For all golfers except experts

Sept. 26, 1955
Sept. 26, 1955

Table of Contents
Sept. 26, 1955

Events & Discoveries
  • The blood quickens and the step becomes brisk. It's more than the winy air of fall. Next week is the World Series!

Preview: The World Series
Tarheel Triumph In The Old Dominion
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Football: Game Of The Week
Sporting Look
Sport In Art
  • In the throes of a pennant fight in 1934 the Tigers' great star, Hank Greenberg, wrestled with a problem of conscience. For the frenzied Detroit fans, the suspense was awful

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

For all golfers except experts

Did you ever try to start a cold machine in high gear? If the machine moves at all, it does so only in jerks and jumps. The same holds true for a golfer. If he doesn't warm up before a round, and then during the round renew that sense of muscular suppleness so that he is in "the right gear" before he plays each shot, he too will move in jerks and jumps.

This is an article from the Sept. 26, 1955 issue Original Layout

You have probably noticed how a baseball player regularly warms up before a game—which few golfers take the time to do—and also takes pains to stay relaxed throughout the game. When he enters the batter's box, he takes a couple of practice cuts to get loose and swings the bat back and forth to stay loose and relaxed as he waits for the pitch. In general, a golfer should do the same. After he has assumed his stance, instead of starting his swing from a dead stop, he should keep his hands in motion, moving the club slowly back and forth a few times, slightly above the ball and along the line of flight. Besides eliminating tension, these movements help a golfer to gain a feeling of the clubhead as well as a sense of his muscular play, and he can then slide into his swing with the smooth rhythm of motion necessary for any good stroke.

from JIM FOGERTEY, Sunset Country Club, St. Louis

TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATIONJim Fogertey, preparing to play his drive, oscillates his club above the ball on the line of flight