Trading in Pigskins
for Golf Clubs
A.J. Hawk and
also pursue golf
with a passion
By Rob Demovsky
The best golfers in team history have come and gone – legendary quarterback Brett Favre and former kicker Ryan Longwell, who makes his off-season home at the famed Isleworth Country Club near Orlando, Fla., could beat any current Packers’ player. But they left behind a love for the game of golf at 1265 Lombardi Ave., where current quarterback Aaron Rodgers and kicker Mason Crosby probably rate as
IN THE Nfl’S SMALLEST CITY, GREEN BAY, WIS., IT’S NOT UNCOMMON to see Packers players eating at local restaurants and shopping at area stores. Lately, they’ve been popping up at golf courses, too. The golf bug has spread – and spread quickly – in the locker room at
the team’s top golfers these days.
Crosby plays to a 4 handicap, while Rodgers carries a 5, and both work hard at their golf games when they’re not trying to get the Packers back to the Super Bowl.
“I love to play,” says Crosby, who has been a member at Oneida Golf and Country Club in Green Bay. “I’ve been playing for about
10 years pretty seriously, and the last few years I feel like I’m finally
“Keeping your head behind the ball, staying smooth, working on tempo and making sure ach swing is the same each time – that goes for golf and kicking.” —Packers kicker Mason Crosby
COURTESY OF THE GREEN BAY PACKERS
56 THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE 2010 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP