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WILL RORY' HIPS STAND THE TEST OF TIME???

post #1 of 20
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Hey everyone, I reckon Rory is magnificent and will go on dazzling most of us for years to come. But he has that funky hip action at impact. They clear and slam into reverse briefly and then clear again to a full finish. That must be a very personal quality but can that be sustained over many years? i think notz7_no.gif. What do you think?.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIS3lUf4jM4     please follow the link to view as the video would not load. regards "the chopper"

post #2 of 20

Isn't that post-impact?

 

Maybe Woz can help him reverse that action...

post #3 of 20

I don`t think they actually go in reverse...to me it looks like they stop while the rest of his body is still going and then continue on...are there other videos of this?

post #4 of 20

There was a sports science piece where they discussed his hip rotation 

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 

I seen  an analysis video but i couldn't find it today, i am not trying to be definite in my description, i am just trying to see what people think about the wear and tear factor of his moves. As far as i am aware this is usually part of his driver swing especially when he is trying to--- knock it into next week!
 

post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 

thanks that was the video i was looking for

post #7 of 20

makes my low back hurt to see that follow through momentary hesitation in slow motion - would have to add stress to his body over time

post #8 of 20

Its rare to see in sports and in golf, its not unique, but its rare. I would say its not really a thing to worry about. The thing is, his swing speed is insane with how smooth it looks. If you looked at Tiger woods, before he tore up his knee, it was violent. He would really snap that knee straight and fire those hips through hard. Rory, though his hips rotate fast, it doesn't look like they are moving that fast.

 

Also on a side note, that reverse is after impact, and has nothing to do with his impact, basically its his Obliques from the other side pulling his hips in reverse due to the speed he rotates them at, its basically a counter force. If you look at other golfer's kinetic chain, there hips are slowing down as well, Rory's just happen to go in reverse. Meaning every golfer has there opposite side pulling hard against that rotation to balance it out, Rory just happens to have his pull harder. 

 

Also, i think Rory is in good hands with his work out instructor. I am sure that if he has any pain, that he will make the changes needed. Look at Bubba and Tiger now, they actually let there left foots rotate, and Tiger keeps his left knee more bent, allowing for the bigger muscles of the legs to take the force, instead of his knee. Rory can do this to if he needs to make sure he's not putting unwanted stress on his body. Really, the the areas he needs to worry about is the left knee. That area takes a ton of force in the golf swing. That will go before the hip does. 

post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

Its rare to see in sports and in golf, its not unique, but its rare. I would say its not really a thing to worry about. The thing is, his swing speed is insane with how smooth it looks. If you looked at Tiger woods, before he tore up his knee, it was violent. He would really snap that knee straight and fire those hips through hard. Rory, though his hips rotate fast, it doesn't look like they are moving that fast.

 

Also on a side note, that reverse is after impact, and has nothing to do with his impact, basically its his Obliques from the other side pulling his hips in reverse due to the speed he rotates them at, its basically a counter force. If you look at other golfer's kinetic chain, there hips are slowing down as well, Rory's just happen to go in reverse. Meaning every golfer has there opposite side pulling hard against that rotation to balance it out, Rory just happens to have his pull harder. 

 

Also, i think Rory is in good hands with his work out instructor. I am sure that if he has any pain, that he will make the changes needed. Look at Bubba and Tiger now, they actually let there left foots rotate, and Tiger keeps his left knee more bent, allowing for the bigger muscles of the legs to take the force, instead of his knee. Rory can do this to if he needs to make sure he's not putting unwanted stress on his body. Really, the the areas he needs to worry about is the left knee. That area takes a ton of force in the golf swing. That will go before the hip does. 

 

 

Good post, interesting thoughts, It will be interesting to see how things pan out.
 

post #10 of 20

Hurts me to watch this. He plays TONS of golf apparently also. 

post #11 of 20

Im going to say no.  Its great while he's young and flexible but when he starts to hit his 30s and loses some flexibility, its not going to work.  Just like Tiger, Rory will need to get his wins while he is young because that swing isnt going to work forever.

post #12 of 20

 A small humorous addition to the title of this thread : 'Will Rory's hips stand the test of time with Caroline'?  

post #13 of 20
Hopefully, Caroline's hips will stand the test of time as well...
post #14 of 20

Going to maybe talk utter rubbish here as i'm not a bio mechanic but are the hips not going to suffer but the muscles around them?

post #15 of 20
The muscles will be fine, muscles can take a lot of loading. What will go is cartilage, but his strength training will keep the stress on the muscles not the joint, like there suppose to.
post #16 of 20

Banish any thoughts that Rory ought to scale back his fabulous money making golf swing in order to 'save' his back or spine.  Who amongst us would prefer to be world golfer #217 for 14 yrs as opposed to world #1 for 2 yrs? 

post #17 of 20
I'd be worried some around his back. He injured it once in 2010: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/feb/08/rory-mcilroy-back-injury
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

I'd be worried some around his back. He injured it once in 2010: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/feb/08/rory-mcilroy-back-injury

Rocco Mediate said the same thing in Golf Digest. He does not mention Rory specifically but he alludes to the "young players" with violent moves and talks about how all that torque on their back will catch up with them as they get older. He uses Fred Couples as an example of someone who had a lot of twisting and now he is paying for it with back problems. 

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