A golf swing change success story and no mention of golf psychology


Here’s an interesting golf swing change story to finish off the series of articles on the golf psychology of swing change. And this time, there’s no mention of golf psychology – not one word, please!

As I’m writing this as the US Open at Bethpage gets under way – or at least under water at the moment – I decided to avoid commenting on the swing changes being undertaken by any of the competitors and to focus on a superstar from another sport who’s golf swing change has been in the spotlight lately.

Now for my readers from the US, you’ve probably already guessed that I’m talking about Charles Barkley and you know all about how he’s been changing his golf swing under the watchful guidance of Hank Haney.

For my readers outside the US, Charles Barkley is a very famous retired professional basketball player. Rather than describe him and explain his need for a swing change, I suggest you have a look at the first video below – the "before" swing. You’re more likely to have heard of Hank Haney, currently golf swing coach to none other than Tiger Woods.

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I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite something and after watching this next clip, I’m beginning to worry that he’s having an influence on Tiger as well.

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Now, I’ve heard it said that Charles Barkley’s swing changes are beginning to have a big effect on his golf. You can judge it for yourself by looking at this more recent video clip. His practice swing looks a lot better, don’t you think. Stop it there, if you’re of a nervous disposition. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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Comments (2)


  1. Andrew Fogg says:

    Hi Belia,

    If you have no consistency with your pitching then that assumes you do hit some of your pitches just right. So the problem is not about learning how to pitch, but about achieving consistency. And that’s what we are all about here at The Golf Hypnotist. I suggest you start with our Winning Golf Hypnosis Audio Programme from the Golf Hypnotist Store.



  2. Do you guys have in golf tips on pitching? It seems I suck at it :). Haha, its just because I am a beginner though. I seem to have no consistent mis hit though. I am either chunking it or sculling it. Any help would be much appreciated thanks guys.

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