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Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 14 December 2017

Do not blindly trust the source of advice. Today I talk about something a tour pro said as advice in a magazine, it was so bad I had to record this video about it. You have to remember that most golf instruction you are going to read or watch in mainstream golf is going to not be in tune with the PPGS.

This bad piece of advice is about head position post impact - keeping your head down after impact. What do we say? Come up from the golf swing as fast as possible after impact! You cannot come up fast enough after impact. As fast as possible, like a pop-tart out of a toaster. Keeping your head down till your arm hits your chin is just twisting your back unnecessarily.

Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 23 November 2017
Very often, I hear amateur golfers on golf courses and in classes hurt their game by getting "wrapped around the axle" of the bad shot they just made. But the truth is, who cares - do the next shot... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 28 October 2017
Comments: 6
Today's video is a great discussion on staying structurally sound at address. And it is spurred by an email asking me about the players on the Senior Tour that appear to not be slowing down in their... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 7 September 2017
Comments: 18
I have yet another article from a golf publication talking about driving distance and club head speed.  Their answer is rotation, wrong. Rotation does not produce club head speed and we (PPGS players... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 5 September 2017
Comments: 5
A great question arrived asking about when do you need to change the stiffness of your golf clubs. This is a fact of life, we age and our swing speeds start to change. We do not hit the ball as far... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 30 August 2017
Comments: 2
"Do we clear our hips like a rotational swinger," asks a reader? No, not exactly. The key to starting the swing is the Bump. You have read it in our books, watched it in our videos, and maybe looked... Read More
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... Read More
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