"At the moment of impact the hands work not together but against each other. The left hand must bear back against the right. Immediately prior to and during the moment of the club's contact with the ball, the right hand speeds up the club head. It cannot do this if the left hand fails to offer a backward resistance against the upper end of the club handle. This back pressure of the left hand must be exerted at the moment of impact." Original Golf Fundamentals, Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland
Download : CURVE-TO-RIGHT-CROSS-CUT STROKE Scientific Stroke "To curve a ball sharply to the right to circumvent a tree or other obstacle, aim to left and swing the club across the line of play swinging club down outside line of play cutting across to inside line of play. At impact club face must be at "offset" facing somewhat to the right by having club handle somewhat ahead of the club head. Also hit off heel end of club face. Experiment alone can teach how much of each is required to produce a certain amount of curve in the ball's flight." DUNNS' Original Golf Fundamentals, Musselburgh, Scotland. Also includes 'DEAD-STOP STROKE Scientific Stroke', 1922.
"The reason why many players "slice" is because they either do not have strong hands or they fail to use their hand strength at the critical moment when the power of the stroke is to be transmitted to the ball." Original Golf Fundamentals, Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland
Download : "The reason why many players "slice" is because they either do not have strong hands or they fail to use their hand strength at the critical moment when the power of the stroke is to be transmitted to the ball. When the hands work as they should, the player can actually feel that he is bending the club shaft on the ball. If you cannot feel this you will not get the distance of which you are capable. The majority of players who fail in transmission of power do so because their left hand fails to act as a fulcrum for the right hand to strike against. The left hand must bear back against the right." DUNNS' Original Golf Fundamentals, Musselburgh, Scotland.
Download : "The wrists always snap directly in front of the body, so it can readily be seen that if the body is allowed to unwind too fast it will be facing a point somewhat ahead of the ball when the wrists snap and a slice will be the result." DUNNS' Original Golf Fundamentals, Musselburgh, Scotland.
"The hands and the head of the club should arrive at the ball at the same moment, that is what is known as the art of timing." Joshua Taylor
Download : "delightful snap ... not discernible to the eyes of the onlooker," PRACTICAL GOLF WALTER J TRAVIS, 1903 Copyright 1901
Download : "When he hit the ball off the tee with a driver the impact sound was different from anyone else's ...' Henry Cotton, 1937, at the summit of the world." and, "Wristiness was now eschewed." THE SPORT OF PRINCE'S By LADDIE LUCAS Reflections of a Golfer, London 1980.
"It is all very well to say 'sweep the ball away'. But no golf ball was ever sent a long way without some sort of resistance creeping into the swing. The left hand does less guiding in most swings than it should. It is the first link between the shaft and the body, and its main function is to form the swing, and yet at the right moment it resists the hit of the powerful right hand." Henry Cotton
"Golf is said to be 90% mental game. A banker who subscribed to that theory appeared for his regular Sunday morning round with one of those chaise-longues-on-wheels so popular for lawns and terraces. "What's your caddy dragging that thing along for?" "Caddy, hell," said the banker. "He's my psychiatrist." 'The Complete Joke Book' By Seymour Dunn, Illustrated by Al Ross, Stravon Publishers, New York, 1953, $2.00