Learning how to play golf isn’t an easy task, especially if you desire to become a professional golfer. But with the help of a good golf coaches, you may reach your dream in near future. Many of today’s top golf players will not swing a club without consulting their coaches. Many of them have become household names and can command huge amount of money for their services. Now let’s look at 10 of the very best golf coaches in the history of golf.
Butch Harmon’s most famous and successful pupil was 15-time major champion Tiger Woods. He started working with Woods when he was still a teenager. Woods surely had a lot of natural gifts but it was Butch who figured out the early kinks. Up to now, there remain so much argument why Tiger left him after winning eight majors together.
In addition to Woods, Butch has also worked with Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, and Greg Norman. He has admitted that Mickelson frustrated him most since he would apparently listen to his guide and head out on the course and do it all on his own way.
When Woods left Harmon, he came to Hank Haney, under whose coach, he won six majors from 2004 to 2008 before they parted company in 2010. Haney says that his philosophy as a teacher is to teach his students to become their own best teacher by making them to understand the flight of the golf ball and how it relates to the swing, concentrating on swinging the golf club on their own swing plane.
After leaving Haney, Woods worked with Sean Foley from 2010 to 2014. He was more successful with Englishman Justin Rose during 10 years they worked together from 2009. Foley is most famous for his scientific approach to coaching, but it doesn’t work for everybody, including Woods.