Dan Walker has encouraged his fans to take up golfing to give them a break from their hectic lifestyles. The 43-year-old journalist said golf is a perfect way to spend some down time in a video to promote the sport. At the start of the clip shared with his 70,500 Instagram followers, the broadcaster is seen dressed in gym wear speaking to camera. “We’ve all got busy lives and it’s hard to fit things in sometimes,” he began.
“But we’ve got three kids, I’ll drop one of them off at a piano lesson, I then know I’ve got 20 minutes to either go to the driving range or maybe play a couple of holes, just hit a few balls and then go back and pick them up again.”
Acknowledging some have busy schedules, the TV star sympathised with those individuals, as he seemingly admitted having “bad days” too.
“You know what it’s like, sometimes you have a bad day,” the BBC Breakfast continued.
“The great thing about golf is that feeling when you hit one ball, just smash it, and even if it doesn’t go down the middle, that feeling is beautiful.
Concluding, the father-of-three finished: “If you’re busy at home, busy at work, busy at both there are so many ways to Switch Off With Golf.”
Dan captioned the footage: “Just 10 or 15 minutes on the range is all I need to switch off.
“It doesn’t always have to be 18 holes. Find your way to Switch Off With Golf at www.englandgolf.org switchoffwithgolf @england.golf.”
The BBC favourite is a regular on the golf course and famously played the game with retired footballer Ian Wright last July.
The presenter delivered a segment about newborn puppies with Louise, 50, when he made the sly remark.
“I’ve heard one dog, one dog is enough,” Dan said turning to Louise on Monday’s edition of the morning programme.
“You’ve got multiple dogs, haven’t you?” he added, to which Louise replied: “I’ve got two.”
Sally then offered: “I’ve only got one, but I think she needs a friend.”
“Are you double-dogging?” Dan joked, to which a red-faced Sally responded: “I don’t think so, no, I don’t think so.”
Dan then realised his mistake and admitted: “I don’t think that’s the best phrase.”
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.