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Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 14:00 -- Don Trahan

I recently read an article about when it comes to the game of golf, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Really, it all comes down to your mental game and whether or not you believe you can learn something new.

My motto is that the only dog you can't teach a new trick to is a dead dog. So as long as you're breathing, you can learn a new swing. As we get older, we'll never be able to match the distance we once had as younger golfers, but we can become more efficient players by utilizing the right swing in combination with proper equipment.

One of the biggest things to remember as you age is that your short game has to become the best part of your game. This is where you will make up the difference for your loss in distance.

The key is to open your mind and change your attitude when it comes to golf. The PPGS can lead to success, as long as you're willing to try.

Keep it vertical!

The Surge


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Submitted by denoaj on

I would say that your comments today were right on track. At the age of about 81-82 I had about quit golf after playing since I was 11. It just hurt too much. Your comments on the internet got my attention when I was about 83 and I set about learning new tricks. I attended your school in Reno about 2 years ago and saw you here in Calif. a couple of months ago. I play every week and every shot is straight and usually down the middle. My distance has gone, but I have been working on my putting and my scores almost always are below my age! Most important I no longer hurt after a game!! Next comes more work on the short game as you advise.

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Submitted by ebesset1@roches... on

Just wondering: at the point of contact with the PPGS Golf swing - are you facing the ball? Or have you already begun to turn the hips such that they are slightly open at this point?