Prince Andrew to turn Pro Golfer?
According to reports from Golf365.com, there might be a new name soon hitting the golf circuit, none other than British Royal family member Prince Andrew.
The news comes after it was revealed that the Prince’s hours spent on the fairways has paid dividends after he lowered his handicap to four. The Duke of York has been a keen follower of the game for many years, and the latest revelations over his game means that he can not officially qualify to play the sport full time and join the Professional Golfers’ Association.
Prince Andrew, who is fourth in line to the throne, took up the game after joining the Navy in the late 1970s and has been a captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews in the past. His passion for the game has even landed him in trouble in the past after he reportedly spent £32,000 after having the Royal Air Force fly him to the club in 2005.
He wasn’t exactly the doyen of Westminster either if former Labour MP Tony Banks’ comments were anything to go by. Banks once described the Prince as a “useless, overweight parasite” after he hired a private jet to watch the Open Championship in Scotland. Perhaps Banks was just jealous…