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Horrified golfer whacks his girlfriend with the ball as he tries trick shots with his caddy

That’s teed her off! Horrified golfer whacks his girlfriend with the ball as he tries trick shots with his caddy

  • Joost Luiten, 34, accidentally hit girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster with a ball
  • The Dutch professional golfer was recording a video on social distancing
  • He was attempting to catch a club thrown from a caddy who was 1.5m away 

This is the moment a Dutch golfer accidentally hit his girlfriend with a ball as he  attempts social distancing with his caddy.

Joost Luiten, 34, looked up in horror when he drove a golf ball into girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster – who let out a loud scream.

The professional golfer had been attempting tee off after being chucked a driver by the caddy who was trying to stand 1.5 metres away. 

Dutch golfer Joost Luiten, 34, accidentally hit his girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster while attempting trick shots as he maintains social distancing

He attempts four swings after catching the club mid-swing, thrown from a caddy standing 1.5 metres away. His girlfriend lets out a curdling scream after she is hit by the ball

He attempts four swings after catching the club mid-swing, thrown from a caddy standing 1.5 metres away. His girlfriend lets out a curdling scream after she is hit by the ball 

In the video, Luiten begins by shanking a shot after the caddy throws him a club and he catches it mid-swing.

The pair burst out laughing and Luiten attempts the trick a second time, missing the ball entirely and knocking it off the tee.

He misses a third time before on the fourth attempt he whacks the shot that hits Miss Lancaster.

She lets out a harsh scream and he recoils when he realises he hits her before the video cuts out. 

Joost Luiten says  his girlfriend sustained a bruise from the shot but was not seriously injured. Pictured: Luiten with  Melanie-Jane Lancaster on holiday at the Amavi Hotel in Cyprus last year

Joost Luiten says  his girlfriend sustained a bruise from the shot but was not seriously injured. Pictured: Luiten with  Melanie-Jane Lancaster on holiday at the Amavi Hotel in Cyprus last year

The golfer who once ranked 28th in the world posted the video on Twitter with a '#socialdistancing' hashtag

The golfer who once ranked 28th in the world posted the video on Twitter with a ‘#socialdistancing’ hashtag

Luiten, who once ranked 28th in the world, said his girlfriend sustained a bruise from the shot but was not seriously injured.

The golfer posted the video on Twitter on Tuesday with the ‘#socialdistancing’ hashtag and it has been watched more than 7,500 times. 

He said: ‘Playing golf with a caddy and keeping the 1.5m is hard.

‘Almost killing my girlfriend in the process trying to master social distancing. She survived, just a bruise.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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