Rocca started out as a caddie, winning the Italian Caddie Championship in 1978, and turned professional in 1981 at the age of 24.Inspite of virtually no success in his first decade, whereby he struggled to retain his tour card, the Italian finally broke through in 1990 gaining his card for the first time without needing the qualifying school.
The driver swing of Rocca is a natural flowing movement. He finishes the swing a little early according to todays stars, although he struggled with back problems in the latter part of his career.
Swing using an iron.
1) Tall address position with muscles alert and "ready."
2) Upper arms gently touch the torso. Feet are "splayed" out.
1) Rocca`s backswing is wide rather than high.
2) His spine is tilted slightly to the right resulting from the width focus.
3) The right-knee is used to resist any real body-sway, the hips are fairly restricted as he keeps his left foot flat on the floor.
The contact of Rocca in this set of 1997 photographs has all the elements of a great ball striker. Both of the feet are down but active. His left wrist is "bowed" outwards and the left arm holds firm through contact. His face is slightly turned to the right as his body rapidly turns towards the target.
Constantin Rocca`s finish demonstrates an economical finish. The footwork is exemplary as he shows poise and balance throughout.