Hooked On Golf Blog
Tom_Watson_Lessons_II

Review: Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Lifetime II

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf For WomenGolf Instruction
Tags:

Share HOG!Share on Facebook0Share on Google+2Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePrint this page

The courses have been closed for months here in northern Utah. I’ve enjoyed the break from golf, mainly the break from my short game. So during the winter layoff while working in my office I’m watching Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Lifetime II, a multi-DVD golf instructional program with over 3.5 hours of instruction. Who better to teach me chipping and pitching than one of the best ever?

Tom_Watson_Lessons_of_a_Lifetime_II

Watching some short game lessons during the big snowstorm

Topics Covered

Every aspect of the golf game is covered by Mr. Watson, from full swing to short game to putting. There are even lessons targeted specifically to kids, and seniors. Here are most of the topics:

  • Terminology
  • Basics of the grip
  • Stance
  • Ball position
  • The swing (takeaway, backswing, downswing, finish)
  • Shotmaking (high, low, draw, fade, hook, slice)
  • Distance
  • Bunker play
  • Playing in varying weather conditions
  • Short game
  • Putting
  • Practicing
  • Handling pressure
  • “The Secret”
  • Pre-shot routine
  • Bottom of the arc (perhaps the most important factor in many swings)

Sensible

What I like about Tom’s style is how clearly and easily he describes the situations, the objectives, and how to execute the shots.  I’ve been trying to absorb as much as I can from Tom, especially that pesky short game.

Tom_Watson_Lessons_II

Most Valuable Lessons For Me

I’ve found there are several things I’m not doing in my short game which Tom says are crucial:  Find the bottom of the arc and put the ball slightly behind it.  Set up square to the target, then open up the body, but close the left hip/side.  Pick a landing spot, and see how long the roll is with varying clubs while still hitting the same landing spot.

I’ve watched Tom’s tips for handling pressure a few times now.  Since I only compete in high pressure situations a few times per year, I seem to get pretty jumpy and nervous.  I find it hard to slow my heart rate down and calm down.  When the snow melts and I’m in one of those first pressure situations this next season, I’m looking forward to employing Tom’s advice.

Conclusion

This multi-DVD set is full of great golf lessons and I should be better at playing it more often to help my own game.  It’s nice to pick a point of focus, like short game, putting, bunker play and try to absorb the concepts.

For a price less than a single golf lesson, this DVD set from Tom Watson has hundreds of great golf teachings which can be viewed over and over again.  What a value.

Comments are closed.

  • Login | Register
  • HOG InterviewGary Player

    Golf Legend Gary Player


  • Social Networks

    Instagram

    Instagram

    HOG Twitter



    Tony Korologos Twitter



    Google Plus


    Facebook

  • Archives

  • Latest Golf Reviews