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Former Premier League footballer 'not allowed' at Sunningdale again

Former Premier League footballer ‘not allowed’ at Sunningdale again

Jimmy Bullard told snooker legend Stephen Hendry that he’s not allowed at Sunningdale anymore after a “few drinks” and getting “carried away”

 

Jimmy Bullard isn’t allowed at Sunningdale Golf Club anymore.

The ex-Premier League midfielder said he got “carried away” and teed a ball up with a Peroni beer bottle and hit it off the top.

Bullard told snooker legend Stephen Hendry on the ‘Cue Tips‘ YouTube show that Sunningdale is the best course he has played and he was sorry for his antics.

“I’m not allowed to go again – I know you’re a member,” he said.

“I would like to take this opportunity, if there are any Sunningdale members watching, I do apologise. I really want to come back to your golf course.

“I got carried away. I had a few drinks. I put a Peroni on the 1st tee and I clipped a ball off of it and obviously, it’s not the thing to do.

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“So I apologise and I apologise to you (Hendry) as it’s your golf course.”

Bullard then joked he “ripped” the shot 280 yards down the middle at the venue which has hosted three Senior Open Championships, four Women’s Opens and four British Masters renewals.

The golf club’s membership comes in at a reported figure of £92,000 with two courses on offer: the Old and the New respectively designed by Willie Park Jnr and Harry Colt.

The 45-year-old played for Wigan, Fulham and Hull in the top division and was chosen in the England squad to play in two World Cup qualifiers in 2008, but wasn’t used.

You can now find him as a regular guest on the Tubes and Ange YouTube golf channel featuring Peter ‘Tubes’ Dale, formerly of television’s Soccer AM.

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spent time with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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