The Timeless Swing by Tom Watson

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Tom Watson, a few months short of his sixtieth birthday, led the 2009 British Open with one hole to play and came within an unlucky bounce of winning it for the sixth time. His stunning performance electrified the golf world and showcased a swing that has endured as a model of good mechanics, rhythm, and repeatability.
     In The Timeless Swing, Watson draws on all the knowledge and expertise he has accumulated over the course of his extraordinary career, imparting lessons that will help golfers of any age play to the best of their abilities and enjoy the game more. From fundamentals like learning the proper grip to advanced shotmaking techniques such as swinging in wind, he breaks down the full swing into all its parts and explains with his trademark easy voice the most effective ways for mastering each.
     Watson complements these lessons with time-tested drills and also offers a variety of tips and exercises to help golfers continue to swing well as they get older. And for the first time ever, he reveals the two key concepts he considers the most important of all—concepts that can enable players of all levels to attain a timeless swing.
     The Timeless Swing is illustrated with stunning photographs by award-winning Golf Digest photographer Dom Furore, and Watson carefully draws the reader’s eye to what is essential in each photo, providing the kind of easy-to-understand guidance usually found only in private lessons.
     With a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and archival highlights of Tom Watson’s most memorable shots and tournaments, this is an indispensable guide from a consummate teacher and one of the most respected and admired players in the game.

Special Bonus:  Each chapter provides a url address to a web-based video of Tom Watson teaching key lessons.
 

About Tom Watson

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Tom Watson lives in Chicago, IL, with his wife, daughter, and son. He also has a dog, as you could probably guess-a Labrador-Newfoundland mix. Tom wanted to name the dog Put Your Shirt On (please don't ask why), but he was outvoted by his family. The dog's name is Shadow.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Atria Books. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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A picture-heavy instruction manual from PGA Hall of Famer Watson that pays particular attention to improving posture and swing.

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After playing pro golf the years that I have, not to sound arrogant, but I think I’ve learned something about the golf swing and I think that applies to anybody who wants to swing the golf club properly, and I hope that message is conveyed by reading the book.

Mar 29 2011 | Read Full Review of The Timeless Swing

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While his career needed no boost, Watson's near victory in the 2009 Open served as incentive for a wonderful instructional book.THE TIMELESS SWING by Tom Watson and Nick Seitz is an excellent reference for those who find instructional books to be valuable in the never-ending search for a quality ...

Jun 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Timeless Swing

The Golf Blogger

At first glance, I thought that Tom Watson’s “The Timeless Swing” was rather pedestrian.

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