2016 Celebrity Golfers
JT Snow, San Francisco Giants Alumni
JT Snow, best known for his exceptional defense throughout a 13-year career, won six Gold Gloves for the San Francisco Giants and is recognized as one of the most popular players in the franchise’s history. Drafted by the New York Yankees in 1989, Snow made his Major League debut in 1992 in New York before being traded to the California Angels before the 1993 season. The first baseman won two Gold Gloves with the Angels, and then was traded to San Francisco prior to the 1997 season, where he immediately flourished. He hit a career-high 28 homes runs in 1997 and won his third consecutive Gold Glove award. Snow continued his impressive career with the Giants, leading the team to the 2000 National League Division Series and the 2002 World Series. Snow spent the 2006 season with the Boston Red Sox before announcing his retirement and signing a one-day contract with San Francisco to officially retire as a Giant. Snow currently serves as an advisor to Giants General Manager Brian Sabean and is also a college baseball analyst on the Pac-12 Network.
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.
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.
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.
Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings Alumni
Bobby Jackson graduated from Salisbury High School in 1992. He attended Western Nebraska Community College and the University of Minnesota before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 23rd pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. As a Golden Gopher, Bobby Jackson led Minnesota to the Final Four, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets prior to his rookie season where he played 68 games before moving on to a more familiar place in Minnesota where he donned a Timberwolves jersey for two seasons. He had his best years in Sacramento where he played for the Kings from 2000 to 2005 where he was known as "Action Jackson" and a crowd favorite.
Bobby Jackson retired on October 24, 2009. He later became an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. On September 9, 2013, Jackson was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves as a player development coach.
Jeff Stover, San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion Alumni
Jeff Stover was a defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers American football team during the 1980s. In college, Stover finished in 3rd place in the NCAA shot-put competition in 1979. In 1980, while attending the University of Oregon, he was named Pac-10 champion shot-putter. With record-breaking statistics, Stover made it to the 1980 Olympic trials in shot-put. However, as a result of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott by the United States (held that year in Moscow), he never had the opportunity to compete.
Stover had an extreme desire to play professional football, and earned a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers shortly after they won Super Bowl XVI. He was signed by the 49ers, and in 1984, he was named the team's starting left end. In 1985, he played a full season in a starting role, and registered 10 sacks.
Stover played in the 1984 Super Bowl, when the Niners beat the Dolphins in the game held in Stanford, and also played in the 1988 Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals in Miami.
Mark Hughes, Diector of Player Personnel - New York Knicks
Mark Hughes is a retired American basketball player, coach, and is the current Director of Player Personnel for the New York Knicks.
He has played collegiately for University of Michigan and was a co-captain of the 1989 NCAA Championship team. On the professional level, he played for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. He has also played professionally in France and Italy.
He was the head coach of the Grand Rapids Hoops of the CBA from 1997 to 2002, the team he has also played for from 1995 to 1998.
He worked as an assistant coach in the NBA for the Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings.
During the 2007-11 seasons, Hughes worked as a scout for the New York Knicks. In 2011, Hughes became the Director of Player Personnel for the Knicks.
Jackie Christie, Actress and Entrepreneur
Jackie Christie is an American actress, entrepreneur and highly sought after Star of VH1's Basketball Wives LA! Jackie, having starred in several popular movies and TV shows recently, is also an accomplished Fashion Designer. Jackie has expanded into the Beauty business and established her signature line of cosmetics in New York City, at the world renowned beauty convention "IMAT". She is also the author of 5 popular books! Lastly, Jackie is a longtime devoted philanthropist.
The sought after TV personality can now add the Stage to her list of credits starring in several renowned stage play's including Master Playwright Mr. Shelly Garret's hit stage Play " Beauty Shop" this fall in New York City!
Christie prides herself on being a high achiever, she is a native of Seattle Washington, and the Wife of retired NBA Super Star Doug Christie.
Michael Merriweather, NFL Alumni
Mike Merriweather spent 11 years in an NFL uniform playing linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers. But it was with the Steelers where he had the most success. Originally a 3rd-round pick (70th overall) by the Steelers in 1982, he stepped into the starting lineup after the retirement of Jack Ham and went to 3 straight Pro Bowls from 1984-86 out of the University of the Pacific in the 1982 NFL Draft and spent six seasons wearing the Black and Gold. From 1982-1987, Merriweather was named to three consecutive Pro Bowls (1984-1986) and was named All-Pro three times (1984, 1985, 1987). In 1984, Merriweather set a then-Steelers’ record for sacks in a season with 15, which was fifth best in the NFL. He finished his Steelers’ career with 31 sacks, which is currently tied for 14th on the all-time Steelers’ sack list. Merriweather also had 11 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns while playing for the Steelers and lastly was tabbed as Steelers MVP in 1987.
Acquired in a draft-day trade in 1989 from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for the Vikings 1st-round pick that year, Mike Merriweather provided play-making ability to the Vikings defense and was an instant boost to an already strong unit. The Vikings defense ranked #1 in the NFL in 1989 and won the NFC Central at 10-6. Merriweather led the Vikings in tackles in 1990 and 1991 and ranked #2 on the team in 1992. In his debut with the Vikings in 1989 he set a career-high with 189 tackles, scored a TD on an interception return against Detroit and made NFL history when he blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety against the LA Rams in overtime to win the game, the 1st time an NFL game ended on a safety in overtime. His 189 tackles still ranks as the 9th-best mark in team history and no Viking has had as many tackles in a season since. Merriweather started all 63 games he played for the Vikings. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice during his Vikings career. Merriweather played on NFC Central championship teams in 1989 and 1992 and advanced to the playoffs both seasons. He finished his career playing for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers both in 1993 and 1994. For his career, he had 41 sacks, 18 interceptions and four defensive touchdowns.