When you watch golf, what are the things you generally think about? Pastel colored polos come to mind…as do khaki shorts, or other shorts also featuring pastel colors. You may think boys with trust funds, and retired men with tan, weathered faces, drinking cocktails in the brooding sun. You might think “four”, you might see clubs and lots of standing around.
Despite what you may or may not see, golfing has been a sport enjoyed by all kinds of people for many years. Many say it’s much more fun to play a game of golf than it is to watch it on tv. But generally speaking, those who have played tend to understand the game, and those who understand the game and enjoy it are probably more likely to enjoy it in any setting.
Golf has been thought of as an elite sport, and even though it is definitely not limited only to those who have money, the sport does have a history of bringing in wealthy people who have the vacation time and resources to stand around and swing at balls for hours a day. Speaking of wealthy people and golf, here are some celebrities who love to golf:
Elway is most famous for his quarterback skills. He’s thought to be one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Despite his link to football, Elway is a golf fanatic as well. When you’re that good at one sport it only makes sense that you would have a certain aptitude for others, as well.
Elway has been known to have memberships at several elite golf clubs throughout the United States and is constantly seen playing in tournaments. Even though golf has no tackling, it doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by celebrities such as Elway.
Another celebrity who has a love for golfing is the famous Wayne Gretzky. The “Great” One is also not limited to the sport that made him famous. Gretzky is part of one of the same clubs Elway is a part of, so it would come as no surprise to see them playing against each other in a tournament.
Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina Gretzky is a model by career, but she happened to marry a famous golfer by the name of Dustin Johnson. Johnson is one of the best golfers in the world, as he has was ranked #3 in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2015.
As you can see, golfing is a sport that is very much enjoyed by celebrities. The list could go on to include most every celebrity out there. Golf and celebrity life are practically the same thing, and while the rest of the world must practice their swing indoors, these lucky people get to travel to the world’s most beautiful places to swing amongst the most breathtaking of elements.