"I think all good golfers have had this action of the left hand: it is not new. If the shot is to be pushed the hand remains ahead of the ball at impact. If an ordinary shot is required, then the wrist can be allowed to 'throw' or 'flick' the club. This control of the freedom of the left hand, especially at impact, requires great strength. I am teaching the left hand to hit the ball back-handed, not to push it. A four-knuckle grip can be a success only if it is used for pushing the ball and not for whipping it." Henry Cotton


ORIGINAL
GOLF FUNDAMENTALS

HENRY COTTON
OPEN CHAMPION 1934, 1937, 1948


FUNDAMENTAL 5
STRIKE WITH SQUARE IMPACT

"No. 2 is a wonderful photograph of what in teaching I call "hitting against the left hand" - the camera even has caught the whip of the shaft. This is the part that counts, the part of the swing where holding on is imperative, and where the strength of one's hands tell." Henry Cotton 31.3.44; 24.1.51. Open Champion 1934, 1937, 1948. British Ryder Cup Captain 1947, 1953


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