Golfer gets head stuck in a bin after bad round

We’ve all bin there right?

Pictures and words: South West News Service 

Sometimes a bad round of golf can make us feel rubbish but Dave Sayers’s frustration really putt him in a hole lot of bother – when he got his head stuck in a bin.

Dave, 49, decided to bin his clubs after a disappointing final round at Wolstanton Golf Club in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.

When his clubs wouldn’t fit, drunken Dave went one stage further and poked his head inside, only to get ‘wedged’ in himself.


Dave’s friends saw his stunt backfire and treated him the fair way – by pointing and laughing for 10 minutes before trying to get him free.

Eventually, friends took sympathy on the dad-of-two and he was rescued to cheers from the crowd after having his head greased in Vaseline.
I was stuck like that for about 10 minutes" Dave, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, said: “We were coming to the end of the day. I was tired and I had been losing it a bit with a few bad shots.

“I said, ‘I’m going to bin these clubs’ but they wouldn’t fit. I decided to go a step further.

“I went to put my head in the bin, but then I couldn’t get it out.

“I’m a bit silly anyway and we’d all had a few beers.

“I was stuck like that for about 10 minutes until someone who had been carrying Vaseline to avoid sores during the golf day helped get my head out.”


Dave, who is married to Alison, 45, and has two children Daniel, 17 ,and Jake, 14, said he had been getting stick for the prank ever since.

He added: ‘People have been calling me the ‘Bin Man’ and saying that I’m talking rubbish. Stuff like that.

“People have really took the micky. My wife and kids were pretty embarrassed by it all but all my mates loved it.

“I don’t regret doing it as it made people smile. It stank but I’m just glad I didn’t get stung.”



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