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The Pro - Lessons from My Father About Golf and Life

Butch Harmon

Butch Harmon is the world's number one golf coach. He taught Tiger Woods through one of the greatest stretches of victories in golf history (and, perhaps even more conspicuously, did not teach Tiger Woods following his unprecedented run), as well as superstars like Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Natalie Gulbis, and Davis Love III. How did he become such a legendary teacher and mentor? The answer is simple: He learned from watching his father. The Harmons are the First Family of golf, and Claude Harmon, Sr., was the greatest of them all. His skill as a player, an innovator, a teacher, a devoted father, a loyal friend, and a peer of giants such as Ben Hogan has gone largely unappreciated by all but those who knew him best. In this book by his son, he finally gets his due. In The Pro, Butch Harmon paints a compelling portrait of an era in sports before the emergence of big media and bigger money, and shows how the lessons he learned about life and golf at his father's knee made him the man he is today. The Pro is both a family and a golf memoir, as well as an inside look at what it takes to teach the Tigers of the world. It describes how Butch and his brothers, who are also teachers, transfer their father's unique wit, wisdom, and philosophy to the next generation of golfers. Sometimes their advice relates to the game, sometimes they simply offer words of encouragement and motivation, sometimes they make pointed criticisms intended to shock their students into focus, and sometimes they try to impart simple advice about "walking around through life." The Harmon brothers are teachers who share a special quality: All of their lessons are passed down from their father. Millions of golf fans know Butch Harmon; many are even familiar with his father and brothers. But never before have we been given such an intimate look at life among the legends of golf. The Pro is the story of an extraordinary father and son that will resonate with anyone who has ever looked back on life and recognized the wisdo

Butch Harmon is the world's number one golf coach. He taught Tiger Woods through one of the greatest stretches of victories in golf history (and, perhaps even more conspicuously, did not teach Tiger Woods following his unprecedented run), as well as superstars like Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Natalie Gulbis, and Davis Love III. How did he become such a legendary teacher and mentor? The answer is simple: He learned from watching his father. The Harmons are the First Family of golf, and Claude Harmon, Sr., was the greatest of them all. His skill as a player, an innovator, a teacher, a devoted father, a loyal friend, and a peer of giants such as Ben Hogan has gone largely unappreciated by all but those who knew him best. In this book by his son, he finally gets his due. In The Pro, Butch Harmon paints a compelling portrait of an era in sports before the emergence of big media and bigger money, and shows how the lessons he learned about life and golf at his father's knee made him the man he is today. The Pro is both a family and a golf memoir, as well as an inside look at what it takes to teach the Tigers of the world. It describes how Butch and his brothers, who are also teachers, transfer their father's unique wit, wisdom, and philosophy to the next generation of golfers. Sometimes their advice relates to the game, sometimes they simply offer words of encouragement and motivation, sometimes they make pointed criticisms intended to shock their students into focus, and sometimes they try to impart simple advice about "walking around through life." The Harmon brothers are teachers who share a special quality: All of their lessons are passed down from their father. Millions of golf fans know Butch Harmon; many are even familiar with his father and brothers. But never before have we been given such an intimate look at life among the legends of golf. The Pro is the story of an extraordinary father and son that will resonate with anyone who has ever looked back on life and recognized the wisdo
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Butch Harmon is the world's number one golf coach. He taught Tiger Woods through one of the greatest stretches of victories in golf history (and, perhaps even more conspicuously, did not teach Tiger Woods following his unprecedented run), as well as superstars like Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Natalie Gulbis, and Davis Love III. How did he become such a legendary teacher and mentor? The answer is simple: He learned from watching his father. The Harmons are the First Family of golf, and Claude Harmon, Sr., was the greatest of them all. His skill as a player, an innovator, a teacher, a devoted father, a loyal friend, and a peer of giants such as Ben Hogan has gone largely unappreciated by all but those who knew him best. In this book by his son, he finally gets his due. In The Pro, Butch Harmon paints a compelling portrait of an era in sports before the emergence of big media and bigger money, and shows how the lessons he learned about life and golf at his father's knee made him the man he is today. The Pro is both a family and a golf memoir, as well as an inside look at what it takes to teach the Tigers of the world. It describes how Butch and his brothers, who are also teachers, transfer their father's unique wit, wisdom, and philosophy to the next generation of golfers. Sometimes their advice relates to the game, sometimes they simply offer words of encouragement and motivation, sometimes they make pointed criticisms intended to shock their students into focus, and sometimes they try to impart simple advice about "walking around through life." The Harmon brothers are teachers who share a special quality: All of their lessons are passed down from their father. Millions of golf fans know Butch Harmon; many are even familiar with his father and brothers. But never before have we been given such an intimate look at life among the legends of golf. The Pro is the story of an extraordinary father and son that will resonate with anyone who has ever looked back on life and recognized the wisdo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joseph Buttler

Length:

6h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:10


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:35


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:51


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:10


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:21


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:45


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:10