I bought a copy of this book because I had just finished writing a book on the hand action of the golf swing and I wanted to compare notes. My book is called The Golf Swing: It's all in the Hands. I've always enjoyed reading golf books that were written long ago and this book doesn't disappoint in entertaining. On page ix of the forward, I quote the following, "The primary reason Prain settles on the hands is that they "are the only part of the player in direct contact with the club." ..." This statement struct a chord with me because it is exactly the reason why I wrote my book. I wasn't aware of Eric Prain's book until after I had published my book. From my perspective it was nice to connect with the thoughts of an author from fifty years ago. I believe nothing has changed in fifty years and so Prain should be given credit as a forward thinker. His book was originally published in 1946. You can read his book in a day. The general ideas raised in the book are food for thought for any golfer. Personally, I agree with the ideas discussed in his book. The book is a little short of detail. In contrast, my book is very detailed. Personally, I think a combination of Eric Prain's book with mine makes for a well rounded read on the subject of the hand action of the golf swing. There simply are not very many books out there written on the subject of the hand action of the golf swing, let alone available for purchase.
Live Hands: A Key to Better Golf The Golf Swing: It's All in the Hands