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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 279
FREEZE FRAME Rory’s right arm is ideally bent to 90 degrees. Your right arm (for right-handers) should never bend more than 90 degrees. A 90 degree right angle is the strongest angle. In keeping the body functioning in harmony with the laws of physics the arm in a right angle is at its strongest position. The angle of the back of Rory’s hand matches the angle of his clubface, which is indicative of the clubface being square. The perfect top of the backswing forms an equilateral triangle. A line drawn touching both elbows at the base of the triangle will be close to parallel to the ground. McIlroy keeps the flex in his right knee, which helps him maintain his posture. Players who straighten their right leg lose their posture in the backswing. Rory McIlroy THE NORTHERN IRISHMAN AVERAGED 335 YARDS FROM THE TEE AND HIT 71 PERCENT OF FAIRWAYS EN ROUTE TO BECOMING THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL CHAMPION. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM HIS BACKSWING POSITIION. ► VIDEO: RORY’S SWING IN SLO-MO
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