Hall Of Famers
2017 Inductee - Butch Harmon
Butch Harmon has been involved in the golf arena for more than 50 years. His father, Claude Harmon, a renowned club and teaching professional and 1948 Masters Champion, introduced him to the game. Harmon followed in his father’s footsteps by playing on the PGA TOUR from 1969-71. In his final year on the PGA TOUR, Harmon won the B.C. Open.
His contributions to the game have continued after his playing career. For 16 consecutive years, Harmon has been voted as the top instructor in a poll of his peers as conducted by Golf Digest.
Harmon serves as the President of the Butch Harmon School of Golf, headquartered in Henderson, Nev. and has golf schools in Dubai and Florida.
Additionally, Harmon has been a teaching instructor to several PGA TOUR pros, including currently Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Jimmy Walker and LPGA Tour Star Natalie Gulbis and Suzann Pettersen. Previously, he has worked with Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Elkington, Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Darren Clarke, Adam Scott, Fred Couples, Steve Flesch, Ben Crane, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink, Mark Calcavecchia and Ernie Els.
He also stays busy throughout the year both on and off the course. In addition to traveling around the country playing in corporate and charity golf outings, he has served as a lead analyst for British Sky Broadcasting for the last 21 years and covers The Masters, U.S. Open, PGA, Players Championship, British Open, Ryder Cup and all major world events.
Harmon is also committed to supporting our veterans. He serves as the head of the Harmon’s Heroes Foundation helping disabled war veterans through golf.
His past roles in the golf arena have included stints as the Director of Golf at Lochinvar Golf Club in Houston and Bayou Golf Club in Texas City, Tex., Head Golf Professional at Crow Valley Country Club in Bettendorf, Iowa, Teaching Professional at Royal Dar Es Salam and Personal Golf Instructor to King Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco.
The Harmon File
Born: August 28, 1943
Claim to Fame: Harmon has been involved in the golf arena for more than 50 years and has been a teaching instructor to some of the world’s top players, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis.