Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime: Basic Bunker Shot

TOM WATSON probably couldn’t be more right in saying many amateur golfers are afraid of bunkers.

In the video clip below the eight-time Major winner explains, in his usual straightforward, no-nonsense manner, the fundamentals of the sand wedge and playing the basic bunker shot.

Watson’s notes on playing 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

There’s further instruction on playing bunkers in the associated video clip: Tom Watson’s favourite bunker drill

These clips are from Watson’s best-selling golf instruction double-DVD set: Lessons of a Lifetime. Of course, there’s lots more extended instruction on playing bunker shots from all sorts of lies in the DVD series.

Special Offer

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 contain 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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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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