This seems like an idea whose time is waaaaaay overdue: a reality show featuring Charles Barkley … and his golf swing. It makes too much sense not to happen. Barkley, Hall of Fame basketball player, inveterate gambler, and television analyst, is also an amateur golfer. And I can’t stress “amateur” enough (visual proof after the jump).
The otherwise world-class athlete has a mental block when it comes to hitting a little white ball with a big titanium stick. So much so that Barkley thought it would be great fun to document the whole affair for television. Brilliant.
[Barkley] tells USA TODAY’s Jon Saraceno that he met with Hank Haney, who is Tiger Woods’ swing coach, to discuss a show to be televised by the Golf Channel. Filming, he says, begins in a couple of weeks in Dallas.
The goal: “Fix Charles Barkley’s swing,’’ says Sir Charles, who took Woods’ suggestion and called Haney. “It’s some ugly (stuff), isn’t it? It’s not only terrible, it’s embarrassing.’’
No argument here.
If Haney can somehow fix that swing, he’d have to be the unanimous choice for PGA Teacher of the Year. Take that, Butch Harmon, guy who couldn’t even face the prospect of working with John Daly.