Rory McIlroy’s Swing


Originally posted on the Smash Golf blog July 22, 2009, updated Jan 11, 2010

Rory McIlroy has a great-looking swing motion. Very little lateral motion and a nice, pure rotation around the spine during the back swing.

He has a “modern swing,” which involves swing with both feet planted firmly on the ground from Address to the Top.

I don’t like the modern swing because of the stress it puts on the knees and lower back.


Rory Down the Line



That’s because the modern swingers are trying to hit the ball with a lower body action as done with the old-time classic golf swing, but the modern swing restricts the hips and is overly focused on upper body action.

You can swing like Rory as well, if you’re fairly fit and flexible. But you’re courting lower back problems as you get older.