Melton Golf Club: Record-breaking Pork Pie Open won by father-and-son

A record field of 232 golfers teed off at this year's Pork Pie Open at Melton Golf Club EMN-150906-164847002
A record field of 232 golfers teed off at this year's Pork Pie Open at Melton Golf Club EMN-150906-164847002
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A record field of 232 golfers teed off for Melton Golf Club’s biggest competition of the year on Sunday - the Pork Pie Open.

The 20th running of the Open, sponsored by Dickinson and Morris was played in lovely conditions and included 150 visitors, with all competitors receiving a Dickinson and Morris pork pie.

Winners Mick (left) and Sam Pollard with Stephen Hallam of sponsors Dickinson and Morris, and club captain Brendan Boyce (right) EMN-150906-164859002

Winners Mick (left) and Sam Pollard with Stephen Hallam of sponsors Dickinson and Morris, and club captain Brendan Boyce (right) EMN-150906-164859002

Local father and son pairing Mick and Sam Pollard played superbly to win the betterball stableford for the second year running with a great score of 44 points.

They finished one point ahead of runners-up Jack Inguanta (club vice-captain) and visitor Tony Meakin.

Kieran Foster and Oliver Duley won the best gross prize with rounds of 69.

Results: 1 Mick and Sam Pollard 44, 2 Jack Inguanta/Tony Meakin 43, 3 Matt and Wayne Lippitt 42, 4 Mick Curtis/Dave Thornton 41ocb, 5 Gavin Baxter/Rob Smith 41ocb, 6 N. Gethins/J. Owen, 7 Andy Kind/Gary Mitchell 40ocb, 8 Eddie Cham/Gerry Stephens 40ocb, 9 Dougie Bryce/Mick Wilson, 10 Andy Westwood/Andy Pedlar 39ocb, 11 D. Betteridge/G. Bielby, 12 Tim Mortimer/Dan Pollitt 38ocb, 13 David/Michael Heappey 38ocb.

Nearest the pin – (5th) Kieran Foster, (7th) Oliver Duley, (14th) Stephen Draisey, (16th) Shaun Heathcote. Longest drives – (8th) Billy Kevan, (11th) M. Boddice.

The day raised £554 for lady captain Karen Middleton’s charity, Dove Cottage, through refreshments at the halfway house, supported by Liz Snow, Yvette Joyce and Chris Cook.

Many thanks go to PGA professional Dan Bailey and Callum Relf in the shop, and office manager Sue Millward and Golf Operations Director, Pat Lee for their tireless work running the competition.

Special thanks go to Tim Buxton for the presentation of the first tee and desk for starters Frank Williams and Gay Cham, and to Bettyne Norton, Margaret Pedge, Shirley Booth and Leah Radford.

Club captain Brendan Boyce invited Dickinson and Morris managing director Stephen Hallam to present the prizes.