Greg Maddux is a Hall of Famer and has a 3.9 handicap index
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Greg Maddux is a Hall of Famer and has a 3.9 handicap index

Greg Maddux may well be the last pitcher in baseball history to rack up 350 career wins in the major leagues.

He goes into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday along with former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, teammate Tom Glavine, Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas and multi-time World Series-winning managers Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa.

The Mad Dog was a beast on the mound, and, these days, he's a stick on the golf course.

Maddux carries a GHIN-certified handicap index of 3.9, typically shooting in the high 70s or low 80s, but hehasn't posted a GHIN score since Sept. 2013.

The pitcher known for his circle change and such precision isn't known for that when he plays golf.

"I spray it," Maddux told Golf Digest in 2008. "I hit it all over the place. If I can find it, I feel like I hit a halfway decent shot. That's the way it goes for me."

Maddux has memberships at several prominent clubs in Southern Nevada, including TPC Las Vegas, Southern Highlands and Spanish Trail C.C. Asked by Golf Digest where a Vegas traveler should go play golf, Maddux made some good recommendations: "If money is no object, I'd say Shadow Creek, The Wynn and I'd throw in Cascatta."

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