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Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 3 August 2017
Comments: 1

One of our watches wrote in with a great observation on the stance, torque and body position. One of the many aspects of the PPGS that differs from the rest of the golf world is that we want to be behind the ball, stay behind the ball, and hit up on the ball - not down. Our goal is to tear the grass out of the ground and not take divots.

Now, of course, one of the obvious benefits of not taking a large divot is the physical abuse on your body. Shoveling dirt with a golf club isn't good for anyone's upper body. The other benefit is distance and accuracy. Also by hitting a ball in this way there is no fear of hard pan, cart paths, or hitting off mats!

Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 5 July 2017
Comments: 4
A question came in from a customer in Australia regarding the Driver Swing video and laying off the club in the backswing. What is perceived in the video and what you have to do in the backswing?... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 20 June 2017
Comments: 2
How many people do you know that quit playing the game due to frustration? They are beaten by the game rather than playing the game. Golf does not have to be hard. If you are following the PPGS, you... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 28 May 2017
Comments: 2
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. A lot of my... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 26 May 2017
Comments: 5
Your backswing should be one continuous fluid motion. Never should you feel like there is more than a single movement. In this video, I explain how to execute a proper takeaway into the vertical... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 19 May 2017
Alignment... Have you heard this story before? Yes! I talk about this a lot and for good reason. We have golf schools scheduled almost every month. Therefore I get to see a lot of students every... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 25 April 2017
Comments: 10
We have a letter today asking about other golf instructors that clearly teach a rotational swing using PPGS like terminology and even some of our concepts. This is a phenomenon we have been seeing a... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 5 April 2017
Comments: 5
Today I read you an excellent letter I got from someone that came to see me for private lessons. What is noteworthy about this student is his golf game was already very good. After he had left, I got... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 17 March 2017
Comments: 5
We all know that ball speed is directly proportional to club head speed and that distance is a function of ball speed - simple math. But from where does your club head speed originate? Of course, the... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 13 March 2017
Comments: 10
We stumbled upon a great video of Jack Nicklaus on Youtube and we wanted to share this with everyone. Often we are asked what golfers use a vertical golf swing and there is no better example than the... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 2 March 2017
Comments: 2
Rather common is the problem of making a good practice swing but yet a bad golf shot. A topic we have talked about on the blog in the past. The root of the problem is the Big A. Alignment is the... Read More