Golf News for Monday, December 22, 2008 | Instruction

PGA Teaching Professional Jim McLean's new DVD instruction set

DORAL, Fla. -- Best known for his research on the golf swing and his work on The X Factor detailing body motion, angles and positions, internationally regarded PGA teaching professional Jim McLean is introducing a new DVD golf instruction series called The Building Block Approach.

The 8-DVD Set, priced at $79.99, is currently available at or by calling 1-800-72-Doral.

The 8-DVD Set, based on McLean's critically acclaimed 8-Step Swing video—the all-time best selling video on The Golf Channel and the all-time #1 golf DVD in America—features over a dozen example swings from some of golf's greatest players as well as detailed analysis of U.S.Open Champions Angel Cabrera and Cristie Kerr.

Each DVD will focus on a specific, critical building block element and will feature over 35 minutes of detailed instruction. The DVD series links viewers to Jim McLean's Swing Analyzer where they can compare their swing to many of golf's greatest players.

About Jim McLean:
The 1994 PGA Teacher of the Year and owner of the highly successful Jim McLean Golf Schools, McLean is also the author of numerous, top-selling instructional books, videos and DVDs. McLean's achievements as one of the sport's premier and most-sought-after teaching professionals include memberships on the National PGA Teaching, Education and Awards committees; master instructor for Golf Magazine (1990-97), instruction editor for Golf Illustrated, instruction editor for Golf Digest (since 1997) and instruction editor and advisor for The Golf Channel (since its inception in 1995); and leadership in more than 50 national teaching and playing workshops for the PGA of America, speaker at six National PGA Teaching Summits and four Teaching and Coaching Summits in Europe. McLean has taught more than 100 PGA TOUR, LPGA and Senior PGA TOUR players, including Dana Quigley, Hal Sutton, Brad Faxton, Tom Kite, Sergio Garcia, Lenny Mattiace, Curtis Strange, Bernhard Langer, Cristie Kerr, Blaine McCallister, Ben Crenshaw, Jerry Pate, Gary Player, Liselotte Neumann, Peter Jacobsen and Steve Elkington.

About Jim McLean Schools:

The largest and highest-attended golf schools in America, Jim McLean Golf Schools in 2008 hosted more than 1,000 clients in clinics, provided more than 12,000 lessons and held in excess of 100 Golf Schools. McLean, who founded his first school at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in 1991, has expanded to cover coast-to-coast, including his first international school near Madrid, Spain. Jim McLean Golf School at Doral is the nation's largest and busiest with 33 instructors and assistants. Other U.S. schools include PGA West in LaQuinta, California, LaQuinta Resort & Spa in LaQuinta, California, Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Wigwam Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, Arizona and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Michigan. The 14,000-square-foot Performance Academy at Jim McLean Golf Center in Texas is unique to the industry featuring a multi-dimensional plan that combines training the body as well as the mind for optimal success.

John Bell