(Our Golf Correspondent reports...)
Yesterday I reported that Snopper`s lost ball count had reached double figures. However, video evidence and painstaking overnight scrutiny has revealed that, in fact, `only` nine golf balls were consigned to watery graves or to the assorted foliage surrounding Poult Wood.
I have, of course, offered my sincere apologies to Snopper - seen here totting up his score yesterday - for this reporting error, which he has been gracious enough to accept.
As to the compensation, rather than donating it to charity, Snopper has decided to use the cash to invest in a pocket calculator so as to ensure the accuracy, as opposed to the rough approximation, of his future scores - a useful pointer to his determination to carry on his seemingly endless battle with the Royal and Ancient game .