Rory McIlroy Drive Keys by PGA Pros Pete Styles & Matt Fryer
Rory McIlroy Drive Keys by PGA Pros Pete Styles & Matt Fryer

As a former world number one and regular hitter of the golf ball over 300 yards Rory McIlroys driving is clearly something to behold. In this video tip PGA golf professionals Pete Styles and Matt Fryer will be discussing whether trying to copy McIlroy's driving technique is in any way suitable for the average club golfer and what they can learn from his phenomenal driver technique.

So probably one of the game's best drivers of the golf ball at the minute would have to be Rory McIlroy. Absolute recently what's the Firestone championship this year and McIlroy hit 14 tee shots in one round of golf all of them over 300 yards. For a small lad it's some feat to be there. Yeah the consistency of that ability to hit the ball that far we've all kind of caught that good one maybe it lands out there on a sprinkler head or a cup and scuttled over 300 yards and we tell our mates about it in the bar afterwards but 14 drives. I mean first you gotta question was the golf course downwind downhill every single time. The whole golf course was just down wind down hill maybe a golf course should be designed to allow McIlroy to hit 14 drives for over 300 yards, but the ability to stand there pull driver out every hole knowing that you're going to be accurate straight enough long enough to achieve that. He is the benchmark for driving the golf ball at the moment. Definitely and what we'll see he is doing certain things throughout the club swing and obviously he's a very athletic young man very very physically fit but he's making the most of his attributes to be able to do that. So if you could take maybe 2 things from Rory McIlroy what would they be Pete? I think it's important to understand that we're not going to try and turn the average club golfer into McIlroy one as much point were we would extract and take a couple of things from each person's good swing take a couple of things McIlroy swing and let's do them as much as we can.

What I'm going to start with actually is the end of the swing the finish position of his swing. I think it's fantastic he gets so much rotation through the ball almost locked in a human is going to take the golf club from here swing it that way and then point that end back at the target again, it's there there and there again. You know he just gets all the way around you know sort of that we want to have a good impressive and you over 300 with one hand it's more difficult with 2 because you have to have more flexibility to get there and there and I can feel up through every single one of my vertebrae through my back. So I say if you have the physical capabilities to do this that degree of commitment is fantastic if you can't go all the way round to the McIlroy rotation let's not worry about that. Let's go with the idea of committing he never hits a driver soft. No definitely not everything looks like he's picked his line is picked a shot and he's giving you a 100 percent that's it you going with it and like you said that finish I think even though it is moving the club a tremendous speed and around his body a tremendous amount of rotation every time he is finished and balanced. Yeah that's a fair point that is a fair point he's able to hold that position isn't he and it's not like it's it and then he's given it one of those and running away like we sometimes see club golfers doing.

He is there there and then he holds it and it will stay in the air for a long time you know 7 to 8 seconds in the lands runs out there and the accuracy that the guy gets on the golf ball is this fantastic phenomenal. So my second point that I think I'd like to bring in from the Rory McIlroy golf swing would be once we've got that good address position we've got that stable balance position here. McIlroy has this super wide turn to the top, and the key point now is escape the motion he turns through this way so fast from that big position at the top that look all unwind like crazy and again I think it's a good part of this commitment he doesn't ever just sort of steer it down the middle belt buckle to target. I think if we could simplify anything it would be that motion would be the feeling like we turn away from the target here and to start the downswing belt buckle target belt buckle target. As you're doing now as you're making that motion there's quite a lot of explosion up through the golf ball isn't it there is some extension into it as opposed to as you say a lack of commitment and steering to get everything you've done is the hips up and finished into that nice high finish really should wrong and poised as you finish. Certainly when you slow McIlroy swing down and you really look in fine detail about how he does this there's almost that feeling of he squats and jumps up. Now that's a very highly skilled a elite move I'm not going to encourage anybody to do that, but the the start of that process is about picked up there in my swing was the hips to target starts that explosion motion. So I'm going to give this one a go Matt. Stand back everybody. I've got to remember to turn my hips as fast as I can I'm also going to hold that follow through. That's it so it starts this good set up there nice and powerful he's made the most of his frame, Two hundred yards you reckon 3 well 310.

Solid, solid hit there and you've managed to nearly get the club to target if we could get a little bit further. He has hit a really solid drive there by taking those couple of points away from McIlroy and the things that people can do you know we can all turn to target we can all be balanced we can all make good hip turns within the constraints of our body. I think that's the important thing I think it's do as much as you can reach your potential. Your potential might not be the same as mine as Matt's McIlroy's potential but it's do as much as you can. Big strong set up turn those hips at target full committed finish. You know should start to bring in some of McIlroy's attributes into your own driving game. Excellent and so if we can take a couple of things away there it's going to be that good solid finish using the hips to the best of our ability and hopefully we're going to see some long solid drives like Rory McIlroy.

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As a former world number one and regular hitter of the golf ball over 300 yards Rory McIlroys driving is clearly something to behold. In this video tip PGA golf professionals Pete Styles and Matt Fryer will be discussing whether trying to copy McIlroy's driving technique is in any way suitable for the average club golfer and what they can learn from his phenomenal driver technique.

So probably one of the game's best drivers of the golf ball at the minute would have to be Rory McIlroy. Absolute recently what's the Firestone championship this year and McIlroy hit 14 tee shots in one round of golf all of them over 300 yards. For a small lad it's some feat to be there. Yeah the consistency of that ability to hit the ball that far we've all kind of caught that good one maybe it lands out there on a sprinkler head or a cup and scuttled over 300 yards and we tell our mates about it in the bar afterwards but 14 drives. I mean first you gotta question was the golf course downwind downhill every single time. The whole golf course was just down wind down hill maybe a golf course should be designed to allow McIlroy to hit 14 drives for over 300 yards, but the ability to stand there pull driver out every hole knowing that you're going to be accurate straight enough long enough to achieve that. He is the benchmark for driving the golf ball at the moment. Definitely and what we'll see he is doing certain things throughout the club swing and obviously he's a very athletic young man very very physically fit but he's making the most of his attributes to be able to do that. So if you could take maybe 2 things from Rory McIlroy what would they be Pete? I think it's important to understand that we're not going to try and turn the average club golfer into McIlroy one as much point were we would extract and take a couple of things from each person's good swing take a couple of things McIlroy swing and let's do them as much as we can.

What I'm going to start with actually is the end of the swing the finish position of his swing. I think it's fantastic he gets so much rotation through the ball almost locked in a human is going to take the golf club from here swing it that way and then point that end back at the target again, it's there there and there again. You know he just gets all the way around you know sort of that we want to have a good impressive and you over 300 with one hand it's more difficult with 2 because you have to have more flexibility to get there and there and I can feel up through every single one of my vertebrae through my back. So I say if you have the physical capabilities to do this that degree of commitment is fantastic if you can't go all the way round to the McIlroy rotation let's not worry about that. Let's go with the idea of committing he never hits a driver soft. No definitely not everything looks like he's picked his line is picked a shot and he's giving you a 100 percent that's it you going with it and like you said that finish I think even though it is moving the club a tremendous speed and around his body a tremendous amount of rotation every time he is finished and balanced. Yeah that's a fair point that is a fair point he's able to hold that position isn't he and it's not like it's it and then he's given it one of those and running away like we sometimes see club golfers doing.

He is there there and then he holds it and it will stay in the air for a long time you know 7 to 8 seconds in the lands runs out there and the accuracy that the guy gets on the golf ball is this fantastic phenomenal. So my second point that I think I'd like to bring in from the Rory McIlroy golf swing would be once we've got that good address position we've got that stable balance position here. McIlroy has this super wide turn to the top, and the key point now is escape the motion he turns through this way so fast from that big position at the top that look all unwind like crazy and again I think it's a good part of this commitment he doesn't ever just sort of steer it down the middle belt buckle to target. I think if we could simplify anything it would be that motion would be the feeling like we turn away from the target here and to start the downswing belt buckle target belt buckle target. As you're doing now as you're making that motion there's quite a lot of explosion up through the golf ball isn't it there is some extension into it as opposed to as you say a lack of commitment and steering to get everything you've done is the hips up and finished into that nice high finish really should wrong and poised as you finish. Certainly when you slow McIlroy swing down and you really look in fine detail about how he does this there's almost that feeling of he squats and jumps up. Now that's a very highly skilled a elite move I'm not going to encourage anybody to do that, but the the start of that process is about picked up there in my swing was the hips to target starts that explosion motion. So I'm going to give this one a go Matt. Stand back everybody. I've got to remember to turn my hips as fast as I can I'm also going to hold that follow through. That's it so it starts this good set up there nice and powerful he's made the most of his frame, Two hundred yards you reckon 3 well 310.

Solid, solid hit there and you've managed to nearly get the club to target if we could get a little bit further. He has hit a really solid drive there by taking those couple of points away from McIlroy and the things that people can do you know we can all turn to target we can all be balanced we can all make good hip turns within the constraints of our body. I think that's the important thing I think it's do as much as you can reach your potential. Your potential might not be the same as mine as Matt's McIlroy's potential but it's do as much as you can. Big strong set up turn those hips at target full committed finish. You know should start to bring in some of McIlroy's attributes into your own driving game. Excellent and so if we can take a couple of things away there it's going to be that good solid finish using the hips to the best of our ability and hopefully we're going to see some long solid drives like Rory McIlroy.