Hank Haney's Next Project

Hank Haney is back doing what he does best, helping golfers get improve their game. Driving through his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, Hank stops by several local golf courses and Top Golf to drop in on unsuspecting golfers to give them swing tips and equipment advice.

Sponsored by Callaway

Released on 5/25/2016

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney

Transcript

00:00
When I'm on a range people always just show up,
00:03
and I can tell when they're looking
00:05
or they're walking up or whatever.
00:07
You, know, I can tell what they're after.
00:10
And, when you're a teacher, when you're a coach like I am,
00:13
and you see that and you sense that,
00:16
then it's hard not to want to help those people.
00:21
(soft music)
00:23
Here we are, Troon North, Scottsdale, Arizona.
00:28
I'm gonna find somebody to help today.
00:32
Hey, hey, good morning.
00:33
Good morning.
00:34
Welcome to Arizona.
00:35
It looks like you could use a little help.
00:37
Hank Haney.
00:38
How's your games?
00:39
(laughs)
00:40
Always can be better.
00:41
(laughs)
00:42
Well, I'm honored to even have you take a look
00:43
at this old swing on an old guy.
00:48
Peter was like a lot of amateur golfers.
00:50
He could use more distance,
00:51
and one of the big keys is making more swing.
00:54
I got him to cock his wrist a little bit more,
00:55
and pivot through the ball.
00:57
Got more speed because he had a longer swing.
01:02
Great swing.
01:03
Wow.
01:05
(laughing)
01:05
We've found the desert of desert golf
01:07
a little too frequently.
01:10
I want you guys to look at the new XR16 driver
01:12
from Callaway, and give it a try
01:14
and see what it does for you.
01:15
Sounds great. Sure.
01:16
Alright.
01:17
My group of four guys there from Nebraska,
01:19
they did great with the XR16 driver,
01:21
but the big lesson.
01:23
Okay, so that's your.
01:25
That's my miss.
01:25
That's your miss, yeah.
01:26
Let me make an adjustment here.
01:28
Okay.
01:29
No matter what driver it is,
01:30
you have to make sure it's fitted properly for you.
01:39
Sold me.
01:39
As soon as I made that adjustment,
01:41
wow, what a difference in the ball flight.
01:44
A driver makes the difference,
01:45
but we gotta make sure you got the right one for you
01:48
and it's adjusted just perfect for your particular swing,
01:52
and it'll fix your miss.
01:54
You know what we're gonna do?
01:55
(laughs)
01:55
We're gonna get one custom-fit for you,
01:56
and we're gonna send it to you, compliments of Callaway.
02:00
But today, you can only dream
02:02
about those drives you missed.
02:03
(laughs)
02:06
It's great to see beginners like Sandy coming
02:08
into the game of golf.
02:09
That's what we need, but you know what?
02:11
The amazing thing is beginners don't think
02:13
that technology will help them.
02:15
My husband says beginners don't really need good clubs.
02:19
I'm gonna have you try the new Callaway XR16 driver.
02:22
Feet just a little closer together.
02:24
Good.
02:25
All the way down, hit that tee.
02:28
Okay.
02:31
Nice, nice.
02:34
Oh, wow.
02:37
(laughs)
02:38
That was fun.
02:40
(laughs)
02:41
And the XR16 driver proved it to Sandy.
02:43
It will help anybody play the game better.
02:46
And you're gonna be able to show your husband.
02:47
You got a new driver from Callaway.
02:49
(laughs)
02:51
We're all done here at Troon North,
02:53
but we're not done for the day.
02:54
We're gonna go watch a lot more people,
02:56
so onto the next stop.
02:58
Going to the Boulders.
03:01
We'll find somebody else to help over there.
03:04
Well, I mean, the Boulders are just like every other resort
03:07
and every other golf course anywhere in the world.
03:11
There's always people there that would love
03:13
to hit the ball better, would love to play better.
03:17
And, you know what?
03:19
That's what we're looking for.
03:21
(light rock music)
03:30
Here we are.
03:33
Man, this is a cool place.
03:35
And, we got a lot of people who're looking for some help.
03:40
Wow, that looked pretty good.
03:44
I don't know if you need a lot of help.
03:46
That's as good as I got
03:47
That was as good as you got?
03:48
It's as good as I have.
03:49
Hank Haney, nice to meet you.
03:49
Hank, my pleasure.
03:51
What's your first name?
03:52
Peter.
03:53
Peter, nice to meet you.
03:54
You got a heck of a swing there.
03:55
Well, thank you.
03:56
How old are you?
03:57
87.
03:58
87, how many times have you broken your age?
04:00
Several times.
04:01
With these clubs, with your hybrids,
04:03
how do you hit 'em?
04:03
I feel pretty good with a hybrid.
04:07
I always joke, if you don't have at least two hybrids
04:09
in your bag, the only reason is 'cause you're trying
04:11
to make the game harder than it already is.
04:12
(laughs)
04:13
When you come through I want you to.
04:14
Dana was a perfect example of how set makeup is so important
04:18
in really helping a golfer play the game better
04:21
and making it easier for you to play.
04:23
When you do that, you've got to pivot your body through.
04:25
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on.
04:27
Don't feel like you gotta keep your head down quite so long.
04:29
I think she needs a four hybrid and a five hybrid.
04:33
That's gonna take her game just right away,
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that one little thing is gonna make her game so much better.
04:38
Atta girl, there you go.
04:40
Good job.
04:41
That was very good.
04:42
Thank you.
04:43
My short game gives me a little trouble.
04:45
Okay.
04:46
I have the yips with the putter.
04:49
Okay.
04:51
You yipped in right in, didn't ya?
04:53
That's right. Yeah.
04:54
Could you see it?
04:55
Oh, yeah.
04:56
Do we have a left-handed putter in there?
04:58
When I see someone that has the yips in both hands,
05:00
and they've taken away the way that you deal with that,
05:03
which was anchor.
05:05
Okay, they've taken that away.
05:07
The best thing that works, typically,
05:11
is if somebody turns around and puts left-handed.
05:16
Well, you don't see the line,
05:17
but you're steady with your stroke.
05:25
I know this is a drastic change,
05:27
but I would suggest this.
05:29
I would suggest that when you come out to practice,
05:32
I mean, you got time to practice, right?
05:34
Oh, yeah.
05:35
I'm gonna send you one of these putters, left-handed,
05:37
and you're gonna practice
05:38
with your Odyssey left-handed putter,
05:40
and that's the best thing you could do for this.
05:42
Thank you. Okay, alright.
05:43
It was a pleasure meeting you, and the rest of you.
05:44
I'm gonna get you one of these putters, okay.
05:47
I mean, isn't golf a great game?
05:49
We're off to find my next student.
05:50
I'm not sure who it's gonna be,
05:52
but we'll find somebody to help.
05:55
Topgolf's a fun experience.
05:57
I mean, it's a social experience,
06:01
but it's also a golf experience,
06:03
and every time I go to topgolf, the place is packed.
06:06
It makes you excited to be involved in the game of golf.
06:22
Here we are, Topgolf at Talking Stick Resort
06:25
in Scottsdale, Arizona.
06:27
Gonna help some people tonight.
06:28
Looking forward to it.
06:29
My first student, Tim Collins.
06:31
Tim, how ya doin'?
06:32
Good, how are you?
06:32
Remember the Kansas City Royals?
06:33
Isn't this exciting?
06:35
Another fellow Callaway member.
06:37
Staff member, Pace Speranic.
06:43
How's that?
06:46
No?
06:46
Let's do another one.
06:47
That wasn't good?
06:48
(laughs)
06:53
[Hank] That was a little better.
06:54
Was that a little better?
06:55
Just a little?
06:56
[Hank] That was a lot better.
06:57
(laughs)
06:58
Right as you start down, hips bumping forward,
07:00
left hand square.
07:04
Good, really good.
07:06
That's it.
07:08
There you go.
07:12
Good.
07:14
Good.
07:16
Bump your hip forward to start the downswing.
07:19
Swing it to the right.
07:20
Square your left hand.
07:23
More rotation, so when you go back, you're here,
07:26
and then you're more here.
07:30
You've gotta feel that club point,
07:31
so you're not gonna fix that across the line
07:34
by just making it shorter.
07:36
You're gonna have to feel that.
07:39
This part you got just right.
07:40
You got the right idea there.
07:41
You need to feel like you're rotating.
07:43
This arm's going up,
07:45
and you're rotating it,
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and it's gonna feel like you lay it off.
07:48
Okay.
07:48
Okay, now, just take a practice swing from there.
07:54
Good, good, just try not to rotate it too early.
07:59
Start it here like you said you were gonna do.
08:01
Okay, and then you're gonna go up,
08:03
and you're gonna rotate it there.
08:06
The first move, as you start down, is that way.
08:09
Right.
08:11
Not the rotation 'cause that's what's pulling you
08:13
over to the left field.
08:15
Bump forward, swing to the right, square the left hand.
08:18
Alright, bud? Awesome.
08:19
Good job. Appreciate it.
08:20
Thanks for doing this.
08:20
Thank you. Appreciate it.
08:26
Good.
08:27
Alright, you got something to work on.
08:29
Yeah. Okay?
08:30
That was really good.
08:30
You're a very good student. Thank you.
08:32
I'm so impressed by all my new students
08:34
and their progress today.
08:35
I can't wait to go to more courses
08:37
and help more people improve their games.
08:40
But that's another project for another day.
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