It is always fun to find out how our favorite comic book superheroes tie their love of golf in with their famous roles. Samuel L. Jackson‚ star of Star Wars and The Avengers‚ is a huge fan of the game. I found this great story in an interview he did with Golf Digest:
During filming of “Star Wars II‚” I carried my light saber in my golf bag. I had to practice whenever I could because there were 109 movements to learn. We were in Australia‚ and I’d whip it out on a tee box when play was slow and go through the moves. The people I played with thought that light saber was very cool. It was about the length of a driver and weighed about the same‚ too. One of those moves is similar to a golf swing‚ used to block an overhand blow. The hands lead‚ like you’re playing a knockdown shot‚ and the block comes high in the follow-through. Apparently the move wasn’t good enough. In the final “Star Wars‚” Mace Windu gets killed.
I wonder‚ if they had let him use his driver‚ would he have survived? AND what kind of cover do you put on a light saber?