Impact | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

Impact

I've started to notice a trend on the PGA TOUR, and I think it's hurting some players from playing their best golf. The finish position is critical to repeatedly hitting straight shots. But, what I'm seeing is a large number of both professional and amateur golfers finishing too far left after... more

Published on: Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 09:00

Most golfers have the issue of turning too much in their backswing, which diminishes their ability to get back to a solid impact position. The opposite actually happens for me!

Published on: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 14:00

"Poptarting" is a term I like to use when describing how to swing up to the T-finish position after impact. I want you to stand up as fast as possible after making contact with the ball, just like a pop tart pops up out of a toaster when it's done cooking! Using your neck muscles is a good way... more

Published on: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:00

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

There are many golf instructors today that claim they teach a body-friendly golf swing. "Body-friendly" is a really great term, but I'm continuing to see it misused far too frequently. 

Published on: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 14:00

In the Peak Performance Golf Swing, the head should stay still from takeaway to impact. That means your practice swing should follow the same rules. 

Published on: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00

I recently posted a video about the importance of a square clubface after a Surgite wrote in to discuss the subject. Well, today I want to dive in a little deeper, especially with regards to your alignment and how it can effect the position of your clubface at impact.

Published on: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 13:00

It's important to understand that my swing methods aren't just based on my own personal opinion of how to swing a golf club. The PPGS is the best way to swing a golf club because all of its elements are derived from the laws of physics and physiology. It's all based on facts!

Published on: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:00

Do you waggle the club before you start your swing? Well, if you're not careful, you can easily be changing your grip without even knowing it, which can lead to hooks that have no clear explanation.

Published on: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 14:00

Whenever a golfer de-lofts their club at impact, it's essentially the same as taking more club. Taking loft off the club will cause the ball to go farther. Now, that's all well and good if it's your intention, but for most amateurs, that's not the case.

Published on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 14:00

I've been on a personal mission to find the areas that Surgites are struggling with the most. I've already shared a few revelations with you, but I want to keep it going. One of the most common issues I'm currently seeing is with head movement.

Published on: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:00

A golf instructor should be able to demonstrate the swing he or she teaches with consistent success. Sometimes, because I'm always helping other players with their swings, I forget to take a hard look at my own. Even I have to practice to stay sharp and if I'm not trying to get better, my game... more

Published on: Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:00

If you play with a rotational swing, there's a good chance that you are delofting your club at impact. The reason this happens is because the first movement of a rotational player is a turn. This causes you to get ahead of the ball, which means you can't straighten your arms out at impact.

Published on: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:00

If you've all been watching the WGC Match Play championship duel between Jason Day and Victor Dubuisson today, you've seen some incredible recovery shots. Being able to get up and down like the pros can be tough, but if you hold your knees steady and maintain proper balance, you set yourself up... more

Published on: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 14:00

Do you have a working understanding of where your hands should be during your golf swing? If you don't, today's video will surely help you. A Surgite named Vinnie sent in a lengthy question that centered around wrist action.

Published on: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 12:00

Today's daily video topic comes to us from Louie Kish. He has been using the Peak Performance Golf Swing for 3 years and has been very pleased with his results. The only thing he can't quite figure out is how to stop releasing the club early.

Published on: Friday, December 6, 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