Kelly Slater and Simon Dyson : photo courtesy Life...and what a Life he leads...
Surf News, 14 March, 2012 : - - Kelly Slater has revealed an interest in joining the Champions Golf Tour in the United States when he finally hangs up the surfboard. Slater a five-handicapper, joined The Golf Show host Brett Ogle for nine holes while on the Gold Coast for the ASP's Quiksilver Pro.
In an entertaining interview, Slater told Ogle about his experiences at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Alfred Dunhill Links, where last year he partnered eventual winner, Englishman Simon Dyson.
Kelly Slater in the rough (left) and on the green (right)
But it was Slater’s form across the nine holes – where he started par, birdie, birdie, and had six one-putt greens - that prompted Ogle to ask the surfing icon about the possibility of playing professional golf.
"I’ve thought about it," Slater, 40, said of joining the Champions Tour once he turns 50. "It’s a different level, they’re much better than I am. "You have to take so much time to tune in all those little tiny things and you’ve got to be comfortable in the competitive arena. "I’ve played a couple of individual tournaments and I just choked."
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