Celebrity Golfers and Their Handicaps

Celebrity Golfers and Their Handicaps

The game of golf is beloved by so many that even celebrities have taken to the game in order to relax and spend time with friends or colleagues. In fact, golf is an extremely popular game among celebrities, much like how corporate CEOs take to the green. Deer Creek Golf Course in Deerfield Beach has witnessed many celebrities hit the greens for a day with friends, and the following are well-known, celebrity golf handicaps.

Bill Gates – Index 24.3

Like most CEO’s, Bill Gates worked on his golf, although he was not that great at it.

Clint Eastwood – Index 14.5

Eastwood’s golf handicap is not too bad, doubly so when you realize that he is 86 years old.

Keven Costner – Index 11.4

Roy McAvoy from Tin Cup, Keven Costner does not hit as well as his character, but he did play one hell of a golfer in the movie and that has to count for something…maybe a mulligan?

Wayne Gretzsky – Index 8.5

Gretzsky, better known as the legend who used a stick and hurled objects in a different setting, is a decent golfer. He will never be the next Tiger Woods, but his golf handicap is still better than most celebrities on top of the fact that he is a champion ice hockey player.

Bill Murray – Index 7.2

Carl Spackler from the movie Caddy Shack, Bill Murray, is actually a good golfer. In fact, he learned the game so well that he may have been seen once or twice at a championship golf course in South Florida.

Michael Jordan 1.9

Big Mike! Jordan is an all-round great athlete. He is a living basketball legend, he tried his hand at baseball, and he has a monster index that puts him ahead of almost all other celebrity golfer handicaps.

Golf World Magazine Remembers Legendary Tee off Between Four Golf Giants

Golf World Magazine Remembers Legendary Tee off Between Four Golf Giants

In an issue of Golf World from Oct. 1. 1965, one brief paragraph was dedicated to a golf match that surely deserved a front page spread. The report read:

“As Jack Nicklaus produced a new one-year money-winning record by winning the Portland Open, the former record-holder, Arnold Palmer, teamed with Sam Snead in an exhibition match at Dallas to trim Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, 5 and 3. Nelson was hampered by an injured wrist.”

The match of Arnold with the Big Three predecessors to him is one of the most underreported events in golf history. The event lacked publicity, and even though the round of golf was played in May, it wasn’t reported until the fall.

Arnold Palmer was 35 years old and the others were 52 and 53 years old, there was still great competition and the older players were described as a “potent force”. In that same month, Ben Hogan had been named the greatest professional golfer of all time.

Arnold Palmer made a comment that Ben Hogan did not seem to validate him as actual competition, and that while out on the course, the conversation between the two was nonexistent. Palmer was quoted, “I was never an entity as far as he was concerned. I was just another player.”

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