Lesson Learned

In this week’s Lesson Learned from 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi, we take a look at Tiger Woods’ putting woes in Mexico, compared to the rest of his game, and Lou offers up a quick putting tip to help everyone working on their game on the green.
A Lesson Learned: Tiger's Putter the Great Equalizer
I hope you had the opportunity to watch Tiger Woods win at Bay Hill. But more than that, I hope you appreciate what you saw.
25 Mar 2013 - 6:52pm - 1 Comments
Lesson Learned: Turn Penalties into Positives
Penalties happen in golf. For the average player, it’s difficult to go an entire round without getting at least one “freebie” or two -- strokes you didn’t actually make, but ones you earned through the magic of the rule book.
17 Mar 2013 - 10:30pm - 8 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Have an Expert Check Your Putting Mechanics
A lot can and will be said about Tiger’s victory at in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Does it make him the favorite going into the Master? Is it a performance reminiscent of the Tiger of old? But one point is indisputable: Tiger won at Doral with his putter.
10 Mar 2013 - 9:34pm - 3 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Play to Your Strengths
He could have lost it at any moment.
3 Mar 2013 - 10:39pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Never Up, Never In
Match play is, by its nature, an aggressive format. That’s why it’s so much fun to watch.
25 Feb 2013 - 8:28am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Be Bold and Lay Up
The hardest shot in golf down the stretch in a tournament isn’t the long bunker shot or the towering drive; it isn’t the curling downhill putt or the finesse chip.
17 Feb 2013 - 8:45pm - 0 Comments
Lesson Learned: Play Your Game
It’s always fun to watch the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
10 Feb 2013 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Mickelson's Never-Changing Routine
Watching Phil Mickelson’s spectacular performance this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and seeing the way he waltzed around the TPC of Scottsdale as if he were strolling through a park, I immediately thought of Jack Nicklaus.
3 Feb 2013 - 5:14pm - 1 Comments
What you can learn from Tiger Woods' win at the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open
Those of you who were surprised by Tiger Woods' runaway win at Torrey Pines in his first start after missing the cut in Abu Dhabi haven’t been paying attention. The man is the master of the bounce-back.
29 Jan 2013 - 12:19am - 4 Comments
A Lesson Learned: How to put New Clubs into Play
There were two big stories this past week. The first was Rory McIlroy putting a bag full of new equipment into play. And the second was the fact that he missed the cut in Abu Dhabi - by quite a margin.
20 Jan 2013 - 5:53pm - 2 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Russell Henley's putting routine can help you
As an instructor, every student is special and every golf acheivement means the world to me. I get a huge thrill from watching my students make their first par just like I do watching them break par.
13 Jan 2013 - 10:31pm - 3 Comments
Restart Your Game Like a Pro
If you watched the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui, you witnessed the best golfers in the world challenged by the forces of Mother Nature. If it wasn’t the pouring rain wreaking havoc on their psyches, it was the hurricane like winds blowing their golf balls off the greens.
8 Jan 2013 - 6:39pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Making it routine
Obviously, there's not a lot I can add to what we all witnessed at Medinah. That was just simply amazing golf: great players, hitting great shots, under incredibly great pressure.
1 Oct 2012 - 12:42am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Dealing with nerves
The Fed Ex Cup's completion at East Lake this year definitely had the feel of a "Super Bowl". This week's lesson learned was evident in the final round and was easy to see; Nerves and controlling them.
24 Sep 2012 - 12:35am - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Keeping it going
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Rory McIlroy convincingly beats an elite field to win on the PGA Tour. Actually, you've probably heard it three of the last four weeks. Hey, this kid is really good.
9 Sep 2012 - 10:27pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: 3 steps to making short putts
Once again, the old adage that "golf is a game of putting" holds true - especially on the PGA Tour. So many storylines were playing out this past week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it was hard to keep track of them all.
4 Sep 2012 - 1:45am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Youth is served
Without question, the headline story of the day or week goes to 15 year old Lydia Ko, an amateur who won the CN Canadian Women's Open. Yes, you read that right. She's 15 years old.
26 Aug 2012 - 10:37pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Chipping when wet
Once again, inclement weather plays a part on the PGA Tour - this time leading to a Monday finish. One of the beauties - and challenges - of golf is that it's an outdoor game. Wind, heat and rain are all part of what makes this great game such a great challenge.
19 Aug 2012 - 9:55pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Playing a soft course
Take the best players in the world, wind and rain (and a couple of delays) and the pressure of a major championship and you are going to have one incredible golf tournament. And that's exactly what we had at the 94th PGA Championship here at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
12 Aug 2012 - 9:31pm - 0 Comments