Michael Jordan loves to play golf. He did even during his time in the NBA, so once he retired, he has been devoting more time to his second passion.
It seems like Jordan is tired of playing golf at the Bear’s Club near his South Florida home, as the pace there is “too slow”.
According to Golf.com, Jordan may end up building his own private golf course with a small membership. Financially, former NBA star can afford it.
It’s common knowledge that Jordan is an obsessive golfer, playing almost every day and always for money. The Bear’s Club is where Jordan plays the most, he usually plays with other celebrities and PGA Tour pros. But, the pace is something he doesn’t like.
“Michael likes to play fast and he can’t stand it when people won’t let him through,” said a golf-industry insider who knows Jordan and who has spoken with several Bear’s Club’s members. “That happens enough out there that he’s gotten fed up.”
The source told Golf.com that Jordan has secured an option on a plot of land in nearby Hobe Sound, with ideas on building his own private course with an extremely limited and exclusive membership, approved specifically by Jordan himself.
The mentioned area in South Florida has become concentrated with clubs overflowing with famous people and the top golfers in the world.
Experts say the land Jordan wants for his new golf course will take “take a lot of work” to develop. Jordan obviously is not really concerned about the possible expenses and reportedly is ready to continue with his idea.
A six-time NBA champion and an avid golfer, Jordan earned fame and fortune on the basketball court, as well as through endorsements and movies.
The Hall of Fame player won six National Basketball Association championships with the Chicago Bulls. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award five times and was named an all-star 14 times.
His on-court success and commercial endorsements have made him one of the most recognizable and prosperous athletes in the United States. Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.
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