REAL MADRID forward Gareth Bale is to open a golf-themed bar in Cardiff's city centre this year – his second business venture in the Welsh capital.
The 30-year-old already has a sports bar called Elevens Bar & Grill, and he has now spoken of his new venue Par 59.
The mini-golf themed bar and restaurant – which will only be for adults – is being developed by the team that was behind The Depot in Cardiff.
Bale has revealed the name of the business is due to the fact that breaking a sub-60 round in golf is huge thing to do – with just ten cases of the achievement recorded in PGA history.
Speaking to WalesOnline, he said: "I haven’t quite got a Par 59, but I have broken 70.
“The best I shot is 67, which for an amateur is pretty good. To get to the magic number of 59 takes something special.”
Bale – labelled "The Golfer" by his Los Blancos team-mates – has also claimed that he believes the venue will encourage people to socialise, without feeling the need to get heavily drunk.
He said: "I always focused on my football and I didn't drink so I never went out too much.That’s why I think by having these businesses, like Par 59, you can still socialise with people that like to go out.
"It brings everyone together and gives everyone the option to have fun on a night out rather than going out and getting plastered.
“That’s what we are trying, to bring everyone together whether you like to drink or not or whether you you like to just play golf.”
And when asked which of his team-mates he would invite for the debut round, he stated he would look no further than two of his Welsh compatriots.
He stated: "When we go away with Wales we have a lot of fun and it's always me, Joe Ledley and Wayne Hennessey.
"So for us three to take a round at Par 59, have a laugh and a beer, we would have a great craic and great laugh as we always do.”
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