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Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Mr. Clutch" Nails a Hole-In-One

Golf is that sport that the big boys play for fun and gamble hole after hole on. Golf is what keeps you active while filling that competitive void for many athletes well after their playing days are over.

For some athletes though it doesn't matter what the sport is and it's sometimes said that basketball players can play just about any sport and compete at a respectable level(not including Jordan in baseball), enough to still dish out a little trash talk if they so choose. Well add Jerry West to that list. The man has two statues on both coast in this country and he still continues to come up clutch whether it be int he front office or on the green.

Proof in the pudding is West's latest feat of a hole-in-one this week at the Lakers Celebrity Invitational at Riviera Country Club.

According to the LA Times...

He aced the 138-yard, par-3 16th with an 8-iron. Two of the par-3s in the charity event showcased cars for anyone who aced the hole.

Ironically, the prize on the 16th was Lakers season tickets, and of course, West already has those and rarely goes to games anyway.

"I didn't think I'd make another one," West said in a phone interview from his office at Riviera. "I was pretty lucky. Actually, it was a good shot. It was going real close to the hole, and it kind of spun in the hole. It's the first time I'd played in a while. The caddie pointed his finger down to the hole, and I had no idea what the heck he was talking about.

"Any time you do something like that, you're not as thrilled as everyone else you're playing with. It's a unique thing to happen. A lot of people play for a lifetime and are very accomplished golfers and never have one."

Still coming up clutch is "Mr. Clutch". Doesn't it always work that way, if your not that good at something or haven't done it in a while you always accomplish the hardest feat?