GREENSBORO, Ga. — Basketball was Hakeem Nicks' first love. Football is his great passion.
But after attending the annual ACC Football Kickoff this weekend, North Carolina's junior wide receiver has another sport he wants to play more: golf.
"I was never a golfer before,'' he said. "But I am very interested now."
Saturday night, the Ritz-Carlton allowed players (two from each ACC school attended) to test their swings on the driving range, and their accuracy on the putting green. Nicks said he wasn't great with a putter, but after about five minutes of instruction, he was one of the longest drivers out there.
"I can hit it far, now I just have to work on it not going left or right,'' he said, laughing. "... I was telling Deunta [Williams, the other Tar Heel in attendance] I can’t wait to get back to school and get TJ [Yates] out there on the golf course."