Bounce Back With DJ Trahan


When I need to stop the bleeding, I sometimes think about a visual tip my dad gave me. My father, Don, has been my only teacher, and he used to tell me to pretend there’s a baseball catcher’s mitt right behind me on my target line. My goal is to start my swing so the clubhead hits the mitt.

From there, I just lift the club to complete my backswing. It’s a great tip for amateurs who let the club get too far to the inside when they make a big backswing – which causes them to come over the top. Or those who are scared to turn too far away from the ball.

This move limits the turn and will give them the confidence to hit the next fairway and erase that mistake on the previous hole. It’s so important to get off the tee on that next hole in good shape.