General Golf Instruction
A lot of golfers play golf with sunglasses, me being one of them. However, I don't think that most golfers give much thought to what kind of sunglasses they wear. Too many times I see golfers with sunglasses that are just way too small and barely cover their eyes.
It's Thursday at the U.S. Open and there's one glaring absence; Tiger Woods. I wish Tiger nothing but the best and I hope that he gets back to competitive golf very soon, but this video from three years ago may shed some light as to why Tiger is fighting back issues today.
The sun has just set here in South Carolina, but as the weekend comes to a close, I can't help but think of a topic that's been bothering me lately. So, I figured I'd give you a "Late Night Lesson" (or early morning lesson depending on where you live!).
Your clubhead position at impact is extremely important. But, having it in the right place in both the backswing and forward upswing is just as critical. That's because the position of the club at impact is directly determined by where it is in your takeaway and backswing.
Many amateur golfers don't realize that their grip is too weak. They get in the habit of holding the club too loosely, which can cause the clubhead to turn at impact. This can lead to your ball going a direction you did not intend.
I'm wrapping up my trip overseas, but wanted to give you one more quick tip on why swinging to parallel just doesn't work. Golfers who follow the teachings of the Peak Performance Golf Swing are certainly in the minority, but that shouldn't stop you from believing that this is the superior swing... more
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.
I've been on a personal mission to find the areas that Surgites are struggling with the most. I've already shared a few revelations with you, but I want to keep it going. One of the most common issues I'm currently seeing is with head movement.
I recently taught a series of golf schools in Florida and had a great turnout. We've got a lot of Surgites from that area and one of them decided to invite me down a day early to play a round of golf. We played with another golfer named Eddie, who is 78 years young.
It is with much sadness that I must tell you that PPGS European Director of Golf, Malcom Rawle, has passed away in Lingfield, England.
Today's video is all about grip. It still amazes me to this day to see so many different ways in which amateur golfers hold a golf club. Especially when it's one of the easier things to control in your swing.
I think it's finally safe to say that Old Man Winter has gone on vacation. With warmer temperatures now available to most Surgites, many of you will start getting into your regularly scheduled round (or rounds) of golf each week. But, are you happy with your golf clubs?
Many of you may be heading out to play some golf before watching the final round of The PLAYERS Championship. So, I just wanted to give you a quick tip about your finish position.
It's a big week for golf, as The PLAYERS Championship has come to be known as "the 5th major." Many of the top players in the world are at famed TPC Sawgrass in Florida trying to become the next PLAYERS champion.
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?
When it comes to improving one's golf game, I think a lot of people overlook the importance of their grip. More importantly, they don't think about grip pressure. The last thing you want to have is a weak grip, especially if you want to golf with any sort of consistency and power.
A lot of golfers swear by certain drills, especially at the start of a new season. Drills can help you get prepared by remembering your fundamentals and basics of what you're tyring to accomplish with your swing. But, there are many drills out there that do nothing but hurt your game!
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.
No matter how good you are at playing golf, you've still got to be able to fine tune your setup and swing. Most problems in your swing are directly related to your setup, so it's important that you work on both on a consistent basis.
Because vertical swingers are in the minority, many times other golfers will supply advice that doesn't conform to the teachings of the Peak Performance Golf Swing. To someone that has never heard of or seen the PPGS, your swing may have an unfinished look. So, they'll tell you that you need to... more
Golf is a sport that can humble you very quickly. Bad shots can creep up out of nowhere and suddenly you find yourself struggling to get back on track. The key to moving on from a bad shot is to forget about it. You need to find a way to let it go.
Today's topic stems from my own observations of late. I've been noticing that a lot of students have an abrupt, short finish. They aren't swinging up to the T-finish position, which means they aren't recoiling and relaxing either. This is a big issue because cutting off your finish is really bad... more
What a weekend at Augusta National Golf Club! Congratulations to Bubba Watson on a well-deserved second green jacket. Bubba played some really solid golf, and it seemed like it was his tournament to lose heading down the back nine on Sunday.
It's that time of year again! The azaleas are in bloom at Augusta, which means the week of The Masters Tournament is finally here. For many fans, this is the most exciting time of the golf season. However, The 2014 Masters Tournament will be without golf's number one superstar Tiger Woods for... more
As The Masters quickly approaches, the unofficial start of the 2014 golf season is upon many of you. That means getting the clubs out of the basement or garage, dusting them off, and hitting the practice range.