And finally… Gareth Bale commissions replica golf holes to be built in his garden

The world’s most expensive footballer Gareth Bale has commissioned the construction of a three-hole golf course in the garden of his Vale of Glamorgan home in Wales.

The Real Madrid star is such a big fan of golf that he has planned for three holes from three separate courses to be replicated out the back of his home.

In an effort to help drop his six handicap even further Wales Online reports that Bale has commissioned a three-hole golf course modelled on the Postage Stamp at Troon, the Amen Corner 11th at Augusta, home of The Masters, and the 17th at Sawgrass, venue for the unofficial fourth Major, The Players Championship at his home in the Vale.

And the former Spurs ace is believed to have sounded out top notch groundsmen in the South Wales area to become a full-time greenkeeper.

“I try to play as much golf as possible,” Bale said.

“In fact, I’m obsessed with it. I’ve not really thought about what I’ll be doing in 20 years when I’m retired from football, but, hopefully, I will be playing golf.”

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