Superstars Get Hooked On Golf

When you yourself have never played golf, probably you’ll never comprehend the appeal. But if you’re like many celebrities–whether they’ve been playing for decades or just recently started to tee it up–you’ll recognize that the game comes with an unusual appeal that may digest you.

Golf has experienced a rise in popularity lately, so much so the game–long and mistakenly considered a less-than-physically-challenging sport–is impressive yoga and Pilates work outs. Celebrity golfers, who usually pay personal trainers big money to help them get in shape and help them keep physically fit–say there are some particular physical benefits related to an outing on the links.

Specialists say you can get the most out of a round of golf if you wander the course, the length of which can measure about 5 miles, with respect to the course. Walking builds strength, improves your cardio-vascular health and allows you to burn a moderate amount of calories. If you take your clubs, you could get an upper body work-out too. And striking the ball really can boost your hand-eye coordination, which can be of good use in several areas.

Professional players and many a-listers have begun playing to include another level of competition to their lives and to help you to pay more time together around the course with their loved ones, who are joining them.


Some players like Oakland Raiders cornerback Ray Buchanan love the sport so much that he and his wife, Sheree, constructed their dream home at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth, Ga., home of the PGA Tour’s Bellsouth Classic. Their multimillion-dollar mansion overlooks the 9th hole, and Buchanan, a former Pro-Bowler, plays 2-3 times per week during the off-season.

‘At first, I didn’t like golf,’ says Buchanan, previously of the Atlanta Falcons. ‘But after a while, it had been like a virus–so infectious that I wanted to keep playing and learn-more.’

Sheree Buchanan, who starred within the ‘NFL spouses’ team within the Emmy-winning reality TV series The Amazing Race 4, just started playing golf a few months ago, in an endeavor to spend additional time with her husband. She took up golf; he took up her favorite sport–tennis. She’s just starting to understand why her husband enjoys the sport so much–the competition with yourself and a need to always do better. Ultimately, the couple hopes that their four children may grow to love the sport as much as they do.

‘[Golf is] still brand new for me,’ Sheree says. ‘For us, it’s fun. For one more perspective, please peep at: discount interviews. H-e teaches me, and provided that we do not have plenty of people [playing] behind us, it’s OK.’

Carolina Panthers broad recipient Muhsin Muhammad, who also owns an entertainment company and nonprofit basis, says he started golfing when he joined the NFL and ‘fell in love with it.’

‘Golf is something that is extremely relaxing for me,’ claims Muhammad, who already is pushing his 3-year-old daughter to play. ‘I think to be able to play tennis enables you to meet and keep company with different people.’

But it is not only skilled athletes who enjoy time to the course. Actors such as for instance Samuel M. Jackson and Will Smith, and singer Johnny Gill also love the sport. Also celebrity lovers make the rounds concerns golf: ‘We wish we had began to play when we were kids.’.