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Swing and a wish-you-missed? Dutch golfer Joost Luiten was practicing a trick shot with his caddy, who was throwing him his club from 1.5 meters away — as per new coronavirus guidelines — and going directly into a swing. Initially, he wasn’t making many contacts. But after several attempts, Luiten accidentally sent a ball directly into his girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster who was filming the attempts close by.

“Pff playing golf with a caddy and keeping the 1.5m is hard,” Luiten, 34, wrote along with the clip on Instagram. “Almost killing my girlfriend in the process(sic) trying to master social distancing (she survived, just a bruise).”

Luiten, who primarily plays in Europe, is the 98th ranked golfer in the world.


The Dutch golfer — who recently won the inaugural edition of the BMW Indoor Invitational — was being filmed trying to master social distancing swings, 

The 34-year-old had been joking around with his caddy who threw him a gold club from 1.5m away as per new coronavirus guidelines.

Luiten would then catch the driver and hit his shot in a single movement but his first few efforts saw the world No. 98 hilariously fluff his lines.

After several attempts, he eventually skews one swing and smacks his girlfriend Melanie-Jane Lancaster, who had been filming the practice.

Luiten immediately grabbed his face in horror as his partner screamed out in pain but fortunately she only suffered a bruise from the incident.