Tom Watson’s favourite bunker lesson

IN OUR ONGOING series from Tom Watson’s “Lessons of a Lifetime” instructional DVDs, the eight-time Major winner demonstrates one of his favourite bunker lessons.

Watson says Claude Harmon showed him the one-handed drill featured in the clip below, which ensures you hit the ball with an open-faced sand wedge and that the grip end of the club never either leads by too far or gets too far in front of the swing.

“By doing it with one hand the club always came back to where the handle was pointing at the middle of your body,” he says.

Watson’s main points on the basic bunker shot are:

  • Open body to target (aim left)
  • Aim club face to right of target
  • Swing along body line
  • Enter the sand (a couple of inches behind the ball) with the flange of the club

(Email subscribers may have to visit the ASG site to view the video clip)

Australian Senior Golfer is offering Australian golfers a special deal on Watson’s best-selling two-disc DVD set and 16 page instruction booklet.

The professionally produced DVDs contains 44 lessons, averaging four minutes each, covering all aspects of the golf game and is aimed at golfers of all levels. It is clear, comprehensive and classic golf instruction.

Just use the promotion code “WatsonASG20%” at Watson’s official website for a 20 per cent discount plus free shipping.

The “Lessons of a Lifetime” Series is currently available in the US for US$49.95. Use our discount code and get the series for AUD$38.54* (*Depending on the daily exchange rate)

Click here to go to Tom Watson’s official website. Use the special discount code: WatsonASG20% for a 20% discount plus free shipping to your door

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About Brian O'Hare

Brian is the editor and founder of ASG. He is a former Sydney journalist and is now an avid "senior" golfer. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

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