Perhaps Amy Winehouse really is calming down – she has taken up golf.
The singer has started playing the sedate game to keep her away from the party scene and is enjoying it so much she is now planning to get professional lessons.
“She played nine holes and loved it, she had a natural swing,” said a friend “Amy wants to learn how to play properly now.”
Amy has allegedly been hitting the course during breaks from recording her new album – the follow-up to 2006’s Back to Black.
It seems the pop star’s new boyfriend, director Reg Traviss, is having a positive influence on the previously wayward singer. The couple – who are believed to have first started dating around May – are now planning to move in together.
A source said: “She’s asked Reg to move in with her in her London home and he’s agreed. He has met all the family and is a hit.”
Close friends of the 26-year-old songstress – who was previously married to drug addict Blake Fielder-Civil – have credited her new lover for having a calming influence on her, which has led to her fully concentrating on getting her album out.
The source explained: “It has been a long time coming – and she’s been writing songs for what seems an eternity – but finally Amy is satisfied and believes she has an album worthy to release.
You can download Amy’s previous work here.