InstructionOctober 8, 2013

Video: The process behind Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers Ranking

By Sam Weinman

What goes into Golf Digest's ranking of America's 50 Best Teachers?

Senior Writer Matthew Rudy, who oversees the biennial package that appears in our November issue, spent some time on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" to discuss the ranking, and the exhaustive process that goes into it.

For the seventh time in eight rankings, Butch Harmon was voted the top instructor by his peers (David Leadbetter, ranked fifth this year, was No. 1 on our inaugural ranking in 2000). Rudy explains why Harmon commands such respect from other pros, and how only a portion of it has to do with his work with elite tour players like Phil Mickelson.

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