"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." Henry Cotton

Action of the Wrists

As It Is Done In The Swing

Download : "Action of the wrists as it is done in the swing", Original Golf Fundamentals 1922, 1930, Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland.

"Bear Back"

At The Moment of Impact

What is timing? At the moment of impact

Pushing The Ball Lower

The left wrist is acting as a hinge; it turns AFTER impact Henry Cotton 1952

"The left hand must be held back at the moment of impact, in order to enable the right hand to do its fair share of the work. I lay great stress on this keeping back of the left hand ; the right hand must hit if we are to get any length at all ; and if the left hand is not held back the right hand has no resistance to work against." Charles Clarke

The hands in a way really work in opposition to each other

"Opposed power is related in all manner of ways to the correct playing of games. The quick way to par golf is thoroughly to master the principle of opposed power. Timing must be allied to opposed power." George Duncan


Download : "In other words, there was in his swing a sort of left hand against the right, a resistance to the right hand somewhere and I think people overlooked that, and still do." By Sir Henry Cotton Open Champion 1934 1937 1948 Harry Vardon Trophy 1938

Download : "The left hand must bear back against the right." By the Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland 1922 1930 1934

Download : "Transmission of power" By the Dunns of Musselburgh, Scotland

Download : "P. S. I am not wrong, you know!" By Henry Cotton

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It is not correct to sweep the whole lot through

"The majority of players who fail in transmission of power do so because their left hand fails to act as a fulcrum for the right hand to strike against. The left hand must bear back against the right. This back pressure of the left hand must be exerted at the moment of impact." Seymour Dunn

The hands are the main driving force DUNNS of Musselburgh 1897 So As To Allow of The Snap of the Wrists Alex Smith 1907

"The right hand strikes against the left, the left hand acts as a fulcrum for the right hand to strike against." Seymour Dunn