Hank Haney is known as one of the great coaches of golf, having worked with major champions like Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara. What you might not know is that Haney’s other sporting passion is pickleball – and you have a chance to see him play this week.
Haney is hosting a 1:30 p.m. Thursday pickleball demo at the Racquet & Paddle Demo Court, located just beyond the Apparel Hall on the PGA Show floor. Haney will be joined by Mike and Rob Barnes, the founders of Selkirk Sport, the leading pickleball and paddle accessories brand.
Haney is a passionate pickleball player. He particpated in last year’s Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, and plays regularly. There are 2.8 million pickleball players in the U.S. The sport is like a smaller version of tennis, played with a plastic ball, and is popular at many golf facilities.