Jeff Coston is “Almost Famous” in this ‘Cascade Golfer’ article written by Tony Dear. Published June 20, 2011: http://cascadegolfer.com/almost-famous/
3 am east coast time. Flying to Seattle from Senior Players Championship, in Belmont. Then I drive up to Semiahmoo after playing today. Long day! Oh yes, my plane was delayed 3 hours out of Boston. Played with Kenny Perry today. He flies private. Guess I need to score lower. Kenny is one of the nicest guys on any tour. A super player and longtime friend from Franklin, Kentucky. When you drive into Kentucky, that’s what you see; home of Kenny Perry. Thirty years on tour and 40 million dollars later he deserves a sign. Great guy and he bombs it!
I got in this week after being second alternate. I took Tom Kite’s spot five minutes before the 11:20 tee time. Tom is tough, he almost played despite a torn ligiment in his right knee.
I was paired the first two rounds with Hale Irwin and Sandy Lyle. Two Hall of Fame members. Hale Irwin has won 45 times on the Champions Tour. That’s Crazy! No one will ever match that. He is 70 years old and cam flat play. They both treated me amazing.
This week I shot 72-72-66-74. I think around 34th. More 66’s are welcome.
Brad Faxon and Corey Pavin are on this flight . They are doing television for the U.S. Open this week at Chambers Bay. Two more good guys. Played a practice round with Pavin and Tom Lehman this week. Brad and I talk about the golf swing on a regular basis. Smart fellows.
U.S. Open reminds me of Father’s Day. I’ll look forward to Father’s Day. My family is my greatest accomplishment!! More rounds in the 60’s wouldn’t come close. They would be nice though.
Coston shot 69-68-67 to win by three shots. The tournament was hosted by 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim, Washington.
“Winning is always fun!” “I felt like I was putting like Steph Curry shoots 3’s!”
I’m back on the Champions Tour next week in Iowa then to Boston the following week. I’m teaching for a few days between tournaments, then golf schools with Mike Bender in June and July. A full life, but it keeps me young.
“I’ve got to be young to win that tournament 8 times.”
“Stay young and enjoy each day. No regrets!”
Choices make habits; habits produce character; character builds a lifestyle.
“I haven’t missed a day of teaching in more than 20 years of running my golf academy…” Jeff Coston is featured in PGA Magazine, February 2015 issue, “Teaching Teachers.”
Jeff Coston has 3 tournaments remaining in 2014. The busy teacher/coach/mentor/tournament player is headed to Florida next week for the Senior Professional National Championship. (that’s a mouth full)
Jeff won this event in 2006. That must make him OLD! Last year Coston finished 3rd.
The week following Coston heads to Orlando for the finals of the Champions Tour Qualifier. Last year Jeff finished 9th and earned a conditional card on the Champions Tour.
Coston is keeping all his plates spinning teaching and playing through December as he defends his one shot victory over former U.S. Open Champion and friend Scott Simpson in the Senior Hawaii State Open.
Jeff said ” I’m going to enjoy each day, shot and experience. I look forward to the opportunity to play free, committed, react to the target and trust myself.”
Jeff shot 67 and won the Open qualifier by two shots at Canterwood in Gig Harbor. Coston will tee it up with the best seniors in the world at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oaklahoma July 10-13. This is Costons 4th Senior U.S. Open and the 18th Major Championship of his career.
Coston wins the Hawaii Senior State Open edging Scott Simpson by one shot. 67-69-72 at Mauna Lani Resort on the big island of Hawaii.