Tottenham have installed golf holes at their Enfield training ground so Gareth Bale can work on his swing, according to left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Reguilon and Bale both joined Spurs from Real Madrid during the transfer window, with the latter returning to the club on a season-long loan after leaving north London for the Spanish capital seven years ago.
Bale is known as a passionate golfer and played regularly during his time at Madrid. It became a source of criticism in parts of the Spanish press as Bale’s passion for the club and even football itself was questioned, something which was exacerbated when Bale was pictured celebrating with Wales teammates behind a flag which read: “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.”
Tottenham have gone out of their way to make Bale feel welcome at his old club, Reguilon revealed in conversation with Spanish radio station Cadena SER, to the extent that they have even installed short holes at the Hotspur Way training facility.
“What most surprised me is at the training ground there are golf holes,” Reguilon said. “I asked and they told me they were put there for him. They’re short holes, maybe 30 metres. I couldn’t believe it!”
Reguilon said Bale, who scored his first goal back at Spurs to clinch victory over Brighton on the weekend, seems happier back in Britain.
“He’s really happy,” the Spain international said. “I notice a difference. The language is everything for him. He speaks Spanish well, it’s not bad, a bit like my English, but communication, the habits, mean he’s happier in England.”