Hoops-loving golf star engraves “Lisbon 67” on wedge

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RYDER CUP star Stephen Gallacher has paid his own special tribute to the Celtic 1967 European Cup winners – by getting ‘Lisbon 67’ engraved on his wedge.

The Scottish golfer paid tribute to the Lisbon Lions with the special engraving to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their famous win.

The great Celtic side, containing players like Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone and Bobby Lennox, defeated Inter Milan 2-1 on May 25, 1967.

Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers scored the goals as the Glasgow club became the first British side to lift the famous trophy.

 

 

Gallacher had his wedge customised

 

Gallacher shared the image of his customised wedge on Twitter yesterday with the caption: “My new wedge in honour of that great feat 50 years ago.”

His tweet has been retweeted nearly 250 times with over 1,000 likes and countless more comments.

The photo shows his Titleist 60 degree lob wedge with “Lisbon 67” written in green writing in bold, capital letters.

Twitter users were quick to react to his post.

The official European Tour which Gallacher plays on referred to Celtic’s upcoming Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen and asked: “Will the hoops do it on Saturday?”

Gallacher replied: “Of course my son.”

Mick commented: “Let me know when you’re changing your clubs, I’d be quite happy to take it off your hands”

Danny wrote: “Look smart Steve, your team is incredible for awesome season of unbeaten records.”

Whilst Joe added: “Brilliant Stevie, Hail Hail.”

Gallacher is currently ranked 341st in the world. He was picked as one of captain Paul McGinley’s wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup in 2014, which saw Europe beat their American rivals at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

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