"A favorite phrase nowadays is "timing the club," by which is meant the securing of the full power of the wrists, arms and body at the moment when the actual hit is made. The phrase is a good one, but unless the coach can explain how to bring about this desirable result the mere words will not help the beginner much. My theory is that this "timing" is dependent upon keeping back the left elbow, thereby enabling the full force of the stroke to be brought into the ball." Alex Smith, Carnoustie, Scotland
Download : Henry Cotton, 'Facts and Ideas' Sport & Country, 24.1.51 Image © Illustrated London News Group "... for the golf club is more or less a lever and the left hand resists the hit of the right hand."
Download : 'PRACTICAL GOLF' ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS by WALTER J. TRAVIS U.S. Amateur Champion 1901, 1903, New And Revised Edition HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1903 III. THE LONG GAME pgs. 39, 40 "... Concentrate all the power in that spread of about three or four feet. Upon the wrists devolves the main burden of this particular part of the swing. They impart that delightful snap which contributes so materially to length without apparent effort. This wrist movement in itself is not discernible to the eyes of the onlooker,..."
Download : Henry Cotton, 'Facts and Ideas' Sport & Country, 24.1.51 Image © Illustrated London News Group "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." Open Champion 1934, 1937, 1948. The Golf Foundation UK 1952