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#1 dcrocketman

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

Robert Rock beat tiger and Rory at Dubai.and then Robert Rock thanks Matt Belsham.great improvement in the last couple years in Mr. rock's swing mechanics.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

View Postdcrocketman, on 29 January 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

Robert Rock beat tiger and Rory at Dubai.and then Robert Rock thanks Matt Belsham.great improvement in the last couple years in Mr. rock's swing mechanics.

Easily one of the best swings in the world.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

I agree I love his swing.  People always ask me what swing I would want and his always comes to mind.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

This swing has been approved by thrillhouse.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 29 January 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:

This swing has been approved by thrillhouse.

I can see why:



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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

A lot of Ben Hogan in that transition.  It's a pretty complicated move....more going on there than the average tour player.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

View PostSSafran, on 29 January 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

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It's a pretty complicated move....more going on there than the average tour player.

I would like to hear more. Looks beautiful in its simplicity to me...

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

It's more toe up and handsy than i thought

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 29 January 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostSSafran, on 29 January 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

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It's a pretty complicated move....more going on there than the average tour player.

I would like to hear more. Looks beautiful in its simplicity to me...

Kevin

Notice the takeaway.....not one piece but breaks the wrist early so the butt of the shaft isn't pointing at the belly button for very long on the takeaway.  Not exactly textbook .......prefer to see the club rotate back maintaining the "triangle" as long as possible and keeping the club perpendicular to the axis of rotation for as long as possible. (pointed at the belly button during takeaway).

Also...the down swing transition is very Hoganesque in the way he tilts his whole body a wee bit to the left prior to transitioning down.  That tilt to the left really reminds me of Hogan.  It looks almost as if his whole body shifts ever so slightly to the left at the top just a tiny bit as a way of initiating the downswing.  I always thought this was one of the idiosyncracies of Hogan's swing that made him hard to copy.

Here's a video of Hogan shifting his weight at the top of his backswing to the the left side.  Rock's action reminds me of this a bit but if you watch Rock in comparison to Hogan his shift to the left while present is less noticeable and his first move down into the slot with his arms appears ever so slightly over the top of the plane rather than directly into the plane as Hogan's is.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:39 AM

I remember seeing this guy last year at the Open and thought he had a great swing, Reminded me a bit of Hogan with is lower body. He needs a haircut though.


Edited by kevn357, 30 January 2012 - 03:05 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:09 AM

Latest swing video:


Analysis by Dana Dahlquist. Mentions the basic MORAD stuff going on:




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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:23 AM

View PostSSafran, on 29 January 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

View Postkevcarter, on 29 January 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostSSafran, on 29 January 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

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It's a pretty complicated move....more going on there than the average tour player.

I would like to hear more. Looks beautiful in its simplicity to me...

Kevin

Notice the takeaway.....not one piece but breaks the wrist early so the butt of the shaft isn't pointing at the belly button for very long on the takeaway.  Not exactly textbook .......prefer to see the club rotate back maintaining the "triangle" as long as possible and keeping the club perpendicular to the axis of rotation for as long as possible. (pointed at the belly button during takeaway).

"Textbook" Right Forearm Takeaway. Homer Kelley would love it.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:45 AM

Man he really came close to fanning it...he admitted it...off the last tee box.  He was very close under the gun to handing it away.  Congrats to Rock and hopefully he makes the spring dance in April. :good:
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

Man, I would love to be able to have that swing. So is he MORAD student then?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

i think its cool that he is putting up his own swing videos on youtube for people to look at. Thats a pretty down to earth thing to do for a tour pro.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

is it me or does he have a lot of "inclination" at address? I may not be using the proper term so I will say he looks like he is more bent over at address.

Love his swing!

Edited by dachtor, 01 February 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

Very MORAD like with his posture and set up . Low hands , More spine tilt at adress . Woods is more like that than he was under both Haney and Butch .

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

I wish there was a better-quality still of this, because it's freaking money!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostStretch, on 02 February 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

I wish there was a better-quality still of this, because it's freaking money!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Pure MORAD.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

I'm pretty sure he worked with Grant Waite and Joe Mayo this week. It will be interesting to find out what changes, if any, he ends up making to his swing.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 29 January 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostSSafran, on 29 January 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

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It's a pretty complicated move....more going on there than the average tour player.

I would like to hear more. Looks beautiful in its simplicity to me...

Kevin





I agree with Kevin.

Many many many Tour pros start their forward swing before their downswing is completed..

Try throwing something heavy (towards an imaginary target) from your golf posture, you'll fire the lower half well before the upper half.

Edited by Capecodder19, 22 February 2012 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:59 AM

View Postzgasman, on 22 February 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure he worked with Grant Waite and Joe Mayo this week. It will be interesting to find out what changes, if any, he ends up making to his swing.
If true, that's interesting in itself. I'd pay money just to watch Rocky and Grant hitting balls together on the range!


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

Seriously, these two guys got absolutely nothing to discuss ...

"Dude, your swing owns!"

"No dude, your swing owns!"


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PS: Check out the left foot flare.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

His swing, His way !!  Looks like a major may be in
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

Frame 2, 3 and 4 look very different to me...look at Rock's front knee, never gets past his front ankle.  Looks can be deceiving.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

For you older guys who may be losing a little of both, would you rather have his swing or his hair?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

View PostStretch, on 23 February 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Seriously, these two guys got absolutely nothing to discuss ...

"Dude, your swing owns!"

"No dude, your swing owns!"


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absolutely huge differences in these swings
1st series -note diffrence in head tilt -Grant sighificantly tiltes ,while Rock does  not
2nd series-this shows a huge difference.Grant's upper back is vertical and his upper body weight  is centered /left
Rock's upper back is slightly tilted away from the target.His upper body is  weight is centered /right
3rd series Grant's left leg is already bowed. Indicates a significant amount of lateral drive already
Rock's leg is sold over his left heel
4th series-Grant's left knee is almost over  his left toe.a consequence of his large amount of lateral drive
Rock's  left knee is toward the middle/outer part of the foot

These swings are not comparable.
All touring pros have supernatural skills and these two are  not the exceptions in that regard . Any of us  at golfwrx would love to have the ball striking abilities of either one of these pros,but these swings are significant different .

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

View Postkevn357, on 30 January 2012 - 02:39 AM, said:

I remember seeing this guy last year at the Open and thought he had a great swing, Reminded me a bit of Hogan with is lower body. He needs a haircut though.



Mr Rock has a very nice swing ,but his release and rotation  is nothing like Mr Hogan's

Edited by russc, 23 February 2012 - 12:19 PM.


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