Club sand wedge
But the Diary has proof that Professor Brighouse is adopting a pensioner's lifestyle: he is playing golf. In fact, we hear he hacks his way through the rough at North Oxford golf course every Friday.
So religious is his devotion to the game that he now refers to himself as "MDF Wapet", an obscure reference to Henry James's reaction to a golf bore at a party: "My dear fellow, what a princely expenditure of time." Those puzzled by the connection between name and quote should look at the initial letter of each word.