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Wide knees, outward pressure, and flared feet. Three key aspects of your stance in the Peak Performance Golf Swing. But how much pressure should you be applying in your legs? Today I have a tip that came to me during a recent lesson on how to visualise and gauge your stance pressure.

Published on: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:05

Many golfers insist on using a forward press before they start their takeaway and backswing. As with most things when it comes to golf, I'm on the opposite side of the road compared to other instructors on this subject.

Published on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 14:00

Using your knees in the transition is critical for having a good impact position. Move them too much or too little and you'll never find the consistency you need to shoot lower scores.

Published on: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 14:00

If you've followed along with our lesson, you'll know that Keenan was struggling with his alignment and was over rotating, which was causing his third slight issue of firing his back leg too soon before making impact.

Published on: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 14:00

One of the requirements of any golf shot is to keep your head still. But, this is especially true when it comes to putting. I used to battle what I call "wandering eyes" when putting, until the techniques in today's video gave me consistency in my game and confidence in my stroke.

Published on: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 14:00

The parameters of the Peak Performance Golf Swing are in place for a reason. They are meant to help you achieve a limited-turn, vertical golf swing. But, you should always remember that how you're hitting the ball is what matters most. 

Published on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 14:00

The Peak Performance Golf Swing is the only swing that is based entirely on science. The physics of a golf swing and the physiology of the human body must be in harmony. If they are, you're left with the most body-friendly swing being taught today.

Published on: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00

Today I'm going to go over some of the most common mistakes I see from PPGS golfers. Many students who show up at golf schools or private lessons don't even realize that they're doing anything wrong. That's when having a second set of eyes comes in handy.

Published on: Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 14:00

The Peak Performance Golf Swing is all about lift. But, if you lift too much, you could throw yourself out of dynamic balance and start chopping and topping the ball. Your head has to stay still. If it starts lifting up, that means your hands are getting too far above your head. So, how do you... more

Published on: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 14:00

Your knees are your levelers and stabilizers, which means they have to maintain that stability throughout the swing. If your left knee (or right knee for lefties) starts to break during your backswing, it's going to cause a reverse tilt which leads to all sorts of other problems. So, how do you... more

Published on: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00

The Peak Performance Golf Swing advocates a limited turn, vertical swing. That means there still has to be some turn. The same concept applies to the movement of the left knee (or right knee for lefties). It shouldn't move inward very much, but it still has to move slightly. But, how much?

Published on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:00

To hit the ball longer, you've got to have a swing that's able to produce power. The Peak Performance Golf Swing provides you that power by the use of your arms. If you're wondering what I mean by that, today's video is sure to help.

Published on: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:00

Well Surgites, you've heard me say it before. The Peak Performance Golf Swing trademark in the setup is the wide knees outward pressure position. Without it, you won't be able to maintain any sort of consistent vertical swing. 

Published on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 14:00

Do you ever top the ball and wonder why it happened? If you answered yes, then you know that nothing is worse than following up a great shot with a cold topper that barely dribbles down the fairway. 

Published on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:00

You've heard me say before that our knees act as our levelers and stabilizers. We don't want to let our knees collapse inward because it will cause us to lose the rest of our angles of the swing. But, in order to control the knees, you must be aware of what your feet are doing. 

Published on: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 10:00

The trademark of the Peak Performance Golf Swing is our setup position with wide knees, outward pressure. It's an easy way to spot a Surgite on the range or the golf course. But, do you know what purpose this particular setup serves? 

Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 08:00

Today I'm going to discuss the importance of having wide knees, outward pressure in the backswing. It's come to be known as "riding a skinny horse." It's the classic Surge setup position. When someone recognizes my students on the range, they do so because of the positioning of the knees.

Published on: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 08:00

For many golfers, maintaining control is a big challenge. Most would like to hit the ball as far as possible. This often leads to a lot of lower body movement during the swing because they are trying to crush the ball.

Published on: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 13:45
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