Daily Video Blog | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

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Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 19 November 2018

A message arrived from a student asking about getting "cocky" with your swing when things are going well. He asks:

"You started to caution me not to get cocky now that I am hitting the ball solidly. You never finished your thoughts on that and I am interested in what you have to say"

The purpose of that statement means, do not get careless with your swing when things are going well. Do not neglect your setup routine. Practice the same method each golf shot, the same walk in, the same grip, the same practice swings, and last but certainly not least, proper Alignment!

If you get careless with your routine, your golf game will suffer - a problem that happens to everyone, even Tour players. How often have you seen someone doing well early in a tournament to cave toward the end? Overconfidence and carelessness cause us to start to neglect our setup routine. With a lot of people, once you start sliding downhill, it can be a huge mental challenge to correct it mid-... Read More

Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 31 March 2018
Comments: 5
A question arrived from a Surgite about shoulder position at address. How should you position your shoulders at address in the PPGS? The answer, your natural shoulder position is the best. Whatever... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 6 February 2018
Comments: 9
No one that plays this game is immune to having problems in their golf swing and anyone that says otherwise is crazy. As issues can creep into our golf swing, your body can be your best friend in... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 20 January 2018
Comments: 4
Today we break from our normal programming and talk about an amusing poem someone sent in about golf balls. I decided to extend it with my own words to add a splash of PPGS. Do you know we have... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 2 January 2018
Comments: 2
An effortless golf swing is created on the foundation of a vertical three-quarter turn golf swing. Stress on your body is reduced by limiting the rotation in your golf swing and using a vertical... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 14 December 2017
Comments: 5
Do not blindly trust the source of advice. Today I talk about something a tour pro said as advice in a magazine, it was so bad I had to record this video about it. You have to remember that most golf... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 23 November 2017
Very often, I hear amateur golfers on golf courses and in classes hurt their game by getting "wrapped around the axle" of the bad shot they just made. But the truth is, who cares - do the next shot... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 28 October 2017
Comments: 6
Today's video is a great discussion on staying structurally sound at address. And it is spurred by an email asking me about the players on the Senior Tour that appear to not be slowing down in their... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 7 September 2017
Comments: 18
I have yet another article from a golf publication talking about driving distance and club head speed.  Their answer is rotation, wrong. Rotation does not produce club head speed and we (PPGS players... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 5 September 2017
Comments: 5
A great question arrived asking about when do you need to change the stiffness of your golf clubs. This is a fact of life, we age and our swing speeds start to change. We do not hit the ball as far... Read More
Authored by: Don Trahan
Posted on: 30 August 2017
Comments: 2
"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... Read More