I am an incredibly laid back guy, the closest thing to throwing a club I ever did was after a very long putt. 35 footer +/-, and a ton of break. I got the read right but came up one inch short of dead center. (I would have saved that ball, had I made that shot). Basically, I simply dropped my Putter, from maybe 5 inches high and the handle fell towards the hole. One of my regular parteners said "Congratulations, you finally threw a club".
He on the other hand has a temper and he's studied the Aerodynamics of various golfing equiptment, on so many times in my presence. You would say he's jerk, but I know him well enough off the course to know it's just part of his personality, so I accept it. I don't condone it, But I trully enjoy a round with him when we play together. I have "yelled" Richie.. NO!!!, on so many occasions. He is more annimated when we play as a two some, as apposed to when we play with other people. We just celibrate our dissapointment in our selves in different ways. I make a joke, "after all I put the ball there, it's simply my reponsability to correct my situation".
That said, my girlfriend (who also plays) and I went to The Travelers Championship in Ct. three years ago. We stayed at the 13th hole for a few groups. That hole ( par 5, I think) just seems to be evil to me for some reason. Some unkown player (to us) makes par with a penalty stoke added, while the other three make legitimate birdies. I'm thinking great par save, and this guy throws his Puter at his bag, and it sticks in the ground like an Axe in a log in the grass off the Green. I turn to her and say: "We've just seen a club Professionally thrown, and it still looks like a stupid thing to do".
So I seem to have contradicted myself in this post. I think throwing a club is rediculous, but I like to play with a guy who averages 50 to 60 feet per throw. My clubs aren't from the "top shelf" but I want to take all 14 of them home at the end of every day.
By the way, every once in a while my girlfriend lets me win a round... I think I'll go down to the range today and start working on my club throwing technique...