Harry Styles and Niall Horan made the most of their down time in Australia over the weekend and before their tour gets back underway again, they enjoyed a day off in the sun by hitting the golf course together.
While Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik laid low in Adelaide, the other two One Direction stars decided to venture out into the real world and were spotted playing playing a round of golf at a stunning course near their hotel.
Haz and Niall have been keen golfers for more that a year now, with Horan even getting some custom made clubs for his 20th birthday earlier this month. However, he needs more than a professional kit it seems because onlookers say his skills aren’t quite up to scratch and revealed that the Irish star was being thrashed by his more talented bandmate.
A photographer who watched the boys play on the South Australian golf course told The Hot Hits:
“The lads hit the greens at their hotel an hour north of Adelaide, Australia, just hours before the start of their month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand. Harry looked a more accomplished player than Niall – and Niall kept hitting his balls into the rough!”
Horan confirmed the report himself and when a fan asked how the game had gone, he confessed:
Harry was putting in the hours too and he returned for more golfing on Sunday, while Niall amused himself in other ways.
The band all arrived in Australia on Friday, and are preparing for their first gig in Adelaide tonight. They’ll stay down under until the end of October as they wrap up their Take Me Home tour and afterwards the X Factor stars will return home to the UK to start promo work on their new album ‘Midnight Memories.’
Niall seems excited to be preparing to perform again and tweeted:
The band caused a bit of a furore when they touched down in Australia last week as hundreds of fans turned up to meet them at the airport, but they were prevented from stopping and chatting with the crowd because of safety concerns.
For security reasons the lads are also not staying in central Adelaide and have holed up in a more remote hotel, but judging by the amount of photos that are making their way onto Twitter, we’d say the fans have found them easily enough.
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