VIDEO: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale shows off golf skills at St Andrews’ Old Course

© David WardleGareth Bale arrives at the Old Course, St Andrews. (c) David Wardle
Gareth Bale arrives at the Old Course, St Andrews. (c) David Wardle

He may be the world’s most expensive footballer but Gareth Bale was displaying his golf skills when he teed it up in St Andrews on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid maestro took to the historic Old Course with a group of friends, enjoying the afternoon sun following a morning of downpours.

Gareth Bale stands on the first tee of the Old Course in St Andrews. (c) David Wardle © David Wardle
Gareth Bale stands on the first tee of the Old Course in St Andrews.<br />(c) David Wardle

The 27-year-old drew little attention to himself as he arrived for his tee time, booked under an alias, dressed in a salmon pink top and white snapback.

 

A keen golfer, Bale is understood to have a handicap of just six and has recently starred in a commercial demonstrating his ball juggling skills.

Gareth Bale plays the Old Course in St Andrews. (c) David Wardle
Gareth Bale plays the Old Course in St Andrews.<br />(c) David Wardle

The Welsh star is currently on downtime having helped his country to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 a fortnight ago.

However, he was showing no signs of fatigue as he took to the links, demonstrating his athleticism by leaping across the Swilcan Burn as he made his way to the first green.

The winger seemed in jovial mood, taking photos on the tee and even posing with a couple for a quick selfie on Granny Clarks’ Wynd.

Earlier this week, Bale and his party played several courses in the North East, including Castle Stuart, near Inverness, and Royal Dornoch.

The £80 million star recently announced his engagement to long-term partner Emma Rhys-Jones.

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