Alignment

Alignment

One of my Surgism's is "Setup determines the motion". But do you know what determines setup? It should not take too much to guess. It is a topic I preach daily - "The Big A" alignment.

Published on: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 06:00

Bad alignment quickly spoils good golf swings. No one is immune to this, even PGA Pros have this same problem. Many people ruin their good golf swing by not using proper alignment, the swing gets blamed for them missing their target when in actuality it was their poor/negligent attempt at... more

Published on: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 04:39

We received a question from Dave through the site that he has problems with arm stress in the backswing. A quote from his message is this:

Published on: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 00:51

A special follow-up to our recent video, "Don't Forget About The T-Finish", Bruce from New Zealand writes in to ask about why his excellent practice swings do not translate to good shots once a ball is in front of him.

Published on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 14:34

The routine you have for lining up your target and walking into your setup is extremely critical for an accurate position over the golf ball. If you want to have any sort of consistency with your swing, you first need to start with a proper setup.

Published on: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 14:00

If you've followed along with my videos and teachings over the years, you know that I believe alignment is the number one issue plaguing amateur golfers. There are so many different ways in which alignment can effect a shot, it's hard to cover everything in a short, 5 minute video.

Published on: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 14:00

I receive a large volume of positive feedback from golfers who have switched to the Peak Performance Golf Swing. Most say they've never hit the ball better and with so much consistency. But, one of the questions I hear a lot is, "How much should I bump?"

Published on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 14:00

Today I'll briefly talk about a popular golf training aid, The Orange Whip. There's actually things about this particular device that I like, and some that I don't like.

I like that the Orange Whip gives you instant feedback based on the sound it makes, but you can get the same feedback... more

Published on: Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:00

Now a collegiate golfer, Keenan Huskey has been a student of mine since he was just a young, junior golfer with big aspirations.

Published on: Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 14:00

I recently posted a video about the importance of a square clubface after a Surgite wrote in to discuss the subject. Well, today I want to dive in a little deeper, especially with regards to your alignment and how it can effect the position of your clubface at impact.

Published on: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 13:00

Do you check your clubface before you set up to the ball? A square clubface is critical to hitting the ball at your intended target. It's very easy to overlook the position of the clubface, especially because it only needs to be open or shut a tiny amount in order to have a negative effect on... more

Published on: Monday, June 1, 2015 - 12:00

No golfer likes to hear the "S" word during a round. That's right, I'm referring to the shanks. Even I prefer to call them hosel rockets, but a question was sent in that asked how golfers can avoid shanking a golf ball and what may be causing it.

Published on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:00

Golf is all about hitting your targets. But, if you're not sure where your target is, how can you ever expect to hit it?

Published on: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 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

I promise you that alignment is the key to successful golf. Without proper alignment, you've already set yourself up to hit a bad shot, even before you take the club back. 

Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00

Today I'm going to give you a brief recap of my most recent golf schools in England. Doc Griffin and I had a great turnout, but we all had a heavy heart after the sudden passing of our friend and fellow PPGS certified instrucor, Malcom Rawle.

Published on: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 14:00

One problem that a lot of amateurs have is picking their heads up during the swing. Instead of maintaining a level head, they pick it up early and lose any hope of hitting a good shot. But, why does this happen? What causes one's head to move during the swing?

Published on: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00

Today I'm going to discuss the relationship between your dominant eye and your alignment. Your dominant eye is the eye that you get your maximum focus with. For a lot of people, it's the same side as their dominant hand. That means most right handed golfers focus best with their right eye.

Published on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 14:00

I recently returned from another successful group of golf schools. I really enjoy the interaction I have with my students, and this trip had some really terrific people. But, the important thing about these schools is working on improvement. 

Published on: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 14:00

If you want to hit a golf ball straight and with any sort of consistency, you need to have a square club at impact. But, impact isn't the only spot in which the clubface should be square. The setup determines the motion, so your clubface had better be square when you're in your address position... more

Published on: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:00

For most golfers, alignment is hard enough as it is. But, imagine if you only had one good eye. That's the situation Bob Biancucci is faced with every time he tees it up. 

Published on: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00

Whenever a golfer has an issue with pulling the ball, it's usually a sign that his or her alignment is slightly off. However, it's surprising how many students of mine insist that their alignment is perfect, when it really isn't.

Published on: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:00

Today's video is all about alignment and the direct correlation it has with your finish. If you are having any sort of trouble getting to a correct finish, the problem may be rooted in your setup. 

Published on: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:00

I was recently asked by a Surgite if there was a way to compensate for hitting pulls and hooks. He's wondering because he's already tried playing around with his stance and he's found only little success. 

Published on: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 14:00

I haven't talked about alignment in quite some time so I thought today would be a good day to re-visit the topic. Because 90-95% of all swing problems arise from poor alignment, it's important that you understand how to avoid it!

Published on: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 14:00

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