"There must be some reason for so much bad golf, and intelligent people's inability to knock a stationary ball in a straight line. It is not lack of enthusiasm, as every golfer - and his wife - knows. There must be something that all professionals do, which they are unable to pass on." Dr. H. A. MURRAY, M.D.
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Google Labs' Ngram Viewer snap of the wrists 1800 - 2019
Download : "The snap is scarcely perceptible to the eye, but the swish of it is readily recognized by the ear. The follow-through after the snap is a very swift effortless spring-forward of arms and club, which takes place without conscious control. To the eye the only thing apparent is a rapid twisting of the wrists the right over the left at the impact; let us say during that spread of eighteen or twenty inches that Braid writes about. This turn of the wrists occurs, of course, even in a second-class swing, but there it seems spread over a much longer arc. In the swing with snap it is confined to a very small arc too rapid, so far, for photography to seize. The feeling of the snap is, perhaps, the best guide to it." 'BRAID OR VARDON, WHICH? By R. STANLEY WEIR' Golf Illustrated & Outdoor America 1915 August Vol. 3, Issue 5, pgs. 33-34
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
"A desirable instantaneous mental impression at contact has been described as "giving the ball the back of the left hand". I prefer to think of it as "giving the ball the front of the right", which is very much the same thing. It is really a different mental conception of a similar physical action. It all sounds very involved and profound, but think about it." "E. R. W." 1947
"The timing device is inside the player. What I see of his swing is outside. That's merely the result of the way his timer is functioning, or not functioning. I can tell him that he is hitting too soon, or getting the hands ahead of the club, or any one of a lot of other things he may be doing wrong. And sometimes that will help him 'set' his timer. And then, again, it won't. Timing is instinctive. If you missed it would be an accident - an error of timing. You didn't cut the ball loose at the right place, or the final snap in the wrist was a bit off." Stewart Maiden
"I used the word "unleash" to describe the uncocking of the wrists because you must learn that the wrists do not roll. Instead, they come through with more of a whipping action, with the hands returning to the same position they had at the address of the ball. That is the only position for the hands if the club face is to meet the ball squarely." Sam Snead