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FOR THE AVERAGE GOLFER

Jan. 06, 1958
Jan. 06, 1958

Table of Contents
Jan. 6, 1958

Acknowledgments
From The Flyways
All Hail The Lusty Lions
A Star Is Born
  • By William F. Talbert

    Barry MacKay, who very nearly missed the trip, was the big news as the U.S. failed to win back the Davis Cup. His team captain here-calls him the hope of tennis

Pitt's Ticket
Sporting Look
SPANIELS
  • Nor rain nor cold nor reluctant birds could stop these spaniels from brisk completion of their top contest: the National Field Trial Championships

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

FOR THE AVERAGE GOLFER

The development of a golf swing, as everybody knows, is a highly complicated procedure. Obviously precision is its essence, and a part of the precision necessary to make contact with the ball is the reasonably straight left arm and the pivot that causes the downbeat of the swing to move from the inside out. Very rightly this inside-out feeling of the swing is of great importance. However, in my observation an exaggerated inside-out swing is a hindrance to the follow-through because it tends to lock the hips, preventing them from completing their turn.

This is an article from the Jan. 6, 1958 issue Original Layout

A simple and easy way to combat this common tendency is to address an imaginary ball one foot above the ground. Swing your club in a circle, keeping in mind that the club head must make the same "circular" swing beyond the ball as it did coming into the ball. To achieve this circular motion, your left arm, you will discover, must bend at an imaginary point after impact, just as your right arm bends on the backswing. The high practice swing tends to give you the feeling of inside-inside instead of the more cumbersome impression of inside-out. Actually, however, your club head is going inside-out until impact but then it continues inside the line of flight once the ball is on its way.

from HAROLD CALLAWAY Pinehurst CC, N.C.; Skytop Club, Skytop, Pa.

PHOTOILLUSTRATIONHarold Callaway demonstrates inside-inside arc of swing

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