The Butch Harmon DVD and AUR Golf were included in a holiday gift feature that appeared in a popular travel magezine – RV Life.
By: Rick Stedman
Kim McHugh, editor for the top golf publication in the Rocky Mountain region – Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine – has posted a holiday feature that highlights the Butch Harmon DVD. This digital publication and newsletter is viewed in all of the Rocky Mountain states including Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Idaho and Utah.
Pete Pappas, a popular U.S. blogger has posted some links to a review that he did on the Butch Harmon About Golf DVD recently. He also posted his review to his facebook page and a major golf website – GolfWRX.com. See the links below.
Tony Cuebas, the editor for a very nice U.S. golf website, has posted a good review of the Butch Harmon About Golf DVD on his website – www.golfballed.com– today. The review includes Tony’s thoughts on the DVD after viewing Butch’s DVD….. some very positive thoughts. The link to the review is below.
Francoise Rhodes, the host for a popular golf radio show in the Coachella Valley-Desert Cities of California, and the editor for her own golf website – www.golfisa4letterword.com– has posted a holiday feature that highlights the Butch Harmon About Golf DVD. Her holiday column will run on the website throughout the holidays.
Written by: Tommy Snell, writer for the Sun Herald Newspaper (Biloxi-Gulfport and the Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Golf professionals know “more than one way to skin a cat,” and that’s good for golfers wanting to improve their golf games. Butch Harmon in his About Golf DVD quickly points out that he does not have one method when he teaches. He takes the swing his pupils have and improves on those motions.
His cats happen to be some of the greatest players of all time, but I would contend that his DVD would help beginners and intermediate players more than PGA Tour players. However, advanced players can use the DVD to tweak forgotten fundamentals.
The best teachers are the professionals who mold fundamentals into homegrown golf swings that were born in back yards, living rooms and public driving ranges. Whether Harmon checks alignment for Ernie Els, suggests towel drills to Natalie Gulbis or focuses on the Norman grip, the teacher who is steeped in golf instruction emphasizes posture, ball position, stance, alignment and other basic fundamentals.
Wives and girlfriends who have hinted about new relationships on the golf course might want Butch Harmon’s latest release on the Christmas list. Parents who have juniors interested in the game will benefit from Harmon’s basic approach to every shot. The DVD offers 250 specific tips in 57 chapters.
Nevertheless, nothing replaces hands-on instruction from PGA professionals. Just like classroom teachers and professors improve basic skills learned in textbooks, golf professionals oversee and make clear what golfers read in books and see in instructional videos. The best PGA Tour players seek PGA professionals when they want to fine-tune fundamentals. Amateurs should as well.
Golfers ought to catalogue Harmon’s About Golf as ‘Man Cave’ reference material and should position the DVD in the home periodical section. Harmon “doesn’t believe in any system. There is no one way to swing a golf club.” He knows how to skin a cat on the practice tee.
Here is another tip of the week from Golf Digest – Butch Harmon’s to to Eliminate All Chunks – see below. Mary Beth
|TIP: ELIMINATE ALL CHUNKS|
|Hitting it fat out of the rough is a product of the backswing. If you make your normal swing, keeping the club low to the ground going back, you’ll come down too shallow and catch the grass behind the ball. To avoid this, make a steeper takeaway, hinging your wrists quicker from the start (left). This sets up a sharp descent back to the ball for clean contact. Open the face slightly at address, aim left, and hold your wrists firm through impact. You’ll catch it flush and hit a little fade. —Butch Harmon, Golf Digest Teaching Professional|
Nathan Trifone, the editor for a good website/blog in the U.S. – www.OOBGolf.com, featured the Butch Harmon About Golf DVD on the website during the Frys.com Open. The link to Nathan’s coverage is in the link below. mb
Butch Harmon was featured in Golf Digest’s Tip of the Week eBlast Newsletter, highlighted is a tip from Butch on how to break a putt.
|TIP: EVERY PUTT IS STRAIGHT|
|Here’s what amateurs do wrong on breaking putts: They might read the right amount of break, but when they get over the ball, they look at the hole. When you do that, your aim shifts that way. Instead, think of every putt as straight to the high point of the line, or the apex. That’s my focus point. If I get it there, the slope will do the rest. One more thing: The center of the hole shifts based on break (left). Imagine the hole as a clockface: The center is 6 o’clock on a straight putt, and adjust accordingly for break. —Butch Harmon, Golf Digest Teaching Professional|