Keen golfer Tony Beckinsale was still in shock this morning two days after having received a high quality and useful Christmas present.
Friends and relations of Mr Beckinsale have always found it easy to buy him Christmas presents due to his well known enthusiasm for the sport of golf. ‘Last year I got him some novelty woollen hats to put on the end of his golf clubs’ said his wife Cindy. ‘His mother got him a brightly coloured golfing jumper, and then there was the musical golf balls, illuminating tees, porcelain golfing figures as well as all the comedy books recounting amusing anecdotes from the nineteenth hole!’ But this year Tony Beckinsale only got one golf-related present; a box containing just twelve high-quality Titleist golf balls’.
Tony fainted with shock, banged his head on the coffee table and is now recovering from concussion in Stepping Hill Hospital. Sadly doctors have said he won’t be able to play golf for at least a year. ‘He’ll have to take up something less active like bridge.’ said his wife. ‘Luckily that’s given me all sorts of new birthday present ideas; teatowels with the rules of bridge on, mugs with pictures of playing cards and novelty scoring cards…’