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Friends in High Places: Larry the Cable Guy

By |  February 20, 2024 0 Comments
Larry the Cable Guy. (Photo: Golfdom staff)

Larry the Cable Guy. (Photo: Golfdom staff)

Just about any male with cable TV in the 2000s knows the meaning of “git-r-done!”

Larry the Cable Guy — a wise-cracking, blue-collar, sleeveless comedian — has performed in sold-out theaters nationwide for decades. He’s appeared in numerous TV comedy specials and movies. His distinct voice brought the rusty tow truck Mater to life in the Disney films Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).

Larry the Cable Guy still performs his stand-up comedy when he’s not on the golf course. The funnyman also hosts his own golf tournament every summer, the Git-R-Done Golf Classic, which has raised more than $7 million for charitable causes such as the Arnold Palmer Hospital, the Food Bank of Lincoln (Neb.) and the American Red Cross.

“When I’m in Florida I play Isleworth (G&CC, Windermere). It’s an awesome club, an awesome course. When I’m in Nebraska I play at Firethorn Golf Course (in Lincoln) and I also belong to the Dormie Network, which is an amazing bunch of courses. Victoria National (Newburgh, Ind.), Dormie Club (West End, N.C.) and I play Arbor Links (Nebraska City, Neb.) all the time. Hillcrest (CC, Lincoln), Prairie Club (Valentine, Neb.) — there’s a lot of great golf in Nebraska.

Conditions mean a lot. Edgewood (Tahoe GC, Stateline, Nev.) is one of my all-time favorite courses, it’s always in such great shape and you can’t beat the views. Half the fun of golf is getting out, getting away from electronics and walking and being with your buddies. Get outside and get your Vitamin D! I love golf, it’s awesome.”

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 18-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at sjones@northcoastmedia.net.


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