Category Archives: Rory McIlroy

Jack Nicklaus Was A Hacker…

nicklaus-dj-spineStill working on “Dropping The Hammer,” but I had a thought while editing video:

If you go to any of the popular golf sites or forums on the intertoobz, you’ll likely get a lot of advice about stance and posture, and things like “slouching” or “goat-humping” and the like.

You’ll also be shocked to know that Jack Nicklaus, if you took his golf swing and somehow changed it from him to someone else, was apparently a hacker.

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To Henrik Stenson – You Can Swing As “Hard” As You Like, Properly…

henrik-roryHenrik Stenson has weighed in with some advice for Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, and it shows the problem that modern golf swingers are having distinguishing “swinging hard” from “swinging soundly.”

I see this all the time, “injuries are a price to pay for playing golf at a high level,” and it drives me nuts.

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On Positive AoA With A Forward-Leaning Shaft (It’s Still Hitting “Up”)

rory-impact2First, I have been getting a lot of questions regarding Frank Nobilo since his shout-out last Saturday.

The truth is, I have never publicly talked about our conversations because I enjoy our back and forths, and I wasn’t going to advertise that we talk in an attempt to gain anything from it other than the pleasure of our discussions.

That said, the cat is out of the bag, and FN said quite logically that there’s nothing wrong with simply saying that we like to talk swing together, so let’s move on

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Dear Rory McIlroy – “Feel” Sometimes Isn’t “Real” (Updated)

rory-impactUpdate: I have re-written this post after a discussion with FN as he made a very valid point – there are two fulcrums in the swing, and I will deal with that issue in a separate posting.

This is on how Rory McIlroy posted a picture that doesn’t show what he thinks it’s showing, and that’s the hands leading the ball at impact.

Thanks to targettom for forwarding me the Twitter images below.

I have a picture that Rory McIlroy with his assertion that he’s hitting the ball with an upward AoA and a forward leaning shaft with his driver, and the picture doesn’t prove that.

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Ouch – Rory McIlroy Destroys Brandel Chamblee On AoA

rory mcilroyBefore we get to Brandel and Rory, let’s talk about AoA.

AoA stands for Angle of Attack, and I don’t know what Brandel Chamblee thought he was going to accomplish arguing with Rory McIlroy on how to swing modern drivers, because Rory is one of the best drivers of the modern era, especially at his size.

Let’s just say that it doesn’t end well for Brandel...

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Back Specialist Calls Out The Modern Golf Swing – You’ve All Been Warned

rory mcilroy kneeWell, it seems no one will have an excuse after today – anyone who is trying to play a power game or hit the ball a long distance (which is, in essence, the “power game”) with a modern golf swing model is putting themselves at risk of back injuries.

The article I’m going to quote here from a Golf Channel online piece by Matt Adams describes the doctor I’m about to reference as:
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So Rory McIlroy Tweaked His Back… (Updated – Rib Injury)

rory-post-impactUpdate: If turns out that Rory McIlroy will be out for some time, as he has suffered a stress fracture in his ribs… that is some stress he’s putting on his upper torso!   /update

You may have heard about Rory McIlroy having tweaked his back during last week’s golf tournament in South Africa (the SA Open), but it’s not a lower back injury.

He reported it in his upper back and, since he’ll be having an MRI on the area today, I’m assuming it is soft-tissue (muscle) damage rather than a thoracic vertebra injury (because if that were true, he’d really be in some trouble), especially since he played through the weekend with it.

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More Modern Swing Fail – Ariya Jutanugarn, Rory McIlroy “Swing Like Girls”

Britain Golf Womens OpenI was browsing through GolfDigest, wondering what horrors I would find within the current online edition, and I wasn’t disappointed – and I don’t think GD will ever ask me to contribute to their content, which would be more a compliment than insult at this point.

I found yet more Modern Golf Swing “Fail!” in the form of a nonsensical analysis of how to “swing like a girl,” wherein more examples are given of male swingers (3) than of female (zero, which sort of reverses destroys the assertion, don’t you think?), and of course the accompanying bafflegab that you come to expect from modern swing circles.

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Rory McIlroy Showing How It’s Done – Crazy Driver Stats!

rory mcilroyIt looks like Rory McIlroy is finally getting some proper equipment (I mean, who really plays Nike clubs without being paid to do it?), and the results are spectacular.

I would say that, pound for pound (or kilo for kilo), Rory Mac is the longest driver by far on the PGA Tour, or at least he will be, if these numbers below carry out… and if you want to know how he’s doing it – athletic talent counts for a lot, but if you haven’t notice this, you haven’t been paying attention!

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Rory McIlroy Tearing Up TPC Sawgrass (-7 thru 8!)

rory-mcilroy-bridgestoneHere’s a suggestion for anyone who has access to The Golf Channel this morning into the afternoon – turn it on!

I’ve had it on as background “noise” while I’m working the “MCS – Perfect Pivot video and I started paying a little more attention when Rory McIlroy reached 4 or 5 under par for his round – while on his first nine (the back), playing his 2nd round in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

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