Darker Side of Golf


After the alleged altercation at The Players Championship involving Lucas Glover and his wife, we take a look at a different side of the game and ask: does golf bring out the dark side in you?

By Charlotte Hope

Shortly after The Players Championship, it was reported that Lucas Glover’s wife had been arrested for domestic violence after an alleged altercation with Glover and his mother. She was later released the following day, but now faces court at the end of May.

What sparked the whole altercation is supposedly Glover’s performance at The Players Championship. After a disappointing round of 78, Glover missed the cut, and was reportedly met with a plethora of verbal insults from his wife, Krista Glover.

And the insanity doesn’t end there. Krista’s hurl of verbal abuse allegedly went as far as threats to leave Lucas, never allowing him to see his children again, and eventually escalating into physical violence.

Even the calmest among us are prone to the odd outlash when something doesn’t go our way on the course, but this all seems one (humungous) step too far. If we’ve learnt anything from this story though it’s to pick your golfing partners carefully- if this is how someone reacts when they’re on the course, imagine how a similar foursomes partner would react?! God forbid you hit in the trees coming down the last or miss that critical putt.

We want to hear from you!

Have you got any nightmare stories when golf has got the better of you and bought out your dark side? When it comes to a mixed competition, are you happy to play with anyone other than your husband or wife?

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