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TREAT 'EM ROUGH
By Jack Hoag
You oft hear tales of drives which
were just swept off the tee and the ball
stopped 275 yards away, of midiron ap
proaches where the ball was just spanked
up to the pin, and of putts so gently
stroked that the ball hung on the lip of
the cup before falling in, but who ever
heard of a gentle ma?hie shot. A
Scotchman locally famous for his mashie
play shanked three mashies in a row at
Flossmoor last summer and shaking his
head dolefully he remarked, " Just like a
woman! Just like a woman! The most
treacherous club in the bag."
The late George O. Simpson of Oak
Park, said, "That there were either four
mashie shots or four hundred depending
on the variations," and George was one
of the finest mashie players in the coun
try; but regardless of how many strokes
there are we never saw one where the
club head could be ' ' eased into the ball ' '
successfully. "Treat 'em rough" is the
only slogan where mashie play is con
cerned and there is no club in the bag
which makes a better return for the time
you spend studying it.
No two strokes in golf are further
apart than the drive and the well played
mashie shot, and this is probably one of
the reasons that so many golfers find the
mashie a difficult club to master. The
drive is the most spectacular shot in golf
and most players practice constantly
with their wooden clubs. This constant
practice gives them some idea of how
a drive should be played, but when they
attempt to apply the same principals to
to their mashie play the result is far
from satisfactory, and many golfers
never attain any real mastery over this
most fascinating of clubs.
Mashie play calls for firmness but
relaxation, and the finest players make a
real hit at the ball but it is a controlled
hit and not a slap at the ball with the
wrists as you often see a man play the
stroke. As a matter of fact there should
be no mental consciousness of wrist ac
tion in the stroke, the wrists do bend
and the club head is thrown into the ball
but this action is not pronounced and tie
wrists must be held firmly at the time of
impact so that the club head will be
driven well through under the ball.
There should be no attempt to roll the
wrists during the stroke and the wrists
should not be allowed to break so that
the club head turns over and finishes
back of the head as it does in a correctly
played drive. If the wrists have been
held firmly at the time of impact, the
club head should be driven through under
the ball and the stroke finished with the
club 1 ' open faced ' ' and pointing directly
toward the flag. Such a finish indicates
perfect control of the club, and the
golfer who is strong enough in the hands
and wrists to play the stroke in this
manner is bound to get better direction
than the man who allows his club to wob
ble around and finish where the momen
tum of his swing leaves him.
Considering the fact, that there should
be no conscious wrist action in mashie
play, Ave have written a lot about them
but both the wrists, the foot action, and
the pivot, can be left to look after them
selves, and the chances are that the aver
age golfer errs on the side of using too
much of all three. Direction is the
prime factor in approaching, and in order
to secure it the club head must be kept
close to the line of play during the entire
stroke. "The "straight left arm" is a
big help and the club should be picked
up with the left arm swinging close to
the player's chest and the face of the
club kept squarely toward the hole.
Chick Evans is a past master of this
shot, and his club head is never more
than three inches out of the line of play
at any point during his stroke. Chick
does break his wrists and finish with his
club head pointing away from the hole,
out this is merely to add a little style
and finish to his play and he derives no
benefit from it. Much that is untrue has
been written about the mashie and its
difficulties. So far as actual play goes,
you -can eliminate all but two of the
strokes which are attributed to this club
and play fine golf, but you must have
command of these two strokes if you
hope to reach the scratch mark.
The first is the "pitch and run" and,
even here, the longer that you keep the
ball in the air the better it is provided
that you do not put any cut English on
the ball. This is the simplest of all'
mashie shots, you hit firmly through the
ball and finish with the club head point
ing toward the flag. The ball is thrown
through the air and you make a little
allowance for "run" after it hits the
ground. There may be a little backspin
on the ball, depending on how the stroke
was played, but there should be no side
English of any kind and the ball should
pitch smoothly and run up to the flag.
This is pre-eminently a Pinehurst shot
and you will find it a most useful one in
The second stroke is the out and out
backspin pitch where you want to throw
the ball right up to the flag and stop it
there and this is a difficult thing to do
with a mashie unless you are over 100
yards from the pin. For shorter dis
tances most players combine backspin
with cut and, while this makes the stroke
more difficult to control, it can be done
succes-sfully after a little practice. In
this shot the club head is taken back out
side the line, the ball is played more off
the left foot and, while the wrists are
firm during the impact, they impart a
kind of flick to the stroke. The club
head finishes inside the line of play and
most golfers play slightly to the right of
the flag to allow for the little kick which
the cut imparts to the ball.
A ball hit in this manner should
not move more than three or four feet,
and many players can stop it dead. The
pitch and run is safer where the green
is open and you have no hazard to cross,
but the "stop shot" is a peach when you
get it and, when executed correctly, it
brings the finest thrill to be found in
golf. The mashie is not a club to be
learned in a summer afternoon but once
you begin to catch the hang of it you will
find it the most fascinating of clubs and
you '11 never begrudge the time it takes to
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