Secret of getting rid of your slice Henry Cotton Dunn
GOLF RESEARCH LIBRARY 1821 - To Present - Cure To A Slice ARCHIVE

OGF Left hand has to bear back against the right

Why Many Players "Slice"

"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


Approaching 60

If we wish to slice Abe Mitchell

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.

"Too often playing a fade encourages a golfer to become a slicer, and I need not add that the majority of golfers spend a lot of their time trying to eliminate slices. In a correct fade, the ball is completely under control; in a slice it is out of control and loses considerable distance." Bobby Locke


At 98 Years of Age


'Bear Back Against The Right'


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.

The Full Swing Stroke by Seymour Dunn 1922

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.

At 117 Years of Age


"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

"A Sort of A Shot Backwards"

The hands in a way really work in opposition to each other

'At the moment of impact...

At the moment of impact the hands work NOT together

not... discernible to the eyes'

Download : "delightful snap ... not discernible to the eyes of the onlooker," PRACTICAL GOLF WALTER J TRAVIS, 1903 Copyright 1901

"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

'DUNN was tutored by Tom Morris' 1890

Download : "Dunn was tutored by Tom Morris" By H. S. C. Everard 'THE BADMINTON LIBRARY of SPORTS AND PASTIMES Edited By HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT, K.G. Assisted By Alfred E. T. Watson GOLF' GOLF BY HORACE G. HUTCHINSON Second Edition 1890 XIV. SOME CELEBRATED GOLFERS page 341 ; "about 1851, appointed custodian of Prestwick Links, just then newly established as a golf course" page 349 ; and "the twa Dunns, Willie and Jamie, graund players baith, nane better" old Tom Morris, 1886, page 430.

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  • "It is to be regretted that many writers use the term "fundamental"
  • loosely when discussing matters of style, individual mannerisms,
  • or other important, but not fundamental, aspects of golf.
  • SLICE: 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.
  • The fault is that the club comes into contact
  • with the ball facing very much to the right
  • of the intended line of play
  • because the club handle is ahead of the club head.
  • CAUSE: The left hand is failing in its function
  • as a fulcrum against which the right hand strikes.
  • A fulcrum is a support around which a lever turns.
  • A golf club is a lever and driving a ball is leverage.
  • In leverage there are three essentials:
  • (1) the resistance to be overcome (the ball's inertia),
  • (2) the power that drives the lever (this is supplied by the right hand),
  • and (3) the fulcrum (this is the left hand).
  • the hands work not together but against each other.
  • 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.
  • Of course, while this forward pressure of the right hand
  • and backward resistance of the left is going on,
  • the sweep of the arms and arms...," Dunn
  • This code of golf instruction originated in the year 1897.
  • It was published and copyrighted in the year 1907.
  • "Dunn was tutored by Tom Morris"
  • By H. S. C. Everard, St. Andrews, 1890
  • "How right he has been!"
  • By Sir Henry Cotton, Penina, 1980
  • 1890... 1980... Timeless

"The actual zone of the approach shot begins, let us say, at a hundred and twenty-five yards from the green. The heavily lofted clubs - the mashie and niblick - put on under spin, which stops the ball comparatively dead; the other iron clubs put on over spin, which causes the ball to run. These then are the essential principles of approach play - the right thumb down the shaft, the stiff or flexible wrists, and the hands, either kept behind the club or pushed through in advance of it." Alex Smith, Carnoustie, Scotland

Cut Spin Open Slice By Vivien Saunders Open champion

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Download : "We are already familiar with the spin to the right which produces slice" in 'The Short Game' Lesson IV, The essential principles of approach play, Lessons in Golf By Alex Smith, Open Champion, United States and Western Open Champion, and "but the left one is held back a trifle, just as in the driving stroke," New York, Arthur Pottow, 48 West 27th Street 1907, Copyright 1907 by Arthur Pottow Grannis Press New York, Page 72, 81.

"If the shot is to be pushed the hands remain ahead of the ball at impact. If an ordinary shot is required, then the wrist can be allowed to 'throw' or 'flick' the club. Poor golfers often slice because of an untrained right hand." Henry Cotton

Stance grip body pivot etc while important matters not golf fundamentals