GOLF RESEARCH ARCHIVE 2011 - 2022 - Cure To A Slice The Left Hand Has To Bear Back Against The Right Hand.

"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." William Benjamin Hogan


THE GOLF RESEARCH ARCHIVE
2011 - 2022

AT THE MOMENT
OF IMPACT



"THIS WAS COPIED
BY BEN HOGAN"

Download : "Dunn would demonstrate the correct swing plane using an imaginary pane of glass. This was copied by Ben Hogan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hogan) (in his book "Five Lessons" with no mention of the source. Later Hogan did acknowledge he was inspired to adopt many of Dunn's swing theories." Copyright 2016 Saranac Inn Golf Club All Rights Reserved

THE DUNNS SAY:
"THE LEFT HAND HAS TO BEAR BACK AGAINST THE RIGHT"

Download :"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." Original Golf Fundamentals 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, Seymour Dunn of the Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland, 1922, 1930, 1934

Willie Dunn, Jr. Gave Lessons to Walter Travis

Willie Dunn, Jr. Ellis Island USGA

WALTER J. TRAVIS SAYS:
"THIS WRIST MOVEMENT IN ITSELF IS NOT DISCERNIBLE TO THE EYES OF THE ONLOOKER"

Download : "This wrist movement in itself is not discernible to the eyes of the onlooker" By Walter J. Travis PRACTICAL GOLF Page 39. Illustrated From Photographs New & Revised Edition Harpers & Brothers Published 1903. Copyright, 1901, By Harper & Brothers All rights reserved, May 1901. Walter Travis Amateur Champion 1900, 1901 and 1903 British Amateur Champion 1904


At The Moment of Impact

HENRY COTTON SAYS:
"ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR HANDS"


WILLIAM BENJAMIN HOGAN SAYS:
"3) HE MUST START TO SUPINATE HIS LEFT WRIST JUST BEFORE IMPACT"


Just before impact left wrist begins to supinate Ben Hogan 1957 Henry Cotton 1964 Bear Back

Download : 'BEN HOGAN'S SECRET: A DEBATE The Champ says he has one (try and find it) as experts debate what it is' "The secret, he says, is as old as the hickory shaft and just as obsolete in golf today. Hogan, who makes one of his rare competitive appearances in next week's Masters Tournament and later will be the man to beat on National Golf Day, says he will divulge the secret in due time." LIFE 20 CENTS 5 April 1954.


Bear Back F12  Bear Back

Reference : "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 Modern Fundamentals of Golf The Grip Stance and Posture The First Part of the Swing The Second Part of the Swing Summary and Review First published in the United States SIMON & SCHUSTER Copyright © 1957 By Ben Hogan With Herbert Warren Wind Drawings by Anthony Ravielli ISBN 978-1-8473-7104-1


"It is commonly known as getting the wrists into the stroke. It is a combination of swing and hit, the swing coming almost wholly from the left arm and the hit from the right. Whether to grip tightly or loosely is a question. Personally I find that a tight grip militates against the freedom of the swing and induces an inclination to lift the club up. Of the two hands the grasp of the left should be the firmer. In the actual hitting of the ball both hands should grip as tightly as possible, followed - and this is important - by relaxation in the follow-through, just tight enough to prevent the club flying off into space." Walter J. Travis



"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 club-head. This momentary stoppage is not discernible to the eye, but it exists just the same. It is commonly known as getting the wrists into the stroke. It is a combination of swing and hit, the swing coming almost wholly from the left arm and the hit from the right." Walter J. Travis


Download : 'The Speed Sector of The Golf Swing' "At impact, club head, hands and player's head will all be in line." ORIGINAL GOLF FUNDAMENTALS By The Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland, 1897, 1907, 1922, 1930, 1934

I really cannot see the body doing fifty per cent of the work Heny Cotton photo by Frank Gardner The Speed Sector of the Golf Swing

Download : "The left wrist does not just tow the clubhead along indefinitely; somewhere at a variable point with each player, and for various shots, it will help the right hand to whip the clubhead through. It gives a back-handed kick on its own." 'THE PRO. AT WORK' By Henry Cotton, Open Champion 1934, 1937 and 1948


Download : "As the club comes down on the ball, do not allow the left elbow to swing out and away from the body. It must be kept back so as to allow of the "snap of the wrists" at the critical moment when the ball is struck. If the left elbow swings away an instant too soon the hands go through in advance of the club head and the result is either a slice or a loss of power." 'Lessons in Golf' BY ALEX SMITH Open Champion, United States and Western Open Champion, New York, ARTHUR POTTOW, 48 West 27th Street, 1907. DUNNS' F9 POWER OF THE GOLF STROKE ORIGINAL GOLF FUNDAMENTALS Musselburgh, Scotland Home oft he Original Golf Fundamentals Ronald Ross 1858 ISBN 9783000719721 Published 2022 Available on Amazon


"Ladies, as a rule, play more naturally than men. There is, however, a greater tendency to overswing. No doubt they imagine that extra length of the swing will help them get more distance. I recommend them to restrict their swing and to pay more attention to timing their shots. Many lady golfers do not understand the meaning of timing and, as it comes so natural to the professional, he does not realise the necessity of explaining it to his pupils." Charles Whitcombe


Download : "Golf is said to be 90% mental game. A banker who subscribed to that theory appeared for his regular Sunday morning round with one of those chaise-longues-on-wheels so popular for lawns and terraces. "What's your caddy dragging that thing along for?" "Caddy, hell," said the banker. "He's my psychiatrist." 'The Complete Joke Book' By Seymour Dunn Illustrated by Al Ross. Stravon Publishers, New York, 1953, $2.00