At around 5.30pm the golfers came upon a boy dressed in camouflage combat fatigues and a helmet. Before they had time to react, the boy took aim at the pair and screamed “bloody capitalists” before firing a shot into the air above their heads.
“My wife ducked behind her bag. It was very unpleasant. We were scared,” the male golfer told Aftonbladet.
The boy quickly ran away and was nowhere to be found by the time police had arrived at the course to investigate the incident.
Other golfers meanwhile were quick to leap to their sport’s defence, rejecting the implication that it was somehow the preserve of a capitalist elite.
“We are not high earners. There is nothing unusual about people who play golf. It is no longer the snobbish sport that it was fifteen years ago,” Fredrik Johansson told Aftonbladet.