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Wrong - Forward Press To Start The Backswing

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:51 -- Don Trahan

Got a question from a longtime surgite, Dewitt Strong, about forward press in the swing to start the backswing.

I was looking at some old golf books and I found on on the forward press. Basically, the book suggested the just before the backswing press your hand forward about one inch (25 mm). Then the backswing becomes opposite of the forward press.

This forward press is taught by many instructors and you see it on TV on tour, but I am here to tell you that it is wrong. As always, the Peak Performance Golf Swing is opposite of mainstream golf.

At the start of the backswing, we want to have a solid and steady stance. One important aspect, nose at the ball! Keep your nose pointed at the ball and your eyes on the ball. Take the club into the catchers mitt and up-the-tree with a solid stance.

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Submitted by Helenjw on

Hello Suge,
I have two email addresses one kept for golf...helenj.w@icloud .com

& the other which you switched me to to purchase your videos, which are fantastic and I watch religiously, ( and last competition won playing 4 under my handicap thanks),
helenj.woodhouse@gmail.com, however I don’t seem to get your daily blogs regularly.
Please help because I do not want to miss out.

Also a question, what is the best height for a driver tee, yours seemed really high? And I use a mid size?
Thanks Surge

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Submitted by ruis.steve@gmail.com on

In baseball, if you were to do the equivalent your hitting instructor would tell you that you had a "hitch in your swing" and would set you working to get rid of it. As usually clear and straightforward post, Surge, on why so much golf mainstream instruction is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Submitted by boogmc on

Hello fellow Surgites!

A blast from the past,that's me! For all of those recently new to this site and the Surge's swing let me take a moment to introduce myself. I hooked up with Surge years ago on a previous site and made the jump with him and the many others to this one when it was established. I was a loyal member for a few years until a freak accident in the backyard severely aggravated the lower back condition that has plagued me since high school. I was forced to take a lay-off from the game for very long time. During this hiatus, I read way to many golf books on my kindle, and when I returned to chipping and then moved on to my full swing I was a mess. Now, I could hit the ball pretty darn straight with all these new techniques and all from all these marvelous coaches of the game but my distance took a big hit. It was ironic because the reason I went looking in the first place was because of an errant driver issue prior to my injury.
To shorten this novel, as the older members can attest, I had called Doc just over a month ago thinking a ball change might help get me back that 10 yards I had lost on my irons. He told me that I probably wasn't loading my shafts and should come see him when able. Still saving for that Doc. :)
Last night, as I was taking the pups out, it dawned on me. Doc fit my clubs to the more upright Surge 3/4 swing,maybe it's because I am no longer using that swing that my distance has slacked off.
This morning I went out to the pasture for my morning exercise and hit twenty balls. I kept the knees wide,club head into the mitt & up the tree. The vast majority of these 8 irons went to the 130 yard tree. I have them marked at 100,110,121,130 & 149 yards. Four of them went past 149, caught those on the third groove instead of the customary fourth. All but one of the twenty would've made the green at my local club, its a narrow chute between the pines.
Needless to say as I close, I plan on reviewing the entire course and getting my game back on track!
God bless!