Samuel L. Jackson A Passion He Will Not Live WithoutBy: Jennifer Curra - August 17, 2013
Samuel L. Jackson, the notoriously renown bad MF, has recently admitted one of his true passions, a passion that he is not willing to live without. Golf, a favorite pastime of many Americans, is the activity that Mr. Jackson insists on having included as a segment of his regular schedule. According to CNN’s Living Golf Mr. Jackson said, “They have to let me play at least twice a week. Generally they either move me onto a golf course or I join a club so I can play there.”
He shared with PGA Tour, “Golfing is the only game I’ve ever played where I’m responsible for everything that happens out there.”
The famous actor has played on many well-known courses including St. Andrews in Scotland, where the sport originated by hitting nothing more than a pebble, and the appropriately-named Pebble Beach. Playing in the “home of golf” held significance for the celebrity beyond the historical connection.
“The first time I played St. Andrews I actually played with Tiger. That’s kind of a big deal,” he said.
Samuel Jackson plays this sport with a six-handicap. This is more than just a sport and more than a mere pastime for Mr. Jackson who actually uses his gifts to highlight charitable initiatives, notably by raising donations for the Alzheimer’s Association an organization that holds personal interest for the actor.
“My mum passed from Alzheimer’s last year; my grandfather had it, her sister’s got it, her brother had it, my paternal grandmother had it, so it seems like I’m kind of surrounded by it,” he said.
Encouraging fund participation to aid research efforts and promotions for the Alzheimer’s Association, the actor tweeted the following earlier this year.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 10, 2013
The title of “gifted golfer” can now by added to the actor’s complete repertoire. What advice does he have to ultimately share with other aspiring swingers?
“So keep your head down, swing easy — not hard — find a tempo that’s comfortable for you, and have fun. Don’t take it seriously.”