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



  • J-BladeJ-Blade Members Posts: 739 ✭✭
    It doesn't count, but I met Annika Sorenstam during an autograph session at Golfsmith several years ago.

    On the range, mainly at Westlake CG:

    Sylvester Stallone - Very nice guy. Seemed very approachable.

    Fred Couples- He was hitting a few spots down from me, just lobbing wedges into the side of the hill.

    Kelsey Grammer- Embarrassing story. He was there with two kids and I had my son with me. My son was about 6 or so at the time (He's 31 now). My son lightly shanked a shot that stopped in front of Kelsey, who was hitting in the next stall. Before I could stop him, my son ran in front of him to retrieve his ball. I apologized and he was very gracious and said, "That's ok, my kids have done that too."

    Danielle Kang- In her pre-LPGA days when she played for Pepperdine. I work at Pepperdine and I see several of our Ladies' team member on the range often at Westlake.

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  • damyers10damyers10 Members Posts: 289 ✭✭
    edited Apr 9, 2018 #213
    LaPhonso Ellis, Notre Dame and NBA basketball player, picked up my golf bag in the parking lot of Notre Dame’s course, Warren, in South Bend one time. Old bag that had worn out legs, I’d sat down to put on my shoes when it fell. He was heading to play around with his son. Best I got.

  • Spute2000Spute2000 Members Posts: 1
    Came out of a pro shop, rounded the corner, and **** near knocked Ben Crenshaw over. Sadly, I didn't realize who he was until I got to the top of the stairs and it hit me....I froze for a second and had that "holy s***" moment you get only a few times in your life.

    Played with Jim Harrick. Talked hoops most of the time. He had insight and analysis on Lebron that blew me away. He told me to watch his feet. I can't stop watching his feet now.

    Played with Teemu Selanne a couple of times.

    Played behind Paul Goydos.

    Played in front of (and in the same game) as Brendan Steele.

    Met Phoenix (bass player from Linkin Park) and Tre Cool (drummer from Green Day) in a pro shop.

    Got on the first tee (par 5) and saw a six-some on the green ahead of me. I was like WTF?? I looked at my playing partner and said it was going to be a long day but it was just the two of us so maybe we can play through on the next hole. We couldn't catch these guys and didn't see them until the 13th. It was Mark Wahlburgh and literally his entourage. Only two of the six were actually playing which is why we couldn't catch them. But I got to talk to the orginal "Turtle" which was cool I guess.
  • KategreenKategreen Members Posts: 13
    Our state senator made up our foursome couple of summers ago
  • Lloyd_Christmas29Lloyd_Christmas29 Members Posts: 317 ✭✭
    I've ran into a few like Michael Jordan, Mark Wahlberg, Steve Martin, and a bunch of other athletes like Josh Beckett and Dmitri Young.

    My favorite though, for all the Entourage fans out there, was Kevin Dillon or "Johnny Drama." BSed with him for a while after the round. Super nice and cool guy. Solid golfer too.
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  • doglegsdoglegs Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    Played in the group ahead of LT's group once. He kept bombing his driver into us with no regard. At one point he narrowly missed the cart girl who was in our vicinity. We pointed this out to him and he responds, "Sh*t happens". He played 7 holes and left.
  • TheGeekGolferTheGeekGolfer Just beat the Huskies! Go Cougs! Members Posts: 1,439 ✭✭
    Played a random round where I was paired up with ex-Seahawk football player Curt Warner. Nice guy with a good swing.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,038 ✭✭
    Played with/alongside:

    Cameron Champ

    Kurt Kitayama (Asian Tour)

    Austin Smotherman (Latinoamerica Tour)

    Also was at tournaments with DeChambeau in the field
  • brycefazebrycefaze Members Posts: 88 ✭✭
    Josh Duhamel at Headwaters Golf Club, Park Rapids, MN. I didn't get to talk to him, he was teeing off on an adjacent hole we were playing. One guy in my group had to go over to the tee box to find his errant tee shot.
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  • tommgtommg Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    Caddied for Sammy Davis and Smokey in my youth. Both very gracious people, genuinely nice guys.
  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,025 ✭✭
    Here in suburban Virginia, I've run into a few athletes. Met Joe Theisman on the range one day at a local higher-end public course. Tyler Clippard (Nationals reliever at the time) played in a pro-am at my home club. Chris Cooley Skins tight end, retired) played in an interclub match at my home club last weekend. I had the most interaction with Chris, he stuck around after the matches for a few beverages and a bite to eat, seems like a really good guy. Nothing bad to say about the other two, just didn't get to sit and talk with them.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    edited Apr 10, 2018 #223
    I was originally taught golf by Tom Jones, and I still have his phone number on my mobile.

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    Saw Bill clinton take a **** behind a tree at haines point in DC
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  • AlecEmersonGolfAlecEmersonGolf Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    Most famous guy I ever saw on a golf course was Tom Doak who was on #16 of Crystal Downs when I was on #12 (humble brag yes I've played CD). The best story of playing with a celebrity I've heard was my high school golf coach played 6 rounds with Michael Jordan.
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  • BForresterBForrester Unregistered Posts: 1,261
    edited Apr 12, 2018 #226
    lol...Famous people in central Indiana...needless to say I've not yet run into one. Maybe if I played somewhere like Crooked Stick.
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  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 883 ✭✭

    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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  • fyrglfrfyrglfr Members Posts: 786 ✭✭
    Marshall Faulk

    Ricky Fowler

    Jose Canseco

    Phil Mickelson

    Roy Jones Jr

    "Sugar" Shane Mosely

    Morris Chestnut

    James Worthy

    Magic Johnson

    Jim Everett

    Brendon Steele

    Frank Thomas

    Frank Robinson

    Jason Gore

    Kevin Na

    Eddie Ratliff

    I pretty sure theres more lol....you run into and see allot of people in So Cal
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:

    I keep trying to recall somebody, anybody remotely famous I've met or played with on the course and keep coming,up with the same answer, no one.

    Cough, cough.


    I was going to list you, but you listed some guy named Michael Jordan over me. And to use Hawkeys's favorite new line, now I'm all butt-hurt!!��

    I was thinking you'd say VNutz!

    Good use of BH, too.

    Plus DP, if I posted that I had played with you the entire board would know that you have no standards and will play with any riffraff that shows up. There would be a steady stream of undesirables heading towards Chicago.
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  • Chopshop23Chopshop23 Members Posts: 97 ✭✭
    I played golf with Darius Rucker at Bulls Bay. There was a thunder storm mid round and we had to head to the bar to hydrate. Super cool dude.
  • juggernaut0629juggernaut0629 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭
    dcfas wrote:

    I was playing in our local am tournament I think in ‘05 at Saratoga International and Bill Parcells came up to hang out at the tee box. The guy was genuinely friendly. Seemed like he loved being on the course.

    Parcells was a member at Saratoga National at a point in time. I've seen him there on a few occasions back in the day.
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  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,866 ✭✭
    I use to see Jerry Rice and other notable NFL stars/coaches/hall of famers/and hot women every other day when I worked at one of the golf courses he had privileges at.
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  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭
    Not playing a round but in the clubhouse at my grandparents club. Ran into Carson Daly during his TRL hayday
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  • FLOGMRFLOGMR Members Posts: 1,265 ✭✭
    edited Apr 13, 2018 #234
    A slightly different "Famous" golfer..... back in the day (read 30 years ago) I was a police officer with the local department.....I had taken the afternoon off and was at a local "muni" playing with a fellow officer who had the day off. We were playing as just a 2 man group as the course was pretty quiet that day.

    As we passed the pro shop after the front 9 one of the shop staff called out to us and asked if we minded having a single join us for the back 9........ "no problem" ....So this big guy comes out and joins us....... can't say I actually recognized him right off, but I had an uneasy feeling about him as we played....as we played and chatted I finally remembered who he was .... Robert Satiacum .... at the time he was on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list in the States...he was in Canada claiming refugee status.

    A few months later he was arrested and convicted in Canada for child **** charges and subsequently died of a heart attack while in jail awaiting extradition.

    Famous or infamous??

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  • dakemmerdakemmer Members Posts: 21

    Chi Chi Rodriguez at El Conquistador in Puerto Rico and at Dorado Beach on separate occasions. Wayne Gretzky at Shadow Creek

    Nice guys.

    Can't believe I forgot Merrill Reese. Played with him twice!

    Very Cool!!! Used to see him at Golf Galaxy in Langhorne, PA where I worked for a bit in college. Nice guy. Go Birds!!!!!
  • PaullyPaully Members Posts: 871 ✭✭
    A couple years ago I played behind Derek Carr, Christian Ponder, and Matt McGloin at Callippe Preserve in Pleasanton. It was a slow day so we ran into them quite a few times. My buddy actually almost nailed Carr with an errant approach. They were all good dudes and could pound the ball.
  • Bwarren2Bwarren2 Members Posts: 25
    my father was a member at a local club and we played in a 4 some with Joe Don Baker, after a shaky start for me, I came back strong on the back 9 and we won, I was about 18 so no beer for me.
  • stepupstepup Members Posts: 158
    Tommy Howell from Red Dawn and The Outsiders plays in the same group I play with every weekend. I have lost some and won some from him. He is a great guy and a blast to play golf with. Dude hits it pretty well.
  • stevopagolfstevopagolf Members Posts: 1,450 ✭✭
    dakemmer wrote:

    Chi Chi Rodriguez at El Conquistador in Puerto Rico and at Dorado Beach on separate occasions. Wayne Gretzky at Shadow Creek

    Nice guys.

    Can't believe I forgot Merrill Reese. Played with him twice!

    Very Cool!!! Used to see him at Golf Galaxy in Langhorne, PA where I worked for a bit in college. Nice guy. Go Birds!!!!!

    Another one I forgot was Michael Vick. Played ahead of him as a single. The assistant pro followed him in a cart to keep folks away. The superintendent's geese chasing dog however ran from him and hid.....for some reason....
  • bandrzbandrz Members Posts: 955 ✭✭
    Played the UT club in Austin a while back. somehow we managed to have a frost delay in the morning. so we're all mingling around the clubhouse (which is awesome) and none other than R. Lee Ermey was there. He was loud and dropped F bombs like it was no big deal. he had an American flag golf bag. I said hi to him and he said something back. i don't remember what it was cause all i heard was "Pleased to meet you Private Pyle, now drop and give me twenty!!!!" I would have loved to have been paired with him. RIP
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