John is one of the best athletes I have ever played a game of sport with. Had he set his mind to become (plus avoided injury) a professional athlete I believe he had the natural talent to succeed. No matter what sport, basketball, football, baseball, racket ball, he always excelled in competition.
As a basketball player he excelled at shooting and passing the ball. He still holds some of the high school records at the school he attended. He attended college on a basketball scholarship but was injured playing football (knee). This injury basically ended his college basketball career. You will note he still wears a knee brace while playing golf.
John today is a very successful business man. This is because of his leadership qualities, competitive nature, and dedication to succeed. But, most of all for being a good all around person and citizen.
John is and will always be one of my best and closest friends.
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John started playing golf about the age of 30. His handicap today is in the range of a 10. This is despite a back, knee and foot problems that flare up occasionally. He has a great short game because of touch and feel he developed from his athletic past. John regularly shoots in the 70s.
John recently scored a rare double eagle. Below is the information on this rare feat.
July 18, 2006
John E. Simmornds
Brentwood Country Club
5120 Country Club Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Double Eagle - Albatross
239 yard 3 wood
Double Eagles are far more rare than Hole In One aces. Someone has to hit two great shots. You have to have length and ability. Only a small percentage of golfers, less than 10 percent, ever reach a par 5 in two. That means 90 percent of all golfers don't have a chance of making a double eagle.
Golf Digest calculated that an average golfer had a 1 million-to-1 chance to score a double eagle, while an ace draws odds of 12,700-to-1. According to Golf Digest, on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2003, there were 631 holes-in-one and only 56 double eagles
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