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Especially useful for the middle-handicap golfer

Oct. 17, 1955
Oct. 17, 1955

Table of Contents
Oct. 17, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
A Dream Of Glory
Game Of The Week
  • Having lost to the Cadets in all five of their previous games, Michigan took drastic revenge 26-2, moving a step closer to the Rose Bowl and knocking unbeaten Army out of First Ten. Halfback Terry Barr (No. 41 left and below) was bright new Michigan star

The Wonderful World Of Sport
ASIAN SPORTS AND GAMES 1
  • When a Bangkok girl gives her boy friend this advice, she may be trying to build him up—not let him down

Eastern Football
  • Yale's former coach differs with Yale's president (see page 19) on the care and training of Ivy, but he concedes that there is still plenty of hot competition among his old friends in Yankeeland

Acknowledgments
Yesterday/When Brooklyn Won The Series
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Especially useful for the middle-handicap golfer

When average golfers attend a major tournament, they are often struck by how long the top pros hit their shots and yet how easily they seem to swing at the ball. It takes effort to hit a golf ball—make no mistake about that—but a top pro's swing gives the impression of ease because his over-all timing is so precise. The power supplied by the body blends perfectly with the action of the hands.

This is an article from the Oct. 17, 1955 issue Original Layout

In my case, the big thing in coordinating the body with the hands is keeping my right elbow tucked in close throughout the swing. By doing this, you tie in the action of the right side with the blow, and it's the right side that supplies the power behind a shot. To look at it the other way—if you have a floating right elbow that gives your body no chance to get its contribution in, you're just slapping at the ball with your arms and your hands. The body is dormant. The leading pros naturally have different features they have worked on and continue to work on to achieve the integration of the body and the hands, but I pass the "tucked-in elbow" on to you because it is an essential part of every fine golfer's swing.

from ED FURGOL, Westwood Country Club, Clayton, Mo.

TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATIONAt the moment he makes contact with the ball, Furgol's right elbow is practically glued to his side

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