General Golf Instruction
I don't have any emails to read today because I wanted to talk about a recent lesson I had with one of my regulars. During the lesson, I noticed that this particular Surgite was really tucking his elbows during the backswing and forward upswing. It was quite noticeable because he wasn't getting... more
As you're gearing up for the big game tonight, I thought I'd share just a few tips on playing golf in cold weather. Many Surgites live in areas where golf is impossible to play right now. But, many more live in areas where they can play year-round golf.
As we age, our bodies begin to break down and flexibility begins to fade. This can make it hard to succeed on the golf course, especially if you have a swing that is really hard on the body. The good thing about the Peak Performance Golf Swing is that it enables you to play solid golf well into... more
Some people like to golf with a glove on. Some like to wear two gloves, while others don't like to wear any at all. Most players will wear one glove when swinging all their clubs, but when they putt they remove it. That's how I play, but how should you play?
I always get asked where we're heading next for Peak Performance Golf Schools and Club Fittings. Last year was a great year, and we'd like to have an even better 2014. Doc Griffin and I sat down to talk about where we'd like to travel this year, so today, he's going to share our discussions with... more
Randy Wolf has been a student of mine for quite some time. He considers himself a visual learner, so he sent me an interesting request for one of my backyard daily videos. Randy asked if I could place multiple alignment sticks on the ground as well as one sticking out of the end of my club.
Today, I just wanted to share a comment I received from a brand new visitor to swingsurgeon.com. Gary Morrison found some of my videos on YouTube and decided he liked what he saw.
Golf is a sport that tests our patience. If you are a short tempered individual, a poor golf shot can likely have a negative effect on the rest of your round. Having the right mindset can go a long way when it comes to lowering your scores.
I recently received a long letter from Max about swinging a driver. He's been watching videos of DJ swinging the club and he noticed that DJ was swinging deeper than what I teach.
Today I'm going to talk about one of the great players on the PGA TOUR right now, Matt Kuchar. Matt has seen a remarkable turnaround in his career the last few years, and has become a fan favorite in the process. So what has been the secret to his success?
If you're at all confused by the title of today's video, I'm not actually talking about a 1 iron. Most golfers (even professionals) do not carry 1 irons in their bags anymore. Heck, most of them don't even carry 2 irons. Regardless, what I'm referring to today is a set of irons that all have the... more
I haven't spent a lot of time discussing the finish position of the Peak Performance Golf Swing, so I thought today would be perfect. The T-Finish Position is one of the calling cards of the PPGS. Your finish is important no matter what type of swing you use, but it's especially important if you... more
I've been getting a lot of requests lately for help on bunker play. Because I do these daily videos from my backyard, I'm not really able to demonstrate a true sand shot, but I can provide you with the proper technique for doing so.
Your knees are your levelers and stabilizers, which means they have to maintain that stability throughout the swing. If your left knee (or right knee for lefties) starts to break during your backswing, it's going to cause a reverse tilt which leads to all sorts of other problems. So, how do you... more
Sometimes there are little subtleties in our game that we don't even realize because they aren't something we ever stop to think about. For instance, do you know how far away your clubhead is from the ball during your address position?
Today I wanted to share some correspondence I had with a Surgite about how he achieved success with the PPGS. He wrote in to talk about how keeping the club "light" has completely changed the way he's hitting the golf ball.
If you want to become a better driver of the golf ball, you need to have the right tool for the job. Most of the time, golfers have drivers that feature clubheads that are way too big. Club manufacturers will claim that there's a bigger sweet spot the bigger you go. I'm here to tell you that's... more
I'm going to keep today's written description short. That's because I think the story I'm going to tell you is much better when you hear it directly from me instead of reading it.
Being able to repeat your setup and swing automatically is a big part of becoming a consistent golfer. But, before it becomes firmly fixed and established, you have to understand what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how you make it happen.
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.
Do you have a working understanding of where your hands should be during your golf swing? If you don't, today's video will surely help you. A Surgite named Vinnie sent in a lengthy question that centered around wrist action.
In order to successfully swing a golf club, you have to be able to transfer your weight properly at different points in the swing. The best way to accomplish this is to start off with a proper setup position.
Doc Griffin provided his recap of our Australia trip a couple of weeks ago, so it inspired me to do the same. Whereas Doc discussed the new year and scheduling some future schools, I'm going to talk about what I saw at each of our golf schools down under.
Some golfers struggle with weight transfer and the transition, often times hitting off their back foot. The real problem can be not knowing what causes this to happen.
Russ Cochran is a former PGA TOUR Champion as well as a 5-time Champions Tour winner, so it's safe to say he knows what he's doing when it comes to swinging a golf club. What you may not know about Russ is that he's actually a vertical swinger, which is not all that uncommon amongst golfers on... more