Find out what “mistakes” rob most amateurs of both distance and accuracy and learn how correct them so you can shoot lower scores

New "Vertical", Physics-Based Golf Swing
exposes Flaws in Traditional Swing...
Squares the Face at Impact Easily

Get the Secrets Now - Absolutely Free - Don Trahan - Top 50, Master PGA Professional

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"Don's techniques are great 'cause they work!
Stan KastenHe breaks everything down in a way that you can understand and remember. He can help anyone with any problem. He can help you."

Stan Kastan
President, L.A. Dodgers Baseball
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Jon Corliss"The golf swing you've been helping me with is working!
I just won the Southern Chapter Assistant's Championship at Hermitage Country Club in Richmond."

Jon Corliss
PGA Professional
Hell's Point GC, Virginia Beach, VA
Avron Fogelman"The Swing Surgeon has the unique ability
to immediately and easily communicate the simple, basic fundamentals of golf. I have made meaningful improvements!"

Avron Fogelman
President, Fogelman Properties and Former Owner, Kansas City Royals

Check out what Dr. Ned Armstrong says about how this swing can prevent injury and allow for you to play the game pain-free!

Dr. Ned Armstrong
I'm an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Every day, golfers come to my office with swing-related injuries. Then, I met Don Trahan. For the first time in my life, I met a teacher who taught a swing that complied with the natural movement of the body.

If you would like to simplify your golf swing and generate more clubhead speed than you have ever generated in your life using the natural movement of your body, Peak Performance Golf is the only place I know to get it!

Dr. Ned Armstrong
Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, Atlanta, Georgia

Top 50 Golf Instructor Don Trahan is going to Show You
Why Everything You've Heard in Golf is Wrong
Preview Video #1

Why is the correct grip so important? It's the first step in building the Surge Swing. Grip determines the position of the clubhead: open, closed or square. We want it square. You'll learn how to do this.

Preview Video #2

Keeping a Straight Wrist
You've been told by most every golf publication and instructional video, and most likely on the lesson tee, that cocking your wrists in the backswing is essential to generate power. Not in my "Vertical" swing...

Preview Video #3

A major premise of my swing philosophy is: "Setup determines the motion." And a major part of your setup is posture. Learn the fundamentals now.

Preview Video #4

The Stance
How wide should your stance be? You've been told the wider the stance the more power you'll have. False!

Preview Video #5

Learn the secret to get aligned right 100% of the time. It's not as complicated as you think. And this may have the single biggest impact on your ability to shoot lower scores on the course.

Preview Video #6

The Take-Away
Today we're going to look at another Major Mistake; a part of the golf swing that, like alignment (Lesson #5), usually doesn't register on a golfer's radar when trying to improve his or her swing. You've heard about the "one-step takeaway" - you can trash that after learning my secret take-away.

Preview Video #7

3/4 Limited Turn Swing
What other sport asks you to turn your back to the target? That number would be: None, Zero, Nada. Yet somehow golfers are asked to do this by making the "big turn." This is crazy. My 3/4 "Vertical" swing will increase your consistency BIG TIME!

Preview Video #8

Straight Back & Through
Want to cure your slice? Conventional wisdom today recommends the "inside-out swing" as the cure. That's the swing most golf pros teach today. Well, in my experience, that's the swing path that will mess you up for the rest of your golfing career. In my swing, it's easy to square your clubface at impact.

Preview Video #9

Hitting Down on the Ball
IMPACT - the moment of truth... Learn why hitting down on the ball is WRONG, and how to fix it.

Preview Video #10

Negative Self Talk
This last lesson is all about that matter between your ears. But before I get into that, I want you to understand how this series got started and what I'm all about.

PROOF that the Peak Performance Golf Swing
can help You Play the Best Golf of your Life
Date: 4/7/2013
Tournament: Valero Open
Finish: T5
Money: $90,000.00
Date: 3/10/2013
Tournament: Puerto Rico Open
Finish: T8
Money: $105,000.00
Date: 10/21/2012
Tournament: McGladrey Classic Classic
Finish: T4
Money: $165,333.00
Date: 2/5/2012
Tournament: Phoenix Open
Finish: T4
Money: $297,600.00
Date: 7/17/2011
Tournament: Viking Classic
Finish: T9
Money: $93,600.00
Date: 6/26/2011
Tournament: Travelers Championship
Finish: T17
Money: $78,514.28
Date: 6/12/2011
Tournament: FedEx St. Jude Classic
Finish: T15
Money: $84,000.00
Date: 5/22/2011
Tournament: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Finish: T16
Money: $67,786.66
Date: 3/27/2011
Tournament: Arnold Palmer Invt'l
Finish: T12
Money: $94,800.00
Date: 10/3/2010
Tournament: Viking Classic
Finish: T3
Money: $208,800.00
Date: 9/6/2010
Tournament: Deutsche Bank Champ
Finish: 10
Money: $202,500.00
Date: 8/29/2010
Tournament: The Barclays
Finish: T21
Money: $75,000.00
Date: 8/8/2010
Tournament: Turning Stone Champ.
Finish: T10
Money: $88,666.67
Date: 6/13/2010
Tournament: St. Jude Classic
Finish: T8
Money: $156,800.00
Date: 4/4/2010
Tournament: Shell Houston Open
Finish: T11
Money: $133,400.00
Date: 3/28/2010
Tournament: Arnold Palmer Invt'l
Finish: T7
Money: $180,750.00
Date: 3/7/2010
Tournament: The Honda Classic
Finish: T17
Money: $68,444.45
Date: 2/28/2010
Tournament: Waste Management Phoenix
Finish: T14
Money: $87,360.00
Date: 2/14/2010
Tournament: AT&T Pebble Beach
Finish: T10
Money: $137,433.33
Date: 1/24/2010
Tournament: Bob Hope Classic
Finish: 7
Money: $167,500.00
Date: 10/18/2009
Tournament: Justin Timberlake
Finish: T7
Money: $113,700.00
Date: 10/4/2009
Tournament: Turning Stone Champ.
Finish: T23
Money: $51,900.00
Date: 6/28/2009
Tournament: Travelers Championship
Finish: T14
Money: $105,000.00
Date: 2/15/2009
Tournament: AT&T Pebble Beach
Finish: T6
Money: $197,487.50
Date: 2/1/2009
Tournament: FBR Open
Finish: T17
Money: $87,000.00
Date: 1/25/2009
Tournament: The 50th Bob Hope Classic
Finish: T14
Money: $86,700.00
Date: 1/11/2009
Tournament: Mercedes-Benz Champ
Finish: T6
Money: $189,250.00
Date: 9/7/2008
Tournament: BMW Championship
Finish: T5
Money: $255,500.00
Date: 8/3/2008
Tournament: WGC-Bridgestone Invit'l
Finish: T8
Money: $162,500.00
Date: 7/6/2008
Tournament: AT&T National
Finish: T22
Money: $64,800.00
Date: 6/22/2008
Tournament: Travelers Championship
Finish: T19
Money: $65,250.00
Date: 6/15/2008
Tournament: U.S. Open Championship
Finish: T4
Money: $307,303.00
Date: 4/20/2008
Tournament: Verizon Heritage
Finish: T17
Money: $74,433.34
Date: 1/20/2008
Tournament: Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Finish: 1
Money: $918,000.00
Date: 10/14/2007
Tournament: Open
Finish: 2
Money: $432,000.00
Date: 5/27/2007
Tournament: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Finish: T7
Money: $174,600.00
Date: 10/1/2006
Tournament: Southern Farm Bureau Clas
Finish: 1
Money: $540,000.00
Date: 7/30/2006
Tournament: U.S. Bank in Milwaukee
Finish: T4
Money: $176,000.00

Please don't get me wrong here, I'm not trying to brag in the least. But the greatest accomplishment of my life has been teaching my son D.J. to play at the professional level. There is nothing that makes me more proud than to see him playing on Sundays.

The only feeling that comes close is seeing my students so happy when they "get it". They come broken, and they leave fixed, it's really a great thing to see. The "vertical" swing I created and now teach is universal, regardless of physical ability or experience level. It's based on scientific fact.

You see, I flat out do not agree with the way 99% of instructors teach the game, and I am not afraid to admit it.

There is a better way to swing the club, and there is an answer. Enter... the "Vertical" Swing - the fastest, easiest way for you to play killer golf.

Here's how my "Vertical" Swing is different:

Greens in Regulation Percentage

Now, if that's not different, I dont know what is...

By the way, it's not just D.J. that uses my "vertical" swing to win at the highest level... My good buddy David Hutsell is also a "Surge Swinger". He won the 2011 PGA National Tournament.

Newly crowned PPNC champion David Hutsell gives some love to the Walter Hagen cup.

But to be honest, I didn't develop this site for "pros" - I developed it for golfers of average ability who are frustrated with their game, and want a simple approach to a complex game.

Now, I needed a way to show teach you a little bit about the "Vertical" swing I teach, so I decided to take many of these common mistakes and create a video series I like to call...

"10 Major Mistakes Amateurs Make
- and How to Correct Them"

Surge's Q-SchoolI've narrowed the mistakes down to the top 10, and over the next 10 days you will discover these ten mistakes and I will show you exactly how to avoid them in your swing (along with some proof why the "Vertical" swing is the obvious choice to a better, more powerful golf swing for 99% of the golfing population).

In my "Mistakes" series you are going to learn...

To get my "Mistakes" series of 10 videos that will teach you all about the "vertical" swing delivered to you one per day over the next ten days via email, all you have to do is fill out the form below with your name and your email address, and your first video will be delivered immediately.

"Put simply, the way Don teaches you to hit a golf ball works. His methods are easy to understand and easy to repeat every time you walk up to the first tee."
Bob Dubiel
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Titleist

"My golf has really improved since I started following your teachings. I had tried other arm swing methods before, Leslie King and De La Torre but something about your appearance on the Golf Channel and the DVD really connected with me. At first I lost a bit of distance but that has now come back fully. The best thing of all is that for the first time I can really go for pins. I do exactly what you suggest now, wide knees, V over ball, into the mitt and up the tree and crucially swingup to the forward mitt and up the tree again. It's amazing how the swingup really helps every shot in the back especially in the short game. All my golfing pals has commented on the improvement. I won the 4ball on Monday last in Royal Dublin. I'm 46 and have been playing about 7 years, my handicap is 14.9, I think that is going to fall this year without doubt!
"Once again a big thank you for the improvement and most of all for the freedom and painless swinging."

"Wow! For the first time in my life I have a sense of the fundamentals. Now, I've got something to work on and fall back to."
Matthew J. Ryan
Coopers & Lybrand, Stamford, CT

"Don Trahan has been an important part of my golfing life. What I've learned from him has helped me to become a competitive player on the LPGA tour. If you want to become a competitive player, he can do for you what he did for me."
Katie Peterson Parker
LPGA Tour Player

I was a 16 handicap but after adopting your swing I have straightened my shots out and dropped to a 10.5. No loss of distance. Maybe a gain on my drive. I think your swing is a lot easier on my back and requires less practice.
Kevin Edwards
Golden, CO

I have been committed to Surge's swing for 7 months & I do not have it mastered by any means, but I have gone from a 5 hcp to a 1.7 and have 1 win, 2 seconds, 1 third, 1 fifth & 1 ninth place finish in 6 gross 36 hole tournaments. In the past I could not seem to get any better than a 5hcp, but this swing has improved my accuracy to the point where If I miss a fairway or green is only by a few yards and not 10+ and the pain in my back for days after are gone completely. I still chunk one now & then or decell when between clubs from time to time, but I am amazed how a swing that goes against most of how we are all taught from instructors, books & TV can be so damn right. Lower scores, better shots & no pain. Distance suffered at first, but I'm now back to where I was. If you truly commit to the swing and pay attention to those crazy back porch tips you have to get better. Surge should get the Nobel Peace Prize.
Don't give up on the swing. Change only comes after fully leaving your comfort zone. You can't half ass this swing as I did for 2 months or you'll just end up going back to you old swing and old problems. I was where you are, but I had tried other adjustments & they only worked for a short time & my back issues never went away. At 55 I went from a 5.3 to a 1.7 and have posted 5 sub par rounds in the last 4 months with 3 being in tournaments. Haven't shot over 79 in over 45 rounds. I finally believe I'm going to play well every time out. I don't hit every shot perfect & I have some real screw up holes once in a while due to the 6" between my ears, but they are far & few. This swing gives me the confidence that I'm going to stick a few so I can now forget the bad holes knowing it wasn't the swing it was me trying to be too cute. I went from anti Surge to Pro Surge in 7 months and I'll never go back. As you know the lower your hcp the harder it is to reduce it. A 20 hcp can improve 10 strokes pretty quick with a few key changes, but we can't do that so it takes a little longer for a change to pay off. You won't regret the time & effort and next spring you'll be posting more rounds in the 70's than you ever thought possible. Accept that you'll get frustrated from time to time, don't modify the Surge Swing, experiment with ball position, practice, practice, practice, commit to the change & enjoy this great game a lot more for the rest of your life no matter how old you are now.
Zeke Zietak

Mike Hughes"Frankly, I don't know anyone who understands the golf swing so completely."

Mike Hughes
Executive Director, The National Golf Course Owners Association

Ok, while I've taught my son to play on the tour, and there are other Surge Swingers that have made it to the tour level, I have to admit that not every golfer will be able to improve with the unique golf swing that I teach. It just doesn't fit some people. And while most people see results on their ball flight after only a bucket of balls, we all know that golf is a game of practice. Just like anything good in life, you have to work to get better. If you have any problems whatsoever you can send an email to If you purchase anything at all from this site, and you are less than 100% satisfied with what my team and I provide, you can simply call us and we'll give you a prompt, no-questions-asked refund. It's that simple.

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