Jordan Spieth's Swing Secrets
2015 is the Year of Jordan Spieth: Five tournament wins, two majors and the FedEx Cup. Check out Hank Haney breaking down the $22 million dollar swing (tour winnings) and see what you can learn from Jordan.
Released on 9/28/2015
Here's Jordan Spieth,
he's just had an amazing two years as a professional.
He's got some things in his golf swing
that many people would consider to be a little different,
but I personally like it a lot.
And the thing I like about it is,
is for a better player,
you wanna make sure you don't hook the golf ball too much.
I always say the road to good golf
goes from slicing, to hooking, to good golf.
So for a better player you're trying to eliminate that hook.
He does it a couple ways.
1. With his grip position,
if you'll notice his left hand
is in a pretty weak position.
As far as professional golfers go,
that would be considered a weak left hand grip.
It keeps the club face from closing too much
coming into the golf ball.
Another thing that's unique about his swing
is that the top of his golf swing,
he has a little bit of bent left elbow position.
I personally don't really have a problem with this.
I would rather see a player in this position,
here at the top, where the left arm is a little bit bent,
as opposed to straight and stiff and rigid.
A lot of amateur golfers get the advice that
you gotta keep your left arm straight,
and they take that to mean
it has to be just stiff as a board.
I like a more relaxed position like Jordan has,
and the reason being is that
when he gets to impact, it allows his hands and arms
to lead the club head through.
This position makes sure that the club head
doesn't pass his hands.
I like where that left arm is,
it's out away from his body a little bit,
but it allows him to keep the club face square
coming through the shot.
And look at this extension through the shot.
I mean this is phenomenal extension through the shot here.
That is something that I really like
in Jordan Spieth's swing.
His arms are extended,
they reached the point of full extension.
And this is something that a lot of amateur golfers don't do
he's kept his upper body back,
but he's extended his arms through the shot,
and this is a classic position,
and one of the reasons Jordan Spieth
can play so good in the wind.
He's from Texas, there's a lot of wind there
and when he gets to this position,
he can flight the ball down if he wants to.
And it's one of the reasons why
he's got to be number one player in the world.