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



  • RichieHuntRichieHunt Members  4031WRX Points: 729Posts: 4,031 Titanium Tees
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    Lewis Black
    Richard Kind
    The Gatlin Bros.
    Mark Chmura
    Thurman Thomas
    Shane Conlan
    Jim Boeheim
    Mario Lemieux
    Moose Johnston
    Rocco Canale

    That’s all I can remember right now.


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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11741WRX Points: 1,543Posts: 11,741 Titanium Tees
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    I've never ran into anyone remotely famous at any golf course. There was one afternoon I showed up to play shortly after "Fluff" Cowen had been there earlier in the day and I think some NFL player was once in a foursome on the other side of the course from mine.

    Other than that, I did see the then-CEO of the organization I work for warming up at the practice green at my old club. I had been in a couple (large) meetings with him years earlier and darned if he didn't call me by name and shake hands. That knack has always amazed me, apparently the dude remembered the faces and names of the hundreds or thousands of people he'd ever sat across a conference room table from for a couple hours.

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  • FrankHallFrankHall Members  22WRX Points: 32Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    My brother and I arrived at the course once and Terry Kiser (Bernie from 'Weekend at...') was sitting in a golf cart, little round dark glasses...not moving. It was spooky.

    I did meet a bunch of famous guys at Bayou Din back around 1969, but it was a celebrity golf tourney: Dick Butkus, Deacon Jones, Lem Barney, Alex Karras, Mike Lucci, Lee Roy Jordan, etc. I was a kid and these guys treated me great, especially Karras and Jordan.

  • EllaLemondEllaLemond Members  6WRX Points: 3Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I've never ran into anyone remotely famous at any golf course.

  • iNeedMoreGolfiNeedMoreGolf RiMembers  293WRX Points: 130Handicap: 14Posts: 293 Greens
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    Mr woods himself.

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    Scottie Pippen and Ray Allen

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    Was playing in an outing in St. Louis that had 'older' pro-athletes from STL.

    Anywho I am on the range and I see Ozzie Smith walk up behind me. I am about to finish up so I say to him 'if you wait a minute you can have my spot'. I proceed to pipe a drive, the tee flies backwards. Ozzie catches it, jokes 'your tee hit me in the eye' then shakes my hand and introduces himself. His buddy thought I was like a pro after seeing the drive, lucky for me he didnt see the 20 shots beforehand.

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    Recently, I played with Stacy Keach who played Mike Hammer back in the day and more recently (sort of) Cameron Alexander in American History X. He was with an actor as well but I forgot the name. A very nice man that was complementary on good shots and was annoyed by bad ones. I hope I run into them again.

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6070WRX Points: 1,284Handicap: mePosts: 6,070 Titanium Tees
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    I loved the Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer show! Watched Stacy Keach back in the Eighties, though I think they ever showed the pilots in the UK.

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    Did you get to witness the infamous hot dog cup picture on the green?

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    Roger Waters 🎸

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    Played with Jon Runyan and Merrill Reese of Eagles fame. Ran into Michael Vick, my dog shunned me for hours afterward, somehow he knew.....

    ChiChi Rodriguez in Puerto Rico. Pudge Rodriguez.

  • OldCussOldCuss South CarolinaMembers  53WRX Points: 93Handicap: Which One?Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    Aunt Catfish, restaurant at Daytona Beach, used to offer an all-you-can-eat catfish option. My cousin, Greg, is famous for the number of catfish he can eat. Never seen him eat on the golf course, however, but he is an excellent golfer.


    Norm OldCuss Bryan

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    Bill Murray, circa 1989. He had a place up on the Palisades in Rockland County somewhere.

    My High School team's home course was Rockland CC and he showed up as Bill tends to do.

    He duffed his tee shot and in his perfect Bill timing turned around to the team watching him from the putting great:

    "I knew you were watching me!"

    Unfortunately I knew him more for Ghostbusters and other films at the time then our good friend Carl the greenskeeper and I couldn't quip "Big hitter that Dali Lama" or similar.

    We love the Bill.

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    Recently, Larry the Cable Guy, at a recent inter club match.

    Miguel Montero

    Brian Doyle Murray

    Brock Ostweiler (OK, not that famous)

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    Played two holes with John Daly a few years back, at his course in Arkansas, called murder Rock. The course is not operational anymore (I think). That was before he had his health problems. Nice friendly guy, he did like to smoke cigs however. Crazy long !

  • NixLix26NixLix26 Members  462WRX Points: 176Handicap: 4Posts: 462 Greens
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    I remember playing behind an older fellow who was dressed like a canary. Turned out it was Doug Sanders

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  • InZeroGravityInZeroGravity Members  16WRX Points: 17Posts: 16 Bunkers
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    Current and former pro hockey players are not unusual around here, on or off the course. I usually just give them their space, maybe a quick nod at most. They don't need me bothering them.

  • monty09monty09 Members  312WRX Points: 98Posts: 312 Greens
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    Step Curry - Golf Club of HOuston

    Bo Jackson- Golf Club of HOuston

    Junior - Olympic

    Big Ben - Pebble

    Royce Clayton - Pinehurst #2

    Zach Greinke - Oakmont

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    Years ago I met Dwight Hicks (retired from the NFL) walking 9 holes after work at Eaton Canyon GC in Pasadena, CA.

    I love golf
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    Dr. Tom Davis before a round at Finkbine and because of pace of play at various tee boxes.

    After our respective rounds he bought beverages for my daughter and me up in the now (sadly) closed and torn down (or about to be) Hawk's Nest.

    Just an incredibly nice and genuine person.

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    Ray Allen

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    Warrick Dunn shortly after he retired.

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    No one as I can't afford to golf on course where a celebrity might play, Only courses anywhere as nice as what a celebrity might play is over 70 miles away. I usually stay close to home.

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  • shinobishinobi Members  41WRX Points: 26Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    The most recent was Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama from Entourage).

    The LA Clippers frequent a local public course here in LA so saw Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan a few times.

    My other buddy who plays at Sherwood always sees Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky.

  • EdslandEdsland Members  40WRX Points: 50Posts: 40 Bunkers
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    Michael Jordan played through my group when my son was around 10.


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