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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 you do, do not stretch your shoulders forward. At address, you should be comfortable, not in any... more

Published on: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 13:30

If you've followed along with my videos and teachings over the years, you know that I believe alignment is the number one issue plaguing amateur golfers. There are so many different ways in which alignment can effect a shot, it's hard to cover everything in a short, 5 minute video.

Published on: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 14:00

Many golfers insist on using a forward press before they start their takeaway and backswing. As with most things when it comes to golf, I'm on the opposite side of the road compared to other instructors on this subject.

Published on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 14:00

I've been teaching golf for a long time and can honestly say I've never had someone ask me about how to help a blind golfer...until now. Yes, that's right, even people who are blind enjoy playing golf, and with the Peak Performance Golf Swing, it's actually quite simple to find consistency.

Published on: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 14:00

The Surge Nation truly is global because today I'll be answering a question that was sent in all the way from Switzerland!

Published on: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 14:00

If you've followed along with our lesson, you'll know that Keenan was struggling with his alignment and was over rotating, which was causing his third slight issue of firing his back leg too soon before making impact.

Published on: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 14:00

If you're a golfer that likes to milk the club before your takeaway, there's a chance your clubface could be opening or closing without you even knowing. This can create an interesting dilemma because you won't know why you're missing your target.

Published on: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 14:00

Becoming a solid ball striker can transform your game. Your head movement plays a critical role, so it's important to keep it still. Don't be fooled by rotational swing instructors telling you it's okay to move your head a little bit. What do they mean? How much is a little?

Published on: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:00

Some golfers like to waggle the club at address. I've seen others milk or re-grip it continuously before settling into their shot.

Published on: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 14:00

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

One of the easiest ways to spot a PPGS golfer is to look at the position of their feet in the setup. If they're set up correctly, you will see that each foot is flared out instead of pointing straight out in front of them.

Published on: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00

If you tend to hit the ground first when swinging a golf club, there are a few different reasons why this could happen. The first thing you need to check is the length of your clubs.

Published on: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 15:00

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

Many of us have to wear glasses when we play golf, especially senior golfers. Yet, I would confidently say that the majority of these golfers are probably wearing the wrong kind of frames or lenses. 

Published on: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 14:00

If you find yourself topping the ball more often than not, there's a strong likelihood that you aren't maintaining the levelness in your swing. It all starts with the knees. The knees are the bees...move them too much and you're going to get stung.

Published on: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00

Having correct posture is very important if you want to be a consistent golfer. It's just as important as any other element of the PPGS Master Setup position. 

Published on: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 15:00

The parameters of the Peak Performance Golf Swing are in place for a reason. They are meant to help you achieve a limited-turn, vertical golf swing. But, you should always remember that how you're hitting the ball is what matters most. 

Published on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 14:00

If you've ever had problems understanding or executing the "bump", today's video is going to help. Proper weight transfer and releasing the club to impact is very important in golf. If your arms aren't straight at impact, there could be an issue with your bump.

Published on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00

I've been known to have a lot of "Surgisms" (as I like to call them). I believe that having these sayings helps students remember the important aspects and movements of the Peak Performance Golf Swing.

Published on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00

Having proper balance is obviously very important in the game of golf. But, knowing how to maintain perfect balance isn't always quite so obvious. I've actually been experiencing some issues with staying grounded throughout the swing, so I thought if it can happen to me, it can most likely... more

Published on: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00

Today I'm going to go over some of the most common mistakes I see from PPGS golfers. Many students who show up at golf schools or private lessons don't even realize that they're doing anything wrong. That's when having a second set of eyes comes in handy.

Published on: Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 14:00

I promise you that alignment is the key to successful golf. Without proper alignment, you've already set yourself up to hit a bad shot, even before you take the club back. 

Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00

I want to first start by saying that I have been really impressed over the last year or so during my time with students at golf schools and lessons. The sheer amount of knowledge that is displayed at these schools is tremendous. Many Surgites can recite the instruction manual and videos with... more

Published on: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00

Today's video talks about an element of the setup that often gets overlooked. In the Peak Performance Golf Swing, we are slightly behind the ball at impact. That means your nose needs to be at the ball. But, what exactly does that mean?

Published on: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00

The sun has just set here in South Carolina, but as the weekend comes to a close, I can't help but think of a topic that's been bothering me lately. So, I figured I'd give you a "Late Night Lesson" (or early morning lesson depending on where you live!). 

Published on: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 22:00

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