Driver | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing


In the vertical Peak Performance Golf Swing, we used flared feet and a quite lower body to produce a powerful, accurate, and body friendly golf swing. Lately, in schools, I have noticed people with incorrect ball position. Their ball position has been too far forward which will cause a late... more

Published on: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 14:16

A customer writes in to ask us about what he reads on the Internet about people hitting golf balls. Are these people lying? Determining what distance someone can hit off a tee is impossible to do as every person is different. Looking at someone, you never know how far someone will be able to hit... more

Published on: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 04:47

Thinking about purchasing a new driver? Going the proper route of buying a fitted driver but do not know what you should be looking for in the fitting process? Frank Stranick is here to tell you what you should be looking for in your next driver fitting. The first step is selecting a fitter that... more

Published on: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 09:05

I recently got to work with one of my top students, Keenan Huskey. Keenan is currently a member of the University of South Carolina golf team and just won his first collegiate tournament during the 2015 fall season.

Published on: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 14:00

Today, Frank Stranick is back to talk drivers and shafts. Believe it or not, there's a certain kind of shaft available for every type of golfer. If you tend to hit a fade, there's a shaft that can help. If you have problems hooking the ball, there's a shaft for that too.

Published on: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 15:00

Today, I'll discuss my son DJ's recent club fitting session with Doc Griffin. We spent a lot of time working through every club in the bag, but Doc was able to provide some really interesting information about DJ's driver in particular.

Published on: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 14:00

My son DJ and I recently went to see Doc Griffin for a club fitting session. Over the next week or so, I'll be sharing details from DJ's club fitting, which included working on the driver, fairway woods, and irons.

Published on: Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 14:00

If you've never been custom fit for clubs by a PPGS Certified Fitter, I'd be willing to bet that your driver and 3 wood are probably way too long. I can't tell you how many times I've had students tell me that they can hit all their irons great, but as soon as they try to hit a driver, the ball... more

Published on: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 09:00

If you've finally decided that you want to take your game to the next level and purchase custom fit golf clubs, it's safe to say that one of the most important things (if not the most important) to you is gaining power and distance.

Published on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 13:00

Before I went under the knife, I tried to shoot as many short videos as I could. That's because the questions just keep rolling in from the Surge Nation. Today, I'm going to share a revelation that a student of mine had at one of my golf schools he attended.

Published on: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 08:00

Golf is a game of angles...the fewer the better. That's the first rule you should know about golf and the Peak Performance Golf Swing. This is especially true whenever you're trying to reach back for that little extra power.

Published on: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00

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.

Published on: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00

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

Published on: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:00

Have you ever thought about adding lead tape to one of your golf clubs? Many golfers consider it, but ultimately decide not to because they think it will ruin their clubs. It's definitely a process of trial and error, but the benefit is that it could give you the feeling you've been looking for... more

Published on: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 14:00

Would you rather be faced with a 100 yard shot from the deep rough or a 150 yard shot from the middle of the fairway? Well, if you're anything like me, you prefer to hit your approach shots from the short grass.

Published on: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:00

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

I know what you're thinking. How can a straight drive bounce to the right instead of straight? Well, it is possible but if you're truly hitting the ball straight it's not likely. 

Published on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:00

The driver is typically the hardest club to hit in the bag, especially with any sort of consistency. If you tend to hit your drives to the right with a slice, today's video could be exactly what your game needs.

Published on: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 14:00

When you're faced with a shot that has a forced carry, you need to be able to get the ball up in the air. This is especially true for tee shots that have a forced carry to the fairway. Low, boring trajectory is good for playing in the wind and the ball rolls nicely down the fairway, but it won't... more

Published on: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 14:00

Launch angle is very important when it comes to ball flight. Having a driver that will give you the optimum launch angle is just as important. If you don't have the right tool for the job, you're going to make the game a lot more difficult.

Published on: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 14:00

I've got two different testimonials today that praise the Peak Performance Golf Swing. Two men (both named Chuck) say they're hitting the ball straighter and with more accuracy than ever before. But, they're also both struggling to find distance with their drivers. 

Published on: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:00

The longer the club, the harder it generally is to hit. That means the driver is most often the toughest club to hit in the bag. It's also the club that's usually used the most off the tee. It sets you up for the rest of the hole, so it's critical that you are able to make solid contact.

Published on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 14:00

Today's question comes from David Hayes. He's having trouble slicing the ball and feels his left arm position could be the reason. So, he wanted to know if the left arm (for a right handed golfer) should be straight or slightly bent.

Published on: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 12:00

I'm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina today attending a PGA of America-Carolinas section business meeting so I thought we would let Doc Griffin have another go at today's daily since he did such a great job on the last blog posting.

Published on: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 10:00

One thing that most senior golfers struggle with is distance. As we age, our bodies slow down and we lose flexibility. Both are critical to swinging a golf club with any sort of power.

Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:00


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