to take accounting courses at a university in Ireland. He got lucky with an offer from East Tennessee State coach Fred Warren, who saw Power play at the European Boy’s team Championship in Italy.

Warren liked what he saw in Power, but was going to sign Rory McIlroy who originally signed a letter of intent to play at East Tennessee State. But Rory decided instead to turn professional. So Warren offered Power a partial scholarship.

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4. He worked hard in Tennessee, winning five events, including the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship twice.

5. After four years at East Tennessee State, he graduated with an accounting degree.

6. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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7. Power has won once on the PGA Tour at the 2021 Barbasol Championship. He managed to beat JT Poston in a playoff. 

8. According to the PGA Tour, he was top-10 in the world in racquetball at age 11-12. He also played in the World Racquetball Championship as well.

9. He speaks Gaeilge, or Irish Gaelic, the national and first official language of Ireland.

10. His favorite teams are Liverpool, Notre Dame and the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is one of his favorite athletes to watch.

11. His favorite band is U2. 

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22