"I am frankly embarrassed that this once fine Chaser has resorted to hitting non-flying balls into holes in the ground."
-- Cormack McLeod (DP3)
Chaser Maddock of the Montrose Magpies quidditch team was sacked by team manager Cormack McLeod prior to the game against Caerphilly Catapults, having been caught trying a Muggle sport that uses “peculiar metal sticks” to hit “non-flying balls into holes in the ground” (golf).
Fans of the Montrose Magpies were divided about Maddock, but golf is one of those sports that splits opinions - even in the Muggle world.
Although the date printed on the third Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP3) is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
Harry Potter Wiki: Montrose Magpies