"For those of you that have been waiting for the ultimate golf instructional video, then look no further. 'Tom Watson - Lessons of a Lifetime' is one of the most informative golf instructional series produced. Whether you are a touring pro, a scratch amateur, a weekend golfer, or you are just starting out, this DVD set is a must-have for any golfer."
--Joey O'Connor, GolfClubBusiness.com
"Bottom line is that this is a MUST HAVE DVD set for any golfer looking to improve his or her game. You’ll not only learn how to play the game, but why certain things have to be done a certain way to get the best results.”
–- Don Fisher, golfgearreview.com
“This instructional program is the ultimate learning experience, covering all faces of the game – from the grip to full shots, to chipping, putting and the secret of his time swing, plus specialty shots, including those required in strong wind conditions.”
-- London Ontario Golf
"The two discs, nearly three hours of instruction presented in easily digestible bits, cover the entire game. ……. Throughout, the instruction is simple and direct, featuring Watson—older, grayer, wiser—talking and demonstrating. He peppers his teachings with lessons from his mentors, such as Nicklaus, golf legends Bryon Nelson, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan, long-time teacher Stan Thirsk, and his father, who put a club in Tom’s hands when he was six.
It is no surprise that this is one of the best instructional packages I’ve seen in more than 25 years of watching, reading and writing golf……
Authenticity. I’d call that one of Tom Watson’s best qualities.”
--James Frank, golf writer, playgoestrong.com
“Watson has recently released an estimable, two DVD set of instructional videos, which may be the best instructional product available. The combination of his knowledge, excellent graphics and Watson’s articulate, accessible teaching style will offer the committed student of the game an exhaustive curriculum, and opportunities to explore every facet of the game with a chance to improve.
……. Tom Watson’s teaching series, ‘Lessons of a Lifetime’, will add valuable knowledge to our treasure chest of golf knowledge.”
--John Ehle, golf writer, Ozaukee News Graphic
“Instructional videos have been made by teachers, amateurs and pros…..Some succeed, some miss the pin. But occasionally there comes an instructional video that is so complete that attention must be paid. Like the man himself, Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Lifetime will surely become a reference for future generations of golfers.”
--About.com (affiliated with the New York Times)
“….If Watson had not been busy earning a reputation as one of the greatest professional golfers of all time, he most likely would have carved himself out an equally impressive resume as a teacher of the game as evidenced in this video, which is presented in a very personable and easy-going style that makes one feel they are receiving one-on-one instruction. He is very natural and teaches in an easy to understand fashion that most players will appreciate.
All of the basics are covered, in addition to some nuances that he reveals that even expert players can learn from……”
“Watson proceeds to systematically teach the game and he is what makes the lessons work so well. He’s authoritative yet friendly…..’, has passion and keeps the material brilliantly simple.
He shares the knowledge accumulated from Stan Thirsk, his childhood teacher; his father, Ray; and players such as Nicklaus, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. The DVD rates the ultimate compliment: The tips are terrific for beginners and good players alike. I couldn't watch the second of this two-disk set before a visit to the range to work on my grip.
The first disc covers the full swing, and Watson gets an A+ for explaining golf lingo that might confuse beginners, including swing plane, target line and spine angle.”
- Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated
“There are hundreds of golf instruction books, tapes and videos: some of doubtful value and a few, a very few really worth the purchase price. On that extremely short list of instuctinal classics are books such as Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons” (1957) and Jack Nicklaus’ “Golf My Way” (book published in 1974 and VHS tape in 1983).
Joining that list this year is the new “Lessons of a Lifetime” two DVD set by Tom Watson. This is a must-have for any serious golfer regardless of skill level; the only necessity is the desire to improve.
Watson with a characteristically simple presentation relates what he has learned during his hall of Fame career in 44 lessons beginning with the proper grip and moving on to the stance, alignment, full swing, putting….well, you get the idea. Because the three hours are broken down into separate lessons its neither necessary to watch all of it in one sitting nor is it hard to find just the right lessons to help correct a particular problem.
Especially interesting are Watson’s insights as from people like his longtime teacher Stan Thirsk or Nicklaus, Hogan, Lee Trevino, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson who was a good friend of his.”
--Ed Travis, FrontPageGolf.com
“There is no better player to listen to and learn from concerning how to play the game. ...........For any golfer, regardless of skill or involvement in the game, Lessons of a Lifetime is a must have. How could anyone with a sense of history of the game pass up a learning experience from one of the greats of the game.”
– David Marrandette, Phoenix Golf Examiner
"The eight-time major winner gives his step-by-step guide to better golf in this brilliant instruction DVD. The two-disk set includes two and a half hours of footage split into 44 lessons covering every aspect of the game. Watson breaks down technical information and makes the instruction easy to understand. The range of topics, and over three hours of coverage means that there is something here for every level of golfer."
"This DVD and the companion booklet are invaluable. Most impressive are the segments on playing poor lies (uphill & downhill), sand traps and selecting different clubs on approach shots based upon the landing area and green speed. This DVD can literally take strokes off your handicap! And the advice on correcting a slice or hook couldn't be simpler."
"Tom Watson is a great teacher. I found his DVD straight forward and very understandable. He takes you through all the basics, step by step that leads to a good repeatable swing. Good for some what new golfers struggling with consistency."
"Mr. Tom Watson has shared his lifetime learned skills, using a very clear and precise speech. This is the best instruction DVD , I have seen so far. I have already reduced my scoring average of 92 to 87. I recommend this DVD to all amateur Golfers."
Mitesh D. (UK)
"TW has always been my favorite golfer - and I was pleased to get a copy of his Lessons of a Lifetime. This is an absolutely great coaching video - it covers all aspects of the game and Watson has made sure that he has done everything right - this is not simply an attempt to cash in (he could have done that years ago); he waited until he felt that he could do it right. All aspects of the game are covered - from the grip to all details of the swing. And they are completely thorough in all aspects too. I think his insights into the short game (a whole 1 of the 2 DVD set) are particularly strong (unsurprising perhaps since Tom's strengths as a player in his prime were probably in this area) but overall the whole package is unbeatable. I have taken a few manuals and guides over the years and this is as good as it gets - frankly you don't need much more."
Chris G. (UK)
"There are hundreds of teaching videos out there but the master of them all, Tom Watson, brings it all into layman terms and creates an interesting and inspiring video teaching programme for all amateur golfers of any level. No airs and graces - just raw teaching methods which make sense. I recommend it highly."
"Excellent dvd...reinforces everything you learned when you go to a golf pro for a lesson. In addition Tom tells you why to do it the way the pro teaches you and this helps the learning process enormously."
Norman E. (UK)
"I have been playing golf for 20yrs and done the usual taken lessons, friends advice, read books and magazines but this dvd has taught me more in 1 hour than anything."
"This 2 dvd box is a must have for the golfer who are looking for easy to understand explanation on the essential ingredients of the golf swing..."
Allan F. (UK)
"These DVDs are the definitive golf instruction from one of the true greats - such a pleasure to watch him swing and truly a inspirational role-model for anyone of any age! Two DVDs of effortless grace - worth every penny!"
"Tom Watson is one of the contemporary greats of the game. He got where he is by observing the best in golf and by listening to advice from the masters. In Lessons of a Lifetime, we get to listen to Mr. Watson share some of that knowledge with us. The DVDs take the viewer through the most important aspects of the game from swing basics to hitting particular shot types. His teaching is interesting, clear and easy to follow. As good as Tom Watson is, he continually makes references to others from which he learned important lessons and does not take the credit for himself alone.
I believe these DVDs are well worth the cost and will likely serve well to help many golfers improve their game."
David R. (Connecticut)
"...I recommend this excellent piece of work by Tom Watson"
Fiore D. (California)
"I purchased this in the US as it has been out there since the start of June. Tom explains everything so absolutely anyone can pick up and understand his lessons and thoughts on the golf swing. A true legend of the game!"
Jamie D. (UK)
"I'm nearly two years older than Mr. Watson, but his nearly winning the recent British Open made me realize that maybe you're not "over the hill" when you pass 60! I thus bought the DVD in the hopes of hearing his secrets from The Man Himself, and I got much more... his kindness, gentleness and politeness throughout the DVD are truly what is to be heard. The finer points of the game seemed like mere confirmation of a particular technique, whereas the pleasure of watching came from the opportunity to meet this wonderful man. If you buy this DVD, you won't regret it. "
By M. Lee (UK)
"This is a great teaching DVD from one of the great masters! He has a great teaching style and really focuses on the basics so essential to master. Well worth the money!"
"Probably the best golf instructional DVD that I have ever viewed. Mr Watson explains all the fundamentals on grip, stance, posture, swing, types of shots, different lies etc in a clear concise and lovely warm manner. No hesitation in recommending the DVD for all level of golfers seeking to improve their game.
AJ Walls (UK)
Selection of Buyer Comments from April 2012 Survey - Sorted by Handicap Group
April 2012 Survey Comments - 9 Handicap & Below
"I am a P.G.A. Professional, and I was very impressed with the quality of this instructional video. It brought to light some vital aspects of the golf swing that are generally overlooked. Congratulations to Tom and his staff for their success in this project!"
"The best since hogan's five lessons."
"I have all my life been fascinated with the mechanics of the golf swing, and intuitively knew Tom Watson had the best. I've taken personal lessons from several of the "top 50" teachers; and time with those special professionals made me realize that from Tom Watson you get everything you need to know to play better, score lower, and have more fun."
"I have never had better instructions in all my years of playing this game. Thank you very much."
"IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!"
"Well produced. Clear, concise and timeless instruction."
"I loved it. I go back over it whenever I need a fix to a problem."
"Very good instructional video. Easy to understand and valuable lessons."
"By far and away the most professional work I've ever seen on the subject of golf. Mr Watson's insight and approach to dissecting the game is revolutionary."
"Reaffirming the basic fundamentals with Tom Watson eliminated uncertainties I had acquired after years of developing bad habits. Hearing Tom explain it has given me back the confidence I have been missing."
"Love the short game lessons, break down of several options and figuring out what works best for you. Best video I have seen, and I've seen several (about 10 or so including Leadbetter, etc. Thx for a great product."
"The DVD instructional was very thorough. I found every section insightful and helpful to my golf game."
"Tom has presented every aspect of playing golf in a organized and clear instructional video. I have recommended it to many of my friends. Also, I go back to aspects of the video when I am having problems playing."
"Very good and comprehensive golf instruction DVDs."
"Am a NCAA Div II golf coach - valuable instruction for my team."
"I've seen lots of instruction video this is by far the best. Tom's way of teaching makes you feel you can actually do what he teaches. Tom explains in terms that are easy to understand and execute. The lessons break down into very easy plans to take to the range or course to work on. This is pure basic golf just what a golfer needs. Thanks Tom."
"Outstanding instructional tool. His speech is clear, concise, and very easy to follow. He presents everything so well."
"I am a golf professional and I consider Tom Watson's book the The Timeless Swing and his video Lesson for a Lifetime among the best all time."
"One of the best instruction videos I have seen. Understandable and Tom communicates his ideas in an easy to understand format."
"It's been a great help to remind and reinforce things I already knew, in addition to giving me new insight and perspective on things I either did not know or thought I understood but, alas, did not. Thanks, Tom, for sharing your insight, wisdom and skills to make many of us better players."
April 2012 Survey Comments - Handicap of 10 to 19 Comments
"Truly worth every dollar. Just the privilege of getting to watch such a gentleman explain his approach to this great game is knowledge that invaluable to any golfer. It something I think of now every time I approach a shout. Well Done."
"The instruction is very good. The video and graphics, especially slow motion simulation, are helpful. The key elements of the swing piece together nicely. I have a new pre-shot routine, better fundamentals and improved swing thoughts."
"Excellent value, excellent instruction from Tom. Others I've watched were 10 disc set ... more in depth, but Tom's 2 disc set is quicker to watch. I've looked at it several times. It has improved my game."
"Best video on golf instruction I have ever seen! Well worth the price."
"Simple, straight forward and easy to understand. Thank you for a great video."
"Tom's instructions about ball striking are some of the most meaningful lessons that I learned from reading and watching "Lessons of a Lifetime". I consider Tom's book/DVD "required" reading/watching for ALL golfers."
"Best video money can buy."
"I go back and watch those lessons that help me with a specific problem on many occasions."
"This DVD set reinvigorated my love for the game of golf. I learned so much from Mr Watson, and have applied his teachings to my game, with great results. I have also returned to the DVDs to reinforce certain areas of my game. Best investment I have made for my golf game. Highly recommend it to any level of golfer."
"Tom's instruction is the best."
"Excellent video ... I've watched it over 6 times and always pick-up something new and useful."
"I watched Tom's Lessons of a Lifetime, then took some lessons. I went back to Tom's program which really helped put things together."
"Interesting, straight forward sensible lessons. Can't fail to improve ones game with practise and application."
"This was the best instruction I have ever seen on DVD. The complete breakdown of all aspects of the game was excellent!"
"I really enjoyed the lesson cd. I felt like I had been given the golf bible. I felt like everything I ever needed to know was in there. It seemed like I was always learning how to swing without learning all of the on course stuff that you must know. I also liked the tribute to Bruce at the end. Good Job Tom!"
"I got this for my grandsons and picked up some great pointers while watching it with them. Terrific lessons."
"All of the lessons were very informative and well presented. The lessons on Grip and Grip Pressure were especially helpful."
"Very good instruction. A favorite in my golf library."
"Best video golf instruction I have ever seen."
"Watson's instruction technique is superb. He describes the shot, shows you how to do it, and then tells you again the key points. I recommend Lessons of a Lifetime to everyone, but especially to those who have a strong desire to improve."
"Simplified many things other teachers make complicated."
"I incorporated several of Tom's tips into my grip, swing and game and my scores are getting lower."
"Yes i really enjoyed and learned from the video."
"A great reference when things go wrong!"
April 2012 Survey Comments - Handicap of 20 to 29
"Better than taking lessons because you can review any time you want. It gives me lots to work on and improve."
"The instructions were succinct and clear and did not go into excessive techno-bafflegab which can be a real turn off with some golf coaches and/or clinics. Simple cause and effect does it for me."
"Nicklaus's DVD is good, but Watson's is even better! There's some advanced concepts in it, but it was presented in a way I could understand."
"Listening to Tom has helped me to approach the game with a completely different mindset. He's a great teacher and having his approach to the game has given me renewed confidence."
"This is the kind of solid, down-to-earth, classic instruction that has been needed for so long. It's completely gimmick-free, has no "new theories," and Tom teaches the game's enduring fundamentals in a clear way. I got one, and then bought one for my brother, too. Thanks!"
"Great video! So far it has brought my handicap down by 5 strokes. Some of the tips are simple to work in to your next game and some take a lot of practice to get right. I would say that the DVD is defiantly worth it! It is great for people that play a few times a year as well as the people that play a few time a week."
"I saw immediate results. I was a 99-110 golfer before this video, and in just a few weeks I was hitting mid to lower 90's consistently. I broke into the 80's once last season. I'm sure with added practice I should improve this year as well. Thank you for the tips and the great product!"
"For the most part I learned how to golf by watching Toms Lessons of a Lifetime. It's a real down to earth video, almost like talking to a good friend. I've told several friends about the video and they bought it and also thought it is great. A big thanks to Tom."
"This was very helpful for me the first time through, and I have returned to it several times. I am very pleased with my purchase."
"Tom explains very well, and in matter-of-fact tones. It is wonderful to have them to learn initially and to refer to them to assist ones game. I love that they're broken out by chapters for referencing. Thanks."
"I purchased Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime for myself to help improve my game since I stop playing for the last 15 years. It helped me a lot and I thank Mr. Watson for it. It is such a beautiful product, well made, easy to understand. Really a good investment. Thank you so much Mr. Watson, you're a great teacher."
"Absolutely fantastic. I carry the pocket guide and find it irreplaceable on the course...Thank you."
"Everything from the hand grip to the chipping to the driver has made practice and course play much better and more enjoyable!"
"Simplifying the game that's what Tom Watson does with his DVD."
"If Tom hadn't become a Pro Golfer he would have made a wonderful teacher/prof. That is about the highest praise I can give anyone as it is a God Given Gift."
"BEST INSTRUCTION I HAVE EVER SEEN.THANKS TOM"
"Feels like a real person talking to you."
"I took golf lessons for one year but I have to say that Tom's dvd series really made me understand what is required to swing the club properly. I've played my copy so many times that it is starting to wear out. I tell everyone I meet who is struggling with their game to get lessons of a lifetime."
"Thank you Tom for a Great product."
"Enjoyable;Practical;Excellent 'pearls' of teaching;I have watched it multiple times and continue to learn with each review."
April 2012 Survey Comments - Handicap of 30 & Over
"Tom Watson is the greatest. His instructional is easy to understand, thorough and helpful. Thanks, Tom!!"
"The Tom Watson DVD video is very good for a beginner. My wife and I have only been playing golf for the last three years."
"Trying to remember and put into action all the lessons. But well worth the investment."
"I am a novice golfer and find Tom Watson's lessons extremely helpful. Thank you."
" VERY GOOD"
"Just bought the DVD on a whim, but it was worth it."
"I refer to Videos as a refresher often."
"It's just simple and common sense. I love the lessons and regularly revisit. I am an infrequent player and had totally lost my swing. I played last Tuesday after watching the swing fundamentals episodes a couple of times and shot 20 lower than my last game."