Alice Cooper and Band Members Golf With GRCC Coaches in Ada
Legendary Alice Cooper and some of his band members played a round of golf in Ada with Grand Rapids Community College golf coaches before his show at the DeVos.
When Did Alice Cooper Begin Golfing?
74-year-old Alice Cooper began golfing back in the 1980s as a way to help him kick his drinking habit. When Cooper first started playing golf, he played 36 holes a day for a year with club professionals. Golf became a form of rehab for the shock rocker.
Cooper credits golf for helping him overcome his addiction to alcohol and once said, "some people turn to God, I turned to golf."
Some guys hit the gym when bands are on tour, while others like to run or bike, but Cooper and many of his band members get up early and golf.
When Cooper published his memoir "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster" in 2007, he talked about the ups and downs of his career and how golf helped him beat his demons.
Cooper has become quite the golfer over the years and still likes to get in 9 holes a day if possible, even when he's on the road.
Alice Cooper Golf's in Ada with GRCC Golf Coaches
Alice Cooper and his band were in town for their show at the DeVos Performance Hall and saw how it was a beautiful day and decided to hit the links before the Wednesday night performance.
According to GRCC.edu Cooper, his guitarist Ryan Roxie and bassist Chuck Garric joined Grand Rapids Community College golf coach John Forton and assistant coach Mark Rasmussen for 9 holes. The group played at the Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada which is the home course for the GRCC golf team.
GRCC.edu reported Cooper wound up shooting a 39 with Forton saying, "he was one of the most sincere, normal guys you want to meet."