From the Takeaway section of GTTB, pp.67-68, I quote: "The first movement of the right arm is all-important. Fig. 13 shows how the right arm turns clockwise at the start of the takeaway, but the movement is hidden in Figs. 11 and 12."
Figure 13 is depicting a movement, not a position of the trail arm before gripping the club shaft. The only way I can conceive of the trail arm actually turning clockwise, as Blake clearly instructs, and since the lead arm is rotating in the opposite direction, is to allow the middle and ring fingers of trail hand to slip on the club shaft during takeaway. Blake thought the grip "adjustment" (his term) was necessary to (1) allow the lead hand to take the club straight back with clubface remaining square to direction of travel and (2) to keep the trail elbow forward (connected). Jim
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