GOLF RESEARCH ARCHIVE 2011 - 2023 - Cure To A Slice At Impact OGF12 Left Hand Must Bear Back The Sum Total = Good Golf
"The ball starts out to the right usually at a very sharp angle rising at a normal height and continues to curve to the right. CAUSE: The left hand is failing in its function as a fulcrum against which the right hand strikes. 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. At the moment of impact the hands work not together but against each other."ORIGINAL GOLF FUNDAMENTALS, Musselburgh, Scotland, 1897, 1907, 1922, 1930 and 1934
Download : "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. Maintain this pressure and ask yourself "What am I doing with the upper palm of my left hand?" You will discover that you are very decidedly pressing the club handle backward against the forward pressure of the right hand. This back pressure of the left hand must be exerted at the moment of impact if you are to overcome completely the inertia of the ball. If you fail to do it the club handle may go through, but the club head will come dangling along behind like a cow's tail." By The Dunns of Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. Scotland's Golf Coast, East Lothian, Scotland
CHAPTER 5 - DUNNS' ORIGINAL
Strike with Square Impact
Download : "Original Golf Fundamental 5. STRIKE WITH SQUARE IMPACT: This means that the club must be facing true to the desired direction of play at the instant of impact." By The Dunns of Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland 1897 1907 1922 1930 1934
Download : 'The Golfer. Dunn. Seabreeze Pro, Has Background Of Golf' Beach Florida Journal, Friday, Jan 13, 1939 "One of five golfing sons of a Scotch golfing father. Seymour Dunn, the new local pro started his golf schooling under his father's tutelage at the age of five Bob was born in the United States but he is as Scotch as the heather and the haggis, and his golf game would delight the heart of the most dour member of St. Andrews. Dunn possesses what is recognised as one of the most powerful drives in golf." Source : site:google.com/newspapers "seymour dunn"
"I don't think the fundamentals will ever change. All right, then. What are the major things a golfer must do to be correctly poised and positioned as he hits through the ball? He will be essentially correct in the impact area if he learns to execute three major movements. 1) He must initiate the downswing by turning the hips to the left. 2) He must hit through to the finish of his swing in one cohesive movement, hitting with his hips, shoulders, arms and hands, in that order. 3) He must start to supinate his left wrist just before impact. This is, essentially, all he need concentrate on. The average golfer's problem is not so much a lack of ability as it is a lack of knowing what he should do. The left is a power hand too."Ben Hogan
Download : 'BEGINNERS' guide to golf' By BOB TOSKI This is the book for those who have never held a golf club - and for the duffer who still dreams of breaking 90. Includes basic golf rules, customs, and courtesy as well as the easy way to a good swing. "At the moment of impact the left shoulder, the left arm, the hands, and the club shaft form one straight line." Publishers GROSSET & DUNLAP, INC. New York IO N. Y. Copyright 1955 TROPHY PRODUCTS
Download : "the hands in a way really work in opposition to each other at the crucial moment, the moment that counts, that of impact between the club-head and the ball, the left arm stopping at the wrist for an infinitesimal fraction of a second as the ball is struck, accelerating the speed of the clubhead. This momentary stoppage is not discernible to the eye, but it exists just the same."Building Up A Game, Fifth of a Series of Articles Taking Up in Complete Detail a Course in Golf Instruction By Walter J. Travis, THE AMERICAN GOLFER, 1920. U.S. Amateur Champion 1900, 1901, 1903. British Amateur Champion 1904. Cuban Amateur Champion 1913, 1914
Download : "Dunn was tutored by Tom Morris"By H. S. C. Everard 'THE BADMINTON LIBRARY of SPORTS AND PASTIMES' 1890 XIV. SOME CELEBRATED GOLFERS page 341 ; and "the twa Dunns, Willie and Jamie, graund players baith, nane better" Old Tom Morris, 1886, page 430
"Always bear in mind that the wrists act as hinges which join the hands and arms. Thus, the natural outward pull of the clubhead will cause them to bend as the speed of the clubhead builds up to its maximum at impact. This is truest of the real golf swinging action, and it is independent of any conscious effort to put "wrist snap" into the stroke. The wrists are responsive to motion. They never initiate the swinging action. Their action, like the rest of the body, must be entirely responsive to the main purpose of making the clubhead move with a swinging action; through the medium of the hands."Ernest Jones
"The commencement of the downward swing is the work of the wrists. The shoulders are turned round again to the front and the right arm should arrive in line just behind the ball, the arm and the club being in one perfectly straight line and the shoulder in the same position as when the ball was addressed. At the same time the wrists are whipped or snapped, as it were, through the ball. The harmonious working of these movements must, of course, become instinctive by practice."Percy Alliss
Download : "To curve a ball sharply to the right to circumvent a tree or other obstacle, aim to left and swing the club in a course 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." By The Dunns of Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
"If the hands are in advance of the club head at the instant of contact with the ball, a slice is sure to come off and the reverse, if the club head meets the ball ahead of the hands, a pull will result."Jerome D. Travers
Download : 'How Is Your Slice?' By James M. Barnes Western Open, Philadelphia Open Champion 1917, U.S. Open Champion 1921, British Open Champion 1925 (beating Archie Compston and Ted Ray), The American Golfer January 28, 1922 "The right wrist snapping in here with the left wrist firm gets the club head in at the right time."
Download : 'Hand Position on the Club Hints That May Help You to Get Away to a Better Start for the Coming Season'. 'The Five Most Important Tips, The Main Foundation Upon Which the Golf Swing Is Built', By James M. Barnes, Open Champion of the United States. 4. FIRM AND FAIRLY STRAIGHT LEFT ARM AND FIRM WRIST."No good golf can be played with a flabby left wrist." Courtesy LA84 Foundation.
Download : "A swing is one continuous motion to and fro, backward and forward. In 1917 I collaborated with Daryn Hammond in a series of articles entitled "The Essence of the Matter", which became the basis of the book, "The Golf Swing - The Ernest Jones Method". In that, it was pointed out that I was convinced that the golf swing could be readily taught and consistently performed only if it were conceived as one movement, under one control - the hands... The greatest force you can create is centrifugal, which moves away from and around a center." and "So many golfers are always suffering in trying to find out how to hit harder, instead of knowing how to develop speed in the clubhead." USGA JOURNAL: Spring, 1949 'Swinging the Clubhead' By ERNEST JONES AUTHOR OF "SWINGING INTO GOLF"
"I also believe that graphite shafts, and some of the other new materials, are more forgiving. In other words, I don't have to make a perfect swing every time in order to hit a good shot. The graphite shaft has a little extra kick to it, which helps snap the clubhead through the ball at impact."Kathy Whitworth