Famous People you ran into during a round of Golf...

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Years ago I caught up with the Actor from Silver Bullet and Under Seige 2, Everette McGill, on a golf course in Flagstaff, AZ. So just wonder here met some Famous Person during a casual round of golf.



Hit'em Straight!!
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  • Firegolf26Firegolf26 Members  439WRX Points: 35Posts: 439 Greens
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    I ran into a wrestler one time, The Sandman. He mostly did ECW, with a few stints on WCW/WWE. Recognized him instantly. I live around the Philly area, and he resides around there as well. Course was Cobbs Creek Golf. Only played a few holes with him as he was just hitting around. Cool dude.
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    Inbee Park

    Fernando Valenzuela

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    Firegolf26 wrote:


    I ran into a wrestler one time, The Sandman. He mostly did ECW, with a few stints on WCW/WWE. Recognized him instantly. I live around the Philly area, and he resides around there as well. Course was Cobbs Creek Golf. Only played a few holes with him as he was just hitting around. Cool dude.




    He seems like he'd be a terrible golfer, but that most have been awesome. Waiting for Cactus Jack or maybe Sabu to come running by and hit him with his cane. ECW could put on a show.
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    Dr. Tom Davis, former basketball coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Saw him on the practice green at Finkbine when my daughter and I were warming up to play, had a chat, got her pic with him, super guy. His group ended up behind us and it was somewhat slow ahead, so we had a few little conversations. She hit the downhill, island green on 13 playing from the men's tees with them watching, that was fun for her. He insisted on buying us beverages after the round - super guy. That's famous enough for any Hawkeye fan.
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    Fred "mad dog" Carter. He had just been named coach of the 76ers, and was up at Mt. Saint Mary's working at a basketball camp. Very nice guy. Played a few holes with him. This was at Carrol Valley which is a bit south of Gettysburg.
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    jjohn1022 wrote:


    Years ago I caught up with the Actor from Silver Bullet and Under Seige 2, Everette McGill, on a golf course in Flagstaff, AZ. So just wonder here met some Famous Person during a casual round of golf.



    Hit'em Straight!!




    Who?
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  • Smooth spin scottSmooth spin scott Members  1188WRX Points: 77Posts: 1,188 Platinum Tees
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    Sat next to shooter McGavin on a flight from Dallas to LA....sat down looked at him and said "Shooter"! Response was "if I had a nickel from every time I heard that". Had no idea what his first name was lol.



    Stepped up to the first tee at a club in California, me and the girlfriends dad....he turns to me and says look we are playing with Jerry Rice today...cool guy, super nice and friendly..
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    jjohn1022 wrote:


    Years ago I caught up with the Actor from Silver Bullet and Under Seige 2, Everette McGill, on a golf course in Flagstaff, AZ. So just wonder here met some Famous Person during a casual round of golf.



    Hit'em Straight!!




    Who?




    Had to be said.
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  • PulledabillPulledabill Members  451WRX Points: 72Handicap: 6Posts: 451 Greens
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    Years ago as I was getting in my car at Edgewood in Tahoe, Bo and John Derek along with Loni Anderson and some guy were getting out of their car next to us. The then gf shrieked "thats......" and O mentioned that Im sure they are well aware of who they are. Said hi and moved on.
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    We played at the "Killeen" course at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club in Ireland. We played about five or six holes before we saw the group behind us, even though it was a slow pace. It turns out the Sultan of Brunei was playing behind us, and he had about 10-15 golf carts of bodyguards racing around right, left and ahead of his group. When we hit the halfway house, it was all set up with sandwiches and hors d'ouvres - the attendant told us to please stay away from the VIP spread! We never actually interacted with the Sultan, but he had the biggest entourage I've ever seen on a course.
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    Playing Valencia golf club in Naples, FL and the starter asked if we minded having a third join us. Turned out to be former U of Miami and Baltimore Colts running back Albert Bentley.
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    Patrick Cantlay
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    Didnt play with them, but I went to Pebble in the late 90's for the first time and there was a large commotion on the clubhouse. I was there visiting and getting some golf shirts and such, and I asked what was going on. Turns out Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Reggie Jackson were playing on the course somewhere. On the way out, they were walking up and I have a few pictures (good quality for 1999, but crappy compared to today).
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    I saw Steve Harvey around 2009 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. He was coming off the course and I was walking to the putting green. I tried not to act star struck and just gave him a head nod and what's up. He acknowledged with the same.
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    played a round with Michael Jordon Lawrence taylor and Penny Hardaway - in florida at turnberry island. They were playing 3 and I was a single.



    Right place at the right time. They were playing 10k a hole and money exchanged hands on every hole.





    LT was a mean son of a b**** but he crushed the ball.



    Penny was a good golfer. MJ was painfully slow but had a few pars.



    Didn't play with but hit balls next to Tony Romo last year. Great swing Great guy. Again crushed a ball.
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    Check out the profile pic. 2016 at Latrobe C.C. Made a long putt on 17...walked to the back of the green to pick up flagstick while my partners putted out. Arnold Palmer is sitting in his golf cart over on an adjacent cart path waiting on my partners to putt out without disturbing us. He gives me a smile and a famous thumbs up for my made putt. Everyone putts out, I say to my buds, "Hey guys, there goes Arnold Palmer" and they nearly died. He pulled up behind the 1st green to watch groups play that hole and to tee off #2. It's fairly close to the 18th tee so we stroll over, have a 5 minute conversation with him and get some pics. Thrill of a lifetime.
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    My buddy and I got matched up with a couple of guys on a course in Alaska one summer. One guy was big, one small. BTW, I am a big guy too. The big guy and I hit it off and started ribbing each other but I could see it bothered the little guy. After several holes the little guy comes up to me and says I need to be more respectful because I apparently didn’t know who I was playing against not to mention he was a retired 4-star general. He wouldn’t give his last name though. I walked over to the big guy and asked if I was disrespectful, because I thought we were bantering like rivals or friends do. He says, “don’t mind the major, his head gets a little too big sometimes, you’re up, see if you can find the fairway this time.” He and had a great time! I never found out who the big guy was, but just knew he was the real deal.
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    I teed off right behind Alice Cooper. He rope hooked his first tee shot, took a mulligan and hit a nice 5w right down the middle. The rest of the round, he had a pretty decent swing, I heard he is an addicted golfer.
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    Smokey Robinson played in a group in front of mine at Los Robles Greens.



    Marcus Allen at Rancho San Marcos working on his chipping (hands of brick at that time). Complimented my hubby on how well he was chipping.



    Neil Young grinding on his bunker play in the practice area at Half Moon Bay. I understand he is pretty serious about his game.
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    I don't know who like 90% of these people are. I am so oblivious I might have played with someone halfway-famous before and not recognized it. I did caddy in Red Green's group once (Canadians will know who that is), and Wayne Gretzky's brother's wife works at my store, so Keith comes in and gets club advice off of us once and a while. My dad once sold a full set of Taylormade Jetspeed and Speedblade stuff to Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys on his way through our town during a tour.



    That's all I really have.
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    I don't know who like 90% of these people are. I am so oblivious I might have played with someone halfway-famous before and not recognized it. I did caddy in Red Green's group once (Canadians will know who that is), and Wayne Gretzky's brother's wife works at my store, so Keith comes in and gets club advice off of us once and a while. My dad once sold a full set of Taylormade Jetspeed and Speedblade stuff to Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys on his way through our town during a tour.



    That's all I really have.




    I've run into Walter Gretzky a number of times back in Brantford at Northridge. He was always puttering around there looking for balls, but probably less so now.
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    I've posted this story before, Alice Cooper accused me of stealing his ball in AZ after we both hit our tee shots from opposite fairways near the same spot.
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    m5power wrote:


    Inbee Park

    Fernando Valenzuela

    OJ Simpson




    Did OJ have problems getting his glove on?
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    Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock were playing an adjacent hole on Detroit Golf Club last year during one of our larger tournaments and came over to ask what was going on with the crowd of people. My fiancé was there watching and she freaked out with JT 10 feet away. She tells the story all the time
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    Gene Upshaw and Chester McGlockton of the Raiders were in the Wailea pro shop paying in front of me. Steve Beurlein was in front of me at Moreno Valley Ranch. Mark Grace and Steve Finley payed in front of me at WeKoPa.



    Carlos Santana played in front of me at Oak Quarry GC. Very nice guy, always smiling and very gracious. Jim Harrick (old UCLA basketball coach) played behind us at Valencia CC.



    Freddie Couples stood in line behind me at the snack shop at Rancho San Marcos.
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    Calvin Peete- Sawgrass

    Marty Roe (band, Diamond Rio)- either at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club or The Governors Club (I can't remember which one)

    Penny Hardaway- Irene Golf & Country Club- Memphis



    All were very nice.
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