Samuel L. Jackson, the esteemed actor and Hollywood A-lister, revealed he loves the game of golf so much that he has a clause written into his film contracts that allot him time to play while shooting a movie. Jackson, 64, told CNN's Living Golf on Friday, Aug. 16, "They have to let me play at least twice a week".
Samuel says when he's not filming, he hits the links every single day, sometimes even playing 27 holes. He's played with some other famous Hollywood names such as Clint Eastwood and Don Cheadle.
Jackson tells how before he started golfing, friends used to hound him to play but he wouldn't. They finally tricked him by saying they were going somewhere else and taking him to a golf course.
"I didn't like the fact that they could do something that I couldn't and I started playing - now they don't play with me!", he joked.
Jackson admits saxophonist Kenny G is the best amateur golfer he's ever played though, but his ultimate round came when he played 14-major winner Tiger Woods.
"The first time I played St. Andrews (in Scotland) I actually played with Tiger", Jackson said, adding, "That's kind of a big deal".
The star of "Pulp Fiction" has played the famous Pebble Beach course too, but confesses his absolute favorite is Georgia's Augusta National, home of the Masters.
Besides being a regular at celebrity pro-am events, Jackson hosts his annual Shooting Stars charity fundraiser to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.
"My mum passed from Alzheimer's last year - my grandfather had it, her sister's got it, her brother had it, my paternal grandmother had it, so it seems like I'm kind of surrounded by it", Jackson explained, adding he may need help from the organization some day, so he'd better help them raise some money.
Jackson doled out a little unsolicited advice for golfing beginners. He says the first most important thing to do is remember to keep your head down.
Your instincts have you wanting to look where the ball is going, so you tend to lift your head up before swinging, but you need to fight that.
Also, Jackson advises to relax and have fun. "Don't take it seriously", he says.