Multiple world champion surfer Kelly Slater has been awarded Golf Digest’s Arnie Award for golfers who give back.
i had the pleasure of watching him play at the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews in October where he was playing with Sprinbok rugby player Rob Louw. At Kingsbarns GC he remarked on the waves crashing by the 15th green that the swell breaking off the right reef made good surfing waves (not that I know what that means). A 2 handicap golfer he plays golf over 100 rounds a year. He took up the sport aged 23 teaching himself from Ben Hogans Five Lessons book.
Slater is an environmental activist, involved in hurricane disaster reliefdand involved with More Than Sport which raises funds for college educations for disadvantaged children.
He also plays the drums well as noted at one of the parties during the tournament. golf seems to be the sport of choice of many competitive surfers lately. check out the Instagram page @golfgeek