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Phil Mickelson – Secrets Of The Short Game (CBS DVD Set)


Picture: C+     Sound: C     Extras: C     Episodes: B



Unless you go out of your way, you will find that DVDs on Golf are few and far between, though magazines on the subject would have limited pressing releases. Sometimes a title has a great reach and the first in a while is Phil Mickelson – Secrets Of The Short Game featuring the expert doing a surprisingly good job of explaining himself and the game to viewers in a new 2-DVD set from CBS.  It is so good, it rivals are previous favorite, The Fairway Gourmet – Season One, which you can read more about at this link:





Whereas they add food to make the game interesting, Mickelson has broken down the game in detail and talks to (not at) the audience on putting, chipping, the flop shot, bunker play and goes into specialty shots.  The result of his taking the long way (the segments are in several parts) does the amazing thing of making the game fun and interesting.  You land up with a new respect for Mickelson and the game.  Fans will love it, novices will be impressed.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image was shot in HD and the downtraded transfer here is a little softer than it should be, but it is clean and consistent.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is on the weak side, a little lower in volume than it should be, though Mickelson is recorded clearly.  Extras include a behind the scenes featurette and Phil’s Most Memorable Short Game Moments on the DVDs and a companion booklet to the main programs inside the DVD case.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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