Rory McIlroy, the new star of professional golf who is drawing favorable comparisons to Tiger Woods, came to Dyker Heights to offer a few pointers to young golfers on Aug. 20.
McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked golfer after winning the Professional Golf Association (PGA) championship in early August, demonstrated for the young golfers the proper way to swing a golf club. His eager audience was composed of dozens of young golfers from around the city.
McIIroy’s golf clinic took place at the Junior Golf Course, located within the Dyker Beach Golf Course, on Cropsey Avenue and 14th Avenue. The junior golf course is operated by the CityParks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs programs in New York City recreational areas.
Fresh off his victory in the PGA tournament, McIIroy, a 23-year-old pro golfer from Northern Ireland, was in the area to play in the Barclays golf tournament on Long Island.
McIlroy also played a few holes on the Dyker Beach Golf Course itself with other golfers during the clinic.