Boris takes a golf lesson in Hillingdon
MP’s first golf lesson produces a rather wayward tee shot
BORIS Johnson enjoyed his first golf lesson in front of crowds at Hillingdon Golf Club last Friday.
The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP got into the swing of things as he made his golfing debut and accidentally hit a cameraman in the process.
Crowds gathered to watch as Mr Johnson enjoyed a lesson from professional coach Phil Smith.
David Philips, captain of the golf club, said the MP and Mayor of London had promised to return for regular lessons.
He said: “Boris is genuinely a nice guy and he’s up for a challenge for sure. He was very personable and he made it a lovely afternoon.
“It was a fabulous, fun day with lots of people and families there.”
At one point Boris accidentally struck one of the cameramen from the Sun newspaper.
Despite this the club (and cameraman) were forgiving and Boris was made an honorary member of Hillingdon Golf Club, which has recently been refurbished.
The local MP enjoyed a meal with the members and stayed for around three hours.
Mr Philips added: “We’ve set up an academy for the younger people working with Hillingdon Council. We’re a private members club but we’re trying to open the doors to the club.”
FORE!: Much to the delight of club officials and members, Boris’s tee shot goes off course
TIME FOR SOME TIPS: Boris Johnson gets advice before taking his shot
TAKING AIM: ‘I hit it there’ – Boris points in the direction of his shot and below, addressing the ball