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"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, Musselburgh, Scotland
"AT THE MOMENT OF IMPACT"
"THE LEFT HAND HAS TO BEAR BACK AGAINST THE RIGHT"
"This back pressure of the left hand must be done at the moment of impact if you are to overcome the resistance of the ball."FUNDAMENTAL 12. Transmission of Power. FUNDAMENTAL 12 USE YOUR HANDS i. e. Prevent Leverage Collapse. By The Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland, 1897, 1907, 1922, 1930, 1934
Download : "The left hand has to bear back against the right." FUNDAMENTAL 12. Transmission of Power. Original Golf Fundamentals, Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland, 1922 (page 115), 1930, 1934
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 ; "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
REMEDIES FOR SWING ERRORS
"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.
PULLS, PUSHES, HOOKS, AND SLICES:
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).
AT THE MOMENT OF IMPACT
the hands work not together but against each other.
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 the...
Neverheless, the hands do work decidedly
against each other.
If they don't, the club handle will go
through ahead of the clubhead
and a slice will be the result." Dunn
This code of golf instruction originated in the year 1897.
It was published and copyrighted in the year 1907.
Download : "the hands in a way really work in opposition to each other...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
Download :"Carrying on the tradition of the DUNNS, Bob, son of Seymour, is the present professional at Whiteface Inn. DUNN SETS COURSE RECORD AT MALONE. Setting a new course record of 68 over the Whippoorwill course in Malone on Sunday, Bob Dunn, pro at the Whiteface Inn course won the final Northern New York proamateur golf tournament of the season. Hitting his shots with deadly accuracy the tall Whiteface shotmaker fired fifteen successive par holes, winding up with a birdie, par, birdie. He was out in 35 strokes and in with 33. Hike Tyrell of the Saranac golf club finished in fourth place with 72."'LAKE PLACID NEWS Mirror of The Adirondacks', September 6, 1940
HENRY COTTON (1951) says :"Where, I think, the beginner starts off on the wrong foot in setting about attacking a golf ball, is that he imagines that he has to generate a movement in which, at the climax - i.e., the impact - his shoulders, arms and wrists will all be moving at their fastest. Here is the greatest mistake of all in golfing theory.
You have to make the club-head do the work. This is my slogan, and this "make" implies effort, will power and resistance, for the golf-club is more or less a lever and the left hand resists the hit of the right hand."
Download : "the left hand resists the hit of the right hand." By Henry Cotton, Open Champion, Facts And Ideas, Sport & Country. 21.1.51
"AT THE INSTANT OF IMPACT THE LEFT HAND HAS TO BEAR BACK AGAINST THE RIGHT. THE DUNNS"
"In a golfing sense 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."Walter J. Travis
"Whilst there is a lot of talk of the" Swing the club-head" theory being all there is to the golf game, unless the wrists are strong you can swing to your heart's content and not get very far. You have to make the club-head do the work. This is my slogan, and this "make" implies effort, will power and resistance, for the golf-club is more or less a lever and the left hand resists the hit of the right hand."Henry Cotton
Download : Home of the ORIGINAL GOLF FUNDAMENTALS Musselburgh Links: Golf & Glory THE CRADLE of GOLF The Remarkable Story of Golf's True Scottish Home. 1821 The Dunn brothers, Jamie and Willie Snr. were born in Musselburgh. One of the most famous of early golfing dynasties.
"The books place great emphasis upon the finish of the stroke - the "follow-through," as it is called - and the beginner is assured that unless he can get his arms to reach out after the ball the stroke will be a failure. This is a rock upon which untold myriads of golfers have foundered, and so perished miserably."Alex Smith
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