Celebrities love to dabble in other things beside their forte, acting. Take a look at business mogul Tyra Banks, after having a successful career as a supermodel, Tyra launched a business enterprise that has her garnering the attention of many industry leaders comparing her to the likes of fellow industry guru, Oprah. Michael Jordan saw a brief acting stint when he starred in the Warner Brother's joint, Space Jam. Taking a note from this book, many other celebrities are crossing genres, most recently to the game of golf. Below are some of the more famous names who have taken their swing at the game and actually received some pretty high accolades.
Making this list and following in line with other supermodels who have sought to keep a career going after their industry viability is over is Jodie Kidd. Having formerly graced the covers of Harper's and Vogue, Jodie has now turned her attention to the world of golf. Jodie currently plats at a handicap level of 18 and has made quite the name for herself by hosting a number of golfing related charity events.
Poison lead singer Alice Cooper has also made his way over to the world of golf. Having taken a step away from the microphone and instead picking up the club, Cooper now plays with a handicap of 8, not too shabby for someone's whose previous work experience includes some pretty bizarre stage shows and questionable snake-handling. In fact, Cooper's passion for the sport has manifested itself via book. Titled, "Golf Monster", Copper explains in 12 steps how to step up your game, just as he did.
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In between some of his more eclectic roles over the year, Samuel L. Jackson has turned to the game of golf to, and has he directly says, "do something that occupies my time that I would have otherwise spent doing much more destructive things." Jackson has stated he's also just a big fan of drop-in games. Many golfers have been surprised to see his name on the list of golfers who will be making the rounds with them that day.
Boy-band member, turned solo career, turned actor, turned… golfer? That's right, former N-Sync member Justin Timberlake has moved into the world of golf. With a self-professed handicap of six, Timberlake recently completed a round at the famous Bethpage Black in eighty eight strokes. This success landed him host of several PGA tour events.
Back in 2005,Golf Digest came out with an issue of their magazine naming Dennis Quaid the top Hollywood golfer. In his prime, Quaid was capable of playing at a handicap of zero at several top courses across the country. In his prime, Quaid was able to hit the ball at about 250 yards. A feet that isn't that impressive for some of the big names in golf, but is pretty dang good for a Hollywood actor. Since 2005, Quaid has come out and said that his level has decreased a bit (to a bout a handicap of 6) but that he still practices frequently.