AFL great Nick Dal Santo obviously couldn’t wait to hit the golf course after the Victorian Premier lifted the ban due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Controversial broadcaster Sam Newman has been in a long running war-of-words with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews over the state government locking down golf courses to follow social-distancing protocols.
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But with the relaxation of social distancing rules across Australia slowly coming into play, so did the lifting of the golfing ban in Victoria.
This prompted an early morning session for the Saints great and tee off time was 12:05 AM on Tuesday.
Santo filmed himself travelling to Brighton Public Golf Course on Tuesday morning and using glow in the dark balls.
“I’ve been missing football and golf - golf is my release. I’ve been missing it for what feels like a lifetime,” Dal Santo mentioned as part of the Cobra Puma promotion.
“I was excited, I couldn’t sleep, and I thought why not come down and be first to tee off at 12am.”
Neon poles along the fairway helped Dal Santo guide the glow in the dark ball.
“I actually hit them surprisingly well - maybe there’s something in that that I actually do better when I can’t see my club face hitting the ball,” he said.
Newman’s war-of-words with Vic Premier
Newman entered into a Twitter spat with high-profile Australian celebrities over the controversial AFL broadcaster’s insistence the golf ban should have been lifted sooner in Victoria.
In April, the 71-year-old former AFL player demanded an audience with Premier Andrews after he marched on Victorian parliament to protest the golf ban during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Newman then entered into a war-of-words with Premier Andrews, despite the premier repeatedly shutting down the outspoken AFL figure.
He also drew criticism from his co-hosts on his podcast when Newman claimed he knows as much information about the coronavirus pandemic as the medical experts advising government officials.