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Rory to wear shoes designed by kids at Irish Open



Rory McIlroy’s footwear at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this week will be loud, unique and for a great cause, according to an article on Today’s Golfer.

The Rory Foundation, Nike and the Cancer Fund for Children in Northern Ireland teamed up and held a competition for children affected by cancer to design a pair of Nike Lunar Control 3’s for McIlroy to wear during the Irish Open.

He chose the following four winners, each of which can be purchased ($210) on, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Rory Foundation.

Design 1: Designed by Sara Lockhart

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“I read online that Rory really likes different shades of green so I combined that with some of my favorite colors,” Sara, 12, told Today’s Golfer.

The shoes have volt-colored laces, a cherry red toe box and what looks like Cookies n’ Cream speckled midsoles with an orange Sherbet midsole top line — maybe the tastiest shoe of the bunch.

Design 2: Designed by Ryan Keenan

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These all-business, Ireland-inspired gray-and-green Lunars designed by Keenan, 16, have “Go Rory” written on the tongue.

Design 3: Designed by Chloe Hyndman

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These purple, black and white Lunars with Safari-print have a “party in the front, business in the back” look, which is by design.

“I picked black and white to make them look professional, but then added a print to keep them fun and recent,” said Chloe, 15.

Design 4: Designed by Alex Kernaghan (13)

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These polychromatic Lunar Control 3’s are the most colorful, and have an inspirational message as well.

[quote_center]”It says ‘Be You’ on my Nike shoes because that’s all you ever should be — yourself,” said Alex, 13. [/quote_center]

If you like any of the designs and want to support The Rory Foundation, you can purchase them here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. Jaystone

    May 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I’m 55 and I’d wear all four. OK so they got something mixed up with the green thing. Thanks detective Knall, we never noticed that one.

  2. Knall

    May 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    One thing i dont get with the first ones…“I read online that Rory really likes different shades of green so I combined that with some of my favorite colors,”…i cant see a single shade of green in those. Kind of unfair combination of rorys and her favourite colors!

  3. gwillis7

    May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I actually like those more than the colors they sell now…those first ones are nice. Younger crowd will like these, I am 35 and would wear the first ones….
    If Nike keeps going this route, look out for Golf Sneakerheads lol

  4. BustyMagoo

    May 27, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Indeed, Nike does get it. They are marketing to the younger crowd perhaps like no ‘golf’ company has ever done before. Once again proving why they are the market leader in so many sports due to constant innovation and great marketing. I would totally sport the first two pairs. Old sh*t talking guys at my local be dammned. 😀

  5. John

    May 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    These colorways are fresh! The green ones especially. Time for golf to move on from the old gentry, and get younger. Nike gets it.

  6. Jeff

    May 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Another reason Rory being with Nike is good for golf. Cool shoes, good for Rory.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons



In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • btyh: “Holy offset.”
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Entire Thread: “Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons”

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing



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Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this



We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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