"One further point, and a most important one, although I have never seen it brought out in any of the previous textbooks. 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." Alex Smith, Carnoustie, Scotland

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Download : "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, except in so far as it differentiates the stroke from the ordinary one where the hands are taken back straighter - and, of course, brought down correspondingly. It cannot be illustrated in the ordinary photograph, and, indeed, is very difficult to accurately describe." 'Practical GOLF' III. THE LONG GAME, WALTER J. TRAVIS NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1903

OPEN CHAMPION 1934, 1937, 1948

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