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GOLF RESEARCH ARCHIVE 2011 To 2021 - Cure To A Slice Left Hand Must Bear Back

HOW TO CURE THE SLICE IN GOLF

"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 Full Swing Stroke by Seymour Dunn 1922

"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.
  • DUNNS ORIGINAL GOLF FUNDAMENTALS
  • "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
  • The Sum Total = Good Golf

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