Belfast Telegraph

Sports Awards

Home Sport Golf

Michael Hoey saved by wife Bev after club mishap in Morocco

By Adam McKendry

They say when you get married you become a team, and no more was that evident than this week when Northern Irish golfer Michael Hoey's wife Bev came to his rescue in Morocco.

When Hoey's clubs failed to make it to Rabat, where he's taking part in the Trophee Hassan II on the European Tour this week, due to an error made by the airline he flew with, it was down to Bev to save the day.

Showing up to the golf course in time with a new set of clubs was impressive enough, but the route she had to take to ensure everything was there deserves a round of applause.

Bev flew from Belfast to London, drove 80 miles to the Titleist headquarters in St Ives and back again, then flew from Heathrow to Casablanca to pick up more clubs before making the hour long trip from the airport to Royal Golf Dar es Salam in Rabat for Michael.


It looks to have paid off as well, as Hoey currently sits -1 through seven holes of the tournament, just three shots off the leaders. If he could go on to win this week then it'll have certainly been a joint effort this time around!

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph