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One of the big misses that amateurs have to fight is what I like to call the banana ball. This is usually when a golfer is having trouble with slicing the ball from left to right (for a right handed golfer). One of the reasons this happens quite often among amateur players is because they have... more

Published on: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 08:00

I don't have a question to read today. Instead, I've got a statement from Don Keyser about a picture he saw on the website that managed to put the whole swing into the proper perspective for him. What picture you ask? 

Published on: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:00

When you swing a club vertically, you're swinging in harmony with gravity. That's because what goes straight up, comes straight down. When you take a big turn and get really rotational, you're going against the laws of physics and how your body was built to move.

Published on: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:00

Most of you know that the sacred burial ground is classified as anything behind your toe line. I like to say that, "It's okay to stand in it, but if you swing in it, you're dead!" But, I think I need to elaborate on this "Surgism"  just a little bit because some of you may be confused.

Published on: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 10:00

Today I'm going to address a question that I get quite often. Cecil Howell says he's got no problem swinging vertical with his shorter irons, but he struggles with the longer irons and woods. However, this shouldn't be the case because the ball has no idea what club he's got in his hands.

Published on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 18:47

When I first started discovering all the elements of the Peak Performance Golf Swing, one of my biggest realizations was that the palms must be perpendicular to the ground throughout the swing. This led to me understanding that a limited turn, 3/4 vertical swing was the most natural way to swing... more

Published on: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 18:05

Many times after you feel like you've hit a good shot, the ball does not end up near your target. Instead, you miss somewhere out to the right. Yet, the real problem is that you don't understand why. This was the case for a Surgite who submitted a question simply by the name of Joe.

Published on: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 16:33

Today's video stems from two separate emails I received that had a similar question. Both John Hilton and Datta Kashelikar were looking for a more detailed explanation about the correct positioning of the catcher's mitt.

Published on: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 18:30

In today's daily lesson, I address a question sent in by Brian Sullivan. Brian has been hitting behind the ball when he hits his driver and is struggling to find a consistent approach to hitting good drives. His question was short and sweet but very important to those of you who struggle off the... more

Published on: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 21:28

A reverse weight shift--where you end up with your weight on your back leg as you finish your swing--is one of the biggest robbers of both distance and accuracy. That's the problem that Jerry Shulman wrote me about a while back.

Published on: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 17:48

I recently had the pleasure of giving a lesson to a first-time student named Rick Baldwin, a lefty who has been been playing golf for 20 years but has only been with the Surge Swing for about six months.

Published on: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 10:30

Barry Sinclair, of Western Australia, sent me this question asking for an explanation of why many golfers have difficulty hitting their longer clubs well.

Published on: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 17:26


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