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#1 RobotDoctor

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:25 PM

We've all had those moments where we hit a shot and before the swing is finished we know we must remove the club from our grip.  At times I have this tendency to swing and let go of the club on a bad shot and the club hits the ground behind me a few feet.  I'm attaching a picture of Ricky Fowler I took at the Wells Fargo Championships on 5/4/18 on the 6th tee (downhill 229 par 3).  Ricky pushed his tee shot and was short as well.  As you can see Ricky had a moment of the topic.  

I am sure Ricky and I are not alone.  Anyone?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:28 PM

Hold on for dear life, even if you have to go around twice, I always say.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Something that I’m much too familiar with....
*shank*

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

Yep. Unfortunately I’m all too familiar with that.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:19 PM

I might be wrong but i think Anthony Kim was the real pioneer of this shot. I used to compare him to former MLB star Dante Bichette who used to drop the bat pretty much as part of his swing

Kim always did this

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:08 PM

Don't think I've ever just dropped the club. I've tomahawked it after the ball landing and running into the rough or a bunker. But can't say I've ever done anything like that.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

My tendency is to fire the club back at my golf bag after a bad shot....this is how I broke my lob wedge on Saturday

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

I can be really hard on myself after a bad shot.  Instead of tomahawking the club, or worse, I'll just drop the club after the swing is finished - if it was bad.  That gives me a few seconds to breathe, then accept the result and calmly pick up the club.  No one wants to see me "toss the caber" down the fairway.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:30 AM

I'm a fan of the "drop." Most of the time I can catch it with my right hand.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

I am a drop and catch guy. I usually hit a draw so when I see the dreaded cut flight the disgust overflows.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:46 AM

yep, cant afford to throw the club and it possibly break haha so I am a swing (bad shot duh, i suck) and drop it as part of the follow through. Usually catch it, but sometimes my hands are going through my hair before the club hits the ground haha.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:21 AM

I typically know immediately when I hit a bad shot and when it's particularly bad...I will release the club on the follow-thru so it hits the ground behind me.  It's a bad habit and awkward for the group...almost like throwing your clubs.  Sadly...it's one of the few I picked up from watching TW during his good years of golf.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:39 AM

I don't pick on my clubs because short of breaking mid-swing, it's never the clubs fault. It's the idiot swinging it.

I was playing Randolph North years ago and got paired up with a little prima-donna type being escorted around the course by his mommy. Was supposed to be one of the next 'great players'. Yea right. The little punk couldn't even beat me.

Hit a really bad ball on the 10th tee, and threw his club. Again. Problem was, it hit my push cart/bag that I was standing right next too. He and his mommy were escorted off the course. Never saw him on that course again.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

Ehhhh, I usually call myself an idiot.  

I was in high school, three jacked a green.  Got back to my bag and out of frustration I swung at one of the legs.  The leg broke really easily (probably the most solid shot of the day from me) and it swung into the side of my ankle.  Hurt like no one's business.  I felt like an idiot and hobbled around like it was my badge of shame.  

Vowed I wouldn't be that guy ever again.  Now I just be little myself and try not to hit the next one off the hosel.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

I usually just go wow that was bad and laugh it off, I want to do well when I Golf but im not good enough yet to be so serious that I can't have bad shots. I am not the type of person who would ever throw a club or break one on purpose

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

I've done the drop. I'm not a fan of club throwers at all, but the drop doesn't generally break the club, so if that's the entirety of the emotional outburst, I don't judge guys that do it.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:57 PM

View PostIvyguy, on 08 May 2018 - 11:59 AM, said:

Ehhhh, I usually call myself an idiot.  

I was in high school, three jacked a green.  Got back to my bag and out of frustration I swung at one of the legs.  The leg broke really easily (probably the most solid shot of the day from me) and it swung into the side of my ankle.  Hurt like no one's business.  I felt like an idiot and hobbled around like it was my badge of shame.  

Vowed I wouldn't be that guy ever again.  Now I just be little myself and try not to hit the next one off the hosel.

Similar story here. I was also in High school... Hit a bad shot with my pitching wedge and threw it down end over end. The shaft broke about 6 inches of from the hosel. The part of the shaft with the head on it bounced off the ground, came back up, and skewered me in the arm. I didn't think it would ever stop bleeding. Only club I've ever broken out of anger and the last club I ever threw.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:21 AM

I drop clubs regularly, every couple of rounds probably.  Never with any force, just let it drop behind me after posing for whatever bad swing I happened to put on the ball.....

I DID lightly toss my putter the other day up in the air a bit behind me.  Far enough to clear the green.  Wasn't in anger though, it was after a horrible putting day in a pro-am(5-3 putts on perfect greens), and the putt I finally made was a 18' downhill slider that broke about 5'.  Really?  This is the putt I make?

Made a ace two holes later, couldn't 3 putt that hole.  So I had that going for me, which was nice.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

Seems like a real "look at me" type of move.  I'm going to start doing it.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

I do the club drop sometimes as well. Sometimes it stays in my left hand and dangles. Depends on just how stinky the shot was.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:30 AM

Ive been tempted to chuck a club before but I dont want to risk breaking one as I cant afford to replace too many! In the few times I have lost my cool and slammed one to the turf I almost immediately feel like a big idiot..... Its just golf, none of us are playing for anything other than joy so why get mad. I think a simple letting go of the club without force is harmless though.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

View PostTwism86, on 15 May 2018 - 08:30 AM, said:

Ive been tempted to chuck a club before but I dont want to risk breaking one as I cant afford to replace too many! In the few times I have lost my cool and slammed one to the turf I almost immediately feel like a big idiot..... Its just golf, none of us are playing for anything other than joy so why get mad. I think a simple letting go of the club without force is harmless though.

I've never broken a club or bent a shaft by releasing the bad club during my follow through.  I have bent a shaft on a couple of occasions after a bad shot with a tree or branch getting in the way (post shot).  Good thing I can perform most club repair needs, including reshafting.  :D
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

I'm a club dropper, not proud of it.  I throw clubs too, but not as often as I did in my younger days.  Maybe once a month.  You just have to make sure to throw it toward your cart if your riding or toward where you hit the ball.  It's been a long time since I've broken anything in anger.  I've definitely broken a few wedges, a 3 wood, and a even a couple bags.  I've mellowed with age.  Although, I did try to drown my putter in a green side pond a couple years ago.  I grabbed it by the neck and shoved it into the water until the bubbles stopped.  Somewhere there is a picture of me waterboarding a putter in a sink with a wash cloth and the sink side spray nozzle.  I like to think that if I was totally sane I wouldn't play golf to begin with.

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