SLIPKNOT Percussionist Comes Out On Top In Charity Golf Tournament

July 14, 2006

SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn was one of more than two dozen celebrities hacking for charity in the Regency MDA Golf Classic on June 11 at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. According to a posting on SLIPKNOT's official web site, Fehn's team shot a 58 and they took home first place in the Championship Flight (the top prize). Following the morning round of 18 holes, Chris was paired up with Jim McMahon (of the Chicago Bears) to play in a celebrity shoot-out. Fourteen pairs of celebrities played in the shoot-out, with one or more teams dropping out after each hole. Chris and Jim won first place in the shoot-out and both were thrilled. Chris chose to donate his winnings to his favorite charity, On With Life, based in Ankeny, Iowa.

In a recent interview with The Des Moines Register, Fehn said of the game, "It's just the greatest sport I've ever played, really. It's a good way to pass the time because with SLIPKNOT, it's 23 hours of boredom and one hour of (lunacy). I can shoot a 90, I can shoot a 67. It kind of depends on how I'm feeling. I'm not saying I could ever step up on Pebble Beach and say, 'OK, Woods, it's on!' But I definitely would take on a challenge as far as (a normal) game goes."

"Being in SLIPKNOT, (people) think we're just these crazy guys who wear masks and have nothing else going on in life," Fehn continued. "Sometimes, it's tough."

"This (tournament) is a huge deal for me, to be able to show we — pretty much all of us in the band — have a lot of other things going on other than our main job. We've got pretty much every (interest) covered."

"When I'm out on the golf course, nobody can get to me," Fehn said. "For the most part, it's complete solitude. I just drive the cart and think about stuff and let everything else go for a while. It's just four hours when I'm outside. It's pretty priceless, actually, to come from one world to that world."

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