Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A Great DVD for the Golf Aficionados.
Keith McIntosh | Largs, Scotland | 05/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this thinking it would be a great collectors' item for someone like me who has a great respect for Jack but was too young to see his wins at the time they occurred . Even his last Major win in the '86 Masters was before I got interested in golf.The main body of the DVD is an 80 minute documentary which is excellent and well structured although, understandably, lacking in footage of his earlier Major wins. It is, however, very well put together and gives a great sense of a stunning career and what it meant to him, his family and the rest of the golfing world. If I was being picky I'd say that I'd have liked a little section on the elements of his swing and game that lent themselves to the longevity that he himself says is his greatest achievement. That said the extra value provided by the inclusion of extended interviews and particularly his 50th Birthday Celebration Video (Which was obviously profesionally produced by someone.) on the DVD give a rare glimpse of his childhood and life beyond golf which he has always been careful not to exploit.I did find the informercial for the signed MAJOR flags a little out of place and frankly (Jack's favourite word!) hilarious in its earnestness. But then again I find all infomercials a insult to the intelligence of the viewer. Whoever stuck it on the disc should hang their head in shame.If you're a Jack fan then buy it. It'll bring a lump to your throat."
Robert P. Jones | Greenville, RI United States | 09/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A magnificent look at golf's greatest player...wonderfully put together with fine commentary by Jim McKay and Jim Nantz. I was too young to remember Jack's earlier years, but this look at his 18 major championship victories has given me a new appreciation for what Jack Nicklaus has meant to the game of golf (and for what a daunting task Tiger has ahead of him!). His victories at places like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach are beautifully documented here, but the true highlight of this film is its dramatic look at his Sunday charge at the 1986 Masters...probably the most emotional and inspiring day in the history of the game. Jim Nantz walks us through Augusta's back nine on that incredible day in a segment that will leave you cheering (and wishing you had been there!).
Since the program focuses on Jack's victories, some of his classic duels with Tom Watson (particularly the 1977 British Open at Turnberry and the 1982 US Open at Pebble Beach) are omitted. However, there are enough gems in this 180-minute DVD to have you hitting putts in your living room and wishing that, just for a day, you could play the game like Jack Nicklaus."
Enthusiastically recommended viewing
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jack Nicklaus: His March Through The Majors showcases the inspiring life and spectacular career of Jack Nicklaus, a premier champion in the game of golf. Viewers are treated to footage of Nicklaus' four major championships and record-breaking 18 titles won over a forty year career. This outstanding visual presentation is enhanced and augmented with informative interviews with Jack's wife Barbara, his son, Jack Nicklaus II, and a range of contemporaries from Arnold Palmer to Lee Trevino. Also available in a VHS video cassette (price), Jack Nicklaus: His March Through The Majors is enthusiastically recommended viewing for anyone who has ever thrilled to a Jack Nicklaus performance on the greens."