Charles Barkley 18-hole golf outing nets $100K for All-In Challenge
Some lucky individual is in for a uniquely original golf experience after making the $100,000 winning bid for an 18-hole round with Charles Barkley, a sum that will go directly to charities.
The Barkley golf outing auction was part of the wildly popular All-In Challenge. The brainchild of Fanatics founder Michael Rubin, the charity initiative that features celebrities and athletes offering up one-of-a-kind experiences, hopes to raise $100 million for COVID-19 outbreak relief efforts.
Barkley’s reputation as a below-average golfer — and that’s putting it nicely — of course is the stuff of legend thanks to how the NBA legend has employed one of the most herky-jerky, unorthodox swings ever seen.
Charles Barkley’s golf swing has really made my week tbh pic.twitter.com/22p9L0yU4S— Kate Kadowaki (@katedangerous) May 13, 2020
It should come as little surprise that whenever Barkley tees it up for charity golf tournaments, not only does he face comically long odds of winning the event, he routinely comes in dead last in the field.
That being said, the opportunity to play 18 holes with Sir Charles will undoubtedly be an incredibly good time. According to the auction listing, Barkley is “throwing in liquid refreshment, some of his premium cigars to smoke on the course and what is sure to be a dining experience for the ages.”
Not only that, the auction winner apparently will be able to “watch in amazement as Charles shows off his new and improved golf swing.”
While that sounds enticing, there is a wealth of evidence available online that Barkley’s golf swing has not improved as much as it devolved over the years. There was a stretch, however, when it almost seemed like Barkley was putting in the work to make strides in refining his ghastly swing.
Whatever condition Barkley’s golf game is currently in at this point, the fan who put up $100,000 to win the auction after 41 bids is in for a real treat that will surely include Barkley spinning some fantastic yarns about his life.
Even better, 100% of the money raised will go directly to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.