Lessons from Phil, Ernie, Greg, Tiger, Seve, and Freddie’s teacher
Butch Harmon is certainly well known as a golf instructor with arguably his most famous pupil being Tiger Woods before Woods moved to another teacher. At the PGA Merchandise Show in January Harmon’s latest instructional 2-DVD set was introduced and those who had a chance to review it were enthusiastic as to its content and presentation.
In the ensuing time I’ve had the time to view the four hours of instruction contained in 57 chapters (some more than once) and then to be able to apply his instruction to my own game. Stating the obvious, it’s evident Harmon not only has a deep understanding of the swing’s fundamentals but that he is a fine communicator as well.
Harmon is quoted as saying, “Over the past 40+ years I have been blessed to work with some of the greatest players in the game: Phil, Ernie, Greg, Tiger, Seve, Freddie, and several up and coming players, such as Adam, Nick, and Dustin, who are destined to carve their names in the golf record books.”
“Obviously I am proud to have been associated with them and to have contributed in some small way to their success. But their accomplishments are only part of the overall picture of the scores of everyday players, from all walks of life who have left the practice tee after working with me, that feel that their game has been improved. For everyone that has worked with me there are thousands of golfers that I will never have a chance to try and help.”
“With that thought in mind, I decided to commence work on the filming of a DVD that would share a lifetime of golf knowledge with the public that would cover: the fundamentals, identifying faults and the fixes, specialty shots, short game, sand play, putting, club selection, kids, under and over 13, women, seniors and physical fitness (by the way, I do practice what I preach as I have recently lost 35 lbs.).
He does look a lot trimmer than in recent years but more importantly he shows how the grip, setup, alignment and swing all work together to produce quality golf shots. Our games will never challenge the elite players but learning from Harmon’s DVDs means more solid shots, improved results and more fun playing a game we love.
The “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist” DVD set is sponsored by Titleist, Winn Grips, Rolex, Golf Digest and JMA and will be available for $79.95 on-line at www.butchharmondvd.com.