The new DVDs "Butch Harmon on Golf" will help your game improve
When I met Butch Harmon two years ago, I was blown away by how friendly he was. He seemed more content to hang out and tell golf stories than worrying about swing planes and follow-throughs. Harmon was thoroughly entertaining hosting the opening of his Butch Harmon Golf School at The Loon Golf Resort in Gaylord, Mich.
My personal connection made watching and learning from Harmon’s new two-disc DVD titled “Butch Harmon About Golf” presented by Titleist that much more enjoyable. Harmon – widely hailed as the No. 1 swing instructor in the world – released the DVD in February after an overwhelming response at the 2012 PGA Show accelerated its shipping timeline.
The DVDs, directed by seven-time EMMY award-winner Terry Jastrow, have been released in six languages, showing just how global the Harmon brand is. There are 57 chapters that showcase more than 250 specific tips. That’s four hours of instruction from Harmon, who worked with Greg Norman and Tiger Woods when they were No. 1 in the world. Actual footage shows others who have most benefitted from Harmon’s teachings, stars such as Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Natalie Gulbis, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Nick Watney.
“My thoughts were to create a DVD that was designed to help your game, capture and retain your interest and entertain you,” Harmon said in a statement. “Unlike any other golf instructional DVD ever produced, I’ll share my thoughts supplemented with those of the game’s greatest golfers that I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
There are 10 sections neatly divided to help you zero in on your specific problem if you don’t want to watch both DVDs from beginning to end. Players who top the ball can head to section 2 titled “Faults, Cures and Drills” to find a solution. The discs start off with the fundamentals, with sections later about Specialty Shots, Short game, Sand Play, Putting and more. I think it’s well organized and the tips are not overly technical and overwhelming. They’re straight forward with good visuals to back up the solid teachings. It’s not like getting a private lesson, but it’s probably the next best thing at significantly reduced rate.
The DVD is available for purchase at butchharmondvd.com. It retails for $79.95.
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