T.J. Oshie Is One Of Us
By Torleif Sorenson on 2/18/14
Veteran golf writer John Strege did some homework and found that the United States' newest Olympic hero, T.J. Oshie is one of us. A golf nut.

In fact, the Saint Louis Blues forward is rather good on the golf course, not just a 200' x 85' sheet of ice:

Yep — he sports a 2.4 USGA handicap. Not bad for somebody who only gets to play about four months out of the year.

Oshie spends much of his off-season in the Brainerd Lakes Area of north-central Minnesota, especially at Cragun's Resort, which includes two well-regarded courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

And, as other notable hockey players tend to do, Oshie also hosts an annual golf fundraising event. The Oshie Charity Golf Tournament has been held at Kayak Pointe Golf Course near his birthplace in Washington State, at King's Walk in Grand Forks, North Dakota (where Oshie played NCAA Division I college hockey), and in his home town of Warroad, Minnesota. Oshie led Warroad to Minnesota State High School Class A championships in 2003 and 2005. A member of the Ojibwe people, Oshie has a first and second cousin (Gary Sargent and Henry Boucha, respectively) who also played in the National Hockey League.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Oshie is a strong enough player to have scored an ace on August 29, 2012 — with his fiancĂ©e, Lauren Cosgrove, as a witness:

Some NHL analysts have predicted that the Saint Louis Blues will finally break through this year and win the Stanley Cup. Your humble correspondent feels that if the Blues get to the Final this year, they will have to beat the Boston Bruins in order to hoist Lord Stanley.

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[ comments ]
srogers13 says:
You don't have to be good to record an ace, if only we had an example with OOB Golf we could use as an example of that.
srogers13 says:
Also, with those aerated greens, it was probably a good thing he made the shot and did not have to putt.
falcon50driver says:
Making an ace is just luck, we have seen examples of that. However making TWO aces would indicate the golfer really knows what he's doing.
mustang6560 says:
Easy, srogers13. Easy.
srogers13 says:
Mustang, didn't you make an ace once?
mustang6560 says:
I did - with kickntrue's 9-iron!
Matt F says:
So who's fixing the bugs on the site while you're making comments on posts Nathan?
DaRupp13 says:
Falcon, being good increases the chances luck will help you. And yeah, good thing he made it, that green looks like it would be fun to putt on...
jrbizzle says:
Not surprising he's a good player, many hockey players are, and with those hands, he's seems like he'd be a monster around the greens.
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