ESPN Action sports stars and their golf habits |

ESPN Action sports stars and their golf habits

Looking for evidence that golf is the most addictive game in sports? Action sports athletes — they of death-defying, adrenaline-fueled accomplishments requiring as much courage as skill — have taken to it like birds to air.

Winter X Ski SuperPipe bronze medalist Kristi Leskinen was one of the first women to compete in freeskiing contests, and she’s credited with landing the first women’s rodeo 720. Turns out, she also loves to play golf.

Her family owns a resort where she grew up in Pennsylvania called the Historic Summit Inn, which has a nine-hole course. “I started playing [golf] at a very young age,” Leskinen says. “My favorite golfer? Martin Laird, because he’s a friend.”

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Posted on: April 12, 2011