The Haney Project

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  • 2009
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.7  (11)

The Haney Project is a reality television series on Golf Channel that premiered in 2009. The show features golf coach Hank Haney as he takes on famous athletes, celebrities, and other public figures to help improve their golf game. The show's first season features NBA legend Charles Barkley as he works with Haney to try to improve his notoriously bad golf swing. Barkley, who is known for his on-court success, has struggled with golf throughout his life and is desperately seeking guidance to help him become a better golfer.

Throughout the season, viewers watch as Barkley undergoes intense training sessions with Haney and works to overcome the mental blocks that have prevented him from improving his swing. The show also features regular updates on Barkley's progress and his interactions with other famous athletes who offer advice and support.

One of the most compelling aspects of The Haney Project is the way it delves into the mental and emotional aspects of the sport. Golf is notoriously challenging, both physically and mentally, and the show does an excellent job of showing viewers how even the slightest mental roadblocks can prevent a golfer from reaching their full potential.

In addition to Barkley, the first season of The Haney Project also features appearances by Philadelphia radio personality Preston Elliot, who works with Haney to improve his own golf game. Throughout the season, Elliot works alongside Barkley and offers his own insights and commentary on the challenges of improving one's golf game.

Overall, The Haney Project is a must-watch for any golf fan or anyone who enjoys watching celebrities take on new challenges. With its compelling mix of golf instruction, personal stories, and lighthearted humor, the show is an entertaining and informative look at the world of golf and the challenges that come with trying to improve one's game.

The Haney Project is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2009.

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Season Finale
8. Season Finale
April 29, 2013
The four projects gather for a skills competition in Los Cabos, Mexico, with Hank naming the most improved golfer.
Batter Up
7. Batter Up
April 22, 2013
A visit to the Baltimore Orioles' spring training camp includes tips from Hank; Michael tries to break 90.
Prepping for Phoenix
6. Prepping for Phoenix
April 15, 2013
A visit to Hank's golf ranch in Dallas to prepare for the Phoenix Open Pro-Am; Michael gets help from Bubba Watson.
An Island Retreat
5. An Island Retreat
April 1, 2013
Phelps focuses on his swing on a remote island in the Bahamas, goes in search of lobsters and signs a golf-endorsement deal.
A Working Vacation
4. A Working Vacation
March 18, 2013
Hank joins Michael for some lessons in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Michael relaxes in the Sea of Cortez.
Return to China
3. Return to China
March 11, 2013
Michael returns to China, the site of his eight gold-medal performance in 2008, for extensive workouts with Hank. Also: Phelps participates in his first swimming race since the 2012 Olympics.
The Tour Begins
2. The Tour Begins
March 4, 2013
Michael participates in the Ryder Cup Pro-Am despite Hank's advice; the pair work out in Atlantic City; and frustrations begin to take over before an encouraging shot.
The Haney Project
1. The Haney Project
February 25, 2013
In the fifth season opener, the Olympic swimmer heads to Las Vegas to meet instructor Hank Haney and discuss expectations. Also: Phelps travels to Washington, D.C. and Chicago; and to Haney's displeasure, prepares for the Ryder Cup Pro-Am.
Where to Watch The Haney Project
The Haney Project is available for streaming on the Golf Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Haney Project on demand at and Golf Channel.
  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (11)