Leicester Tigers beaten in Melton Golf Club challenge match

Accompanied by some high winds, Melton Mowbray Golf Club took on Leicester Tigers past players in their annual match.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 8:32 pm
The teams line up for the Melton Mowbray Golf Club v Leicester Tigers match EMN-180928-111813002
The teams line up for the Melton Mowbray Golf Club v Leicester Tigers match EMN-180928-111813002

Although hampered by a Tigers fixture change which forced some current players to miss the match, it did not detract from the importance the Melton club puts on the fixture.

A photoshoot of the both teams on the first tee was held before a good-natured match began, with the Melton team wives providing the halfway house.

Melton ran out winners by three-and-a-half to one-and-a-half, with nearest-the-pin prizes going to Kev Robertson and John Squires on the fifth and 14th, respectively.

Tigers team captain Phil Smith thanked club vice-captain Gerry Stephens for organising the day and everyone for their hospitality, especially new chef Andy.