Golf is a common passion amongst many people in the United States and beyond — this comes as a result of the sport’s relaxing atmosphere and its dual-purpose playing structure, which grounded in both group competition and goal-oriented personal achievement.
There are many celebrities who have been bitten by the golf bug over the years, ranging from movie stars to professional athletes from other sports.
Here are some notable celebrities who golf.
Aaron Rodgers has become a bonafide superstar in the NFL over the last few years, filling the shoes of the legendary Brett Favre and eventually leading the Packers to a super bowl title in 2011. However, Rodgers is also an avid golfer during the offseason. He has sported a 45 index and once played with Barack Obama, finishing with a 75.
One of the biggest names in music and film, Justin Timberlake also regularly takes forays into the golf world. Timberlake has a strong passion for the sport in general, hosting PGA Tour events for over five years. He even owns a golf course outside Memphis.
Larry David is no stranger to the golf course on his popular HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the Seinfeld co-creator plays a fair amount of golf off set as well (which comes as no surprise, as much of the show’s scenarios are based, in self-deprecating fashion, on David’s actual life). Like Rodgers, David has played with former president Barrack Obama on several occasions.
Joe Pesci is a celebrated actor known for his roles in Goodfellas and My Cousin Vinny, but the actor is also an avid golfer. Pesci has participated in multiple charity golf tournaments over the years, including the Melanoma Research Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted by Kevin Nealon, and the Los Angeles Golf Classic hosted by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
Will Smith portrayed the titular character of 2000’s The Legend of Bagger Vance, but the popular movie star also takes to the greens in real life. In fact, Smith apparently spent most of his time on set golfing with co-star Matt Damon. He is a member of the Sherwood Country Club in Los Angeles.