Is throwing a golf club a lost art?

2008-07-29 00:00

Television golf commentator David Feherty recently mentioned the absence of characters and club- throwers on the professional circuit. This is obviously because there are hefty fines for players and club-throwing is regarded as bad behaviour. According to administrators, it brings the sport into disrepute.

They will recall the importance of a full, flat backswing with the thumb firmly behind the shaft, the cocking of the wrist, and that late final release. A flat swing didn’t break the shaft when it landed, unless it hit a tree or, God forbid, another golfer. Regular throwers developed a skilful technique and they rarely broke a shaft. They would even throw a new club, such was their confidence. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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