Adam Oxley is a smart footballer. He reads the game well, knows his limitations, and plays within them.
At the driving range, however, the keen golfer might be getting ahead of himself.
The video above confirms Oxley has brilliant hand-eye coordination and can hit a long ball.
The only problem for the improving Collingwood defender was the fact the head of his driver travelled almost as far as the ball did.
Oxley starred for the Magpies on Monday at the MCG in his side’s win over Melbourne, gathering 30 touches and taking 14 marks.
He has gone from strength to strength in 2015, bouncing back from a broken ankle that wiped away almost his entire 2014 season.
Coach Nathan Buckley was full of praise for Oxley the footballer.
“He’s an intelligent footballer,” Buckley said.
The coach might have a different opinion of his young charge with a golf club in hand.