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¡FOURTEEN CLUB LIMIT I AROUSES TROUBLE
By Hugh Anderson
Question of Breaks on Round
Trouble has risen already about the 14-club limit. In the recent]
Lancashire amateur championship one of the competitors, carrying the limit of 14 clubs, got his mother, who walked around with him, to carry a spare putter.
«r Hean Gullen, the secretary of the -S ¿id Ancient Golf Club when asked ;,Ä on the point, said that once
rJer l*ad started to play «"h M ' I w could not exchange them during ajíá If the player intended to use ¡¡Stra Putter it was clearly a breach
-.£ Voiding of the new rule is not so
« « it might be. It reads*-"The
*teSdby a player during the round .*$?Z exceed 14, and the clubs carried htu be restricted to that number." The Sly is disqualification
vim* breaks a club he may not ria bfflTOT one from his partner to
S ¿Tit of the difficulty. While
ÎTiïSub rule ha? been in operation wmOT than a iear in the United States
fSÄ been permissible to re
[.¿s club in case of accident
'In Hit Leeds tournament James Adams Tto to putter If the ruling had been face there he would have boen in a la predicament, but as It was not in 7%¡~ Adams borrowed his paitner's
Punch the Irons
Un reason why so many golfers who «proficient *1Ul 'heir woods fall with their irons is that they do not appro cite the general difference between the in swings-one Is shorter and more Onet than the other.
Tat drive Is a sweep, while the Iron ¡jot must be more of a punch. It must t remembered, however, that an Iron iat -xith punch must have rhythm just a jell as the sweeping movement of te full drive.
To obtain tills punch the Iron must I ici be swung so far back as a wooden! Üb. While most experts disagree on ja aspects of the Iron shot, most are j accord that the ideal length of the ii swing is about three-quarters of a
Ii can therefore be more or less taken r granted 'hat three-quarters should > the limit of the back swing with the ger Irons, and that It should be pro isslvely reduced as the grade of the ¿i becomes smaller. With the shorter seraent of the Iron shot there is not ;< same necessity for a full turn of the is, but care should be taken not to strict the pivot too much. Providing ? player Is not striving for length id with iron clubs this should, oí course, i a minor consideration-it is wise to fcpt an open stance with the left foot ja toward the hole. With the shorter sa most of the greatest Iron players ai to have the right foot square to the it or even turn It slightly in.
Gtne Sarazen, who is a great master 1 ihe shorter type of pitch shot, stands ill facing the hole with the left foot siting toward the hole at an angle of j degrees to the Une of play.
For those who wish to apply n quick andy during a round the best advice at can be offered is to shorten the ¡c1 siring until the real trouble can be Covered on the practice fairway.
Mt. Martha Tournament
A splendid programme has been ar ujed lor the annual golf week at Mount ürtha House links from July 24 to 30. ure will hi 10 events for men and remen, and a competition for profes ruls on July 27. Late entries will be ttlted If communicated to the manager (Mount Martha House Immediately.
The Open Championship
O the lending Interstate players are jpetted to compete for the open cham tahlp. The New South Wales con-
tient-will Include Jim Ferrier, the de-j ltd« ol Hie open and amateur titles,'
and the professionals N v. on Nida, E Creinin V Richardson and W Bolger
The course is in splendid order, and for the championship will measure 6 460 yards which although it does not sound very long, will provide an exacting test The third and fourth holes of the West course will be eliminated and will be re- placed by the splendid first and second holes of the East course
Entries will close definitely on July 31.