5 Female Celebrities You Didn’t Know Loved Golf

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5 Female Celebrities You Didn’t Know Loved Golf

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Written By:

Hailey Hunter

Hailey Hunter is a sports broadcaster and producer with a passion for growing the game of golf for women. She was captain of her college golf team at Ohio University graduating from their top ranked Scripps School of Journalism.

If you’ve played golf and enjoy the game, you are a golfer!

That’s right, you are a golfer whether you’ve swung a club just handful of times, or play all year round – and you’re in great company.

We’re taking a look at a few of our favorite female celebrity golfers. Each at different stages and with unique stories about their introduction to the game, they all have the one thing in common: they’ve been bitten by the golf bug.

 

1. Kira Kazantsev – Miss America 2015

Miss America titleholder Kira Kazanstev has a golf story that many who leave the game at a young age can relate to.

“I grew up playing with my dad but in high school decided that golf wasn’t cool,” she said. “Looking back, [quitting golf] was one of the silliest decisions I ever made. Getting back to the game has been an enormous addition to my life, and I’m so thankful to my dad for instilling the fundamental golf skills in me that allowed me to pick up right where I left off.”

Kira is an avid golfer to this day, actually a very good player at that.

“Golf has been an incredible opportunity for me both in my personal and professional life,” she said. “My game is better than ever, and I am loving every second of it. It has allowed me to travel and meet people that I could never have experienced without golf and I am so thankful to the game”.

2. 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 TV and print public service announcements to aid in educating women and raising ovarian cancer awareness.

 

 

3. Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice didn’t pick up the game until 50, proving it’s really never too late to start.

In 2012, she reported getting her handicap down to 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.

 

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Condoleezza sat down with the Golf Channel‘s David Feherty for an interview about her love for the game last May:

 

 

4. 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. 🙂

 

 

5. Jessica Alba

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2809911/Jessica-Alba-looks-like-pro-golfing-event-China-s-revealed-Honest-Company-worth-1-BILLION.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Alba is a huge fan of golf and also participated in the 2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Amtournament. Greg Norman was there as Alba’s coach for the golf event.

Jessica talks about learning the game with her Dad in an interview with ESPN last April.

 

 

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