Golf Instruction | Page 4 | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

Golf Instruction

General Golf Instruction

It's not fun to play golf when you're hitting the ball poorly. But, it's even less fun when you're in pain while it's happening. One of the biggest reasons why golfers get hurt is because of their finish position.

Published on: Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 14:00

Having proper balance is obviously very important in the game of golf. But, knowing how to maintain perfect balance isn't always quite so obvious. I've actually been experiencing some issues with staying grounded throughout the swing, so I thought if it can happen to me, it can most likely... more

Published on: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00

Today I'm going to share a success story from a first time user of the Peak Performance Golf Swing. One of the most interesting aspects of this particular story is that the first time user is actually 81 years old!

Published on: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:00

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

When you're able to get the ball up and down seemingly from anywhere, you've got an advantage over any player you tee it up against. Most golfers are more concerned with hitting the ball longer, exhibiting their power in the process. But, the best way to shoot lower scores is to become a short... more

Published on: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:00

The human body is a pretty amazing thing. It can even tell us when an injury is approaching. Our bodies give us tension, stress, and strain as a prelude to pain. So why do golfers insist on over rotating, especially on the follow through to finish?

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:00

Earlier in the week, I talked about one of our most popular full length videos, "Working the Ball". Today, I'm going to talk about its must-have companion, "Situational Shots: On the Course".

Published on: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 14:00

I know you've faced it. A tough dog leg left with out of bounds on the right. It's holes like this that make you wish you could hit a draw. Well, you can hit a draw and it's not as hard as you think.

Published on: Thursday, October 9, 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

Good wrist action is no wrist action, meaning there's no cocking of the wrists. You don't need to cock your wrists in golf. Instead, you need to hold your wrists firm and rotate your arms.

Published on: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:00

Is there such a thing as a perfect golf swing? This may come as a surprise, but the answer is yes. Unfortunately, it's impossible to do, but we can come within an eyelash of doing it as long as we follow the basic laws of physics and physiology.

Published on: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:00

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

I can't tell you how many times I've witnessed an amateur golfer get so angry after a poor golf shot that the rest of their round is ruined. The poor shot comes to define their whole day on the course and consumes them mentally.

Published on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00

If you've never been custom fit for clubs by a PPGS Certified Fitter, I'd be willing to bet that your driver and 3 wood are probably way too long. I can't tell you how many times I've had students tell me that they can hit all their irons great, but as soon as they try to hit a driver, the ball... more

Published on: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 09:00

I want to first start by saying that I have been really impressed over the last year or so during my time with students at golf schools and lessons. The sheer amount of knowledge that is displayed at these schools is tremendous. Many Surgites can recite the instruction manual and videos with... more

Published on: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00

One of the great things about a vertical golf swing is that it allows you to maintain equal pressure in each hand throughout the entirety of the swing. That's because your arms and hands go straight up and straight down...or at least they should!

Published on: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00

Jack Nicklaus has recently started to endorse a type of grip that has counterweights built right into them. Obviously, being perhaps the greatest player of all time, Mr. Nicklaus holds a ton of credibility when it comes to golf equipment. If his name is on it, it sells. But, what kind of golfer... more

Published on: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:00

The setup determines the motion. I've said that for years, and it's absolutely true. But, the takeaway determines the backswing, so it's important to understand exactly how to start your swing once you're ready to pull the trigger. By now, you should know that you need to take the club back toe... more

Published on: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:00

Today's video talks about an element of the setup that often gets overlooked. In the Peak Performance Golf Swing, we are slightly behind the ball at impact. That means your nose needs to be at the ball. But, what exactly does that mean?

Published on: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00

The game of golf is seeing participation drop all across the world. Golf courses and clubs are struggling to stay open and overall rounds played are way down. What could be the cause of all this?

Published on: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:00

PPGS Certified Fitter, Frank Stranick was kind enough to shoot some videos on club fitting while I'm recovering from surgery. Frank is very knowledgable about all things related to custom golf clubs. One of the great things about swingsurgeon.com is that we have such a strong core of instructors... more

Published on: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:00

Hello Surge Nation! Have the golf courses been kind to you so far this summer? I'd be willing to bet that some of you just hesitated when thinking about the answer, which means you're probably not entirely enamored with the current state of your golf game. It probably doesn't help seeing Rory... more

Published on: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:00

Before I went under the knife, I tried to shoot as many short videos as I could. That's because the questions just keep rolling in from the Surge Nation. Today, I'm going to share a revelation that a student of mine had at one of my golf schools he attended.

Published on: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 08:00

Great shots comes from the club being on, on, on, square and solid at impact through to a proper release. Without a good release, you can't hit a relatively straight shot.

Published on: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:00

Don is on the road to recovery and he wanted to make sure that everyone knows he appreciates all the kind words and prayers that he has received. It's truly amazing to see the bond that exists in the Surge Nation. Not surprisingly, Don is still passionate about helping you improve your game and... more

Published on: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 14:00

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Golf Instruction