This April, Steelers offensive lineman John Leglue hit a hole in one at Longue Vue Club in Penn Hills. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound lineman hit an eight iron 187 yards for his first ace.
Leglue told Steelers Now that he’s only been playing golf since his rookie year in 2019. The Alexandra, Louisiana native joined the Steelers midway through his second pro season in 2020 and appeared in his first NFL games last fall, making five starts at guard.
Here’s our Friday Take Five with John Leglue:
SN: Tell us about your hole in one!
JL: “One of my buddies, he was getting married the next day, and he was getting married at Longue Vue. So we played on Friday afternoon a couple weeks ago. The turn there is hole 12. And we go we go inside get like a sandwich and stuff and then go back out. I wasn’t in the bachelor party or a groomsmen or anything like that, but some of them that were in [the wedding], they were all there with me and literally, I hit the ball and they’re like, ‘Oh, man, where did the ball go?’
“I was like, ‘Man, I think I’m pretty sure it bounced straight, like middle of the green right in the hole.’ We were 187 out with eight iron. We went and checked — my friends didn’t even hit. We all rode up to check and we just went crazy. It was unbelievable.”
Pretty historic day today— shot my first Ace! 187yds with an 8 iron on Hole 12 at Long Vue. Super surreal! pic.twitter.com/1EcSB75DEX
— John Leglue (@theJohnLeglue) April 29, 2022
How long have you been playing and how did you get into golf?
“I bought my first set of clubs my rookie year. All my friends were playing and stuff. I played baseball in high school, so I kind of stayed away from golf. But I decided that I want to start getting into so I got fitted for clubs and everything. So, going on three years now.”
Which Steelers teammate is the best golfer?
“I haven’t played with Mitch [Trubisky] yet, but everybody says Mitch is solid and when I talked to him, he said he shoots in the high 70s, low 80s. I haven’t met anybody else on the team that’s shooting any better than that.”
What other sports do you play?
“Baseball, football and basketball. Baseball, it’s funny, I was first-team all-state in baseball, honorable mention in football, but look at where I’m at now. I had a couple of baseball scholarships coming out. But football is full rides, and I had a better opportunity to go to Tulane and everything, so I’m thankful for that.”
Did you watch golf growing up or have a favorite golfer?
“My oldest brother, he’s a big golfer, and he won a state championship when he was in high school. I’m the baby in my family, so we used to watch it on Sundays. After church we would go and my dad would always pull up the championship rounds and stuff like that. We always loved watching Tiger [Woods]. My brother, he was always a Phil [Mickelson] fan. I love to keep up with it now. It’s so impressive how well they putt.”