Category Archives: Posture

Rory McIlroy Is Floating His Heel (Updated)

rory-mcilroy-bridgestone(Updated at Bottom – I was mistaken about Rory’s swing changes being brand new, it seems he changed his swing earlier than I thought…)

I had to go back and watch a few of Rory McIlroy’s swings again from yesterday’s final round at the Bridgestone Invitational.

I was seeing some stuff that I really liked, and it it seems that Rory has made some swing changes for the better.

And I mean, if this is not just an anomaly, that this would be great for Rory and for professional golf – the youngsters today are more likely to want to emulate Rory than Tiger Woods, and if Rory is going back to more mechanically-sound swinging, I would be personally delighted for 1. His back and future and 2. The generations that will follow him.

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Rigid Shoulders – Pivot Killer

It may seem counter intuitive but the more relaxed you are, the better you will swing.  Stiffness, especially in the upper back and shoulders, is  a pivot killer.

One of the more common things I see in the golf address stance is the stiffness.

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Remember – We Are Not Machines

There are things about us that make swinging different from a machine swinging.  We are not made of metal or wood, with rigid and inflexible parts that move with cables or hydraulics or magnetic fields.

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