Kelvin Sampson to play golf at Wolf Challenge

  • 07/16/2007 6:31 pm in

gilmore.jpgI fashion myself at least a novice golfer — and a poor one at that — but I’d never heard of “wolf golf” until today. If you are unfamiliar with it yourself, hop on over here and get your learn on, son.

In any event, IU coach Kelvin Sampson will be participating in a wolf-style golf tournament August 12 and 13 in Sellersburg, IN., with the likes of Fuzzy Zoeller, John Daly and Lee Trevino.

Rounding out the field will be I.U. men’s basketball head coach, Kelvin Sampson. This will be Sampson’s first appearance and he will be going head to head against Zoeller, Trevino and Daly utilizing the “wolf” format. This will be Sampson’s second year as the head coach, and currently boasts ten consecutive 20-win seasons and 14 straight post-season appearances. He was also named National Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2002.

All four players will be wearing microphones while competing. The competition will be an eighteen-hole match utilizing the “wolf” format. Sampson will be able to use his USGA handicap.

I don’t know about you, but this foursome seems pretty grand — especially when you throw in the microphones. You have John Daly, he of booze and wife-scratched fame, Lee Trevino, who was excellent in Happy Gilmore, and Fuzzy Zoeller, who sued a Miami-based company for defamatory marks left on his Wikipedia entry. This is an interesting group of guys.

I just hope Sampson makes it out alive.

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  • Big A

    Any chance Bob Barker will be joining the group?

  • Big A

    Any chance Bob Barker will be joining the group?

  • Can Sampy even play golf?

  • Can Sampy even play golf?

  • Can Sampy even play golf?

  • Big A

    Good question, I’m guessing he’s solid but they’re allowing him to use his handicap in order to keep things as fair as possible.

  • Big A

    Good question, I’m guessing he’s solid but they’re allowing him to use his handicap in order to keep things as fair as possible.

  • IUJimmy

    Great news! The Wolf Challenge is a great event (I live in Sellersburg). Should be a lot of fun. Bill Murray was there last year and he made things interesting to say the least.

  • IUJimmy

    Great news! The Wolf Challenge is a great event (I live in Sellersburg). Should be a lot of fun. Bill Murray was there last year and he made things interesting to say the least.

  • Zach

    Uh oh, Kelvin learned how to putt.

  • Zach

    Uh oh, Kelvin learned how to putt.

  • Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. It is always great pleasure to read your posts.

  • Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. It is always great pleasure to read your posts.

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  • Nice to know this! I was not aware of it one year back, just came across this post and came to know, thanks.

  • johnjonatan

    We will be ready. If college basketball is a game of emotions – hey, just look at what Indiana did to Michigan State when told they might lose their coach, Kelvin Sampson. We will be ready. …. Is that a piped-in wolf howl in the RBC Center I hear? ….. Dan Patrick Golf Majors Challenge, Play Now! …
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    Kelvin Sampson played everyone….

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    Kelvin Sampson played everyone….