1 January 2006
PARS IN THEIR EYES
Cath and Sean join top 100 list of Hollywood's hottest players ..on golf course
SEAN CONNERY, Hugh Grant and Catherine Zeta Jones have come to the fore... after being named among Hollywood's top 100 golfers.
Top of the pile is actor Dennis Quaid - whose 1.1 handicap puts him a fairway ahead of the rest.
At 75, Bond legend Sir Sean is old enough to pick up his pension but his form on the course leaves younger rivals green with envy.
The Scot, who has a handicap of 17.9, makes it to No.61 in the star-studded list - ahead of action heroes like Bruce Willis and Tom Cruise, who play off 36.
Catherine, who regularly plays a round with husband Michael Douglas, has a 24 handicap and is ranked at No.80 - well behind her hubby at 51.
The top Brit is Four Weddings star Hugh Grant, at No.8.
Connery, a regular at St Andrews, Loch Lomond Gold Club and Lyford Cay in the Bahamas, credits the game with keeping him young in the mind. What can you do except to be aware of the fact that it is happening to you but do your best to ignore it?
"I am still playing a decent game of golf so that keeps me feeling good about myself."
The celebrity list was compiled by US sports bible Golf Digest. A spokesman said: "Sir Sean could be ranked higher, if he were not so busy, and had more time on the course
CATHERINE RANK: 80 HANDICAP: 24
DENNIS RANK: 1 HANDICAP: 1.1
SIR SEAN RANK: 61 HANDICAP: 17.9
#DAY After Tomorrow star Dennis Quaid heads the list of Hollywood's big hitters.
Handicaps were determined in a number of ways: the U.S. Golf Association's Golf Handicap and Information Network, state associations, the actors, friends and playing partners.
Handicaps without decimal points are unofficial estimates
RANK ACTOR HANDICAP 1. Dennis Quaid 1.1 2. Thomas Gibson 4.3 3. Chris O'Donnell 4.5 Matt Craven 4.5 Tom Dreesen 4.5 4. Samuel L. Jackson 4.9 5. Randy Quaid 5.9 6. Craig T. Nelson 6.9 7. Mark Wahlberg 7.0 8. Hugh Grant 7.0 9. Kevin Sorbo 7.2 10. Kevin Dillon 7.3 11. Luke Wilson 7.4 12. Bill Murray 7.5 13. William Devane 7.6 14. Bruce McGill 7.8 15. Aidan Quinn 7.8 16. Peter Gallagher 8.0 17. Matthew McConaughey 8.0 Don Johnson 8.1 Kyle MacLachlan 9.0 Andy Garcia 9.1
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