JUNE 4, 2012
Bubba: School Is In Session
DUBLIN, OHIO | Bubba Watson delights in
telling people he’s never had an appoint-
ment with a swing doctor. He’s never been
inclined to have somebody teach him the
nuances of a maddening game.
That’s all good and well, and an im-
portant part of the Watson mystique. He’s
The Natural. But now we get this from The
“I’ve always thought about having my
own school – Bubba School of Golf,” Wat-
son said upon his return to the PGA Tour
last week at the Memorial Tournament.
“Doing a building, having the facility, make
it up nice and then just tell them to hit balls
and just practice. That’s all I’d tell them,
and then I’d ask for my money.”
(Cue the laugh track).
Previously, the only purpose for build-
ings in Watson’s development as a golfer
was to have tall structures to slice or hook
over and around. That’s how he learned the
game, instinctively. Put a peg in the ground,
find a target and let the plastic balls rip.
For Watson, intuition has always cir-
What makes that remarkable is that
cumvented the manual. So is he serious
about Bubba School of Golf? You bet he is.
“I’ve always had a dream to do that,”
after he won The Masters, Watson said he
couldn’t immediately comprehend what
he had accomplished on that glorious
April day at Augusta National Golf Club
because his dreams never went that far.
Now we learn that Watson has dreams
and, yes, they go farther than he would
have us believe.