More trouble than enough is caused by players being told how to get their wrists into their drive. They are given a totally erroneous idea of the function of the wrists. This is another of the many fallacies of golf that must go into the scrap-heap.

There is in golf no such thing as a pure wrist stroke. Even the put does not come within this category. There is no stroke in golf that may correctly be called a pure wrist stroke, except perhaps a six-inch put.

It is important that the student should have a good general idea of these common delusions and the truth before he settles down to try to understand golf. I have, for that reason, where necessary, dealt briefly and concisely with most of the popular misconceptions about the game. I shall hereafter in various chapters have occasion to refer more specifically to these points as their importance warrants.