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  • Alex Marrison was one of the best teachers

    Searching always finds great stuff:

    Here

    From 1932.
    "Just stand erect and perfectly natural; grasp the cane, or whatever you use, firmly in the palm of your left hand. With this hand turned over so that only the back can be seen, draw your weapon well over to the right and then slash back again toward the left. You will note that an exceedingly powerful blow can be struck in this way. It is obvious, too, that extending your left arm to its full reach, and adding to the distance you draw the arm over to the right increases the radius or leverage and the power of your stroke.
    Now shift your weight so that it is supported almost entirely on your right leg. Let your body turn around as far as it will go while you are drawing your left arm and the cane to the right. Slash out again toward the left. You will find a surprising amount of force added to the stroke by the turning of your body.

    After you have gone through this motion a few times you will become aware that the main force propelling the cane comes, not from the arm itself, but from the twisting of your body; that this force seems to “flow” from your lower back as you unwind, being transmitted through the muscles around your left shoulder, through your arm and hand to the weapon.

    You can see that this is remarkably free movement; that your body performs it almost automatically, without strain, stress, or effort.

    I shall let you in on a little secret. The motion just tested is, in many essential particulars, the identical motion by which power—maximum force and maximum leverage—is obtained in the correct swing. In no other way can it be obtained—so long as the requirements of a golf stroke remain what they are. Only by winding up the body to its fullest, then releasing the accumulated force in an expanding motion like the uncoiling of a spring can a golf club be swing easily, naturally, accurately, and with maximum power."
    Makes me want to hit my hickory shafts again from 1909, but I would be afraid they would break....
    Last edited by GregJWillis; 12-16-2004, 03:11 AM.

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    Re: Alex Marrison was one of the best teachers

    Nice find Greg

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      Re: Alex Morrison is still one of the best...

      Originally posted by GregJWillis View Post
      Searching always finds great stuff:

      Here

      From 1932.


      Makes me want to hit my hickory shafts again from 1909, but I would be afraid they would break....
      hi greg, coming from a family of keen golfers, my father was ranting on about this (alex j morrison) book for about six weeks... he said when he'd finished it he would let me have it.. he said tapping the cover of it, that it held the secret to better golf.... dec 22 came and i found my own copy of the book in my birthday presents... by the start of the year i had read the book and happily ventured back to the course....i'm a ten handicapper (was 5) who has spent the last 3 years in golfing hell, with the slice from hell..... i arrived at the 1st and followed my new drill and shot one clean and straight down the fairway, and the next and the one after that... this leads me to believe without any doubt that alex j morrison was an extremely clever and generous man... he has changed my whole outlook to golf again....and it was so easy..... i expect he is up there smiling down on all of us, and so he should, genius !!!! thanks rob edwards

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        Re: Alex Marrison was one of the best teachers

        simply the greatest golf tuition i have ever had from a book..... never hit it straighter or longer..... if your struggling with your game read alex j morrison .. a new way to better golf..... its simple , it works and i cant stop smiling about how well i'm hitting it

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