I have always said that there are only a few things that great players never do, and move the head well in front of its starting position anywhere in the forward swing would be one of those. Once again we see that there will always be someone who can do stuff like that and still be great. Jordan Spieth does some great things in his swing and he has always been a top notch player, but there is some questionable technique there that I believe he will eventually clean up and take care of. He is exceptionally talented; he has great rhythm, he’s nicely on plane in the backswing and forward swing, and he produces a world class impact with his irons. He uses a similar impact with his driver, and usually this doesn’t turn out so well, although he is certainly an exception to that rule. It is an athletic swing with a lot of triggering movement, but there is virtually zero movement to the right in the backswing, while in the forward swing there is a significant amount of forward head movement. Just about every teacher in the world would call that “getting ahead of it”, and I would always encourage my students to keep the head in the box in the downswing. Many good players back up behind the box at impact, especially with the driver, but Spieth just backs his up right back into the box by the time he hits it. Spieth’s grip is fairly neutral to weak, and he flattens it after he forward presses in the takeaway and keeps it that way throughout the swing, accentuating the bow as the shaft reaches parallel to the ground in the forward swing. His right hand index finger tends to stick out during the swing, which looks funny but has no real bearing on how the grip functions. It will certainly be fascinating to watch whether or not he can continue his stellar play with this overall technique, and it will also be fun to see if he changes any of it going forward. One thing is for sure, he’s not going to change it in the short term.