Rock legend swings by San Antonio golf course morning after concert

Alice Cooper played Tobin Center on Monday night, hit links Tuesday morning

Photos courtesy: Alamo City Golf Trail

SAN ANTONIO – Though better known as the godfather of shock rock, Alice Cooper also has a reputation as a scratch golfer.

The 69-year-old singer of such rock hits as "School's Out" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" performed Monday night at the Tobin Center -- replete with his standard stage props of electric chairs, guillotines and fake blood -- but on Tuesday morning he traded his ghoulish makeup for an electric yellow shirt and white visor.

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Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier, hit the links at Brackenridge Park, playing with Alamo City Golf Trail director of instruction David Ogrin. ACGT posted pictures of Cooper and Ogrin together on its Facebook page.

The living rock legend is no stranger to the game of golf.

The title of his memoir is "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict" and he has said many times in interviews that the game helped him overcome his addiction to alcohol and drugs.

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He's also said he's considered taking up golf professionally -- with his trademark macabre facepaint on.

But Cooper is not just a golf nut. He's a fan of sports of all kinds, leading to speculation that he could make an appearance courtside tonight at the AT&T Center for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets. 


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