Bump | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

Bump

"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 at a daily video on it before. I am going to explain the bump in another context of clearing the... more

Published on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 21:15

Once you've mastered your targeting and setup position, executing a solid backswing is the next step to a solid golf shot.

Published on: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 14:00

Today I'm going to provide you with a drill that I think makes the concept of the bump much easier to grasp. One of the biggest issues I see with regards to the transition is that golfers either don't bump at all or they're bumping way too much.

Published on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 14:00

I receive a large volume of positive feedback from golfers who have switched to the Peak Performance Golf Swing. Most say they've never hit the ball better and with so much consistency. But, one of the questions I hear a lot is, "How much should I bump?"

Published on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 14:00

Using your knees in the transition is critical for having a good impact position. Move them too much or too little and you'll never find the consistency you need to shoot lower scores.

Published on: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 14:00

Today I'm going to show you how to increase your swing speed. With the Peak Performance Golf Swing, your power and distance is directly related to how fast you swing your arms. But, there's other factors as well.

Published on: Friday, November 6, 2015 - 14:00

The bump is one of the secrets to creating power and distance with the Peak Performance Golf Swing. Yet, a lot of golfers I work with in private lessons and golf schools don't quite grasp the correct motion of the club while transitioning with the bump. 

Published on: Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 15:00

If you don't keep your knees relatively level, you're going to fall out of dynamic balance and start hitting bad shots. The key to staying level is being in an athletically ready position and resisting the front knee from kicking in during your backswing. The knee can move slightly, but it ... more

Published on: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:00

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. 

Published on: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:00

The bump is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts of the Peak Performance Golf Swing. In reality, it should just be part of the swing when things are flowing correctly. It starts with ringing the bell and ends with swinging up to the T-Finish before recoiling and relaxing.

Published on: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 14:00

Do you have an unconventional swing thought that helps you hit the ball more solidly and consistently? If you answered yes, you're not alone. A lot of golfers use unorthodox swing thoughts in order to get the club positioned correctly at impact.

Published on: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 15:00

Being a golfer, you've no doubt heard the term "the slot." But, you might not know exactly what it means. The slot is where you want the club to be when you're swinging from the top of the backswing to impact. It can be a challenging position to consistently put the club, especially if you... more

Published on: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:00

Sometimes I describe the Peak Performance Golf Swing as having a little bit of turn and a lot of lift. I also demonstrate the swing before every daily video so that you can see it in action. But, one viewer wrote in to say that he doesn't think I'm swinging the way I teach.

Published on: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 12:00

Though the title suggests it, I'm not referring to the origins of the universe in today's daily video. The Big Bang Theory is actually the term I use when talking about the transition and the bump in the Peak Performance Golf Swing. 

Published on: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:00

The bump is one of the most important aspects of the Peak Performance Golf Swing. I've also found that it's one of the things that people have the most trouble with. Some students bump too much or have no bump at all. But, the biggest issue I see is that many of you are starting your bump with a... more

Published on: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:00

I enjoy when younger players take to the Peak Performance Golf Swing from a young age because it will most likely add to their longevity. Avoiding injuries is one of the most important things for collegiate and professional athletes.

Published on: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 10:00