Golfers can opt to have a goat caddie at McVeigh’s Gauntlet golf course, which is set to open in July.

But animal rights advocates say it could lead to a few bruised golfers.

“Goats have minds of their own and activities they enjoy: They aren’t machines,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said to BBC News in a statement.

“They should be left alone and given the freedom to do things like graze and butt heads – so if this plan goes forward, we anticipate a few golfers with bruises.”

My brother was a caddie. Now he wears a goatie.