Can Charles Barkley...

smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down.Members Posts: 988 ✭✭
...swing a baseball bat?



If yes, why does his golf swing look worse than a rusty lawn chair being dragged by a dog across a yard full of bear traps?

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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,264 ✭✭
    He can swing a golf club too. Just not if theirs a ball in the way. He has a very serious case of the yips.
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  • mudgemudge Members Posts: 232 ✭✭
    Chuck can most certainly swing a golf club. Back in his NBA days, he used to be a single digit handicap IIRC. I've heard that his swing got to be the way it is after he hit someone on the course with a golf ball.
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  • carreracarrera Members Posts: 2,548 ✭✭
    I've seen him hit range balls up at Tahoe and look "not horrible". Totally different a few minutes later on the course.
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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Members Posts: 988 ✭✭
    edited Feb 7, 2019 10:57am #7
    Interesting.



    When I see him swing I genuinely feel bad for him. You can tell there is something going on between the ears. I firmly believe you can't be an athlete and not have a serviceable golf swing. May not be repeatable or get you to single digit cap but you can look like you have swung a club before.
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  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members Posts: 579 ✭✭
    Googled yesterday about his experience with Hank Haney - because I didn't follow it to the end to see how it worked out (it didn't!)...interesting HH said now Barkley is trying to play lefthanded image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,807 ✭✭
    Doesn’t he sometimes hit balls in the range minus the yip too? Said it was fear of hitting someone that started this I believe. Now it’s anytime on course.
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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Members Posts: 988 ✭✭
    So, we have a few teachers on here. Probably not checking my low intellect threads but if they are, how would you work with him to get through this?



    I think I'd have him hit those foam practice balls. Or do a bunch of indoor/net training to let him gain confidence that he has a swing that goes straight and he doesn't have to worry with spraying it into people.



    Mad props to the guy for continuing to play.
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,784 ✭✭
    edited Feb 6, 2019 8:23pm #11
    Remember the fictional movie Space Jam? Charles was in that movie and lost his talent because aliens took it. I have it on good authority that the same thing happened to him in real life except with golf.



    “It wasn’t a dream. It really happened”.

    -Charles Barkley in Space Jam and presumably real life
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  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,868 ✭✭
    Unfortunately, this is what can happen when the wrong person takes too many lessons and trys to change their natural swing instincts.



    He would have been better off, had he never taken a lesson in his life
  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,594 ✭✭
    Cwebb wrote:
    Unfortunately, this is what can happen when the wrong person takes too many lessons and trys to change their natural swing instincts.



    He would have been better off, had he never taken a lesson in his life




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