Swing Analysis: Rory McIlroy-Still Dropping that Head!

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Here we have a nice fixed camera shot of Rory striking an iron on a long par 3, and lo and behold there goes his head dropping copious amounts. Of course, I have always argued that this is a totally natural, athletic and powerful movement causes by the pivot, but you still hear knuckleheads talk about “dipping” being detrimental to the swing. What amazes me the most is how Rory has been spared the ridiculous criticism that was constantly leveled at Tiger Woods for doing the exact same thing.

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Christian September 6, 2016

Wayne, I know it’s hard to comment on general questions but if a player does almost everything you desire in a good swing except proper, forward @ 45 pelvic drive could that lead to pulled and pull hooked shots most likely?

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Christian September 6, 2016

Never mind, I am pretty sure the answer is yes. It just s challenge for me to drive 4 to 6 inches inches past my original setup position.

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John September 6, 2016

Wayne, I guess they didn’t / don’t attack Rory since he has never sprayed it around the way Tiger has since he started messing around with 3 or 4 different coaches. Tiger turned into an awful driver of the ball whereas Rory’s longer clubs are awesome most of the time. Especially his long irons and fairway woods into par fives. The main thing that has stopped Rory from dominating is his putting and we can see from last week that when he putts well he is always at the top of the leader board.
But I think the ‘dipping’ thing is just something they all like to fall back on when they don’t know why someone is spraying it all over the park.
(PS. Thanks for the Grillo swing. Love his action).

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David W September 7, 2016

I think Wayne is right. Also, Rory has it. Something special you rarely see. I couldn’t stop watching him swing as a kid. When it’s all done he can be up there on the best ever list.

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