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John Daly Reveals the Real Reason Why He Bought a Golf Course and His Astounding Personal Best There

Published 05/01/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

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It is not new to see a professional golfer owning a golf course. Tiger Woods has even built a golf course in the backyard of his $40 million dollar mansion in Florida. One of America’s most popular golfers, John Daly, also has a golf course. However, did you know the real reason he built one?

“It was just the right thing to do. The members were struggling,” the golfer said. Recently, he explained his reasons for buying the Lion’s Den Club in an interview with the PGA Memes. 

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“They had bent greens, and they didn’t have the money to spend on,” he added. Daly further explained that it was a membership-based golf course when he brought it. Furthermore, he even kept it like that for almost 13 years.

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“I get so many out town players that come in, and I just.. just made it public,” the two-time major champion further added. 

The 6036-yard 72-par golf course was originally named Bay Ridge Boat & Golf Club. Originally built in 1969, Daly bought the Lion’s Den Golf Club in 2005. 

Being the designer of the Wicked Stick Golf Course, which is one of the Top 20 courses in Myrtle Beach, Daly redesigned the Lion’s Den when he bought it. Notably, he now lives near the Arkansas-based Club with his son. It also has many memorabilia he collected throughout the years. 

John Daly shared his personal best score on the Lion’s Den Golf Club!

Nicknamed Long John, Daly is known for his ability to hit long drives. He had even won his first-ever major title at the PGA Championship in 1991 at Crooked Stick with his long driving distance. Furthermore, Daly had then scored a 69 in the 7289-yard course, the second-longest in the history of PGA. 

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Therefore, it was natural for the interviewer to be curious about how low Daly scored on his own golf club. “I have actually shot 57 on this course,” the golfer proudly said. 

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Furthermore, Daly explained that he brought the golf club a couple of years later after his son, John Daly II, was born. As with any sports entity, he also had hoped his son would grow up enjoying and playing the sport and bought the golf club. 

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Daly’s Golf Club is open to everybody and has made sure to make it free for high school and college students. Only a person with a pure mind can think like it. And John Daly is one of them. 

 

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.
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