RORY MCIL­ROY

(NO.1)

Golf Australia - - GYM LESSON -

Best 2017 re­sults

T4 Open Cham­pi­onship, 2nd South African Open (Euro Tour)

Driver

Tay­lorMade M2 with 8.5° loft.

How he does it

The key to any pow­er­ful swing is a sta­ble foun­da­tion and Rory McIl­roy dis­plays all the at­tributes re­quired to swing with max­i­mum speed.

In 2017, he had an average club­head speed of 120.03 mph, while his ball speed at im­pact was, on average, 180.12 mph. This ‘smash fac­tor’ con­trib­uted to the Ir­ish­man car­ry­ing his drives an average 305.1 yards ev­ery time with his driver.

Rory’s ad­dress po­si­tion pro­vides a com­fort­able, ten­sion-free plat­form for him to swing the club at high speeds. Ten­sion-free hands, arms, shoul­ders and up­per body will also al­low your mus­cles to work to­gether with greater ef­fi­ciency.

Se­condly, it doesn’t mat­ter how re­laxed you are over the ball with the abil­ity to swing with great speed if you are not bal­anced. Good bal­ance is key to get­ting the club­head mov­ing at top speed.

If you start the swing with too much weight on your toes or heels, you don’t have a sta­ble plat­form to get the swing started let alone swing with power. Feel as though your weight and knees are over the balls of your feet at ad­dress. By do­ing this you are giv­ing your­self the best chance of be­ing able to make a bal­anced, pow­er­ful swing.

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