Once again, former basketball great and current king of the golf course stinker-uppers, Charles Barkley spit the bit (90th place) in a golf tournament in which he truly must have wanted to make a respectable showing – The 2015 American Century Golf Championship. Many of his peers from the world of sports and sports announcing, among them Shane Battier, Kevin Millar, Marcus Allen; and a veritable who’s who of old-timers such as Herm Edwards (82nd) and Steve Spurrier (74th) were among those who blew Sir Charles off the course. Among the other not-so-notable golfers who finished ahead of Chunkin’Charlie was none other than Larry THE CABLE GUY (87th) and Brandi Chastain (81st.) CB did manage to best one fellow competitor – model Kim Alexis who persevered despite a broken fingernail. When it comes to bad golf, Charles most probably eclipses the worst player at your club, male or female. But can Charles Barkley really be the worst golfer on earth?
Many years ago, Charles Barkley was featured in a television series in which famed golf instructor Hank Haney, Tiger’s former golf pro, promised to miraculously cure the big guy of his embarrassingly horrible golf swing flaws. What a mistake old Hank made agreeing to participate in that fiasco. Not only did Charles manage to become an even worse golfer, Haney proceeded to publicly attempt to teach the likes of Ray Romano and Michael Phelps (last in the 2013 American Century Championship.) Phelps wisely decided to skip the 2014 and 2015 tournaments leaving Charles in the cellar with prettier company in any event.
CAN CHARLES BARKLEY REALLY BE THE WORST GOLFER ON EARTH?
What’s up with Charles? Lest we forget, he once had talent. His athletic ability placed him among the premier NBA players of his time. This isn’t a former accountant we’re talking about here. Everyone knows that athletic ability in one sport doesn’t usually translate into golf proficiency but to go from basketball all-star to a bumbling clown on the golf course seems beyond the limits of reality. Not one par in 54 holes.
The OVER THE TOP GOLF® swing method is the prescription that Charles needs but how to get him to take it? I’m no different than most people who have seen him on television, I like Charles. Could I turn the big fella into a respectable golfer? Of course. Merriam-Webster’s definition of Reality – Something that actually exists or happens.
Make it happen, Chuck.
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