2015 Celebrity Golfers
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Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants Alumni
Barry Lamar Bonds is a former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Bonds attended Arizona State University, hitting .347 with 45 home runs and 175 runs batted in (RBI). In 1984 he batted .360 and had 30 stolen bases and in 1985 finished with 23 home runs, 66 RBIs and a .368 batting average. Bonds tied the NCAA record with seven consecutive hits in the College World Series as a sophomore and was named to All-Time College World Series Team in 1996. He graduated from Arizona State in 1986 with a degree in criminology and a promising MLB career ahead. He was named ASU On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player.
The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Bonds as the sixth overall pick of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. In 1993, Bonds signed with the San Francisco Giants, following in his father and grandfather's footsteps, where he would spend the next 15 seasons and retire in 2007.
Bonds was regarded as an exceptional hitter, and finished his regular season career with a very high on-base percentage (.444) and isolated power (.309). He holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs, most home runs in a single season (73, set in 2001) and most career walks. Bonds also received eight Gold Gloves for his defense in the outfield. Ranked second in career Wins Above Replacement among all major league position players by both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference.com, Bonds is behind only Babe Ruth.
Doug Christie, Sacramento Kings Alumni and NBA All-Defensive Team
Doug Christie was selected 17th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers later that season. In 1994, the Lakers traded him to the New York Knicks. In 1996, he was again traded mid-season, this time to the Toronto Raptors. He stayed with the Raptors until the conclusion of the season in 2000.
At the end of the 2000 season, Christie was traded to the Sacramento Kings. In Sacramento, Christie became the Kings' popular starting shooting guard and developed into one of the league's best defenders, perennially named to the NBA All-Defensive Team; also he was recognized as one of the best 3pt-shooters during this time.
Damien Payne, Professional Long Drive Fundraiser/Entertainer
Damien was born in Santa Rosa and raised on Oahu Hawaii on the military base, but he calls San Diego, Ca., home because he went to high school there and then on to accept an intercollegiate scholarship at San Diego State for their basketball team. He is currently settled in Sacramento Ca., and is the proud owner of his Rottweiler named Diego. Memories of his great grandfather’s golf stories have helped to inspire Damien’s accomplishments and future goals. He has only been in the sport of Long Drive for three years. In 2011 Damien finished in the top 24 in the Aldila International World Match Play Championships. In 2012, he again advanced finishing top 20 in that same event. Damien’s longest ball of 2012 was 457 yards. With an immeasurable amount of strength and the fastest hips in Long Drive, Damien is the next up and coming star in Long Drive so watch for him as his career launches and talent explodes in 2013.
Standing 6 foot 4 inches tall, Damien works out regularly to keep in top competitive shape.
He’s a nice guy with his fans, but he’s not one you want to compete with!
Harold "Prez" Pressley, Sacramento Kings Alumni
Harold Pressley was selected 17th pick in the first round of the 1986 draft, playing for the Kings from 1986 - 1990. Pressley, drafted as a defensive specialist quickly showed his versatility been named NBA player of the week April 10, 1988 beating out Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley.
Pressley continued his professional career in Europe where he won back to back Spanish league championships and three Euro finals appearances. Harold Pressley played all 40 minutes in what known as "the perfect Game" as his Villanova Wildcats upset GeorgeTown University by shooting a record setting 78.6% for the game including 90% in the second half.
Following his professional career Pressley joined his former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino on the side lines at Cleveland State University where they turned the losing program around. Pressley returned to Sacramento to start his foundation called Treat'em Like a King, providing school supplies, Christmas presents, summer camps and after school programs for disadvantage youth at his 72,000 sq ft event center in the Sacramento area.
Vidal Carlin, St. Louis Rams Alumni & University of Cincinnati Hall of Fame
Vidal Carlin was North Texas’ starting quarterback in 1965 and 1966, leading the Mean Green to an 8-2 record and the Missouri Valley Conference championship as a senior. During his senior campaign he was at the controls in victories over teams such as UTEP, Louisville and Cincinnati. In just two seasons, he completed his career as North Texas’ all-time leader in single-game passing attempts (54), single-game completions (32), single-season passing attempts (341), career passing attempts (633), career completions (276), career touchdown passes (25) and career passing yards (3,233).
He remains among the top six players in school history in each of those statistics as well. Carlin recorded eight career 200-yard passing games, which is still the fourth most in school history, and posted a career-high 307 passing yards against Arkansas in 1965. Carlin made an immediate impact with the Mean Green, leading North Texas in passing yards and total offense in both 1965 and 1966.
Following his career at North Texas, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL in 1967 as the 16th pick in the third round. He went on to play quarterback in the league with Atlanta and Houston as well, ending his professional career in 1974 with the Oilers. Carlin also spent one year in the Canadian Football League, playing quarterback with the BC Lions in 1970.
George Buehler, Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Champion Alumni
George Buehler played for the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978. He became a starter at right offensive guard for the Raiders from 1971 to 1977, and ending his career with the Cleveland Browns in 1978 and 1979. He was part of a particularly strong offensive line during the 1976 season, featuring interior linemates Dave Dalby at center and Gene Upshaw at left guard.
In the 1976 AFC championship game of the 1976–77 NFL playoffs, the Raiders beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, rushing for 157 yards and passing for 88 yards. The Raiders then beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, rushing for a whopping 266 yards and passing for 180 yards.
Norm Thompson, St. Louis Cardinals Alumni
Norm Thompson was drafted in the 1971 NFL Draft as a round 1, pick 17 for the St. Louis Cardinals. He played cornerback in the NFL for eight seasons. He started his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and ended with the Baltimore Colts.
Art Thoms, Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Champion
Art Thoms was recruited by several colleges as a defensive lineman. He chose Syracuse and enjoyed a standout career for the Orangemen under Coach Ben Scwartzwalder. The Orangemen were a Top 20 team in Art’s sophomore season, and they played in the Gator Bowl.
In 1969, the Oakland Raiders selected Art with the 22nd pick in the draft. He was just the sixth Syracuse player ever taken the first round at the time. Art cracked the starting lineup in 1970 as a defensive tackle. From 1971 to 1975, he was a mainstay on the vaunted Raider defense, primarily at left tackle. He was named First-Team All-AFC in 1974.
Brad Denton, Golf Entertainer
Brad Denton, (A.K.A., Forrest Gump, Gomer Pyle, Jack Nicholson, Jimmy Stewart, Arnold Schwarzenegger: and a host of other characters), performs an incredible one of a kind golf clinic trickshot show that is guaranteed to knock your socks off.
Brad has over 14 years experience as a playing and teaching professional. He has also managed and instructed for a top 5 nationally ranked golf school as well as teaching independently in Nuremberg, Germany. Brad has also competed professionally throughout the US, Canada, & Germany.
Within a structured, informative format, Brad uses his fun-loving sense of humor, impersonations, quick wit and unique shot-making talent to entertain and teach groups of all ages and backgrounds the fundamentals of golf "with a twist."
Come watch Brad perform his incredible shot-making demonstration that shows the fundamentals of the golf swing using a variety of not so ordinary clubs such as a 6ft & 10ft driver while on stilts and more.
Brad has performed before audiences and National Television Shows such as "Real TV" and will also be performing for the "Guiness Book of World Records" to establish a new world record for the "Longest Golf Club in the World."
Come out and join in with Brad for a fun-filled time of laughter, entertainment and instruction. You'll definitely leave with a smile on your face and something to talk about!
Raymond Chester, Oakland Raiders, 5 Time All Pro & Super Bowl Champion Alumni
Raymond Chester played college football at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and was the #1 Draft Pick for the Oakland Raiders in 1970. He is a Five Time All Pro Bowler and was a Super Bowl Champion in 1980 when the Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chester played 12 years in the league and was a NFL Hall of Fame nominee. He is a NFL Alumni Man of the Year and was inducted into the African American Sports Hall of Fame.
Mervyn Fernandez, Los Angeles-Oakland Radiers, Wide Receiver Alumni
Fernandez spent his entire 6-year NFL career (1987-1992) with one team: the Los Angeles Raiders. During that span, Fernandez played in 86 games and amassed 209 catches for 3,764 yards and 19 touchdowns.
His 209 career catches are 10th most by any receiver in Raiders’ history. His 13,764 career receiving yards ranks him number 8 all-time. His 18.01 average yards per catch for his career is first among any receiver to wear the Raiders' Silver and Black.
Arguably, Fernandez's finest year was 1989, when he made 57 catches for 1,069 yards and 9 touchdowns, leading all Raiders’ receivers in almost every major category, and becoming only the sixth Raider to gain over 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
Charlie Smith, Raiders Alumni
Charles Henry Smith is a former American football running back. He played two seasons for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders (1968–1969), and 5 for the National Football League's Raiders (1970–1974).
He also played for the NFL's San Diego Chargers in 1975. He attended the University of Utah.
Smith scored the go-ahead touchdown in the famous 1968 Heidi Game between the Raiders and New York Jets.
MacArthur Lane, St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers & Kansas City Chiefs Alumni
MacArthur Lane is a former professional football player, a running back in the NFL for eleven seasons, from 1968 to 1978 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and Kansas City Chiefs.
Lane was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft, the 13th overall pick. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1970 when he led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 11. After four seasons in St. Louis, Lane was traded to Green Bay in February 1972 for Donny Anderson. Teamed in the backfield with John Brockington, the Packers won the division and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 1967. With a new coaching staff in 1975, Lane was traded to Kansas City in July for a future draft pick. He played his final four seasons with the Chiefs, and during the 1976 season, Lane led the NFL in receptions with 66.
Lane was inducted in the Utah State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
Bob Lee, Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Alumni
Lee was selected in the 17th round by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1968 NFL Draft. A quarterback and punter from the University of the Pacific, Lee played in 14 NFL seasons from 1967-1981 for 3 different teams.
As a member of the Vikings, he saw action as a punter in Super Bowl IV and he threw a touchdown pass in Super Bowl XI. With starting QB Fran Tarkenton's late season injury in the 1977 season, Lee started and led the Vikings to a 14-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs. The game was infamous due to the muddy conditions. Lee started the NFC Championship the next week as well against the Dallas Cowboys, but the Vikings lost 23-6.
Zac Lee, University of Nebraska Alumni
Lee played 2 seasons at the City College of San Francisco. He came to Nebraska following a highly successful 2006 season at City College of San Francisco. Lee had a standout campaign for Coach George Rush, with more than 3,400 passing yards and 35 touchdowns while completing 64 percent of his passes. Lee's performance led City College of San Francisco to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the California junior college title game. The City College of San Francisco offense averaged nearly 40 points per game with Lee at QB. Lee was ranked as the nation's top junior college quarterback by Rivals.com, Scout.com and SuperPrep Magazine.
He redshirted his first year at Nebraska in 2007. In 2008 he completed 1 pass for 5 yards and rushed for 17 yards. In 2009, Lee passed for 2,143 yds completing 59% and rushing for 171. He started all 12, led a comeback against Missouri and hit 76% against all Sun Belt Teams. That year he guided his team to a Holiday bowl win and #14 ranking.
Lee was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the end of the NFL lockout in 2011.
Joe Montana Sr., Father of Joe Montana
Montana's father, Joe Sr., first taught his son the game of football when he expressed an interest in the sport as a young boy. Montana started to play youth football when he was just eight years old, aided in part by his father.
Montana Sr. listed his son as a nine-year-old so that Montana could meet the league's minimum age requirement.
Ted Kwalick, San Francisco 49ers & Oakland Raiders Alumni
Ted is a former American football tight end in the National Football League and World Football League. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1969-1974 and the Oakland Raiders from 1975-1977.
He attended Penn State University after growing up and playing high school football at Montour High School outside of Pittsburgh.
Kwalick made several All-America teams in 1967, and was unanimous in 1968, becoming Penn State's first two-time All-America. His career totals, 1343 yards and 10 touchdowns, were Penn State records for a tight end. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989 and National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Kwalick scored the first touchdown in Candlestick Park in 1971.
Joe Martin, Kansas City Chiefs Alumni & NFL Alumni Association Member
Martin was a camp quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in the late 1970s, and since then he has worked as an assistant coach at Stanford (two years) and Cal (one year).
Martin is a member of the NFL Alumni Association.
Craig Morton, Dallas Cowboys Alumni
He played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons, from 1965 to 1982, with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Denver Broncos. He played college football at the University of California.
Morton was drafted by Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1965 NFL Draft (fifth overall). He spent his first 4 seasons as the backup for Don Meredith, but still received opportunities to play due to different injuries suffered by Meredith. In 1969 he became the starter at quarterback after Meredith's surprising retirement.
In 1970, although he was bothered most of the season recuperating from offseason right shoulder and right elbow surgeries, he led the Cowboys to Super Bowl V where the team lost a close game to the Baltimore Colts.
He revived his career with the Denver Broncos, finishing the season as the second rated passer in the AFC. Although he was suffering in the playoffs from a swollen left hip that needed to be drained, he was able to overcome the injury and become the first quarterback in NFL history to start the Super Bowl for two different teams (Dallas in Super Bowl V and Denver in Super Bowl XII),
Cliff Branch, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl Champion Alumni
Cliff Branch spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, winning three Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII.
Cliff was voted a First team All-Pro in four consecutive seasons (1974–1977) and had 46 receptions in 1976 for 1,111 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 24.2 yards per catch.
During this time, Branch was also named to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1974–1977. In 1974, Branch led the National Football League in both receiving yards (1,092) and receiving touchdowns (13). During the 1983 season, Branch set the Raiders franchise record for the longest TD reception (99 yards), on a pass from Jim Plunkett.
Dwight Clark, San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion Alumni
Dwight Clark was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1987. With the 49ers, Clark played on two Super Bowl championship teams. He caught the winning touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Joe Montana in the NFC Championship Game in January 1982 against the Dallas Cowboys. The play, immortalized as "The Catch," propelled the 49ers to their first Super Bowl championship.
Clark played college football at Clemson University before being drafted by the 49ers in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He served as the general manager of the 49ers in 1998 and in the same capacity with the Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2002.
Clark tallied 506 catches for 6750 yards and 48 touchdowns, along with 50 rushing yards in his nine NFL seasons with the 49ers. He led the NFL in receptions (60) during the strike-shortened 1982 season, and made the Pro Bowl twice, in 1981 and 1982.
Barry Sims, Oakland Raiders & San Francisco 49ers Alumni
The Oakland Raiders picked Sims up as a free agent during training camp in 1999. He broke into the starting lineup at left tackle in his 5th game facing off against All Pro Bruce Smith. He started the entire 2004 season at offensive lineman. During the 2005 season Sims was the only member of the offensive line to play every snap from scrimmage through 16 league games. During the 2006 season Sims moved inside to left guard. He was injured during his 7th game and sidelined for the rest of the season, thereby snapping a 67-game consecutive start streak. During the 2007 season, Sims competed with top draft pick Robert Gallery to regain his position as the starter at left tackle. He was also named a team captain during that season as the longest tenured starter on the team.
Sims was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on June 23, 2008 primarily as a veteran back-up tackle, however Sims has been called on to start at both left and right tackle positions, with 8 starts at LT during the 2009 season ably filling in for regular LT starter Joe Staley. Sims has, as of 2010 played in 152 NFL games with 133 starts, seven playoff starts, two Conference Championships and one Super Bowl appearance.
Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, 3-Time World Boxing Champion
Tony Lopez is a former professional boxer from Sacramento, California. He was a 3-Time World Boxing Champion. He is remembered for his victory in the 1988 The Ring Fight of the year by decision over Rocky Lockridge.
He fought against Julio César Chávez in 1994 in Monterrey. He lost by TKO. He also fought the pound for pound best brawler ever Tommy Cordova.
John Olenchalk, Kansas City Chiefs Alumni
Before earning a B.A. from Stanford in 1977, John was the only non-scholarship freshman elevated to the varsity team for the “Big Game” against Cal. At Stanford, John competed in shot put and discus, while playing inside linebacker and special teams in football. After graduation, John played linebacker for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed him in 1981 for special teams. In 1982 John played for the Chiefs during a strike-shortened season and was in the last game ever played at Metropolitan Stadium. John was inducted in 1988 into the American Football Association Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Charlie Weaver, Detroit Lions All Pro Linebacker and USC Hall of Fame
Charlie Weaver was a 1970 All-American defensive end at the University of Southern California. He was an All-Pac-8, USC's Most Inspirational Player in 1970. Weaver played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins between 1971 and 1981.
Gary Weaver, Oakland Raiders & Green Bay Packers Alumni
Gary Weaver is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.
Weaver also played for the Green Bay Packers.
Ruthie Bolton, Sacramento Monarchs Alumni
Alice Ruth "Ruthie" Bolton, also known by her former married name of Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, is a former professional women's basketball player.
Born in Lucedale, Mississippi, she played at the collegiate, Olympic and professional levels of women's basketball. Bolton played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 through 2004 with the Sacramento Monarchs.
She played collegiately at Auburn University, teaming with her older sister, Mae Ola Bolton. Bolton has also served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a transportation officer.
LaSalle Thompson, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings & Indiana Pacers Alumni
Thompson was drafted by the Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft. In 1989-1990, he averaging 13.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game while spending a half-season in Sacramento and the other half in Indiana.
A regular starter for most of the first part of his career, in 1992-1993 Thompson was a key reserve on the first Pacers team to reach the Eastern Conference Finals series, in 1993-1994.
After the 1994-1995 season, Thompson signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, playing there for a year before going to the Denver Nuggets. He ended his career with nine more games in a Pacers uniform.
Henry Turner, Sacramento Kings Alumni
Henry Turner played collegiately for California State University, Fullerton, graduating in 1988, and played two-season in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings (1989–90 and 1994–95).
In Europe, Turner played mainly in Italy. While playing in Greece for Panionios during the 1993-94 season, Turner thrilled the crowds with his performances and stunning slam dunks. Both came together in one memorable first-half performance against PAOK in the semi-final of the KORAC Cup. In front of a full-house of raucous Panionios fans, Turner scored 30 points in the half and capped it with a 360 degree dunk that had the supporters (and game commentator) in delirium.
Turner retired in 2002 at 36. He went on to work as a basketball analyst for Comcast with co-hosts Jim Kozimor and Kayte Christensen and Lafayette Lever, covering Sacramento Kings games.