NAPLES, Fl. – According to witnesses and employees at the Eagles Lake Golf Club in Naples, George Zimmerman shot a record-breaking 61 on Monday after playing eighteen holes with an unidentified partner. Zimmerman, best known for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin on July 13th, 2013, had reportedly arrived at the public course just after 1 p.m. to request a tee time.
“Being a public facility, we can’t discriminate against our clientele as much as we’d like, in the way a private club can,” Manager Brett Owens told FOX 4 Now. “But after watching him on the green, even I have to admit, the guy is far better with a club than he is with a gun.”
Witnesses say Zimmerman was using Callaway clubs and preferred to walk the course himself rather than rent a cart. “He played very gracefully,” said one golfer who asked to remain anonymous. “Every stroke he took appeared very well thought out. Premeditated, even.”
Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and has made several appearances in the media since then. In May he suffered minor injuries after being shot at by a fellow motorist who was later revealed to be a neighbor that Zimmerman had been involved in a dispute with. “Despite all that’s happened with him in the past, I think he could really go places if he ever wanted to play golf professionally,” Owens said. “He has the potential to become the white Tiger Woods.”