As Seen on TV: Rory Demonstrates Hogan’s Sidearm Delivery

By Wayne | Videos: As Seen On TV and Extras

The throwing motion has been a staple of my teaching ever since I read Hogan’s explanation of the motion of the right arm in the golf swing: “It has always seemed to me” writes Hogan, “that in its general character this motion is quite similar to the one an infielder makes when he throws half underhand, half sidearm to first after scooping up a ground ball.

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Steve March 16, 2015

Great job-thanks. You squeezed a lot of juice out of this one. I was actually sort of kidding when I made my original suggestion.

Prior to watching this I had checked out Joe Mayo’s video on flexion and extension and you and he seem to be together on that.

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Alexander March 17, 2015

About a month ago, I was taking a lesson with Wayne and he had me throwing my 7 iron into the net. What is not surprising is that my sequence is a lot better throwing a club that hitting a golf ball :)

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Phil March 17, 2015

Good stuff Wayne…thanks!

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Tom March 22, 2015

Wayne,
I have not seen any examples of you demonstrating bunker play——-does the McElroy underneath throwing motion apply??? I have a number of lessons on bunker play and most had a variety of techniques————– some even with the hands passing the club head during the downward motion—- quiet legs— quick wrist cock open face throughout— hands to the right of the ball at address etc, etc—- I had a funny experience with one lesson —whereby I made 6 swings in the bunker and the rest of a 50 minute lesson was watching the pro hit shots with the comment————DID YOU HEAR THAT??????? DID YOU HEAR THAT??? I am sure there is some merit teaching by sound (thump) but I was not quite able to master the THUMP SOUND tom hurst

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Tom March 24, 2015

Wayne,
Bravo!!!!!!! There is not another PGA pro in the US that would capture the significance of Rory’s involuntary underarm, sidearm toss that was classic Hoganesque technique. So much can be learned from this motion—-WITHOUT A BALL TO DISTRACT THE ACTION. why isn’t more attention focused on the movement —without the ball to distract one———– coaches preach about target and then immediately contradict themselves by placing emphasis on the RESULT — instead of attacking the CAUSE—— how many students do you have that could duplicate not only the technique but the speed and accuracy and trajectory—if they can they are a player with game. tom hurst

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