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Drunken golfer practices in central Cologne

The Local · 21 May 2012, 08:50

Published: 21 May 2012 08:50 GMT+02:00

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According to local newspaper Express, the taxi had just stopped to let in a new passenger when there was a loud bang against the car.

"I saw some damage on the taxi to the right of the trunk," the startled taxi driver said. "Then I looked on the ground and found a golf ball."

When he got out he was amazed to see the rogue golfer holding a club and repeatedly hitting balls on to the street.

The driver confronted the 44-year-old, who merely began swearing at him, packed up his clubs and walked off. According to a police report filed Sunday, the taxi driver then followed the man in his car to remonstrate with him further, and got out to confront him.

This apparently riled the golfer, who pulled out a knife and pointed at it. It is understood the cabbie decided not to be the caddy.

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Police then arrested the inebriated golfer and took him to a cell to sober up. He has been arrested on charges of dangerously interfering with traffic, property damage, abusive and threatening behaviour.

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14:47 May 21, 2012 by Jerr-Berlin
I think it's great..when I was at the University of Chicago...a few of my mates had a few, and went to Grant Park and hit golfballs for hours...we were hoping that we would hit some clown driving along Lake Shore Drive....unfortunately, most of us hooked or faded out drives...
20:57 May 21, 2012 by Englishted
He was carrying golf clubs but pulled out a knife ,he must of been well pi##ed.
23:29 May 21, 2012 by urbangolfaustralia
Turns out this is an international sport and is also played in Australia!

19:00 May 22, 2012 by mikel taylor
First we kneed to know what par was on the taxi hole, if it was a par 4 that would be a great tee shot. I suspect it was a par 3 with water on the left so it would make sense that a little fade was called for.Hitting out of the rough is always tough. If he was aiming at the taxi, great shot. If not could be he needs to work on his swing. Perhaps he's trying the Tiger Woods method of how to get chicks. His choice of golf clothing wouldn't allow him to play at a private club so being forced out of the elite he had no other choice than to play the public course in town, Golf is a powerful addiction, when you get the urge you just gotta play.

Note: to inebriated golfer, next time yell fore..
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