Especially for women golfers

Feb. 18, 1957
Feb. 18, 1957

Table of Contents
Feb. 18, 1957

Knorr Buys A Ball Club
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Big Jim And The Texas Boom
The Sporting Look
Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Especially for women golfers

It's a golfing fact that women take more lessons than men but, unlike men, almost never practice by themselves. This is a mistake. Only by constant practice—and this often means solitary practice, necessarily—can a person consolidate into his or her swing the various points brought out in lessons. Furthermore, independent practice away from the instructor will give a player the confidence without which it is impossible to play a really good round of golf.

This is an article from the Feb. 18, 1957 issue Original Layout

On the practice tee, the ladies would do well to observe these check points:

1) At intervals throughout practice, before addressing the ball, run through three complete swings without stopping. This gets the swing in a definite pattern and establishes a sense of balance which is even more important for a woman than a man.

2) Always start practice with a short iron, never with a driver. A short iron sets the basic pattern of the swing as effectively as a longer-shafted club and instills confidence. A series of bad strokes with a longer club can short-circuit the entire practice session.

3) Make sure the toe of the club head is pointed at the ground both at the top of the backswing and at the finish of the follow-through. These positions are hallmarks of any good swing.

from SHIRLEY SPORK, Tamarisk Country Club, Palm Springs, Calif.

TWO PHOTOSTWO ILLUSTRATIONSShirley Spork's club head points to the ground at top of backswing (left) and at finish of follow-through (right)