A man was fined for urinating on the first tee and some push buggies at a UK golf club.

Gary Ellis, 38, admitted in court overnight that he used threatening or abusive words or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, according to leaderlive.co.uk. The incident took place at Wrexham Golf Club on February 12.

That’s when CCTV footage captured Ellis urinating on the first tee near the pro shop and on push buggies – a.k.a. ‘trolleys’ in British vernacular – in front of course staff and a junior member of the club.

“Mr Ellis is extremely embarrassed by his behaviour,” said his defence lawyer, Lorraine McClure. “I have watched the CCTV and I am not sure it was over the golf trolleys – but he appreciates he urinated against a post and it would have upset some people.”

Ellis was ordered to pay a fine of £333 in addition to £133 as a victim surcharge and another £85 in costs. That’s a total of £551, which is equal to a little more than $A1,000.

After the ruling, Ellis said, “I am sorry.” The moral of the story? It’s always better to hold it until you find a bathroom. Or, a loo, in this case.