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: Success on par 5s is key
Stop me if you've heard this one before. "Tiger Woods wins at Bay Hill at the Arnold Palmer Invitational." And yes, you've probably heard it before, this is now the 7th time Woods has won the event.
26 Mar 2012 - 12:05am - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Finish your round strong
Just when you thought that the PGA Tour couldn't get more exciting...eight players who were tied for the lead at some point on Sunday, a four-man playoff, a possible return to world No. 1 by Luke Donald at stake. Wow!
18 Mar 2012 - 10:46pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Justin Rose's preshot routine keys his success
The World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship has crowned its new champion, Justin Rose. Rose started the day three shots back from the third-round leader Bubba Watson, who was -17 to start the day on Sunday. Bubba Watson seemed as if he could just overpower the TPC Blue Monster.
12 Mar 2012 - 12:08am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Short game distance control
Wow, wow and wow what a fantastic 2012 Honda Classic!
4 Mar 2012 - 9:49pm - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Gladiator mentality for match play
To be a Match Play Champion, you need to think like a Gladiator. No…seriously.
26 Feb 2012 - 8:30pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Better Lags mean Better Scores
Sometimes, the best way to learn from the Tour professionals is to take a moment and consider that these players are the best in the world. Sounds simple, but really, we all forget that from time to time.
20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Putt for "mo"
Watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am this week, there were more than a few things that stuck out to me. The importantce of a solid tee game was evident, distance control with short irons was obviously critical and managing your game was also a key for golfers.
12 Feb 2012 - 10:52pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: A tale of two comebacks
In order to handle extreme pressure, there needs to be some sort of big picture perspective also. If we live and die based on how we perform, then we can be left elated, but also devastated.
5 Feb 2012 - 11:16pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Use your past experiences
As I was preparing to watch the final round television coverage of the Sony Open on the Golf Channel, I was comparing the two leaders heading into Sunday.
16 Jan 2012 - 1:40am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: 2012 Tournament of Champions
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Grand Lessons from Majors Champions
Each week, after important golf events, we have a top PGA Professional view and analyze the action and determine what golf tip can be gleaned from watching the world's best players that can be easily applied to your game.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:37am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Working on long putts can help your score
Congratulations to Kevin Na for his first PGA Tour win this past weekend at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na showed great poise and discipline all week. Na could have easily been intimidated by battling proven winner Nick Watney down the stretch.
2 Oct 2011 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Focus on process
What an incredible Sunday we had in golf. The end of the Solheim Cup was dramatic and emotional. Congratulations to the European team for an incredible win. And then all eyes turned back to East Lake Golf Club and the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola.
25 Sep 2011 - 11:15pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Becoming an elite player
This past Monday, I played at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - the venue for the BMW Championship and second-to-last event of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. I then came to CordeValle to represent my country and my association in competing in my fourth PGA Cup.
18 Sep 2011 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Many great - and different - swing philosophies out there.
This past week's Deutsche Bank Championship was a clinic in great golf. Big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Luke Donald were among the leaders all week - as were up and comers Chez Reavie, Jason Day and now champion Webb Simpson.
5 Sep 2011 - 8:33pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Plan your work and work your plan
Nothing like Mother Nature throwing a couple of curve balls at the guys on the PGA Tour this week and everyone else along the East coast for that matter.
28 Aug 2011 - 8:59pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Learn from the past, stay in the present
Local boy Webb Simpson finally recorded his first win on the PGA Tour and as the statistics show, it was just a matter of time.
21 Aug 2011 - 10:07pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Major adjustment for approach shots
I've played in so many golf tournaments in my life that it'd be impossible to recount them all. But I can promise you I'll never forget my week in Atlanta and my first major championship - the 93rd PGA Championship.
15 Aug 2011 - 12:04am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Caddie Issues
One of the most talked about storylines coming out of Adam Scott's impressive four-shot win at the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational was of course, about his caddie Steve Williams.
7 Aug 2011 - 11:07pm - 0 Comments