Exclusive – Rory McIlroy tells Tennis365 his GolfPass app could be adapted to tennis

Kevin Palmer
Rory McIlroy at Wimbledon

Rory McIlroy believes tennis could learn from his work with GolfPass, as he suggested the golfing app he has helped to co-dound of could work in tennis.

Speaking to Tennis365 as he launched GolfPass in the UK with Sky Q, the four-time major winner suggested the mix of coaching, interviews and golf action could be a perfect mix to include on a tennis platform in the future. 

“I think it could work in tennis, for sure,” he told us. “It’s a great platform to take it to a new sport and thinking about it, tennis could be perfect to do that.

“GolfPass as the instructional side, it has an E-commerce side to it and now that you mention it, it’s actually not a bad idea to think about branching into other sports. I’ve not thought about that, but it is a good idea.”

GolfPass has been a huge success in America and now it has been brought to the UK and Ireland via Sky, with the former world No.1 excited to be part of the expansion.

“I’ve been involved with GolfPass for the last couple of years and now it is available of Sky Q,” he added. “We are trying to bring golf into the 21st century, bring the game forward and make it more accessible.

“We have instruction video on there, interviews, a lot of cool things on there and I’m happy to be a partner.

“Hopefully we can go from strength to strength and hopefully people on Sky can start to enjoy it in Ireland and the UK now.

“We have instructional video on there, interviews, a lot of cool things on there and I’m happy to be a partner. Hopefully we can go from strength to strength and hopefully people on Sky can start to enjoy it in Ireland and the UK now.

“One of the silver linings from Covid is the uptake in participation at golf courses and we have to find how we can keep it going. An initiative like GolfPass can really help this.

“We need to make golf accessible, especially the younger generations and I think that’s where this can be really helpful.

“A lot of the best instructors and players are on GolfPass and I’ve realise over the last few years how good the game of golf has been to me. Never did I believe I would be here sitting in the position I am in. This feels like a way of giving something back to the game of golf.

“There are still a lot of places in the world where golf is an aspirational sport and we need to break down those barriers.”

GolfPass, the ultimate golf app, arrives on Sky Q today, so fans can watch daily golfing tips and hundreds of exclusive videos, bringing you closer to the game you love, at home, in an informative, fun and interactive way. The app is divided into two sections; WATCH and LEARN and gives GolfPass members access to a raft of golf content, all available on Sky Q.

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