Thursday, March 29, 2012

From The 'Net: Charles Barkley's Golf Swing

Golf aficionados, weekend warriors, and even, perhaps, those diehard Charles Barkley fans more than likely know the story. Sir Charles Barkely, The Round Mound of Rebound, has taken up golfing in the years since his retirement. Of course! Why not?! That's what retirement is for! Except in Charles Barkley's case, he has two things that distinguish him from your average plaidpant at the country club: (1) immense public recognition and (2) a golf swing that makes the Tin-Man look like a prima ballerina. Complicated analogy? Possibly, but watch:

See? If there's anything more complicated than that golf swing, it's the kind of analogy one would be forced to use to describe it. This is a golf swing that's so bad, even a novice golfer like myself, whose meager experience amounts to no more than 36 holes, can be moved to audible laughter at it. It's the kind of swing that Kevin Nealon finds "entertaining" and the kind that makes John Elway "cringe when [he] see[s] it." (link - There has even been a reality show, The Haney Project: Charles Barkley, on the Golf Channel, where former Tiger Woods coach Hank Haney attempted (and failed) to correct the hitch in Barkley's giddy-up. In any case, there are no less than 7 danzigs of videos on YouTube celebrating Barkley's swing. More videos after the jump!
Another video of Sir Charles swinging.

This is a side-by-side comparison of the Round Mound and Michele Wie, The Big Wiesy, LPGA champion.

This one is a tad longer, but Charles Barkley gets to sit in on the criticism this time.

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