For all golfers but particularly for high-and medium-handicap players

May 02, 1955
May 02, 1955

Table of Contents
May 2, 1955

Events & Discoveries
The Relays!
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wonderful World Of Sport
  • On a cold, windy beach off St. Petersburg in Florida, father Weidman plays a game of baseball with six small boys, misses an easy grounder and looks up to find himself face to face with a crisis in the form of a smiling stroller

Brooklyn's Streak
Franco Hunt
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

For all golfers but particularly for high-and medium-handicap players

As a rule, golfers don't pay enough attention to the face of the club. The face of the golf club is so small that few golfers realize how important it is in correct shot-making for that face to be square to the ball throughout the swing.

This is an article from the May 2, 1955 issue Original Layout

A surprisingly large number of golfers don't even start their swing with the face square. They think they do, but somewhere these golfers have picked up the erroneous notion that it is the top line of the club face that one should refer to to determine if the face is square at address—that is, resting so that it is perpendicular to the intended line of flight. Now, that's not right. It's the bottom line of the face that determines whether the club is square or not.

One other thought on this matter. If the player rushes his back-swing, the club will change position in his hands. It's bound to—just the way a pitcher in baseball would lose control of the ball if he wound up like lightning. You must start square and control your swing so that you stay square.

from CLAUDE HARMON, pro at the Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATIONcorrect (drawing at the left): bottom of club face square to line of flightILLUSTRATIONincorrect (drawing at the right): top of club face square to line of flight