Monday, September 14, 2009

Hank Haney Will Now Screw Up Ray Romano's Golf Swing

I have expressed my distaste for "The Golf Channel" on this here page before, mainly because I think it has a great opportunity to do good for this world and tends to fail miserably.

All that was erased when a really smart producer decided to team Charles Barkley up with Hank Haney for a television show to fix Barkley's golf swing. (I must admit something here -- the success of this show falls almost entirely with Barkley, who persuaded me, with his ability to speak his mind no matter the situation, to write on my Facebook page under Favorite TV Shows, "Anything with Charles Barkley.")

From the first moment Barkley and Haney shook hands, you knew "The Haney Project" as going to be a success. The only problem? Barkley didn't get any better. Like, at all. He beaned a spectator with an errant tee shot at the Regions Charity Classic and ended up going one-handed at the Lake Tahoe Celebrity Championship. So, since Haney didn't really fix anything with Barkley (which probably isn't fair to Haney, since Barkley doesn't seem to be fixable), "The Golf Channel" has decided to do another season ... with Ray Romano.

Romano is an avid golfer, who doesn't seem to have the demons Barkley battles with on a daily basis, so the project will be a tad easier for Tiger Woods' coach this time around. But, dealing with Barkley first, I'm pretty sure a blind guy would be an easier sell for Haney. Honestly, starting that show off with Barkley is like making someone who has never drank alcohol before in their lives down a glass of Everclear to start the night.


Mike said...

Shane, that's not entirely true...

I'll grant you, Barkley is still struggling with his swing. But he did improve; he had been unable to hit any decent swings on a golf course, even when playing only with his friends. He is now not only hitting a fair number of decent shots while playing, he's done so while cameras were trained on him. That has to count for something, don't you think?

For what it's worth, even Barkley says that he now believes his problem is mental. I agree; I think that "dip" in his swing is a flashback to his basketball days. Think about it: When you get ready to drive the lane, you hunch over and get the ball as close to you as you can... especially if you're afraid you're going to miss!

Besides, Charles Barkley IS cool. To continue to play in charity events when you know your swing is going to end up as bad video footage on YouTube is about at cool as it gets. You have to root for the guy. You're right, though; Barkley DID make "The Haney Project" a success. I don't think Romano will be nearly as entertaining.

Vince Spence said...

I am not watching television or leaving my house until Kanye West apologizes to the world. That being said...

On a lighter note, I've been a Barkley guy like forever. Funny guy. HOF baller and tells it like it is. Last year, only four players had more rebounds than Charles' career average (11.7)...

I think Romano has the chance to improve, but he's snarky, and nobody likes snarky...

From the Greens Committee said...

I feel that Romano is fixable to an extent. He can actually get around the course very well. If he can gain (lose) 4-5 strokes off his handicap, that would be impressive. I'd rather watch him than Barkley.


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