NAPLES, Fla. – Actor Lucas Black has performed as an newbie within the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, starred as a golfer in a film, and even talked about taking it up professionally.
This week, the 38-year-old who might be within the subsequent “Fast and Furious” film later this yr — it will likely be his third — is contained in the ropes as a caddie for sponsor exemption Craig Bowden within the Chubb Classic offered by SERVPRO at Tiburón Golf Club on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.
Black, who was additionally in “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” on TV from 2014-19, was within the third installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise – “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” – in 2006 as Sean Boswell, had a cameo in “Furious 7” and can have one other within the upcoming ninth film slated to be launched this summer time.
“The other day we got to teach the First Tee kids, and that was fun, just watching them hit balls and try to help them with a few tips,” Black mentioned Saturday. “They recognized me mainly from Tokyo Drift. A lot of the youngsters have seen the Fast and Furious franchise.”
Black additionally performed quarterback Mike Winchell within the film model of “Friday Night Lights” in 2004.
After an even-par first spherical in Friday’s first spherical, Bowden shot a 4-under 68 to maneuver up into the highest 25.
“Lucas and I have been friends for 13, 15 years, something like that,” Bowden mentioned. “He caddied for another buddy of mine, Jason Schultz, back at the Wayne Gretzky event a long time ago, and we just kept in touch and have grown really close as buddies and brothers in Christ and just enjoying each other’s company.
“This is the maiden voyage (with Black as his caddie). We spoke a lot on the phone, and I help him with his golf swing from time to time.”
Black and Bowden would see each other on the BMW charity pro-am in Greenville, South Carolina, often. They’d play apply rounds, and additionally have been paired collectively.
“I hit him up on the phone, ‘Hey, give me some tips, what do I need to do, what do I got to do. I’m feeling this, what do you think?’” Black mentioned.
Black mentioned he’s training rather a lot together with his boys, particularly after ending his stint as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle on “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2019.
“I’ve got a lot more time to get back out there, and I’m learning a lot out here,” Black mentioned. “Craig is teaching me a lot, so it’s awesome.”
“I’m teaching him how to hit it short and keep it in play,” Bowden joked.
Black performed golf in highschool in Alabama, and additionally was golfer Luke Chisholm within the film “Seven Days in Utopia” in 2011.
“I love the game,” he mentioned. “I think you’ve got to use your imagination, or at least I do, around the short game area, and I think it kind of feeds into acting, too. You can create something and create shots.
“You only get one take in golf. You might get multiple takes in front of a camera, but that’s good, just accepting the challenge and it’s a fun game. I love it.”