You know their names, you’ve seen them on TV, but did you know you might run into one of these twelve celebs on the links?!
From actors and fashion designers to influencers and politicians, the one thing these women all have the one thing in common: they’ve been bitten by the golf bug.
1. Jennifer Lopez
“J-Lo” and Alex Rodriguez decided golf was the best way to celebrate their recent engagement.
The couple winded down after an exciting weekend with a quiet game of golf on Monday at Bakers Bay Golf Club in the Bahamas.
2. Kyle Richards Umansky
Any Real Housewives junkies will be familiar with Kyle Richards from the show’s Beverly Hills franchise. Kyle’s husband Mauricio is quite the golfer, and earlier this year she cheered him on as he fired a 69 to make the cut at the PGA TOUR’s Desert Classic.
But Mauricio isn’t the only member of their family who’s made making a splash on the golf course – perhaps he took the initiative to #inviteHER to the game?
Kyle’s been known to trade getting dressed to the nines for brunch with dressing for nine with her girlfriends (trendy hats included).
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3. Vera Wang
In an interview with InStyle, designer Vera Wang admits that while she’s no pro, she’s an enthusiastic golfer who uses golf as a tool to “engage.”
“I’m not a huge exercise person, but I love to play golf at Liberty National, in Jersey City, N. J., or at Atlantic Golf Club in the Hamptons if I happen to be out there,” she said. For Vera, it isn’t about how well she plays.
It’s all about the enjoyment of the game. “I’m terrible but enthusiastic.”
4. Kate Upton
Model/actress Kate Upton considered herself a fair-weather golfer, playing just once a year.
Five years ago she decided she wanted to play beyond her family’s annual Christmas golf outing and decided to invest more time in honing her skills. Her interest and motivation to improve lead her to golf legend Arnold Palmer who became her coach and mentor. and began to give her golf lessons. Kate’s favorite club is the driver, just like Arnie’s.
5. Nicole Kidman
Actress Nicole Kidman is a casual golfer who’s joined fellow celebrities Chris Evans and Morgan Freeman competing in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am tournament in Haikou, China.
6. Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear is a golfer and enjoys playing in occasional celebrity golf tournaments. She recently played in the Annual Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament.
7. Jenni Falconer
When host and fitness guru Jenni Falconer isn’t on the radio or television, she’s on the golf course. Jenni loves making her time on the course a family affair, bringing her husband and daughter along for quality time together.
8. Kira Kazanstev
Miss America titleholder Kira Kazanstev has a golf story that many young women who leave the game early can relate to.
9. Eva Longoria
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is a long-time golfer. This picture was snapped back in 2002 during comedian George Lopez’s annual Celebrity Golf Classic in Toluca Lake.
At one point in her golfing career, Eva was named lead ambassador for the Callaway Golf Foundation appearing in both television and print public service announcements to aid in educating women and raising ovarian cancer awareness.
10. Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice didn’t pick up the game until she turned 50, proving it’s really never too late to start.
She’s reported her handicap as low as a 14 and cites her driving and putting as the strongest part of her game. If she could get better with her irons and wedges, she says her handicap would improve tremendously. Dr. Rice also became one of the first female members of Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Master’s Tournament.
Condoleezza sat down with the Golf Channel‘s David Feherty for an interview about her love for the game:
11. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is an avid golfer who learned to play on the set of her hit romantic-comedy There’s Something about Mary. Since her initial foray into golf, she’s established a 36 handicap.
Enjoy this fun clip of the golf fanatic during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where she competed head-to-head in a rollerskate golf course race…Cameron won. 🙂
12. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is a huge fan of golf and has participated in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am tournament. Greg Norman was there as Alba’s coach for the golf event.
During an appearance on ESPN she talks about learning the game with her Dad in an interview with ESPN: