British Golfer Andrew "Beef" Johnston Takes On McCoy & Fitzgerald

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British Golfer Andrew "Beef" Johnston Takes On McCoy & Fitzgerald

British golfer Andrew 'Beef' Johnston took on former jockeys Sir Anthony McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald in a special round of golf at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The feature - set to be shown on ITV Racing's build-up to the Festival in March: named Extraordinary Tour, saw four specialist holes laid out at Prestbury Park for the three to take on.

Spread right across the wide dynamics of the track, including the contours of the Cross Country Course, it was not all that simple for the Pro Golfer, who missed the cut in the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi last week.

Both McCoy and FItzgerald gave him a run for his money, where on the last hole - called the final furlong and distanced at an incredible 450 yards, Beef gave them a lesson in flop shots over the last fence; a slightly different approach to how the two former National winning riders would do in their racing days.

Johnston said he enjoyed the unique experience.

(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "This was only my second time at Cheltenham and it was an honour to be in the company of two jockey legends.

"Playing on the actual racecourse was definitely extraordinary but great fun.

That was not all, as after the round was completed it was time the roles reversed as Johnston hit the Equicizer for a practice ride.

The twenty-times Champion Jockey was jokingly seen spurring the golfer on with the help of a real whip, with Johnston sporting the colours with a scarf of McCoy's former employer JP McManus.

Johnston said: "Ending the day on the Equicizer was an experience but I am happy to say I am going to stick to the day job."

(Credit Cheltenham Racecourse)

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