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Practice Like Jordan Spieth: Bread Crumb Precision Drill

Cameron McCormick, swing coach to PGA Pro Jordan Spieth, teaches games and drills that Jordan Spieth grew up playing to improve his swing and putting game. Filmed on location at: Trinity Forest Golf Club: https://trinityforestgc.com/

Released on 6/2/2016

Credits

Starring: Cameron McCormick

Transcript

00:01
[Crew Member] Wait 'til we're rolling.
00:03
(laughing)
00:04
Give us a good one.
00:07
(electronic buzzer)
00:08
(upbeat music)
00:17
This game is called bread crumb.
00:19
You're going to take you most lofted club.
00:20
For me that's a lob wedge.
00:21
For you it maybe a sand wedge.
00:23
We got two targets out here.
00:24
The first at 20 yards.
00:25
The second at 80 yards.
00:27
My objective is to fly my first ball
00:29
just at that first market.
00:31
The subsequent ball has to travel just
00:33
a little bit further in the air.
00:34
In a recent session, playing bread crumb with Jordan.
00:37
We had to improvise and I was the target.
00:39
And so what I did, I stood out there.
00:41
And worked as his target.
00:42
And each time I would take a step back.
00:44
And on a number of occasions,
00:46
I actually had to move out of the way
00:47
as his ball was moving in almost hitting my feet.
00:50
It was absolutely crazy.
00:53
First ball.
00:54
21 yards.
00:56
Trying to learn incremental increase
00:59
in speed of club at impact.
01:01
And the way I do that,
01:03
is just feel my body turn.
01:04
A little bit faster through impact.
01:06
There's about 22 yards.
01:08
Each time, I'm trying to feel just a little
01:10
increase in acceleration with my body through impact
01:13
and then causes the club to reach impact
01:16
with a bit more speed causing
01:18
the ball to fly a little bit further.
01:19
I'm not thinking too much about swing length.
01:22
I'm really trying to feel how hard the hit is,
01:25
at impact.
01:28
There's 23 yards right there
01:30
that's precision.
01:31
Plenty of room to work with.
01:33
24 yards coming up.
01:35
There we go.
01:38
There's 25.
01:39
And the final ball here.
01:42
And that one is right at about 29 yards.
01:45
So I've just landed five balls
01:46
consecutively into that area.
01:48
For you, I want to see how many you can land
01:50
progressively into that area.
01:52
The game's over when you run out of space.
01:54
If you leave a ball short,
01:55
it's a throw away you don't count it.
01:57
You just count the number of balls you're able
01:59
to land consecutively into that area.
02:00
In the lead up to Augusta, Jordan Spieth was able
02:02
to land 27 balls consecutive into that 60 yard gap.
02:06
The best score I've ever seen is at 27,
02:08
that Jordan Spieth was able to do.
02:10
Let's see how you do.
02:11
(upbeat music)
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