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.

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When Did Alice Cooper Begin Golfing?

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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.

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Cooper credits golf for helping him overcome his addiction to alcohol and once said, "some people turn to God, I turned to golf."

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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."

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