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. In golf, having a big turn from an early age can really put a lot of stress on the body and have a negative impact on a career.
Mr. Trahan,I have been having a couple of issues with my swing which I have not been able to figure out and would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts on. I took several videos today at the range and noticed that my shoulders were still turning to around a 90 degree turn, and that my hips were not rotating at all.I have also noticed a loss in distance from shortening my swing from having the club at parallel to where it is now (just slightly longer than where you are). I find that when I do not rotate to around 90 degrees I have the sensation that there is no "motor" to start the FUS and feel like I have no coil in my body at all. I feel as if my lack of hip rotation is making the bump impossible, while my lack of a bump is allowing my swing to be longer. This seems to always be a problem for me. I have worked on this a lot but have not had much luck in doing it properly. I am not completely sure of how to fix not turning to 90 degrees as well as bumping at the correct time.I was wondering how you were able to practice these things and eventually put them in the right sequence when you created this swing and changed yourself to it? I look forward to being home soon so I can have a lesson (chipping and pitching need some work as well!)Thanks for your help,Ian Long
Ian,The key problem is not the lack of hip turn, but too much shoulder turn. As long as you turn your shoulder too much past 70 degrees with the left arm over the toe line, you basically cannot bump correctly. That is, when you bump with too deep of a shoulder turn, your shoulders will first bump out to the right, which will cause hits out to the right like power blocks or pushes. So, the big issue for you is to work on limiting your shoudler turn to your left arm over the toe line, ring the bell and bump. This will pull your arms straight down and then swing up into the forward mitt and up and over the left shoulder to the T-finish.Call me when you come home,The Surge
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