I recently ran a poll and found that throwing clubs (at least once in their career) was not that uncommon. We all see the professionals launching their tools great distances, but it is not something that is supported by a majority of the fans. I for one do not support it, but understand the frustration that can occur from time to time.
At 73%, throwing clubs is something that happens from time to time. I have told stories in the past about players doing this and talked about Rory McIlroy launching a club or two, yet I did not realize many others did this with devastating results. I am not sure I would throw a $200 (or more) club with the chance to break it. I cannot see me doing this at all.
I always wondered why and the best response came from my friend, Andre, in Winnipeg:
Andre is completely right that the greater the expectations, the more frustration one would feel after hitting a poor shot. It makes complete sense to me and I have felt such frustration over the year, especially with my short irons. However, I have refrained from launching my gap wedge although it might have needed a fine tuning.
Throwing clubs is a no-no. I have never tossed a club out of frustration and do not see me doing it in the future. For full disclosure, I have thrown a club for fun (an old one not used) just to see how far I could launch it. It went about 50 yards.
Throwing clubs is not something I think about. Do you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!