A story about what it is like playing golf with Alice Cooper in Wisconsin.

There are very few people in this world that do not have a hero that they look up to. Many folks have somebody. It could be someone in their lives all the time like a parent, relative, friend, or teacher.

For others, it could be a pro athlete, musician, actor, or celebrity. Most of the time that means admiring them from afar. That is perfectly okay. Meeting our heroes is not always the best thing. Especially, if they are not quite what we hoped for or expected.

On a rare occasion, you get the opportunity to meet a person that has made an impact on your life and it ends up being an amazing experience. It could be a simple situation like a conversation, handshake, picture, or autograph.

There could be a dream-come-true event like maybe playing catch with Anthony Rizzo, going hunting with Ted Nugent, or smoking weed with Willie Nelson. It is a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

I have been lucky enough to have met some of my idols. They are times I will never forget. It goes beyond just a meet and greet. I got to sit down next to and eat dinner with Dan Hampton from the Chicago Bears. I threw the football around with Bret Michaels from Poison. I even got to play in a charity baseball game with former members of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.

My friend, Don Kronberg, from NiteLite Promotions, loves playing golf. One of his favorite artists of all time is Alice Cooper who is an excellent golfer. He got to play a round with Cooper a few years ago in Wisconsin. Now, that is what I call a wow moment.

Here is a photo from that day.

Alice Cooper & Don Kronberg Golfing in Wisconsin
Alice Cooper & Don Kronberg Golfing in Wisconsin

Don shared his story with me on a weekly segment on my show called "Backstage Pass: an Inside Look at the Concert Industry" which airs Tuesdays at 8:30 am. Do not worry if you missed it, here is that interview.

Video: What It's Like Playing Golf With Alice Cooper

Now, that was a good day.


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