Throwing a golf club is unacceptable behaviour. Although it occurs more often than we think, tossing the iron seems is something I have avoided my entire career. Well, I guess that is not entirely true, but in the last 25 years, as I have matured, letting loose of my club in frustration his definitely not on my radar screen.
I watched some players toss their club once in a while, but generally I do not play with players who get that frustrated on the course. I can appreciate they think they are expressing their competitiveness, but in reality they are showing a lack of character (even if it is just for moment). It seems club tossing is not an isolated thing:
I guess what I see is someone who approaches golf entirely different from mine if they consistently toss their club. I do not understand the level of frustration they are feeling and cannot really relate. Of course our frustration level does rise and fall during a round, but not to a point where I lose control and try to impale my bag with a club.
I realize that some pros do it from time to time, but this still does not make the action acceptable. Having said that, the philosophy of throwing our golf clubs does have some merit to our golf swing; check this out:
In the case above, there is a benefit of throwing your golf club. I bought some second-hand clubs last year and will use them to try this drill in the spring. I think it will help my game and maybe release some frustration while I play.
Have you ever thrown a club to improve your golf game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!