How To Properly Throw A Golf Club

How To Properly Throw A Golf Club

In this video golf tip, Australian PGA Golf Pfessional Brian Fitzgerald “The Golf Doctor” shows you that developing the proper club throwing motion and release can improve your impact position and your extension through the ball.

Hello.

I’m Brian Fitzgerald The Golf Doctor.

Today I am going to teach you the finer arts of club throwing.

Stay Tuned.

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Yes today I’m going to get you channelling your inner Tommy Bolt.

Tommy Bolt was a famous old golf professional. He went by the nickname of thunder.

He had a pretty bad temper and he was very well known for club throwing.

Now I’m going to teach you how to throw a club today. But not in anger.

I am going to teach you how to throw a club which will hopefully help improve your golf.

So I have got a couple of alignment sticks here set up with some foam noodles down here.

And usually when people throw the golf club for the first time. They swing the club back and they release the club and they tend to try and throw the club straight.

And in throwing straight. The club as you can see goes along way left.

That’s not quite the throw that we want.

What we want to try and achieve when we are throwing clubs is we want to swing slightly to the right.

If I try and throw it straight I am going to go left.

So the idea is when I am throwing I want to throw the club in the direction of this foam noodle on the right, that’s pointing up at about 45 degrees and in the air.

So as I am here i am just thinking about throwing the club slightly to the right. And what happens is the momentum of the golf club and the club face rotating through will actually bring it back on target.

That’s what happens when we play golf as well.

The club face opens and closes. And that helps to square the clubface up at impact.

So I just take my normal stance here. I am thinking about I would like it to finish up at the upright blue foam noodle there but I am just going to swing it out to the right and we will see what happens.

And it went just a fraction left of there.

The other benefit of throwing a club is we don’t get any chicken wing. And what is a chicken wing? A chicken wing is swinging across getting this left elbow visible from the camera behind there.

By feeling like I am swinging slightly to the right there is no chicken wing. I am able to extend my arms and my right hand is pushing through. Creating great extension through the ball. Or the other feeling is I have long arms through the ball. So if I concentrate on that.

And we are not trying to throw it high in the air we are trying to throw it low as well. If you try and throw it high you really will hit it a long way left.

We are going to try and throw this club pretty low to the ground and we will get those long arms.

And I hit the stick straight away.

There you go. You never thought you would see me trying to teach you how to throw a club. But if you do it, it will help your golf.

Just be careful when you throw it. Make sure nothing is around we don’t want anything broken and we don’t want anyone injured. So just pick a safe area.

But get into the habit of trying to get that club throwing slightly to the right.

Which will bring it on target.

Thank you for letting me help you with your golf.

I’m Brian Fitzgerald The Golf Doctor.

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