Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ready for the 2012 season to start. He and his fellow Steeler teammates had a premature ending to the 2011 campaign. This has Big Ben trying a new off-season routine to get him ready for the new season. This new routine you ask? Golf. Yes that’s right, Golf!
He will be golfing at some of the world’s most challenging courses this summer. He hopes this will prepare him mentally for the grueling times of a 16 game NFL schedule. Roethlisberger is heading overseas sometime in June to play in Ireland and Scotland. He will be teeing up on the prestigious courses of St. Andrews and the K Club, among many others.
Ben said in an interview with Yahoo sports, “I will be playing something like 12 courses in 10 days and they are some of the very best ones that you can find. I’m going to the K Club, St Andrews, and a bunch of others.”
That is an impressive schedule for someone who is accustomed to avoiding 250 pound linebackers, not having to decide whether to lay-up or go for the green. Golf is a game that challenges the player both mentally and physically. The game can get you down just as fast as it can pick you up.
“Playing some great courses in a setting like Ireland and Scotland will be pretty awesome, but it is also a great way to keep your mind sharp.
Pittsburgh fans can only that this peculiar off-season regiment proves to be a valuable asset to their quarterback. Maybe Big Ben can hit some balls with Masters Champion, Bubba Watson, whose golf motto is “grip and rip”.
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