HIS current day job may involve putting a football in the back of a net, but Kenny Miller showed he is a dab hand at golf too as he took part in the ‘Callaway at Rangers’ event on Monday evening.
Paired alongside world number seven Henrik Stenson, Miller impressed with two very decent efforts from the specially constructed tee in the Ibrox directors box before showing his true class on the field, netting both of his penalty kicks in the football part of the night.
Speaking about his tee shots, he explained: “My first one was bang on line, but the caddy had given me the wrong yardage so it was a bit too heavy, and the next one was the right weight but a wee bit left. They were too ‘not bad’ strikes though.
“I was a bit nervous, and there is nothing like the first tee on a golf course – that’s always nerve-wracking. But that wasn’t so bad and I had my favourite club in my hand which made it a bit easier.
“What a fantastic partner I had in Henrik Stenson too, so it was a great night. All of these guys are incredible. The level of concentration they have for every shot is amazing, and I had the pleasure of having a round with Marc Warren a few weeks back and it’s just effortless the way these guys hit the ball, so I am really looking forward to the weekend and to watching them in The Open.”
The event was won by the pairing of Masters champion Danny Willett and new Gers signing Joey Barton, but as someone who knows his golf, Miller wasn’t overly impressed by the efforts of some of his teammates.
He added: “There were a few ropey ones, and I don’t know where Josh [Windass] was aiming with the one that ended up in the goal it was that far right! Then Big Jim Stewart had two of the best shots of the day that were also two of the ugliest shots of the day, so it’s always good fun and a nice break away from pre-season as well.
“I love golf and would love to play more, but when you’ve got games coming thick and fast and you’re getting a wee bit on, you want to concentrate on the football and get your rest time when you can.”