Tom Cruise's golf buddy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2008

Tom Cruise's golf buddy

Tom Cruise is trying to bond with Katie Holmes' dad by playing golf.

The 'Top Gun' star has offered to buy Katie a membership at Los Angeles' prestigious Bel-Air Country Club so they can all play with her father Martin Holmes.

A source told America's Star magazine: "Katie's father is not crazy about Tom, but Tom is really determined to win him over. Mr. Holmes golfs a lot, and now Katie is learning to play. Tom is a member at Bel-Air, and he's in the process of adding Katie to his membership so Katie can take her dad to play with her.

"Adding Katie to his membership is costing Tom $150,000 a year. That's a pretty expensive way to try to impress your father-in-law - unless you're Tom Cruise!"

Although Martin has never spoken out about Tom, sources claim he was unhappy when his daughter started dating the actor in 2005.

He reportedly thought he was a bad influence as he encouraged Katie to join the bizarre sci-fi religion Scientology despite her being raised as a devout Catholic.

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