They don’t make custom mini golf courses for just anyone, but Joe Montana is far from just anyone. The Hall of Fame quarterback is widely considered one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football. During his 16-year career he won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and was named Super Bowl MVP three times. Now in his post playing days Montana has found a new way to beat the competition, and it’s far less likely to result in a blind side hit … mini golf.
Thanks to Fan Duel, Montana had a customized nine hole mini golf course built atop a New York City rooftop, complete with a giant replica of the Hall of Fame QB’s head on one of the holes. Yahoo Sports was invited to play a round of mini golf with Montana and had an open discussion about the game of football and today’s NFL.
The former Kansas City Chiefs signal caller opened up from everything from how he sees the 49ers QB situation today to how he felt coming out of college being drafted in the 3rd round. When the discussion turned toward how the game has evolved since when he was drafted he was quick to discuss how much fun it would be to play in today’s game with his former wide receivers Jerry Rice and John Taylor. However, Montana does not think that he would be the most exciting Hall of Fame QB if he were able to play today; he left that distinction to former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.
One QB that is not yet in the Hall of Fame with the likes of Montana and Marino is New England Patriots signal caller Tom Brady. In discussing how the game has evolved to a more mobile type QB, Montana points to the success that Brady, who just eclipsed Montana with his fifth Super Bowl ring, has had staying inside the pocket.
Throughout the round the 49ers legend is quick to discuss the greatness of others, from teammates to competitors. While he may not be able to run out on the field, although he says he would tomorrow if they’d let him, he’s still deadly accurate, only now its dodging windmill blades instead of defensive backs.