books



previous page: Modern Golf | by Harold H. Hilton
  
page up: Golf Books
  
next page: Golf at Gleneagles | by R. J. Maclennan

Intimate Golf Talks | by John Duncan Dunn



When John Duncan Dunn was the head of a large indoor golf school in New York it happened to be my privilege as Associate Editor of Outing to interview him upon some small matter relating to the game. I learned what I wished to know and left with the usual reportorial haste. It seemed but a passing interview. But fortunately I had remained long enough to watch the way of Mr. Dunn with one of his pupils. It was golf instruction of a distinctly different sort from what I had ever come across before. A few days later upon mulling the matter over I went back to see him again.

TitleIntimate Golf Talks
AuthorJohn Duncan Dunn
PublisherG. P. Putnam's Sons
Year1920
Copyright1920, G. P. Putnam's Sons
AmazonIntimate golf talks

By John Duncan Dunn Los Angeles Country Club

with Elon Jessup Associate Editor of Outing

With 82 Illustrations

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Fig. Intimate Golf TalksFig. The knickerbocker Press

To Albert Britt Editor of Outing Foreword

-How This Book Came To Be Written
When John Duncan Dunn was the head of a large indoor golf school in New York it happened to be my privilege as Associate Editor of Outing to interview him upon some small matter relating to the game. ...
-Illustrations Page
Fig. i. - A brassie and driver that with each other. One is small-headed, the other large-headed, and the lies are different. Don't allow them in the same bag ...... 22 Fig. 2. - A complete set of ...
-Talk I. Picking The Right Clubs
Have you ever seen a carpenter buy a new plane? Ever noticed how finicky he is about it? He balances and sights it for a long time before he makes up his mind that it is all right; and then perhaps he...
-Talk II. Learning The Golf Scale
You may remember that when we were talking about selecting the right golf clubs I said it would be a good thing if a beginner could learn the game without any clubs at all. Sounds physically impossibl...
-Talk III. The Golf Grip
Certain movements in the game of golf are fundamental. There is not any middle course about these - a thing is either right or it is wrong. There are other parts of the game however in which it doesn'...
-Talk IV. The Golf Stance
Before we tackle some of the really vital things in golf, it is just as well to become familiar with those parts of the game that do not matter tremendously. Most beginners at golf are lacking in a se...
-Talk V. The Golf Address
How should a golfer look to you when he addresses the ball; at the moment when he is ready for the back swing? In simple terms, he should look as though he was about to connect squarely with the ball ...
-Talk VI. Some Golf Faults
The boy is a natural athlete. If you want to see an exhibition of golfing form that is practically flawless, ask a ten-year-old caddy boy to drive off. The chances are that he plays golf just as it sh...
-Talk VII. Getting The Knack Of The Swing
About every beginner at golf who is ambitious to become a good player has two roads open to him. One is to begin at the top and the other is to begin at the bottom. In the first case he will probably ...
-Talk VIII. Stick To The Minor Shots
There are two old adages that every beginner at golf should have constantly in the back of his head. One is, practice makes perfect, the other, make haste slowly. The beginner should confine his e...
-Talk IX. From Three-Quarters To Full Swing
I have spoken of the importance to the golf beginner of perfecting the minor shots before attempting the full swing. This advice can't be repeated too often. First get the quarter swing down pat, then...
-Talk X. The Importance Of Balance
Once you have mastered the full swing you can conscientiously say that you know golf. The full swing is the sum total of the game. You will have your off days - that concerns mental condition mainly -...
-Talk XI. Take Care Of Your Hands
The man who expects to play a good round of golf must first of all be in prime condition. This applies either to his physical or mental make-up, usually a combination of the two. A heavy lunch immedia...
-Talk XII. Topping The Ball
The faults that one cannot fathom are the ones that cause all the trouble in golf. There is a direct reason for every fault, and the longer one goes on in blitheful ignorance of what this may be, the ...
-Talk XIII. Overcoming Faults
Among many fond memories of my boyhood days on the St. Andrews links in Scotland was a certain old General. The General was an enthusiastic golfer, but at the same time he suffered rather more than hi...
-Talk XIV. Keeping The Muscles In Harmony
There is a notable difference between wise effort on the one hand and violent energy on the other. The first represents head work, the second usually lack thereof. This is essentially true of golf. In...
-Talk XV. Slicing And Hooking
Fortunate is the golfer who has never learned the meaning of slicing and hooking the ball. The average golfer is quite satisfied with the world in general when he sees the ball travel straight down th...
-Talk XVI. Methods Of Curing Faults
The acquiring of a perfect golf swing maybe a long and painstaking process. And then just when you think you have it mastered, some single obtrusive fault may come up that spoils it all. If any one pa...
-Talk XVII. This Brings Us To Putting
I have said that certain movements in the game of golf are fundamental. And these comprise about nine-tenths of the game. There is only one correct swing, however, and if you deviate from that in any ...
-A Selection from the Catalogue of G. P. Putnam's Sons
Complete Catalogues sent on application The best writer on any Card Game Master-Auction Auction for Those Who Know It By Florence Irwin Author of The Complete Auction Player, etc ...







TOP
previous page: Modern Golf | by Harold H. Hilton
  
page up: Golf Books
  
next page: Golf at Gleneagles | by R. J. Maclennan