30 Jul '13, 2pm

When @MichaelPhelps began working with @HankDHaney, he struggled to break 100. Now he shoots in the 80s. Here's how:

When @MichaelPhelps began working with @HankDHaney, he struggled to break 100. Now he shoots in the 80s. Here's how:

Michael Phelps might be the greatest athlete in history. When you win 18 Olympic gold medals—and set a bunch of world records—you're in rare air, with legends like Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Phelps left the pool after the London Olympics last summer with nothing more to prove as a swimmer. At 27 years old and in top physical condition, he was looking for a new challenge to take on. He chose golf, and for the next six months, we worked together for "The Haney Project," my show on Golf Channel. When we started, he was a 26-handicap with a 6-foot-8 wingspan and a long, slow swing. He was struggling to break 100. Despite his freakish athleticism, Michael had a lot of the same swing faults many other amateur players deal with. He improved dramatically in the four areas you'll see here and is now shooting in the 80s. With a few technical keys and a little pr...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2013-08/hank-h...

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