By Izzy Hawksworth and Sarah Marshall

A stunned golfer has told of how he enjoyed a different type of birdie – when a parrot joined him on the green.

Tom Kelson, 31, was enjoying a game of golf with dad Pete Kelson and father-in-law Steve Jessop, when they spotted a bright green bird in the trees.

The parrot then flew over to the trio at Tinsley Golf Course in Sheffield, South Yorks,. and perched on their shoulders as they attempted to take their shots.

 

The funny footage shows the group playing the game and walking around the course, while the parrot sat on them.

Tom said: “It flew over and I gave the parrot a bit of my cereal bar and it wouldn’t leave us alone.

“It would fly back to the trees but then fly back to one of us – it ended up landed on all of our shoulders.

“The parrot was that comfortable so it stayed on our shoulders as we were playing.

“We just found it really and we just knew it was a once in a lifetime thing to happen, especially because we were playing a game of golf.”

Tom Kelson was enjoying a game of golf with dad Pete Kelson and father-in-law Steve Jessop, when the parrot got into the action (Pix via SWNS)
Tom Kelson was enjoying a game of golf with dad Pete Kelson and father-in-law Steve Jessop, when the parrot got into the action (Pix via SWNS)

While the group were still playing, Tom went on Facebook and discovered the bird had escaped from a nearby salon a couple of days before.

But luckily, he managed to help the owner reunite with his pet.

Tom said: “I think the parrot sits on his owner’s shoulder as he’s cutting hair but had blown out one day.

“He went over to Tinsley but when he was there, the parrot had left at this point but we pointed him in the right direction.

“We were packing our things up in the car park and saw that they had been reunited.”