Tom Watson Reveals His Secret to a Consistent Golf Swing | Golf Lessons | Golf Digest

Tom Watson reveals his swing secret, that maintaining good lower-body posture has many benefits.

Transcript
This lesson is going to introduce another secret.
Remember in my original Lessons of the Lifetime,
I talked about how important it was
and the first secret was to keep your shoulder plane
on the same plane as you make the golf swing.
Well part and parcel to that is
what is your lower body doing during this secret.
You must start with the proper address your posture.
Let’s briefly go over the posture.
You start straight, you bend your knees,
you stick your rear end out
and then you let your arms hang.
That’s where you grip onto the golf club,
where your arms come together like this.
When you have the proper posture here,
you see there’s a crease right here.
There’s a crease here and a crease right here.
On the backswing, you keep that crease relationship
with your upper body and your leg right here
on the backswing.
On the downswing and into the ball,
the key here you don’t want to lose that crease.
You want to keep that crease right there into impact.
And look what it does to the right knee,
the left knee, the left hip.
The right knee starts to kick forward like this,
the left hip is slightly out of the way,
the crease is right here and on the follow through,
you straighten up like this and you’re on your left foot.
If you lose that crease either on the backswing
or on the follow through like this,
you’re gonna be out of balance
and you’re gonna hit a lot of bad shots.
So consistency comes from keeping the crease there,
there and finishing like this.

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11 Comments

  1. Great tip by a Great Golfer. This tip is also often referred to as" Maintaining the Spine Angle" in your swing, back and through.

  2. Excellent tip from Tom Watson, in every good golf swing there are three cornerstones, a good set up, a good weight shift the ground up during the DS and the ability to maintain a constant link to the ground from the start of the BS to impact. If you can acheive these three goals, you are bound to strike the ball properly.

  3. Tom Watson is an interesting guy. A great player. Some points, you never hear him talk about his family, he only needed the PGA for the grand slam but no one talks about it, he and Lee Trevino played the same time but it seems like they never were in contention for a major together and never are seen together or talk about each other. One of the all time greats. When he was in his prime he was one of the top putters on tour, then his putting got shaky on the short ones. Had his putting held up he would have won around 60 tour events and even more majors.

  4. These golf swing secrets and techniques “kaha shocking guide” (Google it) go over the golf swing in great detail. The book tells the particular skills as well as swing tactics utilized by all golf tournament pros. I`ve read 1/2 of this book and the ideas are great. I`ve scored Three straight low 80s rounds after reading this book.

  5. Old man golf !!! What are you talking about !!! There isn't a pro on tour that wouldn't take Tom Watson' s swing in a heartbeat ! Dumbest comment I've ever heard !! Ha !