Jeff Sluman Personal Notes
Loves Formula One auto racing.
Big fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
Serious wine collector, owns about 2,000 bottles dating to 1957.
Co-owner, with Dudley Hart, of Lakeshore GC in Rochester, N.Y., a course he played regularly growing up.
Good friend of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal.
After disqualifying himself at 1996 Bay Hill Invitational, refused to take undue credit for act, quoting Bobby Jones: "It would be like congratulating someone for not robbing a bank.".
Teamed with office supply retailer OfficeMax to create The Jeff Sluman & OfficeMax "Drive for Hope"—a charity fund that is poised to raise $450,000 to $750,000 for the City of Hope and other charities…Started in the game at age 4 but didn't think about turning pro until after his senior year of college.
Favorite movies are "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Pulp Fiction," "Caddyshack," "Patton" and "Crash.".
Followed the Pittsburgh Pirates as a kid and favorite player was Roberto Clemente.
Says his most memorable shot was his 5-iron on the 72nd hole at the 1987 PLAYERS Championship.
TV favorites include "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage," as well as college and pro football.
His first job was working at a bowling alley (Dewey Gardens) in Rochester.
His favorite meal is a Caesar salad, a dry-aged USDA prime ribeye with asparagus and a potato.
Made his first ace at age 14 at Ridgemont CC in Rochester. Hit a 7-iron but never saw it go in since it was a blind hole.
If he had one course to play the rest of his life it would be Pebble Beach.
Purchased a Porsche after his first big golf payday.
Says the one historical event he would have liked to have witnessed first hand was the signing of the Declaration of Independence.