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Harmon Brothers Summit

I don't think any of us ever thought we'd be getting the attention we do now...You look at my dad, he was maybe the greatest teacher ever, and he never got his notoriety. It just shows you how much golf has taken off and the game has changed. Butch Harmon [


Calendar note. The Harmon Brothers-- Butch, Billy and Craig--will do a second  Harmon Brothers Teaching Summit in Las Vegas, November 4-7. Although aimed at teachers, it's open to instruction nuts like myself, which means skill level is no barrier. Anybody who attended last year's inaugural will tell you it was dazzling: Dick Coop, Jim Hardy, Scotty Cameron, Luther Blacklock (from England), Jimmy the Harmons themselves. (Besides individual presentations, the Harmons do a funny, brother-deprecating clinic that's worth the price of admission). Last year Adam Scott and Natalie Gulbis, Butch's students, also made appearances.  And of course there's golf.

This year Peter Cowen (who teaches Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Henrik Stenson, among others), Bob Rotella, Mike Bender and chiropractic Dr. Greg Rose are early starters...

Golf Digest is a "sponsor". And Butch, besides being the reigning No. 1 teacher in country (the new list is out with the August issue, about July 10) is a Golf Digest teaching professional. I would still be wildly enthusiastic about this event if we weren't and he weren't.

Word is, Stack & Tilt may come up this year.

--Bob Carney

(photo: Jim Moriarty)