Charles Barkley featured on Inside the NBA, along with his golf coach, showing off his new swing. The idea behind his appearance was to show how much his swing had developed since a previous time that he was filmed playing golf.
Watching the earlier clip of Barkley hitting a shot on a golf course, I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it. He looks completely out of his comfort zone when he approaches the ball, bouncing on the spot to get his knee flex just right. Things just get worse as the swing starts.
When he gets to the top of his backswing, he pauses, as if hesitant about whether or not he wants to go through with it. He actually performs a few mini-backswings whilst holding in his backswing position. When he decided to swing down and hit the ball, it is pretty surprising that he manages to make contact. Let’s put it this way; it would be very surprising if he hit the fairway.
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