mind the gap FOR MORE CLUBHEAD SPEED
One of the best qualities of Rory’s swing is how he loads up his right side in the backswing, and then how he sequences the downswing from that position.
If you look at positions 2, 3 and 4, you will see Rory’s left side has moved nicely behind his ball, loading most of his weight into his right leg.
That’s a position a majority of club golfers rarely attain because they have the belief that this is swaying. It’s far from it because this position is created by rotation of the upper body, not lateral movement.
From the top of his backswing, Rory can drive his lower body towards the ball to begin the downswing sequence.
Notice how Rory’s left hip bumps towards the ball to bridge the gap on the line we have drawn above his left foot.
By doing this Rory generates plenty of power from the ground transferring it upwards through each section of his body.
Rory’s hips really clear out the way so he has the freedom to swing his arms powerfully into impact and through. Combined with clubhead lag, he is able to unleash the clubhead at great speed
The foundation of any good golf swing is the address position. A poor set-up leads to a poor swing. Rory’s set-up position is one that should be copied by all golfers. It is a well-balanced, athletic position with good posture angles and a straight...