Rory Mcilroy shows off his backyard practice facility...

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Rory Mcilroy shows off his backyard practice facility...

Postby Like_Water » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:50 am

I stole this from another message board.

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Want to know why the best golfers in the world are so good? They spend hours upon hours working on their short game. But while most guys on tour head out to their respective courses to work on their game each day, Rory McIlroy might be the only guy, next to Tiger Woods, with a backyard practice facility that would make any golfer drool.

During a recent interview with the BBC, McIlroy took the crew around for a tour of his massive practice area at his Northern Ireland home, replete with bunkers designed from all over the world, including a replica of the "Road Hole" bunker at St. Andrews.

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McIlroy said he's been spending a lot of time in that one recently, gearing up for the Open Championship and the pot bunkers he'll face at Sandwich. Aside from the multiple bunkers, he has a number of different putting greens that vary in speed, depending on the next tournament he's playing. And did we mention the sand in the bunkers happen to be from Royal Portrush Golf Club?

Seriously, this facility blows every challenger out of the water. I'm surprised it doesn't have its own greenskeeper. Oh wait, it does. With a setup like this, nobody should be shocked if McIlroy's short game helps him win a handful of majors in the future.

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Postby grodney » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:42 am

Tiger's downfall was playing on other peoples' backyard practice facilities.
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Postby 10up » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:25 am

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Postby Dale Jordal » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:31 pm

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Postby bman12449 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:09 pm

The same guy thats building Trumps golf resorts, built this for Rory when he was 17. This is the first pics ive seen looks amazing.
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Postby blkwizardsonny » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:30 pm

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good one dale looks easier to maintain lol that give me a good laugh thx
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