Westwood, Kansas – Eight-time major champion and 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson recently appeared on a special instruction episode of the Golf Channel’s Golf Channel Academy with Martin Hall. The segment will air 13 times through the end of September including July 16, 18, 20 and 23rd.
In the hour-long episode, Watson reflected on several memorable moments that helped establish his career, and demonstrated the keys to developing a strong skill set and mindset on the golf course. Watson and Hall also discussed the tools necessary to creating an ideal swing, and highlighted the fundamentals for developing an excellent touch around the green.
Watson also discussed the time he spent with his first swing instructor, Stan Thirsk, at Kansas City Country Club, as a youngster trying to mimic Jack Nicklaus’ swing, and shared the lessons he’s learned from Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. The episode was filmed at Loch Lloyd, a course Watson designed in his native Kansas City.
“One of the many great things about golf is that it can never be mastered,” says Watson, who is also promoting his brand-new Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II DVD set. “Sure you can have a good run of play, but sooner or later the wheels will come off. I’ve been experiencing the game for half a century, and I promise you I’m still learning.”
His new DVD set is an addendum to the very popular original that was released in 2010. While that rendition has become one of the best-selling golf instructional video programs of all time — selling 70,000 DVD sets in 40-plus countries — the new series covers many advanced topics, including pre-shot routine, the importance of the bottom of the arc, head movement, getting maximum benefit at the practice tee, handling pressure, the 40-yard wedge shot, controlling trajectory on chips, chipping with a putting set up, and much more.
These new 2014 lessons are being sold separately and also combined with the original 2-disc program.
Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II With New Advanced Lessons (3 discs and a 20-page booklet) sells for $49.95.
Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II: The New Advanced Lessons (1 disc and a 4 page booklet) sells for $24.95.
These DVD programs are available at TomWatson.com, Amazon – U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan and select golf and sporting goods retailers. Both programs can also be purchased by calling 800-993-5589.