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