Golf: School's in as Campbell takes tips from Cooper

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell has been getting tips from original shock rocker Alice Cooper, better known for his macabre blood-and-guts stage show.

The 2005 US Open winner's form has been going through a long-running slump, but taking advice on fixing it from from a 61-year-old rocker, who was an alcoholic for almost half his 40-year career, might still not seem the best option.

However, Cooper has serious golf credentials.

He plays off a three or four handicap and his book, Golf Monster, is a tell-all account of how he transformed from an alcoholic to a golf addict in the mid-'80s.

"Michael will win again. He's won a major, so he will be able to win again," Cooper told The New Zealand Herald this week during an interview to promote his performance in Auckland on September 4.

Cooper gave no details of the tips he passed on to Campbell, but he said he had faith the new Zealander's form slump would end and that he could repeat his US Open success.

"And he's one of the sweetest guys in the world."

Campbell suggested several golf courses Cooper should play while he is in New Zealand.

At the top of the list was exclusive Kauri Cliffs in Northland. - The New Zealand Herald

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