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


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#301 Bargegolf

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

When on a trip to Cabot Links/Cliffs in 2017, said hello to Deane Beaman (former PGA Tour Commissioner) in a restaurant and then had a pleasant chat the next day on the putting green, a true gentleman. Saw Ian Baker-Finch and Peter Kotsis playing an adjacent hole. After the round, saw Mark Messier with his entire family at the table next to us in one of the restaurants.

In terms of non-golf celebrities met James Worthy on course in Malibu and chatted him up in the bar afterwards.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

Was at Pinehurst and thought I ran into Angus Macfadyen - I then asked his name, and he said his name was Keith.  
keith......?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:08 AM

I watched Bill Clinton tee off at Ko Olina last year. I was the only other golfer at the course.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:09 AM

Also met Hideki Matsuyama at Chambers Bay the month before the US Open was held there. He played in the group in front of me

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

View Postjjohn1022, on 23 February 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

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.  

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

View PostArpeggi, on 01 December 2018 - 12:28 AM, said:

Gary Player was in the group behind me at Pelican Hill.
Did he tell you how great he was?

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:42 PM

View Postelectroleum, on 05 December 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:


Second one was Michael Jordan. He was apparently looking at buying into a restaurant in Toronto, and came to play both of our courses. I guess he likes to buy memberships at courses in areas where he does frequent business so he always has a place to play.

Superstars like MJ don't usually have to buy memberships.

The clubs will give them a courtesy one so they can say to prospects...and you know who's locker that is...

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:05 PM

Mike Trout and i are members at the same course here in NJ. He plays real early on weekdays with his brother and dad.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:21 PM

Saturday after Thanksgiving...group behind me was a 3some that included darryl strawberry. I was in a group with 2 guys who were 70+ and my 4.5 yr old who hits from where I hit and then we pick his up.

The old guys, as nice as could be, were dreadfully slow. We let strawberry's group go through on 8 tee even though there was nowhere to go..course was packed.

After 16 holes and a hole open ahead of us I excused myself from the gentlemen I was playing with so I could finish up and get my son some lunch.

I catch strawberry' group on 18 tee and ask to play in with them.

Strawberry hit some massive bombs on the baseball field but he's not a very good golfer. Probably drives it 240-250. I'm 5'8 175 and carry it about 270.

Golf is a funny game.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:15 AM

I ran into Mookie Betts last week (right fielder fir the Red Sox).  Weve Alice cooper play here.  Hines ward, bo Jackson, and many other athletes.

Its nice having a destination course as your home course.   We get a ton of people that come play the trail.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:21 AM

Back in the day a friend of mine used to organise professional golfers who were sponsored by Cathay Pacific airlines. Part of what he did was to arrange practice golf for them and he used to bring pro golfers to our Golf Club and we could meet them and sometimes play with them.

I was lucky enough to play at different times,  with Greg Norman, Eamonn Darcy  and Edwardo Romero .

Thought Greg was an unfriendly ****, Eamonn and Eduardo were brilliant. As a side note, Romero was the longest driver of the ball I'd ever seen especially as this was well before big headed, titanium clubs.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:26 AM

For UK sports fans....Bob Stokoe the football manager and Chris Balderstone, test cricketer and umpire were both members at my club. Went on holiday with Chris. An absolute gentleman. Bob was super competitive. Fought a hook so had ultra thick grips on his irons. Both solid single figure players. Sadly both passed away. Great characters.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:43 AM

I ran into UNC Tarheel great Phil Ford

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:05 AM

Played Celtic Manor 2010 this year and met Ryan Giggs. A true gent and was quite surprised he's a right handed golfer.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:27 AM

Dick Butkus

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:42 PM

View PostBirddog2, on 07 December 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

Dick Butkus
Saw him at a celebrity event I played in back in the late 90s .  He had 3 packs of Marlboro Reds in the cart.  3 packs for. 5 hour round lol
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:58 PM

View PostBreak81, on 07 December 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

View PostBirddog2, on 07 December 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

Dick Butkus
Saw him at a celebrity event I played in back in the late 90s .  He had 3 packs of Marlboro Reds in the cart.  3 packs for. 5 hour round lol
Lol... I didn't notice him smoking but he was playing behind us and my buddy had just made birdie on a par three. Dick must have par'd it cuz my buddy says..."I just kicked Dick Butkus's a**"    Oh really?  lol
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:38 PM

Ken Griffey Jr
Greg Maddux

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:08 AM

View PostAbelvis, on 07 December 2018 - 07:05 AM, said:

Played Celtic Manor 2010 this year and met Ryan Giggs. A true gent and was quite surprised he's a right handed golfer.
Really??? Don't live far away from his house. Always very friendly when we've met... Boy what a player he was

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:40 AM

Was teeing off for a late twilight round with a couple of co-workers when the starter asked if we would mind letting a single go first. We said sure and up rolls Deacon Jones. He introduced himself and thanked us for letting him go off first. He teed off and after he cleared the landing area on the first hole we never saw him or his big Rams staff bag again. The starter said he played there often and fast.

A few years ago I was on the range in the Seal Beach area and there was a very pretty young lady testing clubs with a couple of guys on a launch monitor. She was hitting brand new Srixon Z-stars that they were pulling from boxes as she hit. She seemed very nice and was friendly. I later learned it was Paige Mackenzie. A year or two later she became a regular on the morning drive on the golf channel.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:28 PM

View Postdbigstick, on 11 December 2018 - 01:40 AM, said:

Was teeing off for a late twilight round with a couple of co-workers when the starter asked if we would mind letting a single go first. We said sure and up rolls Deacon Jones. He introduced himself and thanked us for letting him go off first. He teed off and after he cleared the landing area on the first hole we never saw him or his big Rams staff bag again. The starter said he played there often and fast.

A few years ago I was on the range in the Seal Beach area and there was a very pretty young lady testing clubs with a couple of guys on a launch monitor. She was hitting brand new Srixon Z-stars that they were pulling from boxes as she hit. She seemed very nice and was friendly. I later learned it was Paige Mackenzie. A year or two later she became a regular on the morning drive on the golf channel.
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

I saw Lenny Dykstra once at a local tourney, does that count?
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

View Postrjp217, on 12 December 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:

I saw Lenny Dykstra once at a local tourney, does that count?

Only if he was rummaging through bags looking for pills.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

Saw MJ twice; once he was playing with Dean Smith.

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