A sidearm football throw teaches you how to move the elbow in the golf throw

February 6, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I have written many times previously how the ideal golf throw resembles a sidearm football throw or the shortstop baseball throw. I finally filmed it today.

Pay attention to how long the right wrist stays supinated in the football throw. Another way of describing this would be that the elbow leads the throw. But we cannot control the elbow with our brains. We control the hands with our brains and then the autopilot vestibular system controls the elbow, shoulders, and hips.

Most touring pros cannot do this sky-facing supination past the ball. Players who can do this, such as Tony Finau or Brooks Koepka, also have freakish speed and very reliable club-path to the ball (i.e. good at ball striking).

Personally, I increased my clubhead speed from 105-mph to 121-mph working on the hands. I still have a long way to go. I am not quite getting it. Stay tuned.

I do throw a good side-armed football spiral.

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