The Skill Code
There has been a lot of buzz in the golf industry about The Skill Code, so we looked into what the Skill Code is and what you can expect after purchasing.
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with nor do we sell the Skill Code. This article is intended as an overview to help golfers learn more about the product.
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Every golfer is eager to improve their game, but not every golfer can invest the time or money to work with a private coach. The next best thing to working one-on-one with a coach is gleaning a little professional insight through instructional videos. However, there are a lot of instructors out there, not to mention a lot of advice. It’s not always clear exactly what you’re getting when you click that “buy” button.
We’d like to help you out by breaking down one of the most popular series out there. You may have heard of The Skill Code, Cameron McCormick’s instructional DVD series. But what do you get when you order The Skill Code? Is it right for you?
We have the information to help you answer these questions… starting with the most important question:
Who is Cameron McCormick?
About the Instructor
The content of an instructional series means nothing if you don’t trust the teacher.
Of course, you may have already heard of Cameron McCormick. He was the 2015 PGA Teacher of the Year, and he is coach to three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. The Skill Code is put out by Revolution Golf, an NBC Golf company. It’s safe to say this series is backed by some stellar credentials.
So, let’s talk about McCormick’s style as an instructor.
McCormick approaches golf technique from a highly analytical perspective. His lessons focus not only on how to play better golf, but why he gives the advice he gives. You can expect a great deal of detailed information from this series. It may be initially overwhelming or feel a bit more cerebral than you’d expect. However, McCormick has a very specific reason for approaching instruction in this way.
The Skill Code Philosophy
Cameron McCormick developed this series as a way to democratize golf knowledge. The Skill Code is inspired by his own experience working with a coach years ago. He found that a coach helped him improve his game, but he wasn’t gaining the skills necessary to continue improving on his own. His own philosophy as a coach is simple:
If he teaches a golfer better form, they will improve, but they will have to keep coming back for more tips. If he teaches a golfer the actual skill of golf – the “why” behind the “how” – he empowers that golfer to guide him or herself.
You know the old adage, “If you give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The Skill Code is essentially the golf version of that idea.
Explaining the Skill Code
McCormick has described himself as a “ball first” coach. By this, he means that his instruction begins with an understanding of what happens to the ball at impact. Every time you take a shot, you are delivering instructions to the ball on where to go and how to fly. McCormick focuses on looking at that moment of impact and working backwards to discover what the golfer needs to do to instruct the ball in the best possible way.
This is why The Skill Code is probably a bit more academic than you might anticipate. Your instructor’s goal is to teach you how to read your own shots as well as he can. By gaining that intellectual understanding, you will be able to improve your game through your own guidance, even once you’ve mastered his tips. You will be better equipped to identify why there are certain weaknesses in your game. You will know how to address the root of a weakness rather than simply trying to fix it with a new trick. And you will be able to make the best possible use of your practice time.
As Cameron McCormick says, “only the right practice makes perfect.” His goal with The Skill Code is to not only show you what the right practice looks like, but to also teach you how to figure it out for yourself.
Now that we know where the instructor is coming from, what do you get when you order The Skill Code?
What You Get
The Skill Code series comes on a set of four DVDs. McCormick’s instruction covers every shot you’ll need to take during your golf game. In this series, you learn the necessary skills to master long drives, short game, and putting. The DVD series also includes four units of bonus material that you can’t find anywhere else.
The Skill Code is available at Revolution Golf for the member price of $87.00. Revolution Golf backs your purchase with a 365-day money back guaranteed. This offer gives you plenty of time to let the lessons sink in, try them out, and determine whether you are seeing the improvement you expected.
Now, for the million-dollar question:
Is The Skill Code right for you?
Who is The Skill Code For?
The Skill Code is designed to be accessible and enriching for golfers at any level. Because McCormick reveals the underlying principles for common golf tips, even seasoned golfers are bound to learn something new. At the same time, beginners will be able to follow his instruction and walk away with a wealth of information.
As with all golf instruction, you get out of it what you put into it. McCormick has a lot of wisdom to share. Those who benefit the most will be those who take the time to let the lessons sink in. There is a reason The Skill Code comes with a 365-day guarantee. Real improvement – even real understanding – doesn’t happen in 30 days.
In other words, The Skill Code is for any golfer who is serious about improving their game. You can be at any skill level, working towards any goal.
What’s Your Take?
Have you tried The Skill Code yourself? If so, what was your experience? Do you have any further questions? Are there any other products you have questions about?
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