"With the strong left arm I have, I am able to hit past my left wrist and can actually control the flight of my ball by regulating the point at which I brake (not break, note) my left arm and allow my wrists to throw." Henry Cotton

Action of the Wrists

As It Is Done In The Swing

In the Left Wrist

In the LEFT wrist

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

"At the moment of impact the hands work not together but against each other. The pronating muscles of the forearms must brace themselves against each other so as to control the hands and thereby bring the club face in contact with the ball so that it will be facing the desired direction of play." Seymour Dunn

Download : DUNNS' Original Golf Fundamentals 5, 9, 12: Fundamental 5: STRIKE WITH SQUARE IMPACT, The pronating muscles of the forearms must brace themselves..., Fundamental 9: DELAY RIGHT FOREARM AND WRIST HIT Greatest speed producer and Fundamental 12: TRANSMIT POWER TO BALL, The speed and power of the hips, shoulders, arms and wrists must be transmitted to the club by the hands. Their effort, therefore, must be greater than that of all the other forces combined. Including "The left hand must bear back against the right." page 53, "hitting against a firm left side" page 54, and, "At the moment of impact the hands work not together but against each other." page 121, from DUNNS' Original Golf Fundamentals, Musselburgh, Scotland, 1922, 1930, 1934.

At The Moment of Impact

"Bear Back"

What is timing? At the moment of impact

"The left hand should act as a fulcrum against which the right hand strikes. Should this fulcrum collapse or give way, the club head will drag behind, and the club face will consequently not be square to the line of play, nor will it be perpendicular to the initial line of trajectory." Seymour Dunn

Pushing The Ball Lower

The left wrist is acting as a hinge; it turns AFTER impact Henry Cotton 1952
The hands in a way really work in opposition to each other

"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

"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

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


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

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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