European Tour star Joost Luiten got the fright of his life after he “almost killed” his girlfriend by whacking her with a golf ball during practice.
The Dutch golfer — who recently won the inaugural edition of the BMW Indoor Invitational — was being filmed trying to master social distancing swings, The Sun reports.
The 34-year-old had been joking around with his caddy who threw him a gold club from 1.5m away as per new coronavirus guidelines.
Luiten would then catch the driver and hit his shot in a single movement but his first few efforts saw the world No. 98 hilariously fluff his lines.
After several attempts, he eventually skews one swing and smacks his girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster, who had been filming the practice.
Luiten immediately grabbed his face in horror as his partner screamed out in pain but fortunately she only suffered a bruise from the incident.
Joost Luiten knew right away he was in trouble.Source:Facebook
He uploaded the clip on Instagram alongside the caption: “Pfff playing golf with a caddy and keeping the 1.5m is hard.
“Almost killing my girlfriend in the proces (sic) trying to master social distancing (she survived, just a bruise).”
He also shared the video on Facebook with the hashtags “#morepractice” and “#toldherenottofilmfromthere”.
Fans found the clip hilarious, with one replying: “haha great but poor Melanie.”
Another said: “Haha super smooth move!”
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Luiten recently claimed a two-shot win in the inaugural BMW Indoor Invitational.
He divided his $16,500 (£8,900) prize between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.
Luiten won the last of his six European Tour events in February 2018.
Pfff playing golf with a caddy and keeping the 1.5m is hard.
Almost killing my girlfriend in the proces trying to master social distancing🙈 (she survived, just a bruise🙏🏽)
•••#golf #master #socialdistancing #europeantour #pgatour #sheisok #safe #practice #scary #bruised pic.twitter.com/DLwJsB692u
— This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission
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