Golf is an exciting game right now with new winners on the PGA Tour most weeks. Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott dominate the golf news headlines, but there are other great golfers on the celebrity circuit who love to play golf as much as any pro.
Did you know that golf helped save the life of rock legend Alice Cooper? Cooper picked up golf to help him battle his alcoholism. Instead of 12 steps, he took the 18 holes approach to sobriety, a story documented in his book ‘Golf Monster: My 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict’
He tries to play 36 holes a day and has a 7 handicap. Cooper has appeared in adverts for Callaway golf clubs and has teed off with Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh.
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Quaid started playing golf at the age of 36, struggling until the day he hit a drive so clean and crisp that he was hooked. Golf is Dennis’ way to escape from the rest of the world.
Whilst Quaid plays golf daily, he has not yet returned to his best form of a 1-handicap. In 2005, Golf Digest named Quaid as the top golfer among the “Hollywood set”.
Singer Celine Dion may have sold in excess of 200 million records, but that’s not her only passion. When Australian Karrie Webb won the Nabisco Golf Championship in California by 10 strokes in 2000, Celine jumped into the pond to congratulate her.
Dion also owns the golf club Le Mirage in Terrebonne near Montreal that has two courses that offer very different challenges. The club is among the most beautiful and spacious in Quebec.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L Jackson is one of many Hollywood A-listers who love golf and are happy to play for sport and for charity. Famous for his roles in Patriot Games, Jurrasic Park, Pulp Fiction among others, you know that Jackson loves golf as he has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during production.
Jackson has a 6 handicap and says that if he wasn’t golfing, he would be doing “destructive things.” He has played golf with Tiger Woods and golf legend Arnold Palmer.
As grounds-keeper in the film ‘Caddyshack’ Bill Murray experienced winning the Masters, but in reality he truly is an avid golfer with an 8 handicap.
Murray annually competes in Pro-Am charity events. In February 2011 Murray played with tournament champion D.A. (Darren Andrews) Points to win the Pro-Am championship at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He joked after the event “I am just thinking of turning professional.”