Helping a Golfer with a Disability | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

Helping a Golfer with a Disability

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 14:00 -- Don Trahan

I've been teaching golf for a long time and can honestly say I've never had someone ask me about how to help a blind golfer...until now. Yes, that's right, even people who are blind enjoy playing golf, and with the Peak Performance Golf Swing, it's actually quite simple to find consistency.

Because the PPGS setup is so stable and the knees don't move too much, it's a lot easier to get back to a solid impact position. At many golf schools, I'll demonstrate this by closing my eyes and hitting some shots. Now, any blind golfer would certainly need assistance getting set up to the target properly. But, if they learn the techniques and advantages of the PPGS setup and swing, they'll most likely find more consistency.

Check out the video above to see how even blind golfers can benefit from a 3/4, limited turn, vertical golf swing.

Keep it vertical!

The Surge

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Submitted by CharlieY on

I thought I would post a comment here since I have been trying to relearn a golf swing since 2011, when my vision problem became pronounced to the point that I had very limited depth perception and lost a lot of my eye-hand coordination, Prior to 2011, my fat and thin shots were limited to three or four a round, but by 2013, the count went up to 15 to 20 a round. A local teaching pro suggested that I develop a swing much like a blind golfer learns his/her swing. It immediately made sense, but doing it was very difficult. It took over a year of trying different things, trying to learn a swing that I could swing by rigorously establishing my position in 3D space, developing a highly repeatable stance and a highly repeatable swing. I think I'm getting there, with the final two pieces being the Surge's wide knees for stability and his instruction on the degree of energization of the wrists. This wrist energizing was the last piece, and the hardest. If my wrists are too energized my hands tend to pull the club head upward, causing thin hits. If my wrists are not energized enough, my hands droop downward and allows the club head to become lowered, leading to fat hits. I now use my practice swings to get the wrists to the degree of energizing that keeps the club head on the path it has to be on to make good contact. Bottom line--with my vision difficulties, I couldn't play golf without wide knees and proper energizing of my wrists. Thanks, Don.