A salaryman playing golf in Chiba Prefecture this weekend has taken a power nap mid swing.

Shigeru Watanabe was preparing to tee off on the fifth hole of the Moon Links Golf Course when he felt the sudden urge to have a brief snooze.

Watanabe remained unconscious in the swing position for a few minutes before awakening to complete the drive – with the next group of golfers waiting patiently for Watanabe to replenish himself with some of the “good stuff”.

“It’s no biggie – this kind of thing happens all the time,” said Naoki Akita from the next playing group.

“Old Yusuke here dozed off for a full 60 seconds while driving us all to the golf course,” said Akita, causing rapturous laughter amongst the group.