During the regular season, Josh Donaldson is busy hitting 469 foot home runs. During the offseason, he’s hitting 300-plus yard drives.
It turns out not only is the American League MVP an avid golfer, he’s one of the best pro athletes to hit the fairways on a regular basis. Golf Digest released their rankings of their Top 100 Pro Athlete Golfers, sporting a 4 handicap.
If you think about it, it’s really no surprise that Josh Donaldson is a decent golfer. There are a lot of similarities between a baseball swing and a golf swing, having to do with timing and finesse; two aspects which Donaldson has down to a pat.
Josh explains the parallels in this interview with the Golf Channel from a few years ago. And by the way … he also took a few hacks in the golf simulator and even cranked a 300 yard drive on the first try.
Hat tip to @DrewGROF for the link