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If you don't know where the butt of your club points throughout your swing, you need to start taking notice. If it's pointing anywhere towards your aiming line, your swing is much too flat and laid off, which means you're probably in the sacred burial ground.

Published on: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:00

Nothing can be more frustrating than chunking the ball over and over, especially when your buddies are already on the green. Even the occasional chunk can shake your momentum, so it's better if it never happens at all.

Published on: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:00

Your short game is one of the biggest reasons why you either shoot high scores or low scores. Being able to get up and down from any type of lie will help you cut strokes in a big way. If you have trouble chipping and pitching the ball from the rough, you know firsthand the damage a lousy short... more

Published on: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:00

Controlling the amount of turn in your swing can be directly related to wrist action.

Published on: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:00

Your finish position is just as important as any other part of the swing, especially when you're using the Peak Performance Golf Swing. The T-Finish position is a term I use to describe where you should be at the end of your swing, while facing your target.

Published on: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 14:00

Today I'm going to go over some pre-round stretching exercises that I always do before I tee it up. As we get older, it's important to keep as much flexibility as possible. The less flexible you are, the more distance you'll lose.

Published on: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 14:00

If you've been a follower of the Peak Performance Golf Swing for any length of time, you should know that I'm a PGA Master Professional.

Published on: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 14:00

One of the best things about golf is where it's played. There are thousands of golf courses around the world, all of which offer their own challenges and trademark holes. But, the one thing they all have in common is that they're outside. If it's a sunny day, any golf trip can be that much more... more

Published on: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 14:00

I've talked about bifocals and golf before, especially how I don't like to see anyone wearing them when playing. But, I understand that a lot of you may need to wear them in order to see your scorecard.

Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:00

If you've ever thought about getting professionally fitted for golf clubs, today's video might make your decision much easier. I'm going to read a couple different testimonials from Surgites who decided to improve their game by getting their own set of custom clubs.

Published on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 14:00

I hope everyone in the Surge Nation had a great weekend and was able to squeeze in a little golf. Today, I want to share some comments that were sent in from one our female followers, TinaB.

Published on: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 16:00

I went to work with DJ while he was going through the finals trying to secure his PGA TOUR card for next year. It was another great year of ball striking for DJ, he just had some trouble on the greens with the flat stick. I thought I'd take time and review what we've been working on for... more

Published on: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:00

I'm going to keep today's description short and sweet. The video you're going to watch will simply tell you exactly why the Peak Performance Golf Swing works. If you've ever wondered what makes this swing so easy to implement and why it leads to so much success for so many golfers, you'll get... more

Published on: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:00

I've had people tell me the sacred burial ground sounds kind of scary. Well, that's the idea! You should be frightened any time you even think about letting your club swing into it.

Published on: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 14:00

I'm sure most of you have been enjoying the Presidents Cup this weekend. There have been some amazing shots during team play, but today is all about singles competition. If the Ryder Cup last year was any indication of how the day will unfold, it's sure to be a very intense Sunday at Muirfield... more

Published on: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00

If you want to increase your distance, your muscles need to be actively engaged. Your grip must be firm and your swing speed should be accelerating through impact. One big misconception I always hear is that you need to swing smooth and easy. But, if you do that, where's your power going to come... more

Published on: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00

Type in the words "golf instruction" in any online search and you'll see a ton of swing methods claiming they've got the swing that will transform your game. Many of them even say they've got body friendly swings that will get rid of all your pain.

Published on: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:00

Because being a vertical swinger means you're in the minority, you've probably been offered a lot of advice about how to improve your golf game. Have other golfers told you that your backswing needs to go to parallel or that you need to turn more to see improvement? I'll bet they have, but that... more

Published on: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 10:00

Most golf courses aren't exactly flat. That means you're probably going to see your fair share of uneven lies, especially if you're missing the fairway. But, even a lot of fairways are built on hills that cause certain spots to be uneven. Basically, you've got to know how to play a shot when you... more

Published on: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:00

Everyone would like to be able to work the ball. Purposely hitting a draw or fade can help you on certain holes as well, but you should only try working the ball if you can already hit the ball consistently straight.

Published on: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:00

Today, I'm going to issue a challenge to anyone who plays golf with pain. It's just not necessary and it probably inhibits you from playing as much golf as you'd like to. If any Surgites have friends that insist on using a rotational swing, make sure you send them to the blog to watch today's... more

Published on: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 19:16

Butt weighted grips are starting to become fairly popular, in part because Jack Nicklaus has been featured on commercials endorsing them. Ron Kriete is interested in getting a set and asked me to give my opinion on this type of grip.

Published on: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:00

Ever since I started the blog category "In Your Own Words," more and more Surgites have shared their own success stories with me. I get a lot of joy from reading these messages and the whole idea is that something that worked for someone else could work for another.

Published on: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 14:00

Today's topic stems from two messages I received that were very similar in content. Both gentlemen that wrote in said they are having trouble losing balls to the right. The first thing I would have them check is their alignment, but they both think that's not the problem.

Published on: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 14:00

One trademark of the Peak Performance Golf Swing is our wide knees with outward pressure. You want to hold your knees and swing your arms with a limited turn, vertical swing. However, there still needs to be a little bit of a turn, so the left knee will move slightly.

Published on: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 14:00


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