President Obama to get golf lessons from Harmons
OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA
President Barack Obama will be headed to Palm City, Fla., to play some golf this weekend.
President Obama -- The First Lefty (?) -- won't just be playing golf at the immaculate The Floridian GC.
Tim Rosaforte reports on GolfDigest.com that the Harmons -- Butch and his son Claude III -- are also headed to Palm City. The Harmons will be providing Obama with some instruction.
The President's host, club owner Jim Crane, also owns the Houston Astros. He received a call last week playing the AT&T National Pro-Am about the President's interest in his facility. As part of his remodeling of the club, Crane hired Butch Harmon to design and build a state-of-the-art learning facility that includes a gym, indoor hitting bays, launch monitors, a putting lab and the latest in video cameras.
"He's a left-handed player, I've seen film of his swing before," said Harmon, who analyzed Obama's swing when the President first took office. "It'll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course. He's just like all of us that play golf. He wants to get better."
GolfDigest.com also has a photo gallery of President Obama playing golf. You can view that here.
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