mtomaro09, on 09 April 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:
So I read Hank's book "The Big Miss' and thought that his teaching ideas as they pertained to Tiger were a good read. I also thought that Hank took some cheap shots by including information that Tiger shared with him regarding other players (Poulter, Z. Johnson, etc.). No bid deal either way, just my opinion.
So I decided to see what feedback Hank was receiving on Twitter regarding the book. Every RT was "Great Book" or "I don't see why all of the controversy", blah blah blah. Pretty much everyone blowing smoke up Hank's hole. There was one tweet in particular that asked why he only RT the positives and none of the negatives. Hank's response "There haven't been any." I tweeted to Hank, this word for word:
@HankDHaney Just read your book, great teaching info., should have left out some of the personal stuff regarding other players and his family.
So what happens, no RT, no repsonse just a straight up block. Pretty funny coming from a guy thet outed Tiger for lying to the media and pretty much saying that you can't trust what comes out of Tiger's mouth. Now I happen to agree with him on that point and always thought that Tiger could make his life so much easier if he wasn't so rude to the media. However, I have never been the intense focus of millions of people either, so I will reserve judgement. I just find it so funny that Hank is out there playing the honesty card and he himself can't even be honest with some people on Twitter. It proved to me that if nothing else he wrote the book out of spite and purely as a money grab. I have always liked Tiger, but have never been a huge fan. This book made me realize why he is the way he is. It also made me realize that Hank Haney is probably the biggest phony in the golf industry and has a major axe to grind with media regarding the way he is portrayed during his tenure as Tiger's coach. It is quite comical that Hank wrote an entire chapter comparing his "teaching stats" to Butch's and explaining why Tiger was a better golfer under him. Pure BS, regardless of the coach Tiger would have still been a winner. Sorry Hank, but a huge EPIC fail on your part to change your image. In fact, you actually came out looking worse. You shaould have just stuck to infomercials and teaching clinics. You would have saved any diginity you had left.
Sorry for the rant, but I just thought that people, regardless of whether or not they are Tiger fans should see the truth about Hank Haney.
What's the probability that it was hank on the other end? What's the probability that hank is managing his own marketing and social media??
There is a bank of bloggers hyping, chatting and directing traffic for others to buy that book, yeah a room full of 25-50 people 24 x 7! It's part of the whole package, the launch, the advertising, the social media- the only thing hank is doing is showing up on shows, book signings and radio. I can assure you of that......2 months from it will be a different story. Then it will come out on paperback and the cycle will start again to a lessor degree for sure.
Edited by spitfisher, 10 April 2012 - 04:21 PM.