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‘Elite golfers’ by no means prime the ball, Jordan Spieth’s coach says. He explains why

Jordan Spieth, heart; his caddie, Michael Greller, left; and his coach, Cameron McCormick, in Might.

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Execs go decrease, Cameron McCormick says. 

Amateurs, in the meantime, go larger. 

And that’s why, Jordan Spieth’s coach says, “elite golfers by no means prime it and nearly by no means hit it skinny.”

“It’s a little-known secret,” McCormick wrote this week on Instagram, “however important to understanding for higher ball-striking.”

All of it’s value a learn and a watch, and you are able to do so right here. The important thing to the instruction is the situation of the deal with of the membership on the downswing. On an accompanying video on Instagram, McCormick began by demonstrating the place execs place the deal with, then the place amateurs do. 

“That is the ball-striking secret of the professionals,” he mentioned  on the video. “And once you get it fallacious, it’s doubtless the one purpose you skinny it, and even worse, prime it. There are two arcs that we will discuss within the swing. There’s the arc the clubhead takes round your physique, after which there’s the arc the deal with takes round your physique. Skilled golfers on the downswing return the deal with arc decrease than the place it left. In actual fact, that low level of the deal with arc is correct again adjoining to their again thigh, and it’s some 1 to three centimeters decrease than the place it left off, or than the way it went again. 

“Novice gamers return the deal with larger. You may see that distinction. I’m bending my elbows to return it larger. I’m extending my arms to return it decrease.”

It’s right here the place we’ll pause so that you can verify what you do. We’ll wait. 

So what’s the repair?

On the Instagram video, McCormick mentioned this:

Whereas practising, change your palms.

“The drill is we’re going to reverse our palms on the membership, and also you’re going to make apply swings pushing the butt of the grip right down to the bottom,” McCormick mentioned on the video. “Late within the downswing, we will flip it right into a stay fireplace drill, push down. 

“Reverse the grip — regular grip — push down, extending arms to the bottom, flush iron pictures.”

It’s right here the place we’ll cease so that you can give it a go. We’ll wait. 

McCormick then ended the video with this:

“Tops and thins, gone ceaselessly.”

Editor’s observe: To observe the entire video on Instagram, please click on right here. To observe extra instruction movies from McCormick on Instagram, please click on right here

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

Golf.com Editor

Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Journal. In his function, he’s answerable for enhancing, writing and growing tales throughout the golf area. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be enjoying the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and quick, and ingesting a chilly beer to clean away his rating. You may attain out to him about any of those subjects — his tales, his sport or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.



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