Butch Harmons Playing Lessons

by Butch Harmon
As told by John Andrisiani

Simon & Schuster | May 26, 1999 | Trade Paperback

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Tiger Woods turns to him for advice. Shouldn''t you?

Whether you''re an aspiring pro or just a weekend hacker, you too can benefit from the hottest teacher in golf today -- the man who helped Tiger hone his skills. Presenting strategies for golfers of all levels, Butch Harmon shows you:

HOW TO APPROACH EACH HOLE

HOW TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

WHEN TO TAKE RISKS, AND WHEN TO AVOID THEM

AND MUCH MORE!

To make his lessons more fun and more challenging, Harmon has selected eighteen holes from America''s greatest courses to illustrate his techniques. Packed with full-color photos and diagrams, Butch Harmon''s Playing Lessons fulfills every golfer''s dream -- the chance to play legendary holes in the company of a world-renowned pro.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.5 in

Published: May 26, 1999

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684853116

ISBN - 13: 9780684853116

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Butch Harmons Playing Lessons

by Butch Harmon
As told by John Andrisiani

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.5 in

Published: May 26, 1999

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684853116

ISBN - 13: 9780684853116

Read from the Book

INTRODUCTION My first book, The Four Cornerstones of Winning Golf, concentrated on four main areas: ball striking; the short game; the mental side of golf, including course management; and physical conditioning. Almost all of the instructional tips I presented in the book were given to me by my dad, and so the book was also partly autobiographical. I told readers how my dad and I each evolved in the golf world, and I relayed the story of my dad''s proudest moment, when he won the 1948 Masters as an underdog; club professionals are not supposed to win major championships. In addition to describing the cornerstones in detail, I also analyzed the swings of Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, and Greg Norman, three players I had helped rebuild their swings. I wanted to show how easily faults can sneak into even a pro''s swing and how easily they can be ironed out. Further, I showed how, just by making minor changes in the swing, a player''s shotmaking -- and his scores -- can sometimes improve virtually overnight. I now want to take the improvement process literally to the grass-roots level. In the course of this book, I take an A, a B, and a C player out on the course with me, and teach them how to play strategically smart golf that''s right for their games and also teach them new shots, correct their faults, offer them drills for improvement, and lots more. The course we play on is composed of 18 of America''s best holes -- in my book anyway. We tee off at the first hole at Shinnecock
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction (by Butch Harmon)

HOLE 1: Shinnecock Hills -- Par 4: 366 yards

HOLE 2: Olympic Club -- Par 4: 380 yards

HOLE 3: Medalist Golf Club -- Par 5: 485 yards

HOLE 4: National Golf Links of America -- Par 3: 177 yards

HOLE 5: Winged Foot Golf Club (East) -- Par 4: 368 yards

HOLE 6: Seminole Golf Club -- Par 4: 373 yards

HOLE 7: Pebble Beach -- Par 3: 103 yards

HOLE 8: Inverness Club -- Par 5: 515 yards

HOLE 9: Shoal Creek -- Par 4: 356 yards

HOLE 10: Winged Foot Golf Club (West) -- Par 3: 183 yards

HOLE 11: Tournament Players Club -- Par 5: 508 yards

HOLE 12: Augusta National Golf Club -- Par 3: 121 yards

HOLE 13: Atlanta Athletic Club -- Par 4: 339 yards

HOLE 14: Muirfield Village Golf Club -- Par 4: 339 yards

HOLE 15: The Country Club of Brookline -- Par 4: 417 yards

HOLE 16: Merion Golf Club -- Par 4: 407 yards

HOLE 17: Oak Hill Country Club -- Par 4: 452 yards

HOLE 18: Westchester Country Club -- Par 5: 510 yards

The 19th Hole

Index

From the Publisher

Tiger Woods turns to him for advice. Shouldn''t you?

Whether you''re an aspiring pro or just a weekend hacker, you too can benefit from the hottest teacher in golf today -- the man who helped Tiger hone his skills. Presenting strategies for golfers of all levels, Butch Harmon shows you:

HOW TO APPROACH EACH HOLE

HOW TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

WHEN TO TAKE RISKS, AND WHEN TO AVOID THEM

AND MUCH MORE!

To make his lessons more fun and more challenging, Harmon has selected eighteen holes from America''s greatest courses to illustrate his techniques. Packed with full-color photos and diagrams, Butch Harmon''s Playing Lessons fulfills every golfer''s dream -- the chance to play legendary holes in the company of a world-renowned pro.

About the Author

Butch Harmon, currently president of the Butch Harmon School of Golf, has worked with such golfers as Mark Calcavecchia, Davis Love III, and Greg Norman in addition to the phenomenal Tiger Woods. The author of The Four Cornerstones of Winning Golf, he lives in Houston, Texas.

From Our Editors

Golden golfer Butch Harmon has won the respect and admiration of beginners and avid golfers worldwide, including American superstar Tiger Woods. In Butch Harmon's Playing Lessons, the legendary teacher presents strategies on the green, including troubleshooting specific holes and how to hone your skills on particular shots on some of America's most famous courses. Full-colour photos, sketches and exercises complement this complete guide to golfing.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Bob RotellaAuthor of Golf is Not a Game of PerfectAnyone who wants to score lower must read Butch Harmon''s Playing Lessons. By focusing on course management and the importance of understanding your own game, this book addresses an essential and too often overlooked part of the game, and it does so through the words of one of golf''s best teachers.
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