The Skill Code by Cameron McCormick: Should You Try It?

By Todd Kolb
December 14, 2017

What is The Skill Code?

If you’ve been tuning into the Golf Channel lately, you’ve probably seen some ads for The Skill Code. And if you know who Jordan Spieth is, you’ve likely heard of the creator of The Skill Code. Cameron McCormick is Jordan Spieth’s coach, and he’s distilled his wisdom into this new video series.


My role as the Director of Instruction for USGolfTV is to do whatever I can to help you play better golf and enjoy the game. This means providing you with quality advice and information. It also means sharing other resources that could help you get those scores down. What else is out there? What products and services could help you get the most out of your time on the golf course? And what will you get out of them?

I checked out The Skill Code in order to give you my professional insight on one of the most buzzed-about video courses out there. I’m going to tell you who Cameron McCormick is, what The Skill Code covers, and whether it’s worth your investment.

And if you’ve already tried The Skill Code yourself, please join the discussion in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you got out of the series and if Cameron’s instruction worked for you.  In fact, you can watch our video review of The Skill Code below:

The Man Behind The Skill Code

So much of a course’s effectiveness depends on the instructor. Are you learning from a true expert? Do they communicate concepts clearly? Is their advice meaningful and accessible for golfers of all levels?

In the case of The Skill Code, you can feel very confident that you are getting quality instruction. McCormick’s credentials immediately cancel out any need to question his skill as a golf coach.

Cameron McCormick is one of the top instructors on the planet. He was named the PGA Teacher of the Year in 2015. And perhaps most notably, he coaches Jordan Spieth – one of the best (if not the best) players in the world.  

One of McCormick’s greatest strengths as an instructor is his skill for empowering golfers to instruct themselves. It isn’t enough to give quick fixes to common problems. McCormick takes the time to clarify why problems occur and why the solutions he shares are so effective. It’s all part of his mission to democratize golf instruction. If golfers have a better understanding of what happens to the ball, they’ll be able to think through their own solutions.

The Message Behind The Skill Code

Cameron McCormick also likes to point out that “Practice makes perfect” isn’t always true. He clarifies that “only the right practice makes perfect.” His goal as an instructor is to help you understand how to practice productively. That begins with cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the game. McCormick’s is a “ball first” approach, looking at what actually happens to the ball and working backwards to sharpen the golfer’s skill. It’s all about learning how to deliver the best possible instructions to your golf ball through your swing.

If you choose to invest in The Skill Code, you will, at the very least, know that you’re getting quality instruction. The man teaching you has been approved and endorsed by some of the most knowledgeable voices in golf. His technique is designed to benefit your game both today and well into the future.

So now that you know who’s behind The Skill Code, let’s talk about what you can expect to learn.

“Only the right practice makes perfect.” – Cameron McCormick, The Skill Code

What Does The Skill Code Cover?

The Skill Code is an all-encompassing course. Just about anything you could hope to learn as a beginning or experienced golfer is covered in this video series.

McCormick gives instruction on putting, chipping, handling different lies, and common problems like slicing, among other topics. He even includes a video on wrist angles—an interesting subject that’s become a hot topic in the world of golf.

The lessons of The Skill Code are spread out in several videos over four DVDs. The instruction itself is fairly easy to follow. If I have one criticism, it’s that I would have liked to see those four segments labeled differently. It isn’t always clear what area of the game you’re about to learn. Labels like “short game” and “driving” would be helpful, especially as you’re bound to want to review certain areas as you start putting his ideas into practice.

Regardless, it speaks volumes that my biggest complaint is about segment labels. Ultimately, the value of a video course comes down to the quality of information. In The Skill Code, you get useful instruction from one of the best golf instructors in the world. You take away great new tips to apply to your game, as well as a deeper understanding of how the game works. Moreover, when you have more confidence in your game, you’re likely to have more fun on the golf course.

If you want to start seeing those scores go down but aren’t ready to invest in regular, one-on-one instruction, The Skill Code might be worth an investment. All you have to lose is $87, and even then, you get a 365-day money back guarantee.

And if you check it out, be sure to check back in with us and tell us if it worked for you.

Tell Us What You Think!

Have you already tried The Skill Code? What did you think? Are there any other courses you’d recommend? Share your thoughts in the comments.  

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  1. Awful. I cannot understand this guy atll. Terrible accent and very confusing lessons. The worse instruction series you have ever had on TGC. A waste

  2. Watched several lessons! Very impressed! This guy knows what he is talking about! Some of the lessons are pretty advanced and not for weekend hacks! Would highly recommend for someone who is seriously trying to get better!

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